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Obama's pot reform goes up in smoke

I would shrug and say "So what?" to the latest details from President Barack Obama's pot-smoking past, except for one thing: he stirred so much hope as a candidate for sensible marijuana policy reforms but, as president, has delivered so little change.

June 04, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Local author pens workbook designed for special needs learners

Reading comprehension and phonics can be a difficult concept for students who are special needs learners. As a special education teacher for 17 years, author Nicole Robinson understands their difficulty with organizing their thoughts in order to understand and recall details from stories read to them or stories that they have read on their own. In Welcome to a World Of Learning, she shares a special workbook that will help these learners become good readers.

June 04, 2012 | | Localife


Cynthia Galloway

Funeral services celebrating the life of Cynthia "Cyndi" Baker Galloway, 65, of Camden will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Wateree Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. Reverend Bobby James, Jr. will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM Monday, June 4, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Galloway's memory to Wateree Baptist Church, 2024 Haile Street, Camden, SC 29020.

June 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


When Camden was the capital of South Carolina

Governor John Rutledge and his Privy Council left Charles Town in April 1780 before the British siege of the city closed all escape routes. He journeyed north to Camden, arriving there in late April or early May. That he should go to Camden was to be expected since Camden was the only town of any size in the interior of the state at the time. Roads to Camden were relatively good and Rutledge knew and had done business with Joseph B. Kershaw for several years.

June 04, 2012 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


'Thank you' to Mr. Jones

I would like to voice my endorsement of Kershaw County Councilman Jimmy Jones. I've known Mr. Jones a long time on a professional level and I cannot tell you strongly enough how impressed my family and I have been with him as a servant of the county. He has always been available to me or a member of my family and if he could not pick up the phone at the very moment I called, he would promptly return the call and he always would find a solution to our dilemma.

June 04, 2012 | Marvin L. Allen Lugoff | Letters


Miss Watson, Mr. Thompson wed

Mary Katherine Watson and John Anderson Thompson III were married Friday, April, 20, 2012, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Columbia, South Carolina. The 6:30 p.m. ceremony was officiated by Reverend Monsignor Richard D. Harris, V.G. The reception followed at Leaside.

June 04, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


Noted and passed - June 4, 2012

• A recent survey found that men's workplace desks are generally dirtier than women's -- that's in terms of bacteria -- and that shouldn't come as a surprise to many people. However, scientists caution that we are in some instances becoming too wary of germs, that they're a necessary part of life and in many cases are beneficial. It brings us back to that old debate about hand sanitizers and whether or not we're actually doing long-term harm by insisting that everything be germ-free. As for us, we recall the days when kids rolled around in the ...

June 04, 2012 | | Editorials


Miss Brewer, Mr. Lynch exchange vows

Ms. Susan Burgess Brewer of Camden, SC and Mrs. and Mrs. Kim Stewart Lynch of Columbus, NC are pleased to announce the marriage of their children Hannah Martha Brewer and James Francis Lynch on December 9, 2011.

June 04, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


Mary Jean Outten

Mary Jean Outten, 59, of 547 Knights Hill Road in Camden died Friday, June, 1, 2012. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

June 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


Marvin Henry Pruden

Mr. Marvin Henry Pruden, age 97, of Newark, DE, formerly of Camden, SC, passed away on May 30, 2012, at Millcroft Health Care Center.

June 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


Forever a Bulldog

June 04, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Jimmy Jones helps solve problems

It is very seldom that we have a person holding public office of whom we are truly proud. We have such a person in Jimmy Jones, Kershaw County councilman.

June 01, 2012 | J.C. Blackmon Lugoff | Letters


In support of Jimmy Jones

Sometimes things cross your mind that you feel just need to be said to bring encouragement to those that have been a part of your life. I worked for the city of Camden and Kershaw County for many years in the Special Services Department under the direction of Jimmy Jones. Throughout those years we were constantly taught to be servants of the community and put their needs first. This principle has gone on to be a part of my life now and it has paid huge dividends. I am thankful for the input into my personal life of principles that ...

