The word "transparency" has become a popular one for politicians to use. After all, how many citizens are there here in Kershaw County -- or across South Carolina and the United States, for that matter -- who aren't in favor of a more open government? Not many. Indeed, transparency was one of the key platforms of Gov. Nikki Haley's campaign, and the issue no doubt contributed to her victory. A little squabble is now kicking up between her and State Treasurer Curtis Loftis over which is more committed to transparency and openness. Along with being amusing, it's also interesting.
"Remember when..." is a weekly historical feature showcasing life in Kershaw County, taken from the archives of the Chronicle-Independent. The Camden Midget basketball team won the state championship in the state tournament played at Myrtle Beach in March 1954. Celebrating the win are (first row, from left) Harold Robinson, Jimmie Roller, Jimmie Haynes, Charles Davenport, (second row) coach Clyde Jahnke, Lindsay Pierce, Bobby Johnson, Larry Foster, Lee McCaskill, Bobby Robinson, coach Giles Huggins and city recreation director Bob Allen. Not pictured is Marion Sheheen. In the championship game, Camden defeated Myrtle Beach 25 to 21.
46 YEARS AGO -- March 29-31, 1965
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When you are suffering through a three-game slide, any win is appreciated, right?
When I read the headline in last Wednesday's paper, "Local skepticism, opposition greet gambling bill" I eagerly read Trevor Baratko's article to find out what the greater community was thinking.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announces the auditions for Kershaw County's Got Talent. Beginning on April 25 the FAC will hold three nights of auditions for the first-ever Kershaw County's Got Talent -- a talent competition for Kershaw County residents. If you sing, dance, juggle or just have an amazing talent, then this competition is for you! See if you can move forward to the final competition scheduled for April 28 at the FAC. Kershaw County's Got Talent is sponsored by WPUB KOOL 102.7 FM and Startime 1590 AM.
Wake up, citizens of Camden! Do you have any clue what Mayor Jeffrey Graham and city council are doing? Probably not, we would all be at the council meetings protesting.
On Feb. 13, Cub Pack and Boy Scout Troop 303 from Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church (UMC) participated in the Sunday morning services.
Funeral service for Curtis Leon Drakeford, 66, of 2002 DeKalb School Road in Camden, will be held Thursday, March 31, 2011, 2:00 P.M. at Bingham Chapel AME Zion Church with burial in Dry Branch Cemetery in Westville, SC. Friends may visit at the home of his niece and nephew-in-law, Rev. David and Annette Stratford, 1945 DeKalb School Road in Camden. Masonic rites will be conducted between 7:00 P.M. and 8:30 P.M. at the funeral home on Wednesday. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
On Friday, Feb. 25, under the direction of Rebecca Greenway and Jodie Kahler, North Central Middle School held its annual Miss Patriot Pageant. This year's theme was Under the Sea. Each contestant was judged and scored in three areas:
Funeral service for Daisy Lee Lovett Haynes, 75, of Elgin, will be held Wednesday 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Hardshell Cemetery. Rev. Trent McLaughlin will officiate. The family received friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.
Funeral services with full military honors for MSGT. US Air Force (Ret.) Robert Lee "Bob" Jones, Jr., 86, of Camden will be held Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Mark Bredholt will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 20, 2011 from 6:00 -8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Jones's memory to the American Cancer Society, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.
The United Methodist Women of Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church will hold it's annual Day Before the Cup Bake Sale on Friday, April 1. Homemade cakes, pies, breads, cookies and cupcakes of all kinds will be some of the delicious items for sale from 8 a.m. until noon. The sale will take place at the Family Life Center behind the main building at 1206 Lyttleton St. These ladies above are showing off some of the goodies available at the 2010 sale. Pictured from left are Shirley Knickel, Rev. Sheila Rogers, Doris Holden, Phyllis Defani, Willie Beckham, Sharon Albritton ...
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Dale Lyle St. Louis, 68, of Lugoff, will be held Friday, April 1, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Lake Wateree Presbyterian Church, 3257 Old Windmill Road, Ridgeway, SC 29130. Rev. Dr. Fran Bragan will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mr. St. Louis memory to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S Fair Street, Camden SC 29020.
By Austin Jenkins
Even though the Carolina Cup is more than a month away, reserved parking spaces are selling at a brisk pace.
The Royals AAU youth basketball teams will host tryouts in both Camden and Bishopville for its boys and girls' teams.
Invitations for the Carolina Cup steeplechase races were sent out to those on the organization's mailing list last Friday. And tickets and parking spaces for the event are now on sale.