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Molestation suspect tried to have victim, mother killed

Brian Robert Sharpe, the 25-year-old Johnsonville man arrested Thursday for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl, now faces charges that he tried to have the girl and her mother killed.

July 25, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


C-I announces promotion, new hire

Camden Media Co., parent company of the Chronicle-Independent, is proud to announce the promotion of staff reporter Michael Ulmer to assistant editor and the hiring of Tenell Felder as Localife editor.

July 25, 2012 | | Business


'Unthinkable' to keep Tucker

It is truly "unthinkable" that the Kershaw County Democratic Party would certify Sammie Tucker Jr. as a candidate for public office. To entertain that idea is ludicrous! To readily admit to people that he is not only an incumbent candidate for office but is actually the current Kershaw County Council Vice Chairman should be embarrassing to all citizens of Kershaw County. Realize, too, that Mr. Tucker is set to have no opposition!! Have our citizens completely given up on our political system? Are they now satisfied to let "whatever happens happen?"

July 25, 2012 | Kay Polk Camden | Letters


Yesteryear - July 25, 2012

Photo cutline -- Investigating -- Robert Strickland, archeologist in charge of the digging at Historic Camden digs a little deeper into an area that might be of significance.

July 25, 2012 | | Yesteryear


Top shot

July 25, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Military briefs - July 25, 2012

Civilian Mark A. Provencher, son of Sherry and Richard Provencher of Lugoff, recently enlisted in the U.S. Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Raleigh, N.C.

July 25, 2012 | | Military


School news - July 25, 2012

Sheldon A. Bates, DMD, completed his residency in orthodontics at the Virginia Commonwealth University, formerly the Medical College of Virginia, receiving a Master's of Science in Dentistry. Graduating from Lugoff High School in 2002, Wofford College in 2006 and Medical University of South Carolina in 2010, Dr. Bates will practice in Virginia. Dr. Bates is appreciative of family, friends, teachers and mentors who have made this possible.

July 25, 2012 | | Education


Tax tips - July 25, 2012

Income that you receive for the rental of your vacation home must generally be reported on your federal income tax return.

July 25, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Helping out

Thanks to Sean Riddle, Eagle Scout candidate of Boy Scout Troop 901, two new picnic tables and a bench have been been built and installed at Kendall Park for residents and visitors to enjoy. He was able to gather a host of fellow Boy Scouts and Scout leaders to volunteer and be the workforce behind the project on a recent Saturday morning.

July 25, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Magazine recognizes local dealer

Automotive News, a weekly automotive industry newspaper, recently recognized Mark Mason Jr., general manager of Lugoff Ford in Lugoff, as one of its "40 Under 40" up-and-coming dealers or mangers from around the country. Automotive News' July 16 cover story identified young, talented and ambitious individuals that are making a mark in this highly competitive industry.

July 25, 2012 | | Business


Brick streets, the first Lugoff and commerce

Herbert Cooke's father worked for the city of Camden. His job was to take care of the city streets. He used either the city's mules, horses or oxen and a bamboo apparatus to clean the brick streets. Nancy Ogburn and George Sandy can recall the brick streets around the old city hall which was located on Rutledge Street.

July 25, 2012 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Camden surveys

We've said on prior occasions that governmental entities sometimes tend to go overboard on paying taxpayer money to hire consultants, but Camden City Council might do well to follow through on its idea to use a firm that will help conduct citizen surveys. Mayor Jeffrey Graham and council members have been bold in undertaking major initiatives but there is a perception among some that they have been unwilling to listen to those who disagree with them. Of course, we've also said that there's a difference in being unwilling to listen and in listening but not agreeing. In ...

July 25, 2012 | | Editorials


William Estridge

Funeral service celebrating the life of William B. "Bill" Estridge, Jr., 66, of Bethune, SC will be held at 2:00PM, Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at Timrod Baptist Church, Bethune, SC with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. James Wallace will officiate. Family will receive friends at 1:00PM in the church hall preceding the service.

July 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


The Bain of truth

WASHINGTON -- When it comes to over-the-top politics, the Obama campaign has set a new standard with recent attempts to paint Mitt Romney as a felon.

