The Camden Historic Landmarks Commission, through the Landmarks Education Committee, will offer its annual special walking tour of the historic Rectory Square residential area Saturday.
The Larry Jeffers American Legion Post 195, along with the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD), will host a flag disposal ceremony at 7 p.m. May 28 at the Elks Lodge off U.S. 1 in Lugoff.
PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Sitting under the lush palms and blue skies of the richest Americans' favorite resort -- during off-season when the rich wouldn't be caught dead here, I hastily add -- I naturally couldn't wait to watch Mitt Romney's PowerPoint presentation on health care.
Photo cutline -- Winners in Vandervort Show -- Mrs. Z.S. Touloukian holds a check to present Buddy Watts for his winning entry, "Lion," from the Middle School division for the best animal portrait in any medium. Mrs. Touloukian, Buddy Watts, Cindy Webster, Mike McKay, and Steve Price, Cindy, Mike, and Steve also placed in the Lee Vandervort Show. All are pupils of Mrs. Sally Ashley.
Michael L. Hayes, 39, of Sandspur Road, Camden, died Monday.
Funeral service to celebrate the life of Ruth Jennings Shumate, 89, of Camden will be held Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church of Camden with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family received friends Tuesday, May 17, 2011 from 5:00 -7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Shumate's memory to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020 or Pinedale Residential Center, 798 Hermitage Pond Road, Camden SC 29020.
Stevenson Wood, 69, of Trinity School Road, Lugoff, died Monday, May 16, 2011.
Found guilty in February of using excessive force on a man in his custody, former Kershaw County Sheriff's Sgt. Oddie Tribble was sentenced Monday to just more than five years in prison and three years of supervised release.
Irvin S. Naylor's Tax Ruling set almost all the pace in Saturday's $150,000 Calvin Houghland Iroquois (Gr. 1), fended off a challenge by Eclipse Award champion Slip Away, and drew away his second consecutive victory in the richest race on the National Steeplechase Association spring schedule.
More than 10,000 pounds of non-perishable food was donated to Christian Community Ministries (CCM) through the Letter Carriers Food Drive. CCM officials want to give a special thanks to all the letter carriers who take their time each year to generate this food drive.
There was strength in numbers for the North Central boys' track and field team which finished third in last weekend's state class A state championships held at Harry Parone Stadium on the campus of Spring Valley High School in Columbia.
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It's all the buzz these days. You must not call your dog or cat or canary "a pet." There are lots of words that nice people don't say anymore. Usually they are put-downs against certain people. Who gets hurt when a dog is called a pet? Is it hurtful to call a dog a dog? A cat a cat? If so, who does it hurt -- the dog or his owner, person or friend?
In the last few years, the public has come to better appreciate the efforts and sacrifices made by law enforcement officers -- those who serve in small towns, large cities and rural areas across the country. That makes it difficult for everyone when an officer steps outside the bounds of acceptable conduct, as former Kershaw County Deputy Oddie Tribble did in beating a handcuffed prisoner in August of 2010. Tribble was sentenced earlier this week to serve more than five years in prison for the incident.
A few minutes before Tuesday's match with rival Camden, Lugoff-Elgin golf coach Mike Robinson went up to one of his players and gave him a pep talk as to what he expected out of him that day.
Politics in South Carolina has always had its seamy side, but the current dust-up between Bobby Harrell, speaker of the state House of Representatives, and Attorney General Alan Wilson is especially intriguing. Harrell, a Charleston Republican, is being investigated for corruption, including possible misuse of campaign funds and possible misuse of his legislative position, charges that grew out of a grand jury proceeding. Law enforcement sources say Harrell's attorneys have been secretly trying to get a state judge to remove Wilson as the chief prosecutor.
Kershaw County schools are celebrating March as Red Cross Month by holding their annual Million Penny Drive to benefit the American Red Cross Sandhills Chapter. The coin collection takes place during March at all Kershaw County public schools.
After having opened the season by playing in a pair of tournaments, the Lugoff-Elgin girls' soccer team kicked off the regular season in style by pasting visiting South Florence, 7-0, in a non-region match played Monday at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium.
Blake Serpas is one of those low-maintenance players who quietly does their work each day while the coaching staff hardly notices that he was there at practice.
Having won their first two games by shutout and playing to a scoreless draw in their third contest, the Camden High girls' soccer team fell to AAAA state power Bluffton, 3-0, to finish second in the Michael Nash Memorial Soccer Tournament hosted by North Myrtle Beach High School last weekend.
All of Doby's Mill Elementary School's students participated in South Carolina Walk at School Day. The day began with 15 minutes of brisk walking. Here, third graders Andrew Langmo and Clay Peake walk in front of fourth graders Alie Stephens, Marissa Kirkland and Sylvia Adongo.
Chronicle-Independent (C-I) staff reporter Gary Phillips recently received a 2013-2014 community service award from Central High School in Pageland. Phillips received the award for supporting Central Eagles athletics while serving as editor of The (Pageland) Progressive Journal. Although Phillips did not attend the event, Central officials announced the award during its Fall Athletic Awards night at the school Feb. 18.
The printed page has been an introduction to dreams and anticipations for me since I was a child. When my Aunt Eva brought a large house and barn from the heirs of a very old spinster woman, I found a treasure trove! Back then, children were not as restrained as they are today with various activities and parents' eyes constantly upon them. The treasure trove was not gold, but a stash of National Geographics, some possibly as old as the magazine itself. When my mother told me reading was a waste of time, the activity took on even more delight ...
We in South Carolina love our history. As William Faulkner said of the South, "The past is never dead. It's not even past."
Family vacations often have a profound and lasting effect on children. For some, it's an Instagram or Facebook album of selfies taken at landmark sites with the occasional snarky comment about being dragged to "old" places.
On Feb. 23, the Humanities Council of South Carolina, in conjunction with the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, Lugoff sponsored a Black History Program featuring Sharon "The Gullah Lady" Cooper-Murray presented on Gullah culture as the guest presenter.
James Best, better known as Rosco P. Coltrane from TV's The Dukes of Hazzard will bring his one-man, multi-media show to the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County on March 22 at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium.
Morse code, once a vital method of sending messages across telegraph lines, was the primary method of communication with other amateur radio operators. As technology evolved amateur radios became capable of voice transmissions and code slowly, over the past 100 years, lost its important role.