Dear Annie: I have been caring for my disabled husband while working full time and raising two children. I haven't had time alone in 15 years.
CBS anchor Katie Couric startled some listeners when she suggested a Muslim "Cosby Show," but the idea has merit. It's hard for us to be afraid of the people we see on TV sitcoms every week.
Baron DeKalb and Doby's Mill elementary schools are among 12 South Carolina public schools to be named to the S.C. School Improvement Council's (SC-SIC) 2011 Honor Roll for their significant efforts to foster civic engagement in public education.
The book was a project of the historical society, for which Teal serves as publications committee chairman. The book, which made its official debut during a launch party/program Jan. 16 at Camden First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, spans Kershaw County's prehistoric to present times. The book may be purchased at the historical society headquarters, 811 Fair St., Camden, from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursdays; Camden Archives and Museum; Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site; Elgin Town Hall; and various local vendors in the area. It may also be ordered from the University of South Carolina Press, Amazon, and ...
Mr. Kenneth E. Herman and retired Lt. Col. Debbie W. Herman, both of Camden, announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Olivia Rose Herman of Camden, to Mr. Robert Shaun Cobb of Camden. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Cobb of Camden.
Mr. and Mrs. David McLaurin Pittman, Sr. of Lugoff announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Megan Ada Pittman of Lugoff, to John Terel (J.T.) Munn of Camden. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Edward Munn of Camden.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Michael Watson Jr. of Leesville announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Leslie Anne Watson of Columbia, to Mr. Jordan Macdonald Myers of Columbia. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Banks Myers of Camden.
This February will see big changes for library users in Kershaw County, when the county library joins South Carolina Libraries Sharing Resources, SC LENDS, a group of libraries that share a common catalog and library materials. By becoming a member of SC LENDS, anyone with a Kershaw County library card will be able to request material from 15 other libraries statewide, which will then be routed to a local library, usually within 48 hours. Requesting material from other libraries will be free to patrons, and as easy as clicking a button. By joining forces with other counties, the collection available ...
The Camden Music Association, in conjunction with the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, announces the Brevard Music Scholarship Competition will be held Saturday, Feb. 5. With three different scholarship opportunities, winners will be awarded money toward further study or may spend the summer at the prestigious Brevard Summer Music Camp. The scholarships are funded by the Upton Foundation and the Fran Shealy Scholarship Fund.
Monday: Dreher at Camden (WR – 6 p.m.); North Central at Lewisville (BB – 6:30 p.m.)
• We're glad to see Davis Love III picked as the captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup team for the 2012 matches. Love, who grew up the son of a highly regarded teaching pro in Charlotte, is one of the best-liked players on the PGA tour and has won 20 tournaments, including the PGA Championship. The 2012 matches will be played at Medinah Country Club near Chicago, and Love will be trying to stem a tide that has resulted in the Americans losing six of the last eight matches to the Europeans, including last fall's defeat in Wales.
All Kershaw County boys and girls ages 10 to 14 are invited to participate in Saturday's Knights of Columbus Free-Throw Shootout.
Camden was held to a season-low 31 points as the Bulldogs saw their six-game win streak come to an end in a 55-31 loss to host Lakewood in a Region 6-AAA contest played Tuesday night in Sumter.
The Camden wrestling team opened Region 6-AAA competition by splitting a pair of matches Wednesday night in Darlington.
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.