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Editorial: March Madness

With March Madness -- the annual NCAA college basketball championship tournament -- almost upon us, Kershaw County hoops fans are no doubt ready for the excitement of the lose-once-and-you-go-home affair. Adding special flair this year is the fact that Kentucky is attempting to become the first team to go undefeated since the Indiana Hoosiers pulled off the feat in 1976.

March 11, 2015 | | Editorials


Letter: Former chamber director defends referenda survey

I enjoy letters to the editor by my friend, Charlie Humphries, but I must take issue with the position he took in his letter to the Chronicle-Independent on March 4, 2015. In addressing the issue of a possible second referendum for Kershaw County School District building projects. He states, "This is not an issue the chamber of commerce needs to chime in on."

March 11, 2015 | Buddy Clark Camden | Letters


Letter: CBA president thanks chamber for survey

A big thank you to the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce for conducting a survey of its wide membership to help the Kershaw County School District decide how to proceed in light of the fact that a referendum put forward last November was not supported by the voters.

March 11, 2015 | Patricia Richardson, president Camden Business Alliance | Letters


Mims: Life-long crape myrtle enthusiast has more to say

A friend told me I should have kept my mouth shut and should not have written the letter to the editor concerning crepe myrtles. Why? … because she cannot ride down DeKalb Street without seeking the tree that is different from all others and "doesn't want to cause a wreck." I also received a call this morning informing me that my sleuthing missed the real reason for the Crape murder column. Tree pruning in the historic district was the cause of the column rather than my choice of the only "different" crepe myrtle on DeKalb. It is just that when ...

March 11, 2015 | Richard Mims C-I guest columnist | Columns


Letter: Gilland responds to crape myrtle criticism

Please accept my sincere apology for the perceived tone of the recent column on crape murder. My passion for trees can and did, I suppose, get the better of me. I have spent my career trying to educate the public on the actual harm and long-time detrimental effect topping has on trees and it's frustrating to see the practice continue. The column was not intended to belittle or scold, nor was it directed at any one person or scenario. I'm sorry it was interpreted in that way.

March 11, 2015 | Liz Gilland Camden Urban Forester | Letters


For the Record - March 11, 2015

Real estate transactions

March 11, 2015 | | For the Record


Eagle Scout

Christopher Wilder achieved the rank of Eagle Scout during a Court of Honor ceremony Nov. 22, 2014. Christopher's required service project included improvements to the facilities at Goodale State Park near Camden. The son of Keith and Kelly Wilder of Elgin, Christopher is a member of Boy Scout Troop 316 sponsored by St. John's United Methodist Church. A senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, Christopher plans to attend Central Carolina Technical College next fall.

March 11, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Sidewalk Survey - March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


Yesteryear - March 11, 2015

Kershaw County Sheriff L.L. "Hector" DeBruhl has announced plans to seek his seventh consecutive term.

March 11, 2015 | | Yesteryear


Tax forms a problem? Free tax counseling is nearby

Few things in life are free.

March 11, 2015 | | Business


Parker: Dunking the president

WASHINGTON -- With a few tweaks to Scripture, herewith today's relevant verse: What therefore President Obama hath joined together, let Republicans put asunder.

March 11, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Former probate judge recognized

Former Kershaw County Probate Judge Harriett Pierce (center) accepts a copy of a S.C. State House resolution from S.C. State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk and S.C. State Sen. Vincent Sheheen. The resolution, sponsored by the Kershaw County legislative delegation, honors Pierce for her 36 years of service as the county's probate judge and notes her work with such judicial and political notables as J. Clator Arrants, John C. West, Jack L. Marshall, H.W.C. Furman, William S. Tetterton, George W. Speedy and Congressman Kenneth L. Holland. Pierce managed Holland's Camden district office. She was ...

March 11, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Help dogs cope with separation anxiety

Dog owners are typically bewildered when man's best friend exhibits destructive or disruptive behavior. Chewing furniture or urinating or defecating indoors is upsetting for dog owners, who might feel they need to discipline their pooch to ensure it does not happen again. But discipline might not be the remedy for destructive or disruptive behavior, which might be a sign of separation anxiety.

March 11, 2015 | | People & Places


Jimmie Dillard Rose

Funeral service for Jimmie Dillard Rose, 76, will be held today at 3:00 p.m. at Highway Pentecostal Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. George Cashwell will officiate. The family will receive friends following the services in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to Gideons International, PO Box 664, Lugoff, S.C. 29078 or the American Heart Association, 190 Knox Abbott Dr # 301, Cayce, SC 29033.

March 11, 2015 | | Obituaries


David Lawhorn

Funeral services for David Lawhorn, 71, will be held Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Greenhill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

March 11, 2015 | | Obituaries


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River parcel input sessions June 19 and 21

Want to let Kershaw County know what you want for the new river parcel in Lugoff?

June 15, 2018 | | Kershaw County


Area college students graduate, earn academic honors

Wofford College conferred 418 degrees on 394 graduates during the 2018 Commencement exercies on Sunday, May 20. Area students included:

June 15, 2018 | | Education


Goodwin recognized as 2019 Superintendent of the Year

Chesterfield County School District Superintendent Dr. J. Harrison Goodwin is the 2019 South Carolina Superintendent of the Year. In addition, Richland School District Two'Chief ...

June 12, 2018 | | People & Places


Stitchin’ ribbon cutting

Stephanie Lanford, owner of Stitchin' (center), cuts the ribbon on her new business on Broad Street. Celebrating with her (from left) are Kershaw County Chamber ...

June 12, 2018 | | People & Places


Pets for adoption - June 12, 2018

Adoptions include spay/neuter, vaccines, heartworm test and prevention (dogs), leukemia test (cats), deworming, flea prevention and microchip (dogs).

June 12, 2018 | | People & Places


Ariail - June 12, 2018

June 12, 2018 | | Ariail


Editorial: New YMCA?

Is Kershaw County going to be the site of a new Columbia YMCA branch?

June 12, 2018 | | Editorials


Fountain hosts one-day football camp at CHS

Former Camden High and Clemson University defensive end Maurice "Mo" Fountain will be hosting a one-day youth football camp at Camden High School on Saturday ...

June 12, 2018 | | Sports


Column: My dear Charles

WASHINGTON -- Charles Krauthammer, a man who has beaten unbelievable odds and overcome obstacles that would defeat most mortals, has finally encountered one foe over which ...

June 12, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Let them torch the Chinese flag, instead

My father died in 1970 at the age of 58. He was a veteran of both World War II and Korea.

June 12, 2018 | By Lewis Grizzard | Columns


Column: The beauty of old bridges

File this column under "Progress." I guess. I remain a skeptic of much that is new and better and that includes the new bridges going ...

June 12, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


HENRY F. ALLEN

SMSGT Retired Henry F. Allen, Sr, 85, of Sumter, SC passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Funeral services were held on Monday, June 11, 2018 ...

June 12, 2018 | | Obituaries


JOHN C. DRAKEFORD

Mr. John C. Drakeford, 79, of 1261 Drakeford Road, Cassatt, passed on Friday, June 8, 2018. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m ...

June 12, 2018 | | Obituaries


CAROLYN HINSON

A service to celebrate the life of Carolyn Faye Brazell Hinson, 66, will be held Wednesday 1 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with ...

June 12, 2018 | | Obituaries


BRENDA SCHOFIELD

Mrs. Brenda Schofield, of Brooklyn, NY, formerly of Camden, South Carolina, passed on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

June 12, 2018 | | Obituaries


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