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Noble: Electing the King (or Queen) of the Coast

Billy Keyserling has been mayor of Beaufort since 2008 and he knows a lot about both politics and coastal South Carolina. He recently said the upcoming mayoral election in Charleston is about electing the "King of the Coast."

September 18, 2015 | | Columns

Pets of the Week - Sept. 18, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Lucky, an 8-month-old male Rotweiler mix, and Peggy, a 9-month-old female domestic short-haired cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The Kershaw County Humane Society is in the process of moving the shelter to the new Meyer-Theil Pet Adoption Center on Black River Road. The staff is encouraging people wishing to adopt pets from the shelter to call first at 425-6016. The shelter's website address is

September 18, 2015 | | Pets

Scholarship recipient

Richard Black, the grandson of the late David and Estelle Jones of Camden, recently received the Ramon Looby Excellence in Leadership Scholarship from Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc. In addition to the scholarship, Black received the Chi Iota Iota Chapter Omega Psi Phi Scholarship, Nina Neely Scholarship of the Eastern Stars, University of South Carolina Legacy Scholarship and National Pan-Hellenic Council Scholarship. Richard is a 2015 graduate from Richland School District Two, He also received the AP Scholar Award and is attending the University of South Carolina with a semester of coursework already completed. He is the son of Gertrude ...

September 18, 2015 | | Education

KCSD seniors outperform state ACT average

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) 2015 seniors' average composite score on the ACT college entrance exam outperformed the state average for the third straight year. The district's average ranks it third highest among Midlands area school districts and 15th best out of 85 SC school districts.

September 18, 2015 | | Education

Student fun in Kershaw County

September 18, 2015 | | Education

Dr. Larry Parrott honored with Leadership Legacy bench

Tuesday afternoon, a large group of family and friends gathered to fete Dr. Larry Parrott in Camden's Rectory Square. The ceremony, part of the city of Camden's Leader's Legacy Recognition Program, included the official dedication of a memorial Leadership Legacy bench to Parrott for his years of service to the community.

September 18, 2015 | | Camden

Claretta Wright

Ms. Claretta Wright, 47, of 2515 Salmond Street, Camden, passed on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

September 18, 2015 | | Obituaries

Shirley Walden

Shirley Ann Walden, 74, of Camden entered eternal rest Tuesday, September 15, 2015.

September 18, 2015 | | Obituaries

Gaile Newman

Addie Gaile Farmer Newman, 60, of Camden, SC, died Tuesday, September 15, 2015. She was born in Bishopville, the daughter of Eleanor Hopkins Farmer and the late Jimmy M. Farmer. The funeral service will be private. Memorials may be made in Gaile's memory to Kershaw Health Hospice, 124 Battleship Road, Camden, SC 29020 or the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

September 18, 2015 | | Obituaries

Kenneth Melton

A service to celebrate the life of Kenneth "Kenny" Melton, 46, will be held Friday at 5 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Marvin Jones and the Rev. Jeff Steen will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 4-5 pm. The family will also be receiving friends at the homes of Wayne and Ann Boan or William and Faye Jones.

September 18, 2015 | | Obituaries

Jimmie Johnson

Mr. Jimmie Johnson, 64, of 7515 Saxon Road, Rembert, passed on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, Sept. 18, 2015 at St. Stephens Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

September 18, 2015 | | Obituaries

Deacon Leroy Hough

Deacon Leroy Hough, 90, of 2971 Youngs Bridge Road, Bethune, passed on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015 at Catoe Chapel Church of God In Christ, with burial in the church cemetery.

September 18, 2015 | | Obituaries

Charles Burroughs Jr.

Charles Burroughs, Jr., 105, of Camden, passed away peacefully and went home to be with the Lord, September 9, 2015, at his home, with loving family members at his side. He was a lifetime member of St. Matthew UMC in Camden, where he served on several boards. He worked for New York Central Railroad until his retirement after forty years. He also trained horses in New Rochelle, NY. Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Della Dunlap Burroughs, and granddaughter, Teresa Branch. Charles is survived by his only daughter, Fannie (Andre) Branch; grands, Charles A. Branch, Della (Paul) Branch-Bullock ...

September 18, 2015 | | Obituaries

NC hosts Carolina Challenge volleyball tourney Saturday

North Central will defend its 2014 title when the Lady Knights welcome 11 visiting varsity volleyball teams into Saturday's 10th annual Carolina Challenge in Boonetown.

September 16, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle

Lady Demons looking forward to start of Region 4-4A action

In their final tune-up for Tuesday's Region 4-4A opening match against Westwood, the Lugoff-Elgin volleyball team fell in the first set of last week's pairing with River Bluff, losing 25-7.

September 16, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

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NC girls celebrate Dig Pink with a win

In what has become one of the most festive matches of the season, the North Central volleyball team celebrated Dig Pink with a 3-1 win ...

October 06, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle

Camden cross county teams both finish second at Blythewood meet

The Camden High cross country teams did not let the soggy and slippery conditions at Blythewood last Wednesday slow them down as the Bulldogs and ...

October 06, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle

Correction to CHS volleyball story

In last Friday's edition of The Chronicle-Independent, the name of Camden High School sophomore volleyball player Whitley Kahler was inadvertently spelled as Whitney in ...

October 06, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle

Rams put the clamps on Knights

Trailing a high-scoring Chesterfield squad, 6-0, at halftime, North Central saw its best-laid plans washed away not by Thursday evening's rains as much as ...

October 06, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle

Editorial: And here we are

Welcome to the first-ever Tuesday edition of the Chronicle-Independent. As you can see, in addition to repackaging our old three times a week news for ...

October 06, 2015 | | Editorials

Tatum: By the time you read this...

...I will be long gone. Out of sight; out of mind; not a moment too soon. It's vacation time and boy do My Beloved ...

October 06, 2015 | | Columns

Parker: The GOP (New) McCarthyism

WASHINGTON -- The lede to this column is a deep, guttural groan that originates in the throat and expands into the lungs before collapsing in the ...

October 06, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Letter: CBA president lauds new businesses

Wonderful strides have been made in our fair city in the past year or two! The city itself is in the middle of a tremendous ...

October 06, 2015 | Patricia Richardson, pres. Camden Business Alliance | Letters

Ariail for Oct. 6, 2015

October 06, 2015 | | Ariail

Rich: Collecting stories by talking to everyone

Southerners tend to collect stories. And, we tend to talk to anyone who will talk to us. The latter tends to lead to the first.

October 06, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Columns

Teal: Hard Times Café changes owners

A few months ago, Steven and Jessica Mooneyhan of Cassatt purchased the Hard Times Café from H.C. Robinson. H.C.'s customer base has ...

October 06, 2015 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns

Rogers: In age of misinformation, newspaper media shines

It's National Newspaper Week and our theme this year is The Power of the Press.

October 06, 2015 | By Bill Rogers C-I guest columnist | Columns

Yesteryear - Oct. 6, 2015

Count on it

October 06, 2015 | | Yesteryear

Leonard Hinson

Leonard Boyd Hinson, 53, of 2347 Northbrook Dr., Rock Hill died Friday, October 02, 2015, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, SC.

October 06, 2015 | | Obituaries

Lent Bridges

A memorial service to honor the life of Lent Bridges, 94, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, October 7, 2015 ...

October 06, 2015 | | Obituaries

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