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Lugoff business donates three tons of food to Christian Community Ministries

This tax season, Wateree Business & Tax service offered a $25 discount on tax returns when clients donated five pounds of food to Christian Community Ministries. With the help of their customers, the Lugoff business has donated more than three tons of food since last year. This season, Wateree Business & Tax has donated 3,471 pounds of food, with a few more drops-offs scheduled. A box of food for the needy from CCM weighs about 30 pounds. Wateree Business & Tax will have helped 215 to 220 families in a two-year period. Above, the Wateree Business & Tax staff along with Allen Roberts ...

April 30, 2012 | | People & Places


Miss Hawkins, Mr. Boykin engaged

Mr. and Mrs. William Huffman Hawkins of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Jennifer Renee Hawkins of Camden, to John Corbett Boykin, III of Camden. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Ellis Boykin of Camden.

April 30, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


County legislators sponsor Walker’s Teacher of Year bid

State senators Joel Lourie and Vincent Sheheen, along with State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk, recently honored the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) by sponsoring KCSD Teacher of the Year Helen Walker's appearance at the South Carolina Teacher of the Year celebration in Columbia to be held Tuesday.

April 30, 2012 | | Education


Loretta Gamble

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Loretta Wiles Gamble, 78, Lugoff will be held at 3:00PM Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery in Elgin. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Gamble's memory to Epworth Children's Home, 2900 Millwood Avenue, Columbia, SC 29205.

April 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


A sign of honor

Community members gathered April 17 at Boykin Park for the unveiling of a new Monroe Boykin historic marker. The park was named in honor of Boykin, who was born into slavery but became a community leader after the Civil War. He went on to help form Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Camden and served as its first pastor. Family members were present to unveil the marker which is located on the Campbell Street side of the park. On hand were (from left) Leon Morgan Jr., Clarence McMillan Jr., Camden City Councilwoman Alfred Mae Drakeford, Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham, Billy Shepherd ...

April 30, 2012 | | Camden


Rosa Lee Caldwell

Mrs. Rosa Lee Caldwell, 88, of 1103 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Camden, SC, passed on Wednesday, April 25, 2012.

April 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


Helen Gainey Graham

Graveside services celebrating the life of Helen Gainey Graham, 88, of Camden, will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, April 30, 2012 at Forest lawn memorial park. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at Forest lawn memorial Park, 1659 Kershaw Highway, Camden, SC 29020. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Graham's memory to First Baptist Church of Camden, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC, 29020 or the Camden High School Bulldog Club, P.O. Box 587, Camden, SC 29201.

April 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


Therodow Brown

Mr. Therodow Brown, 52, 5895 Halley Road, Rembert, SC, passed on Saturday, April 28, 2012.

April 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


Robert Ariail -- April 30, 2012

April 30, 2012 | | Ariail


Pardon my zeitgeist

NEW YORK -- I think it is fair to say that the shark has been permanently displaced by the dog.

April 27, 2012 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Pets of the week -- April 27, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Flip, a 3-month-old male border collie/retriever mix puppy, and a black kitten. 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 1 p.m. Saturday. 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 ...

April 27, 2012 | | Pets


Knights Hill community to wrap May pole at spring festival

On May 5 a May Day Festival and yard sale will be held at 8 a.m., the festival will start at 10 a.m. on Knights Hill Road. The Knights Hill community will celebrate the beginning of spring with activities and games for all age groups. The event will include the wrapping of the May pole, pony rides and other activities. The festival is open to the public. Hot dogs, chicken, fish, fries and drinks will be available for purchase. Vendors are welcome. Booths can be purchased for $25. All proceeds from the event will go towards scholarships and ...

April 27, 2012 | | People & Places


Student projects reflect on Black History

In honor of Black History Month in February, Clifton Harryton Anderson, retired mental health professional, honored Kershaw County students and schools for their contributions to an exhibit in Camden's Price House. Jessica Zeller's class from the Continuous Learning Center earned the first place overall award. In the high school category, first place went to Camden High School's Dree Dubose and Nierra Coleman. Second place winner was Destinyee Logan from North Central High School. Third place winner was Erin Clemens from Lugoff-Elgin High School. In the middle school category, first place went to Amber Johnson at Leslie M ...

