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County legislators sponsor Walker’s Teacher of Year bid

State senators Joel Lourie and Vincent Sheheen, along with State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk, recently honored the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) by sponsoring KCSD Teacher of the Year Helen Walker's appearance at the South Carolina Teacher of the Year celebration in Columbia to be held Tuesday.

April 30, 2012 | | Education


Loretta Gamble

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Loretta Wiles Gamble, 78, Lugoff will be held at 3:00PM Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery in Elgin. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Gamble's memory to Epworth Children's Home, 2900 Millwood Avenue, Columbia, SC 29205.

April 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


A sign of honor

Community members gathered April 17 at Boykin Park for the unveiling of a new Monroe Boykin historic marker. The park was named in honor of Boykin, who was born into slavery but became a community leader after the Civil War. He went on to help form Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Camden and served as its first pastor. Family members were present to unveil the marker which is located on the Campbell Street side of the park. On hand were (from left) Leon Morgan Jr., Clarence McMillan Jr., Camden City Councilwoman Alfred Mae Drakeford, Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham, Billy Shepherd ...

April 30, 2012 | | Camden


Rosa Lee Caldwell

Mrs. Rosa Lee Caldwell, 88, of 1103 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Camden, SC, passed on Wednesday, April 25, 2012.

April 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


Helen Gainey Graham

Graveside services celebrating the life of Helen Gainey Graham, 88, of Camden, will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, April 30, 2012 at Forest lawn memorial park. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at Forest lawn memorial Park, 1659 Kershaw Highway, Camden, SC 29020. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Graham's memory to First Baptist Church of Camden, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC, 29020 or the Camden High School Bulldog Club, P.O. Box 587, Camden, SC 29201.

April 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


Therodow Brown

Mr. Therodow Brown, 52, 5895 Halley Road, Rembert, SC, passed on Saturday, April 28, 2012.

April 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


Robert Ariail -- April 30, 2012

April 30, 2012 | | Ariail


Pardon my zeitgeist

NEW YORK -- I think it is fair to say that the shark has been permanently displaced by the dog.

April 27, 2012 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Pets of the week -- April 27, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Flip, a 3-month-old male border collie/retriever mix puppy, and a black kitten. 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. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden.net. The ...

April 27, 2012 | | Pets


Knights Hill community to wrap May pole at spring festival

On May 5 a May Day Festival and yard sale will be held at 8 a.m., the festival will start at 10 a.m. on Knights Hill Road. The Knights Hill community will celebrate the beginning of spring with activities and games for all age groups. The event will include the wrapping of the May pole, pony rides and other activities. The festival is open to the public. Hot dogs, chicken, fish, fries and drinks will be available for purchase. Vendors are welcome. Booths can be purchased for $25. All proceeds from the event will go towards scholarships and ...

April 27, 2012 | | Localife


Student projects reflect on Black History

In honor of Black History Month in February, Clifton Harryton Anderson, retired mental health professional, honored Kershaw County students and schools for their contributions to an exhibit in Camden's Price House. Jessica Zeller's class from the Continuous Learning Center earned the first place overall award. In the high school category, first place went to Camden High School's Dree Dubose and Nierra Coleman. Second place winner was Destinyee Logan from North Central High School. Third place winner was Erin Clemens from Lugoff-Elgin High School. In the middle school category, first place went to Amber Johnson at Leslie M ...

April 27, 2012 | | Localife


School menus -- April 27, 2012

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of April 30-May 4:

April 27, 2012 | | Education


CRRC mobilized by love of community

The April 18 editorial, "Civility," depicts Paddy Bell as inflammatory in her comments to City Council on April 10, 2012. It suggests that she made personal allegations about city corruption, using phrases like "robbing the piggy bank" to refer to the city's intentions for the Hospitality Tax.

April 27, 2012 | Camden Recreation Referendum Coalition Board | Letters


Paul Clippard Sr.

