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Firearms Discharge Committee discusses issues

The newly-formed Kershaw County Firearms Discharge Committee met Monday and took the first steps toward crafting a compromise ordinance that could satisfy gun enthusiasts as well as property owners with concerns about firearms being used in their neighborhoods.

August 20, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

Carraway to serve as L-EHS assistant principal

The Kershaw County School Board selected a local native to serve as an assistant principal at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS).

August 20, 2014 | | Education

Remembering the Battle of Camden

Uniform and clothing exhibits, storytelling, guided tours of the Kershaw-Cornwallis House, colonial era games, weapons and equipment exhibits and blacksmithing demonstrations filled Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site during a remembrance of the Battle of Camden's 234th anniversary on Saturday.

August 20, 2014 | Jim McGowan | Military

I-20 bridge to be named for Medal of Honor winners

Three Kershaw County residents who received the Medal of Honor for acts of heroism in battle will be honored again this week.

August 20, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Military

The ‘Harmony County Stud Muffin’ column

As the primary pundit at the "Harmony County Weekly Blister," I am frequently called upon to perform many tasks. So, besides winding up the cat and putting out the clock, I also write the advice to the lovelorn column entitled, "Ask the Stud Muffin."

August 20, 2014 | Jim McGowan | Columns

A case for Zemp

I never played high school football. My glory days ended with the little league Lions and the gridiron of my youth is now a stand of depressingly mature pine trees across the old, worn foot bridge in Woodward Park. Like many, I now enjoy the pleasure of watching and cheering on younger generations and look forward to each new season as it plays out on our home field at Zemp Stadium. It is my opinion that we, as a community, should keep Zemp and prepare the old facility for the future.

August 20, 2014 | Dwight deLoach C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Yesteryear for Aug. 20, 2014

Silent prayer joins morning regimen at county schools

August 20, 2014 | | Yesteryear

Vote ‘no’ for taxes

While it may be overly ambitious to tackle academia and government at the same time, to some extent, that is what I'm going to do. And in doing so, heaven forbid I assume an Obama level of arrogance required to advise you what to do. I simply am saying what I am going to do and give reasons for my decision.

August 20, 2014 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters

Here comes Entrepreneur Barbie

WASHINGTON -- Lego's groundbreaking female-scientists set sold out almost immediately after it was released this month. But never fear, fans of feminist toys: A new Barbie doll, now in stock, is also shattering the plastic ceiling.

August 20, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Ariail for Aug. 20, 2014

August 20, 2014 | | Ariail

Workforce act doesn’t work

The unemployment rate here in Kershaw County and across South Carolina, as well as the rest of the United States, remains disappointingly high. The economy is still mired in slow growth, and too many people are out of work. Yet a recent study by a national newspaper shows how ineffective government jobs programs can be and points out that many people who have tried to take advantage of them end up worse off than they were before starting them.

August 20, 2014 | | Editorials

Crime Report - Aug. 20, 2014

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies answered a call of shots fired near a Camden apartment complex on Aug. 14.

August 20, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

KershawHealth announces new EMS plan

KershawHealth will change the way it offers emergency medical services (EMS) by the end of the month. Several EMS stations will move; others will expand. In addition, KershawHealth's ambulances will no longer answer calls for "non-emergent" patients, allowing that service to be picked up by the private sector.

August 20, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare

Makari eyeing rare Saratoga double

Merriebelle Stable's Makari, who won Saratoga Race Course's $100,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial in his first U.S. start, has been entered for a shot at winning Thursday's $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup, a back-to-back Saratoga double that has not been achieved in 15 years.

August 20, 2014 | | Equine

Patricia Ann Haynes Cassady

Patricia Ann Haynes Cassady passed away peacefully on Friday August 15, 2014.

August 20, 2014 | | Obituaries

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Dean Parker

A celebration of life service for Allison Dean Parker, 58, of Lugoff, will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the America Cancer Society or the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter.

