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Elgin preparing for Christmas Toy Round Up

Though Christmas is five months away, charitable organizations in Kershaw County are already working to provide toys and food to families in need this Christmas. Elgin's Toy Round Up is one of those organizations. Elgin Police Chief Harold Brown, who is director of the Elgin Toy Drive, said preparing for Christmas is a year-round effort.

July 30, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin

Three rabies cases reported in Camden

Three Kershaw County residents are undergoing treatment for rabies after contracting the disease from the same stray cat. The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental control (DHEC) reported the cat exposed the three people during separate incidents on July 21 and 22 in Camden before being captured. Lab tests confirmed the cat as rabid on July 23.

July 30, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Healthcare

Man arrested for attacking son

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 48-year-old Kershaw County man Saturday after he allegedly assaulted his 12-year-old son.

July 30, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

Crime Report - July 30, 2014

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigated two missing persons cases recently.

July 30, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

Up in smoke

SUMTER -- Watching as Post 17 lost its lead to Inman in Sunday's second round of the South Carolina American Legion Baseball Tournament, starting pitcher Grey Hoke smashed his plastic Gatorade bottle to the floor of the first base dugout at Riley Park.

July 30, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports

Ann Dillon Barns

Ann Dillon Barns, 86, wife of Tom Barnes, formerly of Camden died July 26, 2014. Visitation 6-8pm August 1 and 10-11am Saturday followed by service at 11am all at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Bradley Creek Chapel, Wilmington NC. www.quinnmcgowen.com

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries

Curtis Leon Drakeford

Funeral services for Curtis Leon Drakeford, 77, will be held Friday, August 1, 2014 at 10:00 am at Door of Hope Ministries, 984 Wateree Blvd, Camden SC. Burial to follow at Ft Jackson National Cemetery in Columbia. Pastors Gerald Brown and Lomarie Caldwell will officiate. Viewing will be held on Thursday morning at 11:00 am at Brown's Funeral Home in Camden. Curtis Drakeford was born on May 10, 1937, and passed award on Monday, July 28, 2014. He was head deacon at Door of Hope Ministries, directed the men's fellowship, and ministered at Manning Correctional Prison ...

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries

Robert “Bobby” William Grimm

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Robert "Bobby" William Grimm, 45, of Camden will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, July 31, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 30 from 6:00-7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Bobby's memory to Kershaw County Special Olympics, P. O. Box 310, Camden, SC 29021.

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries

Myrel Hermina Gripper

Mrs. Myrel Hermina Gripper, 87, of 302 Smyrna Road, Elgin, South Carolina, passed on Thursday, July 24, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Fort Clark Baptist Church in Elgin, SC. Burial will follow at the Fort Clark Baptist Church Cemetery in Elgin, SC. Haile's Funeral Home is in serving the family.

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries

Nanley Holmes

Mr. Nanley Holmes, 86, of 146 Battleship Road, Camden died Monday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Holmes Family.

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries

Cathy Anne Tidwell

Funeral service for Cathy Anne Tidwell, 65, will be held on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries

New kid on the block

Hey, y'all! I am Jim McGowan. I am the most recent addition to the award-winning staff of the Chronicle-Independent. I can only hope to live up to their high standards. It will not be easy. I will be the Localife editor and cover the education beat.

July 30, 2014 | By Jim McGowan Localife editor | Columns

Op-Ed: Let parents give directly to public schools

A federal nutrition program that places new restrictions on snacks and beverages sold in schools also provides an opportunity for some fresh thinking about school fundraisers.

July 30, 2014 | Trip DuBard, executive director SC Future Minds | Columns

Reader ‘pleased’ with Amtrak plan

Having spent many hours working to get the historic Seaboard Railroad station preserved, I was extremely pleased to see that Amtrak was at the city council work session June 22 to present its plan for improvements to the station.

July 30, 2014 | Kay Polk Camden | Letters

Rhame Arena concept

During the last Camden City Council work session, and as reported in the July 28 Chronicle-Independent, the concept of "adaptive reuse" of Rhame Arena was discussed. It was during this discussion that it was noted that the concept and sketch under discussion was developed by the daughter of Marti Wallace and Mike Jones (Elizabeth Ancrum Jones). Miss Jones developed her proposal several years ago. After a discussion of the property during a prior council meeting, her work was provided to city staff for their consideration.

