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Power of the Ballot Box

I appreciated your thoughtful and instructive commentary in the February 25, 2013, issue of the Chronicle-Independent regarding the "Citizens United" situation. It is important for those of us who are struggling to pay our bills and to provide the necessary health insurance for our families to understand the consequences of the new attempts to help rig the democratic process in favor of those who can (because of their wealth) buy elections. The conservative activist, Shawn McCutcheon from Alabama, with the support of the Republican National Committee, is challenging how much individuals can contribute to candidates, parties and even to Political ...

March 06, 2013 | Nancy Larsen Lugoff | Letters


Downtown

I was thrilled to address the newly reconvened Camden Business Alliance on Thursday, February 28. As I keep saying, our business owners are in large measure our brains, our risk takers and our imaginations. They generate positive energy at every turn; right now they are pointing us in new, exciting directions.

March 06, 2013 | By Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Yesteryear - March 6, 2013

Rockettes Play Aynor In Lower State Tourney

March 06, 2013 | | Yesteryear


Habitat for Humanity to build new home

Habitat for Humanity is building a new home in Kershaw County. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that gives low-income families the opportunity to improve their own lives.

March 06, 2013 | | People & Places


4H summer camp registration occurring

There will be a 4H camp this summer at Camp Long in Aiken, S.C. The camp is for ages 8 to 14 and will take place from June 10 to 14.

March 06, 2013 | | People & Places


Thompson awarded Living the Legacy award

Dr. Raushannee R. Thompson, a Lugoff native, was recently awarded the Living the Legacy Award by the Columbia S.C. section of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). The NCNW was founded in 1935 and has the mission to lead, develop, and advocate for women of African descent as they support their families and communities. The Living the Legacy award was given in recognition of Thompson's "worthwhile service to humanity."

March 06, 2013 | | People & Places


Lugoff’s Allen nominated for Pushcart Prize

Lauren Allen of Lugoff has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry. Her poem "Corduroy Road," was nominated by the editors of The Petigru Review, South Carolina Writers Workshop's anthology. It will compete with other nominated short stories, poems, and essays to be included in the annual collection.

March 06, 2013 | | People & Places


Fourth annual car show in Historic Boykin

On March 9, the Fourth Annual Car Show at the Historic Boykin Site in Boykin will be held. Registration will run from 8 to 11 a.m. and trophies will be awarded at 3 p.m. Entry fee is $10 and burgers and hot dogs will also be sold. Proceeds will go to the Greenville Shrine Hospital for Children.

March 06, 2013 | | People & Places


Boyfriend in his 50s still relies on parents for financial support

Dear Annie: My boyfriend's parents are truly wonderful people, but they have taught their son to rely solely on them. He is in his 50s, and they still pay his bills and give him loans, often for "toys" rather than something necessary. I am self-sufficient. I borrow money from no one, pay my bills and am on a limited budget.

March 06, 2013 | | Dear Annie


CHS 100 days

Camden High School (CHS) was one of the district schools that observed the 100th day of school with activities designed to promote Kershaw Health's Centennial Celebration. Camden High's Health and Fitness class, taught by Paige Wilson, participated in several projects to promote the number 100. One of the class activities involved researching snacks that contain 100 calories, preparing the snacks, and delivering them to staff members. Another class project was to issue a 100 Mile Challenge. CHS encourages fellow students, staff and community to run or jog 100 miles by April 17th and log the miles on the ...

March 06, 2013 | | Education


LMA wins Lady Knight Invitational

North Central kicked off its softball season last week with the inaugural Lady Knight Invitational. The Lady Knights hosted five other teams in the "Beat Cancer With a Bat" tournament.

March 06, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


Dogs complete Kellytown sweep

It was almost as if the Camden baseball team was playing a game of "first team to 14 runs wins" in romping to three victories in the rain-shortened Pee Dee Pre-Season Baseball Invitational at Kellytown Stadium.

March 06, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle


Father-son baseball camp set for Saturday

The 2013 Camden High School Father-Son Baseball Camp has a new twist to it this year.

March 06, 2013 | | Sports


This week in KC sports

Wednesday: Lugoff-Elgin McBee, Crestwood at Camden (TR – 5 p.m.); Crestwood at Camden (GSOC – 5:30 p.m.); Lewisville at North Central (SB – 6 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Airport (SB – 6:30 p.m.); Crestwood at Camden (BSOC – 7 p.m.)

March 06, 2013 | | Sports


Margot Rochester Landscape Award accepting nominations

Nominations for the Margot Rochester Landscape Award are now being received by the city of Camden Parks and Trees Commission. The award recognizes a commercial business, public institution, organization, church or school for beautifying Camden with "exceptional landscaping and grounds maintenance." Last year, Camden Elementary School's sensory garden was selected for the 2012 Landscape Award winner.

March 04, 2013 | | People & Places


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Cahn leaves for Virginia; Tatum promoted to editor

After 16 years as a reporter, assistant editor and editor at the Chronicle-Independent, Martin L. Cahn is leaving the newspaper -- and Camden. Today is Cahn ...

July 15, 2016 | | Business


Getting their ‘Fil’ of titles

July 12, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


Ariail for July 12, 2016

July 12, 2016 | | Ariail


Editorial: Wise words

Even here in Kershaw County we wonder: what do we do and what do we say about what happened in Dallas, Texas, last week? And ...

July 12, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: America’s killing fields

WASHINGTON -- Horror. Shock. Disbelief. Numbness. Grief. Anger. And terrible sadness.

July 12, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: A holler of desperation

The despair in their eyes haunts me still. The dullness of emotion, the deadness of spirit shall remain forever embedded in my memory.

July 12, 2016 | | Columns


Community Camera -- Picturing our town

July 12, 2016 | | People & Places


My Brain on NASCAR - July 12, 2016

I was talking with Darlington (S.C.) County Treasurer Belinda Copeland last week and we were having a bit of fun over some of the ...

July 12, 2016 | | Columns


Yesteryear - July 12, 2016

A public hearing on the creation of a special tax district to fund rural fire protection is set for Kershaw County Council's regular meeting ...

July 12, 2016 | | Yesteryear


FLOYD E. BRANHAM - Camden

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Floyd Edward Branham, 77, of Camden, SC, will be held at 4:00 PM Wednesday, July 13 ...

July 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


PAUL W. KIRKLAND - Lugoff

A funeral service to honor the life of Paul W. Kirkland, Jr., will be held at 11:00 AM, today, July 12, 2016 at Lugoff ...

July 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


EDNA LAPATRA - Camden

CAMDEN -- Funeral service for Edna Mae LaPatra, 84, will be held today at 10:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to ...

July 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


RICHARD MAGAZINE - Chicago, Ill.

CHICAGO -- Mr. Richard Magazine, 64, of Chicago, IL and formerly of Cassatt, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, July 2, 2016. He's the son ...

July 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


LOUISE DUREN NEAL - Camden

CAMDEN -- Home Going Celebration for Louise Duren Neal, 99, will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Association Center ...

July 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


KCSO arrests DUI suspect for break-ins

An 18-year-old Lugoff man stopped for DUI Saturday is behind bars on multiple counts of breaking into motor vehicles. According to a Kershaw County Sheriff ...

July 12, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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