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Reader: proposed gun ordinance would destroy Second Amendment

I am writing in reference to Sheriff Jim Mathews' letter and the follow up letter from Joe Upchurch published in the Chronicle-Independent concerning a proposed county gun control ordinance. I thought this proposal had been killed, but now I understand that it has gone to a committee for possible revision.

August 06, 2014 | Curtis Blackmon Lake Wateree | Letters


Shimp redeems himself to take CGA junior boys’ title at CCC

After 54 holes of challenging golf at Camden Country Club last Thursday, there was still no definitive winner of the 65th Carolinas Junior Boys' Championship.

August 06, 2014 | | Golf


Murphy leaves calling card before leaving for Auburn

Before leaving to continue her academic and golf pursuits at Auburn University next week, Kelli Murphy had some unfinished business closer to home.

August 06, 2014 | | Golf


KC Gamecock Club hosts kick off party on Aug. 19

The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will hold an "It's Great To Be a Gamecock Fall Kick-off Party "on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Old South Restaurant in Camden at 6:30 p.m.

August 04, 2014 | | Sports


ABLE Club honors Evans in membership drive

The ABLE Club of S.C., the official athletic booster club of Lugoff-Elgin High School, is kicking off its membership campaign for the 2014-15 athletic seasons at the school.

August 04, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Makari takes Smithwick in U.S. debut

Merribelle Stable's Makari, making his first U.S. start after a successful career in English jump racing, battled through Saratoga Race Course's stretch with Demonstrative and won the head bob to take last Thursday's $100,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial (Gr. 1) by a nose.

August 04, 2014 | | Equine


Miss Melissa Hayes to wed Mr. Brian Gaines this fall

Michael and Ann Hayes of Camden are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Mary Melissa Hayes to Mr. Brian Lee Gaines of Anderson, South Carolina.

August 04, 2014 | | Weddings & Engagements


Central Carolina Technical College pins 36 new graduates

Central Carolina Technical College's Health Sciences Division pinned 18 new medical assistants, 7 new massage therapists and 11 surgical technicians during 3 pinning ceremonies on Thursday, July 31. Each ceremony was held in the Iris Room of CCTC's Health Sciences Center in downtown Sumter.

August 04, 2014 | | People & Places


Larry Shepard

ELGIN – Funeral service for Larry Shepard, 59, will be held on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in High Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

August 04, 2014 | | Obituaries


Five good things happening in S.C. -- and why

Newspapers and the media are often accused of only reporting the bad things that happen -- and there's some truth in this. And it's particularly easy to fall into this trap in South Carolina where it seems that there is a lot more bad news than good.

August 04, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Charles Hayes Jr.

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Charles Kever "Chuck" Hayes, Jr. will be held at 11:00 AM, today at the Latta Presbyterian Church in Latta, SC. Burial will follow in the Bethesda Southern Methodist Church Cemetery, Oak Grove, in Dillon, SC. The family received friends Sunday, August 3, 2014 from 6:00-7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Chuck's memory to Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

August 04, 2014 | | Obituaries


Dear Annie - Aug. 4, 2014

A couple of years ago, you published my letter signed "No-Win Situation in Wisconsin." My wife and I had been sharing a vacation with another couple, and I witnessed the husband kiss my wife on the lips as they left. You said if I trust my wife, not to worry about it.

August 04, 2014 | | Dear Annie


Miriam Gardner

The funeral service for Miriam McCaskill Sowell Gardner, 88, of Columbia, will be held at 4 o'clock today at Shives Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel, 5202 Colonial Drive, Columbia with Dr. Kenn Busbee officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 3 o'clock. Interment will follow in Scotch Cemetery, Bethune, SC. The family requests memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Ln, Columbia, SC 29210; to the Alzheimer's Association, SC Chapter, 3223 Sunset Blvd, Ste 100, West Columbia, SC 29169; or to Tidewater Hospice, c/o Tidewater Foundation, 10 Buckingham ...

August 04, 2014 | | Obituaries


Henrietta Boone Crissman

CAMDEN – Funeral service for Henrietta Boone Crissman, 66, will be held Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Wateree Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. David Weaver will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children.

August 04, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ricky Ray

Memorial services to celebrate the life of Mendel Richard "Ricky" Ray, 56, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Bobby James will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM today at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

August 04, 2014 | | Obituaries


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DELORES ADAMSON JONES

Delores Adamson Jones, 60, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Amos and Lillie Mae Adamson of Cassatt. She ...

May 18, 2018 | | Obituaries


PATRICIA ANN MCMORRIS LEWIS

Mrs. Patricia Ann McMorris Lewis, was born on March 15, 1959, in Camden, SC, to the late Tench and Catherine Kennedy McMorris, Sr. She worked ...

May 18, 2018 | | Obituaries


Editorial: Camden cares for its horses

Horses and the equine community, in general, have played a key role in bolstering Camden and Kershaw County's economic, sporting and cultural lives since ...

May 18, 2018 | | Editorials


Column: Covering Cooter -- Part I

Once, when I was a young newspaper reporter, a jaded executive editor who was a Yankee to boot, was listening approvingly to a story I ...

May 18, 2018 | | Columns


Column: Sentimental journey

I was making my way from Greenville to Lincolnton one Saturday afternoon. I had to take a back road, a blessing. The light was bad ...

May 18, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Jerusalem Jared and the city of truth

WASHINGTON -- The past few days have provided a head-swiveling study in cognitive dissonance and dueling realities.

May 18, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Letter: Writer surprised at Parker's columns

I am writing to respond to both articles written by Kathleen Parker concerning the life of thoroughbred race horses.

May 18, 2018 | Frank Wooten Camden | Letters


Letter: Thank you for the plants and flowers

On behalf of the city of Camden, I'd like to gratefully acknowledge Shannon Littlefield of Littlefield's Garden Center for her creativity and generous ...

May 18, 2018 | Liz Gilland City of Camden Urban Forester | Letters


Lady Bulldogs’ 4 x 400 team runs to AAA championship

Heading into Saturday's AAA state track and field meet at Spring Valley High School as the top seed, the Camden High girls' 4 x ...

May 15, 2018 | | Sports


Murphy garners SEC honors as Auburn heads to NCAA tourney

AUBURN, Ala. --- Auburn senior Kelli Murphy was honored by the Southeastern Conference as the league announced its annual women's golf awards Thursday.

May 15, 2018 | | Sports


Dixon receives Arthur Ashe Award

FLORENCE --- Camden's Brooke Dixon, a member of the Francis Francis Marion University women's basketball team, was one of three Patriot student-athletes to have ...

May 15, 2018 | | Sports


Correction to Keen story

Due to a mixup in communication, in last Friday's story on Camden's Julia Keen signing a National Letter of Intent to attend and ...

May 15, 2018 | | Camden High/Middle


Ariail - May 15, 2018

May 15, 2018 | | Ariail


Editorial: Superintendent search

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees is getting closer to naming a new superintendent to replace Dr. Frank Morgan, who retires at the end ...

May 15, 2018 | | Editorials


Column: Work paths

Ever stood on Holy ground? Read on.

May 15, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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