The proposed 1 cent sales tax increase for Kershaw County, to be voted on November 2, is both inappropriate and ill-timed. With unemployment at 11.1 percent and economic conditions adversely affecting all citizens, especially the poor and middle class, it is unconscionable that County Council would allow this process to even get off the ground, The Capital Projects Commission did what they were asked to do; but they should never have been asked in ...
There is no question we all pay our share of taxes. Since taxes are necessary and one of two things that are certain (death being the other), it is refreshing to finally have local leaders working together in an effort to better our communities. What I am referring to is the Capital Sales Tax Project or "Penny For Progress Kershaw County."
"Think Green," "Reusable bags," "Recycle Paper" and many other phrases urge us to conserve paper. Obviously, two large groups have not understood the message. On each mail delivery day we receive between five and 13 pieces of waste mail. All are dropped, unopened, into the trash.
The Camden and Lugoff fire departments will team with the Camden Kmart and local agencies to promote fire and life safety as part of the Sears Holdings National Safety Weekend. Safety Weekend will be observed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this weekend at Kmart.
I am writing regarding Rev. Dr. P. W. Wise's letter, "Diversity, tolerance as American as apple pie," featured in the Chronicle-Independent Oct. 18. He is the pastor of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, located in downtown Camden.
In October of 2009, we were appointed by the Kershaw County Council to the Capital Sales Tax Commission. Over the months that followed, we worked diligently to understand exactly how the tax would work, to review 27 qualifying projects totaling over $77 million, and finally to narrow the list to eight projects as our final recommendation.
The polls are going to open Tuesday, November 2, at 7 a.m. and we again will be asked to choose the people we think are going to be the best to lead our county and state for the next few years. We will also be asked to decide if we want another penny added to the sales tax to fund projects across the county. This question is one of the most important of the ...
Please tell me that I have just awoken from some bad dream. I have been researching the candidates running for S.C. House District 79, and I cannot believe what I am seeing.
The election in November is going to determine what kind of government and government philosophy we are going to have in 2011 and 2012, and probably beyond that.
As a public school educator for almost 50 years I am very concerned about the future of public education. We need someone in the governor's office who is really concerned about education in this state.
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The city of Camden is asking its water customers to voluntarily eliminate non-essential water use and limit discretionary uses like lawn irrigation to off-peak times.
Elgin Gun Sales Inc., featuring retail guns and ammo sales and accessories, has opened for business at 2510-A Green Hill Road, Elgin. The business offers products for hunters, home defense, personal protection and other needs. Roger Ross, Len Rosinski, Ricky Caughman and Jack Whitworth are owners. Manager is Jason Wright; assistant manager is Chip Wright. Elgin Gun Sales Inc. is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 ...
Former Lugoff-Elgin football standout Jared Singleton was one of seven Wofford College student-athletes to be named to All-Southern Conference football teams.
A Lugoff woman is back in the area with relatives following treatment at the Augusta Burn Center for injuries suffered in a Nov. 23 house fire. The woman suffered burns to both hands. Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) firefighters treated the woman at the scene before EMS transported her to Palmetto Richland in Columbia and then on to Augusta.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Christopher "Chris" Ward Bowers, 32, of Camden, SC, will be held at 12:00 Noon, Monday, December 2, 2013 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Camden. Father Paul Bremninkmeijer will officiate. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. A Rosary will be recited at 5:30 PM, Sunday, December 1, 2013, with visitation following until 7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, Camden, SC. Memorials may be ...
Henry Alonzo Johnson, 57, of 907 Market Street, Camden, passed on Wednesday, November 27, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
Mary Ann Catoe Thompson, 63, of Camden, died Saturday, November 30, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
Norma Bagley Harrington of Camden, SC, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 30, 2013. She was born to Leona Woolard Bagley and John Bagley Sr. on January 19, 1925 in Raleigh, NC.
The Camden Junior Welfare League presents the 37th annual Candlelight Tour of Homes on Saturday from 3 to 8 p.m. The tour will begin at the Camden Archives and Museum, where tour programs will be available and tickets may be purchased. Tour programs include home and site descriptions, maps, merchant information, sponsors, and general League information.
Caitlin Corbett, assistant to the city manager of Camden, and Lauren Branham-Reeder, marketing and administrative assistant for Kershaw County's economic development office, were among more than 50 local leaders and development professionals from across South Carolina who recently completed the 2013 S.C. Economic Development Institute. Institute graduates received certificates of completion during the final day of the institute's program held at Rock Hill City Hall. During the program's two-day sessions, Corbett and Branham-Reeder ...
The city of Camden is embarking on a project to update the design guidelines used for the city's Historic Overlay District. The guidelines are intended to assist property owners in developing projects in the district that will preserve historic resources, accommodate change and maintain the character of the district. The Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC) will hold a workshop on the proposed design ...
The city of Camden will kick-off the holiday season with its annual tree lighting ceremony in front of Camden City Hall at 6 p.m. Friday. The ceremony will feature musical performances by a small ensemble from the Camden Community Concert Band and an ensemble from the Chamber Choir of Kershaw County. City utility crews have been busy placing decorations throughout Camden in preparation for the holiday season. Join us and "come throw the switch" ...
• We note with sadness the death of Kershaw County Deputy Sheriff Rob Evans, who collapsed and died as he was directing traffic at Wateree Elementary School; he had served as a school resource officer in Lugoff for seven years and was active in a wide variety of school and community functions. Evans, 50, was well liked and did a good job of establishing rapport between his department and young children.
Funeral services for Donnie Patrick Joyner, 70, will be held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at First Assembly of God, Camden, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Bruce Marthers will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideons International.