My heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Aaron Swartz, who took his own life Friday at age 26.
President Obama is a gifted speaker -- quick on his feet, personable, ready with a quip. And we'll give him high marks for political courage in trying to establish new gun controls; it's a volatile issue, and he has little to gain politically by taking it on. But he's pushing forward with it, and whether you agree with him or not, he deserves credit for delving into a policy that can engender hard feelings on both sides and can cost him political capital.
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said "Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love. It destroys community and makes brotherhood impossible."
The Camden Middle School wrestling team will now send 10 wrestlers into Saturday's Carolina Invitational in Lexington.
Ridge View forced 22 turnovers in rolling to a 63-42 victory over visiting Lugoff-Elgin in a Region 4-4A boys' basketball game played on Tuesday in Columbia.
Alvin Staley, an artist-in-residence for Orangeburg - Wilkinson High School, and adjunct professor at Claflin University will bring his inspiring artwork to the Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) for an exhibition entitled Voyage -- The Quest for the Eternal beginning Friday, Jan. 25. The opening reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Gallery just prior to The Marvelous Wonderettes production. Light hors d'ouevres and a cash bar will be available. The opening reception is sponsored by First Community Bank. Voyage -- The Quest for the Eternal will be ...
The Aloha Relay For Life team is "Cookin' For A Cure."
The Camden Music Association of Kershaw County in conjunction with the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announces the Brevard Music Competition on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the FAC auditorium.
A portion of the Town Green parking lot was temporarily closed on Jan. 10 to facilitate the replacement of two live oak trees. The original trees had been planted two years earlier during the Town Green's construction. Unfortunately, they did not survive the relocation process and had to be replaced despite the fact that the trees had been properly planted and cared for.
A Lugoff man pled guilty to crack cocaine distribution Wednesday and sentenced to eight years in prison.
Mrs. Willie Boykin Cantey, 86, of 809 Knights Hill Road, Camden, SC, passed on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 19, 2013, 2 p.m., at Camden First United Methodist Church, Camden, with burial to follow Cedar Cemetery.
Mrs. Sally "Vickie" Graham McKenzie, 60, of 820 Highway 1, N. Cassatt, SC, passed on Sunday, January 13, 2013. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at Pine Grove AME Church, Rembert, SC with burial to follow at Corbett Cemetery, Rembert.
Graveside service for Anna Mae Jensen, 78, will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in Greenhaven Memorial Garden. The Rev. Dr. Mark Bredholt will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Lugoff Elementary School 994 Ridgeway Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.
Mrs. Desline Halley Graham, 73, of 971 Wateree Villa 1-F, Camden, SC, passed on Wednesday, January 16, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
Michael Arnez Richards, Sr. was called home to be with our Lord and Saviour on Thursday, January 3, 2013, in Conyers, Georgia. Michael born on March 8, 1956, in Camden, South Carolina to Mrs. Elease K. Richards and the late Norman "Tee" Richards, Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Jackson of Seneca, SC are celebrating their 60th anniversary on May 29, 2015. They were married at Shalersville Methodist Church in Ravenna, Ohio. They have three children: Lori Post of Columbus, Ohio; Denise Miller of Evergreen, CO and Jeff Jackson of Taylors, SC; four granddaughters: Ali Lefort, Nikki Steelman, Katie Post and Meredith Post. Mr. Jackson is retired from Whirlpool/Kitchen Aid Corp. Mrs. Jackson is retired from the Kershaw County School District. A future cruise is being planned.
Though the legalization of medical marijuana appears to be a dead issue in this session of the General Assembly, we hope lawmakers won't forget about it and that there will be an attempt to revive the issue next year. It is, of course, an emotional matter for many people, and there are those who believe legalizing marijuana for medical purposes will be the first wave of massive use by people who are trying to skirt the law. Both the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division and S.C. Medical Association oppose the bill, with a former president of the ...
WASHINGTON -- Because so many Republicans want to be president -- or at least pretend they do -- debate organizers have decided to eliminate the least popular from the stage based on how they rank in the latest national polls.
As a very young boy of 9 years old, I first became interested in politics when my father off-handedly encouraged me to watch the Kennedy-Nixon presidential debate in 1960. It changed my life -- literally.
Harvey Teal (standing), whose Kershaw County Historical Society columns appear monthly in the Chronicle-Independent, speaks to some 85 people at Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church on Sunday, one of two speakers on the topic of Civl War Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's March through Kershaw County, via Liberty Hill, 150 years ago. Teal kept the large audience interested with displays and descriptions of local artificats.
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Former Camden High School Band Director William R. "Bill" Basden was honored with the President's Award for outstanding contribution to the support and development of bands given by Phi Beta Mu national bandmasters society.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Jane Oates Truel, 50, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, May 29, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Darren Truel will officiate. Burial will follow in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 PM, Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Jane's memory to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Robert "Bob" Rowland Russell Jr., 85, Chairman of the Board of Russell & Jeffcoat Real Estate, from Columbia South Carolina passed away on the morning of May 23, 2015. In Bob's true spirit of living life to the fullest, he perished doing what he loved most in the world, flying. He was born on February 15, 1930 in Florida to the late Robert Rowland and Mary Rogers Russell Sr. Raised in Columbia, Bob attended Columbia High School.
Funeral service for Johnny Wayne Owens, 67, will be held today at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Camden with burial to follow in Flint Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church fellowship hall.
Funeral service for William Charlton "Bill" Murphy, 74, will be held on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at New Life Christian Outreach Church with burial to follow in St. Andrews Church of God, Red Hill. The Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends today 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to New Life Christian Outreach Church, 411 Hwy 601 South, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.
Mrs. Frankie Louise "Tiny" Johnson Kelly, 59, of 193-A Ward Road, Lugoff, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Kelly family.