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Mary Griswold

A celebration of life service for Mary Frances Griswold, 56, of Camden, will be held Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The Rev. Dr. Mark Bredholt will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the South Carolina Autism Society or the American Cancer Society.

April 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


Kamel Sheheen

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated for Kamel Stephen Sheheen, 88, of Camden, Thursday, April 5, at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with the rite of committal in Quaker Cemetery. Father Francis Travis will officiate. The rosary will be recited Wednesday, April 4 at 6 p.m. and the family will recieve friends until 7:00 p.m. at Kormegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mr. Sheheen's memory to Our Lady of Perpeual Help Catholic Church, 1709 Lyttleton Street, Camden, S.C.

April 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


Bojangles’ honors Walker, other teachers of the year

Bojangles' presented hundreds of books to school district teachers of the year in South Carolina last week, including Kershaw County School District Teacher of the Year Helen Walker.

April 04, 2012 | | Business


Reuwer receives wings

U.S. Naval Aircrewman Third Class Anastasia Day Reuwer, of Camden, having attained significant military experience in naval aircraft and having successfully completed the established personnel qualification standards and having demonstrated the requisite professional skills and knowledge while serving in Helmineron 14 (helicopters), has qualified as a Naval Aircrew Warfare Specialist. She was pinned her wings March 16 at Naval Station, Norfolk, Va., after two years and nine months of training. She graduated from Camden High School in 2004 and attended the College of Charleston and Central Carolina Community College. She is the daughter of David Reuwer of Camden and ...

April 04, 2012 | | Military


Sidewalk Survey -- April 4, 2012

April 04, 2012 | Julie J. Prickett C-I | Sidewalk Survey


CMA lawsuit

There are many people in Kershaw County who are no doubt shocked by the recent lawsuit filed against Camden Military Academy, in which the parents of a former cadet say he was not only hazed and beaten but sodomized and raped. Those allegations are yet to play out in a courtroom, but we would caution against a rush to judgment in this case. CMA has not been proven guilty of anything, and in the American system of jurisprudence, lawsuits can be filed in a fast and furious manner, usually with no penalty -- monetary or otherwise -- against the plaintiffs who file ...

April 04, 2012 | | Editorials


Alice O. Parker

Alice Osborne Parker, 86, of 8005 Osborne Road, in Rembert, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Friends may visit at the home of John Parker, 8005 osborne Road. Plans will be announced by Collisn Funeral Home.

April 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


Williams shatters record in NC track victory

Scoring a season-high 122 points, the North Central boys' track team improved to 16-2 on the season by sweeping a five-team meet held in Boonetown last Thursday.

April 04, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


Dogs, Demons and Knights stay home for tournament

After three years of heading to sites in and around Columbia to play in spring break tournaments, all three Kershaw County high school teams will stay at home this week for the Telasco Alarm Service Spring Break Baseball Tournament.

April 02, 2012 | | Sports


Why race matters in Florida murder

It is customary in the wake of a major racial eruption to say that we Americans need to have a national conversation on race. Yet the fury surrounding the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin shows why it is so hard for us to hold that conversation.

April 02, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


The Man over the Mantel

In 1957, Elisabeth Doby English wrote: "Over the mantel in a certain Nashville, Tennessee, home hangs the portrait of a handsome Confederate officer in his uniform that the small boys of the household call 'The Man over the Mantel.'" That portrait of Captain Alfred English Doby was painted by William H. Scarborough in 1865 from a Civil War photograph.

April 02, 2012 | Kershaw County Historical Society Historian Harvey S. Teal | Columns


Being the Belle of the Ball

The Camden Junior Welfare League Provisional Class held its annual Belle of the Ball March 17. With the support of the residents of Kershaw County, the Junior League was able to give 40 young high school ladies the chance to wear a beautiful gown to prom. Belle of the Ball began in 2005 and has become a Junior League tradition. Each year before prom time, the Junior League gathers and sorts donated formal gowns and then offers them for free to underprivileged teens referred by area high schools.

April 02, 2012 | | People & Places


Robert Ariail -- April 2, 2012

April 02, 2012 | | Ariail


Miss Jordan, Mr. Setzer plan spring wedding

Mr. and Mrs. William C. Jordan of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Rachel Victoria Jordan of Sumter, to Mr. Andrew Neil Setzer of Sumter. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Earl Setzer of Sumter.

April 02, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


‘Honky Tonk Angels’ to appear on Wood Auditorium stage

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is excited to bring this country musical to the Wood Auditorium for one evening only. Scheduled for Thursday at 8 p.m. the professional company from Springer Theatricals ("A Closer Walk" with Patsy Cline and Route 66) will bring this wonderful musical to the FAC stage. "Honky Tonk Angels" by Ted Swindley is a funny, tender tribute to the women who leave their ordinary, every day life in search of fame and fortune in the country music industry. Tickets for the production are $20 for adults and $18 for students, seniors and ...

April 02, 2012 | | People & Places


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Ariail for Aug. 31, 2015

August 31, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Katrina

Today's editorial is inspired by Marshall Ramsey's elegant cartoon (above) recognizing the courage, resilience, strength and persistence of those whose lives were irrevocably ...

August 31, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: Those old sports guys

Not long ago, I watched a couple of documentaries on ESPN about the Southeastern Conference called, SEC: Storied.

August 31, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Summer winners

ALPHA Center Executive Director Paul Napper (fourth from left) presents Gayle Carter of First Community Bank (FCB) with the ALPHA Center/Jackson Teen Center (JTC ...

August 31, 2015 | | Education


Lady Knights pick up where they left off

Size does not matter.

August 28, 2015 | | Sports


WES First Day Fun

August 28, 2015 | | People & Places


Fine Arts Center annual meeting September 10

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. in the Jim & Pat ...

August 28, 2015 | | People & Places


Ariail for Aug. 28, 2015

August 28, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Electric bills

Wednesday, we reported on this summer's excessive heat and its effects on city of Camden electric bills. Several of us here at the Chronicle-Independent ...

August 28, 2015 | | Editorials


Rampell: N.Y.’s bizarre uproar over topless women

NEW YORK -- The city that never sleeps has good reason to remain sleepless these days. A new terror imperils New York, threatening to destroy all ...

August 28, 2015 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


School board chairman responds to FOIA column

I am writing this letter in response to your "Viewpoint" section editorial article entitled, "School board almost gets exec sessions right." I would like to ...

August 28, 2015 | Ron Blackmon, Chairman Kershaw County Board of Trustees | Letters


Moment of Nature - Aug. 28, 2015

If I were creative enough to write a song about the weather conditions this summer and how they have impacted our public trees, I would ...

August 28, 2015 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noble: The Promise Zone

One of the most shameful and enduring problems in South Carolina is the huge gap between the prosperous/urban and poor/rural areas of our ...

August 28, 2015 | | Columns


FCB celebrates 20 years today

First Community Bank will recognizes its 20th anniversary today with customer and employee celebrations in its banking offices. The bank opened its first two offices ...

August 28, 2015 | | Business


Camden native joins Keller Williams NE Market Center

Jan Marsh, a Camden native, and Linda Clyburn, both real estate sales professionals in Columbia, have joined the Keller Williams Columbia NE Market Center, according ...

August 28, 2015 | | Business


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