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‘My name is Kershaw County’

My name is Kershaw County. I am located in the state of South Carolina and I possess approximately 740 square miles, and I claim to have approximately 60,000 citizens that live in me. I have a lot to boast about, so much that I cannot begin to tell of them. I am proud of my citizens and I depend on them to make me what I am. I am only as good as my people. That I know!

October 12, 2012 | Howard Burkholz Cassatt | Letters


The swing set

I tore down the old swing set last weekend, demolished it actually. I unscrewed as many nuts and bolts as I could and then took the saw to it, leaving only the pile of sand which had broken the fall of many a crying or giggling toddler at the base of the sliding board. It was time. The old structure had become a little "shop of horrors," so to speak. There were several rungs missing from the ladder, there were damaged boards everywhere, the swings had become rusty and unreliable. She was tired.

October 12, 2012 | By Dwight deLoach C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Colonial Cup tickets, parking spaces on sale

Last year's reserved space holders have until Friday, Oct. 12, in order to secure their same space(s) for this year's Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races.

October 10, 2012 | | Equine


Lady Knights improve to 13-0

The machine just keeps on rolling along with a hiccup.

October 10, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


Stradford wins grid contest

Camden's Henry Stradford missed two games to win last week's Chronicle-Independent weekly football contest.

October 10, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Nancy Whitney Gerry

Nancy Whitney Gerry, 95, of Boca Grande, Florida, and Fishers Island, New York, died peacefully September 26th in Englewood, Florida. Born March 26th, 1917, she attended the Brearley School in New York City, and the Foxcroft School in Middleburg, Virginia. Henry Averell Gerry, her husband of 60 years, preceded her in death in 2000. They lost their son, Averell, in 1960.

October 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


H. Frank Meadows

Funeral services celebrating the life of H. Frank Meadows, 92, of Camden, was held at 2:00PM, Sunday, October 7, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Bruce Hancock officiated. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Family received friends in the Camden Chapel at 1:00PM, 1 hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made in Mr. Meadows' memory to A. Sam Karesh Longterm Care, 1315 Roberts Street, Camden, SC 29020.

October 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


Suzanne Miller McKenzie

Funeral services celebrating the life of Suzanne Miller McKenzie, 80, of Camden, will be held at 11:00 AM , Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at Bethel Worship Center, in Camden. Pastor Raymond Sellers will officiate. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 6:00-7:30 PM, Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Suzanne's memory to Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605-4277.

October 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


Brent Nichols

Funeral service for Brent Ashley Nichols, 37, of Cassatt, will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Todd Warnock will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made by check to Brent's Children Memorial Fund c/o First Palmetto 407 DeKalb Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.

October 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


Patricia Ann Spielman

Funeral service for Patricia Ann Spielman, 57, will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Timrod Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Joe Stines and the Rev. Jim Wallace will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.

October 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


Louis Vaida Jr.

Services for Louis Vaida Jr., 77, will be private. Memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure Attn: Donor Services PO Box 650309 Dallas, TX 75265-0309 or PALS with Kershaw County Recreation Department, 1042 West DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.

October 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


Thomas N. Burns

Mr. Thomas N. Burns, 51, of 714 George Wright Street, Camden, SC

October 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


CCU athletic hallway named for trustee Duke Brown

Robert Duke Brown of Camden, a longtime Coastal Carolina University (CCU) trustee, was recently honored with the naming of the "Robert Duke Brown Hall of Champions" in the University's Adkins Field House. The hallway, which connects the George F. "Buddy" Sasser Hall of Fame to the building's Football Suite, was named for Brown to recognize his staunch advocacy and support of CCU's football program.

October 10, 2012 | | Education


Football fun

It's a fun time to be a college football fan in Kershaw County. While the high school teams in this area are going through a rough patch, the state's two flagship football programs -- South Carolina and Clemson -- are having banner seasons that could lead to the ultimate rivalry game Nov. 24 when the two teams will meet.

