It has been my distinct pleasure and honor to serve for two years as chairman of the Camden Garden Club's project to restore and preserve the Joseph Kershaw Gravesite. Members of this hard-working committee have planted, mulched, pruned, weeded, monitored, and dedicated themselves to restoring this historically significant plot of land to the glorious state it deserves, as the final resting place of the founder of Camden, and one of the state's first patriots. ...
Many years ago, there was a Carolina Cup race director who insisted that every person in attendance was there to watch the horses run and that none of them were interested in the social aspects of the day -- or in taking a drink. That, of course, wasn't close to true, and there's a reason that the Cup has often been called the largest outdoor cocktail party in South Carolina. It is indeed a ...
I could tell by my husband's face the news wasn't good. It was a scenario my doctor and I had not discussed. Prior to my surgery, I had only imagined a positive outcome. In fact, I wanted the procedure on my knee done as soon as possible. I thought, "Great. I'll be running again in about three weeks. That's good for me." Then, BAMM! (Funny how life can do that and so quickly!) It ...
I've covered news for nearly four decades in Kershaw County yet I've never been as shocked as I was upon learning yesterday that the S.C. Department of Wildlife will release more than 10,000 deadly cotton-mouth moccasins into Lake Wateree later this summer.
Tripp Speaks has been one of those pitchers which every baseball coach loves to have on their team.
Camden native and 13-year NFL veteran Vonnie Holliday is hosting the Vonnie Holliday Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon on Friday night, pril 1 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the AMF Lanes on Bush River Road in Columbia.
It will not exactly be business as usual in College Park for Saturday's 79th running of the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races, but the objective will be the same.
The word "transparency" has become a popular one for politicians to use. After all, how many citizens are there here in Kershaw County -- or across South Carolina and the United States, for that matter -- who aren't in favor of a more open government? Not many. Indeed, transparency was one of the key platforms of Gov. Nikki Haley's campaign, and the issue no doubt contributed to her victory. A little squabble is now ...
"Remember when..." is a weekly historical feature showcasing life in Kershaw County, taken from the archives of the Chronicle-Independent. The Camden Midget basketball team won the state championship in the state tournament played at Myrtle Beach in March 1954. Celebrating the win are (first row, from left) Harold Robinson, Jimmie Roller, Jimmie Haynes, Charles Davenport, (second row) coach Clyde Jahnke, Lindsay Pierce, Bobby Johnson, Larry Foster, Lee McCaskill, Bobby Robinson, coach Giles ...
46 YEARS AGO -- March 29-31, 1965
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The Homeschool High School Art class will be having an Art Show displaying works that they have completed this past year. The show will be held Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church in Lugoff. Pictured from left to right: Olivia Dabbs, Sarah Jane Woolington, Erik Keener and Lauren Cork.
Dear Annie: My wife and I are caught up in our son's dysfunctional marriage. "Martin" and his wife have three children together, and he has an older child from a previous marriage. All of the children are wonderful. They do well in school. But their mom and dad hate each other, drink too much and fight constantly.
Mr. Ernie Mills, 67, of 30 Black River Road, Camden, S.C., passed on Friday, May 17, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Luvenia Sowell, 88, of 402 Calvert Drive in Bethune will be held Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 1 p.m. at Catoe's Chapel Church of God in Christ in Bethune with burial in the Sandy Level Baptist cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Johnny Eugene Stover, Sr., 69, of 1300 Campbell St., Palmer Place Apartments, Apt. 17, Camden, died Saturday. Family and friends may call at 708 Walnut St., Camden. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Stover Family.
Mr. Raymond "Brother" Johnson, 53, of 1811 Gordon Street, Camden, SC, passed on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Camden First United Methodist Church. The burial will take place at Cedar Cemetery in Camden.
Carnell Adamson, Sr., 88, of 1204 Gordon St. in Camden died Friday, May 18, 2013. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Collins Funeral Home chapel. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.
Funeral service for Mary Frances Dowey Brown, 85, will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Doug Whitfield and the Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church Puppet Ministry or KershawHealth Hospice.
Charles Wills DuBose, 77, of Camden died Sunday, May 19, 2013. Funeral arrangement will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
WASHINGTON -- Breaking news: Conservative organizations suddenly have found common cause with one of their favorite objects of contempt -- the benighted Mainstream Media.
Pamela Collins Gibson of Columbia, S.C. and Kevin Ward Baker of Lugoff, S.C. were married May 18, 2013 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden, S.C. The 4 p.m. ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. James C. Adams. A reception immediately followed at Aberdeen.
Former Camdenite Manda McKay's painting "Love You To Death" won "Best In Show" at Southworks 2013. The Oconee County Arts Foundation (OCAF) hosted the opening reception April 12 in Watkinsville, Georgia. McKay grew up in Camden and graduated from Camden High School.
Dear Annie: I've been married to "Ned" for 25 years, and each year it seems to get worse. When we married, he told me I could do whatever I wanted with the house, but he never said I'd be the one paying.