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April is Fair Housing Month

Every year the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proclaims April as Fair Housing Month. The purpose of this designation is to celebrate the passage of the Fair Housing Act in 1968. During this month HUD reaches out to the public with the message that "every person has the right to equal choices in housing." In the same way, the city of Camden wants the public to be knowledgeable about fair housing and related practices by defining fair housing, stating what it protects and describing why it's important.

April 17, 2013 | | Camden

Lady Knights finish second in Region 3-AA

With spring break over, the North Central softball team needed to get back to winning games after losing two of three, including their first in Region 3-AA play, in the week leading up to having a week off.

April 17, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle

Jones’ actions are misguided

Beware residents of Kershaw County. We cannot be passive about what is happening in county council as we absolutely need to keep a hospital that takes care of everybody whether they are capable of paying their bill or not.

April 17, 2013 | Pat Watts Camden | Letters

Boston bombing

The irony of Tuesday's tragic bombing in Boston is readily evident, being staged at one of the nation's most revered sporting events, and being held on Patriots Day, a Massachusetts holiday which commemorates the opening battle of the Revolutionary War. And whether it was carried out by a lone, deranged person or by a group trying to make a misguided point, it reminds us that in the 21st century, we are never safe from madmen.

April 17, 2013 | | Editorials

LSUMC Spring Fest

Saturday, Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church (LSUMC) will hold its Spring Fest 2013.

April 17, 2013 | | People & Places

Teen warns of dangers from tobacco use

Dear Annie: We are the future. It may sound cheesy, but that's the motto I live by, and it's one of the reasons I believe so strongly in the need to prevent and reduce tobacco use among teens and kids. My passion for tobacco-use prevention started when I saw the harm that tobacco use caused my older sister. She started smoking at age 13 and ended up with an addiction that spiraled out of control, in many ways taking her childhood with it.

April 17, 2013 | | Dear Annie

BMPFD receives $60,000 FEMA grant

The Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department (BMPFD) recent received a $60,430 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. The department will utilize this funding to upgrade portable radio equipment.

April 17, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Stores cited for selling alcohol, tobacco to minors

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is citing seven convenience stores, grocery stores and gas stations for selling either alcohol or tobacco to minors. The KCSO conducted Alcohol Enforcement (AET) compliance checks Monday on numerous stores as part of a continuing effort to keep such products out of the hands of Kershaw County minors.

April 17, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Harry Lee Caldwell

Mr. Harry Lee Caldwell of Camden entered into rest on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at KershawHealth Medical Center.

April 17, 2013 | | Obituaries

Barry Sebastian Coleman

Barry Sebastian Coleman, son of the late James Leroy Coleman, Sr. and Edith Fletcher Coleman, was born in Camden, SC on February 11, 1963 and was translated from Earth to Glory at KershawHealth Medical Center at 2:39 AM on Sunday, April 14, 2013.

April 17, 2013 | | Obituaries

Brian Belton

Mr. Brian Belton, 41, of 353 Crooks Ave. Paterson, NJ passed on Sunday, March 3, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 2 p.m., Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Camden, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Haile's Funeral home is assisting.

April 17, 2013 | | Obituaries

Beauty and the beast

WASHINGTON -- The recent kerfuffle over a secret recording of Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign strategy meeting, which focused on opposition research about a likely opponent, actress Ashley Judd, has divided observers into two groups.

April 17, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Irene Wilson

Graveside services for Irene Peake Wilson, 88, of Elgin, SC will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Harmony Baptist Church in Elgin. Rev. Jimmy Atkerson and Rev. Dan Griffin will officiate. The family will receive friends in the Fellowship Hall following the service. Memorials may be made in her memory to the American Heart Association of SC, Memorials & Tributes, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.

April 17, 2013 | | Obituaries

At KershawHealth, patients come first

I would like to respond to the recent articles concerning KershawHealth's request for help with our EMS. I have lived all my life in Kershaw County. We have a good community with many caring people. This includes county council, KershawHealth's board of directors, and the leadership and employees at KershawHealth.

April 17, 2013 | Kim Price Camden | Letters

Neighbors are making the Clinic Classic a family affair

This year, the Joseph, Battiata and Grumbach families who are all neighbors on Lyttleton St. are making the Clinic Classic a family event.

April 17, 2013 | | People & Places

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King Haiglar garden club meeting Monday, Oct. 12

The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet on Monday, Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. Cathy Moss will host the group at 314 Chesnut St ...

October 09, 2015 | | People & Places

CBA hosts quarterly breakfast

The Camden Business Alliance (CBA) will host Breakfast Before Hours on Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 8-9 a.m. at the Robert Mills Courthouse 607 South ...

October 09, 2015 | | People & Places

A week unlike any other

It's hard to try and put something funny in this space after what our state, county and our friends and neighbors went through last ...

October 09, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports

Kahler wins football contest

Michelle Kahler missed two of the 14 games listed to win last week's Chronicle-Independent weekly football contest.

October 09, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports

Pets of the Week - Oct. 9, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Harley, a very friendly 2-year-old female pitbull mix (she has a ...

October 09, 2015 | | Pets

Lugoff Automotive Group donates $25,000 to Red Cross

Mark Mason Sr., president of the Lugoff Automotive Group and Midlands Automotive Group, recently announced its dealerships have made a $25,000 donation to the ...

October 09, 2015 | | Business

For the Record - Oct. 9, 2015

(Editor's Note: Due to early deadline issues complicated by the recent flooding storms, we were unable to publish For the Record on Tuesday. We ...

October 09, 2015 | | For the Record

Ariail for Oct. 9, 2015

October 09, 2015 | | Ariail

Editorial: Thankful

One life lost, dozens of homes and businesses damaged, roads and bridges washed out. These are all things caused by flooding which resulted from this ...

October 09, 2015 | | Editorials

Parker: A Rose for racial reconciliation

OXFORD, Md. -- Long before there was a "Black Lives Matter" movement, there was Ruth Starr Rose -- an activist artist whose paintings nearly a century ago ...

October 09, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Editorial: And here we are

Welcome to the first-ever Tuesday edition of the Chronicle-Independent. As you can see, in addition to repackaging our old three times a week news for ...

October 06, 2015 | | Editorials

Tatum: By the time you read this...

...I will be long gone. Out of sight; out of mind; not a moment too soon. It's vacation time and boy do My Beloved ...

October 06, 2015 | | Columns

Parker: The GOP (New) McCarthyism

WASHINGTON -- The lede to this column is a deep, guttural groan that originates in the throat and expands into the lungs before collapsing in the ...

October 06, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Letter: CBA president lauds new businesses

Wonderful strides have been made in our fair city in the past year or two! The city itself is in the middle of a tremendous ...

October 06, 2015 | Patricia Richardson, pres. Camden Business Alliance | Letters

Ariail for Oct. 6, 2015

October 06, 2015 | | Ariail

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