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Camden game postponed; L-E on for Monday

Following a Thursday afternoon meeting of the athletic directors from the six Region 4-AAA schools, it was decided that all three conference football games scheduled ...

October 09, 2015 | Tom Didato | Sports

Arrants: The impact of cats - Part 2

(This is the second in a two-part series on the impact of cats on the natural world. In the first installment -- which elicited several comments ...

October 09, 2015 | By Josh Arrants C-I contributing columnist | Columns

National Newspaper Week highlights power of the press

The power of the press should never be underestimated and must never be abused.

October 09, 2015 | By Jim Zachary C-I guest columnist | Columns

County woman recognized as an ‘Angel in Adoption’

A Camden native and Elgin resident received recognition as an "Angel in Adoption" at an awards ceremony and separate gala in Washington, D.C., held ...

October 09, 2015 | | Kershaw County

ALPHA Center celebrates with ‘A Picnic Among Friends’

Every year, The ALPHA Center celebrates diversity with its annual "A Picnic Among Friends" community event.

October 09, 2015 | | Camden

Kershaw man, 47, arrested for sex with 13-year-old

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Kershaw man, charging him for having sex with a 13-year-old girl. According to a KCSO press ...

October 09, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Elgin gets update on flood recovery efforts

Elgin suffered much of the effects of this past weekend's heavy rains. Like the rest of the county, Elgin is in recovery mode, and ...

October 09, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin

Kershaw County added to FEMA list

Kershaw County is now among those in South Carolina eligible for assistance from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). S.C. Gov. Nikki ...

October 09, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County

Haile Gold Mine donates gas monitor equipment to Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah FD

Recently, Haile Gold Mine donated new multi-gas monitor and calibration equipment, valued at around $1,500 to the Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department.

October 09, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Births - Oct. 9, 2015


October 09, 2015 | | Births

Johnny Appleseed Day

Students in Pam Britton's 1st Grade class at Lugoff Elementary School recently celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day with an abundance of apple activities. Pictured painting ...

October 09, 2015 | | Education

L-EHS student is Eagle Scout

Joseph Sawyer Stryon, a senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Sawyer's required service project including landscaping improvements and ...

October 09, 2015 | | Miscellaneous

New pet adoption center grand opening Saturday

The Kershaw County Humane Society (KCHS) will hold a grand opening of the Thiel-Meyer Pet Adoption Center at 128 Black River Road in Camden from ...

October 09, 2015 | | Pets

Billy ‘Bug’ McCaskill

Mr. Billy "Bug" McCaskill, 57, of 3083 Bethune Road, Bethune, passed on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at ...

October 09, 2015 | | Obituaries

Thomas Belton Heath

Mr. Thomas Belton Heath, 95, of Kershaw, died Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home of Camden.

October 09, 2015 | | Obituaries

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Fire Fest is on the way!

The Camden Fire Department's (CFD) 17th annual Fire Fest is set for Sept. 29. The event is held each year on the last Saturday of September to kick off Fire Prevention Week in October. The festival will begin with a 9 a.m. parade of new and antique rescue apparatus through beautiful downtown Camden and end at Rhame City Arena on the corner of Broad and Bull streets where all festivities will take place.

July 25, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Molestation suspect tried to have victim, mother killed

Brian Robert Sharpe, the 25-year-old Johnsonville man arrested Thursday for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl, now faces charges that he tried to have the girl and her mother killed.

July 25, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Unemployment rate ticks up in county, state

While Kershaw County's jobless rate continues to remain near South Carolina's average, both the county and the state have experienced two consecutive months of unemployment increases.

July 25, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County

C-I announces promotion, new hire

Camden Media Co., parent company of the Chronicle-Independent, is proud to announce the promotion of staff reporter Michael Ulmer to assistant editor and the hiring of Tenell Felder as Localife editor.

July 25, 2012 | | Business

DeMint's divergent legacy

For nearly the last five decades, South Carolina has been represented in the U.S. senate by only four men. By all indications, however, that's set to be five by 2016. A reading of the political tea leaves shows that Sen. Jim DeMint will not be seeking reelection in the fall of 2016.

July 25, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Columns

'Unthinkable' to keep Tucker

It is truly "unthinkable" that the Kershaw County Democratic Party would certify Sammie Tucker Jr. as a candidate for public office. To entertain that idea is ludicrous! To readily admit to people that he is not only an incumbent candidate for office but is actually the current Kershaw County Council Vice Chairman should be embarrassing to all citizens of Kershaw County. Realize, too, that Mr. Tucker is set to have no opposition!! Have our citizens completely given up on our political system? Are they now satisfied to let "whatever happens happen?"

July 25, 2012 | Kay Polk Camden | Letters

Yesteryear - July 25, 2012

Photo cutline -- Investigating -- Robert Strickland, archeologist in charge of the digging at Historic Camden digs a little deeper into an area that might be of significance.

July 25, 2012 | | Yesteryear

Top shot

July 25, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Military briefs - July 25, 2012

Civilian Mark A. Provencher, son of Sherry and Richard Provencher of Lugoff, recently enlisted in the U.S. Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Raleigh, N.C.

July 25, 2012 | | Military

School news - July 25, 2012

Sheldon A. Bates, DMD, completed his residency in orthodontics at the Virginia Commonwealth University, formerly the Medical College of Virginia, receiving a Master's of Science in Dentistry. Graduating from Lugoff High School in 2002, Wofford College in 2006 and Medical University of South Carolina in 2010, Dr. Bates will practice in Virginia. Dr. Bates is appreciative of family, friends, teachers and mentors who have made this possible.

July 25, 2012 | | Education

Tax tips - July 25, 2012

Income that you receive for the rental of your vacation home must generally be reported on your federal income tax return.

July 25, 2012 | | Miscellaneous

Helping out

Thanks to Sean Riddle, Eagle Scout candidate of Boy Scout Troop 901, two new picnic tables and a bench have been been built and installed at Kendall Park for residents and visitors to enjoy. He was able to gather a host of fellow Boy Scouts and Scout leaders to volunteer and be the workforce behind the project on a recent Saturday morning.

July 25, 2012 | | Miscellaneous

Magazine recognizes local dealer

Automotive News, a weekly automotive industry newspaper, recently recognized Mark Mason Jr., general manager of Lugoff Ford in Lugoff, as one of its "40 Under 40" up-and-coming dealers or mangers from around the country. Automotive News' July 16 cover story identified young, talented and ambitious individuals that are making a mark in this highly competitive industry.

July 25, 2012 | | Business

Brick streets, the first Lugoff and commerce

Herbert Cooke's father worked for the city of Camden. His job was to take care of the city streets. He used either the city's mules, horses or oxen and a bamboo apparatus to clean the brick streets. Nancy Ogburn and George Sandy can recall the brick streets around the old city hall which was located on Rutledge Street.

July 25, 2012 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Camden surveys

We've said on prior occasions that governmental entities sometimes tend to go overboard on paying taxpayer money to hire consultants, but Camden City Council might do well to follow through on its idea to use a firm that will help conduct citizen surveys. Mayor Jeffrey Graham and council members have been bold in undertaking major initiatives but there is a perception among some that they have been unwilling to listen to those who disagree with them. Of course, we've also said that there's a difference in being unwilling to listen and in listening but not agreeing. In ...

July 25, 2012 | | Editorials

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