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Like many others across this country, we were surprised -- maybe "shocked" would be a better word -- when Sen. John McCain named then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. McCain was already facing headwinds in the general election, and the choice of Palin gave him a quick boost in the polls. But as people found out more about the chief executive of the frozen state, they decided she didn't have the qualifications to stand a heartbeat away from the presidency, as some like to refer to the vice presidency. We shared those views; while we found her an engaging ...

June 15, 2011 | | Editorials


Join the team at Camp Alpha Summer

Team building with the right mix of fun and learning will be part of Camp Alpha Summer, to be held July 11-15 for youngsters ages 8 to 12.

June 15, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Recent property reappraisal

I recently received my updated property appraisal notice and was quite surprised. I was surprised with the reassessment because the value is higher than previous years. And although we've maintained the property in good shape we have not made any expansions or improvements. This property was acquired in 2005 and, based on my limited understanding of appraisals and reappraisals and the associated state laws, my belief would be that it was based on the so-called and recently controversial "point of sale" appraisal. The increased value is even more surprising since this property was acquired at or near the peak ...

June 15, 2011 | Larry B. Kincaid Elgin | Letters


Dining al fresco

New at Old Armory Steaks and Seafood -- outside dining. Restaurant owner Demetrios Voulgarelis says diners will enjoy the open air dining patio, complemented by fans and a cooling mist system and enhanced with landscaping. "Come and experience it today, and enjoy our summer drink specials," says Voulgarelis. Old Armory Steaks and Seafood -- which Voulgarelis says offers "great food, great service, great value, guaranteed to meet everyone's taste buds and budget" -- is located at 514 Rutledge St. in Camden. The phone number is 432-3222. "Come join us for our summer meals and try our fabulous desserts, which I personally make ...

June 15, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Real estate transactions -- June 15, 2011

Real estate transactions

June 15, 2011 | | For the Record


Yesteryear -- June 13-18, 1975

Photo cutline -- Receives Award -- Dr. Gilbert Woolard of Camden receives award for establishing a comprehensive Adult Education Program at the Kershaw County Vocational Center and for offering occupational training for adults attending the center. Making the presentation is J. K. East, director of the State Department of Education's Adult Education Office.

June 15, 2011 | | Yesteryear


Thomas E. McLester Scholarships awarded

The Thomas E. McLester Scholarship awards have been presented, for the second year, to two Kershaw County graduates with high aspirations for their future education and professional careers.

June 15, 2011 | | Education


Sidewalk Survey -- June 15, 2011

June 15, 2011 | | Sidewalk Survey


Robert Ariail -- June 15, 2011

June 15, 2011 | | Viewpoint


Remember when... 1976

"Remember when..." is a weekly historical feature showcasing life in Kershaw County, taken from the archives of the Chronicle-Independent. Parent volunteers at Lugoff Elementary School were recognized for contributing more than 300 hours of service to the school during the 1975-76 school year. The parents honored were (seated, from left) Mrs. Margaret DeGroat, Mrs. Carolyn McDole, Mrs. Betty Medlin, Mrs. Bonnie Belger, (standing) Mrs. George O'Hara, Mrs. Janice Lankford, Mrs. Mary Wright, Mrs. Yvonne Peake and Mrs. Mary Jones, curriculum coordinator. Not pictured were Mrs. Reid Earnhart, Mrs. Beverly Baumback, Mrs. Dean Colvin, Mrs. Janet Greigel, Mrs. Sara Shirley ...

June 15, 2011 | | Viewpoint


Golf scramble benefits KC high school training programs

The second annual Camden Bone and Joint Golf Scramble will be held on Thursday, June 23 at the Camden Country Club.

June 15, 2011 | | Sports


This week in League III baseball

Monday: Cheraw at Post 17 (7 p.m.); Sumter at Dalzell-Shaw (7 p.m.); Hartsville at Manning-Santee (7 p.m.); Post 17 Juniors at Turbeville (7 p.m.)

June 13, 2011 | | Sports


What John Edwards already has lost

Hard cases made bad law, an old legal saying goes. So, I suppose, do sad cases. The sad case of John Edwards could lead to sadder law.

