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New petition misleading

We were under the impression that the new petition being circulated regarding the Camden Sports Complex was a petition for a referendum. After all, the motto of the petition effort is "Let the People Decide." An analysis of the petition website frames it in a similar way. Indeed, the name chosen for the petition group is the "Camden Recreation Referendum Coalition," and the reason given for creating the organization is to present Camden's City Council with a petition requesting a binding referendum to allow the registered voters of Camden to choose between supporting this project or not supporting it.

January 20, 2012 | Austin Jenkins and Karin Jenkins, MD Camden for the Y | Letters


Camden strategic planning

Since my election in 2008, I have led our Council in designing an annual strategic plan. A strategic plan is a strong management tool which helps both the Council and the City staff to focus energy toward the same goals. It is a disciplined planning process to develop an annual vision. Before we begin the multi-step process covering vision, mission, objectives, values, strategies, goals and programs, we must review our current status. This planning also provides us with benchmarks for historic reviews. This plan becomes our focus for the future.

January 20, 2012 | Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


‘...leave us to our old tried and true ways’

I am writing in response to a letter in the Chronicle-Independent dated January 11th from Andrew Pope. Surely he checked Camden and its facilities very carefully before making his move. If the Y was so important to him, he must have discovered that Camden has no Y, but has many exercise spots indoors and outdoors. This has been the Camden way of life for a long time … a way that many of us truly enjoy. There is so much in Camden to be proud of -- do not try to change it. If Camden does not have what you want for ...

January 20, 2012 | Henrietta McWillie Camden | Letters


Deer slayer (a misnomer)

To characterize me as a deer slayer, a hunter, or an outdoorswoman would be incongruous, to say the least. I do know how to handle a gun, having had a brother who assumed I might be of interest as a playmate if I knew how to shoot. Therefore, he dared me to shoot a double barrel shotgun and blow out the pantry window. Naturally, a challenge such as this required action. I shot out the window, was kicked a summersault, and expected the deserved whipping. (No one called or thought of DSS back then.) Mother, a widow, was too thankful ...

January 20, 2012 | Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Food for the Soul receives donation

January 20, 2012 | | People & Places


3-D solo exhibit on display at FAC

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) welcomes 3-D artist Jen Pepper whose work will be showcased at the FAC beginning with an opening reception today at 6 p.m. in the Bassett Gallery. Join us for the opening reception prior to the production of the "Chicago -- The Musical" which starts at 8 p.m. The reception is sponsored by First Community Bank and includes light hors d'ouevres and a cash bar.

January 20, 2012 | | People & Places


Wygenia M. Washington

Wygenia M. Washington

January 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


Mary C. Stuckey

Mary C. Stuckey

January 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


Barbara Lee

Barbara Lee

January 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


Miriam Anderson

Miriam Anderson

January 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


All charged up

January 18, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Two dozen KC wrestlers earn spots in Carolina Invitational

Led by a combined 16 qualifiers from Lugoff-Elgin High School and Lugoff-Elgin Middle School, there will be 24 Kershaw County junior varsity and middle school wrestlers who will be taking part in Saturday's Carolina Invitational wrestling tournament.

January 18, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Sidewalk Survey -- Jan. 18, 2012

January 18, 2012 | Julie J. Prickett C-I | Sidewalk Survey


A heritage of public facilities

The exotic snakes were released where Historic Camden now sits. The traveling carnival had gone broke and the owner of the snakes could no longer afford to feed them. so several large and non-native snakes were set free to fend for themselves in Pine Tree Creek. Jim Thornton said this incident happened during the Great Depression.

January 18, 2012 | Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


YMCA/sports complex will benefit all

For several months I watched the pro and con actions concerning the Camden Sports Complex. As the information seemed to be so different, I decided to research the topic myself. As I researched the argument against the Camden Sports Complex, it evolved from one reason to another and then another. First, it would compete with local business, then it was too large an expenditure. I've witnessed multiple petitions, speaking at public forums in city council, and public displays of booing and heckling at the speakers for the Sports Complex. I stood, listened and watched as some have falsely claimed ...

