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Noted and passed - Jan. 14, 2013

• Political correctness run amok raised its head again recently when ESPN apologized for comments of broadcaster Brent Musberger, who was complimentary of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron's girlfriend during the national championship football game. The woman, Katherine Webb, was shown in the stands, and Musberger said, "What a beautiful woman. Wow!" We're still trying to figure out who was offended by that statement, but one thing is sure these days: you can't say anything without offending someone.

January 14, 2013 | | Editorials


LR edges Dogs, 49-43; Knights rally for OT win

After having survived a slow start, the Camden boys' basketball team came up just short at the end in their upset bid in a 49-043 loss to Lower Richland on Tuesday night in a game played inside the Diamond Mine in Hopkins.

January 11, 2013 | | Sports


Elena W. Robinson

Funeral service for Mrs. Elena W. Robinson, 86, of 558 Calvary Church Road, in Bishopville will be held Saturday, January 12, 2013, 1:00 p.m. at Elizabeth baptist Church in Bishopville with burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Robinson died Tuesday, January 8, 2013. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

January 11, 2013 | | Obituaries


Ariail and Ariail, Too for Jan. 11, 2013

January 11, 2013 | | Ariail


Stop the virus of Chicago violence

For once, Chicago has beaten New York in a competition that the Windy City had no desire to win. Chicago ended 2012 with more homicides than the Big Apple. No cheers for that.

January 11, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


An early spring?

No matter how you feel about climate change -- whether you think global warming is caused by humans and is driving the planet towards ruin, or whether recent warmer temperatures are just a part of natural weather cycles -- it's hard to deny the enjoyment of a winter spell in which temperatures rise far above normal. That's what is forecast for the next few days in Camden, with highs in the mid-70s, which is more like late spring than the height of winter.

January 11, 2013 | | Editorials


Living on Social Security

This mother/mother-in-law lives on Social Security and a part-time job. Obama's mother-in-law lives in the White House on our taxes and wants for nothing. Social Security tells us we can't make but so much money or they will take back one dollar for every two dollars we make over. Now, when you turn 65, you have to pay Medicare out of your Social Security; then you have to pay supplemental insurance, both over $100. Now, the IRS will take 2 percent more taxes out on Social Security. People can draw unemployment and do nothing and live very ...

January 11, 2013 | Jewell Corley Bethune | Letters


Mr. and Mrs. Haynes celebrate 50 years

Paul and Faye Haynes of Camden celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on December 22, 2012. A reception was held at New Life Christian Outreach Fellowship Hall and was hosted by their children, Marty and Cyndi Bryant, Paul and Susan Haynes and Chip and Michelle Dixon (all of Camden). Special thanks to Anne Marie for recreating the couple's original wedding cake.

January 11, 2013 | | People & Places


Rec Notes -- Jan. 11, 2013

Cheernastics

January 11, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Smoldering light

Camden firefighters check out the remains of an external light fixture at the entrance to the Camden Archives and Museum around mid-morning Wednesday. Archives Director Katherine Richardson said the fixture -- likely a 1915 original that hadn't been turned on in years -- was likely turned on by an electrician who had been changing light bulbs the day before. "There's been a bird's nest made of pine straw in it and we think it smoldered all night until it caught the wooden panel above the door," Richardson said. "Around 10 a.m., we smelled smoke and thought it was ...

January 11, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Lancaster, Orangeburg Prep at Camden Military Academy (WR – 5 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin, Dreher at Sumter (WR – 6 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Evelyn Mack Academy (BB – 6:30 p.m.)

January 11, 2013 | | Sports


SCTOBA Awards Dinner set for Saturday in Camden

Dogwood Stable president Cot Campbell will be the featured speaker at Saturday's South Carolina Thoroughbred Owners' and Breeders' Association's annual awards dinner.

January 11, 2013 | | Equine


L-EHS hosts Carolina Invitational qualifier

The Lugoff-Elgin qualifier for the Carolina Invitational will be held inside the Demons Den at Lugoff-Elgin High School tonight and Saturday.

January 11, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


Preger-developed Nereid sold for $1.3 million

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Demand for young, stakes-caliber mares, led by the $1.3 million paid for 2011 American Oaks (G1) winner Nereid, ruled opening Monday at Keeneland's January Horses of All Ages Sale.

January 09, 2013 | | Equine


Oziah Leland Boykin, Jr.

Mr. Oziah Leland Boykin, Jr., 55, of 1461-A Halley Rd., Passed on Sunday, January 6, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

January 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


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Victim’s 911 call leads to burglar’s arrest

A 911 call from a woman locked in a bedroom led Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies to arrest an 18-year-old east Camden man ...

July 15, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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


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