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New petition misleading

We were under the impression that the new petition being circulated regarding the Camden Sports Complex was a petition for a referendum. After all, the motto of the petition effort is "Let the People Decide." An analysis of the petition website frames it in a similar way. Indeed, the name chosen for the petition group is the "Camden Recreation Referendum Coalition," and the reason given for creating the organization is to present Camden's City Council with a petition requesting a binding referendum to allow the registered voters of Camden to choose between supporting this project or not supporting it.

January 20, 2012 | Austin Jenkins and Karin Jenkins, MD Camden for the Y | Letters


Camden strategic planning

Since my election in 2008, I have led our Council in designing an annual strategic plan. A strategic plan is a strong management tool which helps both the Council and the City staff to focus energy toward the same goals. It is a disciplined planning process to develop an annual vision. Before we begin the multi-step process covering vision, mission, objectives, values, strategies, goals and programs, we must review our current status. This planning also provides us with benchmarks for historic reviews. This plan becomes our focus for the future.

January 20, 2012 | Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


‘...leave us to our old tried and true ways’

I am writing in response to a letter in the Chronicle-Independent dated January 11th from Andrew Pope. Surely he checked Camden and its facilities very carefully before making his move. If the Y was so important to him, he must have discovered that Camden has no Y, but has many exercise spots indoors and outdoors. This has been the Camden way of life for a long time … a way that many of us truly enjoy. There is so much in Camden to be proud of -- do not try to change it. If Camden does not have what you want for ...

January 20, 2012 | Henrietta McWillie Camden | Letters


Deer slayer (a misnomer)

To characterize me as a deer slayer, a hunter, or an outdoorswoman would be incongruous, to say the least. I do know how to handle a gun, having had a brother who assumed I might be of interest as a playmate if I knew how to shoot. Therefore, he dared me to shoot a double barrel shotgun and blow out the pantry window. Naturally, a challenge such as this required action. I shot out the window, was kicked a summersault, and expected the deserved whipping. (No one called or thought of DSS back then.) Mother, a widow, was too thankful ...

January 20, 2012 | Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Food for the Soul receives donation

January 20, 2012 | | People & Places


3-D solo exhibit on display at FAC

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) welcomes 3-D artist Jen Pepper whose work will be showcased at the FAC beginning with an opening reception today at 6 p.m. in the Bassett Gallery. Join us for the opening reception prior to the production of the "Chicago -- The Musical" which starts at 8 p.m. The reception is sponsored by First Community Bank and includes light hors d'ouevres and a cash bar.

January 20, 2012 | | People & Places


Wygenia M. Washington

Wygenia M. Washington

January 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


Mary C. Stuckey

Mary C. Stuckey

January 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


Barbara Lee

Barbara Lee

January 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


Miriam Anderson

Miriam Anderson

January 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


All charged up

January 18, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Two dozen KC wrestlers earn spots in Carolina Invitational

Led by a combined 16 qualifiers from Lugoff-Elgin High School and Lugoff-Elgin Middle School, there will be 24 Kershaw County junior varsity and middle school wrestlers who will be taking part in Saturday's Carolina Invitational wrestling tournament.

January 18, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Sidewalk Survey -- Jan. 18, 2012

January 18, 2012 | Julie J. Prickett C-I | Sidewalk Survey


A heritage of public facilities

The exotic snakes were released where Historic Camden now sits. The traveling carnival had gone broke and the owner of the snakes could no longer afford to feed them. so several large and non-native snakes were set free to fend for themselves in Pine Tree Creek. Jim Thornton said this incident happened during the Great Depression.

January 18, 2012 | Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


YMCA/sports complex will benefit all

For several months I watched the pro and con actions concerning the Camden Sports Complex. As the information seemed to be so different, I decided to research the topic myself. As I researched the argument against the Camden Sports Complex, it evolved from one reason to another and then another. First, it would compete with local business, then it was too large an expenditure. I've witnessed multiple petitions, speaking at public forums in city council, and public displays of booing and heckling at the speakers for the Sports Complex. I stood, listened and watched as some have falsely claimed ...

January 18, 2012 | Bruce A. Brown, Ph.D. 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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