Kershaw County Council made a reasonable decision earlier this week in limiting to 10 minutes the amount of time people have to speak when addressing issues during public hearings. Having the right to be heard is fundamental, and it's important that council didn't attempt to do away with that, but anyone who's ever attended hearings before -- or any type of public forum, for that matter -- knows that some people can get carried away with the sound of their own voices.
After scraping around for something -- anything -- good to say about President Barack Obama's debate performance, I came up with this much: at least he didn't look at his watch.
Mr. Willie Canty, 86, of 30 Chestnut Street, Norwalk, Conneticut and formerly of Camden died Tuesday, October 9, 2012. Family and friends may call at 730 Knights Hill Road, Knights HIll Community, Camden. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden who is serving the Canty Family.
Mr. Thomas N. Burns, 51, of 714 George Wright Street, Camden, SC, passed on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, October 13, 2012, 1:00 p.m. at Haile's Funeral Home Chapel, Camden, SC. Haile's Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Miriam Johnson, 65, of New York, New York, formerly of Camden, died Monday, October 8, 2012. Friends may visit at 42 Peartree Loop in Elgin. Plans will be announced at a later date by Collins Funeral Home.
Shirley Gardner McFarland, 76, of Camden, died Thursday, October 11, 2012.
Funeral services celebrating the life of Suzanne Miller McKenzie, 80, of Camden, was held at 11:00 AM , Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at Bethel Worship Center, in Camden. Pastor Raymond Sellers officiated. Burial followed in Quaker Cemetery. The family will received friends at 6:00-7:30 PM, Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Suzanne's memory to Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605-4277.
I am truly flabbergasted and ashamed. Some of the same people, including educators, who chastised county council for the way they treated students, for not putting students first, and telling them they (council) should be ashamed of themselves, were some of the same people who made a mass exodus during Councilman Bobby Gary's announcement of a "Proclamation for Amari Williams' Got Heart Day" after the millage increase for the school district failed.
Sandra Palchanis Vinson, 51, of Elgin, SC, died Thursday, October 11, 2012.
My name is Kershaw County. I am located in the state of South Carolina and I possess approximately 740 square miles, and I claim to have approximately 60,000 citizens that live in me. I have a lot to boast about, so much that I cannot begin to tell of them. I am proud of my citizens and I depend on them to make me what I am. I am only as good as my people. That I know!
I tore down the old swing set last weekend, demolished it actually. I unscrewed as many nuts and bolts as I could and then took the saw to it, leaving only the pile of sand which had broken the fall of many a crying or giggling toddler at the base of the sliding board. It was time. The old structure had become a little "shop of horrors," so to speak. There were several rungs missing from the ladder, there were damaged boards everywhere, the swings had become rusty and unreliable. She was tired.
Last year's reserved space holders have until Friday, Oct. 12, in order to secure their same space(s) for this year's Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races.
The machine just keeps on rolling along with a hiccup.
Camden's Henry Stradford missed two games to win last week's Chronicle-Independent weekly football contest.
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Three Kershaw County residents are among 350 students selected by the S.C. Governor's School for the Arts to participate in programs this summer.
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The Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program is coming to Kershaw County. The goals of the program are to supplement the diets of low-income seniors with ...
Camden High School celebrated its student-athletes at its annual Bulldog Club Banquet held at the school on May 17 with former Camden All-State football player ...
Will Abbott's senior year at Camden High School started with his signing a National Baseball Letter of Intent with The Citadel in November.
With the school season rapidly coming to a close that means it is time for summer youth sports camps throughout Kershaw County.
After two nights of tryouts held earlier this week, first-year head coach Tyler Pike and assistant coaches Stephen Carmon and Jack LaFrage were paring down ...