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Flag crew

Members of the Doby's Mill Elementary School Flagship Club are responsible for putting up and taking down the flags each day. They work as a team to ensure that it is properly raised and lowered. Here, club members Damion Powell, Luke Williams and Riley Cleghon perform their duties. Bill Heil and several fellow members of American Legion Post 195 visited the school last year to teach third-, fourth- and fifth-graders who were participating in the club how to fold each flag, as well as the etiquette for raising and lowering the flags. These students check for any tears or ...

November 07, 2011 | | Education


Miss Stokes, Mr. Webb set date

Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Stokes of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Jennifer Belinda Stokes of Camden, to Mr. Richard Allen Webb Jr. of Camden. He is the son of Mr. Richard Webb of Barnwell, South Carolina and Mrs. Linda Kelly Webb of Camden.

November 07, 2011 | | People & Places


Paul T. Choate

Paul Theodore Choate, of Tryon Estates, Columbus, N.C. died November 4th. Born December 25, 1915 in Lawrence, MA., he was the son of the late Charles Henry and Pauline Culver Choate. A textile executive, he retired after 41 years of service with The Kendall Company in Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Massachusetts. From 1964 to 1967 he was manager of Kendall's Bethune, S.C. plant.

November 07, 2011 | | Obituaries


Janey Louise "Peaches" Blyther

Ms. Janie Louise "Peaches" Blyther, 46, of 162 Salem Church Road, Camden, SC, passed on Saturday, November 5, 2011.

November 07, 2011 | | Obituaries


Farm Day

Pine Tree Hill School kindergarten students recently enjoyed Farm Day, when local residents brought farm animals and produce to school to give students "hands-on" experiences. Catherine Oxandaboure, of Truesdale Farms, shared cotton, peanuts and vegetables with students, who said they found it all interesting. A hay ride was also enjoyed by the youngsters.

November 07, 2011 | | Education


Looking for 'good junk'

Cassandra Mickle (center), an art teacher at Stover Middle School, has been collecting "good junk" for years. The "good junk" includes Styrofoam meat trays, egg cartons, old magazines, containers with lids, toilet and paper towel tubes and other items. During the past few years, students have used "good junk" items to make creative pieces of art. Due to recent budget cuts, Mickle said she has relied more and more on these items – much of which is donated by the community -- for her art classes. Most recently, a large donation of art sketch pads was given by Dan and Lisa McDonald ...

November 07, 2011 | | Education


Brenda Sue Owens

Brenda Sue Owens, 67, of Camden, died Sunday, November 06, 2011. Plans will be announced by Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.

November 07, 2011 | | Obituaries


Thetis McCreight

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Thetis Strock McCreight, 90, of Camden and Magnolias Assisted Living in Summerville were held Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Rowan Presbyterian Church with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Phillip McCoy will officiate. The family received friends Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. McCreight's memory to Rowan Presbyterian Church, 818 Ridgeway Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.

November 07, 2011 | | Obituaries


School menus -- Nov. 4, 2011

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Nov. 7-11:

November 04, 2011 | | Education


More spending by public, private sectors would stimulate economy

In August you ran an enlightening editorial on the U.S. government's revenue, appropriations, deficit, and debt levels for fiscal year 2011. By eliminating eight zeroes from each figure, thereby reducing trillions to tens of thousands, you brought the picture down to a scale the hypothetically typical Smith family could relate to; and you reasonably concluded that the unfortunate Smiths would "be headed for financial oblivion."

November 04, 2011 | Jim Bradley Ridgeway | Letters


Musings on a fall day

Random thoughts on a brilliant fall afternoon:

November 04, 2011 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


Robert Ariail -- Nov. 4, 2011

November 04, 2011 | | Ariail


Does TIF district include train station?

According to an article by Martin L. Cahn in the Chronicle-Independent dated Oct. 26, 2011, Councilman Walter Long, in reference to the TIF district, stated to Councilman Willard Polk: "This even includes a piece of property that you and your wife have asked about and that is the old railroad station." Asked about? Perhaps he should be more accurate. I -- not my husband -- worked for approximately two years to acquire "that old railroad station" for the city, and CSX agreed. However, when it came down to a final agreement, our City Council at that time (which included Long) did not ...

November 04, 2011 | Kay Polk Camden | Letters


Broad St. 'road diet' meetings Nov. 14-15

The city of Camden, in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), will conduct a planning charrette Nov. 14-15 to kick off the Broad Street "road diet" project. All charrette activities will be held at 1034 Broad St.

