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Feature photo: A proper setting

Students of Junior Leadership Kershaw County recently participated in a session on social and formal dining etiquette.The class met at the Mill Pond Steak House in Boykin and was served a four-course meal. Sara Fakoury, a certified trainer with the National League of Junior Cotillions, covered social skills and formal dining techniques. Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan and volunteers from the business community served as servers. Junior Leadership Kershaw County is a partnership of the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce, school district and Camden Military Academy. It is comprised of juniors and seniors from Camden, Lugoff-Elgin ...

January 27, 2012 | | Education

Camden ... my hometown

Hello and Happy Friday! I appreciate you stopping by to see what I have to say in today's Chronicle-Independent, our hometown newspaper. Many might comment that I already say a lot through my photographs as there are many tucked away on my Facebook page. I have the Easter Egg Hunt at Bethesda Presbyterian Church from 2009, Camden High's graduation from 2010, Food For The Soul's dedication from 2011 and the Miss Camden Pageant just last month and hundreds of others in between -- all posted on my photo page. Now it's my turn to say in words ...

January 27, 2012 | Johnny Deal C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Rev. Lloyd Frank Brewer

Services for Rev. Lloyd Frank Brewer, Jr., 70, of West Columbia, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 28, 2012, at Trinity Baptist Church, Cayce, SC, officiated by Rev. Michael W. Brewer, Dr. Gerald Harris, Rev. Michael Henderson and Rev. Sam Harmon. Interment will follow at Woodridge Memorial Park, Lexington, SC. Honorary pallbearers will be the Cayce United Methodist Church Women's Morning Circle, Cayce United Methodist Church Choir and any Minister of Music he has had the opportunity to work with in the past. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday evening ...

January 27, 2012 | | Obituaries

Casino in S.C.?

We'd ordinarily favor a proposal that would bring a couple of thousand news jobs to South Carolina as well as a healthy capital investment and the potential to lure more tourists to the Palmetto State. But in the instance of a proposed casino near Hardeeville in the Lowcountry, we have to say, "Thanks, but no thanks." That's apparently the same reception the idea is getting from Gov. Nikki Haley's office.

January 27, 2012 | | Editorials

'Some things I know for sure'

Over 1,000 Camden residents signed the recent petition asking the City to stop this Y project and let the people be involved in the decision that would obligate our Hospitality Tax dollars for the next 20 years.

January 27, 2012 | Janet Choynowski Farber Camden | Letters

An unfortunate series of events

It is indeed unfortunate if the City has lost the opportunity to get free money to fund the proposed sports complex. Rather than point a finger of blame at citizens who have wanted nothing more than open debate, questions answered, and dialogue for months and months concerning this sports complex, let's get to the heart of this problem. How could the City allow not just a reported loss of an ill described funding source slip away, but how has the City lost control of the leadership of Camden they were elected to represent?

January 27, 2012 | M. Tray Dunaway, MD, FACS, CSP Camden | Letters

Lady Demons pound RNE; CHS drops a doubleheader

Thanks in large part to a 30-point second half, the Lugoff-Elgin girls' basketball team snapped a nine-game losing skid with a 46-26 victory over visiting Richland Northeast Tuesday night inside the Demons Den.

January 27, 2012 | | Sports

Real estate transactions -- Jan. 25, 2012

The following real estate transfers were recently recorded in the Kershaw County Assessor's office:

January 25, 2012 | | For the Record

Yesteryear -- Jan. 25, 2012


January 25, 2012 | | Yesteryear

YMCA a positive for community, visitors

My husband and I moved to Camden eight years ago after falling in love with the many charms that this town has to offer. The history, parks and many cultural activities, coupled with small town ambiance and friendly people, convinced us that Camden would be the perfect community for us to settle and start our family. We now have a 4-year old daughter that we regularly take to local parks, Historic Camden, the Kershaw County Farmers Market, and many of the incredible offerings of the Kershaw County Library and Fine Arts Center. While these are undeniably awesome resources, we yearn ...

