I would like to thank your contributing editor, Glenn Tucker, for his brilliant article about the S.C. Department of Wildlife's proposal to release poisonous cotton-mouth moccasins into Lake Wateree. This was the best April Fool's joke ever! As I read the article, my blood starting boiling because I know there might possibly be someone out there fighting to preserve the snakes. Personally, I despise all snakes … so, I was really steaming! I was once told to make a lot of noise when walking down the ramp to our boat, so I even believed the part about snakes ...
21 YEARS AGO -- April 11-16, 1990
With the city of Camden having such a distinguished historical heritage, and with so many residents acutely and proudly aware of that heritage and the value of keeping it alive, we are delighted to see the news that statues of Bernard Baruch and Larry Doby will be commissioned and will be placed on the grounds of the Camden Archives and Museum. The work comes through the generosity of Camden resident John Rainey, who's funding the statues, and sculptor Maria J. Kirby-Smith, who will perform the artwork. Those familiar with Kirby-Smith's exquisite sculpture at the Kershaw County Library will ...
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will present its sixth annual "Jazz at the Center Music Festival," April 15-16, in historic downtown Camden. This year's festival will feature the talents of artists such as Jimmy Bruno (Philadelphia) and Ben Tucker (Georgia) along with some of the finest jazz musicians from Alabama and South Carolina. With both free and ticketed performances throughout the weekend, this event is affordable for all jazz lovers.
Having breezed through their first seven contests in not allowing an opponent to win more than two matches, the Camden High tennis team found the going much tougher against visiting Blythewood on Monday.
After having been involved in the political and governmental life in South Carolina since 1963, when I accepted a position on the staff of Gov. Donald Russell, I am still constantly amazed at how long awful ideas persist in our State.
Food for the Soul, the Camden-based ministry that provides meals to the hungry and homeless in the Kershaw County area, will formally dedicate its new facility which includes a soup kitchen and emergency shelter Tuesday.
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I am writing this letter as a retired Kershaw County deputy, in reference to statements made by our new sheriff. First of all, I want to wish him the best in his new job. Sheriff Matthews has made several statements that the people in the past in Kershaw County did not do their job.
On Saturday Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church will hold its 13th annual Springfest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church. The event will featuring a mega tag sale in the gym, bake sale including breakfast items and drinks, plant sale (honoring Bill Singleton) and youth car wash. The car wash will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Items from the mega tag, bake and plant sale can be purchased anytime during the event. For the second year in a row, Chick-fil-a will be offering $7 lunches from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m ...
On April 26 at 6 p.m. at Hall's in Lugoff, the Lugoff-Elgin High School faculty and staff will gather as they have during the past 12 years for their spring reunion. All current and former faculty members are invited. Attending from last year's reunion are (front from left) Margaret De Groat, Kay Roberson, Jean Boan, Emily Finley, Caroline Connare, (second row from left) Wendy Campbell, Agnes Slayman, Hebron Lyell, Evelyn Gibson, Sara Maltby, Ollie Thompson, Pat Soloman, Beverly-Ray Dowey, (third row from left) Darcella Pindar, Annette Wertz, Theresa Muldrow, Sandy Fitts, Becky Maples, Daphne Clonts, Liz Simon ...
The Hobkirk Hill Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will be commemorating the 230th anniversary of the Battle of Hobkirk Hill on Sunday, April 17 at 2 p.m. at Kirkwood Common. The public is invited.
Shortly after taking office in 2011, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews began looking into equipping his officers with body cameras. As time passed his interest took on a more serious nature and in April 2014, he directed one of his staff to begin the process of evaluating different systems.
Today, the Chronicle-Independent begins a series of articles summarizing the candidates and issues that will be on the Nov. 4 ballot, one week from Tuesday. Perhaps the most contentious race isn't between candidates but between "yes" and "no" on two referenda offered by the Kershaw County School District.
A friend of mine, long embroiled in upsets, distractions, problems and tribulations, called one day to announce happily that she was learning to "let things roll right off my back."
Ebola is scary. It has scared the bejesus out of us here in South Carolina, nationally and literally all over the world.
The issue of road funding -- or, to put it slightly differently, the question of how South Carolina should fix its broken road system -- is now a constant topic in politics and the media. A fair number of state lawmakers have therefore begun to advocate what politicians always advocate when they don't want to make tough decisions about the budget: raising taxes, specifically the fuel tax.
Camden Mayor Tony Scully (right) and ALPHA Center Hispanic/Latino Program Coordinator Carlos Harris (left) meet with Javier Diaz de Leon, consul general of Mexico for North and South Carolina, during a celebration of the 204th anniversary of Mexican independence at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, N.C., on Sept. 15. Scully said Mexicans now comprise 9 percent of North Carolina's population and are its second largest trading partner, generating $25 million per day. "Hispanics in South Carolina are 5.3 percent of the population, almost half a million people," Scully said, "with a growth rate of 154 ...
A funeral service for LaVerne Ingram Simpson, 84, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 26, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 2:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service in the Family Life Center. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Simpson's memory to Gideon's International, PO Box 1333, Camden, SC 29021.
The Camden High School baseball program will host a fundraising golf tournament at the Camden Country Club on Thursday, Nov. 13.
With the 45th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races a little more than a month away, patrons who had reserved parking spaces for last year's Camden fall classic have until Friday, Oct. 10 to assure they retain those spaces. All unsold spaces will be placed for sale to the general public.
A sure sign that fall and cooler weather is around the corner occurred last Friday with the mailing out of invitations to those on the mailing list for the 45th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races.
The ABLE Club of S.C., the official athletic booster club of Lugoff-Elgin High School, is kicking off its membership campaign for the 2014-15 athletic seasons at the school.