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Blessing of the animals

On Oct. 1 at 11 a.m., a special lakeside service will be held for the animals in the Kershaw County community. Dr. Gene Rollins (above), minister at Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church (LHPC), will conduct the sixth annual Blessing of the Animals on Lake Wateree to commemorate St. Francis of Assisi's October 1182 birthday. St. Francis is known for his love of animals and the environment. Rollins will speak on the significance of the day and will then bless each animal individually. The custom, observed all over the world at this time of year, is meant to remind the ...

September 23, 2011 | | Localife


It’s all about attitude

I, like any normal person, have my list of complaints, my daily doses of "woe is me" fits. I complain when the light turns red, and I am in a hurry. I, as a student, complain when a certain grade isn't reached or the teacher gives me and my peers "too much homework." Honestly, minuscule complaints in comparison to real problems that deserve grievances.

September 23, 2011 | By Rebecca Rowell L-EHS columnist | High School Columns


Camden beats Lugoff-Elgin in United Way campaign competition

Camden High School took home the Caring Cup Sept. 17 when they surpased Lugoff-Elgin High School by more than $7,000. CHS students raised $13,700. L-EHS brought in just more than $6,500.

September 23, 2011 | | Localife


Halloween treats and sweets

Get your Halloween thrills and chills at the SAFE Scream on the Green, to be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 29 at Camden's Town Green.

September 23, 2011 | | Camden


Edward Blakeney

Graveside funeral services for Harry Edward "Ed" Blakeney, of Kershaw, will be held Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Kershaw City Cemetery. Rev. Bryant Fersner will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the First Baptist Church Parlor. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 67, Kershaw, S.C. 29067.

September 23, 2011 | | Obituaries


Herman Bowers

Herman Bowers, 67, of Camden, husband of Linda Tillman Bowers, died Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at Sumter East Health and Rehabilitation Center, Sumter. Born January 14, 1944 in Brownsville, PA, he was the son of the late Henry Bowers and Viola Moses Bowers.

September 23, 2011 | | Obituaries


Betty Ray Wannamaker

Betty Ray Davis Wannamaker, Orangeburg. Services were held at 2:00 PM Thursday September 22nd at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Orangeburg, SC, followed by internment at Sunnyside Cemetery. Family received friends after the service at the residence, 2225 Broughton St., Orangeburg.

September 23, 2011 | | Obituaries


Drag races to honor memory of Cody Wrenn

The second annual Cody Allen Wrenn Memorial Drag Race will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5 at Midlands Raceway Park in Lugoff.

September 23, 2011 | | Auto racing


Wooten wins C-I football contest

Elizabeth Wooten missed just one game, but still had to go to the tie-breaker before winning the last week's Chronicle-Independent football contest.

September 21, 2011 | | Sports


Carolina Challenge trophy stays home at North Central

For the second time in three years, the North Central High volleyball team proved to be inhospitable hostesses as the Lady Knights won their own Carolina Challenge Volleyball Tournament held Saturday in Boonetown.

September 21, 2011 | | North Central High/Middle


Raymond C. Harris

Raymond C. Harris, 90, of Fayetteville, GA, passed away peacefully on September 14, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Thelma Brannon Harris, and his brother Walter Harris. Left to celebrate his life is his son, Wayne Harris (Marilyn) of Fayetteville, many nieces and nephews, family members and friends earned over a lifetime.

September 21, 2011 | | Obituaries


Robert Ariail -- Sept. 21, 2011

September 21, 2011 | | Ariail


Sidewalk Survey -- Sept. 21, 2011

September 21, 2011 | Ashley Lewis Ford C-I | Sidewalk Survey


Lady Demons rebound to upend Dutch Fork in five games

After losing for the first time in two Region 4-4A matches, the Lugoff-Elgin volleyball team bounced back from a loss to Spring Valley with a 3-2 win over Dutch Fork last Thursday night in Irmo.

September 21, 2011 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


City councilman owes Attorney General an apology

I read with great disappointment one of our city councilmen's rude and inappropriate comments regarding our state's attorney general. I am shocked that an elected official I voted for would speak of our state's chief legal officer in such a way. Perhaps Mr. Partin should be reminded that the people of South Carolina and the people of Kershaw County elected Alan Wilson to serve us as Attorney General.

September 21, 2011 | Gene McCaskill Camden | Letters


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Have a successful school year

A year ago, a colorful banner saying "Have a successful school year!" appeared at Boykin Park, donated by the Boykin Park Neighborhood Group (BPNG) in August 2013. At that time, the BPNG had planned a special back-to-school program for children in the neighborhood, but weather conditions forced the group to cancel the program.

