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Thomas E. "Daddy Mac" McLester

Thomas E. "Daddy Mac" McLester of 313 Cool Springs Drive in Camden, transitioned this life on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in the KershawHealth Medical Center. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

May 02, 2012 | | Obituaries


James "Jack" Tolliver

James "Jack" Tolliver, 75, of 2707 Stewart Street in Camden, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Plans will be announced at a later date by Collins Funeral Home.

May 02, 2012 | | Obituaries


Stover Middle School names honor roll students

Leslie M. Stover Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the third nine-weeks period.

May 02, 2012 | | Education


‘Diamond Club’ donation

Frankenmuth Insurance has recognized Upchurch & Jowers Insurance Agency as a "Diamond Club" agency based on its 2011 performance. Representing Frankenmuth Insurance 2007, Upchurch & Jowers earned Diamond Club status by achieving a host of criteria including total premium volume, profitability, growth and retention goals. "It is the loyalty and dedication of our Independent Insurance Agency partners that enables Frankenmuth Insurance to continue serving policyholders with comprehensive insurance solutions," said Frankenmuth Insurance President and CEO John S. Benson. "The effort and professionalism of the management and staff at Upchurch & Jowers reflects our own goal of exceeding the expectations of those we serve ...

May 02, 2012 | | Business


Team politics

The relationship between Gov. Nikki Haley and members of the General Assembly hasn't been exactly lovey-dovey, and there's probably some blame to be placed on both sides. But it does look a bit churlish for the Senate to finally pass a bill that will allow gubernatorial candidates to pick their own running mates, but to postpone the effective date of the bill until after Haley runs for re-election -- as she is presumed to want to do -- two years from now.

May 02, 2012 | | Editorials


CPD seeking shooting suspect

The Camden Police Department (CPD) has issued a warrant for the arrest of Terrence Maurice Harrell, 26, of Scott Street, on a charge of first degree assault.

May 02, 2012 | By MARTIN L. CAHN and MICIAH BENNETT C-I (Camden, S.C.) staff | Crime-Police-Fire


CMS names honor roll students

Camden Middle School has announced its honor roll for the third quarter.

May 02, 2012 | | Education


Real estate transactions -- May 2, 2012

There were no real estate transfers available from the Kershaw County Assessor's office.

May 02, 2012 | | For the Record


Cub Scouts: Doing their best

Cub Scout Pack 303 held its annual Pinewood Derby Race in Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church's Auditorium in March. Cub Scouts take a rectangular block of wood and design and build a car to race in the annual event. Before the Pinewood Derby Race, Cub Scouts and their parents pledge that they have created their own car, and that they will have good sportsmanship. The annual race is a highlight of the Cub Scout program. Pack Committee Chairman Jim Bradshaw watches the race at the finish line with Webelos Scouts Joseph Mazurek, David Harllee, John Copley, and Anthony Williams ...

May 02, 2012 | | Localife


The Polo tradition continues in Camden…

Polo -- "the sport of kings" -- returns to Camden for the 12th annual Camden Cup Polo Match. Set for Sunday at 1:30 p.m., the Camden Cup -- an annual spring benefit for the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) -- will include the polo match as well as the popular Best Tailgate and Best Hat competitions. This once-a-year event is a chance for everyone to enjoy the sport of polo. Gates open at 11 a.m. and the match will begin at 1:30 p.m.

May 02, 2012 | | Localife


Honor rolls reported at Jackson School

Third nine-week honor rolls have been announced at Jackson School.

May 02, 2012 | | Education


Candlelight for Lizzie

Visitors to Hampton Park in Camden Saturday night wrote messages of encouragement to the 4-year-old Lugoff girl who underwent surgery after suffering two broken arms and a broken leg in alleged abuse in her home. The child's mother and boyfriend have been charged. Melissa Ogle organized the candlelight vigil in support of the child and to raise awareness of child abuse. With an outpouring of community concern, the United Way of Kershaw County stepped forward to accept donations for the little girl. They may be sent to the United Way, 110 E. DeKalb St., St. 1, Camden, SC 29020 ...

