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Emily Stevenson Vereen

A funeral service celebrating the life of Emily Stevenson Vereen, 88, of Camden, will be held at 11:00 a.m, Monday, February 25, 2013 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden. Rev. John Hallman will officiate. Family will receive friends following the service in Westminster Hall. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Emily's memory to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.

February 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


Sporting clays tourney benefits Ronald McDonald House of Columbia

The seventh annual McDonald's of Camden Sporting Clays Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 6 at Hermitage Farm Shooting Sports in Camden. The event benefits the Ronald McDonald House of Columbia.

February 25, 2013 | | Sports


NC softball tournament goes to bat against breast cancer

The North Central High School varsity softball team is sponsoring the inaugural "Beat Cancer With a Bat" Lady Knight Invitational beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 26.

February 25, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


Thomas Keith Simon

A memorial service for Thomas Keith Simon, 57, will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Homer Hinson will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

February 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


Anthony Johnson

Mr. Anthony Johnson, 41, of 971 Wateree Blvd., Camden, SC, passed on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, February 23, 2013 @ 1:00 PM @ Community Baptist Church, Camden, SC, Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Haile's Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

February 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


Maxwell Wood

A funeral service celebrating the life of Maxwell Leslie " Max" Wood, 88, of Camden, will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden. Rev. John Hallman and Rev. Chip Summers will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at Westminster Hall. Memorials may be made in Max's memory to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

February 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


Mary Goff Pate

A graveside service celebrating the life of Mary Goff Pate, 88, of Camden, will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Hillcrest Baptist Church Cemetery in Elgin. Rev. Craig Thompson and Buster Morris will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mary's memory to Malvern Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 1514 Malvern Hill Drive, Camden, SC 29020.

February 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


Grace Episcopal Church receives new acolyte statue

Sculptor Bob Baronowski's statue of an acolyte was recently added to the Memorial Garden of Grace Episcopal Church at 1315 Lyttleton St. in Camden. The bronze figure is 4 feet, 6 inches tall and faces the church as if leading a procession toward the building. Mr. Baronowski is a member of the National Scupture Society and the American Medallic Sculpture Association. Baronowski's works consist of portraiture, figurative and relief sculpture in terra cotta and hot and cold cast bronze. The garden is open to the community.

February 22, 2013 | | People & Places


Little Miss/Teen Miss Camden-Kershaw County pageant

The Little Miss/Teen Miss Camden-Kershaw County pageant was held Feb. 9, in Camden. Twenty contestants competed for the Camden and Kershaw County titles. The winners will compete in the Little Miss South Carolina pageant in June in Hartsville.

February 22, 2013 | | People & Places


Gun bill

A bill that would allow guns in restaurants and bars is making its way through the S.C. Senate, but the proposal is vague, aimless and filled with potential for trouble. As one senator remarked, "Alcohol and guns don't mix," and the same lawmaker said he hadn't talked to a single law enforcement person who was in favor of it. We doubt he'll find many.

February 22, 2013 | | Editorials


KCSO seeks person of interest in Kmart robbery

Wednesday, the Chronicle-Independent's weekly crime report featured an armed robbery at a "West DeKalb Street" department store where the suspect got away with $1,700. Now, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and Crimestoppers are hoping to find and speak with a man who may know something about the robbery at what is now being officially identified as the Camden Kmart.

February 22, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Rec Notes -- Feb. 22, 2013

The Kershaw County Recreation Department is currently registering for the Youth Baseball Leagues. Boys and girls must be four by May 1, 2013 to play baseball.

February 22, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Nelson "Pete" Brown, Jr.

Mr. Nelson "Pete" Brown, Jr., 63, of Rockford, Illinois, and formerly of Lucknow, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden.

February 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


Ariail for Feb. 22, 2013

February 22, 2013 | | Ariail


Boys in the back of the class

Every year, millions of well-intentioned American kids show up at kindergarten or first grade woefully unprepared to learn. Some can't even tell you their own complete name, let alone spell any of it.

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


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Editorial: S.C. highways

If you've done any highway driving in South Carolina recently -- and most people have -- then you're aware of the pathetic condition of many roads throughout the Palmetto State. In numerous places, they're literally crumbling, with chunks of concrete or asphalt falling off onto the shoulders. Potholes, which are not only dangerous but also have the potential to cause expensive damage to cars, are common. Everybody agrees something needs to be done to repair the state's highway system, but the government in Columbia is as dysfunctional on this issue as Washington is on many matters.

May 29, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Being Bill Kristol

WASHINGTON -- One can understand why The Weekly Standard's William Kristol would try to nullify Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy, but smearing all baby boomers in the process seems a stretch of veracity in the service of a blank page.

May 29, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Pets of the Week - May 29, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Bailey, a 1-year-old female domestic shorthaired cat, and Betsy, a 1-year-old female shepherd/hound mix. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden ...

May 29, 2015 | | Pets


Births - May 29, 2015

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May 29, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Four generations of Powers

May 29, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


CES reports third nine-week honor rolls

Camden Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the third nine-weeks period.

May 29, 2015 | | Education


Debra A. Robinson

Funeral service for Mrs. Debra A. Robinson, 55, of 1636-C Brewer Springs Road in Camden, will be held Saturday, May 30, 2015, 2:00 P.M. at Saint John Baptist Church, 1315 Springhill Road, Camden, with burial in the church cemetery. She died Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Collins Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of the arrangements.

May 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


Frankie Louise Kelly

Mrs. Frankie Louise "Tiny" Johnson Kelly, 59, of Lugoff, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

May 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


Bruce Yates Jackson

Bruce Yates Jackson, 72, of Horatio, SC, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

May 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


James Odell Cooper

Mr. James Odell "Coop" Cooper, 87, of Camden entered into eternal rest on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Born in Gable, S.C., he was the son of the late Eddie Odell and Sarah Wheeler Cooper.

May 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


Rec Notes - May 29, 2015

Registration for a number of fun and exciting summer camps continues at the Kershaw County Recreation Department:

May 29, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


LSMS reports third quarter honor rolls

Leslie M. Stover Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the third nine-weeks period.

May 29, 2015 | | Education


UDC, SCV conduct Confederate Memorial Day service

The John D. Kennedy Chapter #308, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Joseph B. Kershaw Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans held a memorial service on May 9 at the Unknown Soldiers plot in Quaker Cemetery. There are more than 200 Confederate soldiers resting in Quaker Cemetery, including 19 in the unknown plot. The memorial marker states: "The final resting place of 19 Confederate Soldiers who died in the Camden Wayside Hospital and were cared for by the citizens of Camden."

May 29, 2015 | | People & Places


SC Works opens new office

Members of Camden City and Kershaw County councils joined representatives of SC Works for a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of its new office at 1111 Broad St. in Camden. SC Works recently moved from its original Camden location on East DeKalb Street. Managers Qualisha Belton and Marvin Jackson said SC Works is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. It is part of a nationwide network of one-stop career centers supporting job seekers and businesses, they said. "SC Works is here to help job seekers find a job and businesses find ...

May 29, 2015 | | Business


J Dog opens for business

Camden Mayor Tony Scully (front, third from left) and Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Liz Horton (second row, far right) joined other local officials for a ribbon cutting for J Dog Junk Removal & Hauling recently. J Dog, 1751 Ridgeway Road in Lugoff, is owned by T.R. and Melanie Hoffman. The business is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 6 a.m. to noon. J Dog handles commercial and residential cleanouts, junk removal, local hauling and delivery. "We do business the military way -- with respect, integrity and trust," T ...

May 29, 2015 | | Business


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