July 25, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Stella Brunty Simon

Funeral services celebrating the life of Stella Brunty Simon, 97, of Lugoff, SC were held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel, followed by burial at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Camden.

July 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


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NC Middle hosts hoops jamboree

North Central Middle School will host its annual Patriot Basketball Jamboree on Monday, Nov. 24 with the six mini-games being contested inside The Castle at North Central High School in Boonetown.

November 21, 2014 | | Sports


Caster pits hoofer vs. crooner

At the beginning of the season, we told you that this would be the year that the Fearless Forecast brought you the biggest stars to be our guests. Well, look who we have with us today.

November 21, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Obama’s ‘dart’ at GOP

Lawyers of every political persuasion are lining up in Washington to have their say on the legality or illegality of the plan President Obama intends to implement regarding amnesty for illegal aliens who are in the United States without proper authorization, with one major network saying the president's plan to take the immigration system into his own hands "is a daring test of the limits of presidential power."

November 21, 2014 | | Editorials


Pope calls for family resurrection

WASHINGTON -- News that Pope Francis will visit the U.S. next year for the triennial World Meeting of Families brings elation to Catholics, excitement to pope watchers -- and perhaps a little chagrin to some who too soon interpreted Francis' broad compassion as a precursor to doctrinal changes related to marriage.

November 21, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Ariail for Nov. 21, 2014

November 21, 2014 | | Ariail


Camden’s African-American corridor

In 2008, a group of graduate students from the University of South Carolina's Public History Program produced a study entitled, "The Camden African-American Heritage Project." It was the product of a student group assignment conducted in 2005-06. The students were assisted by many Camden residents in their search for the history of African-Americans in Camden from the Colonial period through the era of civil rights. Though able to spend only one semester researching and writing, the students pulled together an admirable overview of the lives of African-Americans here. In their final recommendations they suggested, among other things, that an ...

November 21, 2014 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: ‘If it ain’t broke…’

On Monday, the Chronicle-Independent reported the Kershaw County School District earned an "Excellent" rating on our state report card issued by the S.C. Department of Education. Our KCSD superintendent, Dr. Frank Morgan said, "Our schools are producing outstanding results and I am extremely grateful for the hard work of our students, families, teachers and administrators." I would include Dr. Morgan and the school board and say how proud I am of their accomplishments. Kudos to all of them.

November 21, 2014 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Candlelight Tour of Homes

The Camden Junior Welfare League presents the 38th annual Candlelight Tour of Homes from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. The tour will begin at the Camden Archives and Museum.

November 19, 2014 | | Localife


Price House annual pecan benefit

According to Price House Commision Chair Polly Lampshire, the Price House annual benefit pecan sale begins Nov. 20.

November 19, 2014 | | Localife


Sheheen: ‘It is the journey that matters most’

I try to live life as a journey full of unknown destinations. And I do believe it is the journey that matters most. During the last year, I was blessed enough to experience a journey throughout our wonderful state of South Carolina. A campaign for governor is a journey through the hearts and souls of many people and places. A statewide campaign is sometimes brutal and sometimes joyful, but never dull. I treasure that journey and thank my friends in Camden and Kershaw County for letting me experience it.

November 19, 2014 | State Sen. Vincent Sheen Guest Op-Ed | Columns


Millennial spendthrifts? Not so

WASHINGTON -- Millennials are foolhardy spendthrifts. But young people basically always are, and that's probably OK.

November 19, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Crime Report for Nov. 19, 2014

During undercover operations Monday, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) cited four businesses for selling tobacco or alcohol to underage buyers. According to a KCSO press release, underage participants under KCSO supervision attempted to make illegal purchases at 23 businesses where tobacco and alcohol are legally sold.

November 19, 2014 | By Gary Phillips and Tenell Felder C-I editorial staff | Crime-Police-Fire


For the Record - Nov. 19, 2014

Real estate transactions

November 19, 2014 | | For the Record


Yesteryear for Nov. 19, 2014

Youth show an interest in and knowledge of history

November 19, 2014 | | Yesteryear


One-day baseball camp features Rays' pitcher Kohn

Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher and former Camden High School standout Michael Kohn will return home as the lead instructor for a one-day baseball camp on Sunday, Dec. 14 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at American Legion Park in Camden.

November 19, 2014 | | Sports


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