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KC Historical Society will host Wyckoff for fall program

Sunday, Mac Wyckoff, historian, will return as guest speaker for the Kershaw County Historical Society's fall program, which will be held at 3 p.m. at the Camden High School Auditorium, 1022 Ehrenclou Drive, Camden.

October 31, 2012 | | People & Places


Ariail for Oct. 31, 2012

October 31, 2012 | | Ariail


Remember the Revolution, then act!

It is said that a memorial, whether monument or statue is a promise from the present to the future -- our posterity -- about the past. The true value of that memorial is determined by how well we keep the promise. What John Hagins recently did here with our hometown Maria Kirby-Smith in honoring Joseph Kershaw and Catawba Chief Hagler is simply outstanding! Powerful personalities from our town and county's birth on whom the public can more easily ponder. John stepped up on the mound when no one else did and Maria hit a homerun with these two characters cut realistically ...

October 31, 2012 | By David Reuwer C-I guest columnist | Columns


Deficit must be reduced

No matter which candidate wins the presidency and no matter which party controls the House and the Senate, elected officials would do well to pay attention to level-head business leaders when it comes to the horrid budget deficits this country is facing. Democrats decry any kind of spending cuts, while Republicans want to close the door on tax increases, period.

October 31, 2012 | | Editorials


Sidewalk Survey -- Oct. 31, 2012

October 31, 2012 | | Sidewalk Survey


Practical Christmas gift ideas

Dear Annie: Christmas is just around the corner. Teachers appreciate the gifts from their students, but I know many teachers who spend their own money on classroom needs. Please suggest that students consider giving teachers a gift card to places that offer school supplies and also for coffee shops, microwave soups and other consumables.

October 31, 2012 | | Dear Annie


Gertrude Faye Jones

Funeral service for Gerturde Faye Jones, 73, of 506 Cooper Street in Camden, will be held Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, 1:00 p.m. at Camden First United Methodist Church burial in Good Hope Wesley United Methodist Church cemetery. She died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. Friends may visit 320 Bloomsbury Circle (Chestnut Hill) in Camden. collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

October 31, 2012 | | Obituaries


Gertrude Faye Jones

Funeral service for Gerturde Faye Jones, 73, of 506 Cooper Street in Camden, will be held Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, 1:00 p.m. at Camden First United Methodist Church burial in Good Hope Wesley United Methodist Church cemetery. She died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. Friends may visit 320 Bloomsbury Circle (Chestnut Hill) in Camden. collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

October 31, 2012 | | Obituaries


DAR book donation

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, University of South Carolina Chapter, has donated a set of the series, "South Carolina Women: Their Lives and Times," to the Camden Archives and Museum in memory of the late Dr. Constance Ashton Myers, a series contributor and member of the USC NSDAR. The presentation was made Friday, Oct. 26, at the archives.

October 31, 2012 | | People & Places


C-I now offers free online access to print subscribers

Print subscribers -- current or new -- to the Chronicle-Independent can now receive free Web access to all the C-I's online news content. Previously, access to news content on the C-I's website, www.chronicle-independent.com, was behind a paywall and only available by paying for an online subscription.

October 31, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Noted and passed - Oct. 29, 2012

• In the midst of all the presidential punditry and endless spin, we were struck recently by the simple concept of how much sense it would make to have a single six-year term for the presidency, with re-election not allowed. Chief executives then could accomplish things without always stopping to check the political winds. Perhaps best of all, we would only be subjected to the endless campaign tripe every six years instead of every four.

October 29, 2012 | | Editorials


Museum article should help

Early this AM (Friday), I picked up a copy of your paper and I was absolutely delighted that you wrote such a fine article detailing my proposal to bringing my collections back to Camden in the form of a local museum. It was an outstanding article. If we are successful in opening this downtown museum, it will be largely due to the article you wrote! I appreciated this more than you will ever know.

October 29, 2012 | Ross E. Beard Jr. Camden | Letters


Louise Mickle Harvey memorial scholarship awarded to Emily Huggins

Bethesda Presbyterian Church recently awarded the Louise Mickle Harvey Scholarship fund to Mrs. Emily Huggins.

