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A fair to remember

The 2013 Camden Antiques Fair will open Thursday with a preview party and continue Friday through Sunday. This signature event benefits the National Steeplechase Museum and S.C. Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. In its third year, the fair has brought hundreds of visitors to Camden while greatly promoting our area as a destination for antiquing, equine sports, visiting historical places and a dose of real Southern hospitality at our local stores and restaurants.

October 16, 2013 | | Camden


Judge Cooper presents life of Mendel L. Smith

The Kershaw County Historical Society will host a special program on the life and career of Medel L. Smith (1870-1934), Camden attorney, Kershaw County legislator, Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives and 5th Judicial Circuit Judge. The public is invited to a presentation by G. Thomas Cooper Jr. on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the historic Mills Courthouse at 607 Broad St., in Camden.

October 16, 2013 | | People & Places


Fall Festival Saturday at Lugoff Ford

The third annual Fall Festival will be held Saturday at Lugoff Ford at 979 Highway 1 in South Lugoff.

October 16, 2013 | | People & Places


Camden Community Concert Band to perform Sunday

The Camden Community Concert Band held its organizational meeting and first rehearsal on March 10, 1980, with 52 members in attendance. The first concert was presented eight weeks later on May 4 as a part of Camden's Music, Arts, Drama (MAD) Festival.

October 16, 2013 | | Arts


Zoo-rrific champions

October 16, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Andrew Jackson at North Central (VB – 6:45 p.m.)

October 14, 2013 | | Sports


Pierrot Lunaire ready to return in Grand National

The National Steeplechase Association's leading-earners table has a traffic jam at the top, and the sport's top competitors have been nominated to the $250,000 Grand National (Gr. 1), the headline contest of the 93rd annual Far Hills Races on Saturday, Oct. 19.

October 14, 2013 | | Equine


Noted and passed - Oct. 14, 2013

• Technology is wonderful, but there are a few things in the world that should remain the way they've always been. One is a gondola ride on the canals of Venice, Italy, but it appears that, too, is giving in to modernity. GPS will be introduced, along with an electronic traffic control system. In fairness, there have been severe accidents lately in which gondolas have been hit by larger boats, but this change makes us a bit wistful.

October 14, 2013 | | Editorials


KershawHealth impacts people’s lives every day

What a difference a week can make. That point was driven home to me by three stories of care provided by KershawHealth during the middle of September. In the midst of all the discussion about healthcare and budgets, leadership and mission, it's easy to overlook the impact KershawHealth has on people's lives every single day. These three stories put that in perspective.

October 14, 2013 | By Donnie Weeks, KershawHealth president and CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Go ‘Noles, not Redskins

WASHINGTON -- As a fan of tradition, my knee-jerk reaction to the Redskins controversy -- should the name be changed out of respect for offended Native Americans? -- was, well, knee-jerk.

October 14, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Local, but honest, smart hospital

I read a letter Wednesday from an Elgin resident in favor of KershawHealth staying local and not being purchased by a Charlotte-based company. I agree it would be best to have a local hospital, but her last statement "the KershawHealth system needs to stay exactly as it is" shows many people still don't know how much money they have squandered on upper management salaries and unnecessary property investments. A local hospital is good, but an honest and smart local hospital is better.

October 14, 2013 | Craig Harvey Lugoff | Letters


‘Equine’ part of marketing equation

Having been involved in the equine activities in Camden since 1952, I read with great interest and disappointment Martin Cahn's article on the front page of the Sept. 20 Chronicle-Independent entitled "Arnett Muldrow Kickoff." The article covered a meeting of Camden citizens and the representatives of the marketing company that has been hired by the city to market Camden. I am extremely enthusiastic about the project. It is something Camden has needed for a long time. My disappointment: only once did the words horse, equine or equestrian appear in connection with Camden.

October 14, 2013 | Austin Brown Hilton Head | Letters


2013 hospital auxiliary golf tournament ‘swings’ into gear

On page 1 of the March 1, 1912 issue of the Camden Chronicle, Mrs. Douglas A. Boykin made a fervent appeal to women of Kershaw County to organize and work for a hospital in Camden: "You mothers! You housewives! You busy women! These are the ones we want to help us. The busy woman is always the woman that accomplishes the most work outside of her home. The woman of leisure only has time to devote to herself."

October 14, 2013 | | People & Places


KCSO arrests four in meth lab raid

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested four people Thursday during a raid on a Cassatt home that turned up a handgun, one-half pound of marijuana, methamphetamine and a small meth lab.

October 14, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Local restaurant supports cancer research by 'going pink'

Employees from the Lugoff Captain D's sported pink shirts to show their support of Breast Cancer Research. They are from left to right: Tammy Cantillion, Patricia Blyther, Ashley Whren, Paula Brown and Stephanie Woods. Captain D's says that it is committed to being part of the local community and to supporting causes that mean a great deal to its guests. That is why its company, CD's Midlands, Inc. (a franchisee of seven Captain D's restaurants in South Carolina) will be participating in Breast Cancer Awareness month. During the month of October, the restaurants have pledged to ...

October 14, 2013 | | People & Places


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Don't 'adopt' a lost fawn

It's the time of year when people and nature often meet. Occasionally, this can include finding a young deer that seems to be abandoned.

April 11, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


BES announces 3rd quarter Honor Rolls

Blaney Elementary School recently announced its Honor Roll for the third nine weeks period.

April 11, 2017 | | Education


ATEC students win tech honors

Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) mechatronics and honors pre-engineering programs students placed among the best in the state at the recent S.C. Technology Student ...

April 11, 2017 | | Education


Students to attend Palmetto Girls State

Sanders Stoney Unit 203 sponsored five students from Camden High and Lugoff-Elgin High Schools to attend the 71st Annual Session of Palmetto Girls State to ...

April 11, 2017 | | Education


'You Gotta Have Art' winners

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announces the winners of the 2017 "You Gotta Have Art" Youth Arts Month Exhibition. This juried exhibition ...

April 11, 2017 | | Arts


School Days - April 11, 2017

April 11, 2017 | | Education


Special Olympics is April 21 at CMA

The Kershaw County Special Olympics will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 21 at Camden Military Academy.

April 11, 2017 | | Kershaw County


College News - April 11, 2017

Fredi Pritchett of Elgin was named to the Fall 2016 Dean's List at the University of South Carolina Upstate.

April 11, 2017 | | Education


Scholarship winners

The West Wateree-Lugoff Rotary Club recently awarded its annual scholarships to six Lugoff-Elgin High School seniors for outstanding accomplishments both inside and outside the classroom ...

April 11, 2017 | | Education


JES announces 3rd quarter Honor Rolls

Jackson Elementary School recenty announced honor rolls for the third nine week period.

April 11, 2017 | | Education


Clemson Extension accepting applications for ‘Yard of the Year’ contest

Calling all gardeners: Would you like to be recognized for gardening with the environment in mind?

April 11, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Camden native receives top USACE engineering honor

Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan -- A Camden native currently deployed to Afghanistan received one of the highest honors bestowed within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ...

April 11, 2017 | | Military


Tennis or pickleball, anyone?

April 11, 2017 | | Camden


Springtime kid

April 11, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


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