April 27, 2012 | | People & Places


School menus -- April 27, 2012

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of April 30-May 4:

April 27, 2012 | | Education


CRRC mobilized by love of community

The April 18 editorial, "Civility," depicts Paddy Bell as inflammatory in her comments to City Council on April 10, 2012. It suggests that she made personal allegations about city corruption, using phrases like "robbing the piggy bank" to refer to the city's intentions for the Hospitality Tax.

April 27, 2012 | Camden Recreation Referendum Coalition Board | Letters


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May 27, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Medical marijuana

Though the legalization of medical marijuana appears to be a dead issue in this session of the General Assembly, we hope lawmakers won't forget about it and that there will be an attempt to revive the issue next year. It is, of course, an emotional matter for many people, and there are those who believe legalizing marijuana for medical purposes will be the first wave of massive use by people who are trying to skirt the law. Both the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division and S.C. Medical Association oppose the bill, with a former president of the ...

May 27, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Who’s the studliest of them all?

WASHINGTON -- Because so many Republicans want to be president -- or at least pretend they do -- debate organizers have decided to eliminate the least popular from the stage based on how they rank in the latest national polls.

May 27, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Noble: S.C. profiles in courage

As a very young boy of 9 years old, I first became interested in politics when my father off-handedly encouraged me to watch the Kennedy-Nixon presidential debate in 1960. It changed my life -- literally.

May 27, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Speaking of Sherman

Harvey Teal (standing), whose Kershaw County Historical Society columns appear monthly in the Chronicle-Independent, speaks to some 85 people at Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church on Sunday, one of two speakers on the topic of Civl War Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's March through Kershaw County, via Liberty Hill, 150 years ago. Teal kept the large audience interested with displays and descriptions of local artificats.

May 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


For the Record - May 27, 2015

Real estate transactions

May 27, 2015 | | For the Record


Yesteryear - May 27, 2015

Former Camden High School Band Director William R. "Bill" Basden was honored with the President's Award for outstanding contribution to the support and development of bands given by Phi Beta Mu national bandmasters society.

May 27, 2015 | | Yesteryear


Sidewalk Survey - May 27, 2015

May 27, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


Jane Oates Truel

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Jane Oates Truel, 50, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, May 29, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Darren Truel will officiate. Burial will follow in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 PM, Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Jane's memory to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

May 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Robert 'Bob' Rowland Russell

Robert "Bob" Rowland Russell Jr., 85, Chairman of the Board of Russell & Jeffcoat Real Estate, from Columbia South Carolina passed away on the morning of May 23, 2015. In Bob's true spirit of living life to the fullest, he perished doing what he loved most in the world, flying. He was born on February 15, 1930 in Florida to the late Robert Rowland and Mary Rogers Russell Sr. Raised in Columbia, Bob attended Columbia High School.

May 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Johnny Wayne Owens

Funeral service for Johnny Wayne Owens, 67, will be held today at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Camden with burial to follow in Flint Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church fellowship hall.

May 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


William C. Murphy

Funeral service for William Charlton "Bill" Murphy, 74, will be held on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at New Life Christian Outreach Church with burial to follow in St. Andrews Church of God, Red Hill. The Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends today 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to New Life Christian Outreach Church, 411 Hwy 601 South, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

May 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Frankie Louise Kelly

Mrs. Frankie Louise "Tiny" Johnson Kelly, 59, of 193-A Ward Road, Lugoff, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Kelly family.

May 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Phyllis Mays Davis

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Phyllis Mays Davis, 68, of Bethune, SC will be held Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Bethel United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Gary Romines will officiate. The family will receive friends today, May 27, at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel from 6:00-7:30 PM.

May 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


James Odell Cooper

Mr. James Odell Cooper, 87, of Camden, died Saturday, May 23, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Cooper family.

May 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


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