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Revive sensible gun laws

Supporters of the protests that followed the suspicious death of Trayvon Martin are raising a good question: What next?

April 23, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Terry L. Smith

Terry Lee Smith Sr., 68, of 1103 Wildwood West Street in Elgin died Thursday, April 19, 2012. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

April 23, 2012 | | Obituaries


Westville man charged with break-in, attempted assault

A 36-year-old county man was arrested Thursday after allegedly breaking into a Westville home and attempting to sexually assault a woman.

April 23, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Robert Ariail -- April 23, 2012

April 23, 2012 | | Ariail


Unanimous support for online voter registration

According to a February 2012 report, "Inaccurate, Costly and Inefficient: Evidence that America's Voter Registration System Needs an Upgrade," from the Pew Center on the States, indicates that one in eight registrations is inaccurate or out-of-date in some way. Nationwide, Pew reports that nearly 2 million deceased individuals are listed as voters, and approximately 2.75 million people have registrations in more than one state.

April 23, 2012 | S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Vivian Powers

Graveside services for Vivian Gasken Powers were held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, April 22, 2012 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Ed Stokes officiated. Mrs. Powers, 92, of Camden, S.C., died Friday, April 20, 2012. She was the wife of the late Vinson Powers and the daughter of the late Ella Mae Graddick Gaskin and Walter S. Gaskin.

April 23, 2012 | | Obituaries


Power of faith and a mother’s love

Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.

April 23, 2012 | Rebecca Rowell L-EHS columnist | High School Columns


The Camden Music Association presents annual Spring Instrumental Showcase

The Camden Music Association (CMA) will present its annual Spring Instrumental Showcase, Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC.) Tuesday's concert will feature a number of local students in a variety of musical disciplines from the North Central Band Ensemble, Doby's Mill Rockin' Recorders, and Strings in the Afternoon. 2012 Brevard Scholarship winner, Zack Truesdale, (marimba) will perform along with Junior Scholarship winner Kirkland Moranos (flute) and Senior Scholarship winner Bailey Dabbs (piano). Also joining the CMA will be Alexis Reid, Isabel Tarte, Jarismary Polo and Javier ...

April 23, 2012 | | Localife


City to host shred May 8

The city of Camden will host a community shred day from 2 to 6 p.m. May 8 in the parking lot to the left of Camden City Hall at the corner of Lyttleton Street and Roscoe Avenue.

April 23, 2012 | | Camden


Writer says editorial an inaccurate personal attack

The Chronicle attacked me personally in no uncertain terms for using vituperative, derogatory and insulting language to attack members of the City Council and City Manager Kevin Bronson.

April 20, 2012 | Herbert Farber Camden | Letters


Thundering off to Marshall

April 20, 2012 | | Sports


Wilma Miller Sill Rhame

A graveside service celebrating the life of Wilma Miller Sill Rhame, 94, of Camden, SC, formerly of Charleston, SC will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, April 20, 2012 at Quaker Cemetery, Camden, SC. Born April 28, 1917 in Chester, SC, she was the daughter of the late John William Sill and Henrietta Hood Mobley. Educated in Chester County Schools, she graduated from Baron DeKalb High School (Kershaw County) as Salutatorian of the senior class. She continued her education in the nursing program at Camden Memorial Hospital where she was certified as a Registered Nurse. Mrs. Rhame was an ...

April 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Tinnie Sweetenburg

Mrs. Tinnie Sweetenburg, 56, of 1696 Fort Dupont St., SE, Washington, DC, formallyof Bethune, SC, paassed on Saturday, April 14, 2012. Funeral Services will be conducted on Saturdaye April 21, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Bishopville, SC with burial to follow at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Bishopville, SC. Haile's Funeral Home is assisting the family.

April 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


An 'Excellent' first year

The North Central High School (NCHS) Concert Band performed in the Carowinds Festival of Music April 13. With nine students, the band played Grade IV music and received an Excellent rating from the judges. NCHS Director of Bands Caitlin McMurtrie said the performance was a huge accomplishment for the students, since most other groups in the festival had at least 20 to 40 members and this was the NCHS Concert Band's first year in existence. "The students' success was a result of hard work and commitment, and North Central is very proud of them!" McMurtrie said. The band members ...

April 20, 2012 | | Education


National NAACP official to be local Freedom Fund guest

Hilary O. Shelton, senior vice president for advocacy/director, NAACP, Washington Bureau, will be the special guest speaker for the Camden-Kershaw County Branch-NAACP's Freedom Fund dinner May 5.

