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Dangerous politics

With the country on the brink of a debt default, and with elected officials in Washington locked in combat, it has never been more apparent how fragile the art of compromise is in the nation's capital. Most believe the reason is that for years, members of the Republican and Democratic parties have become more and more polarized, Republicans hewing to the hard right and Democrats to the hard left. There's lots of space to meet in the middle, but Washington pols don't appear interested. This is frustrating to many centrists who believe government shouldn't exist on ...

July 27, 2011 | | Editorials


Hengst to produce oil filter module for new Chrysler engine

Hengst of North America Inc.'s Camden facility, working with Chrysler Group LLC, has developed a special compact oil filter module for Chrysler's new Pentastar V6 engine, a part of Chrysler's goal of boosting fuel efficiency by 25 percent by 2014.

July 27, 2011 | | Business


Tetterton to open veterinary practice

A new veterinary practice is coming soon to Camden. The Mill Village Veterinarian at 8 E. DeKalb St. is nearing the end of construction, with a grand opening planned for Aug. 1.

July 27, 2011 | | Business


Allstate agency owner earns service designation

Allstate exclusive agency owner Walt Thompkins has been designated an Allstate Premier Service Agent for 2011.

July 27, 2011 | | Business


Yesteryear -- July 27, 2011

Photo cutline -- Postmaster sworn in -- David Caulder, recently selected as Camden's Postmaster replacing Dan McCaskill, was sworn into office Thursday afternoon on the front steps of the Camden Post Office. Charles James, sectional center manager, and Columbia Postmaster, administered the oath.

July 27, 2011 | | Yesteryear


NRCS offers financial, technical assistance

The deadline to apply for priority assistance from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for two of its Farm Bill programs is Aug. 1.

July 27, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Some suggestions for federal debt reduction

Start at the top instead of the bottom. President Obama used Air Force One a total of 172 times at an estimated cost of $200 million per flight in 2010. The total will probably be exceeded in 2011. The ex-speaker of the House used a large corporate jet from the same Special Air Mission Flight for weekly jaunts to California. The suggestion would be to cut the federal travel budget in half by only allowing essential travel and no paid travel for campaign contributions.

July 27, 2011 | Retired Lt. Col. Donald J. Lang Ridgeway | Letters


Ahlstrom among 2011 nominees for S.C. Manufacturer of the Year

Ahlstrom Nonwovens LLC of Bethune is among nominees for a 2011 Manufacturer of the Year Award, according to the S.C. Chamber of Commerce. All nominees and winners will be honored and recognized before an audience of fellow manufacturers and business leaders at the Manufacturer of the Year awards luncheon, presented by Nexsen Pruet, on Sept. 13 in Columbia. To register or sponsor, visit www.scchamber.net.

July 27, 2011 | | Business


Remember when... -- July 27, 2011

July 27, 2011 | | Remember when...


Robert Ariail -- July 27, 2011

July 27, 2011 | | Ariail


Chambers leaves port in Italy

U.S. Navy Seaman Apprentice Janie E. Chambers, daughter of Naomi Chambers of Camden and Harry Chambers of Camden, alongside approximately 5, 500 Sailors attached to USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77), recently departed Naples, Italy.

July 27, 2011 | | Military


Keeping free speech alive

I recently posted an article on the Kershaw County Patriots page on Facebook that seems to have stirred up a bit of a controversy. The article was entitled "When is It OK to Shoot a Cop." I asked that anyone who wished to comment on the article read it first. With the exception of myself, no one commented on the article. The page is an open page and all comments are welcome as a way to open a healthy debate. It seems, however, rather than commenting on the article, someone from law enforcement contacted this paper and complained. Why did ...

July 27, 2011 | Marlene Motley Elgin | Letters


Time to reform pension system

While it doesn't often make headlines, funding the State Retirement System is among the most important challenges facing state government.

July 25, 2011 | Richard Eckstrom S.C. comptroller general | Columns


Noted and passed -- July 25, 2011

• Actress Jane Fonda says she's "deeply disappointed that (shopping channel) QVC caved in to insane pressure" and cancelled her recent television appearance. Fonda, as you might recall, straddled a Viet Cong anti-aircraft gun during the Vietnam war; she later charged she'd been tricked into the stunt. But people have long memories. Fonda's conduct went far beyond activism and protest, amounting instead to consorting with the enemy, and she must live with the consequences. If QVC made the decision to cancel her appearance because the company thought she would ultimately hurt business, the network had every right to ...

