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Chamber of Commerce president resigns

The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce has a new captain at the wheel as Chamber President Spencer Graham recently took a new job in Charleston and relocated there. Chamber Executive Director Liz Horton broke the news at the chamber board's monthly meeting Thursday and said Amy Kinard, who had been first vice-president, has moved into the president's position.

November 24, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Business

Pillows tied up with love

Nannie Seegars made 220 fleece pillows for residents at the Springdale Nursing Home. Her family, including her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, distributed the pillows to residents and employees on November 15. Seegars wanted to make the pillows to show her appreciation for the nursing home. "Mama has been working on these pillows, tied up with love, for about 10 months and it has been a true labor of love. We pray that God blesses each angel who receives a pillow," Seegar's daughter, Pat Collins said.

November 24, 2014 | | Miscellaneous

American Legion Post 17 oratorical contest orientation

An orientation meeting for potential participants in the James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 Annual High School Oratorical Contest will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 at Post 17's home on West DeKalb St. in Camden. Contest officials will discuss the subject that will be used for oration as well as explain contest rules.

November 24, 2014 | | Localife

Amateur Radio Club welcomes Gene Faulkenberry

Gene Faulkenberry, director of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), visited the Kershaw County Amateur Radio Club's November meeting. Director Faulkenberry gave a brief history on the large scale emergencies that he has seen during his time with Kershaw County. He highlighted Hurricane Hugo in 1989, the train derailment in 1990 and the flooding that occurred when many ponds were breached after heavy rains in 1991.

November 24, 2014 | | Localife

Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Frank Turner celebrate 54 years

Friends and family of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Frank would like to congratualate the couple on their 54th wedding anniversary. The couple celebrated on Nov. 19 with family.

November 24, 2014 | | Localife

Mr. Gaines and Ms. Hayes wed

Ms. Mary Melissa Hayes and Mr. Brian Lee Gaines of Anderson, S.C. were married Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 4 o'clock in the afternoon at the National Steeplechase Museum in Camden. The ceremony was officiated by the honorable Judge Harriet Pierce.

November 24, 2014 | | Localife

Irick follows through on his pledge by signing with CSU

Just like his broken-in glove, Cole Irick found the perfect fit for a college where he can continue both his academic and baseball-playing endeavors.

November 24, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle

A winning beginning to the fall (Part 1)

The cooler temperatures produced these winners in the Carolina Motorsports Park's Powerade Kart Races held Sept. 13

November 24, 2014 | | Auto racing

A winning beginning to the fall (Part 2)

The cooler temperatures produced these winners in the Carolina Motorsports Park's Powerade Kart Races held Sept. 13.

November 24, 2014 | | Auto racing

A winning beginning to the fall (Part 3)

The cooler temperatures produced these winners in the Carolina Motorsports Park's Powerade Kart Races held Sept. 13.

November 24, 2014 | | Auto racing

Long, Polk to be recognized at Camden City Council meeting

Camden City Council will recognize outgoing councilmen Walter Long and Willard Polk as they attend their last meeting Tuesday night. Long and Polk chose not to run for reelection. Voters elected former mayor Jeffrey Graham and Deborah Davis as Long and Polk's replacements. They are tentatively scheduled to be sworn in at 5 p.m. Dec. 1, and will take their seats on council at its Dec. 9 meeting.

November 24, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

County council has questions on Nov. 4 election

Kershaw County Council will consider a relatively short agenda when they meet Tuesday. The accounting firm of Sheheen, Hancock and Godwin is scheduled to present the county's annual audit report to council.

November 24, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

KershawHealth board meets tonight

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will meet tonight at 6 p.m. at the Health Resource Center on Battleship Road in Camden.

November 24, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare

Noted and passed - Nov. 24, 2014

• Property rights vs. community pride is a conflict as old as civilization itself. In recent months, we've reported on two attempts to regulate the appearance of properties in an effort to clean up our communities. Back in October, Kershaw County Council rejected, 3-4, third reading of an ordinance which would have given the county authority to demolish uninhabitable dwellings deemed a nuisance to neighbors or the community at large. More recently, Bethune Town Councilman John Fulmer proposed an ordinance which, if passed in December, would fine owners of blighted properties if they don't clean them up after being ...

