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Simmons participates in CSU Premiere Day

Jeremy Simmons of Lugoff attended Premiere Day at Charleston Southern University (CSU) April 2. He is a CSU prospective student and has been awarded the Dr. Jairy C. Hunter Jr. Scholarship.

June 03, 2011 | | Education


Red Cross blood drive Tuesday at INVISTA

Tornadoes and flooding have ravaged the mid-states in recent weeks. The Red Cross has been working overtime and its resources are stretched to meet the challenge. The Kershaw County community can help.

June 03, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Post 17 plans benefit dinner sale to aid storm victims

Most county residents have seen stark images of nature's recent wrath -- communities obliterated by tornadoes or inundated by floodwaters. Many local residents recall their own angst in the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo in 1989.

June 03, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Julie Andrews still the real deal

I have a friend who works in the television business out in Los Angeles. She's employed by the host of a late-night talk show, so meeting celebrities is an everyday occurrence for her as she deals with them on matters regarding the program.

June 03, 2011 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


The Poppy Red

I recently learned of another attribute of being the middle child -- family historian. How wonderful, I thought; I've been looking for more to do in my day. Besides, I'm the sibling in the middle; you know, the pleaser, the inventive one. I suppose this could be fun, maybe rather interesting, I announced with the slightest of sarcasm. So I accepted the 15-plus boxes with a smile.

June 03, 2011 | Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Rec Notes for June 3, 2011

Learn the fundamental skills of fastpitch softball or improve softball skills at this camp offered June 13-17 at the Camden High School softball field.

June 03, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Jeffrey Myers

Service for Jeffrey Myers, 52, of Lugoff, will be private.

June 03, 2011 | | Obituaries


Dr. Robert Watkins

Robert Sharp Watkins, M.D., 87, of Camden, South Carolina, died peacefully Wednesday, June 1, 2011 with family at his side. Born in Greenville, SC in 1923, he was the son of the late Wister Royden and Mary Fisher Watkins. He graduated from Dreher High School and received his Bachelor of Science from the University of South Carolina where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Dr. Watkins received his Medical Degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, which he attended through the United States Army. He interned with Charlotte Memorial Hospital. Dr. Watkins practiced family medicine ...

June 03, 2011 | | Obituaries


Joyce Motley

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Joyce Self Motley, 64, of Elgin, will be held Friday, June 3, 2011 at 4:00 PM at Sawney's Creek Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, June 2, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Charles Miller and Rev. Evan Smith will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Motley's memory to Sawney's Creek Baptist Church, 14605 Highway 34, Ridgeway, SC 29130 or the American Cancer Society, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte ...

June 03, 2011 | | Obituaries


Happy 50th Anniversary!

Bill and Brenda Haynes of Lugoff were married on June 4, 1960 in Camden. They will celebrate their fifty-first anniversary on June 4, 2011.

June 03, 2011 | | People & Places


Girls' 8U traveling softball team hosting tryouts

Mandatory tryouts for the "Lite'em Up" girls' 8 and under coaches' pitch travel softball team will be held on Saturday, June 11 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the youth fields at the Larry Doby Recreation Complex in Camden.

June 03, 2011 | | Sports


Helping those in need

Roosevelt Halley (left) and David Engram (right) left on May 19 to help with the relief efforts in Epes, Ala., where the homes of hundreds of people were torn apart in late April by violent storms and tornados. Halley and Engram helped work on damaged homes of victims. They also carried a truckload of supplies with them. Some of the supplies included bottled water, instant meals, cleaning products, paper towels and other needed items. The supplies were donated by Lugoff Elgin Faculty and Staff, Zandra McFadden, Lil Gaines, Diane Stancil, Levonne Springs, Tiffany Springs, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Cook, Debbie ...

June 03, 2011 | | People & Places


Why libraries are still important

When discussing whether libraries will weather shifts in technology, librarians who have been on the scene longer (OK, only slightly longer) than I have like to mention how everyone was predicting our demise when the Internet came along in the '90s Instead, libraries added free access to the Internet to their missions, and in the process have helped millions bridge the digital divide. Anyone who's been in a library recently will likely attest that they are busy, vital places. Nonetheless, whether libraries are obsolete is a question that is perennially raised. I think the necessity of public libraries will ...

