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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


Alice Moore

Services for Alice Goude Moore, 85, of Camden, S.C. were held on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 1:00 p.m. at 145 Innsbrooke Blvd. Murfreesboro, Tenn. The Rev. Dan Moore and the Rev. Don Goude officiated. Burial was at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Murfreesboro, Tenn. under the direction of Murfreesboro Funeral Home.

January 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Michael Arnez Richards Sr.

Mr. Michael Arnez Richards Sr., 56 of Conyers, GA, formerly of 617 Gate St, Camden, SC passed on Thursday, January 3, 2013. Funeral service will be held Thursday, January 10, 2013, 1:00 PM, at Camden First United Methodist Church, Camden, SC. Burial will follow at Good Hope-Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery Camden, SC.

January 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Demons second in Border Wars Duals

Lugoff-Elgin finished second in last weekend's Stallion Border Wars Duals hosted by South Pointe High School in Rock Hill.

January 09, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs double up Red Foxes

After having to go to the first tie-breaking criteria for the win in their first meeting with Hartsville earlier this season, the Camden High wrestling team did not leave any doubt on the second go 'round between the two rival schools.

January 09, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle


Nathaniel "Bumblee" Wilson

Nathaniel Bumblee Wilson of 610 York Street, Camden, passed on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at his residence. Funeral service will be held Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, 112 a.m., at New Life Temple, Lugoff, S.C. Burial at Restoration Cemetery, Bethune, S.C.

January 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Robert James "Jimmy" Wardlaw III

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Robert James "Jimmy" Wardlaw III, 77, of Camden, will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, January 10, 2013 at New Hope Church with burial to follow in Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Rev. Lyn Hill and Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday January 9, 2013 from 7:00 til 9:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Wardlaw's memory to New Hope Church, 9025 Liberty Hill Road, Camden, SC 29020.

January 09, 2013 | | Obituaries


Ariail for Jan. 9, 2013

January 09, 2013 | | Ariail


Guns and gun laws not the problem

Guns and gun laws are not the problem of deaths in the United States. To solve lots of our violent crimes, the whole nation has to stop ignoring the needs of mentally ill people. We, as a nation, have to stop the bullying, which I feel is the reason why lots of gangs are formed and lots of suicides and mass murders are committed.

January 09, 2013 | Blanche Scott Camden | Letters


Both sides

Looking ahead to 2013, this county, state and nation all face major issues and problems; that, of course, isn't peculiar to this year but occurs regularly. Here at the Chronicle-Independent, it's our responsibility to comment on these issues in editorials, and as we have in the past, we won't be hesitant to do so. We've noticed for a long time that many newspapers are like politicians in that they adhere to certain philosophies or dogmas and seldom swerve away from them. With many papers, it's possible to predict which side of an issue they'll ...

January 09, 2013 | | Editorials


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Tip leads to drug charges for two

A tip to the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office led to the arrest of two in Cassatt and seizure of a variety of drugs, including ...

January 17, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Shirley Dowdell

Memorial service for Mrs. Shirley Elaine Woods Dowdell 61, of 48 Laetherwood Drive in Lugoff will be held Friday, Jan. 20th, 11:00 A.M ...

January 16, 2017 | | Obituaries


Leroy Goodwin

HARTSVILLE--Mr. Leroy Goodwin, of 900 North Marquis Highway, Hartsville, and formerly of Camden, died Sunday. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Goodwin family.

January 16, 2017 | | Obituaries


Mary A. Jones

Funeral service for Mrs. Mary A. Jones, 75, of Charlotte, formerly of Camden, will be held Friday, Jan. 20th, 3:00 P.M. at St ...

January 16, 2017 | | Obituaries


Erline M. LeGrand

LUGOFF – Funeral services for Erline M. LeGrand, 92, was held Monday at Sawney's Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery. In lieu ...

January 16, 2017 | | Obituaries


Ethel Staten

Mrs. Ethel Staten, 78, of 110 Carlos Lane, Camden, South Carolina, passed on Thursday, January 12, 2017.

January 16, 2017 | | Obituaries


Lady Bulldogs win 4-AAA opener

In spite of missing 12 of their 16 free throw attempts, the Camden girls opened Region 4-AAA basketball play with a 50-41 road win over ...

January 13, 2017 | | Sports


L-E wrestlers romp to region wins

When the South Carolina High School League unveiled its new conferences for 2016 through 2018, it was all but a given that the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling ...

January 13, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Baseball, softball signups on tap

It is not too early to begin thinking about spring and the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department is already gearing up for the 2016 ...

January 13, 2017 | | Seasonal Sports


Jack Brantley

We join the city of Camden – and everyone in it – in a heartfelt thank you to Jack Brantley.

January 13, 2017 | | Editorials


Celebrate MLK for the right reasons

When I was in elementary school, I used to love MLK Day. Not for the shallow reason that we had the day off, but for ...

January 13, 2017 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


Dylann Roof's last act

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- If Death lingers in courtroom corridors awaiting sentences, this historic city's federal courthouse was surely a top destination. On Tuesday, the ...

January 13, 2017 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


44 year old man charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct

A Kershaw County man was arrested Tuesday in Lancaster for allegedly assaulting a nine year old girl.

January 13, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Suspect rams two patrol cars during pursuit

A Rembert man is behind bars after leading deputies on a lengthy chase and ramming two patrol cars in the process Tuesday, according to a ...

January 13, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Council approves bond, bid and patrol car purchase

Kershaw County Council approved bids and purchases, discussed rezoning requests and welcomed two new members to council during its meeting Tuesday as Al Bozard and ...

January 13, 2017 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Kershaw County


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