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Yesteryear -- May 16, 2012

Photo cutline -- Camden Mayor Bennie Marshall and public works director Bill Davis discuss the future of Kendall Lake, scheduled to reopen June 1. The lake had been closed for some time while $46,000 in repairs were made to correct a leakage problem.

May 16, 2012 | | Yesteryear

The diesel option

We have noted before with a degree of perplexity that diesel automobiles that get great fuel mileage and are wildly popular in Europe have never been promoted here in the United States by automakers. Finally, we're glad to see that is changing, and the public is responding in a big way. Volkswagen is now aggressively pushing its Passat TDI diesel model, which can deliver up to 50 miles per gallon in highway driving. Auto industry analysts have said for more than three decades that Americans wouldn't latch onto diesels, partly because of the disastrous results back in the ...

May 16, 2012 | | Editorials

FAC hosted ‘Poets in the Schools’ project

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County continued its celebration of Youth Arts Month with a student poet poetry reading March 15 in the Wood Auditorium.

May 16, 2012 | | People & Places

Helen Tindal Jenkins

Helen Tindal Jenkins passed away Sunday, May 13, 2012 in Columbia. She was born April 11, 1918 in Columbia and grew up in Camden. Her parents were Marie Madden Tindal Nicholson and Hughey Tindal, Sr. Her stepfather was Dr. George W. Nicholson.

May 16, 2012 | | Obituaries

Goodwin tapped as superintendent in Chesterfield County

Dr. Harrison Goodwin was named this month as the new superintendent of Chesterfield County School District.

May 16, 2012 | | Business

INVISTA to host blood drive

Summer is coming and so is the INVISTA blood drive. June 5 is the day when the American Red Cross bloodmobile will be in the parking lot waiting for your gift of life. Did you know 1 pint of blood can save three lives? Increased warm weather activities lead to increased accidents and the need for a robust blood supply. The strange fact is blood can't be manufactured by any means other than the human body. The blood supply relies on your generous donations.

May 16, 2012 | | Business

Local Lander University students earn academic honors

Lander University recently announced its President's List, Dean's List and Freshman Honors for fall semester 2011. Undergraduates who have earned a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 out of a possible 4.0 are on the President's List. Those with a GPA of 3.5 to 3.9 are on the Dean's List, while freshmen with a GPA between 3.0 and 3.49 earn Freshman Honors.

May 16, 2012 | | Education

CHS, L-E and NC slate spring football games

All three Kershaw County high school football teams will close out their two weeks of practice with their annual spring games this week.

May 14, 2012 | | Sports

Noted and passed - May 14, 2012

• With the Major League Baseball season in its infancy, we're struck by one fact about the New York Yankees: the team must have the biggest -- we're talking in terms of physical size here -- pitching staff in the history of the league. Excluding Hiroki Kuroda, at 6-1 and 190 pounds the dwarf of the group, New York's starting rotation averages nearly 6-6 in height and 257 pounds. Hurler C. C. Sabathia is the biggest of the group at 6-7, 290. We don't know how well they'll pitch this year, but we doubt you'll see many ...

May 14, 2012 | | Editorials

'Giving Your Boxwood a $100 Haircut'

Twenty-five years ago, near Barboursville, Va., stood the ruins of an octagonal house near the edge of a vineyard.

May 14, 2012 | | Miscellaneous

Creepy nation

Actor George Clooney is handsome and personable in the style of Hollywood male stars of the 1930s/1950s, which is a relief. But what a nation of creeps we have become. He is giving a supper at his home for the benefit of President Barack Obama's re-election, which, it is estimated, will reap $15 million from people anxious to say that they have shared a salad with the actor and gazed at the president. This spectacle is shameful to contemplate and it makes one wonder what kind of a country we have become when empty-headed vainglorious non-entities pay good ...

May 14, 2012 | Reid Buckley Camden | Letters

Can Historic Camden expect $400,000?

