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Ellna M. Porter

Ms. Ellna M. Porter, 81, of 17 Aspen Court, Elgin, South Carolina passed on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

November 28, 2014 | | Obituaries

Fore! more years

If there is any sport which can test a person's soul, golf would have to be at or near the top of the list.

November 28, 2014 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle

Ariail for Nov. 28, 2014

November 28, 2014 | | Ariail

Black Friday

Thanksgiving generally marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, though commerce in this country is a continually changing animal. Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when many stores have kicked off big sales and deep discounts, appears to be lessening in importance. Retail experts say there's more of a trend now in discounting that starts before Black Friday and extends well beyond it. Shoppers have become so accustomed to discounting among retailers that many are determined from the outset not to pay full price for anything.

November 28, 2014 | | Editorials

What I’m thankful for

During this holiday season, I'm thankful for:

November 28, 2014 | Glenn Tucker | Columns

Would you rather be taxed or fined?

WASHINGTON -- Don't tax you, don't tax me. Tax that feller behind the tree.

November 28, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Reader responds to Morgan’s response

It would ill-behoove me to verbally joust with the Kershaw Count school superintendent over matters of academia. I merely want to reflect on his response to my recent letter; then I am done.

November 28, 2014 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters

A cry for justice

Well, folks, after more than three months of speculation, of debates, of arguing, bickering and online name calling, a grand jury in St. Louis County, Mo., finally came to a conclusion earlier this week. The 12-person panel was presented with and studied all the evidence in the case of the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in August and concluded there were no indications that Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson committed any crime when he shot and killed Brown.

November 28, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Columns

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Yes, I know it's only just Thanksgiving but, admit it, many of you will be getting out the holiday lights and wreaths from the attic this weekend or going to buy your Christmas tree! Here at the city, we've had to start early as it takes time for us to deck the halls for December. Our street and electric department crews have been diligently working to decorate for Christmas. Thanks to their efforts, we'll have embellished light poles throughout the city and a lot of lit trees, too.

November 28, 2014 | By Liz Gilland, Camden Urban Forester C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Connie Mae Mickle

Mrs. Connie Mae Mickle, 91, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, November 20, 2014. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of the late Rachel Mickle and David Fletcher. A Celebration of Life and Memorial Services will be held Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Eleven a.m., at Brown's Funeral Home, Chapel of Remembrance. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to the charity of one's choice. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Mickle family.

November 28, 2014 | | Obituaries

Lewis Reynolds

Lewis Reynolds, 74, passed November 21, 2014. Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 29, 2014, 10:am, Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church, 4650 Flat Shoals Ave., Decatur, Ga. Dr. E. Dewey Smith, Pastor. Interment Washington Gardens, Decatur, Ga. Visitation Friday, November 28, 4-8pm. Meadows Mortuary, Inc., 419 Flat Shoals Ave., Atlanta, Ga. 30316, 404-522-7478.

November 28, 2014 | | Obituaries

Linda Catoe Guell

Graveside funeral service to celebrate the life Linda Catoe Guell, 71, of Camden SC and having lived the past 50 years in the Washington DC metro area/Alexandria, VA, will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 29, 2014 in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Camden, SC. Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5:00-6:30 PM, Friday, November 28, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

November 28, 2014 | | Obituaries

Law enforcement warns of scammers around the holidays

Law enforcement officials are cautioning the public to always be wary of swindlers and those who try to get money from good people using a wide variety of unethical and illegal tactics. These con games know no season, but Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd said criminals increase their efforts around the holidays. Using the old adage, "if it's too good to be true, it probably is," Floyd said everyone should be aware of possible scams and gave advice on what to do if they are contacted by anyone they don't know asking for money.

November 28, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

Audit finds good financial health for Kershaw County

Kershaw County is in good financial condition, according to the annual audit of the county books by the accounting firm Sheheen, Hancock & Godwin. The firm's Mark Wood presented the audit summary at Kershaw County Council's meeting Tuesday. Wood said the audit was completed earlier than usual this year at the county's request so it would be concluded before newly-elected Council Chairman Julian Burns and Councilman Dennis Arledge take office in January.

November 28, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

Emmons is Elgin’s Citizens of the Year

Elgin Town Councilmember Melissa Emmons is Elgin's 2014 Citizen of the Year.

