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Editorial: March Madness

With March Madness -- the annual NCAA college basketball championship tournament -- almost upon us, Kershaw County hoops fans are no doubt ready for the excitement of the lose-once-and-you-go-home affair. Adding special flair this year is the fact that Kentucky is attempting to become the first team to go undefeated since the Indiana Hoosiers pulled off the feat in 1976.

March 11, 2015 | | Editorials


Letter: Former chamber director defends referenda survey

I enjoy letters to the editor by my friend, Charlie Humphries, but I must take issue with the position he took in his letter to the Chronicle-Independent on March 4, 2015. In addressing the issue of a possible second referendum for Kershaw County School District building projects. He states, "This is not an issue the chamber of commerce needs to chime in on."

March 11, 2015 | Buddy Clark Camden | Letters


Letter: CBA president thanks chamber for survey

A big thank you to the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce for conducting a survey of its wide membership to help the Kershaw County School District decide how to proceed in light of the fact that a referendum put forward last November was not supported by the voters.

March 11, 2015 | Patricia Richardson, president Camden Business Alliance | Letters


Mims: Life-long crape myrtle enthusiast has more to say

A friend told me I should have kept my mouth shut and should not have written the letter to the editor concerning crepe myrtles. Why? … because she cannot ride down DeKalb Street without seeking the tree that is different from all others and "doesn't want to cause a wreck." I also received a call this morning informing me that my sleuthing missed the real reason for the Crape murder column. Tree pruning in the historic district was the cause of the column rather than my choice of the only "different" crepe myrtle on DeKalb. It is just that when ...

March 11, 2015 | Richard Mims C-I guest columnist | Columns


Letter: Gilland responds to crape myrtle criticism

Please accept my sincere apology for the perceived tone of the recent column on crape murder. My passion for trees can and did, I suppose, get the better of me. I have spent my career trying to educate the public on the actual harm and long-time detrimental effect topping has on trees and it's frustrating to see the practice continue. The column was not intended to belittle or scold, nor was it directed at any one person or scenario. I'm sorry it was interpreted in that way.

March 11, 2015 | Liz Gilland Camden Urban Forester | Letters


For the Record - March 11, 2015

Real estate transactions

March 11, 2015 | | For the Record


Eagle Scout

Christopher Wilder achieved the rank of Eagle Scout during a Court of Honor ceremony Nov. 22, 2014. Christopher's required service project included improvements to the facilities at Goodale State Park near Camden. The son of Keith and Kelly Wilder of Elgin, Christopher is a member of Boy Scout Troop 316 sponsored by St. John's United Methodist Church. A senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, Christopher plans to attend Central Carolina Technical College next fall.

March 11, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Sidewalk Survey - March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


Yesteryear - March 11, 2015

Kershaw County Sheriff L.L. "Hector" DeBruhl has announced plans to seek his seventh consecutive term.

March 11, 2015 | | Yesteryear


Tax forms a problem? Free tax counseling is nearby

Few things in life are free.

March 11, 2015 | | Business


Parker: Dunking the president

WASHINGTON -- With a few tweaks to Scripture, herewith today's relevant verse: What therefore President Obama hath joined together, let Republicans put asunder.

March 11, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Former probate judge recognized

Former Kershaw County Probate Judge Harriett Pierce (center) accepts a copy of a S.C. State House resolution from S.C. State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk and S.C. State Sen. Vincent Sheheen. The resolution, sponsored by the Kershaw County legislative delegation, honors Pierce for her 36 years of service as the county's probate judge and notes her work with such judicial and political notables as J. Clator Arrants, John C. West, Jack L. Marshall, H.W.C. Furman, William S. Tetterton, George W. Speedy and Congressman Kenneth L. Holland. Pierce managed Holland's Camden district office. She was ...

March 11, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Help dogs cope with separation anxiety

Dog owners are typically bewildered when man's best friend exhibits destructive or disruptive behavior. Chewing furniture or urinating or defecating indoors is upsetting for dog owners, who might feel they need to discipline their pooch to ensure it does not happen again. But discipline might not be the remedy for destructive or disruptive behavior, which might be a sign of separation anxiety.

March 11, 2015 | | People & Places


Jimmie Dillard Rose

Funeral service for Jimmie Dillard Rose, 76, will be held today at 3:00 p.m. at Highway Pentecostal Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. George Cashwell will officiate. The family will receive friends following the services in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to Gideons International, PO Box 664, Lugoff, S.C. 29078 or the American Heart Association, 190 Knox Abbott Dr # 301, Cayce, SC 29033.

March 11, 2015 | | Obituaries


David Lawhorn

Funeral services for David Lawhorn, 71, will be held Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Greenhill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

March 11, 2015 | | Obituaries


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BMPFD gets V-SAFE grant

The Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department (BMPFD) recently received a $22,440 grant from the state of South Carolina through the Volunteer Strategic Assistance Fire Equipment ...

April 13, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin mayor graduates from MASC Institute

Elgin Mayor Melissa Emmons recently graduated from the Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government. Graduates received their certificates during the Municipal Association of South Carolina ...

April 13, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin


First Palmetto announces quarterly dividend

The board of directors of First Palmetto Financial Corporation, parent company of First Palmetto Bank, has declared a quarterly dividend of $455 per share of ...

April 13, 2018 | | Business


KCSD to hold budget meetings

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) employees and the local community are invited to learn more about the district's proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget and ...

April 13, 2018 | | Education


Boyd, Just a Cobbler jump past field in $50,000 Hunter Derby

Camden's Liza Boyd closed the final week of the 2018 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, Fla., by riding S&L Just a Cobbler ...

April 10, 2018 | | Equine


Clinic Classic offers three run/walk events

The 2018 Clinic Classic will be held Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 a.m. and includes a 1-mile, a 5K and a 10K race.

April 10, 2018 | | Sports


Devils blank L-E for tourney title

Dreher scored 10 runs in the first four innings which was more than enough for pitcher Matt Mince to work with as the Blue Devils ...

April 10, 2018 | | Sports


Ariail - April 10, 2018

April 10, 2018 | | Ariail


Editorial: Sam Wright

We would like to join the community in celebrating the achievement of one of Kershaw County's most famous sons, Mr. Sam Wright.

April 10, 2018 | | Editorials


Column: The graveled road

Several years before Tink and I married, I built a house that, eventually, would become our home together. This French Country cottage suits us very ...

April 10, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Kitchen remedy for stress

"How do I know what I want to eat on Wednesday?"

April 10, 2018 | By Faith Israel, Food and Nutrition Agent Clemson Extension Service | Columns


Column: To mock or to mentor

WASHINGTON -- There are few sympathetic characters in the landmark lawsuit between Marquette University and a suspended professor that's heading later this month to the ...

April 10, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Happy Anniversary

Command Sergeant Major Clyde Hayes and Peggie J. Hayes of Camden celebrated 55 years of marriage on March 16, 2018, with family and friends.

April 10, 2018 | | Weddings & Engagements


11th annual Clinic Classic is April 28

The 2018 Clinic Classic will be held April 28 at 7:30 a.m. and includes a 1-mile, and 5K and a 10K race. This ...

April 10, 2018 | | People & Places


West Wateree Rotary Club recognizes scholarship winners

The West Wateree-Lugoff Rotary Club recently awarded its annual scholarships to seven Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) seniors for outstanding accomplishments both inside and outside the ...

April 10, 2018 | | People & Places


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