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Child abuse case lands Lugoff couple in jail

A woman and her live in boyfriend are in jail after Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators determined that the woman's 4 year old daughter had been physically abused so severely that both of her arms and one of her legs were broken.

April 23, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Noted and passed -- April 23, 2012

• Political spin is a given these days, and President Obama is as good -- or bad, given your point of view -- at it as anyone. We were amused at his response to one reporter after Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen stuck her foot in her mouth with her comment about Ann Romney's never having "worked a day in her life." Obama referred to Rosen as "some woman on television," conveniently forgetting that she's a Democratic operative. We'll have to admit that goes beyond spin.

April 23, 2012 | | Editorials


MES honor students named

Honor rolls for the third nine-week period at Midway Elementary School has been announced.

April 23, 2012 | | Education


Camden Community Band concert Sunday

The Camden Community Concert Band will have its final performance of the season in Rectory Square Park on Sunday at 3 p.m. The concert will feature members of the 282nd Army Band and is free of charge. Rain location will be Camden High School. Featured music will range from John Philip Sousa's Bicentennial March to an Armed Services salute.

April 23, 2012 | | Localife


BES reports honor rolls

Bethune Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the third nine-week period.

April 23, 2012 | | Education


Olin Baxley

A funeral service will be held for Olin Edward Baxley on April 24th, 2012 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Kershaw, S.C. The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. in the church fellowship hall prior to the funeral. Interment will follow at Kershaw City Cemetery. Baker Funeral Home is assisting the family.

April 23, 2012 | | Obituaries


Truck stop

A pickup truck struck the corner of Gags Liquors at the intersection of West DeKalb and Wylie streets in Camden late Thursday morning. The vehicle struck another truck in the parking lot and then jumped a parking space block to land atop a raised walkway in front of the store. An ambulance transported the 72-year-old Camden man driving the truck to the hospital. The Camden Police Department determined the man suffered a medical condition which caused the accident.

April 23, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Revive sensible gun laws

Supporters of the protests that followed the suspicious death of Trayvon Martin are raising a good question: What next?

April 23, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Terry L. Smith

Terry Lee Smith Sr., 68, of 1103 Wildwood West Street in Elgin died Thursday, April 19, 2012. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

April 23, 2012 | | Obituaries


Westville man charged with break-in, attempted assault

A 36-year-old county man was arrested Thursday after allegedly breaking into a Westville home and attempting to sexually assault a woman.

April 23, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Robert Ariail -- April 23, 2012

April 23, 2012 | | Ariail


Unanimous support for online voter registration

According to a February 2012 report, "Inaccurate, Costly and Inefficient: Evidence that America's Voter Registration System Needs an Upgrade," from the Pew Center on the States, indicates that one in eight registrations is inaccurate or out-of-date in some way. Nationwide, Pew reports that nearly 2 million deceased individuals are listed as voters, and approximately 2.75 million people have registrations in more than one state.

April 23, 2012 | S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Vivian Powers

Graveside services for Vivian Gasken Powers were held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, April 22, 2012 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Ed Stokes officiated. Mrs. Powers, 92, of Camden, S.C., died Friday, April 20, 2012. She was the wife of the late Vinson Powers and the daughter of the late Ella Mae Graddick Gaskin and Walter S. Gaskin.

April 23, 2012 | | Obituaries


Power of faith and a mother’s love

Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.

April 23, 2012 | Rebecca Rowell L-EHS columnist | High School Columns


The Camden Music Association presents annual Spring Instrumental Showcase

The Camden Music Association (CMA) will present its annual Spring Instrumental Showcase, Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC.) Tuesday's concert will feature a number of local students in a variety of musical disciplines from the North Central Band Ensemble, Doby's Mill Rockin' Recorders, and Strings in the Afternoon. 2012 Brevard Scholarship winner, Zack Truesdale, (marimba) will perform along with Junior Scholarship winner Kirkland Moranos (flute) and Senior Scholarship winner Bailey Dabbs (piano). Also joining the CMA will be Alexis Reid, Isabel Tarte, Jarismary Polo and Javier ...

April 23, 2012 | | Localife


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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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