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Dr. Mike Watford Sr.

Dr. Michael "Mike" Stanley Watford, Sr., age 61, went to be with his Lord Monday, September 24, 2012, at his home following an illness. Born September 16, 1951 in Camden, SC, he was the son of Rev. Lonnie Ernest Watford, Jr. and Mrs. Colleen M. Watford.

September 28, 2012 | | Obituaries


Dail Dinwiddie: Once upon a disappearance

WASHINGTON -- I've written variations of this column a couple of times during the past 20 years, but certain occasions bear revisiting -- and surely the disappearance of a friend is one.

September 28, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Arbor Day: a 25-year local celebration

With the official start of autumn last week and the holidays soon upon us, my thoughts turn to a truly unique American holiday. No, not Thanksgiving but Arbor Day. Perhaps you may recall celebrating Arbor Day in elementary school, perhaps you remember hearing John Denver singing "Trees for Your Tomorrow" on television or radio on behalf of the National Arbor Day Foundation or perhaps you've seen an article about it in The Chronicle Independent with a photo of people standing around a newly planted tree.

September 28, 2012 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Rec Notes - Sept. 28, 2012

Find your center and harmnonize your body, mind and spirit with gentle yoga, breath work and meditation.

September 28, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


CHS hosts Fan Appreciation Night

The Camden Bulldog Club is sponsoring Fan Appreciation Night on Friday when the Bulldogs host A.C. Flora.

September 28, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Lady Knights more than up to the Carolina Challenge

If you had to be confined to being inside on a sunny Saturday, you might as well make the best of it.

September 26, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


KershawHealth announces centennial celebration plans

"For the benefit of suffering humanity by giving hospital treatment to those suffering from physical ailments or trouble which might be cured or alleviated."

September 26, 2012 | | Healthcare


City earned it’s ‘A’ rating

Recently, you received a letter which discussed the city's recent announcement of its "A" bond rating. The writer implied that the city's sound financial position had been accomplished on the back of its utility customers because there is a transfer of money from the utility account to the general account every year in the amount of $2.066 million. The writer implied that this amount came from recent increased utility rates. Yes, there have been recent increases, but that is solely caused by (the) increased cost of the purchase of electricity from Progress Energy because of their increased ...

September 26, 2012 | Councilman Pat Partin Camden | Letters


Mitt in Fantasyland

WASHINGTON -- In Mitt Romney's Fantasyland version of the American Dream, all it takes to succeed in this country is determination and hard work. Government merely needs to get out of the way, roust the Entitlement Society slackers, and let the Opportunity Society strivers go for it.

September 26, 2012 | By Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Leave signs alone

My letter is written on behalf of all the local citizens of Camden who believe in our wonderful country and the freedoms we are given for choices in our lives.

September 26, 2012 | Janis Tilford Camden | Letters


Ariail for Sept. 26, 2012

September 26, 2012 | | Ariail


Voter ID

In a day when Democrats and Republicans will argue about what color the sky is or whether the wind blows, the latest controversy comes along with South Carolina's new voter registration statutes, which have been challenged by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who says the move could disenfranchise black voters. The S.C. law would require voters to show at least one kind of proper identification, something that Palmetto voters did for years. But opponents say requiring such a measure would punish people who don't have ready access to such documents.

September 26, 2012 | | Editorials


Why the Y?

I have two sons, both participate in all recreation department sports activities and have for the past eight years; I plan to continue to support the recreation department and would love the opportunity to support a local YMCA. A community YMCA would offer my entire family a facility to be together in one location with various physical activities for each of us. A community YMCA would also offer activities year round as well as provide an arena for competition sports, which would in turn generate income for our community.

September 26, 2012 | Karen Farmer Camden | Letters


Blaze catches fire to win title

September 26, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Ronnie Faulk

Graveside services to celebrate the life of Ronnie Faulk will be held at 11:00AM, Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at Springvale Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Brian Ogburn will officiate.

September 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Rain postpones CHS, NC games

After having been rained out last Thursday night, Camden and North Central's baseball and softball teams' re-scheduled games had to be "re-re-scheduled" due to unplayable conditions and inclement weather on Monday night.

April 22, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Karate kids strike it rich after a strong showing in Raleigh

Kershaw County-based Carolina Family Karate took part in last month's AAU North Carolina State Karate Championship and returned home with 27 medals. The competition team is coached by Matthew Smith and competed in the disciplines of Kata, Kumite and Kobudo.

April 22, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


CHS student-athletes' physicals set for Sunday

Camden High School is offering free physicals for all prospective student-athletes who plan on participating on any of the school's athletic teams throughout the 2015-16 school year.

April 22, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Antley heads quartet headed into NRM Hall of Fame

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Jockey Chris Antley, trainer King Leatherbury and the racehorses Lava Man and Xtra Heat have been elected to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame in the contemporary category.

April 22, 2015 | | Equine


Sidewalk Survey - April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


Lyttleton Street UMC Springfest April 25

Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church's annual Springfest and Tag Sale will be held this Saturday, April 25 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden.

April 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Miss Camden Teen hosts mini dance camp

Miss Camden Teen Olivia Loynes and Palmetto Princess Alyson Goodwin hosted three Learning and Exploring the Arts through Dance Mini Camps during spring break. These camps were held at the Kirkwood Community Center, Trinity Apartments and Bethune Community Center. Girls ages 5-12 participated in the camp. Donations from the camp were given to the Children's Miracle Network.

April 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Crime Report - April 22, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), along with the S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) seized 2.5 kilos, or 5 and one-half pounds of methamphetamine Friday.

April 22, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


TruVista experiences outage

TruVista, which provides cable television, internet and telephone services, experienced an outage for much of Tuesday.

April 22, 2015 | | Business


Andrema T. Heyward

Mrs. Andrema Truesdale Hayward, 71, of 892 Mount Zion Road, Camden, died Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home.

April 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Braley Richard Branham

Funeral service for Braley Richard Branham, Sr., 68, will be held today, April 22 at 2:00 p.m. at Malvern Hill Baptist Church with burial to follow in Horeb Baptist Church Cemetery, Dalzell. The family received friends Tuesday at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Malvern Hill Baptist Church, Building Fund, 1514 Malvern Hill Drive, Camden, S.C. 29020.

April 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ariail for April 20, 2015

April 20, 2015 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - April 20, 2015

• Last week's seizure by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of Old Armory Steak & Seafood on Rutledge Street marks at least the temporary loss of one of Camden and Kershaw County's premier restaurants. It is an unfortunate blow to the downtown Camden economy. Each business provides potential traffic to another and the loss of any one diminishes such beneficial ripple effects. Locals cheered the Old Armory's opening in 2006 so soon after the closing of the previous tenant, The Paddock. Many people and businesses have celebrated the holidays, proms, anniversaries, engagements, weddings, birthdays and more at the Old ...

April 20, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: The chainsaw assault

To be honest, I was more than a mite worried. I was plenty worried. My husband, raised not in the South or in the country, wanted a chainsaw. The one farm accessory which has brought down many a man. From an early age, I was taught respect for that chewing, sawing, respect-for-no-man power tool.

April 20, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Morgan: Challenges

I was extremely pleased earlier this year to be invited with school board Chairman Ron Blackmon to participate in the Kershaw County Council planning retreat. It was a very informative experience for both of us. At the retreat, I was asked to outline what I see as the school district's most critical challenges. I've since been asked by several other groups to do the same presentation, so I thought what I had to say might be of interest.

April 20, 2015 | By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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