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.
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.
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.
COLUMBIA -- Sometimes, she will carry her arms in her back pack. But Shannon Wessinger still wears her heart on her sleeve.
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.
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.
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.
* Central Carolina Technical School (including Camden campus) will be closed Monday.
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.
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.
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.
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."
The Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter in Camden is at it again -- finding abandoned dogs a warm home several states away.
Charles Andrew "Andy" Robinson Jr., a Camden native and son of Charles and Mary Robinson of Camden, was recently selected for and graduated from the FBI National Academy (FBINA) Session No. 241 in Quantico, Va.