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Knights aim to start off on the right foot

How long has it been since North Central opened the football season with a victory? Well, the last school which the Knights beat to kick off a campaign is no longer in existence.

August 22, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports

Mother, children nearly walk in on burglar

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a county man Monday on a charge of second-degree burglary after he allegedly made his way inside a Kershaw area home and hid when a woman and her two children arrived after school.

August 22, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

Murder trial starts Monday

Almost exactly a year after a Bethune senior citizen lost his life over his moped, his accused killer is set to go to trial. Willie Thomas Starnes, 33, of Magnum Road Bethune, is charged with the Aug. 24, 2013, death of Alan Thomas Robinson, 67, also of Bethune. The trial is scheduled to begin Monday at the Kershaw County Courthouse.

August 22, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

Have a successful school year

A year ago, a colorful banner saying "Have a successful school year!" appeared at Boykin Park, donated by the Boykin Park Neighborhood Group (BPNG) in August 2013. At that time, the BPNG had planned a special back-to-school program for children in the neighborhood, but weather conditions forced the group to cancel the program.

August 22, 2014 | | Education

JTC closes summer with flag football all-star game

The American League defeated the National League during Saturday evening's all-star game, 32 to 28, at Camden's Zemp Stadium, capping the first-ever flag football season sponsored by the Jackson Teen Center (JTC), ALPHA Center and local businesses.

August 22, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

Elgin resident doesn’t like L-EHS ‘Demon’ nickname

An Elgin resident expressed displeasure with Lugoff-Elgin High School's "Demon" nickname and the appearance of the school's cheerleaders and basketball players during Tuesday night's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees' meeting. In return, trustees later expressed displeasure with the words the woman used during the meeting's public comment time.

August 22, 2014 | By Jim McGowan and Martin L. Cahn C-I news staff | Education

Strike up the band!

The Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will kick off their 2014-2015 concert season with its first practice on Monday, Sept. 8. The CCCB, starting its 35th season under new conductor William J. "B.J." Brazier Jr. and assisted by Robert Wertz, is open to anyone who plays or has played a musical instrument in the past. The band needs to add players in all sections of the band, but especially percussion. No auditions are required and the rehearsal atmosphere is informal.

August 22, 2014 | | Arts

Lions win award for second time

The Camden Lions Club won an award from the South Carolina Adopt A Highway program. The program recognized the club as the best of all in Kershaw County for maintain its section of roadway. This is the second time the Camden Lions Club has won this prestigious award. From left: Lions members Jim Varn, Phil McGee, Ed Stokes, Davie Beard, Pete Demeter, and Dan Lovatt.

August 22, 2014 | | Localife

Local USC honors student studies oversees in Italy

A University of South Carolina Honors College student from Kershaw County recently returned from a four-week Study Abroad in Italy (SAI) program.

August 22, 2014 | | Localife

Local actress plays Revolutionary War heroine

Often called "Daring Dicey," 14-year-old South Carolinian, Laodicea "Dicey" Langston, leaves her mark in history.

August 22, 2014 | | Localife

James Rudolf Melton

A funeral service to celebrate the life of James Rudolf Melton, 86, of Cassatt, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Pastor Jeff Grubbs and Rev. John Hallman will officiate. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 1:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in Mr. Melton's memory to Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid State-SC, 3223 Sunset Blvd. Suite 100, W. Columbia, SC 29169 or Agape Hospice, 141 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC ...

August 22, 2014 | | Obituaries

Eduardo Renardo Carlos

Funeral service for Mr. Eduardo Renardo Carlos, 27, of Marietta, Georgia, will be held Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Collins Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Carlos died Monday, August 18, 2014. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

August 22, 2014 | | Obituaries

Cora Williams Niland

Mrs. Cora Williams Niland, 87, of 304 Doby Street, Camden, SC, passed on Thursday, August 14, 2014, at Springdale Healthcare Center, in Camden, SC.

August 22, 2014 | | Obituaries

Teresa “Terri” Rodgers

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

Shirley Garrison Woodyard

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

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'Did we learn that we are human?'

Sept. 11th marked a day of reflection for us as Americans, perhaps also a moment to ponder the lessons learned from that day and the many days that followed.

