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United Way of Kershaw County to hold third annual Chili Cook-off

The United Way of Kershaw County will host its third annual Chili Cook-off on November 9 at downtown Camden's Town Green. Music will be provided by Fair Jam from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Reflections from 12 to 3 p.m. Chili will be served from 12 to 2 p.m. Premier sponsors of the event are SAFE Federal Credit Union and Lugoff Automotive Group.

October 18, 2013 | | People & Places

Horton appointed to Southeast Board of Regents

Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF), has appointed Liz Horton, IOM, Executive Director of the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, to the Southeast Board of Regents. As a member of this Board, Horton will implement the policies created by Institute's National Board of Trustees.

October 18, 2013 | | Kershaw County

Camden Antiques Fair and ‘gallop’ this weekend

The Camden Antiques Fair Show and Sale will be at Rhame Arena, 517 Bull St., in downtown Camden, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

October 18, 2013 | | Arts

Unimin Corporation hosts deer hunt in support of ‘Wounded Warriors’

The Unimin Corporation's Lugoff plant sponsored a deer hunt for the "Wounded Warriors Project" Saturday. South Carolina Department of Natural Resource officers Matt McCaskill and John Baird were present to show their support.

October 18, 2013 | | People & Places

FAC to host Broadway Caberet and International Exchange

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County presents Broadway Cabaret Night Thursday at 8 p.m. The event will be set up cabaret style on the stage of the Wood Auditorium. Audience members will be able to enjoy a dessert and beverage while sitting at a table with friends enjoying some of Broadway's best songs, including:

October 18, 2013 | | Arts

Johnny Appleseed Day fun

Camden First Baptist Kindergarten & Child Care Center had a fun day celebrating "Johnny Appleseed Day" on Thursday, September 26. Mr. Olin Jackson from Lugoff visited and took the 2K, 3K and 4K students on a wagon ride around the campus.

October 18, 2013 | | Education

Norma Jean Reed

Norma Jean Reed, 71, of Elgin, died peacefully Monday, October 14, 2013. Born in Barnwell, SC on April 22, 1942, she was a daughter of the late William H. and Idoma Granger Knopf. A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Norma Jean was an active member of Blaney Baptist Church in Elgin. She loved teaching children and was greatly missed during her illness.

October 18, 2013 | | Obituaries

Quaker Cemetery and rural garden cemeteries

A group of Irish Quakers were the earliest group of colonists to settle Camden, arriving here via the Wateree River in 1751. In 1759, Quaker Samuel Wyly gave the Friends, as the Quakers were called, 4 acres of land in the southwest corner of the town limits to be used as a burying ground. The burying ground tract is noted on the 1832 plat by tract "D." The small section denoted "C" was exclusively reserved for the Quakers, who from the beginning, it seems, planned to allow others to be buried outside that plot of land. The Quaker Meeting House ...

October 18, 2013 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns

“Celebration of Life” ride and festival Monday

The First Annual "Celebration of Life River Ride and Festival" in memory of Firefighter Dewitt Peake will be held at the Pine Grove Fire Department Saturday beginning with registration at 9 a.m. The address for the event is 833 Pine Grove Road Lugoff, SC 29078.

October 18, 2013 | | Kershaw County

Dr. George Kessler guest speaker for KC forest landowners association meeting

The quarterly meeting of the Kershaw County Forest Landowners Association will be held on Monday. The meeting takes place in the Clemson Extension Homemakers Building located at the corner of West DeKalb and Church Streets in Camden and begins at 7 p.m.

October 18, 2013 | | Kershaw County

These animals need good homes

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Russell, a male 1-year-old Jack Russell mix and a female 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 4 p.m. on Saturdays. 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 425-6016 ...

October 18, 2013 | | Pets

Rec Notes

Tai Chi is a physical exercise and martial art that has been practiced in China for thousands of years.

October 18, 2013 | | Kershaw County

Godfather IV

(This column was written prior to the compromise bill hammered out by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama to end the federal government shutdown.)

October 18, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Replace recreation office

As a long-time citizen of Kershaw County, I am embarrassed by the condition of our recreation department office. The present condition is one of stained and sagging overhead tiles in the ceiling, years of built-up grime, carpet pieces (replaced due to water damage) which overlap causing a tripping problem, etc. I would not be surprised if there is not also a mold problem. I have spoken to some people who state they do not attend the recreation center because it agitates their breathing. I would question whether or not all the members of county council have visited this center in ...

October 18, 2013 | Linda York Lugoff | Letters

Governor proclaims Byars Day

Gov. Nikki Haley proclaimed Monday as "Judge William R. Byars Jr. Day" in South Carolina. Bill Byars is a Kershaw County resident and recently retired as the director of the S.C. Department of Corrections (SCDC). He previously served in the same capacity at the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

October 18, 2013 | | Camden

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Letter: Raise phone texting age to 21

If students and other anti-Constitution minded persons are truly interested in safety, there is one proposal that has not, as yet, been considered. With many ...

March 20, 2018 | Ronald Boyce Camden | Letters


Marilyn Perry Collins of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, wife of Loren Malcolm Collins went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Thursday, March ...

March 20, 2018 | | Obituaries


Phyllis Margaret Lyster Gale, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, died March 15 at her home in Camden, S.C. A memorial service will be ...

March 20, 2018 | | Obituaries

Funderburk seeks re-election to House District 52

State Representative Laurie Slade Funderburk filed on Friday, March 16 for re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives, District 52. The district encompasses most ...

March 20, 2018 | | Politics

Burns to run for re-election

Julian Burns, the chairman of Kershaw County Council, has announced he will be running for re-election in the June 12 Republican Primary.

March 20, 2018 | | Politics

Cahn wins for FOIA column

Chronicle-Independent Senior Writer Martin L. Cahn brought home two awards from the S.C. Press Association (SCPA) annual meeting on Saturday in Spartanburg.

March 20, 2018 | | Business

WES announces 2nd quarter honor roll

1st Grade

March 20, 2018 | | Education

Saturday’s DogFest activities feature CHS and Lugoff-Elgin squaring off

DogFest: A Celebration of Being a Camden Bulldog, will be held on Saturday, March 24 at Camden High School's American Legion Field.

March 19, 2018 | | Sports

Election Day will be KCSC school holiday

Based on a recent memo from the S.C. Department of Education, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees made a change to the 2018-19 ...

March 16, 2018 | | Education

KCSO, SCHP offer ‘100 percent guaranteed way’ to avoid legal fees

(The following message was issued by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office as a press release on Tuesday.)

March 16, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire

FRC seeking volunteers

The Family Resource Center, a rape crisis and child advocacy organization, needs caring and committed volunteers to assist with providing victim services. FRC serves abused ...

March 16, 2018 | | Kershaw County

Stover Middle School announces 2nd quarter honor roll

Leslie M. Stover Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-week period.

March 16, 2018 | | Education

MPES announces 2nd quarter honor roll

Mt. Pisgah Elementary School recently announced honor roll for the second nine week period.

March 16, 2018 | | Education

Blackwell announces run for KCC chair

Roddy Blackwell has announced that he is running for Kershaw County Council Chairman.

March 16, 2018 | | Politics

Spartan booters double up LR, 8-4

Nobody can accuse the Camden Military Academy soccer team of being timid.

March 16, 2018 | | Camden Military

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