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County man sentenced to 25 years for CSC

A Camden man will spend the next 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to criminal sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 11. Paris Nates III, 35, who appeared before a circuit court judge earlier this week at the Kershaw County Courthouse could have faced up to 30 years in prison.

September 19, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Breaking partisanship

As President Obama and Mitt Romney batter each other and each other's parties ad nauseum, voters in Kershaw County and across the country continue to be subjected to the same bitter partisanship that keeps Congress and the White House from getting much achieved. In fact, we were struck by another newspaper's recent focus on a book entitled "The Parties Versus The People," by former U.S. Rep. Mickey Edwards, a Republican of Oklahoma. "We have to reclaim our democracy, not from an invading army but from the parasitic destruction waged in the name of partisan interest," Edwards wrote.

September 19, 2012 | | Editorials


Wolverines rebound to upend CMA, 28-13

When you start practice and your season later than most teams, you are forced to play catch-up and try to get to where you need to be in a quicker period of time.

September 17, 2012 | | Camden Military


L-EMS hosts Stover on Wednesday

As a coach, you want your team to be consistent, if nothing else.

September 17, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


This week in KC sports

Monday: Camden at Darlington (TEN – 4:30 p.m.); Cameen home meet vs. TBA (XC - 5 p.m.)

September 17, 2012 | | Sports


KCRD to hold P, P & K competition on Saturday

The Kershaw County Recreation Department and the Camden Kiwanis Club will hold the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition on Saturday, Sept. 22 beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Larry Doby Complex in Camden.

September 17, 2012 | | Sports


Ariail for Sept. 17, 2012

September 17, 2012 | | Ariail


It's time for teachers to speak up

Every year during the week before school starts, I have the privilege to speak to all of our teachers as part of the district's instructional fair. Normally, I use this occasion to thank and recognize these dedicated professionals for all that they have done and continue to do to keep our district moving forward. When I spoke to our teachers on August 14, my main message was that although our district has fallen to the bottom third of our state in terms of funding, the results they are producing are certainly far from the bottom third. (The fact that ...

September 17, 2012 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Erin Lynne Chick and Todd William Kreisman join in marriage

April 14th, Erin Lynne Chick of Camden and Todd William Kreisman of Chicago, IL were joined in marriage in Pasadena, California at Cravens Estate.

September 17, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


Reader wants to know 'the rest of the story'

Camden's public relations firm, Columbia-based McKay Public Affairs, issued the following press release which was published in the Chronicle-Independent as part of an article on Friday 9-7-12.

September 17, 2012 | Rick Trott Camden | Letters


'Y' not a cure-all

After a reading a recent letter regarding the YMCA in this column, and with other recent circumstances that have occurred, I found a need to write a response.

September 17, 2012 | Stephen Sarafin Jr. Camden | Letters


Noted and passed - Sept. 17, 2012

• As the teachers' strike unfolded in Chicago and protesting educators swarmed city streets, we watched with interest as one teacher explained, with a straight face, why they were going out on strike. "We want to make sure all the children in Chicago get the kind of education they deserve," he said. We've noticed that whatever the location, teachers who shut down schools always mouth the party line that they are doing it for the kids and not for themselves. We hope nobody actually believes that.

September 17, 2012 | | Editorials


Barbara Langford

A graveside service celebrating the life of Barbara Holston McGriff Langford, 65, of Camden, will be held at 2:00PM, Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at Wateree Baptist Church Cemetery in Camden. Rev. Bobby James will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday, September 17, 2012 from 7:00-8:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Barbara's memory to Wateree Baptist Church, 2024 Haile Street, Camden, SC 29020.

September 17, 2012 | | Obituaries


KCSO to begin enforcing new noise ordinance

Kershaw County Council adopted a noise ordinance in July that will be enforced by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office. The new ordinance will target loud and unnecessary noise in unincorporated residential areas of the county.

September 17, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Mattie D. Cunningham

Funeral services for Mattie D. Cunningham, 89, of 1005 Medfield Road in Lugoff, will be held Monday, September 17, 2012, 4:00 p.m. at Good Hope Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church with burial in the Good Hope Methodist Church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

September 17, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Editorial: State of the Union

Kershaw County residents who watched the State of the Union address Tuesday night might agree with us that perhaps it's time to call a halt to the entire production. That's not a slam at President Obama, for he did nothing more overtly political than his predecessors from both parties have been doing for years. It's just that the term "state of the union" bears little resemblance to what actually occurs at the annual event; it's become little more than a political circus.

