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May 17, 2013 | | Obituaries

Elks Lodge recognizes 2013 Oustanding Young Students

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks designated the first week in May as Youth Week to honor America's Junior Citizens for their accomplishments.

May 17, 2013 | | People & Places

Fredericksburg Township explored

Our grand city of Camden is a beautifully preserved town laid out in an 18th century plan devised by Joseph Kershaw. We are proud of our historic homes and buildings, carefully placed public parks, wide streets, and beautiful trees. So it is easy to forget that this was not the original plan for the "town" that was to develop in this area of South Carolina. The original plan was a part of the "Township Scheme" put together by colonial Governor Robert Johnson and enacted in 1730 by the Board of Trade in London.

May 17, 2013 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns

What was the IRS thinking?

Well, this is a fine mess.

May 17, 2013 | By Leonard Pitts Miami Herald | Columns

Hayes Creek Skateboarding Competition

There will be a skateboarding competition Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the Hayes Creek Subdivision in Elgin. The event is sponsored by Salty's Board Shop in Columbia. The proceeds from the competition will go towards purchasing skateboarding gear for the park in an effort to keep kids off of drugs and keep them off of the streets.

May 17, 2013 | | People & Places

Dog’s human mom experiences drama at local dog park

Dear Annie: I have an 8-month-old puppy, and I take her to a local dog park so she can run off leash and play with the other dogs, which she loves. In the three months I have been taking her, "Phoebe" has never been attacked or fought with another dog. That was until last night, when Phoebe approached another dog that was on a leash and that dog attacked her.

May 17, 2013 | | Dear Annie

Ariail for May 17, 2013

May 17, 2013 | | Ariail

Former CHS standout to speak at Bulldog banquet

Crystal Johnson, a 2003 graduate of Camden High, who was a volleyball and basketball standout for the Lady Bulldogs during her high school career, will be the guest speaker at the Camden High School Athletic Banquet to be held on Tuesday, May 21, in the school gymnasium.

May 17, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle

The Lugoff-Elgin “Blue Monster”

May 17, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

Jak Smyrl collection purchased by USC library

The University of South Carolina (USC) Libraries is now home to a collection of more than 5,000 images, plus correspondence, sketchbooks, and even early elementary-school artwork Camden's Oscar Jackson "Jak" Smyrl, The State newspaper's first staff artist, who passed away in 2007.

May 15, 2013 | | Miscellaneous

Thomas Heyde

Funeral service for Thomas George Heyde, 63, will be held Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The family will receive friends 1:30-3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the family to help with final expenses.

May 15, 2013 | | Obituaries

Sunday golf tourney will benefit animal shelter

The inaugural Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter Golf Tournament, a fundraiser for the facility, will be held on Sunday, May 19 at the White Pines Golf Club in Camden.

May 15, 2013 | | Golf

Yesteryear - May 15, 2013

Camden High Graduates Busch Twins Parting After Earning Degrees

May 15, 2013 | | Yesteryear

Are we willing to pay for increased public safety?

Kershaw County public safety is at a crossroads. The sheriff's office is greatly understaffed and deputies are compensated for their mandatory overtime work by an antiquated and grossly unfair payment system. The solicitor's office is working with half the staff it needs to properly prosecute the cases it receives every month and the jail is barely able to keep sufficient staff to meet state standards.

May 15, 2013 | By Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews C-I guest columnist | Columns

Two arrested after meth lab discovered

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics agents arrested two men Monday after discovering a fully assembled methamphetamine lab in an outbuilding on Cricket Hill Drive in Lugoff.

May 15, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire

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Miss Camden Scholarship Pageant seeking contestants

The Miss Camden Scholarship Pageant is now accepting contestants for the 2016 Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen Pageant to be held January 2, 2016 ...

October 09, 2015 | | People & Places

CBA hosts quarterly breakfast

The Camden Business Alliance (CBA) will host Breakfast Before Hours on Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 8-9 a.m. at the Robert Mills Courthouse 607 South ...

October 09, 2015 | | People & Places

A week unlike any other

It's hard to try and put something funny in this space after what our state, county and our friends and neighbors went through last ...

October 09, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports

Kahler wins football contest

Michelle Kahler missed two of the 14 games listed to win last week's Chronicle-Independent weekly football contest.

October 09, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports

Pets of the Week - Oct. 9, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Harley, a very friendly 2-year-old female pitbull mix (she has a ...

October 09, 2015 | | Pets

Lugoff Automotive Group donates $25,000 to Red Cross

Mark Mason Sr., president of the Lugoff Automotive Group and Midlands Automotive Group, recently announced its dealerships have made a $25,000 donation to the ...

October 09, 2015 | | Business

For the Record - Oct. 9, 2015

(Editor's Note: Due to early deadline issues complicated by the recent flooding storms, we were unable to publish For the Record on Tuesday. We ...

October 09, 2015 | | For the Record

Ariail for Oct. 9, 2015

October 09, 2015 | | Ariail

Editorial: Thankful

One life lost, dozens of homes and businesses damaged, roads and bridges washed out. These are all things caused by flooding which resulted from this ...

October 09, 2015 | | Editorials

Parker: A Rose for racial reconciliation

OXFORD, Md. -- Long before there was a "Black Lives Matter" movement, there was Ruth Starr Rose -- an activist artist whose paintings nearly a century ago ...

October 09, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

CHS volleyball goes all in for breast cancer awareness

The Camden High School volleyball program will host its annual "Dig Pink" Breast Cancer Fundraiser and Awareness Campaign on Wednesday Oct. 7 when Cardinal Newman ...

October 02, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle

October Happenings at the Library

Elgin Branch:

October 02, 2015 | | People & Places

Colonial Cup tickets on sale

Invitations for the 46th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races to be run over the Springdale Race Course in Camden on Saturday ...

September 30, 2015 | | Equine

Jaycees golf tourney set for Oct. 15

Openings are still available for the Camden Jaycees annual golf tournament which will be held Thursday, Oct.15 at the Camden Country Club.

September 23, 2015 | | Golf

Jaycees host golf tourney

The Camden Jaycees' annual golf tournament will be held Thursday, Oct. 15 at the Camden Country Club.

September 09, 2015 | | Golf

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