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A different Christmas

I guess every child hears how lucky he is from his parents. I am not sure the story is true. My mother, a widow with little education, told me how meager her Christmases had been in a family of 12 children. According to her, she was lucky to get an apple or an orange, a finger-sized doll and a stick of candy. My brother and I, on the other hand, usually got much more. I remember quite clearly that Santa never got the idea right that I despised dolls, so I received one every year. Contrary to the dolls of ...

November 14, 2012 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


What they learned

WASHINGTON -- The headline was inevitable: "What went wrong? "

November 14, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Rizers bring Street Ball Legends to Camden

The Camden-based Palmetto State Rizers of the American Basketball Association, which won their first game of the season, 160-116, over the Queen City Express, are bringing the "Legends of Street Ball Takeover Tour" to Camden's E. Clarkson Rhame City Arena on Friday, Nov. 23.

November 14, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Plum Pretty fetches $4.2 million in sales ring

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Plum Pretty, winner of the 2011 $1 millionKentucky Oaks (G1), sold for $4.2 million to Mandy Pope's Whisper Hill Farm to top last Tuesday's opening session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.

November 12, 2012 | | Equine


NC cheerleaders earn berth in state championship

Three years after starting a competitive cheerleading team, North Central High School is headed to the AA Competitive Cheer State finals.

November 12, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


Colonial Cup tickets remain on sale

Tickets and reserved parking spaces of all varieties remain available for the Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races in Camden.

November 12, 2012 | | Equine


L-EHS senior will compete in Miss South Carolina Teen

Isabella McElveen has been chosen to compete in the Miss South Carolina Teen USA Pageant this Nov. 16 and 17.

November 12, 2012 | | People & Places


False tweets, future jailbirds?

I have never been quite as wrapped up with Twitter as a lot of my colleagues are, although the 140-characters-or-less medium appears to be ideally suited to today's shortened attention spans.

November 12, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


An election that debased our dreams

Four-year-old Abigael Evans spoke for millions when she sobbed, "I'm tired of Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney."

November 12, 2012 | | Columns


Gray Vincent

Gray Vincent died suddenly on October 21st at her home in Columbia, SC. Gray knew life intimately and she faced it squarely-both the darkness and the light. For most of us mortals, we could not have lived as intensely and as honestly as she. She brought all of her past to every present moment. She was unprotected from pain-both hers and the pain of those she deeply loved. She lived true to herself-without pretense or deceit. Her family was her constant concern-her sister Harriet, her brothers Thad and Charlie, and her two generations of nephews and ...

November 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Dessie McLeod

Funeral services for Dessie Davis McLeod, 94, will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Philip Blankenship will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday from 7 – 9 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that you do an act of kindness for someone or that memorials be made to The Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, Blaney Baptist Church, or Fairfield Healthcare, Ridgeway S.C.

November 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ariail and Ariail, Too for Nov. 12, 2012

November 12, 2012 | | Ariail


Military Monday - Nov. 12, 2012

(John Baird, an army lieutenant colonel (LTC), is the brother of Rupert Baird, who wrote a number columns for the Chronicle-Independent during his deployment several years ago. LTC Baird is now doing the same. His columns will appear periodically on Mondays during his deployment.)

November 12, 2012 | By LTC John Baird C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Dottie Hendricks

A service to celebrate the life of Dorothy "Dottie" Lomax Hendricks, 85, of Bethune, was held Sunday, November 11, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church, Bethune, SC. Rev. Barbara Segars officiated.

November 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Father shows cruel behavior

Dear Annie: When my older sister was dying a year ago, our entire family supported her with calls and visits with the exception of our father and half-brother (my mother's son from a previous marriage). They also didn't attend the funeral and offered no explanation for their absence.

November 12, 2012 | | Dear Annie


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Tip leads to drug charges for two

A tip to the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office led to the arrest of two in Cassatt and seizure of a variety of drugs, including ...

January 17, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Shirley Dowdell

Memorial service for Mrs. Shirley Elaine Woods Dowdell 61, of 48 Laetherwood Drive in Lugoff will be held Friday, Jan. 20th, 11:00 A.M ...

January 16, 2017 | | Obituaries


Leroy Goodwin

HARTSVILLE--Mr. Leroy Goodwin, of 900 North Marquis Highway, Hartsville, and formerly of Camden, died Sunday. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Goodwin family.

January 16, 2017 | | Obituaries


Mary A. Jones

Funeral service for Mrs. Mary A. Jones, 75, of Charlotte, formerly of Camden, will be held Friday, Jan. 20th, 3:00 P.M. at St ...

January 16, 2017 | | Obituaries


Erline M. LeGrand

LUGOFF – Funeral services for Erline M. LeGrand, 92, was held Monday at Sawney's Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery. In lieu ...

January 16, 2017 | | Obituaries


Ethel Staten

Mrs. Ethel Staten, 78, of 110 Carlos Lane, Camden, South Carolina, passed on Thursday, January 12, 2017.

January 16, 2017 | | Obituaries


Lady Bulldogs win 4-AAA opener

In spite of missing 12 of their 16 free throw attempts, the Camden girls opened Region 4-AAA basketball play with a 50-41 road win over ...

January 13, 2017 | | Sports


L-E wrestlers romp to region wins

When the South Carolina High School League unveiled its new conferences for 2016 through 2018, it was all but a given that the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling ...

January 13, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Baseball, softball signups on tap

It is not too early to begin thinking about spring and the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department is already gearing up for the 2016 ...

January 13, 2017 | | Seasonal Sports


Jack Brantley

We join the city of Camden – and everyone in it – in a heartfelt thank you to Jack Brantley.

January 13, 2017 | | Editorials


Celebrate MLK for the right reasons

When I was in elementary school, I used to love MLK Day. Not for the shallow reason that we had the day off, but for ...

January 13, 2017 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


Dylann Roof's last act

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- If Death lingers in courtroom corridors awaiting sentences, this historic city's federal courthouse was surely a top destination. On Tuesday, the ...

January 13, 2017 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


44 year old man charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct

A Kershaw County man was arrested Tuesday in Lancaster for allegedly assaulting a nine year old girl.

January 13, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Suspect rams two patrol cars during pursuit

A Rembert man is behind bars after leading deputies on a lengthy chase and ramming two patrol cars in the process Tuesday, according to a ...

January 13, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Council approves bond, bid and patrol car purchase

Kershaw County Council approved bids and purchases, discussed rezoning requests and welcomed two new members to council during its meeting Tuesday as Al Bozard and ...

January 13, 2017 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Kershaw County


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