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• It's difficult not to like the candor of Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, the plain-spoken chief executive who's grappling with the Garden State's problems in a way that residents of that state have seldom seen. Christie lets the criticism of the media and special-interest groups roll off his back while he pile drives into the massive issues facing his state. Recently, Christie said he was not running for president but added that he knew he could win if he did. Few politicians are so bold or, as his critics say, brash. It will be interesting to ...

March 07, 2011 | | Editorials


Great Falls explodes for 13 runs to win MPCU Baseball Bash

Great Falls used a 13-run bottom of the fourth inning to rally back from a 2-1 deficit to down host North Central, 14-2, in Thursday's championship game of the May Plant Credit Union Baseball Bash in Boonetown.

March 07, 2011 | | Sports


This week in KC sports

Monday: Camden Military Academy at Lugoff-Elgin (G – 4 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Richland Northeast (TEN – 4:30 p.m.); North Central at Andrew Jackson (BB – 7 p.m.)

March 07, 2011 | | Sports


Griham's sac fly lifts Lady Demons to first win

Kelsey Griham's sacrifice fly brought home the game-winning run as the Lugoff-Elgin softball team edged Indian Land, 3-2, in Thursday's second round of the Lancaster County Classic.

March 07, 2011 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Robert Ariail -- March 7, 2011

March 07, 2011 | | Viewpoint


First lady's fitness vs. her critics

Everyone supports physical fitness, it appears, until first lady Michelle Obama calls for it.

March 07, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Area students awarded degrees during Winthrop fall graduation

Three Kershaw County students were among fall 2010 graduates at Winthrop University.

March 07, 2011 | | Education


When selling yourself is a short sale

I've quite decided that I'm going to become one of those life coach guru types. They're making a killing these days. Surely I can swindle, uh, coach my way to fame and fortune.

March 07, 2011 | Jim Tatum C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Dark days for solar power

Ever heard of the Solyndra solar-cell plant in Fremont, Calif.? Most people haven't. That's a shame, considering how much taxpayer money has been poured into it.

March 07, 2011 | Ed Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns


Joseph L. Brown

Joseph L. Brown, Sr., 82, of Elgin, died Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at the Dorn Veterans Hospital in Columbia.

March 07, 2011 | | Obituaries


Catherine Alexander

Funeral service for Catherine Spann Alexander, 85, of Bronx, NY, will be held Tuesday, 11 a.m. at Sanders Creek Baptist Church, in Camden with burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Alexander died Tuesday, March 1, 2011. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

March 07, 2011 | | Obituaries


Katherine Brown

Graveside funeral services celebrating the life of Katherine Ross Brown, of Camden will be held Monday, March 7, 2011 at 11:00 AM at McLeod Chapel United Methodist Church of Rembert, SC. Reverend William Lewis will officiate. Visitation will be held Sunday, March 6th, 2011, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. The family will receive family and friends at the home of Gary and Dorie Brown, 34 Pettigru Court, Lugoff, SC. Memorials may be made to KershawHealth Hospice, 1315 Roberts, Street, Camden, SC 29020; Habitat for Humanity in your local community; or to the ...

March 07, 2011 | | Obituaries


C-I does it again!

For the second time in four years, the Chronicle-Independent has been named the best two-to-three times weekly newspaper in the state of South Carolina. The C-I earned first place in the General Excellence category at a luncheon during the S.C. Press Association's annual meeting held Saturday in Columbia.

March 07, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Bob Burroughs

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Bob T. Burroughs, 79, of Columbia, will be held at the Grand Canyon at a later date. Born in Winter Haven, Florida, he was the son of the late Robert Burroughs and Julia Clark Gates. Mr. Burroughs served in the United States Navy during the Korean War and was a retired residential contractor. He was an avid outdoorsman; hunter, fisherman and archer.

March 07, 2011 | | Obituaries


William Alexander Clark Miller

Services for William Alexander Clark Miller, Jr. 94 will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. Dr. Miller died Sunday, March 6, 2011. Born in New York City, he was the son of the late William A. C. Miller Sr. and Pearl Andrews Miller. Dr. Miller was the widower of the late Florence Sparling Miller. The family suggests that memorials be made in Dr. Miller's memory to a University of Michigan Scholarship Fund at http://www.giving.umich.edu.

March 07, 2011 | | Obituaries


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Rec. Notes: KC swim team registration

The Kershaw County Swim team will have registration April 21 through May 9.

April 18, 2014 | | Kershaw County


“Robert Mills: Designs for Democracy”

Robert Mills was the first American born and trained architect. He called himself "Robert Mills, Architect of Public Buildings." Indeed, Mills established a new scale and standard for public buildings in Washington, D. C. when he designed the Treasury Building, the Patent Office, and the General Post Office in the 1830s and early 1840s. In other parts of the country, Mills designed buildings that were sensitive to regional values and local architectural traditions. Always his attention was on permanency and fireproofing for his public buildings.

April 18, 2014 | Katherine Richardson | Columns


Fergus Reid Buckley

Fergus Reid Buckley passed away in Camden, South Carolina on April 14, 2014. He was the younger brother of conservative figure William F. Buckley, Jr. and of the Honorable James L. Buckley, former U.S. Senator from New York and Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

April 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


FAC presents Seasons of the South

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will present an original Earth Day celebration, Seasons of the South, at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Wood Auditorium.

April 18, 2014 | | Localife


Charlie Horace Olive

Charlie Horace Olive was born December 31, 1914, in Cataula, GA and passed away peacefully on April 14, 2014, in LaGrange, GA.

April 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


Richard Lee Porter

Mr. Richard Lee Porter 47, of 937 Berry Road, Bishopville, South Carolina, passed on Friday, April 11, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Elizabeth Baptist Church in Bishopville, SC. Burial will be at Elizabeth Baptist Church Cemetery in Bishopville, SC. Hailes Funeral Home is serving the family.

April 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


Erasing the race card

WASHINGTON -- One approaches the race fray with trepidation, but here we go, tippy-toe.

April 18, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | Columns


Trio of Grade I winners eye Temple Gwathmey

Three Grade 1 winners, 2013 winner Decoy Daddy, and a formidable front-runner will line up on Saturday for the $50,000 Temple Gwathmey (Gr. 3), featured race of the 93rd annual Middleburg Spring Races.

April 18, 2014 | | Equine


These lovable furry friends need homes

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Boyd, a 7-month-old neutered male cat and Sophie, a 6-month-old female terrier mix. She is very energetic, playful and friendly. 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 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter ...

April 18, 2014 | | Pets


Clinic Classic hits the streets on April 26

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.

April 16, 2014 | | Sports


SCSU's Pough to be guest speaker at CMS sports gala

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.

April 16, 2014 | | Sports


Elliott to talk USC football at Gamecock Club event in Camden

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 16, 2014 | | Sports


A scorned South Carolina hero

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.

April 16, 2014 | Phil Noble | Columns


The Colbert Report

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.

April 16, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | Columns


Thank you to the CPD and KCSD

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.

April 16, 2014 | | Letters


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