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Look in the mirror

While President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner continue negotiations in an attempt to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, Americans across the country -- including, of course, many right here in Kershaw County -- are voicing their concerns about the irresponsibility of the federal government. But surveys of voters show a curious trend, and if we Americans want to look at one cause of the huge national debt and the dysfunction of Uncle Sam, we need look no further than ourselves.

December 14, 2012 | | Editorials


More on SS/HS grant

I wish to thank the Chronicle-Independent for its recent series of articles and columns surrounding the anniversary of Michael Smith's murder and the community reaction which followed. As the Project Director of the Safe Schools / Healthy Students Initiative, I'd like to commend your excellent coverage as well as add a few items:

December 14, 2012 | Kevin Rhodes, KCSD Project Director Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative | Letters


Rec Notes -- Dec. 14, 2012

Zumba

December 14, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Yesteryear - Dec. 5, 2012

Local forester recognized

December 12, 2012 | | Yesteryear


Robert Lowry Rhame, Jr.

Robert Lowry Rhame, Jr. was born December 21, 1943 in Camden, South Carolina to the late Robert Lowry Rhame, Sr. and the late Wilma Miller Sill Rhame, both of Camden. Bob was a resident of Charleston, SC at the time of his death. He died of CHF at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Friday, December 7, 2012.

December 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Georgia "Betsy" Lockhart Douglas

Mrs. Georgia "Betsy" Lockhart Douglas, 96, died Friday, December 7, 2012 at Kershaw Health in Camden, SC.

December 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ariail for Dec. 12, 2012

December 12, 2012 | | Ariail


Inflation

The U.S. government has never been known for efficiency, as indicated by the staggering amount of red ink under which Uncle Sam is struggling. And there's no easy way to reconcile changes that will bring the deficit under control. But there's one action that's extremely simple and effective: changing the way the government measures inflation, which affects how fast government payments rise under a variety of programs.

December 12, 2012 | | Editorials


The double-down president

WASHINGTON -- Americans are justified in feeling numbed by the car alarm of Washington politics.

December 12, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Seegars earns Clemson Hall of Fame honor

Lake Wateree area businessman and former Clemson football standout Stacy Seegars was inducted into the school's athletic Hall of Fame in a weekend celebration held on campus earlier this fall.

December 12, 2012 | | Sports


Demons finish sixth in Beef O'Brady's tourney

Allen Jenerette, Jarelle Hannah and Chris Jackson, all with championship performances, led the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team to a sixth place finish in the Beef O'Brady's Championship held at Fort Mill High School last Friday and Saturday.

December 12, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Graham has great future

One of the great political highlights of the 2008 elections did not take place in Washington, DC or Columbia, South Carolina, but in the City of Camden, South Carolina. The election of 26 year old Jeffrey Graham brought a pleasant spin to local politics. Many of us saw Jeffrey Graham as a "fresh, interesting, and inspiring" young man who epitomizes the spirit of a new breed of politicians. We looked forward to his leadership. He did not disappoint us.

December 12, 2012 | Rev. Dr. P.W. Wise Camden | Letters


Town Green is a gift

Have you taken the time to walk behind the center of town to the "Town Center" (editors note: Town Green)? My husband and I parked on Broad and walked the alley to the new town square and were confronted with a breath-taking view of King Hagler and Joseph Kershaw -- if you listened very quietly, you could almost hear them speaking. From the top of their heads to the beadwork on King Hagler's moccasins, this statue is wonderfully realistic. Just behind the statue is another beautiful Christmas tree with the blue and red and green lights of Christmas. What a ...

December 12, 2012 | Darlene Mackey Camden | Letters


DeMint served S.C., U.S.

It saddens me to read (Editor Martin L. Cahn's) views regarding Sen. Jim DeMint relating to his service in the U.S. Senate. He served faithfully and honorably, completely the opposite of what you alluded to in your editor's piece. It gladdened my heart to have a truly righteous man as a senator from our state. I am a "Southern boy," born and raised in the South, and still rejoice that we elect people of character who you say "hurt this country." The values that many of we Southerners hang on to, which apparently you "progressives" believe are ...

December 12, 2012 | Steve Parrott Camden | Letters


KCSO’s Justin Dill earns Latham Deputy Sheriff of the Year Award

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Investigator Justin Dill is the 2012 winner of the W. Roger Latham Deputy of the Year Award. Local businessman Joe Upchurch announced Dill's selection Saturday during a Christmas luncheon following the annual Kershaw County Christmas Parade in downtown Camden.

December 12, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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ROBERT LEE JACKSON - Ridgeway

Ridgeway -- Mr. Robert Lee Jackson, 51, of Ridgeway, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 12, 2016. Born in Ridgeway, he was the son of ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


JAMES HICKSON LEE - Austin, Texas

Graveside service for Rev. James Hickson Lee, 48, of Austin, TX will be held at noon Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Rock Springs United Methodist ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


ANNA RAILEY MELTON - Bethune

BETHUNE -- Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Anna "Beth" Railey Melton, 86, who died peacefully on Friday, May 13, 2016, were held at 2 o'clock ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


THOMAS CLYBURN NEAL - Camden

Thomas Clyburn Neal, 90, of Camden, SC, went to his eternal home on Friday, May 13, 2016. A funeral service to celebrate the life of ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


ELFRIEDE BLASK NIXON - Lugoff

LUGOFF -- Funeral service to celebrate the life of Elfriede Blask Nixon, 88, was held Sunday at at First Baptist Church, Camden. The Rev. Evan Smith ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


WANDA R. WELCH - Rembert

REMBERT -- Graveside service for Wanda R. Welch, 52, will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in Springvale Baptist Church Cemetery. The family ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


Golf, softball tourneys will benefit Donald Hinson

A pair of benefit events to aid Kershaw County resident Donald Wayne Hinson and his battle with an illness will be held over the course ...

May 13, 2016 | | Sports


Camden: Classically Carolina

During Tuesday's Camden City Council meeting, City Manager Mel Pearson unveiled the city's latest marketing effort, Camden: Classically Carolina magazine.

May 13, 2016 | | Camden


Aberdeen Polo Match returns May 22

Polo will return to the historic Camden Polo Field on Sunday, May 22 with the playing of the third annual Aberdeen Polo Match, sponsored by ...

May 13, 2016 | | Camden


Church secretary arrested after funds reported missing

Following a more than two-week investigation, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a church secretary Wednesday for stealing more than $97,000 in ...

May 13, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden community shred day to benefit Food for the Soul

The City of Camden is partnering with Shred 360 to host a Free Community Shred Day benefitting Food for the Soul on May 19th from ...

May 13, 2016 | | Camden


KCSD announces year-end schedule

The Kershaw County School District has announced its end-of-year schedule.

May 13, 2016 | | Education


For the Record - May 13, 2016

Real estate transactions

May 13, 2016 | | For the Record


LF-R gets 12 more rescue swimmers

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) now has 12 more swift water rescuers after the group completed training at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, N ...

May 13, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Pine Grove’s AWANA ‘Can-Do!’

May 13, 2016 | | Miscellaneous


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