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Crews begin demolishing the band room of the old Camden Middle School (CMS) campus Wednesday on Laurens Street. Following CMS' move to McRae Road several years ago, the Kershaw County School District attempted to sell the property twice to developers who had proposed creating a new residential area by extending Jordan Street south to Jordan Street. Neighbors fought the move, leaving the property vacant for years and subject to vandalism. The district decided earlier this year to demolish the remaining buildings and have the debris removed in order to make the property more attractive to sell.

June 01, 2012 | | Education


Happy 60th Anniversary

Bill and JoAnn Vinson celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary on Friday, June 1, 2012. Their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren join in their celebration and wish them a Happy 60th Wedding Anniversary. The couple was married on June 1, 1952, at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Camden.

June 01, 2012 | | Localife


It’s time to say good-bye

"Graduation is the bridge that connects years of learning to a lifetime of success and happiness."-Unknown

June 01, 2012 | Rebecca Rowell L-EHS columnist | High School Columns


Legacy Run raises more than $10,000

The American Legion Riders of South Carolina conducted a statewide American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund Benefit Run April 14-15. The 612-mile run involved ALR chapters and American Legion posts throughout the state, and raised more than $10,000 for the Legacy Fund through pledges and direct donations.

June 01, 2012 | | Localife


Mozell Royal

Mr. Mozell Royal, 91, of 2240 Dekalb School Road, Camden, SC, passed on Monday, May 28, 2012.

June 01, 2012 | | Obituaries


Joseph “Joe” Lee O’Quinn

Mr. Joseph "Joe" Lee O'Quinn, 85, of Sanford, N.C., died of congestive heart failure on Monday, May 28, 2012, at his residence surrounded by his family.

June 01, 2012 | | Obituaries


A changing of the guard

The editorial leadership of the Chronicle-Independent (C-I) changes today, as Martin L. Cahn, previously associate editor, assumes the editor's post and Keri Todd Boyce, Localife and West Wateree Chronicle (WWC) editor, becomes managing editor.

June 01, 2012 | | Business


Depth of the ocean water

I believe it to be a true assumption that the role-reversal between parent and child appears suddenly and is generally preceded by few warning signs. Described as an extremely challenging family dynamic, the exchange of roles often comes in the form of a caregiver. Many of us are likely care for a parent or other significant person at some point in our lives. More than 65 million people, about 30 percent of the U.S. population, provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend during any given year and spend an average of 20 hours ...

June 01, 2012 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


17ers get rude introduction into League IV

This was hardly one of those heartwarming "welcome to the neighborhood" scenes which you might see in a Norman Rockwell painting.

June 01, 2012 | | Sports


First week of summer camps set to open

With the school year ended, it is time for summer sports camps in Kershaw County.

June 01, 2012 | | Sports


Tax tips - May 30, 2012

Summertime is a popular time for people with children to move since school is out. Moving can be expensive, but the IRS offers 10 tax tips on deducting some of those expenses if your move is related to starting a new job or a new job location.

May 30, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Elease Lanier

Elease Lanier, 83, died Wednesday, May 23, 2012.

May 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


Debra Shelly

Mrs. Debra Lynn Merk Shelly, widow of William Thomas Shelly, Jr., 55, of Elgin died Sunday, May 27, 2012. Born in Washington, MO, she was the daughter of Donna Webb Merk and the late Melbourne Henry Merk. Services for Mrs. Shelly will be held privately at a later date.

May 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


Denise Licreacia-Hoogstraat-Pigott

Denise L. Pigott, 47, of Elgin, South Carolina, passed away May 24, 2012 at home surrounded by family and friends.

May 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


Kershaw Rose Jr.

Boykin Kershaw Rose, Jr., 86, passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 31, 2012 in Greenlawn Funeral Home Chapel with Navy honors and interment to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Greenlawn Funeral Home. On-line condolences may be sent to www.greenlawn-columbia.com. The family has entrusted Greenlawn Funeral Home with the arrangements.

