South Carolina Democratic Party chairman Jaime Harrison says he's ready to move forward with a plan to help rebuild the party in the Palmetto State after a long decline. We're glad to hear this, for we have always believed the state would function more efficiently with a viable two-party system. Unfortunately, the state has been in that position far too infrequently during the last century.
On behalf of The Humanities Council SC, I would like to thank the citizens of Camden and especially the staff of The National Steeplechase Museum, the city of Camden, Camden Archives and Museum, and other local agencies and businesses for hosting the 21st annual South Carolina Humanities Festival.
WASHINGTON -- Comments about recent events in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray provide a glimpse at perhaps one of our greatest challenges -- perception.
The Camden Garden Club meets May 11 at the home of Patsy Topping. This month will be a business meeting and the budget for next year will discussed. After the meeting, Dr. John Nelson, Curator of the A.C. Moore Herbarium at the University of South Carolina, will give present the day's special program. Nelson is also a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and a featured guest on "Making it Grow" with his "Mystery Plant".
In order to avoid any perception of hypocrisy or being seen as having a double-standard, the Chronicle-Independent is reporting that a home in Kirkover Hills belonging to Editor Martin L. Cahn is in foreclosure.
Three Eclipse Award champions -- Demonstrative, Divine Fortune and Pierrot Lunaire -- have been entered to contest Saturday's $150,000 Calvin Houghland Iroquois (Gr. 1), the signature race of Saturday's 74th annual Iroquois Steeplechase in Nashville.
Camden will send 15 athletes to Saturday's AAA State Track and Field Qualifier at Lower Richland High School following Monday's Region 4-AAA Championships, held at the same track.
The 96th annual Camden High School Athletic Banquet will be held on Thursday, May 14 inside the school gymnasium.
Neither Camden nor Lugoff-Elgin was able to exact revenge on the two teams which sent them into elimination play in their respective district softball tournaments.
Auburn University freshman and 2014 Lugoff-Elgin graduate Kelli Murphy has been selected to the SEC All-Freshman Team, the league office announced last Friday.
he Eighth Annual Clinic Classic, held April 18, drew some 350 runners and walkers.
Mrs. Fannie Gillespie, 97, of Camden entered into rest on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Sumter Health and Rehab.
A funeral service for Sandra Barfield Jeffers, 73, will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Sawney's Creek Baptist Church with burial to follow in the Old Sawney's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Dean Reynolds will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sawney's Creek Baptist Church at 14605 Highway 34 East, Ridgeway, S.C. 29130.
Mrs. Christine Benjamin Mitchell, 93, of Camden entered into eternal rest Sunday, May 3, 2015. Born in Darlington County, she was the daughter of the late Furman and Virginia Jackson benjamin and wife of the late William L. "Bill" Mitchell Sr. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, with burial in Cedars Cemetery, Camden. Mrs. Mitchell will be placed in the church at 12 p.m. Saturday, May 9, for viewing. Viewing will be from 1-7 p.m. The family will receive friends from ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.