On behalf of the Board and Staff of Historic Camden, we are thrilled -- no giddy -- to read in the mayor's candidacy article last Wednesday of the "recent funding of over $400,000.00 in infrastructure improvements supporting Historic Camden as a huge step forward in the dream of achieving National Park Status."

May 14, 2012 | M. Tray Dunaway, MD, FACS, CSP Chairman, Historic Camden Foundation | Letters

Leaders Today, Leaders Tomorrow

The 2011-12 Junior Leadership Kershaw County program honored 29 juniors and seniors during its recent annual graduation dinner at the Robert Mills Courthouse in Camden. The celebration concluded the program's 24th year.

May 14, 2012 | | Education

Cleveland School fire memorial service Thursday

A memorial service will be held Thursday for a long-ago tragedy seared into Kershaw County history.

May 14, 2012 | | Miscellaneous

‘Voices of Camden: A Quarrel With Oneself’ returns to FAC with a Titanic twist

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) invites you to a very special evening, Monday as "The Voices of the Titanic" join "The Voices of Camden: The Quarrel With Oneself" at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. Tickets are $5 at the door. The popular Tony Scully monologue class hits the stage for the annual spring presentation.

May 14, 2012 | | People & Places

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Miss Camden Scholarship Pageant seeking contestants

The Miss Camden Scholarship Pageant is now accepting contestants for the 2016 Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen Pageant to be held January 2, 2016 ...

October 09, 2015 | | People & Places

CBA hosts quarterly breakfast

The Camden Business Alliance (CBA) will host Breakfast Before Hours on Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 8-9 a.m. at the Robert Mills Courthouse 607 South ...

October 09, 2015 | | People & Places

A week unlike any other

It's hard to try and put something funny in this space after what our state, county and our friends and neighbors went through last ...

October 09, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports

Kahler wins football contest

Michelle Kahler missed two of the 14 games listed to win last week's Chronicle-Independent weekly football contest.

October 09, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports

Pets of the Week - Oct. 9, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Harley, a very friendly 2-year-old female pitbull mix (she has a ...

October 09, 2015 | | Pets

Lugoff Automotive Group donates $25,000 to Red Cross

Mark Mason Sr., president of the Lugoff Automotive Group and Midlands Automotive Group, recently announced its dealerships have made a $25,000 donation to the ...

October 09, 2015 | | Business

For the Record - Oct. 9, 2015

(Editor's Note: Due to early deadline issues complicated by the recent flooding storms, we were unable to publish For the Record on Tuesday. We ...

October 09, 2015 | | For the Record

Ariail for Oct. 9, 2015

October 09, 2015 | | Ariail

Editorial: Thankful

One life lost, dozens of homes and businesses damaged, roads and bridges washed out. These are all things caused by flooding which resulted from this ...

October 09, 2015 | | Editorials

Parker: A Rose for racial reconciliation

OXFORD, Md. -- Long before there was a "Black Lives Matter" movement, there was Ruth Starr Rose -- an activist artist whose paintings nearly a century ago ...

October 09, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

CHS volleyball goes all in for breast cancer awareness

The Camden High School volleyball program will host its annual "Dig Pink" Breast Cancer Fundraiser and Awareness Campaign on Wednesday Oct. 7 when Cardinal Newman ...

October 02, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle

October Happenings at the Library

Elgin Branch:

October 02, 2015 | | People & Places

Colonial Cup tickets on sale

Invitations for the 46th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races to be run over the Springdale Race Course in Camden on Saturday ...

September 30, 2015 | | Equine

Jaycees golf tourney set for Oct. 15

Openings are still available for the Camden Jaycees annual golf tournament which will be held Thursday, Oct.15 at the Camden Country Club.

September 23, 2015 | | Golf

Jaycees host golf tourney

The Camden Jaycees' annual golf tournament will be held Thursday, Oct. 15 at the Camden Country Club.

September 09, 2015 | | Golf

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