July 30, 2014 | X. Willard Polk Camden | Letters

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Black Thursday

Hide the kids.

April 30, 2012 | Tom Didato | Sports

Eagles start and end with a flurry in dealing Bulldogs a 13-4 defeat

CHAPIN --- For one split second, all that Camden had done wrong in Thursday's AAA state playoff opener at Chapin looked like it might be swept under the rug.

April 30, 2012 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle

Mary Bell McDuffie

Ms. Mary Bell McDuffie, 81, of 5724 T B Wright Road, Rembert, SC, formerly of 947 Wateree Blvd., Camden, SC, passed on Saturday, April 28, 2012.

April 30, 2012 | | Obituaries

Elva Reeves

A celebration of life for Mary Elva Hicks Reeves, 97, of Camden will be held Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 3:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 2:00 PM. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Reeves' memory to the A. Sam Karesh Long Term Care, 1315 Roberts Street, Camden, SC 29020.

April 30, 2012 | | Obituaries

Redbait and switch: An arms race of outrage

As the campaign year heats up, the politics of umbrage already is in full swing. But some offenses are worth getting outraged about more than others.

April 30, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns

Making Kershaw County even better

I happen to think Kershaw County is a pretty great place to be. If I didn't, I probably wouldn't be living here.

April 30, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

The Home Front

What impact did Russian squirrels have on a particular profession?

April 30, 2012 | Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Relay for Life car cruise-in Saturday at Little Midget

A Relay for Life car cruise-in will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Blackmon's Little Midget.

April 30, 2012 | | Miscellaneous

KershawHealth manages drug shortages

Another symptom of the economy, hospitals across the country are experiencing a higher number of drug shortages on a more frequent basis. KershawHealth can experience those shortages, too, but has processes in place that, in effect, keep patients from really even noticing.

April 30, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare

CPD to host community meetings

The Camden Police Department (CPD) invites Camden residents to a series of community meetings in May. Camden Police Chief Joe Floyd said the purpose of the series is to give citizens of different Camden neighborhoods the chance to voice concerns unique to their communities.

April 30, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Man gets 30 years for molesting granddaughter

A 53-year-old man will spend up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday to five counts of third degree sexual exploitation of a minor and one charge of first degree criminal sexual conduct.

April 30, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

Noted and passed -- April 30, 2012

• USAirways, which has a major hub in Charlotte, is making a play for American Airlines, which is in bankruptcy, cutting a deal with American's unions that will give USAirways a step up in the merger it seeks. For Kershaw County travelers who choose to fly out of Charlotte rather than subject themselves to the restrictions of Columbia's limited flight schedules, that would be a great improvement, and we hope USAirways is able to pull its deal off.

April 30, 2012 | | Editorials

A century of service

You find them in all walks of life. They might be playing outfield for the Philadelphia Phillies (Shane Victorino). Or hosting the show "Dirty Jobs" for the Discovery Channel (Mike Rowe). Or founding Wal-Mart (Sam Walton). Or even becoming president of the United States (Gerald Ford).

April 30, 2012 | Edwin Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns

Couple granted rare chance for appraisals by 'Antique Roadshow'

(The following story appeared in the Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal and is reprinted here with permission.)

April 30, 2012 | By Sally Litchfield Marietta Daily Journal | Miscellaneous

Lugoff business donates three tons of food to Christian Community Ministries

This tax season, Wateree Business & Tax service offered a $25 discount on tax returns when clients donated five pounds of food to Christian Community Ministries. With the help of their customers, the Lugoff business has donated more than three tons of food since last year. This season, Wateree Business & Tax has donated 3,471 pounds of food, with a few more drops-offs scheduled. A box of food for the needy from CCM weighs about 30 pounds. Wateree Business & Tax will have helped 215 to 220 families in a two-year period. Above, the Wateree Business & Tax staff along with Allen Roberts ...

April 30, 2012 | | Localife

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