There will be a pair of fundraisers to help support the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School athletic program on Saturday, April 30 at the school.
The United Way Be A Bunny program enlists people from the community to fill Easter baskets for individuals representing three United Way agencies, the Council on Aging, Family Resource Center and the Board of Disabilities and Special Needs, and 132 children from the Kershaw County School District. An unbelievable amount of thought and care goes into putting together more than 200 Easter baskets.
It's crunch time! For most seniors in our county, most are experiencing the dreaded "senioritis." Students across the county, including me, are faced with many difficult decisions that will ultimately impact the rest of our lives. Decisions such as where to go to college, what to major in, whether to go straight into the work force, or joining the armed forces.
The last time Charles Moore of Elgin (right) saw Eugene Rock (left) was around late 1957. Moore, a member of American Legion Post 17, kept an old picture of the men he served with in the U.S. Air Force. The picture included all the names and hometowns of the men.
Funeral services for Colleen Nevers Rohr, 86, of Camden, will be held, Monday, April 25, 2011 at 10:00 AM at Annunication Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Frackville, PA with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 9:00 AM in the church. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Rohr's memory to the American Cancer Society, C/O Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, ...
The recent furor in Wisconsin over Gov. Scott Walker's decision to eliminate some of the collective bargaining rights of public unions has died down somewhat, but the issue over public unions isn't going to go away anytime soon. Across the country, people are taking a hard look at unions populated by people who are paid with taxpayer dollars. In Wisconsin, as you'll remember, Democratic members of the state Senate fled into neighboring Ohio, thus ...
The debate over school vouchers; public vs. private sectors nothing new I'm writing in response to Fred Sheheen's column, "School voucher a 'lousy idea.'" Now, I'm not a politician or an educator, but as a professional intelligence analyst I've seen my fair share of phony arguments. My impression of Mr. Sheheen is that he was being disingenuous. In order to bolster support for his side, he uses a straw man -- presenting a ...
The recent announcement that a statue of Camden native Larry Doby (along with Bernard Baruch) will grace the grounds of the Camden Archives and Museum came soon after the death of Duke Snider, one of the great baseball players of all time and one of the "Boys of Summer" as immortalized in the book by Roger Kahn.
After hearing President Barack Obama's robust response to their budget-cutting proposals, Republican leaders sounded shocked to hear that the president sounds like -- Gasp! -- a Democrat.
Applications will be accepted through April 30 for the Camden-Lugoff Elks Lodge No. 2603 annual Mary Ellen Ahner Scholarship. Any Kershaw County High School senior planning to pursue a career in education is eligible to apply.
Hooray for the animals and workers at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter. Thank you, Ms. Thiel, Sharon and Meredith and other sponsors of the shelter, for providing such a generous gift. Now that a concrete facility is a fact, I see a real path to making this a dream come true for our furry friends.
South Carolina education, business and government came together in 2005 to pass the Education and Economic Development Act, now known as Personal Pathways to success. The act's purpose is to help build a "life-long learning" workforce that is both educated and capable of competing in the global knowledge economy.
NEW YORK -- As the number of Republicans declaring themselves potential presidential candidates has begun to look like a conga line without music, hope lingered that somewhere unnoticed was a brilliant dark horse biding his sweet time.
"Remember when..." is a weekly historical feature showcasing life in Kershaw County, taken from the archives of the Chronicle-Independent. Ten nurses graduated at Camden Hospital in the spring of 1947. They included (first row, from left) Helen Manor, Sadie Frietag, Annie Belle Moates, Mary Lee Simpson, Margaret DeBruhl, (second row) Annie Mae Goodwin, Hazel Adams, Rosa McLeod, Edith Simpson and Carolyn Hall.
The 22nd annual Mid-Carolina Credit Union Holiday Classic wrestling tournament is on tap for today and Saturday at Lugoff-Elgin High School.
Avenging their only loss in three starts this season, the Camden boys basketball team handed host Lakewood a 52-42 defeat on Wednesday night in Sumter.
North Central outscored visiting McBee, 16-12, in overtime to record a 65-61 win over the Panthers in a Tuesday night game played at The Castle in Boonetown.
For the second time in a week, Brookland-Cayce got the better of Lugoff-Elgin. And for the second time, by single digits.
CMA comes up short: Malike McGill scored a team-best 16 points as the Camden Military Academy fell to 0-3 on the season with a 68-35 loss to Heathwood Hall on Tuesday night in a game played in Columbia.
Lugoff-Elgin makes the short trip over the Wateree River to finish its home and home schedule with rival Camden High tonight at the Dog Pound. The girls' game tips off the doubleheader at 6 p.m.
Guns in schools is always a touchy subject, and of course it was newsworthy when a Camden Middle School student recently was apprehended at school with a loaded .38 caliber revolver as well as a box cutter. We have all read too many incidents of horrific school shootings across the country, so parents and other citizens are sensitive to security in schools. Local law enforcement authorities say school administrators ...
We wish to express our gratitude to the community, schools, law enforcement, emergency and fire departments, the church community and friends of Rob Evans. Words cannot describe how much we appreciate your kindness and sympathy during our recent loss. All of you reached out to us in many different ways and demonstrated kindness that will not be forgotten. Especially meaningful were the stories you shared with us about Rob and how he touched your lives in some way.
WASHINGTON -- Make a woman laugh, Marilyn Monroe supposedly said, and you can make her do anything.
Recently, the world has lost and suffered greatly with the loss of an irreplaceable human being, former South African president, former African National Congress president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Frances Arledge Truesdale, 78, of Bishopville, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Calvary Baptist Church in Bishopville, SC. Rev. Sims Smith and Rev. Charles Miller will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, Camden, SC. Memorials may be made in her ...
A funeral service to celebrate the life of John Kershaw deLoach, Jr., 86, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Grace Episcopal Church in Camden. Father James Barnhill and Father Charles Davis will officiate. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be W. Bratton deLoach, Jr., H. R. Dwight deLoach, Joseph K. deLoach, William Bratton Blake, Joseph P. Riley, III and Daniel W. Hanley. Honorary ...
Horses are known for their massive stature and majestic features. Everything from their muscular physique to their large, lovely eyes leaves us in awe. However, just as horses can injure their joints and muscles quite easily, ocular trauma is common due to their eyes' unique size and shape, and can become dangerous if not treated quickly.