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Happy 95th Birthday Mrs. Rutherford!

Happy Birthday to Mrs. Sarah B. Rutherford who will be celebrating her 95th birthday June 8. Mrs. Rutherford, the wife of the late Roosevelt Rutherford Sr. is a life-long resident of Cassatt where she attended the public schools of Kershaw County. Mrs. Rutherford is well-known and loved in her community and is also a life-time member of the Hyco Baptist Church. The mother of nine children, Mrs. Rutherford has been blessed so far to see five generations that resulted from her union with Mr. Rutherford. She is presently a great-great-great grandmother and will celebrate her birthday with lots of family ...

June 07, 2013 | | People & Places


What to expect when your pet is expecting

Many people see their pet as their own child, but what do you do when you find that your little one will soon be having children of their own? Knowing how to care for your pet during pregnancy and after childbirth is essential for any responsible pet owner.

June 07, 2013 | Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences | Pets


Phone logs

Recent revelations that the government is carrying out secret domestic surveillance programs on businesses, coming on the heels of other snooping incidents by the Justice Department, are chilling and go to the very basic tenets of freedom in this country. The serious nature of this surveillance is highlighted by the fact that many members of both parties -- and they seldom seem to agree on anything -- are aghast at some of the things that are happening.

June 07, 2013 | | Editorials


Beyond the rubble of disaster….

Time and again, I am moved to emotion at the goodness of Americans particularly in instants of unexpected and horrific circumstances - natural disasters, terrorism, and life-shattering violence. It can be difficult knowing how to talk to our children about the loss and the fear surrounding events like 9/11, Hurricane Sandy, Newtown, the Boston Marathon, tornados in Oklahoma, among others. Unluckily, the majority of our kids have seen the disturbing images on television from the collapse of the World Trade Center towers to the devastation in Oklahoma to the unspeakable carnage in Boston. At times, it may seem impossible to ...

June 07, 2013 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Inabinet for June 7, 2013

The Chronicle-Independent, courtesy of the S.C. News Exchange, will now periodically feature editorial cartoons by Walt Inabinet of the The (Orangeburg) Times and Democrat. According to the S.C. Press Association (SCPA), Inabinet recently placed second in the SCPA News Contest's All Daily Division Cartoon category. He has been a local television news anchor, owned and published a weekly newspaper in Bamberg County and is "semi-retired" from Inabinet Communications, the marketing and public relations firm he founded in 1991.

June 07, 2013 | | Inabinet


It’s always a good time to say thank you

A few days ago I had the honor of attending a memorial service for Marlene Tolleson, a quiet servant at the Kershaw County Council on Aging. For more than 20 years, she worked tirelessly on behalf of those who needed her most, our seniors. An advocate, a counselor and sometimes firm encourager, the folks she served knew that they had a friend and advocate in Marlene.

June 07, 2013 | Donald P. Supplee, president United Way of Kershaw County | Letters


Ariail for June 7, 2013

June 07, 2013 | | Ariail


Fight gangs, not each other

It was a kneejerk reaction to a kneejerk reaction. That's my assessment of Rep. Bobby Rush's incendiary assault on Sen. Mark Kirk's gang-fighting proposal.

June 07, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Employee of small family company believes boss to be scam victim

Dear Annie: I have worked for many years at a small family-owned company.

June 05, 2013 | | Dear Annie


Baseball, softball camps on tap for next week

Here are the sports campsto be held in Kershaw County for the week of June 10.

June 05, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


Margaretha Powers

A Celebration of Life Service for Margaretha "Greta" Powers, 80, will be held Friday from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Camden-Lugoff Elks Lodge. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Kershaw Health Hospice.

June 05, 2013 | | Obituaries


Lois Outten

Funeral service for Ms. Lois Outten, 76, of 1218 McRae Road in Camden, will be held Saturday, June 8, 2013, 3:00 P.M. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church with burial in Community Baptist Church Cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

June 05, 2013 | | Obituaries


Walter Hoover Jr.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Walter Elmer Hoover, Jr., 73, of Lugoff, will be held at a later date.

June 05, 2013 | | Obituaries


James Preston Hasty

Funeral Services for James Preston "Foots" Hasty, 74, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Wateree Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Trent McLaghlin and The Rev. Jeff Grubbs will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

June 05, 2013 | | Obituaries


Nellie Watts Creed

Nellie Watts Creed, 101, died June 1, 2013. Born May 23, 1912 in Lugoff, SC, she was the youngest child of George Franklin and Annie Rabon Watts. She was predeceased by her husband of 73 years, Smyrl Alvin Creed, her brother, George Bell Timmerman Watts of Great Falls, and her sister, Anna Kate Watts of Lugoff.

June 05, 2013 | | Obituaries


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KCSO seeks suspect

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is seeking information about the man in this picture who appears to be stealing an air conditioning unit ...

July 12, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Mark Williams Collision Center earns quality award

Mark Williams Collision Center LLC, of Lugoff, recently received recognition as a winner of the 2015 AutocheX Premier Achiever for outstanding customer service and satisfaction.

July 12, 2016 | | Business


First Palmetto declares quarterly dividend

The board of directors of First Palmetto Financial Corporation, parent company of First Palmetto Bank, has declared a quarterly dividend of $385 per share of ...

July 12, 2016 | | Business


L-EHS reports fourth quarter honor roll

Lugoff-Elgin High School recently announced its honor rolls for the fourth nine-weeks period.

July 12, 2016 | | Education


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


Kershaw County Library Summer Events -- July

Camden Branch

June 28, 2016 | | People & Places


Springdale 5k at Sunrise Walk & Run celebrates seventh year

The Springdale 5k at Sunrise Walk and Run, will be held on Saturday August 20, 2016. The 5k Walk and Run will begin at 8 ...

June 21, 2016 | | People & Places


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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