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Jackson High School Class of 1954 reunion

The Jackson High School Class of 1954 reunion will meet Saturday, Jan. 28 at the home of Gladys and Charles Wood, 713 Pine Street at 1 p.m. For more information, call 432-7788 or 432-3621.

January 23, 2012 | | Localife


Jackson High School Class of 1970 to host Valentine’s Day gala

The Jackson school class of 1970 will host a Valentine's Day gala at 8 p.m. at the Quality Inn Banquet Room Feb. 10. Tickets are $15 and the proceeds go toward a scholarship fund. Buy tickets before Feb. 10 to be eligible for a door prize and other prizes. Classmates, teachers, administrators and other staff members of the JHSC 1970 and public are welcome. For more information, contact Jackie Greene Stuckey at 432-4101.

January 23, 2012 | | Localife


Grandmother concerned about child’s health risks

Dear Annie: My pregnant granddaughter smokes. She has switched to electronic cigarettes, telling her husband that these are completely safe and will not affect the baby in any way. She also claims there is no danger of secondhand smoke.

January 23, 2012 | | Dear Annie


Noted and passed

• We're glad to see that Alzheimer's Disease is finally getting the attention it deserves as far as efforts to combat it. Health experts met recently in Washington to make plans for the first national plan to fight the horrid disease. The top goal in the early draft of the National Alzheimer's Project Act is to prevent and effectively treat the malady by 2025. Finally, public funding and attention could rival that given to cancer and heart disease, and that, of course, is a good thing for the millions of families affected.

January 23, 2012 | | Editorials


YMCA would attract families, spark growth

Two and a half years ago my husband and I decided that it was time to plant roots closer to family. I grew up in a military family bouncing from place to place about every four years so picking the right time to move with minimal emotional repercussions for our daughter was important to us. Growing up, I tried to understand that my parents were making major sacrifices for our country and respected that. With that said, as a kid it always came down to the fact that it took a lot of effort to pick up and make new ...

January 23, 2012 | Jessica Kemp Camden | Letters


‘Speed booking’

Sixth-grade students at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School -- including Tyesha Jett, Katelyn Vandevander, Brandon Phillips, Justin Dorton,Otensia Anderson, Turner Stockman, Camille Sullivan, Autum Walker-Cornell, Zac Branham, Elizabeth Talbert, Jay Lynch, Caitlyn Simon, Caden Britton and Greta Tautkus -- participated in "speed booking" during their lunch period. The event was coordinated by Jennifer Lanier, a University of South Carolina intern under the supervision of Anne Lemieux. Students were given 30 seconds to "sell" their book to the student across from them and then they rotated. This experience gave the students the opportunity to discover new books they might be interested in reading and ...

January 23, 2012 | | Education


Legislature questions dredging permit

The port issue heated up this week at the State House. Both the House and Senate have resolutions pending that would suspend the authority of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) for all decisions it has made since 2007 regarding the navigability, depth, dredging, wastewater and sludge disposal concerning the South Carolina portion of the Savannah River. The legislature argues it gave this authority to the Savannah River Maritime Authority by statute in 2007.

January 23, 2012 | S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Recognitions lead off city agenda

Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen will be joined by city employees Robbie Truesdale and Mark Proctor in special recognitions at Camden City Council's Tuesday morning meeting.

January 23, 2012 | | Camden


Tickets now on sale for Feb. 25 DU banquet

The annual Wateree Chapter Ducks Unlimited Banquet will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25 at TenEleven Galleria located on Broad Street downtown Camden.

January 23, 2012 | | Sports


Petra D. Boykin

A graveside service for Petra Denise Boykin, 29, of Elgin, will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. in Zion Episcopal Church Cemetery. The Rev. Susan Wight will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 7-9 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to a Hospice of one's choice.

January 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


I call him Merle…

Not so long ago I was reading an interview with a classical musician in which the reporter who was questioning the artist asked, "Who is your favorite composer?"

January 20, 2012 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


New petition misleading

We were under the impression that the new petition being circulated regarding the Camden Sports Complex was a petition for a referendum. After all, the motto of the petition effort is "Let the People Decide." An analysis of the petition website frames it in a similar way. Indeed, the name chosen for the petition group is the "Camden Recreation Referendum Coalition," and the reason given for creating the organization is to present Camden's City Council with a petition requesting a binding referendum to allow the registered voters of Camden to choose between supporting this project or not supporting it.

January 20, 2012 | Austin Jenkins and Karin Jenkins, MD Camden for the Y | Letters


Camden strategic planning

Since my election in 2008, I have led our Council in designing an annual strategic plan. A strategic plan is a strong management tool which helps both the Council and the City staff to focus energy toward the same goals. It is a disciplined planning process to develop an annual vision. Before we begin the multi-step process covering vision, mission, objectives, values, strategies, goals and programs, we must review our current status. This planning also provides us with benchmarks for historic reviews. This plan becomes our focus for the future.

January 20, 2012 | Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


‘...leave us to our old tried and true ways’

I am writing in response to a letter in the Chronicle-Independent dated January 11th from Andrew Pope. Surely he checked Camden and its facilities very carefully before making his move. If the Y was so important to him, he must have discovered that Camden has no Y, but has many exercise spots indoors and outdoors. This has been the Camden way of life for a long time … a way that many of us truly enjoy. There is so much in Camden to be proud of -- do not try to change it. If Camden does not have what you want for ...

