The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is planning a very special evening on Friday. The Equine Triumvirate: Lauren Allen, Libby Bussinah & Rachel Parker, a celebration of the equine industry through art opens in the Bassett Gallery with a reception from 5:30-7 p.m. followed by the Charles Wadsworth & Friends concert at 7 p.m. The exhibit will run through Dec. 2.
The American Legion Auxiliary Sanders Stoney Unit 203 Education Chairman, Janet Potts (far left), along with Vice President, Patricia Bush (far right), donated money to media specialist, Paulette Williams (left center) and Principal Matia Goodwin in honor of Mr. Andrew James to Jackson Elementary School for the purchase of library books.
Camden High's JROTC presented the Colors at a recent meeting of the S.C. Board of Education. Rose Sheheen (left), a member of the Board of Education and a retired Kershaw County educator, and S.C. Superintendent of Education Dr. Mick Zais (fourth from left) greeted the cadets, who included (from second left) Dilon Price, Ashley Williams, Quavian Belton, Daryl Richardson and Chantel Goodson and Camden High JROTC Instructor retired Col. Tim Webb.
Noon. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011. The Larry Doby Sports Complex, Camden. With yells, yelps, occasional groans and ongoing laughter, the first Mini-Olympics of Kershaw County was off and running. Twenty-five boys and girls, some as young as 5 and many new to sports, competed in seven fun events, from the potato sack race, obstacle course and soccer relay to the jump rope relay, bean bag toss and long jump.
Lugoff-Elgin American Legion Post 195 recently moved its meetings to the Lugoff Fire Dept on U.S. 1 near the intersection of Ridgeway Road (S.C. 34).
Horace Belton, 72, of Pickett Street, Camden, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011.
U.S. Navy Seaman Apprentice Jennifer L. Denis, daughter of Jeannette P. and Luis F. Denis of Elgin, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
"Richard Kirkland: An Angel or a Hoax?" is the provocative title of historian Mac Wycoff's lecture for the Society program at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Camden High School Auditorium, Ehrenclou Drive, Camden.
Friday is the final day to purchase $20 discount general admission tickets for the Marion DuPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase.
The Lights of Lugoff Christmas Parade will be held Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. beginning at the BP Station in Lugoff, down U.S. 1 South towards Elgin and ending at S.C. 34 at McDonald's. Both lanes of U.S. 1 will be closed this year for the parade, sponsored by the Lugoff Optimist Club.
Katie Tiller and Madison Hudson teamed for 6-2, 7-5 win at first doubles to give the Camden High girls' tennis team a 4-3 win over visiting Dreher in Thursday's AAA state playoff match contested at the Camden High School Athletic Complex.
Both Camden and North Central are still alive in the South Carolina High School League volleyball playoffs.
Ann Dillon Barns, 86, wife of Tom Barnes, formerly of Camden died July 26, 2014. Visitation 6-8pm August 1 and 10-11am Saturday followed by service at 11am all at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Bradley Creek Chapel, Wilmington NC. www.quinnmcgowen.com
Funeral services for Curtis Leon Drakeford, 77, will be held Friday, August 1, 2014 at 10:00 am at Door of Hope Ministries, 984 Wateree Blvd, Camden SC. Burial to follow at Ft Jackson National Cemetery in Columbia. Pastors Gerald Brown and Lomarie Caldwell will officiate. Viewing will be held on Thursday morning at 11:00 am at Brown's Funeral Home in Camden. Curtis Drakeford was born on May 10, 1937, and passed award on Monday, July 28, 2014. He was head deacon at Door of Hope Ministries, directed the men's fellowship, and ministered at Manning Correctional Prison ...
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Robert "Bobby" William Grimm, 45, of Camden will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, July 31, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 30 from 6:00-7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Bobby's memory to Kershaw County Special Olympics, P. O. Box 310, Camden, SC 29021.
Mrs. Myrel Hermina Gripper, 87, of 302 Smyrna Road, Elgin, South Carolina, passed on Thursday, July 24, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Fort Clark Baptist Church in Elgin, SC. Burial will follow at the Fort Clark Baptist Church Cemetery in Elgin, SC. Haile's Funeral Home is in serving the family.
Mr. Nanley Holmes, 86, of 146 Battleship Road, Camden died Monday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Holmes Family.
Funeral service for Cathy Anne Tidwell, 65, will be held on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.
Hey, y'all! I am Jim McGowan. I am the most recent addition to the award-winning staff of the Chronicle-Independent. I can only hope to live up to their high standards. It will not be easy. I will be the Localife editor and cover the education beat.
A federal nutrition program that places new restrictions on snacks and beverages sold in schools also provides an opportunity for some fresh thinking about school fundraisers.
Having spent many hours working to get the historic Seaboard Railroad station preserved, I was extremely pleased to see that Amtrak was at the city council work session June 22 to present its plan for improvements to the station.
During the last Camden City Council work session, and as reported in the July 28 Chronicle-Independent, the concept of "adaptive reuse" of Rhame Arena was discussed. It was during this discussion that it was noted that the concept and sketch under discussion was developed by the daughter of Marti Wallace and Mike Jones (Elizabeth Ancrum Jones). Miss Jones developed her proposal several years ago. After a discussion of the property during a prior council meeting, her work was provided to city staff for their consideration.
It is always exciting to read positive press in the Chronicle-Independent concerning businesses in our area. Sam Kendall's 2014 Certificate of Excellence Award was wonderfully covered by the C-I for its hard-earned recognition. Each year, TripAdvisor assesses local businesses worldwide and awards certificates to those with very high ratings. For 2014, they awarded three Certificates of Excellence in Camden to Sam Kendall's, Salud! Mexican Kitchen, and Bloomsbury Inn. In addition, their highest recognition, Traveler's Choice Awards, honors like businesses nationwide. As the C-I well-covered earlier in the year, Bloomsbury was a Traveler's Choice Award winner for ...
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The annual Fall Coin Show of the Camden Coin Club will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Camden Recreation Department, 1042 West DeKalb St., Camden.