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Voting rights act

Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court are considering a challenge to the nation's signature voting rights act, which was passed in 1965, during an era when many states did whatever they could to deny the right to vote to blacks. The issues are complex, but the cogent question is whether or not Congress, in reauthorizing certain provisions of the act in 2006, were correct or incorrect in using a formula based on historic practices and voting data from elections that were held decades ago.

March 01, 2013 | | Editorials


Unemployment

Recently, unemployment rates for African-American communities rose. History has taught us where there is high unemployment, the community will be unstable and the standard of living relative to other communities is going to decline and the prison rate will rise.

March 01, 2013 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Hold them close, then let them go

It's funny how parenting works. At times, I am wonderfully amazed at the position; in other moments, I am utterly confused by the entire ride as if I were falling down the rabbit hole. I believe it fair to say, even with all the preparations we think we've made, no one is ever ready. We are always caught off guard when parenthood chooses us. When the "smoke clears," we realize that, of all the balls ever thrown our way, this is the one we cannot drop. Having kids -- the charge of rearing good, ethical, responsible human beings -- is ...

March 01, 2013 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Rec Notes -- March 1, 2013

March 9, from 9 a.m. to noon the Kershaw County Recreation Department (KCRD) and Camden High School will sponsor a baseball camp at the American Legion Baseball Field. The cost is $30 per father/son pair (Checks payable to KCRD). There will be a $5 charge for every other son from the original pair.

March 01, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


All-Area football teams salutes county's top players

While last fall's win totals may not have been what Kershaw County football fans are accustomed to, there were many solid individual performances turned in by players.

March 01, 2013 | | Sports


Henry Clair Fitzgerald

Funeral mass for Henry Clair FitzGerald, 90, will be held Monday at 12:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Father Francis Travis will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in Saint Mary's Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association at P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.

March 01, 2013 | | Obituaries


Michael B. Reeves

A memorial service for Michael Branham Reeves, 72, will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to PETS, Inc.

March 01, 2013 | | Obituaries


L-EMS briefly locked down

An "unfounded rumor" caused Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (L-EMS) to go into "limited lockdown" yesterday morning after a parent said that there was a gun at the school in a Facebook post.

March 01, 2013 | | Education


NC softball tourney opens Wednesday

Due to Tuesday's inclement weather, the North Central High School varsity softball team's inaugural "Beat Cancer with a Bat" Lady Knight Invitational will begin this evening in Boonetown.

February 27, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


Lunsford pitches Demons past Cavaliers, 6-2

Last spring, an injury to his left (throwing) forearm caused Taylor Lunsford to miss the better part of the final month of the Lugoff-Elgin baseball season as well as an entire summer of baseball.

February 27, 2013 | | Sports


Brown qualifies for NCAA D-II wrestling championships

KUTZTOWN, Pa. -- Former Lugoff-Elgin standout Deral Brown won the 149-pound weight division and was one of a record eight Newberry College wrestlers who qualified for next month's NCAA Division II National tournament.

February 27, 2013 | | Sports


L-E’s Hannah brings home 182-pound title

After finishing fourth in the 4A Lower State individual wrestling championships, Jerelle Hannah gave himself a hefty work load as he took to the mat at the Civic Center of Anderson for last weekend's South Carolina High School League state championship.

February 27, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


Internet sexual predator sentenced to 20 years

A Gastonia, N.C., man arrested in March 2012 caught in a Internet sexual predator sting and accused of engaging in sexual relations with a 15-year-old Kershaw County girl will now spend up to the next 20 years in prison.

February 27, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


K-Mart armed robbery suspect arrested

A person of interest in the armed robbery of the Camden Kmart is now arrested and charged with the crime.

February 27, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Edward W. Bracey Jr

Mr. Edward W. Bracey Jr., 87, of 3 Summit Terrace, Columbia, SC, passed on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.

February 27, 2013 | | Obituaries


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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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