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Yesteryear - March 18, 2015

The Charlotte Thompson community's annual barbecue is always a special rite of spring, along with flowering bulbs and budding trees. Now in its 45th year, the annual barbecue has been an enormous help to the Charlotte Thompson community and its residents have worked hard to make it a huge success each year. So many people have rendered yeoman service in this labor of love which is, indeed, a community effort.

March 18, 2015 | | Yesteryear


Schofield signs new deal with Falcons

Camden native O'Brien Schofield will be moving closer to his childhood home after the former Seattle Seahawk linebacker/defensive end signed a free agent contract with the Atlanta Falcons last week.

March 18, 2015 | | Sports


CHS netters hold off L-E, 6-1

After being shut out in their first match with Camden this season, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team received a victory from Trevor Black at first singles only to fall to their visiting neighbors, 6-1, on Monday.

March 18, 2015 | | Sports


Bowers', Knights upend Rams

Tyler Bowers fired a complete game three-hitter as North Central avenged a Region 4-AA opening loss to Buford last Friday with a 3-1 win over host Chesterfield on Monday night.

March 18, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle


Lady Dogs capture second meet

Camden ran away from the field as the Lady Bulldogs scored 106 points to win last Thursday's track meet held at the CHS athletic Complex.

March 18, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Sidewalk Survey - March 18, 2015

March 18, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


Tax help available free

The Tax-Aide program originated in 1986 and continues to grow each year. Tax-Aide is the nation's largest free tax assistance and preparation service for individuals with low to moderate incomes, with special attention to persons age 60 or older.

March 18, 2015 | | Business


Parker: Hillary & the media -- Act 2016

WASHINGTON -- Amid all the verbiage about Hillary Clinton's email, one irrefutable fact emerges: Polls will drive us crazy before the Clintons do.

March 18, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


C-I brings home SCPA awards

The Chronicle-Independent brought home several third place and honorable mention awards from this year's annual meeting of the S.C. Press Association.

March 18, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Easter Egg Hunt

Let's Move Camden and Kershaw County is having its' Second Annual Active and Healthy Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to Noon at the Camden Town Green for kids age 3 to 8. Come for a fun time with the egg hunt, Easter egg races, face painting, and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Bring an Easter basket and camera.

March 18, 2015 | | People & Places


Wanda Sue Powers

A service to celebrate the Life of Wanda Sue Powers, 64, will be held on Friday at 1:00 p.m. at New Life Christian Outreach with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday at 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to New Life Christian Outreach Vacation Bible School, 411 Hwy 601, Lugoff, SC 29078.

March 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


Margaret A. Fant

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Margaret Annetta "Peggy" Fant, 76, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM today, March 18, 2015 at Lakeview Baptist Church in Camden. Mr. Ikey Pitts will officiate. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Memorials may be made in Peggy's memory to

March 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


Falcons trip up Bulldogs, 7-1

Scoring three times before intermission, A.C. Flora snapped Camden's two-match win streak with a 7-1 victory over the hosts in the Region 4-AAA boys' soccer opener for both sides in a Friday contest played at Zemp Stadium.

March 18, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Demons corral Mustangs, 4-3

On a night when they were hardly on top of their game, not being at their best still proved to be enough for the Lugoff-Elgin baseball team.

March 18, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Lady Knights go 1-2 for week

North Central received a taste of three different brands of softball last week as Mike Grigsby and company fashioned a 1-2 record following the first week of regular season play.

March 18, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle


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Robert Charles Uher

Services for Robert Charles Uher, 76, will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church at P.O. Box 218, Lugoff, SC 29078.

April 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


West Wateree and Camden Rotary Clubs sponsors woodworking competition for libraries

Over the past few months, a small wooden box on the front lawn of a Camden home has been drawing attention. Many a passersby has taken a closer look to discover that the box contains a collection of books, a sign announcing "Free Little Library," and an invitation to take or leave a book.

