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Lake Wateree Sunrise

Pam Zandee's photo "Lake Wateree Sunrise" was selected as the Chronicle-Independent's January Photo of the Month. The picture was taken on Lake Wateree at Liberty Hill with a Panasonic DMC-ZS5. To submit a photo to be considered in the Photo of the Month contest, visit www.chronicle-independent.com/archives/2817/ for more information.

February 04, 2011 | | Localife


Kershaw County Volunteer Guardians ad Litem to be honored at South Carolina Heart Gallery opening

Kershaw County Volunteer Guardians ad Litem (GAL) will be honored at a reception to be held tonight at the Fine Arts Center. The reception, scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m., is in conjunction with a traveling exhibit that underscores South Carolina's adoption needs. The South Carolina Heart Gallery is a collection of photographs depicting children who are available for adoption. For every child who comes into foster care, there is a court appointed Guardian ad Litem, most often a specially trained volunteer from the community whose focus is the best interest of the child.

February 04, 2011 | | Localife


Robert Ariail -- Feb. 4, 2011

February 04, 2011 | | Viewpoint


Postal panic

Social Security has been a political football for more years than we care to remember, but there's another institution that will just as quickly engender "don't mess with mine" comments from voters: the post office. More times than we can remember we've watched the U.S. Postal Service (USPO) announce that a small, rural post office would be closed, only to have it kept open under intense political pressure.

February 04, 2011 | | Editorials


Everybody's got a forum

In an age of instant communication, the Internet has made everyone a critic. Or a reporter. Or a blogger. Or a self-proclaimed expert on practically anything.

February 04, 2011 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


Bulldogs, Lady Demons keep their post-season hopes alive

Tuesday's 53-44 win over visiting Lakewood gave the Camden High boys' basketball team's playoffs hopes a lift.

February 04, 2011 | | Sports


CHS Academic Booster Club announces Bulldog Classic Golf Tourney

The Academic Booster Club at Camden High School (CHS) will host its annual golf tournament March 5 at White Pines Golf Course in Camden with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. This is the primary fundraiser each year.

February 04, 2011 | | Localife


Demons, Knights headed into state wrestling tourney competition

Lugoff-Elgin will play host to the first two rounds of the class 4A Upper State tournament which begins on Saturday, Feb. 5 at noon.

February 02, 2011 | | Sports


Carolina's Camden -- Old and New

A note to readers: Hamilton Wright, a California man with Camden ties -- his niece, Anne Bell, lives on Camden's Mill Street -- was a Yale graduate gripped by the history and dynamic of early 20th century Kershaw County; so much so that he wrote a travel feature for the British publication, Country Life, in 1936, when he was 23 years old.

February 02, 2011 | | Camden


Man arrested after threatening officers with butcher knives

A day of drinking Sunday led to a man who allegedly threatened deputies with several butcher knives being shot with a non-lethal beanbag by a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) captain.

February 02, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CMA wrestlers close season with sweep of LR, EC

It was a bittersweet ending to the season for the Camden Military Academy wrestling team and first-year head coach Mark Dority, which closed the season by sweeping past Lower Richland, 45-36, and Eau Claire, 36-33, in a tri-match held inside the White Field House, located on the CMA campus, last week.

February 02, 2011 | | Camden Military


That 'exceptional' thing

NEW YORK -- He didn't say it. That word: "exceptional." Barack Obama described an exceptional nation in his State of the Union address, but he studiously avoided using the word conservatives long to hear.

February 02, 2011 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Still not making the grade

"I've seen the people at 4 o'clock in the morning, waiting, hoping that they would win a seat for their child in a better school. This is not fair. Parents deserve more choices."

February 02, 2011 | Ed Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns


Chamber honors legislators for support of business, technology

As AT&T announced the availability of its third generation (3G) mobile broadband network in Camden in early December, extending access for advanced mobile services, devices and feature-rich audio and video content to customers in the area, two Kershaw County legislators were recognized for their contributions toward helping such technological progress to be made.

February 02, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


ATEC to host spring semester open house Feb. 10

The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) will celebrate national Career and Technical Education Month with its spring semester open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 10. Parents of students and the public are invited to attend.

February 02, 2011 | | Education


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Star-studded cast headed to Saturday's Camden Mania II

Five-time World Championship Wrestling Tag Team champion Buff Bagwell will headline a star-studded Saturday evening's (April 26) card at Camden Mania II, an SWA Wrestling extravaganza that supports community programs, at Camden's E. Clarkson Rhame City Arena.

April 23, 2014 | | Sports


Lady Knights fall to FC; finish second in 3-AA

Fairfield Central spoiled North Central's chance of playing for the Region 3-AA softball title as the host Griffins handed the Lady Knights a 7-6 loss in Monday's conference finale.

