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Dedication of service

5th Judicial Circuit Alcohol Enforcement Team (AET) Coordinator Ashley Bodiford (center) holds an award of recognition the team received July 25. The Lexington-Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council (LRADAC) presented the Kershaw County AET with the award for contributions dedication of service to preventing access to alcohol by people under the age of 21. The AET employs various environmental strategies to prevent underage drinking and the potential consequences that come from such risky behavior. With Bodiford (from left) are Kershaw County Sheriff's Office Capt. Ed Corey, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews, Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd and ...

August 13, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Frances Burns Williams

A funeral service celebrating the life of Frances Burns Williams, 92, of Camden, will be held at 2:00PM, Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at Hermitage Baptist Church. Rev. Jason Fletcher, Rev. Mark Hopkins and Rev. Jed Bryant will officiate. Family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30PM, Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Frances' memory to the Arise and Build Fund at Hermitage Baptist Church, 814 Jefferson Davis Highway, Camden, SC 29020.

August 13, 2012 | | Obituaries


Janette Quinn

A graveside service for Janette Cogdell Quinn, 81, of Elgin, SC, will be held at 10:00AM, Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at Blaney Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Philip Blankenship, Rev. Ron Gregory, and Dennis Ray, Mrs. Quinn's grandson, will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00PM, Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Janette's memory to Blaney Baptist Church.1400 Blaney Road, Elgin, SC 29045.

August 13, 2012 | | Obituaries


Geraldine B. Beck

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Geraldine B. Beck, 89, of Camden, SC will be held at 11:00 AM , Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Aiken Memorial Park, Aiken, SC. Rev. Mark Hopkins will officiate. Memorials may be made in Geraldine's memory to Hermitage Arise & Build Fund, Hermitage Baptist Church, 814 Jefferson Davis Highway, Camden, SC 29020.

August 13, 2012 | | Obituaries


Sara M. Ridley

A celebration of life service for Sara M. Ridley, 73, will be held Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Southside Baptist Church. The Rev. Everett Recconu and the Rev. Lyn Hill will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Memorials may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation Gift Processing Center PO Box 5018 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018.

August 13, 2012 | | Obituaries


John C. Saunders,III

John C. Saunders, III, of Ellenwood, Ga., died August 3, 2012. He was the son of J.C. and Jerry Saunders of Camden, S.C. There will be a memorial service Thursday, Aug. 16 at 11:00 a.m. at Camden First Baptist Church with Rev. Bruce Hancock officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair St., Camden, S.C. 29020. Inturment will be held for family only at Quaker Cemetery.

August 13, 2012 | | Obituaries


Christmas in July wraps up

August 13, 2012 | | Localife


Onward Christian ‘Teavangelicals’

Despite the tea party's well-known fiscal focus, the anti-tax budget-slashing movement's most underappreciated energy source may be its evangelical Christians.

August 13, 2012 | | Columns


KershawHealth Board of Trustees

KershawHealth's nine-member board of trustees is appointed for six-year terms by the Kershaw County Council. These trustees, who come from throughout Kershaw County, represent a broad range of expertise. Because healthcare is such a complicated and highly-regulated business, serving on the board demands a great deal of work and a significant time commitment. We are deeply grateful for those who, during the last 100 years, have given so generously of their time and talents. Their leadership and support have been critical to the growth and quality of healthcare in Kershaw County.

August 13, 2012 | By Donnie Weeks, KershawHealth president and CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Miss Dickey, Mr. Handley plan fall wedding

Mrs. Melody Dickey of Lugoff and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Handley of Franklin, Tennessee, announce the engagement of Ms. Courtney Nicole Dickey of Lugoff, to Christopher Charles Handley of Franklin, Tenn.

August 13, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


Miss Simenson, Mr. Tolbert to wed in September

Mr. and Mrs. Todd Simenson and Mr. and Mrs. Barry Tolbert announce the engagement of Miss Ashley Marie Simenson of Sumter, to Brian John Tolbert of Camden. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Todd Simenson of Sumter. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Barry Tolbert of Lugoff and the late Judith Paciulan of Camden.

August 13, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


Dudley 52nd Family Reunion

The Dudley 52nd Family Reunion was hosted by Willie and Aretha Forbes of Camden from July 27-30 with a "Western Style" theme. Yvette Dudley, P.C., of Roosevelt, N.Y. was the mistress of ceremony.

August 13, 2012 | | Localife


NCHS Class of ‘03 planning reunion

North Central High School class of 2003 is planning a 10 year class reunion. Please provide name, address, e-mail address and phone number to: whitefrancesca@yahoo.com or by mail to Francesca E. White: 4400 Dorchester Rd; Suite 108, North Charleston, SC 29418. For details contact Francesca White, (843) 751-2222.