June 13, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


The man who saved D-Day

Monday, June 6, marked the 67th anniversary of D-Day. For those who forgot (or never knew), on June 6, 1944, the largest armada of ships, planes, people and equipment ever assembled crossed the English Channel and 150,000 fighting men landed on the beaches and fields of Normandy. Over 7,000 of them died on that day. The invasion of German-held France continued and there were 500,000 Allied soldiers in France within seven days. Despite years of in-depth defensive preparation by the German army, navy and air forces, the landings and breakthroughs led to total victory within the next ...

June 13, 2011 | By Bob Clithero Special to the C-I | Viewpoint


Larry Boykin

Mr. Larry Boykin, 55, of 768 Calvary Church Road, Bishopville, SC, passed on Tuesday, June 7, 2011.

June 13, 2011 | | Obituaries


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July 25, 2014 | | Ariail


Rhame Arena

We're glad to see that the city of Camden is exploring alternatives for aging Rhame Arena. The building is becoming more dilapidated with each passing year, and something needs to be done, whether it's razing it or restoring it. Of course, money is a factor, just as it is in all government decisions these days. We will say that city officials have overworked the bureaucratic jargon in their appraisal of the situation, saying an "adaptive reuse" could be a possible alternative. We are assuming "adaptive reuse" means repairing the building and making it feasible for some type of ...

July 25, 2014 | | Editorials


Reader thanks Camden Public Works crew

If you live in Camden and do not realize how special a town it is, just wait until something goes wrong.

July 25, 2014 | Jill Davis Camden | Letters


Limousine liberalism’s good works

Is it hypocritical for a really, really rich person to object to rising inequality?

July 25, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Fall Sports registration begins on Monday

Swim Lessons

July 25, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Find a new Furry Friend!

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Wally, an adorable 6-week-year-old male kitten and Paige, a 4-year-old female Pointer mix. She is very friendly with other dogs. 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 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter ...

July 25, 2014 | | Pets


Carolina Downhome Blues Festival Set for 18th Year

Mark your calendars for the 18th Annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival scheduled for October 2-4 in historic downtown Camden. This year's event will feature multiple performances at various sites, including The Venue on Broad, Old Town Tavern and a new site for the festival -- 833 South Broad Street. The Carolina Downhome Blues Festival is an award-winning event recognized for featuring legendary blues artists from around the globe.

July 25, 2014 | | Arts


William Gamewell (Bill) Major, Jr.

William Gamewell (Bill) Major, Jr., 92, of Camden, SC, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014. He was the son of the late William Gamewell Major, Sr. and Alma (Baby) Muldrow-Major of Camden. Born in Florence, S.C. Mr. Major moved to Camden as a youth in 1935. He was the 1st Boy Scout in Kershaw County to be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Salutatorian of his class at Camden High School in 1940, Mr. Major was the 1st Sports Reporter for the "Bulldog", later renamed the Palmetto Leaf. With his classmate, the late Jak Smyrl, they were the ...

July 23, 2014 | | Obituaries


CHS hosts girls' golf meeting

All girls interested in learning more about and playing for the Camden High School girls' golf team is asked to attend an organizational meeting on Monday, Aug. 4 at 9 a.m. at the Camden Country Club on Knights Hill Rd. in Camden.

July 23, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Camden Royals holding charity hoops tourney

The Camden Royals AAU basketball organization is sponsoring a basketball tournament open to all youth organization teams which will benefit Relay for Life.

July 23, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Chance to drive exotic sports cars awaits at CMP

Xtreme Xperience, the country's premier supercar driving experience, is heading full-throttle for Carolina Motorsports Park in Westville, with event dates set for Friday, Aug. 1, through Sunday, Aug. 3.

July 23, 2014 | | Auto racing


KC East All-Stars makes a good first impression

July 23, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Camden Bulldog Club kicking off its 2014-15 membership drive

The Camden High School Bulldog Club membership drive is in full swing for the 2014-2015 school year. The organization, founded in 1952, provides financial assistance to all athletic programs at the school through the membership drive and various fundraising activities.

July 18, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Thomas, Marlow earn interim titles at L-E

The leadership of the Lugoff-Elgin High School football and athletic departments stayed within the Demon family for the 2014-15 school year as Dave Thomas was named the school's interim head football coach and Craig Marlow as interim activities director Monday.

July 16, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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