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Fredericksburg Township explored

Our grand city of Camden is a beautifully preserved town laid out in an 18th century plan devised by Joseph Kershaw. We are proud of our historic homes and buildings, carefully placed public parks, wide streets, and beautiful trees. So it is easy to forget that this was not the original plan for the "town" that was to develop in this area of South Carolina. The original plan was a part of the "Township Scheme" put together by colonial Governor Robert Johnson and enacted in 1730 by the Board of Trade in London.

May 17, 2013 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


What was the IRS thinking?

Well, this is a fine mess.

May 17, 2013 | By Leonard Pitts Miami Herald | Columns


Hayes Creek Skateboarding Competition

There will be a skateboarding competition Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the Hayes Creek Subdivision in Elgin. The event is sponsored by Salty's Board Shop in Columbia. The proceeds from the competition will go towards purchasing skateboarding gear for the park in an effort to keep kids off of drugs and keep them off of the streets.

May 17, 2013 | | People & Places


Dog’s human mom experiences drama at local dog park

Dear Annie: I have an 8-month-old puppy, and I take her to a local dog park so she can run off leash and play with the other dogs, which she loves. In the three months I have been taking her, "Phoebe" has never been attacked or fought with another dog. That was until last night, when Phoebe approached another dog that was on a leash and that dog attacked her.

May 17, 2013 | | Dear Annie


Ariail for May 17, 2013

May 17, 2013 | | Ariail


Former CHS standout to speak at Bulldog banquet

Crystal Johnson, a 2003 graduate of Camden High, who was a volleyball and basketball standout for the Lady Bulldogs during her high school career, will be the guest speaker at the Camden High School Athletic Banquet to be held on Tuesday, May 21, in the school gymnasium.

May 17, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle


The Lugoff-Elgin “Blue Monster”

May 17, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Jak Smyrl collection purchased by USC library

The University of South Carolina (USC) Libraries is now home to a collection of more than 5,000 images, plus correspondence, sketchbooks, and even early elementary-school artwork Camden's Oscar Jackson "Jak" Smyrl, The State newspaper's first staff artist, who passed away in 2007.

May 15, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Thomas Heyde

Funeral service for Thomas George Heyde, 63, will be held Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The family will receive friends 1:30-3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the family to help with final expenses.

May 15, 2013 | | Obituaries


Sunday golf tourney will benefit animal shelter

The inaugural Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter Golf Tournament, a fundraiser for the facility, will be held on Sunday, May 19 at the White Pines Golf Club in Camden.

May 15, 2013 | | Golf


Yesteryear - May 15, 2013

Camden High Graduates Busch Twins Parting After Earning Degrees

May 15, 2013 | | Yesteryear


Are we willing to pay for increased public safety?

Kershaw County public safety is at a crossroads. The sheriff's office is greatly understaffed and deputies are compensated for their mandatory overtime work by an antiquated and grossly unfair payment system. The solicitor's office is working with half the staff it needs to properly prosecute the cases it receives every month and the jail is barely able to keep sufficient staff to meet state standards.

May 15, 2013 | By Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews C-I guest columnist | Columns


Two arrested after meth lab discovered

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics agents arrested two men Monday after discovering a fully assembled methamphetamine lab in an outbuilding on Cricket Hill Drive in Lugoff.

May 15, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Mother unsure how to handle ex’s girlfriend

Dear Annie: I am finally divorced. My ex and I have a minor child together. He has met my new partner, and they get along great while at our son's sporting events. I thought it would be healthy for our son to see us as friends.

May 15, 2013 | | Dear Annie


Jane G. Brady

Memorial services to celebrate the life of Jane Grantham Brady, 91, of Camden, SC, will be held at 5:00 PM, Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden. Rev. Steve Patterson and Rev. David Weaver will officiate. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the church, NAMI, 303 Monarch Court, Charleston, SC 29414 or The Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

May 15, 2013 | | Obituaries


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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


CHS grads earn academic laurels at FMU

Camden High School graduates and Francis Marion University student-athletes Kayla Crim and Brooke Dixon were recently named to the 25th annual Peach Belt Conference Presidential ...

July 19, 2016 | | Sports


KC Dixie Darlings come up a little short in their bid to earn a World Series berth

The Kershaw County Dixie Darlings All-Star softball team --- girls eight years old and under --- finished second in the South Carolina State championship Tournament played in ...

July 19, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


Sheppard to be honored for humane treatment of horses

Racing Hall of Fame trainer and part-time Camden resident Jonathan Sheppard will be honored by New York-based Equine Advocates for his dedication to the humane ...

July 19, 2016 | | Equine


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


Lugoff-Elgin High School Band holds equipment fund

The Lugoff-Elgin Band Program is currently experiencing growth in both quality of performance and student participation. Next year, the program anticipates large numbers in each ...

July 19, 2016 | | Education


Alfred B. Boykin

CAMDEN - A funeral service to celebrate the life of Dr. Alfred B. "Fred" Boykin, Jr. of Columbia, SC was held Monday, July 18, 2016 at ...

July 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


Ernest L. Davis, Sr.

LUGOFF – Memorial services for Ernest Lee Davis, Sr., 86, will be held Wednesday at 6:00 p.m., with a visitation 1 hr prior at ...

July 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


Master potter John Bartlam made America’s first porcelain

In 1972, Dr. George Terry travelled to Cainhoy, on the Wando River near Charleston, on a hunch. For years he had been researching a potter ...

July 15, 2016 | Katherine Richardson | Editorials


Philando Castile’s gun permit might have gotten him killed. I’m white. My own permit gets me out of

(Occasionally Phil Noble has guest writers for his columns. This week's entry is by Corey Hutchins, 2011 and 2012 S.C. Press Association Journalist ...

July 15, 2016 | Corey Hutchins | Editorials


Arial For July 15, 2016

July 15, 2016 | | Ariail


Reader suggests getting out of our ‘bubbles’ to fight racism

Where does racism come from? Some say it's been around forever; and, you're not going to change that. Now, that's a discussion ...

July 15, 2016 | Vicki Porter Camden | Letters


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