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Miss Simenson, Mr. Tolbert to wed in September

Mr. and Mrs. Todd Simenson and Mr. and Mrs. Barry Tolbert announce the engagement of Miss Ashley Marie Simenson of Sumter, to Brian John Tolbert of Camden. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Todd Simenson of Sumter. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Barry Tolbert of Lugoff and the late Judith Paciulan of Camden.

August 13, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


Dudley 52nd Family Reunion

The Dudley 52nd Family Reunion was hosted by Willie and Aretha Forbes of Camden from July 27-30 with a "Western Style" theme. Yvette Dudley, P.C., of Roosevelt, N.Y. was the mistress of ceremony.

August 13, 2012 | | People & Places


NCHS Class of ‘03 planning reunion

North Central High School class of 2003 is planning a 10 year class reunion. Please provide name, address, e-mail address and phone number to: whitefrancesca@yahoo.com or by mail to Francesca E. White: 4400 Dorchester Rd; Suite 108, North Charleston, SC 29418. For details contact Francesca White, (843) 751-2222.

August 13, 2012 | | People & Places


Battle of Camden Remembrance Day

The redcoats will be returning to Camden. On Aug. 18 , Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site will be having its Battle of Camden Remembrance Day. The "No Battle" fun family outing will include several activities for people of all age groups to enjoy.

August 10, 2012 | Porche' Matthews Chronicle Independent | People & Places


Ariail for Aug. 10, 2012

August 10, 2012 | | Ariail


Get ready, set, go for KershawHealth Springdale 5K at Sunset

The fourth annual KershawHealth Springdale 5K at Sunset will be held on Saturday, August 18 at Springdale Race Course. The 5K Walk/Run is coordinated by the United Way of Kershaw County and benefits the United Way's Health Care Council and its mission of improving the health of everyone in our community.

August 10, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Michael S. Becker

Michael S. Becker of Camden, SC, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at his home. Born in Connecticut, April 4, 1938, he was the son of the late James S. Becker Sr., and Mildred Smith Becker. Michael grew up in Camden, SC, attended college from 1957 to 1974 studying Physics at Duke University, receiving a B.S. and Ph.D in Physics from the University of Florida and studying accounting at Pace University. He was a member of the American Physical Society, Sigma Xi (Physics Society) and the Mathematical Association on America. He was published as a Mathematician in ...

August 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


Joe Donald Cobb, Sr.

A funeral service celebrating the life of Joe Donald Cobb, Sr. of Camden will be held at 2:00PM, Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Mt. Hebron Free Will Baptist Church. Rev. Jack Cobb, Jr., Rev. Jimmy Atkerson, and Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. Burial will be at Sandy Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00PM, Friday, August 10, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Joe's memory to Mt. Hebron Free Will Baptist Church, 2486 Mt. Hebron Road, Cassatt, SC 29032.

August 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


KCSO agents seize meth labs after chase, fight

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics agents arrested a Cassatt man following a vehicle chase and fight that led to the discovery of a mobile methamphetamine lab in the man's truck. Agents found additional meth-making materials at the residence the man maintains on U.S. 1 in Cassatt.

August 10, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Ella L. Grant

Miss Ella L. Grant, 71, of 6420 Heir Drive, Rembert, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, July 31, 2012. Born in Boykin, she was the daughter of the late James and Gertrude Pollard Grant.

August 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


Developing a taste for winning championships

August 10, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


James D. Horton

Funeral services for James D. "Buck" Horton, 85, of Kershaw will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 11, 2012, at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Jefferson. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Hospice Chaplin Mark Bredholt and Rev. Terry Corder will officiate.

August 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


Joanne Carr

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Joanne Marie McElhiney Carr, 66 of Camden will be held at 3:00 PM, August 18, 2012 at Emmanuel Baptist Church. Rev. Jimmy Atkerson will officiate. Joanne went to be with the Lord August 6, 2012. She was born in Boston, MA and was the daughter of the late George and Helen Schoetser McElhiney. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

August 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


Harris McGloster

Mr. Harris McGloster, 73, of 824 Logan Road, Camden, SC, passed on Tuesday, August 7, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Abundant Life Fellowship Church, Camden, S.C. with burial to follow. Haile's Funeral Home is assisting.

