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Camden/Kershaw County Branch NAACP holds leadership retreat

In November, 23 members and committee chairs of the Kershaw County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) were present for a four hour leadership retreat seminar.

December 27, 2013 | | People & Places


God’s Helpers 20th Christmas gathering

God's Helpers, a non-profit, tax exempt volunteer group, celebrated its 20th Christmas gathering Dec. 7.

December 27, 2013 | | People & Places


LFD supports highway safety

A crashed car, hearse and a safety banner in front of the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) on U.S. 1 in Lugoff are a way of showing the agency's support for the statewide "Sober or Slammer" highway safety campaign. The car and banner also serve as a reminder to drivers of the dangers of unsafe driving.

December 27, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Fill a Truck Campaign benefits more than 80 KCSD students

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) partnered with the Camden Walmart and the United Way of Kershaw County to collect toys and coats for needy children through Walmart's Fill a Truck campaign. Volunteers from all three organizations manned the cardboard trucks in the store over three weekends in December to encourage Walmart shoppers to participate. The results were outstanding with enough items donated to benefit over 80 KCSD students as well as others who were being served through the Toys for Tots programs. Walmart employees themselves purchased three shopping carts worth of items.

December 27, 2013 | | Education


A Kershaw County connection

(This story appeared in the Fayetteville Observer on Dec. 12, 2013, and is used with permission of the publisher.)

December 27, 2013 | By Drew Brooks Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer staff writer | Crime-Police-Fire


Kershaw County cares

Many, many years ago, Tom and Cyndi Fussell started a tradition of serving the hungry and homeless on Thanksgiving Day out of their restaurant in Camden. Kelly and I were fortunate to join them some years later, and -- several years ago -- formed a group called Kershaw County Cares to continue the tradition started by Tom and Cyndi. This year, more than 100 volunteers gave up part of their Thanksgiving and Christmas days to come and prepare, serve and deliver more than 1,450 meals to Kershaw County's less fortunate!

December 27, 2013 | Todd and Kelly Warnock Kershaw County Cares | Letters


The night before Christmas

Midway Elementary School second grade students recently performed The Night Before Christmas.

December 27, 2013 | | Education


Carolina vs. Clemson canned food drive

Baron DeKalb Elementary School (BDK) Student Council recently hosted a Carolina vs. Clemson canned food drive challenge. The BDK Student Council hosted the Carolina vs. Clemson Food Drive to promote teamwork, show community spirit, and to address local hunger issues. Donations were delivered to the Food for the Soul Soup Kitchen and to other families in need. "The Carolina vs. Clemson Challenge was a fun way to show people in our community that we care," Student Council member Joshua Vasquez said.

December 24, 2013 | | Education


Ariail for Dec. 25, 2013

December 24, 2013 | | Ariail


Yesteryear - Dec. 25, 2013

Service Station Santa

December 24, 2013 | | Yesteryear


Mother and son at odds over religious tradition

Dear Annie: I am 14 years old and facing a dilemma. My father isn't particularly religious, but my mother is a strict Catholic, and my older sister and brother have been confirmed. I have another six months before I am expected to go through the process of confirmation. I do not want to do this. But as the time approaches, my mother has become increasingly forceful on the subject.

December 24, 2013 | | Dear Annie


Champe, Ray, Brazell are LFD Firefighters of the Year

During its annual Christmas Party on Dec. 7, the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) named its "Firefighters of the Year" for 2013. This year's recipients are Engineer Eric Champe, Career Firefighter of the Year; Thomas Ray, Volunteer Firefighter of the Year; and Hunter Brazell, Explorer Firefighter of the Year.

December 24, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Morgan gets 4 percent raise

Dr. Frank Morgan, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) superintendent, recently received a 4 percent salary raise for this "dedication" to making the district a "high quality learning environment."

December 24, 2013 | | Education


A bum year in Washington

WASHINGTON -- What a massively disappointing year, and how slim the hopes for a more productive 2014.

December 24, 2013 | By Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Mystery cup

Help the Chronicle-Independent solve a mystery! Can you identify this mystery tennis trophy cup, or explain how it ended up more than 2,700 miles away in Yakima, Wash.?

December 24, 2013 | | Viewpoint


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Conquering the Carolinas

FEW 360, a youth sports organization started by Brian Chivers, had its girls' 12u AAU/travel basketball team, which is made up of Kershaw County ...

May 25, 2018 | | Seasonal Sports


Ariail - May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018 | | Ariail


Editorial: Let’s make Camden and Kershaw County into a retirement haven

What are we waiting for?

May 25, 2018 | | Editorials


Column: ‘Honoring Unidentified Veterans in Quaker Cemetery’

For the last five years on the Saturday before Memorial Day, I have helped my grandfather, Glen Inabinet, and many of the members of American ...

May 25, 2018 | By Daniel Putnam C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: We remember

Memorial Day. There is still much to say. As many have proclaimed, we honor our fallen soldiers who gave their lives to safeguard our democracy ...

May 25, 2018 | By Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: The tour guide

In 1969, Richard W. Lloyd responded to a letter from George Kassabaum of The American Institute of Architects, who was surveying American cities regarding their ...

May 25, 2018 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


THOMAS CHAMPION JR.

Mr. Thomas "True" Champion, Jr., 53, of 2200 Hatten Street, Camden, entered into eternal rest on Friday, May 18, 2018. A Celebration of Life and ...

May 25, 2018 | | Obituaries


JOANN A. DABNEY

A funeral service for JoAnn A. Dabney, 79, will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. at Dekalb Baptist Church ...

May 25, 2018 | | Obituaries


DAVID JONES

A graveside service for David Marshall Jones, age 67, was held on Wednesday, May 23 at Sandy Grove United Methodist Church. Reverend Donnie Barrett officiated.

May 25, 2018 | | Obituaries


LES KELLEY

A service to celebrate the life of Roy Leslie Kelley, Jr., 38, formerly of Lugoff, will be on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at ...

May 25, 2018 | | Obituaries


BOBBY LEON MOSES

Mr. Bobby Leon Moses of 214 Chappell Drive, Apt.5 died May 24 2018 at Carolina Pines Hospital in Hartsville. JP Holley Funeral Home of ...

May 25, 2018 | | Obituaries


VIOLA BOWERS STOKES

A funeral service for Viola Bowers Stokes, 92, will be held on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Bethel Worship Center ...

May 25, 2018 | | Obituaries


Meadors enters 5th Circuit solicitor’s race

In a recent press release, former 5th Circuit Deputy Solicitor John Meadors announced he has initiated a petition campaign to gain a spot on the ...

May 25, 2018 | | Politics


KCSO seizes meth, money and Mercedes in drug bust

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators seized more than $7,000 cash, just less than 1 kilogram of methamphetamine, 1 ounce of marijuana ...

May 25, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO seizes drugs, weapons in Cassatt and Lugoff

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics officers seized quantities of cocaine, crack cocaine and meth along with weapons after executing search warrants on two ...

May 25, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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