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Honor rolls announced at North Central High School

North Central High School has reported its honor rolls for the second nine-week period.

February 25, 2011 | | Education


Lugoff native shines in law school competition

Lugoff native Mandy Pittman, a second-year law student at the University of South Carolina School of Law, tied for fourth place out of 50 students during a recent mock trial competition. Because of her high ranking, Pittman was one of only a few second-year students chosen to participate in a mock trial competition to be held this spring in Montgomery, Ala.

February 25, 2011 | | Education


Commercial vegetable growers meeting Thursday

Clemson Extension Agent Tony Melton reminds local vegetable growers of the upcoming commercial vegetable meeting Thursday at the Compass Restaurant near Turbeville. The meeting begins at 10 a.m., includes lunch, and adjourns at 1 p.m. Clemson Extension vegetable specialists Drs. Richard Hassell, Tony Kienath and Powell Smith will be presenters in addition to Melton. If you are considering growing commercial vegetables or small fruits in 2011, this will be an informative event for you.

February 25, 2011 | Clemson Extension Service agent | Miscellaneous


Area students named to Order of Purple Seal

Four Columbia College students from Kershaw County were recently named for members in the Order of the Purple Seal, a national honor society fostering the ideals of solid scholarship.

February 25, 2011 | | Education


Kardack named to USC-Sumter Dean's List

Candace "Brooke" Kardack, daughter of Candy Kardack and Bobby Kardack, has been named to the Dean's List at the University of South Carolina Sumter for the 2010 fall semester.

February 25, 2011 | | Education


Stoney tapped for Golden Key

Camden native Gertrude Stoney has accepted membership in Golden Key International Honour Society and was honored during a recent new member recognition event at the University of South Carolina.

February 25, 2011 | | Education


Wayne Keith Andrews

Wayne Keith Andrews, 39, of Elgin, passed away at his home February 23, 2011. Friends and family will celebrate his life at a memorial service.

February 25, 2011 | | Obituaries


Ernestine Bass

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Ernestine Conyers Bass, 83, of Camden, will be held Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church of Camden with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Bruce Hancock and Rev. Johnny Baker will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, February 25, 2011 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Bass's memory to Palmetto Health Hospice, P.O. Box, 7275, Columbia, SC 29202 or to a charity of one's choice.

February 25, 2011 | | Obituaries


Peggy Branham

Funeral services for Peggy Evans Branham, 89, of Camden, will be held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Jimmy Atkerson will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Emmanuel Baptist Church Building Fund.

February 25, 2011 | | Obituaries


Gilbert Cantey Jr.

Mr. Gilbert (June Bug) Cantey Jr., of Lugoff, was the eldest son of the late Mr. Gilbert and Daisy Cantey Sr. of Cassatt, South Carolina. He was born April 27, 1934 and entered into eternal rest after an extended illness on February 21, 2011, at his home.

February 25, 2011 | | Obituaries


Carmon picks up USCA award

AIKEN -- University of South Carolina Aiken baseball player and Camden native Stephen Carmon was selected as the South Carolina Education Lottery USC Aiken Athletic Department Student-Athlete of the Week on Feb. 21, 2011.

February 25, 2011 | | Camden High/Middle


Robert Ariail -- Feb. 25, 2011

February 25, 2011 | | Viewpoint


Is tax reform at hand?

With April 15 approaching, Kershaw County taxpayers are bundling their records together and preparing to report to Uncle Sam. In most cases, they'll be hiring someone to prepare their tax returns because the tax code in this country is so blindingly complicated that a layman has no chance of understanding it. Many tax professionals can't even understand it. But in Washington, there's finally talk of comprehensive tax reform. That, of course, doesn't mean our elected officials in the nation's capital will accomplish anything, but conditions are ripe. We have a Republican-controlled House and a Democratic-controlled ...

February 25, 2011 | | Editorials


Citizens have responsibility to 'see' inside government

It is an almost impossible task in some cases to look into something from the outside. How do you come up with an explanation for some things? You see, as citizens looking in, we may not know enough about an incident or simply care enough to look into it. Most folks already feel their little "2 cents' worth" won't make a "hill of beans" of a difference.

February 25, 2011 | Howard Buckholz Cassatt | Letters


Winners of Miss Gold and Black pageant named

On Feb 5, Camden High School held the Miss Gold and Black pageant. The 34 contestants competed in four categories: application, interview, casual wear, and formal wear. The Cruisin' on the Seas themed pageant was emceed and choreographed by Camden High graduates Christa Campbell Boss and Britton Elliott of Palmetto Dance Center in Elgin. The reigning Miss Gold and Black, Mary Calk, assisted with the crowning of the following winners (pictured from left) Miss Freshman, Haley Maree; Miss Senior, Ashleigh Hough; Miss Gold and Black 2011, Charleston Thompson; Miss Junior, Akelia Thomas; Miss Sophomore, Brooke Maxwell.

February 25, 2011 | | Localife


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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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