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Karen Cheely

Born 12/23/1941 in Christiansburg, VA and raised in Pulaski, VA. She is survived by her mother Lena Thompson Spencer, currently living in Boones Mill, VA. Preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Elkins Spencer. Survived by her husband of 50 plus years, James Conway Cheely; daughter, Lynette Marie Conto of Camden, SC; son Jeffrey Patrick Cheely of High Point, NC, son-in-law Kevin Conto; granddaughter Sydney Rae Conto, daughter-in-law Beatrice Anne Cheely and one brother, K. Byron Spencer of Boones Mill, VA.

October 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary

John and Nell (Rousseau) Rankin of Elgin, SC will observe their 60th wedding anniversary along with their children; Brian Rankin (Carol), Cathy Hanna, Caren Canup (Jim), Alan Rankin (Shirley), David Rankin (Diana), Jack Rankin (Susan) on October 19, 2013.

October 16, 2013 | | Weddings & Engagements


Road race, walk kicks off Colonial Cup festivities in Camden

The 19th annual Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup 10K road race and the Vonnie Holliday Foundation 5K run/walk will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, Oct. 19.

October 16, 2013 | | Sports


Lady Bulldogs take three of four in tough week

Waiting more than two hours due to a scheduling snafu and then, having to deal with a rowdy River Bluff student section which lined the court, Camden overcame that set of circumstances to leave Lexington County with a 3-2 win last Tuesday in a Region 4-AAA volleyball match.

October 16, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle


Kahler wins, again

Michelle Kahler became a two-time winner when she only missed one game in last week's Chronicle-Independent football contest .

October 16, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


CHS netters lock up state tourney berth

Camden punched its ticket into the AAA state girls' tennis tournament with a 4-2 victory over Dreher in a conference match played last Thursday at the CHS courts.

October 16, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle


The awesome English language

The rules for correct grammar usage are many. They, however, are equaled to or exceeded by the exceptions. No one believes me when I tell them I never write without a dictionary and thesaurus by my side; after all, I taught English for many years. One student asked me, "When are we going to do something else except grammar?" I am not sure I consoled her when I replied, "We will soon study literature and composition." She sighed with relief until I said, "However, grammar plays a part in both of these." I should have mentioned it is also a ...

October 16, 2013 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Katie Miller

Mrs. Katie White Miller, 89, of Camden, entered into eternal rest of Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Born in Camden, South Carolina, she was the daugther of the late Lewis, Sr. and Eliza Chapman White and the wife of the late Frank Miller, Sr. A Celebration of Life Services will be held Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Kingdom hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Camden. Mrs. Miller will be placed in the hall at 10 a.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is the Miller family.

October 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


The stories they told

My parents told great stories. I've told you that. How they would both weave long, intriguing tales from not much of a story or one that was so good to begin with that it took little embellishment.

October 16, 2013 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Ariail for Oct. 16, 2013

October 16, 2013 | | Ariail


American Party

History hasn't been kind to third-party movements in this country, but that's not deterring two South Carolinians -- one with Democratic roots and the other with a Republican background -- from trying to launch the American Party, which they contend can be a viable alternative to the two majority parties. Jim Rex, who was superintendent of education in this state, and Oscar Loveless, a physician who once ran for governor, think voters need another option. In light of the gridlock in which our Congress has become mired, that's not a bad idea. The odds are long against the success ...

October 16, 2013 | | Editorials


Open up to possibilities

It's time for us to expand our mindsets about the political situation in Washington. In a recent New York Times article, Russ Douthat said that politics is hard business and failure is normal enough, but that sensible people, "Republicans included," should have seen that shut down fever would blow up in the Party's face. Why? Because they had no method in place to deal with what could arguably be seen as basically a worthy objective.

October 16, 2013 | Nancy Larson Lugoff | Letters


Yesteryear - Oct. 16, 2013

Field Days to re-create Revolution

October 16, 2013 | | Yesteryear


The miracle baby

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month and families across the state and nation will be celebrating individuals with Down Syndrome at the Buddy Walk. The Buddy Walk was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome and to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

October 16, 2013 | | People & Places


What holiday would you want to have twice a year?

October 16, 2013 | | Sidewalk Survey


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CONSTANCE T. SHIRLEY - Camden

A graveside funeral service to celebrate the life of Constance Trapp Shirley, 89, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, May ...

May 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


DENNIS SHUMATE SR. - Camden

CAMDEN -- A service to celebrate the life of Dennis Shumate, Sr., 69, will be held on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral ...

May 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


JAMES DOUGLAS WHEELER - Camden

Funeral services to celebrate the life of James Douglas Wheeler, 66, of Camden, SC, formerly of Kirkwood, Missouri, will be held at 11:00 AM ...

May 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


MARY RUTH WHITEHOUSE - Lugoff

LUGOFF -- Funeral service for Mary Ruth Watson Whitehouse, 89, will be held on Monday at 1:00 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church with burial ...

May 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


JUDITH BEALL YOUNG - Camden

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Judith Beall Young, 78, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, May 9 ...

May 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


CamdenArt Honors Show opens May 17

CamdenART, an affiliate member of the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will open its spring Honors Show entitled "The Spirit Within" on Tuesday ...

May 06, 2016 | | People & Places


CGG meets Monday

The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting Monday at Dixie Hall Plantation, home of Patsy Topping. This will be a business meeting so ...

May 06, 2016 | | People & Places


West Florence knocks Demons netters from 4A tournament with 5-1 win

After an 0-5 start to the season, who would have blamed the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team if they folded up their tent and gave up on ...

May 06, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bowers to play in North-South games

In a career in which he re-wrote virtually every offensive record in North Central High baseball history, Tyler Bowers cemented his place in the program ...

May 06, 2016 | | North Central High/Middle


Ariail for May 6, 2016

May 06, 2016 | | Ariail


Editorial: Austin Brown

While not a Camden native and having moved away from here for stretches of time, there was no more fierce proponent of the town than ...

May 06, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: Ted Cruz’s fall from grace

WASHINGTON -- When Shakespeare wrote the "truth will out," he must have had Ted Cruz in mind.

May 06, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Scully: Loaves and fishes

"I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send ...

May 06, 2016 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noble: The tech sector is exploding in Charleston

The title of this column is not a wish or an aspiration -- it's a statement of fact.

May 06, 2016 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


MAMIE B. BOYKIN - Camden

Funeral service for Mrs. Mamie B. Boykin, 98, of 705 George Wright Street in Camden, will be held Saturday, May 7, 2016, 2:00 P ...

May 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


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