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Onward Christian ‘Teavangelicals’

Despite the tea party's well-known fiscal focus, the anti-tax budget-slashing movement's most underappreciated energy source may be its evangelical Christians.

August 13, 2012 | | Columns


KershawHealth Board of Trustees

KershawHealth's nine-member board of trustees is appointed for six-year terms by the Kershaw County Council. These trustees, who come from throughout Kershaw County, represent a broad range of expertise. Because healthcare is such a complicated and highly-regulated business, serving on the board demands a great deal of work and a significant time commitment. We are deeply grateful for those who, during the last 100 years, have given so generously of their time and talents. Their leadership and support have been critical to the growth and quality of healthcare in Kershaw County.

August 13, 2012 | By Donnie Weeks, KershawHealth president and CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Miss Dickey, Mr. Handley plan fall wedding

Mrs. Melody Dickey of Lugoff and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Handley of Franklin, Tennessee, announce the engagement of Ms. Courtney Nicole Dickey of Lugoff, to Christopher Charles Handley of Franklin, Tenn.

August 13, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


Miss Simenson, Mr. Tolbert to wed in September

Mr. and Mrs. Todd Simenson and Mr. and Mrs. Barry Tolbert announce the engagement of Miss Ashley Marie Simenson of Sumter, to Brian John Tolbert of Camden. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Todd Simenson of Sumter. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Barry Tolbert of Lugoff and the late Judith Paciulan of Camden.

August 13, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


Dudley 52nd Family Reunion

The Dudley 52nd Family Reunion was hosted by Willie and Aretha Forbes of Camden from July 27-30 with a "Western Style" theme. Yvette Dudley, P.C., of Roosevelt, N.Y. was the mistress of ceremony.

August 13, 2012 | | People & Places


NCHS Class of ‘03 planning reunion

North Central High School class of 2003 is planning a 10 year class reunion. Please provide name, address, e-mail address and phone number to: whitefrancesca@yahoo.com or by mail to Francesca E. White: 4400 Dorchester Rd; Suite 108, North Charleston, SC 29418. For details contact Francesca White, (843) 751-2222.

August 13, 2012 | | People & Places


Battle of Camden Remembrance Day

The redcoats will be returning to Camden. On Aug. 18 , Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site will be having its Battle of Camden Remembrance Day. The "No Battle" fun family outing will include several activities for people of all age groups to enjoy.

August 10, 2012 | Porche' Matthews Chronicle Independent | People & Places


Ariail for Aug. 10, 2012

August 10, 2012 | | Ariail


Get ready, set, go for KershawHealth Springdale 5K at Sunset

The fourth annual KershawHealth Springdale 5K at Sunset will be held on Saturday, August 18 at Springdale Race Course. The 5K Walk/Run is coordinated by the United Way of Kershaw County and benefits the United Way's Health Care Council and its mission of improving the health of everyone in our community.

August 10, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Michael S. Becker

Michael S. Becker of Camden, SC, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at his home. Born in Connecticut, April 4, 1938, he was the son of the late James S. Becker Sr., and Mildred Smith Becker. Michael grew up in Camden, SC, attended college from 1957 to 1974 studying Physics at Duke University, receiving a B.S. and Ph.D in Physics from the University of Florida and studying accounting at Pace University. He was a member of the American Physical Society, Sigma Xi (Physics Society) and the Mathematical Association on America. He was published as a Mathematician in ...

August 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


Joe Donald Cobb, Sr.

A funeral service celebrating the life of Joe Donald Cobb, Sr. of Camden will be held at 2:00PM, Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Mt. Hebron Free Will Baptist Church. Rev. Jack Cobb, Jr., Rev. Jimmy Atkerson, and Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. Burial will be at Sandy Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00PM, Friday, August 10, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Joe's memory to Mt. Hebron Free Will Baptist Church, 2486 Mt. Hebron Road, Cassatt, SC 29032.

August 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


KCSO agents seize meth labs after chase, fight

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics agents arrested a Cassatt man following a vehicle chase and fight that led to the discovery of a mobile methamphetamine lab in the man's truck. Agents found additional meth-making materials at the residence the man maintains on U.S. 1 in Cassatt.

August 10, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Ella L. Grant

Miss Ella L. Grant, 71, of 6420 Heir Drive, Rembert, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, July 31, 2012. Born in Boykin, she was the daughter of the late James and Gertrude Pollard Grant.

August 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


Developing a taste for winning championships

August 10, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


James D. Horton

Funeral services for James D. "Buck" Horton, 85, of Kershaw will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 11, 2012, at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Jefferson. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Hospice Chaplin Mark Bredholt and Rev. Terry Corder will officiate.

