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Couple thankful to those who helped

I would like to thank all the people who helped me on March 4 when I fell on Broad Street and broke a rib. I am so glad to live in a community of such caring people.

April 19, 2016 | Susie and Larry Smith Camden | Letters


Rich: The ethics of moonshining

When the Chattanooga Better Business Bureau hired me as the keynote speaker for its annual luncheon, the president and CEO was very specific on what he wanted me to talk.

April 19, 2016 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Morgan: Not the Fed

Watching this year's presidential campaign has been interesting, to say the least. There's obviously a lot of pent-up citizen anger about "Washington" and "the Establishment." A 2015 study by the Pew Research Center indicated only 19 percent of those surveyed indicated trust in the federal government. There was a lot of the same kind of anger about when I voted in my first presidential election back in 1972. The famous humorist Will Rogers made a career out of poking fun at Washington, even back in the 1930s. The more things change, the more they stay the same, I ...

April 19, 2016 | By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Yesteryear for April 19, 2016

To coincide with the 20th anniversary of Earth Day, the Chronicle - Independent this week began a recycling program at the Camden office. The newspaper, which recycles newsprint for Kershaw County Activity Center, will also recycle white paper, computer paper and aluminum cans.

April 19, 2016 | | Yesteryear


BARBARA BUSSE - Lugoff

Barbara Jean Pack Busse, 71, of Lugoff, died Friday, April 15, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Sherman Montague Pack and Emma Naomi Marsh. She was born in Washington, DC. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Midland, VA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Barbara's memory to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 810, Memphis, TN 38101.

April 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


ANNIE J. HORNSBY - Lugoff

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Annie Jackson Hornsby, 88, of Lugoff will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday April 20, 2016 at Hillcrest Baptist Church with burial to follow in church Cemetery. Rev. Kenneth Jackson will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 1:00 PM in the church. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Hornsby's memory to Hillcrest Baptist Church, P. O. Box 85 Elgin, SC 29045.

April 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


DAVID JEFFERS JR. - Elgin

A funeral service to celebrate the life of David Jeffers, Jr., 62, of Elgin, SC, will be held at 4:00 PM, Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church in Elgin. Rev.'s Paul Miles, George Cashwell and Richard Cameron will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM today, April 19, 2016 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in David's memory to Thiel-Meyer Animal Adoption Center, 128 Black River Road, Camden, SC 29020.

April 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


LEWIS JOHNSON JR. - Camden

Lewis Johnson, Jr., 78, of 1514 Campbell Street in Camden died Friday, April 15, 2016. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

April 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


GERALD W. TRUESDELL JR. - Westville

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Gerald W. Truesdell, Sr, 80, of Westville, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, today, April 19, 2016 at Bethany Baptist Church in Westville. Rev. Craigan Blankenship will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at his home and after the service in the church Family Life Center. Memorials may be made in Mr. Truesdell's memory to Bethany Baptist Church Family Life Center, PO Box 488, Westville, SC 29175.

April 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


ZACHARY J. ZACCONE - Kershaw

KERSHAW -- A memorial gathering for Zachary Joseph "Zack" Zaccone, 39, will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at 157 Cricket Hill Dr., Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

April 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


ATEC students win honors at SC HOSA conference

Students enrolled in the Kershaw County School District's Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) health science program won first, second and third place medals in statewide health occupations competition for high schools held March 16-18 in North Charleston.

April 19, 2016 | | Education


Rotary scholars

The West Wateree-Lugoff Rotary Club recently awarded its annual scholarships to five Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) seniors for outstanding accomplishments both inside and outside the classroom. Each student received $1,000 and spoke at a recent club meeting about their college plans. Since 1990, the club has awarded 110 scholarships to L-EHS seniors totaling $70,000, all raised by club members. Shown are (front row, from left) L-EHS guidance counselors Darcella Pindar and Delacie McNeice; and scholarship recipients Ashleigh Chaney, Tyler Harhart, Emma Russell, Dena Stanley and Jamie Stroud. In back are (from left) West Wateree Rotary Club Scholarship Committee ...

April 19, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin


L-EHS faculty reunion coming up

April 19, 2016 | | Education


For the Record - April 19, 2016

Real estate transactions

April 19, 2016 | | For the Record


L-EHS announces third quarter honor roll

Lugoff-Elgin High School recently announced its honor rolls for the third quarter.

April 19, 2016 | | Education


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IDA MAE JONES - Florence

Florence-Mrs. Ida Mae Frazier Bracey Jones, 86, of 617 West Marion Street, Florence and formerly of Camden, passed on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Family and ...

May 03, 2016 | | Obituaries


JOTA C. MONTGOMERY - Columbia

Mrs. Jota Carlissa Montgomery, 42, of 300 Elders Pond Drive in Columbia died Thursday, April 28, 2016. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home ...

May 03, 2016 | | Obituaries


HOWARD G. NORRIS - Camden

Howard Glenn "Bubba" Norris, 86, of Camden, SC, passed into Jesus Kingdom on Sunday, May 1, 2016. A funeral service to celebrate his life will ...

May 03, 2016 | | Obituaries


Ariail for May 3, 2016

May 03, 2016 | | Ariail


Editorial: Billy Ammons

There may not be a more respected person in all of Kershaw County than Billy Ammons.

May 03, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: In his own words

WASHINGTON -- One of the most effective political ads of the season features women repeating the many derogatory statements Donald Trump has made about the fairer ...

May 03, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: What lies ahead

The other morning, I called one of my best friends. I had a bit of news as well as a piece of advice I wanted ...

May 03, 2016 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Teal: A potpourri of KC journalism history

In 1896, the South Carolina Press Association requested Charleston newspaperman Yates Snowden to prepare a sketch of newspapers published in South Carolina to that date ...

May 03, 2016 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Yesteryear - May 3, 2016

The Lafayette Cedar tree in front of the courthouse in downtown Camden has been nominated to the National Register of Historic Trees.

May 03, 2016 | | Yesteryear


Dogs head to playoffs after emotional win

Not wanting to go an entire week between the end of the regular season and the start of the AAA state playoffs, Camden has found ...

April 29, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle


Loss sends L-E netters to Lower State

Having a berth in the 4A state tennis tournament already in pocket, Lugoff-Elgin entered Tuesday's home match with Region 4 rival Westwood playing for ...

April 29, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Ariail for April 29, 2016

April 29, 2016 | | Ariail


Editorial: Economic trips

Today, we report on two recent overseas trips taken by Kershaw County Council Chairman Julian Burns and County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean. According to ...

April 29, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: Plato, Aristotle and, oh dear, Trump

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- When it comes to rhetoric, Plato was right and Aristotle -- not so much.

April 29, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Moment of Nature - April 29, 2016

Folk singer Pete Seeger wrote a song in the 1950s which was later performed in 1965 by the The Byrds. The lyrics, in part, go ...

April 29, 2016 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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