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Crews begin demolishing the band room of the old Camden Middle School (CMS) campus Wednesday on Laurens Street. Following CMS' move to McRae Road several years ago, the Kershaw County School District attempted to sell the property twice to developers who had proposed creating a new residential area by extending Jordan Street south to Jordan Street. Neighbors fought the move, leaving the property vacant for years and subject to vandalism. The district decided earlier this year to demolish the remaining buildings and have the debris removed in order to make the property more attractive to sell.

June 01, 2012 | | Education


Happy 60th Anniversary

Bill and JoAnn Vinson celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary on Friday, June 1, 2012. Their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren join in their celebration and wish them a Happy 60th Wedding Anniversary. The couple was married on June 1, 1952, at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Camden.

June 01, 2012 | | People & Places


It’s time to say good-bye

"Graduation is the bridge that connects years of learning to a lifetime of success and happiness."-Unknown

June 01, 2012 | Rebecca Rowell L-EHS columnist | High School Columns


Legacy Run raises more than $10,000

The American Legion Riders of South Carolina conducted a statewide American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund Benefit Run April 14-15. The 612-mile run involved ALR chapters and American Legion posts throughout the state, and raised more than $10,000 for the Legacy Fund through pledges and direct donations.

June 01, 2012 | | People & Places


Mozell Royal

Mr. Mozell Royal, 91, of 2240 Dekalb School Road, Camden, SC, passed on Monday, May 28, 2012.

June 01, 2012 | | Obituaries


Joseph “Joe” Lee O’Quinn

Mr. Joseph "Joe" Lee O'Quinn, 85, of Sanford, N.C., died of congestive heart failure on Monday, May 28, 2012, at his residence surrounded by his family.

June 01, 2012 | | Obituaries


A changing of the guard

The editorial leadership of the Chronicle-Independent (C-I) changes today, as Martin L. Cahn, previously associate editor, assumes the editor's post and Keri Todd Boyce, Localife and West Wateree Chronicle (WWC) editor, becomes managing editor.

June 01, 2012 | | Business


Depth of the ocean water

I believe it to be a true assumption that the role-reversal between parent and child appears suddenly and is generally preceded by few warning signs. Described as an extremely challenging family dynamic, the exchange of roles often comes in the form of a caregiver. Many of us are likely care for a parent or other significant person at some point in our lives. More than 65 million people, about 30 percent of the U.S. population, provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend during any given year and spend an average of 20 hours ...

June 01, 2012 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


17ers get rude introduction into League IV

This was hardly one of those heartwarming "welcome to the neighborhood" scenes which you might see in a Norman Rockwell painting.

June 01, 2012 | | Sports


First week of summer camps set to open

With the school year ended, it is time for summer sports camps in Kershaw County.

June 01, 2012 | | Sports


Tax tips - May 30, 2012

Summertime is a popular time for people with children to move since school is out. Moving can be expensive, but the IRS offers 10 tax tips on deducting some of those expenses if your move is related to starting a new job or a new job location.

May 30, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Elease Lanier

Elease Lanier, 83, died Wednesday, May 23, 2012.

May 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


Debra Shelly

Mrs. Debra Lynn Merk Shelly, widow of William Thomas Shelly, Jr., 55, of Elgin died Sunday, May 27, 2012. Born in Washington, MO, she was the daughter of Donna Webb Merk and the late Melbourne Henry Merk. Services for Mrs. Shelly will be held privately at a later date.

May 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


Denise Licreacia-Hoogstraat-Pigott

Denise L. Pigott, 47, of Elgin, South Carolina, passed away May 24, 2012 at home surrounded by family and friends.

May 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


Kershaw Rose Jr.

Boykin Kershaw Rose, Jr., 86, passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 31, 2012 in Greenlawn Funeral Home Chapel with Navy honors and interment to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Greenlawn Funeral Home. On-line condolences may be sent to www.greenlawn-columbia.com. The family has entrusted Greenlawn Funeral Home with the arrangements.

