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Feature photo: And they’ll be off

Runners sprint off the start line at the 2013 Race to Read event. It's almost time for this year's KershawHealth 10th Annual Race to Read, which raises money for early literacy efforts in Kershaw County. The race will be held Saturday, September 27 at 8 a.m. at Doby's Mill Elementary School in Lugoff. There is a 5 mile road race, that features a beautiful course, utilizing a mixture of surfaces. There is also a 1 mile fun run on the school's freshly paved fitness trail. Focusing on the importance of hydration, 5 mile participants will ...

September 01, 2014 | | Education


Lake Wateree stakeholder meeting Wednesday

Kershaw County will kick off a Lake Wateree Flood Study with a stakeholder meeting on Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Kershaw County Government Center, 515 Walnut St.

September 01, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Nancy F. Hudson

Funeral service for Nancy F. Hudson, 74, was held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens, Elgin. The family received friends Saturday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness Elgon Congregation, 1106 Wildwood Lane, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

September 01, 2014 | | Obituaries


Virginia W. McCaa

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Virginia Ward McCaa, of Lugoff will be held today at 11:00 AM in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Phil McCoy will officiate. The family will speak to friends following the service. Memorials may be made in Mrs. McCaa's memory to Rowan Presbyterian Church 818 Ridgeway Road, Lugoff, SC 29078 or The Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid State SC, 3223 Sunset Blvd. Suite 100, Columbia, SC 29169.

September 01, 2014 | | Obituaries


Janet B. Rogers

A memorial service for Janet B. Rogers, 67, will be held on Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.

September 01, 2014 | | Obituaries


Remembering the good old school days

While the Kershaw County School District employees were meeting at Lugoff-Elgin High School on Aug. 12, some of the retired faculty and staff members from Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (formerly on Lakeshore Drive) socialized at Hall's Restaurant in Lugoff.

September 01, 2014 | | People & Places


Blaney Principal Ed Yount dresses up as promised

Blaney Elementary's Principal, Mr. Ed Yount, is a man of his word. He challenged Blaney's teachers and students to raise $1500 for the United Way during the first week of school, and if the challenge was met, he would come to school dressed as a woman. As of Friday, August 22, $1530 was raised and Mr. Yount kept his promise by arriving on August 29th in costume.

September 01, 2014 | | People & Places


Camden native accomplishes college dream at 73

Camden native, Frances Newman recently completed her college degree from Emmanuel College in Franklin, Ga., at the age of 73 with a 3.4 GPA. She was also awarded the president's award for Certification of Accommodation.

September 01, 2014 | | People & Places


FAC introduces adult dance class

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is now offering an adult dance class.

September 01, 2014 | | Arts


Brilliant Match gives Sheppard second Spa chase win in 2 days

Owner-trainer Jonathan Sheppard's Brilliant Match turned back a determined challenge by Cat Feathers to win Saratoga Race Course's $75,000 Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords Stakes by 1 3/4 lengths last Thursday afternoon.

September 01, 2014 | | Equine


This week in Kershaw County sports

Tuesday: Lugoff-Elgin at Spring Valley (G – 4:30 p.m.); Camden, Camden Military Academy at Great Falls (XC – 5:30 p.m.); North Central at Buford (VB – 6:30 p.m.)

September 01, 2014 | | Sports


Walt Inabinet - August 29, 2014

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


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JEANETTE ROBINSON

Ms. Jeanette Robinson, 75, of Camden passed away December 7, 2018. Public viewing will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. at Collins Funeral ...

December 11, 2018 | | Obituaries


CLARENCE SHIELDS

A home-going service for Clarence Shields, 78, will be held Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Sandy Level Baptist Church with burial ...

December 11, 2018 | | Obituaries


CARL B. SMITH SR.

Funeral service for Carl Benson Smith, Sr., 65, will be held on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home ...

December 11, 2018 | | Obituaries


SIMON STRADFORD SR.

Funeral service for Simon Stradford, Sr., 61, will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 1 p.m. in Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in ...

December 11, 2018 | | Obituaries


Students meet owls

Kylie Stephens (first image) and Rosemary Stukes (second photo) were two lucky Midway 5th Graders who got to meet and greet a live owl. Midway ...

December 11, 2018 | | Education


L-EHS Air Rifle Team competed in ‘Best of the Best’ meet

Lugoff Elgin High School's Air Rifle Team recently qualified for the U.S. Army Cadet Command Fourth Brigade Best of the Best Competition held ...

December 11, 2018 | | Education


MSC elects new board of directors

The Montessori School of Camden (MSC) held its first election of board members since it became a public charter school last July. The new board ...

December 11, 2018 | | Education


One killed in single-vehicle crash

A Camden area woman died following a single-vehicle crash on Old Georgetown Road West around 11:15 a.m. on Dec. 5.

December 11, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


WES announces first quarter honor roll

Wateree Elementary School has announced its Honor Roll for the first quarter 2018:

December 11, 2018 | | Education


Bethune Elementary announced first quarter honor roll

Bethune Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine-weeks period.

December 11, 2018 | | Education


Demons knock off Bearcats

Opening Wednesday's four-team wrestling match at Rock Hill High School with a loss to Indian Land may have been just the wake-up call which ...

December 07, 2018 | | Sports


Lady Demons, Knights avenge losses to rivals

It was a night of revenge at The Castle on Wednesday as both the Lugoff-Elgin girls and North Central boys' basketball teams avenged losses suffered ...

December 07, 2018 | | Sports


MARY BELLE JOHNSON

Mary Belle Johnson, 82, of 1452 Chestnut Road, Elgin, SC, passed on Monday, December 3, 2018. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m ...

December 07, 2018 | | Obituaries


JOLINE DAVIS MCILWAIN

A service to celebrate the life of Joline Davis McIlwain, 83, was held Thursday at Powers Funeral Home, with burial following in Forest Lawn Memorial ...

December 07, 2018 | | Obituaries


Ariail - Dec. 7, 2018

December 07, 2018 | | Ariail


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