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Scobie still needs a home

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Scobie, an adult Chihuahua mix male and a male black and white cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet ...

November 22, 2013 | | Pets


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Our Public Works Department Street and Electric crews have been diligently working to decorate the city for Christmas. I know it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but it takes time for us to deck the halls for December. Thanks to their efforts we'll have decorated light poles throughout the downtown and several lit Christmas trees.

November 22, 2013 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Camden man charged with molesting 9-year-old

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies charged a Camden man Tuesday with third-degree criminal sexual conduct after turning himself in over accusations he inappropriately touched a 9-year-old girl. In a statement released Wednesday, the KCSO identified the man as Christopher D. Yates, of Lakeshore Drive, Camden. Deputies interviewed him with his attorney present before charging him.

November 22, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


William "Bill" Stradford

Mr. William "Bill" Stradford, Sr., 80, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, November 16, 2013. Born in Camden, South Carolina, he was the husband of Constance Henderson Stradford and the son of the late Ned, Sr. and Marie Boyd Stradford. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Saturday, November 20, 2013, at 12 p.m., at Saint Paul United Methodist Church, Camden. Mr. Stradford will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. for viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark lane, Columbia, SC 29210 ...

November 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


Barbara Owens Brazell

A Funeral Service to honor the life of Barbara O. Brazell, 72, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Teddy Elliott, Bobby Young, Mark Tryon, Jamie Owens, Charles Owens Jr., Shay Owens, and Jason Owens will serve as pallbearers for the family.

November 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


Winter Baseball Camp registration open at the Rec. Center

Camden High School and the Kershaw County Recreation Department are sponsoring a Winter Baseball Camp on December 7 from noon to 3 p.m.

November 22, 2013 | | Kershaw County


So-called experts

If you don't believe that politics changes in a heartbeat, you need look back no further than the past few decades, when pundits and prognosticators predicted with certainty that one political party or the other had died, never again to be resurrected.

November 22, 2013 | | Editorials


Ariail for Nov. 22, 2013

November 22, 2013 | | Ariail


Mallary "Roy" Ogden

Funeral service with military honors for Mallary "Roy" Ogden, 70, will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens. The Rev. John Mims will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

November 21, 2013 | | Obituaries


Price is right in football contest

Ina Price was the only person to miss two games and won last week's Chronicle-Independent football contest .

November 20, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


Business, innovation and the four states of South Carolina

This week, I had occasion to be in all four parts of South Carolina, talking with a wide variety of business people about innovation, our state and its future. What they said was both extremely encouraging and extremely discouraging.

November 20, 2013 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Dabney family members await new book The Dabneys of South Carolina

A group of Dabney family members from across the state met in late October to preview plans for a new book, The Dabneys of South Carolina, to be published in early 2014. The event was hosted by Doris Faye Vinson at her home in Camden. The authors of the new book are John Edward Dabney, a native of Rock Hill, who presently resides in New Jersey, and his cousin, Joseph Earl Dabney, a native of Kershaw, who lives in Atlanta. Joseph Dabney is also an award-winning author and writer of several books.

November 20, 2013 | | People & Places


FAC and city of Camden announce plans for second annual ‘Horsing around on the Town Green’ event

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County and the City of Camden are pleased to present an evening of entertainment to kick off the Colonial Cup weekend on Friday. Now in its second year, this free and exciting event will begin at 6 p.m. with food and drink vendors along with music on the Town Green. The Root Doctors, a popular cover and dance band, will take the stage at 7 p.m.

November 20, 2013 | | People & Places


South Carolina author to visit Camden

Author Sherman Carmichael will visit Books on Broad November 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. Books on Broad is located at 944 Broad St., in Camden. Carmichael's book, Eerie South Carolina, will be available for purchase and autographing. This event is free and open to the public.

November 20, 2013 | | People & Places


Carolyn Bland Ramsey

Services for Carolyn Bland Ramsey, 62, will be private.

November 20, 2013 | | Obituaries


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Letter: A call for civility, moving forward

No one knows what the future holds. But we all know who holds the future. We trust in that higher power. And we have our ...

January 16, 2018 | Julian Burns Kershaw County Council Chairman | Letters


Letter: Councilman responds to chairman’s comments about Dec. meeting

I'd like to address the post meeting comments made by the chairman regarding my remarks at our last county council meeting. His comments were ...

January 16, 2018 | Jimmy Jones Kershaw County Council District 4 | Letters


Letter: Unhappy with tax increase, county leadership

This week many of us will be paying our property taxes. My husband and I, like many other Kershaw County residents are not happy about ...

January 16, 2018 | Sherri Few Lugoff | Letters


New tennis center director hired

The city of Camden recently announced it has hired Paola Maoli as facility director of the city's new tennis center and pickleball plaza in ...

January 16, 2018 | | Camden


L-EMS named to 2018 SC-SIC Honor Roll

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School's (L-EMS) School Improvement Council (SIC) is one of 19 from public schools in the state to be named to the S ...

January 16, 2018 | | Education


Historic Camden seeks volunteers for new program

Historic Camden has created an updated education program: a new tour, aimed at 3rd and 4th graders (and homeschool groups ages 8-11) based on state ...

January 16, 2018 | | Camden


Demons cruise to Region 6 crown

Baseball season is still several weeks away but that did not prevent the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team from "pitching" a perfect match.

January 12, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Editorial: Ginger Catoe

We would like to take a moment to express our deepest gratitude and heartfelt congratulations to Ginger Catoe, who has been named early learning and ...

January 12, 2018 | | Editorials


Cooking in Connecticut

It is well known, by this point, that I married a Yankee from Connecticut. One who never knew the joy of comfort foods until he ...

January 12, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Sully’s purpose

Why do certain life events grab hold of our heartstrings so tight as though they'll never let go and others just pass right by ...

January 12, 2018 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Cornbread and Carolina Gold

Granted that most cultural mythologies embody truths or would-be truths, studies of the South nevertheless reveal it to be a more complex, more fluid, more ...

January 12, 2018 | By Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: Best business for bad decisions

I now know what business one needs to be in to have your captured customers pay for some of the company's bad decisions, bad ...

January 12, 2018 | Larry Kincaid Elgin | Letters


Letter: Regarding fake news...

According to Kathleen Parker's recent column (Facts and truth matter most of all in news), those of us who witness and report fake news ...

January 12, 2018 | J.F. Rench Camden | Letters


ALICE A. BOYKIN

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Alice Applewhite Boykin, 86, of Camden, SC, was held Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Lyttleton Street United ...

January 12, 2018 | | Obituaries


MARGARET SMYTH MCKISSICK DAVIS

Margaret Smyth McKissick Davis -- wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, equestrian, businesswoman, hostess and consummate southern lady -- died peacefully in her home on Tuesday. She was with ...

January 12, 2018 | | Obituaries


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