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Miss Comer, Mr. Martin engaged

Mr. and Mrs. Tim Comer of Jonesville, SC, announce the engagement of their daughter Kasey Marie Comer to Michael Philip Martin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Martin of Lugoff, SC.

March 21, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


North Central Knights reunite

North Central Class Reunion for those graduating between 1990 and 2000 are invited to TenEleven Galleria in downtown Camden May 21 at 6 p.m. The cost for this event will be $25 per couple and $20 for single. Submit payment by April 1 to the following: 2822 Lockhart Rd, Kershaw SC 29067 or you can drop it off at Camden Fire Extinguisher, 1210 Wylie St., Camden, SC 29020 between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For questions, call Cory or Colette Hearon at 427-2904 or 427-4297.

March 21, 2011 | | Localife


Beverly-Hayes Book Scholarship opens doors for seniors

Dr. Camisha Hayes Williams announced the establishment of a $500 book scholarship in memory of her mother, Beverly Hayes Brown, on Feb. 26. Brown was a strong supporter of her community and believed all children should have access to quality education. It is fitting that this scholarship has been endowed in her memory to advance the future of a high school student seeking higher education. The purpose of the Beverly Hayes Brown Book Scholarship is to provide financial assistance toward the purchase of books to an African American student entering their first year of college and plans to attend a ...

March 21, 2011 | | Localife


Downtown Divas Go Red

On Feb. 17 the Downtown Camden Guild hosted the second annual Downtown Divas Go Red for Women's Heart Health Month event. Nearly 100 women participated in the tour of downtown businesses, which included free health screenings provided by KershawHealth hospital. The event was spearheaded by Jennifer Shaw and Gail Carter of First Community Bank.

March 21, 2011 | | Localife


House passes short-sighted budget

Last week, the House of Representatives approved a proposed state government budget for Fiscal Year 2011-2012 by adopting and sending to the Senate H.3700, this year's general appropriations bill, and H.3701, the joint resolution making appropriations from the capital reserve fund. The proposed $5.4 billion budget includes widespread cuts for state government agencies made necessary by the declines in state revenue in recent years and by the absence of federal stimulus funds that have been used to help offset shortfalls. Evidence of economic recovery can be found in the availability this year of $350 million above ...

March 21, 2011 | S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Eleanor Jacobs

Eleanor Jacobs

March 21, 2011 | | Obituaries


KC Farmers Market vendor open house

South Carolina agricultural vendors, restaurants and artisans are invited to a Kershaw County Farmers Market (KCFM) vendor open house to be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the FCL (Extension Homemakers) Building, 634 W. DeKalb St., Camden.

March 21, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Saturday is final day to purchase discount Cup tickets

Saturday is the final day to purchase reduced price, advance tickets for the 79th running of the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races at the Springdale Race Course on Saturday, April 2.

March 18, 2011 | | Equine


Lady Vols edge North Central in eight, 11-10

Andrew Jackson scored twice in the bottom of the eighth inning to come away with an 11-10 win over visiting North Central in a non-conference game played Monday night in Kershaw.

March 18, 2011 | | North Central High/Middle


Bulldogs shut down Dreher, 7-0

As he watched Dreher go through its pre-match warm-ups on Wednesday, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak thought to himself that the visiting Blue Devils were not all too impressive.

March 18, 2011 | | Camden High/Middle


Bulldogs batter Crestwood in five, 14-0

Continuing an early-season trend, the Camden High offense remained in high gear with a 16-hit attack which led the way to a 14-0 thumping of host Crestwood on Tuesday night in Columbia.

March 18, 2011 | | Camden High/Middle


Woman worries about neighbor’s online dating

Dear Annie: My neighbor "Linda" has been single and lonely for years. A few months ago, she told me that she was communicating with a man she met on a personals website. I was initially happy to hear this, but quickly changed my mind.

March 18, 2011 | | Localife


School programs, students improve with proper support

I would first like to thank everyone personally that supported the North Central and Lugoff Elgin marching bands as they traveled to Disney World in February to march in Disney parades. Both ensembles had great performances and both were very well complimented by the Disney staff, parents, and visitors to the Disney parks. Thank you again to everyone that financially supported these two ensembles.

March 18, 2011 | Dylan Sims NCHS Columnist | Localife


American pride

The James Leroy Belk Post 17, American Legion, recently responded to two flag-related requests in the community. The Lugoff Fire Department asked the post for a replacement flag to fly at the station and Midway Elementary School requested a new halyard (rope) to replace the worn one on its flagpole.

March 18, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


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At the invitation of Walt Disney World of Orlando, Fla., the North Central High School March Knights performed at the EPCOT Center Disney Theme Park Feb. 20. In addition, band drum major Dylan Sims made first chair at the Limestone Band Clinic and won the Limestone Scholarship Contest. Members of the Marching Knights expressed thanks to their supporters this season. Those who would like to financially support the Marching Knights are asked to contact the president of the band booster club or the director of the band.

March 18, 2011 | | Education


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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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