January 20, 2012 | Henrietta McWillie Camden | Letters


Deer slayer (a misnomer)

To characterize me as a deer slayer, a hunter, or an outdoorswoman would be incongruous, to say the least. I do know how to handle a gun, having had a brother who assumed I might be of interest as a playmate if I knew how to shoot. Therefore, he dared me to shoot a double barrel shotgun and blow out the pantry window. Naturally, a challenge such as this required action. I shot out the window, was kicked a summersault, and expected the deserved whipping. (No one called or thought of DSS back then.) Mother, a widow, was too thankful ...

January 20, 2012 | Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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Calling all dogs, hounds, mutts and puppies

Grace Episcopal Church in Camden has set the date for the 78th annual Spring Dog Show. The show will take place in Rectory Square on May 17 with May 24 reserved for the rain date. There are 16 show classes including costume, pure breeds, children's handling, puppies, mixed breeds and shelter dogs, so all types of dogs, handlers and spectators are encouraged to attend! Hotdogs, chips, sweets and drinks will be on sale throughout the event.

April 25, 2014 | | Localife


Griffins rally past Knights to take second place in 3-AA

In a game in which second place in Region 3-AA was hanging in the balance, Fairfield Central answered Tyler Bowers' two-run blast in the top of the sixth by pushing across the tying and winning runs in the home portion of the inning to take a 3-2 win over visiting North Central.

April 25, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


505th Parachute Infantry Regimental jump

Several local veterans groups recently attended a commemoration ceremony at the flagpole and marker in front of Invista in Lugoff. The event marked the 71st anniversary of a significant event in the history of both our county and our nation. The following two paragraphs from A History of Kershaw County South Carolina (2011) by Joan A. and L. Glen Inabinet condenses and describes the event:

April 25, 2014 | | Localife


Kiwanis Club of Camden welcome new members

The Kiwanis Club of Camden inducted five new members at its April 1 meeting. From left, Brandon Oliver, Safe Federal Credit Union; Deb Gibart, retired; Marcella Towers, TD Bank; Debbie Massalon, Mental Health America; and Harriet Reid, New Day on Mill.

April 25, 2014 | | Localife


Cleora Estridge Jones

Funeral services for Cleora Estridge Jones, 97 of Bethune, SC will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 26, 2014, in the sanctuary of Timrod Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The Revs. Jim Wallace and Todd Montgomery will officiate.

April 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


Roger Allen Dubois

Roger Allen Dubois, 73 of Bethune, SC died Monday, April 21, 2014, at McLeod Hospice House, Florence. Born in Luton, Iowa, he was the son of the late Glenn and Elaine Stokes Dubois. Mr. Dubois was the owner/operator of poultry farms and served in the Army National Guard. He was also a graduate of Wayne State Teachers College.

April 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ariail for April 25, 2014

April 25, 2014 | | Ariail


Bobby Harrell

Allegations that Rep. Bobby Harrell, speaker of the S.C. House of Representatives, illegally funneled campaign contributions to his own use should be examined in the brightest possible light, and that means letting a grand jury decide what happened rather than turning the matter over to the House Ethics Committee, which isn't experienced in such investigations and doesn't have the power to take effective action.

April 25, 2014 | | Editorials


Grandmother Hillary

WASHINGTON -- The word is out that Chelsea Clinton is with child, making the favorite Democratic presidential nominee a soon-to-be grandmother.

April 25, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Terry Dean Noll, Sr.

Funeral Services for Terry Dean Noll, Sr., 64, will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Make-A-Wish Foundation.

April 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


Marcia Anne Smith Punko

A celebration of life service for Marcia Anne Smith Punko, 38, will be held Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at St. John's United Methodist Church. The Rev. Michael Leonhardt and the Rev. Barbee Parsons will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church MYF Fund at P.O. Box 218, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

April 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


Nollie Twitty Shirley

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Nollie Twitty Shirley, 87, of Camden, SC, will be at 2:00 PM, Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Quaker Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00-1:30, prior to the service, at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Mark Hopkins will officiate. Memorials may be made in Nollie's memory to Hermitage Baptist Church, 814 Jefferson Davis Highway, Camden, SC 29020 or Agape Hospice of Camden, 700 W. DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.

April 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


Blazers kick past Demons, 2-0

Visiting Ridge View broke a scoreless tie with a pair of second half goals to take home a 2-0 victory over Lugoff-Elgin in a Region 4-A boys' soccer match played on Tuesday at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium.

April 25, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bulldog netters look for a strong finish to season

Before last week's spring break, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak had one goal for his team. When the Bulldogs returned from having had 12 days off, Smoak wanted to finish the season by winning their last five matches.

April 25, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Polly Davis Dinkins

Mrs. Polly Davis Dinkins, 92, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, April 20, 2014. Born in Boykin, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Lizzie Levan Davis and the wife of the late James Dinkins. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing service will be held Friday, April 25, 2014 at 1 p.m., at Saint Stephen Missionary Baptist Church, Rembert, with burial in Cedars Cemetery, Camden. Mrs. Dinkins will be placed in the church at 12 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Dinkins family.

April 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


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