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Marie Kelly Branham

Marie Kelly Branham, 90, of Elgin, SC, died Friday, May 25, 2012. Born in Tookiedoo, SC on September 4, 1921, she was a daughter of the late John Mannes Kelly and Gazell Abbott Kelly. Marie was a beloved fixture in the Elgin community, owning and operating Branham's Grocery for 31 years, working alongside her husband on the family cotton and corn farm, and serving as nurse for anyone in need in the area. She was a member of Smyrna United Methodist Church, where memorials may be made in Marie's memory at PO Box 66, Elgin, SC 29045.

May 30, 2012 | | Obituaries

Getting ripped

Seated in front of his locker at Atlas Gym, Staff Sgt. Cedric McMillan dried beads of sweat from his face after a grueling workout regimen. And, the weightlifting part of his day had not even started.

May 30, 2012 | | Sports

Strutting their stuff

The winners of the 2012 Bethune Chicken Strut Pageant were recently announced. The results are as follows.

May 30, 2012 | | People & Places

Sidewalk Survey -- May 30, 2012

May 30, 2012 | Julie J. Prickett C-I | Sidewalk Survey

Local resident chosen as Youth Dance Ambassador 2012

Erin Hayes has been selected as the Youth Dance Ambassador for 2012. Through her participation in the recent Dance Troupe Inc. competition, Erin was chosen as the Youth Dance Ambassador and will participate in the Grand National Finals to be held in Savannah, Ga. in July. Erin will have the opportunity to study with top dance choreographers, be a featured performer in the Night of Stars Showcase, and will receive the Youth Dance Ambassador Medal for 2012.

May 28, 2012 | | People & Places

Youth sports camps ready for summer runs

With the school year coming to a close, it is time for summer sports camps in Kershaw County.

May 28, 2012 | | Sports

John Twitty

Funeral service for John Clayton Twitty, 85, will be held Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate.

May 28, 2012 | | Obituaries

Head-on collision results in death on U.S. 521

A 61-year-old Sumter man was killed in a head-on car crash Friday morning on Highway 521 near the Kershaw County/Sumter County line.

May 28, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire

End of session sprint

Today, Memorial Day, one of the most important days on the American calendar, we reflect upon all that we owe the brave men and women who have been willing to risk everything in military service to this country. A vibrant legacy of courage, dedication, and sacrifice is what allows us to choose our own leaders, write our own laws, and enjoy all our other freedoms.

May 28, 2012 | By State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk C-I contributing columnist | Columns

America's uneasy 'browning'

White babies are no longer a majority of new births, according to the Census Bureau. America is quietly "browning," it is said, like dinner rolls in a warm oven. Yet, such change does not come without resistance from those who prefer to remain unbaked.

May 28, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns

Miss Colvin, Mr. Eubanks engaged

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Colvin of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Crystal Renee Colvin of Camden, to Travis James Eubanks of Camden. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Eubanks of Camden, and Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Kelly of Bishopville.

May 28, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements

Local student chosen as finalist in the National American Miss South Carolina Pageant

Hannah McCray Earls, age 13, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss South Carolina Pageant to be held July 12-14 at the Marriott in downtown Columbia. The pageant is held for girls ages 10 through 13.

May 28, 2012 | | People & Places

Head-on collision results in death on Highway 521

A 61-year-old Sumter man was killed in a head-on car crash Friday morning on Highway 521 near the Kershaw County/Sumter County line.

May 28, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Noted and passed - May 28, 2012

• We congratulate Kershaw County's 2012 graduates – both those who have already stepped across the stage and those who will receive their diplomas Saturday. As indicated in today's Chronicle-Independent graduation section, we have many young people with bright futures ahead of them. We wish them the very best on their journey.

May 28, 2012 | | Editorials

Combs earns USC President's List recognition

Elizabeth Combs of Camden has completed her freshman year at the University of South Carolina with a 4.0 grade point average and was named to the President's List.

May 28, 2012 | | Education

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D.L. Murphy

Deacon D. L. Murphy Sr., 89, of Lugoff, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, November 24, 2015. Born in Lugoff, he was the son of ...

November 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

Mickey Smith Litchfield

A service to celebrate the life of Mickey Smith Litchfield, 65, will be held 11 o'clock, Monday, November 30, 2015 in the Churchyard of ...

November 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

Mary E. George

Memorial service for Mrs. Mary E. George, 71, of 204 Cool Springs Drive in Camden, will be held Saturday, November 28, 2015, 1:00 P ...

November 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

Sterling Felder

Funeral service for Mr. Sterling Felder, 17, of 33 Chestnut Ferry Road, Apt. #204 in Camden will be held Sunday, November 29, 2015, 1:00 ...

November 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

Alberta Cunningham

Funeral service for Mrs. Alberta Cunningham of New York City will be held Saturday, November 28, 2015, 11:00AM at Mt. Joshua United Methodist Church ...

November 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

FAC to host hometown comedian

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County will bring a night of great, family-friendly and clean comedy to the stage of the Wood Auditorium on ...

November 27, 2015 | | People & Places

Kershaw County seeks child advocates, training to begin in Jan.

Chldren who enter the foster care system are in need of caring adults to speak up for them in Family Court. The Guardian ad Litem ...

November 27, 2015 | | People & Places

Price House pecan sale underway

The Camden Price House Commission's annual pecan sale benefit is underway once again. Funds raised will benefit the Price House and adjacent Bonds Conway-built ...

November 27, 2015 | | People & Places

NSA hands out championship awards at post-Cup banquet

The National Steeplechase Association celebrated the conclusion of a record-setting year at its annual awards dinner on Saturday evening at the National Steeplechase Museum in ...

November 27, 2015 | | Equine

Camden High winter sports schedule

Dec: 2 – Lakewood; 11 – at Lugoff-Elgin; 15 – at Lakewood; 18 – Lugoff-Elgin; 21-22 – Mid-Carolina Credit Union Kershaw County Holiday Classic at E. Clarkson Rhame City Arena ...

November 27, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle

Lugoff-Elgin winter sports schedule


November 27, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

North Central winter sports schedule


November 27, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle

Camden Military Academy winter sports sccedule


November 27, 2015 | | Camden Military

NCHS writer wants dress code relaxed

In the morning, many girls all over get up an extra hour early to dress themselves and put on makeup, only to be judged upon ...

November 27, 2015 | Ashley Baker | High School Columns

Ariail for Nov. 27, 2015

November 27, 2015 | | Ariail

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