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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


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


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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Thinking dangerously

ELON, N.C. -- When I first heard that some Elon University students were protesting my invitation to speak on campus and saying my thoughts were ...

October 11, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Fine Arts Center announces new boardmembers, award winners

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County held its Annual Meeting earlier in the month in the Jim & Pat Watts Performing Arts Wing at the ...

October 11, 2016 | | People & Places

Cyclists coming for Camden’s Arbor Day Celebration

Camden residents may see up to 105 cyclists with STIHL'S Tour des Trees heading towards the Colony Inn on Thursday, October 13 for Camden ...

October 11, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Miscellaneous

ADK, bulldozer,Three Branches Road before KCC

Kershaw County Council meets today at 5:30 p.m. to discuss a proclamation designating October Alpha Delta Kappa Month, a resolution for the lease ...

October 11, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Kershaw County

Thomas Eugene Peters

LUGOFF –Thomas Eugene Peters, 63, passed away Friday, October 7, 2016. Born in Pittsburg, PA, he was a son of the late James Aliwisus and ...

October 10, 2016 | | Obituaries

Howard M. Branham Jr.

LUGOFF – A graveside service for Howard McLaurin Branham Jr., 75, will be held today at 2:00 p.m. in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The Rev ...

October 10, 2016 | | Obituaries

Maria Blake

CAMDEN -- A memorial service to celebrate the life of Maria Gabriela Chacon Blake, 91, of Camden, SC will be held at 11:00 AM, today ...

October 10, 2016 | | Obituaries

Helping bring home a state title

October 07, 2016 | | Tennis

Changes come to Colonial Cup

ont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races are now on sale.

September 30, 2016 | | Equine

Kershaw County Library events - October

Camden Branch

September 27, 2016 | | People & Places

CHS fall sports schedules


August 26, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle

Lugoff-Elgin fall sports schedules


August 26, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

North Central fall sports schedules

North Central

August 26, 2016 | | North Central High/Middle

CMA Cross Country schedule

Cross Country

August 26, 2016 | | Camden Military

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