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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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Sellers finishes Navy basic training

U.S. Navy Seaman Recruit Darius O. Sellers, son of Joy L. and Willie R. Oliver of Cassatt, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

March 07, 2012 | | Military

CHS, L-E baseball staffs host Saturday clinics

The Camden and Lugoff-Elgin high school baseball staffs will conduct a coaches' clinic for the Kershaw County Recreation Department at the Larry Doby Athletic Complex in Camden on Saturday, March 10.

March 07, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports

This week in KC sports

Wednesday: Wilson Hall at Camden (TEN – 4:30 p.m.); West Florence at Lugoff-Elgin (TEN – 4:30 p.m.); Blythewood at Camden (SB – 6 p.m.); North Central at Andrew Jackson (SB – 6:30 p.m.); Camden at Lugoff-Elgin (BB – 7 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Camden (BSOC – 7 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Spring Valley (TR – TBA)

March 07, 2012 | | Sports

L-E closes its pre-season slate with back-to-back victories

If you are going to win two games in a four-game tournament, you want those to be your final pair of outings of the event.

March 07, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

Knights come out swinging in kicking off season with a 6-4 win over Vols

Hopefully, this is an omen for the rest of the spring.

March 07, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle

Sidewalk Survey -- March 7, 2012

March 07, 2012 | | Sidewalk Survey

'Oh, What a Night'

He starts with the eyes. Then the nose. He does some shadowing, and finishes with the lips, hair and neck.

March 07, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Education

Habitat celebrates 20-year anniversary

To celebrate the Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County's 20th anniversary, the Habitat Store is holding a donation drive, as well as a "Rockin' and Rollin' Anniversary" event.

March 07, 2012 | Keri Boyce | Localife

Race not a factor in sports facility debate

I have been neutral in the YMCA debate and I'm trying to stay that way. There are merits on both sides (we think), but when a member of Camden City Council pulls the race card, I will not be quiet. This planned or unplanned sports complex has nothing to do with race. It is insulting that a member of city council could even bring race into the debate.

March 07, 2012 | Dave Baker Camden | Letters

Irene Furman

Mrs. Irene Furman, 74, of Indian Trail, NC, formally of Cassatt, SC, passed on Thursday, March 1, 2012. Funeral Services will be conducted on Friday, March, 9, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Nazareth Baptist Church, Cassat.

March 07, 2012 | | Obituaries

Willie "Bill" Davis

Mr. Willie "Bill" Davis, 65, Camden, of 1120 Chestnut Ferry Road, M & B Trailer Park, Lot 16, died Monday, March 5, 2012. Friends may call at 1297 Collins Circle, Camden. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be annoced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Davis Family.

March 07, 2012 | | Obituaries

Pete Ray

Funeral services for Pete Ray, 77, Lugoff, will be held Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at El-Bethel Faith Community Church, with burial to follow in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Stines and Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

March 07, 2012 | | Obituaries

Camden Coin Club to host spring show March 17

The Camden Coin Club's annual spring coin show is slated for March 17 at the Kershaw County Recreation Department, 1042 W. DeKalb St., Camden.

March 07, 2012 | | Miscellaneous

Rush the uniter

WASHINGTON -- Who'd have thought that Rush Limbaugh would become the great uniter in this divisive political season?

March 07, 2012 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

A hiding place

Life often becomes so hectic that an individual would like to hide. Walt Disney's movie gave a hint with the lyrics "Everybody needs a laughing place to go, ho, ho." If someone can have a laughing place, he certainly needs a hiding place when no laughter exists. Such a place is possible. All an individual needs is the ability to leave his body while still standing in line or facing a tirade of some sort. Of course, the individual must be able to reenter reality and have some gist of what has occurred there. I have long had a ...

March 07, 2012 | Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns

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