A circuit court judge sentenced a Camden man to 24 years in prison Thursday after a jury found the defendant guilty of firing shots at Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies in December 2012. Not only is Ernest Maurice Allen, 26, looking at a long incarceration, but his mother, Sabrina Allen, 48, is charged with attempting to influence the key witness in her son's trial.
The Kershaw County Economic Development Office recently produced and released a promotional video touting the advantages of basing a business at one of the county's major industrial sites. The 4-minute 28-second video showing the potential of the Central South Carolina MegaSite, is on YouTube and has been sent via e-mail to industries the economic development office hopes to impress.
I can remember that as a child and teenager I thought I had the world by the tail and I knew it all. Yes, I can remember back that far. I thought my parents were the most ignorant, incompetent people in the world. The things they said and did just did not make good sense to me. I dare say a good many of us felt that way during that phase of our lives. Did you? Be honest with yourself now.
Several Kershaw County business leaders expressed their desire for Kershaw County Council to support a proposed expansion of Central Carolina Technical College's (CCTC) campus near the U.S. 521/I-20 exchange.
Camden insurance agent Dennis G. Arledge plans to run for the District 5 seat on Kershaw County Council. Councilman Stephen Smoak, who currently holds Seat No. 5, recently announced he will not seek reelection after serving two four-year terms. Arledge has owned and operated his Allstate agency for 18 years.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County hosted the Sumter Civic Dance Company for a performance called "Don't Walk … Dance" on Wednesday.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) has released its crime statistics for 2013 and the good news is most types of incidents were fewer than in 2012. Sheriff Jim Matthews said his deputies' productive year was the result of getting criminals off -- and keeping them off -- the street.
With steady rainfall and occasional heavy downpours Friday and Saturday, officials in Kershaw County reported traffic problems and concerns about flooding along area rivers and Lake Wateree. The National Weather Service (NWS) reported 3.55 inches of rain measured Friday and Saturday at a weather station 4.2 miles northeast of Camden.
The Camden Police Department (CPD) is investigating an incident where a woman left a West DeKalb Street department store with a cart full of merchandise she didn't pay for.
The movie awards season is here. Do you have a favorite movie from 2013?
Kershaw County Council will focus on Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) as part of its first meeting of 2014 Tuesday evening.
Proposals to refurbish and repaint Bethune's water tower dominated Bethune Town Council's first meeting of the new year Thursday. The evening also marked the first meeting for new Mayor Charles McCoy and new councilmen Don Witham and John Fulmer. The meetings also marked the first to be held at the Bethune Recreation Center rather than Bethune Town Hall.
Local government leaders and state legislators took the opportunity to meet with constituents Wednesday at The ALPHA Center's 10th annual legislative briefing. ALPHA Center Executive Director Paul Napper welcomed the crowd and said the informal event was designed for people to have face-to-face discussions with their representatives in Columbia.
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a female cat and Miss Piggy, a 4-year-old female Bull Terrier mix. She is friendly, leash trained and loves "TLC." 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 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter ...
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) recently released its crime statistics for 2013 and most categories of offenses were noticeably down from 2012. Kudos to the KCSO for having such a productive year. I won't go very deep into that here, as a story on the subject is planned for an upcoming issue of the Chronicle-Independent.
Residents of Bethune and the surrounding area appear to be hoping a referendum to authorize Phase 2 of the Kershaw County School District's facilities equalization program fails in the November general election.
It's been said, with some degree of accuracy, the newspaper business is dying. At the Chronicle-Independent we're inclined to disagree with that, at least when it comes to this paper, and I'll tell you why. Let me assure you, it's not because it's where we work and where our paychecks come from, although we do honestly appreciate it. It's because we simply are the only source our readers have for the news that really matters to them on a local, personal level.
A Camden man already serving a 50-year prison term for murder now has another one to his credit, as a Kershaw County jury convicted him of murder and three other charges Thursday afternoon.
Kershaw County author Madge Strickland spoke to Kershaw County Council during its meeting Tuesday regarding her published book, "A Sandhills Revelation," that tells the history of the Blaney-Elgin area in western Kershaw County.
The Kershaw County Golden Club welcomed a special guest to its meeting Sept. 4.
Two of three suspects questioned about a series of vehicle break-ins during the last week in downtown Camden admitted to Camden Police Department (CPD) officers that they were involved in the thefts.
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