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Auditions announced for Columbia City Ballet’s production of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ at FAC

Auditions for Columbia City Ballet's Production of "Sleeping Beauty" will be held in the dance studio on the campus of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County on Sunday, Jan. 15 from 2 to 5 p.m. Performance will be Feb. 28 and March 1.

January 11, 2012 | | Localife


Moped vs. van

A Camden police officer examines a moped in the aftermath of an accident Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Broad and Rutledge streets in downtown Camden. Officers secured the scene until the arrival of the S.C. Highway Patrol, which will investigate the accident because it occurred on a U.S. highway. Emergency Medical Services transported the man riding the moped which reportedly struck the rear of the Chrysler van at left. Officers blocked off portions of both streets for part of Tuesday afternoon.

January 11, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Voter ID

Here in Kershaw County, we're like other Americans who live in a world in which we have to prove who we are. Before we are allowed to board airplanes, we must provide identification cards with our pictures on them. When we cash a check at the grocery store, the clerk usually asks for picture ID. When we pick up prescriptions at the pharmacy, we're often required to show similar proof of identification. Yet U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has blocked a South Carolina law requiring voters to show picture IDs when they go to the polls to ...

January 11, 2012 | | Editorials


Thank you, CPD officers, for your respect

Recently, my mother-in-law passed away. On Jan. 1st, we had her funeral at Powers Funeral Home in Lugoff. Robbie and his team went to great lengths to be sure everything was done in a very professional way. I am not writing to thank them. I was able to thank them in person. I am writing this because of the policemen who work for the city of Camden. The respect they showed as the family members and friends went through the stoplights was greatly appreciated. I grew up in Camden and as long as I can remember, our policemen stood with ...

January 11, 2012 | Mike and Deborah Newman Cassatt | Letters


Miss Greene, Mr. Jones exchange vows

Danielle Lashell Greene of Camden, and Anwar Markeith Jones of Cassatt, were married Saturday, October 15, 2011, at the Mitchell House & Gardens in Lexington, South Carolina. The seven o'clock ceremony was officiated by Reverend John Lee followed by a reception.

January 09, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


North Central sweeps pair from REL Academy

North Central stepped outside High School League competition on Friday and returned from Bishopville with a pair of wins over host Robert E. Lee Academy.

January 09, 2012 | | Sports


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Camden Military Academy at Crossroads (BB – 7 p.m.)

January 09, 2012 | | Sports


AAU hoops teams to hold tryouts this weekend

While the T-Ballers and the SC Ballers have won more than their share of games and tournaments on the basketball court, it is what the young men do off the hardwood which brings a smile to the face of Willie Dubose.

January 09, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Lugoff-Elgin High School announces Homecoming Queen

The Lugoff-Elgin High School Homecoming Court included (from left) Victoria McElveen, Miss Princess winner; Courtney Johnson, first runner- up to Homecoming Queen; Aneka Dixon, Miss Princess winner; Katie Johnson, Homecoming Queen; Beneathea Murphy, Spirit Queen; Diondra Murphy, Grand Miss Princess winner and second runner-up to Homecoming Queen.

January 09, 2012 | | Localife


Mr. L-E Contest winners named

The winners in Lugoff-Elgin High School's Mr. L-E competition were (from left) Junior Mr. LE, Austin Veverica; second runner-up, Joshua Ruiz; Mr. LE 2012, Devin Walker; first runner-up, Corbin Hopkins; and Mr. Congeniality, Austin Branham.

January 09, 2012 | | Localife


Kershaw County awarded federal funds for emergency food, shelter programs

Kershaw County has been chosen to receive $9,703 for 2011-12 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. Federal funding challenges have hit the most needy of the community at a time when it is needed most.

January 09, 2012 | | Localife


Julia Sinclair

Funeral service for Julia Elizabeth Sinclair, 91,of Ridgeway, was held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Burial followed at Aimwell Cemetery, Ridgeway. The family received friends Saturday, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., prior to the service at the funeral home.

January 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


The Rubio factor

WASHINGTON -- The great thing about Iowa is that no matter whom the voters selected in their neighborhood huddles, it doesn't really matter. Placing in Iowa might land one a talk show (see Mike Huckabee), but the preferences of a handful of Americans belonging to a committed, ideological subset of a committed, ideological party do not a national trend suggest. The presumptive candidate proceeds apace.

January 09, 2012 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Feature photo: Youth entrepreneur

Richard Black of Blythewood was recognized as a 2011 Top 10 Youth Entrepreneur of the Year by Yescarolina during its second annual black-tie gala, "A Night at the Coppa," at Memminger Auditorium in Charleston. Richard, 14, is the son of Willie and Gertrude Black of Blythewood and grandson of the late David and Estelle Jones of Camden. He is a ninth grader in the Bio-Health Magnet Program at Ridgeview High School in Richland School District Two. During the gala, the Top 10 Students of the Year displayed their business plans. YEScarolina, a non-profit organization founded by Jimmy Bailey, is the ...

