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County man sentenced to 25 years for CSC

A Camden man will spend the next 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to criminal sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 11. Paris Nates III, 35, who appeared before a circuit court judge earlier this week at the Kershaw County Courthouse could have faced up to 30 years in prison.

September 19, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Breaking partisanship

As President Obama and Mitt Romney batter each other and each other's parties ad nauseum, voters in Kershaw County and across the country continue to be subjected to the same bitter partisanship that keeps Congress and the White House from getting much achieved. In fact, we were struck by another newspaper's recent focus on a book entitled "The Parties Versus The People," by former U.S. Rep. Mickey Edwards, a Republican of Oklahoma. "We have to reclaim our democracy, not from an invading army but from the parasitic destruction waged in the name of partisan interest," Edwards wrote.

September 19, 2012 | | Editorials


Wolverines rebound to upend CMA, 28-13

When you start practice and your season later than most teams, you are forced to play catch-up and try to get to where you need to be in a quicker period of time.

September 17, 2012 | | Camden Military


L-EMS hosts Stover on Wednesday

As a coach, you want your team to be consistent, if nothing else.

September 17, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


This week in KC sports

Monday: Camden at Darlington (TEN – 4:30 p.m.); Cameen home meet vs. TBA (XC - 5 p.m.)

September 17, 2012 | | Sports


KCRD to hold P, P & K competition on Saturday

The Kershaw County Recreation Department and the Camden Kiwanis Club will hold the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition on Saturday, Sept. 22 beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Larry Doby Complex in Camden.

September 17, 2012 | | Sports


Ariail for Sept. 17, 2012

September 17, 2012 | | Ariail


It's time for teachers to speak up

Every year during the week before school starts, I have the privilege to speak to all of our teachers as part of the district's instructional fair. Normally, I use this occasion to thank and recognize these dedicated professionals for all that they have done and continue to do to keep our district moving forward. When I spoke to our teachers on August 14, my main message was that although our district has fallen to the bottom third of our state in terms of funding, the results they are producing are certainly far from the bottom third. (The fact that ...

September 17, 2012 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Erin Lynne Chick and Todd William Kreisman join in marriage

April 14th, Erin Lynne Chick of Camden and Todd William Kreisman of Chicago, IL were joined in marriage in Pasadena, California at Cravens Estate.

September 17, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


Reader wants to know 'the rest of the story'

Camden's public relations firm, Columbia-based McKay Public Affairs, issued the following press release which was published in the Chronicle-Independent as part of an article on Friday 9-7-12.

September 17, 2012 | Rick Trott Camden | Letters


'Y' not a cure-all

After a reading a recent letter regarding the YMCA in this column, and with other recent circumstances that have occurred, I found a need to write a response.

September 17, 2012 | Stephen Sarafin Jr. Camden | Letters


Noted and passed - Sept. 17, 2012

• As the teachers' strike unfolded in Chicago and protesting educators swarmed city streets, we watched with interest as one teacher explained, with a straight face, why they were going out on strike. "We want to make sure all the children in Chicago get the kind of education they deserve," he said. We've noticed that whatever the location, teachers who shut down schools always mouth the party line that they are doing it for the kids and not for themselves. We hope nobody actually believes that.

September 17, 2012 | | Editorials


Barbara Langford

A graveside service celebrating the life of Barbara Holston McGriff Langford, 65, of Camden, will be held at 2:00PM, Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at Wateree Baptist Church Cemetery in Camden. Rev. Bobby James will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday, September 17, 2012 from 7:00-8:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Barbara's memory to Wateree Baptist Church, 2024 Haile Street, Camden, SC 29020.

September 17, 2012 | | Obituaries


KCSO to begin enforcing new noise ordinance

Kershaw County Council adopted a noise ordinance in July that will be enforced by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office. The new ordinance will target loud and unnecessary noise in unincorporated residential areas of the county.

September 17, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Mattie D. Cunningham

Funeral services for Mattie D. Cunningham, 89, of 1005 Medfield Road in Lugoff, will be held Monday, September 17, 2012, 4:00 p.m. at Good Hope Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church with burial in the Good Hope Methodist Church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

September 17, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Clinic Classic 5K hits the streets Saturday

The eighth annual Clinic Classic 5K walk/run will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, April 18.

