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Kershaw County Farmers Market opens Saturday

The Kershaw County Farmers Market opens Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. The market is located behind First Community Bank in Downtown Camden. Music will be provided by Jeff Clark and Paul Hayes. Come shop the market for Certified S.C. products, fresh produce, meats, seafood, plants, and more. KCFM will be open every Saturday through Nov. 17.

April 13, 2012 | | Localife


United Way conducts Be A Bunny program for the 11th year

The United Way "Be A Bunny" program enlists people from the community to fill Easter baskets for individuals representing three United Way agencies, the Council on Aging, Family Resource Center and the Board of Disabilities and Special Needs, as well as 132 children from the Kershaw County School District.

April 13, 2012 | | Localife


Historic Camden presents Market Day

Ever wonder why Camden's Market Street is so named? It because the town's marketplace before 1812 was located at the northwest corner of Bull and Market Streets, today the outdoor basketball court across from Zemp Stadium.

April 13, 2012 | | Localife


SC Works organizing Camden job fair April 26

SC Works is presenting a series of job fairs to mark April as Job Fair Month. Job fairs offered in Camden and Sumter are designed to reach the entire region, including Kershaw, Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties.

April 13, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Rec notes -- April 13, 2012

Registration for swim lessons will begin May 1 at the Kershaw County Recreation Department.

April 13, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Lady Bulldogs blank L-E, 2-0

Scoring twice in the first 12 minutes of play, visiting Camden swept its season series with rival Lugoff-Elgin with a 2-0 victory in a Tuesday night girls' soccer match played in less-than-favorable conditions.

April 13, 2012 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


School menus -- April 13, 2012

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of April 16-20:

April 13, 2012 | | Education


Pets of the week -- April 13, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Xander, 1 3-year-old male Siberian Husky dog who's friendly and likes to talk, and a male black and white domestic shorthaired cat. 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 ...

April 13, 2012 | | Pets


Romney’s road ahead

There's a long history in this country of major-party presidential candidates bending to the left (if they're Democrats) or to the right (Republicans) to win their parties' nominations, and then swinging back toward the center during the general election that determines who will occupy the White House for the next four years. That's probably what we're going to see now that Rick Santorum has given up his campaign, opening the door for Mitt Romney to become the Republican nominee.

April 13, 2012 | | Editorials


Esau Lionel McLeod Jr.

Mr. Esau Lionel McLeod Jr., 62, of Santa Ana, CA, formerly of Camden, SC, passed on Wednesday, April 4, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Second Baptist Church , Santa Ana, CA.

April 13, 2012 | | Obituaries


Hobkirk's Hill salute

Members of the Hobkirk's Hill Society -- (from left) Lawson Lewis, Charles Baxley and Don Terrell – present a Betsy Ross flag to Camden City Councilman Willard Polk (right), who is also a society member, for the city to fly at the Town Green during the Battle of Hobkirk's Hill Week April 19-25. Residents and businesses are urged to fly the Betsy Ross flag during the observance to commemorate the battle, fought on April 25 in present-day Camden. Polk presented the flag to Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham at council's Tuesday meeting.

April 13, 2012 | | Military


Dogs blank Flora in rain-shortened match, 4-0

With storm clouds gathering and rain on the way, the Camden High tennis team could ill afford to waste any time in Tuesday's match at A.C. Flora.

April 13, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Knights get past Devils, 5-3

With his pitch count piling up after two innings, North Central right-hander Grayson King was met by his head coach, Robbie Cash, as he returned to the dugout in Tuesday's game against visiting Great Falls.

April 13, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


Bulldogs, Demons meet in Saturday Dogfest contest

DogFest: A Celebration of Being a Camden Bulldog will be held on Saturday, April 14 at American Legion Park. This year's event, sponsored by May Plant Credit Union, is planned to offer fun for all ages.

April 11, 2012 | | Sports


Child Crappie fishing tourney set for Saturday

The inaugural Child Crappie Fishing Tournament will be held on Lake Wateree on Saturday, April 14.

April 11, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


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KCSD, CHS to appeal SCHSL ‘brawl’ ruling

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) and Camden High School will appeal the S.C. High School League's (SCHSL) decision concerning the incident that followed the Camden High-Dreher High football game on Oct. 17.

October 27, 2014 | | Camden


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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