May 02, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Frederick George William Rehm, Jr.

Frederick George William Rehm, Jr., 94, of Camden, died Saturday, April 28, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

May 02, 2012 | | Obituaries


CPD to host community meetings

The Camden Police Department (CPD) invites Camden residents to a series of community meetings in May. Camden Police Chief Joe Floyd said the purpose of the series is to give citizens of different Camden neighborhoods the chance to voice concerns unique to their communities.

May 02, 2012 | | Camden


Recognition of service

May 02, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


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Matthews to equip KCSO deputies with body cameras

Shortly after taking office in 2011, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews began looking into equipping his officers with body cameras. As time passed his interest took on a more serious nature and in April 2014, he directed one of his staff to begin the process of evaluating different systems.

October 27, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Your vote, your choice

Today, the Chronicle-Independent begins a series of articles summarizing the candidates and issues that will be on the Nov. 4 ballot, one week from Tuesday. Perhaps the most contentious race isn't between candidates but between "yes" and "no" on two referenda offered by the Kershaw County School District.

October 27, 2014 | | Editorials


Everything works out if you let it

A friend of mine, long embroiled in upsets, distractions, problems and tribulations, called one day to announce happily that she was learning to "let things roll right off my back."

October 27, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Ebola fear and politics, from Bamberg to Bangkok

Ebola is scary. It has scared the bejesus out of us here in South Carolina, nationally and literally all over the world.

October 27, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Why a hike in the gas tax is a terrible idea

The issue of road funding -- or, to put it slightly differently, the question of how South Carolina should fix its broken road system -- is now a constant topic in politics and the media. A fair number of state lawmakers have therefore begun to advocate what politicians always advocate when they don't want to make tough decisions about the budget: raising taxes, specifically the fuel tax.

October 27, 2014 | By Shawn McNamee S.C. Policy Council | Columns


Celebrating Mexican independence

Camden Mayor Tony Scully (right) and ALPHA Center Hispanic/Latino Program Coordinator Carlos Harris (left) meet with Javier Diaz de Leon, consul general of Mexico for North and South Carolina, during a celebration of the 204th anniversary of Mexican independence at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, N.C., on Sept. 15. Scully said Mexicans now comprise 9 percent of North Carolina's population and are its second largest trading partner, generating $25 million per day. "Hispanics in South Carolina are 5.3 percent of the population, almost half a million people," Scully said, "with a growth rate of 154 ...

October 27, 2014 | | Camden


Laverne Simpson

A funeral service for LaVerne Ingram Simpson, 84, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 26, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 2:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service in the Family Life Center. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Simpson's memory to Gideon's International, PO Box 1333, Camden, SC 29021.

October 27, 2014 | | Obituaries


Golf tourney benefits Camden High baseball program

The Camden High School baseball program will host a fundraising golf tournament at the Camden Country Club on Thursday, Nov. 13.

October 22, 2014 | | Sports


Countdown to the Colonial Cup

With the 45th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races a little more than a month away, patrons who had reserved parking spaces for last year's Camden fall classic have until Friday, Oct. 10 to assure they retain those spaces. All unsold spaces will be placed for sale to the general public.

October 08, 2014 | | Equine


Colonial Cup set for 45th renewal on Nov. 15

A sure sign that fall and cooler weather is around the corner occurred last Friday with the mailing out of invitations to those on the mailing list for the 45th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races.

September 10, 2014 | | Equine


CHS fall sports schedules

Volleyball

August 27, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


L-E fall sports schedule

Volleyball

August 27, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


North Central fall sports schedules

Volleyball

August 27, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


ABLE Club offers sponsorship options for 2014-15

The ABLE Club of S.C., the official athletic booster club of Lugoff-Elgin High School, is kicking off its membership campaign for the 2014-15 athletic seasons at the school.

August 08, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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