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Man nurtures huge cabbage patch

Willie Benson lives on Longtown Road in Lugoff. He started his family garden about the last week in March from seed. The growth started from his mulch pile and 10-10-10 fertilizer. The garden had cabbage heads growing to about 10 inches wide at first. While he was in Washington, DC for a month, the plants grew to stand 40-36 inches tall.

August 10, 2011 | | Localife


Minding their Ps and Qs

Earlier this summer the National League of Junior Cotillions Camden Pre-Cotillion Chapter held a summer camp for local children to learn proper manners.

August 10, 2011 | | Localife


Asay/Joseph combine to capture Camden CC Four-Ball crown

The cousins' duo of John Asay and David Joseph captured the Camden Country Club's Members Four-Ball golf tournament, played over the Donald Ross-designed layout on July 29-31.

August 10, 2011 | | Golf


CHS JV, B teams set to begin football practice

Camden High School head football coach Jimmy Neal has announced starting/meeting times for the Bulldogs' junior varsity and ninth-grade --- "B" team --- football squads for the 2011 season.

August 10, 2011 | | Camden High/Middle


City boards and commissions

Camden City Council is wise to consider the role and development of city boards and commissions, and an overall restructuring of the process would be a good idea. City Manager Kevin Bronson, at council's last meeting, laid down several guidelines that should be followed in appointing boards and commissions, all of which made sense. But it was an off-hand remark by Council member Walter Long that perhaps was most cogent of all -- that the city is not receiving minutes from some boards because they aren't meeting regularly. And therein lies a premise: that the city doesn't need ...

August 10, 2011 | | Editorials


Fall coin show planned for Sept. 24

The countdown has begun for the Camden Coin Club's annual fall coin show, slated for Sept. 24 at the Kershaw County Recreation Department, 1042 W. DeKalb St., Camden.

August 10, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Camden Gold & Silver adds U-Haul rentals

Jimmy Crissman, owner of Camden Gold & Silver, located at 8 E. DeKalb St., Camden, recently added U‑Haul truck and trailer rentals to the gold and silver exchange business he has been operating since 2010.

August 10, 2011 | | Business


Shelia M. Alexander

Ms. Shelia M. Alexander, 43, of Dicey Ford Road, Camden, SC, passed on Saturday, August 6, 2011.

August 10, 2011 | | Obituaries


For the Record -- Aug. 10, 2011

The following real estate transfers were recently recorded in the Kershaw County Assessor's office:

August 10, 2011 | | For the Record


Youth attend state leadership conference

Four local youth turned their attention to field and farm this summer.

August 10, 2011 | | Education


Deloris Neal Drakeford

Funeral service for Deloris Neal Drakeford, 63, of 1909 Niagara Drive in Camden will be held Thursday, August 11th, 11:00 A.M. at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Association, 3045 John G. Richards Road with burial in the St. John Baptist Church cemetery. Viewing will be at the funeral home, Wednesday, 12Noon to 7:00 P.M. with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the Order of Eastern Star Chapter #138 performing their rites from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

August 10, 2011 | | Obituaries


Learning the warning signs of a concussion

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the following warning signs, when it comes to determining whether a student-athlete has sustained a concussion:

August 10, 2011 | | Sports


Divine Fortune successfully defends crown in Smithwick

SARATOGA, N.Y. -- Bill Pape's Divine Fortune collected a second consecutive victory in Saratoga Race Course's $75,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial (Gr. 2) with a carefully timed late move that carried him and jockey Brian Crowley to a two-length victory over Irvin S. Naylor's Decoy Daddy last Thursday afternoon at The Spa.

August 08, 2011 | | Equine


Stoney earns master's degree

Gertude Stoney graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in Administration with Organization and Communities during the May 2011 ceremony. She completed the Advanced Master of Social Work Program (a rigorous program in which she earned her degree in 11 months.) Joining her at the Master of Social Work hooding ceremony is Dr. Carl Maas of USC. Stoney is the daughter of Delores Lloyd and Capt. Donnelle Stoney. Her maternal grandparents are Pastor Walter Lloyd and the late Gertrude Lloyd. Her paternal grandparents are Ann Williams and the late Bennie ...

August 08, 2011 | | Education


Robert Ariail -- Aug. 8, 2011

August 08, 2011 | | Ariail


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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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