August 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


Loma Stover

Loma Stover

August 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Fourth of July BBQ essentials

The Fourth of July is tomorrow and revelers across the nation are preparing to toast their independence with family and friends. For many Americans, backyard barbecues are synonymous with the Fourth of July, a day that, in the United States of America, commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Historic Camden’s Did you Know?

While Ben Franklin was key to the crafting of the Declaration of Independence, the other Founding Fathers did not want him to be the main author - as they felt they couldn't trust him not to put a joke in it!

The great, big and wonderful approval of going independent actually occurred on July 2 -- a day which John Adams thought would forever after be celebrated by the newly formed nation. "The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha in the History of America." He was right about the way we honor it though: "It ought ...

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Sesquicentennial State Park trip

Students from Wateree Elementary School in Krissi Butler's first grade class enjoyed a field study at the end of the school year to Sesquicentennial State Park to study plants.

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Ariail for July 3, 2015

July 03, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Fourth of July

Tomorrow is Independence Day, the Fourth of July, when this country celebrates its birthday. This year, July 4 marks the 239th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence -- the document which signaled to the world the original 13 British colonies were breaking away from Mother England.

July 03, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Michelle Obama’s evolution

WASHINGTON -- First-term first ladies are often shadows to their more-important husbands, dabbling in lite fare to avoid criticism and picking safe projects to shield them and their families from the inevitable slings and arrows.

July 03, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Scully: Vision and process

Many extraordinary people offer visionary ideas, especially here. "Wouldn't it be great if we had a river rafting business on the Wateree?" "Wouldn't it be great if we had a downtown boutique hotel?" "Wouldn't it be great if we had a Bluegrass Festival the week of the Colonial Cup?" "Wouldn't it be great if we had a cottage development, or better yet, a new Kershaw County library on the former Mather property?" "And another restaurant or two!" The answer is predictably, "Yes, of course yes! Thank you for your great ideas," followed by necessary questions: "Where ...

July 03, 2015 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader wants ‘fair and balanced reporting’

During the open meetings of all of our public bodies, there is provided a period for public comments. This period is part of the meeting agenda and is, presumably, included in the meeting's minutes. Therefore, these comments become part of the public record. This period is set aside for anyone wanting to speak about matters of concern, as long as the comments are about public issues (not to include the promotion of a private business and not about personal issues). Although the public comment period is not a period of debate, it provides private citizens an opportunity to let ...

July 03, 2015 | X. Willard Polk Camden | Letters


Sidewalk Survey - July 3, 2015

July 03, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


Sylvia Upton Wood

Sylvia Upton Wood passed away peacefully on July 1, 2015 at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph at the age of 81, surrounded by her family. Born on March 1, 1934 in Benton Harbor, she was the daughter of Frederick and Margaret Upton, also of St. Joseph. Her father was a founder of what is now the Whirlpool Corporation.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Leroy Burgess Marsh

A graveside service for Leroy Burgess Marsh, 96, will be held today, July 3 at 2 p.m. in High Hill True Light Church Cemetery. The family received friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the national Multiple Sclerosis Society or the American Diabetes Association.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


William E. Long

A memorial service for William E. "Gene" Long, Sr., of Columbia, was held Wednesday July 1, 2015 at Wildewood Downs, 731 Polo Rd, Columbia, SC, 29223 with Dr. George Crow officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in Forsyth Memorial Park, Winston-Salem, NC.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Eunice O. Kirby

Eunice O. "Libby" Kirby, 81, widow of Marion H. Kirby, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Summerville, SC. Plans will be announced by Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home of Bishopville.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Doris Jean Kelow

Mrs. Doris Jean Kelow, 63, of 503 Lyttelton Street, Camden, passed on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Plans will be announced by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Charles Greene

Mr. Charles "Tookie Baby" Greene, 58, of 917 Mitchell Drive, Camden, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Friends may call at 2010 Concord Drive, Valley Park, Camden. Plans will be announced by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


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