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The 2012 CLASS (Camden Lugoff Area Shag Society) Shag Blast was held June 9 at the Camden Shrine Club. The annual event is the club's major fundraiser, and this year's was a night of "great food, great music and great fellowship," according to CLASS Shag Blast Chairman Ray Amyette. With the support of sponsors, club members and others, CLASS donated $3,400 -- $1,700 each – to the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County and Food for the Soul of Kershaw County. On hand for the presentation were (from left) Deb McAbee, Patsy Bryant, Keith Williamson, Steve Van Horn ...

July 23, 2012 | | Localife


CHS Class of ’72 reunion scheduled for Sept. 29

The Camden High School Class of 1972 will hold its 40th reunion from 7 p.m. to midnight Sept. 29 at the Camden Shrine Club.

July 23, 2012 | | Localife


Farewell to a voice of reason

He called himself a "solutionist." It's not what's "right" or "left" that counts, he would say; it's what works.

July 23, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Jr. P-17ers state tourney bound

It has been a smooth ride to the state championship tournament for the Kershaw County Junior Post 17 baseball team.

July 20, 2012 | | Sports


Annie Mae Hahula

A funeral service celebrating the life of Annie Mae West Hahula, 89, Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00AM, Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Camden. Rev. Jimmy Atkerson, Rev. Douglas Dixon, and Jimmy Hahula will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00PM, Friday, July 20, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials in Annie's memory may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1643 McRae Road, Camden, SC 29020 or Malvern Hill Baptist Church, 1514 Malvern Hill Road, Camden, SC 29020.

July 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Localife: Corn shucks

Challengers in the Kershaw County Farmers Market's recent corn shucking contest ripped into the competition with gusto. Despite the day starting with intense temperatures, the community gathered at the downtown Camden venue to enjoy a live DJ, food, fun and, of course, corn.

July 20, 2012 | By Porche' Matthews Special to the C-I | Localife


Bob Ryan

Funeral Mass for Robert William "Bob" Ryan, 80, of Lugoff, will be celebrated on Friday at 12:00 noon at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Farewell Prayers and Final Commendation will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Father Francis Travis will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-7:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church or SCOA Foundation.

July 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


School district registration Tuesday and Wednesday

All Kershaw County School District students and parents -- both new and returning -- should plan to attend registration at their children's schools in July.

July 20, 2012 | | Education


Janie Jackson

Funeral service for Janie Jackson, 94, of Camden willbe held Friday, July 20, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Collins Funeral Home chapel, with burial in Ebenezer AME Zion Church cemetery. She died Tuesday, July 17. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

July 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Michael Richardson Hawkins

Funeral service for Michael Ray Richardson Hawkins, 24, Elgin, will be held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery. Pastor Brandon Goff will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

July 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Pets of the Week - July 20, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a 1-year-old male Terrier/Jack Russell mix and a female calico cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden.net. The shelter ...

July 20, 2012 | Julie J. Prickett C-I | Pets


Failings schools district

A proposal by S.C. Superintendent of Education Mick Zais to bundle failing public schools into a special statewide district deserves scrutiny. Some schools have remained on the list of under-performing institutions for years while leaders say they are trying to improve things but in actuality are producing little result. Zais says the purpose of a special district composed of such schools would be to implement new measures to make the schools more effective and accountable. Zais says similar programs in Tennessee and Louisiana have worked well.

July 20, 2012 | | Editorials


Dodd-Frank: dangerous dead end

It's been two years since President Obama signed the Wall Street-reform bill that has come to be known as Dodd-Frank. So has it succeeded in creating "safer and more modern rules of the road for the financial industry," as Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner claims?

July 20, 2012 | By Ed Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns


Paul Hammond

Graveside service for Paul Hammond, 83, will be held Saturday at 12:00 p.m. in Lancaster Memorial Park, Lancaster, S.C. The family will receive friends Friday 3-5 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Serving as pallbearers will be Mr. Hammond's grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

July 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


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July 20, 2012 | | Ariail


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Matthews to equip KCSO deputies with body cameras

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.

October 27, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Your vote, your choice

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.

October 27, 2014 | | Editorials


Everything works out if you let it

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."

October 27, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Ebola fear and politics, from Bamberg to Bangkok

Ebola is scary. It has scared the bejesus out of us here in South Carolina, nationally and literally all over the world.

October 27, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Why a hike in the gas tax is a terrible idea

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.

October 27, 2014 | By Shawn McNamee S.C. Policy Council | Columns


Celebrating Mexican independence

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 ...

October 27, 2014 | | Camden


Laverne Simpson

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.

October 27, 2014 | | Obituaries


Golf tourney benefits Camden High baseball program

The Camden High School baseball program will host a fundraising golf tournament at the Camden Country Club on Thursday, Nov. 13.

October 22, 2014 | | Sports


Countdown to the Colonial Cup

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.

October 08, 2014 | | Equine


Colonial Cup set for 45th renewal on Nov. 15

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.

September 10, 2014 | | Equine


CHS fall sports schedules

Volleyball

August 27, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


L-E fall sports schedule

Volleyball

August 27, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


North Central fall sports schedules

Volleyball

August 27, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


ABLE Club offers sponsorship options for 2014-15

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.

August 08, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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