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Junior Beta

Forty-four Lugoff Elementary School fifth-graders were inducted into the National Junior Beta Club. These students were selected based on the high academic achievement they obtained in the classroom and on standardized tests during the fourth grade year in school. The mission of the Junior Beta Club is to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service, and leadership among elementary and secondary school students. Lugoff Elementary's officers are the following: Justin Dorton, president; Natalie Marshall, vice president; Cameron Payne, secretary; and Emily Seay, treasurer. Other members include Mark Alexander,Tyler Bagwell, Daulton Bray, Brice Brittain, Haley Cearley, Ben Chaplin ...

April 11, 2011 | | Education


Sophia Bryson

Sophia Bryson, 59, of Cleveland, Georgia, formerly of Bethune, died Thursday, April 7, 2011. Born in Camden, S.C., she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Sullivan of Bethune.

April 11, 2011 | | Obituaries


Have a grrrrreat time at April 30 Spring Dog Show

Join the pack April 30 for Grace Episcopal Church's 75th annual Spring Dog Show, to be held in Rectory Square in Camden.

April 11, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Freedom to snoop

Conservatives express shock and horror over political correctness, which they roughly define as the Orwellian suppression of any frank discussion about issues that liberals hold dear. But conservatives practice their own PC, too. "Freedom fries," anyone?

April 11, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Junior prospectors

Midway Elementary School third-graders including Ana Lucena and Jeffry Moody learned about properties of rocks and minerals and how to use those properties (like hardness, color, shape, luster) to identify them as part of a science unit of study. The students were treated to a mobile mining experience to cap their study when Diamond Del's Gem Mining Adventure visited the school. Each student was given a tray which they rinsed and searched for rocks and minerals, taking any that they found back to class to identify. Fourth- and fifth-graders were invited to participate, too. Each child was able to ...

April 11, 2011 | | Education


Weighing in

It looked like all fun and games as Melissa Smith's third-graders bounced from station to station weighing themselves, book bags, books, and jackets, but Wateree Elementary students Wade McIntyre, Davis Turbyfill, Logan Butler, and Gauge Peavy were actually learning about weight and scales from student teacher Christen Pruett.

April 11, 2011 | | Education


Honor rolls announced at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School has reported its third-week honor rolls.

April 11, 2011 | | Education


Elizabeth Barker

Elizabeth Ann Emerson Barker died peacefully at home Sunday, April 03, in Camden, South Carolina.

April 08, 2011 | | Obituaries


Camden Post Office to host passport fair Saturday

The downtown Camden Post Office will host a passport fair from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

April 08, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Fly your Betsy Ross flag

The 230th anniversary of the Battle of Hobkirk's Hill will be commemorated April 19-25 during which time citizens are encouraged to fly Betsy Ross flags.

April 08, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


TSA honor students recognized

A number of Kershaw County students earned academic recognitions at Thomas Sumter Academy.

April 08, 2011 | | Education


Making life a little brighter

Gosh, life is good, and it's the people around us who help make it so.

April 08, 2011 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


Rec Notes - April 8, 2011

Hippity-hoppity

April 08, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Pets of the Week - April 8, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a 1-year-old domestic medium-haired male cat and a 4-month-old hound mix puppy. 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 shelter ...

April 08, 2011 | | Pets


School menus -- April 11-15, 2011

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of April 11-15:

April 08, 2011 | | Education


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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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