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C-I announces promotion, new hire

Camden Media Co., parent company of the Chronicle-Independent, is proud to announce the promotion of staff reporter Michael Ulmer to assistant editor and the hiring of Tenell Felder as Localife editor.

July 25, 2012 | | Business


'Unthinkable' to keep Tucker

It is truly "unthinkable" that the Kershaw County Democratic Party would certify Sammie Tucker Jr. as a candidate for public office. To entertain that idea is ludicrous! To readily admit to people that he is not only an incumbent candidate for office but is actually the current Kershaw County Council Vice Chairman should be embarrassing to all citizens of Kershaw County. Realize, too, that Mr. Tucker is set to have no opposition!! Have our citizens completely given up on our political system? Are they now satisfied to let "whatever happens happen?"

July 25, 2012 | Kay Polk Camden | Letters


Yesteryear - July 25, 2012

Photo cutline -- Investigating -- Robert Strickland, archeologist in charge of the digging at Historic Camden digs a little deeper into an area that might be of significance.

July 25, 2012 | | Yesteryear


Top shot

July 25, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Military briefs - July 25, 2012

Civilian Mark A. Provencher, son of Sherry and Richard Provencher of Lugoff, recently enlisted in the U.S. Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Raleigh, N.C.

July 25, 2012 | | Military


School news - July 25, 2012

Sheldon A. Bates, DMD, completed his residency in orthodontics at the Virginia Commonwealth University, formerly the Medical College of Virginia, receiving a Master's of Science in Dentistry. Graduating from Lugoff High School in 2002, Wofford College in 2006 and Medical University of South Carolina in 2010, Dr. Bates will practice in Virginia. Dr. Bates is appreciative of family, friends, teachers and mentors who have made this possible.

July 25, 2012 | | Education


Tax tips - July 25, 2012

Income that you receive for the rental of your vacation home must generally be reported on your federal income tax return.

July 25, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Helping out

Thanks to Sean Riddle, Eagle Scout candidate of Boy Scout Troop 901, two new picnic tables and a bench have been been built and installed at Kendall Park for residents and visitors to enjoy. He was able to gather a host of fellow Boy Scouts and Scout leaders to volunteer and be the workforce behind the project on a recent Saturday morning.

July 25, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Magazine recognizes local dealer

Automotive News, a weekly automotive industry newspaper, recently recognized Mark Mason Jr., general manager of Lugoff Ford in Lugoff, as one of its "40 Under 40" up-and-coming dealers or mangers from around the country. Automotive News' July 16 cover story identified young, talented and ambitious individuals that are making a mark in this highly competitive industry.

July 25, 2012 | | Business


Brick streets, the first Lugoff and commerce

Herbert Cooke's father worked for the city of Camden. His job was to take care of the city streets. He used either the city's mules, horses or oxen and a bamboo apparatus to clean the brick streets. Nancy Ogburn and George Sandy can recall the brick streets around the old city hall which was located on Rutledge Street.

July 25, 2012 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Camden surveys

We've said on prior occasions that governmental entities sometimes tend to go overboard on paying taxpayer money to hire consultants, but Camden City Council might do well to follow through on its idea to use a firm that will help conduct citizen surveys. Mayor Jeffrey Graham and council members have been bold in undertaking major initiatives but there is a perception among some that they have been unwilling to listen to those who disagree with them. Of course, we've also said that there's a difference in being unwilling to listen and in listening but not agreeing. In ...

July 25, 2012 | | Editorials


William Estridge

Funeral service celebrating the life of William B. "Bill" Estridge, Jr., 66, of Bethune, SC will be held at 2:00PM, Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at Timrod Baptist Church, Bethune, SC with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. James Wallace will officiate. Family will receive friends at 1:00PM in the church hall preceding the service.

July 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


The Bain of truth

WASHINGTON -- When it comes to over-the-top politics, the Obama campaign has set a new standard with recent attempts to paint Mitt Romney as a felon.

