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Graham to seek second term as Camden mayor

Mayor Jeffrey R. Graham, first elected to the city's top leadership post in 2008, has announced his intent to seek a second term as Camden's mayor.

May 09, 2012 | | Politics


Annie Lee Taylor Bradley

Annie Lee Taylor Bradley, 74, of West Columbia, died Saturday, May 5, 2012. Born in Camden, SC, September 26, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Randall N. and Nettie E. Taylor. Annie was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who was known for her sweet smile and sacrificial service to others. She was a member of First Baptist Church of West Columbia.

May 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


Trio of KC golfers eyeing spots in state tourneys

Kelli Murphy finished third in last weekend's Carolinas Golf Association's seventh annual Vicki DiSantis Girls Championship golf tournament played at the Pine Island Country Club in Charlotte.

May 09, 2012 | | Golf


Knights send 14 qualifiers to state meet

There will be a strong North Central presence at this weekend's class A South Carolina State Track and Field Championships to be held at Harry Parone Stadium on the Spring Valley High School campus in northeast Columbia.

May 09, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


Take A Child fishing tourney set for May 19

For many a year, Lib and Tommy Phillips were fixtures on Lake Wateree, working their family-owned Clearwater Cove Marina and playing host to a wide variety of fishermen and fishing tournaments.

May 09, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Sporting clays event at Hermitage Farm will benefit Columbia’s Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Columbia invites sporting clay shooters to participate in the sixth Annual McDonald's of Camden Sporting Clays Tournament to be held at Hermitage Farm Shooting Sports in Camden on Saturday, May 19 beginning at noon.

May 09, 2012 | | Sports


Carolinas Hound Show takes over Springdale on Saturday

On Saturday, May 12, hounds from fox hunts located in North and South Carolina will be kenneled at Springdale Race Course for the annual Carolinas Hound Show.

May 07, 2012 | By KATHEE STAHL Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Seasonal Sports


Affluent living in Camden -- 1850-1860

"In those days, the people of any means moved from Camden to Kirkwood in early summer and remained to a few heavy frosts," wrote Mrs. Alfred Doby reminisce in 1906.

May 07, 2012 | Kershaw County Historical Society Historian Harvey S. Teal | Columns


Rectory Square, Logtown walking tours offered

To commemorate National Preservation Month, the Education Committee of the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission will hold two walking tours this month. The "Walks Through History" will be held May 12 and 26.

May 07, 2012 | | Camden


The perfect Mother’s Day treat

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) and the city of Camden are pleased to bring you the first annual 'A Taste of Camden' on the Town Green, Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m.

May 07, 2012 | | Localife


Trike-a-thon

Grace Church Kindergarten and Preschool recently held their annual St. Judes Trike-a-thon. The school raised more than $1,200 for St. Jude Childrens Hospital. The children also learned about bike safety and the importance of helping others during this fun week. Above, a group of 4-year-olds pose for a picture. From left, Laine Redfearn, David McElveen, Guerin Foss, Addy Guinn, Emily McNeil, Mason Mooneyhan, Kaitlyn Clyburn, Noah Roberts, R.J. Thomas and Patrick Oliver.

May 07, 2012 | | Localife


A. Jean Kramer

A. Jean Kramer, of Lugoff, passed from this life on Friday, May 4, 2012.

May 07, 2012 | | Obituaries


Noted and passed

• There's a controversy over federal subsidies granted to college students, and that's a valid subject for debate, but lost in the shuffle is the fact that college costs are out of control. The expense charged to students from colleges and universities has skyrocketed in the two decades at a rate far exceeding the increase in the cost of living. Colleges need to get a handle on that before criticizing the government for not allowing large subsidies.

May 07, 2012 | | Editorials


CMA student recognized for musical talent

On Sunday, April 29, the Camden Community Concert Band was joined by the 282nd Army Band in a performance held in Rectory Square Park in Camden. Also joining the band was Fuli Wang, a cadet trumpeter from Camden Military Academy. At the show, the band premiered Full Blown March, a newly discovered musical composition by Clayton Earle Bullis Robinson.

May 07, 2012 | By Tariq Ghaffar Special to the C-I | Localife


Voter IQs need refresher course

Republicans are delighted to hear they scored better than Democrats and independents in a new survey of political knowledge. Fine. I'm sure Democrats would be just as boastful if their side scored better. Everybody in politics wants to believe that their side is brilliant and the others are a bunch of nitwits.

May 07, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


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Hilton F. Batts

Hilton F. Batts was born in Wilson, NC on February 10th , 1931 and born again in August, 1957. Hilton was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, November 22, 2014. Hilton passed away peacefully with his devoted wife Peggy, children, Carlton and Sheri and granddaughter, Ashlyn, by his side.