May 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Editorial: State of the Union

Kershaw County residents who watched the State of the Union address Tuesday night might agree with us that perhaps it's time to call a halt to the entire production. That's not a slam at President Obama, for he did nothing more overtly political than his predecessors from both parties have been doing for years. It's just that the term "state of the union" bears little resemblance to what actually occurs at the annual event; it's become little more than a political circus.

January 23, 2015 | | Editorials


Rampell: Dangerously in denial on climate change

Last year, government scientists tell us, was the hottest year on record.

January 23, 2015 | | Columns


Food for the Soul gains new volunteers

The Kershaw County Board of Realtors will volunteer the second Friday of each month to help prepare and serve lunch at Food for the Soul. "Our volunteer service at Food for the Soul promotes a Realtor goal of improving our neighborhoods through company programs and consumer outreach,"

January 23, 2015 | | Localife


Gilland: ‘Dung on a twig?’

How would you like to be called dung-on-a-twig? There certainly are worse things in life, but certainly much better things as well. Dung-on-a-twig is one of the root meanings for mistletoe, which grows on trees. This common name comes from two parts of Anglo-Saxon speech. "Mistel" a common word for dung, and "tang" the word for twig, combine to form the word mistletoe or "dung on a twig." This name became prevalent as it was noticed that mistletoe would appear where many birds had landed on branches and deposited their excrement, nice. This puts a whole new context on the ...

January 23, 2015 | By Liz Gilland, Camden Urban Forester C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Wilson’s pin leads Demons past Dogs

Stepping onto the mat for the final pairing of the evening, Lugoff-Elgin freshman 106-pounder Devin Wilson knew he needed to win by his match by, at least, a four-point major decision to give his team a win over host Camden on Tuesday night.

January 23, 2015 | | Sports


Tips for prospective horse owners

Whether raising a horse for pleasure or profession, it is important to know that caring for horses can be labor-intensive. The reward for properly taking care of a horse is a healthy and well-trained animal. But horse ownership is a significant and expensive responsibility, so it is important that prospective owners understand what they are getting into before they make any final decisions.

January 23, 2015 | | Localife


Technical Soccer Camp open for registration

Registration is open for the Technical Soccer Camp. Come receive Academy level training and learn how to play soccer the right way! The Technical Soccer methods and techniques will create a fun yet challenging environment that will give you the foundations to play at the next level.

January 23, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Find a furry friend

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Calypso, a 6-month-old female lab mix and Angelica is a 3-month-old female domestic shorthaired kitten. She is very loving and likes to be held and petted. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or ...

January 23, 2015 | | Pets


Lamberth ready to take next step in karting career

One championship was nice. Two, however, is better for go-kart racer Joseph Lamberth.

January 23, 2015 | | Auto racing


Louise Nichols Bell

Louise Nichols Bell, age 80, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015. A visitation will be held at Camden Southern Methodist Church Saturday, January 24, from 2-4 p.m.

January 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Harvey Branham, Jr.

A private graveside service for Harvey Branham, Jr. 72 of Camden will be held at Wateree Baptist Church Cemetery. Dr. Rev. Gene Rollins will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 1:00 PM -3:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Harvey's memory to Parkinson's Disease, National Parkinson's Foundation, 1501 NW 9th Avenue, Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136.

January 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Elizabeth Thompson Brevard

Elizabeth Thompson Brevard, 86, passed away on Friday, January 16, 2015 in new Haven Connecticut. A celebration of her life will take place on Friday, January 23, 2015 at Christian Tabernacle Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be held from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

January 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Magnolia Belton Jones

Mrs. Magnolia Belton Jones, 91, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, January 17, 2015. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Martha Portee Parks. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Saturday, January 24, 2015 at One p.m. at Camden First United Methodist Church, with burial in Belton Family Cemetery, Camden. Mrs. Jones will be placed in the church at Twelve p.m. for viewing. Public viewing will be today 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Jones ...

January 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


WES reports honor rolls for second nine weeks

Wateree Elementary School has announced its honor roll for the second nine week period of the school year. They include:

January 23, 2015 | | Education


Broad Street railroad crossing closing for repairs Monday

CSX Railroad will close the Broad Street railroad crossing in Dusty Bend for two weeks starting Monday in order to conduct repairs.

January 23, 2015 | | Camden


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