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KCSO thwarts bank robbery, arrests three

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two men May 8 who had planned to rob a Camden bank. Sheriff Jim Matthews said deputies arrested Danny Burch Jr., 33, and William C. Means, 34, both of Camden, after deputies received information they planned to rob the unidentified bank. Deputies later arrested Russell Roberts, 31, of Kershaw, on other charges.

May 14, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Is 'one drop' rule overruled?

So what if Elizabeth Warren claims to be part Native American Indian? She's entitled, according to historical documents. Besides, Americans never have been all that clear or consistent about what distinguishes one race from another.

May 14, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Barbara Houck Gill

Funeral service for Barbara Houck Gill, 73, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Living Springs Lutheran Church, with burial at 1:30 p.m. in Mt Lebanon Cemetery, Cameron, SC. The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2012, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel.

May 11, 2012 | | Obituaries


Eusebia Nuñez

A Memorial Mass for Mrs. Eusebia Nuñez, 64, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 11, 2012, at St John Neumann Catholic Church. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2012, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, 4219 Hard Scrabble Road, Columbia, SC.

May 11, 2012 | | Obituaries


Parents at odds with children over gender change

Dear Annie: We have two children and a 13-year-old grandson. Two years ago, our 48-year-old unmarried son very reluctantly told us that he has been diagnosed with gender identity disorder and considers himself to be female. This came as a complete surprise, but we decided to support her wholeheartedly, and we find her to be much happier than before.

May 11, 2012 | | Dear Annie


Corrections and clarifications

A story Wednesday titled "Court ruling could leave candidates off ballots" should have indicated House District 52 candidate Kim Demer was ruled ineligible to be on the ballot. Kershaw County Republican Party Chairman Chris Oviatt said Demer did not file her statement of economic interest by the deadline set by the Election Commission. House District 52 candidate David Herndon has been ruled eligible to remain on the ballot.

May 11, 2012 | | Politics


Gloria Johnson

Gloria Johnson, 64, of 1280 Collins Circle in Camden, died Thursday, May 10, 2012. Plans are incomplete will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

May 11, 2012 | | Obituaries


Potter completes U.S. Navy basic training

U.S. Navy Seaman Jeffrey W. Potter, son of Johanna L. and William W. Potter of Elgin, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

May 11, 2012 | | Military


Camden Elementary School wins Clinic Classic Challenge

This is the second year that McDonald's has sponsored the Clinic Classic Challenge, which benefits the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County. The challenge is open to students age 12 and younger as part of the Clinic Classic. The school with the most participants, such as students, teachers, family members, school nurses, etc., who come out for the challenge are presented with a $500 check. This year, Camden Elementary won that honor. According to team coordinator Brittany Knapko, the prize of $500 will be used to purchase physical education equipment. CES had 65 runners and walkers participate in the ...

May 11, 2012 | | Localife


Kershaw County Confederate Veterans to be honored Saturday at Rectory Square

In observance of Confederate Memorial Day, the Joseph B. Kershaw Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans, and the John D. Kennedy Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, will hold a memorial service Saturday, at 1 p.m., at the Pantheon in Rectory Square in Camden.

May 11, 2012 | | Localife


King Haiglar Garden Club plans May meeting

The May Meeting of the King Haiglar Garden Club will be held on Monday at 3:30 p.m. The club will gather at historic Proctor Hall, 2030 Lyttleton St., Camden. Cheryl Black, Julie Trott and Helen Vaughan will provide a delicious spread of refreshments.

May 11, 2012 | | Localife


Camden Garden Club to host ‘the Lusty Month of May’ Monday

The Camden Garden Club will hold its last meeting of the season on Monday at the home of Sandy Shull. The program will be on Garden Restoration. The speaker will be David Simpson who is the director of grounds for Historic Columbia. He will talk about Columbia's Garden Restoration Project and also their Children's Garden Project. With Camden being so historic and many old homes and plantations, both topics will be very interesting and hopefully there will be enough time!

May 11, 2012 | | Localife


Parrott has a round to be remembered

Dr. Larry Parrott of Camden has played in more than his share of golf tournaments throughout the Carolinas in his years on the links. But he never experienced anything like what he was a part of last month.

May 11, 2012 | | Golf


Betsy Lynn Mitcham

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Betsy Lynn Mitcham, 68, of Jacksonville, Fla. will be held at the Quaker Cemetery at Camden, S.C., on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 2 p.m.

May 11, 2012 | | Obituaries


Emilee Leslie Hall

A memorial service for Infant Emilee Leslie Hall, Lugoff, will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.

May 11, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Amateur Radio Club welcomes Gene Faulkenberry

Gene Faulkenberry, director of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), visited the Kershaw County Amateur Radio Club's November meeting. Director Faulkenberry gave a brief history on the large scale emergencies that he has seen during his time with Kershaw County. He highlighted Hurricane Hugo in 1989, the train derailment in 1990 and the flooding that occurred when many ponds were breached after heavy rains in 1991.

November 24, 2014 | | Localife


Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Frank Turner celebrate 54 years

Friends and family of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Frank would like to congratualate the couple on their 54th wedding anniversary. The couple celebrated on Nov. 19 with family.

November 24, 2014 | | Localife


Mr. Gaines and Ms. Hayes wed

Ms. Mary Melissa Hayes and Mr. Brian Lee Gaines of Anderson, S.C. were married Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 4 o'clock in the afternoon at the National Steeplechase Museum in Camden. The ceremony was officiated by the honorable Judge Harriet Pierce.

November 24, 2014 | | Localife


A winning beginning to the fall (Part 1)

The cooler temperatures produced these winners in the Carolina Motorsports Park's Powerade Kart Races held Sept. 13

November 24, 2014 | | Auto racing


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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