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Historic Camden presents Market Day

Ever wonder why Camden's Market Street is so named? It because the town's marketplace before 1812 was located at the northwest corner of Bull and Market Streets, today the outdoor basketball court across from Zemp Stadium.

April 13, 2012 | | Localife


SC Works organizing Camden job fair April 26

SC Works is presenting a series of job fairs to mark April as Job Fair Month. Job fairs offered in Camden and Sumter are designed to reach the entire region, including Kershaw, Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties.

April 13, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Rec notes -- April 13, 2012

Registration for swim lessons will begin May 1 at the Kershaw County Recreation Department.

April 13, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Lady Bulldogs blank L-E, 2-0

Scoring twice in the first 12 minutes of play, visiting Camden swept its season series with rival Lugoff-Elgin with a 2-0 victory in a Tuesday night girls' soccer match played in less-than-favorable conditions.

April 13, 2012 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


School menus -- April 13, 2012

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of April 16-20:

April 13, 2012 | | Education


Pets of the week -- April 13, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Xander, 1 3-year-old male Siberian Husky dog who's friendly and likes to talk, and a male black and white domestic shorthaired cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a ...

April 13, 2012 | | Pets


Romney’s road ahead

There's a long history in this country of major-party presidential candidates bending to the left (if they're Democrats) or to the right (Republicans) to win their parties' nominations, and then swinging back toward the center during the general election that determines who will occupy the White House for the next four years. That's probably what we're going to see now that Rick Santorum has given up his campaign, opening the door for Mitt Romney to become the Republican nominee.

April 13, 2012 | | Editorials


Esau Lionel McLeod Jr.

Mr. Esau Lionel McLeod Jr., 62, of Santa Ana, CA, formerly of Camden, SC, passed on Wednesday, April 4, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Second Baptist Church , Santa Ana, CA.

April 13, 2012 | | Obituaries


Hobkirk's Hill salute

Members of the Hobkirk's Hill Society -- (from left) Lawson Lewis, Charles Baxley and Don Terrell – present a Betsy Ross flag to Camden City Councilman Willard Polk (right), who is also a society member, for the city to fly at the Town Green during the Battle of Hobkirk's Hill Week April 19-25. Residents and businesses are urged to fly the Betsy Ross flag during the observance to commemorate the battle, fought on April 25 in present-day Camden. Polk presented the flag to Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham at council's Tuesday meeting.

April 13, 2012 | | Military


Dogs blank Flora in rain-shortened match, 4-0

With storm clouds gathering and rain on the way, the Camden High tennis team could ill afford to waste any time in Tuesday's match at A.C. Flora.

April 13, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Knights get past Devils, 5-3

With his pitch count piling up after two innings, North Central right-hander Grayson King was met by his head coach, Robbie Cash, as he returned to the dugout in Tuesday's game against visiting Great Falls.

April 13, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


Bulldogs, Demons meet in Saturday Dogfest contest

DogFest: A Celebration of Being a Camden Bulldog will be held on Saturday, April 14 at American Legion Park. This year's event, sponsored by May Plant Credit Union, is planned to offer fun for all ages.

April 11, 2012 | | Sports


Child Crappie fishing tourney set for Saturday

The inaugural Child Crappie Fishing Tournament will be held on Lake Wateree on Saturday, April 14.

April 11, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Timothy McIntyre

Timothy W. McIntyre, beloved son, brother, father, and uncle, passed away Monday, April 9, 2012 at the age of 50. Tim was originally from Lugoff, SC, but resided in Carterville, IL. Tim is survived by his mother, Ruth McIntyre Corn, sister, Lynn McIntyre Rabon, brother, Steve McIntyre and his wife Kay, daughter, Kristy Richards, son, Wayne McIntyre, two grandchildren, Dylan and Carmen, nieces, Tonya Rabon Magalei and Jessica McIntyre, and nephew Joey McIntyre. Tim was preceded in death by his father, Rev. William Dalton McIntyre.

April 11, 2012 | | Obituaries


Fred Clements

Graveside service for Andrew Frederick Clements, 84, Camden, will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Brent Kendall will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Camden or the church Benevolence Fund, 1201 Broad Street, Camden S.C. 29020.

April 11, 2012 | | Obituaries


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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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