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Camden City Council is wise to consider the role and development of city boards and commissions, and an overall restructuring of the process would be a good idea. City Manager Kevin Bronson, at council's last meeting, laid down several guidelines that should be followed in appointing boards and commissions, all of which made sense. But it was an off-hand remark by Council member Walter Long that perhaps was most cogent of all -- that the city is not receiving minutes from some boards because they aren't meeting regularly. And therein lies a premise: that the city doesn't need ...

August 10, 2011 | | Editorials


Fall coin show planned for Sept. 24

The countdown has begun for the Camden Coin Club's annual fall coin show, slated for Sept. 24 at the Kershaw County Recreation Department, 1042 W. DeKalb St., Camden.

August 10, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Camden Gold & Silver adds U-Haul rentals

Jimmy Crissman, owner of Camden Gold & Silver, located at 8 E. DeKalb St., Camden, recently added U‑Haul truck and trailer rentals to the gold and silver exchange business he has been operating since 2010.

August 10, 2011 | | Business


Shelia M. Alexander

Ms. Shelia M. Alexander, 43, of Dicey Ford Road, Camden, SC, passed on Saturday, August 6, 2011.

August 10, 2011 | | Obituaries


For the Record -- Aug. 10, 2011

The following real estate transfers were recently recorded in the Kershaw County Assessor's office:

August 10, 2011 | | For the Record


Youth attend state leadership conference

Four local youth turned their attention to field and farm this summer.

August 10, 2011 | | Education


Deloris Neal Drakeford

Funeral service for Deloris Neal Drakeford, 63, of 1909 Niagara Drive in Camden will be held Thursday, August 11th, 11:00 A.M. at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Association, 3045 John G. Richards Road with burial in the St. John Baptist Church cemetery. Viewing will be at the funeral home, Wednesday, 12Noon to 7:00 P.M. with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the Order of Eastern Star Chapter #138 performing their rites from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

August 10, 2011 | | Obituaries


Learning the warning signs of a concussion

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the following warning signs, when it comes to determining whether a student-athlete has sustained a concussion:

August 10, 2011 | | Sports


Carlos family to hold reunion Friday through Sunday

The Carlos Family "Historic Reunion" will be held Friday through Sunday in Camden. The reunion will kick off with a Friday night meet and greet at the Holiday Inn Express Conference Room from 6:30 to 10 p.m. It will continue Saturday night with a banquet hosted at TenEleven Galleria at 1011 Broad St. from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. The guest speaker for the banquet will be Dr. John W. Carlos, a Bronze Medal Recipient in the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Carlos will be available for book signings and pictures Saturday evening.

August 10, 2011 | | Localife


Ms. Jeffers, Mr. Bell say vows

Ms. Jessica Marie Jeffers and Mr. Thomas Michael Bell both of Camden were united in marriage on July 16, 2011 at the Historic Robert Mills Courthouse in Camden. The six o'clock double ring ceremony was officiated by Mrs. Ruth Davis.

August 08, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Population growth and shifts drive redistricting

This session the South Carolina General Assembly addressed redistricting, the process of reconfiguring election districts that is required every ten years in order to reflect population changes reported in the latest U.S. Census. It is a painstaking task to ensure that state legislative and congressional districts are equal in population, guaranteeing each person's vote is equally represented in the state legislature and in the U.S. House of Representatives.

August 08, 2011 | S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk C-I contributing columnist | Columns


A satanic deal for debt fighters

A "sugar-coated Satan sandwich." That's what Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, a Missouri Democrat and chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, called the bipartisan deal to raise the debt ceiling -- as he announced he was voting for it.

August 08, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Noted and passed -- Aug. 8, 2011

• We note with sadness the death last week of veteran horse trainer Charles "Charlie" V.B. Cushman Jr., whose name is synonymous with the horse industry both in Kershaw County and abroad. A twist of fate thrust Cushman from race spectator into the saddle at the 1949 Carolina Cup as a fill-in for an injured jockey. He went on to capture third place in that spring classic, and it seemed his fate with riding and Camden was sealed. Cushman built on his expertise, riding for Hall of Fame trainer W. Burling "Burly" Cocks and training such racing notables as Explode ...

