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Robert Ariail -- April 30, 2012

April 30, 2012 | | Ariail


Pardon my zeitgeist

NEW YORK -- I think it is fair to say that the shark has been permanently displaced by the dog.

April 27, 2012 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Pets of the week -- April 27, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Flip, a 3-month-old male border collie/retriever mix puppy, and a black kitten. 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 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden.net. The ...

April 27, 2012 | | Pets


Knights Hill community to wrap May pole at spring festival

On May 5 a May Day Festival and yard sale will be held at 8 a.m., the festival will start at 10 a.m. on Knights Hill Road. The Knights Hill community will celebrate the beginning of spring with activities and games for all age groups. The event will include the wrapping of the May pole, pony rides and other activities. The festival is open to the public. Hot dogs, chicken, fish, fries and drinks will be available for purchase. Vendors are welcome. Booths can be purchased for $25. All proceeds from the event will go towards scholarships and ...

April 27, 2012 | | Localife


Student projects reflect on Black History

In honor of Black History Month in February, Clifton Harryton Anderson, retired mental health professional, honored Kershaw County students and schools for their contributions to an exhibit in Camden's Price House. Jessica Zeller's class from the Continuous Learning Center earned the first place overall award. In the high school category, first place went to Camden High School's Dree Dubose and Nierra Coleman. Second place winner was Destinyee Logan from North Central High School. Third place winner was Erin Clemens from Lugoff-Elgin High School. In the middle school category, first place went to Amber Johnson at Leslie M ...

April 27, 2012 | | Localife


School menus -- April 27, 2012

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of April 30-May 4:

April 27, 2012 | | Education


CRRC mobilized by love of community

The April 18 editorial, "Civility," depicts Paddy Bell as inflammatory in her comments to City Council on April 10, 2012. It suggests that she made personal allegations about city corruption, using phrases like "robbing the piggy bank" to refer to the city's intentions for the Hospitality Tax.

April 27, 2012 | Camden Recreation Referendum Coalition Board | Letters


Paul Clippard Sr.

Graveside funeral services to celebrate the life of Paul Eugene Clippard, Sr., 77, of Camden will be held Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 11:00 AM in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Columbia. Rev. Steve Lee will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mr. Clippard's memory to the Sacks of Love, C/O Kershaw Baptist Association, 14 E. DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.

April 27, 2012 | | Obituaries


Football playoff

After years of fan discontent over the lack of a playoff system in college football, it appears that progress is finally being made toward establishing some sort of playoff that will involve at least four teams and possibly more. Over many seasons, since the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) was established, college football's power brokers steadfastly refused to admit that a controversial system of picking two teams to play for the national championship had any weaknesses. They wanted to protect the current bowl system and they displayed a blind eye to fans' calls for a playoff.

April 27, 2012 | | Editorials


United Daughters of the Confederacy commemorate 115th year

The objectives of the United Daughters of the Confederacy are: Historical, Benevolent, Educational, Memorial and Patriotic. General Lee said to the Daughters of the Confederacy, "Remember it is your duty to see that the true History of the South is presented to future generations," and this is what they strive to do.

April 27, 2012 | | Localife


Robert Ariail -- April 27, 2012

April 27, 2012 | | Ariail


Voncelle Twitty Outen

Funeral services for Voncelle Twitty Outen, 80, of Kershaw will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 28, 2012, in Kershaw Second Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Kershaw City Cemetery. The Revs. Jamie Rogers, Don Knight and Keith Coates will officiate.

April 27, 2012 | | Obituaries


John Blackwell

A graveside service to honor the life of John Colie "Bulldog" Blackwell, 93, of Columbia, SC will be held at 11:00AM Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Hermitage Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Gregg Sweet and Rev. Michael Thompson will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, April 27, 2012 from 6:00-7:30PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Blackwell's memory to Spears Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 116 Spears Creek Lane, Elgin, SC 29045.

April 27, 2012 | | Obituaries


Zenola Benjamin Blanding

Dr. Zenola Benjamin Blanding, 62, of Williamstown, NJ, formally of Camden, SC, passed on April 20, 2012 after an extended illness. Dr. Blanding is the son of the late Willie Blanding, Sr. and Jessie Gilyard Blanding. He was raisedby Dea. Esau and Helen B. mcLeod and his grandmother, Mattie S. Blanding. Services will be held in Egg Harbor Township, NJ.

April 27, 2012 | | Obituaries


Dominick Poeta

A celebration of life service for Dominick Poeta, 76, of Lugoff, will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at El-Bethel Faith Community Church. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in the Family Life Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

April 27, 2012 | | Obituaries


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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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