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Santa to ride through Lugoff

The Lugoff Fire Department will have the honor of escorting Santa Claus through the neighborhoods in Lugoff this year. Santa will be escorted through different areas of the Lugoff community each night this week. Several residents of Lugoff have requested this event return to the community so children can have the opportunity to see the "Jolly One" before he comes on Christmas Night, LFD Chief Dennis Ray said.

December 14, 2011 | | Localife


King Haiglar Garden Club celebrates holiday season with Christmas tea, ornament exchange

The King Haiglar Garden Club celebrated its Christmas Tea and Ornament Exchange on Monday, Dec. 12. Judy Smith hosted the tea at 1819 Hobkirk Court in Camden. Linda Shaylor, Sandra Lease, and Mary Nelle Gore co-hosted the gathering. Members were reminded to bring a gift-wrapped ornament to exchange. There was no horticulture or arrangements. Garden maintenance for December is to be done by Cathy Moss and Mary Acken. Those attending enjoyed this festive time with other members and guests!

December 14, 2011 | | Localife


Robert Black

Robert "Bobby" Black, 72, of Shearwater Road, Elgin, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011.

December 14, 2011 | | Obituaries


Hattie Clark Caldwell

Hattie Clark Caldwell, 61, of Pine Drive, Bethune, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011.

December 14, 2011 | | Obituaries


Barbara Montgomery

A celebration of life service for Barbara Ann Watt Montgomery, 68, of Lugoff, will be held Friday at 12:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Mark Bredholt will officiate. Memorials may be made to the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

December 14, 2011 | | Obituaries


CES named a 2011 National Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School

Camden Elementary School (CES) got an early Christmas present with the news that it has been named a 2011 Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School for outstanding achievement in comprehensive educational excellence for students.

December 14, 2011 | | Education


Betty Lane Swann

Funeral services for Betty Lane Swann, 79, of Camden, will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Wateree Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev's Everett Reconnu and Bobby J. James Jr. will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6–8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Wateree Baptist Church Parsonage Fund.

December 14, 2011 | | Obituaries


Harry Veness

Harry Veness, 88, of Flat Rock Road, Camden, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011.

December 14, 2011 | | Obituaries


Feature photo: Choo-choo Christmas

December 14, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: North Central, Eau Claire at Lower Richland (WR – 6 p.m.)

December 12, 2011 | | Sports


Miss Jowers, Mr. Stevenson set date

Mr. and Mrs. James R. Jowers, Sr. of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Caroline Olivia Jowers of Camden, to Clinton Joseph Stevenson of Camden. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry J. Stevenson of Camden.

December 12, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Parents deal with racism from family

Dear Annie: My husband and I adopted our daughter at birth. When my mother-in-law found out that "Amanda" is biracial, she informed my husband that we were no longer welcome in her home. Initially, she admitted it was simple racism, but now she says it's because she can never accept a child "not of my own blood." When our daughter was 3, Mom visited and told Amanda that she was a "friend," not a relative.

December 12, 2011 | | Dear Annie


Looks worse than it is...

No one was hurt in this two-car traffic accident that occurred around 3:30 p.m. Thursday on South Broad Street (U.S. 521) near Historic Camden. Lt. Mike Stone of the Camden Police Department said the accident occurred after one driver attempted to make a left turn onto Ehrenclou Drive and struck another vehicle. The car was traveling north on Highway 521 and made the turn in front of oncoming traffic heading south. "Basically a car turned left in front of the other and they couldn't avoid each other and collided," Stone said. He said no one was ...

December 12, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Government center decorates for Santa

The Kershaw County Government Center has looked a little more like Santa's workshop lately as county offices have been decked out with candy canes, garland, and all kinds of other holiday decorations.

December 12, 2011 | | Kershaw County


Ferdinand Vincent "Cort" Marzullo, IV

A memorial service for Ferdinand Vincent "Cort" Marzullo, IV, 40, of Camden will be held at Grace Episcopal Church Friday, December 16, 2011 at 2:00 pm. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Mr. Marzullo's memory to the Marzullo Educational Trust, C/O TD Bank, 315 East DeKalb Camden, SC 29020.

