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Noted and passed - Dec. 9, 2013

• A new study shows that dementia is going to be even a bigger problem than originally thought, estimating that 135 million people will have the disorder by 2050; that's a 17 percent increase above previous predictions. Dementia -- with Alzheimer's Disease being the best known type -- has stubbornly fought the best efforts of scientists to discover a cure or a way to slow the progression. These new figures are a stark reminder that for all its advances, medicine is still an inexact science.

December 09, 2013 | | Editorials


The poor dirt farmer

There's nothing glamorous about being a farmer, nothing charming, little endearing and certainly few things easy about it. It is either a calling or a curse, depending on how one looks at it. Some are born into it and some just can't find a way to escape it for it's all they've ever known.

December 09, 2013 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Marley and you

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a black male cat and Marley, a four month old male terrier. 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 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call ...

December 06, 2013 | | Pets


First Thanksgiving -- WES school photo

Wateree Elementary school students from Mrs. Joni Baker's class LB Benavidez, Evelyn Register, Ashtlyn Landy, and Marshall Bullock dressed as Native Americans and Pilgrims to celebrate Kindergarten's "First Thanksgiving."

December 06, 2013 | | Education


Colonial Christmas at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site

Some of the most cherished Christmas customs and symbols were introduced in Britain and America during the 19th century Victorian Era, particularly the 1840s.

December 06, 2013 | | People & Places


Reid Buckley Author Event, Reading from Infinity

Reid Buckley will read from his latest prose book Infinity, Dec. 10 from 5:30 until 7 p.m. at Books on Broad, located at 944 Broad St., in Camden. The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and autographing. Seating is limited.

December 06, 2013 | | Arts


Jackson Elementary School dental screenings

Drs. Moss and Owen of Camden recently provided dental screenings for children at Jackson Elementary School. Above, Dr. Cathy Moss screens a young student. In two hours, the dentists were able to screen 500 children.

December 06, 2013 | | People & Places


Dogs travel to meet L-E on Friday

Camden will make the short trip over the Wateree River to take on Lugoff-Elgin in the first of two consecutive Friday night basketball doubleheaders between the two schools.

December 06, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


L-EMS wrestles past CMS; Leopard Duals set for Saturday

Picking up where they left off last season, the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School wrestling team kicked off its 2013-14 campaign with a 51-27 victory over Camden Middle School on Tuesday night.

December 06, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Price wins contest finale

Marion Price missed just two games and won the final Chronicle-Independent football contest of 2013 outright.

December 06, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


Ariail for Dec. 6, 2013

December 06, 2013 | | Ariail


The GOP’s toxic messaging

WASHINGTON -- As the government health care website chugs along, the Obama administration has initiated a counter-initiative to combat Republican naysaying -- and its weapons are of superior grade.

December 06, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Interim CEO

During a turbulent year at KershawHealth, one theme has been consistent: that patient care has not deteriorated and that the hospital's staff has continued to provide high-level medical services and compassionate care for patients. That's no doubt been made more difficult by the turmoil surrounding the facility's top management and board. Now, with a new executive having been hired to run KershawHealth on a temporary basis, it's time to focus on returning the hospital to profitability and "settling things down."

December 06, 2013 | | Editorials


Lady Bulldog duo earns Region 4-AAA honors

Camden High School senior Madison Grant and junior teammate Morgan Wilson were named to the 2013 All-Region 4-AAA Volleyball Team as selected by the conference's seven head coaches.

December 04, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle


Yesteryear - Dec. 4, 2013

High school girl's data on Battle of Camden to be used for class study

December 04, 2013 | | Yesteryear


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Sheppard to be honored for humane treatment of horses

Racing Hall of Fame trainer and part-time Camden resident Jonathan Sheppard will be honored by New York-based Equine Advocates for his dedication to the humane ...

July 19, 2016 | | Equine


Kiwanis Club contributes $2,000 to JLKC

The Kiwanis Club of Camden has made a $2,000 contribution to the Junior Leadership Kershaw County program supporting the long-standing student leadership program through ...

July 19, 2016 | | People & Places


James Leroy Belk Post 17

July 19, 2016 | | People & Places


Lugoff-Elgin High School Band holds equipment fund

The Lugoff-Elgin Band Program is currently experiencing growth in both quality of performance and student participation. Next year, the program anticipates large numbers in each ...

July 19, 2016 | | Education


Alfred B. Boykin

CAMDEN - A funeral service to celebrate the life of Dr. Alfred B. "Fred" Boykin, Jr. of Columbia, SC was held Monday, July 18, 2016 at ...

July 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


Ernest L. Davis, Sr.

LUGOFF – Memorial services for Ernest Lee Davis, Sr., 86, will be held Wednesday at 6:00 p.m., with a visitation 1 hr prior at ...

July 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


Master potter John Bartlam made America’s first porcelain

In 1972, Dr. George Terry travelled to Cainhoy, on the Wando River near Charleston, on a hunch. For years he had been researching a potter ...

July 15, 2016 | Katherine Richardson | Editorials


Philando Castile’s gun permit might have gotten him killed. I’m white. My own permit gets me out of

(Occasionally Phil Noble has guest writers for his columns. This week's entry is by Corey Hutchins, 2011 and 2012 S.C. Press Association Journalist ...

July 15, 2016 | Corey Hutchins | Editorials


Arial For July 15, 2016

July 15, 2016 | | Ariail


Reader suggests getting out of our ‘bubbles’ to fight racism

Where does racism come from? Some say it's been around forever; and, you're not going to change that. Now, that's a discussion ...

July 15, 2016 | Vicki Porter Camden | Letters


Thank a cop

At Tuesday's Kershaw County Council meeting, Camden's Bob Clithero -- an Air Force veteran from the Korea and Vietnam wars -- urged the public to ...

July 15, 2016 | | Editorials


School News - July 15, 2016

Dana Oree, of Elgin, graduated from Troy University during Term 3 of the 2015/2016 academic year.

July 15, 2016 | | Education


ERNEST POWELL, JR. - Camden

Mr. Ernest Powell, Jr., 70, of 2046 Brewer Springs Road, Camden, passed on Saturday, July 9, 2016.

July 15, 2016 | | Obituaries


LUCINDA W. KIRKLAND - Camden

A private memorial service for Lucinda Walker Kirkland, of Camden, SC will be held at a later date. She was born in Schenectady, NY and ...

July 15, 2016 | | Obituaries


CATLETHA BROOKS - New York, N.Y.

Ms. Catletha Brooks, was born to the Ernest and Selena Brooks on March 30, 1962. She entered into eternal rest on June 14, 2016, at ...

July 15, 2016 | | Obituaries


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