January 18, 2012 | Bruce A. Brown, Ph.D. Camden | Letters


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Dr. John Nelson at Lugoff Garden Club Monday

Dr. John Nelson, Curator of the A.C. Moore Herbarium with the University of South Carolina's Department of Biological Sciences, will be the guest speaker for the Lugoff Garden Club's meeting on Monday at the home of Judy & Charles Baxley on Holly Berry Lane in Lugoff.

April 17, 2015 | | People & Places


West Wateree Rotary Club’s dinner and silent auction

The West Wateree Rotary Club announces its second annual Wild Game Dinner and Silent Auction at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Old McCaskill's Farm in Rembert. Proceeds will go to the club's scholarships fund for Lugoff-Elgin High School seniors.

April 17, 2015 | | People & Places


James Furman Wilson

Funeral services for James Furman Wilson, 88, will be held today, April 17, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family received friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

April 17, 2015 | | Obituaries


Robert Thomas

Robert "Bobby/Bob" Thomas, 79, of Camden entered into rest Friday, April 10, 2015.

April 17, 2015 | | Obituaries


Elizabeth Ann Cook

Funeral service for Elizabeth Ann Cook, 72, will be held on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Columbia. The family will receive friends Saturday 1:00-2:30 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

April 17, 2015 | | Obituaries


Herbert Joseph Brown

A celebration of life service for Herbert "Joey" Joseph Brown, 53, of Elgin, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, today, April 17, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Rev. Jason Fletcher and Rev. Mark Hopkins will officiate. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in Joey's memory to the SC Oncology Association Foundation, PO Box 2046, West Columbia, SC 29171 or the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life of Kershaw County, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.

April 17, 2015 | | Obituaries


Jimmy Dean Blizzard

A celebration of life service for Jimmy Dean Blizzard, 52, will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. John Corder will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2-3 p.m. at the funeral home.

April 17, 2015 | | Obituaries


WES tax day

April 15....and you know what that means....Tax Day. Students in teacher Melissa Smith's Wateree Elementary third grade class received a letter from the "IRS" telling them the status of taxes on the Cardinal Cash earned this year. It's obvious which students received a refund and which students owed money.

April 17, 2015 | | People & Places


Ariail for April 15, 2015

April 15, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Improving the city

There have been many great additions to the Camden landscape in recent years -- to name a few, the statues of Joseph Kershaw and King Haiglar at the Town Green; the Bernard Baruch and Larry Doby statuary at the Camden Archives; and the new pocket park where the former Maxway building stood. All these have added to the town's appearance and ambience.

April 15, 2015 | | Editorials


Letter: Morgan thanks Special Olympics organizers

I wanted to take the opportunity to thank everyone who worked so hard over the past year to make Special Olympics such a wonderful and memorable event. Many, many thanks to the Special Olympics Committee, to the countless teachers and volunteers who worked at the event, and to everyone at Camden Military Academy and Headmaster Dr. Eric Boland for hosting the day.

April 15, 2015 | Dr. Frank E. Morgan, superintendent Kershaw County School District | Letters


Arrants: ‘So, how’s Texas?’

"So, how do you like living in Texas?" Overwhelmingly, that is the question I've been asked repeatedly by both people I interact with here and back in South Carolina. Most pose the question in an uncomplicated way, often wanting to know what I like about Texas and what I might miss from South Carolina. Some follow up with another, more in-depth question about what I think is similar and/or different about the two states. Well, let's start with at the top and work from there.

April 15, 2015 | By Josh Arrants C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Parker: Rolling Stone gathers dirt -- on itself

WASHINGTON -- "As we asked ourselves how we could have gotten the story wrong..."

April 15, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


MPES announced third quarter honor roll

Mt. Pisgah Elementary School announces its All-A and A/B honor rolls for the third quarter.

April 15, 2015 | | Education


Yesteryear - April 15, 2015

Hairy Ordeal

April 15, 2015 | | Yesteryear


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