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Letter: Reader worries about 4-way stop

I can half-way understand the 4-way stop at the corner of York and Mill streets since there is a blind, uphill snake curve on the east end of York Street which is a 30 degree RW from Mill Street to Hwy. 34. The west end of York Street, from Mill Street to Broad Street is a 90 degree RW.

February 13, 2015 | Blanche Scott Camden | Letters


Letter: Reader says C-I balanced, The State not

I subscribe to this newspaper and the rag they call a newspaper out of Columbia. In an unsolicited testimony, I would like to make a brief comparison of the two.

February 13, 2015 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Planting trees

Howard Wallace (left) of the Camden Tree Foundation helps Benjamin Garcia plant one of 31 new trees Jan. 29 along the northeastern edge of Springdale Race Course as Anthony Haggins uses heavy equipment to prop it up. Among the 4- to 5-year-old trees are 20 cherry bark oaks, six hollies and five "fringe trees," Wallace said. The foundation spent $15,000 on the trees and another $5,000 on irrigation. The foundation planted many of the trees along S.C. 97 opposite the Edgewood subdivision, with more on Springdale Drive itself. Wallace said some Edgewood residents came out expressing their ...

February 13, 2015 | | Camden


Gospel Fest is February 21

he Multi-Cultural Committee of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) proudly announces plans for the annual Gospel Fest and Heritage Tea, as part of a celebration of Black History Month. The Gospel Fest will take place Saturday, February 21 at 6:00 p.m. All tickets are $8. The annual Heritage Tea Celebration will be held Sunday, February 22 at 3:00 p.m. Both events will be held in the Wood Auditorium. The Heritage Tea will be followed by a reception at the Douglas-Reed House where the student artwork is displayed. The event is free and open ...

February 13, 2015 | | Arts


Pets of the Week - Feb. 13, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Buster, a 1-year-old male Jack Russell terrier/Beagle mix, and Peekaboo, a 1-year-old female domestic short-haired tabby cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or ...

February 13, 2015 | | Pets


Rec Notes - Feb. 13, 2015

Registration for PAL Baseball will open Tuesday and run through March 6.

February 13, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


MCCU gains 5-star rating

For the 96th consecutive quarter, Mid Carolina Credit Union (MCCU) recently earned a "5-Star Superior" rating for strength and security from BauerFinancial, a credit union and bank rating firm in Coral Gables, Fla.

February 13, 2015 | | Business


Clara Richardson

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Clara Koonts Richardson, 88, of Lexington, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, February 16, 2015 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden. Rev. John Hallman will officiate. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in John Knox Hall. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Richardson's memory to Palmetto Girls State, Inc., American Legion Auxiliary, Department of SC, 107-A Legion Plaza Road, Columbia, SC 29210.

February 13, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mignon Sullivan Polk

Mignon Sullivan Polk passed peacefully at her home in Warrenton, VA on Saturday, February 7, 2015. She was born in Charleston, South Carolina on March 14, 1925 to the late Christina and Manley S. Sullivan, Sr.

February 13, 2015 | | Obituaries


Maurice MacDougal

Maurice L. "Mac" MacDougal, 89, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on February 11, 2015.

February 13, 2015 | | Obituaries


Jack Goodwin

Mr. Jack Goodwin, 75, of Laurelton, NY, passed on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 2:00 PM inGood Hope-Wesley Chapel UMC, Camden, SC, with burial in Good Hope-Wesley Chapel UMC Cemetery.

February 13, 2015 | | Obituaries


Demons knock off Blazers in OT

Freshman Kevon Roberson drained a pair of free throws to give Lugoff-Elgin a 54-53 overtime lead against visiting Ridge View on Tuesday night inside the Demons Den.

February 13, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Cheraw upends Knights

Cheraw wrapped up the Region 4-AA boys' basketball title with a 94-67 win over host North Central on Tuesday at The Castle in Boonetown.

February 13, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle


Editorial: Water buffers

We were glad to see the Kershaw County Planning and Zoning Commission vote to keep existing buffer zones between buildings and waterways at their present size rather than reduce them. The matter came up for discussion at the request of Commissioner J. Henry Walker. After hearing evidence and comments from several people, Walker joined the other four commissioners in voting unanimously to keep the buffers in place. That's a boost for maintaining water quality, especially at Lake Wateree.

