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Resident unhappy with The State newspaper

As I drive through my neighborhood in north Camden and other areas around the city, I find plastic bags with The State newspaper advertising in them lying on the open road, in driveways and on the side of the roads. These bags with their contents have been there for days now. They are waterlogged, driven over and generally trash.

April 05, 2016 | Lee Griggs Camden | Letters


Rich: Mama comes around again

All my life, as long as I can recall, Mama saved things. Not because she was sentimental, but because she had grown up Scotch-Irish poor so any little bit of something might be valuable down the road.

April 05, 2016 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Teal: Memorable sounds

Last month, our column dealt with a sound from the late 1860s in Kershaw County, the sound of the auctioneer's gavel at a tax or bankruptcy sale as he hammered it down and said "sold" for a piece of county property. It was an unforgettable sound, especially if it were your property being sold.

April 05, 2016 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Yesteryear for April 5, 2016

Fred Ogburn III of Camden has filed to seek election to Seat 7, DeKalb Township, on the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees. A native of Kershaw County, Ogburn graduated from Camden High School and the University of South Carolina and recently completed a two-year term as chairman of the Kershaw County Democratic Party. He has participated in Leadership Kershaw County and Palmetto Leadership and is now serving on the board of the Leadership Forum. Ogburn is also active in Citizens from Clean Development. He is a member of Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church where he is a Sunday school ...

April 05, 2016 | | Yesteryear


Stover Middle School reports third quarter honor rolls

Leslie M. Stover Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the third nine-weeks period.

April 05, 2016 | | Education


WW-Lugoff Rotary Wild Game Dinner and Silent Auction set for April 23

The West Wateree-Lugoff Rotary Club's third annual Wild Game Dinner and Silent Auction is scheduled for 6 p.m., Saturday, April 23, at Old McCaskill's Farm on Cantey Lane, just south of I-20. Proceeds go to the West Wateree Rotary Scholarship Fund benefitting Lugoff-Elgin High School seniors.

April 05, 2016 | | Miscellaneous


Camden Elementary School lists third nine weeks honor roll

Camden Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the third nine-weeks period.

April 05, 2016 | | Education


KCSO arrests couple for operating meth lab

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Lugoff couple the evening of March 31 for allegedly operating a methamphetamine, or meth, lab in their home. According to a KCSO press release, deputies arrested David M. Gibson, 37, and Shannon Raye Smith, 36, both of Riverside Drive in Lugoff. The home is in a neighborhood near the intersection of U.S. 1 and Longtown Road. Deputies arrested the couple after KCSO narcotics investigators received information from citizens during the past month indicating the couple was producing meth in the home.

April 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Operation Hope

The Knights of Columbus recently presented the proceeds of this year's Operation Hope Tootsie Roll Drive to The Kershaw Center Disabilities Foundation (KCDF). Each year, the Knights hold Operation Hope, a fund drive during which members go into the community to collect donations. The Knights give Tootsie Rolls to anyone who makes a donation of any amount. This year, the Knights collected $3,625, which they presented to the KCDF to benefit citizens of Kershaw County living with physical and/or mental disabilities. Shown from left are Jim Pontius, Knights Operation Hope co-chair; Zenobia Corley, director of the Kershaw ...

April 05, 2016 | | Miscellaneous


Lugoff fire crews battle fire at INVISTA in March

Back in mid-March, dispatchers sent Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews to INVISTA off U.S. 1 in Lugoff for a vehicle on fire behind one of the company's large industrial buildings.

April 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


For the Record - April 5, 2016

Real estate transactions

April 05, 2016 | | For the Record


Post 17 seeking Palmetto Boys State applications

James Leroy Belk American Legion Post No. 17 is seeking applications for Palmetto Boys State, to be held June 5-11 at Anderson University in Anderson.

April 05, 2016 | | Military


MCCU holds annual meeting, CCM food drive

Mid Carolina Credit Union (MCCU) recently held its annual membership meeting, which it also used as a food drive for Christian Community Ministries' (CCM) food pantry.

April 05, 2016 | | Business


Community Camera - April 5, 2016

April 05, 2016 | | Camden


DORENE H. HUDSON - Camden

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Dorene Hartsell Hudson, 82, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, today, April 5, 2016 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. Rev. Steve Patterson will officiate. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 PM, Monday, April 4, 2016 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Hudson's memory to Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020.

April 05, 2016 | | Obituaries


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JERRY LEACH - Bishopville

Mr. Jerry Leach, 70, of 2763 Jamestown Road, passed on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Funeral services will be conducted 3 p.m. Sunday, April 24 ...

April 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


FURMAN D. MATTOX - Blythewood

Blythewood -- Furman D. Mattox, 78, of Blythewood, died Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Born October 11, 1937 in Columbia, he was a son of the late ...

April 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


WEBBIE MCCORMICK - Cambria Heights, N.Y.

Mr. Webbie McCormick, 70, of Cambria Heights, NY, formerly of Camden, passed on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p ...

April 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


LAURLEI PRICE - Bethune

Funeral services for Laurlei Hunter Anderson Price age 78 will be held today, April 22, 2016 at 2:00pm at Bethune Baptist Church. Rev. Jeff ...

April 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


NCMS releases honor roll for third quarter

North Centra Middle School recently released its honor roll for the third quarter of the school year.

April 22, 2016 | | Education


Harris wins Dickerson Community Service Award

Mandy Harris, a 4th Grade teacher at Jackson Elementary School and the 2015 Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Teacher of the Year, received the Charles ...

April 22, 2016 | | Education


A look back at yesteryear

April 19, 2016 | Photos are courtesy of the Camden Archives and provided by Johnny Deal. | Kershaw County


Ariail for April 19, 2016

April 19, 2016 | | Ariail


Editorial: State of the county

Friday morning, Kershaw County Chairman Julian Burns and County Administrator Vic Carpenter served as the keynote speakers for a Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce breakfast ...

April 19, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: Karma tastes rich in new, humane economy

WASHINGTON -- As the human circus of presidential politics has plodded along for what seems a decade now, a revolution has been taking place in the ...

April 19, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


A note of thanks from James family

The family of M. Andrew "Andy" James acknowledges with deep appreciation your kind expressions of sympathy through cards, flowers, food, gifts, telephone calls, thoughts and ...

April 19, 2016 | Daisy James and family Camden | Letters


Couple thankful to those who helped

I would like to thank all the people who helped me on March 4 when I fell on Broad Street and broke a rib. I ...

April 19, 2016 | Susie and Larry Smith Camden | Letters


Rich: The ethics of moonshining

When the Chattanooga Better Business Bureau hired me as the keynote speaker for its annual luncheon, the president and CEO was very specific on what ...

April 19, 2016 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Morgan: Not the Fed

Watching this year's presidential campaign has been interesting, to say the least. There's obviously a lot of pent-up citizen anger about "Washington" and ...

April 19, 2016 | By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Yesteryear for April 19, 2016

To coincide with the 20th anniversary of Earth Day, the Chronicle - Independent this week began a recycling program at the Camden office. The newspaper, which ...

April 19, 2016 | | Yesteryear


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