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Revisiting Wilson’s ‘truly disadvantaged’

Twenty-five years after sociologist William Julius Wilson's important study of urban decline and vanishing "marriageable men," poverty is still with us. At least, we're finding lots of new ways to argue about it, even if our theories are no less sharply divided than the rest of our politics.

October 05, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Nobody's really sure whether or not presidential debates actually influence voters' decisions, although the so-called experts say the small minority of undecided voters are indeed subject to what goes on when candidates stand behind lecterns and fire bombs at each other. If that's indeed true, then the contest between President Obama and Mitt Romney got a bit tighter Wednesday night, as even the staunchest liberals conceded that Romney got the best of the president in their first debate.

October 05, 2012 | | Editorials

‘Just say no’

For some time now, I have been attending Camden City Council meetings, reading letters to the C-I editor and participating in citizen meetings supporting a sports facility referendum.

October 05, 2012 | Daniel J. Lovatt Camden | Letters

Loving ‘Mrs. Montgomery’

I love Mrs. Montgomery. I am sure many of my former classmates enjoyed Harvey Teal's October 1 (Kershaw County Historical Society column), "A visit with 'Coota' Montgomery." I still find it very difficult to address her as Coota. She will always be Mrs. Montgomery to me.

October 05, 2012 | William “Rusty” Major Camden | Letters

Blue Transition

Six weeks have passed since my oldest son walked through our back door. The mere mention of this makes the stretch seem even longer. Of course, aside from a normal dose of missing their brother, for his siblings, this time represents six weeks of more slices of pizza at dinner, shorter waits for the bathroom, and total control of the TV remote. For me, it suggests more intangibles. It is the void, the missing place setting at our table, and the one less body charging down the stairs for breakfast like a horse running for open country.

October 05, 2012 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns

James L. "Jimmy" Creed Jr.

A graveside service for James L. " Jimmy" Creed, Jr., 54, of Camden, SC, will be held at 4:00PM, Friday, October 5, 2012 at Quaker Cemetery in Camden. Father Ernie Pollock will officiate. A gathering will be held following the service at the Camden Country Club. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials in Jimmy's memory be made to Alphanet, Inc, 2937 SW 27th Ave., Suite 305, Coconut Grove, FL 33133; Grace Episcopal Church, 1315 Lyttleton St., Camden, SC 29020; or Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair St., Camden, SC 29020

October 05, 2012 | | Obituaries

Viola Wood

Viola Wood, 87, of 16 Amhurst Lane in Lugoff, died Wednesday, October 3, 2012. Plans will be announced by Collind Funeral Home.

October 05, 2012 | | Obituaries

Griffith honored at LSUMC anniversary

As Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church (LSUMC) celebrated its 225th anniversary during Sunday Homecoming, it bestowed a special honor, surprising one of its most beloved former ministers.

October 05, 2012 | | Miscellaneous

Rec Notes - Oct. 5, 2012

The Kershaw County Recreation Department and SAFE Federal Credit Union are sponsoring the Annual Trick-or-Treat Trail on Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Rhame City Arena, 517 Broad Street, Camden.

October 05, 2012 | | Miscellaneous

Pets of the Week - Oct. 5, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are BlackJack, a young male retriever/lab mix and Petie, a 2-month-old gray domestic shorthaired kitten. 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 ...

October 05, 2012 | | Pets

City of Camden offers recycling pilot program

To showcase its continued commitment to recycling efforts, the city of Camden is offering a pilot program with a limited number of 65-gallon recycling bins which are 3.5 times larger than the current recycling containers. This allows for more space for weekly recyclables.

October 05, 2012 | | Camden

Clarence Benjamin, Jr.

Mr. Clarence Benjamin, Jr. of Fairburn, GA entered into rest on Friday, September 27, 2012. Wake services will be held Wednesday October 3, 2012 from 6-7 p.m. at Greater Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church. 4555 Campbellton Rd. SW Atlanta, GA with remains placed in state at 5p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday October 6, 2012 at 1 p.m. at St. John Baptist Church 3238 John G. Richards Rd. HWY 97 Camden, S.C with Rev. Eddie C. Moore officiating. The remains will lie in state at the church from 12:00 p.m. until the hour of ...

October 05, 2012 | | Obituaries

James L. Massey

James L. "Shotgun" Massey of 508 Dove Rd., Camden, SC entered into rest Monday, October 1, 2012 at his residence.

October 05, 2012 | | Obituaries

Estelle Louise Belton

Ms. Estelle Louise Belton, 68, of 2404 Salmond Street, Camden, SC passed on Wednesday, October 3, 2012.

October 05, 2012 | | Obituaries

Gance Jones

Funeral service for Gance Jones, 89, of Chapin, will be held Saturday, October 6, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at Collins Funeral Home chapel with burial in the White Oak Baptist Church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

October 05, 2012 | | Obituaries

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Yesteryear - Nov. 24, 2015

Guiding elementary school pupils across the street might seem like one of the duller aspects of his job, but Lt. Bill Roscoe, Camden Police Department ...

November 24, 2015 | | Yesteryear

Walker: Saving lives with your life’s passion

How fitting to write this article for the Chronicle-Independent because the Chronicle sparked a flame which has benefitted hundreds and hundreds of homeless pets.

November 24, 2015 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Op-ed: Eminent domain and the new threat to property rights

On Tuesday, October 20, a Senate Judiciary subcommittee met to discuss and take testimony on S.868, a bill that would grant the power of ...

November 24, 2015 | By Shane McNamee S.C. Policy Council | Columns

‘Special’ criminals

These not-so smooth criminals got themselves locked up Friday morning in the Kmart parking lot after being found guilty of needing to raise money for ...

November 24, 2015 | | Kershaw County

For the Record - Nov. 24, 2015

Real estate transactions

November 24, 2015 | | For the Record

Bye Bye, Bully!

November 24, 2015 | | Education

Herbert Ray Rutledge

A service to celebrate the life of Herbert Ray Rutledge, 79, will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at ...

November 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

Robert Odom

Robert "Bob" Odom, 59, of St. Petersburg, FL passed away Nov. 17, 2015. Bob is survived by his loving family. Please see full obituary at ...

November 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

John Donald Nelson

Funeral services for John Donald Nelson, 67, were held Sunday at Springvale Baptist Church with burial following in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Todd ...

November 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

Glenn Gray

Funeral service for Mr. Glenn Gray, 74, of Camden, will be held today, November 24, 2015 at Greater Faith & Joy Tabernacle, 1474 Hwy. 601 South ...

November 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

Mary E. George

Mrs. Mary E. George, 71, of 204 Cool Springs Drive in Camden died Monday, November 23, 2015. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

November 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

Sterling Felder

Mr. Sterling Felder, 17, of 33 Chestnut Ferry Road in Camden died Monday, November 23, 2015. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

November 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

Patrick Roy Collins

A Celebration of Life Service for Patrick Roy Collins, 61, will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will ...

November 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

Clifton Mark Anderson

Funeral services for Clifton Mark Anderson, 63, will be held today at 1:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in ...

November 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

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