February 12, 2015 | | Editorials


Former Demons take to the pitch

The Lugoff-Elgin High School boys' soccer will host its annual alumni soccer game on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium.

February 11, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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Editorial: Crape scolding

One thing which makes Camden so appealing is its attention to and love for trees. The city is graced with thousands of them, and they add immeasurably to the atmosphere of our municipality. The Camden Tree Foundation and its many volunteers work tirelessly to plant new trees and keep existing ones healthy, and the city of Camden has had the foresight to hire a professional to oversee the arboreal health of the area. But a recent newspaper column by the town's urban forester, Liz Gilland, was a bit troubling in its tone.

March 04, 2015 | | Editorials


Letter: Brown lauds Sheheen for CCRA service

Recently, a rather important occasion went unnoticed in Camden. Bob Sheheen retired after 38 years on the board of the Carolina Cup Racing Association. In many of these years, he served as vice chairman.

March 04, 2015 | Austin Brown Hilton Head | Letters


Letter: Real estate broker wants to ‘educate’ school board

I am writing to "educate" some folks with the Kershaw County school board regarding the article that came out in the Chronicle-Independent newspaper on Feb. 20, 2015.

March 04, 2015 | Suzanne W. Gordon, Gordon Realty Cassatt | Letters


Letter: Reader says KCSD referenda not chamber issue

Last November, we voted down the referendum that would empower the KCSD to tear down usable and functioning schools and construct replacement along with a new or rehabilitated Camden High football stadium. All it was going to cost was $130 million plus interest. But, fear not, they also asked us to approve a "penny" sales tax to pay for it.

March 04, 2015 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Yesteryear - March 4, 2015

19 YEARS AGO - March 6, 1996

March 04, 2015 | | Yesteryear


Free tax service eases filing headaches for elderly

Age can have its advantages when it comes to paying federal income taxes.

March 04, 2015 | | Business


For the Record - March 4, 2015

Real estate transactions

March 04, 2015 | | For the Record


Sidewalk Survey - March 4, 2015

March 04, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


Umpiring clinic on tap

The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department will hold an umpire certification clinic for those persons interested in working Dixie Boys baseball games.

March 04, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Lady Demons keep Kickoff Classic trophy at home

Nobody likes a rude hostess, unless, of course, everything all falls into place at the end of the end of the event.

March 04, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs drop two in Pee Dee event

After dropping their first two games of the Pee Dee Invitational Pre-season Tournament being played in West Florence, Camden High head baseball coach Denny Beckley said it is time for his team to stop reading and believing what people are saying about them.

March 04, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Serpas' double lifts L-E past Aiken

Blake Serpas smacked a two-run, sixth inning double to the gap in right center to snap a 5-5 tie and help give Lugoff-Elgin an 8-5 win over Aiken in Saturday's first round of the Carolina Ale House Classic.

March 04, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bowers and Knights blank CMA

Tyler Bowers struck out six batters in a three-inning stint as host North Central shut out Camden Military Academy, 12-0, in Saturday's opening day of the Mid-Carolina Credit Union Baseball Bash being played in Boonetown.

March 04, 2015 | | Sports


March is Youth Arts Month

March is Youth Arts Month and the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is gearing up for a great month of celebrating youth arts. The month's events begin with the opening of the Youth Arts Month exhibition in the Bassett Gallery from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 12. Some of the best student artwork will be on display through April 9. Art teachers from grades K-12 have chosen the top of their students' work to be on exhibition. This work will be judged again at the Center and the best of each grade level will go ...

March 04, 2015 | | Arts


The aviator's helmet

Bob Clithero displays a vintage leather pilot's helmet of a type that would have been used by aviators in the early 20th century. Clithero spoke about Winston Groom's book, "The Aviators," during a recent meeting of the Golden K Club. The book is about three giants of aviation -- Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and Eddie Rickenbacker -- and their enormous influence and contribution to aviation and to the world. All three, Clithero said, were raised in relative poverty and estranged from their fathers, but had strong relationships with their mothers. All three were innovators and mechanical geniuses. All three survived ...

March 04, 2015 | | Camden


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