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Dump the 'drug war'

When David Simon, creator of HBO's late dramatic crime series "The Wire," heard through news media that Atty. Gen. Eric Holder wanted to see the series return for a sixth season, he offered the nation's top prosecutor a deal

June 20, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


County council salary increases

A the Kershaw County Council meeting Tuesday, June 14, Sammie Tucker – who represents the Charlotte Thompson precinct in which I reside -- made a motion to "adjust" council's salaries from $10,000 to $13,000 a year. It included "adjusting" the vice chairman's salary (his own position) from $11,000 to $15,000 a year. Do the math – that amounts to a 30 percent increase in salary, plus benefits. The motion passed by a 4-3 margin. The three opponents were Stephen Smoak, Jimmy Jones and Chairman Gene Wise. These three members considered the citizens' pocketbooks more than their own.

June 20, 2011 | Virginia Isler Camden | Letters


Remembering the trains

"Down in the valley, the valley so low, for late in the evening hear the train blow." Who of the pre-World War II generation does not remember that old folk song or sang it? And who of that generation does not remember the plaintive wailing of a distant train whistle? Those are a few of the nostalgic memories most of my generation have as we look back on the bygone times when trains and railroads played a much more prominent role in our lives.

June 20, 2011 | Kershaw County Historical Society C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Thursday golf tourney benefits high school training programs

Camden Bone & Joint is sponsoring the second annual High School Scramble Golf Tournament to benefit athletic trainer programs at all local high schools.

June 17, 2011 | | Sports


L-E wrestling camps have two summer sessions

The first of two three-day sessions of the Lugoff-Elgin Youth Wrestling Camp will begin on Tuesday, June 21 through Thursday, June 23 with the second set for Tuesday, July 12 through Thursday, July 14. Both will be held inside the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School gym.

June 17, 2011 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


The next step

Justin Johnson of Camden, a recent graduate of the Divison for the Deaf at the S.C. School for the Deaf and the Blind (SCSDB), entertains the crowd in the school's production of "Swing…the Musical." Accompanying him is classmate Jane Enabore. Johnson plans to attend college or travel overseas. While at SCSDB, Johnson participated in basketball, football and track. He won Most Valuable Player in basketball and was a student assistant coach. He excelled in academics while showing off his talents dancing in the school's fine arts performances.

June 17, 2011 | | Education


CES honor rolls reported

Camden Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the fourth-week period.

June 17, 2011 | | Education


Pesticide applicator license training set

Training and an exam for a private pesticide applicator license will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 12 at the Florence County Extension Office, 2685 South Irby St., Ste K, Florence.

June 17, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Dorton gets best of Montgomery as 17ers hand Sumter first defeat, 4-2

SUMTER -- The Sumter P-15's had a chance to separate themselves from Kershaw County Post 17 in the American Legion baseball League III standings on Tuesday at Riley Park. Instead, Sumter finds itself in a two-team battle for first at the midway point of the league schedule.

June 17, 2011 | By Dennis Brunson Special to the C-I | Sports


Robert Ariail -- June 17, 2011

June 17, 2011 | | Viewpoint


Strut your stuff

The 75th anniversary celebration of the Miss South Carolina Pageant and the Miss South Carolina Teen Pageant 2011 will be held June 25 through July 2 in Columbia.

June 17, 2011 | | Localife


Is the fox in the hen house?

We all have recently received our new tax assessments from the county and if you, like me, were surprised to see that your property has increased in value significantly you probably said something like," are they crazy? Don't they know that property values are down?" The answer to that is, of course they do, but that is irrelevant to the objectives of an ever-increasing government. This is about maintaining and/or growing government.

June 17, 2011 | Jeff Mattox Elgin | Letters


A celebration of life

On April 13, Mrs. Audree A. Clark of Cassatt celebrated her 91st birthday with her family on the patio of the Karesh Wing at KershawHealth. Mrs. Clark was on the Karesh Wing recovering from a recent fall and was receiving physical therapy. Throughout the day, the family talked in anticipation of her coming home, and she said she wanted a really big celebration thrown in her honor. The family was all smiles as they sang "Happy Birthday." The cake, so delicately made by her daughter, Jimmie, sat in front of her. They gazed upon her as she cut her cake ...

June 17, 2011 | Jamesenia A. Robinson Cassatt | Letters


CHS class of ’81 plans reunion

The Camden High School Class of 1981 is planning a 30th reunion Saturday, at 7 p.m. at the KershawHealth Resource Center, located at 124 Battleship Road, Camden.

June 17, 2011 | | Localife


L-E wrestling camp offers two sessions

The first of two three-day sessions of the Lugoff-Elgin Youth Wrestling Camp will begin on Tuesday, June 21 with the second set for Tuesday, July 12. Both will be held inside the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School gym.

June 17, 2011 | | Sports


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Pinkerton selected to serve as Leader Dog Program coordinator

Long time member of the Lions International Club, Rich Pinkerton, was recently selected to serve as the club's regional coordinator for the Leader Dog Program for North and South Carolina.

August 27, 2014 | | Localife


Fine Arts Center to host annual meeting

The Fine Arts Center will host its annual meeting Thursday, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. at the FAC in the Jim and Pat Watts Performing Arts Wing and Shull Pavilion.

August 27, 2014 | | Localife


Coming Soon

Coming soon.

August 27, 2014 | | National


Demon nickname and cheerleader uniforms

When I was told about the "Demon Nickname" article in Friday's paper, I was upset when I read the article. I was mad. Oh, by the way my daughter is a cheerleader.

August 27, 2014 | Craig Harvey, Proud Cheer Dad Lugoff | Letters


Corporate tax returns should be public

Tax inversions. Double Irish with a Dutch sandwich. Spinning off tangible assets into real estate investment trusts. Son-of-BOSS shelters.

August 27, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


College football’s here

We comment on sports issues in this space on a regular basis, because athletics are so ingrained into the culture of Kershaw County and South Carolina. This week marks the kick-off of college football season in the Palmetto State, and several developments highlight the changing culture of the pigskin pastime here.

August 27, 2014 | | Editorials


United Way challenge

Camden High and Lugoff-Elgin High students used the week leading up to their rival football game to raise money for the United Way of Kershaw County. As announced at halftime of the football game, Lugoff-Elgin High raised $40,748.20 and Camden High raised $24,825.81, new all-time high amounts for both schools and over $26,000 more than last year's total. Over the past six years, the two schools have brought in over $182,000 to help the local community. Pictured are students and staff from both schools and United Way officials joining midfield of the Lugoff-Elgin ...

August 27, 2014 | | Education


Parent of L-EHS cheerleader speaks out

I am writing about the negative article that appeared in the Camden Chronicle this past Friday concerning the Lugoff Elgin cheerleaders.

August 27, 2014 | Kimberly M. Sims Lugoff | Letters


Kershaw County Amateur Radio club hosting classes

The Kershaw County Amateur Radio club will have a series of classes about amateur radio open to licensed and unlicensed enthusiasts. The classes will run September 10, 17 and 24 Wednesday evenings at 7-9 p.m. in the Band Room on the Camden Military Academy grounds.

August 27, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Ariail for Aug. 27, 2014

August 27, 2014 | | Ariail


Yesteryear for Aug. 27, 2014

Scott Addis earns Eagle Scout award

August 27, 2014 | | Yesteryear


North Central fall sports schedules

Volleyball

August 27, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


CMA cross country schedule

Cross Country

August 27, 2014 | | Camden Military


For the Record - Aug. 27, 2014

Real estate transactions

August 27, 2014 | | For the Record


CHS fall sports schedules

Volleyball

August 27, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


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