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Earl Vernon Tollison

Funeral service for Earl Vernon Tollison, 77, will be held Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to KershawHealth Hospice.

July 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


Sidewalk Survey -- July 25, 2012

July 25, 2012 | Julie J. Prickett C-I | Sidewalk Survey


Annie Mae Brazell

Funeral service to celebrate the life of Annie Mae Brazell, 91, of Lugoff will be held Friday, July 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff- Elgin Chapel. Rev. Mark Bredholt will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday, July 26, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Brazell's memory to Tri-County Hospice, 2209 W. DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.

July 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


Lugoff-Elgin JV and frosh begin practice with meeting

All prospective junior varsity and ninth grade football players at Lugoff-Elgin High School who would like to play for either of those teams will kick off practice for the upcoming season on Monday, Aug. 6.

July 23, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


North Central JVs schedule organizational meeting

All rising ninth graders at North Central High School who are interested in playing junior varsity football this season must report to the field house, located beside the tennis courts at the school, on Monday, Aug. 6 at 10 a.m. for a mandatory organizational meeting.

July 23, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


CHS announces JV and freshman football meeting

All prospective junior varsity and ninth grade football players at Camden High School who would like to play for either of those teams are asked to attend an organizational meeting on Thursday, Aug. 9 starting at 5 p.m. in the Commons Area located inside the CHS gym.

July 23, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Trying to measure up

From the time a person is born to the time he dies, he is attempting to measure up or satisfy someone else's whims. For example, as a child he attempts to please his parents or his friends. Later, the spectrum of those he must please expands to all in his social strata, work place, and home. The chore of measuring up never ceases.

July 23, 2012 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


LaVada Parker Watson

LaVada Parker Watson, 91, widow of Gordon W. Watson, died Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Karesh Long Term Care Center in Camden.

July 23, 2012 | | Obituaries


Shrine Club Football Jamboree kicks off county season Aug. 10

Pairings have been announced for the Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree.

July 23, 2012 | | Sports


Veto session marks end of long budget process

The General Assembly met last week to consider Governor Haley's budget vetoes. Having originally decided to meet in September, the Legislature changed its plans because two of the budget vetoes wiped out two state agencies and other vetoes created uncertainties that needed to be resolved quickly, like funding of teacher pay raises before the start of the school year.

July 23, 2012 | By State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noted and passed - July 23, 2012

• In the wake of the Colorado movie theater incident last week that killed or wounded more than 60 people, we mused once again on just how common mass murders have become. Our memory fades to 1966 when a drifter named Richard Speck broke into a Chicago apartment and killed eight student nurses. It shocked the world. Nowadays, unfortunately, such incidents make headlines one day and are forgotten the next because they occur so often. It's a sad sign of the times, we suppose.

July 23, 2012 | | Editorials


Kelly Ann Carpenter

A Memorial Service for Kelly Ann Carpenter, 32, Columbia, will be held on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 2:00 pm at Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel, visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Born November 24, 1979 in Manhattan, NY, Kelly was a daughter of the late Mrs. Mary McLoughlin. She is survived by her loving husband, Michael, children Dylan, Kaitlyn and Scott; sister Debra McIlwain and husband David, brother Marcus Donnelly, in-laws Cindy and Roy Carpenter; brothers and sisters in-law Brian and Junior Carpenter, Carroll and Kristy Carpenter-Smith and their children Taylor and Allison. Kelly was ...

July 23, 2012 | | Obituaries


Miss Kelly, Mr. Mitcham plan fall wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen S. Kelly Jr. of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Lindsey Elizabeth Kelly of Camden, to Nathan Ray Mitcham of Sumter, SC. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Mitcham of Sumter.

July 23, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


KC Chamber director graduates from IOM

Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Liz Horton recently graduated from the Institute for Organization Management (IOM), the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Horton completed 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management to become an IOM graduate.

July 23, 2012 | | Business


Drug dealing brothers head to prison

For 20 years, brothers James and Dexter Drakeford sold drugs in Kershaw County. That's over now.

July 23, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Hilton F. Batts

Hilton F. Batts was born in Wilson, NC on February 10th , 1931 and born again in August, 1957. Hilton was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, November 22, 2014. Hilton passed away peacefully with his devoted wife Peggy, children, Carlton and Sheri and granddaughter, Ashlyn, by his side.

