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Holy suckitude!

WASHINGTON -- 'Tis the season and Nancy Pelosi has given the hands-down best gift to the American people -- her phrase "Embrace the suck."

December 18, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Nona Ray

Funeral service for Nona Pearl Harwell Ray, 74, will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at El-Bethel Faith Community Church with burial to follow in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

December 18, 2013 | | Obituaries


Henry Savage III

Henry Savage III, son of Henry Savage Jr. and Elizabeth Jones Savage of Camden, died on December 2, 2013, at his home in Sebastopol, California. He was the brother of William H., Carroll J., Hope, Virginia, Samuel P. and Helen (now deceased); the husband of Bonnie Kruger, who died last year; the father of Aaron Kruger and Acacia Mckean; and the grandfather of Isabella and Brooklyn. Mourned by a wide circle of family and friends on both coasts, a man of wide-ranging talents and interests, Harry will be deeply missed for his responsible care for so many and his wise ...

December 18, 2013 | | Obituaries


Five generations in one photo

Frances Robinson, front right, 91, welcomes her great-great-grandson, Brayden Robert Johnson into her family. Brayden is the great-grandson of Gloria Johnson, front left; the great-grandson of Dean Johnson, back left; and the son of Dylan Johnson, back right. The entire family lives in Kershaw County.

December 18, 2013 | | People & Places


Pricing the ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’

Dear Readers:

December 18, 2013 | | Dear Annie


LFD receives and gives recognitions

The Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) handed out and received special recognitions at its monthly business meeting Dec. 9.

December 18, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


A weekend of parades

Three parades held in two days drew thousands to line Kershaw County's streets. Saturday saw the Kershaw County Christmas Parade, while Sunday brought both the Boykin Christmas Parade and -- due to a 24-hour rain delay -- the Lights of Lugoff Parade.

December 18, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Leopards win Long Duals; win streak now at 43

For the second Saturday in a row, the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School wrestling team took part in a duals event and came home with the trophy.

December 18, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Wagging the Dog

A few months ago, I was talking with a mother of a private school student, and I asked her if she minded telling me why she chose a private school for her child. I've asked this question to numerous private school parents over the years, and I always learn something. But the answer I got in this case was one that I hadn't heard before. This mother said, "I don't want my child to be a test score." She went on to tell me that in her opinion, standardized testing in public schools had become more important ...

December 16, 2013 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Hartis retires

Kershaw County Magistrate Judge Eugene "Gene" Hartis (center) celebrates his retirement Thursday with his family at the Kershaw County Courthouse. Hartis retired Thursday after working at the courthouse for 30 years, 28 as a magistrate judge. Original from North Carolina, Hartis attended Bethune area schools. He said the past 30 years have gone by quickly, and recognized his family, employees and his friend, the late Sen. Donald Holland. Hartis said he remembered when the magistrate's office only collected $189,000 in fines. Last year, the office collected more than $1 million, he said, acknowledging the county's growth in ...

December 16, 2013 | | Camden


Ariail for Dec. 16, 2013

December 16, 2013 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Dec. 16, 2013

• The Chronicle-Independent offers a tip of its hat to Rigdon Boykin, Ann Bass and everyone at Kimbrell's Furniture on completing renovations to its Camden store. The $350,000 spent on the project isn't just an investment in the store, but an investment in downtown Camden. Camden Mayor Tony Scully called it a "transformational vision, showing us what's possible." We agree, hoping not only that other property owners will upgrade their buildings, but that Kimbrell's lead will entice new businesses and developers to invest in Camden as well.

December 16, 2013 | | Editorials


This week in KC sports

Monday: Lewisville at Camden Military Academy (WR – 5 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.)

December 16, 2013 | | Sports


Lillie L. Caldwell

Mrs. Lillie L. Caldwell, 63, of 343 Johnson Pond Road, Bishopville, SC, passed on Saturday, December 14, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

December 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Navis “Bobbie” Cannon

A funeral service for Navis "Bobbie" Bedenbaugh Cannon, 88, of Lugoff, will be held at 3 o'clock, Sunday, December 15, 2013, at the Lutheran Church of the Ascension with The Rev. Jackie Utley officiating. Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 2 o'clock in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 827 Wildwood Ave., Columbia, SC 29203.

December 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


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This week in KC sports

Tuesday: Columbia at Lugoff-Elgin (BB – 6 p.m.); North Central at Andrew Jackson (BB – 6 p.m.); Richland Northeast at Camden (WR – 6 p.m ...

December 11, 2017 | | Sports


Lakewood outnumbers Dogs in 62-56 victory

Several numbers did not add up for the Camden boys' basketball team, including the final ones.

December 08, 2017 | | Camden High/Middle


Ariail - Dec. 8, 2017

December 08, 2017 | | Ariail


Buddy Small and Henry Stradford

Hulan Alva "Buddy" Small and Henry Stradford Jr. both shunned the spotlight, but what they did in the field of athletics spoke volumes for the ...

December 08, 2017 | | Editorials


The process worked

Something remarkable happened in South Carolina legal and political circles on December 5. A sitting circuit judge running unopposed for reelection withdrew her candidacy before ...

December 08, 2017 | By Jay Bender C-I guest columnist | Columns


Down by the Catawba River

Driving north on U.S. 21 toward a "very small town," I watch the land change. Hills rise into view. Large rocks protrude from the ...

December 08, 2017 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


DOLL BRAILSFORD

Funeral services for Doll Erline Brailsford, 78, will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at St. Matthew Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery ...

December 08, 2017 | | Obituaries


CHARLES EDWARD CAMPBELL

Graveside service for Charles Edward Campbell, 80, was held Tuesday, December 5, 2017 in Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Philip Blankenship officiated ...

December 08, 2017 | | Obituaries


CHRISTINA T. CHAMBERS

Ms. Christina T. Chambers, 62, of 2370 Browntown Road, Bishopville, SC, passed on Monday, December 1, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted:at 3 p ...

December 08, 2017 | | Obituaries


WILLIAM ROBERT COOK

William Robert (Bob) Cook of Liberty Hill, SC formerly of Monroe, NC passed away on December 4, 2017. He was born in Monroe on April ...

December 08, 2017 | | Obituaries


ELEANOR GASTGEBER

Eleanor Lillian Gastgeber, 87, passed away peacefully Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Born in Perth Amboy, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Frank ...

December 08, 2017 | | Obituaries


ROGER HOWLE

Roger Crawford Howle, 59, of Camden, SC, died Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

December 08, 2017 | | Obituaries


RUTH EATHER MICKLE

Mrs. Ruth Eather "Bay" Mickle, 78, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will ...

December 08, 2017 | | Obituaries


ROOSEVELT THOMAS JR.

Mr. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr., 66, of 874 Lightwood Knot Road, Dalzell, SC, passed on Friday, December 1, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted at noon ...

December 08, 2017 | | Obituaries


Elgin man charged with attempted murder

An Elgin man is behind bars, charged with attempted murder, after he allegedly tried to run over two people with a pickup truck.

December 08, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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