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An unconscionable mandate

"We have tried negotiation with the (Obama) administration and legislation with the Congress -- and we'll keep at it -- but there's still no fix. Time is running out."

June 11, 2012 | Ed Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns


Noted and passed - June 11, 2012

• Massive lawsuits have been filed against the National Football League by former players who claim the NFL hid evidence linking injuries to permanent brain damage. Because of medical evidence about shortened life spans and brain abnormalities, more and more people who used to scoff at such actions are now asking the question, legitimately, "Do I want my son to play football?"

June 11, 2012 | | Editorials


Deal running for Camden City Council

Johnny Deal, a household name in Camden, has thrown his hat in the ring for Camden City Council. Born and raised in Camden, he grew up on Lake Wateree and helped manage the family business, Deal's Marina. He graduated with honors from Camden High School in 1979. Upon receipt of a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Winthrop College in 1984, he returned to Camden to become a productive citizen. He and his wife, Annah, made their home here and they raised their two daughters in Camden.

June 11, 2012 | | Politics


Robinson needs just 64 pitches to help Juniors down Sumter

Brock Robinson needed just 64 pitches to help the Post 17 Junior American Legion team to a 4-1 win over Sumter in a game played on Wednesday at American Legion Park in Camden.

June 11, 2012 | | Sports


Austin Brown comes home second at PARX Racing

It has been a busy first year of racing for Austin Brown.

June 11, 2012 | | Equine


As easy as 1-2-3

Having opened last week's Sonic Women's City Golf Championship with a first round 1-under par 71 to lead the field in the Columbia event, Elgin's Kelli Murphy left the door open with a second day round of 74.

June 11, 2012 | | Golf


Getting to the root of the matter

The most unseen and albeit most important part of a tree are its roots. Without roots trees would not be able to stand up much less stay alive and growing.

June 11, 2012 | Liz Galland Camden Urban Forester | Miscellaneous


Bethune Elementary reports honor rolls

Bethune Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the fourth nine-weeks period.

June 11, 2012 | | Education


KCSO arrests two after chase on I-20

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a man wanted out of Tennessee and his female companion following a chase on I-20 Friday.

June 11, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Robbie Hall Jr.

A funeral service to honor the life of Robbie Hall, Jr. 59, of Bishopville, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at Lakeshore Drive Church of God, Camden, SC with burial to follow in Cassatt Baptist Church Cemetery. Pastor Jeff Grubbs will officiate. The Family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Monday, June 11, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Robbie's memory to Lakeshore Drive Church of God, 1201 Lakeshore Drive, Camden, SC 29020.

June 11, 2012 | | Obituaries


Baseball, volleyball and softball camps on tap

Baseball, volleyball and softball camps are on the menu for youth sports camps in Kershaw County next week.

June 08, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Public unions

Tuesday's recall election in Wisconsin, where backers of public unions failed to unseat Gov. Scott Walker after he cut collective bargaining rights, commanded much of the spotlight, but voters in San Jose and San Diego, Cal. also dealt major blows to public unions by voting to cut the pension benefits of public workers in those two cities. Many labor experts see a rising tide of such moves as cities and states are now facing the harsh economic realities of the rich deals they bestowed upon unions for so many years.

June 08, 2012 | | Editorials


‘A real asset to our community’

CAMDEN – The recent launch of the Kershaw County Housing Authority will focus greater attention on the county's housing needs, according to leaders of a local alliance that has coordinated housing activities since 1989. The Kershaw County Housing Partnership, a joint effort between the charitable, social services, and governmental sectors, has identified and studied a variety of housing challenges and organized a range of community wide responses related to affordability, livability, and homelessness. According to Housing Partnership Coordinator Marie Sheheen, "The formation of our own housing authority is the beginning of what we hope will prove to be an increase ...

June 08, 2012 | | Localife


Bowers releases book of essays

Jayne Bowers of Camden recently published a new book "Eve's Sisters." The book is a compilation of essays written by Bowers.

June 08, 2012 | | Localife


Parents’ silence not golden

Dear Annie: I am an 18-year-old guy, and my parents are splitting up. I don't know the full story, but things are getting somewhat awkward around the house. We try to live normally, but the silence hurts. I'm trying to deal with it and put up a good front until graduation, but it's hard.

June 08, 2012 | | Dear Annie


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Noted and passed - Nov. 24, 2014

• Property rights vs. community pride is a conflict as old as civilization itself. In recent months, we've reported on two attempts to regulate the appearance of properties in an effort to clean up our communities. Back in October, Kershaw County Council rejected, 3-4, third reading of an ordinance which would have given the county authority to demolish uninhabitable dwellings deemed a nuisance to neighbors or the community at large. More recently, Bethune Town Councilman John Fulmer proposed an ordinance which, if passed in December, would fine owners of blighted properties if they don't clean them up after being ...

November 24, 2014 | | Editorials


Cooking Thanksgiving food with a friend

It started accidentally. Some good ideas and memorable moments are like that. They aren't planned. They're born, bringing with them an ability to nudge a way naturally into our lives and become a tradition.

November 24, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


The start of something (really) big

As a part of writing this column, I go to lots of meetings, community events and conferences all across the state in my never ending search to find out about the people, businesses and community groups that are doing good and important things to make our state better.

November 24, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader: focus on dog owners, not breeds

Regarding your editorial in the Nov. 14 C-I regarding "Pit Bulls," I was disappointed that you chose to use the two recent incidents in Kershaw County as an opportunity to condemn a particular breed of dog, instead of focusing attention on the actual problem, which is the lack of responsible pet ownership. This would have been an appropriate time to support the passage and vigorous enforcement of laws that focus, not on breed, but on people's responsibility for their dogs' behavior. These include measures that hold owners of all dogs accountable for properly housing, supervising and controlling their dogs ...

November 24, 2014 | Margaret Ellis Camden | Letters


Letter: ‘If it ain’t broke’ may not serve us well

I read Mr. Charlie Humphries' letter in Friday's Chronicle-Independent with interest. In the letter, Mr. Humphries implies that because the school district is producing strong results, and it is, making investment in the future isn't really necessary right now. As he puts it, the "If it ain't broke" philosophy.

November 24, 2014 | KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan Kershaw County School District | Letters


Connie Mae Mickle

Mrs. Connie Mae Mickle, 91, of 818 Campbell Street, Camden died Thursday. Friends may call at residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Mickle Family.

November 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ellna Marie Porter

Ms. Ellna Marie Porter, 51, of 17 Aspen Court, Elgin, South Carolina passed on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11:00 PM at Abundant Life Fellowship Church in Camden, SC. Burial was at the Haven of Rest Cemetery in Camden, SC.

November 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


KCSD teacher career fair Jan. 24

Persons interested in employment with the Kershaw County School District are invited to participate in the district's 14th annual Teacher Career Fair Saturday, Jan. 24.

November 24, 2014 | | Education


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


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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