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KershawHealth impacts people’s lives every day

What a difference a week can make. That point was driven home to me by three stories of care provided by KershawHealth during the middle of September. In the midst of all the discussion about healthcare and budgets, leadership and mission, it's easy to overlook the impact KershawHealth has on people's lives every single day. These three stories put that in perspective.

October 14, 2013 | By Donnie Weeks, KershawHealth president and CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Go ‘Noles, not Redskins

WASHINGTON -- As a fan of tradition, my knee-jerk reaction to the Redskins controversy -- should the name be changed out of respect for offended Native Americans? -- was, well, knee-jerk.

October 14, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Local, but honest, smart hospital

I read a letter Wednesday from an Elgin resident in favor of KershawHealth staying local and not being purchased by a Charlotte-based company. I agree it would be best to have a local hospital, but her last statement "the KershawHealth system needs to stay exactly as it is" shows many people still don't know how much money they have squandered on upper management salaries and unnecessary property investments. A local hospital is good, but an honest and smart local hospital is better.

October 14, 2013 | Craig Harvey Lugoff | Letters


‘Equine’ part of marketing equation

Having been involved in the equine activities in Camden since 1952, I read with great interest and disappointment Martin Cahn's article on the front page of the Sept. 20 Chronicle-Independent entitled "Arnett Muldrow Kickoff." The article covered a meeting of Camden citizens and the representatives of the marketing company that has been hired by the city to market Camden. I am extremely enthusiastic about the project. It is something Camden has needed for a long time. My disappointment: only once did the words horse, equine or equestrian appear in connection with Camden.

October 14, 2013 | Austin Brown Hilton Head | Letters


2013 hospital auxiliary golf tournament ‘swings’ into gear

On page 1 of the March 1, 1912 issue of the Camden Chronicle, Mrs. Douglas A. Boykin made a fervent appeal to women of Kershaw County to organize and work for a hospital in Camden: "You mothers! You housewives! You busy women! These are the ones we want to help us. The busy woman is always the woman that accomplishes the most work outside of her home. The woman of leisure only has time to devote to herself."

October 14, 2013 | | People & Places


KCSO arrests four in meth lab raid

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested four people Thursday during a raid on a Cassatt home that turned up a handgun, one-half pound of marijuana, methamphetamine and a small meth lab.

October 14, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Local restaurant supports cancer research by 'going pink'

Employees from the Lugoff Captain D's sported pink shirts to show their support of Breast Cancer Research. They are from left to right: Tammy Cantillion, Patricia Blyther, Ashley Whren, Paula Brown and Stephanie Woods. Captain D's says that it is committed to being part of the local community and to supporting causes that mean a great deal to its guests. That is why its company, CD's Midlands, Inc. (a franchisee of seven Captain D's restaurants in South Carolina) will be participating in Breast Cancer Awareness month. During the month of October, the restaurants have pledged to ...

October 14, 2013 | | People & Places


Upset about abuse

Dear Annie: My cousin is a police officer in a neighboring city, and we only see him when the whole family is together. Recently, he was caught on camera beating up a woman he'd pulled over for something. From his statement and the camera footage, it seems the woman got mouthy and he responded physically. It was graphic.

October 14, 2013 | | Dear Annie


Katie White Miller

Mrs. Katie White Miller, 89, of 411 Church Street, Apt. 110-D, Camden, died Friday. 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 Miller Family.

October 14, 2013 | | Obituaries


Ariail for Oct. 14, 2013

October 14, 2013 | | Ariail


The importance of the chipped bowl

Just as Tink started up the stairs, stepping slowly and carefully as he balanced a bowl and a cup of coffee to keep them from sloshing, I appeared around the corner. I paused, watched, and debated silently as to whether to speak.

October 11, 2013 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


‘You helped save my life’

My name is Deidra Nelson. I have been living in Camden for about a year now. I think it's a wonderful town. I was looking forward to the Carolina Downhome Blues Festival this past weekend; I even made arrangements to spend a night at a friend's house so that I could enjoy the festival.

October 11, 2013 | Deidra Nelson Camden | Letters


Brain power

It's no secret that American young people are lagging their counterparts in many other countries in academic performance. For several years, we've been bombarded with news stories about the problems kids are facing in a competitive world. Now comes word that it's not only American youths who aren't able to compete, but adults in the workplace, too. And it's disturbing.

October 11, 2013 | | Editorials


Teen arrested in deputy impersonation case

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a 15-year-old juvenile hours after reporting that a male subject impersonating a deputy had handcuffed a Camden woman and tried to make her remove her clothes.

October 11, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Ariail for Oct. 11, 2013

October 11, 2013 | | Ariail


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Woman arrested for leaving infant in car while she shopped

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 46-year-old Lugoff woman Tuesday after she allegedly left a 16-month-old boy and a dog unattended in ...

May 27, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


RUTH ANDRADE - Rembert

REMBERT -- Funeral service for Ruth Andrade, 84, will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow ...

May 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


ELISHA DUBOSE - Camden

Funeral service for Mr. Elisha DuBose, 81, of 1346 Brewer Springs Road in Camden, will be held Wednesday, June 1st, 3:00 P.M. at ...

May 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


ELLA MAE MITCHELL - Camden

Mrs. Ella Mae Mitchell, 85, of 715 King Street, Camden, passed on Monday, May 23, 2016.

May 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


LAURA M. NELSON - Rembert

Rembert -- Mrs. Laura McCray Nelson, 66, of Rembert, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of ...

May 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


MICHAEL O. PELLEGRINO - Ft. Irwin, Calif.

Funeral service for SGT Michael O. Pellegrino, 25, of Ft. Irwin, CA, formerly of Lugoff, will be held Wednesday, June 1st 10:30 A.M ...

May 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


HOLLIS M. RAY - Bishopville

Bishopville -- Funeral services for CW3 Hollis Monroe Ray, U.S. Army Retired, age 79, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 at the Chapel Norton ...

May 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


JESSIE L. RICHARDSON - Cassatt

Mr. Jessie Lee Richardson, 72, of 1145-A Cassatt Road, Cassatt, SC, passed on Sunday, May 22, 2016.

May 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


SAM D. RICHARDSON - Brooklyn

Brooklyn, New York -- Mr. Sam David "Bo" Richardson, 76, of Brooklyn, New York, and formerly of Lugoff entered into eternal rest on Monday, May 16 ...

May 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


Full slate of youth sports camps on tap for this summer

With the school season rapidly coming to a close that means it is time for summer youth sports camps throughout Kershaw County.

May 24, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


Ariail for May 24, 2016

May 24, 2016 | | Ariail


Editorial: Aberdeen Polo

Camden is fortunate to have a wealth of equine events for both spectators and participants, alike -- the Carolina and Colonial cups, the many events at ...

May 24, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: Election disaffection

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- On rare occasions, Americans coalesce around a common cause, usually following some calamity -- a terrorist attack, a natural disaster or, say, during ...

May 24, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: The stones of life

The honorable Zell Miller of Young Harris, Ga., was raised by a remarkable mountain woman. Folks around those parts called her "Miss Birdie" while her ...

May 24, 2016 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Walker: A fun destination in Kershaw County’s ‘backyard’

Right outside of Camden is a farm which plays home, restaurant, store, bed and breakfast and community learning center. Old McCaskill's Farm is quite ...

May 24, 2016 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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