October 01, 2014 | | Ariail
The feeling of excitement at last week's Camden City Council meeting was palpable when architectural and engineering firms revealed their sketches for the renovation of Rhame Arena in the south end of town. The drawings were indeed startling -- perhaps because the aging structure has been deteriorating and decaying for decades now, and there has been doubt among some that a rehabilitation of the crumbling building was even possible. But possible it is, and not just to produce a humdrum building, but one that is attractive and will be a beckoning welcome to visitors driving into town from I-20 and ...
October 01, 2014 | | Editorials
Educating children, parents about dangers of drugs, booze
October 01, 2014 | | Yesteryear
For-profit colleges can't get no respect, at least not from employers. Which suggests that maybe they should be getting less generous taxpayer subsidies, too.
October 01, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns
I have always heard that home is where the heart is -- not always worded in that exact way, but it is definitely what was meant.
October 01, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Columns
It is front page news all across the state and indeed nationwide -- a white policeman shot an unarmed black man in an incident at a filling station in Columbia. A dashboard camera in the police car captured much of what happen.
October 01, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns
Most folks running for political office claim their previous political "experience" is just the thing that proves they deserve your vote this November. Sometimes that is absolutely true. Sometimes, however, as in the current city council race, that previous experience is the very thing that voters should remember as creating one of the most contentious, unpleasant four years in Camden's recent memory.
October 01, 2014 | J. Allen Miller Camden | Letters
It was a delight to see the conceptual drawing for the refurbishment of Rhame Arena. What a classic design and what a great design for a "gateway to the city."
October 01, 2014 | Kay Polk Camden | Letters
On Nov. 4th, we will fill two seats on Camden City Council. We have an outstanding candidate in Bob Williams. He is dedicated to helping Camden grow and move forward in a positive way. Bob was born and raised in Camden, and attended and graduated from our public schools. He owns and operates a local business and understands the needs of the small business and property owners. He would never exploit the office for personal gain.
October 01, 2014 | Jill Davis Camden | Letters
Cassidy Borowski, a senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, gets ready to perform a deadlift during the Southern Powerlifting Federation competition in North Myrtle Beach on Sept. 27 as her coach, Ron Blackmon prepares to spot her. Borowski set state records in the 132-pound, 17-year-old division during the meet. Her lifts included a 105-pound bench press, 205-pound squat and 215-pound deadlift. Cassidy trains with Blackmon at Carolina Fitness in Dusty Bend.
October 01, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin
Having picked on and beaten schools their own size, the North Central volleyball team stepped up in class on Monday. The results, however, were the same as they have been throughout this season.
October 01, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle
While their Carter Street barn is preparing for a new string of horses which will learn the basics of the racing game, Frank and Daphne Wooten can only hope their next batch of Thoroughbreds will be as productive as their graduates who recently completed a strong summer of racing.
October 01, 2014 | Tom Didato | Equine
Just as his team seems to be on the rebound, Camden Military Academy head coach Will Rice will have to wait an extra week to see if the Spartans will be able to build on their momentum
October 01, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden Military
Former Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham is seeking election as a Camden City Council member in November 2014.
October 01, 2014 | | Politics
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two men Sept. 24 -- one from Camden and the other from Cassatt -- on drug charges when the KCSO's narcotics and special response teams served a search warrant at a Cassatt home.
October 01, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire
Archive site results
The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet on Monday at 3:30 p.m. The club will gather at 1819 Hobkirk Circle, Camden. The hostess, Judy Smith, will be assisted by Marietta Gordon and Michelle Herod.
April 08, 2011 | | Localife
COLUMBIA – At an hour of the day when some people were finishing lunch, the Lugoff-Elgin baseball team was putting the final touches on a busy Wednesday morning/early afternoon at the seventh annual Forest Acres Classic.
April 08, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle
March 30, 1981, 2:27 p.m.
April 08, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics
A graveside service to celebrate the life of Judy Lane Rabon Sharpe, 70, of Lugoff will be held Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Springvale Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Todd Horton and Rev. Wayne Flowers will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Sharpe's memory to Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund, 1496 Springvale Road, Lugoff, SC 29078 or Home Health of Kershaw County, 2001 W. DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.
April 08, 2011 | | Obituaries
April 08, 2011 | | Viewpoint
Rep. Paul Ryan has issued a plan for returning this country to fiscal sanity, and it includes cuts to Medicare and Medicaid. The Wisconsin lawmaker's proposal would slash about $5 trillion in spending over the next decade, making it by far the most intensive plan presented to date to try to deal with the country's unsustainable spending practices. But predictably, potential presidential candidates have had little to say, recognizing the political volatility of cutting entitlement programs that people have come to rely on. Some have praised Ryan for coming forward with a package and acknowledge that it could ...
April 08, 2011 | | Editorials
Young children in Kershaw County deserve the best that we can give them.
April 08, 2011 | Lisa E. Wilson Director, St. John's Child Care Ministry, Lugoff | Letters
After reading the letter to the editor in the April 1 Chronicle-Independent praising Councilman Willard Polk for his immediate response to the request made by Paddy Bell, chairman of the Camden Garden Club, concerning the Joseph Kershaw gravesite project, I wasn't surprised.
April 08, 2011 | Mary Beth Schultz Camden | Letters
"What if they gave a war and nobody came? So goes an old Vietnam War era bumper sticker. I've got an update in mind: What if they gave a war and nobody paid attention?
April 08, 2011 | Clarence page Chicago Tribune | Columns
Margot Rochester was a very special person. She was teacher, mentor, author, speaker, Master Gardener and friend to all who knew her. She wrote many gardening columns for various newspapers, including Kershaw County's Chronicle-Independent, and authored two books, "Earthly Delights" and "Down to Earth: Practical Thoughts for Passionate Gardeners." She was also a very special friend to me. We would often visit public and private gardens together. Every flower she saw was her "favorite," and she just had to have it in her garden. Because she lived close to me, I visit her garden often. Walking through her garden ...
April 08, 2011 | Janet M. Smith Kershaw County Master Gardener | Letters
Real estate transactions
April 06, 2011 | | For the Record
April 06, 2011 | | Sidewalk Survey
A county man was arrested and faces drug charges after an undercover agent working with the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) purchased 4 grams of marijuana from him at his residence.
April 06, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire
The more months and years I acquire in this here world, the more I realize how pointless it is to plan. Planning ruins things.
April 06, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Columns
NEW YORK -- Whether the topic is Libya's rebels or Afghanistan's "reconciliation" with the Taliban, the pivotal question is, or should be: What about the women?
April 06, 2011 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns