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Reader: proposed gun ordinance would destroy Second Amendment

I am writing in reference to Sheriff Jim Mathews' letter and the follow up letter from Joe Upchurch published in the Chronicle-Independent concerning a proposed county gun control ordinance. I thought this proposal had been killed, but now I understand that it has gone to a committee for possible revision.

August 06, 2014 | Curtis Blackmon Lake Wateree | Letters


Shimp redeems himself to take CGA junior boys’ title at CCC

After 54 holes of challenging golf at Camden Country Club last Thursday, there was still no definitive winner of the 65th Carolinas Junior Boys' Championship.

August 06, 2014 | | Golf


Murphy leaves calling card before leaving for Auburn

Before leaving to continue her academic and golf pursuits at Auburn University next week, Kelli Murphy had some unfinished business closer to home.

August 06, 2014 | | Golf


KC Gamecock Club hosts kick off party on Aug. 19

The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will hold an "It's Great To Be a Gamecock Fall Kick-off Party "on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Old South Restaurant in Camden at 6:30 p.m.

August 04, 2014 | | Sports


ABLE Club honors Evans in membership drive

The ABLE Club of S.C., the official athletic booster club of Lugoff-Elgin High School, is kicking off its membership campaign for the 2014-15 athletic seasons at the school.

August 04, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Makari takes Smithwick in U.S. debut

Merribelle Stable's Makari, making his first U.S. start after a successful career in English jump racing, battled through Saratoga Race Course's stretch with Demonstrative and won the head bob to take last Thursday's $100,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial (Gr. 1) by a nose.

August 04, 2014 | | Equine


Miss Melissa Hayes to wed Mr. Brian Gaines this fall

Michael and Ann Hayes of Camden are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Mary Melissa Hayes to Mr. Brian Lee Gaines of Anderson, South Carolina.

August 04, 2014 | | Weddings & Engagements


Central Carolina Technical College pins 36 new graduates

Central Carolina Technical College's Health Sciences Division pinned 18 new medical assistants, 7 new massage therapists and 11 surgical technicians during 3 pinning ceremonies on Thursday, July 31. Each ceremony was held in the Iris Room of CCTC's Health Sciences Center in downtown Sumter.

August 04, 2014 | | People & Places


Larry Shepard

ELGIN – Funeral service for Larry Shepard, 59, will be held on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in High Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

August 04, 2014 | | Obituaries


Five good things happening in S.C. -- and why

Newspapers and the media are often accused of only reporting the bad things that happen -- and there's some truth in this. And it's particularly easy to fall into this trap in South Carolina where it seems that there is a lot more bad news than good.

August 04, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Charles Hayes Jr.

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Charles Kever "Chuck" Hayes, Jr. will be held at 11:00 AM, today at the Latta Presbyterian Church in Latta, SC. Burial will follow in the Bethesda Southern Methodist Church Cemetery, Oak Grove, in Dillon, SC. The family received friends Sunday, August 3, 2014 from 6:00-7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Chuck's memory to Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

August 04, 2014 | | Obituaries


Dear Annie - Aug. 4, 2014

A couple of years ago, you published my letter signed "No-Win Situation in Wisconsin." My wife and I had been sharing a vacation with another couple, and I witnessed the husband kiss my wife on the lips as they left. You said if I trust my wife, not to worry about it.

August 04, 2014 | | Dear Annie


Miriam Gardner

The funeral service for Miriam McCaskill Sowell Gardner, 88, of Columbia, will be held at 4 o'clock today at Shives Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel, 5202 Colonial Drive, Columbia with Dr. Kenn Busbee officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 3 o'clock. Interment will follow in Scotch Cemetery, Bethune, SC. The family requests memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Ln, Columbia, SC 29210; to the Alzheimer's Association, SC Chapter, 3223 Sunset Blvd, Ste 100, West Columbia, SC 29169; or to Tidewater Hospice, c/o Tidewater Foundation, 10 Buckingham ...

August 04, 2014 | | Obituaries


Henrietta Boone Crissman

CAMDEN – Funeral service for Henrietta Boone Crissman, 66, will be held Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Wateree Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. David Weaver will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children.

August 04, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ricky Ray

Memorial services to celebrate the life of Mendel Richard "Ricky" Ray, 56, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Bobby James will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM today at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

August 04, 2014 | | Obituaries


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National showing

Local artist Denise L. Greer, who lives in the Charlotte-Thompson area of Kershaw County, recently learned her collage, "BLU," shown here, was accepted into the ...

September 15, 2017 | | Arts


Ariail - Sept. 12, 2017

September 12, 2017 | | Ariail


After Irma

By now, we hope Irma has either largely passed us by or lost enough strength to be more annoying than anything else. Here's hoping ...

September 12, 2017 | | Editorials


The worst is yet to come

WASHINGTON -- It has become axiomatic that when Donald Trump says or does something over the top or below the belt, beware the unseen.

September 12, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - Sept. 12, 2017

Labor Day weekend 2017 at Darlington Raceway was the best of times … and then it got better or, depending on where your personal driver allegiances ...

September 12, 2017 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Scandal, corruption, accountability

The current scandal of SCANA's (S.C. Electric and Gas parent company) and Santee Cooper's nuclear debacle is arguably the biggest scandal in ...

September 12, 2017 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Writer wants his money back

I bought $50 worth of lottery tickets for the recent huge, half-billion dollar lottery jackpot. The clerk said: "Good luck; I hope you win."

September 12, 2017 | Richard Mims Lugoff | Letters


Buford hands NC first Region 4 loss

North Central suffered its first Region 4-AA loss in volleyball on Thursday as the Lady Knights were tripped up in Buford in a fifth set ...

September 12, 2017 | | Sports


Big bass

Twins James and Caroline Reames, both 11, of Camden, recently landed these lunkers while fishing on family property in Kershaw County. The big fish, both ...

September 12, 2017 | | People & Places


For the Record - Sept. 12, 2017

Real estate transactions

September 12, 2017 | | For the Record


KC farmers could qualify for federal funds

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is currently accepting applications from South Carolina farmers, ranchers and private landowners for ...

September 12, 2017 | | Kershaw County


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