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Kids' crappie tourney set for April 11

The annual Take a Child Crappie Fishing Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 11 at Clearwater Cove Marina on Lake Wateree.

April 01, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Camden Royals host AAU hoops tourney

The Camden Royals AAU youth basketball team is hosting a tournament from April 10-12 at the Bishopville Recreation Department.

April 01, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Camden Spring Classic brings new set of jumpers to town

With the Carolina Cup now in the history books, it is time for Camden to welcome a different set of jumpers to town.

April 01, 2015 | | Equine


Legion honors firefighters and police officers

Camden's James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 recently honored law enforcement officers and firefighters selected by the heads of their respective departments. This year's honorees include S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) Patrolman of Year Thomas R. Chrisofario, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office Deputy of the Year Derek B. Robinson, Camden Police Department (CPD) Policeman of the Year Sylvesta Robinson, Camden Fire Department Fireman of the Year Chris Tidwell and Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Firefighter of the Year Michael Stanfield. Behind them are their supervisors, SCHP Sgt. Dan Black, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews, CPD Sgt. Tyrell Coleman, Camden ...

March 30, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


A check and a pie

The Community Playground Project continues to close in on the fundraising goal of $300,000 to build a new playground at the West Wateree Recreation Complex on U.S. 1 between Lugoff and Elgin. The Lugoff Optimist Club presented a $1,000 check to the project Thursday, March 19. Playground Committee Chairperson Laurey Carpenter accepted the check from Henry Powers. The project also raised several thousand dollars Friday, March 20 with a gala and auction, including a "Pie in the Face" contest in which votes were cast by monetary donation.

March 30, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Bob Sheheen retires from race association

Bob Sheheen recently retired from the Carolina Cup Racing Association.

March 30, 2015 | | News


CHS, L-E baseball teams to step back in time

For the third straight year, the ping will be replaced by the sounds of the crack of the bat as the Kershaw-Richland Classic Spring Break Baseball Tournament returns to Camden's American Legion Park for a three-day run beginning on Monday. Thursday's final day of the tournament will be held at Richland Northeast High School, site of the other half of the bracket.

March 30, 2015 | | Sports


Miss Emily Peake and Mr. Joshua Caughman wed

Miss Emily Shirll Peake of Elgin and Mr. Joshua David Caughman of Columbia were joined in marriage on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 3 o'clock in the afternoon at Rock Bottom Pond in Ridgeway, South Carolina. Debbie Miles officiated the double-ring ceremony.

March 30, 2015 | | Weddings & Engagements


Brevard scholarship winners announced

he Camden Music Association (CMA) and the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announce the winners of the 2015 Brevard Music Competition. This year's competition was held at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church where 13 students competed for scholarships to further their musical endeavors. The competition and recital is sponsored by Sibby Wood in honor of her mother, Margaret Beckley Upton.

March 30, 2015 | | People & Places


Making the rounds

A few hundred yards away, trucks carrying workers zig-zagged their way in and around the Springdale Race Course in final preparation for Saturday's 83rd running of the Carolina Cup. Tucked away in a barn located behind the National Steeplechase Museum, Brian Murphy stands atop the straw in a stall as he brushes down one of his horses with the only sound here being that of a few chirping birds on a relaxed Monday morning.

March 27, 2015 | | Equine


Historic Camden's Armies Through Time

Hundreds of people visited Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site last Saturday to learn about warfare through the ages. Guests got to interact with warriors from Ancient Greek wars, Medieval wars, 19th Century wars, World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War. Different stations were set up that featured artifacts, costumes and camps from different wars.

March 27, 2015 | | People & Places


Ruben H. Jay Jr.

A celebration of life service for Ruben Harlan Jay, Jr, 67, will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Foundation.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mary Ruth Watts

Funeral service for Mary Ruth Hornsby Watts, 81, will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice, 1400 Pickens St #100, Columbia, SC 29201 or Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 880, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Amanda Porter

Amanda Doby Porter, wife of the late James Porter formally of Palmer Place in Camden passed away on March 14th in Baltimore, Md. Funeral services are scheduled for March 27th in Baltimore.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


James W. ‘Pete’ Nelson

Funeral service for James William "Pete" Nelson, 74, will be held on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, Elgin with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Ken Jackson will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, 2666 Highway 1 South, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


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NC volleyball, CHS tennis eye region titles

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Ariail - Oct. 2, 2018

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Column: A twist of decision

Tink and I sat in the lobby of the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, one of the South's Grand Hotels. It was Christmas Day and ...

October 02, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


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On a morning in early September 1934, an older brother and I left our home on what is now Teal Road and walked one-half mile ...

October 02, 2018 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Letter: Gustafson responds to education questions

Thank you, Dr. Frank Morgan, for recently highlighting a list of legitimate educational challenges. As a candidate and the Republican nominee for S.C. House ...

October 02, 2018 | Penry Gufstason, SC House 52 candidate Camden | Letters


Letter: Funderburk responds to education questions

I am pleased to respond to the questions that Dr. Frank Morgan presented in a letter published in the Chronicle-Independent on August 10, 2018. I ...

October 02, 2018 | State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk SC House District 52 | Letters


CHARLOTTE BROWN

Funeral Services for Charlotte Brown, 94, will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 at noon at Mt. Joshua Missionary Baptist Church with burial to follow ...

October 02, 2018 | | Obituaries


WILBERT WILLIAMS

CAMDEN - A service to celebrate the life of Wilbert Ronald Williams, age 76, of Camden will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 1 ...

October 02, 2018 | | Obituaries


Boys & Girls Clubs officially established

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands recently established the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kershaw County.

October 02, 2018 | | Education


Man on probation arrested after high speed chase

A Camden man earned another trip to jail after leading law enforcement on a high speed chase that ended when he wrecked the vehicle he ...

October 02, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Feature photo: Tootsie Roll Drive

Fred Florian (left) Chairman of the Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive, presents the first Tootsie Roll to Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford, who made ...

October 02, 2018 | | Miscellaneous


KCSD Teacher Career Fair set for Oct. 27

The Kershaw County School District will host its annual Teacher Recruitment Fair for certified teacher applicants on Oct. 27 at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School from 8 ...

October 02, 2018 | | Education


College News - Oct. 2, 2018

Craig Carter of Lugoff, was among the 61 cadets named to the Citadel's South Carolina Corps of Cadets President's List for the 2018 ...

October 02, 2018 | | Education


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