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BDK names honor roll students

Baron DeKalb Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-weeks period.

February 18, 2011 | | Education


Camden Baseball Jamboree raises curtain on 2011 season

The recent spell of warmer weather may throw high school baseball fans in Kershaw County --- who, usually, bundle up for early season games --- off a bit, but it is nearly time for the local baseball season to begin.

February 16, 2011 | | Sports


Do you believe marijuana should be legalized nationwide?

February 16, 2011 | | Sidewalk Survey


Mega-partners

Kershaw County Council Chairman Gene Wise (second from right) accepts a $100,000 check from Progress Energy's Stuart Ames at the Kershaw County Economic Development Office earlier this month. The funds come from Progress' annual license fee credits toward infrastructure development at the Conder MegaSite in Lugoff. "We are proud to be part of the team that helps stimulate the economic growth of Kershaw County," said Ames. Dennis Turner with Progress (left) and Kershaw County Economic Development Director Nelson Lindsay (right) were on hand for the check presentation.

February 16, 2011 | | Kershaw County


Winthrop honor students named

Winthrop University has announced its honor lists for the fall 2010 semester.

February 16, 2011 | | Education


Mr. L-E contest Saturday

Lugoff-Elgin High School will hold its annual Mr. LE competition at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the school auditorium.

February 16, 2011 | | Education


CofC honors local students for academics

Jessica Dunlap of Camden, Meredith Oliver of Lugoff received Distinguished Honors from the College of Charleston for the fall 2010 semester.

February 16, 2011 | | Education


Lizzie McCormick

Lizzie McCormick, 91, of Cheraw Road, Cassatt, SC, died Monday, February 14, 2011.

February 16, 2011 | | Obituaries


Willie Mae Neal

Funeral service for Mrs. Willie Mae Neal, 70, of 2378 Baron DeKalb Road in Camden, will be held Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 2:00 P.M. at Scott Hill Baptist Church, 2301 Flint Hill Road in Camden with burial in the St. John Baptist Church cemetery, 3328 John G. Richards Road in Camden. Viewing will be one hour prior to service and a parting view. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

February 16, 2011 | | Obituaries


Alliene Ray

Funeral service for Alliene Ray, 83, of Cassatt, will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Cassatt Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Donald Coppedge and Rev. Robert Brown will officiate. The family received friends Tuesday 6-8 at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, and other times at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alan Hightower. Memorials may be made to Gideon's International, American Heart Association, or Cassatt Baptist Church.

February 16, 2011 | | Obituaries


Darrick Smiley

Darrick Smiley, 39, of Belton Shade Village Road, Camden, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011.

February 16, 2011 | | Obituaries


Remember when

February 16, 2011 | | Viewpoint


Take a step in history today

There have been many important days in Camden's history, and today will be another one.

February 16, 2011 | Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


FAC celebrates diversity with weekend events, including Gospel Fest, Heritage Tea

"A spirit of community unity is the message we continue to convey," said Dionne Hough, chair of the Fine Arts Center's Multi-cultural Committee, as she described a weekend of special events Feb. 19 and 20. Hough is one of many individuals who have worked to put together a celebration of culture with a special emphasis on Black History at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC). The weekend includes a display of student work examining the contributions of great Americans, a Gospel Fest and a showcase of local talent.

February 16, 2011 | | Localife


Be part of the solution

While letters to the editor are a forum for folks to comment, question, and present opinions and ideas, I have always considered that one of the ground rules about public discussion should be one of mutual respect, not personal attack. After all, in public discourse the goal should be to right a wrong and move toward a resolution, not to drive wedges or build walls that divide. The goal of this letter is to consider how we might come together to foster an environment where the public debate is about the issues at hand and how we can best address ...

February 16, 2011 | Donny Supplee President, United Way of Kershaw County | Letters


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Ann Dillon Barns

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

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


Curtis Leon Drakeford

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 ...

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


Robert “Bobby” William Grimm

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.

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


Myrel Hermina Gripper

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.

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


Nanley Holmes

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.

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


Cathy Anne Tidwell

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.

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


New kid on the block

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.

July 30, 2014 | By Jim McGowan Localife editor | Columns


Op-Ed: Let parents give directly to public schools

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.

July 30, 2014 | Trip DuBard, executive director SC Future Minds | Columns


Reader ‘pleased’ with Amtrak plan

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.

July 30, 2014 | Kay Polk Camden | Letters


Rhame Arena concept

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.

July 30, 2014 | X. Willard Polk Camden | Letters


2014 TripAdvisor awards

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 ...

July 30, 2014 | Katherin L. Brown Camden | Letters


For the Record - July 30, 2014

Real estate transactions

July 30, 2014 | | For the Record


Dr. Suess, library have new fan

July 30, 2014 | | Localife


Coin Club announces annual Fall Show

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.

July 30, 2014 | | Localife


Lady D’s Hair Extraordinaire opens

July 30, 2014 | | Business


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