The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last week said it would lift its ban on cellphone conversations on airliners, but the ruling doesn't mean that non-stop jabbering will automatically be permitted; rather, it simply allows the airline companies to decide whether they want to sanction cellphone use or not. In doing so, the FCC finally acknowledged what most experts have preached for years: that the use of electronic devices doesn't actually interfere with a plane's communications and controls systems. There will no doubt be lots of passengers happy that they don't have to turn off their iPads ...
Several prominent businessmen chartered the Camden Lions Club in 1946. Their first project involved raising funds to purchase a new iron lung for the local hospital to treat polio victims.
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I was disgusted by the sheer sentimentality attending the 50th anniversary of the death of John F. Kennedy.
Funeral services for Sara Edna West Bowers, 91, of Kershaw, S.C. will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2013, in the sanctuary of Bethany Baptist Church, Westville, S.C. The Revs. Craigan Blankenship, Tommy Bowers, Qitman Hand and Mr. Jesse Bowers will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Funeral service for Carolyn Joyce Rabon, 81, will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.
Funeral service for Francis Bannon Mooneyhan, Jr., 82, will be held Wednesday at 2:00 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Chestnut Ferry Road, Camden, SC. A private burial will be held in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Bishop Arthur Turbyfill will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 26 at 6:00-8:00 pm at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Latter Day Saints Missionary Fund or Humanitarian Fund.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Olga "Sandy" Lanoway McCurdy, 87, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, November 29, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery in Camden. The family will receive friends at 1:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. McClurdy to a charity of one's choice.
When the North Central High School Competitive Cheerleading Team headed to the 2012 AA state championship at Bi-Lo Arena in Greenville, the squad was entering uncharted territory.
William L. Pape's Divine Fortune, who drew clear from an all-star field in Far Hills' Grand National (Gr. 1) was crowned as the National Steeplechase Association's 2013 earnings champion at awards ceremonies on Nov. 23 held at Springdale Hall in Camden.
Virginia Barrett was one of four contestants who missed two games in last week's Chronicle-Independent football contest.
After tallying a season-high 31 points in the Patriots' 20-point victory over Lees-McRae, Camden native and former Camden High School basketball standout Evrik Gary has been named the Francis Marion University Student-Athlete of the week for the week ending Nov. 25.
• If you're planning to visit family members in another area of the country and dread facing huge crowds in airports during Thanksgiving, consider this: within a decade, 24 of the busiest 30 airports in the nation will become as congested twice each week as they are on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. That's the prediction from a travel-industry study, and Charlotte's Douglas International Airport is among those included. So if you're flying next week, console yourself with the fact that soon, the bedlam you're facing will be an everyday affair.
If New Year's is a time to regroup and look toward the upcoming year, then Thanksgiving is a time to gather and reflect on the year that has passed. In our family, it is a time when we thank the good Lord for both the heartaches and the blessings.
Miss Lake Wateree and Miss Lake Wateree Teen were crowned recently at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County. This pageant was an official Miss South Carolina preliminary. The queens are, from left, Miss Lake Wateree Teen 2014, Delaney Provow, and Miss Lake Wateree, Amanda Bodie. Dovow is a sophomore at Lugoff-wElgin High School and Bodie is a sophomore at Clemson University. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/misslakewateree.
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WASHINGTON -- To sum up President Trump's first month in office, he has exceeded everyone's expectations.
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"A goal without a plan is just a wish." – Antoine De Saint Exupery
I feel like a broken record (there's an archaic cultural reference for you) every year when I say this, but what happens in the ...
U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond was on hand Monday to present Cogsdill Tool with the Presidential "E" Award for excellence in exporting.
Facing long odds to begin with, the Camden High boys' basketball team had their season come to an end in a 65-52 loss to Southside ...
The "More Than Conquerors" baseball clinic will be held on Saturday, March 4 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Wildwood Youth ...
Baseball seasion, in pre-season tournament form, begins this week for Camden, Lugoff-Elgin and North Central high schools as well as the Camden Military Academy.
After several years of having to turn those wanting to buy tickets away due to lack of space, the Wateree Chapter Ducks Unlimited Banquet is ...
Ms. Venice Duren Belton, 93, of Elizabeth City, NC formerly of Camden, SC, passed on Saturday, February 18, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted at ...
Funeral services for Rosie Lee Barrett Fain, 93, will be held Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Southside Baptist Church. The Rev. Lonnie Watford ...
Mr. Jerry Mack Flowe, 68, of Kershaw, died Monday, February 20, 2017. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home of Camden.