August 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Bob Sheheen retires from race association

Bob Sheheen recently retired from the Carolina Cup Racing Association.

March 30, 2015 | | News


Miss Emily Peake and Mr. Joshua Caughman wed

Miss Emily Shirll Peake of Elgin and Mr. Joshua David Caughman of Columbia were joined in marriage on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 3 o'clock in the afternoon at Rock Bottom Pond in Ridgeway, South Carolina. Debbie Miles officiated the double-ring ceremony.

March 30, 2015 | | Weddings & Engagements


Brevard scholarship winners announced

he Camden Music Association (CMA) and the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announce the winners of the 2015 Brevard Music Competition. This year's competition was held at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church where 13 students competed for scholarships to further their musical endeavors. The competition and recital is sponsored by Sibby Wood in honor of her mother, Margaret Beckley Upton.

March 30, 2015 | | People & Places


CHS, L-E baseball teams to step back in time

For the third straight year, the ping will be replaced by the sounds of the crack of the bat as the Kershaw-Richland Classic Spring Break Baseball Tournament returns to Camden's American Legion Park for a three-day run beginning on Monday. Thursday's final day of the tournament will be held at Richland Northeast High School, site of the other half of the bracket.

March 30, 2015 | | Sports


Making the rounds

A few hundred yards away, trucks carrying workers zig-zagged their way in and around the Springdale Race Course in final preparation for Saturday's 83rd running of the Carolina Cup. Tucked away in a barn located behind the National Steeplechase Museum, Brian Murphy stands atop the straw in a stall as he brushes down one of his horses with the only sound here being that of a few chirping birds on a relaxed Monday morning.

March 27, 2015 | | Equine


NC rallies from 9-run hole to take down Cheraw in 10

Small ball led to an overthrown ball, leading to a wild pitch which was all it took for North Central to come away with a 10-9, 10-inning win over visiting Cheraw in a Tuesday night game in which the hosts overcame a 9-0 deficit after three and a half innings of play.

March 27, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle


Demons cruise past Redhawks, 11-1

Knowing that Westwood has had troubles both scoring and preventing runs, Lugoff-Elgin baseball coach Randy Stokes had one simple plan of attack heading into Tuesday's Region 4-4A game with the visiting Redhawks.

March 27, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Historic Camden's Armies Through Time

Hundreds of people visited Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site last Saturday to learn about warfare through the ages. Guests got to interact with warriors from Ancient Greek wars, Medieval wars, 19th Century wars, World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War. Different stations were set up that featured artifacts, costumes and camps from different wars.

March 27, 2015 | | People & Places


Ruben H. Jay Jr.

A celebration of life service for Ruben Harlan Jay, Jr, 67, will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Foundation.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mary Ruth Watts

Funeral service for Mary Ruth Hornsby Watts, 81, will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice, 1400 Pickens St #100, Columbia, SC 29201 or Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 880, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Amanda Porter

Amanda Doby Porter, wife of the late James Porter formally of Palmer Place in Camden passed away on March 14th in Baltimore, Md. Funeral services are scheduled for March 27th in Baltimore.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


James W. ‘Pete’ Nelson

Funeral service for James William "Pete" Nelson, 74, will be held on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, Elgin with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Ken Jackson will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, 2666 Highway 1 South, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Arrants speaks to CCTC students

Josh Arrants, naturalist and C-I columnist, speaks to students in Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) Natural Resources Management program Feb. 26 about the Red-cockaded Woodpecker Restoration Project at Fort Jackson. Arrants, a 2002 CCTC graduate, is a member of the S.C. Wildlife Federal Board, a Fort Jackson Wildlife Technician and former Camden resident who recently moved to Austin, Texas. He is returning frequently to work on the Fort Jackson project and continues to write his column. The students listening to Arrants' lecture are in NRM Department Chair Joshua Castleberry's class.

March 27, 2015 | | Education


Honoring their own

The Kershaw County Democratic Women's Organization recently made a donation to the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County to honor the contributions of several of their former members. Tributes were read and a check presented in their honor for Virginia Furman, Louisa Watkins and Pat Watts. FAC executive director Kristin Cobb accepted the donation at the meeting. "All of these women were very special to this community and certainly the Fine Arts Center. I am honored to accept this donation in their memory," Cobb said. Pictured from left are Mollye Robinson, member; Kristin Cobb, executive director, Fine Arts Center ...

March 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Bethune High grad is ZEL Engineers president

Stacey Gordon, a Bethune High School graduate, recently received a promotion to president of ZEL Engineers Inc., based in Augusta, Ga. Gordon is the son of Doby and Suzanne W. Gordon of Cassatt.

March 27, 2015 | | Business


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