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Smoldering light

Camden firefighters check out the remains of an external light fixture at the entrance to the Camden Archives and Museum around mid-morning Wednesday. Archives Director Katherine Richardson said the fixture -- likely a 1915 original that hadn't been turned on in years -- was likely turned on by an electrician who had been changing light bulbs the day before. "There's been a bird's nest made of pine straw in it and we think it smoldered all night until it caught the wooden panel above the door," Richardson said. "Around 10 a.m., we smelled smoke and thought it was ...

January 11, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Lancaster, Orangeburg Prep at Camden Military Academy (WR – 5 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin, Dreher at Sumter (WR – 6 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Evelyn Mack Academy (BB – 6:30 p.m.)

January 11, 2013 | | Sports


SCTOBA Awards Dinner set for Saturday in Camden

Dogwood Stable president Cot Campbell will be the featured speaker at Saturday's South Carolina Thoroughbred Owners' and Breeders' Association's annual awards dinner.

January 11, 2013 | | Equine


L-EHS hosts Carolina Invitational qualifier

The Lugoff-Elgin qualifier for the Carolina Invitational will be held inside the Demons Den at Lugoff-Elgin High School tonight and Saturday.

January 11, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


Preger-developed Nereid sold for $1.3 million

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Demand for young, stakes-caliber mares, led by the $1.3 million paid for 2011 American Oaks (G1) winner Nereid, ruled opening Monday at Keeneland's January Horses of All Ages Sale.

January 09, 2013 | | Equine


Oziah Leland Boykin, Jr.

Mr. Oziah Leland Boykin, Jr., 55, of 1461-A Halley Rd., Passed on Sunday, January 6, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

January 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Alice Moore

Services for Alice Goude Moore, 85, of Camden, S.C. were held on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 1:00 p.m. at 145 Innsbrooke Blvd. Murfreesboro, Tenn. The Rev. Dan Moore and the Rev. Don Goude officiated. Burial was at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Murfreesboro, Tenn. under the direction of Murfreesboro Funeral Home.

January 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Michael Arnez Richards Sr.

Mr. Michael Arnez Richards Sr., 56 of Conyers, GA, formerly of 617 Gate St, Camden, SC passed on Thursday, January 3, 2013. Funeral service will be held Thursday, January 10, 2013, 1:00 PM, at Camden First United Methodist Church, Camden, SC. Burial will follow at Good Hope-Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery Camden, SC.

January 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Demons second in Border Wars Duals

Lugoff-Elgin finished second in last weekend's Stallion Border Wars Duals hosted by South Pointe High School in Rock Hill.

January 09, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs double up Red Foxes

After having to go to the first tie-breaking criteria for the win in their first meeting with Hartsville earlier this season, the Camden High wrestling team did not leave any doubt on the second go 'round between the two rival schools.

January 09, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle


Nathaniel "Bumblee" Wilson

Nathaniel Bumblee Wilson of 610 York Street, Camden, passed on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at his residence. Funeral service will be held Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, 112 a.m., at New Life Temple, Lugoff, S.C. Burial at Restoration Cemetery, Bethune, S.C.

January 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Robert James "Jimmy" Wardlaw III

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Robert James "Jimmy" Wardlaw III, 77, of Camden, will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, January 10, 2013 at New Hope Church with burial to follow in Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Rev. Lyn Hill and Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday January 9, 2013 from 7:00 til 9:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Wardlaw's memory to New Hope Church, 9025 Liberty Hill Road, Camden, SC 29020.

January 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Ariail for Jan. 9, 2013

January 09, 2013 | | Ariail


Guns and gun laws not the problem

Guns and gun laws are not the problem of deaths in the United States. To solve lots of our violent crimes, the whole nation has to stop ignoring the needs of mentally ill people. We, as a nation, have to stop the bullying, which I feel is the reason why lots of gangs are formed and lots of suicides and mass murders are committed.

January 09, 2013 | Blanche Scott Camden | Letters


Both sides

Looking ahead to 2013, this county, state and nation all face major issues and problems; that, of course, isn't peculiar to this year but occurs regularly. Here at the Chronicle-Independent, it's our responsibility to comment on these issues in editorials, and as we have in the past, we won't be hesitant to do so. We've noticed for a long time that many newspapers are like politicians in that they adhere to certain philosophies or dogmas and seldom swerve away from them. With many papers, it's possible to predict which side of an issue they'll ...

January 09, 2013 | | Editorials


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Joyce Williams Smith

Joyce Williams Smith, was born on February 14, 1950, in Bethune, SC. She was the daughter of the late Lehana Kelley Williams and Ben F ...

February 09, 2016 | | Obituaries


Hugh M. Smith

A memorial service to honor the life of Major Hugh M. Smith, USAF (Ret.), 95, of Camden, SC, will be held at 4:00 PM ...

February 09, 2016 | | Obituaries


Nancy McCaskill

Funeral service for Ms. Nancy McCaskill, 57, of 1700 Broad Street in Camden will be held Thursday, February 11, 2016, 11:00 A.M. at ...

February 09, 2016 | | Obituaries


Frank Melvin Dieringer

Frank Melvin Dieringer, age 95, died on Friday, February 5, 2016 with his family by his side. Born in Canton, OH, he was the son ...

February 09, 2016 | | Obituaries


Rampell: Low-wage Senate workers get a raise -- and then the shaft

This story was supposed to have a happy ending.

February 09, 2016 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Letter: A fond farewell to Nettles Cleaners

By listening to the local radio station, WPUB, and reading the Chronicle-Independent, people in Kershaw County are encouraged to trade locally. Having grown up in ...

February 09, 2016 | Rosemary Russell Lugoff | Letters


L-EHS plays host to to state power clean championship

Lugoff-Elgin High School will host the 2016 Palmetto Power Clean Championship on Wednesday, Feb. 24.

February 05, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


KCSO arrests suspected burglar after manhunt

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies and Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb arrested a Bethune man following a manhunt Wednesday morning in connection with ...

February 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden native earns national Bostwick medical award

Dr. Jack Scheuer III, son of Dr. and Mrs. Jack Scheuer Jr., of Camden, won the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons' national 2016 ...

February 05, 2016 | | Healthcare


17-year-old charged with criminal sexual conduct

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a young Gaston man Tuesday and charged him with two counts each of first degree criminal sexual ...

February 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Florida man arrested by KCSO sentenced for tax scheme

A federal judge recently sentenced a Florida man arrested by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) in February 2012 for his role in a ...

February 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Editorial: Blame for closing schools may be misplaced

After reading today's coverage of this week's Kershaw County Board of Trustees meeting, one could easily get the sense of an "us versus ...

February 05, 2016 | | Editorials


Rampell: Just how dumb does Trump think we are?

Donald Trump thinks you're an idiot.

February 05, 2016 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writer's Group | Editorials


Reader wants new Bethune Elementary to stay in town

In Paul's letter to the Ephesians, he says, "Awake thou that sleepest and arise from the dead and Christ shall give thee light." I ...

February 05, 2016 | Betty Tidwell Bethune | Letters


Reader thanks Camden Fire Department

My husband and I would like to say "thank you" to the Camden Fire Department for your quick response to our 911 call Thursday, 1 ...

February 05, 2016 | Randy and Christine Bock Camden | Letters


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