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Sick? Some of you can stay home

NEW YORK -- Something strange happened here this week: Lots of workers who've never done so before got the right to call in sick. And that's a good thing.

August 01, 2014 | | Columns


Baby, it’s hot outside

July 30, 2014 | | Sports


Get ready to get Xtreme at CMP

Xtreme Xperience, the country's premier supercar driving experience, is heading full-throttle for Carolina Motorsports Park in Westville, with event dates set for Friday, Aug. 1, through Sunday, Aug. 3.

July 30, 2014 | | Auto racing


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


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Dogs knock off third-ranked Lakewood

On the day in which Lakewood moved into the third spot in the latest 4A state boys' basketball coaches poll, Camden brought the Gators down ...

December 15, 2017 | | Sports


MCCU Holiday Classic hoops tourney on deck

The third annual Mid-Carolina Credit Union Holiday Classic Basketball tournament will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 19-20, at E. Clarkson Rhame City Arena ...

December 15, 2017 | | Sports


Unearned wins leads to CHS splitting matches

Forfeits played a major factor in the Camden wrestling team's splitting a pair of non-region matches with 4A opponents this week.

December 15, 2017 | | Camden High/Middle


Demon Holiday Classic opens tonight at L-E

Lugoff-Elgin will host its 26th annual Demon Holiday Classic wrestling tournament beginning tonight and continuing through Saturday inside the Demons Den and the school's ...

December 15, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Ariail - Dec. 15, 2017

December 15, 2017 | | Ariail


Building the future

People driving around the county, especially around Camden, may see a number of projects in various stages of progress. In fact, several of these are ...

December 15, 2017 | | Editorials


An unchanging family

The newspaper was laying on the kitchen island so when I picked it, I flipped it over and glanced over the list of obituaries. I ...

December 15, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Season’s reason

More than 2,000 years ago, a child was born to two faithful travelers who could only find rest in a stable among cattle and ...

December 15, 2017 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Women’s rage unleashed

WASHINGTON - That special place in hell everyone keeps talking about is getting mighty crowded.

December 15, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Letter: Was land purchase a mistake?

Kershaw County property details are a matter of public record. One can go online and find a lot of interesting facts. In the matter of ...

December 15, 2017 | Robert Kershaw "Bob" Mays Camden | Letters


JAKE CARTER

Mr. Jake Carter, 84, formerly of King St., Camden, passed on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. Plans will be announced by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

December 15, 2017 | | Obituaries


RITA E. GOODMAN

Rita Elizabeth Goodman, 61 of Stockbridge, GA died December 13, 2017. She was born in New Bern, N.C. on March 6, 1956, to the ...

December 15, 2017 | | Obituaries


PAMELA GRIGSBY

Funeral services for Pamela Kay Jeffers Grigsby, 58, will be held today, December 15, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Spears Creek Baptist Church, with ...

December 15, 2017 | | Obituaries


BARBARA JOHNSON

Funeral services for Barbara Jean Geneva Johnson, 66, will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Willie Dyers will ...

December 15, 2017 | | Obituaries


JOHNNIE JOHNSON JR.

Mr. Johnnie Johnson, Jr.,, 71, of 1008-B Seegars Mill Rd., Camden, passed on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Plans will be announced by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

December 15, 2017 | | Obituaries


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