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LaVada Parker Watson

LaVada Parker Watson, 91, widow of Gordon W. Watson, died Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Karesh Long Term Care Center in Camden.

July 23, 2012 | | Obituaries


Shrine Club Football Jamboree kicks off county season Aug. 10

Pairings have been announced for the Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree.

July 23, 2012 | | Sports


Veto session marks end of long budget process

The General Assembly met last week to consider Governor Haley's budget vetoes. Having originally decided to meet in September, the Legislature changed its plans because two of the budget vetoes wiped out two state agencies and other vetoes created uncertainties that needed to be resolved quickly, like funding of teacher pay raises before the start of the school year.

July 23, 2012 | By State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noted and passed - July 23, 2012

• In the wake of the Colorado movie theater incident last week that killed or wounded more than 60 people, we mused once again on just how common mass murders have become. Our memory fades to 1966 when a drifter named Richard Speck broke into a Chicago apartment and killed eight student nurses. It shocked the world. Nowadays, unfortunately, such incidents make headlines one day and are forgotten the next because they occur so often. It's a sad sign of the times, we suppose.

July 23, 2012 | | Editorials


Kelly Ann Carpenter

A Memorial Service for Kelly Ann Carpenter, 32, Columbia, will be held on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 2:00 pm at Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel, visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Born November 24, 1979 in Manhattan, NY, Kelly was a daughter of the late Mrs. Mary McLoughlin. She is survived by her loving husband, Michael, children Dylan, Kaitlyn and Scott; sister Debra McIlwain and husband David, brother Marcus Donnelly, in-laws Cindy and Roy Carpenter; brothers and sisters in-law Brian and Junior Carpenter, Carroll and Kristy Carpenter-Smith and their children Taylor and Allison. Kelly was ...

July 23, 2012 | | Obituaries


Miss Kelly, Mr. Mitcham plan fall wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen S. Kelly Jr. of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Lindsey Elizabeth Kelly of Camden, to Nathan Ray Mitcham of Sumter, SC. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Mitcham of Sumter.

July 23, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


KC Chamber director graduates from IOM

Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Liz Horton recently graduated from the Institute for Organization Management (IOM), the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Horton completed 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management to become an IOM graduate.

July 23, 2012 | | Business


Drug dealing brothers head to prison

For 20 years, brothers James and Dexter Drakeford sold drugs in Kershaw County. That's over now.

July 23, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Ariail for July 23, 2012

July 23, 2012 | | Ariail


Pet talk - July 23, 2012

Deworming treatments are often a regular component of horse health maintenance, but many horse owners may not understand the best schedule for their horse. While deworming regimens vary by region, there are some ground rules for owners to follow as they work with their veterinarians on a proper deworming schedule.

July 23, 2012 | Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences | Pets


Lee County man charged with molesting sisters

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested a Lee County man with sexually assaulting three sisters.

July 23, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man charged with sexually assaulting 8-year-old girl

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested a Johnsonville man Thursday, charging him with sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl in Kershaw County. Brian Robert Sharpe, 25, faces one count of criminal sexual conduct toward a minor under 11.

July 23, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


The Dickeys celebrate 68th anniversary

William and Nellie Dickey of Columbia, formerly of Lugoff, recently celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary with family and friends. They were married June 27, 1944. They have six children, 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

July 23, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


30 years and counting

It's been 30 years of hilarity on the road and he's back in Camden to share his humor again. James Gregory -- "The Funniest Man in America" -- returns to the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) Aug. 3 for one performance only in the Wood Auditorium.

July 23, 2012 | | Arts


Bennye "Frank" Dubose

Mr. Bennye James Franklin "Frank" DuBose, 66, of 1808 Campbell Street, Camden, died Saturday, July 21, 2012. Family and friends may call at 1920 Meadowbrook Drive, Valley Park, Camden. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Dubose Family.

July 23, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Ariail for May 27, 2015

May 27, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Medical marijuana

Though the legalization of medical marijuana appears to be a dead issue in this session of the General Assembly, we hope lawmakers won't forget about it and that there will be an attempt to revive the issue next year. It is, of course, an emotional matter for many people, and there are those who believe legalizing marijuana for medical purposes will be the first wave of massive use by people who are trying to skirt the law. Both the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division and S.C. Medical Association oppose the bill, with a former president of the ...

May 27, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Who’s the studliest of them all?

WASHINGTON -- Because so many Republicans want to be president -- or at least pretend they do -- debate organizers have decided to eliminate the least popular from the stage based on how they rank in the latest national polls.

May 27, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Noble: S.C. profiles in courage

As a very young boy of 9 years old, I first became interested in politics when my father off-handedly encouraged me to watch the Kennedy-Nixon presidential debate in 1960. It changed my life -- literally.

May 27, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Speaking of Sherman

Harvey Teal (standing), whose Kershaw County Historical Society columns appear monthly in the Chronicle-Independent, speaks to some 85 people at Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church on Sunday, one of two speakers on the topic of Civl War Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's March through Kershaw County, via Liberty Hill, 150 years ago. Teal kept the large audience interested with displays and descriptions of local artificats.

May 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


For the Record - May 27, 2015

Real estate transactions

May 27, 2015 | | For the Record


Yesteryear - May 27, 2015

Former Camden High School Band Director William R. "Bill" Basden was honored with the President's Award for outstanding contribution to the support and development of bands given by Phi Beta Mu national bandmasters society.

May 27, 2015 | | Yesteryear


Sidewalk Survey - May 27, 2015

May 27, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


Jane Oates Truel

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Jane Oates Truel, 50, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, May 29, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Darren Truel will officiate. Burial will follow in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 PM, Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Jane's memory to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

May 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Robert 'Bob' Rowland Russell

Robert "Bob" Rowland Russell Jr., 85, Chairman of the Board of Russell & Jeffcoat Real Estate, from Columbia South Carolina passed away on the morning of May 23, 2015. In Bob's true spirit of living life to the fullest, he perished doing what he loved most in the world, flying. He was born on February 15, 1930 in Florida to the late Robert Rowland and Mary Rogers Russell Sr. Raised in Columbia, Bob attended Columbia High School.

May 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Johnny Wayne Owens

Funeral service for Johnny Wayne Owens, 67, will be held today at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Camden with burial to follow in Flint Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church fellowship hall.

May 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


William C. Murphy

Funeral service for William Charlton "Bill" Murphy, 74, will be held on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at New Life Christian Outreach Church with burial to follow in St. Andrews Church of God, Red Hill. The Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends today 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to New Life Christian Outreach Church, 411 Hwy 601 South, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

May 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Frankie Louise Kelly

Mrs. Frankie Louise "Tiny" Johnson Kelly, 59, of 193-A Ward Road, Lugoff, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Kelly family.

May 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Phyllis Mays Davis

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Phyllis Mays Davis, 68, of Bethune, SC will be held Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Bethel United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Gary Romines will officiate. The family will receive friends today, May 27, at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel from 6:00-7:30 PM.

May 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


James Odell Cooper

Mr. James Odell Cooper, 87, of Camden, died Saturday, May 23, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Cooper family.

May 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


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