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A swing to good sense in crime wars

Up against the wall, Mr. Mayor! Sometimes law enforcers need to be stopped, questioned and frisked, too.

August 16, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Merger roadblock

Kershaw County residents were no doubt surprised when the U.S. Justice Department earlier this week threw a giant roadblock in the all-but-completed merger between US Airways and American Airlines. The feds hadn't thrown up similar obstacles in previous airline mergers, and this one looked as if it was ready to be finalized. Joined by attorneys general from six states, the Justice Department said the merger would lessen competition and raise fares for passengers. The two airlines say the merger would give passengers more options and better service. Many Kershaw County travelers who use the Charlotte airport rather than ...

August 16, 2013 | | Editorials


Mold delays first day of school at Lugoff Elementary

Thanks to mold that grew as a result of recent heavy rainfall, Lugoff Elementary School (LES) won't report for their first day of classes until Thursday, Aug. 22.

August 16, 2013 | | Education


Camden woman filed false tax returns

A Camden woman pled guilty Wednesday in federal court to filing false tax returns using other people's identifying information without their authority.

August 16, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Fox exposes county woman to rabies

A Kershaw County woman exposed to rabies in the Camden area is undergoing post-exposure treatments after being bitten by a fox that tested positive for the disease, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported today Thursday.

August 16, 2013 | | Healthcare


Carolyn Jean Canaday Byrd

Carolyn Jean Canaday Byrd, 81, formerly of Camden passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2013.

August 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Estella C. Drakeford

Funeral service for Mrs. Estella C. Drakeford, 78, of Camden will be held Saturday, August 17, 2013, 2:00 P.M. at Christian Fellowship Tabernacle with burial in the church cemetery. Viewing will be held Friday, 10:00 A.M. -7:00 P.M. with a Wake service at 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home and one hour prior to service at the church. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

August 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Little Mater Tyler Jamar Miller

Little Mater Tyler Jamar Miller, of 521 Green Rose Road, Columbia, SC, passed on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at 1 PM, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Black River Road, Camden, SC.

August 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Blondell Martin Jenkins

Mrs. Blondell Martin Jenkins was the daughter of the late Henry and Bertha Patterson Martin. Blondell was born in Camden, South Carolina, on July 7, 1933. She entered eternal rest on August 8, 2013, Blondell graduated from Mather Academy in Camden, South Carolina in 1952. She graduated from Benedict College with a B.A. degree. She was an active member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. Blondell leaves to cherish her life memories, her husband, James Jenkins; her sisters, Evelyn M. White (Herbert), Bertha Mae Martin, Bettye M. Thompson and Frances Martin. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 15, 2013, at ...

August 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


William Perry Sr.

A celebration of life service for William Herman Perry, Sr., 55, will be held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Cameron and the Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2-3 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

August 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


James T. Richardson, Jr.

James T. Richardson, Jr., of 151 Richardson Circle, Lugoff, SC passed recently at his home. Funeral services are incomplete.

August 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Jerry L. Thomas Jr.

Funeral service for Jerry Thomas Jr., 56, will be held Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery.

August 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


‘Camden During the Civil War: The Home Front’ Explored at the Camden Archives and Museum

You may or may not be aware, but we Americans are in the middle of the Civil War Sesquicentennial now in the year 2013. Beginning in the year 2011 and running through 2015, the National Park Service and the Civil War Trust called for United States museums, parks, and civil war groups to hold an exhibit, a program, a reenactment, or some such event to commemorate the war. Not celebrate it -- commemorate that devastating period when the North and South waged war against each other from 1861 through 1865. The Camden Archives and Museum will honor that request by mounting ...

August 16, 2013 | | Columns


County should find partner to manage KershawHealth

I would like to see the county look into the possibility of partnering with a proven healthcare system to administrate KershawHealth. This has been done successfully in many areas of the country. One that I am familiar with, having seen it develop when I was in diagnostic imaging sales, is Carolinas Health System (CHS), headquartered in Charlotte.

August 16, 2013 | John Schaffer Camden | Letters


Record numbers expected for Saturday's Springdale at Sunset 5K

Registration is open for runners and walkers for the 5th Annual Springdale at Sunset 5K Run, 1-lap walk and a kids' fun run --- of about one mile --- to be held on Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Springdale Race Course in Camden.

August 16, 2013 | | Sports


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Thank a cop

At Tuesday's Kershaw County Council meeting, Camden's Bob Clithero -- an Air Force veteran from the Korea and Vietnam wars -- urged the public to ...

July 15, 2016 | | Editorials


School News - July 15, 2016

Dana Oree, of Elgin, graduated from Troy University during Term 3 of the 2015/2016 academic year.

July 15, 2016 | | Education


ERNEST POWELL, JR. - Camden

Mr. Ernest Powell, Jr., 70, of 2046 Brewer Springs Road, Camden, passed on Saturday, July 9, 2016.

July 15, 2016 | | Obituaries


LUCINDA W. KIRKLAND - Camden

A private memorial service for Lucinda Walker Kirkland, of Camden, SC will be held at a later date. She was born in Schenectady, NY and ...

July 15, 2016 | | Obituaries


CATLETHA BROOKS - New York, N.Y.

Ms. Catletha Brooks, was born to the Ernest and Selena Brooks on March 30, 1962. She entered into eternal rest on June 14, 2016, at ...

July 15, 2016 | | Obituaries


Library events -- July

Camden Branch

July 15, 2016 | | People & Places


Victim’s 911 call leads to burglar’s arrest

A 911 call from a woman locked in a bedroom led Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies to arrest an 18-year-old east Camden man ...

July 15, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Cahn leaves for Virginia; Tatum promoted to editor

After 16 years as a reporter, assistant editor and editor at the Chronicle-Independent, Martin L. Cahn is leaving the newspaper -- and Camden. Today is Cahn ...

July 15, 2016 | | Business


Getting their ‘Fil’ of titles

July 12, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


Murphy earns SEC and national honors

It was an eventful spring for Auburn University sophomore and former Lugoff-Elgin standout Kelli Murphy.

July 08, 2016 | | Sports


Bringing home the hardware and the medals

July 01, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


Full slate of youth sports camps on tap for this summer

With the school season rapidly coming to a close that means it is time for summer youth sports camps throughout Kershaw County.

May 24, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


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