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Put YMCA proposal to a vote

In response to all the controversy of a YMCA coming to Camden, I have read articles for and against. We are going to be spending a lot of money on committees and studies by city council and county council about the YMCA. This looks to me like we are getting the cart before the horse. With so many people opposed to or in support of the YMCA, why not – before spending all this money -- place the issue on the ballot and let the people decide. This would save a lot of money.

August 05, 2011 | Butch Bowers Camden | Letters


Lawsuit No. 3

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews has been sued for the third time since taking office only a few months ago. While we aren't legal experts, we do see a few interesting developments here, the first one being that Matthews has been no shrinking violet when it comes to making statements about the way the department was run prior to his election. Of course that's not uncommon in South Carolina law enforcement circles; after all, sheriffs are elected and not appointed, and politics is part of the process. Some say Matthews continued his criticism of former Sheriff Steve McCaskill ...

August 05, 2011 | | Editorials


Throw the bums out

Back when I was in journalism school -- in the days when Gutenberg was still trying to figure out movable type and four guys named Matthew, Mark, Luke and John were just starting to jot down their thoughts -- we were always taught to be subtle when writing opinion pieces.

August 05, 2011 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


Fire forces Lugoff family out of home

The Lugoff Fire Department was dispatched to Meadow Drive in Lugoff July 27 initially for a reported brush fire close to a home. The first arriving firefighter reported to incoming units that the fire was actually inside the home with heavy smoke and fire showing from the roof.

August 05, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Bethune Lions present checks, awards

The Bethune Lions Club had a very busy meeting recently. First, it had a presentation to the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County. To ensure the students at Bethune Elementary School are provided an arts enrichment program, the Bethune Garden Club, Bethune Lions Club and Bethune Woman's Club banded together and presented the (FAC) with checks totaling $1,000. The FAC will provide the arts enrichment program to Bethune Elementary during the 2011-2012 year.

August 03, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Real estate transactions -- Aug. 3, 2011

The following real estate transfers were recently recorded in the Kershaw County Assessor's office:

August 03, 2011 | | For the Record


Scrapbook -- Aug. 3, 2011

It's funny how often a problem becomes an answer! I dropped a quarter in a kitchen drawer. It was "lost in the clutter"! I had to throw out stuff that just gets in the way. I found the quarter, and for a "bonus" I found that lost nut pick. It feels better when clutter doesn't get in the way.

August 03, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Tax tips -- Aug. 3, 2011

Many taxpayers spend time during the summer months updating their résumé and attending career fairs. The Internal Revenue Service reminds job seekers that you may be able to deduct some of the expenses on your tax return.

August 03, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Yesteryear -- Aug. 3, 2011

Photo cutline-- 1976 Rifle Team Wins -- The Kershaw County 4-H Rifle Club team won state competition last week at State 4-H Conference, having the four high individual scores in the state. Members and leaders for the team are leader Stuart Smith, members Alan Burgess, Steve McIntosh, Steve Jernigan, Marshall Reu, and leader Peggy Jernigan.

August 03, 2011 | | Yesteryear


Leslie Wood

Mr. Leslie Wood, 88, of Lugoff, departed this life Sunday July 31, 2011 at Kershaw Health, Camden. He was a Veteran of World War II United States Army. He was a retiree of E. I. DuPont, Camden South Carolina. He is survived by his loving wife of sixty-five years; Mrs. Viola S. Wood, four daughters; Byrdyne (Franklin) Bell of Augusta, GA, Brenda Wood of Lugoff, SC, Sandra Wood of Columbia, SC and Shelia (Floyd) Bracey of Lugoff, SC; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; a sister; Inez Cunningham of Lugoff, SC and a host of other relatives and friends.

August 03, 2011 | | Obituaries


Sidewalk Survey -- Aug. 3, 2011

August 03, 2011 | | Sidewalk Survey


Robert Ariail -- Aug. 3, 2011

August 03, 2011 | | Ariail


KC teens attend conference of more than 1,500 youth

Latter-day Saint teenagers from North and South Carolina gathered last week on the campus of East Carolina University for a Christian youth conference. The theme of the conference "One, But Not Alone" is based on the New Testament scripture "So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another" (Romans 12:5).

August 03, 2011 | | Localife


Charles Cushman Jr.