July 25, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Stella Brunty Simon

Funeral services celebrating the life of Stella Brunty Simon, 97, of Lugoff, SC were held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel, followed by burial at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Camden.

July 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


Frank Dubose

Mr. Frank Dubose, 66, of 1808 Campbell Street Camden, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, July 21, 2012. Born in Cassatt, he was the son of the late Leroy and Emma Boston Dubose.

July 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Matthews to equip KCSO deputies with body cameras

Shortly after taking office in 2011, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews began looking into equipping his officers with body cameras. As time passed his interest took on a more serious nature and in April 2014, he directed one of his staff to begin the process of evaluating different systems.

October 27, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Your vote, your choice

Today, the Chronicle-Independent begins a series of articles summarizing the candidates and issues that will be on the Nov. 4 ballot, one week from Tuesday. Perhaps the most contentious race isn't between candidates but between "yes" and "no" on two referenda offered by the Kershaw County School District.

October 27, 2014 | | Editorials


Everything works out if you let it

A friend of mine, long embroiled in upsets, distractions, problems and tribulations, called one day to announce happily that she was learning to "let things roll right off my back."

October 27, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Ebola fear and politics, from Bamberg to Bangkok

Ebola is scary. It has scared the bejesus out of us here in South Carolina, nationally and literally all over the world.

October 27, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Why a hike in the gas tax is a terrible idea

The issue of road funding -- or, to put it slightly differently, the question of how South Carolina should fix its broken road system -- is now a constant topic in politics and the media. A fair number of state lawmakers have therefore begun to advocate what politicians always advocate when they don't want to make tough decisions about the budget: raising taxes, specifically the fuel tax.

October 27, 2014 | By Shawn McNamee S.C. Policy Council | Columns


Celebrating Mexican independence

Camden Mayor Tony Scully (right) and ALPHA Center Hispanic/Latino Program Coordinator Carlos Harris (left) meet with Javier Diaz de Leon, consul general of Mexico for North and South Carolina, during a celebration of the 204th anniversary of Mexican independence at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, N.C., on Sept. 15. Scully said Mexicans now comprise 9 percent of North Carolina's population and are its second largest trading partner, generating $25 million per day. "Hispanics in South Carolina are 5.3 percent of the population, almost half a million people," Scully said, "with a growth rate of 154 ...

October 27, 2014 | | Camden


Laverne Simpson

A funeral service for LaVerne Ingram Simpson, 84, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 26, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 2:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service in the Family Life Center. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Simpson's memory to Gideon's International, PO Box 1333, Camden, SC 29021.

October 27, 2014 | | Obituaries


Wealth v. Income: Is there a sign of an upcoming problem?

Recent reports show a major gap in the ratio of wealth to income. Wealth has been outpacing income for a while, but, is that a good thing?

October 24, 2014 | Paul Nelson KSL | National


Have 'The Simpsons' gotten a bad rap?

"We're going to keep on trying to strengthen the American family to make American families a lot more like the Waltons and a lot less like the Simpsons."

October 24, 2014 | Jim Bennett Deseret News | National


The immortal monster: Dracula on the screen

Vampires are immortal, especially if you're judging that based on Bram Stoker's "Dracula."

October 24, 2014 | Chris Vander Kaay Deseret News | National


Foreign films lead new videos

Films from all over the world lead these movies that have arrived this week on DVD and Blu-ray.

October 24, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National


Late husband's letters of love found

When Mitchell Whisenhunt passed away on Saturday, he left his family with a gift they will always cherish -- dozens of letters.

October 24, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | National


Research: bilingual parents should teach both languages to kids

Parents face a variety of choices when choosing how to rear their child, and for bilingual parents choosing a language can be a daunting but worthwhile task with myriad benefits.

October 24, 2014 | Kelsey Clark Deseret News | National


New Zealand airline releases 'Hobbit' safety video

What once was a simple video that detailed the safety rules on an airplane has now become a source for viral videos.

October 24, 2014 | Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | National


#ThrowbackThursday: Why do we love the '90s?

Websites are about to code it up like it's 1994.

October 24, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


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