The Camden High School baseball program will host a fundraising golf tournament at the Camden Country Club on Thursday, Nov. 13.
The Shoot for Second Chances, a sporting clays charity tournament to benefit the retired race horses of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation of South Carolina, will be held on Friday, Nov. 14 at Hermitage Farm Shooting Sports in Camden.
Part-time Camden resident Willie McCarthy wrapped up his first National Steeplechase Association leading rider championship with one meet left on the schedule.
Picture this: a young man from Kershaw County graduates at the top of his high school class and turns down academic college scholarship offers in favor of joining the Navy and pursuing his dream of becoming a Seal, the most elite fighting corps. He makes it through the rigorous training, attains his dream and distinguishes himself in combat during two tours of duty in the Middle East. He comes home on leave to propose to his high school sweetheart, votes in a local election and then goes to a local restaurant with some old buddies, where he can't buy ...
WASHINGTON -- Is the government's gridlock about to be dislodged? Imagine the capital as a giant set of pulleys and levers, operating at cross purposes. In the end, the forces tugging President Obama and Republican leaders apart may be more powerful than the ones pushing them together.
One of the most common reactions I get when people find out what I do is most people think I get paid to play. It's quite true that I enjoy my work and I never wish to go back to punching the 9-to-5 clock anymore than I wish to go to the same old boring place to work over and over again. Looking across the boundaries of genus and species, our representatives in nature all have a job to do that we call a niche. The jobs that are done in the natural world are as varied and as ...
NSDAR provides flags for holidays
Pam Chickering placed no pressure on her Camden High girls' cross country team heading into last Saturday's AAA state championship held at Clemson's Sandhills Research facility course in Columbia.
Some television networks have started showing Christmas movies. Are you in the Christmas spirit yet, or do you think it is too soon?
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Master Willard Rodgers, Jr. 70, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Burial will follow in Malvern Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 PM, Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
A time of gathering to celebrate the life of Jacqueline Young McCall, 48, will be held on Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
A funeral service celebrating the life of Peggy Ray Shannon, 76, of Lugoff, SC, will be held on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Dr. Charles R. Everett will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Shannon's memory to the Hospice Care of one's choice.
Mrs. Arlene Francias Craft, 54, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Born in Brooklyn, New York she was teh daughter of the late Lawrence and Minnie Lee Kirkland Craft. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing services will be held Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Three p.m., at Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Craft family
Mr. John H. Salmond, 64, of 2526 Salmond Street, Camden, South Carolina passed on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.
Lawyers of every political persuasion are lining up in Washington to have their say on the legality or illegality of the plan President Obama intends to implement regarding amnesty for illegal aliens who are in the United States without proper authorization, with one major network saying the president's plan to take the immigration system into his own hands "is a daring test of the limits of presidential power."
WASHINGTON -- News that Pope Francis will visit the U.S. next year for the triennial World Meeting of Families brings elation to Catholics, excitement to pope watchers -- and perhaps a little chagrin to some who too soon interpreted Francis' broad compassion as a precursor to doctrinal changes related to marriage.
In 2008, a group of graduate students from the University of South Carolina's Public History Program produced a study entitled, "The Camden African-American Heritage Project." It was the product of a student group assignment conducted in 2005-06. The students were assisted by many Camden residents in their search for the history of African-Americans in Camden from the Colonial period through the era of civil rights. Though able to spend only one semester researching and writing, the students pulled together an admirable overview of the lives of African-Americans here. In their final recommendations they suggested, among other things, that an ...
On Monday, the Chronicle-Independent reported the Kershaw County School District earned an "Excellent" rating on our state report card issued by the S.C. Department of Education. Our KCSD superintendent, Dr. Frank Morgan said, "Our schools are producing outstanding results and I am extremely grateful for the hard work of our students, families, teachers and administrators." I would include Dr. Morgan and the school board and say how proud I am of their accomplishments. Kudos to all of them.
The Camden Junior Welfare League presents the 38th annual Candlelight Tour of Homes from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. The tour will begin at the Camden Archives and Museum.
According to Price House Commision Chair Polly Lampshire, the Price House annual benefit pecan sale begins Nov. 20.
I try to live life as a journey full of unknown destinations. And I do believe it is the journey that matters most. During the last year, I was blessed enough to experience a journey throughout our wonderful state of South Carolina. A campaign for governor is a journey through the hearts and souls of many people and places. A statewide campaign is sometimes brutal and sometimes joyful, but never dull. I treasure that journey and thank my friends in Camden and Kershaw County for letting me experience it.
WASHINGTON -- Millennials are foolhardy spendthrifts. But young people basically always are, and that's probably OK.
During undercover operations Monday, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) cited four businesses for selling tobacco or alcohol to underage buyers. According to a KCSO press release, underage participants under KCSO supervision attempted to make illegal purchases at 23 businesses where tobacco and alcohol are legally sold.
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Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher and former Camden High School standout Michael Kohn will return home as the lead instructor for a one-day baseball camp on Sunday, Dec. 14 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at American Legion Park in Camden.
Celebration of Life Service for JoAnn King, 75, will be held Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Gardner will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church.