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American Legion accepting Boys State applications

James Leroy Belk American Legion Post No. 17 is seeking applications for Palmetto Boys State, to be held June 9-15 at Anderson University in Anderson, S.C. Applicants should be motivated students interested in learning about citizenship and government, rising seniors of good character and in the top 25% of their class.

April 12, 2013 | | People & Places




Ariail for April 12, 2013

April 12, 2013 | | Ariail


Library to host Grammy winning duo

Saturday at 6 p.m., the Camden Branch of the Kershaw County Library will open for a special performance of The Okee Dokee Brothers, a Minneapolis, Minn. based folk duo. The show is free and open to all ages, with a family focus.

April 12, 2013 | | People & Places


Artist Katie Walker’s exhibit to open Friday at the FAC

Sitting on the Floor With 600 Sheets of Paper, an exhibition by artist Katie Walker, is scheduled to open Friday in the Bassett Gallery of the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County.

April 12, 2013 | | People & Places


Bert Willson

Funeral services for Bert Lewis Willson, 92, of Camden, will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, April 12, 2013 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden. Rev. Steve Patterson and Rev. David Weaver will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his memory to the American Diabetes Association of SC, 2711 Middleburg Drive-Ste. 205, Columbia, SC 29204 or Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020.

April 12, 2013 | | Obituaries


Bruce J. Von Alexander

Funeral service for Bruce J,Von Alexander, 57, of 728 Boyd Road (Knights Hill community) in Camden will be held Saturday, April 13, 2013, 4:00 P.M. at St. Paul United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

April 12, 2013 | | Obituaries


L-E meets CHS in Saturday's Dogfest

DogFest: A Celebration of Being a Camden Bulldog, will be held on Saturday at Camden High's baseball/softball complex at American Legion Park in Camden. The original date of the event was rained out last month.

April 10, 2013 | | Sports


McPhail to speak at KCFLOA meeting

The quarterly meeting of the Kershaw County Forest Landowners Association (KCFLOA) will be held Monday at 7 p.m. in the FCL Building, corner of Broad and Church Streets, 632 W. DeKalb St.

April 10, 2013 | | Kershaw County


No biology teacher

I have taught many subjects, for some of which I certainly did not have certification, such as speech, debate and mathematics. I have even been pressed into emergency teacher status for a special education class and the band. Each one of the preceding two could have a paper printed about the experience. However, the one I feared most and the one the students really wanted me to do was become their teacher for the sex education part of the biology class!

April 10, 2013 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Sending our tax dollars outside of Kershaw County

A local businessman asked me the other day how things went for us at the Cup. I told him that we were told by the Camden Police Department that our services would not be needed so we concentrated on DUI enforcement after the race and the results were good. We only made two DUI arrests, but a lot of open container violations were cited and we wrote a lot of warning tickets.

April 10, 2013 | Jim Matthews, Sheriff Kershaw County Sheriff's Office | Letters


Spartan netters close out first half of season with 5-4 mark

The Camden Military Academy varsity tennis team finished the first half of their schedule with a 4-2 win over South Pointe High School Monday, March 25.

April 10, 2013 | | Camden Military


Divine Fortune wires field in Stoneybrook feature

Divine Fortune, trained in Camden by Hall of Fame member Jonathan Sheppard, jumped onto the lead immediately in Saturday's $25,000 Sandhills Cup and pulled away in the final furlong to a 2 3/4-length victory over Slip Away in the featured open allowance hurdle at the 62nd Stoneybrook Steeplechase at the Carolina Horse Park in Raeford, N.C.

April 10, 2013 | | Equine


C-I adds local personalities as feature writers

A playwright, bookseller, doctor, columnist and former staff member will begin writing feature stories for the Chronicle-Independent this month. Paddy Bell, Dr. Tray Dunaway, Bill Funderburk, C-I columnist Paula Joseph and former C-I Localife editor Sheila McKinney have all joined the paper as freelance feature writers.

April 10, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


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April 10, 2013 | | Ariail


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Thoughts on climate change

According to his father, Albert Einstein was supposed to be an engineer instead of a physicist. For much of his life, Einstein was even disappointed ...

August 22, 2017 | By Dennis Turner C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Yesteryear Pictures - Aug. 22, 2017

TheAndre Glenn, a 1995 graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School, has been selected as recipient of the Jackson High School Alumni Scholarship.

August 22, 2017 | | Yesteryear


Kershaw County's Got Talent is Saturday

The United Way of Kershaw County's (UWKC) Hand in Hand Mentoring Program will host its second annual Kershaw County's Got Talent event at ...

August 22, 2017 | | People & Places


FAC annual meeting is Sept. 7

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will hold a very special annual meeting on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. in the ...

August 22, 2017 | | People & Places


Back to school!

A number of Kershaw County School district schools sent in first day of school pictures for us to share. From a kindergartener celebrating her birthday ...

August 22, 2017 | | Education


Camden Military Academy cross country schedule

Aug.: 30 – at Camden (5:30 p.m.)

August 21, 2017 | | Camden Military


Show Court eyes Turf Writers

A top-shelf group of 14, including 2017 Carolina Cup champion Show Court along with two representing overseas interests, has been nominated to the $150,000 ...

August 18, 2017 | | Equine


THE SWAMP LOG Artisans Gallery opens in Bishopville

Located in an old building in downtown Bishopville, THE SWAMP LOG is part gift shop, part furniture store, part local history museum and part art ...

August 18, 2017 | | Arts


KershawHealth Auxiliary Golf Tournament Sept. 7

The Auxiliary of KershawHealth's 28th annual golf tournament will be held on Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Camden Country Club.

August 18, 2017 | | People & Places


Happy 102nd Birthday

Margaret Williams, pictured with her great-grandson Sawyer Smith, celebrated her 102nd birthday August 14.

August 18, 2017 | | People & Places


Planning underway for 50th reunion of CHS Class of 1967

Planning for a 50th reunion for Camden High School's class of 1967 is underway, and class members need help in locating fellow class members.

August 18, 2017 | | People & Places


Ariail - Aug. 18, 2017

August 18, 2017 | | Ariail


Your local paper

Readers may have noticed a few changes in the C-I of late, particularly on our editorial pages.

August 18, 2017 | | Editorials


Summer intern program successful

During the last couple of months, I have had the opportunity to partner with multiple organizations in our community to work on projects that are ...

August 18, 2017 | By Amy Kinard C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Busting a few myths about the landmarks commission

As the oldest inland city in South Carolina, Camden is home to many historic properties. In an effort to help preserve the historic nature of ...

August 18, 2017 | By Shawn Putnam C-I guest columnist | Columns


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