November 26, 2014 | | Obituaries


Pillows tied up with love

Nannie Seegars made 220 fleece pillows for residents at the Springdale Nursing Home. Her family, including her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, distributed the pillows to residents and employees on November 15. Seegars wanted to make the pillows to show her appreciation for the nursing home. "Mama has been working on these pillows, tied up with love, for about 10 months and it has been a true labor of love. We pray that God blesses each angel who receives a pillow," Seegar's daughter, Pat Collins said.

November 24, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


American Legion Post 17 oratorical contest orientation

An orientation meeting for potential participants in the James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 Annual High School Oratorical Contest will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 at Post 17's home on West DeKalb St. in Camden. Contest officials will discuss the subject that will be used for oration as well as explain contest rules.

November 24, 2014 | | Localife


Amateur Radio Club welcomes Gene Faulkenberry

Gene Faulkenberry, director of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), visited the Kershaw County Amateur Radio Club's November meeting. Director Faulkenberry gave a brief history on the large scale emergencies that he has seen during his time with Kershaw County. He highlighted Hurricane Hugo in 1989, the train derailment in 1990 and the flooding that occurred when many ponds were breached after heavy rains in 1991.

November 24, 2014 | | Localife


Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Frank Turner celebrate 54 years

Friends and family of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Frank would like to congratualate the couple on their 54th wedding anniversary. The couple celebrated on Nov. 19 with family.

November 24, 2014 | | Localife


Mr. Gaines and Ms. Hayes wed

Ms. Mary Melissa Hayes and Mr. Brian Lee Gaines of Anderson, S.C. were married Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 4 o'clock in the afternoon at the National Steeplechase Museum in Camden. The ceremony was officiated by the honorable Judge Harriet Pierce.

November 24, 2014 | | Localife


A winning beginning to the fall (Part 1)

The cooler temperatures produced these winners in the Carolina Motorsports Park's Powerade Kart Races held Sept. 13

November 24, 2014 | | Auto racing


A winning beginning to the fall (Part 2)

The cooler temperatures produced these winners in the Carolina Motorsports Park's Powerade Kart Races held Sept. 13.

November 24, 2014 | | Auto racing


A winning beginning to the fall (Part 3)

The cooler temperatures produced these winners in the Carolina Motorsports Park's Powerade Kart Races held Sept. 13.

November 24, 2014 | | Auto racing


Noted and passed - Nov. 24, 2014

• Property rights vs. community pride is a conflict as old as civilization itself. In recent months, we've reported on two attempts to regulate the appearance of properties in an effort to clean up our communities. Back in October, Kershaw County Council rejected, 3-4, third reading of an ordinance which would have given the county authority to demolish uninhabitable dwellings deemed a nuisance to neighbors or the community at large. More recently, Bethune Town Councilman John Fulmer proposed an ordinance which, if passed in December, would fine owners of blighted properties if they don't clean them up after being ...

November 24, 2014 | | Editorials


Cooking Thanksgiving food with a friend

It started accidentally. Some good ideas and memorable moments are like that. They aren't planned. They're born, bringing with them an ability to nudge a way naturally into our lives and become a tradition.

November 24, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


The start of something (really) big

As a part of writing this column, I go to lots of meetings, community events and conferences all across the state in my never ending search to find out about the people, businesses and community groups that are doing good and important things to make our state better.

November 24, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader: focus on dog owners, not breeds

Regarding your editorial in the Nov. 14 C-I regarding "Pit Bulls," I was disappointed that you chose to use the two recent incidents in Kershaw County as an opportunity to condemn a particular breed of dog, instead of focusing attention on the actual problem, which is the lack of responsible pet ownership. This would have been an appropriate time to support the passage and vigorous enforcement of laws that focus, not on breed, but on people's responsibility for their dogs' behavior. These include measures that hold owners of all dogs accountable for properly housing, supervising and controlling their dogs ...

November 24, 2014 | Margaret Ellis Camden | Letters


Letter: ‘If it ain’t broke’ may not serve us well

I read Mr. Charlie Humphries' letter in Friday's Chronicle-Independent with interest. In the letter, Mr. Humphries implies that because the school district is producing strong results, and it is, making investment in the future isn't really necessary right now. As he puts it, the "If it ain't broke" philosophy.

November 24, 2014 | KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan Kershaw County School District | Letters


Connie Mae Mickle

Mrs. Connie Mae Mickle, 91, of 818 Campbell Street, Camden died Thursday. Friends may call at residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Mickle Family.

November 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


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