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Tip O'Neill, the Massachusetts pol who was speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives for many years, once said that all politics is local. That maxim was never more evident than in last Tuesday's election for mayor in which political newcomer Tony Scully unseated incumbent Jeffrey Graham. It was concrete proof that if voters believe their elected officials aren't listening to them, they'll turn them out of office. Scully was a reluctant candidate but turned out to be an effective one, and voters responded to that.

November 14, 2012 | | Editorials


Ariail for Nov. 14, 2012

November 14, 2012 | | Ariail


A different Christmas

I guess every child hears how lucky he is from his parents. I am not sure the story is true. My mother, a widow with little education, told me how meager her Christmases had been in a family of 12 children. According to her, she was lucky to get an apple or an orange, a finger-sized doll and a stick of candy. My brother and I, on the other hand, usually got much more. I remember quite clearly that Santa never got the idea right that I despised dolls, so I received one every year. Contrary to the dolls of ...

November 14, 2012 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


What they learned

WASHINGTON -- The headline was inevitable: "What went wrong? "

November 14, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Rizers bring Street Ball Legends to Camden

The Camden-based Palmetto State Rizers of the American Basketball Association, which won their first game of the season, 160-116, over the Queen City Express, are bringing the "Legends of Street Ball Takeover Tour" to Camden's E. Clarkson Rhame City Arena on Friday, Nov. 23.

November 14, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Plum Pretty fetches $4.2 million in sales ring

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Plum Pretty, winner of the 2011 $1 millionKentucky Oaks (G1), sold for $4.2 million to Mandy Pope's Whisper Hill Farm to top last Tuesday's opening session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.

November 12, 2012 | | Equine


NC cheerleaders earn berth in state championship

Three years after starting a competitive cheerleading team, North Central High School is headed to the AA Competitive Cheer State finals.

November 12, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


Colonial Cup tickets remain on sale

Tickets and reserved parking spaces of all varieties remain available for the Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races in Camden.

November 12, 2012 | | Equine


L-EHS senior will compete in Miss South Carolina Teen

Isabella McElveen has been chosen to compete in the Miss South Carolina Teen USA Pageant this Nov. 16 and 17.

November 12, 2012 | | People & Places


False tweets, future jailbirds?

I have never been quite as wrapped up with Twitter as a lot of my colleagues are, although the 140-characters-or-less medium appears to be ideally suited to today's shortened attention spans.

November 12, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


An election that debased our dreams

Four-year-old Abigael Evans spoke for millions when she sobbed, "I'm tired of Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney."

November 12, 2012 | | Columns


Gray Vincent

Gray Vincent died suddenly on October 21st at her home in Columbia, SC. Gray knew life intimately and she faced it squarely-both the darkness and the light. For most of us mortals, we could not have lived as intensely and as honestly as she. She brought all of her past to every present moment. She was unprotected from pain-both hers and the pain of those she deeply loved. She lived true to herself-without pretense or deceit. Her family was her constant concern-her sister Harriet, her brothers Thad and Charlie, and her two generations of nephews and ...

November 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Dessie McLeod

Funeral services for Dessie Davis McLeod, 94, will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Philip Blankenship will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday from 7 – 9 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that you do an act of kindness for someone or that memorials be made to The Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, Blaney Baptist Church, or Fairfield Healthcare, Ridgeway S.C.

November 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ariail and Ariail, Too for Nov. 12, 2012

November 12, 2012 | | Ariail


Military Monday - Nov. 12, 2012

(John Baird, an army lieutenant colonel (LTC), is the brother of Rupert Baird, who wrote a number columns for the Chronicle-Independent during his deployment several years ago. LTC Baird is now doing the same. His columns will appear periodically on Mondays during his deployment.)

November 12, 2012 | By LTC John Baird C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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CHS student-athletes offered free physicals

Camden High School is offering free physicals for all prospective student-athletes who plan on participating on any of the school's athletic teams throughout the 2015-16 school year.

April 20, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Bulldogs, Knights rained out on Thursday

Due to last Thursday's inclement weather, both Camden and North Central's games at Dreher and Indian Land, respectively, were postponed to tonight. North Central will travel to Indian Land for a pair of 6 p.m. contests on the baseball and softball diamonds. The Camden High baseball game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

April 20, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Bulldogs take on Cavs for spot in AAA state tourney

Win and you're in.

April 20, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Melvin Bellamy

Mr. Melvin Bellamy, 88, of 1607 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Camden, South Carolina, passed on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

April 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


“Sammy” M. Dawkins Jr.

Funeral services for Samuel "Sammy" M. Dawkins Jr., 59, of Lugoff, SC will be held at 3:00 PM, Monday, April 20, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff- Elgin Chapel, with burial to be held at Union Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Jacob Helsley and Rev. Phillip Blankenship will officiate. The family will receive friends at 2:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.

April 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Clinic Classic set for Saturday

The eighth annual Clinic Classic 5K walk/run will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, April 18.

April 17, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Ariail for April 17, 2015

April 17, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Jordan Spieth

With Augusta being only a couple hours away from Kershaw County, the Masters golf tournament holds a great deal of allure for this area. The azaleas at Augusta National are famous for their popping colors and their beauty, but they're no prettier than those which are currently at their peak in Camden, we might add. But there's something magical about the Masters, which is ranked by many players as the one tournament they'd like to win more than any other.

April 17, 2015 | | Editorials


Dogs get past LR, 11-6; earn spot in AAA tourney

It used to be that a baseball game with Lower Richland meant the reserves would see as much, if not more, action on the field than would the starters.

April 17, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


White takes, gives in 12-0 CHS romp

How good a night was it for the Camden High boys' soccer team?

April 17, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


West Wateree wrestlers going strong in tourney action

It has been a productive start to the off-season for West Wateree junior wrestlers who have returned home from state meets with plenty of medals and championship titles.

April 17, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


MCCU JV softball tourney on deck for Saturday

Lugoff-Elgin High School will host the third annual Mid Carolina Credit Union Junior Varsity Softball Tournament Saturday, April 18 at Larry Doby Complex in Camden.

April 17, 2015 | | Sports


Letter: Reader says Johnny is the ‘Real Deal’

Please permit me to share my thoughts with your readers about Johnny "Mr. Camden" Deal. He was a most deserving recipient of the Jake Watson Award. That award holds a special meaning to me. Jake Watson's grandmother and my paternal great-grandfather were siblings from Greenwood. Jake was a true Camden icon, as is Johnny. Equal only to my own is Johnny's love for our community. Never is he seen without that big, friendly grin. We need more people like him. Johnny is the "Real Deal."

April 17, 2015 | | Letters


Demons bounce Hawks, close in on playoffs

Now that they are back at full strength, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team is eyeing another trip to the 4A state playoffs.

April 17, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Parker: Ring in the olde?

WASHINGTON -- Americans, perhaps more than anyone, worship the future and resent the past.

April 17, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


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