May 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Paul Exander Odom

Paul Exander Odom, Jr., 74, of Lamar, SC, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015. He was born in Lexington, NC, the son of the late Paul Exander Odom, Sr., and Edna Johnson Odom. Memorials may be made in Paul's memory to the Ronald McDonald House, 2955 Colonial Drive, Columbia, SC 29203.

April 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Andrema Truesdale Hayward

Mrs. Andrema Trusdale Hayward, 71, of Camden, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of the late James, Sr. and Mary Crowell Truesdale and wife of Isah Hayward, Jr. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Red Hill Baptist Church, Cassatt, with burial in the church cemetery. Public viewing will be from 2-7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

April 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mattie A. Greene

Ms. Mattie A. Greene, 74 of 1541 Red Hill Road, Camden, South Carolina passed on Monday, April 20, 2015.

April 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Joanna Frances Doolan

A service to celebrate the life of Joanna Frances Doolan, 30, will be held on Monday at 6:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Father John Zimmerman will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 5:00-6:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to JDRF, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004.

April 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


John Mike Carns

A funeral service to celebrate the life John Mike Carns, 90, of Elgin, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, today, April 24, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Rev. Mack McDowell will officiate. Burial will follow in Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery in Elgin, SC. The family will receive friends at 1:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mike's memory to Salem United Methodist Church, PO Box 66, Elgin, SC 29045.

April 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Clarence Branham

Funeral service for Clarence Branham, 88, will be held on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Eric Boone and the Rev. Doug Whitfield will officiate. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1:00-2:30 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 836 Pine Grove Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.

April 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Betty Lou Griffith Blackwell

Betty Lou Griffith Blackwell of Kershaw, South Carolina, 80, the beloved wife of Dr. Danny Reese Blackwell, was the only child born to Ella Elizabeth Griffith (Nell) and Robert Earl Griffith on October 26, 1934, in Pageland, South Carolina. She was an alumna of Columbia College and College of Charleston.

April 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Melvin Bellamy

Mr. Melvin Bellamy, 88, of 1607 Jefferson Davis Highway, Camden, South Carolina, passed on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at 12 Noon Saturday, April 25, 2015 inHyco Baptist Church, Cassatt, with burial in the church Cemetery.

April 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ariail for April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: GOP needs to broaden appeal

The Republican presidential field is already getting crowded, and the South Carolina GOP primary is often viewed as a bellwether for White House hopefuls. Because this is a conservative state, candidates in past years have often moved to the right while campaigning here. But a new poll shows Republican voters in South Carolina might be moving away from some of the hard-line social issues they have embraced in the past. As a side note, many political observers believe the party "had better get out of people's bedrooms if it wants to broaden its appeal."

April 22, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: 2016 -- The woman trap

WASHINGTON -- Here we go. If you're a woman who might prefer someone other than Hillary Clinton as the next president of the United States, you're a self-loathing, anti-woman traitor.

April 22, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Jenkins: Nature is all you need

Much has been made in the last few years about the disconnect between children and nature. Richard Louv popularized the issue in his best-selling book, Last Child in the Woods. While the trend isn't necessarily intentional, it cannot be ignored either. The awareness we are attached to something more is a key component to our continued existence upon Earth. Fortunately, I think the roots of this respect are already planted in the passions of the most perfect people, our children.

April 22, 2015 | By Austin Jenkins C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Mr. Hot Stuff snaps Decoy Daddy's run in Temple Gwathmey

Gil Johnston's Mr. Hot Stuff and jockey Paddy Young returned to the races in the Middleburg (Va.) Spring's $50,000 Temple Gwathmey (Gr. 3) on Saturday, and together they denied Irv Naylor's Decoy Daddy a third straight victory by a neck. All Together finished third, and Staying On claimed fourth money.

April 22, 2015 | | Equine


EMSA Regatta returning to Lake Wateree this weekend

Lake Wateree will be awash with the sight of sails billowing in the breeze as the Wateree Sailing Club (WSC) will host its second annual Spring Midlands Multihull Regatta on Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26.

April 22, 2015 | | Sports


Race to the Press Box 5k slated for May 2 at Lugoff-Elgin High

The ABLE Club of SC will host the Run to the Press Box 5K run/walk on Saturday, May 2 at Lugoff-Elgin High School.

April 22, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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