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Is Cushman being thrown under the bus?

I find perplexing the arrest of Charles Cushman (former Camden city attorney) for allegedly breaching his duties by "intentionally dismissing and/or Nolle Prossing criminal charges under the condition that a donation be made by the defense to the Camden City Drug Fund." If he is found guilty, there is no way I can condone such activity. However, I feel some amount of empathy toward Mr. Cushman. In part because I personally like him, but mostly because I feel he is being "thrown under the bus" by the city. Keep in mind, this has been allegedly going on for seven ...

October 10, 2012 | Charles Humphries Camden | Letters


KO’d in Denver

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Contrary to conventional wisdom that debates are rarely, if ever, game-changers, the first presidential debate was a demolition derby.

October 10, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Ellis to address KCGC meeting on Oct. 22

The Kershaw County Gamecock Club is once again meet at The Olde Town Tavern on Broad Street in downtown Camden on Monday evenings this football season.

October 10, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


The recreation center/YMCA vote

I wrote my first letter on this subject in April 2011, my second in July 2011 and subsequently addressed the city council on the subject. I see little has changed except that the council has resolved to continue the project while refusing to resolve legitimate concerns about the legal, economic and potential negative community impact of the proposal. For many of us who have lived in this community for many years and tried to leave it better than we found it, this is a sad reflection on what has been a wonderful and cooperative history.

October 10, 2012 | Richard Lackey Camden | Letters


Y is epitome of ‘community’

We all aspire to live in a viable and strong community. Camden has history, beautiful churches, restaurants, public parks, nice wide streets and tennis courts. And to think we have the opportunity to move forward with a recreation center to be managed by the YMCA! Having grown up in a city with a Y to which my family belonged, I know that a Y can be a place to enhance the quality of life for citizens of all ages.

October 10, 2012 | Kathy Ligon Camden | Letters


Colonial Cup 10K, 5K races set for Nov. 10

The 18th annual Marion DuPont Scott Colonial Cup 10K Road Race and BlueCross BlueShield 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10 at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site, to benefit those receiving services from the Kershaw County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs.

October 10, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Mini-Olympics set for Oct. 20

The City of Camden, the Kershaw County School District, the Kershaw County Recreation Department and Let's Move Cities and Towns are teaming up to present the second annual Mini-Olympics of Kershaw County.

October 10, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


This week in KC sports

Monday: Fairfield Central at Lugoff-Elgin (TEN – 5:30 p.m.)

October 08, 2012 | | Sports


Noted and passed - Oct. 8, 2012

• We start with a tip of the Chronicle-Independent hat to Jim and Pat Watts for their giving ways in helping the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County construct and open a new performing arts wing at the center. The new 3,876-square foot-wing, dedicated in their name at the FAC's recent annual meeting, will allow the center to expand its theater arts education and performance programs. It's a great addition to the FAC campus for which we say, "Bravo!"

October 08, 2012 | | Editorials


Powers & Gregory sends coaches out with a league championship

After being runners-up in 2011, Powers and Gregory Heating and Cooling won the 2012 KCRD Mite League girls' softball title with a 12-1 record. Coaches Frankie Robinson and Benjie Krenz said they could not have been more proud of their young ladies.

October 08, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Ariail for Oct. 8, 2012

October 08, 2012 | | Ariail


Newspapers continue to deliver

As a teenager in Pennsylvania, I delivered The Morning Call and The Evening Chronicle to customers in a suburb of Allentown. On rainy days, I'd try to make sure the paper stayed dry inside the screen door. Now, I get The State and the New York Times delivered to my driveway in plastic bags, though the Times delivery is erratic. I can, of course, also read the Times on my iPhone, iPad and desktop computer.

October 08, 2012 | By Charles Bierbauer Dean, USC College of Communications and Information Studies | Columns


Two killed in collision on U.S. 1

A three-car collision Saturday afternoon resulted in two fatalities along U.S. 1 according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins said the crash occurred about 3:05 p.m.

October 08, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Bobby Bowers

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Bobby Glenn "Dickie" Bowers, 61, will be held on Friday at 4:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Louie McDonald will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. following the service at the home 1103 Pepper Ridge Drive, Lugoff, SC. Memorials may be made to MUSC Hollings Cancer Center Office of Development 86 Jonathan Lucas Street, MSC 955, Charleston, SC 29425.

October 08, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ricky Courtney

A memorial service celebrating the life of Ricky Alan Courtney, 53, of Camden, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, October 8, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Ricky's memory to Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

October 08, 2012 | | Obituaries


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MYLIE WADE BOLDEN

Mrs. Mylie Wade Bolden, 98, of Columbia and formerly of Rembert, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. A Celebration of Life and ...

March 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


JESSE BOYD

Funeral services were held on Feb. 17, 2017 for Mr. Jesse Boyd at the Fellowship Bible Baptist Church with burial in the Magnolia Park Cemetery ...

March 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


MAE CASTILLE

Mae Castille, 81 of Crestview, Fla. passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. She was born in ...

March 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


BETTY JEAN DARITY

Funeral services for Betty Jean Darity, 77, will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Hebron Freewill Baptist Church with burial to ...

March 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


JOHN DAN HORTON

Funeral services for John Dan "Shug" Horton, 87, of Camden, S.C. and formerly of Florence, S.C., will be held at 11:00 o ...

March 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


KAREN MCBRYDE

A graveside funeral service to celebrate the life of Karen Faye McBryde, 67, of Seneca, SC, will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, March ...

March 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


ROBERT L. McCASKILL

Funeral services for Mr. Robert Lee McCaskill, 70, who died peacefully on Monday, March 20, 2017, was held Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Bethel United ...

March 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


LOLA STUCKEY ROBINSON

Mrs. Lola Stuckey Robinson, 93, of 759 St. Matthews Road, Camden, passed on Thursday, March 23, 2017.

March 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


Food for the Soul golf tourney March 30

The Food for the Soul annual golf tournament will be held at Camden Country Club on March 30, with a shotgun start at 1 p ...

March 24, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Camden First UMC 19th anniversary Sunday

Camden First (formerly known as Trinity) United Methodist Church is celebrating its 19th anniversary at 11 a.m. Sunday. Rev. Dr. Charles L. Johnson will ...

March 24, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


NCHS JROTC service project now underway

The North Central High School JROTC is conducting a Service Learning Project to support the veterans at the VA Dorn Hospital by collecting items the ...

March 24, 2017 | | Education


Friends of the Library seek new storage facility

The Friends of the Kershaw County Library need the community's help in finding a storage space.

March 24, 2017 | | Kershaw County


New CLASS room

The Camden Lugoff Area Shag Society recently moved to a new home, The Venue, located at 1020 Broad St. in downtown Camden. Members Barbara Wilkes ...

March 24, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


ATEC Spring Plant Sale slated for April 3-7

The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) chapter of FFA will hold its annual spring plant sale April 3 through 7 on the ATEC campus at ...

March 24, 2017 | | Education


2017 Junior Miss and Miss LE

March 24, 2017 | | People & Places


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