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Baron DeKalb celebrates American Education Week

Baron Dekalb Elementary (BDK) teachers, students, staff and parents celebrated American Education Week and the school's academic success Nov. 17-22. American Education Week started in 1921 and serves to recognize and celebrate public education.

December 03, 2014 | | Localife


Business After Hours presents kid-friendly holiday social with Santa

The annual Business After Hours/Kid-Friendly Holiday Social with Santa is taking place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

December 03, 2014 | | Localife


Camden Community Concert Band presents holiday concert

The Camden Community Concert Band will present its holiday concert starting at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7 in the Performing Arts Center at Camden High School. The concert is free and open to the public. Trumpeter Rusty Major is pictured practicing during a recent rehearsal. The CCCB will perform many Christmas classics such as "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" and "Greensleeves," and will feature "Suite from The Nutcracker" as well as crowd favorite "Sleigh Ride".

December 03, 2014 | | Localife


God’s Helpers welcomes Dr. Daniel Hembree to annual senior citizens/ disabled Christmas gathering

God's Helpers are having their 22nd annual Senior Citizens/ Disabled Christmas gathering 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Kershaw County Recreation Department.

December 03, 2014 | | Localife


Brown wins contest finale

Tim Brown missed two games to win the final Chronicle-Independent football contest of the 2014 season.

December 03, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Ariail for Dec. 3, 2014

December 03, 2014 | | Ariail


Looking for a change

When Republicans took control of the Senate in last month's election -- of course, the newly elected solons won't actually take office until next month -- they were greeted soon thereafter with President Obama's decision to take executive action on immigration. That was as heavy a slap in the face as the nation's chief executive could have delivered, in essence saying he had little interest in cooperation with the GOP. Now, with a spending bill of some kind needing to be passed to avoid a government shutdown, Republicans must decide how they're going to play it.

December 03, 2014 | | Editorials


Yesteryear for Dec. 3, 2014

Catfish Stomp offers recipe for weekend fun

December 03, 2014 | | Yesteryear


A Thanksgiving

This season, I am thankful for the ways in which we connect with nature. For me, this happens by walking in the woods. Others connect through photography, art or even the internet. Another conduit is hunting. Some find it diametric that I could love wildlife so immensely while also ending the life of such organisms. However, hunting gave me the appreciation I have for life. When you watch life leave an animal because of your actions, your appreciation for life can be enhanced.

December 03, 2014 | By Austin Jenkins C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Ferguson and the media circus

WASHINGTON -- As the curtain closes on the latest episode of "Ferguson," the media series, it is fair to wonder whether events might not have spiraled out of control to the extent they did had the media settled on another topic.

December 03, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Eat Smart Move More

Accuride employees (first picture) and Hengst employees (second picture) gather at the one-half mile mark at their respective companies' walking trails. Accuride and Hengst are among three businesses, along with INVISTA, which have partnered with Eat Smart Move More Kershaw County to provide their employees with a marked walking trail. Eat Smart Move More promotes healthy living for residents in Kershaw County. In 2008, the program conducted a survey, resulting in comments from residents saying they were not aware of designated walking trails in their communities. "One of the things we got out of our survey was getting more walking ...

December 03, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


Kendall Park closed as city upgrades walking trail

A well-used Camden city park walking trail will soon have a new look and feel.

December 03, 2014 | | Camden


Crime Report - Dec. 3, 2014

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a charged a Lugoff man with a fifth DUI offense, along with other charges, after he led deputies on a chase early Sunday.

December 03, 2014 | By Gary Phillips and Tenell Felder C-I editorial staff | Crime-Police-Fire


For the Record - Dec. 3, 2014

Real estate transactions

December 03, 2014 | | For the Record


Reader finds ‘Benghazi’ cartoon distasteful

I am not sure who chooses the artwork of the editorial page, but I have to question the taste and integrity of the piece published on Monday, December 1, 2014, where the elephant is beating the "dead" donkey labeled "Benghazi."

