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Weylchem to pay $500,000 pollution penalty

U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced recently that U.S. District Court Judge Cameron Currie approved a consent decree with Weylchem US Inc. to resolve alleged violations of federal and state air, water, and solid waste pollution laws at Weylchem's specialty chemical manufacturing facility in Elgin and its wastewater treatment plant in Lugoff. Under the consent decree, Weylchem agreed to perform corrective action measures and to pay a civil penalty of $500,000, of which $175,000 will be paid to the S.C. Department ...

April 01, 2013 | | Business


FFTS third annual sod sale fundraiser

Food for the Soul will conduct its third annual sod sales fundraising campaign at the Farmers' Market each Saturday from spring through fall to support its soup kitchen and emergency shelter.

April 01, 2013 | | People & Places


Frances Trimnal McCutchen

Frances Trimnal McCutchen, 78, of Spring Hill, died Saturday, March 30, 2013. Plans will be announced by Powers Funeral Home.

April 01, 2013 | | Obituaries


Ariail for April 1, 2013

April 01, 2013 | | Ariail


Teacher unsure how to deal with gun threats

Dear Annie: I am an elementary school teacher. This year I have two 7-year-old students with major behavior issues. Both of them have threatened to bring a gun to school and shoot me and their classmates. As shocking as it is to hear this from such young children, the response from the people in charge is worse.

April 01, 2013 | | Dear Annie


Donnie Young

Funeral services for Donnie Wayne Young, 60, of Westville, SC will be held at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at DeKalb Baptist Church, Camden. Rev. Keith Coates will officiate.

April 01, 2013 | | Obituaries




Pet talk - March 29, 2013

When a friend or significant other gets hurt we generally have a good idea of how to take care of them, but what do you do when your pet is in an accident? Unfortunately, most pet owners do not prepare themselves for these tragic incidents until it is too late.

March 29, 2013 | Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences | Pets


Clifford Ray Holley

Clifford Ray Holley, 40, passed away on March 15, 2013. A memorial service will be held at Lowndesville Pentecostal Holiness Church in Lowndesville, SC, on Sunday April 14 at 3 p.m. He is survived by his mother Cynthia Singleton and Grandmother Mary Singleton of Camden; sisters Nichole Young (Chris) of Summerville, Marcy Rozier (Sean Ryan) of Lexington and Michele Letter (Noah) of Columbia; uncles David Singleton and Glenn Singleton of Camden, Neil Singleton of Charleston and aunt Susan Gainey (Jeffrey) of Elgin; niece Taylor Young; nephews Alexander Young, Brenden Young, Ayden Rozier and Jack Ryan. He is also survived ...

March 29, 2013 | | Obituaries


Kershaw County School District to hold budget meetings

Kershaw County School District employees and the local community are invited to learn more about the school district's 2013-14 budget and provide feedback. Superintendent Frank Morgan and Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson will hold a series of meetings across the county to explain the budget proposal, answer questions and receive suggestions.

March 29, 2013 | | Education


Deacon Harvin Gilbert Grant

Deacon Harvin Gilbert Grant a resident of Rembert, South Carolina died peacefully on March 24, 2013. Deacon Grant was born on December 31, 1952 in Sumter County, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Deacon Harvin 'Gip' Grant and Laura Grant. He was educated in the public schools of Sumter County.

March 29, 2013 | | Obituaries


Carolina Cup

Those of us who live in Kershaw County often tend to take for granted the Carolina Cup, which is known across South Carolina and the Southeast as one of the premier sporting and social events of each year. While many natives don't attend the race and might grumble good-naturedly about traffic tie-ups on Cup Saturday, thousands upon thousands of people flock here each year to attend the races, and that is an incalculable benefit for Camden.

March 29, 2013 | | Editorials


Of trains, convertibles and not making plans

Lost among the daily news hoopla of the Great Recession, the housing comeback, the stock market run and the decline of the euro has been a bit of economic news that most people would probably find surprising:

March 29, 2013 | | Columns


Wooden bats make return in tourney

For the first time in many a year, the crack of the bat will replace the pinging of the bat in next week's Kershaw-Richland Classic Wooden Bat Spring Break Baseball Tournament.

March 29, 2013 | | Sports


Osborne’s goal in OT lifts L-E girls to 1-0 win

Whitney Osborne took a pass from Beth Jordan and sent it home for the game-winner with three seconds left in overtime to give the Lugoff-Elgin girls' soccer team a 1-0 win over host Ridge View on Tuesday night.

March 29, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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Thank a cop

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 ...

July 15, 2016 | | Editorials


School News - July 15, 2016

Dana Oree, of Elgin, graduated from Troy University during Term 3 of the 2015/2016 academic year.

July 15, 2016 | | Education


ERNEST POWELL, JR. - Camden

Mr. Ernest Powell, Jr., 70, of 2046 Brewer Springs Road, Camden, passed on Saturday, July 9, 2016.

July 15, 2016 | | Obituaries


LUCINDA W. KIRKLAND - Camden

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 ...

July 15, 2016 | | Obituaries


CATLETHA BROOKS - New York, N.Y.

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 ...

July 15, 2016 | | Obituaries


Library events -- July

Camden Branch

July 15, 2016 | | People & Places


Victim’s 911 call leads to burglar’s arrest

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 ...

July 15, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Cahn leaves for Virginia; Tatum promoted to editor

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 ...

July 15, 2016 | | Business


Getting their ‘Fil’ of titles

July 12, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


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


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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