I said this last month, but now I really mean it -- Happy Spring! It's evident spring is here by seeing the hordes of folks scurrying around in the garden section of many of our local stores. For many of us the allure of warm weather and blooming plants stirs us to get outside and get our hands in the dirt. If you haven't gotten outside yet to do your spring cleaning, sprucing and planting, let me offer some tips to ensure your trees provide you with decades of enjoyment.
By JENNY PROCTOR
Dear Annie: A close friend of mine is a successful professional woman who went through a painful divorce several years ago when her husband was unfaithful. "Diane" swore off dating for a long time.
For the first time in nine years, Camden will sit out the AAA state boys' tennis playoffs.
While the Lugoff-Elgin and North Central baseball and softball teams opened 4A and 2A state baseball and softball, respectively, post season play last night with second round action set for Saturday afternoon, Camden will kick off the post-season tonight.
WWE Hall of Fame member and Kershaw County resident "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan will headline a wrestling show in Camden which is being sponsored by the Camden Police Officers Association.
The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will have its spring meeting on Tuesday, April 30 at 6 p.m. at the Old South Restaurant, 1244 Pine Street in Elgin.
Leading steeplechase owner Irvin S. Naylor had been having a slow spring until a cool, blustery Saturday afternoon.
It's time to make plans for the 2013 Camden Kitchen Tour and Pottery Show & Sale. Presented by the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC), this biennial event is always a favorite for those who attend.
If you'd like a specific example of a federal program run amok -- and there are too many to count -- you need look no further than Lifeline, which was begun during the Reagan administration to provide free phones to people. It was originally envisioned as a method of subsidizing landline phone service for low-income Americans. But in the way that federal programs seem to always do, it has ballooned beyond all reason, now providing free or reduced-price cell phones to millions of people. From its humble beginnings, the program's annual cost has swelled to $1.6 billion. It has ...
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- As the reporter said to the novelist: Why bother to make stuff up?
The Camden-Lugoff Elk's Lodge No. 2603 is accepting applications from Kershaw county students for the Mary Ellen Ahner Scholarship Program. The lodge will be awarding two $1,000 scholarships to local students who plan to pursue a career in education. The application deadline is Friday. Information may be obtained from High School Guidance counselors or by calling lodge Scholarship Chairman Linda Talbert at 269-5923.
I was very interested in the issue raised by Camden City Council member Alfred Mae Drakeford at the recent (Kershaw County) Chamber (of Commerce) legislative forum. Ms. Drakeford correctly stated that the state of South Carolina is not providing the legally required level of funding for local governments. I would point out that our state is also falling well short in terms of its legal obligation for the funding of public schools.
By the time you read this, a group of United States Senators will likely have introduced the first significant proposal on immigration reform in more than 20 years. While it is far too early to comment on its content -- the group has been fairly secretive as to details -- the simple fact that such a high profile group will be offering a proposal is noteworthy. And it offers a good opportunity to talk, generally about immigration.
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 ...
Dana Oree, of Elgin, graduated from Troy University during Term 3 of the 2015/2016 academic year.
Mr. Ernest Powell, Jr., 70, of 2046 Brewer Springs Road, Camden, passed on Saturday, July 9, 2016.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
It was an eventful spring for Auburn University sophomore and former Lugoff-Elgin standout Kelli Murphy.
With the school season rapidly coming to a close that means it is time for summer youth sports camps throughout Kershaw County.