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.
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.
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.
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.
A Lugoff man won enough to retire, but says he won't.
One face will be missing from the Carolina Cup when it returns to Camden March 30. Willie "Almond" Locklear, official farrier for both the Carolina Cup and Colonial Cup since 1997, died last week at the age of 65.
The Chronicle-Independent announces newsroom changes effective today with the hiring of Camden native Fraser Speaks as its new Localife editor. Speaks will take over the Localife page from Tenell Felder. Felder is taking up the mantle of West Wateree Chronicle editor from Michael Ulmer who left Friday for a position with the Aiken Standard.
March 9, from 9 a.m. to noon the Kershaw County Recreation Department (KCRD) and Camden High School will sponsor a baseball camp at the American Legion Baseball Field. The cost is $30 per father/son pair (Checks payable to KCRD). There will be a $5 charge for every other son from the original pair.
A Midlands lottery player is $500,000 richer today and might not even know it.
The S.C. Bar Pro Bono Program will sponsor a free legal clinic in Bethune on March 5. The topic is wills, estates and probate, featuring attorney William B. Cox Jr. The clinic will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Kershaw County Library's Bethune branch, 206 S. Main St.
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The Kershaw County Recreation Department is currently registering for the Youth Baseball Leagues. Boys and girls must be four by May 1, 2013 to play baseball.
Sir Jefferson, the Blue Knight of Concord -- a member of the Knights of the Guild-East -- prepares for a jousting demonstration at the S.C. Equine Center outside of Camden Feb. 9 during the S.C. Horseman's Council Expo. Other Knights of the Guild-East include the Red Knight, Sir Troy; Green Knight, Sir David; and the Pink Knight, Lady Kayleigh. Based in Concord, N.C., the group delivers an "Early Act FirstKnight" character education program for schools throughout the Carolinas. The program teaches students how to become noble, service-oriented people, along with why it is important they do so. Other ...
Owners and fans of the Boykin spaniel gathered in the South Carolina midlands last week for the 2014 National Field Trial. The event was a "homecoming" of sorts for the Boykin spaniel breed that originated in the early 1900s in Boykin. The Boykin spaniel became the official state dog of South Carolina in 1985.
Longtime Camden resident Reid Buckley died Monday night in a Columbia hospital, only days after being diagnosed with metastatic cancer.
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