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Olympic spirit

The 2012 Olympic games begin today in London, and while there's always a touch of politics involved, the event still is inspirational as an example of international goodwill among all those who participate. The opening ceremonies have become an extravaganza over the years, but the best part is still the entrance into the stadium of the athletes from around the world, all there to compete against each other in the best tradition of sportsmanship.

July 27, 2012 | | Editorials


JRT Sidewalk Survey:

Job Readiness for Teens (JRT), formerly Juveniles Experiencing Excellence Program (JEEP), is a part of the Safe School/Healthy Students grant administered through the Kershaw County School District. JRT teaches practical job and life skills training with real world experience. JRT teaches its students résumé building, etiquette and interview tips. JRT participants spend 40 hours in the work place and are paid through the Department of Juvenile Justice. Local participants include SAFE Bank, Springdale Health Care Center, Camp Emmanuel, Camp Kirkwood, and the Kershaw County School District Office. About 30 percent of students are asked to stay at their ...

July 27, 2012 | | Education


Tax tips - July 27, 2012

If you adopted a child last year and requested an extension of time to file your 2011 taxes, you may be able to claim the expanded adoption credit on your federal tax return. The Affordable Care Act temporarily increased the amount of the credit and made it refundable, which means it can increase the amount of your refund.

July 27, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


New bridge

Nicholas Wrobel achieved the distinction of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor ceremony on July 7th. Nicholas' required service project included replacing an outdated boardwalk at Goodale State Park with an American's With Disabilities Act compliant footbridge. Nicholas is pictured here with Park Ranger Dan Thompson on the bridge he constructed along the park's nature trail. The son of Tony and Donna Wrobel of Ridgeway, Nicholas was a member of Boy Scout troops 342 and 305 of Sumter before relocating to Troop 316, sponsored by St. John's United Methodist Church, in Lugoff. Nicholas will be a ...

July 27, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Brenda Burris

Funeral service for Brenda Mae Hudson Burris, 68, will be held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Greg Sweet will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, from 7 – 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

July 27, 2012 | | Obituaries


Evan Raper

A memorial service for Infant Evan Michael Raper, of Elgin, will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The Rev. Dr. Robert Winburn will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

July 27, 2012 | | Obituaries


Demonstrative jumps up to win Kiser Stakes at Saratoga

Patiently biding his time near the back of 10-horse field in Thursday's $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Memorial Novice Stakes, Robbie Walsh pulled the trigger at the right time as Demonstrative carried him to victory in the first steeplechase of the 2012 Saratoga meet.

July 27, 2012 | | Equine


Carlee G. Edwards

Carlee G. Edwards, 90, of 186 Clear Water lake Road in Camden died Tuesday, July 24, 2012. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

July 27, 2012 | | Obituaries


Pets

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Sullivan, a 2-year-old male Australian shepherd mix and a gray and white kitten. 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 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden.net. The ...

July 27, 2012 | Julie J. Prickett C-I | Pets


Rec Notes - July 27, 2012

Join Patty and Larry Blackmon and Barbara Wilkes at their weekly "night at the beach" and learn this special dance. It's easy to learn for all ages and participants will have fun putting those dance steps into play.

July 27, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Computers are available

This is in response to the article in the Chronicle Independent on Friday, July 20, 2012. County Council Vice Chairman Sammie Tucker Jr. was quoted as saying he did not have "ready access" to a computer. Thus the reason he had not filed appropriate paperwork for his position on Kershaw County Council. I would like to take this opportunity to inform Mr. Tucker that we, Kershaw County, have a public library with "ready access" to computers. The hours are as follows:

July 27, 2012 | Beverly Cassady Cassatt | Letters


Murphy falls to eventual champ

It took the eventual champion to knock her out, but Elgin's Kelli Murphy advanced to the quarterfinals of last week's 64th United States Girls' Junior Golf Championship before losing to Minjee Lee of Australia, 4 and 2.

July 25, 2012 | | Sports


Jr. 17ers drop pair in state tournament

After a 13-win regular season and a pair of two-game sweeps in the state playoffs, the Kershaw County Junior American Legion baseball team saw their season end in the state tournament at Socastee High School in Myrtle Beach this past weekend.

July 25, 2012 | | Sports


Signed, sealed and ready to be delivered

Camden and Kershaw County residents will get their first look at the newly issued Larry Doby Forever stamp at Thursday's stamp dedication ceremony to be held at the Camden Archives and Museum.

July 25, 2012 | | Sports


2012-13 KCSD volunteer applications now available

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials are encouraging persons who want to volunteer in schools this year to complete the online application as soon as possible.

July 25, 2012 | | Education


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Moment of Nature - April 29, 2016

Folk singer Pete Seeger wrote a song in the 1950s which was later performed in 1965 by the The Byrds. The lyrics, in part, go ...

April 29, 2016 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader: Trump’s plans ‘knee jerk’ at best

How might a Trump presidency play out on a day-to-day, week-to-week, year-to-year basis? Some may choose to have him elected just to continue to hear ...

April 29, 2016 | Vicki Porter Camden | Letters


USC student wants investment in early ed

All kids deserve a strong start to life.

April 29, 2016 | Ja’Varis Crim Camden | Letters


Reader thankful of support for daughter with diabetes

I would like to thank all the wonderful people of Camden for their outpouring of support for my daughter, Caroline.

April 29, 2016 | Lisa Woolard Camden | Letters


HAROLD W. FLYNN - Camden

Harold William Flynn, 85, of Camden, SC died Monday, April 25, 2016 at the The Covenant Place of Sumter. Graveside services were conducted by the ...

April 29, 2016 | | Obituaries


BENJAMIN J. GRIPPER - Camden

Mr. Benjamin Jermaine Gripper, 24, of 652 St. Paul Road, Camden, passed on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will announced at ...

April 29, 2016 | | Obituaries


PATRICIA C. JOHNSON - Camden

CAMDEN -- Funeral service for Patricia Cook Johnson, 63, will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Household of Faith ...

April 29, 2016 | | Obituaries


ERIC E. JONES - Camden

Funeral service for Mr. Eric Eugene Jones, 52, of 755 Knights Hill Rd in Camden, will be held Monday, May 2, 2016, 1:00pm at ...

April 29, 2016 | | Obituaries


JOHN V. JOYNER - Camden

CAMDEN -- Funeral service for John Virgil Joyner, 84, will be held today at 2:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to ...

April 29, 2016 | | Obituaries


JUDY MCDOWELL - Camden

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Golda "Judy" Weathers McDowell, 89, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, May ...

April 29, 2016 | | Obituaries


ANITA C. PALUMBO - West Virginia

Anita Cottle Palumbo, 91, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. A native of West Virginia, she was born on July 3, 1924 and was ...

April 29, 2016 | | Obituaries


MITCHELL SHIGGS - Camden

Mr. Mitchell Shiggs, 64, of 1118 Wilder Street, Camden, SC, passed on Sunday, April 24, 2016.

April 29, 2016 | | Obituaries


MENDEL L. WILLIAMS - Kershaw

A funeral service for Mendel Lee Williams, 73 of Kershaw, was held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, April 28, in Pineview Baptist Church, Kershaw ...

April 29, 2016 | | Obituaries


Wyatt retiring as CCKC director

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is preparing to say farewell to long-time Chamber Choir of Kershaw County (CCKC) Music Director Dr. Susan ...

April 29, 2016 | | People & Places


LF-R responds to trailer fire at Target

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews quickly put out a trailer fire at the Target Distribution Center around 11:30 p.m. Monday.

April 29, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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