January 09, 2012 | | Education


Feature photo: Going regional

Wateree Elementary School third-grade students in Melissa Smith's class toured the South Carolina State Museum during their recent field study. On the trip, students including (front row) Carmelya Langford, Haley Hasty, Leanna Bowling, (second row) Alyson Pickle, Sarah Quinlan and Camryn Lorick, located the regions of South Carolina and identified consumers and producers.

January 09, 2012 | | Education


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Ann Dillon Barns

Ann Dillon Barns, 86, wife of Tom Barnes, formerly of Camden died July 26, 2014. Visitation 6-8pm August 1 and 10-11am Saturday followed by service at 11am all at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Bradley Creek Chapel, Wilmington NC. www.quinnmcgowen.com

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


Curtis Leon Drakeford

Funeral services for Curtis Leon Drakeford, 77, will be held Friday, August 1, 2014 at 10:00 am at Door of Hope Ministries, 984 Wateree Blvd, Camden SC. Burial to follow at Ft Jackson National Cemetery in Columbia. Pastors Gerald Brown and Lomarie Caldwell will officiate. Viewing will be held on Thursday morning at 11:00 am at Brown's Funeral Home in Camden. Curtis Drakeford was born on May 10, 1937, and passed award on Monday, July 28, 2014. He was head deacon at Door of Hope Ministries, directed the men's fellowship, and ministered at Manning Correctional Prison ...

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


Robert “Bobby” William Grimm

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Robert "Bobby" William Grimm, 45, of Camden will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, July 31, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 30 from 6:00-7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Bobby's memory to Kershaw County Special Olympics, P. O. Box 310, Camden, SC 29021.

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


Myrel Hermina Gripper

Mrs. Myrel Hermina Gripper, 87, of 302 Smyrna Road, Elgin, South Carolina, passed on Thursday, July 24, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Fort Clark Baptist Church in Elgin, SC. Burial will follow at the Fort Clark Baptist Church Cemetery in Elgin, SC. Haile's Funeral Home is in serving the family.

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


Nanley Holmes

Mr. Nanley Holmes, 86, of 146 Battleship Road, Camden died Monday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Holmes Family.

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


Cathy Anne Tidwell

Funeral service for Cathy Anne Tidwell, 65, will be held on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


New kid on the block

Hey, y'all! I am Jim McGowan. I am the most recent addition to the award-winning staff of the Chronicle-Independent. I can only hope to live up to their high standards. It will not be easy. I will be the Localife editor and cover the education beat.

July 30, 2014 | By Jim McGowan Localife editor | Columns


Op-Ed: Let parents give directly to public schools

A federal nutrition program that places new restrictions on snacks and beverages sold in schools also provides an opportunity for some fresh thinking about school fundraisers.

July 30, 2014 | Trip DuBard, executive director SC Future Minds | Columns


Reader ‘pleased’ with Amtrak plan

Having spent many hours working to get the historic Seaboard Railroad station preserved, I was extremely pleased to see that Amtrak was at the city council work session June 22 to present its plan for improvements to the station.

July 30, 2014 | Kay Polk Camden | Letters


Rhame Arena concept

During the last Camden City Council work session, and as reported in the July 28 Chronicle-Independent, the concept of "adaptive reuse" of Rhame Arena was discussed. It was during this discussion that it was noted that the concept and sketch under discussion was developed by the daughter of Marti Wallace and Mike Jones (Elizabeth Ancrum Jones). Miss Jones developed her proposal several years ago. After a discussion of the property during a prior council meeting, her work was provided to city staff for their consideration.

July 30, 2014 | X. Willard Polk Camden | Letters


2014 TripAdvisor awards

It is always exciting to read positive press in the Chronicle-Independent concerning businesses in our area. Sam Kendall's 2014 Certificate of Excellence Award was wonderfully covered by the C-I for its hard-earned recognition. Each year, TripAdvisor assesses local businesses worldwide and awards certificates to those with very high ratings. For 2014, they awarded three Certificates of Excellence in Camden to Sam Kendall's, Salud! Mexican Kitchen, and Bloomsbury Inn. In addition, their highest recognition, Traveler's Choice Awards, honors like businesses nationwide. As the C-I well-covered earlier in the year, Bloomsbury was a Traveler's Choice Award winner for ...

July 30, 2014 | Katherin L. Brown Camden | Letters


For the Record - July 30, 2014

Real estate transactions

July 30, 2014 | | For the Record


Dr. Suess, library have new fan

July 30, 2014 | | Localife


Coin Club announces annual Fall Show

The annual Fall Coin Show of the Camden Coin Club will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Camden Recreation Department, 1042 West DeKalb St., Camden.

July 30, 2014 | | Localife


Lady D’s Hair Extraordinaire opens

July 30, 2014 | | Business


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