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Why libraries are still important

When discussing whether libraries will weather shifts in technology, librarians who have been on the scene longer (OK, only slightly longer) than I have like to mention how everyone was predicting our demise when the Internet came along in the '90s Instead, libraries added free access to the Internet to their missions, and in the process have helped millions bridge the digital divide. Anyone who's been in a library recently will likely attest that they are busy, vital places. Nonetheless, whether libraries are obsolete is a question that is perennially raised. I think the necessity of public libraries will ...

June 03, 2011 | Amy Schofield Kershaw County Library Director | Columns


Camden High School class of ’81 plans reunion June 18

The Camden High School Class of 1981 is planning a 30th reunion June 18, at 7 p.m. at the KershawHealth Resource Center, located at 124 Battleship Road, Camden.

June 03, 2011 | | Localife


Military briefs for June 3, 2011

U.S. Navy Seaman Ricco A. Garcia, son of Paula R. and Thomas A. Garcia of Elgin, recently completed Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

June 03, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Mary Boone Childers

Funeral service for Mary Virginia Boone Childers, 60, of Camden, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. J.R. Rosado will be officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

June 03, 2011 | | Obituaries


R. Stanley Cobb

Funeral service for Ralph Stanley Cobb, 54, of Camden, will be held Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Mizpah Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Richard Cameron and Rev. Will Cline will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County, 110-C East DeKalb Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.

June 03, 2011 | | Obituaries


Bringing back the lash

When Peter Moskos' new book landed on my desk, I wasn't sure if it was going to be a treatise on crime and punishment or some sort of kinky sex manual.

June 03, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Candidate residency

Rep. Dennis Kucinich, the ultra-left Ohio Congressman who has a penchant for running for president and not getting anywhere, is in danger of losing his congressional seat, which is based in the Cleveland area but might disappear when redistricting takes place later this year. So Kucinich is exploring the idea of running for Congress from Washington state, where his political views would align with many in that west-coast bastion of liberalism. Kucinich certainly wouldn't be the first person to go seeking a place from which to run and serve. Bobby Kennedy did it way back in the 1960s, running ...

June 03, 2011 | | Editorials


KershawHealth decisions impact employees, patients

As a volunteer at KershawHealth, I agree with Bob Dornblaser. We do take jobs away from employees. However, if we all resigned, the hospital leadership would not rehire those employees. The patients would suffer. The employees who depend on our help would suffer. Amy Kinard, the new volunteer director who had nothing to do with this mess, would suffer.

June 03, 2011 | Lucille McLaughlin Camden | Letters


Robert Ariail -- June 1, 2011

June 01, 2011 | | Viewpoint


Mary Wescott

Funeral Service for Mary Catherine Myers Wescott, 75, of Camden, will be held Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff with burial to follow in Mizpah Baptist Church Cemetery, Camden. The Rev. Ernest Rabon will officiate.The family will receive friends Wednesday 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation.

June 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


Mary Anne Watson

A memorial service for Mary Anne Oden Watson, 87, of Elgin, will be held Saturday June 4th at 2:00 P.M. at Lakeview Baptist Church. Rev. Hugh McKinney will officiate. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at Lakeview Baptist Church. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Watson's memory to Lake View Baptist Church, 1520 Mill Street, Camden, SC 29020.

June 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


Hattie Taylor

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Hattie Branham Taylor, 88, of Lugoff will be held Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Wateree Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Bobby James, Jr., Dr. Ron Taylor and Rev. Drew Taylor will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday. June 1, 2011 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Taylor's memory to Wateree Baptist Church, 2024 Haile Street, Camden, SC 29020.

June 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


Janice Brightwell

Janice Smith Brightwell, 96, of Rembert, died Monday, May 30, 2011.

June 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


Aaron Barnhardt

Funeral service for Aaron Eugene Barnhardt, 55, of Lugoff, will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Dr. Marc Bredholt will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Tri-County.

June 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


Scrapbook -- June 1, 2011

The graduate

June 01, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


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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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