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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 | | People & Places


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 | | People & Places


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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Rain postpones CHS, NC games

After having been rained out last Thursday night, Camden and North Central's baseball and softball teams' re-scheduled games had to be "re-re-scheduled" due to unplayable conditions and inclement weather on Monday night.

April 22, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Karate kids strike it rich after a strong showing in Raleigh

Kershaw County-based Carolina Family Karate took part in last month's AAU North Carolina State Karate Championship and returned home with 27 medals. The competition team is coached by Matthew Smith and competed in the disciplines of Kata, Kumite and Kobudo.

April 22, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


CHS student-athletes' physicals set for Sunday

Camden High School is offering free physicals for all prospective student-athletes who plan on participating on any of the school's athletic teams throughout the 2015-16 school year.

April 22, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Antley heads quartet headed into NRM Hall of Fame

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Jockey Chris Antley, trainer King Leatherbury and the racehorses Lava Man and Xtra Heat have been elected to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame in the contemporary category.

April 22, 2015 | | Equine


Sidewalk Survey - April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


Lyttleton Street UMC Springfest April 25

Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church's annual Springfest and Tag Sale will be held this Saturday, April 25 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden.

April 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Miss Camden Teen hosts mini dance camp

Miss Camden Teen Olivia Loynes and Palmetto Princess Alyson Goodwin hosted three Learning and Exploring the Arts through Dance Mini Camps during spring break. These camps were held at the Kirkwood Community Center, Trinity Apartments and Bethune Community Center. Girls ages 5-12 participated in the camp. Donations from the camp were given to the Children's Miracle Network.

April 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Crime Report - April 22, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), along with the S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) seized 2.5 kilos, or 5 and one-half pounds of methamphetamine Friday.

April 22, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


TruVista experiences outage

TruVista, which provides cable television, internet and telephone services, experienced an outage for much of Tuesday.

April 22, 2015 | | Business


Andrema T. Heyward

Mrs. Andrema Truesdale Hayward, 71, of 892 Mount Zion Road, Camden, died Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home.

April 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Braley Richard Branham

Funeral service for Braley Richard Branham, Sr., 68, will be held today, April 22 at 2:00 p.m. at Malvern Hill Baptist Church with burial to follow in Horeb Baptist Church Cemetery, Dalzell. The family received friends Tuesday at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Malvern Hill Baptist Church, Building Fund, 1514 Malvern Hill Drive, Camden, S.C. 29020.

April 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ariail for April 20, 2015

April 20, 2015 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - April 20, 2015

• Last week's seizure by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of Old Armory Steak & Seafood on Rutledge Street marks at least the temporary loss of one of Camden and Kershaw County's premier restaurants. It is an unfortunate blow to the downtown Camden economy. Each business provides potential traffic to another and the loss of any one diminishes such beneficial ripple effects. Locals cheered the Old Armory's opening in 2006 so soon after the closing of the previous tenant, The Paddock. Many people and businesses have celebrated the holidays, proms, anniversaries, engagements, weddings, birthdays and more at the Old ...

April 20, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: The chainsaw assault

To be honest, I was more than a mite worried. I was plenty worried. My husband, raised not in the South or in the country, wanted a chainsaw. The one farm accessory which has brought down many a man. From an early age, I was taught respect for that chewing, sawing, respect-for-no-man power tool.

April 20, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Morgan: Challenges

I was extremely pleased earlier this year to be invited with school board Chairman Ron Blackmon to participate in the Kershaw County Council planning retreat. It was a very informative experience for both of us. At the retreat, I was asked to outline what I see as the school district's most critical challenges. I've since been asked by several other groups to do the same presentation, so I thought what I had to say might be of interest.

April 20, 2015 | By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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