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Editorial: S.C. highways

If you've done any highway driving in South Carolina recently -- and most people have -- then you're aware of the pathetic condition of many roads throughout the Palmetto State. In numerous places, they're literally crumbling, with chunks of concrete or asphalt falling off onto the shoulders. Potholes, which are not only dangerous but also have the potential to cause expensive damage to cars, are common. Everybody agrees something needs to be done to repair the state's highway system, but the government in Columbia is as dysfunctional on this issue as Washington is on many matters.

May 29, 2015 | | Editorials

Tucker: Waylon’s advice hits the mark

My friend Waylon Fortenberry of Chesterfield County called me, all hot and bothered, about the big outlaw gang biker shootout a couple weeks ago in Waco, Texas.

May 29, 2015 | Glenn Tucker | Columns

Mischner: Glenn Tucker, a helluva newspaperman

After many, many years, today may be Glenn Tucker's final column with the Chronicle-Independent (hopefully, he may choose to periodically write one from time to time when he gets the urge). Additionally, he has written the lion's share of this newspapers editorials and that important duty will now be handled by others at the newspaper.

May 29, 2015 | Mike Mischner | Columns

Phillips: ‘To protect and serve’

Every now and then I revisit a topic I've already written about here, especially when there's new information to pass along or a new observation I've made or conclusion I've reached. Such is the case this week.

May 29, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Columns

Parker: Being Bill Kristol

WASHINGTON -- One can understand why The Weekly Standard's William Kristol would try to nullify Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy, but smearing all baby boomers in the process seems a stretch of veracity in the service of a blank page.

May 29, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Pets of the Week - May 29, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Bailey, a 1-year-old female domestic shorthaired cat, and Betsy, a 1-year-old female shepherd/hound mix. 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 1 p.m. Saturday. 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 wcas@camden ...

May 29, 2015 | | Pets

Births - May 29, 2015

BROWN

May 29, 2015 | | Miscellaneous

Four generations of Powers

May 29, 2015 | | Miscellaneous

CES reports third nine-week honor rolls

Camden Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the third nine-weeks period.

May 29, 2015 | | Education

Debra A. Robinson

Funeral service for Mrs. Debra A. Robinson, 55, of 1636-C Brewer Springs Road in Camden, will be held Saturday, May 30, 2015, 2:00 P.M. at Saint John Baptist Church, 1315 Springhill Road, Camden, with burial in the church cemetery. She died Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Collins Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of the arrangements.

May 29, 2015 | | Obituaries

Frankie Louise Kelly

Mrs. Frankie Louise "Tiny" Johnson Kelly, 59, of Lugoff, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

May 29, 2015 | | Obituaries

Bruce Yates Jackson

Bruce Yates Jackson, 72, of Horatio, SC, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

May 29, 2015 | | Obituaries

James Odell Cooper

Mr. James Odell "Coop" Cooper, 87, of Camden entered into eternal rest on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Born in Gable, S.C., he was the son of the late Eddie Odell and Sarah Wheeler Cooper.

May 29, 2015 | | Obituaries

Rec Notes - May 29, 2015

Registration for a number of fun and exciting summer camps continues at the Kershaw County Recreation Department:

May 29, 2015 | | Miscellaneous

LSMS reports third quarter honor rolls

Leslie M. Stover Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the third nine-weeks period.

May 29, 2015 | | Education

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Freedom Child comes into his own after slow start in Camden

Had he been a human athlete, Freedom Child would have been that gangly young boy who grew so quickly that he would trip over his own feet while running.

June 07, 2013 | Tom Didato | Equine

Only the rain slows down 17ers in 13-0 win over M-S

What a difference a year makes.

June 07, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports

Employee of small family company believes boss to be scam victim

Dear Annie: I have worked for many years at a small family-owned company.

June 05, 2013 | | Dear Annie

Baseball, softball camps on tap for next week

Here are the sports campsto be held in Kershaw County for the week of June 10.

June 05, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports

Margaretha Powers

A Celebration of Life Service for Margaretha "Greta" Powers, 80, will be held Friday from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Camden-Lugoff Elks Lodge. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Kershaw Health Hospice.

June 05, 2013 | | Obituaries

Lois Outten

Funeral service for Ms. Lois Outten, 76, of 1218 McRae Road in Camden, will be held Saturday, June 8, 2013, 3:00 P.M. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church with burial in Community Baptist Church Cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

June 05, 2013 | | Obituaries

Walter Hoover Jr.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Walter Elmer Hoover, Jr., 73, of Lugoff, will be held at a later date.

June 05, 2013 | | Obituaries

James Preston Hasty

Funeral Services for James Preston "Foots" Hasty, 74, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Wateree Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Trent McLaghlin and The Rev. Jeff Grubbs will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

June 05, 2013 | | Obituaries

Nellie Watts Creed

Nellie Watts Creed, 101, died June 1, 2013. Born May 23, 1912 in Lugoff, SC, she was the youngest child of George Franklin and Annie Rabon Watts. She was predeceased by her husband of 73 years, Smyrl Alvin Creed, her brother, George Bell Timmerman Watts of Great Falls, and her sister, Anna Kate Watts of Lugoff.

June 05, 2013 | | Obituaries

Keith Aikens

Keith Aikens passed away on May 26, 2013 in Camden, South Carolina.

June 05, 2013 | | Obituaries

Bentley Stogsdill III

Graveside services to celebrate the life of Bentley Richard Stogsdill III, 62, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, June 7, 2013 in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. James Barnhill will officiate. Memorials may be made in his memory to Camp Burnt Gin, Box 101106, Columbia, SC, 29211, attention Margie Horton, or the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

June 05, 2013 | | Obituaries

Leonard Lee Price

The memorial service for Leonard Lee Price, 92, will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at 1:00 pm at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3909 Forest Drive, Columbia SC 29204. The Celebration of Life service will be conducted by The Reverend Doctor Herman R. Yoos III, Bishop of the South Carolina Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and Senior Pastor Paul Wollner of Good Shepherd. After the service the family will greet friends at the Family Activities building.

June 05, 2013 | | Obituaries

Barbara Stone Walker

A Celebration of Life Service for Barbara Helen Stone Walker, 67, will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Dr. Eugene Rollings will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair St., Camden, SC 29020 or at Sister Care, 110 East DeKalb St., Camden, SC 29020.

June 05, 2013 | | Obituaries

Kiwanis of Camden turns 75

The Kiwanis Club of Camden celebrated 75 years of community service in May by participating in an international effort to help eliminate maternal and neo-natal tetanus (MNT). The club celebrated its birthday at its regular May meeting. Members enjoyed cake and listened to Stuart Robinson, a member of the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division's bomb squad, talk about his experiences with everything from robots to the 2006 Elizabeth Shoaf kidnapping case.

June 05, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Camden

Camden receives grant to advertise Beard Collection

The S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism (SCPRT) recently awarded a $10,000 grant to the city of Camden through the Tourism Advertising Grant program. The grant is being used to advertise the newly opened Ross E. Beard Jr. Collection at the Camden Archives and Museum. Camden is one of only 57 applicants receiving such grant money this year.

June 05, 2013 | | Camden

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