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In-flight calls

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last week said it would lift its ban on cellphone conversations on airliners, but the ruling doesn't mean that non-stop jabbering will automatically be permitted; rather, it simply allows the airline companies to decide whether they want to sanction cellphone use or not. In doing so, the FCC finally acknowledged what most experts have preached for years: that the use of electronic devices doesn't actually interfere with a plane's communications and controls systems. There will no doubt be lots of passengers happy that they don't have to turn off their iPads ...

November 27, 2013 | | Editorials


Camden Lions celebrate 67th anniversary and years of service

Several prominent businessmen chartered the Camden Lions Club in 1946. Their first project involved raising funds to purchase a new iron lung for the local hospital to treat polio victims.

November 27, 2013 | | Camden


For the Record - Nov. 27, 2013

Real estate transactions

November 27, 2013 | | For the Record


Not sentimental over JFK death

I was disgusted by the sheer sentimentality attending the 50th anniversary of the death of John F. Kennedy.

November 27, 2013 | Reid Buckley Camden | Letters


Sara Edna West Bowers

Funeral services for Sara Edna West Bowers, 91, of Kershaw, S.C. will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2013, in the sanctuary of Bethany Baptist Church, Westville, S.C. The Revs. Craigan Blankenship, Tommy Bowers, Qitman Hand and Mr. Jesse Bowers will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

November 27, 2013 | | Obituaries


Joyce Rabon

Funeral service for Carolyn Joyce Rabon, 81, will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

November 27, 2013 | | Obituaries


Francis B. Mooneyhan Jr.

Funeral service for Francis Bannon Mooneyhan, Jr., 82, will be held Wednesday at 2:00 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Chestnut Ferry Road, Camden, SC. A private burial will be held in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Bishop Arthur Turbyfill will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 26 at 6:00-8:00 pm at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Latter Day Saints Missionary Fund or Humanitarian Fund.

November 27, 2013 | | Obituaries


Olga Mccurdy

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Olga "Sandy" Lanoway McCurdy, 87, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, November 29, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery in Camden. The family will receive friends at 1:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. McClurdy to a charity of one's choice.

November 27, 2013 | | Obituaries


NC cheers its way to 10h place finish in AA championship

When the North Central High School Competitive Cheerleading Team headed to the 2012 AA state championship at Bi-Lo Arena in Greenville, the squad was entering uncharted territory.

November 27, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


NSA hands out end-of-season honors to top jumpers

William L. Pape's Divine Fortune, who drew clear from an all-star field in Far Hills' Grand National (Gr. 1) was crowned as the National Steeplechase Association's 2013 earnings champion at awards ceremonies on Nov. 23 held at Springdale Hall in Camden.

November 27, 2013 | | Equine


Barrett wins C-I football contest

Virginia Barrett was one of four contestants who missed two games in last week's Chronicle-Independent football contest.

November 27, 2013 | | Sports


Gary named FMU’s Student-Athlete of Week

After tallying a season-high 31 points in the Patriots' 20-point victory over Lees-McRae, Camden native and former Camden High School basketball standout Evrik Gary has been named the Francis Marion University Student-Athlete of the week for the week ending Nov. 25.

November 27, 2013 | | Sports


Noted and passed - Nov. 25, 2013

• If you're planning to visit family members in another area of the country and dread facing huge crowds in airports during Thanksgiving, consider this: within a decade, 24 of the busiest 30 airports in the nation will become as congested twice each week as they are on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. That's the prediction from a travel-industry study, and Charlotte's Douglas International Airport is among those included. So if you're flying next week, console yourself with the fact that soon, the bedlam you're facing will be an everyday affair.

November 25, 2013 | | Editorials


A Thanksgiving for blessings and troubles

If New Year's is a time to regroup and look toward the upcoming year, then Thanksgiving is a time to gather and reflect on the year that has passed. In our family, it is a time when we thank the good Lord for both the heartaches and the blessings.

November 25, 2013 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Lake Wateree queens crowned

Miss Lake Wateree and Miss Lake Wateree Teen were crowned recently at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County. This pageant was an official Miss South Carolina preliminary. The queens are, from left, Miss Lake Wateree Teen 2014, Delaney Provow, and Miss Lake Wateree, Amanda Bodie. Dovow is a sophomore at Lugoff-wElgin High School and Bodie is a sophomore at Clemson University. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/misslakewateree.

November 25, 2013 | | People & Places


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Dogs head to playoffs after emotional win

Not wanting to go an entire week between the end of the regular season and the start of the AAA state playoffs, Camden has found ...

April 29, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle


King Kat Trail, kids' fishing rodeo on tap this weekend

The 2016 Cabela's King Kat Tournament Trail will stop at Lake Wateree today and Saturday for the catfish fishing tournament.

April 29, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


Playoffs ... at a glance

Lugoff-Elgin was scheduled to open 4A state baseball and softball playoff action last night while Camden kicks off the double-elimination, post-season today.

April 29, 2016 | | Sports


Loss sends L-E netters to Lower State

Having a berth in the 4A state tennis tournament already in pocket, Lugoff-Elgin entered Tuesday's home match with Region 4 rival Westwood playing for ...

April 29, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


SCYSF state event comes to Hermitage Farm

King Haigler Youth Sporting Clays and the Lugoff-Elgin Sporting Clays teams will be among the more than 30 high school squads of boys and girls ...

April 29, 2016 | | Sports


Ariail for April 29, 2016

April 29, 2016 | | Ariail


Editorial: Economic trips

Today, we report on two recent overseas trips taken by Kershaw County Council Chairman Julian Burns and County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean. According to ...

April 29, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: Plato, Aristotle and, oh dear, Trump

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- When it comes to rhetoric, Plato was right and Aristotle -- not so much.

April 29, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Moment of Nature - April 29, 2016

Folk singer Pete Seeger wrote a song in the 1950s which was later performed in 1965 by the The Byrds. The lyrics, in part, go ...

April 29, 2016 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Smith: The catalyst of prosperity in S.C.

The S.C. Legislature is in a battle over if we are going to make any real progress in fixing our infrastructure in our state ...

April 29, 2016 | By Karl Smith C-I guest columnist | Columns


Reader: Trump’s plans ‘knee jerk’ at best

How might a Trump presidency play out on a day-to-day, week-to-week, year-to-year basis? Some may choose to have him elected just to continue to hear ...

April 29, 2016 | Vicki Porter Camden | Letters


Camden USC student wants investment in early ed

All kids deserve a strong start to life.

April 29, 2016 | Ja’Varis Crim Camden | Letters


Reader thankful of support for daughter with diabetes

I would like to thank all the wonderful people of Camden for their outpouring of support for my daughter, Caroline.

April 29, 2016 | Lisa Woolard Camden | Letters


HAROLD W. FLYNN - Camden

Harold William Flynn, 85, of Camden, SC died Monday, April 25, 2016 at the The Covenant Place of Sumter. Graveside services were conducted by the ...

April 29, 2016 | | Obituaries


BENJAMIN J. GRIPPER - Camden

Mr. Benjamin Jermaine Gripper, 24, of 652 St. Paul Road, Camden, passed on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will announced at ...

April 29, 2016 | | Obituaries


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