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Stay focused on fire safety, prevention

In 1923, at a small school house near Camden known as the Cleveland School, more than 300 people gathered for a graduation night celebration and play. At 9 p.m., one of the oil lanterns fell onto the stage and within minutes the school was engulfed in flames. Seventy-seven people lost their lives that night. During the past 100 years, we have made great strides in implementing fire codes and regulations to protect our citizens; but we must remain diligent.

September 27, 2013 | CFD Chief John Bowers C-I guest columnist | Columns


Risky dogs

Insurance companies in the United States are, in increasing numbers, cancelling the homeowners' policies of people who keep aggressive breeds of dogs. Industry statistics say that about one-third of insurance claims arise from dog bites, and companies are starting to tell people they won't insure them if they insist on having breeds that are known for their volatile nature. We don't blame the companies.

September 27, 2013 | | Editorials


Lottery doesn’t benefit schools

I read (recently) where one of our South Carolina citizens won a whopping lottery of $399.4 million. I also saw that our state was getting $15 million and only $2 million was going for education -- what a small part of the jackpot is going to the education program it was suppose to benefit.

September 27, 2013 | B.J. Livingston Lugoff | Letters


Henry Cabbagestalk

September 27, 2013 | | Obituaries


School News

Rosalyn M. Kriner (maiden name Threatt), a 2005 honor graduate of North Central High School and a recent Cum Laude Honor Graduate of Ashford University (class of 2013) accepted a job a at the Be Our Guest restaurant inside of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. It is located inside the castle of Belle and the Beast in the new Fantasyland expansion. Kriner majored in English and minored in Early Childhood Education. Her parents are Larry and Sharon Threatt of Cassatt. Kriner currently lives in Orlando, FL with her husband (Dustin) and two children (Dylan and Anna). She is ...

September 25, 2013 | | Education


What’s something nice you recently did for someone else?

September 25, 2013 | | Sidewalk Survey


Yesteryear - Sept. 25, 2013

School officials outline goals for 1987-88 to board

September 25, 2013 | | Yesteryear


The mobile home state

Recently, Miss South Carolina said at the Miss America contest, "I am from the state where 20 percent of our homes are mobile because that's how we roll."

September 25, 2013 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Waiting for Obamacare

WASHINGTON -- News consumers by now have absorbed the message that Republicans are going to defund Obamacare, shut down the government, ruin the economy and starve the poor.

September 25, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Ariail for Sept. 25, 2013

September 25, 2013 | | Ariail


Shutdown?

We have lost count now of the number of times Congress has come to the brink of shutting the government down. We now find ourselves in the same situation we have on other occasions, with dysfunctional Republicans and incompetent Democrats heaving insults back and forth at each other in Washington while American voters shake their heads in dismay.

September 25, 2013 | | Editorials


Memo to candidates running for (fill in the blank)

Well, folks, it's about that time again in the political election cycle when candidates for statewide offices are starting to make their announcements about running for office. If you're thinking about running for U.S. Senate, governor or the other statewide offices you know it's only about nine months until the June '14 primary and you need to do something soon.

September 25, 2013 | | Columns


Drug deal leads to chase and arrest

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a county man following a drug deal and vehicle chase Wednesday.

September 25, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CHS girls win six-team XC meet

Led by three finishers in the top nine, the Camden High girls' cross country team ran to their first win of the season by winning a six-team meet held at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site last Wednesday.

September 25, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


Winning own tournament getting to be a habit for Lady Knights

Posing for a team photo after winning their own tournament is becoming routine for the North Central volleyball team.

September 25, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


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Parker: You know what they say

CLEVELAND -- Imitation may be the highest form of flattery, but plagiarism, not so much.

July 22, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Looking around

Passers-by may be seeing all kinds of activity around the area, especially in Camden.

July 22, 2016 | | Editorials


Filing closed for city elections

Four candidates for Camden City Council and two for Mayor will appear on the ballot during the November elections.

July 22, 2016 | | Camden


Bulldog Club kicks off 2016-17 membership drive

The Camden High School Bulldog Club Membership Drive is in full swing for the 2016-17 school year.

July 22, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle


Kelly receives David Parrott Memorial Scholarship

Ryan Kelly recently received the 42nd David Parrott Memorial Scholarship for Development of Christian Character at Bethesda Presbyterian Church. Ryan has excelled in academics, athletics ...

July 22, 2016 | | People & Places


Mt. Moriah celebrates Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Camden recently celebrated a Law Enforcement Appreciation Sunday. Police officers from Kershaw County Sheriff's Office, the Camden Police Department ...

July 22, 2016 | | People & Places


JOHN EDWARD HARRIS

CAMDEN – Funeral services for John Edward Harris, 66, will be held today at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow ...

July 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


Carroll Josey Huntley

Carroll Josey Huntley, 74, of Bishopville, husband of Brenda Bost Huntley passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2016. He was the son of the late Joseph ...

July 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


Suzanne Harris Lee

Our dear beloved Mother, Suzanne Harris Lee was born November 23, 1930 to Elizabeth Singleton Harris and Joseph Harvin Harris. She transitioned from this life ...

July 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


New KCSO Deputy wins marksmanship award

On July 15, 2016 Deputy John Carter graduated from the SC Criminal Justice Academy Basic Law Enforcement Class 650 where he received the Clifford A ...

July 19, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO nabs three on drug charges in two incidents

Three people were arrested on drug charges in two separate incidents on the same day.

July 19, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


The C-I announces free wedding and engagement announcements

The Chronicle-Independent will now publish wedding, engagement and 50th and above wedding anniversary announcements on the People&Places page free of charge. Announcements can include ...

July 19, 2016 | | Weddings & Engagements


KershawHealth names new Chief Operating Officer

Susan Burroughs, FACHE, has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) at KershawHealth, according to Chief Executive Officer Terry Gunn, FACHE. As Chief Operating Officer, Burroughs ...

July 19, 2016 | | Healthcare


Kiwanis Club contributes $2,000 to JLKC

The Kiwanis Club of Camden has made a $2,000 contribution to the Junior Leadership Kershaw County program supporting the long-standing student leadership program through ...

July 19, 2016 | | People & Places


James Leroy Belk Post 17

July 19, 2016 | | People & Places


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