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By now, everyone is accustomed to being bombarded by different presidential polls that purport to indicate how the race between President Obama and Mitt Romney is going. Many of these focus on the so-called swing states -- those that are still up in the air and will probably decide the election. But political analyst Nate Silver, who's been extremely accurate in predicting political goings-on in the past, has a new measure, and South Carolina ranks at the very top.

August 24, 2012 | | Editorials


KCSD volunteer time, donations top $1.4 million

Community volunteers, businesses and organizations donated time and goods valuing more than $1.4 million to the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) for the 2011-12 school year.

August 24, 2012 | | Education


Obama vs. Romney: meanest campaign ever?

Is this the nastiest presidential campaign ever? That's a toughie. Past campaigns have set the bar so low that, to quote a senior advisor to Mitt Romney, "I don't think a world champion limbo dancer could get any lower."

August 24, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Moment of Nature -- Aug. 24, 2012

This job affords me the luxury of being outside, which I love. During these past two years, I've had the opportunity to observe and capture many moments of nature up close as I prune young trees, perform tree exams and/or water our newly planted trees. The Chronicle-Independent has graciously allowed me to begin sharing my various nature experiences and knowledge of trees with you. It is my hope that your knowledge be enriched by the many wonders right here in our fair city.

August 24, 2012 | | Columns


Did You Know?

August 24, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Rec Notes -- Aug. 24, 2012

Join Patty and Larry Blackmon and Barbara Wilkes at their weekly "night at the beach" and learn this special dance. It's easy to learn for all ages and participants will have fun putting those dance steps into play.

August 24, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


ABLE Club establishes a fund in memory of Dorton; Demons set to honor him with ceremony on Aug. 31

The ABLE Club of South Carolina, the official fundraising organization for Lugoff-Elgin High School athletics has established a fund for persons interested in making donations in memory of former Kershaw County School Board member Joey Dorton.

August 24, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


For the Record -- Aug. 22, 2012

Real estate transactions

August 22, 2012 | | For the Record


James Hampton

Funeral Services for James R. Hampton, 72, of Columbia, formerly of Camden, will be held Friday, August 24, 2012, 4:00 p.m. at Sanders Creek Baptist Church with burial in the Church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

August 22, 2012 | | Obituaries


Leslie Horton

Funeral service for M.D. Leslie "Toad" Horton, 92, will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Timrod Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church and also following the burial in the fellowship building. Memorials may be made to Timrod Baptist Church, 4227 Timrod Road, Bethune, S.C. 29009.

August 22, 2012 | | Obituaries


County man charged with criminal sexual conduct, incest

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested a 35-year-old county man for allegedly sexually assaulting his 17-year-old daughter. In order to protect the victim's identity, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is not releasing the suspect's name.

August 22, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


It's back to school for Kershaw County

August 22, 2012 | | Education


LFD welcomes kids back to school

As Kershaw County Schools opened its doors to students Monday, the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) was there for the third year in a row with their fire trucks at two elementary schools early in the morning as students returned to class. Both an engine and ladder truck were sent from LFD headquarters to Wateree and Lugoff elementary Schools Monday morning as parents and buses brought students back to school on the nervous "first day".

August 22, 2012 | | Education


Yesteryear - Aug. 22, 2012

Photo cutline -- Here for Ceremony -- Among those attending a reception Thursday night at the American Legion Hut were South Carolina American Legion Commander Pierce Flemming, French Consul Jack Muller and his wife Mary, Grande Chief deGare Peter Karres, German Consul First Class Juergan A. R. Staks, Mrs. Burton Gale, Regent, Hobkirk Chapter, D.A.R., and Terry Gregory, American Legion Post 17 Commander. The reception was held in honor of the dignitaries in Camden to attend Friday morning's ceremony at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in honor of Baron DeKalb.

August 22, 2012 | | Yesteryear


Labor Day celebrates ‘life worth living’

Labor Day should be a wakeup call for the attack on worker's rights raging through our country is coordinated, well funded and coming from many directions. The future of the middle class and unions are at stake. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt came in mind.

August 22, 2012 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


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Dogs make Pena’s goal stand in 1-0 win

Roberto Pena scored in the seventh minute of play in Camden High's Saturday afternoon soccer match with visiting Camden Military. That would be all the scoring which Bulldog goalkeeper Richard White would need.

April 15, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Blazers not a good fit for L-E netters

Celebrating the return of first singles player Trevor Black to the fold from an injury, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team breezed to a 6-0 victory over visiting Ridge View in a Region 4-4A match played last week.

April 15, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Sidewalk Survey - April 15, 2015

April 15, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


Flora tops Dogs to move atop 4-AAA race

Should the Camden baseball team be forced to take to the road for a possible first round AAA state playoff game, the Bulldogs can look back on games like this and find out why they occupied the visiting dugout as opposed to their own digs at American Legion Park.

April 15, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Lugoff native serves aboard USS George H.W. Bush

NORFOLK, Va. – A 2013 Lugoff-Elgin High School graduate and Lugoff native is serving on one of the world's largest warships, the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush.

April 15, 2015 | By CMC Spec. Joshua Treadwell Special to the C-I | Military


A centennial celebration

Ellen Lenix Crowell Mickle was born 100 years ago on April 15, 1915. This is a century of celebrating life. She is a resident of Kershaw County and resides in Cassatt. with her grandson James Crowell and his wife Bertha.

April 15, 2015 | | People & Places


Historic Camden commemorates 150th anniversary of Potter’s Raid

istoric Camden Revolutionary War Site will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Potter's Raid both on and off the grounds of the museum Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

April 15, 2015 | | People & Places


CMCOKC receives CVS Health Foundation grant

The Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County (CMCOKC) recently received a $35,000 CVS Health Foundation grant, part of more than $195,000 CVS is giving to community health organizations in South Carolina this year. Those grants, in turn, are part of CVS' multi-year, $5 million commitment to increase access to healthcare in communities nationwide, according to a recent press release.

April 15, 2015 | | Healthcare


Peggy Tate Wallace

Peggy Tate Wallace, 83, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at the Robin Johnson Hospice House in Dallas, N.C.

April 15, 2015 | | Obituaries


Robert Thomas

Mr. Robert Thomas, 79, of 1820 Carter St., Camden, SC entered into rest Friday, April 10, 2015 at KershawHealth.

April 15, 2015 | | Obituaries


Braunwan Marcus Stroud

Braunwan Marcus Stroud, 48, died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 5, 2015 at Carolinas Medical Center in Pineville, NC.

April 15, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mary ‘Jerry’ Saunders

A celebration of life service for Mary Geraldine Fields "Jerry" Saunders, 85, will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Camden, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1-2 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Camden.

April 15, 2015 | | Obituaries


Boyd Eugene Parker

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Boyd "Pop" Eugene Parker, Sr. 92, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM today, April 15, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Burial will follow in Sandy Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00-3:00 PM, prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in Boyd's memory to Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid State-SC, 140 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 210, Columbia, SC 29210.

April 15, 2015 | | Obituaries


Amanda Peake Glover

A service to celebrate the life of Amanda Peake Glover, 32, will be held today at 4:00 p.m. at Spears Creek Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Greg Sweet will officiate. Serving as pallbearers are Tony Campbell, Travis Motley, Bo Seamon, Matt Roach, Duane Peake and Alex Davis. The family received friends Tuesday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Spears Creek Baptist Church, Land Payoff, 116 Spears Creek Lane, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

April 15, 2015 | | Obituaries


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


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