September 14, 2011 | Denise Schnese Camden | Letters

Scrapbook -- Sept. 14, 2011

Do you hate sharing the highway with trucks? I thought I did, too. The big 18-wheelers travel, loaded with tons of stuff. They creep up the hills so slowly that you try to get around them. But then they get to the top of the hill. They barrel down so fast you can't catch them.

September 14, 2011 | | Miscellaneous

Yesteryear -- Sept. 14, 2011

Photo cutline -- Lugoff Elementary School teachers Fran DiBiase and Carol Stokes and kindergarteners Michael Lewis, Brittany Hudon, Terrence Ruff and Jill Loury feel the texture of a dried rattlesnake skin that Mrs. Stokes skinned herself.

September 14, 2011 | | Yesteryear

Robert Ariail -- Sept. 14, 2011

September 14, 2011 | | Ariail

TSA JVs improve to 4-0 on season

Williamsburg Academy served as little more than a tune-up for Tuesday's match with rival Wilson Hall as the Thomas Sumter Academy junior varsity girls' tennis team rolled to a 9-0 victory last Thursday.

September 14, 2011 | | Tennis

Golfweek Magazine honors Murphy after winning Joe Cheves Invitational

Kelli Murphy, a sophomore at Lugoff Elgin High School, won her second major junior tournament of the summer by capturing the Joe Cheves Junior Invitational at Mimosa Hills Country Club in Morganton, N.C., on Aug. 28.

September 14, 2011 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

Lewis Josey Sr.

Funeral services for Lewis Elvyn Josey Sr., 95, will be held Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Lugoff First Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Greg Sweet and the Rev. David Robinson will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:30-4:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial may be made to Lugoff First Baptist Church, 106 Longtown Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

September 14, 2011 | | Obituaries

Annie Ruth Owens

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Annie Ruth "Rudy" Owens, 95, of Camden will be held Thursday September 15, 2011 at 4:00 PM at DeKalb Baptist Church,a family viewing will begin at 3:00 PM, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. Memorials may be made in Ms. Owens's memory to DeKalb Baptist Church, P. O. Box 2122, Camden SC 29020.

September 14, 2011 | | Obituaries

Success times three for Springdale 5K

More than 250 runners and walkers laced up their shoes for the third annual KershawHealth Springdale 5K at Sunset Aug. 20 at Springdale Race Course.

September 14, 2011 | | Miscellaneous

Group aims to build literacy as tool for life

Kershaw County and Camden city councils designated September as National Literacy Month, and volunteers with the Kershaw County Literacy Association (KCLA) hope the community becomes more aware of the organization's programs and goals.

September 14, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Education

‘Yoga Without Walls’ pushes boundaries, makes yoga accessible to public

The lights are turned down low. Colorful mats cover the floor. A soft voice welcomes everyone and begins the class.

September 14, 2011 | Keri Boyce | Localife

A mystery of tombstones

More than 15 years ago, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputies brought three tombstones to the Camden Archives and Museum, hoping the archives director and staff could help find their origins.

September 14, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Camden

FAC holds auditions for teen production, Zombie Prom

Auditions for a teen production at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) are fast approaching! "Zombie Prom," a collaboration with the FAC and Columbia Children's Theatre will be held Thursday and Sunday in the Douglas-Reed House at the FAC starting at 6:30 p.m. Zombie Prom will be directed by Jerry Stevenson, artistic director of the Columbia Children's Theatre (CCT.) Children ages 10 and up are encouraged to come and participate. There is no audition fee.

September 14, 2011 | | Localife

City council to try 'all-in-one' meeting

For the first time ever, a tape recorder rolled and Camden's city clerk took notes during a Camden City Council work session Sept. 8. City Manager Kevin Bronson made the decision to do so following inquiries by Councilman Willard Polk and the Chronicle-Independent as to whether the city was violating the S.C. Freedom of Information Act by not recording work sessions.

September 14, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Camden

KCSO seizes prison contraband on I-20

Members of the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Unit made its second significant seizure of contraband destined for state corrections facility Monday afternoon.

September 14, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

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