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How local festivals improve our quality of life

During a recent weekend, I attended the Rock Around the Clock Festival in Winnsboro.

October 19, 2011 | Richard Eckstrom S.C. Comptroller | Columns


This week in Kershaw County sports

Tuesday: Darlington at Camden (GTEN – 4:30 p.m.); Camden at Lancaster (XC - 5 p.m.); Region 3-A Cross Country Championships at North Central (XC – 5 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Wilson Hall (XC - 5 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Irmo (GTEN – 5 p.m.); North Central at Central (VB – 6:45 p.m.); Irmo at Lugoff-Elgin (VB – 7 p.m.)

October 17, 2011 | | Sports


James C. Hall

Funeral Service for James Clarence Hall, 87, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.

October 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Oveda Threatt Lloyd

Funeral services celebrating the life of Oveda Threatt Lloyd, 81, of Camden, will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, October 10, 2011 at Hermitage Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Lancaster Memorial Park. Reverend Mark Hopkins will officiate. The family received friends from 6-8 PM Sunday, October 9, 2011 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Lloyd's memory to Arise and Build at Hermitage, 814 Jefferson Davis Highway, Camden, SC 29020.

October 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Ella Mae Moore

Funeral service for Ella Mae Moore, 82, of 1328 Moore Road in Camden will be held Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Association with burial in White Oak Baptist Church cemetery. Wake service will be held Monday, 6 to7 p.m. at Collins Chapel. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

October 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Eddie Ricks

Mr. Eddie James "Tut" Ricks, Sr., 80, of 1925 Longtown Road, Ridgeway, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011. He was the son of the late Robert Pearl White Ricks and husband of Willie Bell Hunter Ricks. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 12, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Mount Joshua United Methodist Church, Ridgeway, with internment to follow in church, with military honors. Mr. Ricks will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. for viewing. The family will receive family and friends Tuesday, 6 to 7 p.m. at the Chapel of Rememberance ...

October 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Arthur James Simpson

Mr. Arthur James Simpson, Jr., 64, of 6626 Rockwell Boulevard, Charlotte N.C., died Friday, Oct. 14. Family and friends may call at the residence of his daughter and son-in-law Dianne and John Pollard, 2206 Carlos Street, Kirkwood Community, Camden. Funeral Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Simpson family.

October 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Clarice Steele

Funeral service for Clarice Myrtle Caldwell Steele, 95, will be held Monday at 1:00 p.m. at Hermitage Baptist Church, Camden with burial to follow in Southland Memorial Gardens, West Columbia. The Rev. Dr. Donald West and The Rev. Mark Hopkins will officiate. The family received friends Sunday 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.

October 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Greg Williams

Funeral service for James Gregory "Scruggs" Williams, 51, will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Oakridge Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to KershawHealth Foundation.

October 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Herbert Lee Wilson

Mr. Herbert Lee "HW" Wilson, 54, of 5260 Timbersand Road, Rembert, SC, passed on Wednesday, October 5, 2011.

October 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Teacher earns science award

Camden Middle School teacher Valerie Willis thought it was a big honor to be nominated for the 2011 Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award and was thrilled to earn the top award for South Carolina. So when she learned that she also received the honor for the whole Southeast region, she was even more flattered.

October 17, 2011 | | Education


Ariail for Oct. 17, 2011

October 17, 2011 | | Ariail


AnnMarie (Ree) Andrews

AnnMarie (Ree) Andrews, 39, born Dec. 5, 1971, passed October 5. She is the daughter of Janice Spence Robertson and the late William John Illingworth, Sr. Surviving is daughter Savanah Rayne Illingworth, daughter Ryane Hayes Andrews, uncle Joseph David Spence II, and uncle Gary E. Spence.

October 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Jesse “Buddy” Grant

Jesse Ronald "Buddy" Grant, Sr., 65, was called to eternal rest on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at Kershaw Memorial Hospital, Camden. Born in Kershaw County on September 10, 1946, he was the oldest son of the late Wallie Roosevelt Grant and Bertha Peay Grant, and the oldest grandchild of the late Will and Mattie Peay.

