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Why liberals love the birthers

Donald Trump has joined the "birthers," the odd movement that questions President Barack Obama's Hawaii birth certificate. That's a good way for the celebrity billionaire to sound like he's making a serious run for the Republican presidential nomination, which he says he is considering. It also makes him sound like a secret agent for the Democrats.

April 04, 2011 | | Columns


Sharing pigskin memories

One spring evening 50 years ago, Buddy Small hit a baseball that his friends and teammates can vividly recall. This home run is a standalone legend. Against Columbia High, at the old Legion Field next to Zemp Stadium, Buddy turned a fast ball into a towering drive that either brushed or cleared the lights in left field. Anything traveling that high and fast should have a stewardess handing out peanuts and Cokes.

April 04, 2011 | Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Solid Ground Christian School announces honor roll

Solid Ground Christian School of Camden announces the Director's Honor Roll for the semester. Those students included Emilie Lawrence, Jordan Broadway-Skaggs, Jaidyn-Elise Grantham, Helena Rauch, Sara Grantham, Hunter Grantham, and Marco Escalante.

April 04, 2011 | | Localife


Filling in the blanks

WASHINGTON -- In his speech last Monday night to a public thoroughly, and understandably, befuddled about U.S. policy in Libya, President Obama began to fill in some important blanks. The White House would dispute this assessment, but Obama's remarks came unfortunately late. Rallying the public behind "kinetic military action," my favorite new phrase, requires explanations sooner rather than later. This is especially true when it is a kinetic action of choice, not necessity; in the nervous aftermath of Iraq and Afghanistan; and in the relentless context of a 24/7 news cycle.

April 04, 2011 | Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Rec Notes - April 1, 2011

Line dance in the morning, line dance in the evening

April 01, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Teenagers can be friends with parents

Being a teenager means getting lumped into a category labeled that all teenagers are rebellious, reckless, and absolutely can't wait to get away from their parents. Some may be like that, but it's not fair to put a label on those who aren't. Why is

April 01, 2011 | Christinia Stokes CHS Columnist | Localife


George Keys

George Keys, of Camden, died March 31, 2011.

April 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


Ellen McGee

Ellen McGee, 75, of Dixon Road, Elgin, died Thursday, March 31, 2011.

April 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


Sulina P. Prather

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Sulina Parker Prather, 86, of Camden will be held Friday, April 1, 2011 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church of Camden with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family received friends Thursday, March 31, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Prather's memory to the American Cancer Society, C/O Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.

April 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


Darrell Stephens

James Darrell Stephens, age 77, of Lamar, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at KershawHealth Center. Funeral services will be Friday, April 1, 2011 in the Chapel of Belk Funeral Home in LAMAR with interment in Lamar Cemetery directed by Belk Funeral Home.

April 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


Pets of the Week - April 1, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a trio of lovebirds and a 10-week-old male Labrador-hound mix puppy. 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 wcas@camden.net. The shelter's ...

April 01, 2011 | | Pets


Vanilla cities, chocolate suburbs

So you think we Americans know ourselves? New census numbers reveal that a lot of our 20th century racial and ethnic assumptions are overdue for an overhaul.

April 01, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Dr. Joseph scores second ace

Ever the gentleman and sportsman, Camden's Dr. Paul Joseph Sr. was ready to congratulate one of his two playing partners, Al Underwood and Larry Conger, when the three golfers made their way onto the green at the eighth hole at the Camden Country Club last Monday to get what was an apparent hole-in-one ball.

April 01, 2011 | | Sports


A trip back in Carolina Cup time

The National Steeplechase Museum (NSM) in Camden has many photos from previous Carolina Cup races and is looking for your help in identifying anyone whom you may know in these two photos. If you can identify any of the persons pictured in either of these two photos, please contact the NSM at 432-6513 or vie e-mail at hope@steeplechasemuseum.org.

April 01, 2011 | | Equine


Norma Carter

Norma Jean Thomas Carter, 59 years old, of Camden, passed away Sunday morning, March 27, 2011. To cherish her memories, she leaves two daughters and one son; Desi Pate, Dawn Schofield and Andre Carter.; one sister, Kim Engram; one brother, Levi Newman and a host of grandchildren and other relatives.

April 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


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Noted and passed - Aug. 18, 2014

• Here in Kershaw County, we don't think about bridges much, unless it's the spans crossing the Lynches and Wateree rivers on U.S. 1, I-20 and other roads. Many bridges in our county are small, made of wood or pipes used as culverts. They cross streams and branches of creeks and -- according to our recent two-part story -- not in the greatest shape. Some state-owned bridges are in the process of being repaired or replaced with state and/or federal funds. But many others are owned by the county. All but two currently open bridges that cross bodies of ...

August 18, 2014 | | Editorials


C-I seeks oldest Kershaw County resident

The Chronicle-Independent is looking for the oldest person in Kershaw County. We'd love to interview them for a possible story about their memories of Kershaw County and about their lives.

August 18, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


Camden planning free Citizens Planning College

The city of Camden will present "Citizens Planning College" a program that will teach the "ins and outs" of city planning in Camden.

August 18, 2014 | | Camden


Collier is KershawHealth’s new chief nursing officer

Stacy Collier, MSN, RN, has been selected to serve as KershawHealth's Chief Nursing Officer. The graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and her Master of Science Degree in Nursing Administration from the University of South Carolina.

August 18, 2014 | | Healthcare


Betty Jean Asti

Betty Jean Alexander Asti of Newark, DE, passed from this life to glory with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 14, 2014 at the age of 86. She was born to the late Haven and Anna Alexander on June 12, 1928 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania.

August 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


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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