August 08, 2011 | | Editorials


Shelia M. Alexander

Shelia M. Alexander, 43, of 708 Walnut Street, Camden, passed Saturday, Aug. 6. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

August 08, 2011 | | Obituaries


Carl Baker Jr.

Funeral services to honor the life of Carl Luke Baker, Jr., 79, of Cassatt, will be held Monday, August 8, 2011 at 3:00 PM at Hermitage Baptist Church with burial to follow in Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Mark Hopkins will officiate. The family received friends, Sunday, August 7, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Baker's memory to Hermitage Baptist Church, 814 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Camden, SC 29020.

August 08, 2011 | | Obituaries


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Matthews to equip KCSO deputies with body cameras

Shortly after taking office in 2011, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews began looking into equipping his officers with body cameras. As time passed his interest took on a more serious nature and in April 2014, he directed one of his staff to begin the process of evaluating different systems.

October 27, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Your vote, your choice

Today, the Chronicle-Independent begins a series of articles summarizing the candidates and issues that will be on the Nov. 4 ballot, one week from Tuesday. Perhaps the most contentious race isn't between candidates but between "yes" and "no" on two referenda offered by the Kershaw County School District.

October 27, 2014 | | Editorials


Everything works out if you let it

A friend of mine, long embroiled in upsets, distractions, problems and tribulations, called one day to announce happily that she was learning to "let things roll right off my back."

October 27, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Ebola fear and politics, from Bamberg to Bangkok

Ebola is scary. It has scared the bejesus out of us here in South Carolina, nationally and literally all over the world.

October 27, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Why a hike in the gas tax is a terrible idea

The issue of road funding -- or, to put it slightly differently, the question of how South Carolina should fix its broken road system -- is now a constant topic in politics and the media. A fair number of state lawmakers have therefore begun to advocate what politicians always advocate when they don't want to make tough decisions about the budget: raising taxes, specifically the fuel tax.

October 27, 2014 | By Shawn McNamee S.C. Policy Council | Columns


Celebrating Mexican independence

Camden Mayor Tony Scully (right) and ALPHA Center Hispanic/Latino Program Coordinator Carlos Harris (left) meet with Javier Diaz de Leon, consul general of Mexico for North and South Carolina, during a celebration of the 204th anniversary of Mexican independence at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, N.C., on Sept. 15. Scully said Mexicans now comprise 9 percent of North Carolina's population and are its second largest trading partner, generating $25 million per day. "Hispanics in South Carolina are 5.3 percent of the population, almost half a million people," Scully said, "with a growth rate of 154 ...

October 27, 2014 | | Camden


Laverne Simpson

A funeral service for LaVerne Ingram Simpson, 84, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 26, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 2:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service in the Family Life Center. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Simpson's memory to Gideon's International, PO Box 1333, Camden, SC 29021.

October 27, 2014 | | Obituaries


Wealth v. Income: Is there a sign of an upcoming problem?

Recent reports show a major gap in the ratio of wealth to income. Wealth has been outpacing income for a while, but, is that a good thing?

October 24, 2014 | Paul Nelson KSL | National


Have 'The Simpsons' gotten a bad rap?

"We're going to keep on trying to strengthen the American family to make American families a lot more like the Waltons and a lot less like the Simpsons."

October 24, 2014 | Jim Bennett Deseret News | National


The immortal monster: Dracula on the screen

Vampires are immortal, especially if you're judging that based on Bram Stoker's "Dracula."

October 24, 2014 | Chris Vander Kaay Deseret News | National


Foreign films lead new videos

Films from all over the world lead these movies that have arrived this week on DVD and Blu-ray.

October 24, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National


Late husband's letters of love found

When Mitchell Whisenhunt passed away on Saturday, he left his family with a gift they will always cherish -- dozens of letters.

October 24, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | National


Research: bilingual parents should teach both languages to kids

Parents face a variety of choices when choosing how to rear their child, and for bilingual parents choosing a language can be a daunting but worthwhile task with myriad benefits.

October 24, 2014 | Kelsey Clark Deseret News | National


New Zealand airline releases 'Hobbit' safety video

What once was a simple video that detailed the safety rules on an airplane has now become a source for viral videos.

October 24, 2014 | Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | National


#ThrowbackThursday: Why do we love the '90s?

Websites are about to code it up like it's 1994.

October 24, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


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