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Holy suckitude!

WASHINGTON -- 'Tis the season and Nancy Pelosi has given the hands-down best gift to the American people -- her phrase "Embrace the suck."

December 18, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Nona Ray

Funeral service for Nona Pearl Harwell Ray, 74, will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at El-Bethel Faith Community Church with burial to follow in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

December 18, 2013 | | Obituaries


Henry Savage III

Henry Savage III, son of Henry Savage Jr. and Elizabeth Jones Savage of Camden, died on December 2, 2013, at his home in Sebastopol, California. He was the brother of William H., Carroll J., Hope, Virginia, Samuel P. and Helen (now deceased); the husband of Bonnie Kruger, who died last year; the father of Aaron Kruger and Acacia Mckean; and the grandfather of Isabella and Brooklyn. Mourned by a wide circle of family and friends on both coasts, a man of wide-ranging talents and interests, Harry will be deeply missed for his responsible care for so many and his wise ...

December 18, 2013 | | Obituaries


Five generations in one photo

Frances Robinson, front right, 91, welcomes her great-great-grandson, Brayden Robert Johnson into her family. Brayden is the great-grandson of Gloria Johnson, front left; the great-grandson of Dean Johnson, back left; and the son of Dylan Johnson, back right. The entire family lives in Kershaw County.

December 18, 2013 | | People & Places


Pricing the ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’

Dear Readers:

December 18, 2013 | | Dear Annie


LFD receives and gives recognitions

The Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) handed out and received special recognitions at its monthly business meeting Dec. 9.

December 18, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


A weekend of parades

Three parades held in two days drew thousands to line Kershaw County's streets. Saturday saw the Kershaw County Christmas Parade, while Sunday brought both the Boykin Christmas Parade and -- due to a 24-hour rain delay -- the Lights of Lugoff Parade.

December 18, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Leopards win Long Duals; win streak now at 43

For the second Saturday in a row, the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School wrestling team took part in a duals event and came home with the trophy.

December 18, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Wagging the Dog

A few months ago, I was talking with a mother of a private school student, and I asked her if she minded telling me why she chose a private school for her child. I've asked this question to numerous private school parents over the years, and I always learn something. But the answer I got in this case was one that I hadn't heard before. This mother said, "I don't want my child to be a test score." She went on to tell me that in her opinion, standardized testing in public schools had become more important ...

December 16, 2013 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Hartis retires

Kershaw County Magistrate Judge Eugene "Gene" Hartis (center) celebrates his retirement Thursday with his family at the Kershaw County Courthouse. Hartis retired Thursday after working at the courthouse for 30 years, 28 as a magistrate judge. Original from North Carolina, Hartis attended Bethune area schools. He said the past 30 years have gone by quickly, and recognized his family, employees and his friend, the late Sen. Donald Holland. Hartis said he remembered when the magistrate's office only collected $189,000 in fines. Last year, the office collected more than $1 million, he said, acknowledging the county's growth in ...

December 16, 2013 | | Camden


Ariail for Dec. 16, 2013

December 16, 2013 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Dec. 16, 2013

• The Chronicle-Independent offers a tip of its hat to Rigdon Boykin, Ann Bass and everyone at Kimbrell's Furniture on completing renovations to its Camden store. The $350,000 spent on the project isn't just an investment in the store, but an investment in downtown Camden. Camden Mayor Tony Scully called it a "transformational vision, showing us what's possible." We agree, hoping not only that other property owners will upgrade their buildings, but that Kimbrell's lead will entice new businesses and developers to invest in Camden as well.

December 16, 2013 | | Editorials


This week in KC sports

Monday: Lewisville at Camden Military Academy (WR – 5 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.)

December 16, 2013 | | Sports


Lillie L. Caldwell

Mrs. Lillie L. Caldwell, 63, of 343 Johnson Pond Road, Bishopville, SC, passed on Saturday, December 14, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

December 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Navis “Bobbie” Cannon

A funeral service for Navis "Bobbie" Bedenbaugh Cannon, 88, of Lugoff, will be held at 3 o'clock, Sunday, December 15, 2013, at the Lutheran Church of the Ascension with The Rev. Jackie Utley officiating. Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 2 o'clock in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 827 Wildwood Ave., Columbia, SC 29203.

December 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


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KCSO seeks suspect

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is seeking information about the man in this picture who appears to be stealing an air conditioning unit ...

July 12, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Mark Williams Collision Center earns quality award

Mark Williams Collision Center LLC, of Lugoff, recently received recognition as a winner of the 2015 AutocheX Premier Achiever for outstanding customer service and satisfaction.

July 12, 2016 | | Business


First Palmetto declares quarterly dividend

The board of directors of First Palmetto Financial Corporation, parent company of First Palmetto Bank, has declared a quarterly dividend of $385 per share of ...

July 12, 2016 | | Business


L-EHS reports fourth quarter honor roll

Lugoff-Elgin High School recently announced its honor rolls for the fourth nine-weeks period.

July 12, 2016 | | Education


Murphy earns SEC and national honors

It was an eventful spring for Auburn University sophomore and former Lugoff-Elgin standout Kelli Murphy.

July 08, 2016 | | Sports


Bringing home the hardware and the medals

July 01, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


Kershaw County Library Summer Events -- July

Camden Branch

June 28, 2016 | | People & Places


Springdale 5k at Sunrise Walk & Run celebrates seventh year

The Springdale 5k at Sunrise Walk and Run, will be held on Saturday August 20, 2016. The 5k Walk and Run will begin at 8 ...

June 21, 2016 | | People & Places


Full slate of youth sports camps on tap for this summer

With the school season rapidly coming to a close that means it is time for summer youth sports camps throughout Kershaw County.

May 24, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


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