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Dealing a blow to drug dealers in Kershaw County

One evening last year when I pulled into my driveway, there was an unfamiliar car parked in front of my house and there was a man wearing a uniform, standing by the car. As I got closer, I recognized the uniform as a Richland County Sheriff's Department uniform. This officer identified himself to me and said that if I was elected sheriff, he and his partner would like to come work for me. He handed me an envelope containing their resumes.

April 08, 2011 | Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Lee McKenzie

Lee McKenzie, 77, of Springhill Road, Dalzell, died Friday, April 1, 2011.

April 08, 2011 | | Obituaries


Next Camden Garden Club meeting to be held at Proctor Hall

The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday at Proctor Hall. The historic home is a great location for a meeting. There is ample room and lots of natural light steams in from the large picture windows giving a warm and cozy feel. The program scheduled for this month is perfect for this time of year with spring in the air. Our speaker will be Sunshine Smith, who has started an organic gardening group and she will be enlightening the members on the benefits of organic gardening. As the days lengthen and the trees start budding most ...

April 08, 2011 | | Localife


Lula Belle W. Nelson

Funeral service for Lula Belle W. Nelson, 84, of Chesnut Street in Camden will be held Saturday, April 9, 2011, 12:00 p.m.. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church with burial in Cedars Cemetery.

April 08, 2011 | | Obituaries


Peggy Sailor

Peggy Little Sailor, 87, of Camden, died Tuesday, April 5, 2011.

April 08, 2011 | | Obituaries


King Haiglar Garden Club to meet Monday at Hobkirk Circle

The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet on Monday at 3:30 p.m. The club will gather at 1819 Hobkirk Circle, Camden. The hostess, Judy Smith, will be assisted by Marietta Gordon and Michelle Herod.

April 08, 2011 | | Localife


Judy Sharpe

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Judy Lane Rabon Sharpe, 70, of Lugoff will be held Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Springvale Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Todd Horton and Rev. Wayne Flowers will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Sharpe's memory to Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund, 1496 Springvale Road, Lugoff, SC 29078 or Home Health of Kershaw County, 2001 W. DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.

April 08, 2011 | | Obituaries


Robert Ariail -- April 8, 2011

April 08, 2011 | | Viewpoint


A starting point

Rep. Paul Ryan has issued a plan for returning this country to fiscal sanity, and it includes cuts to Medicare and Medicaid. The Wisconsin lawmaker's proposal would slash about $5 trillion in spending over the next decade, making it by far the most intensive plan presented to date to try to deal with the country's unsustainable spending practices. But predictably, potential presidential candidates have had little to say, recognizing the political volatility of cutting entitlement programs that people have come to rely on. Some have praised Ryan for coming forward with a package and acknowledge that it could ...

April 08, 2011 | | Editorials


Celebrate children, those who ensure their well-being

Young children in Kershaw County deserve the best that we can give them.

April 08, 2011 | Lisa E. Wilson Director, St. John's Child Care Ministry, Lugoff | Letters


Councilman looking out for citizens' best interests

After reading the letter to the editor in the April 1 Chronicle-Independent praising Councilman Willard Polk for his immediate response to the request made by Paddy Bell, chairman of the Camden Garden Club, concerning the Joseph Kershaw gravesite project, I wasn't surprised.

April 08, 2011 | Mary Beth Schultz Camden | Letters


A 'reverse beauty pageant' for tyrants

"What if they gave a war and nobody came? So goes an old Vietnam War era bumper sticker. I've got an update in mind: What if they gave a war and nobody paid attention?

April 08, 2011 | Clarence page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Keeping it green

Margot Rochester was a very special person. She was teacher, mentor, author, speaker, Master Gardener and friend to all who knew her. She wrote many gardening columns for various newspapers, including Kershaw County's Chronicle-Independent, and authored two books, "Earthly Delights" and "Down to Earth: Practical Thoughts for Passionate Gardeners." She was also a very special friend to me. We would often visit public and private gardens together. Every flower she saw was her "favorite," and she just had to have it in her garden. Because she lived close to me, I visit her garden often. Walking through her garden ...

April 08, 2011 | Janet M. Smith Kershaw County Master Gardener | Letters


Real Estate - April 6, 2011

Real estate transactions

April 06, 2011 | | For the Record




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CHS hosts girls' golf meeting

All girls interested in learning more about and playing for the Camden High School girls' golf team is asked to attend an organizational meeting on Monday, Aug. 4 at 9 a.m. at the Camden Country Club on Knights Hill Rd. in Camden.

July 23, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Camden Royals holding charity hoops tourney

The Camden Royals AAU basketball organization is sponsoring a basketball tournament open to all youth organization teams which will benefit Relay for Life.

July 23, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Chance to drive exotic sports cars awaits at CMP

Xtreme Xperience, the country's premier supercar driving experience, is heading full-throttle for Carolina Motorsports Park in Westville, with event dates set for Friday, Aug. 1, through Sunday, Aug. 3.

July 23, 2014 | | Auto racing


KC East All-Stars makes a good first impression

July 23, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


A disturbing trend

We wrote recently of the disturbing trend in the White House of spinning every issue through press spokesmen rather than engaging in open questioning about issues of interest to Americans. A lack of transparency isn't limited to the federal government, as the S.C. Supreme Court has recently issued two troubling rulings which limit public access in the Palmetto State.

July 23, 2014 | | Editorials


Clemson Extension announces contest, workshop

The Kershaw County Clemson Extension Service is assisting with a tomato contest coming up Saturday, and is sponsoring a pesticide calibration and safety workshop on August 15.

July 23, 2014 | | Localife


Cub Scouts enjoy day camp

Local Boy Scouts of America spent the last week of June volunteering at a Cub Scout Day Camp.

July 23, 2014 | | Localife


Ariail for July 23, 2014

July 23, 2014 | | Ariail


Camden Bulldog Club kicking off its 2014-15 membership drive

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.

July 18, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


L-E wrestling camp on tap next week

The third and fourth installments of the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling camp are scheduled over the next two weeks.

July 18, 2014 | | Sports


Thomas, Marlow earn interim titles at L-E

The leadership of the Lugoff-Elgin High School football and athletic departments stayed within the Demon family for the 2014-15 school year as Dave Thomas was named the school's interim head football coach and Craig Marlow as interim activities director Monday.

July 16, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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