November 28, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin

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Climate change

It comes as no surprise to sweltering Kershaw County residents that July was the hottest month ever in the lower 48 states. Weather figures indicate, too, that the first seven months of 2012 have also set a record for heat. Compounding the situation is what weather scientists call "extremes" -- events such as radical high and low temperatures, droughts, downpours, vicious storms and the like. They are on the upswing, and they're no fun for the people involved where they occur.

August 10, 2012 | | Editorials

What we think about the French

Even the French don't want to live in France anymore.

August 10, 2012 | Glenn Tucker | Columns

Tired of gay rights fight

I think you should print the fact that some of us are sick to death of hearing about gay rights, what about our rights or don't we have any, they say and do what even they want and its suppose to be OK, but heaven forbid a Christian standing up for what they believe. I am so proud of the Chick-Fil-A man that stood up for what he believed, and I know our Lord and Savior is saying finally. What is wrong with the people of this world? I know our Lord is thoroughly disgusted.

August 10, 2012 | Hilda Harwell Camden | Letters

Get off Haley’s back

The House Ethics Committee has cleared Governor Haley of wrong doing a second time. Charges brought this time at the behest of "Citizen Rainey" (so dubbed by this newspaper earlier in the year), and no doubt with the encouragement of the obese senator from Lexington.

August 10, 2012 | Charles Humphries Camden | Letters

Fighting Romney’s twit factor

In 1987, Newsweek Magazine caught the public's attention after it labeled then-presidential candidate George H.W. Bush a "wimp."

August 08, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Columns

Getting closer

The finish line for the completion of the new Bethune Recreation Center is now closer to fruition according to Kershaw County officials. The opening of the facility has experienced a lingering delay after problems sprang up involving the project's first contractor.

August 08, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County

Hot flashes

The recent 109 degree temperature made me remember what seemed to be even hotter days. When my younger friends ask me if I ever had hot flashes, I have to laugh. Since I taught in an unair-conditioned school where required apparel was a dress, slip, underwear and stockings I was always in a state of hot flashes. If I ever had a medical hot flash, I do not know. School began in August. In a matter of minutes, not one thread of clothing was dry. In fact, at lunch, when allowed, I went home, took a bath, changed clothes, and ...

August 08, 2012 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Mary Ruth Geddings Black

Mary Ruth Geddings Black, 85, widow of Clyde Joseph Black, Jr., died Monday, August 6, 2012 at the Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia.

August 08, 2012 | | Obituaries

Kenneth Bridgers

Mr. Bridgers passed on August 5th due to complication of Cancer. He was 69. Graveside service for Kenneth Lucian Bridgers will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Dr. Mark Bredholt will officiate. The family will meet at Shoney's in Lugoff at 8:00 a.m. for breakfast and will receive friends Saturday 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. prior to the service at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project

August 08, 2012 | | Obituaries

‘Lawful concealed weapons welcome here’

Within minutes of the movie theater shooting in Colorado, the news media was on the scene, filming the resulting chaos. One of the cameramen panned across the sign on the front of the theater that said "No Concealable Weapons Allowed." No doubt he was trying to depict the irony of the message in light of the situation.

August 08, 2012 | Charles Gaston Lugoff | Letters

Reid’s lie

If we tried to count the politicians who have played fast and loose with the truth, it would be an impossible task. The art of embellishment rises to high levels when some candidates and office-holders assess their own abilities and accomplishments. But Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, the Senate majority leader, has sunk to new levels with his completely unsubstantiated charges against Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

August 08, 2012 | | Editorials

First lady blues

WASHINGTON -- Not surprisingly, Barbara Bush said it most succinctly: "The first lady is going to be criticized no matter what she does."

August 08, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Chick-filA controversy?

In Friday's Chronicle-Independent, Miciah Bennett's column entitled "Chick-Fil-A's stance on gay marriage not surprising" was very well thought-out, well expressed and accurate, in my opinion.

August 08, 2012 | WW. (Woodie) Dixon Jr. Camden | Letters

KCSD changes meal plans to follow new guidelines

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) will implement substantial changes to its school meal programs starting with the 2012-13 school year as part of federal requirements to improve students' nutrition.

August 08, 2012 | | Education

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August 08, 2012 | | Ariail

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