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Voter ID

Politicians are known to exaggerate from time to time, and U.S. Rep. James Clyburn followed that tradition earlier this week when he said a South Carolina law requiring voters to show a picture ID when going to the polls hearkens back to the Jim Crow era, when all sorts of measures prevented blacks from going to the polls. Those days are gone forever, though they remained in force for too long, and the new law -- it's being challenged by the Obama administration's Justice Department -- poses no threat to trying to disenfranchise people. Rather, it's a safeguard ...

April 06, 2012 | | Editorials


The planes that didn’t crash

Most of us are familiar with the antiquated adage of "no news is good news" or its cohort, "bad news travels fast." With the former, the absence of information to the contrary justifies continued optimism. Bad news is usually associated with more urgent matters; matters we are inclined to transfer more quickly to one another. Good news is boring, right? News is defined one way as "matter that is newsworthy." Newsworthy is defined as "interesting enough to the general public to warrant reporting." If we really think about it, good news rarely fits the definition of "news" because it is ...

April 06, 2012 | Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Helen R. Owens

Graveside service for Helen R. Owens, 72, Cassatt, will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in Wateree Baptist Church Cemetery, Camden. The Rev. Steve Leigh, the Rev. Homer Hinson and the Rev. Bobby James Jr. will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Beaverdam Baptist Church.

April 06, 2012 | | Obituaries


Luther Martin

Funeral service for Sgt. Luther Martin, 79, of Camden, will be held Monday at 12:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. James Coleman will officiate.

April 06, 2012 | | Obituaries


David Meyers

Memorial services for David Lee Meyers, 63, of Camden, will be held at a later date in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Higgensville, in Higgensville, MO. The family will receive friends Saturday, April 7, 2012 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

April 06, 2012 | | Obituaries


Drakeford aims for third CCC term

Camden City Councilwoman Alfred Mae Drakeford announced recently she is seeking re-election for a third term.

April 06, 2012 | | Politics


Obamacare faces the Supremes

Obamacare faced a tough crowd at the Supreme Court. But those tough, probing questions from Justice Anthony Kennedy, the court's key swing voter, give defenders of the Affordable Care Act reasons to have hope.

April 06, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Pets of the week -- April 6, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Zipporah, a 3-year-old domestic orange and white cat, and Allie, a 1-year-old female German Shepherd dog. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas ...

April 06, 2012 | | Pets


Rec notes -- April 6, 2012

For anyone who hates to exercise, Zumba will feel more like a Salsa party than a workout. Zumba has a fast, energetic workout that is fun and addictive. You get lost in the music and dance and don't realize you're getting such a great workout! This is a great remedy for anyone looking for a fat-burning pick-me-up with a positive energy blast that will leave you feeling happy and energized.

April 06, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Sheheen files for return to Senate

Known for his bipartisan approach to government reform and economic development, S.C. Sen. Vincent Sheheen has announced his bid for re-election to Senate District 27, including areas in Kershaw, Chesterfield and Lancaster counties.

April 06, 2012 | | Politics


BUNNY BUSINESS

Small armies of children gathered both in Camden Tuesday and in Conifer Acres in Lugoff Monday for the rec department's annual events where some 1,000 eggs are planted at each site.

April 06, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Robert Ariail -- April 6, 2012

April 06, 2012 | | Ariail


School menus -- April 6, 2012

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of April 9-13:

April 06, 2012 | | Education


Caring for our battlefields of history

American soldiers on both sides never dreamed of airplanes in their combat when the battle of Camden was fought on August 16, 1780 at Gum Swamp. Yet, just a few weeks ago, I led the commanders and staff of much of the 9th (Ninth) Air Force and its fighter squadrons across our battlefield to study the terrain and tactics. What would today's Air Force Major General Lawrence Wells and his colonels care about a 232-year-old Revolutionary War battle? Simple question with a solid answer, of which many of our local citizens may not be aware. Technology, armaments, and accoutrements ...

April 06, 2012 | David Reuwer | Columns


Names of Baltic Shore's owners left out of Cup undercard story

In Monday's edition of the Chronicle-Independent, regarding the Carolina Cup undercard, the names of Camden's Sue and George Sensor were inadvertently left out of the portion of the story which dealt with Baltic Shore's victory in the day's co-feature chase, the $30,000 Woodward-Kirkover Cup.

April 04, 2012 | | Equine


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Camden Library lists upcoming events

Here are some of the upcoming events at the Camden (main) branch of the Kershaw County Library. All branches of the library will be closed ...

August 28, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Fred W. Collins

Mr. Freddie (Fred) Wayne Collins, 70, of Rock Hill died August 22, 2015 at Pruitt Hospice in Rock Hill, SC. Mr. Collins bravely battled 2 ...

August 28, 2015 | | Obituaries


Births - Aug. 28, 2015

ANDREWS

August 28, 2015 | | Births


Otis Jamal Smith

Mr. Otis Jamal Smith, 29, of Jacksonville, FL, formally of Camden, passed on Saturday, August 22, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced ...

August 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Donald Wayne Sloan

Memorial services for Donald Wayne Sloan, 66, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church. The Rev. Paul Miles and ...

August 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Willie Dexter Grooms

Mr. Willie Dexter Grooms, 42, of 1688 Prince Ave., Athens, GA, formally of Camden, passed on Monday, August 17, 2015. Memorial services will be conducted ...

August 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Isaac Gerald Cox

Isaac Gerald Cox, 86 of Pawleys Island, South Carolina, and formerly of Kershaw, South Carolina, went to join his beloved wife, Doris Dale Clemons Cox ...

August 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Kershaw County School District reopens Parent Portal

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is reopening its PowerSchool Parent Portal, an online system for parents to view their students' attendance and grade information.

August 26, 2015 | | Education


CFD, LF-R Fill the Boot kickoff Tuesday

Members of the Camden Fire Department (CFD) and Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R), along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), will host a special event to kick ...

August 26, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Former sheriff’s candidate pleads guilty in video gambling case

A man who ran against Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews in the 2010 Republican primary could spend up to five years in prison after entering ...

August 26, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


L-EHS, CHS raise more than $60,000 for UWKC

Pictured are Camden High School (CHS) Student Body President Carlos Williams (left) and Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) Student Body President Tripp Keffee (right) holding a ...

August 26, 2015 | | Education


A charmed partnership

After Brunello and Camden's Liza Boyd cleared the final 4-foot-9-inch oxer in front of a sea of spectators at the Kentucky Horse Park last ...

August 26, 2015 | | Equine


Kershaw County fall sports schedules

Camden

August 26, 2015 | | Sports


Can’t play the game without it

August 26, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Auditions for “A Raisin in the Sun” start Tuesday

Auditions for the fall Camden Community Theatre production of Lorraine Hansberry's drama, A Raisin in the Sun will be held at the Fine Arts ...

August 26, 2015 | | People & Places


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