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Margaret Williams celebrated her 100th birthday on August 14. She was born in Rutledge, Missouri but lived most of her life in California. Mrs. Williams moved to Camden in 1992. Family members attending the celebration were Janis Telford, Shannon Telford, Carlos Smith, great-grandson Sawyer Smith, Steve Williams and grandson Jason Williams.

August 19, 2015 | | People & Places


Editorial: Camden & L-E

Friday marks the annual match-up between the Camden High School (CHS) Bulldogs and Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) Demons football teams. It's a much looked forward to start of the high school football season, along with last Friday's Jamboree. We wish both teams well and are excited to see who comes out on top this year.

August 19, 2015 | | Editorials


Picturing Our Town -- Community Camera

August 17, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Noted and passed - Aug. 17, 2015

• We are glad two teenage girls missing from Camden for nearly a week were located, safely. We are glad the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office took the case seriously, did not give up and did what needed to be done to find them. What we still wonder about -- and likely will due to their status as minors -- is why the two girls ran from deputies when they were located at a Camden motel. Insofar as we know, no adults have been charged with the case. Folks commenting on Facebook have, on one hand, said the girls have done this sort ...

August 17, 2015 | | Editorials


Letters: Morgan responds to education funding criticism

I always enjoy reading letters by Mr. Charlie Humphries about education. In his August 14 letter in the Chronicle-Independent, he discussed "bang for the buck" in terms of education spending.

August 17, 2015 | Dr. Frank Morgan, Superintendent Kershaw County School District | Letters


Rich: The South’s love for nicknames

For some reason Southerners, more than any other region, love nicknames. It's really a show of affection when we care enough to bestow a nickname rather than call a person by his Christian name.

August 17, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


KFA Camden Crew dancers shine at Grand National Finals

Several members of the KFA Camden Crew, the competitive dance team based at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County competed at Dance Troupe Incorporated's Grand National Finals in Savannah, Ga.

August 17, 2015 | | People & Places


Walker: Rescued by a bloodhound

A special delivery for Hailey recently showed up at the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO). A $100 check -- in the form of a donation -- for Hailey the bloodhound.

August 17, 2015 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


School News - Aug. 17, 2015

Senior Ericka Contreras, a communications major from Cassatt was recently honored as the first graduate of Coker College's Honors Program.

August 17, 2015 | | Education


Ariail for Aug. 17, 2015

August 17, 2015 | | Ariail


Saturday 5k race at L-E will benefit United Way

Lugoff-Elgin High School will host its inaugural Rival Week 5K run/walk on Saturday, Aug. 15.

August 14, 2015 | | Sports


Correction on Cedrick Malone story

In a story on former Camden High football standout and current University of South Carolina football player Cedrick Malone in the Wednesday, Aug. 5 edition of the Chronicle-Independent, the names of his mother and grandmother were inadvertently mixed up.

August 14, 2015 | | Sports


Michelle Marie Bailey

Mrs. Michelle Marie Bailey, 54, of 1132 Seminole Way, Lugoff, passed on Monday, August 10, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Gethsemane Deliverance Center, Cassatt, with burial in Cedar Cemetery, Camden. Nelson-Haile Funeral Home is in charge.

August 14, 2015 | | Obituaries


Leon Hollis

Mr. Leon Hollis, 60, of Lugoff, died Wednesday, August 12, 2015. Born in New York, New York, he was the son of the late David Sr. and Martha Bynum Hollis. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Saturday, August 15, 2015, at 10 a.m. at Chapel of Remembrance, Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, with burial in Unity United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lugoff. Viewing will be Friday from 2-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Hollis family.

August 14, 2015 | | Obituaries


James L. LaFrage

A funeral service to honor the life of James L. "Jim" LaFrage, Sr., 91, of Camden, SC, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, August 16, 2015 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church. Rev. John Hallman will officiate. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-6:30 p.m., Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Jim's memory to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020 or Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

August 14, 2015 | | Obituaries


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Reader wants stoplight at York and Mill streets

Since Bethune has won their fight for a stoplight at the intersection of U.S. 1 and Hwy. 341, maybe the same Kershaw County Legislative ...

August 24, 2015 | Blanche K. Scott Camden | Letters


Noted and passed - Aug. 24, 2015

• Congratulations to local McDonald's franchisee George Sensor for earning the company's Al Golin Trust Award. As we reported on a recent People & Places ...

August 24, 2015 | | Editorials


Rampell: China lets the market decide

Washington has finally found an issue which can unite both left and right: big, bad, currency-manipulating China.

August 24, 2015 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Amy Peake Twitty

LUGOFF – Funeral service for Amy Peake Twitty, 42, will be held on Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church with burial ...

August 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Marianne F. Stephans

LUGOFF – A service to celebrate the life of Marianne Fitzgerald Stephans, 50, will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 4:00 p.m ...

August 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Frances Jerman

Funeral service to celebrate the life of Frances Smith Jerman, 93, of Camden, will be held Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM at ...

August 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Claude Boudreau

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Jean Claude Boudreau, 84, of Cassatt will be held Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 11:00 AM ...

August 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Bulldog Club continues its membership drive

The Camden High School Bulldog Club membership drive is in full swing for the 2015-16 school year.

August 14, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Fundraiser will benefit retired Thoroughbreds

The South Carolina Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (SCTRF) has been approached by an anonymous donor and for every $1 raised through a gofundme.com account, he ...

July 24, 2015 | | Equine


Bulldog Club kicks off 2015-16 membership drive

The Camden High School Bulldog Club Membership Drive is in full swing for the 2015-16 school year.

July 24, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


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