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Clinton’s ‘workfare’

Seeing the five living presidents together at the recent dedication of the George W. Bush Library in Houston produced more than a few memories, one of them being former President Clinton's move to the center after his wife's push for national health care ran against a roadblock among the public and among members of Congress. One of his signature achievements was signing into law in 1996 the so-called "workfare" bill, which required states to push welfare recipients into jobs after a certain period of time receiving federal and state assistance.

May 01, 2013 | | Editorials


Ariail for May 1, 2013

May 01, 2013 | | Ariail


The Bush I knew

WASHINGTON -- In a reprieve from the horror of the most recent terrorist attack, the nation's attentions turned to the man who declared the war on terrorism, George W. Bush.

May 01, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Medicaid expansion a moral issue

The Republican state legislators in our state should take the lead in expanding Medicaid, the government-run health insurance program. Our governor, Nikki Haley, should do the same.

May 01, 2013 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Margot Rochester Landscape Award Ceremony

Friday at 10 a.m. the Camden Parks and Trees Commission will hold the 5th annual Margot Rochester Landscape Award Ceremony. The ceremony is in honor of Grace Episcopal Church's Memorial Garden for their exceptional landscaping and grounds maintenance.

May 01, 2013 | | People & Places


77th Annual Spring Dog Show

Grace Episcopal Church announces the 77th Annual Spring Dog Show scheduled for Saturday. It will be held at Rectory Square in downtown Camden. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and is $5 per pet, per class or $10 per dog for two or more classes. The show starts at noon.

May 01, 2013 | | People & Places


CCKC Spring Concert Thursday

The Chamber Choir of Kershaw County (CCKC) will perform its annual Spring Concert Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC). General admission tickets are $5 and will be available at the door.

May 01, 2013 | | People & Places


Lugoff man arrested on sexual conduct charges

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a 35-year-old Lugoff man Tuesday on charges he had sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl. A KCSO press release identified the arrested man as Jonathan Wade Ray, and that investigators charged him with second degree criminal sexual conduct.

May 01, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Cheraw plates six in seventh to top NC, 10-9

There are gut-wrenching ways to end your season and then, there is how North Central's 2013 baseball campaign came to an end.

May 01, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


McDynamo, Tuscalee get Hall of Fame calls

Three-time Colonial Cup champion McDyamo and Tuscalee, champions who hold the respective records for steeplechase earnings and victories, have been elected to the Racing Hall of Fame, officials of the National Racing Museum announced on Friday.

May 01, 2013 | | Equine


Rain pushes L-E playoff games back to Tuesday

Once the Lugoff-Elgin softball team arrived in Summerville for Monday's 4A Distict 8 softball game with the host Green Wave, the Lady Demons were forced to do a U-turn and return home as late afternoon rains in the Lowcountry made the field unplayable for the third round elimination game.

April 30, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


CHS softball playoff game pushed back

Monday - 2 p.m. --- Tonight's Camden High scheduled Upper State District 3 AAA girls softball winners' bracket game at Chapman has been postponed due to wet grounds and the threat of more rrain.

April 29, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle


CHS playoff game postponed to Tuesday

Monday - 11 a.m. --- Due to wet grounds and the potential for more rain throughout the rest of Monday, tonight's AAA Upper State District 2 playoff game between Camden and host Chester has been pushed back to tuesday at 7 p.m. at Chester High School.

April 29, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Second round of 3A state baseball tournament (Camden at Chester, 7 p.m.); Second round of 3A state softball tournament (Camden at Chapman, TBA); Third round of 4A state baseball tournament (Lugoff-Elgin at Ashley Ridge, 7 p.m.); Third round of 4A state softball tournament (Lugoff-Elgin at Summerville, 6 p.m.); Third round of 2A state baseball tournament (North Central at Cheraw, 6 p.m.); Third round of 2A state softball tournament (North Central at Andrew Jackson 6 p.m.); North Central in Region 3-AA Golf Championship (TBA); Blythewood at Lugoff-Elgin (BSOC – 7 p.m.)

April 29, 2013 | | Sports


CHS netters top L-E, 5-1

For the Camden tennis team, this was their playoff. For Lugoff-Elgin, Thursday's 5-1 loss to the Bulldogs was a tune-up for the Demons' second straight state 4A post-season appearance.

April 29, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


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Hugh M. Smith

A memorial service to honor the life of Major Hugh M. Smith, USAF (Ret.), 95, of Camden, SC, will be held at 4:00 PM ...

February 09, 2016 | | Obituaries


Nancy McCaskill

Funeral service for Ms. Nancy McCaskill, 57, of 1700 Broad Street in Camden will be held Thursday, February 11, 2016, 11:00 A.M. at ...

February 09, 2016 | | Obituaries


Frank Melvin Dieringer

Frank Melvin Dieringer, age 95, died on Friday, February 5, 2016 with his family by his side. Born in Canton, OH, he was the son ...

February 09, 2016 | | Obituaries


Rampell: Low-wage Senate workers get a raise -- and then the shaft

This story was supposed to have a happy ending.

February 09, 2016 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Letter: A fond farewell to Nettles Cleaners

By listening to the local radio station, WPUB, and reading the Chronicle-Independent, people in Kershaw County are encouraged to trade locally. Having grown up in ...

February 09, 2016 | Rosemary Russell Lugoff | Letters


L-EHS plays host to to state power clean championship

Lugoff-Elgin High School will host the 2016 Palmetto Power Clean Championship on Wednesday, Feb. 24.

February 05, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


KCSO arrests suspected burglar after manhunt

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies and Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb arrested a Bethune man following a manhunt Wednesday morning in connection with ...

February 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden native earns national Bostwick medical award

Dr. Jack Scheuer III, son of Dr. and Mrs. Jack Scheuer Jr., of Camden, won the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons' national 2016 ...

February 05, 2016 | | Healthcare


17-year-old charged with criminal sexual conduct

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a young Gaston man Tuesday and charged him with two counts each of first degree criminal sexual ...

February 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Florida man arrested by KCSO sentenced for tax scheme

A federal judge recently sentenced a Florida man arrested by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) in February 2012 for his role in a ...

February 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Editorial: Blame for closing schools may be misplaced

After reading today's coverage of this week's Kershaw County Board of Trustees meeting, one could easily get the sense of an "us versus ...

February 05, 2016 | | Editorials


Rampell: Just how dumb does Trump think we are?

Donald Trump thinks you're an idiot.

February 05, 2016 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writer's Group | Editorials


Reader wants new Bethune Elementary to stay in town

In Paul's letter to the Ephesians, he says, "Awake thou that sleepest and arise from the dead and Christ shall give thee light." I ...

February 05, 2016 | Betty Tidwell Bethune | Letters


Reader thanks Camden Fire Department

My husband and I would like to say "thank you" to the Camden Fire Department for your quick response to our 911 call Thursday, 1 ...

February 05, 2016 | Randy and Christine Bock Camden | Letters


Scully: The heart and mind of Bud Ferillo

During Black History Month, one particular white man is worth talking about. A descendent of the founders of Charleston, Bud Ferillo embodies a singular vantage ...

February 05, 2016 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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