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A depressing Christmas tree

After reading T. Cameron's article about our local tree I had to go see for myself. I have to agree with him about this tree. What has happened when the City's tree would depress Charlie Brown if he saw it? I was torn between laughing and crying when I saw this tree. If you want to get into the Christmas spirit there is a resident on Cureton Street who goes all out for the holiday and will make up for what the city lacked.

December 28, 2011 | Elizabeth Kee Camden | Letters

Extremism in pursuit of judges is a vice

(Columnist Kathleen Parker is on vacation. In her absence, Ruth Marcus, a columnist with the Washington Post Writers Group, is featured today.)

December 28, 2011 | Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

A natural hat trick

For the third time in as many years, Lackey Surveying won its league title in the Kershaw County Recreation Department youth soccer league. This past season, the team captured the midget division (12-to-14-year-old) championship. Pictured here kneelong, from left, are Nicholas Butler, Benjamin Schnese, Christopher Butler, Robert Lackey and Mikeal Nelson. The back row is made up of Coach Scott Jordan, Cameron Jenkins, Kimberly Rozier, Ryan Kelly, Gray Batten, Campbell Jordan and Coach Robbie Lackey. Missing from the team photo were Shaw Wilgis, Chloe Butcher, Fin Butcher, Joseph McCarley and Coach Randy Wilgis.

December 28, 2011 | | Sports

K of C free throw contest set for Jan. 7

All Kershaw County boys and girls, ages 10 to 14, are invited to participate in the 2012 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Shootout.

December 28, 2011 | | Sports

Tourney time in full swing for KC teams

Here is the slate of tournament events for county teams this week:

December 28, 2011 | | Sports

K of C to host free throw competition

All Kershaw County boys and girls, ages 10 to 14, are invited to participate in the 2012 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Shootout.

December 26, 2011 | | Sports

It's tourney time for county teams

After a break prior to Christmas, Kershaw County's basketball and wrestling teams will head back to the hardwood and the mat, respectively, for pre-New Year's Day events this week.

December 26, 2011 | | Sports

Noted and passed -- Dec. 26, 2011

• We've watched with interest the controversy over the city of Camden's proposed YMCA, and the attendant give and take on both sides. City officials certainly could have been more receptive to those disagreeing with their positions, and some of the opponents could have been more circumspect with their jeers and boos at meetings. But the ongoing debate has been a healthy exercise in democracy and the right of both governing and dissenting. However, we were disappointed to see Y opponent Herb Farber characterize Mayor Jeffrey Graham in a recent news story as a "29-year-old boy." The statement came ...

December 26, 2011 | | Editorials

Requiem for a master contrarian

Only once since my foolish adolescence do I recall actually feeling fortunate to be a smoker, a truly insidious addiction that I have since kicked. It was the slightly chilly Washington evening on which I was joined during a smoke break at a friend's birthday party by Christopher Hitchens, one of the few people who can be called a journalist-intellectual without it sounding like a punch line.

December 26, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns

Our energy potential

Imagine a place where jobs are plentiful, and the housing market is thriving. A place where even low-playing service jobs come with signing bonuses and other benefits.

December 26, 2011 | Ed Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns

Rodney F. Waller

Funeral service for Rodney Fitzgibbons Waller, 45, of West Columbia, will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The Rev. David Robinson will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association.

December 26, 2011 | | Obituaries

Cassatt man dies in collision

A 49-year-old Cassatt man on a motorcycle was struck and killed by another vehicle Friday night between Bethune and Kershaw.

December 26, 2011 | | Miscellaneous

Chambers returns to homeport

U.S. Navy Seaman Apprentice Janie E. Chambers, daughter of Naomi Chambers of Camden and Harry Chambers, of Camden, alongside approximately 5, 500 Sailors attached to USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) recently returned to their Norfolk, Va., homeport.

December 26, 2011 | | Military

Willie "Scralley" Alexander

Willie "Scralley" Alexander, 71, of Seegars Mill Road, Camden, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011.

December 26, 2011 | | Obituaries

Henrietta Drakeford Davis

Henrietta Drakeford Davis, 65, of Carlos Street, Camden, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011.

December 26, 2011 | | Obituaries

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Miss Camden Scholarship Pageant seeking contestants

The Miss Camden Scholarship Pageant is now accepting contestants for the 2016 Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen Pageant to be held January 2, 2016 ...

October 09, 2015 | | People & Places

CBA hosts quarterly breakfast

The Camden Business Alliance (CBA) will host Breakfast Before Hours on Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 8-9 a.m. at the Robert Mills Courthouse 607 South ...

October 09, 2015 | | People & Places

A week unlike any other

It's hard to try and put something funny in this space after what our state, county and our friends and neighbors went through last ...

October 09, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports

Kahler wins football contest

Michelle Kahler missed two of the 14 games listed to win last week's Chronicle-Independent weekly football contest.

October 09, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports

Pets of the Week - Oct. 9, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Harley, a very friendly 2-year-old female pitbull mix (she has a ...

October 09, 2015 | | Pets

Lugoff Automotive Group donates $25,000 to Red Cross

Mark Mason Sr., president of the Lugoff Automotive Group and Midlands Automotive Group, recently announced its dealerships have made a $25,000 donation to the ...

October 09, 2015 | | Business

For the Record - Oct. 9, 2015

(Editor's Note: Due to early deadline issues complicated by the recent flooding storms, we were unable to publish For the Record on Tuesday. We ...

October 09, 2015 | | For the Record

Ariail for Oct. 9, 2015

October 09, 2015 | | Ariail

Editorial: Thankful

One life lost, dozens of homes and businesses damaged, roads and bridges washed out. These are all things caused by flooding which resulted from this ...

October 09, 2015 | | Editorials

Parker: A Rose for racial reconciliation

OXFORD, Md. -- Long before there was a "Black Lives Matter" movement, there was Ruth Starr Rose -- an activist artist whose paintings nearly a century ago ...

October 09, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

CHS volleyball goes all in for breast cancer awareness

The Camden High School volleyball program will host its annual "Dig Pink" Breast Cancer Fundraiser and Awareness Campaign on Wednesday Oct. 7 when Cardinal Newman ...

October 02, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle

October Happenings at the Library

Elgin Branch:

October 02, 2015 | | People & Places

Colonial Cup tickets on sale

Invitations for the 46th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races to be run over the Springdale Race Course in Camden on Saturday ...

September 30, 2015 | | Equine

Jaycees golf tourney set for Oct. 15

Openings are still available for the Camden Jaycees annual golf tournament which will be held Thursday, Oct.15 at the Camden Country Club.

September 23, 2015 | | Golf

Jaycees host golf tourney

The Camden Jaycees' annual golf tournament will be held Thursday, Oct. 15 at the Camden Country Club.

September 09, 2015 | | Golf

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