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Christmas trees make a perfect post-holiday gift for S.C. wildlife

Instead of letting your Christmas tree take up space in a landfill this year, state natural resources officials suggest giving it a second life by putting it to good use for fish or wildlife.

January 02, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports

Murphy uses her college vacation time to add another trophy to her collection

PINEHURST, N.C. -- Kelli Murphy turned part of her Christmas vacation into a busman's holiday as the Elgin resident and Auburn University freshman won the women's division of the seventh Carolinas Young Amateur played over the Magnolia course at Pinewild Country Club in Pinehurst, N.C.

January 02, 2015 | | Golf

Demons survive NC scare to take MCCCU tourney crown

With the way North Central's luck has been this season, first-year Knights' head coach Cary Phillips was hoping that at least this one break would go his team's way.

January 02, 2015 | | Sports

LF-R raffles fire helmet

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Chief Dennis Ray along with Battalion Chief Chris Spitzer want to thank everyone who participated in the recent fundraiser to offset some of the medical costs incurred by Spitzer's son, Carson. LF-R raffled off a genuine leather Cairns brand fire helmet that had been donated by fire equipment vendor Safe Industries.

January 02, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Editorial: GOP

We mentioned in an editorial earlier this week that Republicans in Washington have great opportunity ahead of them; the country is tired of deadlock and is looking for an effective Congress which will pass legislation and put much of the partisan bickering behind. But if the GOP is to move ahead, especially with Hispanic and African-American voters, it must put behind it the long history of party members associated with race-tinged organizations or statements.

January 02, 2015 | | Editorials

Scully: A time to remember

Happy New Year to all. Thank you especially to those bright spirits for whom the glass is always half full. Thank you to those who give others the benefit of the doubt. Thank you to those who see the advantages of moving forward with new projects and new ideas, regardless of possible complications and delays. Thank you to those who understand that you get what you pay for. Thank you to those who know from long experience that Camden has the most exceptionally kind and understanding people on the planet.

January 02, 2015 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns

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January 02, 2015 | | Miscellaneous

Pageant queens gear up for 2015 Miss Camden and Camden Teen Pageant

The 2015 Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen Pageant will be held at 6 p.m. tomorrow in the Camden High School Performing Arts Auditorium. Eight young ladies from around the county will compete for the titles of Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen. Admission is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased from any contestant or by calling 427-2566. Photos courtesy of Kim Forrest.

January 02, 2015 | | People & Places

CHS girls finish strong in Lake Marion tourney

Camden bounced back from a tournament-opening 53-33 loss to AAA top-ranked Orangeburg-Wilkinson on Friday to win its final two games in the girls' portion of the Lake Marion Invitational which concluded Monday afternoon.

December 31, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports

Jackie Keitt

Mr. Jackie Keitt, 74, of 1978 Bunker Hill Road, Lugoff, SC, passed on Sunday, December 28, 2014. The family will receive friends at the home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

December 31, 2014 | | Obituaries

Charlie Burris Mathis, Jr.

A funeral service to honor the life of Charlie Burris "Buck" Mathis, Jr., 83, of Camden, SC, will be held at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in Buck's memory to the American Lung Association of SC, 1817 Gadson St., Columbia, SC 29201 or the American Heart Association, 190 Knox Abbot Drive, Cayce, SC 29033.

December 31, 2014 | | Obituaries

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County breaks ground; United Way presents a check for $2,000

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County recently broke ground on their 37th home located at 1429 Gordon Street. In just a few months, the property will become home to the Holliday family. James, Pamela and Jalen look forward to becoming homeowners in just a few short months.

December 31, 2014 | | Kershaw County

Veronica Wooten retiring after 34 years with Farm Credit

AgSouth Farm Credit's South Carolina Regional President Ronnie Summers has announced the retirement of Veronica Wooten, a loan specialist in the Lugoff office, effective Dec 31, after 34 years of service to the agricultural lender.

December 31, 2014 | | Business

Editorial: Hello, 2015

As we wind down 2014 and enter another new year -- could 15 years possibly have passed since the vaunted millennium? -- there is much to look forward to here in Kershaw County and across the country. For the first time, there appears to be some traction in the economy, both locally and nationally, following a downturn that has been the worst financial period since the Great Depression.

December 31, 2014 | | Editorials

Parker: The joke's on us

WASHINGTON -- A writer seeking profound pronouncements for a year-end column is likely instead to find herself awash in punchlines.

December 31, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

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Letter: Raise phone texting age to 21

If students and other anti-Constitution minded persons are truly interested in safety, there is one proposal that has not, as yet, been considered. With many ...

March 20, 2018 | Ronald Boyce Camden | Letters


Marilyn Perry Collins of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, wife of Loren Malcolm Collins went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Thursday, March ...

March 20, 2018 | | Obituaries


Phyllis Margaret Lyster Gale, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, died March 15 at her home in Camden, S.C. A memorial service will be ...

March 20, 2018 | | Obituaries

Funderburk seeks re-election to House District 52

State Representative Laurie Slade Funderburk filed on Friday, March 16 for re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives, District 52. The district encompasses most ...

March 20, 2018 | | Politics

Burns to run for re-election

Julian Burns, the chairman of Kershaw County Council, has announced he will be running for re-election in the June 12 Republican Primary.

March 20, 2018 | | Politics

Cahn wins for FOIA column

Chronicle-Independent Senior Writer Martin L. Cahn brought home two awards from the S.C. Press Association (SCPA) annual meeting on Saturday in Spartanburg.

March 20, 2018 | | Business

WES announces 2nd quarter honor roll

1st Grade

March 20, 2018 | | Education

Saturday’s DogFest activities feature CHS and Lugoff-Elgin squaring off

DogFest: A Celebration of Being a Camden Bulldog, will be held on Saturday, March 24 at Camden High School's American Legion Field.

March 19, 2018 | | Sports

Election Day will be KCSC school holiday

Based on a recent memo from the S.C. Department of Education, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees made a change to the 2018-19 ...

March 16, 2018 | | Education

KCSO, SCHP offer ‘100 percent guaranteed way’ to avoid legal fees

(The following message was issued by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office as a press release on Tuesday.)

March 16, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire

FRC seeking volunteers

The Family Resource Center, a rape crisis and child advocacy organization, needs caring and committed volunteers to assist with providing victim services. FRC serves abused ...

March 16, 2018 | | Kershaw County

Stover Middle School announces 2nd quarter honor roll

Leslie M. Stover Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-week period.

March 16, 2018 | | Education

MPES announces 2nd quarter honor roll

Mt. Pisgah Elementary School recently announced honor roll for the second nine week period.

March 16, 2018 | | Education

Blackwell announces run for KCC chair

Roddy Blackwell has announced that he is running for Kershaw County Council Chairman.

March 16, 2018 | | Politics

Spartan booters double up LR, 8-4

Nobody can accuse the Camden Military Academy soccer team of being timid.

March 16, 2018 | | Camden Military

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