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'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


Frank Dubose

Mr. Frank Dubose, 66, of 1808 Campbell Street Camden, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, July 21, 2012. Born in Cassatt, he was the son of the late Leroy and Emma Boston Dubose.

July 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


For the Record - July 25, 2012

Real estate transactions

July 25, 2012 | | For the Record


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Hilton F. Batts

Hilton F. Batts was born in Wilson, NC on February 10th , 1931 and born again in August, 1957. Hilton was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, November 22, 2014. Hilton passed away peacefully with his devoted wife Peggy, children, Carlton and Sheri and granddaughter, Ashlyn, by his side.

November 26, 2014 | | Obituaries


Pillows tied up with love

Nannie Seegars made 220 fleece pillows for residents at the Springdale Nursing Home. Her family, including her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, distributed the pillows to residents and employees on November 15. Seegars wanted to make the pillows to show her appreciation for the nursing home. "Mama has been working on these pillows, tied up with love, for about 10 months and it has been a true labor of love. We pray that God blesses each angel who receives a pillow," Seegar's daughter, Pat Collins said.

November 24, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


American Legion Post 17 oratorical contest orientation

An orientation meeting for potential participants in the James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 Annual High School Oratorical Contest will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 at Post 17's home on West DeKalb St. in Camden. Contest officials will discuss the subject that will be used for oration as well as explain contest rules.

November 24, 2014 | | Localife


Amateur Radio Club welcomes Gene Faulkenberry

Gene Faulkenberry, director of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), visited the Kershaw County Amateur Radio Club's November meeting. Director Faulkenberry gave a brief history on the large scale emergencies that he has seen during his time with Kershaw County. He highlighted Hurricane Hugo in 1989, the train derailment in 1990 and the flooding that occurred when many ponds were breached after heavy rains in 1991.

November 24, 2014 | | Localife


Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Frank Turner celebrate 54 years

Friends and family of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Frank would like to congratualate the couple on their 54th wedding anniversary. The couple celebrated on Nov. 19 with family.

November 24, 2014 | | Localife


Mr. Gaines and Ms. Hayes wed

Ms. Mary Melissa Hayes and Mr. Brian Lee Gaines of Anderson, S.C. were married Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 4 o'clock in the afternoon at the National Steeplechase Museum in Camden. The ceremony was officiated by the honorable Judge Harriet Pierce.

November 24, 2014 | | Localife


A winning beginning to the fall (Part 1)

The cooler temperatures produced these winners in the Carolina Motorsports Park's Powerade Kart Races held Sept. 13

November 24, 2014 | | Auto racing


A winning beginning to the fall (Part 2)

The cooler temperatures produced these winners in the Carolina Motorsports Park's Powerade Kart Races held Sept. 13.

November 24, 2014 | | Auto racing


A winning beginning to the fall (Part 3)

The cooler temperatures produced these winners in the Carolina Motorsports Park's Powerade Kart Races held Sept. 13.

November 24, 2014 | | Auto racing


Noted and passed - Nov. 24, 2014

• Property rights vs. community pride is a conflict as old as civilization itself. In recent months, we've reported on two attempts to regulate the appearance of properties in an effort to clean up our communities. Back in October, Kershaw County Council rejected, 3-4, third reading of an ordinance which would have given the county authority to demolish uninhabitable dwellings deemed a nuisance to neighbors or the community at large. More recently, Bethune Town Councilman John Fulmer proposed an ordinance which, if passed in December, would fine owners of blighted properties if they don't clean them up after being ...

November 24, 2014 | | Editorials


Cooking Thanksgiving food with a friend

It started accidentally. Some good ideas and memorable moments are like that. They aren't planned. They're born, bringing with them an ability to nudge a way naturally into our lives and become a tradition.

November 24, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


The start of something (really) big

As a part of writing this column, I go to lots of meetings, community events and conferences all across the state in my never ending search to find out about the people, businesses and community groups that are doing good and important things to make our state better.

November 24, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader: focus on dog owners, not breeds

Regarding your editorial in the Nov. 14 C-I regarding "Pit Bulls," I was disappointed that you chose to use the two recent incidents in Kershaw County as an opportunity to condemn a particular breed of dog, instead of focusing attention on the actual problem, which is the lack of responsible pet ownership. This would have been an appropriate time to support the passage and vigorous enforcement of laws that focus, not on breed, but on people's responsibility for their dogs' behavior. These include measures that hold owners of all dogs accountable for properly housing, supervising and controlling their dogs ...

November 24, 2014 | Margaret Ellis Camden | Letters


Letter: ‘If it ain’t broke’ may not serve us well

I read Mr. Charlie Humphries' letter in Friday's Chronicle-Independent with interest. In the letter, Mr. Humphries implies that because the school district is producing strong results, and it is, making investment in the future isn't really necessary right now. As he puts it, the "If it ain't broke" philosophy.

November 24, 2014 | KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan Kershaw County School District | Letters


Connie Mae Mickle

Mrs. Connie Mae Mickle, 91, of 818 Campbell Street, Camden died Thursday. Friends may call at residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Mickle Family.

November 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


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