As a concerned citizen of Kershaw County who wants and expects strong law enforcement, I am extremely disappointed in Kershaw County Councilman Sammie Tucker's actions toward our newly elected Sheriff Jim Matthews. Not only has Councilman Tucker voted against everything our new Sheriff has requested, he has recently taken his animosity towards Sheriff Matthews to a new level by blaming him and the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office as the culprit behind the necessity for the countywide pay scale. If I recall correctly, Sheriff Matthews instituted his own pay scale prior to the development of the pay scale now ...
Newspapers are generally in the forefront of free speech issues; along with trying to keep government meetings open and accessible to the public, first amendment rights usually are pretty sacrosanct in the newspaper business. Yet as the Supreme Court pondered the case of Kansas' Westboro Baptist Church a few weeks ago -- those are the kooks who show up at military funerals with all sorts of distasteful protest signs -- we had settled into a feeling of, "If the justices can find a way out of this without allowing those horrid people a right to spew their venom, we'll be fine ...
Hawthorne Pharmacy has launched a new drug take-back program to help patients safely dispose of medicines that may be dangerous to others and the environment.
NEW YORK -- If you really, really dislike Barack Obama, his long-form birth certificate, finally proffered in exasperation, is quite simply a counterfeit.
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"Remember when..." is a weekly historical feature showcasing life in Kershaw County, taken from the archives of the Chronicle-Independent. Five students at Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy were named "Scholar of the Month" in May 1980. They included Morris Armstrong, music scholar; Kenneth Meadows, mathematics scholar; Steven Meadows, art scholar; Tyrone Love, religion and social studies scholar; and Willis McKenny, English scholar.
I hear that cicadas are back. My children used to collect the shells they leave on tree trunks. The ones we are seeing now are a species that appears in 13-year intervals. They are probably best known for their buzzing and clicking noises. Their sound is one of the "summer sounds." The males make this noise with a "built-in drum."
Minnie Outlaw (left), who with Johnny Outlaw (not pictured) are owners of Taco Bell in Lugoff, hands off a plaque detailing the restaurant's top rankings in South Carolina and the nation to Mike Uggiano, general manager. The restaurant was awarded the No. 6 slot in the nation based on how customers ranked it for cleanliness, hospitality, accuracy of their order, maintenance of the restaurant, product quality and speed of service and whether they would recommend the restaurant to a friend. The restaurant was rated on the customer survey criteria CHAMPS utilized by Yum ...
My cousin recently found out he is going to be a father for the first time.
Photo cutline -- Mayor Sheheen administers oath to new councilman deLoach (Mayor Sheheen and Councilman Anderson also began new terms)
The James Leroy Belk Post 17 Kershaw County Senior and Junior American Legion baseball teams will both begin tryouts for the 2011 summer season on Monday, May 9 at 6 p.m. at American Legion Park on Ehrenclou Drive in Camden.
You would have a hard time on convincing the Lugoff-Elgin softball team that turnabout is fair play.
Finish the regular season unbeaten. Check.
The North Central baseball and softball teams will hosts state tournament eliminations game today while the Lugoff-Elgin girls will need to win on the road in order to advance in post-season play.
(Twenty-five years ago, Hurricane Hugo struck South Carolina as a Category 4 hurricane, one of the worst to ever hit the state.
After a Chronicle-Independent story Friday reported statements made by Scott Jordan to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voicing his objection to what he thought was a plan to demolish Zemp Stadium in Camden if a new stadium is built near Camden High School, Board Chairperson Mara H. Jones issued the following statement via email.
Monday: Camden at Irmo (G – 4 p.m.)
Michelle Kahler missed three games and had to survive a tie-breaker in order to win the Chronicle-Independent football contest for the weekend of Sept. 6.
North Central tuned up for last Saturday's Carolina Challenge volleyball tournament by breezing to a three-sets, 25-7, 25-15 and 25-16, win over visiting Central of Pageland on Thursday night in a Region 4-AA volleyball match.
No couple in America stirs emotions like Bill and Hillary Clinton, so when she showed up at an Iowa political festival acting more and more like a presidential candidate, it caused quite a flap among those who have begun such movements as "Ready For Hillary," and also among those who'd rather see anybody than her become president. But it proved one thing: that even after decades in the spotlight of the political arena, she still commands attention.
WASHINGTON -- We want to move out. We want to own our home. We want to marry. We want to work.
Hot, hot, hot! We're on the second day of 99 degrees-plus-the-heat-index weather. I'm on my wide front porch on the shady side of the house with a woven Palmetto frond fan in my hand. Back and forth, waving steadily. It helps a little -- fanning my sweat glistened cheeks and neck. The ladies a century ago would have said they were "glowing." They used these fans too -- in fact my older friend bought dozens of them for her daughter's summer wedding at Salem Black River Presbyterian years ago -- before they put in air conditioning. She gave me this ...
The Wateree Sailing Club (WSC) will host an Eastern Multihull Sailing Association (EMSA) regatta on Lake Wateree on Oct. 4-5.
Cheraw proved to be a mere bump in the road for North Central as the Lady Knights crushed visiting Braves in three sets, 25-7, 25-16 and 25-18, on Tuesday night in a Region 4-AA volleyball match played inside The Castle in Boonetown.
While the rest of the pro and college football worlds were busy handing out suspensions of every variety known to man, we are glad to tell you that your Fearless Forecasters have all been good boys and girls and are back to their normal positions this week.
Kershaw County Parks and Recreation will host its 15th annual Senior Golf Tournament (ages 50 and up). The tournament will be held on Friday, September 26 at the White Pines Golf Club in Camden. There will be a Shotgun Start at 9 a.m.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are: Gar a 3-year-old Boston Terrier mix, Gemini a 5-month-old domestic short haired cat, General a 4-month-old male domestic short-haired cat and Chad a 2-month old male Husky mix.
After battling Leukemia for over a year and a half, Debra "Debbie" Lynn Summers, 59, went home to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on September 16, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Ralph and Sally Bourgoin and survived by siblings Louann Ward (William), Ralph Bourgoin (Nancy) and Phillip Bourgoin.