Grace Ellis McNeely, 86, wife of Clifton Kenneth McNeely Sr., died Thursday, January 3, 2013, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Charles Ernest Stokes, 61, of Cassatt, SC, passed on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. Family will be receiving friends at the home of his brother, David Stokes, Jr., 1881 Red Hill Church Road, Cassatt, SC.
Mrs. Grace W. Nelson Young,72, of 2510 Winter Green Ave., District Heights, MD, formerly of Camden, SC passed on Thursday, December 27, 2012.
SAFE Federal Credit Union members received extra benefits Dec. 31 when bonus dividends and loan interest rebates totaling $2.5 million were posted to accounts. Deposit accounts, including certificates, received a 15 percent bonus based on dividends received in 2012. Loan accounts (except credit cards) received a 10 percent interest rebate based on total interest paid in 2012.
Even though it is the first week of January, there is no such thing as it being too early to think about the spring and the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races.
Funeral service for Arlene King Jones, 73, will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Baptist Church with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Keith Coates and the Rev. Steve Leigh will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to New Voice Club.
A graveside funeral service celebrating the life of Ruth Warner Haywood Henley, 99, will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Sharon Cemetery, Mount Gilead, NC. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 502, Troy, NC 27371 or to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb St., Camden, SC 29020.
Thelma Outlaw Barnett Wilson, of Columbia, passed away on December 23, 2012, at the age of 90. She was proceeded in death by her husbands Hubert Barnett and Murray "Jack" Wilson and son Kenneth R Barnett. She is survived by her son Gerald B Barnett (Kathy), 5 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
The 2013 Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen Pageant will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. at Camden High School. Eleven young ladies from around the Camden and Kershaw County will be competing for the titles of Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen 2013.
After winning their first two games in the Farm Bureau Classic over Berea (in overtime) and host Chesterfield, the Lugoff-Elgin boys' basketball team came up agonizingly short in their quest to return home with the tourney title.
Instead of letting your Christmas tree take up space in a landfill this year, state natural resources officials suggest giving it a second life by putting it to good use for fish or wildlife.
Allen Jenerette had a fairly easy trip in winning the 220-pound weight division in helping Lugoff-Elgin to a fourth-place finish in last weekend's USMC Seahawk Slam held at Hilton Head High School.
The recent death of Robert Bork no doubt brought memories for many Kershaw County residents who recall his 1987 nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court and the vicious attacks on him that led to a new word -- "borking" -- being added to the dictionary. As columnist Gordon Crovitz related in a recent piece, Bork's treatment by the U.S. Senate was the first in what has become a normal procedure, that of trying to demonize court appointees who don't meet a certain political standard. Up until that time, presidents enjoyed the power to appoint justices with a great ...
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.