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New petition misleading

We were under the impression that the new petition being circulated regarding the Camden Sports Complex was a petition for a referendum. After all, the motto of the petition effort is "Let the People Decide." An analysis of the petition website frames it in a similar way. Indeed, the name chosen for the petition group is the "Camden Recreation Referendum Coalition," and the reason given for creating the organization is to present Camden's City Council with a petition requesting a binding referendum to allow the registered voters of Camden to choose between supporting this project or not supporting it.

January 20, 2012 | Austin Jenkins and Karin Jenkins, MD Camden for the Y | Letters


Camden strategic planning

Since my election in 2008, I have led our Council in designing an annual strategic plan. A strategic plan is a strong management tool which helps both the Council and the City staff to focus energy toward the same goals. It is a disciplined planning process to develop an annual vision. Before we begin the multi-step process covering vision, mission, objectives, values, strategies, goals and programs, we must review our current status. This planning also provides us with benchmarks for historic reviews. This plan becomes our focus for the future.

January 20, 2012 | Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


‘...leave us to our old tried and true ways’

I am writing in response to a letter in the Chronicle-Independent dated January 11th from Andrew Pope. Surely he checked Camden and its facilities very carefully before making his move. If the Y was so important to him, he must have discovered that Camden has no Y, but has many exercise spots indoors and outdoors. This has been the Camden way of life for a long time … a way that many of us truly enjoy. There is so much in Camden to be proud of -- do not try to change it. If Camden does not have what you want for ...

January 20, 2012 | Henrietta McWillie Camden | Letters


Deer slayer (a misnomer)

To characterize me as a deer slayer, a hunter, or an outdoorswoman would be incongruous, to say the least. I do know how to handle a gun, having had a brother who assumed I might be of interest as a playmate if I knew how to shoot. Therefore, he dared me to shoot a double barrel shotgun and blow out the pantry window. Naturally, a challenge such as this required action. I shot out the window, was kicked a summersault, and expected the deserved whipping. (No one called or thought of DSS back then.) Mother, a widow, was too thankful ...

January 20, 2012 | Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Food for the Soul receives donation

January 20, 2012 | | Localife


3-D solo exhibit on display at FAC

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) welcomes 3-D artist Jen Pepper whose work will be showcased at the FAC beginning with an opening reception today at 6 p.m. in the Bassett Gallery. Join us for the opening reception prior to the production of the "Chicago -- The Musical" which starts at 8 p.m. The reception is sponsored by First Community Bank and includes light hors d'ouevres and a cash bar.

January 20, 2012 | | Localife


Wygenia M. Washington

Wygenia M. Washington

January 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


Mary C. Stuckey

Mary C. Stuckey

January 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


Barbara Lee

Barbara Lee

January 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


Miriam Anderson

Miriam Anderson

January 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


All charged up

January 18, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Two dozen KC wrestlers earn spots in Carolina Invitational

Led by a combined 16 qualifiers from Lugoff-Elgin High School and Lugoff-Elgin Middle School, there will be 24 Kershaw County junior varsity and middle school wrestlers who will be taking part in Saturday's Carolina Invitational wrestling tournament.

January 18, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Sidewalk Survey -- Jan. 18, 2012

January 18, 2012 | Julie J. Prickett C-I | Sidewalk Survey


A heritage of public facilities

The exotic snakes were released where Historic Camden now sits. The traveling carnival had gone broke and the owner of the snakes could no longer afford to feed them. so several large and non-native snakes were set free to fend for themselves in Pine Tree Creek. Jim Thornton said this incident happened during the Great Depression.

January 18, 2012 | Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


YMCA/sports complex will benefit all

For several months I watched the pro and con actions concerning the Camden Sports Complex. As the information seemed to be so different, I decided to research the topic myself. As I researched the argument against the Camden Sports Complex, it evolved from one reason to another and then another. First, it would compete with local business, then it was too large an expenditure. I've witnessed multiple petitions, speaking at public forums in city council, and public displays of booing and heckling at the speakers for the Sports Complex. I stood, listened and watched as some have falsely claimed ...

January 18, 2012 | Bruce A. Brown, Ph.D. Camden | Letters


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Lindsey Stirling visits the Old West in latest video

Lindsey Stirling's latest YouTube video has garnered nearly 1 million views in a single day. The video features Stirling facing off in a Wild West shootout in which she doesn't use a gun but rather her most powerful weapon: her violin.

October 23, 2014 | | National


How to overcome your fitness insecurities

A former star athlete sits parked outside the local fitness center, afraid to walk in and find he can no longer bench press what he used to.

October 23, 2014 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | National


How to use humor to avoid an argument

According to the dictionary, humor is defined as a "condition of the mind, mental state, disposition, temperament or feeling." In other words, humor can be good or bad; however, there is no doubt that an attitude of seeing life with good humor helps us in our everyday routines. Good humor helps family life, love life and professional life.

October 23, 2014 | Chris Ayres FamilyShare | National


Pumpkin Spice Granola is a healthy fall treat

It seems as soon as the fall season comes around, the pumpkin recipes are everywhere. While I love the pumpkin cakes and cookies as much or more as the next person, sometimes I want to have my pumpkin and feel good about eating it, too.

October 23, 2014 | Tara Creel Deseret News | National


'How to Hug a Hedgehog' empowers parents to help teens

"HOW TO HUG A HEDGEHOG," by Brad Wilcox and Jerrick Robbins, Familius, $14.95, 144 pages (nf)

October 23, 2014 | Wendy Jessen Deseret News | National


Siblings help boys learn sympathy, study finds

Boys benefit just as much as girls from the sibling relationship, which can help them develop sympathy and prosocial behaviors in ways other relationships can't, a new study found.

October 23, 2014 | Celeste Tholen Rosenlof KSL | National


Lower gas prices could mean economic impact down the road

Prices at the pump have dropped to four-year lows, saving consumers cash but making economists uneasy.

October 23, 2014 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News | National


'Still Life' ends Books of Elsewhere series with rapid-fire adventures

"STILL LIFE: The Books of Elsewhere, Vol. 5," by Jacqueline West, illustrated by Poly Bernatene, Dial Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 330 pages (f) (ages 10 and up)

October 23, 2014 | Marilou Sorensen Deseret News | National


Three family friendly frightening films

With Halloween just around the corner, here are three films that will give viewers a fright without gratuitous violence.

October 23, 2014 | | National


Bionic eye lets blind see light

DURHAM, N.C. -- A video of a man seeing light for the first time in 30 years is bringing tears to the eyes of many.

October 23, 2014 | Natalie Crofts KSL | National


Charlotte Prosser Looney

A memorial service for Charlotte Prosser Looney, 86, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden, SC. Rev. Frank Griffith will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in the Music Room. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Looney's memory to Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020.

October 22, 2014 | | Obituaries


Kershaw Co. Sheriff’s Foundation announces 2015 board openings

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF) Board of Directors will have open seats in 2015 and the public is invited to apply if interested in serving on the KCSF board.

October 22, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Colonial Cup 10k race, 5k walk on tap for Saturday

The 20th annual Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup 10K road race and the Vonnie Holliday Foundation 5K run/walk will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, Oct. 25.

October 22, 2014 | | Sports


Golf tourney benefits Camden High baseball program

The Camden High School baseball program will host a fundraising golf tournament at the Camden Country Club on Thursday, Nov. 13.

October 22, 2014 | | Sports


L-E wrestlers tune up for season

With the start of practice for the upcoming season only a few weeks away, members of the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School wrestling team are getting in some pre-season work by competing in pre-season tournaments.

October 22, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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