December 12, 2011 | | Obituaries


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New congressional bill boosts child-care support for low-income family

Low-income families depending on federal child-care support got a boost last week when the GOP-controlled House passed a bill requiring better quality control and more clear eligibility guidelines.

September 30, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


Walkable communities can help old and young alike thrive

When Dan Biederman was 9, his uncle and his dad took their sons for a walk through Manhattan. While the men talked business, the youngsters stared in awe at bustling scenes unlike those of the suburban communities where they lived.

September 30, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Health care system can make dying difficult for families

Death may be the only thing we know we'll have in common with those around us. Crafting a "good death" is not easy and success is never guaranteed. But a New York Times Room for Debate suggests that society can step up and do much better.

September 30, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


'Charter schools need to live up to original deal,' Bill Clinton says

While former President Bill Clinton is one of the founding figures in the Democratic Party's centrist club, he finds himself now to the left of President Obama in a sharp critique of charter schools in a speech delivered in New York this week.

September 30, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


Interracial marriages on the rise

Love may be blind, but many Americans aren't blind to who's in love -- which can be a problem for interracial couples.

September 30, 2014 | Kelsey Clark Deseret News | National


ATEC agriculture class to hold fall plant sale

The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) agriculture class will hold a fall plant sale Monday through Oct. 3 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the school's greenhouse on campus.

September 29, 2014 | | Localife


Kershaw County Library to host SC blues talk

The Kershaw County Library will host a talk by Doug Peach, South Carolina Folklife and Traditional Arts Program Coordinator at the McKissick Museum (University of South Carolina) and the South Carolina Arts Commission, on the history of the Blues in South Carolina. The talk, which will focus on the musicians, culture, and style of music known as the "Piedmont Blues," will be held at the Camden Library on Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

September 29, 2014 | | Localife


Ms. Yount and Mr. Getman announce engagement

Lillie Ashton Yount and Jeremy Robert Getman will be married Nov. 7 in Philadelphia, PA.

September 29, 2014 | | Localife


Rain garden workshop will kick off Oct. 30

The Kershaw Conservation District, United Way of Kershaw County and the City of Camden Planning Division are sponsoring a rain garden workshop Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at United Way of Kershaw County.

September 29, 2014 | | Localife


Slave Dwelling Project comes to Kershaw County

The Kershaw County Library will host a talk with historian Joseph McGill Jr., founder of The Slave Dwelling Project, on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

September 29, 2014 | | Localife


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Dutch Fork at Lugoff-Elgin (G – 4 p.m.); North Central at West Florence (VB – 5:30 p.m.)

September 29, 2014 | | Sports


Walt Inabinet - September 29, 2014

September 29, 2014 | | Inabinet


Noted and passed - Sept. 29, 2014

• Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Fine Arts Center's (FAC) "Dancing With the Stars" event. We think we can place it firmly in the "fun(d)raising" category, in that it not only raises money for the FAC, but raises the fun quotient with folks getting to see some of Kershaw County's notable residents doing their best to shimmy and shake or tango across the stage. Extra congratulations to Tyke Redfearn and Ginny Marshall for winning the technical award for best dance routine, and to Eric Boland and Amanda Smith for earning the People's Choice Award ...

September 29, 2014 | | Editorials


Reader: Zemp answer raises questions

The Kershaw County School Board response in Monday's Chronicle-Independent to Scott Jordan's statement on Zemp Stadium is nothing if not informative. If you haven't been paying attention, the school district has proposed a facilities referendum for the November election which would, among other things, abandon Zemp Stadium while spending millions of additional taxpayer dollars on a new stadium on Ehrenclou Drive.

September 29, 2014 | Dwight deLoach Camden | Letters


Why loyalty matters

When I think back on the days of my youth, that time when I had the privilege of traveling on the NASCAR circuit, it would be hard to pick a lesson learned that was more important than another.

September 29, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


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