January 23, 2015 | | Editorials


Rampell: Dangerously in denial on climate change

Last year, government scientists tell us, was the hottest year on record.

January 23, 2015 | | Columns


Food for the Soul gains new volunteers

The Kershaw County Board of Realtors will volunteer the second Friday of each month to help prepare and serve lunch at Food for the Soul. "Our volunteer service at Food for the Soul promotes a Realtor goal of improving our neighborhoods through company programs and consumer outreach,"

January 23, 2015 | | Localife


Gilland: ‘Dung on a twig?’

How would you like to be called dung-on-a-twig? There certainly are worse things in life, but certainly much better things as well. Dung-on-a-twig is one of the root meanings for mistletoe, which grows on trees. This common name comes from two parts of Anglo-Saxon speech. "Mistel" a common word for dung, and "tang" the word for twig, combine to form the word mistletoe or "dung on a twig." This name became prevalent as it was noticed that mistletoe would appear where many birds had landed on branches and deposited their excrement, nice. This puts a whole new context on the ...

January 23, 2015 | By Liz Gilland, Camden Urban Forester C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Wilson’s pin leads Demons past Dogs

Stepping onto the mat for the final pairing of the evening, Lugoff-Elgin freshman 106-pounder Devin Wilson knew he needed to win by his match by, at least, a four-point major decision to give his team a win over host Camden on Tuesday night.

January 23, 2015 | | Sports


Tips for prospective horse owners

Whether raising a horse for pleasure or profession, it is important to know that caring for horses can be labor-intensive. The reward for properly taking care of a horse is a healthy and well-trained animal. But horse ownership is a significant and expensive responsibility, so it is important that prospective owners understand what they are getting into before they make any final decisions.

January 23, 2015 | | Localife


Technical Soccer Camp open for registration

Registration is open for the Technical Soccer Camp. Come receive Academy level training and learn how to play soccer the right way! The Technical Soccer methods and techniques will create a fun yet challenging environment that will give you the foundations to play at the next level.

January 23, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Find a furry friend

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Calypso, a 6-month-old female lab mix and Angelica is a 3-month-old female domestic shorthaired kitten. She is very loving and likes to be held and petted. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or ...

January 23, 2015 | | Pets


Lamberth ready to take next step in karting career

One championship was nice. Two, however, is better for go-kart racer Joseph Lamberth.

January 23, 2015 | | Auto racing


Louise Nichols Bell

Louise Nichols Bell, age 80, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015. A visitation will be held at Camden Southern Methodist Church Saturday, January 24, from 2-4 p.m.

January 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Harvey Branham, Jr.

A private graveside service for Harvey Branham, Jr. 72 of Camden will be held at Wateree Baptist Church Cemetery. Dr. Rev. Gene Rollins will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 1:00 PM -3:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Harvey's memory to Parkinson's Disease, National Parkinson's Foundation, 1501 NW 9th Avenue, Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136.

January 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Elizabeth Thompson Brevard

Elizabeth Thompson Brevard, 86, passed away on Friday, January 16, 2015 in new Haven Connecticut. A celebration of her life will take place on Friday, January 23, 2015 at Christian Tabernacle Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be held from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

January 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Magnolia Belton Jones

Mrs. Magnolia Belton Jones, 91, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, January 17, 2015. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Martha Portee Parks. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Saturday, January 24, 2015 at One p.m. at Camden First United Methodist Church, with burial in Belton Family Cemetery, Camden. Mrs. Jones will be placed in the church at Twelve p.m. for viewing. Public viewing will be today 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Jones ...

January 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


WES reports honor rolls for second nine weeks

Wateree Elementary School has announced its honor roll for the second nine week period of the school year. They include:

January 23, 2015 | | Education


Broad Street railroad crossing closing for repairs Monday

CSX Railroad will close the Broad Street railroad crossing in Dusty Bend for two weeks starting Monday in order to conduct repairs.

January 23, 2015 | | Camden


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