October 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


KC Master Gardner encourages others to join the fun

The following is a reprint of an article by Margot Rochester which appeared in the August 20, 2008, Chronicle-Independent. After reading this article, I took the Master Gardner class and it has changed my life in many ways.

October 17, 2011 | Maryann Bowen Kershaw County Master Gardener Association | People & Places


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Ariail for April 27, 2015

April 27, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: An eyesore

In the most recent installment of our "Is Kershaw County being left behind?" series of articles on economic development, we looked at some non-industrial pieces of the puzzle. One highly visible sign of economic health in a community -- successful or poor -- is the number of active storefronts, whether individual buildings or as part of shopping centers.

April 27, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: The fire

We stood in the charred remains of a life that once was -- my sister and I -- and said not a word. What was there to say? Finally, I spoke.

April 27, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Central downs Knights to take fourth in Region 4-AA

Central broke open a close game by scoring a combined 10 runs in the fourth and fifth frames to lock up the fourth and final playoff slot in Region 4-AA baseball with a 14-3 win over host North Central last Friday night.

April 27, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle


Dutch Fork trips up Demons

Dutch Fork wrapped up the Region 4-4A baseball title with a 3-1 win over Lugoff-Elgin on Friday night at Optimist Field.

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


Tracy E. Bennett Jr.

Tracy E. Bennett, Jr., 29, of 1188 Shady Lane in Camden, died Thursday, April 23, 2015. Plans are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Collins Funeral Home. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements..

April 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Garland D. Collins

Funeral service for Garland Dexter "Tootsie" Collins, 87, will be held on Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. at El-Bethel Faith Community Church with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Dentsville Masonic Lodge, El-Bethel Faith Community Church or a charity of one's choice.

April 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


FAC Multi-Cultural Committee seeks input

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County's (FAC) Multi-Cultural committee is currently planning its 2015-2016 season. The committee would like to invite other cultural representatives of the community to join the committee and share their thoughts and ideas about the possibility of a holiday event to showcase different cultures. The committee is requesting that any interested persons please send their contact information to executive director Kristin Cobb at kcobb@fineartscenter.org.

April 27, 2015 | | Arts


Dogs drub Dreher, 10-0

With a post-season berth already in hand, Camden began its climb up the Region 4-AAA baseball ladder on Thursday with a 10-0 win over Dreher in Columbia.

April 27, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County Sports

Monday: Irmo at Camden (G – 4 p.m.); Andrew Jackson at North Central (G – 4 p.m.); Hartsville at Lugoff-Elgin (G – 4:30 p.m.); Central at Camden Military Academy (BB – 4:30 p.m.); Wilson at Camden (TEN – 5 p.m.); North Central at Columbia (GSOC – 6:30 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Camden Military Academy (BSOC – 6 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Lexington (GSOC – 6 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at River Bluff (TEN – 6 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Chapin (BB – 6:30 p.m.)

April 27, 2015 | | Sports


Ariail for April 24, 2015

April 24, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Social Security

Lawmakers in Washington have long ignored the fact that the Social Security system in this country is broken. On the brink of insolvency, Social Security needs major revamping, whether it comes in the form of benefit reductions, tax increases or both. Congress has refused to consider benefit cuts decades out in the future, even for young adults who are just now starting to pay into the system. They are turning their backs on such simple fixes as delaying the age by a year or two at which people can start receiving their monthly allotments. Bear in mind, we aren't ...

April 24, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Mr. Hughes goes to Washington

WASHINGTON -- When postal worker Doug Hughes -- otherwise known as the gyrocopter dude -- landed his gizmo on the West Lawn of the Capitol, he wasn't worried about being shot down, he says.

April 24, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Pets of the Week - April 24, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Sadie, a 1-1/2-year-old female hound mix dog, and Taffy, a 1-1/2-year-old female domestic short-haired brown tabby cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 ...

April 24, 2015 | | Pets


Noble: Business leaders in ‘small town’ S.C.

It is often said South Carolina is a big small town where everyone knows everyone else. And if we don't know someone personally, then it's usually "I know who they are."

April 24, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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