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A weekend of parades

Three parades held in two days drew thousands to line Kershaw County's streets. Saturday saw the Kershaw County Christmas Parade, while Sunday brought both the Boykin Christmas Parade and -- due to a 24-hour rain delay -- the Lights of Lugoff Parade.

December 18, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Leopards win Long Duals; win streak now at 43

For the second Saturday in a row, the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School wrestling team took part in a duals event and came home with the trophy.

December 18, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Wagging the Dog

A few months ago, I was talking with a mother of a private school student, and I asked her if she minded telling me why she chose a private school for her child. I've asked this question to numerous private school parents over the years, and I always learn something. But the answer I got in this case was one that I hadn't heard before. This mother said, "I don't want my child to be a test score." She went on to tell me that in her opinion, standardized testing in public schools had become more important ...

December 16, 2013 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Hartis retires

Kershaw County Magistrate Judge Eugene "Gene" Hartis (center) celebrates his retirement Thursday with his family at the Kershaw County Courthouse. Hartis retired Thursday after working at the courthouse for 30 years, 28 as a magistrate judge. Original from North Carolina, Hartis attended Bethune area schools. He said the past 30 years have gone by quickly, and recognized his family, employees and his friend, the late Sen. Donald Holland. Hartis said he remembered when the magistrate's office only collected $189,000 in fines. Last year, the office collected more than $1 million, he said, acknowledging the county's growth in ...

December 16, 2013 | | Camden


Ariail for Dec. 16, 2013

December 16, 2013 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Dec. 16, 2013

• The Chronicle-Independent offers a tip of its hat to Rigdon Boykin, Ann Bass and everyone at Kimbrell's Furniture on completing renovations to its Camden store. The $350,000 spent on the project isn't just an investment in the store, but an investment in downtown Camden. Camden Mayor Tony Scully called it a "transformational vision, showing us what's possible." We agree, hoping not only that other property owners will upgrade their buildings, but that Kimbrell's lead will entice new businesses and developers to invest in Camden as well.

December 16, 2013 | | Editorials


This week in KC sports

Monday: Lewisville at Camden Military Academy (WR – 5 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.)

December 16, 2013 | | Sports


Lillie L. Caldwell

Mrs. Lillie L. Caldwell, 63, of 343 Johnson Pond Road, Bishopville, SC, passed on Saturday, December 14, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

December 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Navis “Bobbie” Cannon

A funeral service for Navis "Bobbie" Bedenbaugh Cannon, 88, of Lugoff, will be held at 3 o'clock, Sunday, December 15, 2013, at the Lutheran Church of the Ascension with The Rev. Jackie Utley officiating. Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 2 o'clock in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 827 Wildwood Ave., Columbia, SC 29203.

December 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Where Charlie Tinker lies buried

(This is a three-part series on Charlie. This is the first installment.)

December 16, 2013 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


City seeks public input on Maxway property

The city of Camden is soliciting input from the public on proposed future public uses for the former Maxway property at 1001 Broad St. in downtown Camden.

December 16, 2013 | | Camden


Joseph Kershaw Chapter DAR recognize Veterans Day

The Joseph Kershaw Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met earlier this season at the Old Armory Steakhouse in Camden to commemorate Veterans Day.

December 16, 2013 | | People & Places


What was the question?

Verbal communication can be very surprising. Sometimes it can be annoying. It can also be so amazing that the listener hardly has a reply except a gasp.

December 16, 2013 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Navis "Bobbie" Cannon

A funeral service for Navis "Bobbie" Bedenbaugh Cannon, 88, of Lugoff, will be held at 3 o'clock, Sunday, December 15, 2013, at the Lutheran Church of the Ascension with The Rev. Jackie Utley officiating. Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 2 o'clock in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 827 Wildwood Ave., Columbia, SC 29203.

December 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


KershawHealth Pharmacy director reelected to SCSHP board

Doug Murray, PharmD, of Heath Springs, has been reelected to the board of the S.C. Society of Health System Pharmacists (SCSHP) as the representative for District 3. SCSHP is a state affiliate of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. SCHSP's mission is to advance public health, safety, patient care and patient outcomes through enhancing the roles of health-system pharmacy professionals by promoting education, communication, research and legislation.

December 16, 2013 | | Healthcare


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Mayor Drakeford

Alfred Mae Drakeford was sworn in Friday as Camden's new mayor, marking a new era in the city of Camden.

November 29, 2016 | | Editorials


Why can't they coordinate road work?

I wish the city, county or state would get together on painting and gouging our streets. They are painting white lines and gouging the streets ...

November 29, 2016 | Bob Dornblaser Camden | Letters


Robert Ariail

November 29, 2016 | | Ariail


4H and FFA hosts 2016 awards program

Top 4H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) members recognized at Belger Farms for outstanding accomplishments on the county, region, state and national levels.

November 29, 2016 | | People & Places


Jaycees taking applications for stocking fund Dec. 1-2

The Camden Jaycees will be taking applications for it's annual Stocking Fund to help make Christmas a little more special for some Kershaw County ...

November 29, 2016 | | People & Places


Happy Birthday, Lorine Stogsdill

Lorine Stogsdill is celebrating her 101st birthday on November 30. She will be celebrating with family and friends. She has four children and was an ...

November 29, 2016 | | People & Places




Camden tree lighting Thurs.

The city of Camden will kick off the holiday season with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in front of Camden City Hall. The public is ...

November 29, 2016 | | Camden


Golf shed, 51 carts lost in Thanksgiving morning blaze

Camden Country Club's golf cart shed with 51 golf carts burned down early Thanksgiving morning, according to Camden Fire Department officials.

November 29, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Crime-Police-Fire


David Ziemke

A graveside service to honor the life of Charles David Ziemke, 84, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, November 29 ...

November 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


David Lynn Watkins

A graveside service to honor the life of David Lynn Watkins, 67, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, November 30 ...

November 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


Ruth R. Vandiver

CAMDEN – Funeral services for Ruth Roach Vandiver, 89, will be held Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow ...

November 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


Dora Ann Rabon

LUGOFF – Services for Dora Ann Rabon, 76, will be private.

November 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


Ashley Guerrin McLaurin

Ashely Guerry McLaurin, 44, of Potsdam, NY, graveside services at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, November 29, 2016 in Scotch Cemetery. Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel ...

November 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


Jason Bryant Hartzell

Jason Bryant Hartzell, 37, of Elgin, an IT Specialist and United States Army Veteran, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2016. Arrangements by James A. McAlister ...

November 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


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