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Scully, Parks, Drakeford swearing in Nov. 26

The oath of office to Camden Mayor-elect Tony Scully, Councilwoman-elect Laurie Parks and reelected Councilwoman Alfred Mae Drakeford will be held at Camden City Hall in council chambers at 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 26. Their terms of office will begin on Dec. 1.

November 19, 2012 | | Politics


Ariail for Nov. 19, 2012

November 19, 2012 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Nov. 19, 2012

• Every year seems to find a new "over-used" expression -- something that is uttered by one person and then is heard everywhere you turn. For this year's we've-heard-it-too-much saying, we're nominating "kicking the can down the road," which Washington politicians are using to describe a quick fix to the nation's deficit problems rather than a solid, long-term solution. We hope that in the future they resort less to catchy phrases and more to solving our problems.

November 19, 2012 | | Editorials


Thanks to teachers!!

There's a bumper sticker that I've seen a number of times and saw again just recently. It says, "If you can read this, thank a teacher." That's well said and actually, it's not said enough for many reasons beyond reading. As I thought about what to write for the month of November, a time for giving thanks, I thought it would be appropriate to ask our teachers and other staff to talk about a teacher whom they would want to thank. I sent out an email to this effect and got more responses than I could ...

November 19, 2012 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Military Monday - Nov. 19, 2012

In my first installment I discussed that I was assigned to the 304th Military Police Battalion in Nashville, Tenn. So why am I writing an article for the Camden Chronicle? I am a Kershaw County resident and have lived in Kershaw county on and off since 1972 when my dad, John Baird Sr., retired from the Army here. When someone writes a résumé in the Army, we call it an autobiography. I will give you a short synopsis of my military and civilian career and how I ended up in Nashville as an Army Reservist. I graduated from Lugoff-Elgin ...

November 19, 2012 | By LTC John Baird C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Real Generals of Kabul

NEW ORLEANS -- It is tempting, oh so tempting, to unleash the snark as the script unfolds: Real Housewives of Tampa. Or is it Real Generals of Kabul?

November 19, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Plenty to do at Saturday's Cup race

Saturday's 43rd running of the Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup is more than just about the racing on the Springdale Race Course.

November 16, 2012 | | Equine


Rec Notes -- Nov. 15, 2012

The KC recreation Instructional Volleyball League is for beginners and is open for girls ages 8 and up. Learn basic volleyball skills and be introduced to rules and game play scenarios. Registration dates are Nov. 13th through Dec. 5th at the KC Recreation Department. There is a $32 registration fee. The first practice will be December 5, 3:45 pm at the City Arena. For more information, contact the Recreation Department at 425-6009

November 16, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Shall our gratitude sleep?

On November 9, I had the privilege of speaking to a wonderful group of people in the gym of Belin United Methodist Church in Murrells Inlet. I am not often called on to speak in public and although I am not the most gifted orator, I was honored and even excited to be there. This particular event was the Veterans Day Program held by the church in honor of veterans of the congregation and of this wonderful community. I was invited to speak by Charlie Nash who also planned and hosted the event. If you know anything about Charlie, I ...

November 16, 2012 | By Dwight deLoach C-I contributing columnist | Columns


KCSD state report cards improve

Ninety-five percent of the ratings issued this week on the South Carolina's Annual School District Report Card for schools within the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) are "excellent," "good" or "average."

November 16, 2012 | | Education


Turkey talk, how to prepare turkey for Thanksgiving Day

The Thanksgiving holidays are near. Many are preparing for family gatherings, celebrations and other traditional ways to give thanks. Some will prepare a meal with turkey and other delicious fixings. The key to a great holiday meal will be the preparation of the food, especially the turkey.

November 16, 2012 | Deon Legette 4-H, County Extension Agent | People & Places


Carlos Harris receives award for excellence in HIV/AIDS prevention

Every October, the HIV/STD Division of the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) conducts its annual HIV/AIDS conference in Columbia.

