Tickets for the 2011 NASCAR racing season at Darlington Raceway are now on sale to the general public.
The Camden Country Club team of, from left, Bob Stringer, Jimmy Burgess and Vic Hannon, claimed the third annual Lathrop Cup by six shots with a total of four over par 220. Camden won the Inaugural Lathrop Cup in 2008 when it was the host club. The 2010 South Carolina Golf Association Lathrop Cup was played on the par-72, Reserve Club at Woodside Plantation in Aiken. The field consisted of 21 teams playing in both the Lathrop Cup and the Lathrop Cup Pro-Am. The Lathrop Cup is comprised of three amateurs, over the age of 55, to compete for the ...
It didn't come as a surprise to many people in Kershaw County when former County Administrator Bobby Boland and current Utilities Director Russell Wright filed a federal wrongful arrest lawsuit recently against Kershaw County Sheriff's Office Capt. David Thomley. The resolution of the suit -- whatever that might be -- will bring to an end an unfortunate chapter in Kershaw County politics and law enforcement.
Ever wonder why college tuition is going up so rapidly while the economy is in the doldrums and inflation is non-existent?
It was, or so I thought, a dandy column idea: an imaginary, missing chapter of George W. Bush's "Decision Points," in which the former president would admit to having made the wrong call on taxes.
Our mid-term general election is over, and several thoughts come to mind.
So here we are, a few weeks after one of the weirdest election cycles of all time. The optimist in me says, "Oh, look! The people are waking up and realizing they do have the power after all."
Life is a journey that was never meant to be traveled alone -- we would never make it if that were the case. We all need that someone who will never forsake us; that person that will be there until the end of the passage, through the pleasant weather and the storms. This person is what I like to title, the Encourager. These are the people that would rather face the obstacles with you, than leave you to endure life's treacherous and precarious paths on your own. Just like Frodo had Sam, we would never complete our journeys without the ...
Camden resident Mary Margaret Green, a student at Thomas Sumter Academy in Dalzell, was chosen last month by members of her class to represent the ninth grade in the school's homecoming court. Her escort that evening was ninth grade class president Drake McCormick of Sumter. Thomas Sumter's varsity football team trounced Richard Winn Academy 34 to 0 during the homecoming game, a contributing step toward Thomas Sumter's 10-1 season and current SCISA Region AA Championship standing, the school's fourth year in a row.
The Kershaw County Farmers Market will bustle with extra energy Saturday in celebration of its annual Farm Day.
Funeral service for Kelley Lynn Hill Brinson, 51, of Lugoff, will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Lugoff First Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Greg Sweet and Rev. David Robinson will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Brinson Family Fund c/o Lugoff First Baptist Church or the church building fund.
35 YEARS AGO -- Nov. 14-19, 1975
Infant John Wesley Lee, III graveside services were held Monday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. He was the son of John Wesley Lee, Jr. and LaTasha Salmond of Sumter.
Cherry Ann Haggins Reeves, 66, of Battleship Road, Camden, died Monday. Friends may call at 311 West Cedar Lane, Bishopville.
The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) agriculture class will hold a fall plant sale Monday through Oct. 3 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the school's greenhouse on campus.
The Kershaw County Library will host a talk by Doug Peach, South Carolina Folklife and Traditional Arts Program Coordinator at the McKissick Museum (University of South Carolina) and the South Carolina Arts Commission, on the history of the Blues in South Carolina. The talk, which will focus on the musicians, culture, and style of music known as the "Piedmont Blues," will be held at the Camden Library on Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.
Lillie Ashton Yount and Jeremy Robert Getman will be married Nov. 7 in Philadelphia, PA.
The Kershaw Conservation District, United Way of Kershaw County and the City of Camden Planning Division are sponsoring a rain garden workshop Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at United Way of Kershaw County.
The Kershaw County Library will host a talk with historian Joseph McGill Jr., founder of The Slave Dwelling Project, on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Monday: Dutch Fork at Lugoff-Elgin (G – 4 p.m.); North Central at West Florence (VB – 5:30 p.m.)
• Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Fine Arts Center's (FAC) "Dancing With the Stars" event. We think we can place it firmly in the "fun(d)raising" category, in that it not only raises money for the FAC, but raises the fun quotient with folks getting to see some of Kershaw County's notable residents doing their best to shimmy and shake or tango across the stage. Extra congratulations to Tyke Redfearn and Ginny Marshall for winning the technical award for best dance routine, and to Eric Boland and Amanda Smith for earning the People's Choice Award ...
The Kershaw County School Board response in Monday's Chronicle-Independent to Scott Jordan's statement on Zemp Stadium is nothing if not informative. If you haven't been paying attention, the school district has proposed a facilities referendum for the November election which would, among other things, abandon Zemp Stadium while spending millions of additional taxpayer dollars on a new stadium on Ehrenclou Drive.
When I think back on the days of my youth, that time when I had the privilege of traveling on the NASCAR circuit, it would be hard to pick a lesson learned that was more important than another.
Kicking off their second go-through in Region 4-AA volleyball in the same manner as it did the first half of the campaign, North Central took a 3-0 win over visiting Buford in a Thursday night match played inside The Castle in Boonetown.
Debbie Branham continues her campaign to be Kershaw County's next Probate Judge.
Monday's KershawHealth Board of Trustees meeting started off with a generous gift from its Hospital Auxiliary.
When the Walt Disney Company announced plans to create an attraction at Walt Disney World's Epcot World Showcase based on the hit movie "Frozen," it likely did not expect impassioned responses from fans of attraction it will replace.
CHEESEBRIDGE -- "The Boxtrolls" hit theaters this weekend, and there is a lot of positive talk about the newest stop-motion animated picture.