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Who’s afraid of the fiscal cliff?

Maybe the Tea Party folks were right about the corrupting influences of Washington. Two years after the Tea Party radicals hit their high point with a wave of mid-term House elections, Republicans are pointing fingers at one another and bickering so much that it is hard to tell them from Democrats.

December 14, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Look in the mirror

While President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner continue negotiations in an attempt to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, Americans across the country -- including, of course, many right here in Kershaw County -- are voicing their concerns about the irresponsibility of the federal government. But surveys of voters show a curious trend, and if we Americans want to look at one cause of the huge national debt and the dysfunction of Uncle Sam, we need look no further than ourselves.

December 14, 2012 | | Editorials


More on SS/HS grant

I wish to thank the Chronicle-Independent for its recent series of articles and columns surrounding the anniversary of Michael Smith's murder and the community reaction which followed. As the Project Director of the Safe Schools / Healthy Students Initiative, I'd like to commend your excellent coverage as well as add a few items:

December 14, 2012 | Kevin Rhodes, KCSD Project Director Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative | Letters


Rec Notes -- Dec. 14, 2012

Zumba

December 14, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Yesteryear - Dec. 5, 2012

Local forester recognized

December 12, 2012 | | Yesteryear


Robert Lowry Rhame, Jr.

Robert Lowry Rhame, Jr. was born December 21, 1943 in Camden, South Carolina to the late Robert Lowry Rhame, Sr. and the late Wilma Miller Sill Rhame, both of Camden. Bob was a resident of Charleston, SC at the time of his death. He died of CHF at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Friday, December 7, 2012.

December 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Georgia "Betsy" Lockhart Douglas

Mrs. Georgia "Betsy" Lockhart Douglas, 96, died Friday, December 7, 2012 at Kershaw Health in Camden, SC.

December 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ariail for Dec. 12, 2012

December 12, 2012 | | Ariail


Inflation

The U.S. government has never been known for efficiency, as indicated by the staggering amount of red ink under which Uncle Sam is struggling. And there's no easy way to reconcile changes that will bring the deficit under control. But there's one action that's extremely simple and effective: changing the way the government measures inflation, which affects how fast government payments rise under a variety of programs.

December 12, 2012 | | Editorials


The double-down president

WASHINGTON -- Americans are justified in feeling numbed by the car alarm of Washington politics.

December 12, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Seegars earns Clemson Hall of Fame honor

Lake Wateree area businessman and former Clemson football standout Stacy Seegars was inducted into the school's athletic Hall of Fame in a weekend celebration held on campus earlier this fall.

December 12, 2012 | | Sports


Demons finish sixth in Beef O'Brady's tourney

Allen Jenerette, Jarelle Hannah and Chris Jackson, all with championship performances, led the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team to a sixth place finish in the Beef O'Brady's Championship held at Fort Mill High School last Friday and Saturday.

December 12, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Graham has great future

One of the great political highlights of the 2008 elections did not take place in Washington, DC or Columbia, South Carolina, but in the City of Camden, South Carolina. The election of 26 year old Jeffrey Graham brought a pleasant spin to local politics. Many of us saw Jeffrey Graham as a "fresh, interesting, and inspiring" young man who epitomizes the spirit of a new breed of politicians. We looked forward to his leadership. He did not disappoint us.

December 12, 2012 | Rev. Dr. P.W. Wise Camden | Letters


Town Green is a gift

Have you taken the time to walk behind the center of town to the "Town Center" (editors note: Town Green)? My husband and I parked on Broad and walked the alley to the new town square and were confronted with a breath-taking view of King Hagler and Joseph Kershaw -- if you listened very quietly, you could almost hear them speaking. From the top of their heads to the beadwork on King Hagler's moccasins, this statue is wonderfully realistic. Just behind the statue is another beautiful Christmas tree with the blue and red and green lights of Christmas. What a ...

December 12, 2012 | Darlene Mackey Camden | Letters


DeMint served S.C., U.S.

It saddens me to read (Editor Martin L. Cahn's) views regarding Sen. Jim DeMint relating to his service in the U.S. Senate. He served faithfully and honorably, completely the opposite of what you alluded to in your editor's piece. It gladdened my heart to have a truly righteous man as a senator from our state. I am a "Southern boy," born and raised in the South, and still rejoice that we elect people of character who you say "hurt this country." The values that many of we Southerners hang on to, which apparently you "progressives" believe are ...

December 12, 2012 | Steve Parrott Camden | Letters


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Gray in elite company in Dustin Johnson junior event

MYRTLE BEACH -- Tyler Gray is among the 104 players that will be competing in the second annual Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship, which will ...

February 24, 2017 | | Golf


Preseason tourneys start today

Baseball, softball and girls' soccer preseason tournaments are on tap and in around Kershaw County this weekend.

February 24, 2017 | | Sports


Ariail - Feb. 24, 2017

February 24, 2017 | | Ariail


Farmers Market

For those who were not happy to see the Kershaw County Farmers Market move from downtown Camden to Historic Camden in 2015, today's C-I ...

February 24, 2017 | | Editorials


The community dipper

Many years ago, out of nostalgia mostly, I ordered a dipper from a local hardware store. If you're younger than 30, you might not ...

February 24, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Reflections on Black History Month

The month of February is Black History Month. It's a remembrance of important people and events in the history of African-Americans. Since 1976 it ...

February 24, 2017 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Naming a new KCSO K9

Chase, Shark, Skye, Charlie, Mario, Amigo, Sonic, Crush, Blackie, Rags and Bones. Get-him, Safie, Hunter, Kersh.

February 24, 2017 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


An extraordinary family

"You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air ...

February 24, 2017 | By Tony Scully C-I guest columnist | Columns


For the Record - Feb. 24, 2017

Real estate transactions

February 24, 2017 | | For the Record


WILLIAM L. BAIN JR.

William Laney Bain, Jr., 90, of Camden, SC, died Tuesday, February 21, 2017. He was born in Pell City, AL, the son of the late ...

February 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


VERNICE HATTIE DUREN BELTON

Vernice Hattie Duren Belton, 93, of Camden, SC, was born on October 21, 1923, to the late Wayman and Amelia Drakeford Duren, in Kershaw County ...

February 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


ALICE ELLIOTT

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Alice Bennett "Deet" Elliott, 91, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, today, February ...

February 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


FLOYD HINSON

LUGOFF – Funeral services for Floyd Hinson, 85, will be held today at 11:00 a.m. at El Bethel Faith Community Church, with burial to ...

February 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


SARAH LEE STUCKEY

Ms. Sarah Lee Stuckey Jenkins, 70, of 1201 Deloache Street, Camden, SC, passed on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 ...

February 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


ELLEN VEITCH

Ellen Conway Veitch, 71, wife of John Veitch, passed away Thurs. Feb. 9, 2017 in Lexington, Ky. Born in Oswego, NY, she was the daughter ...

February 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


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