April 20, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


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Pillows tied up with love

Nannie Seegars made 220 fleece pillows for residents at the Springdale Nursing Home. Her family, including her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, distributed the pillows to residents and employees on November 15. Seegars wanted to make the pillows to show her appreciation for the nursing home. "Mama has been working on these pillows, tied up with love, for about 10 months and it has been a true labor of love. We pray that God blesses each angel who receives a pillow," Seegar's daughter, Pat Collins said.

November 24, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


American Legion Post 17 oratorical contest orientation

An orientation meeting for potential participants in the James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 Annual High School Oratorical Contest will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 at Post 17's home on West DeKalb St. in Camden. Contest officials will discuss the subject that will be used for oration as well as explain contest rules.

November 24, 2014 | | Localife


Amateur Radio Club welcomes Gene Faulkenberry

Gene Faulkenberry, director of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), visited the Kershaw County Amateur Radio Club's November meeting. Director Faulkenberry gave a brief history on the large scale emergencies that he has seen during his time with Kershaw County. He highlighted Hurricane Hugo in 1989, the train derailment in 1990 and the flooding that occurred when many ponds were breached after heavy rains in 1991.

November 24, 2014 | | Localife


Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Frank Turner celebrate 54 years

Friends and family of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Frank would like to congratualate the couple on their 54th wedding anniversary. The couple celebrated on Nov. 19 with family.

November 24, 2014 | | Localife


Mr. Gaines and Ms. Hayes wed

Ms. Mary Melissa Hayes and Mr. Brian Lee Gaines of Anderson, S.C. were married Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 4 o'clock in the afternoon at the National Steeplechase Museum in Camden. The ceremony was officiated by the honorable Judge Harriet Pierce.

November 24, 2014 | | Localife


A winning beginning to the fall (Part 1)

The cooler temperatures produced these winners in the Carolina Motorsports Park's Powerade Kart Races held Sept. 13

November 24, 2014 | | Auto racing


A winning beginning to the fall (Part 2)

The cooler temperatures produced these winners in the Carolina Motorsports Park's Powerade Kart Races held Sept. 13.

November 24, 2014 | | Auto racing


A winning beginning to the fall (Part 3)

The cooler temperatures produced these winners in the Carolina Motorsports Park's Powerade Kart Races held Sept. 13.

November 24, 2014 | | Auto racing


Noted and passed - Nov. 24, 2014

• Property rights vs. community pride is a conflict as old as civilization itself. In recent months, we've reported on two attempts to regulate the appearance of properties in an effort to clean up our communities. Back in October, Kershaw County Council rejected, 3-4, third reading of an ordinance which would have given the county authority to demolish uninhabitable dwellings deemed a nuisance to neighbors or the community at large. More recently, Bethune Town Councilman John Fulmer proposed an ordinance which, if passed in December, would fine owners of blighted properties if they don't clean them up after being ...

November 24, 2014 | | Editorials


Cooking Thanksgiving food with a friend

It started accidentally. Some good ideas and memorable moments are like that. They aren't planned. They're born, bringing with them an ability to nudge a way naturally into our lives and become a tradition.

November 24, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


The start of something (really) big

As a part of writing this column, I go to lots of meetings, community events and conferences all across the state in my never ending search to find out about the people, businesses and community groups that are doing good and important things to make our state better.

November 24, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader: focus on dog owners, not breeds

Regarding your editorial in the Nov. 14 C-I regarding "Pit Bulls," I was disappointed that you chose to use the two recent incidents in Kershaw County as an opportunity to condemn a particular breed of dog, instead of focusing attention on the actual problem, which is the lack of responsible pet ownership. This would have been an appropriate time to support the passage and vigorous enforcement of laws that focus, not on breed, but on people's responsibility for their dogs' behavior. These include measures that hold owners of all dogs accountable for properly housing, supervising and controlling their dogs ...

November 24, 2014 | Margaret Ellis Camden | Letters


Letter: ‘If it ain’t broke’ may not serve us well

I read Mr. Charlie Humphries' letter in Friday's Chronicle-Independent with interest. In the letter, Mr. Humphries implies that because the school district is producing strong results, and it is, making investment in the future isn't really necessary right now. As he puts it, the "If it ain't broke" philosophy.

November 24, 2014 | KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan Kershaw County School District | Letters


Connie Mae Mickle

Mrs. Connie Mae Mickle, 91, of 818 Campbell Street, Camden died Thursday. Friends may call at residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Mickle Family.

November 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ellna Marie Porter

Ms. Ellna Marie Porter, 51, of 17 Aspen Court, Elgin, South Carolina passed on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11:00 PM at Abundant Life Fellowship Church in Camden, SC. Burial was at the Haven of Rest Cemetery in Camden, SC.

November 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


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