November 24, 2014 | | Editorials

Cahn: Just call me Charlie Brown

A long, long time ago... oh, wait, that's another pop culture reference.

November 24, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

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Mildred James Sumter

Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred James Sumter, age 92, will be held on Saturday, November 8, 12:00 Noon at Gaines Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. She was born in Camden, SC to the late Shedrick James and Carrie Salmond James. In New Jersey, she was a member of St. Luke Baptist Church, Paterson. She was married to the late Rev. Jesse Sumter. She is survived by daughter, Ilene Wright, Camden, SC; sons: Tyrone Mance, Paterson, NJ, Leon Sumter, Roselle, NJ, Ministers Larry and Renee Presley, Red Lion, PA and Pastor Jerome (Evangelist Patricia) Sumter, Sumter ...

November 07, 2014 | | Obituaries

William H. Symrl

William H. Symrl, 63, of Lugoff, passed away Thursday, November 06, 2014. Plans will be announced by Powers Funeral Home.

November 07, 2014 | | Obituaries

Lottie W. Williams

Funeral services for Mrs. Lottie W. Williams, 88, of 721 Cross Lane in Camden, will be held Monday, November 10, 2014, 1:00 P.M. at St. Paul United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. She died Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Viewing will be held Sunday, November 9, 2014 from 11:00 A.M.- 6:00 P.M. at Collins Funeral Home of Camden. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

November 07, 2014 | | Obituaries

KCSO investigates Lugoff arson cases

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) and S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) have joined forces to investigate two suspicious fires in Lugoff that have been determined to be arsons. The KCSO sought a "person of interest" thought to have information about the two fires. Thursday afternoon, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said that person had contacted law enforcement. Matthews said an interview was scheduled for 2:30 p.m.Thursday at the KCSO in Lugoff.

November 07, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

Graham, Davis win Camden City Council seats

Jeffrey Graham, the former mayor of Camden who lost a reelection bid two years ago, will rejoin Camden City Council in December, this time as a councilman. Deborah Davis, currently chair of the Camden Parks and Trees Commission, will take a seat on council for the first time.

November 07, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics

Voters reject KCSD referenda

To the dismay of some Kershaw County residents and the pleasure of others, voters rejected the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) referenda that would have launched $130 million in facilities projects and levied a 1-cent sales tax to pay back bonds that would have been issued to fund those projects.

November 07, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Politics

Burns elected Kershaw County Council chairman

Kershaw County will see two new county council members, a current councilman and a new probate judge take office in January following Tuesday's election.

November 07, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Politics

Sheheen loses second try at governor’s mansion

State Sen. Vincent Sheheen indicated he might not seek another run for governor four years from now during a concession speech congratulating Gov. Nikki Haley on her reelection Tuesday night.

November 07, 2014 | By Martin L. Cahn and Tenell Felder C-I editorial staff | Politics

Camden Elementary School Reports Honor Rolls

First Grade

November 07, 2014 | | Education

Demons have last chance to get their first win

There is the line of thinking which goes along with a game like this; is says, when you have nothing to lose, there is no reason to leave anything in the bag.

November 07, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

Johnson & Johnson take football contest prize money

The Johnson boys closed the month of October and kicked off November by going back-to-back in winning the Chronicle-Independent football contest for the weekends of Oct. 25 and Nov. 1.

November 07, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports

The Caster plays the Feud

For the past few weeks, Glenn "Eat My Dust" Tucker has gotten a little too smug for the rest of us as he occupies the pole position atop the Fearless Forecast.

November 07, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports

Obama calls for preschool spending boost

Speaking on making women equal partners in the economy, President Barack Obama made a statement last week that has some advocates for stay-at-home mothers up in arms.

November 05, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National

Over half of higher ed is vocational

Suppose your child wants to become a medical assistant in Michigan, one of the people who keeps the office moving, administers tests, draws blood and manages paperwork.

November 05, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National

Religious leaders to gather at Vatican

An extraordinary gathering of world religious leaders -- Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist -- will assemble at the Vatican in mid-November to affirm the complementary roles of men and women in marriage.

November 05, 2014 | Tad Walch and Mark A Kellner Deseret News | National

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