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A 'reverse beauty pageant' for tyrants

"What if they gave a war and nobody came? So goes an old Vietnam War era bumper sticker. I've got an update in mind: What if they gave a war and nobody paid attention?

April 08, 2011 | Clarence page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Keeping it green

Margot Rochester was a very special person. She was teacher, mentor, author, speaker, Master Gardener and friend to all who knew her. She wrote many gardening columns for various newspapers, including Kershaw County's Chronicle-Independent, and authored two books, "Earthly Delights" and "Down to Earth: Practical Thoughts for Passionate Gardeners." She was also a very special friend to me. We would often visit public and private gardens together. Every flower she saw was her "favorite," and she just had to have it in her garden. Because she lived close to me, I visit her garden often. Walking through her garden ...

April 08, 2011 | Janet M. Smith Kershaw County Master Gardener | Letters


Real Estate - April 6, 2011

Real estate transactions

April 06, 2011 | | For the Record




It's the women, stupid

NEW YORK -- Whether the topic is Libya's rebels or Afghanistan's "reconciliation" with the Taliban, the pivotal question is, or should be: What about the women?

April 06, 2011 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Ansley, Bulldogs stop Marlboro County, 7-3

Given his team's recent rash of injuries, Camden High baseball coach Denny Beckley could not complain about his team being in third place in the Region 6-AAA race with three conference games left on their schedule.

April 06, 2011 | | Camden High/Middle


Robert Ariail -- April 6, 2011

April 06, 2011 | | Viewpoint


Remember when... April 6, 2011

"Remember when..." is a weekly historical feature showcasing life in Kershaw County, taken from the archives of the Chronicle-Independent. County directors attended the district meeting of the Kershaw County Farm Bureau at Blaney in April 1958. They included (seated, from left) D.K. Stokes, Camden; C.B. Mitchell, Bethune, director of the S.C. Farm Bureau; D.E. Baxley, Kershaw; Mrs. J.R. Bell, Lugoff; (standing) J.D. Crawford, Camden; Howard Truesdale, Westville; R.D. Pate, Kershaw; H.J. Horton, Bethune; L.H. McCallum, Lugoff; and A.B. Nelson, Blaney.

April 06, 2011 | | Viewpoint


'It was felt that the Rubicon was passed'

Captain Stephen D. Lee, CSA wrote on April 13, 1861 that, "We then proceeded at once to Fort Johnson (James Island), which we reached at 4 a. m. (April 12), and to Captain George S. James, commanding at that post, gave the order to open fire at the time indicated. His first shell was fired at 4:30 a. m….."

April 06, 2011 | John S. Rainey C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Yesteryear -- April 6, 2011

29 YEARS AGO -- April 5-8, 1982

April 06, 2011 | | Yesteryear


Scrapbook - April, 6, 2011

Ice cream

April 06, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Farmers Market open Saturday

Get a real taste of spring at the season opening of the Kershaw County Farmers Market Saturday.

April 06, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Ketchem golf tourney to fund prostate screenings

The 21st annual KershawHealth Foundation Vern Ketchem Golf Tournament will be held Monday at the Camden Country Club.

April 06, 2011 | | Healthcare


George Keys

George Keys, 73, died Thursday. He was the son of the late Rev. Summers and Sallie Keys.

April 04, 2011 | | Obituaries


Phyllis Mathis

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Phyllis McLain Mathis, 79, of Camden, were held Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Burial followed in Quaker Cemetery with Rev. Bruce Hancock officiating. The family received friends Saturday, April 2, 2011 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Mathis's memory to a charity of one's choice.

April 04, 2011 | | Obituaries


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Betty Bell

A funeral service for Betty Hinson Bell, 82, of Kershaw, SC, was held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 25, 2015, in the sanctuary of Kershaw Second Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Kershaw City Cemetery. Rev. Tony Pope officiated.

January 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Paul Reece

Paul Wayne Reece, 67, of Cassatt, SC, died Tuesday, January 20, 2015. A memorial service will be private. Memorials may be made in Paul's memory to the Disabled American Veterans of SC, Inc. PO Box 5317, West Columbia, SC 29171

January 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Charlie Haynesworth Holloman III

Funeral service for Charlie Haynesworth Holloman III, 79, will be held on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Church of God with burial to follow in the St. John United Methodist Church Cemetery, Spring Hill. The family will receive friends today 6-7:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to St. Andrew Church of God, 4238 Red hill Road, Camden, S.C. 29020.

January 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ariail for Jan. 26, 2014

January 26, 2015 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Jan. 26, 2015

• We hope you had as much fun reading our recent front page story on the 2015 Junior Leadership Kershaw County's etiquette class as we did putting it together. The entire Junior Leadership program -- taking some of Kershaw County's brightest and most promising students and giving them the opportunity to interact with a variety of leaders from across the county -- is one we're lucky to have in our community. The etiquette class, held at Boykin's Mill Pond Steakhouse, taught these already well-mannered teens the finer points of moving through society, especially at a fancy restaurant. Parents often ...

January 26, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: What I love about my South

It happened the other day. It's funny how things so simple can remind us of things so meaningful, of those sweets that are tucked inside our hearts and unknowingly treasured.

January 26, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Morgan: The Abbeville decision

While I was taking a finance class as part of my doctoral program in Virginia in the early 1990s, one of the topics we discussed was a lawsuit that had been filed in South Carolina, now called the Abbeville case, which challenged South Carolina's structure for funding public education. Life takes funny turns. Here I am 21 years later in South Carolina when the case is finally settled.

January 26, 2015 | KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Calling the shots

DOVER, Del. -- Camden native and former Camden High School football standout Kenny Carter was named as the head football coach at Delaware State University last Wednesday.

January 26, 2015 | | Sports


This week in KC sports

Monday: Lewisville, Darlington at Camden Military Academy (WR – 5 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Fairfield Central (BB – 6 p.m.)

January 26, 2015 | | Sports


Camden native to sign newest book at Kirkwood center

Rickey E. Macklin, a Camden native, will sign copies of his books at the Kirkwood Community Center, 2402 Carlos St. in Camden, from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5.

January 26, 2015 | | Localife


Tips for finding if a pet is right for your family

Pets often make wonderful additions to a household. Parents not only love pets because animals bring smiles to their children's faces, but also because pets teach kids about responsibility.

January 26, 2015 | | Localife


WE stands for Work Experience at CCTC

A new economic development program involving businesses and industries in Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties will offer paid work experience opportunities for Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) industrial and engineering technology students. Officials announced the launch of the WE, or Work Experience, program during a press conference at CCTC's main campus Thursday.

January 26, 2015 | | Education


CHS, L-E swept in doubleheaders

After winning their first Region 4-4A game of the season, the sledding has become tougher for the Lugoff-Elgin boys' basketball team.

January 26, 2015 | | Sports


Ariail for Jan. 23, 2014

January 23, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: State of the Union

Kershaw County residents who watched the State of the Union address Tuesday night might agree with us that perhaps it's time to call a halt to the entire production. That's not a slam at President Obama, for he did nothing more overtly political than his predecessors from both parties have been doing for years. It's just that the term "state of the union" bears little resemblance to what actually occurs at the annual event; it's become little more than a political circus.

January 23, 2015 | | Editorials


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