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A new sheriff

Hundreds of people filed into Camden's First Baptist Church earlier this week to witness the swearing-in of Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews, and it was good to see that it took Matthews only a few minutes to sign mutual assistance pacts with the sheriffs of five neighboring counties, signaling a new day of cooperation among the local department and those of surrounding areas. It was appropriate that a large number of law enforcement officials from other departments -- county, state and federal -- attended the ceremony to watch the former DEA agent take the oath and pledge to do "my very ...

January 07, 2011 | | Editorials


Blanche E. Brannon

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Blanche Edna Brannon, 87, of Bethune will be held Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Bethune Presbyterian Church with burial to follow in Brannon Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 1:00 PM in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made in Miss Brannon's name to Bethune Presbyterian Church, PO Box 326, Bethune, SC 29009.

January 07, 2011 | | Obituaries


Is there a vaccine for that?

Good morning, and please step into my office. I'm Dr. Tucker.

January 07, 2011 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


Robert Ariail -- Jan. 7, 2011

January 07, 2011 | | Viewpoint


Pets of the Week - Jan. 7, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a 1-year-old dilute calico cat and a 10-week-old male retriever puppy The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden.net. The shelter's ...

January 07, 2011 | | Pets


Pauline Futrell Drakeford

Mrs. Pauline Futrell Drakeford, 68, of 1314 Gordon Street, Camden, SC, passed on Friday, December 31, 2010.

January 07, 2011 | | Obituaries


Mildred Wiles

A memorial service for Mildred Wiles, 84, of Lugoff, will be held Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund, 1496 Springvale Rd, Lugoff, SC 29078.

January 07, 2011 | | Obituaries


Good teen pals equal good politics

Of all the scientific studies that came out this past year, the most intriguing to me confirms an old theory: Adult politics are really an extension of which clique you joined in high school.

January 07, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Crushing the winds

In part two, I continue to recount my trek through Wyoming's Wind River Range. If you didn't catch part one, I will briefly get you up to speed: This past August, while looking to recharge mental strength and energy, I connected with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and its Rocky Mountain Light and Fast Backpacking Course. Our team, eight students and two instructors, hiked 140 miles in 13 days through the remote Wind River Range as we learned lightweight techniques like cooking one-pot meals, staying warm and dry with minimal gear, and honing backpacking skills including navigation ...

January 07, 2011 | Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Our county at work?

As we start 2011, let's take time out to thank your county leaders and administration for a great year in 2010.

January 07, 2011 | Wm. Dugan Camden | Letters


Camden Garden Club to host first meeting of new year

The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday at the home of Mrs. Nancy Langston. The house is a sprawling ranch with an open floorplan making it perfect for a meeting. The program this month is all about living with orchids. The speaker will be Mr. Stan Hutto who is the past president of the South Carolina Orchid Society.

January 07, 2011 | | Localife


King Haiglar Garden Club to meet Monday

The January meeting of the King Haiglar Garden Club will be held Monday at 3:30 p.m.

January 07, 2011 | | Localife


Rec Notes - Jan. 7, 2011

The chance to learn the Electric Slide and other popular steps is here. And with the addition of morning classes, there's a session to fit almost any schedule.

January 07, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Save us from our devices

WASHINGTON -- Mr. Speaker, please don't.

January 05, 2011 | Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Demons add another tourney crown to their 2010 resume

There was no better way to wrap up what was a memorable 2010 for the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team than to end the past year with a championship.

January 05, 2011 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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First day of school fun at Wateree Elementary

August 27, 2014 | | Localife


Pinkerton selected to serve as Leader Dog Program coordinator

Long time member of the Lions International Club, Rich Pinkerton, was recently selected to serve as the club's regional coordinator for the Leader Dog Program for North and South Carolina.

August 27, 2014 | | Localife


Fine Arts Center to host annual meeting

The Fine Arts Center will host its annual meeting Thursday, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. at the FAC in the Jim and Pat Watts Performing Arts Wing and Shull Pavilion.

August 27, 2014 | | Localife


Coming Soon

Coming soon.

August 27, 2014 | | National


Demon nickname and cheerleader uniforms

When I was told about the "Demon Nickname" article in Friday's paper, I was upset when I read the article. I was mad. Oh, by the way my daughter is a cheerleader.

August 27, 2014 | Craig Harvey, Proud Cheer Dad Lugoff | Letters


Corporate tax returns should be public

Tax inversions. Double Irish with a Dutch sandwich. Spinning off tangible assets into real estate investment trusts. Son-of-BOSS shelters.

August 27, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


College football’s here

We comment on sports issues in this space on a regular basis, because athletics are so ingrained into the culture of Kershaw County and South Carolina. This week marks the kick-off of college football season in the Palmetto State, and several developments highlight the changing culture of the pigskin pastime here.

August 27, 2014 | | Editorials


United Way challenge

Camden High and Lugoff-Elgin High students used the week leading up to their rival football game to raise money for the United Way of Kershaw County. As announced at halftime of the football game, Lugoff-Elgin High raised $40,748.20 and Camden High raised $24,825.81, new all-time high amounts for both schools and over $26,000 more than last year's total. Over the past six years, the two schools have brought in over $182,000 to help the local community. Pictured are students and staff from both schools and United Way officials joining midfield of the Lugoff-Elgin ...

August 27, 2014 | | Education


Parent of L-EHS cheerleader speaks out

I am writing about the negative article that appeared in the Camden Chronicle this past Friday concerning the Lugoff Elgin cheerleaders.

August 27, 2014 | Kimberly M. Sims Lugoff | Letters


Kershaw County Amateur Radio club hosting classes

The Kershaw County Amateur Radio club will have a series of classes about amateur radio open to licensed and unlicensed enthusiasts. The classes will run September 10, 17 and 24 Wednesday evenings at 7-9 p.m. in the Band Room on the Camden Military Academy grounds.

August 27, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Ariail for Aug. 27, 2014

August 27, 2014 | | Ariail


Yesteryear for Aug. 27, 2014

Scott Addis earns Eagle Scout award

August 27, 2014 | | Yesteryear


North Central fall sports schedules

Volleyball

August 27, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


CMA cross country schedule

Cross Country

August 27, 2014 | | Camden Military


Demonstrative puts himself in Eclipse picture

Jacqueline Ohrstrom's Demonstrative, narrowly second in the A. P. Smithwick Memorial (Gr. 1), jumped into the thick of the 2014 championship battle with a highly professional half-length victory in Saratoga Race Course's $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup on Monday.

August 27, 2014 | | Equine


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