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Olympic spirit

The 2012 Olympic games begin today in London, and while there's always a touch of politics involved, the event still is inspirational as an example of international goodwill among all those who participate. The opening ceremonies have become an extravaganza over the years, but the best part is still the entrance into the stadium of the athletes from around the world, all there to compete against each other in the best tradition of sportsmanship.

July 27, 2012 | | Editorials


JRT Sidewalk Survey:

Job Readiness for Teens (JRT), formerly Juveniles Experiencing Excellence Program (JEEP), is a part of the Safe School/Healthy Students grant administered through the Kershaw County School District. JRT teaches practical job and life skills training with real world experience. JRT teaches its students résumé building, etiquette and interview tips. JRT participants spend 40 hours in the work place and are paid through the Department of Juvenile Justice. Local participants include SAFE Bank, Springdale Health Care Center, Camp Emmanuel, Camp Kirkwood, and the Kershaw County School District Office. About 30 percent of students are asked to stay at their ...

July 27, 2012 | | Education


Tax tips - July 27, 2012

If you adopted a child last year and requested an extension of time to file your 2011 taxes, you may be able to claim the expanded adoption credit on your federal tax return. The Affordable Care Act temporarily increased the amount of the credit and made it refundable, which means it can increase the amount of your refund.

July 27, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


New bridge

Nicholas Wrobel achieved the distinction of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor ceremony on July 7th. Nicholas' required service project included replacing an outdated boardwalk at Goodale State Park with an American's With Disabilities Act compliant footbridge. Nicholas is pictured here with Park Ranger Dan Thompson on the bridge he constructed along the park's nature trail. The son of Tony and Donna Wrobel of Ridgeway, Nicholas was a member of Boy Scout troops 342 and 305 of Sumter before relocating to Troop 316, sponsored by St. John's United Methodist Church, in Lugoff. Nicholas will be a ...

July 27, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Brenda Burris

Funeral service for Brenda Mae Hudson Burris, 68, will be held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Greg Sweet will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, from 7 – 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

July 27, 2012 | | Obituaries


Evan Raper

A memorial service for Infant Evan Michael Raper, of Elgin, will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The Rev. Dr. Robert Winburn will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

July 27, 2012 | | Obituaries


Demonstrative jumps up to win Kiser Stakes at Saratoga

Patiently biding his time near the back of 10-horse field in Thursday's $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Memorial Novice Stakes, Robbie Walsh pulled the trigger at the right time as Demonstrative carried him to victory in the first steeplechase of the 2012 Saratoga meet.

July 27, 2012 | | Equine


Carlee G. Edwards

Carlee G. Edwards, 90, of 186 Clear Water lake Road in Camden died Tuesday, July 24, 2012. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

July 27, 2012 | | Obituaries


Pets

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Sullivan, a 2-year-old male Australian shepherd mix and a gray and white kitten. 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 ...

July 27, 2012 | Julie J. Prickett C-I | Pets


Rec Notes - July 27, 2012

Join Patty and Larry Blackmon and Barbara Wilkes at their weekly "night at the beach" and learn this special dance. It's easy to learn for all ages and participants will have fun putting those dance steps into play.

July 27, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Computers are available

This is in response to the article in the Chronicle Independent on Friday, July 20, 2012. County Council Vice Chairman Sammie Tucker Jr. was quoted as saying he did not have "ready access" to a computer. Thus the reason he had not filed appropriate paperwork for his position on Kershaw County Council. I would like to take this opportunity to inform Mr. Tucker that we, Kershaw County, have a public library with "ready access" to computers. The hours are as follows:

July 27, 2012 | Beverly Cassady Cassatt | Letters


Murphy falls to eventual champ

It took the eventual champion to knock her out, but Elgin's Kelli Murphy advanced to the quarterfinals of last week's 64th United States Girls' Junior Golf Championship before losing to Minjee Lee of Australia, 4 and 2.

July 25, 2012 | | Sports


Jr. 17ers drop pair in state tournament

After a 13-win regular season and a pair of two-game sweeps in the state playoffs, the Kershaw County Junior American Legion baseball team saw their season end in the state tournament at Socastee High School in Myrtle Beach this past weekend.

July 25, 2012 | | Sports


Signed, sealed and ready to be delivered

Camden and Kershaw County residents will get their first look at the newly issued Larry Doby Forever stamp at Thursday's stamp dedication ceremony to be held at the Camden Archives and Museum.

July 25, 2012 | | Sports


2012-13 KCSD volunteer applications now available

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials are encouraging persons who want to volunteer in schools this year to complete the online application as soon as possible.

July 25, 2012 | | Education


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THOMAS D. BALDWIN - Elgin

ELGIN -- Graveside service with military honors for Thomas Douglas Baldwin, 71, will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m. in Fort Jackson National ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


JOHNNY R. BRADFORD - Camden

CAMDEN -- Mr. Johnny Roosevelt "Stub" Bradford, 70, of Camden entered into eternal rest on Sunday, May 8, 2016. Born in Boykin, he was the son ...

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ANNIE B. BRANNAN - Bethune

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LARRY LEON DOBY - Camden

Funeral service for Mr. Larry Leon Doby, 58, of 514 South Gordon St., Camden, will be held Friday, May 20, 2016 at 11 a.m ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


ROBERT LEE JACKSON - Ridgeway

Ridgeway -- Mr. Robert Lee Jackson, 51, of Ridgeway, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 12, 2016. Born in Ridgeway, he was the son of ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


JAMES HICKSON LEE - Austin, Texas

Graveside service for Rev. James Hickson Lee, 48, of Austin, TX will be held at noon Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Rock Springs United Methodist ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


ANNA RAILEY MELTON - Bethune

BETHUNE -- Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Anna "Beth" Railey Melton, 86, who died peacefully on Friday, May 13, 2016, were held at 2 o'clock ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


THOMAS CLYBURN NEAL - Camden

Thomas Clyburn Neal, 90, of Camden, SC, went to his eternal home on Friday, May 13, 2016. A funeral service to celebrate the life of ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


ELFRIEDE BLASK NIXON - Lugoff

LUGOFF -- Funeral service to celebrate the life of Elfriede Blask Nixon, 88, was held Sunday at at First Baptist Church, Camden. The Rev. Evan Smith ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


WANDA R. WELCH - Rembert

REMBERT -- Graveside service for Wanda R. Welch, 52, will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in Springvale Baptist Church Cemetery. The family ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


Boykin Mill Farms featured in S.C. Ag + Art Tour

Boykin Mill Farms and the town of Boykin will be featured on the giant Agri-tourism event taking place in Kershaw County June 18 and 19.

May 10, 2016 | | People & Places


Bowers to play in North-South games

In a career in which he re-wrote virtually every offensive record in North Central High baseball history, Tyler Bowers cemented his place in the program ...

May 06, 2016 | | North Central High/Middle


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