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Jak Smyrl collection purchased by USC library

The University of South Carolina (USC) Libraries is now home to a collection of more than 5,000 images, plus correspondence, sketchbooks, and even early elementary-school artwork Camden's Oscar Jackson "Jak" Smyrl, The State newspaper's first staff artist, who passed away in 2007.

May 15, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


SCDOT introduces flashing yellow arrow signal head

Motorists along South Carolina's streets and highways will soon see a new style left turn traffic signal head to improve safety and visibility.

May 08, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Tips for taxpayers who can’t pay their taxes on time

If you find you owe tax after completing your federal tax return but can't pay it all when you file, the IRS wants you to know your options.

May 08, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Davis receives DAR Good Citizen Award

Since moving to Camden with her husband, Mike, in 1986, Sarah Davis has been an active member in not only the local but also the statewide historical preservation community. The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) rewarded her efforts April 11, presenting her with its Good Citizen Award for her "excellence in community service."

May 03, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Miscellaneous


Camden men surprise wives with lottery win

Two friends from Camden are surprising their wives with a $300,000 lottery win.

April 26, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Spring Fling returns

Ainsley Swartz (left) and Gail LaBianca, both of Camden, pause before completing the course on the 2012 Boykin Spring Fling ride. This year's Spring Fling will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Red Bank Farm in the Boykin community. The ride is a celebration of history and horses and is a tax-deductible benefit for the S.C. Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site. The ride and lunch is $35; juniors, $25. For more information, call 713-3996 or 432-3414. Rain date is Saturday, May 4.

April 24, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Lucy of Lakeview Baptist Church

When she isn't in her place on the pew on Sundays, the buzz begins.

April 19, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Red Cross can help you be prepared for next emergency

Recent events in Boston and Texas emphasize the importance of knowing what to do when an emergency occurs. Even as first responders rushed into help at both scenes, much of the initial care to the injured was provided by friends, neighbors and bystanders who were trained in CPR and first aid. Whether the emergency is community-wide and involves numerous injuries, or involves a single individual being hurt at home, it is vital that someone close by knows what to do when such an emergency occurs.

April 19, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


KC Special Olympics today

For the sixth year straight, Camden Military Academy will host the Kershaw County Special Olympics on its campus in east Camden today. Faculty, staff, and students from Camden Military Academy and surrounding schools will be on hand to help with various competitions, events, and activities throughout the day.

April 12, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


C-I adds local personalities as feature writers

A playwright, bookseller, doctor, columnist and former staff member will begin writing feature stories for the Chronicle-Independent this month. Paddy Bell, Dr. Tray Dunaway, Bill Funderburk, C-I columnist Paula Joseph and former C-I Localife editor Sheila McKinney have all joined the paper as freelance feature writers.

April 10, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Sparkleberry Fair celebrates Arbor Day

The Sparkleberry County fair will celebrate National Arbor Day on April 26 at the Clemson Sandhill Research and Education Center, located at 900 Clemson Road in North East Columbia.

April 10, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


First Palmetto annual meeting May 20

First Palmetto Financial Corporation, the holding company for First Palmetto Bank, will hold its 2013 annual meeting of stockholders at 10 a.m. on May 20.

April 10, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Feature photo: A spring snow day

April 01, 2013 | | Miscellaneous




The Camden Horse named best sports magazine in S.C.

The Camden Horse earned first place as the best Sports Specialty Publication or Sports Magazine published by any non-daily newspaper in the state of South Carolina. This is the first year the category has been included in the South Carolina Press Association's (SCPA) annual news contest. Chronicle-Independent (C-I) Editor Martin L. Cahn accepted the award Saturday on behalf of Camden Media Co. Publisher Mike Mischner at the SCPA's annual meeting in Greenville.

March 25, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


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Party with a purpose

Foster Care Review Board 5E members (from left) Mary Long, Sandra Inabinet and Chair Laurie Parks helped host 50 Camden women on Dec. 10 for what it is calling the First Annual Girls' Night Out Christmas Party." The "party with a purpose" collected donations for 13 Kershaw County foster children ages 2 to 18 years old. The ladies collected more than $2,300 in toys, cash and gift cards, which were used to purchase clothing and other specific items on the children's wish list. In 2012, Board 5E became the S.C. Governor's Office Children's Foster Care ...

December 17, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


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