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
Uniform and clothing exhibits, storytelling, guided tours of the Kershaw-Cornwallis House, colonial era games, weapons and equipment exhibits and blacksmithing demonstrations filled Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site during a remembrance of the Battle of Camden's 234th anniversary on Saturday.
August 20, 2014 | Jim McGowan | Military
Three Kershaw County residents who received the Medal of Honor for acts of heroism in battle will be honored again this week.
August 20, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Military
As the primary pundit at the "Harmony County Weekly Blister," I am frequently called upon to perform many tasks. So, besides winding up the cat and putting out the clock, I also write the advice to the lovelorn column entitled, "Ask the Stud Muffin."
August 20, 2014 | Jim McGowan | Columns
I never played high school football. My glory days ended with the little league Lions and the gridiron of my youth is now a stand of depressingly mature pine trees across the old, worn foot bridge in Woodward Park. Like many, I now enjoy the pleasure of watching and cheering on younger generations and look forward to each new season as it plays out on our home field at Zemp Stadium. It is my opinion that we, as a community, should keep Zemp and prepare the old facility for the future.
August 20, 2014 | Dwight deLoach C-I contributing columnist | Columns
Silent prayer joins morning regimen at county schools
August 20, 2014 | | Yesteryear
While it may be overly ambitious to tackle academia and government at the same time, to some extent, that is what I'm going to do. And in doing so, heaven forbid I assume an Obama level of arrogance required to advise you what to do. I simply am saying what I am going to do and give reasons for my decision.
August 20, 2014 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters
WASHINGTON -- Lego's groundbreaking female-scientists set sold out almost immediately after it was released this month. But never fear, fans of feminist toys: A new Barbie doll, now in stock, is also shattering the plastic ceiling.
August 20, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns
August 20, 2014 | | Ariail
The unemployment rate here in Kershaw County and across South Carolina, as well as the rest of the United States, remains disappointingly high. The economy is still mired in slow growth, and too many people are out of work. Yet a recent study by a national newspaper shows how ineffective government jobs programs can be and points out that many people who have tried to take advantage of them end up worse off than they were before starting them.
August 20, 2014 | | Editorials
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies answered a call of shots fired near a Camden apartment complex on Aug. 14.
August 20, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire
KershawHealth will change the way it offers emergency medical services (EMS) by the end of the month. Several EMS stations will move; others will expand. In addition, KershawHealth's ambulances will no longer answer calls for "non-emergent" patients, allowing that service to be picked up by the private sector.
August 20, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare
Merriebelle Stable's Makari, who won Saratoga Race Course's $100,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial in his first U.S. start, has been entered for a shot at winning Thursday's $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup, a back-to-back Saratoga double that has not been achieved in 15 years.
August 20, 2014 | | Equine
Patricia Ann Haynes Cassady passed away peacefully on Friday August 15, 2014.
August 20, 2014 | | Obituaries
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Auditions for Aladdin, a collaboration with the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) and Columbia Children's Theatre will be held Tuesday, Feb. 7 and Thursday, Feb. 9 in the Wood Auditorium at the FAC from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aladdin will be co-directed by Jerry Stevenson, artistic director of the Columbia Children's Theatre and Candace Fuller, who was assistant director of last fall's production of Zombie Prom. All children ages 6 to 18 are encouraged to come and participate. There is no audition fee.
February 06, 2012 | | Localife
(The Chronicle-Independent recently asked Liz Gillard, Camden urban forester, to share an update based on the state of trees in Camden when she came onboard nearly a year and a half ago and where things stand today.)
February 06, 2012 | | Camden
On Jan. 29, 2012, James R. Cothran, of Atlanta, died after a short illness. For many people, the garden is the perfection of man's beauty on earth. Nowhere is this more evident than in the South, where creating beautiful spaces is a time-honored tradition. James "Jim" Robert Cothran shared and exemplified this passion. This renowned landscape architect, horticulturalist, urban planner, garden historian, historic preservationist, author, educator, civic leader, businessman and mentor contributed significantly to preserving the beauty of the Southern landscape. A graduate of Clemson, with Master's degrees from the UGA and Georgia Tech, Jim served 42 years ...
February 06, 2012 | Judith Dill Camden | Letters
WASHINGTON -- When a friend was writing a novel, he was concerned that his protagonist was too perfect.
February 06, 2012 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns
Viva Price Ammons, age 77, passed away Feb. 5 at her residence after a courageous battle with MS. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Bethune Baptist Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home, Hartsville. Dr. James Jordan will officiate. Visitation will be Monday 5 to 7 p.m. at the Funeral Home.
February 06, 2012 | | Obituaries
It takes "a true collaborative effort to raise a village," 5th Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson said Thursday as his office and the ALPHA Center kicked off Kershaw County's new Community Youth Arbitration Program. The program will keep first-time, non-violent juvenile offenders from immediately entering the formal justice system.
February 06, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire
About fifteen people gathered in the Kershaw County Government Center in Camden Thursday to hear an overview of and provide feedback on the county's recreational offerings. Thursday's was the first of seven public forums to be held across the county.
February 06, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County
Everyone knows what a red octagon with four white words in the middle held atop a pole stuck in the ground means. Stop, of course.
February 06, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns
Lugoff-Elgin will host Saturday's first two rounds of the state class 4A wrestling tournament inside the Demons Den.
February 03, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports
We confess to be followers of big-time college athletics, but we acknowledge that it's out of hand in many ways. One of its sore points has been the practice of "oversigning" -- offering scholarships to more players than allowed by the NCAA, the governing body of college sports. In too many cases, schools over-offer grants-in-aid, which leaves them in the position of having to get rid of some players who have already been there for a year or two or three. Coaches are always able to rationalize this -- "bad attitude" is one reason they give -- but it's not an ...
February 03, 2012 | | Editorials
For the second time in as many weeks, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators raided a home in Elgin's "Dixonville" community. The area, long described as an illegal drug haven by law enforcement officials, sits immediately behind Blaney Elementary School.
February 03, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire
Registration is underway for youth baseball and girls slow pitch and fast pitch.
February 03, 2012 | | Miscellaneous
More than 10 local businesses will participate in Camden Elementary School of the Creative Arts' (CESCA) "Party Rocking into Healthy Living" event Tuesday. From 5:30 to 7 p.m., CESCA will present fitness tips, demonstration classes, healthy meal planning and more to the Kershaw County community.
February 03, 2012 | | Education
The Kershaw County Recreation Department will host public forums across the county this month to gain input into rec needs for the next five years.
February 03, 2012 | | Kershaw County
Funeral service to celebrate the life of Betty Jean Christmas McGee Bradley, 69, of Lugoff, will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, February 4, 2012 at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, February 3, 2012 from 6:00- 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Bradley's memory to the Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid State-SC, 3223 Sunset Blvd., Suite 100, W Columbia, SC 29169.
February 03, 2012 | | Obituaries