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On press freedoms, Obama races Nixon to bottom

Despite what you may hear from some of his more fevered critics, President Barack Obama's recent scandal-quakes don't appear to fall anywhere near the level of Richard Nixon's Watergate disaster. But by another Nixonian yardstick, trying to put a muzzle on press freedoms, Team Obama appears to have surged into the lead.

May 24, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns

Obama scandals

By now you have probably heard on more than one occasion some representative of the Obama administration -- perhaps Jay Carney, the press secretary; or maybe Eric Holder, the attorney general; or maybe the president himself -- repeat words that have become almost a mantra in responding to the multiple issues that are dogging the White House: "It wouldn't be appropriate to comment on an ongoing investigation."

May 24, 2013 | | Editorials

Moment of Nature - May 24, 2013

In countries around the world, the oak tree is the symbol of strength, fortitude and endurance. In the U.S., the oak was designated in 2004 as our national tree. Despite this status as a stalwart of the forest and city alike, oaks in our native and urban ecosystems face tremendous challenges from diseases, insect pests and human-caused disorders.

May 24, 2013 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns

NC Hammer

May 24, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle

Ariail for May 24, 2013

May 24, 2013 | | Ariail

DAR annual scholarship recognition

The Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) held its annual scholarship recognition meeting May 9 at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site's Kershaw-Cornwallis House.

May 24, 2013 | | People & Places

Happy 50th Anniversary!

Carlton and Pat Bair of Camden will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary May 26. The couple was married at First Baptist Church in Camden May 26, 1963.

May 24, 2013 | | People & Places

Parent shows concern for daughter dealing with teacher bullies at work

Dear Annie: My daughter has a master's degree in education and spent three years as a nanny when she was an undergraduate.

May 24, 2013 | | Dear Annie

All Ten Down wins Camden Castaways bowling title

Having the bowling lanes in Camden shut down earlier this year did little to deter the Camden Castaways from finding a home for their 2012-13 32-week fall/spring league.

May 24, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports

The steel bear

Boyd Parker (first photo, center, in "flame" welding hood), a student at Central Carolina Technical College's (CCTC) Camden campus, welds portions of a steel bear as David Karrell (left, in black and yellow hood) of CCTC's Sumter campus assists. For their efforts, Parker, Karrell and their other classmates won first place at an annual "welding rodeo" held at CCTC's Camden campus near I-20 in April. Camden instructor Shawn Hankins said CCTC has won three out of the last four years at the event, which has previously been held at Francis Marion University and Florence-Darlington Technical College. Hankins ...

May 24, 2013 | | Education

Ernie Mills

Mr. Ernie Mills, 67, of 30 Black River Road, Camden, SC, passed on Friday, May 17, 2013.

May 24, 2013 | | Obituaries

Lucy Joy Swain

Funeral services for Lucy Joy Swain, 77, will be conducted Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Emmanuel United Methodist Church. Viewing will be held Friday from 9 - 5 at Haile's Funeral Home.

May 24, 2013 | | Obituaries

Lucy Joy Swain

Funeral services for Lucy Joy Swain, 77, will be conducted Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Emmanuel United Methodist Church. Viewing will be held Friday from 9 - 5 at Haile's Funeral Home.

May 24, 2013 | | Obituaries

Ireva Price

Mrs. Ireva Averette Price, 87, died Thursday, May 23, 2013. Born on December 19, 1925 in Granville County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Thomas G. and Unity Allen Averette. She retired from Kendall Company and was a member of Bethune Baptist Church. She enjoyed birds, Crewel, flowers, gardening, and most of all spending time with family, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

May 24, 2013 | | Obituaries

Carolyn Morrison

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Carolyn Wirt Morrison, 57, of Camden, will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. The family will speak to friends and family immediately following the service. Memorials may be made in Carolyn's memory to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital, 2200 Children's Way, Nashville, TN 37232.

May 24, 2013 | | Obituaries

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Yesteryear - Nov. 24, 2015

Guiding elementary school pupils across the street might seem like one of the duller aspects of his job, but Lt. Bill Roscoe, Camden Police Department ...

November 24, 2015 | | Yesteryear

Walker: Saving lives with your life’s passion

How fitting to write this article for the Chronicle-Independent because the Chronicle sparked a flame which has benefitted hundreds and hundreds of homeless pets.

November 24, 2015 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Op-ed: Eminent domain and the new threat to property rights

On Tuesday, October 20, a Senate Judiciary subcommittee met to discuss and take testimony on S.868, a bill that would grant the power of ...

November 24, 2015 | By Shane McNamee S.C. Policy Council | Columns

‘Special’ criminals

These not-so smooth criminals got themselves locked up Friday morning in the Kmart parking lot after being found guilty of needing to raise money for ...

November 24, 2015 | | Kershaw County

For the Record - Nov. 24, 2015

Real estate transactions

November 24, 2015 | | For the Record

Bye Bye, Bully!

November 24, 2015 | | Education

Herbert Ray Rutledge

A service to celebrate the life of Herbert Ray Rutledge, 79, will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at ...

November 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

Robert Odom

Robert "Bob" Odom, 59, of St. Petersburg, FL passed away Nov. 17, 2015. Bob is survived by his loving family. Please see full obituary at ...

November 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

John Donald Nelson

Funeral services for John Donald Nelson, 67, were held Sunday at Springvale Baptist Church with burial following in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Todd ...

November 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

Glenn Gray

Funeral service for Mr. Glenn Gray, 74, of Camden, will be held today, November 24, 2015 at Greater Faith & Joy Tabernacle, 1474 Hwy. 601 South ...

November 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

Mary E. George

Mrs. Mary E. George, 71, of 204 Cool Springs Drive in Camden died Monday, November 23, 2015. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

November 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

Sterling Felder

Mr. Sterling Felder, 17, of 33 Chestnut Ferry Road in Camden died Monday, November 23, 2015. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

November 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

Patrick Roy Collins

A Celebration of Life Service for Patrick Roy Collins, 61, will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will ...

November 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

Clifton Mark Anderson

Funeral services for Clifton Mark Anderson, 63, will be held today at 1:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in ...

November 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

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