Morse code, once a vital method of sending messages across telegraph lines, was the primary method of communication with other amateur radio operators. As technology evolved amateur radios became capable of voice transmissions and code slowly, over the past 100 years, lost its important role.
By Jackie Jordan
Kershaw County Council was scheduled last night to hold first reading on an ordinance which would allow Sunday alcohol sales in the county. Both the towns of Camden and Elgin have in past years changed their laws to allow Sunday sales, and businesses in unincorporated areas are now left at a disadvantage in not being able to match those sales.
Students vie for county crown in district spelling bee tonight
WASHINGTON -- When the going gets tough, well, why not just make the going easier?
SAFE Federal Credit Union recently recognized Dee Dee Cannon, of the credit union's Rutledge Street branch in Camden, as its Teller of the Year. SAFE honored Cannon during its annual Staff Training and Recognition Day in February. During the ceremony, the credit union recognizes "the best of the best" in different job categories, along with awards for sales, volunteerism, service, and leadership.
Abundant Life Fellowship Church is hosting the Building People Conference, Thursday through Saturday at the church on the 800 block of Laurens Street in Camden.
Chronicle-Independent (C-I) staff reporter Gary Phillips recently received a 2013-2014 community service award from Central High School in Pageland. Phillips received the award for supporting Central Eagles athletics while serving as editor of The (Pageland) Progressive Journal. Although Phillips did not attend the event, Central officials announced the award during its Fall Athletic Awards night at the school Feb. 18.
Funeral service for Vernell Douglas Cain, 80, will be held Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at First Assembly Church of God with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Bruce Marthers will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.
Harold Joseph McNinch, Jr. of Simpsonville, SC passed away on March 7, 2014. He was born in Camden, SC on March 18, 1947. He was the son of Elizabeth W. McNinch and the late Harold J. McNinch.
Mr. James Spain, Jr., 66, of 7825 Edward Street, Rembert died Sunday. Family and Friends may call at 7835 Edward Street, Rembert. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Spain Family.
(This story originally appeared in the Summerville Journal Scene on March 5, 2014, and is reprinted here by permission. Melinda Johnson, a Camden native, is the daughter of Wayne and Alice Williams of Camden.)
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As I noted in my column last month, the ultimate objective for KershawHealth is providing quality care for all the people in this community, and one of the biggest factors affecting our success in that endeavor is local support for this hospital. Do people in the community trust and value what KershawHealth offers enough to make it their first choice for care?
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...
Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) students captured first place in state competition for their community awareness project on fighting hunger in Kershaw County.
We would like to take a moment to applaud and thank the dedicated board and staff of the ALPHA Center for the services it provides ...
As the first Grand Marshall of the -- I hope annual -- Montessori Leprechaun Parade, I'm thinking today might offer an opportunity to comment on the ...
Recently, the U.S. GOP House leaders okayed legislation to restructure our nation's healthcare system. The Affordable Care Act, (ACA), also known as "Obamacare."
If one game is any indication of what is to come, the Region 6-4A baseball season can turn into one heck of a wild ride.
Following a season-opening win, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team has since fallen upon hard times.