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Everette Coates

Everette Coates died March 10, 2012 at White Oak Manor in Lancaster; SC. Born April 10, 1922, he was the second child of the late Mamie Robinson Coates and Dexter Hardin Coates. He is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Jewett (Mike) of Lancaster and a sister Robbie Coates Gardner, of Columbia. He was predeceased by his sister, Juanita Gordon, his wife of 68 years, Myra Huntley Coates, and a brother who died in infancy.

March 14, 2012 | | Obituaries


The picture of peace

Abel Gonzalez, flanked by his parents, Gracie and Armodo, was the winner of the North Central Middle School Peace Poster Contest sponsored by the Bethune Lions Club. The theme was "Children Know Peace." Abel's entry was then submitted to the Lions 32-C competition which featured winners from other clubs in the district. Abel won the 32C contest, and he was presented with a $100 check and certificate. His mother was presented with a photo which appeared in an earlier Chronicle-Independent issue. Officials with the Bethune Lions Club thanked Abel and his parents, along with North Central Middle Art Director ...

March 14, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Truck stop

March 14, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Stover Middle reports student honor rolls

Leslie M. Stover Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-week period.

March 14, 2012 | | Education


L-E opens with wins over RNE, Bulldogs

What a way to kick off the season.

March 14, 2012 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Larry Davis

Funeral service to celebrate the life of Larry Eugene Davis, 58, of Bethune will be held at 4:00 PM Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Bethune Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Jackie Knight will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 14, 2012 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Davis' memory to the American Cancer Society, c/o of Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.

March 14, 2012 | | Obituaries


Focused Bulldogs do not suffer letdown against Gamecocks

There had been times in the past when a Camden tennis team would play a lesser opponent, not take the match serious enough and battle their way through to a victory.

March 14, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Lady Dogs christen new digs in style

For the first time in school history, the Camden High School track teams hosted a meet on their home track.

March 14, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

March 12 - 17

March 12, 2012 | | Sports


L-E girls rally for 8-7 victory over LHS

Saving their best for last, the Lugoff-Elgin softball team spotted host Lexington a 7-0 lead after three innings before the Lady Demons scored the final eight runs of the night, including the winning tally in the top of the ninth for an 8-7 win.

March 12, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


CHS netters rebound to top A.C. Flora, 4-2

It may not rank anywhere close to being one of the biggest of his 560 tennis coaching victories at Camden High, but Thursday's 4-2 win over visiting A.C. Flora was one which Roger Smoak cherished, nonetheless.

March 12, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Bulldogs lose lead, game to Hartsville

Call this the one that got away.

March 12, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Service to the board

Kershaw County Board of School Trustees members Carol Thompson (left) and Kim DuRant (right) were recognized by the S.C. School Boards Association (SCSBA) with special lapel pins for reaching milestones in their years of service on the board. School Board Chairperson Mara Jones (center) presented the pins to Thompson and DuRant at the Feb. 7 school board meeting. Thompson, who has the longest tenure of any current school board member, was recognized for 15 years of service. She serves as the board's chaplain and has also been the vice chairperson in the past. DuRant was recognized for 10 ...

March 12, 2012 | | Education


James L. Branham

Funeral service for James LeGrande Branham, 65, will be held Monday at 1:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Donnie Dixon will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday 4-6 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

March 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Steve Dixon

Mr. Steve Dixon, 49, of 1483 Dixon Road, Elgin, died Saturday, March 10, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home.

March 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


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CMA cross country schedule

Cross Country

August 27, 2014 | | Camden Military


Demonstrative puts himself in Eclipse picture

Jacqueline Ohrstrom's Demonstrative, narrowly second in the A. P. Smithwick Memorial (Gr. 1), jumped into the thick of the 2014 championship battle with a highly professional half-length victory in Saratoga Race Course's $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup on Monday.

August 27, 2014 | | Equine


Senior citizens can attend school-sponsored events free

Kershaw County citizens age 65 years or older can receive lifetime Golden Circle passes that allow them to attend school-sponsored activities or athletic events free of charge.

August 27, 2014 | | Education


Airman Glover graduates from basic military training

Air Force Airman Michael W. Glover graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

August 27, 2014 | | Military


For the Record - Aug. 27, 2014

Real estate transactions

August 27, 2014 | | For the Record


Ariail for Aug. 25, 2014

August 25, 2014 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Aug. 25, 2014

• Every now and then a story just makes you want to puff up with pride. We had one Wednesday, and we'll have another this Wednesday, both on the same subject: the renaming of the I-20 bridge over the Wateree River for Kershaw County's three medal of honor winners. Richmond Hobson Hilton, John C. Villepigue and Donald Leroy Truesdell are heroes out of history in no uncertain terms. In our preview story, readers learned that Hilton charged gunners firing at his squad, firing until his ammunition was spent, killing six enemies and capturing 10, but lost an arm as ...

August 25, 2014 | | Editorials


Pride and humility

It has become somewhat of an art for me, that of studying Southern culture and deciphering what makes us different from others as well as downright peculiar among ourselves.

August 25, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


The storytellers of Dillon County

Our family has spent many a pleasant summer day with several families from the Dillon area and the experience is always enjoyable and the manner in which they address their friends, neighbors and kinfolk is like taking a step back in the "Old South." Everyone seems to have a prefix or you are a tourist just stopping by.

August 25, 2014 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Miss Ashley Beth Carraway, Mr. Jamie L. Davis to marry

Mr. Ricky L. Carraway of Lugoff SC is pleased to announce the engagement of his daughter, Miss Ashley Beth Carraway, to Jamie L. Davis of Camden, SC. Ashley Carraway is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Carraway and granddaughter of the late Horace Moore.

August 25, 2014 | | Weddings & Engagements


The rainbow connection

August 25, 2014 | | Localife


An icy challenge

Thursday marked a special day for Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) students. Not only did they beat their Thursday morning goal of raising $5,000 for the United Way of Kershaw County (they raised $5,300), they got to see cheerleaders, ball players and the L-EHS Demon mascot douse Principal Worth Thomasson not once, but three times with ice cold water for their efforts.

August 25, 2014 | | Localife


Team player

Lugoff-Elgin High School Principal Worth Thomasson braces himself for a splash of icy cold water as L-EHS football players and cheerleaders look on. Thomasson agreed to be "dunked" if L-EHS students raised $5000 by Thursday morning to donate to the United Way of Kershaw County. Students ended up raising $5300. "We wanted something that would get the kids involved in with a team aspect ... It kind of goes along with the United Way spirit, you can give a dollar, and that dollar goes a long way," Thomasson said. See more pictures in our Localife section.

August 25, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin


‘Squeaky’ Truesdale exhibit on display at Camden Archives and Museum

An exhibit on John "Squeaky" Truesdale (1937-1996) is on display at the Camden Archives and Museum through August 2015.

August 25, 2014 | | Camden


Shimp earns David Parrott Memorial Scholarship

Wallace, N.C. -- Henry Shimp of Charlotte was honored last weekend as the 2014 recipient of the Carolinas Golf Association's (CGA) David Parrott Award.

August 25, 2014 | | Golf


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