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Russian roulette

The game of Russian roulette consists of taking a loaded gun, aiming it at your head, firing it, and hoping the chamber will be empty. After I completed my Ph.D., I still lacked wisdom. When my husband wanted to give me a trip for a graduation present, I thought I had earned at least a trip to three locations, so I chose China, Egypt and Russia. Each location was different, but this article concerns Russia. The tourism brochures painted marvelous pictures of an elegant vacation with spas, up-to-date hotels and excursions. The brochures did not lie: the sites were ...

February 17, 2014 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Camden officials graduate from institute

The city of Camden announces that Mayor Tony Scully and Mayor Pro Tem Laurie Parks both recently graduated from the Municipal Association of South Carolina's Elected Officials Institute of Government.

February 17, 2014 | | Camden


Aberdeen Catery offers culinary arts scholarship

Aberdeen Catery is offering a $500 scholarship for Kershaw County School District high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in culinary arts.

February 17, 2014 | | Education


Wateree Outdoor Life Festival set for March 8

The inaugural Wateree Outdoor Life Festival (WOLF) will be held on the campus of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County at 810 Lyttleton St. in Camden on Saturday, March 8.

February 17, 2014 | | Sports


Engrams joins Ravens' staff

After days of Internet speculation, the Baltimore Ravens officially announced former Camden High standout Bobby Engram as the team's wide receivers coach on Tuesday.

February 15, 2014 | | Sports


Carolina Cup parking space renewals due Feb. 18

Due to the inclement weather the deadline for renewing Carolina Cup reserved parking space for this year's races has been moved to Tuesday, Feb. 18.

February 15, 2014 | | Equine


Breaking: Woman charged as ruthless

WASHINGTON -- Groundhog Day isn't just a movie.

February 15, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Ariail for Feb. 14, 2014

February 15, 2014 | | Ariail


Valentine’s Day in Camden

Here are some Valentine and anniversary stories of your friends and neighbors with a dash of local history.

February 15, 2014 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


FCC proposal

As a news organization, we at the Chronicle-Independent tend to pay more attention to First Amendment issues than most people, and a new proposal by the Federal Communications Commission threatens to let the government decide what news stories television stations can broadcast. We realize, of course, that many cable stations today lean one way or the other; you need look no further than the two most commonly cited ones, FOX News and MSNBC, both of which might purport to deliver straight-up news but seldom do. But the great thing is that people can tune in to whatever news outlet they ...

February 15, 2014 | | Editorials


John E. Brunson

Mr. John E. Brunson, 83, of 49 Smokewood Drive, Elgin, SC, passed on Sunday, February 9, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

February 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


Jack E. Cunningham

Funeral service for Jack E. Cunningham, 67, will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Malvern Hill Baptist Church. The Rev. Craig Thompson and the Rev. Buster Morris will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Malvern Hill Baptist Church or Southside Baptist Church.

February 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


Marion “Rabbit” English

Deacon Marion "Rabbit" English, 82, of 6460 Nakia Drive, Rembert died Saturday. Family and friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the English Family.

February 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


Bobby Glenn Ballard, Jr.

A service to celebrate the life of Bobby Glenn Ballard, Jr., 60, will be held Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Triumphant Church of Christ, 292 Mount Zion Rd, Camden, S.C. The Rev. Marvin Tennant, Jr. will officiate.

February 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


Delaine Blackmon

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Katherine Delaine Dailey Blackmon, 61, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, February 16, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Camden. The family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00 PM, Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in her memory to Kershaw County Home Health and Hospice, 124 Battleship Road, Camden, SC 29020 or Delaine Blackmon Breast Cancer Scholarship Fund, NBSC of Camden, c/o ...

February 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


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Column: Mark my words

From time to time, as my writing career grew, Mama would say, "I built you, little girl. Don't ever forget that."

April 17, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Foreign chit-chat

The "last chance" dance was when the Australian gentleman spied the cute blonde lass and took a chance and asked her to dance and soon ...

April 17, 2018 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: School safety always a priority

The recent school shooting tragedy in Florida has obviously brought school safety to the forefront. From the day this tragedy occurred, I have very clearly ...

April 17, 2018 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Wright 'comes home' to the FAC

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will present a meet and greet with Academy Award winner and Camden native Samuel E. Wright on ...

April 17, 2018 | | People & Places


Palmetto Pony Club Stick Horse Races at The Carolina Cup

The Palmetto Pony Club hosted the first ever Stick Horse Races at The Carolina Cup March 31, at the Springdale Race Course in Camden. The ...

April 17, 2018 | | People & Places


Local members attend 4-H Legislative Day

4-H members and volunteer leaders and parents from area Kershaw County 4-H community clubs attended 4-H Legislative Day at the South Carolina State House on ...

April 17, 2018 | | People & Places


This week in KC sports

Tuesday: Blythewood, Hammond at Camden (G – 4 p.m.); North Central at Andrew Jackson (G – 4 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Great Falls (G ...

April 17, 2018 | | Sports


Dogs sweep to wins

A trio of Camden High athletic teams enjoyed successful outings in events contested last Thursday.

April 17, 2018 | | Camden High/Middle


Romp over Hartsville will keep L-E netters home

Having a relatively good week of tennis, Lugoff-Elgin was eager for its final Region 6-4A match of the season.

April 17, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Gibralfaro takes feature at Tryon

Riverdee Stable's Gibralfaro, making his first U.S. start, turned back a surging Lord Justice to win Saturday's $35,000 Block House, the ...

April 17, 2018 | | Equine


A weekend to remember

A pair of Lugoff-Elgin wrestlers battled their way to All-American honors at last month's Virginia Beach Nationals by finishing fourth in their respective weight ...

April 17, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Celebrating a life well-lived

April 17, 2018 | | Camden High/Middle


Chapin rallies for 5-2 victory over Demons

Chapin broke a 2-2 deadlock by scoring three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and held on for a 5-2 win over Lugoff-Elgin ...

April 17, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Knights’ duo one-hits Stallions

Three nights after having its postseason hopes dashed in a loss to conference foe Cheraw, North Central collected its third Region 4-AA win of the ...

April 17, 2018 | | North Central High/Middle


WANDA TLUCZEK BERRY

Wanda Tluczek Berry, 87, mother, grandmother, and dear friend to all, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, April 13 after a long battle ...

April 17, 2018 | | Obituaries


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