September 07, 2011 | | Obituaries

Jessielynne Schnittker

A memorial service for Jessielynne Estes Schnittker, of Lugoff, will be held Friday, September 9, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Worship Center. The Rev. Casey Mills will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 – 8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethel Worship Center, 814 Fair Street Camden, SC 29020.

September 07, 2011 | | Obituaries

Local educator learns about power production

Santee Cooper provided hands-on experience in critical fields of the energy industry such as power generation and the development and use of renewable energy to a Kershaw County educator this summer as part of the 26th annual Energy Educators Institute series at the Wampee Conference Center in Pinopolis.

September 07, 2011 | | Education

Yesteryear -- Sept. 7, 2011

Photo cutline -- Tornado Damage -- Linsey Garner shows The Chronicle's photographer the top of a medium-size pine tree which was wrenched off by a small tornado in the Antioch section late Monday afternoon. Many other trees were felled by the high, twisting winds.

September 07, 2011 | | Yesteryear

Robert Ariail -- Sept. 7, 2011

September 07, 2011 | | Ariail

Feature photo: Eager readers

September 07, 2011 | | Education

Publisher's comments: Horse industry benefits Camden

In the Aug. 31 Chronicle-Independent, we announced the launch of The Camden Horse magazine. In one short week, the positive feedback from those in the horse community has been nothing short of astounding. Due to the extremely close ties this newspaper has shared over the years with the local equine industry, this reaction is particularly gratifying. Incidentally, the Chronicle-Independent traces its roots back to its founding in 1889, 122 years ago. Coincidentally, this time-frame occurred almost exactly with the arrival of the horse scene here in Camden. As a result, we have always made it a part of our business ...

September 07, 2011 | Mike Mischner | Columns

Law Enforcement Report - Sept. 7, 2011

Acting on a tip, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics agents arrested James Albert Dorris, 35, of Camellia Lane, Lugoff, for manufacturing methamphetamine in the bathroom of his home. The agents also received word that Dorris had booby-trapped the back door with a shotgun.

September 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

Former KCSO narcotics head sues Matthews

David Dowey, the former head of the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics division, is suing Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews for $2 million claiming Matthews has made defamatory statements about him. That brings the total number of defamation suits against Matthews to four seeking a total of $8 million in actual and punitive damages.

September 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

Colonial Cup invitations being sent out for Nov. 19 race

Patrons who are on the mailing list for the Marion DuPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races should be receiving their invitations to this year's event sometime this week as officials at the race office were putting the invites into the mail on Tuesday afternoon.

September 07, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine

Dixon has Knights’ program off and running

When then-junior Chad Hampton ran off with the class A state boys' cross country title in 2009, he put North Central on the state running map.

September 07, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle

St. Joe’s cruises past Knights, 44-15

Through the first two games of the season, North Central has amassed nearly as many yards in total offense as it did during its entire 2009 campaign. At least, that is the way it seems to third-year Knights head coach Louis Clyburn.

September 05, 2011 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle

This week in Kershaw County sports

uesday: Camden at Sumter (GTEN – 4:30 p.m.); Richland Northeast at Lugoff-Elgin (GTEN – 5 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Lancaster (XC – 5 p.m.); Camden at Cardinal Newman (VB – 5:30 p.m.); North Central at Andrew Jackson (VB – 6:45 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Richland Northeast (VB – 7 p.m.)

September 05, 2011 | | Sports

Bulldogs throttled by West Florence in 30-7 loss

FLORENCE -- One would have to go back more than a decade in order to find a more disappointing offensive effort than that turned in by Camden in Thursday's 30-7 loss to West Florence on Thursday night at Memorial Stadium.

September 05, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle

Tested Patriots top Spartans in opener

When you have a football team which has only been in pads for some 10 days playing an opponent with two full games under its belt, the last thing you want is to get off to a slow start.

September 05, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden Military

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