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Campaigns grind on

Rick Santorum took the Louisiana Republican presidential primary last week, but Mitt Romney grinds inexorably on, increasing his delegate count and making it more and more difficult for anyone else to become the GOP standard bearer. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich refuses to face the reality of defeat and stubbornly hangs on, and while there is a mathematical chance someone other than Romney could win, the odds are long.

March 28, 2012 | | Editorials


Sutton joins First Citizens in Camden as retail sales manager

Jackie Sutton has joined First Citizens as retail sales manager. In this role, she will be responsible for implementing sales and business plans and promoting the First Citizens brand in the local market. Sutton will be based at First Citizens' Camden branch, located at 404 E. DeKalb St.

March 28, 2012 | | Business


Yesteryear -- March 28, 2012

Photo cutline -- Teacher Aides -- Students whose work as teacher aides in the 1972 Title One summer program was made possible by the Neighborhood Youth Corps are Beulah McCord, Maxine Hough, and Sylvia Brisbon.

March 28, 2012 | | Yesteryear


Robert Ariail -- March 28, 2012

March 28, 2012 | | Ariail


Happy 55th anniversary!

James and Jessie Simon of Bethune celebrated their 55th Wedding Anniversary March 24, 2012. They marked the special occasion by spending time with their children, Alphonso (Marie), Ronnie, Alonzo (Carol), and Janice Simon and with family.

March 28, 2012 | | Localife


Finally Friday is back at Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County

With the warmer weather comes Finally Friday at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC.) Local band Landslide will take the stage at the first Finally Friday concert of the spring on Friday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. This will be the sixth year for this popular series. Sponsored by NBSC, TruVista, Atlas Gym, City Laundry & Cleaners and Graham Realty, the outdoor concert series provides a casual family atmosphere in which to enjoy a variety of live musical styles. Admission is free to the public and food and beverages will be available for purchase. Guests are encouraged ...

March 28, 2012 | | Localife


Carolina Cup Eve party at Steeplechase Museum

The National Steeplechase Museum will hold a Carolina Cup Eve Party on the back lawn overlooking Springdale Race Course on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. The Museum traditionally invites its members, the general public and visiting horsemen to mix and mingle at the historic setting.

March 28, 2012 | | Localife


Priscilla Buckley

Priscilla Buckley died at her home in Sharon, Connecticut on Sunday, March 25, after a brief illness. She was 90 years old.

March 28, 2012 | | Obituaries


William Shelly Jr.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of William Thomas Shelly, Jr. 57, of Elgin will be private. Mr. Shelly died Friday, March 23, 2012. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of Mr. & Mrs. William Thomas Shelly, Sr. Mr. Shelly was a hard working devoted family man and made a life out of inspiring all those that knew him. He showed his family the true meaning of what a husband and loving father should be. He he will forever be missed.

March 28, 2012 | | Obituaries


Simmons nails hone-in-one at White Pines

Age is just a number.

March 28, 2012 | | Golf


Flowers shines in NC track meet

North Central senior Thomas Flowers led the Knights to a second-place finish in a five-team track meet held at Lancaster last Thursday.

March 28, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


Iva Juanita Lawson

Mrs. Iva Juanita Lawson, 97, of 2509 Carlos Street, Camden, S.C., passed on Saturday, March 24, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

March 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Nicholas Scarborough Sr.

Nicholas Eugene Stallworth Scarborough, Sr. of Camden died at home on Friday, March 23, 2012 after a prolonged illness. A service for Mr. Scarborough will be held at Grace Episcopal Church, Camden, on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 11 a.m. Rev. Charles Davis Sr. will officiate. A reception will follow at the family home. Interment will be private.

March 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Bobby Wilson Sr.

Graveside services for Robert Lee "Bobby" Wilson, Sr., 57, of Kershaw were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2012 in Refuge Baptist Church Cemetery.

March 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Council to consider Bridlewood PDD request

Camden City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on a request to amend plans for the Bridlewood Farms residential development on Springdale Drive.

March 26, 2012 | | Camden


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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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