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A bum year in Washington

WASHINGTON -- What a massively disappointing year, and how slim the hopes for a more productive 2014.

December 24, 2013 | By Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Mystery cup

Help the Chronicle-Independent solve a mystery! Can you identify this mystery tennis trophy cup, or explain how it ended up more than 2,700 miles away in Yakima, Wash.?

December 24, 2013 | | Viewpoint


Timeless classic

We offer this timeless piece which was first published in The New York Sun in 1897, when editor Francis Church was faced with the following letter from a little girl named Virginia O'Hanlon:

December 24, 2013 | | Editorials


Cub Scouts receive ‘Arrow of Light’ award

Cub Scout Pack 303 held their holiday banquet, sponsored by Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. The program started with Bill Beale leading the Scouts in Christmas carols. Pastor Steve Patterson had the benediction, Cub Master Norman Gullard had the opening ceremony and Jim Bradshaw welcomed guest and leaders. The Scouts had a surprise guest -- Mrs. Santa Claus! She gave each Scout a gift. The Scouts then held an impressive candle lighting ceremony to open the awards ceremony. The following Scouts received awards:

December 24, 2013 | | People & Places


Marine Corps, KershawHealth’s Toys for Tots campaign a success

Christmas morning will be happier for hundreds of children in Kershaw County thanks to the efforts of the Marine Corps Reserves' "Toys for Tots" campaign, KershawHealth employees and a host of local partners. More than 900 toys destined for local children were collected during the "Stuff an Ambulance" drive on December 7. The toys will be distributed by volunteers from the Marine Corps Reserves. The goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate children that will help them become responsible, productive andpatriotic citizens.

December 24, 2013 | | People & Places


For the Record - Dec. 25, 2013

Real estate transactions

December 24, 2013 | | For the Record


AJ girls upend Lady Knights

A tough week only got tougher on Friday night as the North Central girls dropped a 69-38 decision to visiting archrival Andrew Jackson.

December 23, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


This week in KC sports

Monday: Lugoff-Elgin girls in Y.C. Winborn Classic at Rock Hill (BB - TBA)

December 23, 2013 | | Sports


John Reynolds

Funeral services for John Mack Reynolds, 97, of Lugoff, SC will be held on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Springvale Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel, Saturday, December 21, 2013, from 6:00-8:00 PM. Memorials may be made in his memory to Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund.

December 23, 2013 | | Obituaries


Richard Kirkland’s historic, heroic deed reaches 151 years

The famed "Angel of Marye's Heights," Richard Rowland Kirkland of Camden and Kershaw County and his historic deed during the Battle of Fredericksburg in December of 1862 was 151 years ago this December and is still remembered and honored in both Camden and Fredericksburg, Va.

December 23, 2013 | | People & Places


KershawHealth Hospital Auxiliary hosts Lights of Love campaign

The Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth began its annual Lights of Love fundraising project on November 15. The program will continue through Jan. 1, 2014.

December 23, 2013 | | People & Places


Christmas tree memories

Christmas is the time that we pack expectations into every package we wrap and for weeks anticipate that one, perfect Currier-Ives day.

December 23, 2013 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Pet talk - Dec. 23, 2013

Traveling over the holiday season is a tradition that many families uphold. Whether you're going to visit out-of-town family members or embarking on your annual Colorado ski trip, escaping from the hustle and bustle of everyday life can be quite the holiday treat. For your furry family members, however, this is not the case. Being left alone at home while the people you love are away can be an unsettling experience, so here are some tips for keeping your pets comfortable and happy while you're gone.

December 23, 2013 | Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences | Pets


Clifford 'Joe' Goodwin

Manning -- Mr. Clifford Joseph "Joe" Goodwin, 68, of 10 East Hospital Street, Manning and formerly of Camden died Thursday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Goodwin Family.

December 23, 2013 | | Obituaries


John David O'Cain

Graveside service for John David "Johnny" O'Cain, 52, will be held Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in Hardshell Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

December 23, 2013 | | Obituaries


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First responders are superheroes

When the call comes, they have the training, equipment and courage to respond. Be it during dinner or Sunday school, these superheroes work long hours ...

June 16, 2017 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


The role of business in legislative affairs

Recently, I've been thinking about the role of businesses in legislative affairs. My perception has been that larger businesses are the ones who get ...

June 16, 2017 | By Amy Kinard C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Births - June 16, 2017

BAIPHO

June 16, 2017 | | Births


ARRIS ODELL HALLEY

Funeral service for little Master Arris Odell Halley, 6, of 11A, Rivers Edge Apts., 971 Wateree Blvd. will be held Monday, June 19, 2017, 11 ...

June 16, 2017 | | Obituaries


JOHN RICHARD YOUNG

Funeral services for John Richard Young, 85, will be held Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at Dekalb Baptist Church with burial to follow in ...

June 16, 2017 | | Obituaries


KCSO arrests man after 150-plus motorcycle chase

Nearly a week ago, during the early morning hours of Saturday, June 10, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 23-year-old Sumter man ...

June 16, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Summer camp season continues

Here is the listing of youth sports camps in Kershaw County for the week of June 19:

June 13, 2017 | | Seasonal Sports


BES announces 4th quarter honor roll

The following students were named to Bethune Elementary School's honor roll for the fourth nine weeks:

June 13, 2017 | | Education


Third annual Patriots, Picnic & Pops is July 2

Historic Camden and members of the Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will host the third annual Patriots, Picnic & Pops celebration at Historic Camden on Sunday ...

June 13, 2017 | | People & Places


Best in show

June 13, 2017 | | Arts


Eagle Scouts

BSA Troop 38 of Camden Military Academy held an Eagle court on May 20, 2017 on 4:00 PM. The ceremony was held at Grace ...

June 13, 2017 | | People & Places


Ariail - June 13, 2017

June 13, 2017 | | Ariail


Budget time

Across Kershaw County and the state, local governments are putting finishing touches on the upcoming fiscal year's budgets. Indeed, Kershaw County Council will take ...

June 13, 2017 | | Editorials


Rodney teaches

After Sunday dinner, while the others cleaned, talked or dealt with children, I sat down in a recliner matching the one that Rodney was in ...

June 13, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - June 13, 2017

One of the most exciting things to happen in NASCAR in a very long time didn't happen during a race. Rather, it happened when ...

June 13, 2017 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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