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Foundation calls for philanthropy nominations

Central Carolina Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization serving 11 counties in the Midlands including Kershaw County by helping charitable individuals and businesses meet the needs of the community, is calling for nominees for the 2012 Best of Philanthropy Awards, accepted through July 13.

July 04, 2012 | | Localife


Yesteryear - July 6, 2012

Photo cutline -- Careful construction -- All good engineers must take great care in their construction plans. That's why Benji McKay and Jimmy Biggins are putting each building block in place with utmost caution. They were just a few of the children busy at the YMCA day care center earlier this week.

July 04, 2012 | | Yesteryear


Making the moral case

Conservatives, beware: you can have reams of information, piles of studies and folders of charts at your fingertips. And you can still lose the debate.

July 04, 2012 | By Ed Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns


KCSD free/reduced price applications now online

Applications for free and reduced price meals for the 2012-13 school year are now available online.

July 04, 2012 | | Education


School news - July 4, 2012

Crystal Noelle Johnson had reached the zenith of years of study when on the morning of May 18, she walked across the stage and received her doctor of medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. It was the natural culmination of her life and years of dedication.

July 04, 2012 | | Education


Ariail for July 4, 2012

July 04, 2012 | | Ariail


A true Camden hero

A significant number of people in Kershaw County probably believe -- incorrectly, of course -- that the Camden Archives is filled with musty, boring documents that only an historian could love. That's not the case, of course, and the current exhibit of Larry Doby memorabilia is a prime example. Now on display and running through the end of the year, the Doby exhibit tells the story of a man who came second behind the famed Jackie Robinson in breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier but found far less fame from doing so. The display kicks off here in Doby's ...

July 04, 2012 | | Editorials


Two-way standout

AUGUSTA, GA. --- Camden native and Francis Marion University basketball player Evrik Gary was named to the Peach Belt Conference's 21st annual Presidential Honor.

July 04, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Post 17 can’t hold off Lexington

As he and his team got off the bus for Monday night's game at Lexington, Kershaw County American Legion head coach Craig Smith saw and heard the athletic director of the host team giving members of the Post 7 squad a talk on sportsmanship.

July 04, 2012 | | Sports


Golf, hoop camps set for next week

After a July 4th holiday week in which no camps were held, there are two basketball and a golf camp which Kershaw County youngsters may attend next week. All three camps are under the direction of the Kershaw County Recreation Department.

July 04, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Murphy earns spot in U.S. Girls' Junior Championship tourney

It was a whirlwind week of playing tournament golf in both Carolinas for Kelli Murphy.

July 04, 2012 | | Golf


NCHS announces fourth quarter honor rolls

North Central High School has announced its honor rolls for the 4th Quarter.

July 04, 2012 | | Education


Eloise C. Rabon

Graveside service for Eloise Crosby Rabon, 91, will he held Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in Springvale Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

July 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ted Allen

Funeral Services for Ted Allen Wood, 55, will be held Thursday, July 5, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at James Chapel AME Church with burial in the church cemetery. A Viewing was held Tuesday, July 3 1 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Another viewing will be held one hour prior to service at the church. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

July 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


Inez Mickle

Inez Mickle, 81, of 1488 John G. Richards Road in Camden died Tuesday, July 3, 2012. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

July 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


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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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