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October 07, 2011 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


The Fan

Dark clouds have been lifted, giving way to blue (and white and orange and black and garnet) skies -- football season is back. For this, fans of every age and team color are grateful. And with immense pride and bliss, they don the jersey of their beloved team; their team that will go all the way this season. At least that's what we, the fans, want to believe; it's what we hold on to year after year as if "it" was the winning lottery ticket; a victorious season in our clutches. Fans want to believe this is the moment ...

October 07, 2011 | Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Moment of nature

It is fitting that I write this on my one-year anniversary date working for the city. The year has gone by so fast and I am grateful for your support. It has been a pleasure meeting so many wonderful people and groups along the way as well as getting your thoughts and suggestions for improvements.

October 07, 2011 | Liz Gilland City of Camden Urban Forester | Miscellaneous


Rec Notes for Oct. 7, 2011

The Swing takes center stage this month with ballroom dancing classes offered by the Kershaw County Recreation Department.

October 07, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Council earns outstanding player honor for Morgan State

Former Camden High two-sport standout Robert Council was named as the most outstanding player in Morgan State University's 14-9 win over Howard in the 40th annual New York Urban League Football Classic played on Sept. 25 at MetLife Stadium at the Meadowlands in New Jersey.

October 05, 2011 | | Sports


Elgin Veterinary Hospital

Dr. Emily Hoppmann is the new owner of Elgin Veterinary Hospital, located at 1240 Pine St., Elgin. Elgin Veterinary Hospital is a small animal and exotic animal clinic, providing full-service medical and surgical care for pets. As a full service hospital, the facility offers a multitude of services which can be viewed on its website at www.elginvethospital.com. Laurie Young is practice manager. "Elgin Veterinary Hospital strives to offer premier service at reasonable prices in a warm family-like environment," said Hoppmann. "We look forward to meeting you and your beloved pet soon." The phone number is (803) 408-0383. Office ...

October 05, 2011 | | Business


Quality over quantity in higher ed

WASHINGTON -- Jobs, jobs, jobs, we keep hearing. But for whom, whom, whom?

October 05, 2011 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Lucky Duck consignment shop opens

The Lucky Duck, a nook for new and used merchandise, is now open at 1714 Jefferson Davis Highway North, Camden.

October 05, 2011 | | Business


'Courageous'

I would like to take this opportunity to say a big "thank you" to the Trivetts, owners of the Little Theatre in Camden. They very generously reduced the price of tickets for the movie "Courageous" and also donated tickets to all law enforcement officers in Kershaw County. "Courageous" was not just another Hollywood movie. A church in Georgia puts it on and the actors are actually members of the congregation and staff. Now that in itself might keep some people from going. A "Christian" movie with regular people doing the acting. Sounds to some like a low B grade movie ...

October 05, 2011 | Jim Matthews Kershaw County sheriff | Letters


Real estate transactions -- Oct. 5, 2011

The following real estate transfers were recently recorded in the Kershaw County Assessor's office:

October 05, 2011 | | For the Record


Cain is 'the real deal'

Mr. Cain was my presidential pick well before the Florida straw vote. He strikes me as genuine, intelligent, honest, and he knows his business stuff. He will give us the hope and change we need in this country. He will repeal punishing regulations and open up markets for energy independence and trade. He will lead in making the business climate friendly and inclusive so they will know what their long-range goals are and they will hire again. He will be a uniter, not a divider. His leadership will encourage Congress to work together to establish his 9-9-9 Tax Plan transitioning ...

October 05, 2011 | Keith C. Richardson Camden | Letters


Yesteryear -- Oct. 5, 2011

Photo cutline – Transportation provided by the Santee Wateree Regional Transportation Authority is one thing which may be reduced because of cuts in federal funds for social services. Pearl W. Branham, Lillian Bradley, Louise Jameson and Marih Martin prepare to board a van at the Kershaw County Council on Aging office as Bessie Carlos, a COA volunteer, and Alice Williams, the bus driver, assist them. The women live in Lugoff and Elgin and come to Camden for shopping and doctor's appointments.

October 05, 2011 | | Yesteryear


Robert Ariail -- Oct. 5, 2011

October 05, 2011 | | Ariail


Thanks to the courageous

Courage is a word we use lightly at times. The dictionary says it's the ability to go ahead in spite of circumstances.

