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• If you listened to President Obama's speech last week, you probably got the idea that the United States imposes an unfairly high tax burden on citizens who make the least money. In reality, the bottom 50 percent of all earners pay only 2.7 percent of all taxes. That's hardly confiscatory.

April 18, 2011 | | Editorials


1,000 rounds

On April 6, American Legion Post 195 liaisons Bill and Nancy Heil presented Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews with 1,000 rounds of ammunition for firearms training. In the past, Matthews said that officers were only required to fire 50 rounds of ammunition once a year – a move that he said was both grossly inadequate and negligent. "I want my guys, if they have to shoot at a bad guy, I want them to hit the bad guy and not some good guy standing there," he said, adding that he wants to step up firearms training so that officers will ...

April 18, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CMS wins 18 regional science fair awards

This is only the second year that Camden Middle School's seventh-grade students have competed in the tegional science fair but they came out on top, earning seven out of 10 awards given for seventh-grade best regional projects.

April 18, 2011 | | Education


Miss Sran, Mr. Bodie engaged

Miss Alexandra Sran of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, and Garrett Evan Bodie of Camden announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sran of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of CMSgt (Ret.) and Mrs. Timothy A. Bodie of Camden, S.C.

April 18, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Ms. Stokes, Mr. Norton plan autumn wedding

Ms. Brenda H. Stokes of Camden and Mr. and Mrs. George Donald (Aileen) Stokes Sr. of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Amy Elizabeth Stokes of Atlanta, Ga., to Mr. Sean Patrick Norton of Atlanta, Ga. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Patrick (Sherry) Norton III of Atlanta, Ga.

April 18, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Happy 60th Anniversary!

Thomas and Marian McCaskill of Lugoff will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on April 16, 2011 with family and friends. They have three daughters, Cheryl Schwartz (Billy), Connie Frith (Bill) and Carol Johnson (Craig) all of Lugoff and a deceased son, Thomas McCaskill III of Oklahoma. They are blessed with nine grandchildren and one great-grandson.

April 15, 2011 | | Localife


Historic Camden presents a Lyceum Series Program

At the beginning of the American Revolution the British army was far superior to the Patriots forces in size and in training. Yet six years later, they surrendered at Yorktown.

April 15, 2011 | | Localife


Issac McCoy

Funeral service for Issac McCoy, 54, of Cheraw Road in Cassatt will be held Saturday, April 16, 2011 2:00 P.M. at Collins Funeral Home Chapel with burial in DuBose Cemetery. He died Monday, April 11, 2011.

April 15, 2011 | | Obituaries


Pets of the Week - April 15, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a 10-week-old Siamese mix kitten and a 12-week-old Labrador 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 15, 2011 | | Pets


Alice D. Wonderling

Services for Alice D. Wonderling, 76, of Lugoff, will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

April 15, 2011 | | Obituaries


Robert Ariail -- April 15, 2011

April 15, 2011 | | Viewpoint


Local businesses ... always first

The city of Camden's idea to have a free concert April 23 to observe the opening of the new Town Green is a great idea, and it will indeed be a festive event that will show off the new facility and its attractions. Unfortunately, planning for the event didn't go as smoothly as it should have, and local food merchants ended up both hurt and aggrieved over the way things were initially planned. They had a right to be disgruntled.

April 15, 2011 | | Editorials


Miss Camden Teen supports the arts through community service project

Hi, my name is Blythe Neal and I am an eighth grader at Camden Middle School. Let me tell you about myself. I play clarinet in the band, was a 2010 CMS cheerleader, run cross country for CHS, and have taken dance for 12 years including jazz, contemporary, ballet/pointe, tap, hip hop and musical theatre with the Southern Strutt dance company. I am also a member of the Camden Junior Shag Club and the SC Junior Shag Association. Currently, I am your Miss Camden Teen 2011 and will be competing in July 2011 for the title of Miss Teen ...

April 15, 2011 | By Blythe Neal Camden Middle School columnist | High School Columns


Bulldog netters improve to 10-0

This is more like it.

April 15, 2011 | | Camden High/Middle


Public comments

During this past Tuesday evening's Camden City Council meeting, it was both refreshing and encouraging to see so many folks at the meeting and most particularly to hear from those who spoke during the public forum segment of the meeting. I certainly applaud all who were there. It is the right of every citizen to be able to speak about those things that affect their lives and their community.

April 15, 2011 | X. Willard Polk Camden | Letters


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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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