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Military intelligence analyst visits Golden Club

What is the status of terrorist organizations in the Middle East and around the globe? What is ISIL (or ISIS), and how can it be resisted? Military intelligence analyst Scott Strobel answered these and other questions as the guest speaker at Thursday's meeting of the Golden Club in Camden.

September 14, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Camden

Lightning causes house fire in Lugoff

A lightning strike to the roof of a Lachicotte Road, Lugoff home during a strong Sept. 4 thunderstorm started a fire, according to a Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) press release. LF-R crews responded to the fire around 11:40 p.m.

September 11, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

Councilman Jones presents alternate plans for economic development

When Kershaw County Council meets Sept. 22, it will consider six proposals on infrastructure improvements in the county's industrial parks in hopes of luring new businesses or getting existing businesses to expand operations.

September 11, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

Phillips: It’s always one or the other

If I ever in my life have everything going well at the same time, I swear I won't even know how to act. Overall, life is good and I'm thankful for it, but if one thing is going well I can always count on something else being just the opposite.

September 09, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Columns

Crime Report - Sept. 9, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two Cassatt men Sept. 1 after incriminating themselves in burglaries from the previous night. The arrests may clear up a number of burglaries from throughout Kershaw County.

September 09, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

‘Project Stagecoach’ put on hold

An $88 million economic development project known only as "Project Stagecoach" is on hold.

September 09, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Business

Unnamed company set to invest $88 million in Kershaw County

The economic development future of Kershaw County apparently continues to improve, as the agenda for Tuesday's Kershaw County Council meeting includes a closed-door executive session to discuss an item being referred to at this time only as "Project Stagecoach," which is to include an investment of at least $88 million. A resolution and first reading of an ordinance are also listed.

September 07, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Business

‘Fill the Boot’ for MDA is this week

As Kershaw County enters the annual Labor Day weekend, it's also time for local fire departments to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Firemen in Camden and Lugoff took to the streets Thursday and are doing so again today and Saturday, holding a boot they hope to fill with donations from passing motorists.

September 04, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

Crime Report - Sept. 2, 2015

A man injured in a home invasion on Salt Pond Road in Lugoff near Ridgeway spent several days unable to move before being discovered by a neighbor.

September 02, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

Camden Community Theater launches new season

The Camden Community Theater (CCT) at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County kicked off its 2015-2016 season Thursday with a special event at the center. FAC Education Director Jami Steele said the CCT needs volunteers to help with upcoming productions..

September 02, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Miscellaneous

NAACP leads march through Kershaw County

Motorists on U.S. 1 in Kershaw County may have been temporarily delayed Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning as a march organized by the NAACP worked its way through the county. The march commemorated the 1965 march from Selma, Ala, to Montgomery, Ala., the state capitol, to protest racial inequality, especially when it came to voting rights. This year's march started in Selma and will end in Washington, D.C.

August 31, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

West Wateree Playground Project breaks ground

The West Wateree Playground Project took a major step toward completion with a groundbreaking ceremony Saturday morning at the site off U.S. 1 between Lugoff and Elgin.

August 31, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

Kershaw County Council considers economic development investments

While the recently announced $72 million expansion and 410 new jobs at Haier America in Camden is largely considered a big step forward in Kershaw County's economic development, Kershaw County Council and staff continue to look for ways to attract new industries to the county.

August 28, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

Phillips: The good, the bad and the ugly

Here at the Chronicle-Independent we are charged with the task of reporting the news. Way to state the obvious, right? But, simply put, it's what we do.

August 26, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Columns

Move to new center prompts special pet adoption rate

As the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter begins to close down so staff and animals can relocate to the all-new Meyer-Thiel Pet Adoption Center on Black River Road, the shelter is offering a special rate on pet adoptions.

August 26, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

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