April 14, 2015 | | Sports


Webb's game-winner gives Dogs 2-1 victory

Hunter Webb headed a rebound from a shot from off the foot of teammate Moises Mata with eight minutes left in regulation to lift the Camden High boys' soccer team to a come-from-behind 2-1 win over host Buford last Wednesday.

April 13, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Miss McCaffrey and Mr. Cook to wed in May

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Dale McCaffrey and Mrs. Eileen Patricia Boyce are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Chelsea Renae McCaffrey to Matthew Michael Cook, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Levern Cook. A wedding is planned for May 16, 2015 at Four O' Three North Lake Venue, 403 North Lake venue in Lexington, S.C.

April 13, 2015 | | Weddings & Engagements


Seasons of the South

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County presents the second annual performance of Seasons of the South -- The Original Home Grown Musical and Storytelling Show, written by Teri Leigh Teed, on Friday in the Wood Auditorium at 7 p.m. A reception for the opening night of Ms. Teed's fine art photography exhibition "Seasons of the South – Celebrate Nature, Celebrate Life " will be held prior to the performance beginning at 5:30 p.m. Jordon Turner (folk harp) and Elizabeth Derrick (Native American flute) will perform during the reception and show. Light hors d'oeuvres will be provided by ...

April 13, 2015 | | People & Places


Churches to host missionary service April 14

Camden First Church of the Nazarene along with Faith Nazarene Church in Lugoff are hosting missionary John Haines from Switzerland.

April 13, 2015 | | People & Places


City of Camden receives $1.6 million NIP grant

The city of Camden recently received a $1.6 million by the South Carolina State Housing Authority through its Neighborhood Initiative Program (NIP). The award will facilitate the purchase and removal of blighted residential structures and improvement of parcels in Camden neighborhoods and adjacent properties in Kershaw County.

April 13, 2015 | | Camden


Bethune’s new business

April 13, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Buford rallies to top NC, 7-2

When they first met on March 13, North Central left Buford with a 22-0 loss in a Region 4-AA baseball game stopped in the fifth inning.

April 13, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle


L-E girls outlast Lady Vikes, 11-7

Although this was only Lugoff-Elgin's fifth game in Region 4-4A softball play, head coach James Marlow knew the importance of the Friday's home game against Spring Valley.

April 13, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Ariail for April 13, 2015

April 13, 2015 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - April 13, 2015

• Congratulations to Johnny Deal and Richard Walkirch for receiving, respectively, the United Way of Kershaw County's Jake Watson and Ann Dallas awards. Deal, often known as "Mr. Camden" or "Mr. Facebook" around town, is one of many people's favorite personalities. That doesn't necessarily win you awards. What does is a commitment to community involvement, which Deal has in spades, working with the Camden Jaycees, Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce, Community Medical Clinic, Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, the United Way and more. As for volunteerism, we can't imagine a more worthy recipient for the Dallas ...

April 13, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: Miss Elinor’s thank you

It often amazes me how many words of kindness and encouragement I receive for the stories I tell. Often, a reader will write, "You don't know me, but I feel that we are friends."

April 13, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Gunn: Joint replacement center offers new option

When the Joint Replacement Center at KershawHealth opened last month, it was a truly collaborative effort resulting in significant benefits for those having total joint replacement surgery. Today, the majority of patients will have surgery, begin therapy the same day and return home on the third day to continue their rehabilitation in the comfort of home. They will return to the things that mean the most to them -- home, family, work, and favorite activities -- sooner and further along in their recovery than before. Already, those who have been through the new program are excited about the change. They recognize the ...

April 13, 2015 | By Terry Gunn, KershawHealth CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Beckham: ‘Oh, you’re the talent’

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a Hollywood star? How would you feel strolling on the red carpet as flashbulbs popped and adoring fans called out to you on Oscar night?

April 13, 2015 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


John Henry Cooper

A graveside funeral service to celebrate the life of John Henry Cooper, 75, of Camden, SC, was held at 4:30 PM, Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Wateree Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Gene Brown officiated. Memorials may be made in John's memory to Kershaw County Home Health Hospice, 124 Battleship Road, Camden, SC 29020.

April 13, 2015 | | Obituaries


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