American soldiers on both sides never dreamed of airplanes in their combat when the battle of Camden was fought on August 16, 1780 at Gum Swamp. Yet, just a few weeks ago, I led the commanders and staff of much of the 9th (Ninth) Air Force and its fighter squadrons across our battlefield to study the terrain and tactics. What would today's Air Force Major General Lawrence Wells and his colonels care about a 232-year-old Revolutionary War battle? Simple question with a solid answer, of which many of our local citizens may not be aware. Technology, armaments, and accoutrements ...
In Monday's edition of the Chronicle-Independent, regarding the Carolina Cup undercard, the names of Camden's Sue and George Sensor were inadvertently left out of the portion of the story which dealt with Baltic Shore's victory in the day's co-feature chase, the $30,000 Woodward-Kirkover Cup.
Louis Clyburn has announced his plans to seek election to Seat 5 on the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees.
The 22nd annual KershawHealth Foundation Vern Kechem Golf Tournament will be held Monday at the Camden Country Club.
Real estate transfers
A ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome the Mullikin Law Firm back home to Camden was held by the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce recently. The firm is located at 1308 Broad St., in Camden and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Mullikin Law Firm is a leading government, policy, regulatory and public affairs firm that focuses on energy, environmental and health care issues. The phone number for the Mullikin Law Firm is 425-7771.
The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will hold a spring meeting on Monday, April 16 at the Old Towne Tavern (1044 Broad Street in Camden) at 6:30 p.m.
Playing without starting third singles performer, Nelson Semple, the Camden High tennis team rolled into this week's spring break with a 4-2 win over Hartsville in a match played last Thursday at the CHS Athletic Complex.
It's time once again to for commercial businesses, public buildings and grounds, churches and schools with the city limits of Camden to start sprucing up for the fourth annual Margot Rochester Landscaping Award, presented by the Camden Parks and Trees Commission.
Funeral services for Geraldine H. Bateman, 76, of Elgin, will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Blaney Baptist Church, with burial to follow in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Philip Blankenship will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association.
Funeral services for Andrew Dave "A.D." Goff, 78, Elgin, will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Paul Miles and Rev. George Cashwell will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Highway Pentecostal Holiness Adult Sunday School Class, 2290 Heath Pond Road, Elgin, S.C. 29045 or the Walter Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.
Less than 17 months ago the voters of this county -- Kershaw County -- voted down a proposal to increase a tax of 1 cent for a number of so-called "improvements" for the "betterment" of all concerned who live in the county.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) presents Claire Bryant and Friends in a week-long residency and chamber music concert. The concert is scheduled for April 12 at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. There will be a catered reception with a cash bar prior to the concert beginning at 5:30 p.m. which will also welcome a new exhibit to the Bassett Gallery, David Yaghihan's Everyman. The concert is sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, the Frederick S. Upton Foundation, Arts South, the SC Arts Commission, Kohn-Spring Group/Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Van Horn ...
A pair of games between cross-river rivals Camden and Lugoff-Elgin will bring the curtain down on the Telasco Alarm Service Camden Spring Break Tournament.
The Clinic Classic Challenge, to be held April 21 at 8:30 a.m. in Camden, is open to all students aged 12 and under. The school with the most participants in the McDonald's 5K Walk/Run will be awarded $500. This prize, thanks to sponsor McDonald's, may be used at the discretion of the school's principal.
The cooler temperatures produced these winners in the Carolina Motorsports Park's Powerade Kart Races held Sept. 13
• Property rights vs. community pride is a conflict as old as civilization itself. In recent months, we've reported on two attempts to regulate the appearance of properties in an effort to clean up our communities. Back in October, Kershaw County Council rejected, 3-4, third reading of an ordinance which would have given the county authority to demolish uninhabitable dwellings deemed a nuisance to neighbors or the community at large. More recently, Bethune Town Councilman John Fulmer proposed an ordinance which, if passed in December, would fine owners of blighted properties if they don't clean them up after being ...
It started accidentally. Some good ideas and memorable moments are like that. They aren't planned. They're born, bringing with them an ability to nudge a way naturally into our lives and become a tradition.
As a part of writing this column, I go to lots of meetings, community events and conferences all across the state in my never ending search to find out about the people, businesses and community groups that are doing good and important things to make our state better.
Regarding your editorial in the Nov. 14 C-I regarding "Pit Bulls," I was disappointed that you chose to use the two recent incidents in Kershaw County as an opportunity to condemn a particular breed of dog, instead of focusing attention on the actual problem, which is the lack of responsible pet ownership. This would have been an appropriate time to support the passage and vigorous enforcement of laws that focus, not on breed, but on people's responsibility for their dogs' behavior. These include measures that hold owners of all dogs accountable for properly housing, supervising and controlling their dogs ...
I read Mr. Charlie Humphries' letter in Friday's Chronicle-Independent with interest. In the letter, Mr. Humphries implies that because the school district is producing strong results, and it is, making investment in the future isn't really necessary right now. As he puts it, the "If it ain't broke" philosophy.
Mrs. Connie Mae Mickle, 91, of 818 Campbell Street, Camden died Thursday. Friends may call at residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Mickle Family.
Ms. Ellna Marie Porter, 51, of 17 Aspen Court, Elgin, South Carolina passed on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11:00 PM at Abundant Life Fellowship Church in Camden, SC. Burial was at the Haven of Rest Cemetery in Camden, SC.
Persons interested in employment with the Kershaw County School District are invited to participate in the district's 14th annual Teacher Career Fair Saturday, Jan. 24.
Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher and former Camden High School standout Michael Kohn will return home as the lead instructor for a one-day baseball camp on Sunday, Dec. 14 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at American Legion Park in Camden.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will hold a new and exciting fundraiser, the Canine Classic for the Arts, to be held Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Meeting Place in Cassatt, located at 1166 State Road S-28-354.
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.