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The pontiff who doesn’t pontificate

WASHINGTON -- Pope Francis continues to delight and surprise as he pursues his radical pilgrimage across the global psyche -- inspiring with his humility while also sending shock waves with his subversive spirit.

September 30, 2013 | | Columns


A new home

Melissa Clark (center, holding Bible) stands with her family and community members on the porch of her new home, the 34th built by Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County. Habitat completed construction of Clark's new home on Sept. 24, and will soon begin working on its 35th home in Kershaw County. Habitat will also host a golf tournament in October that helps fund construction projects. Pictured with Clark are (from left to right) Barbara Davis, Albert Bradford, Deborah Davis, Za'neah Brown, Alfred Mae Drakeford, Mayor Tony Scully, John Miller, Ziere Brown (front), Brett McLeod, Charlotte Rankin, Jan Pierce ...

September 30, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


The militarization of the police

Over the last four decades, local police forces across the nation have been enthusiastically adopting military weapons and tactics. Whether and to what extent this alarming trend poses a threat to South Carolinians' civil liberties is a question that deserves attention.

September 30, 2013 | By Shawn McNamee S.C. Policy Council | Columns


Public warned about illegal dumping in sewers

Due to recent reports of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) being found in several public wastewater treatment plants in South Carolina, the city of Camden is asking the public to be aware of anyone illegally dumping waste into storm drains or sewer manholes.

September 30, 2013 | | Camden


Margie Williams Locke

Funeral services for Margie Williams Locke, 79 of Kershaw will be held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, September 30, 2013, at Kershaw Second Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Kershaw City Cemetery.

September 30, 2013 | | Obituaries


How myths wage war against the hungry

A California surfer dude has become the new "welfare queen."

September 30, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Ronnie Morris

A funeral service to honor the life of C. Ronnie Morris, Sr., 78, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Camden. Bishop John Luthy will officiate. Burial will follow in Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery in Camden. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 PM, Monday, September 30, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in his memory to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Camden Ward, 1700 Chestnut Ferry Road, Camden, SC ...

September 30, 2013 | | Obituaries


Noted and passed - Sept. 30, 2013

• President Obama's approval rating is at its lowest point since he took office, and positive public opinion of Congress is barely a blip on the screen, yet Democrats and Republicans continue to hold the country hostage in their political game of one-upsmanship. The term "crying shame" isn't used much anymore but is appropriate in this case.

September 30, 2013 | | Editorials


KershawHealth staff

This is an issue I have been going to write about and, for me, it is long overdue.

September 30, 2013 | Carolyn Johnson Cassatt | Letters


Marjorie McKay Fitzgerald

Marjorie McKay (Phillips) Fitzgerald 92, formerly of Natick, and Camden, South Carolina died Wednesday September 25, 2013 at her daughter Janet Smith's home on Spectacle Pond in Lancaster.

September 30, 2013 | | Obituaries


Colonial Cup road race set for Oct. 19

The 19th annual Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup 10K road race and the Vonnie Holliday Foundation 5K run/walk will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, Oct. 19.

September 27, 2013 | | Sports


Lady Knights sweep past Pelion

Three days after having won their own tournament, the North Central volleyball team kept on winning by sweeping three sets from visiting Pelion on Tuesday night inside The Castle in Boonetown.

September 27, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


Kahler collects $50 for winning football contest

Michelle Kahler missed just two games, but still needed to go to the tie-breaker before winning last week's Chronicle-Independent football contest .

September 27, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


Can these trees be saved?

Through research, site evaluations and help from structural engineers, arborists are learning more and more about the how's and why's of a tree's ability to stand and fall. Many different factors are at work affecting the strength and structure of trees. A tree falls over or a branch breaks due to one basic fact: the force affecting it is greater than the strength of it. For example, when the force of the wind is stronger than the strength of the root system which holds the tree in place, it will fall.

September 27, 2013 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


These sweet animals can't wait to meet you

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Carver, a very sweet and quiet Chihuahua mix and a female Tabby cat. 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. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call ...

September 27, 2013 | | Pets


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Coroner, chief, sheriff urge safe holiday driving

The scene has played out 19 times in Kershaw County this year: Kershaw County Coroner David West, joined by a member of the Bethune, Camden ...

December 15, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


For the Record - Dec. 15, 2017

Real estate transactions

December 15, 2017 | | For the Record


WADE AIKEN GREEN SR.

Funeral services for Mr. Wade Aiken "Bubba" Green, Sr., 72, who died peacefully on Friday, December 8, 2017, will be held at 2:00 p ...

December 12, 2017 | | Obituaries


HAROLD MINOR JR.

Funeral services for Harold Minor, Jr., 71, will be held Saturday, December 16, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Camden First UMC, with burial ...

December 12, 2017 | | Obituaries


ROBERTA REEDY

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Roberta L. Held "Bobbi" Reedy, 66, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday ...

December 12, 2017 | | Obituaries


DONNIE KEITH STOKES

A service to celebrate the life of Donnie Keith Stokes 60 of Conyers, Ga., formerly of Camden, S.C. will be held on Saturday, December ...

December 12, 2017 | | Obituaries


Vietnam War memorial coming to Kershaw County

The Wall That Heals, a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, along with a mobile education center, is coming to Kershaw County early next year ...

December 12, 2017 | | Kershaw County


2017 Kershaw County Christmas Parade

Hundreds of kids and grown-ups of all ages lined Broad Street between Laurens and Bull streets to watch the 2017 Kershaw County Christmas Parade on ...

December 12, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Generous spirit

Camden High's Beta Club, Spirit Club and the Varsity Girls' Basketball team co-sponsored Toys for Tots this year. Thank you to all students and ...

December 12, 2017 | | Education


Historic Camden Foundation elects board members

The board of trustees of Historic Camden Foundation recently elected new and returning trustees.

December 12, 2017 | | Camden


Dec. 19 will be half day for KCSD students

The Kershaw County School District will have a half day for students on Dec. 19, the last day of student attendance before the holiday break ...

December 12, 2017 | | Education


CMC seeking volunteers

It takes a special and willing heart to volunteer.

December 12, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Ariail - Dec. 12, 2017

December 12, 2017 | | Ariail


Angels among us

There's something about the holiday season that seems to especially bring out the best in us.

December 12, 2017 | | Editorials


The martyrdom of Al Franken

WASHINGTON -- With quavering voice and a tinge of stubborn denial, Sen. Al Franken announced that he would resign from office.

December 12, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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