October 29, 2012 | | People & Places


Ariail for Oct. 29, 2012

October 29, 2012 | | Ariail


Moderate Mitt debates himself

Obama's final debate with Mitt Romney wasn't nearly as fascinating as the debate that Romney appeared to be having with himself.

October 29, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


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Honoring their own

The Kershaw County Democratic Women's Organization recently made a donation to the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County to honor the contributions of several of their former members. Tributes were read and a check presented in their honor for Virginia Furman, Louisa Watkins and Pat Watts. FAC executive director Kristin Cobb accepted the donation at the meeting. "All of these women were very special to this community and certainly the Fine Arts Center. I am honored to accept this donation in their memory," Cobb said. Pictured from left are Mollye Robinson, member; Kristin Cobb, executive director, Fine Arts Center ...

March 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Bethune High grad is ZEL Engineers president

Stacey Gordon, a Bethune High School graduate, recently received a promotion to president of ZEL Engineers Inc., based in Augusta, Ga. Gordon is the son of Doby and Suzanne W. Gordon of Cassatt.

March 27, 2015 | | Business


BES announces 2nd quarter honor rolls

Bethune Elementary School has announced its school-wide A an A/B honor rolls for the second nine weeks of the school year.

March 27, 2015 | | Education


Master Gardeners offer scholarship

Kershaw County Master Gardeners will be offering a $500 scholarship to be awarded to a deserving Kershaw County School District Senior to assist in their post secondary education in the pursuit of Agriculture and/or Horticulture Sciences. Applicants must be a Kershaw County School District graduating senior. Scholarship focus will be awarded on your vision to impact of the Agriculture and/or Horticulture industry.

March 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Rec Notes - March 27, 2015

Anyone ages 6 to 13 can participate in a Spring Break Baseball Camp offered by CHS and KCPR, Monday, March 30 through Wednesday, April 1, from 8 to 11 a.m. at American Legion Baseball Field.

March 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Pets of the Week - March 27, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Conner, a 1-year-old Basset hound/Lab mix dog, and Bunky, a 6-year-old neutered male domestic short-haired cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail ...

March 27, 2015 | | Pets


Editorial: Tone it down

There are many things we like about Gov. Nikki Haley, chief among them being her determined focus on economic development. Haley has been a tireless campaigner for South Carolina when it comes to attracting business to the Palmetto State, and it's paid off in lots of jobs and significant tax revenue. We also like the fact she's a female of Indian descent who helps the diversity picture in South Carolina.

March 27, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Wacko birds nesting in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON -- President Obama got it two-thirds right when he said the delayed confirmation of his attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, is owing to Senate dysfunction and Republican stubbornness.

March 27, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Moment of Nature - March 27, 2015

Spring is here in the City and the Bradford pears look so pretty.

March 27, 2015 | Liz Gilland, Camden Urban Forester C-I contributing columnist | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - March 27, 2015

If I had to list the drivers people have asked me about over the years, Kurt Busch wouldn't be in the top 10.

March 27, 2015 | | Columns


KershawHealth board recognizes Napper for service

Former KershawHealth Board of Trustees member Paul Napper (center) shows off a gavel and plaque presented to him during Monday night's board meeting. Napper recently resigned from the board in order to join the Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) Commission. Napper joined the board in October 2012 and served as its chair for a time. Current Chair Karen Eckford said Napper "has always dedicated himself to the people of Kershaw County, and especially to the employees of Kershaw Health." She said KershawHealth's loss is CCTC's gain. During his tenure, Napper helped navigate the retirement of former CEO ...

March 27, 2015 | | Healthcare


Child Crappie Tournament set for April 11

The annual Take a Child Crappie Fishing Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 11 at Clearwater Cove Marina on Lake Wateree.

March 25, 2015 | | Sports


Doby’s Mill first grader welcomes home mom from service

Doby's Mill Elementary School first grader, Falan Rhoads received an amazing visit at school last Friday. Her mom, who has been stationed in Afghanistan, overwhelmed her with a surprise visit.

March 25, 2015 | | People & Places


Happenings at the library

Camden Branch1304 Broad Street 803-425-1508

March 25, 2015 | | People & Places


Ariail for March 25, 2015

March 25, 2015 | | Ariail


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