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Temporary meal benefits available for affected families

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) families that temporarily have been affected by the federal government furloughs may apply for free/reduced meal benefits for their children.

October 16, 2013 | | Education


First annual KCSD Cat Fight Blood Drive

The Leslie M. Stover Middle School Tiger mascot and the Lugoff-Elgin Middle Leopard mascot are helping their schools battle it out in the KCSD Cat Fight Blood Drive. Interested persons can donate blood at their favorite school.

October 16, 2013 | | Education


A fair to remember

The 2013 Camden Antiques Fair will open Thursday with a preview party and continue Friday through Sunday. This signature event benefits the National Steeplechase Museum and S.C. Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. In its third year, the fair has brought hundreds of visitors to Camden while greatly promoting our area as a destination for antiquing, equine sports, visiting historical places and a dose of real Southern hospitality at our local stores and restaurants.

October 16, 2013 | | Camden


Judge Cooper presents life of Mendel L. Smith

The Kershaw County Historical Society will host a special program on the life and career of Medel L. Smith (1870-1934), Camden attorney, Kershaw County legislator, Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives and 5th Judicial Circuit Judge. The public is invited to a presentation by G. Thomas Cooper Jr. on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the historic Mills Courthouse at 607 Broad St., in Camden.

October 16, 2013 | | People & Places


Fall Festival Saturday at Lugoff Ford

The third annual Fall Festival will be held Saturday at Lugoff Ford at 979 Highway 1 in South Lugoff.

October 16, 2013 | | People & Places


Camden Community Concert Band to perform Sunday

The Camden Community Concert Band held its organizational meeting and first rehearsal on March 10, 1980, with 52 members in attendance. The first concert was presented eight weeks later on May 4 as a part of Camden's Music, Arts, Drama (MAD) Festival.

October 16, 2013 | | Arts


Zoo-rrific champions

October 16, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Andrew Jackson at North Central (VB – 6:45 p.m.)

October 14, 2013 | | Sports


Pierrot Lunaire ready to return in Grand National

The National Steeplechase Association's leading-earners table has a traffic jam at the top, and the sport's top competitors have been nominated to the $250,000 Grand National (Gr. 1), the headline contest of the 93rd annual Far Hills Races on Saturday, Oct. 19.

October 14, 2013 | | Equine


Noted and passed - Oct. 14, 2013

• Technology is wonderful, but there are a few things in the world that should remain the way they've always been. One is a gondola ride on the canals of Venice, Italy, but it appears that, too, is giving in to modernity. GPS will be introduced, along with an electronic traffic control system. In fairness, there have been severe accidents lately in which gondolas have been hit by larger boats, but this change makes us a bit wistful.

October 14, 2013 | | Editorials


KershawHealth impacts people’s lives every day

What a difference a week can make. That point was driven home to me by three stories of care provided by KershawHealth during the middle of September. In the midst of all the discussion about healthcare and budgets, leadership and mission, it's easy to overlook the impact KershawHealth has on people's lives every single day. These three stories put that in perspective.

October 14, 2013 | By Donnie Weeks, KershawHealth president and CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Go ‘Noles, not Redskins

WASHINGTON -- As a fan of tradition, my knee-jerk reaction to the Redskins controversy -- should the name be changed out of respect for offended Native Americans? -- was, well, knee-jerk.

October 14, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Local, but honest, smart hospital

I read a letter Wednesday from an Elgin resident in favor of KershawHealth staying local and not being purchased by a Charlotte-based company. I agree it would be best to have a local hospital, but her last statement "the KershawHealth system needs to stay exactly as it is" shows many people still don't know how much money they have squandered on upper management salaries and unnecessary property investments. A local hospital is good, but an honest and smart local hospital is better.

October 14, 2013 | Craig Harvey Lugoff | Letters


‘Equine’ part of marketing equation

Having been involved in the equine activities in Camden since 1952, I read with great interest and disappointment Martin Cahn's article on the front page of the Sept. 20 Chronicle-Independent entitled "Arnett Muldrow Kickoff." The article covered a meeting of Camden citizens and the representatives of the marketing company that has been hired by the city to market Camden. I am extremely enthusiastic about the project. It is something Camden has needed for a long time. My disappointment: only once did the words horse, equine or equestrian appear in connection with Camden.

October 14, 2013 | Austin Brown Hilton Head | Letters


2013 hospital auxiliary golf tournament ‘swings’ into gear

On page 1 of the March 1, 1912 issue of the Camden Chronicle, Mrs. Douglas A. Boykin made a fervent appeal to women of Kershaw County to organize and work for a hospital in Camden: "You mothers! You housewives! You busy women! These are the ones we want to help us. The busy woman is always the woman that accomplishes the most work outside of her home. The woman of leisure only has time to devote to herself."

October 14, 2013 | | People & Places


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Mildred Hoard Craig

Mildred Hoard Craig, 89, widow of Robert Edward Craig, of Camden, died on Saturday, January 7, 2017. Funeral Services will be private.

January 09, 2017 | | Obituaries


Rosemary Demeary

Ms. Rosemary Demeary, 61, of 735 Tremble Branch Road, Camden, SC, passed on Sunday, January 1, 2017. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 9, 2017 ...

January 09, 2017 | | Obituaries


McCoy Metts Hill

McCoy Metts Hill died on January 5, 2017, at her home in Camden, South Carolina, where she was born in 1923. She was the daughter ...

January 09, 2017 | | Obituaries


Patrecia Bayman Minges

Patrecia Bayman Minges, 88, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017. Born October 6, 1928 in New Haven, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late ...

January 09, 2017 | | Obituaries


Roy Newman

A funeral service for Roy Dale Newman, 78, of Bethune, was held at 4:00 o'clock p.m., Thursday, January 5, in the sanctuary ...

January 09, 2017 | | Obituaries


Frank Joseph Pollard

CAMDEN -- Mr. Frank Joseph "Bo" Pollard, 64, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Friday, January 6, 2017. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services ...

January 09, 2017 | | Obituaries


Alma Jean Scriven

Funeral services for Mrs. Alma Jean Scriven, 78, 139 Azalea Drive in Lugoff, will be held Thursday, January 12, 2017, 1:00 P.M. at ...

January 09, 2017 | | Obituaries


Robert and Margaret Branham celebrate 70th wedding anniversary and 90th birthday

Robert and Margaret Branham of Camden are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary as well as Margaret's 90th birthday on Saturday, January 7 with their ...

January 06, 2017 | | Weddings & Engagements


Nicole Heere pop artist to open in Bassett Gallery, Jan. 12

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will host an exhibition of the work of pop artist Nicole Heere in the Bassett Gallery beginning ...

January 06, 2017 | | Arts


Nicole Heere pop artist to open in Bassett Gallery, Jan. 12

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will host an exhibition of the work of pop artist Nicole Heere in the Bassett Gallery beginning ...

January 06, 2017 | | Arts


Winter weather safety information

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January 06, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Jan. 10 regular school day

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) families are reminded that Tuesday, Jan. 10 is a regular school day for students.

January 06, 2017 | | Education


Phlebotomy and EKG added to Camden nurse’s aide school

A Camden nurse aide post-secondary institution has added two additional programs to their school, Phlebotomy and EKG.

January 06, 2017 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Miscellaneous


Year in review

In today's C-I we conclude our annual Year In Review series and we hope you have enjoyed looking back at 2016. To say 2016 ...

January 06, 2017 | | Editorials


Loner/loser syndrome

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- As convicted murderer Dylann Roof prepares to defend himself in the sentencing phase of his trial, a clearer understanding of his motives ...

January 06, 2017 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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