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Ridgeway assisted living home gives donation to LES

The residents and staff at Southwinds Assisted Living Facility in Ridgeway took up a collection of school supplies to donate to Lugoff Elementary School. The supplies will be used in Lynn Looney's special education class.

October 05, 2011 | | Localife


Program encourages communication between parents and teens

The Family Resource Center will be running workshops for Kershaw County parents, and other adults working with teens designed to help start discussions with about self-esteem, puberty/sexuality, mixed messages in the media, peer pressure ect. The first workshop will be held at the United Way of Kershaw County, located at 110 East DeKalb Street Camden, Oct. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m.

October 05, 2011 | | Localife


Mother worries about lethargic, 26-year-old son

Dear Annie: My 26-year-old son graduated two years ago from a terrific university. During college, he lived on his own and had a girlfriend, but just before graduation, they broke up. My son had a hard time coping, and when he graduated, he came back to live at home.

October 05, 2011 | | Dear Annie


Candy Days

Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham (left) presented Camden Lions Club member Rich Pinkerton with a proclamation Sept. 30, declaring Oct. 2-15 as South Carolina Lions Sight and Hearing Conservation Weeks in Camden. The observance will also include the annual Lions Club Candy Days donation drive, where Lions give away mints for donations to support state and local programs that assist the underprivileged with eyeglasses and hearing aids. Chaired by Pinkerton, the candy drive helps to provide funds to operate the South Carolina Lions Mobile Health Screening Unit, eye examinations and surgeries. Additionally, it helps support two camps for blind children in ...

October 05, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Mini-Olympics coming to area

Move over, Rio de Janeiro, the Olympics are coming to Camden and Kershaw County. The Mini-Olympics, that is -- featuring the potato sack race, obstacle course, long jump and more.

October 05, 2011 | | Camden


Eddie "Toot" James Ricks

Eddie "Toot" James Ricks, 80, of Longtown Road, Ridgeway, died Sunday, October 2, 2011. Family and friends may call at the residence.

October 05, 2011 | | Obituaries


K.C. Singleton Jr.

Funeral service for K.C. Singleton, Jr., 68, of River Road in Camden, will be held Thursday, October 6, 12:00 P.M. at Collins Funeral Home chapel for family members only and a private burial.

October 05, 2011 | | Obituaries


Harriett Walker

Services to celebrate the life of Harriett Vincent Walker of Camden, formerly of Kershaw, SC will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at Lakeview Baptist Church. The Rev. Hugh McKinney will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. A private burial will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park at 2:00 p.m., prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Walker's memory to Lakeview Baptist Church, 1520 Mill Street, Camden, SC 29020 or to Second Baptist Church, 7737 Kershaw Camden ...

October 05, 2011 | | Obituaries


KCSO receives DUI grant

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office has a new tool to help in reducing the county's DUI fatality rate, the highest per capita in the state.

October 05, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Let voters decide

I've always been proud to say I'm a Camdenite, even though I haven't lived there in more than four decades. My dad, Everett "Skip" Ring, was among the first wave of out-of-staters DuPont transferred in during the early 1950s. We moved to Camden the week of my 5th birthday and resided there until the summer after I graduated Camden High. Although I have lived numerous other places, in my heart Camden is my hometown. Over the last 12 years, business trips have afforded me the opportunity to periodically visit Camden as I've passed through. I have ...

October 05, 2011 | Jim Ring Mechanicsville, Va. | Letters


National Newspaper Week

October 04, 2011 | | Viewpoint


NC girls rebound by sweeping McBee

Two nights after suffering their first conference loss in more than two years, the North Central volleyball team released their frustration on McBee to the tune of a 3-0 shutout win at The Castle on Thurday.

October 03, 2011 | | North Central High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Sumter at Camden (GTEN – 4:30 p.m.); Andrew Jackson at North Central (VB – 6:45 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Camden (VB – 7 p.m.)

October 03, 2011 | | Sports


NCHS teacher cadets visit kindergarten students

October 03, 2011 | | Education


DMES students 'sign the Constitution'

October 03, 2011 | | Education


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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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