August 29, 2014 | | Inabinet
Whenever the subject of guns is brought up, it engenders strong opinion on both sides -- from those who believe in absolute Second Amendment rights, and from those who believe that nobody should be allowed to own a gun in any circumstances. Like most people, we fall somewhere in the middle, solidly on the side of Americans to own firearms but a bit dubious about why it makes sense for people to own Uzis and other automatic weapons that are made with the express purpose of killing people.
August 29, 2014 | | Editorials
Let's talk about grumpy people. Fie on them.
August 29, 2014 | Glenn Tucker | Columns
I was truly proud to be able to report during the past week an historical event right here in Camden. It was the naming of the I-20 bridge that crosses the Wateree River for Kershaw County's three Medal of Honor recipients. The Medal of Honor is the greatest and most prestigious award bestowed on those serving in the United States military and to receive it means you've done something exceptionally special, often at the cost of your life.
August 29, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Columns
One of my favorite movies is the 1969 classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; since it came out I've watched it probably 20 times.
August 29, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns
Camden City Council devoted part of its regular meeting Tuesday night to wish Municipal Judge Michael E. Stegner a happy retirement after 20 years on the bench. Camden Mayor Tony Scully read a certificate of appreciation to Stegner and his wife, Neal, that noted Stegner took office on Feb. 1, 1994.
August 29, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden
Kershaw County Council took the first step towards amending a county ordinance regulating communications towers at its meeting Tuesday. Council unanimously passed first reading of the amendment, which was discussed at council's Aug. 12 meeting.
August 29, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County
Camden Media Co. announces today that Chronicle-Independent (C-I) staff reporter Gary Phillips is now the newspaper's assistant editor. The C-I also has a new Localife editor with the hiring of Simone T. Owens.
August 29, 2014 | | Business
A Bethune man will spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted of murder and armed robbery Thursday.
August 29, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire
As summertime draws to an end, with kids back at school and football season about to take off, please take the opportunity to sign up for the blood donation drive at the INVISTA Camden plant. The blood drive will be held on September 9 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the TC-1 building, where there's plenty of room and the service is fast and friendly. Donations are being completed within 30-40 minutes of arrival.
August 29, 2014 | | Miscellaneous
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two men and a woman after narcotics investigators found a small methamphetamine lab operating in a Lugoff motel room.
August 29, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire
If imitation is, indeed, the sincerest form of flattery, North Central's offense could see pressure coming from all across the field from the Timmonsville defense tonight when the nights make the trip to the Pee Dee for their second game of the season.
August 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle
If this is how North Central plays when it is jittery, just think of what the Lady Knight volleyball team will do once it settles down.
August 29, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle
With the first-game jitters out out of his and his his team's system, interim Lugoff-Elgin head football coach Dave Thomas can now get onto the business of going home.
August 29, 2014 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle
Tech companies are finally spilling some of their most sought-after secrets.
August 29, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns
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Funeral services for Teresa Gail "Terri" Rodgers, 56, will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, S.C. The Rev. Marvin Jones will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
August 22, 2014 | | Obituaries
A Celebration of Life for Shirley Garrison Woodyard will be held Friday August 29th at 11:00 a.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Camden. Ms. Woodyard, 77, passed away on May 3, 2014 at Myrtle Beach Estates. Born July 23, 1936, in Portland, TN, she was a daughter of the late Stephen E. Garrison and the late Drucilla Douglas Garrison. Ms. Woodyard was a long time member of First Baptist Church, Camden where she sang with The Silvertones Choir and was part of the Faith Sunday School Class 4. She was a graduate of Camden High School, and a retiree ...
August 22, 2014 | | Obituaries
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Moses, a 2-year-old male Terrier mix and Carol, a 4-month-old Tabby cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail email@example.com. The ...
August 22, 2014 | | Pets
Zumba is not difficult and anyone can, and should, experience it. It's a Latin-inspired cardio dance fitness class that incorporates many different dance styles and international music rhythms to provide one amazing high calorie burn workout. No dance skills are required to participate in the class. Our classes are created to apply for all fitness levels, whether you are just starting out in finding a healthier life-style or you are already extremely active.
August 22, 2014 | | Miscellaneous
August 22, 2014 | | Ariail
One of the things that keeps many people interested in politics is the fact that big decisions can turn on little details. Such is the case with control of the United States Senate in the upcoming election; Republicans want to gain six seats so they'll have a majority in both the Senate and House, while Democrats, even though they understand they probably will lose some seats, want desperately to prevent a GOP majority. The entire deal -- which party, in effect, controls the government in Washington -- could come down to Alaska, the least densely populated state in the nation. With ...
August 22, 2014 | | Editorials
The laboratories of democracy are blowing up.
August 22, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns
Labor Day … is a special time of year for this senior citizen. In my working years, the corporations of America let their faces shine on the working class. In that era, I was blessed to be taught to see not only utility in labor, but beauty and dignity.
August 22, 2014 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters
I have admitted in this column many times that I have become a "grumpy old man." Well, folks, here I go again. I often blame technology and the instant sharing of news and opinions on many of society's ills, and that's what I'm doing again today.
August 22, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Columns
I have many colleagues who are of the turf persuasion and we have come to an understanding to agree to disagree. I think grass is a weed, they think a tree is a weed -- in nature the two aren't meant to meet. This is why only grass grows on the Great Plains and only trees grow in the forest. But since we aren't on the Plains or in the forest, we try and get plants to co-exist in arranged landscape designs we like to see.
August 22, 2014 | By Liz Gilland, Camden Urban Forester C-I contributing columnist | Columns
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is hosting its 2014 Arts Open House and Hot Dog Lunch on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the FAC grounds.
August 22, 2014 | | Arts
Last week we spent a few minutes talking about being the best in the world in a particular field.
August 22, 2014 | Glenn Tucker | Columns
As if this pre-season has not been a rush job already for interim Lugoff-Elgin head football coach Dave Thomas, he had one week less than normal to work with in preparing the Demons for tonight's Week Zero game with Camden in the Mid-Carolina Credit Union Kickoff Classic.
August 22, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports
The newly-formed Kershaw County Firearms Discharge Committee met Monday and took the first steps toward crafting a compromise ordinance that could satisfy gun enthusiasts as well as property owners with concerns about firearms being used in their neighborhoods.
August 20, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County
The Kershaw County School Board selected a local native to serve as an assistant principal at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS).
August 20, 2014 | | Education