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Voter ID

Here in Kershaw County, we're like other Americans who live in a world in which we have to prove who we are. Before we are allowed to board airplanes, we must provide identification cards with our pictures on them. When we cash a check at the grocery store, the clerk usually asks for picture ID. When we pick up prescriptions at the pharmacy, we're often required to show similar proof of identification. Yet U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has blocked a South Carolina law requiring voters to show picture IDs when they go to the polls to ...

January 11, 2012 | | Editorials


Thank you, CPD officers, for your respect

Recently, my mother-in-law passed away. On Jan. 1st, we had her funeral at Powers Funeral Home in Lugoff. Robbie and his team went to great lengths to be sure everything was done in a very professional way. I am not writing to thank them. I was able to thank them in person. I am writing this because of the policemen who work for the city of Camden. The respect they showed as the family members and friends went through the stoplights was greatly appreciated. I grew up in Camden and as long as I can remember, our policemen stood with ...

January 11, 2012 | Mike and Deborah Newman Cassatt | Letters


Jackson leads Demon wrestlers to second at Border Wars event

Led by sophomore Chris Jackson, the Lugoff-Elgin High School wrestling team finished second in last weekend's Border Wars tournament hosted by South Point High School in rock hill.

January 11, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Youth basketball tournament, AAU hoop tryouts this weekend

The Electa Chapter #8 of the Order of the Eastern Star will host a one-day youth basketball tournament on Saturday, Jan. 14 at E. Clarkson Rhame City Arena in Camden.

January 11, 2012 | | Sports


Feature photo: Going regional

Wateree Elementary School third-grade students in Melissa Smith's class toured the South Carolina State Museum during their recent field study. On the trip, students including (front row) Carmelya Langford, Haley Hasty, Leanna Bowling, (second row) Alyson Pickle, Sarah Quinlan and Camryn Lorick, located the regions of South Carolina and identified consumers and producers.

January 09, 2012 | | Education


Feature photo: Nerd alert

January 09, 2012 | | Education


A study in conflict

Danya Nayfeh of Lugoff always knew she wanted to study in the Middle East.

January 09, 2012 | | Education


IRS offers Top 10 tax-time tips

The income tax filing season has begun and important tax documents should be arriving in your mailbox. Even though your return is not due until April, you can make tax time easier on yourself with an early start. Here are the Internal Revenue Service's top 10 tips to ensure a smooth tax-filing process.

January 09, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Eugene Carroll Sutton

Funeral Service for Eugene Carroll Sutton, 76, formerly of Lugoff will be held Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.

January 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


Lugoff man dies in two-car collision

A Lugoff man was killed in a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 521 after his Buick Century crossed into oncoming traffic and struck another vehicle head on Friday evening.

January 09, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Alanna Shepherd

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Alanna Critzer Shepherd, 81, of Camden will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Dr. William F. "Chip" Summers, Jr. will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in the John Knox Hall of Bethesda Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Shepherd's memory to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 Dekalb St., Camden, SC 29020.

January 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


Robert Ariail -- Jan. 9, 2012

January 09, 2012 | | Ariail


‘Swing’ voters, still partisan

Voters are a tough bunch to satisfy these days. The number of people who are registered to vote as Democrat or Republican has plunged by 2.5 million since 2008, according to a new tally. Independent ranks have grown. Nonetheless, studies show, most independents still vote overwhelmingly for one party or the other, even if they don't want to admit that in public.

January 09, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Noted and passed -- Jan. 9, 2012

• South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier usually says what he thinks. We liked his comment regarding punter Joey Scribner-Howard following the Capitol One Bowl victory: "You never see me yell at our punter when he kicks one of those 25-yarders. He does it in practice, too." Of course, Spurrier could afford to be whimsical since the Gamecocks had won; his analysis might not have been so good-natured had they lost.

January 09, 2012 | | Editorials


Miss Greene, Mr. Jones exchange vows

Danielle Lashell Greene of Camden, and Anwar Markeith Jones of Cassatt, were married Saturday, October 15, 2011, at the Mitchell House & Gardens in Lexington, South Carolina. The seven o'clock ceremony was officiated by Reverend John Lee followed by a reception.

January 09, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


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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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