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CHS taking its appeal to next level

Minutes after the executive committee of the South Carolina High School League (SCHSL) upheld Camden High School (CHS) football team's ban prohibiting the Bulldogs from playing in the 2014 AAA state playoffs, as well as from participating in any 2105 jamboree, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan said the appeal process will continue.

November 03, 2014 | Tom Didato | News


CHS student reports receiving online threats

In the wake of the Oct. 17 post-game incident following Camden's 39-30 football victory over Dreher at Zemp Stadium, the Camden Police Department reported that a Camden High School student-athlete reported receiving threatening messages, via cell phone, allegedly, from someone from Dreher High School.

November 03, 2014 | | News


Battle of Camden remembered on 234th anniversary

The clash between British and American armies on Aug. 16, 1780, was one of the largest and bloodiest field battles of the American Revolution. The battle, which pitted forces led by Major Gen. Horatio Gates against those of Charles, Lord Cornwallis, started badly and ended worse--with an estimated loss of Patriot lives between 500 and 800, many of whom lie in shallow unmarked graves at the Battle site nine miles North of Camden, South Carolina.

August 25, 2014 | Gary Phillips | News


KC Sheriff’s Foundation seeks nominees for annual award

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF) Board of Directors is accepting 2014 nominations for the "Leonard Price Friend of Law Enforcement Award." The award was established in 2012 to recognize the support of Kershaw County residents for the Sheriff's Office. The award was named after the late Mr. Leonard L. Price, a former resident of the North Central area of Kershaw County who invested heavily in supporting law enforcement.

August 25, 2014 | Gary Phillips | News


Fun for all ages

Children's laughter mixed with the barks of terriers could be heard as you approached the infield during Saturday's 43rd annual Colonial Cup. As temperatures hovered on the cooler side, many spectators were bundled up yet ready to enjoy a day with friends and family at Camden's Springdale Race Course.

November 19, 2012 | Tenell Felder | News


Former NCHS star pitcher all smiles after disease takes hands, feet

COLUMBIA -- Sometimes, she will carry her arms in her back pack. But Shannon Wessinger still wears her heart on her sleeve.

September 05, 2012 | Tom Didato | News


Bethune PD installs new computer system

The Bethune Police Department (BPD) installed a new computer system at no cost to the town. BPD Capt. Brandon Brown informed Bethune Town Council of the installation during its Aug. 9 meeting. Minutes of the meeting did not detail how the BPD acquired the computer system.

August 15, 2012 | | News


Former deputy acting as Bethune chief

A former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputy has been acting as Bethune's police chief since not long after the late Larry Davis resigned following his diagnosis of terminal cancer in February. Bethune Town Clerk Janice Hunter confirmed former deputy Jimmy Miller is acting as chief on a temporary basis.

May 09, 2012 | | News


Heavy winds, rain, hail take toll on Kershaw County

From Pine Grove to Bethune, Kershaw County was hit hard by wind, rain and hail Saturday night by three separate storms, according to Gene Faulkenberry, Kershaw County disaster preparedness director.

April 11, 2011 | Keri Boyce | News


Other closings, announcements

* Central Carolina Technical School (including Camden campus) will be closed Monday.

January 09, 2011 | | News


Snow days

December 27, 2010 | | News


Old car cruise-in

In conjunction with celebrating more than 50 years of service to Kershaw County, Blackmon's Little Midget Family Drive-In will hold an "Old Car Cruise-In" Saturday.

October 06, 2010 | | News


Chronicle-Independent, West Wateree Chronicle to launch full service websites

Readers of the Chronicle-Independent and West Wateree Chronicle newspapers will soon have a new way to get the coverage of local news, sports, arts and community events Kershaw County has come to expect for more than 120 years.

October 04, 2010 | | News


Boating safety class

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold a boating class from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Lake Wateree Baptist Church, 5856 River Road.

September 29, 2010 | | News


Former Camden pastor authors new book

Eddie J. Wood, who pastored at Mt. Zion Baptist Church on Black River Road in Camden, is sharing 25 years of ministry and research into church history and traditions in a new book, "Turning Points Within the Church."

September 24, 2010 | | News


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