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L-E football hosts ladies clinic

The Lugoff-Elgin football coaching staff will host the inaugural Ladies Night Football Clinic which coincides with the end of the school's spring football practice on Friday, May 22.

May 13, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Brandon Demonte Lawson

Funeral service for Brandon Demonte Lawson, 28, will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Mount Prospect United Methodist Church cemetery.

May 13, 2015 | | Obituaries


Grace Episcopal 79th Annual Spring Dog Show

The Grace Episcopal Church 79th Annual Spring Dog Show was held May 2 in Rectory Square Park. The much looked forward to event is a fundraiser for the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter.

May 11, 2015 | | People & Places


Kershaw County pastors pray for the nation

Ministers and church members from Kershaw County gathered in front of the Kershaw County Courthouse at Noon Thursday, May 7, for the National Day of Prayer. Millions of Christians around the country did the same. Here in Camden, Scripture reading and prayer were offered for the President, Congress, Supreme Court, business leaders, educational leaders, military and first responders, and the family. The event was led by the Kershaw Baptist Association and the Kershaw County Ministerial Association.

May 11, 2015 | | People & Places


CMA to hold annual Spring Meeting

The Camden Music Association of Kershaw County (CMA) will hold its annual Spring Meeting in the Douglas Reed House at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) on May 17 at 3 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Any interested in music, playing or listening is invited to attend. An important subject, to change the name of the group from the Camden Music Association to the Kershaw County Music Association, will be discussed. All attendees will be urged to express an opinion and to vote when a motion is made.

May 11, 2015 | | People & Places


Camden ART Spring Honors Show Reception, Tuesday

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) hosts opening reception of the Camden ART Members' Spring Honors Show in the Bassett Gallery May 12. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by the Chamber Choir of Kershaw County's Spring Concert at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. The reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

May 11, 2015 | | People & Places


Ariail for May 11, 2015

May 11, 2015 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - May 11, 2015

• We're not going to presume to know exactly what Kershaw County Council is going to do, but we will say members appeared the most receptive they have in years to increasing local funding to the Kershaw County School District (KCSD). At its May 5 budget hearing, council invited KCSD officials to discuss its budget and make a pitch to return to a no-longer state-mandated local funding formula. KCSD Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson made the case for a 4.5 mil tax increase to help keep the district essentially where it is today in terms of operations when taking ...

May 11, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: Mama B -- a most memorable mother

It was at lunch after a morning revival service last summer when a few of us sat around, munching on Southern casseroles and talking about one of the most memorable mothers any of us had ever known.

May 11, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Gunn: Celebrating excellence at KershawHealth

KershawHealth is joining healthcare systems around the country to celebrate National Hospital Week -- a time to recognize the enormous skill, dedication, and compassion our employee team brings to their jobs every day.

May 11, 2015 | By Terry Gunn, KershawHealth CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: Former councilman supports SWRTA

In the Monday, April 20, issue of the Chronicle-Independent's article headlined "Santee Wateree RTA makes pitch for local help," it was fairly reported Lottie Jones, executive director of the Santee Wateree Regional Transportation Authority reported to Camden City Council "SWRTA will continue to provide services to Camden and Kershaw County -- but it needs help from the communities it serves." Ms. Jones appeared before council during an April 14 meeting. SWRTA serves the public throughout a seven-county area from Orangeburg County to Kershaw County.

May 11, 2015 | X. Willard Polk Camden | Letters


Stuber joins Heritage Community Bank as VP

Dennis Stuber recently joined Heritage Community Bank as a vice president and its Camden-area executive.

May 11, 2015 | | Business


AgSouth Farm Credit distributes nearly $44 million to members

Current and former members of AgSouth Farm Credit received nearly $44 million in two separate distributions this spring. Customers in Kershaw, Fairfield and Richland counties received nearly $672,000 in cash from its Camden office.

May 11, 2015 | | Business


LEWA presents 2015 scholarships to Lugoff-Elgin High School students

The Lugoff-Elgin Water Authrority (L-EWA) Board of Directors presented 11 Lugoff-Elgin High School students with $500 scholarships Thursday evening. Award recipients include (not shown in order) Sydnee Branham, Caroline E. Cummings, Josh Hinson, Daniel McAvoy, Sarah R. McClendon, Sarah Beth Messer, Tanner Odom, Brittany Richardson, Blake Serpas, Evelyn McCrae Watson and Michael Williams.

May 11, 2015 | | Education


Tryouts for Post squads set for L-E on May 11

Tryouts for both the Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion senior and junior teams will be held on Monday, May 11 at 6 p.m. at Optimist Field at Lugoff-Elgin High School.

May 11, 2015 | | Sports


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Ariail for May 20, 2015

May 20, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Beechwood

As we noted Monday, the Camden Planning and Zoning Commission was scheduled to hear a proposal Tuesday night for a rezoning request for the Beechwood property on Knights Hill Road, a move which could lead to a retirement community being built there which would be a tasteful and feasible addition to the Camden community. We hope the project moves forward.

May 20, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Jeb Bush’s unfortunate honesty

WASHINGTON -- You know we're off to the races when the first slip of the tongue by the presumed Republican presidential front-runner consumes the news for days and launches the primary race in earnest.

May 20, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Yesteryear - May 20, 2015

Susan Amos, 21, a 1984 graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School, was crowned Miss Spartanburg on April 18 in Spartanburg.

May 20, 2015 | | Yesteryear


Noble: The myth of the lost cause and the reality of S.C.’s future

More than 60 percent of us who live in South Carolina today were born here. As native South Carolinians, we grew up imbibing the history, heritage and myths of the South. And there is no stronger myth of the South than the myth of the Lost Cause, as beautifully and brilliantly portrayed by the 1939 romantic historical film epic, Gone With the Wind.

May 20, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


For the Record - May 20, 2015

Real estate transactions

May 20, 2015 | | For the Record


Camden’s Crim advocates for children in D.C.

Ja'Varis Crim, a Camden native and rising junior at the University of South Carolina where he is a political science major, recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet with South Carolina congressional leaders in an effort to advocate for children.

May 20, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


LES reports third quarter honor roll

Lugoff Elementary school recently reported its third quarter honor rolls.

May 20, 2015 | | Education


Sidewalk Survey - May 20, 2015

May 20, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


Rembert’s Hank Kerfoot, sod business featured in international publication

Hank Kerfoot, founder and president of Modern Turf-U.S.A., based in Rembert, is featured in the May/June issue of Turf News. The magazine is a publication of Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) reaching those involved with sod production in more than 40 countries worldwide.

May 20, 2015 | | Business


CMS Student Council raises money for Lugoff playground

CMS Student Council members, along with their lead teacher Mrs. Alison Lopez, worked hard this year to raise money for the school and community, including the proposed Kershaw County West Playground Project.

May 20, 2015 | | Education


Morris is new ATEC director

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees recently voted to approve Gordon Morris as the Applied Technology Education Campus' (ATEC) new director. Morris will begin serving as ATEC's director with the 2015-16 school year. He is a former ATEC assistant director.

May 20, 2015 | | Education


How to protect your pets from extreme heat

Extreme heat can be unpleasant for anyone, and pets are no exception. While it's easy for men and women to detect if their bodies are responding negatively to heat, those warning signs may not be so prevalent in pets, who may suffer in silence as the mercury continues to rise.

May 20, 2015 | | People & Places


WES student achievement

Wateree Elementary School teacher Carolyn Clippard's 5th grade class completed more than 100,000 problems in IXL, an online math program.

May 20, 2015 | | People & Places


Vision basketball, L-E baseball kick off summer camp season

With the end of the school year closing in, it is time for summer sports camps in Kershaw County. Here are the first two which begin the first week of summer vacation.

May 15, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


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