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Giving a sneak peek at a limited-number special edition binding of "A History of Kershaw County, South Carolina," to be unveiled Sunday at the Kershaw County Historical Society (KCHS) meeting, are KCHS President Steve Reynolds (left) and Publications Chairman Harvey Teal. Only 100 copies will be available of the leather-bound, navy-blue edition bearing a classic King Haiglar image and lettering in gold, designed to complement vintage "Historic Camden" volumes. Each copy is numbered and signed by authors Joan A. Inabinet and L. Glen Inabinet, whose history appeared in regular binding in January. The KCHS will meet at 3 p.m ...

April 29, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Decoy Daddy takes Temple Gwathmey

Irvin S. Naylor's Decoy Daddy set almost all the pace in the $50,000 Temple Gwathmey (Gr. 3) and pulled away to a 3 1/2-length victory over Riverdee Stable's Dictina's Boy at the 90th annual Middleburg Spring Races on Saturday, April 23.

April 29, 2011 | | Equine


Bulldogs rout undermanned Gamecocks

With one eye cast to the sky and another watching his team, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak was hoping for a quick match against undermanned Sumter at the CHS courts on Tuesday.

April 29, 2011 | | Camden High/Middle


Robert Ariail -- April 29, 2011

April 29, 2011 | | Viewpoint


The future of PBS and NPR

We don't always agree with everything that Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina says. We like his conservative principles but sometimes think he's a little dogged, in that compromise is necessary to accomplish much in Washington. But there's one issue on which we're in total agreement with DeMint: it's time for public funding of the Public Broadcasting System and National Public Radio to end.

April 29, 2011 | | Editorials


A bad connection

This started out to be a feel-good story, one of those you read and then say to yourself, "Well I'll be doggone. What about that?"

April 29, 2011 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


Medicare love chills Tea Party fever

Surprise, surprise! Faced with the prospect of Medicare cuts, even Tea Party folks find griping about "big government" to be a lot more fun than actually shrinking it.

April 29, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Let's go shopping

Most women love to hear that phrase. I, on the other hand cringe inwardly. I really do dislike shopping. I am also the remote control freak at our house too. So, I guess I am not your typical female. Although, I must say, I have never met a "typical" female. I have always found us ladies to be a unique creation. Can I get an a-men here? Oh well, I digress, let's get back to the chore at hand, shopping.

April 29, 2011 | Robin and Keith Willoughby Lugoff | Columns


Pets of the week -- April 29, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a short-haired calico kitten and Monty, a 2-year-old Chihuahua-Dachshund mix dog. 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 29, 2011 | | Pets


Sign-up for aquatic center programs begins next week

Get a head start on summer with registration for swim lessons at the Kershaw County Aquatic Center.

April 29, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Farnum awarded fellowship at JHU

Byron Farnum, son of Donna H. Farnum of Camden and Peter F. Farnum of Elgin, has earned a Master's Degree in Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at JHU.

April 29, 2011 | | Education


FMU presents student life awards

Francis Marion University's Division of Student Affairs presented Student Life Awards to outstanding students and campus organizations during a ceremony recently.

April 29, 2011 | | Education


Storm alert

April 29, 2011 | | Camden


Business sense

DemonCo., Derek Berry's fourth-block marketing class at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS), will host the school's first concert, DemonStock, Saturday in the football stadium. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and tickets may be purchased in advance for $5 and at the gate for $7. Concessions will be sold. Acts will perform a variety of music from country and rap to rock and other genres. Featured bands include RC Polar, HERE-O, Bridge North, Bran Flakes, Lower Education, K-Flum, Marry Me Joanna and Clayton Summerton. "DemonStock is going to be an event that no one wants to miss ...

April 29, 2011 | | Education


Audree Adamson Clark

Funeral service for Audree Adamson Clark, 91, of U.S. North 1, in Cassatt, will be held Saturday, April 30, 2011, 11:00 A.M. at Hyco Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

April 29, 2011 | | Obituaries


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KCSD, CHS to appeal SCHSL ‘brawl’ ruling

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) and Camden High School will appeal the S.C. High School League's (SCHSL) decision concerning the incident that followed the Camden High-Dreher High football game on Oct. 17.

October 27, 2014 | | Camden


Matthews to equip KCSO deputies with body cameras

Shortly after taking office in 2011, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews began looking into equipping his officers with body cameras. As time passed his interest took on a more serious nature and in April 2014, he directed one of his staff to begin the process of evaluating different systems.

October 27, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Your vote, your choice

Today, the Chronicle-Independent begins a series of articles summarizing the candidates and issues that will be on the Nov. 4 ballot, one week from Tuesday. Perhaps the most contentious race isn't between candidates but between "yes" and "no" on two referenda offered by the Kershaw County School District.

October 27, 2014 | | Editorials


Everything works out if you let it

A friend of mine, long embroiled in upsets, distractions, problems and tribulations, called one day to announce happily that she was learning to "let things roll right off my back."

October 27, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Ebola fear and politics, from Bamberg to Bangkok

Ebola is scary. It has scared the bejesus out of us here in South Carolina, nationally and literally all over the world.

October 27, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Why a hike in the gas tax is a terrible idea

The issue of road funding -- or, to put it slightly differently, the question of how South Carolina should fix its broken road system -- is now a constant topic in politics and the media. A fair number of state lawmakers have therefore begun to advocate what politicians always advocate when they don't want to make tough decisions about the budget: raising taxes, specifically the fuel tax.

October 27, 2014 | By Shawn McNamee S.C. Policy Council | Columns


Celebrating Mexican independence

Camden Mayor Tony Scully (right) and ALPHA Center Hispanic/Latino Program Coordinator Carlos Harris (left) meet with Javier Diaz de Leon, consul general of Mexico for North and South Carolina, during a celebration of the 204th anniversary of Mexican independence at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, N.C., on Sept. 15. Scully said Mexicans now comprise 9 percent of North Carolina's population and are its second largest trading partner, generating $25 million per day. "Hispanics in South Carolina are 5.3 percent of the population, almost half a million people," Scully said, "with a growth rate of 154 ...

October 27, 2014 | | Camden


Laverne Simpson

A funeral service for LaVerne Ingram Simpson, 84, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 26, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 2:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service in the Family Life Center. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Simpson's memory to Gideon's International, PO Box 1333, Camden, SC 29021.

October 27, 2014 | | Obituaries


Golf tourney benefits Camden High baseball program

The Camden High School baseball program will host a fundraising golf tournament at the Camden Country Club on Thursday, Nov. 13.

October 22, 2014 | | Sports


Countdown to the Colonial Cup

With the 45th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races a little more than a month away, patrons who had reserved parking spaces for last year's Camden fall classic have until Friday, Oct. 10 to assure they retain those spaces. All unsold spaces will be placed for sale to the general public.

October 08, 2014 | | Equine


Colonial Cup set for 45th renewal on Nov. 15

A sure sign that fall and cooler weather is around the corner occurred last Friday with the mailing out of invitations to those on the mailing list for the 45th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races.

September 10, 2014 | | Equine


CHS fall sports schedules

Volleyball

August 27, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


L-E fall sports schedule

Volleyball

August 27, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


North Central fall sports schedules

Volleyball

August 27, 2014 | | North Central 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


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