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'Giving Your Boxwood a $100 Haircut'

Twenty-five years ago, near Barboursville, Va., stood the ruins of an octagonal house near the edge of a vineyard.

May 14, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Creepy nation

Actor George Clooney is handsome and personable in the style of Hollywood male stars of the 1930s/1950s, which is a relief. But what a nation of creeps we have become. He is giving a supper at his home for the benefit of President Barack Obama's re-election, which, it is estimated, will reap $15 million from people anxious to say that they have shared a salad with the actor and gazed at the president. This spectacle is shameful to contemplate and it makes one wonder what kind of a country we have become when empty-headed vainglorious non-entities pay good ...

May 14, 2012 | Reid Buckley Camden | Letters


Can Historic Camden expect $400,000?

On behalf of the Board and Staff of Historic Camden, we are thrilled -- no giddy -- to read in the mayor's candidacy article last Wednesday of the "recent funding of over $400,000.00 in infrastructure improvements supporting Historic Camden as a huge step forward in the dream of achieving National Park Status."

May 14, 2012 | M. Tray Dunaway, MD, FACS, CSP Chairman, Historic Camden Foundation | Letters


Leaders Today, Leaders Tomorrow

The 2011-12 Junior Leadership Kershaw County program honored 29 juniors and seniors during its recent annual graduation dinner at the Robert Mills Courthouse in Camden. The celebration concluded the program's 24th year.

May 14, 2012 | | Education


Cleveland School fire memorial service Thursday

A memorial service will be held Thursday for a long-ago tragedy seared into Kershaw County history.

May 14, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


‘Voices of Camden: A Quarrel With Oneself’ returns to FAC with a Titanic twist

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) invites you to a very special evening, Monday as "The Voices of the Titanic" join "The Voices of Camden: The Quarrel With Oneself" at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. Tickets are $5 at the door. The popular Tony Scully monologue class hits the stage for the annual spring presentation.

May 14, 2012 | | Localife


Teen Miss L-EHS collects donations for local charities

Katie Johnson, a senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, plans to compete in the Teen Miss South Carolina Pageant in June as Teen Miss Lugoff-Elgin High School in Hartsville. Since winning her school's pageant in January, she has been busy collecting donations for several charities around the midlands. She has collected donations for Palmetto Health Children's Hospital (the official charity of the Little Miss and Teen Miss South Carolina Pageant Inc. system) in Columbia, Oliver Gospel Mission in Columbia, Camden Habitat for Humanity Store and the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter in Camden.

May 14, 2012 | | Localife


College senior weighs future options

Dear Annie: I am a college senior, graduating in May. I am currently undertaking two internships, and one of them will include a job offer when a position opens up. But I don't know if I should take it.

May 14, 2012 | | Localife


Eloise Wood Wright

Eloise Wood Wright, 79, of 429 Watts Hill Road in Elgin died Friday, may 11, 2012. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

May 14, 2012 | | Obituaries


John E. Drakeford

A memorial service for John E. Drakeford, 75, of Cayce, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2012, at Platt Springs United Methodist Church, officiated by Rev. Rebecca J. Shirley. The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 p.m. Sunday evening at Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington.

May 14, 2012 | | Obituaries


Carmon named semifinalist for Tino Martinez Award

OMAHA, Neb. – Camden's Stephen Carmon, a senior shortstop at the University of South Carolina Aiken, has been chosen as a semifinalist for the 2012 Tino Martinez Award.

May 14, 2012 | | Sports


MPCU comes through

May 14, 2012 | | Sports


L-E’s Walker chosen to play in all-star weekend contests

Lugoff-Elgin senior Devin Walker was a two-time post-season honoree following the Demons' 2012 season.

May 14, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


King leads four Knights on all 3-A baseball team

Led by player of the year Grayson King, four members of the North Central baseball team were named to the All-Region 3-A squad.

May 14, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


School board candidates eligible to run

Local election officials determined Thursday that the recent S.C. Supreme Court ruling on candidates does not apply to candidates for the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees because their election is non-partisan.

May 14, 2012 | | Politics


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Noted and passed - Nov. 24, 2014

• Property rights vs. community pride is a conflict as old as civilization itself. In recent months, we've reported on two attempts to regulate the appearance of properties in an effort to clean up our communities. Back in October, Kershaw County Council rejected, 3-4, third reading of an ordinance which would have given the county authority to demolish uninhabitable dwellings deemed a nuisance to neighbors or the community at large. More recently, Bethune Town Councilman John Fulmer proposed an ordinance which, if passed in December, would fine owners of blighted properties if they don't clean them up after being ...

November 24, 2014 | | Editorials


Cooking Thanksgiving food with a friend

It started accidentally. Some good ideas and memorable moments are like that. They aren't planned. They're born, bringing with them an ability to nudge a way naturally into our lives and become a tradition.

November 24, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


The start of something (really) big

As a part of writing this column, I go to lots of meetings, community events and conferences all across the state in my never ending search to find out about the people, businesses and community groups that are doing good and important things to make our state better.

November 24, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader: focus on dog owners, not breeds

Regarding your editorial in the Nov. 14 C-I regarding "Pit Bulls," I was disappointed that you chose to use the two recent incidents in Kershaw County as an opportunity to condemn a particular breed of dog, instead of focusing attention on the actual problem, which is the lack of responsible pet ownership. This would have been an appropriate time to support the passage and vigorous enforcement of laws that focus, not on breed, but on people's responsibility for their dogs' behavior. These include measures that hold owners of all dogs accountable for properly housing, supervising and controlling their dogs ...

November 24, 2014 | Margaret Ellis Camden | Letters


Letter: ‘If it ain’t broke’ may not serve us well

I read Mr. Charlie Humphries' letter in Friday's Chronicle-Independent with interest. In the letter, Mr. Humphries implies that because the school district is producing strong results, and it is, making investment in the future isn't really necessary right now. As he puts it, the "If it ain't broke" philosophy.

November 24, 2014 | KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan Kershaw County School District | Letters


Connie Mae Mickle

Mrs. Connie Mae Mickle, 91, of 818 Campbell Street, Camden died Thursday. Friends may call at residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Mickle Family.

November 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ellna Marie Porter

Ms. Ellna Marie Porter, 51, of 17 Aspen Court, Elgin, South Carolina passed on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11:00 PM at Abundant Life Fellowship Church in Camden, SC. Burial was at the Haven of Rest Cemetery in Camden, SC.

November 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


KCSD teacher career fair Jan. 24

Persons interested in employment with the Kershaw County School District are invited to participate in the district's 14th annual Teacher Career Fair Saturday, Jan. 24.

November 24, 2014 | | Education


One-day baseball camp features Rays' pitcher Kohn

Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher and former Camden High School standout Michael Kohn will return home as the lead instructor for a one-day baseball camp on Sunday, Dec. 14 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at American Legion Park in Camden.

November 19, 2014 | | Sports


Canine Classic to benefit Fine Arts Center

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will hold a new and exciting fundraiser, the Canine Classic for the Arts, to be held Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Meeting Place in Cassatt, located at 1166 State Road S-28-354.

November 19, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


ABLE Club offers sponsorship options for 2014-15

The ABLE Club of S.C., the official athletic booster club of Lugoff-Elgin High School, is kicking off its membership campaign for the 2014-15 athletic seasons at the school.

August 08, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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