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While President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner continue negotiations in an attempt to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, Americans across the country -- including, of course, many right here in Kershaw County -- are voicing their concerns about the irresponsibility of the federal government. But surveys of voters show a curious trend, and if we Americans want to look at one cause of the huge national debt and the dysfunction of Uncle Sam, we need look no further than ourselves.

December 14, 2012 | | Editorials

More on SS/HS grant

I wish to thank the Chronicle-Independent for its recent series of articles and columns surrounding the anniversary of Michael Smith's murder and the community reaction which followed. As the Project Director of the Safe Schools / Healthy Students Initiative, I'd like to commend your excellent coverage as well as add a few items:

December 14, 2012 | Kevin Rhodes, KCSD Project Director Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative | Letters

Rec Notes -- Dec. 14, 2012


December 14, 2012 | | Miscellaneous

Yesteryear - Dec. 5, 2012

Local forester recognized

December 12, 2012 | | Yesteryear

Robert Lowry Rhame, Jr.

Robert Lowry Rhame, Jr. was born December 21, 1943 in Camden, South Carolina to the late Robert Lowry Rhame, Sr. and the late Wilma Miller Sill Rhame, both of Camden. Bob was a resident of Charleston, SC at the time of his death. He died of CHF at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Friday, December 7, 2012.

December 12, 2012 | | Obituaries

Georgia "Betsy" Lockhart Douglas

Mrs. Georgia "Betsy" Lockhart Douglas, 96, died Friday, December 7, 2012 at Kershaw Health in Camden, SC.

December 12, 2012 | | Obituaries

Ariail for Dec. 12, 2012

December 12, 2012 | | Ariail


The U.S. government has never been known for efficiency, as indicated by the staggering amount of red ink under which Uncle Sam is struggling. And there's no easy way to reconcile changes that will bring the deficit under control. But there's one action that's extremely simple and effective: changing the way the government measures inflation, which affects how fast government payments rise under a variety of programs.

December 12, 2012 | | Editorials

The double-down president

WASHINGTON -- Americans are justified in feeling numbed by the car alarm of Washington politics.

December 12, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Seegars earns Clemson Hall of Fame honor

Lake Wateree area businessman and former Clemson football standout Stacy Seegars was inducted into the school's athletic Hall of Fame in a weekend celebration held on campus earlier this fall.

December 12, 2012 | | Sports

Demons finish sixth in Beef O'Brady's tourney

Allen Jenerette, Jarelle Hannah and Chris Jackson, all with championship performances, led the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team to a sixth place finish in the Beef O'Brady's Championship held at Fort Mill High School last Friday and Saturday.

December 12, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

Graham has great future

One of the great political highlights of the 2008 elections did not take place in Washington, DC or Columbia, South Carolina, but in the City of Camden, South Carolina. The election of 26 year old Jeffrey Graham brought a pleasant spin to local politics. Many of us saw Jeffrey Graham as a "fresh, interesting, and inspiring" young man who epitomizes the spirit of a new breed of politicians. We looked forward to his leadership. He did not disappoint us.

December 12, 2012 | Rev. Dr. P.W. Wise Camden | Letters

Town Green is a gift

Have you taken the time to walk behind the center of town to the "Town Center" (editors note: Town Green)? My husband and I parked on Broad and walked the alley to the new town square and were confronted with a breath-taking view of King Hagler and Joseph Kershaw -- if you listened very quietly, you could almost hear them speaking. From the top of their heads to the beadwork on King Hagler's moccasins, this statue is wonderfully realistic. Just behind the statue is another beautiful Christmas tree with the blue and red and green lights of Christmas. What a ...

December 12, 2012 | Darlene Mackey Camden | Letters

DeMint served S.C., U.S.

It saddens me to read (Editor Martin L. Cahn's) views regarding Sen. Jim DeMint relating to his service in the U.S. Senate. He served faithfully and honorably, completely the opposite of what you alluded to in your editor's piece. It gladdened my heart to have a truly righteous man as a senator from our state. I am a "Southern boy," born and raised in the South, and still rejoice that we elect people of character who you say "hurt this country." The values that many of we Southerners hang on to, which apparently you "progressives" believe are ...

December 12, 2012 | Steve Parrott Camden | Letters

KCSO’s Justin Dill earns Latham Deputy Sheriff of the Year Award

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Investigator Justin Dill is the 2012 winner of the W. Roger Latham Deputy of the Year Award. Local businessman Joe Upchurch announced Dill's selection Saturday during a Christmas luncheon following the annual Kershaw County Christmas Parade in downtown Camden.

December 12, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire

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In an effort to provide as equal a forum as possible, the C-I recently reached out to all the candidates running for Camden City Council ...

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Candidate questions: Alfred Mae Drakeford

In an effort to provide as equal a forum as possible, the C-I recently reached out to all the candidates by sending out questionnaires. The ...

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Candidate questions: Laurie Parks

In an effort to provide as equal a forum as possible, the C-I recently reached out to all the candidates by sending out questionnaires. The ...

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BURLINGTON- Elizabeth Ann Bernhardt "Lisa" Brandt, 55, passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the Hospice Home surrounded by her family. She was born October ...

October 18, 2016 | | Obituaries


A funeral service to celebrate the life of Harriette Dill Edgerton, 77, of Elgin, SC, was held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 16, 2016 ...

October 18, 2016 | | Obituaries


CAMDEN- A funeral service to celebrate the life of Joann Julian Guinn, PhD, 74, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:30 a.m ...

October 18, 2016 | | Obituaries


A graveside funeral service to honor the life of Donald "Gabb" Hugh Hayes, 78, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday ...

October 18, 2016 | | Obituaries


Beatrice D. Boisvert LaPlante, 98, of Camden, passed away peacefully on Friday morning surrounded by her family.

October 18, 2016 | | Obituaries


Funeral service for Mr. Willie "Jr. Moe" Moore, 79, of 932 John Eddye Road in Cassatt was held Monday, October 17, 2016, 1 PM, at ...

October 18, 2016 | | Obituaries


A graveside funeral service to celebrate the life of Joyce Gibbs Watkins was held at 11:00 AM Monday, October 17, 2016 at Sandy Grove ...

October 18, 2016 | | Obituaries


LUGOFF – Funeral services for Jack F. Watts, Sr., 83, will be held Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at Springvale Baptist Church, with burial to ...

October 18, 2016 | | Obituaries

L-E jayvees perfect through five

The Lugoff-Elgin junior varsity football team is off to a 5-0 start to the season.

October 14, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

Murphy, Auburn take second at Pinehurst

Led by Kelli Murphy's second-place finish, the Auburn University women's golf team took second in the Pinehurst Challenge which finished play on Tuesday ...

October 14, 2016 | | Sports

NC's Cunningham finalist for Mr. Football

North Central running back/defensive back Cedrick Cunningham has been named as one of five finalists for South Carolina's Mr. Football.

October 14, 2016 | | North Central High/Middle

All Aboard

The day you "graduate" fifth grade, you never think of going back. Never do we have to walk through those doors again, or in the ...

October 14, 2016 | Emily Seay | High School Columns

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