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Kershaw County schools celebrate Red Cross month with penny drive

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.

March 13, 2014 | | People & Places


Saturday is deadline for discount Cup tickets

Saturday, March 15 is the final day to purchase discount general admission tickets for the Carolina Cup steeplechase races.

March 12, 2014 | | Equine


Stanley notches third shutout as Lady Demons roll SF, 7-0

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.

March 12, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Serpas' monster day --- 8 RBI --- lifts L-E past Irmo

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.

March 12, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Lady Bulldogs finish second in NMB tourney

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.

March 12, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


DMES students on the move

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.

March 12, 2014 | | People & Places


Phillips receives award from Pageland school

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.

March 12, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


Amazonian adventures

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 ...

March 12, 2014 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Doing the big hard right thing

We in South Carolina love our history. As William Faulkner said of the South, "The past is never dead. It's not even past."

March 12, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Liberty Hill native takes preserving naval history personally

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.

March 12, 2014 | | Military


Black History program focuses on Gullah culture

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.

March 12, 2014 | | People & Places


James ‘Rosco P. Coltrane’ Best of The Dukes of Hazzard to appear at Fine Arts Center

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.

March 12, 2014 | | People & Places


KC Amateur Radio Club to hold Morse code training class Saturday

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.

March 12, 2014 | | Arts


Getting ready for Springtime

By Jackie Jordan

March 12, 2014 | | People & Places


Ariail for March 12, 2014

March 12, 2014 | | Ariail


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Yesteryear Pictures - Aug. 22, 2017

TheAndre Glenn, a 1995 graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School, has been selected as recipient of the Jackson High School Alumni Scholarship.

August 22, 2017 | | Yesteryear


Kershaw County's Got Talent is Saturday

The United Way of Kershaw County's (UWKC) Hand in Hand Mentoring Program will host its second annual Kershaw County's Got Talent event at ...

August 22, 2017 | | People & Places


FAC annual meeting is Sept. 7

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will hold a very special annual meeting on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. in the ...

August 22, 2017 | | People & Places


Back to school!

A number of Kershaw County School district schools sent in first day of school pictures for us to share. From a kindergartener celebrating her birthday ...

August 22, 2017 | | Education


Camden Military Academy cross country schedule

Aug.: 30 – at Camden (5:30 p.m.)

August 21, 2017 | | Camden Military


KCGC meeting to usher in USC football season

University of South Carolina football radio analyst and former Gamecock quarterback Tommy Suggs and USC assistant baseball coach Stuart Lake will be the guests speakers ...

August 18, 2017 | | Sports


Show Court eyes Turf Writers

A top-shelf group of 14, including 2017 Carolina Cup champion Show Court along with two representing overseas interests, has been nominated to the $150,000 ...

August 18, 2017 | | Equine


THE SWAMP LOG Artisans Gallery opens in Bishopville

Located in an old building in downtown Bishopville, THE SWAMP LOG is part gift shop, part furniture store, part local history museum and part art ...

August 18, 2017 | | Arts


KershawHealth Auxiliary Golf Tournament Sept. 7

The Auxiliary of KershawHealth's 28th annual golf tournament will be held on Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Camden Country Club.

August 18, 2017 | | People & Places


Happy 102nd Birthday

Margaret Williams, pictured with her great-grandson Sawyer Smith, celebrated her 102nd birthday August 14.

August 18, 2017 | | People & Places


Planning underway for 50th reunion of CHS Class of 1967

Planning for a 50th reunion for Camden High School's class of 1967 is underway, and class members need help in locating fellow class members.

August 18, 2017 | | People & Places


Ariail - Aug. 18, 2017

August 18, 2017 | | Ariail


Your local paper

Readers may have noticed a few changes in the C-I of late, particularly on our editorial pages.

August 18, 2017 | | Editorials


Summer intern program successful

During the last couple of months, I have had the opportunity to partner with multiple organizations in our community to work on projects that are ...

August 18, 2017 | By Amy Kinard C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Busting a few myths about the landmarks commission

As the oldest inland city in South Carolina, Camden is home to many historic properties. In an effort to help preserve the historic nature of ...

August 18, 2017 | By Shawn Putnam C-I guest columnist | Columns


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