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Hurricane Sandy proved once again that Mother Nature is always in charge. In fact, the number of natural tragedies in the last few years has been almost incalculable, emphasizing the point that man has little power when facing natural forces. Though nobody would have chosen it to happen because of a storm inflicting such cruel damage to so many people, it did focus publicity off the presidential race, and that was fortunate; the media coverage had become stifling.

November 02, 2012 | | Editorials


Good Samaritan

I just want to say "thank you." I went to get gas at Circle K in Lugoff Sunday, October 28. I used my debit card. I did not know I had lost it until Monday. My heart fell to my feet. I knew the only place I had been was Circle K. I went back Monday with a very aching heart, hoping that someone had found it. To my amazement, it was there. You found it and I know not who you are, but from a joyful heart, I say God bless you and I know that God will say ...

November 02, 2012 | Gayle B. Flowers Lugoff | Letters


Moment of Nature -- Nov. 2, 2012

Trees are fascinating biological wonders. From the ancient bristle cone pines and towering redwoods out west to our widely diverse and unique southern forests, the life cycle of a tree provides us with year-round interest. One of the most intriguing and beautiful results of tree life is autumn leaf coloration. While we don't have the same level of dramatic leaf color as in the northeast, there are many trees here who's fashionable pops of color drape our southern landscapes.

November 02, 2012 | | Columns


Election 2012

Depending on where they cast their ballot, Kershaw County voters could have a lot of important choices to make Tuesday. From Camden City Council to President of the United States, from Elgin to Bethune and Liberty Hill to Boykin, here's a look at who's running for which office. Information about each candidate is taken from either previous articles in the Chronicle-Independent, their campaign websites or other election-related websites. Candidates for each office are listed in alphabetical order.

November 02, 2012 | By Martin L. Cahn and Michael Ulmer C-I editors | Politics


Camden High School 2012 homecoming court

November 02, 2012 | | People & Places


Camden ART’s Chance Art! Winner

November 02, 2012 | | People & Places


Rec Notes -- Nov. 2, 2012

Youth basketball

November 02, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Governor has no class

Governor Haley knew over two weeks ago that someone still unknown had hacked into the computers at the South Carolina Department of Revenue and that the personal information of approximately 3.6 million taxpayers had been compromised. She finally decided to tell those taxpayers last Friday afternoon, the time when all bad news is dumped.

November 02, 2012 | John S. Rainey Camden | Letters


County man sentenced in molestation case

A circuit court judge sentenced a county man, 33-year-old Danny Shawn Johnson II, to 16 years in prison for committing a lewd act on a 9-year-old girl. Circuit Court Judge L. Casey Manning handed down the sentence Wednesday.

November 02, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Richard Jones Sr.

Perhaps you sent a lovely card, Or sat quietly in a chair; Perhaps you sent beautiful flowers, If so, we saw them there. Perhaps you sent or spoke kind words, As any friend could say; Perhaps you were not there at all, Just thought of us that day. Whatever you did to console the heart, We thank you so much, whatever the part. From the family of the late Richard Jones Sr.

November 02, 2012 | | Obituaries


Colonial Cup 10k/5k races set for Nov. 10

The 18th annual Marion DuPont Scott Colonial Cup 10K Road Race and BlueCross BlueShield 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10 at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site, to benefit those receiving services from the Kershaw County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs.

November 02, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Discount Colonial Cup ticket deal ends on Friday

Friday is the final day to purchase discount general admission tickets for the Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races in Camden.

October 31, 2012 | | Equine


Gordon, Stokes tie in football contest

Carson Gordon and Richard Stokes both missed five games and both men were tied on the tie-breaker in last week's Chronicle-Independent football contest.

October 31, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Joseph, McLaughlin head to state X-C meet

Camden High School junior Clark Joseph and CHS freshman Abigail McLaughlin both qualified for Saturday's AAA state cross country championships to be contested at 9 a.m. at Clemson's Sandhills Research facility in Columbia.

