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James Sydnor Jr.

Mr. James Epps "Jimmy" Snydor, Jr., 66, of 256 Lila D Lane, Camden, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. Born in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late James Epps, Sr. and Goldie Rucker Sydnor and husband of Josephine Johnson Sydnor. Memorial Services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Nazareth Baptist Church, Cassatt. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden served the Sydnor family.

July 16, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ms. Godbold, SSG Johnson say marriage vows

Ms. Amanda Nicole Godbold of Ft. Benning, Ga., formerly of Camden, S.C., and SSG Jonathan Ryan Johnson, of Ft. Benning, Ga., were united in marriage May 12, 2012, at Louise C. Proctor Hall, Lyttleton Street, Camden. Magistrate Eugene Hartis of Camden, a family friend, officiated the double-ring ceremony at 4 p.m.

July 16, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


John Christian

Funeral service for John Christian of 444 Kinghts Road in Camden will be held 1:00 P.M. at Ebenezer AME Zion Church, 3402 Ebenezer Church Road in Camden with burial in the Cedars Cemetery. Viewing will be today, 11:00 A.M to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the funeral service at the church on Tuesday. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

July 16, 2012 | | Obituaries


Thomas Wallace Whitaker Jr.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Grace Episcopal Church in Camden. Rev. Phillip Whitehead and Rev. Charles Davis will officiate. Thomas Whitaker, 79, passed away July 2 2012 at his home in Elgin, SC.

July 16, 2012 | | Obituaries


Weeding out phony warriors

Bragging about military honors you didn't receive is despicable yet still constitutional, says the Supreme Court. I agree. But help is on the way for those who want to weed out the fakers, if Congress can put aside its own battles long enough.

July 16, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


The Bowens celebrate 70 years of marriage

"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."

July 16, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


Camden native pens book that asks: coincidence or divine creation?

Kathryn Hewitt became pregnant at 15. Her mother was determined that she wouldn't become a statistic, so Hewitt continued her education and went on to college while raising her son. It was extremely challenging, the Camden native recalls, and on more than one occasion she thought she couldn't do it … but she did.

July 16, 2012 | | People & Places


Four receive McLester Scholarships

Thanks to generous donations made in memory of the late Thomas E. "Daddy Mac" McLester, four young women -- three who graduated from Kershaw County schools -- have been named as recipients of scholarships in McLester's name.

July 16, 2012 | | Education


Ariail for July 16, 2012

July 16, 2012 | | Ariail


Miss Albertson, Mr. Culler exchange wedding vows

Lindsey Brooke Albertson of Lugoff and Thomas Neal Culler of Camden were united in marriage June 16, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Reverend George Roberts Madison officiated at the 5 p.m. double ring ceremony. A reception followed at TenEleven Galleria.

July 16, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


Noted and passed - July 16, 2012

• Ernest Borgnine, who died recently at the age of 95, was one of the great actors of Hollywood. Borgnine could adapt to almost any role, and unlike some celebrities in show business, he was a really good guy to boot. He was a true screen icon, and he will be missed.

July 16, 2012 | | Editorials


Become 'historic visionaries'

The latest research indicates that tourists are traveling to historic and unique environmental destinations by the thousands. For example, millions of people visit Williamsburg, Va., annually. Congaree National Park attracts a multitude of visitors each year. However, according to the latest records, only 20,000 people visited Historic Camden this past year.

July 16, 2012 | Dan Outlaw Camden | Letters


Wylie Jowers

Wylie Edward Jowers, 94, of Camden, died Sunday, July 15, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

July 16, 2012 | | Obituaries


Kershaw County Teacher Forum:

Not long after I got here five years ago, several teachers came to meet with me to talk about Teacher Forum. At the time, I was picturing this to be the Kershaw County version of some sort of a Teacher Advisory Committee. I was very wrong. The Kershaw County Teacher Forum is so much more. It is a group that really promotes the development of teacher leaders who are ready to help take on tough issues and problems in their own schools, within the District and beyond. It is a model of teacher leadership that needs to be replicated across ...