June 01, 2012 | Marvin Tennant Lugoff | Letters


AAU Ballers franchise sweeps up at WOTM tournament

The Camden-based AAU Ballers franchise left the Women on the Move, Inc. Above the Rim Basketball Tournament with plenty of hardware in winning all three titles. The event was held at Rhame City Arena on April 13-15.

June 01, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Romney's business

As Mitt Romney's campaign steps up its pace following his securing of enough votes to ensure the Republican presidential nomination, some prominent Democrats express surprise with how quickly Romney's former GOP foes have converted to his cause. Some on the Obama team expected there to be lingering dissension among Republicans over the hard-fought primary. And ironically, the president's major offensive centers around criticizing Romney's tenure as head of Bain Capital, a private equity firm that earned him millions of dollars.

June 01, 2012 | | Editorials


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Joann Stockman Peake

Joann Stockman Peake, 69, passed to her heavenly home on November 19th, 2014 after a valiant battle with a long illness. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in her struggle and ultimately gave her peace to be with the Lord.

November 21, 2014 | | Obituaries


John H. Salmond

Mr. John H. Salmond, 64, of 2526 Salmond Street, Camden, South Carolina passed on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

November 21, 2014 | | Obituaries


Obama’s ‘dart’ at GOP

Lawyers of every political persuasion are lining up in Washington to have their say on the legality or illegality of the plan President Obama intends to implement regarding amnesty for illegal aliens who are in the United States without proper authorization, with one major network saying the president's plan to take the immigration system into his own hands "is a daring test of the limits of presidential power."

November 21, 2014 | | Editorials


Pope calls for family resurrection

WASHINGTON -- News that Pope Francis will visit the U.S. next year for the triennial World Meeting of Families brings elation to Catholics, excitement to pope watchers -- and perhaps a little chagrin to some who too soon interpreted Francis' broad compassion as a precursor to doctrinal changes related to marriage.

November 21, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Ariail for Nov. 21, 2014

November 21, 2014 | | Ariail


Camden’s African-American corridor

In 2008, a group of graduate students from the University of South Carolina's Public History Program produced a study entitled, "The Camden African-American Heritage Project." It was the product of a student group assignment conducted in 2005-06. The students were assisted by many Camden residents in their search for the history of African-Americans in Camden from the Colonial period through the era of civil rights. Though able to spend only one semester researching and writing, the students pulled together an admirable overview of the lives of African-Americans here. In their final recommendations they suggested, among other things, that an ...

November 21, 2014 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: ‘If it ain’t broke…’

On Monday, the Chronicle-Independent reported the Kershaw County School District earned an "Excellent" rating on our state report card issued by the S.C. Department of Education. Our KCSD superintendent, Dr. Frank Morgan said, "Our schools are producing outstanding results and I am extremely grateful for the hard work of our students, families, teachers and administrators." I would include Dr. Morgan and the school board and say how proud I am of their accomplishments. Kudos to all of them.

November 21, 2014 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


One-day baseball camp features Rays' pitcher Kohn

Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher and former Camden High School standout Michael Kohn will return home as the lead instructor for a one-day baseball camp on Sunday, Dec. 14 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at American Legion Park in Camden.

November 19, 2014 | | Sports


Canine Classic to benefit Fine Arts Center

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will hold a new and exciting fundraiser, the Canine Classic for the Arts, to be held Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Meeting Place in Cassatt, located at 1166 State Road S-28-354.

November 19, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


NSA honors its 2014 champions

Jacqueline Ohrstrom's Demonstrative, winner of three Grade 1 races in 2014, was crowned Saturday as the National Steeplechase Association's Lonesome Glory Champions Award winner as the year's leading earner.

November 19, 2014 | | Equine


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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