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GOP reboot: A ‘Grand Open Party?’

Will Republican leaders listen to a bruising new internal report that calls for more minority outreach? First, they have to convince their party's right-wingers to avoid making younger and non-white voters feel about as welcome as a cheeseburger at a vegan buffet.

March 22, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Alberta Boykin

Funeral service for Mrs. Alberta Cantey Boykin, 88, of 1436 Wells Road in Camden will be held Monday, March 25, 2013, 1:00 P.M. at Union Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Boykin died Wednesday, March 20, 2013.

March 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


Three arrested following string of auto break-ins

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested three teenagers Thursday in connection with a string of automobile break-ins in the Lugoff and Elgin areas.

March 22, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Rita Murphy

Rity Murphy, 56, of Ridgeway, SC, died Wednesday, March 21, 2013.

March 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


Glenda Hall

Memorial services for Glenda Hall age 51, who passed away March 19, will be held today at 3:00 at the Chapel Norton Funeral Home, Bishopville. Visitation will be following the service. Glenda was born in Bishopville, a daughter of Jeanette Outlaw Hall and the late Marion F. Hall, Sr. She worked at WalMart and Lowes in Sumter and Camden. Surviving are her mother of Cassatt; two sisters, Marsha H. (Charles R.) Stephens, Bethune; Karen H. Mangum, Bethune; one brother, Marion F. Hall, Jr., Cassatt. She was preceded in death by a brother, Stephen Patrick Hall. Memorials may be made ...

March 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


Louis Gold

Mr. Louis Gold, 83, formerly of Newberry, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at McCoy Memorial Nursing Center, Bishopville, South Carolina. A Celebration of Life Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Chapel of Rememberance, Brown's Funeral Home, with internment to follow in the Cedars Cemetery, Camden. Mr. Gold was born August 31, 1929, in Awendaw, South Carolina, to the late William and Rosa Lee Simmons Gold. Mr. Gold loved music while at Jenkins Orphanage in North Charleston, South Carolina, where he learned to play the guitar. In later ...

March 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


McKenzie earns Order of Military Medical Merit

U.S. Surgeon General Patricia Horoho recently presented the Order of Military Medical Merit to Col. Robert C. McKenzie Jr., son of Lt. Col. (ret.) and Mrs. Robert C. McKenzie Sr. of Camden. McKenzie and his wife, Marimer, are the parents of three children, Alex, Andrew and CeCe.

March 20, 2013 | | Military


Senator Sheheen book signing on Sunday

Books on Broad will host State Sen. Vincent Sheheen as he signs The Right Way: Getting the Palmetto State Back on Track this Sunday, from 3 to 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

March 20, 2013 | | People & Places


Annual Charlotte Thompson BBQ to be held Thursday

The 'Cue, as Charlotte Thompson locals call it, has been an annual community event since 1958.

March 20, 2013 | | People & Places


Margot Rochester Landscape Award nomination deadline Friday

The deadline for nominations for the Margot Rochester Landscape Award is this Friday by the city of Camden Parks and Trees Commission. The award recognizes a commercial business, public institution, organization, church or school for beautifying Camden with "exceptional landscaping and grounds maintenance." Last year, Camden Elementary School's sensory garden was selected for the 2012 Landscape Award winner.

March 20, 2013 | | People & Places


Junior Welfare League’s Belle of the Ball

The Camden Junior Welfare League's 2012-2013 Provisional Class produced a successful and record Belle of the Ball event on February 23.

March 20, 2013 | | People & Places


Teenager feels her health is not worth much to mother

Dear Annie: I am a teenager in the northwest. Recently, I contracted a kidney infection that was painful and needed treatment. I didn't know what I had and wasn't familiar with the symptoms, so the only thing I said to my parents was that I didn't feel well.

March 20, 2013 | | Dear Annie


School News - March 20, 2013

Cadet Collins M. Gundling of Camden, has earned a position on the 2014 Summerall Guards, a silent drill platoon at The Citadel.

March 20, 2013 | | Education


Ariail for March 20, 2013

March 20, 2013 | | Ariail


McCaa House project

In the Friday edition of the Chronicle-Independent, there was an article that touched on county funding of the adaptive reuses restoration project of the McCaa House underway by Historic Camden that incorrectly stated the County has provided $21,500 for this project. The County has generously supplied $41,500 for this initiative.

