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County man sentenced to 25 years for CSC

A Camden man will spend the next 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to criminal sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 11. Paris Nates III, 35, who appeared before a circuit court judge earlier this week at the Kershaw County Courthouse could have faced up to 30 years in prison.

September 19, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Breaking partisanship

As President Obama and Mitt Romney batter each other and each other's parties ad nauseum, voters in Kershaw County and across the country continue to be subjected to the same bitter partisanship that keeps Congress and the White House from getting much achieved. In fact, we were struck by another newspaper's recent focus on a book entitled "The Parties Versus The People," by former U.S. Rep. Mickey Edwards, a Republican of Oklahoma. "We have to reclaim our democracy, not from an invading army but from the parasitic destruction waged in the name of partisan interest," Edwards wrote.

September 19, 2012 | | Editorials


Wolverines rebound to upend CMA, 28-13

When you start practice and your season later than most teams, you are forced to play catch-up and try to get to where you need to be in a quicker period of time.

September 17, 2012 | | Camden Military


L-EMS hosts Stover on Wednesday

As a coach, you want your team to be consistent, if nothing else.

September 17, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


This week in KC sports

Monday: Camden at Darlington (TEN – 4:30 p.m.); Cameen home meet vs. TBA (XC - 5 p.m.)

September 17, 2012 | | Sports


KCRD to hold P, P & K competition on Saturday

The Kershaw County Recreation Department and the Camden Kiwanis Club will hold the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition on Saturday, Sept. 22 beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Larry Doby Complex in Camden.

September 17, 2012 | | Sports


Ariail for Sept. 17, 2012

September 17, 2012 | | Ariail


It's time for teachers to speak up

Every year during the week before school starts, I have the privilege to speak to all of our teachers as part of the district's instructional fair. Normally, I use this occasion to thank and recognize these dedicated professionals for all that they have done and continue to do to keep our district moving forward. When I spoke to our teachers on August 14, my main message was that although our district has fallen to the bottom third of our state in terms of funding, the results they are producing are certainly far from the bottom third. (The fact that ...

September 17, 2012 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Erin Lynne Chick and Todd William Kreisman join in marriage

April 14th, Erin Lynne Chick of Camden and Todd William Kreisman of Chicago, IL were joined in marriage in Pasadena, California at Cravens Estate.

September 17, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


Reader wants to know 'the rest of the story'

Camden's public relations firm, Columbia-based McKay Public Affairs, issued the following press release which was published in the Chronicle-Independent as part of an article on Friday 9-7-12.

September 17, 2012 | Rick Trott Camden | Letters


'Y' not a cure-all

After a reading a recent letter regarding the YMCA in this column, and with other recent circumstances that have occurred, I found a need to write a response.

September 17, 2012 | Stephen Sarafin Jr. Camden | Letters


Noted and passed - Sept. 17, 2012

• As the teachers' strike unfolded in Chicago and protesting educators swarmed city streets, we watched with interest as one teacher explained, with a straight face, why they were going out on strike. "We want to make sure all the children in Chicago get the kind of education they deserve," he said. We've noticed that whatever the location, teachers who shut down schools always mouth the party line that they are doing it for the kids and not for themselves. We hope nobody actually believes that.

September 17, 2012 | | Editorials


Barbara Langford

A graveside service celebrating the life of Barbara Holston McGriff Langford, 65, of Camden, will be held at 2:00PM, Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at Wateree Baptist Church Cemetery in Camden. Rev. Bobby James will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday, September 17, 2012 from 7:00-8:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Barbara's memory to Wateree Baptist Church, 2024 Haile Street, Camden, SC 29020.

September 17, 2012 | | Obituaries


KCSO to begin enforcing new noise ordinance

Kershaw County Council adopted a noise ordinance in July that will be enforced by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office. The new ordinance will target loud and unnecessary noise in unincorporated residential areas of the county.

September 17, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Mattie D. Cunningham

Funeral services for Mattie D. Cunningham, 89, of 1005 Medfield Road in Lugoff, will be held Monday, September 17, 2012, 4:00 p.m. at Good Hope Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church with burial in the Good Hope Methodist Church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

September 17, 2012 | | Obituaries


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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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