August 13, 2012 | | Localife


Battle of Camden Remembrance Day

The redcoats will be returning to Camden. On Aug. 18 , Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site will be having its Battle of Camden Remembrance Day. The "No Battle" fun family outing will include several activities for people of all age groups to enjoy.

August 10, 2012 | Porche' Matthews Chronicle Independent | Localife


Ariail for Aug. 10, 2012

August 10, 2012 | | Ariail


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NC Middle hosts hoops jamboree

North Central Middle School will host its annual Patriot Basketball Jamboree on Monday, Nov. 24 with the six mini-games being contested inside The Castle at North Central High School in Boonetown.

November 21, 2014 | | Sports


Caster pits hoofer vs. crooner

At the beginning of the season, we told you that this would be the year that the Fearless Forecast brought you the biggest stars to be our guests. Well, look who we have with us today.

November 21, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Obama’s ‘dart’ at GOP

Lawyers of every political persuasion are lining up in Washington to have their say on the legality or illegality of the plan President Obama intends to implement regarding amnesty for illegal aliens who are in the United States without proper authorization, with one major network saying the president's plan to take the immigration system into his own hands "is a daring test of the limits of presidential power."

November 21, 2014 | | Editorials


Pope calls for family resurrection

WASHINGTON -- News that Pope Francis will visit the U.S. next year for the triennial World Meeting of Families brings elation to Catholics, excitement to pope watchers -- and perhaps a little chagrin to some who too soon interpreted Francis' broad compassion as a precursor to doctrinal changes related to marriage.

November 21, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Ariail for Nov. 21, 2014

November 21, 2014 | | Ariail


Camden’s African-American corridor

In 2008, a group of graduate students from the University of South Carolina's Public History Program produced a study entitled, "The Camden African-American Heritage Project." It was the product of a student group assignment conducted in 2005-06. The students were assisted by many Camden residents in their search for the history of African-Americans in Camden from the Colonial period through the era of civil rights. Though able to spend only one semester researching and writing, the students pulled together an admirable overview of the lives of African-Americans here. In their final recommendations they suggested, among other things, that an ...

November 21, 2014 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: ‘If it ain’t broke…’

On Monday, the Chronicle-Independent reported the Kershaw County School District earned an "Excellent" rating on our state report card issued by the S.C. Department of Education. Our KCSD superintendent, Dr. Frank Morgan said, "Our schools are producing outstanding results and I am extremely grateful for the hard work of our students, families, teachers and administrators." I would include Dr. Morgan and the school board and say how proud I am of their accomplishments. Kudos to all of them.

November 21, 2014 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Candlelight Tour of Homes

The Camden Junior Welfare League presents the 38th annual Candlelight Tour of Homes from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. The tour will begin at the Camden Archives and Museum.

November 19, 2014 | | Localife


Price House annual pecan benefit

According to Price House Commision Chair Polly Lampshire, the Price House annual benefit pecan sale begins Nov. 20.

November 19, 2014 | | Localife


Sheheen: ‘It is the journey that matters most’

I try to live life as a journey full of unknown destinations. And I do believe it is the journey that matters most. During the last year, I was blessed enough to experience a journey throughout our wonderful state of South Carolina. A campaign for governor is a journey through the hearts and souls of many people and places. A statewide campaign is sometimes brutal and sometimes joyful, but never dull. I treasure that journey and thank my friends in Camden and Kershaw County for letting me experience it.

November 19, 2014 | State Sen. Vincent Sheen Guest Op-Ed | Columns


Millennial spendthrifts? Not so

WASHINGTON -- Millennials are foolhardy spendthrifts. But young people basically always are, and that's probably OK.

November 19, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Crime Report for Nov. 19, 2014

During undercover operations Monday, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) cited four businesses for selling tobacco or alcohol to underage buyers. According to a KCSO press release, underage participants under KCSO supervision attempted to make illegal purchases at 23 businesses where tobacco and alcohol are legally sold.

November 19, 2014 | By Gary Phillips and Tenell Felder C-I editorial staff | Crime-Police-Fire


For the Record - Nov. 19, 2014

Real estate transactions

November 19, 2014 | | For the Record


Yesteryear for Nov. 19, 2014

Youth show an interest in and knowledge of history

November 19, 2014 | | Yesteryear


One-day baseball camp features Rays' pitcher Kohn

Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher and former Camden High School standout Michael Kohn will return home as the lead instructor for a one-day baseball camp on Sunday, Dec. 14 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at American Legion Park in Camden.

November 19, 2014 | | Sports


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