January 25, 2012 | Amy Long Camden | Letters

KC middle school students to join in job shadowing

Kershaw County middle schools will join the nation next month by recognizing Groundhog Shadowing Day Feb. 2. Seventh- and eighth-grade students will be allowed to go to work with a parent, relative or neighbor to learn more about the workplace and potential careers.

January 25, 2012 | | Education

Vivian Horton

Funeral services for Vivian Ogburn Horton, 83, of Kershaw, will be held at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 25, 2012, in Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Jefferson. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Terry Corder and Hospice Chaplin Mark Bredholt will officiate.

January 25, 2012 | | Obituaries

Sidewalk Survey -- Jan. 25, 2012

January 25, 2012 | Julie J. Prickett C-I | Sidewalk Survey

Incivility in politics

Voters here in Kershaw County and across South Carolina were subjected to an endless diatribe of political poison in the days and weeks leading up to Saturday's Republican presidential primary. This endless vitriol is nothing new, of course, as the entire process seems to have degenerated into an endless bout of mud wrestling. If you need evidence that not many people in Washington are concerned about the direction of politics and civility, we'll pass along an item that we discovered not long ago.

January 25, 2012 | | Editorials

Happy 83rd Birthday!!

Millie Branham, of Lugoff, will turn 83 on Thursday, January 26. She has five children, nine grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. She celebrated her birthday at her home with family and friends on Sunday, Jan. 22.

January 25, 2012 | | People & Places

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L-EMS releases honor roll

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine weeks.

November 20, 2015 | | Education

BES honor rolls

Bethune Elementary School recently released its honor rolls for the first nine weeks of the school year.

November 20, 2015 | | Education

Lions Club poster winners

Lyric Evans (front row, center) is the year's winner of the Bethune Lions Club's annual peace poster contest. This year's theme is ...

November 20, 2015 | | Kershaw County

Local students inducted into Phi Kappa Phi honor society

Clemson University student Harris Baker of Camden and Francis Marion University student Caitlin Tidwell of Lugoff were recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation ...

November 20, 2015 | | Education

FEMA mitigation advisors available in Kershaw County

As Kershaw County rebuilds and repairs after the recent historic floods, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local home improvement stores have teamed up ...

November 20, 2015 | | Kershaw County

Eagle Scout

Joseph Sawyer Styron achieved the rank of Eagle Scout during a Court of Honor ceremony in September. Sawyer's required service project included landscaping improvements ...

November 20, 2015 | | Miscellaneous

CMS lists first quarter honor rolls

Camden Middle School is reporting its first quarter honor rolls for the 2015-16 school year.

November 20, 2015 | | Education

Robert Lewis Shaw

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Robert Lewis Shaw will be held at 5:00 PM today, November 20, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral ...

November 20, 2015 | | Obituaries

Joe Lewis Seegars

Joe Lewis Seegars, 81, of Camden died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden, Chapel.

November 20, 2015 | | Obituaries

Thomas C. Ogburn

A funeral service for Thomas Corinda "T.C." Ogburn, 83 of Bethune, SC, will be held at 11:00 o'clock a.m., Saturday, November ...

November 20, 2015 | | Obituaries

Edward Earl Morris

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Edward Earl Morris, 79, will be held Monday at 5:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home ...

November 20, 2015 | | Obituaries

Oliver Eugene Medlin

Funeral services for Oliver Eugene Medlin, 80, will be held Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church, with ...

November 20, 2015 | | Obituaries

Wilma Dorothy McLeod

Mrs. Wilma Dorothy McLeod, 74, of 7245 Saxon Road, Rembert, passed on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at noon Saturday, Nov ...

November 20, 2015 | | Obituaries

Pets of the Week - Nov. 20, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Rose, a 6-month-old female Siberiean Husky mix with a sweet personality ...

November 20, 2015 | | Pets

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