While we don't believe the give-and-take of political campaigns is a major factor in tragedies such as the recent shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords -- it was the work of a deranged man -- we certainly concur with those who say that more political civility would be useful in this country. One small step in that direction will be taken during next week's State of the Union address when some members of opposing parties have decided they'll sit together.
Photo cutline -- Les Tindal, state secretary of agriculture, chats with Camden Lion Club member Jim Thornton during a Thursday night stop in Kershaw County. Tindal discusses the long-range outlook for the state's growers.
Graveside service for Leonard William Ray, 58, of Cassatt, will be held Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. in Cassatt Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Donnie Dixon will officiate. The family received friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.
The fourth annual Clinic Classic 10k run and 5k walk/run, presented by McDonald's, will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, April 16 at 8:30 a.m.
NEW YORK -- It is bracing, not to mention annoying, laughable and obnoxious, to hear a White House press secretary lectured by a Russian journalist about the parameters of free expression American-style.
Seven area students were named to the fall 2010 Dean's List at Coker College for earning a 3.75 or higher grade point average.
Funeral service to celebrate the life of John Mark Stokes, 83, of Bethune, will be held Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Sandy Grove United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Gregory Skipper and Rev. Barbara Segars will officiate. The family received friends Tuesday, January 18, 2011 from 5:00 til 7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Stokes's memory to Sandy Grove United Methodist Church, PO Box 275, Bethune, SC 29009.
Memorial service to celebrate the life of Margaret Rebecca Cunningham Funderburk Williams of the Camden and the Lugoff area will be held Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Bethesda Presbyterian Church. Rev. Dr. William F. Summers will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in John Knox Hall. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Mrs. William's memory to the Alzheimer's Disease Research Association-Mid State-SC, 3223 Sunset Blvd, Ste 100, W. Columbia, SC 29169.
Doby's Mill Elementary School's fourth- and fifth-grade girls running club was recently presented a $1,000 fitness grant and $1,000 in Subway gift cards for being grand prize winners in the Subway Fresh Fit national video and poster competition.The girls, as a group, submitted a video detailing how their activities in "You Go, Girls" help them to stay fit. They were one of 10 groups in the state to place at the grand prize level. The $1,000 fitness grant will be used to make improvements to the school's nature trail, on which the girls ...
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WASHINGTON -- Sarah Palin feels victimized by critics who accuse her of helping create an angry political climate that led to the Tucson shootings, and she has a point. She chose a truly unfortunate way to make it, using the phrase "blood libel."
Want to learn how to give back to your community in 2011? Get involved with the American Red Cross! Come by an open house drop-in 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Kershaw County Service Center office, located at 632 W. DeKalb St., Camden, to learn how to volunteer, donate blood, host a blood drive, and other ways to support our lifesaving organization.
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.