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Phillips joins C-I

Gary Phillips is the latest addition to the Chronicle-Independent newsroom. Phillips began working Monday as the C-I's county reporter. In that role, he will cover Kershaw County Council meetings, economic development issues and the town of Bethune. Phillips is also acting as the C-I's crime reporter, crafting the paper's weekly crime report, reporting on major crimes and law enforcement activities and covering significant court proceedings. That part of his duties will also have Phillips covering activities of the city of Camden and various county fire departments. He will also report on the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce ...

January 01, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


2013: A look back - Part One of Three

Whether it was Bethune, Camden, Elgin or Kershaw County, councils of the city, town and county variety grabbed headlines throughout 2013, including during the early months of the year.

December 30, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Miscellaneous


A weekend of parades

Three parades held in two days drew thousands to line Kershaw County's streets. Saturday saw the Kershaw County Christmas Parade, while Sunday brought both the Boykin Christmas Parade and -- due to a 24-hour rain delay -- the Lights of Lugoff Parade.

December 18, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


City, county employees complete economic development program

Caitlin Corbett, assistant to the city manager of Camden, and Lauren Branham-Reeder, marketing and administrative assistant for Kershaw County's economic development office, were among more than 50 local leaders and development professionals from across South Carolina who recently completed the 2013 S.C. Economic Development Institute. Institute graduates received certificates of completion during the final day of the institute's program held at Rock Hill City Hall.

December 02, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Tax Tips -- Don't fall for charity scams

The IRS warns consumers not to fall for bogus charity scams. They often occur in the wake of major disasters like the recent tornadoes in the Midwest or the typhoon in the Philippines. Thieves play on the goodwill of people who want to help disaster victims. They pose as a real charity in order to steal money or get private information to commit identity theft.

November 29, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Cliatt returns home to perform in Camden

Singer/songwriter and Nashville resident Duane Cliatt will perform in a free concert back in his hometown of Camden at the Palmetto Tea and Coffee Shop on Broad Street at 7 p.m. Friday.

November 27, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Miscellaneous


The 44th annual Colonial Cup

For Dr. Larry Parrott of Camden, this year's Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup not only marked the 44th anniversary of the steeplechase event, but his 40th year of attendance. This year, he and his wife, Joy, along with their granddaughters, Bethany and Mabry Parrott, came out to tailgate, visit with friends and enjoy the races.

November 25, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Miscellaneous


‘Uncle Bert’ not slowing down at Pinedale Residential Center

Pinedale Residential Center resident Isaac "Uncle Bert" Rush hasn't let living in a residential home slow him down or stop his mission.

November 20, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Miscellaneous


Thanksgiving turkeys, more make Christmas brighter for Food for the Soul

For the third year in a row, two of Santa's helpers are gearing up to drop off some Christmas cheer to Food for the Soul (FFTS).

November 18, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Miscellaneous


I-20 WB to begin lane shift Saturday

Kershaw County residents who regularly drive to Columbia on I-20 in northeast Richland County need to be aware that the S.C. Department of Transportation's (SCDOT) ongoing project to widen the interstate will shift to the westbound lanes beginning Saturday.

November 15, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


A chili two-fer

November 13, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Machachi, Equador, leaves impact on First Baptist Church in Camden

Since 2011, First Baptist Church (FBC) of Camden has sent 56 Kershaw County residents on 19 mission teams to Machachi, Ecuador. Some of them have been to the South American city multiple times. Those participating in FBC's missions there say the trips are having a lasting impact, not only in Machachi -- located some 25 miles south of Ecuador's capital, Quito -- but back in Camden as well.

November 11, 2013 | By Mary Ann Blaskowitz Special to the C-I | Miscellaneous


Local ‘Our Barn’ team participates in fundraising Ride to the Ride event

Our Barn, a Christian-based Western riding and boarding facility, is located halfway between Ridgeway and Lugoff. Lori Freeman of Ridgeway owns Our Barn and also gives riding instruction there. She and a team of riders from the area, who are also part of the Our Barn group, participated recently in an annual fundraising event called Ride to the Ride.

November 06, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Miscellaneous


Local ‘Our Barn’ team participates in fundraising Ride to the Ride event

Our Barn, a Christian-based Western riding and boarding facility, is located halfway between Ridgeway and Lugoff. Lori Freeman of Ridgeway owns Our Barn and also gives riding instruction there. She and a team of riders from the area, who are also part of the Our Barn group, participated recently in an annual fundraising event called Ride to the Ride.

November 06, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Miscellaneous


50 For a Friend

Dr. Lisa Holland, the daughter of the late Sen. Donald H. Holland, is teaming up with Kershaw County's Family Resource Center (FRC) to sponsor a memorial benefit called "50 For a Friend."

October 18, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Miscellaneous


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Community giant, Buckley, passes away

Longtime Camden resident Reid Buckley died Monday night in a Columbia hospital, only days after being diagnosed with metastatic cancer.

April 16, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


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