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New petition misleading

We were under the impression that the new petition being circulated regarding the Camden Sports Complex was a petition for a referendum. After all, the motto of the petition effort is "Let the People Decide." An analysis of the petition website frames it in a similar way. Indeed, the name chosen for the petition group is the "Camden Recreation Referendum Coalition," and the reason given for creating the organization is to present Camden's City Council with a petition requesting a binding referendum to allow the registered voters of Camden to choose between supporting this project or not supporting it.

January 20, 2012 | Austin Jenkins and Karin Jenkins, MD Camden for the Y | Letters


Camden strategic planning

Since my election in 2008, I have led our Council in designing an annual strategic plan. A strategic plan is a strong management tool which helps both the Council and the City staff to focus energy toward the same goals. It is a disciplined planning process to develop an annual vision. Before we begin the multi-step process covering vision, mission, objectives, values, strategies, goals and programs, we must review our current status. This planning also provides us with benchmarks for historic reviews. This plan becomes our focus for the future.

January 20, 2012 | Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


‘...leave us to our old tried and true ways’

I am writing in response to a letter in the Chronicle-Independent dated January 11th from Andrew Pope. Surely he checked Camden and its facilities very carefully before making his move. If the Y was so important to him, he must have discovered that Camden has no Y, but has many exercise spots indoors and outdoors. This has been the Camden way of life for a long time … a way that many of us truly enjoy. There is so much in Camden to be proud of -- do not try to change it. If Camden does not have what you want for ...

January 20, 2012 | Henrietta McWillie Camden | Letters


Deer slayer (a misnomer)

To characterize me as a deer slayer, a hunter, or an outdoorswoman would be incongruous, to say the least. I do know how to handle a gun, having had a brother who assumed I might be of interest as a playmate if I knew how to shoot. Therefore, he dared me to shoot a double barrel shotgun and blow out the pantry window. Naturally, a challenge such as this required action. I shot out the window, was kicked a summersault, and expected the deserved whipping. (No one called or thought of DSS back then.) Mother, a widow, was too thankful ...

January 20, 2012 | Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Food for the Soul receives donation

January 20, 2012 | | People & Places


3-D solo exhibit on display at FAC

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) welcomes 3-D artist Jen Pepper whose work will be showcased at the FAC beginning with an opening reception today at 6 p.m. in the Bassett Gallery. Join us for the opening reception prior to the production of the "Chicago -- The Musical" which starts at 8 p.m. The reception is sponsored by First Community Bank and includes light hors d'ouevres and a cash bar.

January 20, 2012 | | People & Places


Wygenia M. Washington

Wygenia M. Washington

January 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


Mary C. Stuckey

Mary C. Stuckey

January 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


Barbara Lee

Barbara Lee

January 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


Miriam Anderson

Miriam Anderson

January 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


All charged up

January 18, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Two dozen KC wrestlers earn spots in Carolina Invitational

Led by a combined 16 qualifiers from Lugoff-Elgin High School and Lugoff-Elgin Middle School, there will be 24 Kershaw County junior varsity and middle school wrestlers who will be taking part in Saturday's Carolina Invitational wrestling tournament.

January 18, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Sidewalk Survey -- Jan. 18, 2012

January 18, 2012 | Julie J. Prickett C-I | Sidewalk Survey


A heritage of public facilities

The exotic snakes were released where Historic Camden now sits. The traveling carnival had gone broke and the owner of the snakes could no longer afford to feed them. so several large and non-native snakes were set free to fend for themselves in Pine Tree Creek. Jim Thornton said this incident happened during the Great Depression.

January 18, 2012 | Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


YMCA/sports complex will benefit all

For several months I watched the pro and con actions concerning the Camden Sports Complex. As the information seemed to be so different, I decided to research the topic myself. As I researched the argument against the Camden Sports Complex, it evolved from one reason to another and then another. First, it would compete with local business, then it was too large an expenditure. I've witnessed multiple petitions, speaking at public forums in city council, and public displays of booing and heckling at the speakers for the Sports Complex. I stood, listened and watched as some have falsely claimed ...

January 18, 2012 | Bruce A. Brown, Ph.D. Camden | Letters


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For at least 20 years, maybe 25, Mama planned her home-going to heaven. Not a week -- and sometimes not a day -- went by when she ...

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Teal: Historical research pitfalls

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August 03, 2015 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


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Amelia Alexander of New Rochelle, N.Y. (formerly of Camden) turned 100 years old on June 6, 2015. She celebrated this joyous occasion with her ...

July 31, 2015 | | People & Places


Robinson family antique

Ninety-two-year-old Frances B. Robinson of Camden holds a hand carved rolling pin made by her grandfather in 1894. He carved the rolling pin from a ...

July 31, 2015 | | People & Places


Editorial: KCSO bloodhounds

Since the beginning of the year, we have reported a number of instances when Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) bloodhounds have been called in ...

July 31, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Obama’s truth out of Africa

WASHINGTON -- It is good to be President Barack Obama these days.

July 31, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Ariail for July 31, 2015

July 31, 2015 | | Ariail


Alice Bradford Williams

Mrs. Alice Bradford Williams, 67, of 5180 Earnestine Lane, Rembert, died Thursday, July 30, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a ...

July 31, 2015 | | Obituaries


Margaret Porter

Ms. Margaret A. Porter, 61, of 2180 Old Camden Rd., Cassatt, passed on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. The family will receive friends at the home ...

July 31, 2015 | | Obituaries


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