October 31, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Pickens rallies to end Lady Bulldogs’ season

As if they could not have felt any worse after a third round exit from the AAA Upper State volleyball tournament in Pickens on Monday, Camden has salt applied to its wounds when it learned that Region 4-AAA runner-up Chapin knocked off top-ranked Daniel in a match played just up the road.

October 31, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


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Wilson: Fighting back against food stamp fraud

Every day, in every area of our state, hardworking South Carolina taxpayers are being robbed. They are not held up at gunpoint and their homes are not burglarized. But, they are the victims of theft just the same. Criminals are stealing federal funds and using that money for their personal benefit. They are committing fraud against the food stamp program. In fact, they pocket more than $2 million of your tax dollars every year in South Carolina alone.

March 25, 2015 | By Alan Wilson, S.C. Attorney General C-I guest columnist | Columns


Memorial scheduled for massive 1943 parachute jump

An historic Kershaw County event will be remembered with a special remembrance at 2 p.m. Sunday.

March 25, 2015 | | Military


Sidewalk Survey - March 25, 2015

March 25, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


New law firm opens

The Dessausure Law Firm has opened at 2043 West DeKalb St., Suite 3, in Camden. Attorney Tony Dessausure leads what he says is an experienced, knowledgeable, client-centered team including Associate Attorney Ashley Green and Office Manager Christy Simmons. The firm is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To find out how the Dessausure Law Firm can assist with various legal services, check out its website, www.DessausureLaw.com or call (803) 425-7299.

March 25, 2015 | | Business


For the Record - March 25, 2015

The following real estate transfers were recently recorded at the Kershaw County Government Center. Transfers are listed in the following manner: seller; buyer; price paid or terms of transaction; number of acres or lots; whether there are any residential, commercial or other improvements; and street name. Residential improvements may include a home, mobile home or outbuilding. Entries are made based on information available online from the Registrar of Deeds and Assessor's offices and may not include the full listing of the parties involved.

March 25, 2015 | | For the Record


NCHS reports 2nd quarter honor rolls

North Central High School recently released its honor rolls for the second quarter of the school year.

March 25, 2015 | | Education


Stover Middle reports honor rolls

Leslie M. Stover Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-weeks period.

March 25, 2015 | | Education


Dorothy West

Funeral service for Dorothy Mae Robinson West, 86, will be held on Thursday at Hermitage Baptist Church with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hermitage Baptist Church Kitchen Fund, 814 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Camden, S.C. 29020.

March 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


Wylie Lee Vaughan

Funeral Services for Wylie Lee Vaughan, 81, will be held Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Sandy Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends today 6-8 p.m. at Powers funeral home.

March 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


Dorothy Marie Mion

Dorothy Marie Nussbaum Hayes Mion, 81, of Camden, died Monday, March 23, in Columbia at PalmettoHealth Heart Hospital. She was born in Washington, DC, and lived for most of her life in Glen Echo, MD. She spent many years managing the business side of the studio at their Glen Echo home of her former husband, artist Pierre Mion, and then became secretary of Kenwood Country Club, in Bethesda, MD, after a brief period at US News & World Report.

March 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


Juanita Josey

Ms. Janita Josey, 70, of Brooklyn, NY, formerly of Camden, South Carolina, passed on Saturday, March 21, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

March 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


Thomasina Edwards

Ms. Thomasina Nancy Edwards, 61, formerly of of 422 Dove Road, Camden, passed on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Good Hope-Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Camden, SC, with burial in Good Hope-Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Camden, SC.

March 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


Betty Jean Catoe

Mrs. Betty Jean Catoe, 73, of Bethune died Monday, March 23, 2015.

March 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ariail for March 23, 2015

March 23, 2015 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - March 23, 2015

• Friday, we reported a grand jury finally indicted 22-year-old Stephen Ross Kelly for his alleged kidnapping, sexual assault and murder of Briana Rabon. We say "finally indicted" because Briana was killed more than a year ago. While we cannot be certain -- grand jury proceedings are secret, and for good reason -- we suspect the indictments were handed down now because the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) only recently completed its forensic examination of evidence it and the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office collected. Briana, by all accounts, was a bright young lady who, at 18, had her entire life ...

March 23, 2015 | | Editorials


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