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Editorial: School’s out

Another school year is done; the graduates are going out into the world; the underclass students taking a breather before moving forward in August. Our guess is their teachers -- indeed all school employees -- are doing the very same thing.

June 01, 2018 | | Editorials


Column: The missing mandolin player

Not long ago, I went to the funeral of a man I did not know. I had never even seen him or heard him speak a word. Saddest of all, I had never heard the talented musician play a single bluegrass note on his mandolin or banjo.

June 01, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Complications of war

Have you ever slept with your boots under your arms?

June 01, 2018 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Victory lap

For my family the last six weeks has put us on quite the roller coaster of emotions to say the least. My mother's passing was followed by two graduations. We celebrated my son's college graduation in May and my oldest daughter will walk across the gym at Camden High one final time on Saturday. This swarm of ups and downs has certainly been a mixed bag of sorts; an ebb and flow of many sentiments -- the good, the bad, and a few ugly cry faces.

June 01, 2018 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: How many jobs have been created?

In the 25 May 2018 edition of the Camden Chronicle-Independent, Chairman Burns was quoted as saying that during his first term, more than 600 jobs had been created in Kershaw County. Not too many weeks ago I read in your newspaper that only 25 new jobs have been started here during this time; Which number is correct? If 600 jobs have been created, where are they?

June 01, 2018 | Shelby Price Lugoff | Letters


Letter: Family thanks community for support

We would like to convey our appreciation to the community for its concern expressed during Brittany's disappearance. To be part of such a caring comunity is a privilege and blessing. Your thoughts, prayers, messages and class gave us great comfort. We ask that you continue to cover us with your thoughts and prayers.

June 01, 2018 | The Fritch Family Lugoff | Letters


ORA L. ADAMS

Mrs. Ora L. Adams, 65, of 965 Field Trial Road, Camden, died Thursday. Family and friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announce at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Adams family.

June 01, 2018 | | Obituaries


TERRY CHAPPELL

Funeral service for Terry Lynn Chappell, 57, will be Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 5 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Ken Jackson will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

June 01, 2018 | | Obituaries


ALLEN CUNNINGHAM

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Allen Maurice Cunningham, 64, of Camden, was held May 29, 2018 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Jack Cobb officiated. Burial was in Quaker Cemetery. The family received friends Monday, May 28, 2018 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made to Debra Cobb. c/o Mt. Hebron Free Will Baptist Church, 2071 Old Georgetown Rd. E., Bethune, SC 29009.

June 01, 2018 | | Obituaries


MARGIE L. DUBOSE

Mrs. Margie L. Dubose, 77, of Hackensack, NJ, formerly of Cassatt, passed on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Red Hill Baptist Church, Cassatt, with burial in the church cemetery.

June 01, 2018 | | Obituaries


WALLACE E. HANCOCK

Funeral service for Wallace Eugene Hancock, 88, formerly of Lee County, will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at St. John United Methodist Church, Spring Hill, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. John United Methodist Church, 3919 Spring Hill Road, Rembert, SC 29128.

June 01, 2018 | | Obituaries


GLENN JENKINS

Mr. Glenn Jenkins, 82, of 4946 Camden Highway, Bishopville, South Carolina, passed on Thursday, May 24, 2018.

June 01, 2018 | | Obituaries


EDWARD D. MARSHALL

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Edward Duncan Marshall, 82, of Camden, S.C. will be held today at 3 p.m. at Hermitage Baptist Church with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Mark Hopkins will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to Hermitage Baptist Church Legacy of Faith Fund.

June 01, 2018 | | Obituaries


REV. JOHN MORROW

Reverend John Thomas "Tommy" Morrow of Camden, was called to his heavenly home on May 26, 2018. Reverend Morrow was born June 1, 1935 and grew up in Rock Hill, SC. His parents were Zimri Montford Morrow and Octola Bailey Morrow. He graduated from Winthrop Training School and obtained a BA Degree in History from Wake Forest University. Upon receiving a "divine call" to preach, he attended and graduated from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky with a Masters of Divinity and a Masters of Religious Education. Reverend Morrow served as a Southern Baptist Pastor for more than ...

June 01, 2018 | | Obituaries


JOE PARSONS

Joseph Hugh Parsons, 75, husband of Judith Martin Parsons, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Born June 23, 1942 in Newark, NJ, he was the son of the late Joseph Hiram Parsons and Mary Duggins Parsons. He received his Bachelor's degree from East Stroudsburg State College. He moved to Camden in 1966 where he taught at Camden Military Academy until 1982. After five years of working for the City of Camden, he served as Superintendent for the East Richland County Public Service District until his retirement. After his retirement he worked for the Cassatt Water Company. He served ...

June 01, 2018 | | Obituaries


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Patriots, Picnic & Pops is July 1

Historic Camden and the Camden Community Concert Band will once again host Patriots, Picnic and Pops, a 4th of July holiday family event.

June 22, 2018 | | Kershaw County


Ariail - June 22, 2018

June 22, 2018 | | Ariail


Editorial: Local budgets

Across Kershaw County and the state, local governments are putting finishing touches on the upcoming fiscal year's 2019 budgets.

June 22, 2018 | | Editorials


Column: The old courthouse

A road trip recently swung me down the back roads of Georgia and took me through a little town called Homer. I wouldn't have ...

June 22, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: He never wrote the book

Thank heavens Lyman C. Draper stayed away from Camden when he visited South Carolina in 1871! He got close, though, as close as Stateburg. I ...

June 22, 2018 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Life without fathers

There's something about being a writer that makes people confide in you. Why tell a writer, who uses life as raw material, your deepest ...

June 22, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: Still many good people living here

This is a little note to let our citizens of Kershaw County know that we still have many good people living in our area.

June 22, 2018 | Belton J. Livingston Jr. Lugoff | Letters


Letters: June is Alzheimer's Awarness Month

Did you know? June is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month, and the Alzheimer's Association together with advocates are encouraging families to talk about memory ...

June 22, 2018 | Sherry R. Martin Camden | Letters


JANE L. BOYD

Funeral service for Jane L. Boyd, 90, will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist ...

June 22, 2018 | | Obituaries


GEORGE CALVIN CONOLY

Funeral service for George Calvin Conoly, 72, were held Thursday at Blaney Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. The family received friends Thursday ...

June 22, 2018 | | Obituaries


JULIE D. HORTON

Julie Dale Horton 47, of Bethune, went to meet her heavenly father on Sunday, June 17, 2018, after fighting a long battle with cancer. Born ...

June 22, 2018 | | Obituaries


JOSEPH A. NOWELL

Mr. Joseph A. Nowell, 77, of Camden, SC died June 15, 2018. The family will receive friends at 11 AM on Monday, June 25, 2018 ...

June 22, 2018 | | Obituaries


MICHAEL L. TRUEL

Funeral services for Michael Lee Truel, 56, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Quaker ...

June 22, 2018 | | Obituaries


KATHLEEN A. YOUNG

Funeral services for Kathleen Anderson Young, 97, will be held Saturday, June 23, at 10: a.m. in Beaverdam Baptist Church with burial to follow ...

June 22, 2018 | | Obituaries


KCSO arrests woman in Sunday shooting death

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a Westville woman Thursday for shooting another Westville woman on Sunday night.

June 22, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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