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Cell phone towers

Members of the Lake Wateree Association, voicing the sentiments of many lake residents as well as people who live in other rural areas of the county, say more cell phone towers are needed to improve communication. The association urged people to attend a Monday night meeting of the county's planning and zoning commission to make their voices heard and they're also asking citizens to show up at the next county council meeting. Council had passed on two readings a measure that would have made it more feasible to increase the number of cell towers, but suddenly tabled that ...

October 18, 2013 | | Editorials


Bulldog Regiment to compete at State Championships Saturday

The Camden Bulldog Regiment will compete in the South Carolina Upper State Championships Saturday. The competition is held in Duncan at James F. Byrnes High School. The Bulldog Regiment recently took away several awards at the Blue Jacket Fanfare Marching Competition hosted by Aynor High School. They won first place for Best Drum Major, Best Percussion, Best Color Guard and Best Horn Line. The Bulldog Regiment placed second overall for their division, also taking home a plaque for Excellence and the Blue Jacket Fanfare.

October 18, 2013 | | People & Places


United Way of Kershaw County to hold third annual Chili Cook-off

The United Way of Kershaw County will host its third annual Chili Cook-off on November 9 at downtown Camden's Town Green. Music will be provided by Fair Jam from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Reflections from 12 to 3 p.m. Chili will be served from 12 to 2 p.m. Premier sponsors of the event are SAFE Federal Credit Union and Lugoff Automotive Group.

October 18, 2013 | | People & Places


Horton appointed to Southeast Board of Regents

Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF), has appointed Liz Horton, IOM, Executive Director of the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, to the Southeast Board of Regents. As a member of this Board, Horton will implement the policies created by Institute's National Board of Trustees.

October 18, 2013 | | Kershaw County


Camden Antiques Fair and ‘gallop’ this weekend

The Camden Antiques Fair Show and Sale will be at Rhame Arena, 517 Bull St., in downtown Camden, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

October 18, 2013 | | Arts


Unimin Corporation hosts deer hunt in support of ‘Wounded Warriors’

The Unimin Corporation's Lugoff plant sponsored a deer hunt for the "Wounded Warriors Project" Saturday. South Carolina Department of Natural Resource officers Matt McCaskill and John Baird were present to show their support.

October 18, 2013 | | People & Places


FAC to host Broadway Caberet and International Exchange

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County presents Broadway Cabaret Night Thursday at 8 p.m. The event will be set up cabaret style on the stage of the Wood Auditorium. Audience members will be able to enjoy a dessert and beverage while sitting at a table with friends enjoying some of Broadway's best songs, including:

October 18, 2013 | | Arts


Johnny Appleseed Day fun

Camden First Baptist Kindergarten & Child Care Center had a fun day celebrating "Johnny Appleseed Day" on Thursday, September 26. Mr. Olin Jackson from Lugoff visited and took the 2K, 3K and 4K students on a wagon ride around the campus.

October 18, 2013 | | Education


Norma Jean Reed

Norma Jean Reed, 71, of Elgin, died peacefully Monday, October 14, 2013. Born in Barnwell, SC on April 22, 1942, she was a daughter of the late William H. and Idoma Granger Knopf. A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Norma Jean was an active member of Blaney Baptist Church in Elgin. She loved teaching children and was greatly missed during her illness.

October 18, 2013 | | Obituaries


Quaker Cemetery and rural garden cemeteries

A group of Irish Quakers were the earliest group of colonists to settle Camden, arriving here via the Wateree River in 1751. In 1759, Quaker Samuel Wyly gave the Friends, as the Quakers were called, 4 acres of land in the southwest corner of the town limits to be used as a burying ground. The burying ground tract is noted on the 1832 plat by tract "D." The small section denoted "C" was exclusively reserved for the Quakers, who from the beginning, it seems, planned to allow others to be buried outside that plot of land. The Quaker Meeting House ...

October 18, 2013 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


“Celebration of Life” ride and festival Monday

The First Annual "Celebration of Life River Ride and Festival" in memory of Firefighter Dewitt Peake will be held at the Pine Grove Fire Department Saturday beginning with registration at 9 a.m. The address for the event is 833 Pine Grove Road Lugoff, SC 29078.

October 18, 2013 | | Kershaw County


Dr. George Kessler guest speaker for KC forest landowners association meeting

The quarterly meeting of the Kershaw County Forest Landowners Association will be held on Monday. The meeting takes place in the Clemson Extension Homemakers Building located at the corner of West DeKalb and Church Streets in Camden and begins at 7 p.m.

October 18, 2013 | | Kershaw County


These animals need good homes

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Russell, a male 1-year-old Jack Russell mix and a female 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 4 p.m. on Saturdays. 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 ...

October 18, 2013 | | Pets


Rec Notes

Tai Chi is a physical exercise and martial art that has been practiced in China for thousands of years.

October 18, 2013 | | Kershaw County


Godfather IV

(This column was written prior to the compromise bill hammered out by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama to end the federal government shutdown.)

October 18, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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Thank a cop

At Tuesday's Kershaw County Council meeting, Camden's Bob Clithero -- an Air Force veteran from the Korea and Vietnam wars -- urged the public to ...

July 15, 2016 | | Editorials


School News - July 15, 2016

Dana Oree, of Elgin, graduated from Troy University during Term 3 of the 2015/2016 academic year.

July 15, 2016 | | Education


ERNEST POWELL, JR. - Camden

Mr. Ernest Powell, Jr., 70, of 2046 Brewer Springs Road, Camden, passed on Saturday, July 9, 2016.

July 15, 2016 | | Obituaries


LUCINDA W. KIRKLAND - Camden

A private memorial service for Lucinda Walker Kirkland, of Camden, SC will be held at a later date. She was born in Schenectady, NY and ...

July 15, 2016 | | Obituaries


CATLETHA BROOKS - New York, N.Y.

Ms. Catletha Brooks, was born to the Ernest and Selena Brooks on March 30, 1962. She entered into eternal rest on June 14, 2016, at ...

July 15, 2016 | | Obituaries


Library events -- July

Camden Branch

July 15, 2016 | | People & Places


Victim’s 911 call leads to burglar’s arrest

A 911 call from a woman locked in a bedroom led Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies to arrest an 18-year-old east Camden man ...

July 15, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Cahn leaves for Virginia; Tatum promoted to editor

After 16 years as a reporter, assistant editor and editor at the Chronicle-Independent, Martin L. Cahn is leaving the newspaper -- and Camden. Today is Cahn ...

July 15, 2016 | | Business


Getting their ‘Fil’ of titles

July 12, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


Murphy earns SEC and national honors

It was an eventful spring for Auburn University sophomore and former Lugoff-Elgin standout Kelli Murphy.

July 08, 2016 | | Sports


Bringing home the hardware and the medals

July 01, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


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


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