November 04, 2011 | | Camden


Five generations of love

Braelyn Olivia Privette was born July 15, 2011, becoming the fifth living generation of her family. She is the daughter of Alyssa Carter and Josh Privette. Braelyn's great-grandma Frances B. Robinson, 89, is known as "Grandma" to 18 children, "Great-Grandma" to 44 children, and now a proud "Great-Great Grandma" to one. The five generations include (from left) Laura Bedenbaugh, grandma; Alyssa Carter, mother; Frances Robinson, great-great grandma with Braelyn; and Paulette Branham, great-grandma.

November 04, 2011 | | People & Places


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Editorial: Crape scolding

One thing which makes Camden so appealing is its attention to and love for trees. The city is graced with thousands of them, and they add immeasurably to the atmosphere of our municipality. The Camden Tree Foundation and its many volunteers work tirelessly to plant new trees and keep existing ones healthy, and the city of Camden has had the foresight to hire a professional to oversee the arboreal health of the area. But a recent newspaper column by the town's urban forester, Liz Gilland, was a bit troubling in its tone.

March 04, 2015 | | Editorials


Letter: Brown lauds Sheheen for CCRA service

Recently, a rather important occasion went unnoticed in Camden. Bob Sheheen retired after 38 years on the board of the Carolina Cup Racing Association. In many of these years, he served as vice chairman.

March 04, 2015 | Austin Brown Hilton Head | Letters


Letter: Real estate broker wants to ‘educate’ school board

I am writing to "educate" some folks with the Kershaw County school board regarding the article that came out in the Chronicle-Independent newspaper on Feb. 20, 2015.

March 04, 2015 | Suzanne W. Gordon, Gordon Realty Cassatt | Letters


Letter: Reader says KCSD referenda not chamber issue

Last November, we voted down the referendum that would empower the KCSD to tear down usable and functioning schools and construct replacement along with a new or rehabilitated Camden High football stadium. All it was going to cost was $130 million plus interest. But, fear not, they also asked us to approve a "penny" sales tax to pay for it.

March 04, 2015 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Yesteryear - March 4, 2015

19 YEARS AGO - March 6, 1996

March 04, 2015 | | Yesteryear


Free tax service eases filing headaches for elderly

Age can have its advantages when it comes to paying federal income taxes.

March 04, 2015 | | Business


For the Record - March 4, 2015

Real estate transactions

March 04, 2015 | | For the Record


Sidewalk Survey - March 4, 2015

March 04, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


Umpiring clinic on tap

The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department will hold an umpire certification clinic for those persons interested in working Dixie Boys baseball games.

March 04, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Lady Demons keep Kickoff Classic trophy at home

Nobody likes a rude hostess, unless, of course, everything all falls into place at the end of the end of the event.

March 04, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs drop two in Pee Dee event

After dropping their first two games of the Pee Dee Invitational Pre-season Tournament being played in West Florence, Camden High head baseball coach Denny Beckley said it is time for his team to stop reading and believing what people are saying about them.

March 04, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Serpas' double lifts L-E past Aiken

Blake Serpas smacked a two-run, sixth inning double to the gap in right center to snap a 5-5 tie and help give Lugoff-Elgin an 8-5 win over Aiken in Saturday's first round of the Carolina Ale House Classic.

March 04, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bowers and Knights blank CMA

Tyler Bowers struck out six batters in a three-inning stint as host North Central shut out Camden Military Academy, 12-0, in Saturday's opening day of the Mid-Carolina Credit Union Baseball Bash being played in Boonetown.

March 04, 2015 | | Sports


March is Youth Arts Month

March is Youth Arts Month and the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is gearing up for a great month of celebrating youth arts. The month's events begin with the opening of the Youth Arts Month exhibition in the Bassett Gallery from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 12. Some of the best student artwork will be on display through April 9. Art teachers from grades K-12 have chosen the top of their students' work to be on exhibition. This work will be judged again at the Center and the best of each grade level will go ...

March 04, 2015 | | Arts


The aviator's helmet

Bob Clithero displays a vintage leather pilot's helmet of a type that would have been used by aviators in the early 20th century. Clithero spoke about Winston Groom's book, "The Aviators," during a recent meeting of the Golden K Club. The book is about three giants of aviation -- Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and Eddie Rickenbacker -- and their enormous influence and contribution to aviation and to the world. All three, Clithero said, were raised in relative poverty and estranged from their fathers, but had strong relationships with their mothers. All three were innovators and mechanical geniuses. All three survived ...

March 04, 2015 | | Camden


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