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Lake safety

With Memorial Day just behind us, the "official season" at Lake Wateree has begun, and between now and Labor Day, thousands of Kershaw County residents will be taking to the lake to enjoy summer fun. Duke Energy recently released a summer safety document, and we'd like to join in urging people to use sound judgment and common sense at the lake, lest recreation turn into tragedy.

May 30, 2014 | | Editorials


Forgetting Tiananmen

BEIJING -- The young man approached with an air of furtive urgency, covering his mouth with his hand. "Please can you tell me," he asked, "what happened in 1989?"

May 30, 2014 | By Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


City of Camden looks to purchase Ross Beard Gun Collection for $700,000

The city of Camden may spend $700,000 to permanently acquire the Ross E. Beard Jr. Gun Collection, a significant portion of which is already housed at the Camden Archives and Museum. City Attorney Lawrence Flynn, who brought forward a proposal to generate a hospitality fee revenue bond to pay for the collection, said the collection would be "an exciting asset for the city."

May 30, 2014 | By Haley Atkinson and Tenell Felder C-I news staff | Camden


Maxey Johnson

Maxey Johnson, 65, of Camden entered into rest on Thursday, May 21, 2014 at KershawHealth.

May 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


Rosa Wood

Funeral service for Mrs. Rosa Wood, 79, of 73 Trinity School Road in Lugoff will be held Friday, May 30, 2014, 11:00 A. M. at James Chapel AME Church with burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Wood died Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

May 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


McGovern to be KCSD special services director, McCray to be CHS assistant principal

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees named Tarry McGovern to be the district's new special services director and Judith McCray to be an assistant principal at Camden High School (CHS) for the 2014-15 school year.

May 30, 2014 | | People & Places


Fundraiser to benefit Elgin Military Salute Monument

The town of Elgin will host a chicken bog fundraiser dinner June 13 from 4-7 p.m. at Blaney Baptist Church's Fellowship Hall. Tikets can be purchased from Elgin Town Hall and the cost is $7.50 per adult and $4 per child (12 and under). You can bring your family and dine in or stop by and pick up a to-go plate. All proceeds raised from this dinner will be used to assist in the construction of the Elgin Military Salute Monument, which is located at Potter Community Park in Elgin. Above, Kershaw County citizens revere flags recently ...

May 30, 2014 | | People & Places


‘André Michaux’ to revisit Camden during KCHS program Sunday

The "ticket" to attend a lively Kershaw County Historical Society program Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Bloomsbury Inn in Camden is a paid-up membership in the society.

May 30, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Corrections from Lady Demons softball story

There were two mistakes made in last Friday's edition of the Chronicle-Indepedent regarding honors earned by members of the Lugoff-Elgin softball team.

May 28, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Being female

I learned early that being female was not a blessing. My father, a farmer who wanted all boys, had nine girls and only two boys. His first wife had nine children before she died, five little girls in graves. Few children grew to adulthood in those days. When my mother and father married and had two more children, I remember hearing my mother often tell my brother how proud my father had been to have another son, never mentioning pride in relationship to his final girl.

May 28, 2014 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Crowe flies to another Creed tourney title

Trace Crowe of Bluffton shot a final round 67, coming from behind to win his second Creed Junior Boys' Invitational hosted by Camden Country Club.

May 28, 2014 | | Golf


Gene Autrey Rhodus

A service to celebrate the life of Gene Autrey Rhodus, 75, will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Dr. Freddie Wilson will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

May 28, 2014 | | Obituaries


Curtis Rabon

Curtis Rabon, age 77, of Warren, Michigan died May 24, 2014.

May 28, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ruby Catoe Jackson

Ruby Catoe Jackson, 82, of Bishopville, died Sunday, May 25, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

May 28, 2014 | | Obituaries


Celena Marie Arledge

Memorial services for Celena Marie Arledge, 70, of Jackson, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at the Chapel of George Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

May 28, 2014 | | Obituaries


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The downtown duck pond

In 1798, a committee composed of James Kershaw, John Kershaw, William Lang, James Chesnut and Samuel Mathis surveyed the land which would be called "The ...

March 21, 2017 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Paying for enrollment growth

Kershaw County is growing, to be sure. The County's "Vision 2030" Plan, a very thorough and visionary document, contains a projection that the population ...

March 21, 2017 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Yesteryear for March 21, 2017

Columbia psychic Mary Green will make an encore appearance before the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce's Coffee Club Tuesday in Camden.

March 21, 2017 | | Yesteryear


Pets available for adoption

Among the animals available for adoption at the Thiel-Meyer Adoption Center are a Terrier mix black puppy, and Pretzel, a 2-year-old Labrador, Retriever mix female ...

March 21, 2017 | | Pets


Dogs, Demons stay perfect in regions

Don't look now but both Camden and Lugoff-Elgin used Friday night baseball wins to stay atop their respective conference standings. North Central, on the ...

March 21, 2017 | | Sports


Dogfest has a full day of activities on tap

DogFest: A Celebration of Being a Camden Bulldog, will be held on Saturday, March 25 at Camden High's Legion Field.

March 21, 2017 | | Sports


NC, L-E softball teams lose region games

Rain and cold weather forced the North Central softball team to postpone games with Lee Central and Westwood early last week. Not having played those ...

March 21, 2017 | | Sports


This week in KC sports

Monday: Hartsville, McBee, West Florence at Camden (G – 4 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin JVs, Lee Central at Camden Military Academy (G – 4 p.m.); Camden Military ...

March 21, 2017 | | Sports


Officer honored

Lt. Tyrell Cato, who recently earned the professional designation of Certified Jail Officer through the American Jail Association, was recognized by Kershaw County Council for ...

March 21, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


For the Record - March 21, 2017

Real estate transactions

March 21, 2017 | | For the Record


County Births - March 21, 2017

BAKER

March 21, 2017 | | Births


Protective Packaging Inc. celebrates 30 years

Thirty years ago Tom Price, president and CEO of Protective Packaging, Inc., began his endeavor to become a successful custom folding carton manufacturer in a ...

March 21, 2017 | | Business


Thanks to grant, LF-R gets eight new AEDs

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) recently purchased eight new automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, thanks to a more than $8,600 grant from the Firehouse Subs Public ...

March 21, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


ATEC students win community awareness competition

Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) students captured first place in state competition for their community awareness project on fighting hunger in Kershaw County.

March 21, 2017 | | Education


Ariail - March 17, 2017

March 17, 2017 | | Ariail


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