For the second time in four years, the Chronicle-Independent has been named the best two-to-three times weekly newspaper in the state of South Carolina. The C-I earned first place in the General Excellence category at a luncheon during the S.C. Press Association's annual meeting held Saturday in Columbia.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Bob T. Burroughs, 79, of Columbia, will be held at the Grand Canyon at a later date. Born in Winter Haven, Florida, he was the son of the late Robert Burroughs and Julia Clark Gates. Mr. Burroughs served in the United States Navy during the Korean War and was a retired residential contractor. He was an avid outdoorsman; hunter, fisherman and archer.
Services for William Alexander Clark Miller, Jr. 94 will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. Dr. Miller died Sunday, March 6, 2011. Born in New York City, he was the son of the late William A. C. Miller Sr. and Pearl Andrews Miller. Dr. Miller was the widower of the late Florence Sparling Miller. The family suggests that memorials be made in Dr. Miller's memory to a University of Michigan Scholarship Fund at http://www.giving.umich.edu.
Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham was recently elected as one of three new members to the Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina board of directors. Elected with Graham were Melanie Cox, vice president of information services and technology at Tire Centers LLC, and Jim Dyeling, president of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.
Dear Annie: When I was 5, my mother married an abusive man. He talked down to us and often resorted to slapping and name calling. On at least three occasions, he was physically abusive -- punching, throwing and beating us. On the other hand, he adopted us and often did nice things, too.
A memorial service for James Edward Hicks Sr, will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mr. Hicks' memory to the COPD Foundation at www.copdfoundation.org.
Mr. Johnny Caldwell, 82, of 141 Fatback Road, Dalzell, SC, passed Saturday, March 5, 2011.
Ms. Sandra A. Lowe announces the engagement of her daughter, Aidan Kate Lowe of Camden, to First Lieutenant (U.S. Army) Casey Randon Wolfe, of Tribune, Kansas. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy and Carrie Wolfe of Marienthal, Kansas.
If you are going to lose to a conference rival, it's better to come up short in a game which does not count in the league standings.
Jackson School hosted its first IGA Lego Invitational Feb. 19. More than 10 teams from across the state attended the tournament, where students collaborated with each other on robot designs and programming skills and participated in the Body Forward robot challenge. The Terminators from Greenville Tech High School won third place; RoboEagles from Moore Intermediate School placed in second; and Mind, Boty and Spirit from Doby's Mill Elementary School won first place. Here, students Seth Addeo and Hunter Fulton (center) explain a robotics concept to Tyra Burch (left) and Kristen Clay (right).
Lt. Col. Antonio M. Fletcher, a Camden High School graduate, has served in the United State Army for two decades, and has numerous deployments to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom.
The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of March 7-11:
Camden High School graduate Delia Davis was named second runner-up in the Ms. Francis Marion University pageant Feb. 21.
Having taken their lumps against the likes of 4A baseball powers Sumter and Spring Valley in scrimmages, Camden did some dealing of its own on Tuesday.
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
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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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.