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A special visit

Dr. Paul Joseph (center, holding his granddaughter, Nahra Joseph) had a special visitor in July. His cousin, Helen Tobia Bukaram (right), left her home country of Lebanon and visited Camden for three weeks. Bukaram speaks three languages and owns a Mercedes parts business -- much needed, Joseph said, as Mercedes is the most popular car manufacturer in Lebanon. Bukaram has also written several stories in Arabic, but the most beloved story she's written is about how her family -- the Joseph's family -- got to South Carolina. "The 100 Year Trip" chronicles the family's life from the time Bukaram's ...

August 07, 2013 | | Camden


Geraldine Elm

Funeral Services for Geraldine Elm, 65, will be held Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Unity United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Kenneth Carter will officiate.

August 07, 2013 | | Obituaries


Michael Stephen Williams

Funeral service for Michael Stephen Williams, Sr., 59, will be held Friday at 3:00 p.m. at St. Matthews United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

August 07, 2013 | | Obituaries


It's that time of year

August 07, 2013 | | Sports


Austin finds a new NFL home in Indy

Less than 10 days after being released by the Carolina Panthers, former Camden High School and Clemson University football standout Thomas Austin was signed by the Indianapolis Colts.

August 07, 2013 | | Sports


Fisher jumpers shine through on a rainy day in Saratoga

Jack Fisher, American steeplechasing's reigning champion trainer, captured both ends of Saratoga Race Course's jump doubleheader last Thursday, Aug. 1, taking a $65,000 optional allowance claimer with veteran All Together and then winning the $100,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial (Gr. 1) with Gil Johnston's rising star, Mr. Hot Stuff.

August 05, 2013 | | Equine


Woman charged with having sex with 14-year-old boy

A 21-year-old Richland County woman is in the Kershaw County Detention Center, charged with having sex with a 14-year-old Lugoff boy.

August 05, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Deborah Tucker Osborne

Mrs. Deborah Tucker "Carrie Ann" Osborne, 51, of 539 Smyrna Road, Elgin died Saturday. Family and friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Osborne family.

August 05, 2013 | | Obituaries


Judy Thiel

Judith Firestone "Judy" Thiel, 74, wife of Dale K. Thiel, of Camden, SC, died Friday, August 2, 2013. She was born in Memphis, TN, the daughter of the late Raymond C. and Laura A. Lisk Firestone. Judy was a lifetime horse enthusiast who showed at many major horse shows, was an avid foxhunter, longtime Master of The Camden Hunt and she was named lifetime honorary Master of The Camden Hunt. Judy was a longtime supporter of The Kershaw County Humane Society and longtime benefactor for The Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter. Memorials may be made in her memory to The ...

August 05, 2013 | | Obituaries


Camden water treatment plant receives award

The city of Camden water treatment plant recently received the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Area-Wide Optimization Program (AWOP) Award. The goal of the program is to optimize particle removal and disinfection at all filtration plants to maximize public health protection. DHEC initiated AWOP in 1997 to optimize the performance of existing surface water treatment facilities and to reduce the risk of a waterborne disease outbreak.

August 05, 2013 | | Camden


Circuit training: North Central style

August 05, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


John Phillips

John Wilson Phillips, 77, husband of Judith Chapman Phillips, died Thursday, August 1, 2013 at a local nursing facility.

August 05, 2013 | | Obituaries


Mary J. Jones

Mrs. Mary J. Jones, 75, of 7215 Harvest Road, Rembert, SC, passed on Saturday, August 3, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later time by Haile's Funeral Home.

August 05, 2013 | | Obituaries


Jorge Feliciano

Funeral services for Jorge Feliciano, 82, will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Norman Martinez will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

August 05, 2013 | | Obituaries


Dr. William Blanding’s ‘treasure’ map

Dr. Blanding wrote "This gold mine is on the land of Mrs. Kirkley on the east side of Big Lynches Creek-two miles from the Brewer Gold Mine. In 1830 some gold was found in a branch which in a short distance passes into Big L.[ynches] C.[reek]. Soon after this discovery it was found on a sand hill nearby. Some detached pieces, from 1 to 5 pie[ces] were found-others attached to the fragments of quartz.

August 05, 2013 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


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Ariail for Feb. 9, 2016

February 09, 2016 | | Ariail


Editorial: Go to the polls

OK, Kershaw County Council District 1 residents, it's time to get serious: today marks the primaries for the special election to fill the seat ...

February 09, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: Hillary’s golden tongue

PALM BEACH, Fla. -- As speaking fees go, Hillary Clinton's allegedly scandalous $200,000 per engagement is chump change compared with Donald Trump's $1 ...

February 09, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: Hollywood gets it wrong again

It was a rare, precious afternoon for me. Dixie Dew and I were settled deeply into an easy chair with legs flopped across the ottoman ...

February 09, 2016 | | Columns


Yesteryear - Feb. 9, 2016

More than 20 students from Lugoff-Elgin High School and L-E Middle School attended the 1995 Eastern Region Band Clinic at Myrtle Beach last weekend. Those ...

February 09, 2016 | | Yesteryear


Wateree Elementary School announces honor roll

Wateree Elementary School has announced its Honor Roll for the Second Nine Week Period.

February 09, 2016 | | Education


CCTC joins new minority male collaborative

Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) has joined the Minority Male Community College Collaborative (M2C3) National Consortium on College Men of Color. According to a CCTC ...

February 09, 2016 | | Education


For the Record - Feb. 9, 2016

Real estate transactions

February 09, 2016 | | For the Record


Joyce Williams Smith

Joyce Williams Smith, was born on February 14, 1950, in Bethune, SC. She was the daughter of the late Lehana Kelley Williams and Ben F ...

February 09, 2016 | | Obituaries


Hugh M. Smith

A memorial service to honor the life of Major Hugh M. Smith, USAF (Ret.), 95, of Camden, SC, will be held at 4:00 PM ...

February 09, 2016 | | Obituaries


Nancy McCaskill

Funeral service for Ms. Nancy McCaskill, 57, of 1700 Broad Street in Camden will be held Thursday, February 11, 2016, 11:00 A.M. at ...

February 09, 2016 | | Obituaries


Frank Melvin Dieringer

Frank Melvin Dieringer, age 95, died on Friday, February 5, 2016 with his family by his side. Born in Canton, OH, he was the son ...

February 09, 2016 | | Obituaries


Rampell: Low-wage Senate workers get a raise -- and then the shaft

This story was supposed to have a happy ending.

February 09, 2016 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Letter: A fond farewell to Nettles Cleaners

By listening to the local radio station, WPUB, and reading the Chronicle-Independent, people in Kershaw County are encouraged to trade locally. Having grown up in ...

February 09, 2016 | Rosemary Russell Lugoff | Letters


L-EHS plays host to to state power clean championship

Lugoff-Elgin High School will host the 2016 Palmetto Power Clean Championship on Wednesday, Feb. 24.

February 05, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


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