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A fair to remember

The 2013 Camden Antiques Fair will open Thursday with a preview party and continue Friday through Sunday. This signature event benefits the National Steeplechase Museum and S.C. Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. In its third year, the fair has brought hundreds of visitors to Camden while greatly promoting our area as a destination for antiquing, equine sports, visiting historical places and a dose of real Southern hospitality at our local stores and restaurants.

October 16, 2013 | | Camden


Judge Cooper presents life of Mendel L. Smith

The Kershaw County Historical Society will host a special program on the life and career of Medel L. Smith (1870-1934), Camden attorney, Kershaw County legislator, Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives and 5th Judicial Circuit Judge. The public is invited to a presentation by G. Thomas Cooper Jr. on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the historic Mills Courthouse at 607 Broad St., in Camden.

October 16, 2013 | | People & Places


Fall Festival Saturday at Lugoff Ford

The third annual Fall Festival will be held Saturday at Lugoff Ford at 979 Highway 1 in South Lugoff.

October 16, 2013 | | People & Places


Camden Community Concert Band to perform Sunday

The Camden Community Concert Band held its organizational meeting and first rehearsal on March 10, 1980, with 52 members in attendance. The first concert was presented eight weeks later on May 4 as a part of Camden's Music, Arts, Drama (MAD) Festival.

October 16, 2013 | | Arts


Zoo-rrific champions

October 16, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Andrew Jackson at North Central (VB – 6:45 p.m.)

October 14, 2013 | | Sports


Pierrot Lunaire ready to return in Grand National

The National Steeplechase Association's leading-earners table has a traffic jam at the top, and the sport's top competitors have been nominated to the $250,000 Grand National (Gr. 1), the headline contest of the 93rd annual Far Hills Races on Saturday, Oct. 19.

October 14, 2013 | | Equine


Noted and passed - Oct. 14, 2013

• Technology is wonderful, but there are a few things in the world that should remain the way they've always been. One is a gondola ride on the canals of Venice, Italy, but it appears that, too, is giving in to modernity. GPS will be introduced, along with an electronic traffic control system. In fairness, there have been severe accidents lately in which gondolas have been hit by larger boats, but this change makes us a bit wistful.

October 14, 2013 | | Editorials


KershawHealth impacts people’s lives every day

What a difference a week can make. That point was driven home to me by three stories of care provided by KershawHealth during the middle of September. In the midst of all the discussion about healthcare and budgets, leadership and mission, it's easy to overlook the impact KershawHealth has on people's lives every single day. These three stories put that in perspective.

October 14, 2013 | By Donnie Weeks, KershawHealth president and CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Go ‘Noles, not Redskins

WASHINGTON -- As a fan of tradition, my knee-jerk reaction to the Redskins controversy -- should the name be changed out of respect for offended Native Americans? -- was, well, knee-jerk.

October 14, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Local, but honest, smart hospital

I read a letter Wednesday from an Elgin resident in favor of KershawHealth staying local and not being purchased by a Charlotte-based company. I agree it would be best to have a local hospital, but her last statement "the KershawHealth system needs to stay exactly as it is" shows many people still don't know how much money they have squandered on upper management salaries and unnecessary property investments. A local hospital is good, but an honest and smart local hospital is better.

October 14, 2013 | Craig Harvey Lugoff | Letters


‘Equine’ part of marketing equation

Having been involved in the equine activities in Camden since 1952, I read with great interest and disappointment Martin Cahn's article on the front page of the Sept. 20 Chronicle-Independent entitled "Arnett Muldrow Kickoff." The article covered a meeting of Camden citizens and the representatives of the marketing company that has been hired by the city to market Camden. I am extremely enthusiastic about the project. It is something Camden has needed for a long time. My disappointment: only once did the words horse, equine or equestrian appear in connection with Camden.