August 22, 2014 | | Education


Elgin resident doesn’t like L-EHS ‘Demon’ nickname

An Elgin resident expressed displeasure with Lugoff-Elgin High School's "Demon" nickname and the appearance of the school's cheerleaders and basketball players during Tuesday night's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees' meeting. In return, trustees later expressed displeasure with the words the woman used during the meeting's public comment time.

August 22, 2014 | By Jim McGowan and Martin L. Cahn C-I news staff | Education


Strike up the band!

The Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will kick off their 2014-2015 concert season with its first practice on Monday, Sept. 8. The CCCB, starting its 35th season under new conductor William J. "B.J." Brazier Jr. and assisted by Robert Wertz, is open to anyone who plays or has played a musical instrument in the past. The band needs to add players in all sections of the band, but especially percussion. No auditions are required and the rehearsal atmosphere is informal.

August 22, 2014 | | Arts


Lions win award for second time

The Camden Lions Club won an award from the South Carolina Adopt A Highway program. The program recognized the club as the best of all in Kershaw County for maintain its section of roadway. This is the second time the Camden Lions Club has won this prestigious award. From left: Lions members Jim Varn, Phil McGee, Ed Stokes, Davie Beard, Pete Demeter, and Dan Lovatt.

August 22, 2014 | | Localife


Local USC honors student studies oversees in Italy

A University of South Carolina Honors College student from Kershaw County recently returned from a four-week Study Abroad in Italy (SAI) program.

August 22, 2014 | | Localife


Local actress plays Revolutionary War heroine

Often called "Daring Dicey," 14-year-old South Carolinian, Laodicea "Dicey" Langston, leaves her mark in history.

August 22, 2014 | | Localife


James Rudolf Melton

A funeral service to celebrate the life of James Rudolf Melton, 86, of Cassatt, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Pastor Jeff Grubbs and Rev. John Hallman will officiate. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 1:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in Mr. Melton's memory to Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid State-SC, 3223 Sunset Blvd. Suite 100, W. Columbia, SC 29169 or Agape Hospice, 141 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC ...

August 22, 2014 | | Obituaries


Eduardo Renardo Carlos

Funeral service for Mr. Eduardo Renardo Carlos, 27, of Marietta, Georgia, will be held Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Collins Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Carlos died Monday, August 18, 2014. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

August 22, 2014 | | Obituaries


Cora Williams Niland

Mrs. Cora Williams Niland, 87, of 304 Doby Street, Camden, SC, passed on Thursday, August 14, 2014, at Springdale Healthcare Center, in Camden, SC.

August 22, 2014 | | Obituaries


Teresa “Terri” Rodgers

Funeral services for Teresa Gail "Terri" Rodgers, 56, will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, S.C. The Rev. Marvin Jones will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

August 22, 2014 | | Obituaries


Shirley Garrison Woodyard

A Celebration of Life for Shirley Garrison Woodyard will be held Friday August 29th at 11:00 a.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Camden. Ms. Woodyard, 77, passed away on May 3, 2014 at Myrtle Beach Estates. Born July 23, 1936, in Portland, TN, she was a daughter of the late Stephen E. Garrison and the late Drucilla Douglas Garrison. Ms. Woodyard was a long time member of First Baptist Church, Camden where she sang with The Silvertones Choir and was part of the Faith Sunday School Class 4. She was a graduate of Camden High School, and a retiree ...

August 22, 2014 | | Obituaries


We need a fur-ever home!

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Moses, a 2-year-old male Terrier mix and Carol, a 4-month-old Tabby cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden.net. The ...

August 22, 2014 | | Pets


Rec Notes - Aug. 22, 2014

Zumba is not difficult and anyone can, and should, experience it. It's a Latin-inspired cardio dance fitness class that incorporates many different dance styles and international music rhythms to provide one amazing high calorie burn workout. No dance skills are required to participate in the class. Our classes are created to apply for all fitness levels, whether you are just starting out in finding a healthier life-style or you are already extremely active.

August 22, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


Ariail for Aug. 22, 2014

August 22, 2014 | | Ariail


Alaska politics

One of the things that keeps many people interested in politics is the fact that big decisions can turn on little details. Such is the case with control of the United States Senate in the upcoming election; Republicans want to gain six seats so they'll have a majority in both the Senate and House, while Democrats, even though they understand they probably will lose some seats, want desperately to prevent a GOP majority. The entire deal -- which party, in effect, controls the government in Washington -- could come down to Alaska, the least densely populated state in the nation. With ...

August 22, 2014 | | Editorials


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