Even the most casual sports fan in Kershaw County can get caught up in the hoopla of March Madness, the NCAA basketball tournament that is arguably the best sporting event in the country. It's difficult to understand how college sports officials can continue to resist a football play-off system when you consider the interest drawn by the hoops tourney each year. And in this year's games, there have been lots of down-to-the-wire contests, generating more excitement than ever before.
22 YEARS AGO -- March 20-26, 1989
Citizens are invited to share their opinions with the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) on the proposed Broad Street "road diet" project for downtown Camden.
With the warmer weather comes Finally Friday at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC). Local band KT & Friends will take the stage at the first Finally Friday concert of the spring on March 25 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. This will be the fifth year for this popular series.
SAG HARBOR, N.Y. -- Everybody wants to save the children. It's the cliche that tipped the point that jumped the shark in a perfect storm.
"Remember when..." is a weekly historical feature showcasing life in Kershaw County, taken from the archives of the Chronicle-Independent. The Camden Business and Professional Women's Club held its annual "Guest Night" at Elizabeth Thomas' Restaurant in March 1971, and one of the highlights was an original skit, "From the Cradle to the ?", written and narrated by Virginia Humphries, club president. Taking part in the skit were Mamie Team, Pearl Hunt, Carolyn Murray, Laura Lee, Kay Johnson, Ethelyn Christmas, Edith Horton, Mary Mayer, Marsha Taylor and Virginia Humphries.
After a slow start, the North Central softball team roared back, beginning with a five-run third inning, to upend visiting Great Fall, 13-3, last Tuesday night in Boonetown.
All season long, Lugoff-Elgin baseball coach Randy Stokes has talked about how his young club needed to get on a roll and having something positive happen to right things after a 2-4 start.
After a slow start, the North Central softball team roared back, beginning with a five-run bottom of the third inning, to upend visiting Great Falls, 13-3, last Tuesday night in Boonetown.
Monday: Camden Military Academy at Heathwood Hall (TEN – 4 p.m.); Lee Central at Camden Military Academy (G – 4 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at West Florence (TEN – 5 p.m.); Westminster-Catawba at Camden Military Academy (BSOC – 5:30 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Ridge View (BB – 6:30 p.m.); Ridge View at Lugoff-Elgin (SB – 7 p.m.); Camden, Lugoff-Elgin in Magnolia Classic at Beech Creek (G – TBA)
• Kershaw County residents have a special reason to pull for Wofford's basketball team, as the Terriers are coached by Mike Young, who's married to the former Margaret Green, daughter of Davis and Gege Green of Camden. Young led Wofford to their second consecutive NCAA tournament appearance this year after winning the Southern Conference championship, with the Terriers making the "Big Dance" field despite being one of the smallest schools in the country to play Division I basketball. In the first round, Wofford played BYU valiantly before falling; nevertheless, it was another great season for Wofford and we offer ...
Lindsey Jordan Spires and Charles Richard Griffin II, both of Columbia, were married Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Columbia. The six o'clock ceremony was performed by the Reverend Doctor Bradley D. Smith. A reception followed at The Hall at Senate and Canal.
Mr. and Mrs. Tim Comer of Jonesville, SC, announce the engagement of their daughter Kasey Marie Comer to Michael Philip Martin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Martin of Lugoff, SC.
The seventh annual Clinic Classic 10K run and 5K walk/run, presented by McDonald's of Camden, will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, April 26.
Tickets are now on sale for Camden Middle School's inaugural Sports Gala to be held on Friday, May 23 at the school beginning at 6 p.m.
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.
April 11, 2014 was a very important day in the history of South Carolina. Few people noticed that anything much happened – but I would argue that this was the day we as a state did two very important things.
WASHINGTON -- In selecting Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman as host of the "Late Show," CBS has waged war on America's heartland -- or so proclaims that Palm Beach font of heartland mirth, Rush Limbaugh.
On behalf of the Tour de Camden bicycle ride I would like to thank the Camden City Police and the Kershaw County Sheriff's Department. On Saturday April 12, 2014 we held the Tour de Camden with the ride beginning en masse from Historic Camden. We had about 150 riders of all levels of ability.
Beulah Marsh Branham, 92, widow of William D. Branham, died Monday, April 14, 2014 at McCoy Nursing Home.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will present its 10th annual Jazz at the Center Music Festival, April 25-27, in historic downtown Camden. The featured concert this year takes place at 8 p.m. Saturday in Wood Auditorium, following a cocktail reception from 7 to 8 p.m. in the lobby. Maddy Winer and Vince Lewis and the Jazz All-Stars will provide entertainment from the Great American Songbook and modern jazz standards that are sure to please jazz lovers of all tastes. Their new CD "Crossroads" was hailed by Just Jazz Magazine as "first rate" and "…the musicianship ...
Longtime Camden resident Reid Buckley died Monday night in a Columbia hospital, only days after being diagnosed with metastatic cancer.
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Allison Hill is a 21st century woman embarking on a promising future in nursing with an assist from women who were born in the nineteenth century.
What a way to head into the Easter vacation break.
After having edged Columbia High, 6-5, in the first game of Thursday's five-inning doubleheader in Boonetown, North Central dropped the back end of the twinbill, 8-7.
Ten Kershaw County schools were among 592 schools statewide recognized by the State Department of Education for academic achievement and closing achievement gaps in 2013.