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Camden student named Junior Miss General

Emma Jane Gaulke was recently crowned Thomas Sumter Academy's 2012 Junior Miss General at TSA's annual pageant held May 5, 2012.

June 18, 2012 | | People & Places

Another great year!

Every year in May, a community member named Bob Watkins invites me to speak to the Golden Club, a really fun group of local retirees that meets for breakfast once a week. Generally, I use this opportunity to talk about the accomplishments of school year. I thought I'd share some of the same highlights in this month's column. It's been another great year! Our students and our staff continue to achieve at an impressive level. Following are just a few examples:

June 18, 2012 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Pet talk - July 18, 2012

It's 5:30 p.m. and you just got home from work when there is a knock at the door. It is a police officer explaining that you have 15 minutes to evacuate your family and pets from your home as a train carrying toxic chemicals derailed close to your property. What could you grab in your house in 15 minutes that is necessary for your family and pet's livelihood?

June 18, 2012 | | Miscellaneous

Straight shooter

In his own words, Camden Police Department (CPD) Detective James Heming describes his recent win in the Open Class Revolver Championship at the South Carolina Police Combat League's Palmetto State Classic Pistol Competition as, "Truly a highlight in my career -- with years of shooting competition under my belt it is amazing to me that I was able to come out on top of 68 other competitors in the main event revolver match, and then to be able to win first place in the Two-Man Team competition with teammate Earl Berry was more than exciting, to say the least."

June 18, 2012 | By Denise Schnese Staff reporter | Crime-Police-Fire

Noted and passed - June 18, 2012

• Federal officials made the right call last week in choosing not to attempt to re-prosecute former Sen. John Edwards, whose recent trail for campaign finance fraud ended with a hung jury on most counts. The case was terribly complicated, and many legal experts predicted from the outset that a conviction would be difficult. The decision not to re-try Edwards doesn't mean he's innocent; it just means Uncle Sam recognizes he probably couldn't be convicted.

June 18, 2012 | | Editorials

Good sports

June 18, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle

Volleyball, golf camps on tap for next week

Youth olleyball and golf camps are on scheduled for next week in Kershaw County.

June 15, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports

Wild for Gold gives Elliot a win at PARX Racing

Gene Weymouth's homebred Wild for Gold battled through Parx Racing's stretch and got up in the final strides to win a $30,000 optional allowance hurdle by a head on Tuesday for Hall of Fame trainer and part-time Camdenite Janet Elliot.

June 15, 2012 | | Equine

District 7 mess

Humorist Will Rogers once said he didn't belong to an organized political party; he was a Democrat. That appears particularly true now that the S. C. Democratic Party's primary for the new seventh Congressional District seat is mired in controversy over whether or not the votes for a candidate who had withdrawn should be counted. Complicating the situation is that the fate of the favored son of the party's hierarchy hangs in the balance as officials – and, later, probably lawyers – try to unravel the mess.

June 15, 2012 | | Editorials

Even Obama doesn't deserve this fate

Anyone who boasts of the slightest degree of compassion must pray for the president of these United States, whose plight is beyond description.

June 15, 2012 | Reid Buckley Camden | Letters

Pets of the Week

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Penny, a 9-month-old female retriever mix puppy, and a female calico cat. 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 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail The shelter ...

June 15, 2012 | Julie J. Prickett C-I | Pets

Kershaw County primary election results

S.C. Senate -- Republican primary (District 35 -- Lee, Kershaw, Richland, and Sumter Counties)

June 15, 2012 | | Politics

City of Camden in great financial shape

Financially, the city of Camden is in great shape. Stockpiling citizen tax revenue is neither good for the citizen paying the tax or for the city not investing accordingly. Financial stability is not about how much the city collects, but about how well the monies are used. Without increasing your property taxes, the city has made significant progress by assessing requirements and strategically planning without taxing and spending.

June 15, 2012 | By Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Last-ditch effort comes up short in 5-2 P-17 loss

Having faced each team in League IV play, at least, once, Kershaw County American Legion head coach Craig Smith figures it is time to release the puppies from their pen and let them fend for themselves.

June 15, 2012 | | Sports

Frances Louise Summer Bowen

A funeral service for Frances Louise Summer Bowen, 84, of Elgin will be held at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel with burial to follow in Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:30-12:30 pm prior to the service at the funeral home.

June 15, 2012 | | Obituaries

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Yesteryear - Nov. 24, 2015

Guiding elementary school pupils across the street might seem like one of the duller aspects of his job, but Lt. Bill Roscoe, Camden Police Department ...

November 24, 2015 | | Yesteryear

Walker: Saving lives with your life’s passion

How fitting to write this article for the Chronicle-Independent because the Chronicle sparked a flame which has benefitted hundreds and hundreds of homeless pets.

November 24, 2015 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Op-ed: Eminent domain and the new threat to property rights

On Tuesday, October 20, a Senate Judiciary subcommittee met to discuss and take testimony on S.868, a bill that would grant the power of ...

November 24, 2015 | By Shane McNamee S.C. Policy Council | Columns

‘Special’ criminals

These not-so smooth criminals got themselves locked up Friday morning in the Kmart parking lot after being found guilty of needing to raise money for ...

November 24, 2015 | | Kershaw County

For the Record - Nov. 24, 2015

Real estate transactions

November 24, 2015 | | For the Record

Bye Bye, Bully!

November 24, 2015 | | Education

Herbert Ray Rutledge

A service to celebrate the life of Herbert Ray Rutledge, 79, will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at ...

November 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

Robert Odom

Robert "Bob" Odom, 59, of St. Petersburg, FL passed away Nov. 17, 2015. Bob is survived by his loving family. Please see full obituary at ...

November 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

John Donald Nelson

Funeral services for John Donald Nelson, 67, were held Sunday at Springvale Baptist Church with burial following in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Todd ...

November 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

Glenn Gray

Funeral service for Mr. Glenn Gray, 74, of Camden, will be held today, November 24, 2015 at Greater Faith & Joy Tabernacle, 1474 Hwy. 601 South ...

November 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

Mary E. George

Mrs. Mary E. George, 71, of 204 Cool Springs Drive in Camden died Monday, November 23, 2015. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

November 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

Sterling Felder

Mr. Sterling Felder, 17, of 33 Chestnut Ferry Road in Camden died Monday, November 23, 2015. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

November 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

Patrick Roy Collins

A Celebration of Life Service for Patrick Roy Collins, 61, will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will ...

November 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

Clifton Mark Anderson

Funeral services for Clifton Mark Anderson, 63, will be held today at 1:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in ...

November 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

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