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Family Resource Center seek men to stand up against sexual violence

The Family Resource Center has launched a campaign to engage men and boys in ending sexual violence and child abuse. The 100 Men Strong Campaign is asking 100 men to stand strong and declare that violence against women and children must end. Men who are interested in joining our movement can do the following:

March 14, 2014 | | People & Places


KC Library to celebrate nature with Josh Castleberry

Due to winter weather conditions, the previously scheduled program by Josh Castleberry at the Kershaw County Library Camden branch has been rescheduled. It will be Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Castleberry will be discussing the natural history of native animals.

March 14, 2014 | | People & Places


Paul Elmer Kramer

A memorial service celebrating the life of Paul Elmer Kramer, 86, of Lugoff, will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 1:00 PM at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church in Camden. Rev. Angela Jennings will officiate. Memorials may be made in Paul's memory to St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 1301 Mill Street, Camden, SC 29020 or Christ Lutheran Church, PO Box 4, Mahanoy City, PA 17948.

March 14, 2014 | | Obituaries


Bobby Ennis

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Bobby Ennis, 76, of Camden, SC, will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Ernest Rabon will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Friday, March 14, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

March 14, 2014 | | Obituaries


Russell Graham

Funeral service for Russell Graham, 49, will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Ken Jackson and the Rev. Eric McAvoy will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Charles Everett speaking at 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to Cranial Technologies Inc. or St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

March 14, 2014 | | Obituaries


Kershaw County schools celebrate Red Cross month with penny drive

Kershaw County schools are celebrating March as Red Cross Month by holding their annual Million Penny Drive to benefit the American Red Cross Sandhills Chapter. The coin collection takes place during March at all Kershaw County public schools.

March 13, 2014 | | People & Places


Saturday is deadline for discount Cup tickets

Saturday, March 15 is the final day to purchase discount general admission tickets for the Carolina Cup steeplechase races.

March 12, 2014 | | Equine


Stanley notches third shutout as Lady Demons roll SF, 7-0

After having opened the season by playing in a pair of tournaments, the Lugoff-Elgin girls' soccer team kicked off the regular season in style by pasting visiting South Florence, 7-0, in a non-region match played Monday at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium.

March 12, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Serpas' monster day --- 8 RBI --- lifts L-E past Irmo

Blake Serpas is one of those low-maintenance players who quietly does their work each day while the coaching staff hardly notices that he was there at practice.

March 12, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Lady Bulldogs finish second in NMB tourney

Having won their first two games by shutout and playing to a scoreless draw in their third contest, the Camden High girls' soccer team fell to AAAA state power Bluffton, 3-0, to finish second in the Michael Nash Memorial Soccer Tournament hosted by North Myrtle Beach High School last weekend.

March 12, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


DMES students on the move

All of Doby's Mill Elementary School's students participated in South Carolina Walk at School Day. The day began with 15 minutes of brisk walking. Here, third graders Andrew Langmo and Clay Peake walk in front of fourth graders Alie Stephens, Marissa Kirkland and Sylvia Adongo.

March 12, 2014 | | People & Places


Phillips receives award from Pageland school

Chronicle-Independent (C-I) staff reporter Gary Phillips recently received a 2013-2014 community service award from Central High School in Pageland. Phillips received the award for supporting Central Eagles athletics while serving as editor of The (Pageland) Progressive Journal. Although Phillips did not attend the event, Central officials announced the award during its Fall Athletic Awards night at the school Feb. 18.

March 12, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


Amazonian adventures

The printed page has been an introduction to dreams and anticipations for me since I was a child. When my Aunt Eva brought a large house and barn from the heirs of a very old spinster woman, I found a treasure trove! Back then, children were not as restrained as they are today with various activities and parents' eyes constantly upon them. The treasure trove was not gold, but a stash of National Geographics, some possibly as old as the magazine itself. When my mother told me reading was a waste of time, the activity took on even more delight ...

March 12, 2014 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Doing the big hard right thing

We in South Carolina love our history. As William Faulkner said of the South, "The past is never dead. It's not even past."

March 12, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Liberty Hill native takes preserving naval history personally

Family vacations often have a profound and lasting effect on children. For some, it's an Instagram or Facebook album of selfies taken at landmark sites with the occasional snarky comment about being dragged to "old" places.

March 12, 2014 | | Military


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Meeting the mayor

Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford (back, far right) meets several of the many children participating in the Kershaw County Recreation Department's Camp Sun Fun ...

July 14, 2017 | | Kershaw County


For the Record - July 14, 2017

Real estate transactions

July 14, 2017 | | For the Record


HFKC accepting grant applications in September

The Health Foundation of Kershaw County (HFKC) will begin accepting applications for grants beginning September 1st, 2017. The application process will close on September 30th ...

July 14, 2017 | | Healthcare


Public reminded not to handle, move wildlife

A lot of wildlife makes appearances during the summer season, and it is not uncommon for people to come across these animals while out and ...

July 14, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Kershaw County Library gearing up for eclipse

The Kershaw County Library will host an informative program on the upcoming August 21 eclipse at the Camden branch on July 22 at 10 a ...

July 14, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Fighting hunger

July 14, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


DAR celebrates 110 years of community service

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), founded in 1890, was a group of women that organized the DAR after being refused membership ...

July 11, 2017 | | People & Places


Clemson Extension taps Shaw as 4-H agent

Justin Shaw has recently joined the Clemson Extension Service as the 4-H agent for Kershaw County. Shaw will coordinate various programs and activities associated with ...

July 11, 2017 | | People & Places


FAC receives grant from Duke Energy

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County recently received a $9,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation. Rick Jiran, vice president of community ...

July 11, 2017 | | Arts


P-17 wins a laugher behind Lynch

On a warm night along the coast, Jay Lynch was not forced to work hard as Kershaw County went up, 2-0, on Georgetown with an ...

July 11, 2017 | | Sports


Learning volleyball the Lady Demon way

July 11, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Ariail - July 11, 2017

July 11, 2017 | | Ariail


Exit 98

The city of Camden recently completed an exciting and important project: installation of lighting on Exit 98 at I-20 and U.S. 521.

July 11, 2017 | | Editorials


Trump media tiff goes trans-Atlantic

Many American journalists and others correctly objected to President Trump's lambasting of the U.S. media in his speech Thursday in Poland, noting that ...

July 11, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


New life at Mather

I recently visited the new Cedarbrook apartment community and quickly realized it is perfectly suited to bring new life to the former Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy property.

July 11, 2017 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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