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Happy 60th Anniversary!

Jerryl and Betty Blyther celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 7, 2011. They have two children, Jerie Hancock and her husband Rusty and Lynda Self. They are also blessed with three grandchildren, Casey Hancock, Lindsey Self and Jamie Self. They were married June 7, 1951 at Lyttleton St. Methodist Church, Camden .

June 15, 2011 | | Localife


Crabb to perform free concert at Lugoff church

Jason Crabb will be performing at El-Bethel Church's Family Life Center Thursday at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. The concert is free, but love offerings will be accepted. El-Bethel Community Life Center is located at 905 Longtown Road, Lugoff. For more information, call Shirley Ward at 418-9700 or Joe Stine at 427-1527.

June 15, 2011 | | Localife


Lugoff Optimist Club honors oratorical contest winner, finalists

The Lugoff Optimists welcomed five students to the May meeting at Halls Restaurant in Lugoff. Oratorical contest finalists Austen Haney from Lugoff-Elgin Middle School, Claire Yount from L-EMS, Azhane Kinlaw from Stover Middle School (SMS) and Optimist Oratorical Contest State of South Carolina champion Nathan Fuller from SMS, performed their speeches for the audience. The Lugoff Optimist Club has sponsored three of the last six state champion oratorical contest winners. Pictured above are Haney, Yount, Lugoff Optimist Warren Wood, Kinlaw and Fuller.

June 15, 2011 | | Localife


A defense of flip-floppery

NEW YORK -- Here we go all over again. Read my lips and bring 'em on. It's the economy, stupid. Gotcha!

June 15, 2011 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Harvey Hall

Graveside funeral services for Harvey Wade Hall, 85, of Camden, were held Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 10:00 AM at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Phillip McCoy officiated. For memorial contributions in Mr. Hall's memory please consider the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S Fair St., Camden, SC 29020 or the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County, 110-C East DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.

June 15, 2011 | | Obituaries


Mainstream media

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


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Alaska politics

One of the things that keeps many people interested in politics is the fact that big decisions can turn on little details. Such is the case with control of the United States Senate in the upcoming election; Republicans want to gain six seats so they'll have a majority in both the Senate and House, while Democrats, even though they understand they probably will lose some seats, want desperately to prevent a GOP majority. The entire deal -- which party, in effect, controls the government in Washington -- could come down to Alaska, the least densely populated state in the nation. With ...

August 22, 2014 | | Editorials


Scandals hiding in plain sight

The laboratories of democracy are blowing up.

August 22, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Today’s workforce and God

Labor Day … is a special time of year for this senior citizen. In my working years, the corporations of America let their faces shine on the working class. In that era, I was blessed to be taught to see not only utility in labor, but beauty and dignity.

August 22, 2014 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


How to grow grass under a tree

I have many colleagues who are of the turf persuasion and we have come to an understanding to agree to disagree. I think grass is a weed, they think a tree is a weed -- in nature the two aren't meant to meet. This is why only grass grows on the Great Plains and only trees grow in the forest. But since we aren't on the Plains or in the forest, we try and get plants to co-exist in arranged landscape designs we like to see.

August 22, 2014 | By Liz Gilland, Camden Urban Forester C-I contributing columnist | Columns


The art of the hot dog

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is hosting its 2014 Arts Open House and Hot Dog Lunch on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the FAC grounds.

August 22, 2014 | | Arts


Strike up the band!

The Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will kick off their 2014-2015 concert season with its first practice on Monday, Sept. 8. The CCCB, starting its 35th season under new conductor William J. "B.J." Brazier Jr. and assisted by Robert Wertz, is open to anyone who plays or has played a musical instrument in the past. The band needs to add players in all sections of the band, but especially percussion. No auditions are required and the rehearsal atmosphere is informal.

August 22, 2014 | | Arts


Gary signs pro contract to play in Luxembourg

When he left Camden High School following his graduation in 2009 to continue his academic and basketball pursuits, Evrik Gary needed only to hop on I-20 East and head for Florence and Francis Marion University. Among the reasons he chose to attend FMU was the school's proximity to his home and family in Camden.

August 20, 2014 | | Sports


L-E girls golf to tee it up for first time

For the first time in school history, Lugoff-Elgin High School will field a girls' golf team for the 2014 fall season.

August 11, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin 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


Bulldog Club membership drive kicks into high gear

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.

August 08, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


L-E fielding girls' golf team in '14

For the first time in school history, Lugoff-Elgin High School will field a girls' golf team for the 2014 fall season.

August 06, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


ABLE Club honors Evans in membership drive

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 04, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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