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Norma Jean Reed

Norma Jean Reed, 71, of Elgin, died peacefully Monday, October 14, 2013. Born in Barnwell, SC on April 22, 1942, she was a daughter of the late William H. and Idoma Granger Knopf. A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Norma Jean was an active member of Blaney Baptist Church in Elgin. She loved teaching children and was greatly missed during her illness.

October 18, 2013 | | Obituaries


Quaker Cemetery and rural garden cemeteries

A group of Irish Quakers were the earliest group of colonists to settle Camden, arriving here via the Wateree River in 1751. In 1759, Quaker Samuel Wyly gave the Friends, as the Quakers were called, 4 acres of land in the southwest corner of the town limits to be used as a burying ground. The burying ground tract is noted on the 1832 plat by tract "D." The small section denoted "C" was exclusively reserved for the Quakers, who from the beginning, it seems, planned to allow others to be buried outside that plot of land. The Quaker Meeting House ...

October 18, 2013 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


“Celebration of Life” ride and festival Monday

The First Annual "Celebration of Life River Ride and Festival" in memory of Firefighter Dewitt Peake will be held at the Pine Grove Fire Department Saturday beginning with registration at 9 a.m. The address for the event is 833 Pine Grove Road Lugoff, SC 29078.

October 18, 2013 | | Kershaw County


Dr. George Kessler guest speaker for KC forest landowners association meeting

The quarterly meeting of the Kershaw County Forest Landowners Association will be held on Monday. The meeting takes place in the Clemson Extension Homemakers Building located at the corner of West DeKalb and Church Streets in Camden and begins at 7 p.m.

October 18, 2013 | | Kershaw County


These animals need good homes

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Russell, a male 1-year-old Jack Russell mix and a female cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 ...

October 18, 2013 | | Pets


Rec Notes

Tai Chi is a physical exercise and martial art that has been practiced in China for thousands of years.

October 18, 2013 | | Kershaw County


Godfather IV

(This column was written prior to the compromise bill hammered out by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama to end the federal government shutdown.)

October 18, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Replace recreation office

As a long-time citizen of Kershaw County, I am embarrassed by the condition of our recreation department office. The present condition is one of stained and sagging overhead tiles in the ceiling, years of built-up grime, carpet pieces (replaced due to water damage) which overlap causing a tripping problem, etc. I would not be surprised if there is not also a mold problem. I have spoken to some people who state they do not attend the recreation center because it agitates their breathing. I would question whether or not all the members of county council have visited this center in ...

October 18, 2013 | Linda York Lugoff | Letters


Governor proclaims Byars Day

Gov. Nikki Haley proclaimed Monday as "Judge William R. Byars Jr. Day" in South Carolina. Bill Byars is a Kershaw County resident and recently retired as the director of the S.C. Department of Corrections (SCDC). He previously served in the same capacity at the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

October 18, 2013 | | Camden


Betty Burgess

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Betty B. Burgess, 85, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden. Rev. John Hallman will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in John Knox Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials may be made to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.

October 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Karen Cheely

Born 12/23/1941 in Christiansburg, VA and raised in Pulaski, VA. She is survived by her mother Lena Thompson Spencer, currently living in Boones Mill, VA. Preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Elkins Spencer. Survived by her husband of 50 plus years, James Conway Cheely; daughter, Lynette Marie Conto of Camden, SC; son Jeffrey Patrick Cheely of High Point, NC, son-in-law Kevin Conto; granddaughter Sydney Rae Conto, daughter-in-law Beatrice Anne Cheely and one brother, K. Byron Spencer of Boones Mill, VA.

October 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary

John and Nell (Rousseau) Rankin of Elgin, SC will observe their 60th wedding anniversary along with their children; Brian Rankin (Carol), Cathy Hanna, Caren Canup (Jim), Alan Rankin (Shirley), David Rankin (Diana), Jack Rankin (Susan) on October 19, 2013.

October 16, 2013 | | Weddings & Engagements


Road race, walk kicks off Colonial Cup festivities in Camden

The 19th annual Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup 10K road race and the Vonnie Holliday Foundation 5K run/walk will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, Oct. 19.

October 16, 2013 | | Sports


Lady Bulldogs take three of four in tough week

Waiting more than two hours due to a scheduling snafu and then, having to deal with a rowdy River Bluff student section which lined the court, Camden overcame that set of circumstances to leave Lexington County with a 3-2 win last Tuesday in a Region 4-AAA volleyball match.

October 16, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle


Kahler wins, again

Michelle Kahler became a two-time winner when she only missed one game in last week's Chronicle-Independent football contest .

October 16, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


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S.C. American Legion State Tournament

Monday's games

July 25, 2016 | | Sports


Horton leaving Chamber

The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center has announced the resignation of Executive Director Liz Horton. Horton will be leaving the Kershaw County Chamber ...

July 22, 2016 | | News


Ariail for July 22

July 22, 2016 | Robert Ariail | Ariail


Parker: You know what they say

CLEVELAND -- Imitation may be the highest form of flattery, but plagiarism, not so much.

July 22, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Looking around

Passers-by may be seeing all kinds of activity around the area, especially in Camden.

July 22, 2016 | | Editorials


Robber wearing Halloween costume robs Laundromat

Camden Police Department officers responded to an armed robbery call at about 1:45 p.m. July 13 at a laundry located at Chesnut and ...

July 22, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Filing closed for city elections

Four candidates for Camden City Council and two for Mayor will appear on the ballot during the November elections.

July 22, 2016 | | Camden


Bulldog Club kicks off 2016-17 membership drive

The Camden High School Bulldog Club Membership Drive is in full swing for the 2016-17 school year.

July 22, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle


Back-To-School Bash will be July 30

The annual Back-To-School Bash will celebrate 20 years of service Saturday, July 30.

July 22, 2016 | | People & Places


Kelly receives David Parrott Memorial Scholarship

Ryan Kelly recently received the 42nd David Parrott Memorial Scholarship for Development of Christian Character at Bethesda Presbyterian Church. Ryan has excelled in academics, athletics ...

July 22, 2016 | | People & Places


Mt. Moriah celebrates Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Camden recently celebrated a Law Enforcement Appreciation Sunday. Police officers from Kershaw County Sheriff's Office, the Camden Police Department ...

July 22, 2016 | | People & Places


JOHN EDWARD HARRIS

CAMDEN – Funeral services for John Edward Harris, 66, will be held today at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow ...

July 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


Charles E. Holiday

Mr. Charles E. Holliday, 66, of 2055 Rex Road, Monrow, GA, passed on Thursday, July 14, 2016. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p ...

July 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


Carroll Josey Huntley

Carroll Josey Huntley, 74, of Bishopville, husband of Brenda Bost Huntley passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2016. He was the son of the late Joseph ...

July 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


Suzanne Harris Lee

Our dear beloved Mother, Suzanne Harris Lee was born November 23, 1930 to Elizabeth Singleton Harris and Joseph Harvin Harris. She transitioned from this life ...

July 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


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