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The recreation center/YMCA vote

I wrote my first letter on this subject in April 2011, my second in July 2011 and subsequently addressed the city council on the subject. I see little has changed except that the council has resolved to continue the project while refusing to resolve legitimate concerns about the legal, economic and potential negative community impact of the proposal. For many of us who have lived in this community for many years and tried to leave it better than we found it, this is a sad reflection on what has been a wonderful and cooperative history.

October 10, 2012 | Richard Lackey Camden | Letters


Y is epitome of ‘community’

We all aspire to live in a viable and strong community. Camden has history, beautiful churches, restaurants, public parks, nice wide streets and tennis courts. And to think we have the opportunity to move forward with a recreation center to be managed by the YMCA! Having grown up in a city with a Y to which my family belonged, I know that a Y can be a place to enhance the quality of life for citizens of all ages.

October 10, 2012 | Kathy Ligon Camden | Letters


Colonial Cup 10K, 5K races set for Nov. 10

The 18th annual Marion DuPont Scott Colonial Cup 10K Road Race and BlueCross BlueShield 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10 at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site, to benefit those receiving services from the Kershaw County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs.

October 10, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Mini-Olympics set for Oct. 20

The City of Camden, the Kershaw County School District, the Kershaw County Recreation Department and Let's Move Cities and Towns are teaming up to present the second annual Mini-Olympics of Kershaw County.

October 10, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


This week in KC sports

Monday: Fairfield Central at Lugoff-Elgin (TEN – 5:30 p.m.)

October 08, 2012 | | Sports


Noted and passed - Oct. 8, 2012

• We start with a tip of the Chronicle-Independent hat to Jim and Pat Watts for their giving ways in helping the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County construct and open a new performing arts wing at the center. The new 3,876-square foot-wing, dedicated in their name at the FAC's recent annual meeting, will allow the center to expand its theater arts education and performance programs. It's a great addition to the FAC campus for which we say, "Bravo!"

October 08, 2012 | | Editorials


Powers & Gregory sends coaches out with a league championship

After being runners-up in 2011, Powers and Gregory Heating and Cooling won the 2012 KCRD Mite League girls' softball title with a 12-1 record. Coaches Frankie Robinson and Benjie Krenz said they could not have been more proud of their young ladies.

October 08, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Ariail for Oct. 8, 2012

October 08, 2012 | | Ariail


Newspapers continue to deliver

As a teenager in Pennsylvania, I delivered The Morning Call and The Evening Chronicle to customers in a suburb of Allentown. On rainy days, I'd try to make sure the paper stayed dry inside the screen door. Now, I get The State and the New York Times delivered to my driveway in plastic bags, though the Times delivery is erratic. I can, of course, also read the Times on my iPhone, iPad and desktop computer.

October 08, 2012 | By Charles Bierbauer Dean, USC College of Communications and Information Studies | Columns


Two killed in collision on U.S. 1

A three-car collision Saturday afternoon resulted in two fatalities along U.S. 1 according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins said the crash occurred about 3:05 p.m.

October 08, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Bobby Bowers

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Bobby Glenn "Dickie" Bowers, 61, will be held on Friday at 4:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Louie McDonald will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. following the service at the home 1103 Pepper Ridge Drive, Lugoff, SC. Memorials may be made to MUSC Hollings Cancer Center Office of Development 86 Jonathan Lucas Street, MSC 955, Charleston, SC 29425.

October 08, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ricky Courtney

A memorial service celebrating the life of Ricky Alan Courtney, 53, of Camden, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, October 8, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Ricky's memory to Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

October 08, 2012 | | Obituaries


Lucy Harrell

Mrs. Lucy Braggs Jones Harrell, 101, was born in Kershaw County. She was the daughter of the late Mr. Richard Jones and the late Mrs. Lula Smith Jones and the wife of the late Mr. John L. Harrell.

October 08, 2012 | | Obituaries


Viola Wood

Mrs. Viola Elizabeth Salmond Wood was born on Jan. 1, 1925, the oldest of eleven siblings to the late Eva Mae Salmond Eugene Watkins, peacefully made her transition at home on Oct. 3, 2012.

October 08, 2012 | | Obituaries


Bruce elected to SCSHFD board

KershawHealth Foundation Executive Director Joseph Bruce has been elected to the board of the South Carolina Society for Hospital Fund Development, a division of the South Carolina Hospital Association. This group is dedicated to advancing and supporting the foundations and fund development offices of its member hospitals. The group coordinates educational programs designed to strengthen foundations and promote professional development. It also allows its members the opportunity to network and develop relationships as well as discuss current events and issues that fundraisers face.

October 08, 2012 | | Healthcare


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Dogs can’t chop down West-Oak

Trailing 24-23 with four matches remaining to be wrestled, Camden was on the brink of possibly pulling off a major upset over top-ranked West-Oak.

February 12, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle


Deadline date drawing near to renew Carolina Cup spaces

Last year's reserved parking space patrons and boxholders have until Monday, Feb. 15 in order to renew their spaces for the this year's ...

February 12, 2016 | | Equine


Deadline date drawing near to renew Carolina Cup spaces

Last year's reserved parking space patrons and boxholders have until Monday, Feb. 15 in order to renew their spaces for the this year's ...

February 12, 2016 | | Equine


Tomlin explodes for 33 in NC girls’ loss to Cheraw

Kali Tomlin scored a career-best 33 points in North Central's 59-57 road loss to Cheraw on Tuesday night.

February 12, 2016 | | Sports


Ariail for Feb. 12, 2016

February 12, 2016 | | Ariail


Editorial: Truck route work

We're glad to know construction to remake certain roads in and around Camden into an enforceable truck route will get underway Monday. However, we ...

February 12, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: #Outoftouch

WASHINGTON -- Two recent comments by famous feminists have underscored the inevitable and predicted the foregone: The feminist era of Hillary Clinton, Gloria Steinem and Madeleine ...

February 12, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Black History Month: A different view

Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month, is an annual observance in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom for rememberance of ...

February 12, 2016 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Reader: City redid Rhame right

Most of us are ready, willing and able to take politicians and other leaders to task when things are less than our expectations would have ...

February 12, 2016 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Reader asks county to stand behind community schools

The Mt. Pisgah and Bethune areas once again find ourselves in the same situation we were in less than two years ago. I appeal to ...

February 12, 2016 | Nancy Seegars Kershaw (Mt. Pisgah) | Letters


Arrants: What’s our excuse?

While living in South Carolina, I was fortunate enough to have a Rufous Hummingbird hang around my home from December 2013 to April 2014. This ...

February 12, 2016 | By Josh Arrants C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Pets of the Week - Feb. 12, 2016

Among the animals available for adoption at the Thiel-Meyer Adoption Center are Sebastian, a 2-year-old male American short hair cat, and Annie, a 3-year-old spayed ...

February 12, 2016 | | Pets


Sandhill Telephone Cooperative, foundation offering scholarship

Sandhill Telephone and the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) are offering a $2,500 scholarship. The scholarship is a one-time award which is not based ...

February 12, 2016 | | Education


Camden native among magazine’s ‘50 Most Influential People’

Columbia Business Monthly recently included Camden native Charlie Banks on its list of "50 Most Influential People in the Midlands." Banks is the co-founder and ...

February 12, 2016 | | Business


NCMS releases 2nd quarter honor roll

North Central Middle School recently released its honor roll for the second quarter of the school year.

February 12, 2016 | | Education


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