October 10, 2012 | | Editorials


Yesteryear - Oct. 10, 2012

Y to continue creative art

October 10, 2012 | | Yesteryear


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Under the Sun onstage for Finally Friday

The Finally Friday Free Concert Series returns to the grounds of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) on May 29 with a Midlands favorite, Under the Sun. The concert will take place from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on the Joe and Sandy Shull Pavilion behind the Wood Auditorium. Rain location will be on the stage of the Wood Auditorium.

May 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Camden Councilwoman Laurie Parks recognized at dinner

The Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands recently recognized Camden City Councilwoman Laurie Parks at the Girl Scouts' annual Women of Distinction Awards Dinner. Parks was one of six area women to be so honored. The award pays tribute to women who exemplify excellence in service, leadership, community visibility, and professionalism. Parks has served on Camden City Council since 2012, serving as Mayor Pro Tem in 2014. In addition, she currently serves on the S.C. Governor's Office Children's Foster Care Review Board for Kershaw and Richland Counties(Vice-Chair, Past Chair), Junior Leadership Kershaw County(Chair ...

May 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Sandra Elizabeth Wickham

Sandra Elizabeth Wickham age 54, died Monday, May 18, 2015 at her residence.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Bruce Singleton

Mr. Bruce Singleton, 59, of Woodchase Lane, Elgin, South Carolina, passed on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Michael Anthony Lynch

Funeral service for Michael Anthony Lynch, 64, will be held today at 11:00 a.m. at Union Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Lewis will officiate. The family received friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Union Baptist Church Gym Fund, PO Box 116, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


J. Ernest Kinard

The Honorable J. Ernest Kinard, Jr., 75, of Camden, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at home after a courageous battle with cancer.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Willie Hart Jr.

Mr. Willie "Billy Boy" Hart, Jr., 77, of 130 Reddick Road, Bishopville, passed on Monday, May 18, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Bishopville, with burial in the church cemetery.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Lucy Barfield Elmore

A funeral service for Lucy Barfield Elmore, 88, will be held Saturday at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church, Camden, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends today from 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Camden or a charity of one's choice.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Carol Lee Collins

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Carroll Lee Collins, 71, of Camden was held Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Lee Collins, Jr. officiated. Memorials may be made in Carroll's memory to the American Heart Association, 190 Knox Abbott Drive, Cayce, SC 29032.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ariail for May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Judge Kinard

Ernest Kinard, who died earlier this week, was made for the law. Possessed of a keen intellect and a probing curiosity, Kinard practiced law for 24 years in Camden before being elected a circuit court judge in 1988. He remained on the bench until his retirement in 2010, and in a "keep working" program for retired judges, he continued until recently. In all his years as a judge, he never missed a day of holding court, establishing a remarkable record of consistency and longevity. Kinard mentored a number of young attorneys who practiced with him or clerked for him over ...

May 22, 2015 | | Editorials


Sen. Sheheen remembers Judge Ernest Kinard

Camden, Kershaw County and South Carolina lost one of its greats this week. Judge Ernest Kinard was one of a kind who loved his family, his community and his work.

May 22, 2015 | State Sen. Vincent Sheheen Camden | Letters


Parker: Bab(i)es on campus

Trigger warning: This column will include discussion of ideas which may conflict with your own.

May 22, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Moment of Nature - May 22, 2015

Nothing instills fear in the heart and soul of humans as does a snake. Since the beginning of recorded history, snakes have been a symbol of evil, treachery, poison, etc., and because of this perception, misinformation and folklore, most people hate snakes. Personally I have no problem with snakes; roaches and tarantulas are a different story, but a snake? No worries.

May 22, 2015 | | Columns


‘Beechwood PDD (Planning Department Disaster)’

I attended the (Camden) Planning (Commission) meeting regarding the Beechwood Plantation development, and left with more questions to be asked than questions answered. For those of you who don't know what is proposed, the developers are talking of 254 residences, rentals and condos; a 24-7 assisted living facility; and more. We have had two patio homes built in Kirkover Hills during the last couple of years; these two did not sell, they are rentals, with four cars parked in the front yard. I don't believe there is a need for this large scale development.

May 22, 2015 | Steve Safarin Camden | Letters


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