December 06, 2013 | | Ariail
WASHINGTON -- As the government health care website chugs along, the Obama administration has initiated a counter-initiative to combat Republican naysaying -- and its weapons are of superior grade.
December 06, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns
After putting in countless hours during what was a wet summer, the Camden High girls' basketball team reaped the rewards of their hard work on a late autumn night when drops of rain fell from the sky.
December 06, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle
If you are old enough to remember when a record would skip and play the same part of the song over and over again on a record player, you can probably sympathize with the plight which Camden head coach Ron McKie found himself in on Tuesday.
December 06, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle
Camden will make the short trip over the Wateree River to take on Lugoff-Elgin in the first of two consecutive Friday night basketball doubleheaders between the two schools.
December 06, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports
Picking up where they left off last season, the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School wrestling team kicked off its 2013-14 campaign with a 51-27 victory over Camden Middle School on Tuesday night.
December 06, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle
Marion Price missed just two games and won the final Chronicle-Independent football contest of 2013 outright.
December 06, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports
During a turbulent year at KershawHealth, one theme has been consistent: that patient care has not deteriorated and that the hospital's staff has continued to provide high-level medical services and compassionate care for patients. That's no doubt been made more difficult by the turmoil surrounding the facility's top management and board. Now, with a new executive having been hired to run KershawHealth on a temporary basis, it's time to ...
December 06, 2013 | | Editorials
Last week I told you about a lot of things for which I'm thankful.
December 06, 2013 | Glenn Tucker | Columns
A blog I follow posted a piece last year about Christmas traditions. The woman who writes the blog is newly married and wanted to start some holiday traditions with her husband and carry them on if they should ever have children.
December 06, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Columns
I'll be first to admit I'm a pushover when it comes to stories of do-gooders and their noble deeds of "giving back." As it goes, at this time of the year -- the season of giving -- many of us find ourselves looking for ways to be charitable, for ways to help others in some capacity. No doubt, the stretch between Thanksgiving and New Year's finds most of us in ...
December 06, 2013 | Paula Joseph | Columns
Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a black male cat and Marley, a four month old male terrier. 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 ...
December 06, 2013 | | Pets
Wateree Elementary school students from Mrs. Joni Baker's class LB Benavidez, Evelyn Register, Ashtlyn Landy, and Marshall Bullock dressed as Native Americans and Pilgrims to celebrate Kindergarten's "First Thanksgiving."
December 06, 2013 | | Education
Some of the most cherished Christmas customs and symbols were introduced in Britain and America during the 19th century Victorian Era, particularly the 1840s.
December 06, 2013 | | Localife
Reid Buckley will read from his latest prose book Infinity, Dec. 10 from 5:30 until 7 p.m. at Books on Broad, located at 944 Broad St., in Camden. The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and autographing. Seating is limited.
December 06, 2013 | | Arts
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Photo cutline -- Austin Sheheen, chairman of the Kershaw County Council, addressed the issue of trash dumpsters in the Elgin area. Sheheen asked Jim Burgess, county administrator, about the problem.
July 06, 2011 | | Yesteryear
Real estate transactions The following real estate transfers were recently recorded in the Kershaw County Assessor's office: Transfers are listed in the following manner: seller, buyer, price paid or terms of transaction, number of acres or lots, number of buildings and District: Charles Edward McCreight Trust to Mary H. Goodman, $5 for one lot and five buildings in District 275. Tyrone G. Mance to Tyrone G, Mance, Life Estate, ...
July 06, 2011 | | For the Record
July 06, 2011 | | Sidewalk Survey
WASHINGTON -- Sometimes fiction can't improve on life. Case in point: The unfolding saga of the immigrant hotel housekeeper allegedly raped by the wealthy French international banker and politician. Throw in a few drug transactions, several large, unexplained bank deposits, a dubious phone conversation with an incarcerated drug dealer and, voila, you have a summer blockbuster. The drugs, deposits and phone call are but the latest developments in the sexual assault case ...
July 06, 2011 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns
What kind of memories are you leaving behind? Have you ever thought about that?
July 06, 2011 | Margaret Truesdale Camden | Letters
Comedian and S.C. native Stephen Colbert has gained national fame from his unique brand of political humor on his Comedy Central TV show "The Colbert Report." His satirist style, however, sometimes crosses over from behind the television screen to the realities of American politics. One of Colbert's most notable forays into politics came in 2008 after he decided to run for president, but only in the ...
July 06, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Columns
I don't use Facebook, I probably wouldn't use a YMCA in Camden, and I may be speaking for a small segment of our city and county. But many of us agree that timing is everything on big financial decisions in a community with the economic recession that we have here in Camden and Kershaw County, our state and our nation.
July 06, 2011 | Allen Brown Camden | Letters
We at Let Freedom Ring believe in peace through strength. In this same belief we want to honor those soldiers who fought at the Battle of Camden. Those soldiers who fought at this battle believed that the peace they so desperately wanted could only come through strength and standing up to the British army stationed here at Camden. Even though the Americans lost this battle, it went a long way in winning ...
July 06, 2011 | Richard Holmes Camden | Letters
Up until recently, someone who mentioned the words "woman" and "presidential candidate" in the same breath probably would have been met with the response, "Sarah Palin." But now, with Palin's star fading -- at least politically -- and with nobody having stepped forward to commandeer the frontrunner's role in the Republican field, Minnesota Congressman Michelle Bachmann is assuming a front-and-center position as a viable candidate to take the GOP nomination. Whether her early poll ...
July 06, 2011 | | Editorials
I am somewhat puzzled over Martin Cahn's newspaper's accounting of city council meetings. I am particularly confused by the detailing of Mr. Polk's emotions and body language during the meetings. Are all eyes, including the reporter's, on Mr. Polk, because he is the only one who is responding to the outrage? The recent attempt to abolish the commissions is quite revealing. Mr. Partin questioned Mr.Polk's concerns and accused him of advocating larger government. In ...
July 06, 2011 | Jane Clarke Mountain Rest | Letters
INVISTA celebrated the completion of its technical lab expansion in Lugoff after six months of successful operation. The company invested more than $5 million in research and development at the site, a nylon fiber manufacturing facility.
July 06, 2011 | | Business
Dear Annie: I am constantly getting chain-letter e-mails from a friend I met in a class years ago. The e-mails usually contain vague threats about how something bad will happen to me if I don't forward the letter to five friends, or how good luck will follow if I do. The last straw was when she sent me one that said, "Forward this, and something good will happen. If you are not a believer in God, delete."
July 06, 2011 | | Dear Annie
A local student graduated in May from Louisburg College in Louisburg, N.C.
July 06, 2011 | | Education
When Chris Outten graduated from Camden High in 2009 and then, headed west to play junior college football at Feather River College, he dreamed of the northern California school as providing the stepping stone which would help him get into the major college ranks.
July 06, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle
Independence Day (July 4th) is a great holiday! We don't give gifts. And most people don't send "Happy Fourth of July" cards. Families have traditions how to celebrate. For me, it's parades, fireworks and food! Most of the foods we think of for this holiday are quite simple. Hot dogs, hamburgers and barbecue are at the top of my list. It's a case of "put it on the grill and ...
July 06, 2011 | | Miscellaneous