• "It ain't brilliant, but at least it's heading in the right direction," was the comment of one leading economist after the latest figures on the U.S. economy were released. Ian Shepherdson was commenting on a growth rate of 2.5 percent, as opposed to the 4-percent growth many would like to see. We'll share his optimism and hope the latest figures are proof that the country isn't heading into a double-dip recession. We'll also give him credit for being darned original in his manner of speaking, a trait not often seen in the dry ...
Ms. Catherine Marie Creed and Mr. William Wilder Goodale, Sr. both of Camden were united in marriage Sunday, Oct. 30 at the home of the bride on Pine Top Road, Camden.
Very soon, the fun will be piling up at Blaney Elementary School, enough fun to satisfy the entire family on a crisp fall afternoon. Blaney's Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Fall Festival arrives Saturday, Nov. 12 from 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling Dottie Smith at 269-1401 or Linda Carr at 572-7026. New attractions this year include a drawing for an airplane ride from the Young Eagles (Ed Grossheim, EAA Chapter 1132). Our Barn (Lori Cresman, Ridgeway) has donated horse rides and miniature horse cart rides (ourbarn.org). Local resturant ...
Once again, the acrid smell of campfire smoke and the trill of the fife will fill the air when the armies of the Revolution pitch their campaign tents on the grounds once occupied by British forces in 1780. In the camps will be some 500 American, British and Hessian troops and civilian interpreters.
Services for Mrs. Gussie Mobley Huckabee, of Bethune, age 108, widow of Dalton J. Huckabee will be Tuesday at 3:00 pm at the Bethune Presbyterian Church. Dr. Guy Oliver and Dr. Sue Arledge will officiate, directed by Norton Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Scotch Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday 1:30 to 3:00 in the church Fellowship Hall.
A graveside service to honor the life of USAF, (Ret.) MSGT Frederick Allen Painter, of Lugoff, with full military rites will be held Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 12:00 noon at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Rev. Dearld Sterling will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday, October 31 from 3:00 til 5:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Fred to Kershaw County Hospice, 2001 W. Dekalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.
It may not rank highly in polls of voters' priorities compared to the jobs and the economy, yet immigration has taken on a central role in the 2012 presidential campaign drama.
Jimmie Gary missed three games and went to a tie-breaker before winning last week's Chronicle-Independent football contest.
Dear Annie: I have been married to "George" for more than 20 years. For most of this time, there has been tension (to put it mildly) between my husband and my mother. He rubs her the wrong way, she snipes at him, and he snipes back. I've had several conversations with them over the years, asking them to be more tolerant of each other, if only for my sake. That works for a while, but eventually, they return to their old ways.
It took five games to do it, but the North Central volleyball team overcame the second round jinx as the Lady Knights won the fifth-game tie-breaker against visiting Christ Church, 15-7, to propel them into Monday's third round of the class A state tournament.
Moneta Hawkins Harrell, 66, of Carter Lane, Camden,died Thursday, October 27, 2011.
Mr. Lonnie Mitchell, Sr., 57, of 1427 Fort Jackson Road, Lugoff, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, October 23, 2011. He was the son of Eloise Barnes Mitchell and the late Leroy Mitchell, Sr. and husband of Geneva Williams Mitchell.
Funeral services with Masonic Rites for Hazel Willard Phillips, of Bethune, will be held Friday, October 28, at 1:00 p.m. at Bethune Presbyterian Church with burial to follow in Kershaw City Cemetery. Rev. Dr. Guy Oliver, Jr. will officiate. The family received friends Thursday, October 27, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Baker Funeral Home, Kershaw, SC.
Jennifer Darrow Hills of Myrtle Beach and Craig Matthew Stegner of Camden were married Saturday, Sept. 6. The wedding took place at the First Presbyterian Church in Myrtle Beach with Rev. Dr. John Brearley as officiator.
Central Carolina Technical College has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly School for the third consecutive year. The Military Friendly Schools designation is awarded to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.
The Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) awarded Patricia Plyler Watts with the Community Service Award on Monday, Sept. 15. The award recognizes individuals for voluntary achievements in cultural, educational, humanitarian, civic or benevolent endeavors outside of the DAR. Watts is a member of the DAR; however, due to her outstanding volunteer work the organization thought it fit to recognize her for her contribution to the Camden Community.
The feeling of excitement at last week's Camden City Council meeting was palpable when architectural and engineering firms revealed their sketches for the renovation of Rhame Arena in the south end of town. The drawings were indeed startling -- perhaps because the aging structure has been deteriorating and decaying for decades now, and there has been doubt among some that a rehabilitation of the crumbling building was even possible. But possible it is, and not just to produce a humdrum building, but one that is attractive and will be a beckoning welcome to visitors driving into town from I-20 and ...
Educating children, parents about dangers of drugs, booze
For-profit colleges can't get no respect, at least not from employers. Which suggests that maybe they should be getting less generous taxpayer subsidies, too.
It is front page news all across the state and indeed nationwide -- a white policeman shot an unarmed black man in an incident at a filling station in Columbia. A dashboard camera in the police car captured much of what happen.
Most folks running for political office claim their previous political "experience" is just the thing that proves they deserve your vote this November. Sometimes that is absolutely true. Sometimes, however, as in the current city council race, that previous experience is the very thing that voters should remember as creating one of the most contentious, unpleasant four years in Camden's recent memory.
It was a delight to see the conceptual drawing for the refurbishment of Rhame Arena. What a classic design and what a great design for a "gateway to the city."
On Nov. 4th, we will fill two seats on Camden City Council. We have an outstanding candidate in Bob Williams. He is dedicated to helping Camden grow and move forward in a positive way. Bob was born and raised in Camden, and attended and graduated from our public schools. He owns and operates a local business and understands the needs of the small business and property owners. He would never exploit the office for personal gain.
Cassidy Borowski, a senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, gets ready to perform a deadlift during the Southern Powerlifting Federation competition in North Myrtle Beach on Sept. 27 as her coach, Ron Blackmon prepares to spot her. Borowski set state records in the 132-pound, 17-year-old division during the meet. Her lifts included a 105-pound bench press, 205-pound squat and 215-pound deadlift. Cassidy trains with Blackmon at Carolina Fitness in Dusty Bend.
Having picked on and beaten schools their own size, the North Central volleyball team stepped up in class on Monday. The results, however, were the same as they have been throughout this season.
Former Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham is seeking election as a Camden City Council member in November 2014.