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Reuwer receives wings

U.S. Naval Aircrewman Third Class Anastasia Day Reuwer, of Camden, having attained significant military experience in naval aircraft and having successfully completed the established personnel qualification standards and having demonstrated the requisite professional skills and knowledge while serving in Helmineron 14 (helicopters), has qualified as a Naval Aircrew Warfare Specialist. She was pinned her wings March 16 at Naval Station, Norfolk, Va., after two years and nine months of training. She graduated from Camden High School in 2004 and attended the College of Charleston and Central Carolina Community College. She is the daughter of David Reuwer of Camden and ...

April 04, 2012 | | Military


Sidewalk Survey -- April 4, 2012

April 04, 2012 | Julie J. Prickett C-I | Sidewalk Survey


CMA lawsuit

There are many people in Kershaw County who are no doubt shocked by the recent lawsuit filed against Camden Military Academy, in which the parents of a former cadet say he was not only hazed and beaten but sodomized and raped. Those allegations are yet to play out in a courtroom, but we would caution against a rush to judgment in this case. CMA has not been proven guilty of anything, and in the American system of jurisprudence, lawsuits can be filed in a fast and furious manner, usually with no penalty -- monetary or otherwise -- against the plaintiffs who file ...

April 04, 2012 | | Editorials


Alice O. Parker

Alice Osborne Parker, 86, of 8005 Osborne Road, in Rembert, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Friends may visit at the home of John Parker, 8005 osborne Road. Plans will be announced by Collisn Funeral Home.

April 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


Williams shatters record in NC track victory

Scoring a season-high 122 points, the North Central boys' track team improved to 16-2 on the season by sweeping a five-team meet held in Boonetown last Thursday.

April 04, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


Dogs, Demons and Knights stay home for tournament

After three years of heading to sites in and around Columbia to play in spring break tournaments, all three Kershaw County high school teams will stay at home this week for the Telasco Alarm Service Spring Break Baseball Tournament.

April 02, 2012 | | Sports


Why race matters in Florida murder

It is customary in the wake of a major racial eruption to say that we Americans need to have a national conversation on race. Yet the fury surrounding the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin shows why it is so hard for us to hold that conversation.

April 02, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


The Man over the Mantel

In 1957, Elisabeth Doby English wrote: "Over the mantel in a certain Nashville, Tennessee, home hangs the portrait of a handsome Confederate officer in his uniform that the small boys of the household call 'The Man over the Mantel.'" That portrait of Captain Alfred English Doby was painted by William H. Scarborough in 1865 from a Civil War photograph.

April 02, 2012 | Kershaw County Historical Society Historian Harvey S. Teal | Columns


Being the Belle of the Ball

The Camden Junior Welfare League Provisional Class held its annual Belle of the Ball March 17. With the support of the residents of Kershaw County, the Junior League was able to give 40 young high school ladies the chance to wear a beautiful gown to prom. Belle of the Ball began in 2005 and has become a Junior League tradition. Each year before prom time, the Junior League gathers and sorts donated formal gowns and then offers them for free to underprivileged teens referred by area high schools.

April 02, 2012 | | Localife


Robert Ariail -- April 2, 2012

April 02, 2012 | | Ariail


Miss Jordan, Mr. Setzer plan spring wedding

Mr. and Mrs. William C. Jordan of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Rachel Victoria Jordan of Sumter, to Mr. Andrew Neil Setzer of Sumter. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Earl Setzer of Sumter.

April 02, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


‘Honky Tonk Angels’ to appear on Wood Auditorium stage

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is excited to bring this country musical to the Wood Auditorium for one evening only. Scheduled for Thursday at 8 p.m. the professional company from Springer Theatricals ("A Closer Walk" with Patsy Cline and Route 66) will bring this wonderful musical to the FAC stage. "Honky Tonk Angels" by Ted Swindley is a funny, tender tribute to the women who leave their ordinary, every day life in search of fame and fortune in the country music industry. Tickets for the production are $20 for adults and $18 for students, seniors and ...

April 02, 2012 | | Localife


Noted and passed -- April 2, 2012

• Camden and Kershaw County and, indeed, the state are fortunate to count Sibby Wood among their citizens. Raised in a family which fostered the arts, Wood has pursued a mission to provide access to the arts to all, with a particular focus on integrating arts into education. In May, the S.C. Governor's School of the Arts and Humanities will recognize Wood, who was instrumental in plans for the Greenville-based state residential school, with the presentation of the J. Verne Smith Leadership Award. Wood's support of the arts is well-known in the Camden community; this well-deserved honor embraces ...

April 02, 2012 | | Editorials


Larry Darnell Murphy

Funeral service for Larry Darnell Murphy, 55, of Watts Hill Road in Elgin, will be held Monday, April 2, 2012, 1:00 P.M. at St. Matthew Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

April 02, 2012 | | Obituaries


Christopher Huckleberry

Funeral service for Christopher Scott "Huck" Huckleberry, 49, of Lugoff, will be held Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 4-6 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Ladies' Ministry of El-Bethel Faith Community Church.

April 02, 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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