October 14, 2013 | Austin Brown Hilton Head | Letters


2013 hospital auxiliary golf tournament ‘swings’ into gear

On page 1 of the March 1, 1912 issue of the Camden Chronicle, Mrs. Douglas A. Boykin made a fervent appeal to women of Kershaw County to organize and work for a hospital in Camden: "You mothers! You housewives! You busy women! These are the ones we want to help us. The busy woman is always the woman that accomplishes the most work outside of her home. The woman of leisure only has time to devote to herself."

October 14, 2013 | | People & Places


KCSO arrests four in meth lab raid

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested four people Thursday during a raid on a Cassatt home that turned up a handgun, one-half pound of marijuana, methamphetamine and a small meth lab.

October 14, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Local restaurant supports cancer research by 'going pink'

Employees from the Lugoff Captain D's sported pink shirts to show their support of Breast Cancer Research. They are from left to right: Tammy Cantillion, Patricia Blyther, Ashley Whren, Paula Brown and Stephanie Woods. Captain D's says that it is committed to being part of the local community and to supporting causes that mean a great deal to its guests. That is why its company, CD's Midlands, Inc. (a franchisee of seven Captain D's restaurants in South Carolina) will be participating in Breast Cancer Awareness month. During the month of October, the restaurants have pledged to ...

October 14, 2013 | | People & Places


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Chamber Music Series finale is Thursday

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will present the last concert of the 2016-17 Chamber Music Series on Thursday at 7 p.m ...

April 25, 2017 | | Arts


ATEC’s Brooke Bradshaw is KCSD Teacher of the Year

Six words gave it away. "Love. Nurture. Inspire. Light the Fire."

April 25, 2017 | | Education


Special day for special athletes

With sirens blaring and lights flashing, police cars escorted several buses through town as well-wishers waved and cheered from points along the route. Their destination ...

April 25, 2017 | | Education


DOROTHY E. ROGERS

Funeral services for Dorothy E. Rogers, 88, were held Monday at Antioch Baptist Church. Burial followed the service in the church cemetery.

April 25, 2017 | | Obituaries


LORINE STRAK STOGSDILL

A graveside funeral service to celebrate the life of Lorine Strak Stogsdill, 101, of Rembert, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, April ...

April 25, 2017 | | Obituaries


Mitchell receives Compleat Lawyer Award from USC School of Law

Cody T. Mitchell of Bethune was named the recipient of the 2017 Silver Compleat Lawyer award from the University Of South Carolina School Of Law ...

April 25, 2017 | | Business


Read in

Forty students at North Central Middle School, along with five adults, attended the S.C. Statewide Read-In April 4 at the S.C. State House ...

April 25, 2017 | | Education


Rotary Wild Game Dinner is May 6

Tickets are still available for the West Wateree-Lugoff Rotary Club's fourth annual Wild Game Dinner and Silent Auction is scheduled for 6 p.m ...

April 25, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Flooding expected on Lake Wateree

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Lake Wateree. The NWS is forecasting the lake to crest at 101.9 on Wednesday ...

April 25, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Grace Episcopal Spring Dog Show is May 20

Whether you're looking to show off Rover or just go and have some family fun in the park, the 81st Annual Spring Dog Show ...

April 25, 2017 | | Camden


Legion honors first responders, long-time members

James Leroy Belk Americn Legion Post 17 recognized first responders, including a firefighter, highway patrol trooper and sheriff's deputy. The Legion also recognized two ...

April 25, 2017 | | Military


Baseball, softball playoff scenarios

The South Carolina High School League state baseball playoffs begin next Tuesday with the softball playoffs starting next Tuesday. The double-elimination events continue with second ...

April 21, 2017 | | Sports


Ariail - April 21, 2017

April 21, 2017 | | Ariail


Larry Doby

We are very pleased to see Congress introduce legislation to honor the life, career and legacy of Kershaw County native Larry Doby with the Congressional ...

April 21, 2017 | | Editorials


Murder while you watch

WASHINGTON -- The Facebook video of a homicide was surely inevitable.

April 21, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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