March 20, 2013 | M. Tray Dunaway, Chairman Historic Camden Foundation Board | Letters


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Fourth of July BBQ essentials

The Fourth of July is tomorrow and revelers across the nation are preparing to toast their independence with family and friends. For many Americans, backyard barbecues are synonymous with the Fourth of July, a day that, in the United States of America, commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Historic Camden’s Did you Know?

While Ben Franklin was key to the crafting of the Declaration of Independence, the other Founding Fathers did not want him to be the main author - as they felt they couldn't trust him not to put a joke in it!

The great, big and wonderful approval of going independent actually occurred on July 2 -- a day which John Adams thought would forever after be celebrated by the newly formed nation. "The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha in the History of America." He was right about the way we honor it though: "It ought ...

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Sesquicentennial State Park trip

Students from Wateree Elementary School in Krissi Butler's first grade class enjoyed a field study at the end of the school year to Sesquicentennial State Park to study plants.

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Ariail for July 3, 2015

July 03, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Fourth of July

Tomorrow is Independence Day, the Fourth of July, when this country celebrates its birthday. This year, July 4 marks the 239th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence -- the document which signaled to the world the original 13 British colonies were breaking away from Mother England.

July 03, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Michelle Obama’s evolution

WASHINGTON -- First-term first ladies are often shadows to their more-important husbands, dabbling in lite fare to avoid criticism and picking safe projects to shield them and their families from the inevitable slings and arrows.

July 03, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Scully: Vision and process

Many extraordinary people offer visionary ideas, especially here. "Wouldn't it be great if we had a river rafting business on the Wateree?" "Wouldn't it be great if we had a downtown boutique hotel?" "Wouldn't it be great if we had a Bluegrass Festival the week of the Colonial Cup?" "Wouldn't it be great if we had a cottage development, or better yet, a new Kershaw County library on the former Mather property?" "And another restaurant or two!" The answer is predictably, "Yes, of course yes! Thank you for your great ideas," followed by necessary questions: "Where ...

July 03, 2015 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader wants ‘fair and balanced reporting’

During the open meetings of all of our public bodies, there is provided a period for public comments. This period is part of the meeting agenda and is, presumably, included in the meeting's minutes. Therefore, these comments become part of the public record. This period is set aside for anyone wanting to speak about matters of concern, as long as the comments are about public issues (not to include the promotion of a private business and not about personal issues). Although the public comment period is not a period of debate, it provides private citizens an opportunity to let ...

July 03, 2015 | X. Willard Polk Camden | Letters


Sidewalk Survey - July 3, 2015

July 03, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


Sylvia Upton Wood

Sylvia Upton Wood passed away peacefully on July 1, 2015 at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph at the age of 81, surrounded by her family. Born on March 1, 1934 in Benton Harbor, she was the daughter of Frederick and Margaret Upton, also of St. Joseph. Her father was a founder of what is now the Whirlpool Corporation.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Leroy Burgess Marsh

A graveside service for Leroy Burgess Marsh, 96, will be held today, July 3 at 2 p.m. in High Hill True Light Church Cemetery. The family received friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the national Multiple Sclerosis Society or the American Diabetes Association.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


William E. Long

A memorial service for William E. "Gene" Long, Sr., of Columbia, was held Wednesday July 1, 2015 at Wildewood Downs, 731 Polo Rd, Columbia, SC, 29223 with Dr. George Crow officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in Forsyth Memorial Park, Winston-Salem, NC.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Eunice O. Kirby

Eunice O. "Libby" Kirby, 81, widow of Marion H. Kirby, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Summerville, SC. Plans will be announced by Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home of Bishopville.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Doris Jean Kelow

Mrs. Doris Jean Kelow, 63, of 503 Lyttelton Street, Camden, passed on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Plans will be announced by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Charles Greene

Mr. Charles "Tookie Baby" Greene, 58, of 917 Mitchell Drive, Camden, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Friends may call at 2010 Concord Drive, Valley Park, Camden. Plans will be announced by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


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