July 25, 2011 | | Editorials


Are the good guys finally winning?

So I read where a restaurant near Pittsburgh is finally implementing a policy I'd like to see everywhere: as of Friday, no children younger than 6 will be welcome there.

July 25, 2011 | Jim Tatum C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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May 29, 2015 | | People & Places


60th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Jackson of Seneca, SC are celebrating their 60th anniversary on May 29, 2015. They were married at Shalersville Methodist Church in Ravenna, Ohio. They have three children: Lori Post of Columbus, Ohio; Denise Miller of Evergreen, CO and Jeff Jackson of Taylors, SC; four granddaughters: Ali Lefort, Nikki Steelman, Katie Post and Meredith Post. Mr. Jackson is retired from Whirlpool/Kitchen Aid Corp. Mrs. Jackson is retired from the Kershaw County School District. A future cruise is being planned.

May 29, 2015 | | People & Places


Ariail for May 27, 2015

May 27, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Medical marijuana

Though the legalization of medical marijuana appears to be a dead issue in this session of the General Assembly, we hope lawmakers won't forget about it and that there will be an attempt to revive the issue next year. It is, of course, an emotional matter for many people, and there are those who believe legalizing marijuana for medical purposes will be the first wave of massive use by people who are trying to skirt the law. Both the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division and S.C. Medical Association oppose the bill, with a former president of the ...

May 27, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Who’s the studliest of them all?

WASHINGTON -- Because so many Republicans want to be president -- or at least pretend they do -- debate organizers have decided to eliminate the least popular from the stage based on how they rank in the latest national polls.

May 27, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Noble: S.C. profiles in courage

As a very young boy of 9 years old, I first became interested in politics when my father off-handedly encouraged me to watch the Kennedy-Nixon presidential debate in 1960. It changed my life -- literally.

May 27, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Speaking of Sherman

Harvey Teal (standing), whose Kershaw County Historical Society columns appear monthly in the Chronicle-Independent, speaks to some 85 people at Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church on Sunday, one of two speakers on the topic of Civl War Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's March through Kershaw County, via Liberty Hill, 150 years ago. Teal kept the large audience interested with displays and descriptions of local artificats.

May 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


For the Record - May 27, 2015

Real estate transactions

May 27, 2015 | | For the Record


Yesteryear - May 27, 2015

Former Camden High School Band Director William R. "Bill" Basden was honored with the President's Award for outstanding contribution to the support and development of bands given by Phi Beta Mu national bandmasters society.

May 27, 2015 | | Yesteryear


Sidewalk Survey - May 27, 2015

May 27, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


Jane Oates Truel

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Jane Oates Truel, 50, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, May 29, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Darren Truel will officiate. Burial will follow in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 PM, Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Jane's memory to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

May 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Robert 'Bob' Rowland Russell

Robert "Bob" Rowland Russell Jr., 85, Chairman of the Board of Russell & Jeffcoat Real Estate, from Columbia South Carolina passed away on the morning of May 23, 2015. In Bob's true spirit of living life to the fullest, he perished doing what he loved most in the world, flying. He was born on February 15, 1930 in Florida to the late Robert Rowland and Mary Rogers Russell Sr. Raised in Columbia, Bob attended Columbia High School.

May 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Johnny Wayne Owens

Funeral service for Johnny Wayne Owens, 67, will be held today at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Camden with burial to follow in Flint Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church fellowship hall.

May 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


William C. Murphy

Funeral service for William Charlton "Bill" Murphy, 74, will be held on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at New Life Christian Outreach Church with burial to follow in St. Andrews Church of God, Red Hill. The Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends today 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to New Life Christian Outreach Church, 411 Hwy 601 South, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

May 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Frankie Louise Kelly

Mrs. Frankie Louise "Tiny" Johnson Kelly, 59, of 193-A Ward Road, Lugoff, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Kelly family.

May 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


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