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‘Preferences’? What ‘preferences’?

Is the Supreme Court's doomsday clock ticking for "racial preferences?" Maybe, but the states that already ban race-based admissions show how you can build diversity by other means.

October 15, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Annie Driggers Lemacks Grim

Funeral service for Annie Mae Driggers Lemacks Grim, 79, will be held Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at Summerville Cemetery in Summerville, S.C. The Rev. David Faile will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.

October 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


Frank Johnson

Frank Johnson, 80, died Thursday. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m., at the Household of Faith Church. Johnson was born January 3, 1932, to the late James and Roxanne Johnson. He is survived by his long-time companion Shirley B. Lee, daughters Jeannie Cole and Frances Peeples; sons David and Robert Ellerby, David Johnson; sisters Bessie Dye and Florence Lawson; Uncle Rev. John E. Johnson.

October 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


Miriam A. Johnson

Funeral service for Miriam A. Johnson, 65, of New York, New York, formelry of Camden, will be held Monday, October 15, 2102, 3:00 p.m. at Parker Baptist Church, 1762 Flat Rock Road with burial in the church cemetery. Collins Funeral home is in charge of the arrangements.

October 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ariail for Oct. 15, 2012

October 15, 2012 | | Ariail


Pet talk - Oct. 15, 2012

Is your middle-aged cat experiencing increased thirst, appetite and urination? Is your furry friend losing weight or has a change in behavior? If so, your family cat may have hyperthyroidism.

October 15, 2012 | College of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences Texas A&M University | Pets


Noted and passed - Oct. 15, 2012

• A belated tip of the Chronicle-Independent hat to State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk for being awarded the "Green Seal of Approval" from the Conservation Voters of South Carolina back in September during the organization's annual Green Tie Awards banquet. She earned the honor along with fellow State Rep. Paul Agnew and State Sen. Ray Cleary for their continued "championing (of) funding for the Conservation Bank and they have also promoted clean energy initiatives." The group said Funderburk and Agnew were "instrumental in upholding the Atlantic Compact that ended the nation's use of South Carolinas as its nuclear waste ...

October 15, 2012 | | Editorials


Annual step show returns to Camden’s Rhame Arena Nov. 10

Come enjoy a night of singing, dancing and more as Family Life Outreach Ministries and Caprilang Productions presents Camden's annual step show at Rhame Arena, Saturday, Nov. 10, with the doors opening at 6 p.m. Tickets are only $5. This year's step show will showcase a new generation of Diamonds and also star the new Kershaw County High School team. Featuring the return of Onyx and appearances by The Paterson Dancers and special guests The Delta's Vessels of Honor Mime Ministry. Teams will compete for cash prizes for the top middle and high school teams. Step ...

October 15, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Salvation Army to accept Christmas assistance applications

The Salvation Army of the Midlands now includes Kershaw County in its service area to people in need. And for the first time, the Salvation Army of the Midlands will be accepting applications from families in Kershaw County who would like to apply for Christmas assistance. Registration will be held at the Kershaw County Old Armory (1034 West DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020), which is across from the Kershaw County Recreation Center. Registration will take place Oct. 24-26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

October 15, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Candlelight Tour of Homes returns Dec. 8

Come experience the historic charm of South Carolina's oldest inland city, and spread some Christmas cheer to needy children in Kershaw County! The 36th Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes will be held Saturday, December 8, from 3 to 8 p.m.

October 15, 2012 | | Camden


The future ain’t what it used to be…

As hard as it might be to believe, I was a French major in college. Through my coursework, I studied the great French thinkers and philosophers: Descartes, Montesquieu, Voltaire and others. However, I usually end up going back to that noted American philosopher, Yogi Berra. More often than not, Yogi hits it right on the head. Yogi was once quoted as saying, "the future ain't what it used to be." I think that pearl of wisdom relates very well to the topic of the relationship between education and economic development.

October 15, 2012 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Deadline to renew Cup parking spaces is today

Last year's reserved space holders have until 5 p.m. today in order to secure their same space(s) for the Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races. All spaces not renewed will be put on sale to the public.

October 12, 2012 | | Equine


Saturday golf tourney benefits girls' soccer team

The Lexington County Soccer Club's (LCSC) Kershaw 95 Lady Strikers Soccer Team, a first-year girls U-17 soccer team made up of varsity and junior varsity players from both Camden and Lugoff-Elgin high schools, is hosting a fundraising golf tournament to benefit the fledgling program on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the White Pine Golf Club in Camden.

