I appreciated your thoughtful and instructive commentary in the February 25, 2013, issue of the Chronicle-Independent regarding the "Citizens United" situation. It is important for those of us who are struggling to pay our bills and to provide the necessary health insurance for our families to understand the consequences of the new attempts to help rig the democratic process in favor of those who can (because of their wealth) buy elections. The conservative activist, Shawn McCutcheon from Alabama, with the support of the Republican National Committee, is challenging how much individuals can contribute to candidates, parties and even to Political ...
I was thrilled to address the newly reconvened Camden Business Alliance on Thursday, February 28. As I keep saying, our business owners are in large measure our brains, our risk takers and our imaginations. They generate positive energy at every turn; right now they are pointing us in new, exciting directions.
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Habitat for Humanity is building a new home in Kershaw County. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that gives low-income families the opportunity to improve their own lives.
There will be a 4H camp this summer at Camp Long in Aiken, S.C. The camp is for ages 8 to 14 and will take place from June 10 to 14.
Dr. Raushannee R. Thompson, a Lugoff native, was recently awarded the Living the Legacy Award by the Columbia S.C. section of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). The NCNW was founded in 1935 and has the mission to lead, develop, and advocate for women of African descent as they support their families and communities. The Living the Legacy award was given in recognition of Thompson's "worthwhile service to humanity."
Lauren Allen of Lugoff has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry. Her poem "Corduroy Road," was nominated by the editors of The Petigru Review, South Carolina Writers Workshop's anthology. It will compete with other nominated short stories, poems, and essays to be included in the annual collection.
On March 9, the Fourth Annual Car Show at the Historic Boykin Site in Boykin will be held. Registration will run from 8 to 11 a.m. and trophies will be awarded at 3 p.m. Entry fee is $10 and burgers and hot dogs will also be sold. Proceeds will go to the Greenville Shrine Hospital for Children.
Dear Annie: My boyfriend's parents are truly wonderful people, but they have taught their son to rely solely on them. He is in his 50s, and they still pay his bills and give him loans, often for "toys" rather than something necessary. I am self-sufficient. I borrow money from no one, pay my bills and am on a limited budget.
Camden High School (CHS) was one of the district schools that observed the 100th day of school with activities designed to promote Kershaw Health's Centennial Celebration. Camden High's Health and Fitness class, taught by Paige Wilson, participated in several projects to promote the number 100. One of the class activities involved researching snacks that contain 100 calories, preparing the snacks, and delivering them to staff members. Another class project was to issue a 100 Mile Challenge. CHS encourages fellow students, staff and community to run or jog 100 miles by April 17th and log the miles on the ...
North Central kicked off its softball season last week with the inaugural Lady Knight Invitational. The Lady Knights hosted five other teams in the "Beat Cancer With a Bat" tournament.
It was almost as if the Camden baseball team was playing a game of "first team to 14 runs wins" in romping to three victories in the rain-shortened Pee Dee Pre-Season Baseball Invitational at Kellytown Stadium.
The 2013 Camden High School Father-Son Baseball Camp has a new twist to it this year.
Wednesday: Lugoff-Elgin McBee, Crestwood at Camden (TR – 5 p.m.); Crestwood at Camden (GSOC – 5:30 p.m.); Lewisville at North Central (SB – 6 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Airport (SB – 6:30 p.m.); Crestwood at Camden (BSOC – 7 p.m.)
Nominations for the Margot Rochester Landscape Award are now being received by the city of Camden Parks and Trees Commission. The award recognizes a commercial business, public institution, organization, church or school for beautifying Camden with "exceptional landscaping and grounds maintenance." Last year, Camden Elementary School's sensory garden was selected for the 2012 Landscape Award winner.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is seeking information about the man in this picture who appears to be stealing an air conditioning unit ...
Mark Williams Collision Center LLC, of Lugoff, recently received recognition as a winner of the 2015 AutocheX Premier Achiever for outstanding customer service and satisfaction.
The board of directors of First Palmetto Financial Corporation, parent company of First Palmetto Bank, has declared a quarterly dividend of $385 per share of ...
Lugoff-Elgin High School recently announced its honor rolls for the fourth nine-weeks period.
It was an eventful spring for Auburn University sophomore and former Lugoff-Elgin standout Kelli Murphy.
The Springdale 5k at Sunrise Walk and Run, will be held on Saturday August 20, 2016. The 5k Walk and Run will begin at 8 ...
With the school season rapidly coming to a close that means it is time for summer youth sports camps throughout Kershaw County.