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Hope chest

When I was growing up, all young women had to have hope chests. This was a signal that their only hopes were to get married and find males to take care of them. No woman could have a dream of becoming a doctor, an airplane pilot, a mathematician or a chemist. In fact, the first time my mother asked me about the future, she said, "What kind of husband do you want," not do you want to go to college. Actually, I had seen my friends' homes where the mothers had to cook, clean, wash, obey and hear men display ...

September 23, 2013 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Ariail for Sept. 23, 2013

September 23, 2013 | | Ariail


Here we go again

WASHINGTON -- About 30 years ago as a young reporter in Florida, I was assigned a series on gun control in response to gun violence, which had peaked in the U.S. in 1980.

September 23, 2013 | | Columns


Noted and passed - Sept. 23, 2013

• Jerry Sandusky, the Penn State pedophile who was found guilty of molesting many boys who were under his care in various programs, has never admitted guilt despite overwhelming evidence and the unanimous guilty verdict of a jury. His lawyer continues to ask for a new trial for the former coach. Sandusky is serving up to 60 years after losing on 45 counts of child sexual abuse. Behind bars is exactly where he needs to be unless a bombshell of new evidence turns up.

September 23, 2013 | | Editorials


SC education and global competition

We all know that in the global economy of the 21st Century, we in South Carolina are competing with Germany and Brazil just as much as we're competing with North Carolina and Georgia.

September 23, 2013 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Our veterans deserve better

As the chief advocate for seniors and vulnerable adults in our state, I was deeply troubled and saddened that services for a federally-funded program designed to keep veterans in their homes instead of nursing homes is being terminated because of lack of support by the Veterans' Administration.

September 23, 2013 | By Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Fire fest will honor 90th anniversary of Cleveland School fire

The 18th Annual Camden/Kershaw County Fire Fest will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rhame Arena (517 Bull St.) in Camden. A part of this year's event will mark the 90th anniversary of the historic Cleveland School Fire -- a fire at a Camden-area school in 1923 that killed 77 people. Because of the Cleveland School Fire, the most deadly in state history, many laws, building codes, regulations, and ordinances have been passed across the nation to prevent this type of tragedy from ever happening again.

September 23, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Price is right in football contest win

Longtime contestant Ina Price missed just two games, but still needed to go to the tie-breaker before winning last week's Chronicle-Independent football contest .

September 20, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


Rec Notes -- Sept. 20

Kershaw County Parks & Recreation will host its 14th annual Senior Golf Tournament (for ages 50 and up) on Friday, September 27.

September 20, 2013 | | Kershaw County


The KershawHealth difference

I have had the opportunity to experience surgical procedures at two of our area's most prominent hospitals -- Providence and KershawHealth. My first surgery was at Providence, the hospital noted for performing surgical procedures, and my doctor was located in the city of Columbia. My experience at Providence was exceptionally good. The hospital was first class with excellent facilities, professional personnel and an attitude of the patient being the No. 1 priority. Everything went according to plan.

September 20, 2013 | John W. Kelly Jr. Camden | Letters


Ariail for September 20, 2013

September 20, 2013 | | Ariail


Who in the Wiki-Age is a Journalist?

A new Senate bill to protect journalists has stirred up a hornet's nest of criticism over an old nagging question: who in the age of WikiLeaks is a "journalist"?

September 20, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Pets of the Week - Sept. 20, 2013

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Rambler, an adorable 2-year-old Beagle male and a Calico cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail ...

September 20, 2013 | | Pets


National MS cycling event this weekend

Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw County will serve as one of several start points for the 28th Annual Bike MS Breakaway to the Beach, Saturday and Sunday.

September 20, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


New state vaccine requirement for students

South Carolina state law mandates that all 7th graders show proof of having had a Tdap booster after their 7th birthday at the start of this school year. Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials have given students who have not provided new certifications of immunization showing they have met this requirement until September 30 to comply.

September 20, 2013 | | Education


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Howard Lee Johnson

Mr. Howard Lee Johnson, 59, of 1504 Campbell Street in Camden passed away Saturday, November 19, 2016. Viewing only is planned and will be held ...

November 21, 2016 | | Obituaries


Mary Hartzler

Mary Goodwyn Hartzler, 95, of Camden, SC, died Tuesday, November 15, 2016. She was born September 20, 1921 in Charleston, SC, the daughter of the ...

November 21, 2016 | | Obituaries


Elliott Brevard

Funeral service for Mr. Elliott Brevard , Jr., 78, of 1606-A Kershaw Hwy in Camden, will be held Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 1:00 P.M ...

November 21, 2016 | | Obituaries


Local residents help Red Roses win USTA Southern Sectional

A trio of Camden residents helped the Red Roses tennis team, based out of Rock Hill, to the USTA Southern Sectional 65-plus tennis title. The ...

November 18, 2016 | | Tennis


NC's Cunningham finalist for Mr. Football

North Central running back/defensive back Cedrick Cunningham has been named as one of five finalists for South Carolina's Mr. Football.

October 14, 2016 | | North Central High/Middle


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