October 12, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Lady Knights pick apart Shamrocks

Not to be superstitious, but the North Central volleyball team probably did not want to be stuck on 13 wins for any longer than they had to be there.

October 12, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


Thomas N. Burns

Mr. Thomas N. Burns, 51, of 714 George Wright Street, Camden, SC, passed on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, October 13, 2012, 1:00 p.m. at Haile's Funeral Home Chapel, Camden, SC. Haile's Funeral Home is assisting the family.

October 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Betty Bell

A funeral service for Betty Hinson Bell, 82, of Kershaw, SC, was held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 25, 2015, in the sanctuary of Kershaw Second Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Kershaw City Cemetery. Rev. Tony Pope officiated.

January 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Paul Reece

Paul Wayne Reece, 67, of Cassatt, SC, died Tuesday, January 20, 2015. A memorial service will be private. Memorials may be made in Paul's memory to the Disabled American Veterans of SC, Inc. PO Box 5317, West Columbia, SC 29171

January 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Charlie Haynesworth Holloman III

Funeral service for Charlie Haynesworth Holloman III, 79, will be held on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Church of God with burial to follow in the St. John United Methodist Church Cemetery, Spring Hill. The family will receive friends today 6-7:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to St. Andrew Church of God, 4238 Red hill Road, Camden, S.C. 29020.

January 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ariail for Jan. 26, 2014

January 26, 2015 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Jan. 26, 2015

• We hope you had as much fun reading our recent front page story on the 2015 Junior Leadership Kershaw County's etiquette class as we did putting it together. The entire Junior Leadership program -- taking some of Kershaw County's brightest and most promising students and giving them the opportunity to interact with a variety of leaders from across the county -- is one we're lucky to have in our community. The etiquette class, held at Boykin's Mill Pond Steakhouse, taught these already well-mannered teens the finer points of moving through society, especially at a fancy restaurant. Parents often ...

January 26, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: What I love about my South

It happened the other day. It's funny how things so simple can remind us of things so meaningful, of those sweets that are tucked inside our hearts and unknowingly treasured.

January 26, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Morgan: The Abbeville decision

While I was taking a finance class as part of my doctoral program in Virginia in the early 1990s, one of the topics we discussed was a lawsuit that had been filed in South Carolina, now called the Abbeville case, which challenged South Carolina's structure for funding public education. Life takes funny turns. Here I am 21 years later in South Carolina when the case is finally settled.

January 26, 2015 | KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Calling the shots

DOVER, Del. -- Camden native and former Camden High School football standout Kenny Carter was named as the head football coach at Delaware State University last Wednesday.

January 26, 2015 | | Sports


This week in KC sports

Monday: Lewisville, Darlington at Camden Military Academy (WR – 5 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Fairfield Central (BB – 6 p.m.)

January 26, 2015 | | Sports


Camden native to sign newest book at Kirkwood center

Rickey E. Macklin, a Camden native, will sign copies of his books at the Kirkwood Community Center, 2402 Carlos St. in Camden, from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5.

January 26, 2015 | | Localife


Tips for finding if a pet is right for your family

Pets often make wonderful additions to a household. Parents not only love pets because animals bring smiles to their children's faces, but also because pets teach kids about responsibility.

January 26, 2015 | | Localife


WE stands for Work Experience at CCTC

A new economic development program involving businesses and industries in Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties will offer paid work experience opportunities for Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) industrial and engineering technology students. Officials announced the launch of the WE, or Work Experience, program during a press conference at CCTC's main campus Thursday.

January 26, 2015 | | Education


CHS, L-E swept in doubleheaders

After winning their first Region 4-4A game of the season, the sledding has become tougher for the Lugoff-Elgin boys' basketball team.

January 26, 2015 | | Sports


Ariail for Jan. 23, 2014

January 23, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: State of the Union

Kershaw County residents who watched the State of the Union address Tuesday night might agree with us that perhaps it's time to call a halt to the entire production. That's not a slam at President Obama, for he did nothing more overtly political than his predecessors from both parties have been doing for years. It's just that the term "state of the union" bears little resemblance to what actually occurs at the annual event; it's become little more than a political circus.

January 23, 2015 | | Editorials


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