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What about the kids?

"There's no place for the kids to hang out!" How many times have I listened to that plaintive cry? Some parents want the skating rink returned. Others want an indoor swimming pool. A third set of parents insists to the contrary, "My kids come home to do homework; don't yours?" The good news: according to Joe Eason, director of the Kershaw County Recreation Department, we have more activities for kids than just about any other county in South Carolina. Sometimes, with all due respect, one just needs to look around.

September 05, 2014 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Upchurch & Jowers announces promotions

Victor Jowers, president of Upchurch & Jowers Insurance Agency Inc., proudly announces the promotion of two employees.

September 05, 2014 | | Business


Camden and Lugoff fire departments surpass 2013 MDA ‘Fill the Boot’ Drive

Members of the Camden and Lugoff fire departments, along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), honored their 60-year partnership with the firefighters' annual "Fill the Boot" fundraising campaign Labor Day weekend to benefit children and adults affected by muscle disease throughout Kershaw County.

September 05, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


ATEC fall open house Sept. 16

The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) will hold its fall semester open house on Tuesday, Sept. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. Parents of students and the public are invited to attend and become familiar with the school district's career center.

September 05, 2014 | | Education


Lake Wateree cleanup scheduled for Oct. 11

The Lake Wateree Association (LWA, Kershaw County) and Wateree Home Owners Association (WHOA, Fairfield County) and other volunteers will lead a cleanup of Lake Wateree on Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to noon. The cleanup will cover the entire lake, running out of two sites: Clearwater Marina and Taylor Creek Access.

September 05, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Lady Knights stay unbeaten

After having opened the season with three non-region victories, the North Central volleyball team stepped into Region 4-AA action Tuesday and came away with a 3-2 win over host Buford to improve to 4-0 on the season.

September 05, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


Speaks earns all-tourney honors for Wolfpack

Former Camden High volleyball standout and current North Carolina State University sophomore Maggie Speaks was named to the UNCW Hilton Garden Inn Classic All-Tournament team following the Wolfpack's 2-0 finish at last weekend's tourney played in Wilmington, N.C.

September 05, 2014 | | Sports


So, what else is new? DWTS snubs the cast of Fearless Forecast

You know, with as popular as this contest is and its contestants are, you would think that at least one of the Fearless Forecast gang would have been invited to participate on ABC's Dancing with the Stars.

September 05, 2014 | | Sports


Stradford wins contest opener

Henry Stradford kicked off the 2014 edition of the Chronicle-Independent weekly football contest by turning in a perfect entry sheet and only missing the final point total for the Clemson at Georgia game (played on Aug. 30) by one point.

September 05, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


CHS girls X-C team wins opener

Running over a challenging course on a hot and muggy Tuesday afternoon, the Camden High girls' cross country team returned home from Great Falls with its first win in the initial meet of the season.

September 05, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Golf tourney benefits Toys for Tots

A Toys for Tots charity golf tournament to be played at Beech Creek Golf Club in Sumter on Friday, Sept. 12.

September 05, 2014 | | Golf


First meeting for Camden Garden Club is coming up

The Camden Garden Club will hold its first meeting of the new year on Sept. 8 at the home of Kate Denton.

September 03, 2014 | | People & Places


Kershaw County Library in Camden extends hours

The Kershaw County Library in Camden has expanded its hours of operation.

September 03, 2014 | | People & Places


Local students participate in Palmetto Boys State

In August, more than a dozen young high school men from Kershaw County participated in the Palmetto Boys State leadership program.

September 03, 2014 | | People & Places


Wateree kindergarteners make apple sauce

September 03, 2014 | | People & Places


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I often get questions or laughs about my dog

My dog, Wren, is a Chug, a rather funny-looking mixture of a Pug and Chihuahua. She has a brownish coat and a tail that curls ...

May 18, 2018 | By Anna Mock, CHS C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


Raymie Woolfe passes away in Viginia at 82

Raymond G. (Raymie) Woolfe Jr. who, at 16 while a high school student in Camden, became the youngest jockey at the time to win a ...

May 18, 2018 | | Equine


Dogs finish 13th in state tourney

Battling tougher conditions on Tuesday than they did in Monday's opening round of the AAA state golf championship at Cross Creek Plantation in Seneca ...

May 18, 2018 | | Golf


WILLIE LEE ADAMS

Mr. Willie Lee Adams, 48, of 277 Douglas Street, Camden, passed on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

May 18, 2018 | | Obituaries


WILLIAM CARLOS

Mr. William "Bill" Carlos, 78, of Camden passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Services are incomplete at this time. Collins Funeral Home Inc. is caring ...

May 18, 2018 | | Obituaries


RAYMOND K. COLEMAN

Mr. Raymond K. Coleman, Sr, 80, of Camden, passed away May 14, 2018. He was born May 18, 1938 in Camden, SC. Public viewing will ...

May 18, 2018 | | Obituaries


DELORES ADAMSON JONES

Delores Adamson Jones, 60, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Amos and Lillie Mae Adamson of Cassatt. She ...

May 18, 2018 | | Obituaries


PATRICIA ANN MCMORRIS LEWIS

Mrs. Patricia Ann McMorris Lewis, was born on March 15, 1959, in Camden, SC, to the late Tench and Catherine Kennedy McMorris, Sr. She worked ...

May 18, 2018 | | Obituaries


Editorial: Camden cares for its horses

Horses and the equine community, in general, have played a key role in bolstering Camden and Kershaw County's economic, sporting and cultural lives since ...

May 18, 2018 | | Editorials


Column: Covering Cooter -- Part I

Once, when I was a young newspaper reporter, a jaded executive editor who was a Yankee to boot, was listening approvingly to a story I ...

May 18, 2018 | | Columns


Column: Sentimental journey

I was making my way from Greenville to Lincolnton one Saturday afternoon. I had to take a back road, a blessing. The light was bad ...

May 18, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Jerusalem Jared and the city of truth

WASHINGTON -- The past few days have provided a head-swiveling study in cognitive dissonance and dueling realities.

May 18, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Letter: Writer surprised at Parker's columns

I am writing to respond to both articles written by Kathleen Parker concerning the life of thoroughbred race horses.

May 18, 2018 | Frank Wooten Camden | Letters


Letter: Thank you for the plants and flowers

On behalf of the city of Camden, I'd like to gratefully acknowledge Shannon Littlefield of Littlefield's Garden Center for her creativity and generous ...

May 18, 2018 | Liz Gilland City of Camden Urban Forester | Letters


Lady Bulldogs’ 4 x 400 team runs to AAA championship

Heading into Saturday's AAA state track and field meet at Spring Valley High School as the top seed, the Camden High girls' 4 x ...

May 15, 2018 | | Sports


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