April 23, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


Bennie James Clinton

Bennie James Clinton was born September 11th, 1942 to the loving late parents John Clinton Jr. and Maybell Clark Clinton. His religious upbringing was at Red Hill Baptist Church in Cassatt South Carolina under the leadership of his grandfather the late Rev. J.C. Clinton. He married Clara Arlene Barksdale on April 19th, 1965 and from this union one daughter Sherri Alisa Clinton was born.

April 23, 2014 | | Obituaries


Polly Davis Dinkins

Mrs. Polly Davis Dinkins, 92, of 714 George Wright Street, Camden died Sunday. Family and Friends may call at 307 Doby Street, Kirkwood Community, Camden. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Dinkins Family.

April 23, 2014 | | Obituaries


Addie Mae Wood Jones

Mrs. Addie Mae Wood Jones, 93, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Friday, April 11, 2014. Born in Blaney, S.C. on March 28, 1921, to the late Dixon, Sr. and Carrie Martin Wood. Grave Side Services were held Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Ten a.m., at Cedars Cemetery, Camden. Mrs. Jones is survived by her sons, Von and John Henry Jones; two sisters, Alberta W. Addison of Elgin, S.C. and Eloise W. Jones of New York City, N.Y., Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, served the Jones family.

April 23, 2014 | | Obituaries


Arthur Herbert Stewart, Jr.

Funeral service for Mr. Arthur Herbert Stewart, Jr., 66, of 1802 Kennedy Drive in Camden will be held Saturday, April 26, 2014, 12:00 P.M. at Edwards Chapel AME Zion Church with burial Monday, 2:00 P.M. in the Ft. Jackson National cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

April 23, 2014 | | Obituaries


Alan Underwood

A memorial service to celebrate the life of James Alan Underwood, 87, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, 1112 Fair Street in Camden. Burial will be in Moultrie, GA. Memorials may be made in Alan's memory to Trinity Baptist Church, 201 12th Avenue SE, Moultrie, GA 31768.

April 23, 2014 | | Obituaries


Playground upgrade

The city of Camden recently installed this new playground equipment at City Arena Park at the corner of Bull and Market streets across from Zemp Stadium. A $23,526 S.C. Parks and Recreation Department grant, along with $5,881 in matching city funds, paid not only for the play structure but a new swing set, timber borders and fall-zone mulch. "We are excited to provide all these needed improvements for the neighborhood children and are thankful to our local legislators for supporting our grant applications for this project," Camden Mayor Tony Scully said. Improvements to Edgewood Park at Elmore ...

April 23, 2014 | | Camden


Giving Back

Recently, I was listening to a talk radio host railing about how public schools "no longer teach values." This issue seems to be a mantra of sorts for some folks in the media, many of whom I suspect haven't been anywhere near a public school in years. As someone who is in public schools every day, I can't for the life of me figure out what this view is based on. I know it's not based on reality.

April 21, 2014 | | Columns


Easter Memories and Hope

It is each of the many Easters of my life that I remember more clearly than any other holiday. Christmases blur together with only a few standing out in my memory such as the one when it snowed all day, the year I lost my voice completely, and the two times that I wasn't home – one working in Washington, D.C. and another in London.

April 21, 2014 | Rhonda Rich | Columns


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Lugoff-Elgin in Anderson Brothers Bank Tournament at Florence (G- 1 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at North Central (TEN – 5 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Trinity-Byrnes (BSOC - 6 p.m.); North Central at Fairfield Central (BB – 6 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.)

April 21, 2014 | | Sports


Noted and passed - April 21, 2014

** Thomas Ravenel, the former state treasurer who served prison time for cocaine distribution, now stars in a reality television show called "Southern Charm." Ravenel stumbles through the show in a haze of alcohol and bad judgment. He and his girlfriend, who's 30 years his junior, recently had a baby in Florida. Ravenel says he intends to revive his political career by running for the U. S. Senate from the Palmetto State. The guys in Vegas would probably lay some long odds on his chances for success.

April 21, 2014 | | Columns


Celebration of life held for Camden philanthropist, Margaret Hebard Lloyd

More than 100 local fiends joined the family of Margaret H. ("Peggy") Lloyd to celebrate her life at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County earlier this month.

April 21, 2014 | | Localife


Evelyn Johnson celebrates 100th birthday

A large group of friends and family gathered April 2 with Evelyn Johnson to help her celebrate her 100th birthday with a party at Pinedale Residential Care. Many attendees traveled from out of state to join the celebration of this impressive milestone.

April 21, 2014 | | Localife


Rec. Notes: KC swim team registration

The Kershaw County Swim team will have registration April 21 through May 9.

April 18, 2014 | | Kershaw County


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