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Camden teller named SAFE Teller of the Year

SAFE Federal Credit Union recently recognized Dee Dee Cannon, of the credit union's Rutledge Street branch in Camden, as its Teller of the Year. SAFE honored Cannon during its annual Staff Training and Recognition Day in February. During the ceremony, the credit union recognizes "the best of the best" in different job categories, along with awards for sales, volunteerism, service, and leadership.

March 12, 2014 | | Camden


Building People Conference begins on Thursday

Abundant Life Fellowship Church is hosting the Building People Conference, Thursday through Saturday at the church on the 800 block of Laurens Street in Camden.

March 12, 2014 | | Camden


Phillips receives award from Pageland school

Chronicle-Independent (C-I) staff reporter Gary Phillips recently received a 2013-2014 community service award from Central High School in Pageland. Phillips received the award for supporting Central Eagles athletics while serving as editor of The (Pageland) Progressive Journal. Although Phillips did not attend the event, Central officials announced the award during its Fall Athletic Awards night at the school Feb. 18.

March 12, 2014 | | Camden


Vernell Douglas Cain

Funeral service for Vernell Douglas Cain, 80, will be held Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at First Assembly Church of God with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Bruce Marthers will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.

March 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


Harold Joseph McNinch, Jr.

Harold Joseph McNinch, Jr. of Simpsonville, SC passed away on March 7, 2014. He was born in Camden, SC on March 18, 1947. He was the son of Elizabeth W. McNinch and the late Harold J. McNinch.

March 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


James Spain, Jr.

Mr. James Spain, Jr., 66, of 7825 Edward Street, Rembert died Sunday. Family and Friends may call at 7835 Edward Street, Rembert. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Spain Family.

March 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


Dad delivers baby, with a little help from 911

(This story originally appeared in the Summerville Journal Scene on March 5, 2014, and is reprinted here by permission. Melinda Johnson, a Camden native, is the daughter of Wayne and Alice Williams of Camden.)

March 12, 2014 | By A.M. Sheehan Summerville Journal Scene reporter | Crime-Police-Fire


For the Record - March 12, 2014

Real estate transactions

March 12, 2014 | | For the Record


KershawHealth committed to offering quality healthcare

As I noted in my column last month, the ultimate objective for KershawHealth is providing quality care for all the people in this community, and one of the biggest factors affecting our success in that endeavor is local support for this hospital. Do people in the community trust and value what KershawHealth offers enough to make it their first choice for care?

March 10, 2014 | By Terry Gunn, interim KershawHealth CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Camden native is new KCSD professional development director

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted recently to hire Camden native Steve Abbott as the district's new professional development director. Abbott replaces John Gardner, who recently retired.

March 10, 2014 | | Education


Camden Rotary gives to Sacks of Love

Camden Rotary President Alfred Mae Drakeford, left, presents Kathy Hall with a check for $2,000 which represents a Rotary Grant and contributions made by Camden Rotary Club during the "Rotary Has Heart" campaign. Funds will go to the Sacks of Love program. Also pictured is Camden Rotary Club project chair Jeffrey Graham.

March 10, 2014 | | People & Places


Historical Society reschedules speaker

Due to the recent snow and ice storm, the Lee County Historical Society cancelled its Feb. 11 meeting. The guest speaker for that meeting, Mr. Isaac Joe, has been rescheduled for the March meeting on Tuesday.

March 10, 2014 | | People & Places


Dementia Dialogues workshop

Bethesda Presbyterian Church will offer a five-week workshop, Dementia Dialogues, designed to educate and inform persons who care for those who exhibit signs and symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias.

March 10, 2014 | | People & Places


Cat in the Hat at Mt. Pisgah

The Cat In the Hat visited Mt. Pisgah Elementary School to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America. Here, he is shaking hands with kindergartener Emily Denton.

March 10, 2014 | | People & Places


West Wateree Rotary Wild Game Dinner

The West Wateree Rotary announces the first inaugural Wild Game Dinner and Silent Auction the evening of April 5 at Old McCaskill Farm in Rembert to raise money for graduating Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) seniors. Club President Amy Schofield describes the event as "down-home and delicious," with wide support from the community. "I'm particularly excited by how we will be showcasing local talent. Hunters in our club provided the game, local musicians will provide the blue grass, and a wonderful local farm will be providing a great setting and a great cook."

March 10, 2014 | | People & Places


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April 25, 2017 | | Ariail


Special Olympics

We would like to offer our hearty congratulations to all who participated in Friday's Special Olympics event – and a heartfelt thanks to all who ...

April 25, 2017 | | Editorials


Keeping the county working for you

This whole recent focus on a certain airline treating a passenger as "The Incredible Hulk" did with Loki in the movie fight scene has confirmed ...

April 25, 2017 | By Kershaw County Council Chair Julian Burns C-I guest columnist | Columns


Demon netters bounce back to top Manning, Ridge View

After suffering a loss to Blythewood on their first match back after spring break, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team closed last week's trio of non-region ...

April 25, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Kudzu and change

In my early travels outside of the South, I was astounded to discover that people had never heard of kudzu. After all, Southerners have been ...

April 25, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


The cousin towns

It is a well-known fact that Joseph Kershaw designed and laid out the two-phase plan of Camden. He designed our fair city based upon the ...

April 25, 2017 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Clinic Classic hits the street on Saturday

The tenth annual Clinic Classic road race/walk will take place in Camden on Saturday, April 29.

April 25, 2017 | | Sports


King Kat tourney on tap for Lake Wateree

The 2017 Cabela's King Kat Tournament Trail will stop at Lake Wateree on Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29.

April 25, 2017 | | Seasonal Sports


5K Color Run benefits NCHS Yearbook

The North Central High School yearbook staff is sponsoring a 5K Color Fun Run on Saturday, May 6 at 10 a.m. at the school.

April 25, 2017 | | Sports


A sad lesson about dogs and mold toxicity

Doing the right thing is rarely easy. This month we're focusing on a foster dog's story that includes an important lesson for all ...

April 25, 2017 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Scorpiancer returns to its winning form

Bruton Street-US's Scorpiancer seized the lead from front-running Portrade at the final fence of the $50,000 Temple Gwathmey Handicap (Gr. 3) and prevailed ...

April 25, 2017 | | Equine


Yesteryear for April 25, 2017

Although several supermarkets in Camden boast bakeries, Mulberry Market owners Peter and Fran Rowland say they are confident their new bake shop at 536 E ...

April 25, 2017 | | Yesteryear


UWKC recognizes volunteers

The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) recently hosted a dinner to recognize the contributions of partner agency volunteers.

April 25, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


BLYSS takes stage for Finally Friday

The Finally Friday Free Concert Series continues at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) this Friday, April 28 with BLYSS. The concert will ...

April 25, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


For the Record - April 25, 2017

Real estate transactions

April 25, 2017 | | For the Record


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