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Fire fest will honor 90th anniversary of Cleveland School fire

The 18th Annual Camden/Kershaw County Fire Fest will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rhame Arena (517 Bull St.) in Camden. A part of this year's event will mark the 90th anniversary of the historic Cleveland School Fire -- a fire at a Camden-area school in 1923 that killed 77 people. Because of the Cleveland School Fire, the most deadly in state history, many laws, building codes, regulations, and ordinances have been passed across the nation to prevent this type of tragedy from ever happening again.

September 23, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Price is right in football contest win

Longtime contestant Ina Price missed just two games, but still needed to go to the tie-breaker before winning last week's Chronicle-Independent football contest .

September 20, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


Rec Notes -- Sept. 20

Kershaw County Parks & Recreation will host its 14th annual Senior Golf Tournament (for ages 50 and up) on Friday, September 27.

September 20, 2013 | | Kershaw County


The KershawHealth difference

I have had the opportunity to experience surgical procedures at two of our area's most prominent hospitals -- Providence and KershawHealth. My first surgery was at Providence, the hospital noted for performing surgical procedures, and my doctor was located in the city of Columbia. My experience at Providence was exceptionally good. The hospital was first class with excellent facilities, professional personnel and an attitude of the patient being the No. 1 priority. Everything went according to plan.

September 20, 2013 | John W. Kelly Jr. Camden | Letters


Ariail for September 20, 2013

September 20, 2013 | | Ariail


Who in the Wiki-Age is a Journalist?

A new Senate bill to protect journalists has stirred up a hornet's nest of criticism over an old nagging question: who in the age of WikiLeaks is a "journalist"?

September 20, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Pets of the Week - Sept. 20, 2013

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Rambler, an adorable 2-year-old Beagle male and a Calico 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. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail ...

September 20, 2013 | | Pets


National MS cycling event this weekend

Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw County will serve as one of several start points for the 28th Annual Bike MS Breakaway to the Beach, Saturday and Sunday.

September 20, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


New state vaccine requirement for students

South Carolina state law mandates that all 7th graders show proof of having had a Tdap booster after their 7th birthday at the start of this school year. Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials have given students who have not provided new certifications of immunization showing they have met this requirement until September 30 to comply.

September 20, 2013 | | Education


Amy Cook

Mrs. Amy Cook, 79 of 411 Church Street in Camden entered into rest on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at KershawHealth.

September 20, 2013 | | Obituaries


Robert V. Kardack, Sr.

A celebration of life service for Robert Vincent "Bob" Kardack, 74, will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Steve Lee will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 608 Black River Road, Camden, S.C. 29020.

September 20, 2013 | | Obituaries


Edna Nelson Ford

Mrs. Edna Nelson Ford, 81, of Maryland, formally of 604 Broad Street, Camden, SC, passed on Monday, September 8, 2013. Funeral services will be conductedSaturday, September 21, 2013, 1:00 p.m., at Camden First United Methodist Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Broom Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Camden.

September 20, 2013 | | Obituaries


Isaac Ford

Mr. Isaac Ford, of Maryland, formally of 604 Broad Street, Camden, SC, passed on Monday, September 9, 2013. Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, September 21, 2013, 1:00 p.m., Camden First United Methodist Baptist Church, Camden. Burial will follow at Broom Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Camden.

September 20, 2013 | | Obituaries


Hardy J. Rogers Jr

Funeral services for Hardy J. Rogers Jr., 67, will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Providence Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Ken Jackson will officiate. The family will receive Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

September 20, 2013 | | Obituaries


Jacqueline Warren

Funeral service for Mrs. Jacqueline Warren, of Brooklyn, New York, formerly of Cassatt, will be held Saturday, September 21, 2013, 2:00 P.M. at Cantey Hill Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. She died Saturday, September 14, 2013. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

September 20, 2013 | | Obituaries


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Ariail for June 14, 2016

June 14, 2016 | | Ariail


Editorial: Public safety

Friday, we published a guest column from Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews detailing several recent, violent incidents to which deputies responded. Matthews said deputies respond ...

June 14, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: Freedom to kill, permission to die

WASHINGTON -- It was inevitable we would one day seek ways to kill ourselves with society's blessing.

June 14, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: Stabler and the Righteous Renegades

When I was a young sports writer, just beginning an education on the world of sports and the men who made the majors great, I ...

June 14, 2016 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - June 14, 2016

This week I'd like to say a few words about a guy no one has ever referred to -- in my presence, anyway -- as their ...

June 14, 2016 | | Columns


Yesteryear - June 14, 2016

Three Kershaw County residents are among 350 students selected by the S.C. Governor's School for the Arts to participate in programs this summer.

June 14, 2016 | | Yesteryear


Goat Daddy’s Farm featured on KC Ag + Art Tour

Goat Daddy's Farm at 144 Tomahawk Trail in Elgin is the fifth of six farms featured during the huge farm tour event taking place ...

June 14, 2016 | | People & Places


Waldo returning to Camden in July

Where's Waldo? In Camden, South Carolina, of course! The famous children's book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-five ...

June 10, 2016 | | People & Places


Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program starts June 18

The Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program is coming to Kershaw County. The goals of the program are to supplement the diets of low-income seniors with ...

June 07, 2016 | | People & Places


CHS celebrates its student-athletes at Bulldog Club Banquet

Camden High School celebrated its student-athletes at its annual Bulldog Club Banquet held at the school on May 17 with former Camden All-State football player ...

May 31, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle




CHS’ Abbott takes the triple crown

Will Abbott's senior year at Camden High School started with his signing a National Baseball Letter of Intent with The Citadel in November.

May 31, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle


Kershaw County Library Summer events

Camden Branch

May 27, 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


P-17ers in hurry-up mode as season opener beckons

After two nights of tryouts held earlier this week, first-year head coach Tyler Pike and assistant coaches Stephen Carmon and Jack LaFrage were paring down ...

May 20, 2016 | | Sports


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