As the calendar turns to an election year here in South Carolina, all the usual political suspects are starting to offer up all the usual political rhetoric to try to win your vote, with one side telling you that our state's current economic forecast is cloudy with a chance of Armageddon, and the other insisting that prosperity, or at least whatever passes for it these days, is right around the corner.
As of today, three public officials have decided not to seek reelection. Several days ago, Kershaw County Councilman Stephen Smoak said he would not run again. Today, Kershaw County Coroner Johnny Fellers and Kershaw County Probate Judge Harriett Pierce announce they are not running for reelection, either.
Lugoff-Elgin Middle School qualified nine and Camden Middle School had a pair who punched their ticket into the 2014 Carolina Invitational wrestling tournament following this past Saturday's qualifier held at White Knoll High School.
After leading the Francis Marion University mens' basketball team to a dramatic overtime victory over Armstrong Atlantic State, Camden native Evrik Gary has been named the Francis Marion University Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Jan. 5.
All boys and girls between the ages of 10 through 14 are invited to participate in the 2014 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship.
The Kershaw County School District announced Monday that, due to a forecast of extreme cold weather and out of an abundance of caution, schools will open on a two-hour delay for students Tuesday. Staff will report at their normal time. Three- and 4-year-old students in morning classes will NOT attend. Breakfast will be served.
GREENVILLE – Jared Singleton will play one last game as a college player when the former Lugoff-Elgin standout takes part in the 2014 The College All Star Bowl to be played on Friday, Feb.14 at 6 p.m. at Furman's Paladin Stadium.
With the holiday tournaments behind them, Kershaw County's basketball and wrestling teams return to action this week with all three county public high school hoops squads inconference play this week.
The Stover Middle School Cheerleaders will host their Little Tigers Cheer Clinic on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 inside the Leslie M. Stover Middle School gym.
Prior to invading South Carolina, Sherman stated his intentions in a communication with General Grant. "I do sincerely believe that the whole United States, north and south, would rejoice to have this army turned loose on South Carolina, to devastate that state in the manner we have done in Georgia…."
Ms. Thelma Hargrove, 76, of Lugoff, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, December 31, 2013. Born in Kershaw, South Carolina she was the daughter of the late Juanita Hargrove Gaskins. Graveside services were held Saturday, at Bethel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Bethune. Brown's Funeral home, Camden serviced the Hargrove family.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Patricia Thompson "Pat" Johnson, of Camden SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Lakeview Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Hugh McKinney will officiate. Burial will follow in Indiantown Presbyterian Church Cemetery near Hemmingway, SC. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 PM, Monday, January 6, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Pat's memory to Lakeview Baptist Church, 1520 Mill Street, Camden SC 29020, Food for the Soul, 110 East DeKalb Street, Camden, SC ...
• The concept of energy conservation has never been stronger, as the amount of electricity consumed in U.S. homes fell in 2013 for the third straight year. Usage is at the lowest level since 2001. Several factors are involved, in addition to Americans being more conscious of saving power: homes are better built; appliances and gadgets are more efficient; insulation has become better and cheaper; and there are nifty new devices such as smart thermostats. It's all a good thing, of course, for this country.
The way she was was a long way from what she became. I can't help thinking about how life veers so far away from the beginning of the journey and how the destination can vary drastically from where it all started.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office investigators arrested a Cassatt man for armed robbery after only recently being released from prison.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested three men Wednesday in connection with 11 vehicle break-ins that were reported Tuesday in or adjacent to ...
Having lost their first singles player to graduation last spring, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team took another blow when its first singles player for this season ...
It's that time of the year again -- the birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming and warm air is swirling in the air. There ...
Mrs. Cindy Andrews announces the engagement of her daughter Sarah Andrews of Beaufort, S.C. to Trevor Rabon of Beaufort, S.C.
After several years of having to turn those wanting to buy tickets away due to lack of space, the Wateree Chapter Ducks Unlimited Banquet is ...
The Multi-Cultural Committee of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announces plans for the Gospel Fest and Heritage Tea -- annual events celebrating Black ...
The Chronicle-Independent will now publish wedding, engagement and 50th and above wedding anniversary announcements on the People&Places page free of charge. Announcements can include ...
A new race meet, The Steeplechase of Charleston at Stono Ferry, will join the National Steeplechase Association's 2017 spring racing schedule.