Charles V.B. Cushman, Jr., age 85, of Camden, died Monday, August 1, 2011 at his summer home in Chadds Ford, PA., that he shared with his wife, Joanne Bahr Cushman. Charlie was born in Boston, Massachusetts on June 9, 1926, and spent his childhood in Upperville, Virginia. His entire adult life was spent in Camden. Charlie worked extensively in thoroughbred horse racing and training and he was very active in supporting the Kershaw County Hospital Foundation as well as the Camden equestrian community. Charlie not only rode in a Carolina Cup race back in his early days of riding ...

August 03, 2011 | | Obituaries


Local photographer’s work goes to international exhibition

Two photographs created by Patty Hallman of Hallman Photography LLC in Lugoff have recently been accepted into the Loan Collection and General Collection of Professional Photographers of America's 2011 International Photographic Competition. Hallman's work will be on display at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, January 15-17, 2012, in New Orleans, La. This exhibition is held in conjunction with Imaging USA, an annual convention of professional photographers and several photographic associations.

August 03, 2011 | | Arts


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August 29, 2014 | | Inabinet


Kids and guns

Whenever the subject of guns is brought up, it engenders strong opinion on both sides -- from those who believe in absolute Second Amendment rights, and from those who believe that nobody should be allowed to own a gun in any circumstances. Like most people, we fall somewhere in the middle, solidly on the side of Americans to own firearms but a bit dubious about why it makes sense for people to own Uzis and other automatic weapons that are made with the express purpose of killing people.

August 29, 2014 | | Editorials


Who are those guys?

One of my favorite movies is the 1969 classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; since it came out I've watched it probably 20 times.

August 29, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


C-I promotes Phillips to assistant editor

Camden Media Co. announces today that Chronicle-Independent (C-I) staff reporter Gary Phillips is now the newspaper's assistant editor. The C-I also has a new Localife editor with the hiring of Simone T. Owens.

August 29, 2014 | | Business


Registration for blood drive at INVISTA Camden plant

As summertime draws to an end, with kids back at school and football season about to take off, please take the opportunity to sign up for the blood donation drive at the INVISTA Camden plant. The blood drive will be held on September 9 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the TC-1 building, where there's plenty of room and the service is fast and friendly. Donations are being completed within 30-40 minutes of arrival.

August 29, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


Lady Knights open season with 3-1 win

If this is how North Central plays when it is jittery, just think of what the Lady Knight volleyball team will do once it settles down.

August 29, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


Tech firms’ poor record of diversity

Tech companies are finally spilling some of their most sought-after secrets.

August 29, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Jose goes all the way at the Spa

Always in contention, Rodman W. Moorhead III's All the Way Jose glided to the lead on the final run down Saratoga Race Course's homestretch, rocketed over the last fence, and drew away powerfully to a 14 1/4-length victory in Wednesday's $65,000 allowance hurdle.

August 29, 2014 | | Equine


The Fearless Forecast - our labor of love for you

While the rest of you slackers are busy preparing for your Labor Day weekend and trips to the lake, the beach or backyard barbecues, remember those of us here at the Fearless Forecast who do not have the luxury of a long weekend.

August 29, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


David R. Braught

David R. Braught, 58, of Columbia entered into rest on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at PalmettoHealth Parkridge.

August 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


Raymond William “Bo” Peake, Jr.

Mr. Raymond William "Bo" Peake, Jr., 60, of Elgin, died Wednesday, August 27, 20144. Born in Camp Lejeune, NC on May 9, 1954, he was the son of Barbara Shelley Peake and the late Raymond William Peake, Sr. A master automotive technician, he was co-owner of Peake Motors with his late father. Bo also worked with Clark Industrial and Southeast Industrial for many years as a shop foreman and forklift technician.

August 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


Betty Davis Ray

A funeral service celebrating the life of Betty Davis Ray, 84, of Lugoff, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Pine Grove Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Eric Boone and Rev. Doug Whitfield will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday, August 29, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Ray's memory to Pine Grove Baptist Church.

August 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


Michael Scronce

Michael William Scronce, age 63, passed on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Visitation for friends and family will be held at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, from 5:00-7:00 PM, Saturday, August 30, 2014. Memorials may be made in Michael's memory to United Way of Kershaw County, P O Box 737, Camden, SC 29020 or American Red Cross, P O Box 641, 632 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.

August 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


Mae Bell Thomas

Ms. Mae Bell Thomas, 93, of 113-A Canterbury Lane in Camden died Thursday, August 28, 2014. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

August 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


First day of school fun at Wateree Elementary

August 27, 2014 | | Localife


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