April 01, 2015 | | Education


Legion honors firefighters and police officers

Camden's James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 recently honored law enforcement officers and firefighters selected by the heads of their respective departments. This year's honorees include S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) Patrolman of Year Thomas R. Chrisofario, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office Deputy of the Year Derek B. Robinson, Camden Police Department (CPD) Policeman of the Year Sylvesta Robinson, Camden Fire Department Fireman of the Year Chris Tidwell and Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Firefighter of the Year Michael Stanfield. Behind them are their supervisors, SCHP Sgt. Dan Black, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews, CPD Sgt. Tyrell Coleman, Camden ...

March 30, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


A check and a pie

The Community Playground Project continues to close in on the fundraising goal of $300,000 to build a new playground at the West Wateree Recreation Complex on U.S. 1 between Lugoff and Elgin. The Lugoff Optimist Club presented a $1,000 check to the project Thursday, March 19. Playground Committee Chairperson Laurey Carpenter accepted the check from Henry Powers. The project also raised several thousand dollars Friday, March 20 with a gala and auction, including a "Pie in the Face" contest in which votes were cast by monetary donation.

March 30, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Bob Sheheen retires from race association

Bob Sheheen recently retired from the Carolina Cup Racing Association.

March 30, 2015 | | News


Miss Emily Peake and Mr. Joshua Caughman wed

Miss Emily Shirll Peake of Elgin and Mr. Joshua David Caughman of Columbia were joined in marriage on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 3 o'clock in the afternoon at Rock Bottom Pond in Ridgeway, South Carolina. Debbie Miles officiated the double-ring ceremony.

March 30, 2015 | | Weddings & Engagements


Brevard scholarship winners announced

he Camden Music Association (CMA) and the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announce the winners of the 2015 Brevard Music Competition. This year's competition was held at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church where 13 students competed for scholarships to further their musical endeavors. The competition and recital is sponsored by Sibby Wood in honor of her mother, Margaret Beckley Upton.

March 30, 2015 | | People & Places


CHS, L-E baseball teams to step back in time

For the third straight year, the ping will be replaced by the sounds of the crack of the bat as the Kershaw-Richland Classic Spring Break Baseball Tournament returns to Camden's American Legion Park for a three-day run beginning on Monday. Thursday's final day of the tournament will be held at Richland Northeast High School, site of the other half of the bracket.

March 30, 2015 | | Sports


Making the rounds

A few hundred yards away, trucks carrying workers zig-zagged their way in and around the Springdale Race Course in final preparation for Saturday's 83rd running of the Carolina Cup. Tucked away in a barn located behind the National Steeplechase Museum, Brian Murphy stands atop the straw in a stall as he brushes down one of his horses with the only sound here being that of a few chirping birds on a relaxed Monday morning.

March 27, 2015 | | Equine


NC rallies from 9-run hole to take down Cheraw in 10

Small ball led to an overthrown ball, leading to a wild pitch which was all it took for North Central to come away with a 10-9, 10-inning win over visiting Cheraw in a Tuesday night game in which the hosts overcame a 9-0 deficit after three and a half innings of play.

March 27, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle


Demons cruise past Redhawks, 11-1

Knowing that Westwood has had troubles both scoring and preventing runs, Lugoff-Elgin baseball coach Randy Stokes had one simple plan of attack heading into Tuesday's Region 4-4A game with the visiting Redhawks.

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


Historic Camden's Armies Through Time

Hundreds of people visited Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site last Saturday to learn about warfare through the ages. Guests got to interact with warriors from Ancient Greek wars, Medieval wars, 19th Century wars, World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War. Different stations were set up that featured artifacts, costumes and camps from different wars.

March 27, 2015 | | People & Places


Ruben H. Jay Jr.

A celebration of life service for Ruben Harlan Jay, Jr, 67, will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Foundation.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mary Ruth Watts

Funeral service for Mary Ruth Hornsby Watts, 81, will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice, 1400 Pickens St #100, Columbia, SC 29201 or Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 880, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Amanda Porter

Amanda Doby Porter, wife of the late James Porter formally of Palmer Place in Camden passed away on March 14th in Baltimore, Md. Funeral services are scheduled for March 27th in Baltimore.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


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