Pam Zandee's photo "Lake Wateree Sunrise" was selected as the Chronicle-Independent's January Photo of the Month. The picture was taken on Lake Wateree at Liberty Hill with a Panasonic DMC-ZS5. To submit a photo to be considered in the Photo of the Month contest, visit www.chronicle-independent.com/archives/2817/ for more information.
Kershaw County Volunteer Guardians ad Litem (GAL) will be honored at a reception to be held tonight at the Fine Arts Center. The reception, scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m., is in conjunction with a traveling exhibit that underscores South Carolina's adoption needs. The South Carolina Heart Gallery is a collection of photographs depicting children who are available for adoption. For every child who comes into foster care, there is a court appointed Guardian ad Litem, most often a specially trained volunteer from the community whose focus is the best interest of the child.
Social Security has been a political football for more years than we care to remember, but there's another institution that will just as quickly engender "don't mess with mine" comments from voters: the post office. More times than we can remember we've watched the U.S. Postal Service (USPO) announce that a small, rural post office would be closed, only to have it kept open under intense political pressure.
In an age of instant communication, the Internet has made everyone a critic. Or a reporter. Or a blogger. Or a self-proclaimed expert on practically anything.
Tuesday's 53-44 win over visiting Lakewood gave the Camden High boys' basketball team's playoffs hopes a lift.
The Academic Booster Club at Camden High School (CHS) will host its annual golf tournament March 5 at White Pines Golf Course in Camden with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. This is the primary fundraiser each year.
Lugoff-Elgin will play host to the first two rounds of the class 4A Upper State tournament which begins on Saturday, Feb. 5 at noon.
A note to readers: Hamilton Wright, a California man with Camden ties -- his niece, Anne Bell, lives on Camden's Mill Street -- was a Yale graduate gripped by the history and dynamic of early 20th century Kershaw County; so much so that he wrote a travel feature for the British publication, Country Life, in 1936, when he was 23 years old.
A day of drinking Sunday led to a man who allegedly threatened deputies with several butcher knives being shot with a non-lethal beanbag by a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) captain.
It was a bittersweet ending to the season for the Camden Military Academy wrestling team and first-year head coach Mark Dority, which closed the season by sweeping past Lower Richland, 45-36, and Eau Claire, 36-33, in a tri-match held inside the White Field House, located on the CMA campus, last week.
NEW YORK -- He didn't say it. That word: "exceptional." Barack Obama described an exceptional nation in his State of the Union address, but he studiously avoided using the word conservatives long to hear.
"I've seen the people at 4 o'clock in the morning, waiting, hoping that they would win a seat for their child in a better school. This is not fair. Parents deserve more choices."
As AT&T announced the availability of its third generation (3G) mobile broadband network in Camden in early December, extending access for advanced mobile services, devices and feature-rich audio and video content to customers in the area, two Kershaw County legislators were recognized for their contributions toward helping such technological progress to be made.
The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) will celebrate national Career and Technical Education Month with its spring semester open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 10. Parents of students and the public are invited to attend.
Both Democrats and Republicans in South Carolina will have advisory questions on their June primary ballots -- votes that will not be binding but are intended simply to provide some feeling for what Palmetto State residents are thinking about particular issues. As you would guess, such questions often revolve around issues particularly important to one party or another, and they're sometimes done to help provide leverage for the parties to push certain projects.
James Leroy Belk American Legion Post No. 17 is seeking applications for Palmetto Boys State to be held June 8-14 at Anderson University. Applicants should be motivated students interested in learning about citzenship and government, rising seniors of good character and in the top 25 percent of their class. Applications are available from guidance counselors at high schools or may be obtained from Richard Lackey at 432-9527. Above, Palmetto Boys State chairman Lackey dines and chats with Girls State delegate Margeaux Laschanzky and Boys State delegate Riley Kohn when the two youths visited Post 17 to share their experiences from ...
Alvin and Joanne Hopkins recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. The couple was married on March 21, 1964, at the home of the Rev. Joe Hood. They have two children, Wesley (BK) Hopkins and Lynn (Jackie) Hopkins; two grandchildren, William Hopkins and Justin Hopkins, two step-grandchildren, Lauren Langford and Josh Napper; and one step-greatgrandchild, Vance Langford.
A Funeral Mass for David Lawerence Kelly Jr., 43, will be celebrated on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Camden, S.C. The Rev. Father Paul Brenninkmeijer will officiate. Final Commendation and Farewell Prayers will be in Quaker Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Now this is how you end a drought.
With their head coach missing the match due to a knee injury, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team tried to help in Edward Rickwood's recovery by dousing visiting Richland Northeast, 7-0, in a Region 4-4A match played on Tuesday.
A celebration of life service for Sandy Heyward Boykin, Sr., 55, will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Powers funeral home. The Rev. Reece Byrd and the Rev. Ann Byrd will officiate.
First-year schools and their athletic teams are not supposed to be this good.
Lugoff-Elgin tuned up for its Thursday night battle with conference-leading Blythewood by handing visiting Richland Northeast a pair of losses in a Tuesday night Region 4-4A doubleheader.
The governing board of Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site would like to express its sincerest appreciation to Mayor Tony Scully and the members of Camden City Council for approving recommended changes to a much needed sewer project that crosses portions of our historic site. City Manager Mel Pearson, Public Works Director Tom Couch and Deputy Director Sam Davis are to be commended for working tirelessly with numerous individuals to find a solution to installing the sewer lines in a timely manner while protecting parts of the archaeologically rare and nationally significant colonial site of early Camden.
Those of us who jump for joy when we hear that Governor Haley is deeply concerned about education and is planning to dedicate $160 million in new spending for education might consider, as we bow heads in hope and tenuous gratitude, that such concern on her part is coming awfully late but just in time for her possible re-election. Better late than never? Perhaps! But better earlier, for sure. The S.C. education budget has been reduced for the last three years by more than the proposed budget raises -- $110 million in her first year and $140 million stimulus money ...
WASHINGTON -- After writing close to 3,000 columns, I've learned that people sometimes read what they're looking for, often as a result of a headline, rather than what I wrote.
The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will hold its annual "Great to be a Gamecock Gathering" on Tuesday, April 29 at the Old South Restaurant in Camden at 6:30 p.m.