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Power of the Ballot Box

I appreciated your thoughtful and instructive commentary in the February 25, 2013, issue of the Chronicle-Independent regarding the "Citizens United" situation. It is important for those of us who are struggling to pay our bills and to provide the necessary health insurance for our families to understand the consequences of the new attempts to help rig the democratic process in favor of those who can (because of their wealth) buy elections. The conservative activist, Shawn McCutcheon from Alabama, with the support of the Republican National Committee, is challenging how much individuals can contribute to candidates, parties and even to Political ...

March 06, 2013 | Nancy Larsen Lugoff | Letters


I was thrilled to address the newly reconvened Camden Business Alliance on Thursday, February 28. As I keep saying, our business owners are in large measure our brains, our risk takers and our imaginations. They generate positive energy at every turn; right now they are pointing us in new, exciting directions.

March 06, 2013 | By Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Yesteryear - March 6, 2013

Rockettes Play Aynor In Lower State Tourney

March 06, 2013 | | Yesteryear

Habitat for Humanity to build new home

Habitat for Humanity is building a new home in Kershaw County. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that gives low-income families the opportunity to improve their own lives.

March 06, 2013 | | People & Places

4H summer camp registration occurring

There will be a 4H camp this summer at Camp Long in Aiken, S.C. The camp is for ages 8 to 14 and will take place from June 10 to 14.

March 06, 2013 | | People & Places

Thompson awarded Living the Legacy award

Dr. Raushannee R. Thompson, a Lugoff native, was recently awarded the Living the Legacy Award by the Columbia S.C. section of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). The NCNW was founded in 1935 and has the mission to lead, develop, and advocate for women of African descent as they support their families and communities. The Living the Legacy award was given in recognition of Thompson's "worthwhile service to humanity."

March 06, 2013 | | People & Places

Lugoff’s Allen nominated for Pushcart Prize

Lauren Allen of Lugoff has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry. Her poem "Corduroy Road," was nominated by the editors of The Petigru Review, South Carolina Writers Workshop's anthology. It will compete with other nominated short stories, poems, and essays to be included in the annual collection.

March 06, 2013 | | People & Places

Fourth annual car show in Historic Boykin

On March 9, the Fourth Annual Car Show at the Historic Boykin Site in Boykin will be held. Registration will run from 8 to 11 a.m. and trophies will be awarded at 3 p.m. Entry fee is $10 and burgers and hot dogs will also be sold. Proceeds will go to the Greenville Shrine Hospital for Children.

March 06, 2013 | | People & Places

Boyfriend in his 50s still relies on parents for financial support

Dear Annie: My boyfriend's parents are truly wonderful people, but they have taught their son to rely solely on them. He is in his 50s, and they still pay his bills and give him loans, often for "toys" rather than something necessary. I am self-sufficient. I borrow money from no one, pay my bills and am on a limited budget.

March 06, 2013 | | Dear Annie

CHS 100 days

Camden High School (CHS) was one of the district schools that observed the 100th day of school with activities designed to promote Kershaw Health's Centennial Celebration. Camden High's Health and Fitness class, taught by Paige Wilson, participated in several projects to promote the number 100. One of the class activities involved researching snacks that contain 100 calories, preparing the snacks, and delivering them to staff members. Another class project was to issue a 100 Mile Challenge. CHS encourages fellow students, staff and community to run or jog 100 miles by April 17th and log the miles on the ...

March 06, 2013 | | Education

LMA wins Lady Knight Invitational

North Central kicked off its softball season last week with the inaugural Lady Knight Invitational. The Lady Knights hosted five other teams in the "Beat Cancer With a Bat" tournament.

March 06, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle

Dogs complete Kellytown sweep

It was almost as if the Camden baseball team was playing a game of "first team to 14 runs wins" in romping to three victories in the rain-shortened Pee Dee Pre-Season Baseball Invitational at Kellytown Stadium.