July 16, 2012 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Charleston RiverDogs will pay tribute to Larry Doby with weekend activities

CHARLESTON -- The Charleston RiverDogs will salute the United States Postal Service's newest stamp and the history of the Negro Leagues during a special Larry Doby Heritage Weekend when the club hosts the Greenville Drive at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park in a two-day celebration on Saturday and Sunday, July 14-15.

July 13, 2012 | | Sports


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Editorial: Crape scolding

One thing which makes Camden so appealing is its attention to and love for trees. The city is graced with thousands of them, and they add immeasurably to the atmosphere of our municipality. The Camden Tree Foundation and its many volunteers work tirelessly to plant new trees and keep existing ones healthy, and the city of Camden has had the foresight to hire a professional to oversee the arboreal health of the area. But a recent newspaper column by the town's urban forester, Liz Gilland, was a bit troubling in its tone.

March 04, 2015 | | Editorials


Letter: Brown lauds Sheheen for CCRA service

Recently, a rather important occasion went unnoticed in Camden. Bob Sheheen retired after 38 years on the board of the Carolina Cup Racing Association. In many of these years, he served as vice chairman.

March 04, 2015 | Austin Brown Hilton Head | Letters


Letter: Real estate broker wants to ‘educate’ school board

I am writing to "educate" some folks with the Kershaw County school board regarding the article that came out in the Chronicle-Independent newspaper on Feb. 20, 2015.

March 04, 2015 | Suzanne W. Gordon, Gordon Realty Cassatt | Letters


Letter: Reader says KCSD referenda not chamber issue

Last November, we voted down the referendum that would empower the KCSD to tear down usable and functioning schools and construct replacement along with a new or rehabilitated Camden High football stadium. All it was going to cost was $130 million plus interest. But, fear not, they also asked us to approve a "penny" sales tax to pay for it.

March 04, 2015 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Yesteryear - March 4, 2015

19 YEARS AGO - March 6, 1996

March 04, 2015 | | Yesteryear


Free tax service eases filing headaches for elderly

Age can have its advantages when it comes to paying federal income taxes.

March 04, 2015 | | Business


For the Record - March 4, 2015

Real estate transactions

March 04, 2015 | | For the Record


Sidewalk Survey - March 4, 2015

March 04, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


Umpiring clinic on tap

The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department will hold an umpire certification clinic for those persons interested in working Dixie Boys baseball games.

March 04, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Lady Demons keep Kickoff Classic trophy at home

Nobody likes a rude hostess, unless, of course, everything all falls into place at the end of the end of the event.

March 04, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs drop two in Pee Dee event

After dropping their first two games of the Pee Dee Invitational Pre-season Tournament being played in West Florence, Camden High head baseball coach Denny Beckley said it is time for his team to stop reading and believing what people are saying about them.

March 04, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Serpas' double lifts L-E past Aiken

Blake Serpas smacked a two-run, sixth inning double to the gap in right center to snap a 5-5 tie and help give Lugoff-Elgin an 8-5 win over Aiken in Saturday's first round of the Carolina Ale House Classic.

March 04, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bowers and Knights blank CMA

Tyler Bowers struck out six batters in a three-inning stint as host North Central shut out Camden Military Academy, 12-0, in Saturday's opening day of the Mid-Carolina Credit Union Baseball Bash being played in Boonetown.

March 04, 2015 | | Sports


March is Youth Arts Month

March is Youth Arts Month and the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is gearing up for a great month of celebrating youth arts. The month's events begin with the opening of the Youth Arts Month exhibition in the Bassett Gallery from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 12. Some of the best student artwork will be on display through April 9. Art teachers from grades K-12 have chosen the top of their students' work to be on exhibition. This work will be judged again at the Center and the best of each grade level will go ...

March 04, 2015 | | Arts


The aviator's helmet

Bob Clithero displays a vintage leather pilot's helmet of a type that would have been used by aviators in the early 20th century. Clithero spoke about Winston Groom's book, "The Aviators," during a recent meeting of the Golden K Club. The book is about three giants of aviation -- Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and Eddie Rickenbacker -- and their enormous influence and contribution to aviation and to the world. All three, Clithero said, were raised in relative poverty and estranged from their fathers, but had strong relationships with their mothers. All three were innovators and mechanical geniuses. All three survived ...

March 04, 2015 | | Camden


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