Baron DeKalb Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-weeks period.
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.
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.
Winthrop University has announced its honor lists for the fall 2010 semester.
Lugoff-Elgin High School will hold its annual Mr. LE competition at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the school auditorium.
Jessica Dunlap of Camden, Meredith Oliver of Lugoff received Distinguished Honors from the College of Charleston for the fall 2010 semester.
Lizzie McCormick, 91, of Cheraw Road, Cassatt, SC, died Monday, February 14, 2011.
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.
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.
Darrick Smiley, 39, of Belton Shade Village Road, Camden, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011.
There have been many important days in Camden's history, and today will be another one.
"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.
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 ...
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.