Graveside funeral services to celebrate the life of Paul Eugene Clippard, Sr., 77, of Camden will be held Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 11:00 AM in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Columbia. Rev. Steve Lee will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mr. Clippard's memory to the Sacks of Love, C/O Kershaw Baptist Association, 14 E. DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.

April 27, 2012 | | Obituaries


Football playoff

After years of fan discontent over the lack of a playoff system in college football, it appears that progress is finally being made toward establishing some sort of playoff that will involve at least four teams and possibly more. Over many seasons, since the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) was established, college football's power brokers steadfastly refused to admit that a controversial system of picking two teams to play for the national championship had any weaknesses. They wanted to protect the current bowl system and they displayed a blind eye to fans' calls for a playoff.

April 27, 2012 | | Editorials


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Matthews to equip KCSO deputies with body cameras

Shortly after taking office in 2011, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews began looking into equipping his officers with body cameras. As time passed his interest took on a more serious nature and in April 2014, he directed one of his staff to begin the process of evaluating different systems.

October 27, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Your vote, your choice

Today, the Chronicle-Independent begins a series of articles summarizing the candidates and issues that will be on the Nov. 4 ballot, one week from Tuesday. Perhaps the most contentious race isn't between candidates but between "yes" and "no" on two referenda offered by the Kershaw County School District.

October 27, 2014 | | Editorials


Everything works out if you let it

A friend of mine, long embroiled in upsets, distractions, problems and tribulations, called one day to announce happily that she was learning to "let things roll right off my back."

October 27, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Ebola fear and politics, from Bamberg to Bangkok

Ebola is scary. It has scared the bejesus out of us here in South Carolina, nationally and literally all over the world.

October 27, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Why a hike in the gas tax is a terrible idea

The issue of road funding -- or, to put it slightly differently, the question of how South Carolina should fix its broken road system -- is now a constant topic in politics and the media. A fair number of state lawmakers have therefore begun to advocate what politicians always advocate when they don't want to make tough decisions about the budget: raising taxes, specifically the fuel tax.

October 27, 2014 | By Shawn McNamee S.C. Policy Council | Columns


Celebrating Mexican independence

Camden Mayor Tony Scully (right) and ALPHA Center Hispanic/Latino Program Coordinator Carlos Harris (left) meet with Javier Diaz de Leon, consul general of Mexico for North and South Carolina, during a celebration of the 204th anniversary of Mexican independence at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, N.C., on Sept. 15. Scully said Mexicans now comprise 9 percent of North Carolina's population and are its second largest trading partner, generating $25 million per day. "Hispanics in South Carolina are 5.3 percent of the population, almost half a million people," Scully said, "with a growth rate of 154 ...

October 27, 2014 | | Camden


Laverne Simpson

A funeral service for LaVerne Ingram Simpson, 84, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 26, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 2:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service in the Family Life Center. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Simpson's memory to Gideon's International, PO Box 1333, Camden, SC 29021.

October 27, 2014 | | Obituaries


Golf tourney benefits Camden High baseball program

The Camden High School baseball program will host a fundraising golf tournament at the Camden Country Club on Thursday, Nov. 13.

October 22, 2014 | | Sports


Countdown to the Colonial Cup

With the 45th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races a little more than a month away, patrons who had reserved parking spaces for last year's Camden fall classic have until Friday, Oct. 10 to assure they retain those spaces. All unsold spaces will be placed for sale to the general public.

October 08, 2014 | | Equine


Colonial Cup set for 45th renewal on Nov. 15

A sure sign that fall and cooler weather is around the corner occurred last Friday with the mailing out of invitations to those on the mailing list for the 45th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races.

September 10, 2014 | | Equine


CHS fall sports schedules

Volleyball

August 27, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


L-E fall sports schedule

Volleyball

August 27, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


North Central fall sports schedules

Volleyball

August 27, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


ABLE Club offers sponsorship options for 2014-15

The ABLE Club of S.C., the official athletic booster club of Lugoff-Elgin High School, is kicking off its membership campaign for the 2014-15 athletic seasons at the school.

August 08, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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