I've covered news for nearly four decades in Kershaw County yet I've never been as shocked as I was upon learning yesterday that the S.C. Department of Wildlife will release more than 10,000 deadly cotton-mouth moccasins into Lake Wateree later this summer.
Tripp Speaks has been one of those pitchers which every baseball coach loves to have on their team.
Camden native and 13-year NFL veteran Vonnie Holliday is hosting the Vonnie Holliday Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon on Friday night, pril 1 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the AMF Lanes on Bush River Road in Columbia.
It will not exactly be business as usual in College Park for Saturday's 79th running of the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races, but the objective will be the same.
The word "transparency" has become a popular one for politicians to use. After all, how many citizens are there here in Kershaw County -- or across South Carolina and the United States, for that matter -- who aren't in favor of a more open government? Not many. Indeed, transparency was one of the key platforms of Gov. Nikki Haley's campaign, and the issue no doubt contributed to her victory. A little squabble is now kicking up between her and State Treasurer Curtis Loftis over which is more committed to transparency and openness. Along with being amusing, it's also interesting.
"Remember when..." is a weekly historical feature showcasing life in Kershaw County, taken from the archives of the Chronicle-Independent. The Camden Midget basketball team won the state championship in the state tournament played at Myrtle Beach in March 1954. Celebrating the win are (first row, from left) Harold Robinson, Jimmie Roller, Jimmie Haynes, Charles Davenport, (second row) coach Clyde Jahnke, Lindsay Pierce, Bobby Johnson, Larry Foster, Lee McCaskill, Bobby Robinson, coach Giles Huggins and city recreation director Bob Allen. Not pictured is Marion Sheheen. In the championship game, Camden defeated Myrtle Beach 25 to 21.
46 YEARS AGO -- March 29-31, 1965
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When you are suffering through a three-game slide, any win is appreciated, right?
When I read the headline in last Wednesday's paper, "Local skepticism, opposition greet gambling bill" I eagerly read Trevor Baratko's article to find out what the greater community was thinking.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announces the auditions for Kershaw County's Got Talent. Beginning on April 25 the FAC will hold three nights of auditions for the first-ever Kershaw County's Got Talent -- a talent competition for Kershaw County residents. If you sing, dance, juggle or just have an amazing talent, then this competition is for you! See if you can move forward to the final competition scheduled for April 28 at the FAC. Kershaw County's Got Talent is sponsored by WPUB KOOL 102.7 FM and Startime 1590 AM.
Wake up, citizens of Camden! Do you have any clue what Mayor Jeffrey Graham and city council are doing? Probably not, we would all be at the council meetings protesting.
Manda McKay, formerly Amanda Stahl and formerly of Camden, has been accepted into the prestigious ArtFields Juried Art Show, which will take place in Lake City from April 25 to May 4. McKay is the daughter of Camden resident Kathee Stahl and the late Dr. Edward Stahl.
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The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County and the Camden Community Theatre (CCT) bring you the highly anticipated BARK! The Musical, a howlingly funny production directed by Jami Steele, the FAC's new Education/Theatre Director. The production will run May 1 - 4 in the Wood Auditorium. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students, seniors and military. BARK! The Musical is sponsored by Powers Funeral Home. The play is dedicated to the memory of Judith Anne "Judy" Firestone Thiel, a longtime animal lover and staunch supporter of the Walker M. Crowe Animal Shelter.
It'll be here before you know it. It's Spring and the Kershaw County Master Gardeners are having their Spring Plant sale Saturday, May 10 (the day before Mother's Day). A large collection of everything needed for a garden will be available for purchase. The sale will be held, as always, at the Homemakers Building at Church and DeKalb Streets in Camden. The doors open at 8 a.m. to a wonderland of plants to replace what the winter or spring may have taken away.
This Thursday at 6 p.m. at Hall's restaurant in Lugoff, Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS)'s retired and some of its current staff and faculty will gather for the school's 14th faculty reunion. Current L-EHS Principal Tommy Gladden will be the guest speaker. Pictured at last year's event, from left, front row: Kay Roberson, Liz Simon, Margaret DeGroat and Kitty Beard. Second row: Theresa Muldrow, Hebron Lyell, Rosemary Russell, Linda Hall, Evelyn Gibson and Judith Ford. Third row: Mary Lostetter, Pat West, Sandy Fitts, Emily Finley, Annette Wertz, Marcia Cashion, Daphne Clonts, Joyce Nash, Mary Luce Naso ...
Registration is ongoing for the seventh annual Clinic Classic 10K run and 5K walk/run, presented by McDonald's of Camden, which will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, April 26.
Ewart takes new position in Darlington
WASHINGTON -- The new "agreement" between Russia, the U.S. and our allies is exactly what the former KGB agent ordered.
No city is more inextricably linked to this country's quest for freedom than Boston. From an early age students learn about the Boston Tea Party, the Boston Massacre and all the other historic events that helped set the colonies on the road to freedom. So it was especially fitting Monday that the city showed that it's indeed "Boston Strong" by completing its famous marathon. Of course, the race came a year after bombers killed three and wounded hundreds during the running of this country's most storied 26.2-mile race.
It is hard to remember when Reid Buckley wasn't a part of my life, so prominent and life-altering a place he occupied the past 20 years or so. Not only was he a cherished friend but he also held the distinction of being the only person ever to fire me.
There is no telling how good Lugoff-Elgin's tennis record would have been had it been able to get several of its matches to go into first doubles for the victory.
The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will hold its annual "Great to be a Gamecock Gathering" on Tuesday, April 29 at the Old South Restaurant in Camden at 6:30 p.m.
Roger Smoak, the man whose name is synonymous with tennis in Camden, will be honored when the tennis courts at Camden High School are named after him in a 4 p.m. on-court ceremony on Monday, April 28 prior to the Bulldogs' non-region match with visiting Hartsville.
Usually, people give you presents on your birthday. Monday night, birthday boy John Bowers gave a gift to the North Central baseball team and their fans.