March 06, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle

Father-son baseball camp set for Saturday

The 2013 Camden High School Father-Son Baseball Camp has a new twist to it this year.

March 06, 2013 | | Sports

This week in KC sports

Wednesday: Lugoff-Elgin McBee, Crestwood at Camden (TR – 5 p.m.); Crestwood at Camden (GSOC – 5:30 p.m.); Lewisville at North Central (SB – 6 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Airport (SB – 6:30 p.m.); Crestwood at Camden (BSOC – 7 p.m.)

March 06, 2013 | | Sports

Margot Rochester Landscape Award accepting nominations

Nominations for the Margot Rochester Landscape Award are now being received by the city of Camden Parks and Trees Commission. The award recognizes a commercial business, public institution, organization, church or school for beautifying Camden with "exceptional landscaping and grounds maintenance." Last year, Camden Elementary School's sensory garden was selected for the 2012 Landscape Award winner.

March 04, 2013 | | People & Places

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Tiffany Hampton

Ms. Tiffany Hampton 22, of 9139 Atlas Cedar Road, Charlotte, passed on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2015. She was the daughter of Jerome and Mercida Hampton ...

October 13, 2015 | | Obituaries

Nancy Louise Council

Funeral services for Nancy Louise Council, 82, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Greater Faith & Joy Tabernacle, with burial to follow in ...

October 13, 2015 | | Obituaries

Arrants: The impact of cats - Part 2

(This is the second in a two-part series on the impact of cats on the natural world. In the first installment -- which elicited several comments ...

October 09, 2015 | By Josh Arrants C-I contributing columnist | Columns

National Newspaper Week highlights power of the press

The power of the press should never be underestimated and must never be abused.

October 09, 2015 | By Jim Zachary C-I guest columnist | Columns

County woman recognized as an ‘Angel in Adoption’

A Camden native and Elgin resident received recognition as an "Angel in Adoption" at an awards ceremony and separate gala in Washington, D.C., held ...

October 09, 2015 | | Kershaw County

ALPHA Center celebrates with ‘A Picnic Among Friends’

Every year, The ALPHA Center celebrates diversity with its annual "A Picnic Among Friends" community event.

October 09, 2015 | | Camden

Kershaw man, 47, arrested for sex with 13-year-old

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Kershaw man, charging him for having sex with a 13-year-old girl. According to a KCSO press ...

October 09, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Haile Gold Mine donates gas monitor equipment to Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah FD

Recently, Haile Gold Mine donated new multi-gas monitor and calibration equipment, valued at around $1,500 to the Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department.

October 09, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Births - Oct. 9, 2015


October 09, 2015 | | Births

Johnny Appleseed Day

Students in Pam Britton's 1st Grade class at Lugoff Elementary School recently celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day with an abundance of apple activities. Pictured painting ...

October 09, 2015 | | Education

L-EHS student is Eagle Scout

Joseph Sawyer Stryon, a senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Sawyer's required service project including landscaping improvements and ...

October 09, 2015 | | Miscellaneous

New pet adoption center grand opening Saturday

The Kershaw County Humane Society (KCHS) will hold a grand opening of the Thiel-Meyer Pet Adoption Center at 128 Black River Road in Camden from ...

October 09, 2015 | | Pets

Billy ‘Bug’ McCaskill

Mr. Billy "Bug" McCaskill, 57, of 3083 Bethune Road, Bethune, passed on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at ...

October 09, 2015 | | Obituaries

Thomas Belton Heath

Mr. Thomas Belton Heath, 95, of Kershaw, died Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home of Camden.

October 09, 2015 | | Obituaries

A 21st Century View of 18th Century Camden:a Geophysical Study of Historic Camden

Once upon a time, around 1968, a band of Camden's boldest visionaries (the original trustees of Historic Camden Foundation) set out to find treasure ...

October 09, 2015 | | People & Places

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