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Wrestling his way to a college scholarship

After having won the 4A state championship at 171 pounds to cap off a more-than-memorable high school wrestling career, 2011 Lugoff-Elgin graduate Will Connell (center) was named as the recipient of the John L. Thompson Sr. Memorial Wrestling Scholarship.

August 03, 2011 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Remember when... -- Aug. 3, 2011

"Remember when..." is a weekly historical feature showcasing life in Kershaw County, taken from the archives of the Chronicle-Independent. Kitty and Carlyle Baxley and their family were selected Region VI Family of the Year in 1987. State Sen. Donald Holland (left) presented a gift and plaque to Kitty and Carlyle, who were joined by family including their grandson, Richard Potter, a cousin, William Capers; their daughter-in-law, Judy Duncan Baxley; their daughter, Lynn Baxley Doster; their son, Charles Baxley; and Kitty's mother, Annie Wise.

August 03, 2011 | | Remember when...


Matthew Perry

It is difficult for children in Kershaw County today to even imagine the Jim Crow era, when African-Americans had to use separate bathrooms, couldn't eat in most restaurants, endured poor facilities and often had a difficult time even voting. That was just a bit more than a generation ago, and one of the towering figures who fought such injustices was Matthew Perry, who died earlier this week at age 89.

August 03, 2011 | | Editorials


The Tea Fragger Party

Fragging: "To intentionally kill or wound (one's superior officer, etc.), esp. with a hand grenade."

August 03, 2011 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


YMCA not county's concern

I have taken no position regarding the YMCA controversy because I don't live in the city limits. I do pay taxes to the city by virtue of shopping and frequenting restaurants in the city, and while I believe purchasing property and constructing a YMCA facility is a far cry from the highest and best use of the citizens' dollars and is as unwise as the Town Green, still I felt objection should come from residents of the city.

August 01, 2011 | Charles W. Humphries Camden | Letters


Mary James Horner

A memorial service for Mary James Horner, 54, of Camden, will be held Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Bruce Marthers will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Sisters of Charity, 2749 Laurel Street, Columbia, SC 29204.

August 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


Albert F. Lindenstruth

Albert F. Lindenstruth, PhD., age 90, of Hockessin, Delaware, was born in Guttenberg, New Jersey on March 4, 1921, raised in Red Bank, New Jersey and died on July 20, 2011 at Cokesbury Village.

August 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


Leslie Wood

Mr. Leslie Wood, 88, of 16 Amhurst Lane, Lugoff, died Sunday, July 31, 2011. Family and friends may call at the residence.

August 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


Ronald Joseph Bell

Funeral service for Ronald Joseph "Ronnie" Bell, 54, of Camden, will be Monday at 4:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. William Allen will officiate. The family received friends Sunday 7-9 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

August 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


Sally Bright

Graveside funeral services to celebrate the life of Sally Usher Bright, 78, of Camden will be held Monday, August 1, 2011 at 11:00 AM in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family received friends Sunday, July 31, 2011 from 3:00 – 4:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be sent in Mrs. Bright's memory to First Baptist Church, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020 or Kershaw County Home Health and Hospice, 2001 W. DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.

August 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


Master Gardeners to be honored

The Master Gardeners of Kershaw County will dedicate a tree they have donated on the grounds of the Camden Archives and Museum today in memory of local Master Gardeners who have faithfully served as volunteers.

August 01, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Sweet ride

Randy McCoy, with Randy's Tire and Lube in Lugoff, is the new owner of a 1972 Chevelle SS 454. Famed NASCAR driver Mark Martin surprised McCoy with the car during a July 20 celebration at CarQuest Auto Parts in Lugoff. McCoy said he entered CarQuest's "Restore Your Ride Sweepstakes" national competition several months ago, but was shocked to find out during the celebration that he was actually the winner. "I'm going to keep it put up, that's for sure. The value on it is worth more than anything I've got in my garage," he said ...

August 01, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Inez Gibson

Funeral service for Vivian Inez Bradshaw Gibson, 78, of Camden, was held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Camden Ward with burial to follow in Lugoff First Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends Saturday 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

August 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


Robert Ariail -- Aug. 1, 2011

August 01, 2011 | | Ariail


Walter "Gene" Gatlin

Funeral service for Walter "Gene" Gatlin, 60, of Camden, will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The family will receive friends Thursday 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

August 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


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Ariail for April 24, 2015

April 24, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Social Security

Lawmakers in Washington have long ignored the fact that the Social Security system in this country is broken. On the brink of insolvency, Social Security needs major revamping, whether it comes in the form of benefit reductions, tax increases or both. Congress has refused to consider benefit cuts decades out in the future, even for young adults who are just now starting to pay into the system. They are turning their backs on such simple fixes as delaying the age by a year or two at which people can start receiving their monthly allotments. Bear in mind, we aren't ...

April 24, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Mr. Hughes goes to Washington

WASHINGTON -- When postal worker Doug Hughes -- otherwise known as the gyrocopter dude -- landed his gizmo on the West Lawn of the Capitol, he wasn't worried about being shot down, he says.

April 24, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Pets of the Week - April 24, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Sadie, a 1-1/2-year-old female hound mix dog, and Taffy, a 1-1/2-year-old female domestic short-haired brown tabby cat. 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 ...

April 24, 2015 | | Pets


Noble: Business leaders in ‘small town’ S.C.

It is often said South Carolina is a big small town where everyone knows everyone else. And if we don't know someone personally, then it's usually "I know who they are."

April 24, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Dogs lose lead, game to Cavaliers, 6-5

Everyone knows what they say about payback. No team is finding that out better than the Camden High baseball squad.

April 24, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Demon tennis team is playoff-bound

Earlier this year, there were questions as to whether Lugoff-Elgin would have enough players to field a boys' tennis team.

April 24, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Rec Notes - April 24, 2015

Registration for swim lessons is underway at the Recreation Department. Registration for all lessons continues until the Thursday before the Monday lessons start. The first session runs June 1 - June 4 and June 8-June 11.

April 24, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


NC’s tourney hopes still alive after losses

A misplayed fly ball here, a booted grounder there and a flare or two thrown in for good measure.

April 24, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle


Regatta to set sail this weekend

Lake Wateree will be awash with the sight of sails billowing in the breeze as the Wateree Sailing Club (WSC) will host its second annual Spring Midlands Multihull Regatta on Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 25.

April 24, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Pena's late goal kicks Dogs into AAA tournament

In a final string of conference matches which were all basically playoffs to get into the playoffs, the Camden High boys' soccer team used a Roberto Pena header with three minutes left in regulation to break a 1-1 tie and give the Dogs a 2-1 win over Richland Northeast on Tuesday.

April 24, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Smith's 11th inning blast gives L-E 2-0 win

Gunner Smith's assault on Region 4-4A pitchers continued on Tuesday as the Lugoff-Elgin senior's two-run blast in the top of the 11th provided all the scoring in the Demons' 2-0 win over host Ridge View.

April 24, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


McLester Scholarship application deadline is set for April 30

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2015 Thomas E. McLester Scholarship Award, given by Camden First United Methodist Church. Kershaw County High School seniors are encouraged to apply.

April 24, 2015 | | People & Places


CJWL inducts 2015 members

The Camden Junior Welfare League (CJWL) announces its new members of the 2015 provisional class.

April 24, 2015 | | Camden


BDK reports third quarter honor roll

Baron DeKalb Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the third nine-weeks period.

April 24, 2015 | | Education


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