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A visit with Coota Montgomery

That morning, a piano tune from boyhood days echoed down the halls of Pinedale, a senior citizens care facility located near Camden. As we drew abreast of the piano player's room, there sat Neva Shannon ("Coota") Montgomery with her near 100-year-old, yet nimble fingers "tickling the ivories" into the song "Jesus Loves Me."

October 01, 2012 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Ariail for Oct. 1, 2012

October 01, 2012 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Oct. 1, 2012

• Singer Andy Williams, who died last week at the age of 84, had one of those soothing voices that left people feeling better about everything. His signature song, "Moon River," came from the 1961 movie "Breakfast At Tiffany's" and carried him to stardom, though he had many other hits. He was one of the original acts in Branson, Mo., and performed until shortly before his death. He will be missed in the music world.

October 01, 2012 | | Editorials


Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter aiming for new home

Columbia businessman Austin Meyer and his wife, Lane, say they will match donations toward a new animal shelter in Kershaw County, up to a limit of $1 million in matching funds.

October 01, 2012 | | Kershaw County


Early A. Johnson

Funeral service for Mr. Early A. Johnson, 82, of 1120 Cheraw Road in Cassatt, will be held Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 2:00 p.m. at Hyco Baptist Church with burial in church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

October 01, 2012 | | Obituaries


Miss Amerson, Mr. Martin plan winter wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Leon Timothy Amerson of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Jennifer Lynn Amerson of Sumter, to Mr. Nathan Gary Martin of Camden. Nathan is the son of Mrs. Mandy Mathis Sanders of Camden and the late Mr. Randy Sanders and Mr. Philip Gary Martin of Murrells Inlet.

October 01, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


Camden antiques fair expands offerings

A full complement of 28 antique dealers hailing from several states, repair experts, a guest lecture series and a trolley to take Camden Antiques Fair goers on a downtown loop add up to an enticing upcoming event.

October 01, 2012 | | Camden


Busy KCSO arrests four in drug, gun cases

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested four people during the course of two days in separate cases involving drugs and guns.

October 01, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Marijuana plants lead to arrest of 65-year-old man

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators arrested a 65-year-old Lugoff man Thursday, charging him with manufacturing marijuana.

October 01, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Utility fees, taxes will pay for ‘Y’

When the city council refused to honor and accept the petition concerning the erection on the proposed Y, I decided to attend the council meetings.

September 28, 2012 | Walter Barron Camden | Letters


LFD responds to crashes

Fire and rescue crews from the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) removed the passenger door to this car following a Tuesday afternoon crash at the intersection of Ridgeway and Boulware roads in Lugoff.

September 28, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man charged in burglaries

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators have charged a Montana man in connection with a series of burglaries earlier this month.

September 28, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Ariail for Sept. 28, 2012

September 28, 2012 | | Ariail


Football refs

People here in Kershaw County and South Carolina take their football seriously. Though the Carolina Panthers are based in nearby Charlotte, the college game still reigns supreme here, but Sunday afternoons still attract plenty of fans who like to watch the National Football League games. Some of those contests have been thrown into disarray by substitute officials who have taken the place of the league's regular officials, who were locked out by team owners in a labor dispute.

September 28, 2012 | | Editorials


Herbert Ronnie Jackson

Funeral services for Herbert Ronnie Jackson, 62, of Detroit, Michigan, formerly of Ridgeway, South Carolina will be held Saturday, September 29, 2012. 1:00 p.m. at Shiloh United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. He died Monday, September 24. Collins Funeal Home is in charge of the arrangements.

September 28, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Pre-season baseball tourneys on deck for Saturday

No snow on Thursday meant pre-season baseball tournament games will be played on Saturday and, in the case of Camden High, possibly, Sunday as well.

February 27, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Winter visions

When snow fell on Kershaw County on Tuesday, local shutterbugs took out their cameras (or smartphones) and took some pictures. In the first photo is Reid Graham and his snowman in a picture posted to the C-I's Facebook page by his grandmother, Linda Fender Graham. The second picture is a photo of some daffodils in the snow taken by former C-I editor Martha Bruce near the corner of Mill and Haile streets. It's "kind of a 'mixed message' of winter and spring," she said.

February 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Rec Notes - Feb. 27, 2015

PAL Baseball is a non-competitive baseball league for youth and adults with disabilities and special needs, and typically-able youth with assistance from "Pals" available on the team. PAL Baseball is for individuals who do not want to play competitively. Children with special needs as well as children who do not like the physical competition of other leagues can enjoy the fun of PAL Baseball.

February 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


BDK reports honor rolls

Baron DeKalb Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-weeks period of the school year.

February 27, 2015 | | Education


Military Briefs - Feb. 27, 2015

Army Pvt. Neono B. Thompson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

February 27, 2015 | | Military


For the Record - Feb. 25, 2015

Real estate transactions

February 25, 2015 | | For the Record


Ariail for Feb. 25, 2015

February 25, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Giuliani’s comments

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who's never been accused of being circumspect, went over the top last week when he accused President Obama of not loving his country. Giuliani has refused to back down from his comments, and some in the GOP have defended him while others have said they wouldn't have made the same statement. Politics, of course, is involved, as both Democrats and Republicans are already jockeying for position for 2016.

February 25, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: The love litmus test

Republicans seem ceaselessly enamored of litmus tests, but the newest one -- Do you believe President Obama loves America? -- makes birthers seem witty.

February 25, 2015 | | Columns


Wilson: Another tragic display of South Carolina’s domestic violence problem

On Feb. 5, around 1:15 p.m., students at the University of South Carolina (USC) received a text message warning "SHOTS FIRED" -- two words which would send chills and panic through the large campus that is home to nearly 32,000 students.

February 25, 2015 | By Alan Wilson, S.C. Attorney General C-I guest columnist | Columns


Letter: Reader grateful for Arrants columns

I wish to complement your columnist, Josh Arrants, for the wonderful articles he has written for the Chronicle. I have read only three of his articles, but I have truly enjoyed each one. In the last one, he said he was leaving Kershaw County and I could only think of the loss to your paper.

February 25, 2015 | Catherine Bowers Hobek Annandale, Va. | Letters


Yesteryear - Feb. 25, 2015

Wunderkind: Charleston mayor to address chamber next week

February 25, 2015 | | Yesteryear


Sidewalk Survey - Feb. 25, 2015

February 25, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


West Wateree youth wrestlers shine in tourney

Six middle school and a pair of elementary school students from West Wateree schools took home top four finishes from the Skyway Youth Wrestling Tournament held at Berkeley High School on Saturday, Feb. 14.

February 25, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


CHS shifts Meet the Bulldogs to March 2

Due to the threat of inclement weather on Thursday, the Camden Bulldog Club has moved its winter and spring sports "Meet the Bulldogs" to Monday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m.

February 25, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


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