November 16, 2012 | | People & Places


SCTRF to hold open house at Wateree Correctional

The South Carolina Committee of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (SCTRF) is hosting its first open house at the SCTRF barn at Wateree Correctional Institute on Tuesday, November 20 from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. The open house will showcase more than a dozen retired thoroughbred race horses which are currently available for adoption. The public is invited to attend the open house to meet the horses and learn more about the unique Second Chances groom training program housed there.

November 16, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Dear Annie

Dear Annie: My cousin "Tyler," who had a host of problems as a teenager, became a policeman at age 23. He was a jerk before he joined up, but now he's become a bigger jerk.

November 16, 2012 | | Dear Annie


Campaign money

Every once in awhile we take to jousting at windmills, posing situations that we know will never become reality but advocating for them, nevertheless. This year's elections, and the massive amount of money spent on them, spur us to do a bit of windmill tilting today. We all know, of course, that President Obama and Mitt Romney spent billions of dollars during their presidential campaign, but over the years, other races have gotten more and more expensive. Those filter all the way down to the local level.

November 16, 2012 | | Editorials


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Dogs head to playoffs after emotional win

Not wanting to go an entire week between the end of the regular season and the start of the AAA state playoffs, Camden has found ...

April 29, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle


Playoffs ... at a glance

Lugoff-Elgin was scheduled to open 4A state baseball and softball playoff action last night while Camden kicks off the double-elimination, post-season today.

April 29, 2016 | | Sports


Loss sends L-E netters to Lower State

Having a berth in the 4A state tennis tournament already in pocket, Lugoff-Elgin entered Tuesday's home match with Region 4 rival Westwood playing for ...

April 29, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Ariail for April 29, 2016

April 29, 2016 | | Ariail


Editorial: Economic trips

Today, we report on two recent overseas trips taken by Kershaw County Council Chairman Julian Burns and County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean. According to ...

April 29, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: Plato, Aristotle and, oh dear, Trump

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- When it comes to rhetoric, Plato was right and Aristotle -- not so much.

April 29, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Moment of Nature - April 29, 2016

Folk singer Pete Seeger wrote a song in the 1950s which was later performed in 1965 by the The Byrds. The lyrics, in part, go ...

April 29, 2016 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader: Trump’s plans ‘knee jerk’ at best

How might a Trump presidency play out on a day-to-day, week-to-week, year-to-year basis? Some may choose to have him elected just to continue to hear ...

April 29, 2016 | Vicki Porter Camden | Letters


USC student wants investment in early ed

All kids deserve a strong start to life.

April 29, 2016 | Ja’Varis Crim Camden | Letters


Reader thankful of support for daughter with diabetes

I would like to thank all the wonderful people of Camden for their outpouring of support for my daughter, Caroline.

April 29, 2016 | Lisa Woolard Camden | Letters


HAROLD W. FLYNN - Camden

Harold William Flynn, 85, of Camden, SC died Monday, April 25, 2016 at the The Covenant Place of Sumter. Graveside services were conducted by the ...

April 29, 2016 | | Obituaries


BENJAMIN J. GRIPPER - Camden

Mr. Benjamin Jermaine Gripper, 24, of 652 St. Paul Road, Camden, passed on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will announced at ...

April 29, 2016 | | Obituaries


PATRICIA COOK JOHNSON - Camden

CAMDEN -- Funeral service for Patricia Cook Johnson, 63, will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Household of Faith ...

April 29, 2016 | | Obituaries


ERIC E. JONES - Camden

Funeral service for Mr. Eric Eugene Jones, 52, of 755 Knights Hill Rd in Camden, will be held Monday, May 2, 2016, 1:00pm at ...

April 29, 2016 | | Obituaries


JOHN V. JOYNER - Camden

CAMDEN -- Funeral service for John Virgil Joyner, 84, will be held today at 2:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to ...

April 29, 2016 | | Obituaries


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