How do we regard change in our lives? Do we view change as a good thing, simply a revision of the timeworn replaced by a positive update perhaps? Or do we see change as a painstaking event, an alteration of the ordinary? Do we know the timing of change or does it arrive as a complete surprise? Is change perpetual or as random as snow in Camden? There is change that skulks in at the most unexpected moments like an uninvited guest. And then there's the type of change we invite in and embrace with open arms. Some change ...
The Camden Fire Department (CFD) recently named its professional and volunteer recipients of its Carl S. Hammond Firefighter of the Year awards. Lt. Tyheine Bennett, who joined the CFD in 2001 is the 2012 Professional Firefighter of the Year. Mark Parker, who originally joined the department in 1988, is the 2012 Volunteer Firefighter of the Year.
The Kershaw County Recreation Department is currently registering for the Youth Baseball Leagues. Boys and girls must be four by May 1, 2013 to play baseball. Girls must be seven by May 1, 2013 to play softball. Girls must be 10 years old by Jan. 1 2013 to play Fast Pitch. Registration Fee is $32. Registration dates and locations:
Here we go again. Whenever I try to offer a little helpful advice to Republican leaders, I have grown accustomed to hearing from some cranky conservative or two who blow me off, saying they're "not about to take advice from a liberal like you" -- or words to that effect.
What triggers someone to bully, steal, use drugs or even commit such a violent act as a mass shooting?
Margaret Drakeford Smith, 89, the widow of Jared Manly Smith, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, January 29, 2013. She was born to the late Bryan and Sue Drakeford near Camden, SC on April 27, 1923. She leaves a legacy of loving kindness and the ability to see the good in everyone. If you knew her, you are richer for the experience.
Mrs. Elise Nine Jones Lee, 79, of 2167 Green Hill Road, Lugoff, SC, passed on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, 1 p.m., High Hill Baptist Church, Lugoff, SC, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
A funeral service celebrating the life of Richard Stanley "Yank" Williams, 73, of Camden, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Wayne Flowers and Rev. Brian Ogburn will officiate. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1:00 PM, prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Richard's memory to Parkinson's Disease: National Parkinson's Foundation, 1501 NW 9th Avenue, Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136, or the American Cancer Society, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Rd ...
Graveside services for Betty Duncan Catoe, 74, will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Scotch Cemetery with Rev. Frank Davis and Rev. Larry Fraser serving as officiants. The family will receive friends Friday, February 1, 2013 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home, Hartsville, SC.
Dreher outscored visiting Camden by a 14-6 count in overtime to come away with a 67-59 victory over the visiting Bulldogs in a Region 4-AAA basketball game played on Tuesday night in Columbia.
Chronicle-Independent Sports Editor Tom Didato will be the subject of this year's Black History Month multicultural exhibit at the Kershaw County Library. The exhibit will be on display starting Friday through the end of the month. A reception in Didato's honor will be held from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10.
WASHINGTON -- First-term first ladies are often shadows to their more-important husbands, dabbling in lite fare to avoid criticism and picking safe projects to shield them and their families from the inevitable slings and arrows.
Many extraordinary people offer visionary ideas, especially here. "Wouldn't it be great if we had a river rafting business on the Wateree?" "Wouldn't it be great if we had a downtown boutique hotel?" "Wouldn't it be great if we had a Bluegrass Festival the week of the Colonial Cup?" "Wouldn't it be great if we had a cottage development, or better yet, a new Kershaw County library on the former Mather property?" "And another restaurant or two!" The answer is predictably, "Yes, of course yes! Thank you for your great ideas," followed by necessary questions: "Where ...
During the open meetings of all of our public bodies, there is provided a period for public comments. This period is part of the meeting agenda and is, presumably, included in the meeting's minutes. Therefore, these comments become part of the public record. This period is set aside for anyone wanting to speak about matters of concern, as long as the comments are about public issues (not to include the promotion of a private business and not about personal issues). Although the public comment period is not a period of debate, it provides private citizens an opportunity to let ...
Sylvia Upton Wood passed away peacefully on July 1, 2015 at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph at the age of 81, surrounded by her family. Born on March 1, 1934 in Benton Harbor, she was the daughter of Frederick and Margaret Upton, also of St. Joseph. Her father was a founder of what is now the Whirlpool Corporation.
A graveside service for Leroy Burgess Marsh, 96, will be held today, July 3 at 2 p.m. in High Hill True Light Church Cemetery. The family received friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the national Multiple Sclerosis Society or the American Diabetes Association.
A memorial service for William E. "Gene" Long, Sr., of Columbia, was held Wednesday July 1, 2015 at Wildewood Downs, 731 Polo Rd, Columbia, SC, 29223 with Dr. George Crow officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in Forsyth Memorial Park, Winston-Salem, NC.
Eunice O. "Libby" Kirby, 81, widow of Marion H. Kirby, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Summerville, SC. Plans will be announced by Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home of Bishopville.
Mrs. Doris Jean Kelow, 63, of 503 Lyttelton Street, Camden, passed on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Plans will be announced by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.
Mr. Charles "Tookie Baby" Greene, 58, of 917 Mitchell Drive, Camden, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Friends may call at 2010 Concord Drive, Valley Park, Camden. Plans will be announced by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden.
Mr. James Cook, 82, of 512 Market Street, Camden, passed on Thursday, July 2, 2015. Plans will be announced by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.
Mr. Hurbert Lee Brannum, 98, of 2800 McCartha Street, Camden, passed on Sunday, June 28, 2015. Plans will be announced by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.
Mr. Leroy Adamson, 62, of 1871 Summit Ridge Drive, Camden, passed on Sunday, June 28, 2015. Family will receive friends at 1957 Lovett Road, Camden. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 7 at Sweet Home Baptist Church, Camden, with burial in the church cemetery.
During the last week, we have published two reports on KershawHealth. The first, growing out of the hospital's most recent board of trustees meeting, focused on its market share. It is relatively healthy, thanks to KershawHealth's being the only hospital in all of Kershaw County. More people living in the county turn to KershawHealth for emergency care than anywhere else. However, the report -- broadly speaking -- noted a decrease in market share in outpatient services and only slight increases for inpatient services.