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YMCA plan needs further review

It is my understanding from reading the text of S.C. State Code of Laws, Section 6-1-700, that the hospitality tax is to be used for tourist-related activities. The city's plan for opening a YMCA does not meet this criteria. We have empty store fronts due to restaurants/retail stores closing from lack of business. The funds from the hospitality tax would be more appropriately spent on tourism as it is intended … billboards on I-20, advertising, events that draw non-residents to the downtown area to eat, shop, buy gas and spend the night. It would seem to me a ...

June 22, 2011 | Ann McCarthy Camden | Letters


DHEC rabies alert:

Kershaw County residents are on the alert after a woman and two of her children were exposed to rabies by a kitten they found.

June 21, 2011 | | Healthcare


Outlaw completes Army basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman Samantha A. Outlaw graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

June 20, 2011 | | Military


King, KC trump Hartsville, 13-1

By getting a quality start from Grayson King, Kershaw County Post 17 received the perfect ending to a perfect week.

June 20, 2011 | | Sports


CHS fourth quarter honor rolls reported

Camden High School has announced its fourth quarter honor rolls for the 2010-11 academic year.

June 20, 2011 | | Education


This week in League III baseball

Week of June 20-24

June 20, 2011 | | Sports


Miss Harrison, Mr. Nickerson wed

Kristi Ann Harrison of Florence and Zachary Ryan Nickerson of Camden were united in marriage June 4, 2011 in the English Garden of Kershaw Cornwallis House in Camden. Rev. Condy Richardson officiated the 4:30 p.m. double-ring ceremony. A reception was held at TenEleven Galleria immediately following the ceremony.

June 20, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Noted and passed

• We're glad to see that Pee Dee native Cale Yarborough has been voted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Yarborough and his hard-driving style helped popularize auto racing decades ago, and back in those days, when drivers were often former moonshine runners, he was also pretty good with his fists. His brouhaha with Bobby and Donnie Allison is still the stuff of legends. Yarborough, short in statue but tall in skill, is a deserving member of the Hall of Fame.

June 20, 2011 | | Editorials


Jacqueline Branham

Jacqueline Finnell Branham, 71, of Elgin, passed away quietly amongst friends and family after a brief illness sustained from cardiac arrest. Jackie, who was affectionately known as "Mimi", was the widow of the late Ira Floyd Branham. She was born in Sanford, Fla., to the late John "Jack" C. Finnell and Vivienne W. Finnell on January 27, 1940. She spent her youth in Augusta Ga., where she graduated from Richmond Academy in 1958. Following graduation, she began a tenured career at then, Southern Bell Telephone as an operator where she spent a dedicated 39 years working in various capacities until ...

June 20, 2011 | | Obituaries


Meta Cantey Boykin Rose

Meta Cantey Boykin "Pete" Rose, 86, died fifth day of June 2011, on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, where she has lived for the last nine years at The Cypress.

June 20, 2011 | | Obituaries


Ruth Brendel

Ruth Brendel passed away on June 16, 2011 at the age of 90. Born in Jefferson, SC, she was the daughter of the late William Thomas and Annie Byrd Mangum. She is survived by her daughter, Jo Anne (Douglas) Miller of Flagstaff, AZ; two granddaughters, Doborah Anne (James) Campbell of Glendora, CA and Candace Renee (Robert) Bobkiewicz of Chino Hill, CA, and one great granddaughter, Riley Grace Bobkiewicz. Other survivors include sisters, Irene Gettys of Lugoff, S.C., Byrd Fash of Wilmington, N.C. and Vera Walker of Jasper, TN. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Edward ...

June 20, 2011 | | Obituaries


Herbert Campbell

A graveside funeral service for Herbert Allison Campbell, age 73 of Camden will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, June 20, 2011 at Quaker Cemetery. Reverend Sheila Rogers will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 PM Sunday, June 19, 2011 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Campbell's memory to Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020.

June 20, 2011 | | Obituaries


Miss Martin, Mr. Davis plan wedding

Mrs. Randy Sanders of Camden and Mr. Phil Martin of Murrells Inlet announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Natalie Amanda Martin of Camden, to Mr. James Richard Davis, III of Camden. Natalie is also the daughter of the late Mr. Randy B. Sanders. Ricky is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Richard Davis, Jr. of Camden.