December 03, 2014 | Rev. John M. Zimmerman Camden | Letters


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Kershaw County Parks and Recreation, First Palmetto Bank hold annual Christmas Card Contest

The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department and First Palmetto Bank recently sponsored their annual Christmas Card Contest. The contest is designed to give elementary school students in Kershaw County the opportunity to show off their creativity and artistic skills by sending a Christmas card. It also gives students the chance to win cash prizes from First Palmetto.

December 19, 2014 | | Localife


Ms. Welsh and Mr. Murphy wed

Miss Lindsay Brooks Welsh and Mr. Stephen Phillips Murphy were married at 3 p.m. Dec. 3 at Rock Bottom Pond in Ridgeway.

December 19, 2014 | | Localife


LEHS Demon Literacy Express stops at Blaney, Doby’s Mill and Wateree

The Demon Literacy Express left the station Dec. 9 and Dec. 10 carrying precious cargo -- books and high school students.

December 19, 2014 | | Localife


William G. Blake

Funeral services to celebrate the life of William Gardner Blake, 91, of Columbia, SC and Rumson, NJ will be held Friday, December 19, 2014 at 10:00 AM in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Family will receive friends Thursday, December 18, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

December 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ruth Wobecky

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Mary Ruth Mitchell Wobecky, 93, of Camden, will be held at 2:30 PM Thursday, December 18, 2014 in Quaker Cemetery. Father Paul Brenninkmeijer will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Wobecky's memory to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 1709 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020.

December 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


Billy Lucas Douglas, Sr.

A funeral service to honor the life of Billy Lucas Douglas, Sr., will be held at 12:00 Noon, Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Stephen Wayne Williamson will officiate. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM, Friday, December 19, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Billy's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, 7020 AC Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

December 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


NC wrestlers remain perfect

North Central extended its season-opening unbeaten streak to eight matches as Jason Brazell's charges knocked off Region 4-AA rivals Indian Land and Cheraw on Tuesday in Boonetown.

December 19, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


CHS hosts two-day holiday hoops camp

The Camden High School boys' basketball program and the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department are hosting a two-day, pre-Christmas camp at the school on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 22 and 23.

December 19, 2014 | | Sports


Ariail for Dec. 19, 2014

December 19, 2014 | | Ariail


Editorial: Court decisions

Two prominent decisions in South Carolina courts this week have been just and fair -- exactly the way most people would like to see the legal system work. The first was a decision by Circuit Court Judge Carmen Mullen to overturn the 1944 conviction of a 14-year-old boy who was sent to the electric chair back in the Jim Crow days of this state for the murder of two girls.

December 19, 2014 | | Editorials


McBee takes down Knights

Host McBee sent the North Central boys' basketball team to its sixth loss in as many starts as the host Panthers overcame a sluggish start to post a 63-47 win.

December 19, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


B-C upends Demons

After scoring 88 points in last Friday's win over Camden, the Lugoff-Elgin boys' basketball team came out on the short end of a 73-51 decision against host Brookland-Cayce in a Wednesday night non-region contest played in Cayce.

December 19, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons host Dogs tonight

The back end of the Wateree River Rivalry between Lugoff-Elgin and Camden will take place tonight when L-E hosts the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs in a 6 p.m. start inside the Demons Den.

December 19, 2014 | | Sports


Rampell: Congress knee-caps the IRS

WASHINGTON -- Get ready for your tax rates to go up.

December 19, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Letters: Reader proud of vets, kids, county council

Anytime we, as a county, can truly honor something or someone, a warm feeling can overcome you. This is good. This experience happened Dec. 9, the final (regular) Kershaw County Council meeting of 2014. One had to be there to witness this "proud of you" feeling obviously everyone certainly felt.

December 19, 2014 | Howard Buckholz Jr. Cassatt | Letters


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