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Camden Antique Fair kicks off Oct. 20

Organizers for the inaugural Camden Antiques Fair announce that 33 antique dealers are booked for the event and many hail from out of state. They will bring items new to the South Carolina market and shoppers will find an array of offerings which feature furniture, toys, ceramics, sporting artifacts, rugs, silver, crystal, jewelry, books, maps, rustic furnishings and pottery. A list of dealers and ticket information can be found on line at www.steeplechasemuseum.org.

October 12, 2011 | | Localife


NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition on tap for Saturday in Camden

The Kiwanis Club of Camden has joined with the Kershaw County Recreation Department in putting on the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick contest, which is set for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at Field 2 at the Larry Doby Athletic Complex in Camden.

October 10, 2011 | | Sports


Lady Knights rout Lions to improve to 12-1 on season

North Central romped past Lewisville in three games, 25-7, 25-6 and 25-9, in a Region 3-A match played Thursday night in Richburg.

The three-game sweep was the third in a row for Andy Johnson's Lady Knights who improved to 12-1 overall and 4-1 in conference play.

October 10, 2011 | | North Central High/Middle


This week in KC sports

Tuesday: Camden at Hartsville (GTEN – 4:30 p.m.); North Central, Camden Military Academy at Camden (XC – 5 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Dutch Fork (GTEN – 5 p.m.); C.A. Johnson at North Central (VB – 6 p.m.); Dutch Fork at Lugoff-Elgin (VB – 7 p.m.);

October 10, 2011 | | Sports


Feature photo: Lap around the school

In honor of International Walk to School Day, Lugoff Elementary School (LES) students walked around their school Wednesday morning. LES Principal Melissa Lloyd said that because few students walk to school, staff thought it would be a great idea to "have the entire student body get a bit of morning exercise while walking around the entire school." PTO Board member Molly LeGrand cheered students on and high-fived her daughter, Taylor, as she walked around the school.

October 10, 2011 | | Education


KershawHealth maintains positive bond rating, outlook

While the United States' bond rating has been lowered and the outlook for the non-profit health care segment is bleak, KershawHealth has maintained its investment-grade bond rating. Standard and Poor's has reaffirmed the health care system's "BBB" rating, and Fitch has reaffirmed its "BBB+" rating. Both ratings indicated the outlook for KershawHealth is stable.

October 10, 2011 | | Healthcare


Grace Episcopal Church ‘memorial and monument’ calendar on sale

Since 1980, members of Grace Episcopal Church Women have produced an annual calendar with drawings of residences and other significant structures in Camden. Local artists have generously donated their time and talent to produce the pen and ink representation in the calendar. This year, the theme is "memorials and monuments." Tootie Mackey (left) and Eve Montgomery stand in front of the Dinkinson Monument in Monument Square, which is featured on the cover of this year's calendar. Calendars can be purchased for $8 at the church office, Historic Camden and other local businesses. All proceeds from the calendars are donated ...

October 10, 2011 | | Localife


‘Flash mob politics,’ from both sides now

They're mad -- mad as hell! -- and they're taking their anger to the streets.

October 10, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Kardack earns ‘Silver Medallion’ from USC-Sumter

Candace "Brooke" Kardack, daughter of Candy Kardack and Bobby Kardack, has received a "Silver Medallion" award from the University of South Carolina, Sumter for the 2010-11 academic school year on Sept. 23. In order to qualify for this award, a student must have completed at least 30 hours on campus and achieved a 3.5 – 3.94 GPA. Brooke completed the year with a GPA of 3.93. She was also named on the Dean's List for the fall and spring semesters.

October 10, 2011 | | Education


Noted and passed

• We couldn't help but be a bit wistful last week upon reading that DuPont is making a $500-million plant expansion at its Moncks Corner facility, which produces Kevlar. We recall fondly the glory days of DuPont in Kershaw County, when the May Plant had more than 4,000 people on the payroll in high-paying, steady jobs. The company, like most large corporations then, transferred many people frequently, which led to an influx and egress of talented, interesting people into and out of this area. Many have remained here in Camden even after DuPont sold its May Plant -- we're ...

October 10, 2011 | | Editorials


School 'historians'

On Feb. 4, 1904, the Camden Chronicle and the Wateree Messenger were joined by a third newspaper in Camden, the People, whose editor was J. A. Shrock. In his first issue editor Shrock introduced a serial feature, "Graded School Compositions," which appeared in almost every issue until late May 1904. Shrock explained, "The editor was unfortunate … to secure only a limited education, and feels the keenest interest in assisting others who were more fortunate than himself."

October 10, 2011 | Kershaw County Historical Society Historian Harvey S. Teal | Columns


Robert Ariail -- Oct. 10, 2011

October 10, 2011 | | Ariail


KC library promotes early literacy through federal grant

Over the past few months, two dedicated reading enthusiasts bring reading to children, early and often, provides the key to lifelong success. Through a federal grant provided by the Institute for Museum and Library Studies, Cindy Bolin and Stephanie Hamrick, have visited numerous churches, mobile home parks and apartment complexes to reach out to parents who may be unfamiliar with the library, unable to get there, or unable to attend during scheduled summer children's programming.

October 10, 2011 | | Localife


Keep county money out of city Y project

Thank you, Kershaw County Councilmen, for your service to the citizens of our county. It's a sometimes thankless task, but one that consumes much time and energy which, fortunately, you are willing to extend.

October 10, 2011 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Bulldogs finish second in Darlington meet

Running minus the services of Davis Goodrich, the Camden High boys' cross country team still managed to finish second in a four-team meet hosted by Region 6-AAA foe Darlington on Tuesday.

October 07, 2011 | | Camden High/Middle


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Ann Dillon Barns

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

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


Curtis Leon Drakeford

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 ...

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


Robert “Bobby” William Grimm

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.

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


Myrel Hermina Gripper

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.

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


Nanley Holmes

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.

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


Cathy Anne Tidwell

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.

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


New kid on the block

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.

July 30, 2014 | By Jim McGowan Localife editor | Columns


Op-Ed: Let parents give directly to public schools

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.

July 30, 2014 | Trip DuBard, executive director SC Future Minds | Columns


Reader ‘pleased’ with Amtrak plan

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.

July 30, 2014 | Kay Polk Camden | Letters


Rhame Arena concept

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.

July 30, 2014 | X. Willard Polk Camden | Letters


2014 TripAdvisor awards

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 ...

July 30, 2014 | Katherin L. Brown Camden | Letters


For the Record - July 30, 2014

Real estate transactions

July 30, 2014 | | For the Record


Dr. Suess, library have new fan

July 30, 2014 | | Localife


Coin Club announces annual Fall Show

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.

July 30, 2014 | | Localife


Lady D’s Hair Extraordinaire opens

July 30, 2014 | | Business


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