June 20, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Miss Moss, Mr. Christenberry exchange vows

Meredith Jackson Moss and Daniel William Christenberry, both of Columbia, were united in marriage June 18, 2011 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Sumter. The Reverend Dr. John MacRaedie Barr performed the 6:00 p.m. ceremony. A reception followed at the Moss home in Sumter.

June 20, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Getting ready for the holiday

The Lake Wateree Association (LWA) and the Wateree Homeowners Association Fairfield County (WHOA) will sponsor their annual Fourth of July fireworks display.

June 20, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


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August 29, 2014 | | Inabinet


Kids and guns

Whenever the subject of guns is brought up, it engenders strong opinion on both sides -- from those who believe in absolute Second Amendment rights, and from those who believe that nobody should be allowed to own a gun in any circumstances. Like most people, we fall somewhere in the middle, solidly on the side of Americans to own firearms but a bit dubious about why it makes sense for people to own Uzis and other automatic weapons that are made with the express purpose of killing people.

August 29, 2014 | | Editorials


Who are those guys?

One of my favorite movies is the 1969 classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; since it came out I've watched it probably 20 times.

August 29, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


C-I promotes Phillips to assistant editor

Camden Media Co. announces today that Chronicle-Independent (C-I) staff reporter Gary Phillips is now the newspaper's assistant editor. The C-I also has a new Localife editor with the hiring of Simone T. Owens.

August 29, 2014 | | Business


Registration for blood drive at INVISTA Camden plant

As summertime draws to an end, with kids back at school and football season about to take off, please take the opportunity to sign up for the blood donation drive at the INVISTA Camden plant. The blood drive will be held on September 9 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the TC-1 building, where there's plenty of room and the service is fast and friendly. Donations are being completed within 30-40 minutes of arrival.

August 29, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


Lady Knights open season with 3-1 win

If this is how North Central plays when it is jittery, just think of what the Lady Knight volleyball team will do once it settles down.

August 29, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


Tech firms’ poor record of diversity

Tech companies are finally spilling some of their most sought-after secrets.

August 29, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Jose goes all the way at the Spa

Always in contention, Rodman W. Moorhead III's All the Way Jose glided to the lead on the final run down Saratoga Race Course's homestretch, rocketed over the last fence, and drew away powerfully to a 14 1/4-length victory in Wednesday's $65,000 allowance hurdle.

August 29, 2014 | | Equine


The Fearless Forecast - our labor of love for you

While the rest of you slackers are busy preparing for your Labor Day weekend and trips to the lake, the beach or backyard barbecues, remember those of us here at the Fearless Forecast who do not have the luxury of a long weekend.

August 29, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


David R. Braught

David R. Braught, 58, of Columbia entered into rest on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at PalmettoHealth Parkridge.

August 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


Raymond William “Bo” Peake, Jr.

Mr. Raymond William "Bo" Peake, Jr., 60, of Elgin, died Wednesday, August 27, 20144. Born in Camp Lejeune, NC on May 9, 1954, he was the son of Barbara Shelley Peake and the late Raymond William Peake, Sr. A master automotive technician, he was co-owner of Peake Motors with his late father. Bo also worked with Clark Industrial and Southeast Industrial for many years as a shop foreman and forklift technician.

August 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


Betty Davis Ray

A funeral service celebrating the life of Betty Davis Ray, 84, of Lugoff, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Pine Grove Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Eric Boone and Rev. Doug Whitfield will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday, August 29, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Ray's memory to Pine Grove Baptist Church.

August 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


Michael Scronce

Michael William Scronce, age 63, passed on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Visitation for friends and family will be held at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, from 5:00-7:00 PM, Saturday, August 30, 2014. Memorials may be made in Michael's memory to United Way of Kershaw County, P O Box 737, Camden, SC 29020 or American Red Cross, P O Box 641, 632 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.

August 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


Mae Bell Thomas

Ms. Mae Bell Thomas, 93, of 113-A Canterbury Lane in Camden died Thursday, August 28, 2014. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

August 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


First day of school fun at Wateree Elementary

August 27, 2014 | | Localife


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