November 26, 2014 | | Obituaries


Pillows tied up with love

Nannie Seegars made 220 fleece pillows for residents at the Springdale Nursing Home. Her family, including her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, distributed the pillows to residents and employees on November 15. Seegars wanted to make the pillows to show her appreciation for the nursing home. "Mama has been working on these pillows, tied up with love, for about 10 months and it has been a true labor of love. We pray that God blesses each angel who receives a pillow," Seegar's daughter, Pat Collins said.

November 24, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


American Legion Post 17 oratorical contest orientation

An orientation meeting for potential participants in the James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 Annual High School Oratorical Contest will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 at Post 17's home on West DeKalb St. in Camden. Contest officials will discuss the subject that will be used for oration as well as explain contest rules.

November 24, 2014 | | Localife


Amateur Radio Club welcomes Gene Faulkenberry

Gene Faulkenberry, director of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), visited the Kershaw County Amateur Radio Club's November meeting. Director Faulkenberry gave a brief history on the large scale emergencies that he has seen during his time with Kershaw County. He highlighted Hurricane Hugo in 1989, the train derailment in 1990 and the flooding that occurred when many ponds were breached after heavy rains in 1991.

November 24, 2014 | | Localife


Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Frank Turner celebrate 54 years

Friends and family of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Frank would like to congratualate the couple on their 54th wedding anniversary. The couple celebrated on Nov. 19 with family.

November 24, 2014 | | Localife


Mr. Gaines and Ms. Hayes wed

Ms. Mary Melissa Hayes and Mr. Brian Lee Gaines of Anderson, S.C. were married Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 4 o'clock in the afternoon at the National Steeplechase Museum in Camden. The ceremony was officiated by the honorable Judge Harriet Pierce.

November 24, 2014 | | Localife


A winning beginning to the fall (Part 1)

The cooler temperatures produced these winners in the Carolina Motorsports Park's Powerade Kart Races held Sept. 13

November 24, 2014 | | Auto racing


A winning beginning to the fall (Part 2)

The cooler temperatures produced these winners in the Carolina Motorsports Park's Powerade Kart Races held Sept. 13.

November 24, 2014 | | Auto racing


A winning beginning to the fall (Part 3)

The cooler temperatures produced these winners in the Carolina Motorsports Park's Powerade Kart Races held Sept. 13.

November 24, 2014 | | Auto racing


Noted and passed - Nov. 24, 2014

• Property rights vs. community pride is a conflict as old as civilization itself. In recent months, we've reported on two attempts to regulate the appearance of properties in an effort to clean up our communities. Back in October, Kershaw County Council rejected, 3-4, third reading of an ordinance which would have given the county authority to demolish uninhabitable dwellings deemed a nuisance to neighbors or the community at large. More recently, Bethune Town Councilman John Fulmer proposed an ordinance which, if passed in December, would fine owners of blighted properties if they don't clean them up after being ...

November 24, 2014 | | Editorials


Cooking Thanksgiving food with a friend

It started accidentally. Some good ideas and memorable moments are like that. They aren't planned. They're born, bringing with them an ability to nudge a way naturally into our lives and become a tradition.

November 24, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


The start of something (really) big

As a part of writing this column, I go to lots of meetings, community events and conferences all across the state in my never ending search to find out about the people, businesses and community groups that are doing good and important things to make our state better.

November 24, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader: focus on dog owners, not breeds

Regarding your editorial in the Nov. 14 C-I regarding "Pit Bulls," I was disappointed that you chose to use the two recent incidents in Kershaw County as an opportunity to condemn a particular breed of dog, instead of focusing attention on the actual problem, which is the lack of responsible pet ownership. This would have been an appropriate time to support the passage and vigorous enforcement of laws that focus, not on breed, but on people's responsibility for their dogs' behavior. These include measures that hold owners of all dogs accountable for properly housing, supervising and controlling their dogs ...

November 24, 2014 | Margaret Ellis Camden | Letters


Letter: ‘If it ain’t broke’ may not serve us well

I read Mr. Charlie Humphries' letter in Friday's Chronicle-Independent with interest. In the letter, Mr. Humphries implies that because the school district is producing strong results, and it is, making investment in the future isn't really necessary right now. As he puts it, the "If it ain't broke" philosophy.

November 24, 2014 | KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan Kershaw County School District | Letters


Connie Mae Mickle

Mrs. Connie Mae Mickle, 91, of 818 Campbell Street, Camden died Thursday. Friends may call at residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Mickle Family.

November 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


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