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Teen warns of dangers from tobacco use

Dear Annie: We are the future. It may sound cheesy, but that's the motto I live by, and it's one of the reasons I believe so strongly in the need to prevent and reduce tobacco use among teens and kids. My passion for tobacco-use prevention started when I saw the harm that tobacco use caused my older sister. She started smoking at age 13 and ended up with an addiction that spiraled out of control, in many ways taking her childhood with it.

April 17, 2013 | | Dear Annie


BMPFD receives $60,000 FEMA grant

The Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department (BMPFD) recent received a $60,430 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. The department will utilize this funding to upgrade portable radio equipment.

April 17, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Stores cited for selling alcohol, tobacco to minors

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is citing seven convenience stores, grocery stores and gas stations for selling either alcohol or tobacco to minors. The KCSO conducted Alcohol Enforcement (AET) compliance checks Monday on numerous stores as part of a continuing effort to keep such products out of the hands of Kershaw County minors.

April 17, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Harry Lee Caldwell

Mr. Harry Lee Caldwell of Camden entered into rest on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at KershawHealth Medical Center.

April 17, 2013 | | Obituaries


Barry Sebastian Coleman

Barry Sebastian Coleman, son of the late James Leroy Coleman, Sr. and Edith Fletcher Coleman, was born in Camden, SC on February 11, 1963 and was translated from Earth to Glory at KershawHealth Medical Center at 2:39 AM on Sunday, April 14, 2013.

April 17, 2013 | | Obituaries


Brian Belton

Mr. Brian Belton, 41, of 353 Crooks Ave. Paterson, NJ passed on Sunday, March 3, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 2 p.m., Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Camden, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Haile's Funeral home is assisting.

April 17, 2013 | | Obituaries


Beauty and the beast

WASHINGTON -- The recent kerfuffle over a secret recording of Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign strategy meeting, which focused on opposition research about a likely opponent, actress Ashley Judd, has divided observers into two groups.

April 17, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Irene Wilson

Graveside services for Irene Peake Wilson, 88, of Elgin, SC will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Harmony Baptist Church in Elgin. Rev. Jimmy Atkerson and Rev. Dan Griffin will officiate. The family will receive friends in the Fellowship Hall following the service. Memorials may be made in her memory to the American Heart Association of SC, Memorials & Tributes, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.

April 17, 2013 | | Obituaries


At KershawHealth, patients come first

I would like to respond to the recent articles concerning KershawHealth's request for help with our EMS. I have lived all my life in Kershaw County. We have a good community with many caring people. This includes county council, KershawHealth's board of directors, and the leadership and employees at KershawHealth.

April 17, 2013 | Kim Price Camden | Letters


Neighbors are making the Clinic Classic a family affair

This year, the Joseph, Battiata and Grumbach families who are all neighbors on Lyttleton St. are making the Clinic Classic a family event.

April 17, 2013 | | People & Places


"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan headlines Camden Mania card

WWE Hall of Fame member and Kershaw County resident Hacksaw Jim Duggan will headline a wrestling show in Camden which is being sponsored by the Camden Police Officers Association.

April 17, 2013 | | Sports


Dreher doubles up Bulldog netters, 4-2

Camden's road to the AAA state tennis playoffs just got a little tougher.

April 15, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle


This week in KC sports

Monday: Lugoff-Elgin at North Central (TEN – 5 p.m.); Andrew Jackson at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.)

April 15, 2013 | | Sports


Bengals no match for L-E on the courts

Cementing its spot for a second straight trip to the state 4A tennis playoffs, Lugoff-Elgin used a 5-1 win over visiting Blythewood on Thursday to put the Demons firmly in third place in the Region 4-4A standings with two conference matches left on the schedule.

April 15, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Guns but no roses

WASHINGTON -- The biggest obstacle to the Obama administration's push for tighter gun control may be its own best argument: Newtown.

April 15, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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LF-R quickly douses another house fire

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews worked quickly to stop and control a house fire in Lugoff within six minutes of entering the home Saturday.

September 02, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


C-I to become twice weekly newspaper in October

Following a national trend, and to perform as efficiently as possible, the Chronicle-Independent (C-I) will transition from publishing three times a week to a twice ...

September 02, 2015 | | Business


Fulton Leroy Mullis

Funeral services for Fulton Leroy Mullis, 70, will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Forest ...

September 02, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ariail for Aug. 31, 2015

August 31, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Katrina

Today's editorial is inspired by Marshall Ramsey's elegant cartoon (above) recognizing the courage, resilience, strength and persistence of those whose lives were irrevocably ...

August 31, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: Those old sports guys

Not long ago, I watched a couple of documentaries on ESPN about the Southeastern Conference called, SEC: Storied.

August 31, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Summer winners

ALPHA Center Executive Director Paul Napper (fourth from left) presents Gayle Carter of First Community Bank (FCB) with the ALPHA Center/Jackson Teen Center (JTC ...

August 31, 2015 | | Education


A charmed partnership

After Brunello and Camden's Liza Boyd cleared the final 4-foot-9-inch oxer in front of a sea of spectators at the Kentucky Horse Park last ...

August 26, 2015 | | Equine


Kershaw County fall sports schedules

Camden

August 26, 2015 | | Sports


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


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