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While President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner continue negotiations in an attempt to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, Americans across the country -- including, of course, many right here in Kershaw County -- are voicing their concerns about the irresponsibility of the federal government. But surveys of voters show a curious trend, and if we Americans want to look at one cause of the huge national debt and the dysfunction of Uncle Sam, we need look no further than ourselves.

December 14, 2012 | | Editorials

More on SS/HS grant

I wish to thank the Chronicle-Independent for its recent series of articles and columns surrounding the anniversary of Michael Smith's murder and the community reaction which followed. As the Project Director of the Safe Schools / Healthy Students Initiative, I'd like to commend your excellent coverage as well as add a few items:

December 14, 2012 | Kevin Rhodes, KCSD Project Director Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative | Letters

Rec Notes -- Dec. 14, 2012


December 14, 2012 | | Miscellaneous

Yesteryear - Dec. 5, 2012

Local forester recognized

December 12, 2012 | | Yesteryear

Robert Lowry Rhame, Jr.

Robert Lowry Rhame, Jr. was born December 21, 1943 in Camden, South Carolina to the late Robert Lowry Rhame, Sr. and the late Wilma Miller Sill Rhame, both of Camden. Bob was a resident of Charleston, SC at the time of his death. He died of CHF at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Friday, December 7, 2012.

December 12, 2012 | | Obituaries

Georgia "Betsy" Lockhart Douglas

Mrs. Georgia "Betsy" Lockhart Douglas, 96, died Friday, December 7, 2012 at Kershaw Health in Camden, SC.

December 12, 2012 | | Obituaries

Ariail for Dec. 12, 2012

December 12, 2012 | | Ariail


The U.S. government has never been known for efficiency, as indicated by the staggering amount of red ink under which Uncle Sam is struggling. And there's no easy way to reconcile changes that will bring the deficit under control. But there's one action that's extremely simple and effective: changing the way the government measures inflation, which affects how fast government payments rise under a variety of programs.

December 12, 2012 | | Editorials

The double-down president

WASHINGTON -- Americans are justified in feeling numbed by the car alarm of Washington politics.

December 12, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Seegars earns Clemson Hall of Fame honor

Lake Wateree area businessman and former Clemson football standout Stacy Seegars was inducted into the school's athletic Hall of Fame in a weekend celebration held on campus earlier this fall.

December 12, 2012 | | Sports

Demons finish sixth in Beef O'Brady's tourney

Allen Jenerette, Jarelle Hannah and Chris Jackson, all with championship performances, led the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team to a sixth place finish in the Beef O'Brady's Championship held at Fort Mill High School last Friday and Saturday.

December 12, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

Graham has great future

One of the great political highlights of the 2008 elections did not take place in Washington, DC or Columbia, South Carolina, but in the City of Camden, South Carolina. The election of 26 year old Jeffrey Graham brought a pleasant spin to local politics. Many of us saw Jeffrey Graham as a "fresh, interesting, and inspiring" young man who epitomizes the spirit of a new breed of politicians. We looked forward to his leadership. He did not disappoint us.

December 12, 2012 | Rev. Dr. P.W. Wise Camden | Letters

Town Green is a gift

Have you taken the time to walk behind the center of town to the "Town Center" (editors note: Town Green)? My husband and I parked on Broad and walked the alley to the new town square and were confronted with a breath-taking view of King Hagler and Joseph Kershaw -- if you listened very quietly, you could almost hear them speaking. From the top of their heads to the beadwork on King Hagler's moccasins, this statue is wonderfully realistic. Just behind the statue is another beautiful Christmas tree with the blue and red and green lights of Christmas. What a ...

December 12, 2012 | Darlene Mackey Camden | Letters

DeMint served S.C., U.S.

It saddens me to read (Editor Martin L. Cahn's) views regarding Sen. Jim DeMint relating to his service in the U.S. Senate. He served faithfully and honorably, completely the opposite of what you alluded to in your editor's piece. It gladdened my heart to have a truly righteous man as a senator from our state. I am a "Southern boy," born and raised in the South, and still rejoice that we elect people of character who you say "hurt this country." The values that many of we Southerners hang on to, which apparently you "progressives" believe are ...

December 12, 2012 | Steve Parrott Camden | Letters

KCSO’s Justin Dill earns Latham Deputy Sheriff of the Year Award

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Investigator Justin Dill is the 2012 winner of the W. Roger Latham Deputy of the Year Award. Local businessman Joe Upchurch announced Dill's selection Saturday during a Christmas luncheon following the annual Kershaw County Christmas Parade in downtown Camden.

December 12, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire

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Political submissions

By now many readers should be aware of the C-I's policy regarding political submissions during the election cycle. Basically, our policy is to handle ...

October 14, 2016 | | Editorials

Let the wickedness begin

I wish I could scribe this column piece so eloquently that it would send chills down your spine. I wish I could write this piece ...

October 14, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns

Who's the worst person in the world?

WASHINGTON -- It should surprise no one that this presidential election -- the first ever to involve a female nominee from a major party in the top ...

October 14, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Thanks to all for a successful Blues Festival

Thanks to a huge effort by our community, the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County's 20th Annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival was an enormous ...

October 14, 2016 | | Letters

KCC thanks first responders, honors educators

Hurricane matters, a smoking ban and the purchase of a new piece of heavy equipment were among the items before Kershaw County Council during its ...

October 14, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Kershaw County

KCSO arrests 5th car break-in suspect

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office has arrested a fifth suspect in connection with a string of car break-ins that occurred in August.

October 14, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire

David Larry Outlaw

A funeral service to celebrate the life of David Larry Outlaw, 66, of Camden, SC, was held Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Kornegay Funeral Home ...

October 13, 2016 | | Obituaries

Jessie C. Jordan

JEFFERSON -- Mr. Jessie Carroll "Hoss" Jordan, age 67, died Tuesday, October 11, 2016. A Celebration of Life Service will be 12:00 PM Saturday, October ...

October 13, 2016 | | Obituaries

Isalee Hunter

Ms. Isalee Hunter, 88 of 905 Red Hill Road, Camden, passed on Sunday, October 9, 2016.. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a ...

October 13, 2016 | | Obituaries

Melinda Joyce Dent

CAMDEN - Melinda Joyce "Joy" Dent, 72, of Camden, S.C. passed from this life on Thursday, October 13, 2016 after complication following cancer surgery. She ...

October 13, 2016 | | Obituaries

Betty Mae Bracey

Mrs. Betty Mae Bracey Johnson, 76 of 131 Pine Drive, Bethune, passed on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p ...

October 13, 2016 | | Obituaries

Thomas Adamson

Mr. Thomas E. Adamson, 67, of 1140 Cassatt Road, Rembert, passed on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p ...

October 13, 2016 | | Obituaries

Lady Bulldogs host "Dig Pink" on Wednesday

The Camden High School volleyball program will hold its annual Dig Pink Breast Cancer Fundraiser and Awareness Campaign on Wednesday, Oct. 12th beginning at 5 ...

October 11, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle

Storm signals

It appears as though Kershaw County, indeed, South Carolina, got fairly lucky with Hurricane Matthew.

October 11, 2016 | | Editorials

Thanks to all for a good book sale

This past month I have realized just what an extraordinary effort is required to put on a major event. The Friends of the Kershaw County ...

October 11, 2016 | | Letters

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