October 05, 2011 | Margaret Truesdale Camden | Letters


Legislative report cards

Surprise, surprise. Gov. Nikki Haley has handed out poor "report card" grades to Democratic legislators in Columbia, and they have responded by giving her a poor grade as chief executive of the Palmetto State. When Haley announced shortly after being elected that she planned to hand out grades to legislators, it sounded like a bad idea to us. First of all, it's arrogant. Second, it was reasonably easy to predict that members of her own party would get higher marks than Democrats. And third, it looked as if Haley had learned nothing from the contentious relationship that her predecessor ...

October 05, 2011 | | Editorials


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KCSD, CHS to appeal SCHSL ‘brawl’ ruling

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) and Camden High School will appeal the S.C. High School League's (SCHSL) decision concerning the incident that followed the Camden High-Dreher High football game on Oct. 17.

October 27, 2014 | | Camden


Matthews to equip KCSO deputies with body cameras

Shortly after taking office in 2011, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews began looking into equipping his officers with body cameras. As time passed his interest took on a more serious nature and in April 2014, he directed one of his staff to begin the process of evaluating different systems.

October 27, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Your vote, your choice

Today, the Chronicle-Independent begins a series of articles summarizing the candidates and issues that will be on the Nov. 4 ballot, one week from Tuesday. Perhaps the most contentious race isn't between candidates but between "yes" and "no" on two referenda offered by the Kershaw County School District.

October 27, 2014 | | Editorials


Everything works out if you let it

A friend of mine, long embroiled in upsets, distractions, problems and tribulations, called one day to announce happily that she was learning to "let things roll right off my back."

October 27, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Ebola fear and politics, from Bamberg to Bangkok

Ebola is scary. It has scared the bejesus out of us here in South Carolina, nationally and literally all over the world.

October 27, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Why a hike in the gas tax is a terrible idea

The issue of road funding -- or, to put it slightly differently, the question of how South Carolina should fix its broken road system -- is now a constant topic in politics and the media. A fair number of state lawmakers have therefore begun to advocate what politicians always advocate when they don't want to make tough decisions about the budget: raising taxes, specifically the fuel tax.

October 27, 2014 | By Shawn McNamee S.C. Policy Council | Columns


Celebrating Mexican independence

Camden Mayor Tony Scully (right) and ALPHA Center Hispanic/Latino Program Coordinator Carlos Harris (left) meet with Javier Diaz de Leon, consul general of Mexico for North and South Carolina, during a celebration of the 204th anniversary of Mexican independence at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, N.C., on Sept. 15. Scully said Mexicans now comprise 9 percent of North Carolina's population and are its second largest trading partner, generating $25 million per day. "Hispanics in South Carolina are 5.3 percent of the population, almost half a million people," Scully said, "with a growth rate of 154 ...

October 27, 2014 | | Camden


Laverne Simpson

A funeral service for LaVerne Ingram Simpson, 84, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 26, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 2:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service in the Family Life Center. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Simpson's memory to Gideon's International, PO Box 1333, Camden, SC 29021.

October 27, 2014 | | Obituaries


Golf tourney benefits Camden High baseball program

The Camden High School baseball program will host a fundraising golf tournament at the Camden Country Club on Thursday, Nov. 13.

October 22, 2014 | | Sports


Countdown to the Colonial Cup

With the 45th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races a little more than a month away, patrons who had reserved parking spaces for last year's Camden fall classic have until Friday, Oct. 10 to assure they retain those spaces. All unsold spaces will be placed for sale to the general public.

October 08, 2014 | | Equine


Colonial Cup set for 45th renewal on Nov. 15

A sure sign that fall and cooler weather is around the corner occurred last Friday with the mailing out of invitations to those on the mailing list for the 45th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races.

September 10, 2014 | | Equine


CHS fall sports schedules

Volleyball

August 27, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


L-E fall sports schedule

Volleyball

August 27, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


North Central fall sports schedules

Volleyball

August 27, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


ABLE Club offers sponsorship options for 2014-15

The ABLE Club of S.C., the official athletic booster club of Lugoff-Elgin High School, is kicking off its membership campaign for the 2014-15 athletic seasons at the school.

August 08, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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