June 03, 2011 | Amy Schofield Kershaw County Library Director | Columns


Camden High School class of ’81 plans reunion June 18

The Camden High School Class of 1981 is planning a 30th reunion June 18, at 7 p.m. at the KershawHealth Resource Center, located at 124 Battleship Road, Camden.

June 03, 2011 | | People & Places


Military briefs for June 3, 2011

U.S. Navy Seaman Ricco A. Garcia, son of Paula R. and Thomas A. Garcia of Elgin, recently completed Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

June 03, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


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Editorial: Crape scolding

One thing which makes Camden so appealing is its attention to and love for trees. The city is graced with thousands of them, and they add immeasurably to the atmosphere of our municipality. The Camden Tree Foundation and its many volunteers work tirelessly to plant new trees and keep existing ones healthy, and the city of Camden has had the foresight to hire a professional to oversee the arboreal health of the area. But a recent newspaper column by the town's urban forester, Liz Gilland, was a bit troubling in its tone.

March 04, 2015 | | Editorials


Letter: Brown lauds Sheheen for CCRA service

Recently, a rather important occasion went unnoticed in Camden. Bob Sheheen retired after 38 years on the board of the Carolina Cup Racing Association. In many of these years, he served as vice chairman.

March 04, 2015 | Austin Brown Hilton Head | Letters


Letter: Real estate broker wants to ‘educate’ school board

I am writing to "educate" some folks with the Kershaw County school board regarding the article that came out in the Chronicle-Independent newspaper on Feb. 20, 2015.

March 04, 2015 | Suzanne W. Gordon, Gordon Realty Cassatt | Letters


Letter: Reader says KCSD referenda not chamber issue

Last November, we voted down the referendum that would empower the KCSD to tear down usable and functioning schools and construct replacement along with a new or rehabilitated Camden High football stadium. All it was going to cost was $130 million plus interest. But, fear not, they also asked us to approve a "penny" sales tax to pay for it.

March 04, 2015 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Yesteryear - March 4, 2015

19 YEARS AGO - March 6, 1996

March 04, 2015 | | Yesteryear


Free tax service eases filing headaches for elderly

Age can have its advantages when it comes to paying federal income taxes.

March 04, 2015 | | Business


For the Record - March 4, 2015

Real estate transactions

March 04, 2015 | | For the Record


Sidewalk Survey - March 4, 2015

March 04, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


Umpiring clinic on tap

The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department will hold an umpire certification clinic for those persons interested in working Dixie Boys baseball games.

March 04, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Lady Demons keep Kickoff Classic trophy at home

Nobody likes a rude hostess, unless, of course, everything all falls into place at the end of the end of the event.

March 04, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs drop two in Pee Dee event

After dropping their first two games of the Pee Dee Invitational Pre-season Tournament being played in West Florence, Camden High head baseball coach Denny Beckley said it is time for his team to stop reading and believing what people are saying about them.

March 04, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Serpas' double lifts L-E past Aiken

Blake Serpas smacked a two-run, sixth inning double to the gap in right center to snap a 5-5 tie and help give Lugoff-Elgin an 8-5 win over Aiken in Saturday's first round of the Carolina Ale House Classic.

March 04, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bowers and Knights blank CMA

Tyler Bowers struck out six batters in a three-inning stint as host North Central shut out Camden Military Academy, 12-0, in Saturday's opening day of the Mid-Carolina Credit Union Baseball Bash being played in Boonetown.

March 04, 2015 | | Sports


March is Youth Arts Month

March is Youth Arts Month and the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is gearing up for a great month of celebrating youth arts. The month's events begin with the opening of the Youth Arts Month exhibition in the Bassett Gallery from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 12. Some of the best student artwork will be on display through April 9. Art teachers from grades K-12 have chosen the top of their students' work to be on exhibition. This work will be judged again at the Center and the best of each grade level will go ...

March 04, 2015 | | Arts


The aviator's helmet

Bob Clithero displays a vintage leather pilot's helmet of a type that would have been used by aviators in the early 20th century. Clithero spoke about Winston Groom's book, "The Aviators," during a recent meeting of the Golden K Club. The book is about three giants of aviation -- Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and Eddie Rickenbacker -- and their enormous influence and contribution to aviation and to the world. All three, Clithero said, were raised in relative poverty and estranged from their fathers, but had strong relationships with their mothers. All three were innovators and mechanical geniuses. All three survived ...

March 04, 2015 | | Camden


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