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September 05, 2014 | | Ariail


Small Town, S.C.

Three different things in the Kershaw County news arena caught our eye recently, all of them typical of life in small-town South Carolina. And like most of you, of course, we consider small-town life a plus.

September 05, 2014 | | Editorials


Herky-jerky leadership

WASHINGTON -- The word of the day is herky-jerky, which is a polite way of saying erratic.

September 05, 2014 | By Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


What about the kids?

"There's no place for the kids to hang out!" How many times have I listened to that plaintive cry? Some parents want the skating rink returned. Others want an indoor swimming pool. A third set of parents insists to the contrary, "My kids come home to do homework; don't yours?" The good news: according to Joe Eason, director of the Kershaw County Recreation Department, we have more activities for kids than just about any other county in South Carolina. Sometimes, with all due respect, one just needs to look around.

September 05, 2014 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Upchurch & Jowers announces promotions

Victor Jowers, president of Upchurch & Jowers Insurance Agency Inc., proudly announces the promotion of two employees.

September 05, 2014 | | Business


Camden and Lugoff fire departments surpass 2013 MDA ‘Fill the Boot’ Drive

Members of the Camden and Lugoff fire departments, along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), honored their 60-year partnership with the firefighters' annual "Fill the Boot" fundraising campaign Labor Day weekend to benefit children and adults affected by muscle disease throughout Kershaw County.

September 05, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


ATEC fall open house Sept. 16

The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) will hold its fall semester open house on Tuesday, Sept. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. Parents of students and the public are invited to attend and become familiar with the school district's career center.

September 05, 2014 | | Education


Lake Wateree cleanup scheduled for Oct. 11

The Lake Wateree Association (LWA, Kershaw County) and Wateree Home Owners Association (WHOA, Fairfield County) and other volunteers will lead a cleanup of Lake Wateree on Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to noon. The cleanup will cover the entire lake, running out of two sites: Clearwater Marina and Taylor Creek Access.

September 05, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Lady Knights stay unbeaten

After having opened the season with three non-region victories, the North Central volleyball team stepped into Region 4-AA action Tuesday and came away with a 3-2 win over host Buford to improve to 4-0 on the season.

September 05, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


Speaks earns all-tourney honors for Wolfpack

Former Camden High volleyball standout and current North Carolina State University sophomore Maggie Speaks was named to the UNCW Hilton Garden Inn Classic All-Tournament team following the Wolfpack's 2-0 finish at last weekend's tourney played in Wilmington, N.C.

September 05, 2014 | | Sports


So, what else is new? DWTS snubs the cast of Fearless Forecast

You know, with as popular as this contest is and its contestants are, you would think that at least one of the Fearless Forecast gang would have been invited to participate on ABC's Dancing with the Stars.

September 05, 2014 | | Sports


Stradford wins contest opener

Henry Stradford kicked off the 2014 edition of the Chronicle-Independent weekly football contest by turning in a perfect entry sheet and only missing the final point total for the Clemson at Georgia game (played on Aug. 30) by one point.

September 05, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


CHS girls X-C team wins opener

Running over a challenging course on a hot and muggy Tuesday afternoon, the Camden High girls' cross country team returned home from Great Falls with its first win in the initial meet of the season.

September 05, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Golf tourney benefits Toys for Tots

A Toys for Tots charity golf tournament to be played at Beech Creek Golf Club in Sumter on Friday, Sept. 12.

September 05, 2014 | | Golf


First meeting for Camden Garden Club is coming up

The Camden Garden Club will hold its first meeting of the new year on Sept. 8 at the home of Kate Denton.

September 03, 2014 | | People & Places


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