After reading the letter to the editor in the April 1 Chronicle-Independent praising Councilman Willard Polk for his immediate response to the request made by Paddy Bell, chairman of the Camden Garden Club, concerning the Joseph Kershaw gravesite project, I wasn't surprised.
"What if they gave a war and nobody came? So goes an old Vietnam War era bumper sticker. I've got an update in mind: What if they gave a war and nobody paid attention?
Margot Rochester was a very special person. She was teacher, mentor, author, speaker, Master Gardener and friend to all who knew her. She wrote many gardening columns for various newspapers, including Kershaw County's Chronicle-Independent, and authored two books, "Earthly Delights" and "Down to Earth: Practical Thoughts for Passionate Gardeners." She was also a very special friend to me. We would often visit public and private gardens together. Every flower she saw was her "favorite," and she just had to have it in her garden. Because she lived close to me, I visit her garden often. Walking through her garden ...
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NEW YORK -- Whether the topic is Libya's rebels or Afghanistan's "reconciliation" with the Taliban, the pivotal question is, or should be: What about the women?
Given his team's recent rash of injuries, Camden High baseball coach Denny Beckley could not complain about his team being in third place in the Region 6-AAA race with three conference games left on their schedule.
"Remember when..." is a weekly historical feature showcasing life in Kershaw County, taken from the archives of the Chronicle-Independent. County directors attended the district meeting of the Kershaw County Farm Bureau at Blaney in April 1958. They included (seated, from left) D.K. Stokes, Camden; C.B. Mitchell, Bethune, director of the S.C. Farm Bureau; D.E. Baxley, Kershaw; Mrs. J.R. Bell, Lugoff; (standing) J.D. Crawford, Camden; Howard Truesdale, Westville; R.D. Pate, Kershaw; H.J. Horton, Bethune; L.H. McCallum, Lugoff; and A.B. Nelson, Blaney.
Captain Stephen D. Lee, CSA wrote on April 13, 1861 that, "We then proceeded at once to Fort Johnson (James Island), which we reached at 4 a. m. (April 12), and to Captain George S. James, commanding at that post, gave the order to open fire at the time indicated. His first shell was fired at 4:30 a. m….."
29 YEARS AGO -- April 5-8, 1982
Get a real taste of spring at the season opening of the Kershaw County Farmers Market Saturday.
The 21st annual KershawHealth Foundation Vern Ketchem Golf Tournament will be held Monday at the Camden Country Club.
George Keys, 73, died Thursday. He was the son of the late Rev. Summers and Sallie Keys.
The feeling of excitement at last week's Camden City Council meeting was palpable when architectural and engineering firms revealed their sketches for the renovation of Rhame Arena in the south end of town. The drawings were indeed startling -- perhaps because the aging structure has been deteriorating and decaying for decades now, and there has been doubt among some that a rehabilitation of the crumbling building was even possible. But possible it is, and not just to produce a humdrum building, but one that is attractive and will be a beckoning welcome to visitors driving into town from I-20 and ...
Educating children, parents about dangers of drugs, booze
For-profit colleges can't get no respect, at least not from employers. Which suggests that maybe they should be getting less generous taxpayer subsidies, too.
It is front page news all across the state and indeed nationwide -- a white policeman shot an unarmed black man in an incident at a filling station in Columbia. A dashboard camera in the police car captured much of what happen.
Most folks running for political office claim their previous political "experience" is just the thing that proves they deserve your vote this November. Sometimes that is absolutely true. Sometimes, however, as in the current city council race, that previous experience is the very thing that voters should remember as creating one of the most contentious, unpleasant four years in Camden's recent memory.
It was a delight to see the conceptual drawing for the refurbishment of Rhame Arena. What a classic design and what a great design for a "gateway to the city."
On Nov. 4th, we will fill two seats on Camden City Council. We have an outstanding candidate in Bob Williams. He is dedicated to helping Camden grow and move forward in a positive way. Bob was born and raised in Camden, and attended and graduated from our public schools. He owns and operates a local business and understands the needs of the small business and property owners. He would never exploit the office for personal gain.
Cassidy Borowski, a senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, gets ready to perform a deadlift during the Southern Powerlifting Federation competition in North Myrtle Beach on Sept. 27 as her coach, Ron Blackmon prepares to spot her. Borowski set state records in the 132-pound, 17-year-old division during the meet. Her lifts included a 105-pound bench press, 205-pound squat and 215-pound deadlift. Cassidy trains with Blackmon at Carolina Fitness in Dusty Bend.
Having picked on and beaten schools their own size, the North Central volleyball team stepped up in class on Monday. The results, however, were the same as they have been throughout this season.
Camden High Volleyball will hold its Dig Pink event tonight with Cardinal Newman and Irmo coming to the Dog Pound for a 5 p.m. tri-match.
Former Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham is seeking election as a Camden City Council member in November 2014.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Allan Frederick Goud, will be held Monday, October 6, 2014 at 4:00 PM at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends Sunday, October 5, from 5:30 til 7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
Carrie Rader Prince, the mother of Camden resident Nancy Tucker, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.
Mrs. Carrie Floyd Wright, 83, of 8330 Camden Hwy, Rembert, South Carolina, passed on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Union Baptist Church in Rembert, SC. Burial will be at the Union Baptist Church Cemetery in Rembert, SC. Nelson-Haile Funeral home is serving the family.