These not-so smooth criminals got themselves locked up Friday morning in the Kmart parking lot after being found guilty of needing to raise money for a good cause. Seeking bail money are (from left) Camden Fire Chief John Bowers; Travis Luthren, a 26-year-old Special Olympian who competes in bowling, swimming and stand-up paddle boarding; and Lugoff Fire-Rescue Chief Dennis Ray. The incarceration was all part of the Special Olympics annual Torch Run series of events. S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Matt Southern said Torch Run events also include waitressing and car-hopping at local restaurants. "This benefits 22,940 athletes ...
Kershaw County Library Director Amber Conger is bringing experience and passion to her new role leading the county's library system. Conger, vice president of the S.C. Library Association, comes to Kershaw County from Richland County's main library where she served as the business and job center librarian.
The Kershaw County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs (KCBDSN) recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the Lewis Street Community Training Home II, the second of two such homes in Kershaw County the agency uses to assist its clients.
Lyric Evans (front row, center) is the year's winner of the Bethune Lions Club's annual peace poster contest. This year's theme is "Share Peace." Lyric's winning poster will advance to face other winners through district, multiple district and international rounds of competition. Lyric is joined by (front row, from left) third-place winner Katlyn Lyles, second place winner Sophia Watford, (back row) Bethune Lions representative Don Witham, North Central Middle School Art Instructor Leslie Pate and Lions Club member (and Bethune town mayor) Charles McCoy.
As Kershaw County rebuilds and repairs after the recent historic floods, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.
The newest -- and largest -- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant playground in the Midlands should be open to children this weekend. Saturday, up to 150 people gathered next to the not-quite-finished venue to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Kershaw County West Playground on what was only the second day of sunny skies in at least a week.
On the first Saturday of each year, a large group of Midway High School (MHS) alumni meet at Midway Elementary School (MES) as members of Midway Reunion. Just a few days after its 2014 meeting a year ago, Midway Reunion Co-Chair Barbara Stevens and MES Principal Dell Brabham found more than 15 MHS athletic trophies, with at least one dating back to 1947. (Full disclosure: Stevens is the production director for the Chronicle-Independent and other Camden Media Co. publications.)
The recent flooding event, followed up by days of additional significant rainfall, has led to a dramatic increase in the number of calls being fielded by the Kershaw County Department of Safety and Emergency Services related to mosquitos.
Kershaw County Council unanimously passed two resolutions recognizing Lugoff's Swift Water Rescue Team and first responders from across the county during its meeting Tuesday for their actions during October's historic flood event.
Kershaw County Council will consider a pair of resolutions during its meeting tonight recognizing the Lugoff Swiftwater Rescue Team (LSRT) and Kershaw County first responders for their actions during October's historic flood event.