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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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Rec Notes - May 22, 2015

Registration for a number of fun and exciting summer camps continues at the Kershaw County Recreation Department:

May 22, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Pets of the Week - May 22, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Annie, a 2-year-old female domestic shorthaired cat, and Wheat, a 2-year-old male yellow lab mix dog. 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 ...

May 22, 2015 | | Pets


ATEC FFA chapter earns gold status

State officials recently awarded gold status to the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) chapter of the Future Farmers of America (FFA.) ATEC is one of only nine high school organizations in the state to receive such recognition.

May 22, 2015 | | Education


DMES reports honor rolls

Doby's Mill Elementary School recently announced its honor rolls for the third nine-week period

May 22, 2015 | | Education


BES reports honor rolls

Bethune Elementary School recently reported its honor for the third nine-week period.

May 22, 2015 | | Education


Gloria Theresa Welch

Funeral services for Gloria Theresa Welch, 79, will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The SPCA.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Vision basketball, L-E baseball kick off summer camp season

With the end of the school year closing in, it is time for summer sports camps in Kershaw County. Here are the first two which begin the first week of summer vacation.

May 15, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


High school football officials needed

The Wateree Football Officials Association and the South Carolina Football Officials Association are looking for anyone interested in becoming high school football officials for the South Carolina High School League Football Officials Association and the Santee Wateree Football Officials Association.

May 15, 2015 | | Sports


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