It has been my distinct pleasure and honor to serve for two years as chairman of the Camden Garden Club's project to restore and preserve the Joseph Kershaw Gravesite. Members of this hard-working committee have planted, mulched, pruned, weeded, monitored, and dedicated themselves to restoring this historically significant plot of land to the glorious state it deserves, as the final resting place of the founder of Camden, and one of the state's first patriots.
Many years ago, there was a Carolina Cup race director who insisted that every person in attendance was there to watch the horses run and that none of them were interested in the social aspects of the day -- or in taking a drink. That, of course, wasn't close to true, and there's a reason that the Cup has often been called the largest outdoor cocktail party in South Carolina. It is indeed a social occasion, and the consumption of alcoholic beverages has always played a part in its success. And yes, there always have been people who have ...
I could tell by my husband's face the news wasn't good. It was a scenario my doctor and I had not discussed. Prior to my surgery, I had only imagined a positive outcome. In fact, I wanted the procedure on my knee done as soon as possible. I thought, "Great. I'll be running again in about three weeks. That's good for me." Then, BAMM! (Funny how life can do that and so quickly!) It does it in such a way that we are at times completely blindsided. I should have listened to all my voicemails that ...
I've covered news for nearly four decades in Kershaw County yet I've never been as shocked as I was upon learning yesterday that the S.C. Department of Wildlife will release more than 10,000 deadly cotton-mouth moccasins into Lake Wateree later this summer.
Tripp Speaks has been one of those pitchers which every baseball coach loves to have on their team.
Camden native and 13-year NFL veteran Vonnie Holliday is hosting the Vonnie Holliday Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon on Friday night, pril 1 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the AMF Lanes on Bush River Road in Columbia.
It will not exactly be business as usual in College Park for Saturday's 79th running of the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races, but the objective will be the same.
The word "transparency" has become a popular one for politicians to use. After all, how many citizens are there here in Kershaw County -- or across South Carolina and the United States, for that matter -- who aren't in favor of a more open government? Not many. Indeed, transparency was one of the key platforms of Gov. Nikki Haley's campaign, and the issue no doubt contributed to her victory. A little squabble is now kicking up between her and State Treasurer Curtis Loftis over which is more committed to transparency and openness. Along with being amusing, it's also interesting.
"Remember when..." is a weekly historical feature showcasing life in Kershaw County, taken from the archives of the Chronicle-Independent. The Camden Midget basketball team won the state championship in the state tournament played at Myrtle Beach in March 1954. Celebrating the win are (first row, from left) Harold Robinson, Jimmie Roller, Jimmie Haynes, Charles Davenport, (second row) coach Clyde Jahnke, Lindsay Pierce, Bobby Johnson, Larry Foster, Lee McCaskill, Bobby Robinson, coach Giles Huggins and city recreation director Bob Allen. Not pictured is Marion Sheheen. In the championship game, Camden defeated Myrtle Beach 25 to 21.
46 YEARS AGO -- March 29-31, 1965
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Memorial service to celebrate the life of Ralph Gregory Mackey, 64, of Camden will be held at 3:00 PM Friday, April 11, 2014 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends following the service in the Family Life Center. Rev. David Weaver will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mr. Mackey's memory to Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church , 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020 or Epworth Children's Home, 2900 Millwood Avenue, Columbia, SC 29205.
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Middle school students looking for something fun to do this summer will have an opportunity June 9 and 10 as the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) hosts its annual summer camp.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Lily Talbert Rowan, 87, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
Camden rebounded from Thursdays' 10-0 conference loss to A.C. Flora by shutting out Carolina Forest, 2-0, in Friday's opening round of the Airport Select Invitational boys' soccer tournament.
Habitat to pick family for first housing project
Wateree Elementary School students Teagan Rabon, Emmy Sarabia, Cassidy Mosley and Noah Bounsavath learn about bunnies.
Do you have plans for Easter?
Now that I have your attention, let's narrow the focus a bit and talk about sex education in South Carolina. It may not be as titillating, but it's still really important.
The Elgin Police Department (EPD) is participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) safe disposal of unused or out of date prescription drugs.
Middle school students looking for something fun to do this summer will have an opportunity June 9 and 10 as the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) hosts its summer camp.
WASHINGTON -- Rush Limbaugh can relax. The popular "demon of the right" has been replaced at least through the midterms by the Koch brothers, Charles and David.
The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will hold its annual "Great to be a Gamecock Gathering" on Tuesday, April 29 at the Old South Restaurant in Camden at 6:30 p.m.