Liberty Hill will be the interesting and appropriate setting of the Kershaw County Historical Society program to be presented Sunday, May 24, at 3 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church.
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Wallace R. Reeves, III who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Mickey and Sandra were joined in holy matrimony at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church May 14, 1965. They are proud parents of three daughters Elizabeth Ann Reeves (deceased), Jennifer (John) Roose, and Emily (Jimmy) Kimpton, and four granddaughters Allison Roose, Jessica Roose, Camden Kimpton, and Millicent Kimpton. The couple celebrated the occasion at Pawleys Island with their children and grandchildren.
Saturday was the perfect day for records to be broken and Camden High athletes shattered three of them at the AAA state track and field qualifier contested at Lower Richland High School.
The 32nd annual Take a Child Fishing Bass Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 16 at Clearwater Cove Marina on Lake Wateree.
The members of the North Central High School football coaching staff and players will present a North Central Area Youth Football Clinic at Knights Stadium on Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Reigning Eclipse Award winner Demonstrative began the defense of his North American championship with a game neck victory over Mr. Hot Stuff in the $150,000 Calvin Houghland Irouqois, the signature race of Saturday's Iroquois Steeplechase in Nashville and the richest race on the National Steeplechase Association's spring schedule.
There is little information taught in schools nowadays that is more important than social studies. That term is an old one, but it is still an apt description of the subject matter covered -- civics, history, geography. Those are basic subjects which make for an informed citizenry and electorate, and being well versed in social studies is, to many, a necessary component of a healthy country. Yet we're doing an awful job of educating students in these basic areas. One news report recently gave the sad news: nationally, the share of students scoring at or above proficiency in history is ...
WASHINGTON -- The recent spectacle of Pamela Geller, the erstwhile journalist who organized a provocative Prophet Muhammad cartoon-drawing contest in Texas, gives pause to even the most passionate defenders of the First Amendment.
One hundred years ago, a 29-year-old bird named Martha sat in an enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo. This bird had lived in captivity her entire life and, during the last four years of her life, had become the last of her kind. In a cage on September 1, 1914, the last known living Passenger Pigeon breathed her last and, with that final breath, the last remaining Passenger Pigeon was gone. The last of a species that numbered nearly 5 billion at the time of the European settlement of North America died, and the most numerous bird species on the face ...
Below is a presentation I made to Camden City Council in June 2014:
The family of Julius Clyburn Connell has been selected as the Kershaw County Family of the Year by a committee composed of state agencies in the area. This family will compete for the title of South Carolina Family of the Year.
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Girls on Track at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School finished the spring season by completing a 5K with a running buddy in Cayce on Saturday, May 2. Girls on Track is a program for girls in grades 6-8 regardless of their athletic ability, and focuses on important aspects such as team building, developing support systems, boundary setting, and decision making.
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.