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Miss Dunlap, Mr. Pinkerson plan December wedding

Mr. Jean M. Dunlap, Jr. and Mrs. Joseph Crowley, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jeanita Marie Dunlap, to Tyler Scott Pinkerton, son of Mr. Scott Edward Pinkerton of Lexington and Ms. Tracey Michele Pinkerton of Lugoff.

November 28, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Essie L. Williams

Essie L. Williams, 82, of Connecticut, formerly of Camden, died Wednesday, November 23, 2011. Friends may visit at 362 Elders Pond Circle in Columbia. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

November 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


Joe Thomas Taylor

Funeral service for Joe Thomas "Tommy" Taylor, 39, will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Powers Funeral Home.

November 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


Charles McGuirt

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Charles William McGuirt, 74, of Camden will be held Saturday November 26, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery with Masonic Rites. Rev. Steve Patterson, Rev. David Weaver and Rev. Frank Griffith will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, November 25, 2011 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel.

November 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


Joann D. Lackey

A celebration of life service for Joann Daley "Jo" Lackey will be held Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday, November, 26, 2011 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Camden Building Fund, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020, The American Cancer Society, C/O Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078 or a charity of one ...

November 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


Woodrow Jenkins Sr.

Mr. Woodrow Jenkins, Sr., 79, of 1690 Goodwin-Jenkins Lane, Camden, entered into eternal rest on Monday, November, 21, 2011. He was the son of the late Sam and Mary Jenkins and father of Woodrow "Woody" Jenkins, Jr. and Dell Jenkins. Funeral service will be held Monday, November 28, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Saint Matthew United Methodist Church, Camden, with internment to follow in church cemetery. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the family of Mr. Woodrow Jenkins, Sr.

November 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


James Collins

A funeral service for James Alson Collins, 56 of Kershaw will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 30, 2011 in the chapel of Baker Funeral Home. Mr. Collins will be cremated following the service. Rev. Jamie Rogers will officiate.

November 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


Norma B. Barfield

Funeral service for Norma Thelma Branham Barfield, 90, will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow in Lugoff First Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Todd Horton, the Rev. Doug Whitfield, and the Rev. Dr. Angela Jennings will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral home. Memorials may be made to Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund, 1496 Springvale Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

November 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


Football, wrestling seasons kick off in Kershaw County

Camden

November 28, 2011 | | Sports


Bunton and Price are fit to be tied in next-to-last grid contest of year

Jeff Bunton of Kershaw and Camden's Ina Price each missed the same number of games and had the same total for the tie-breaker and were co-winners of last week's Chronicle-Independent football contest.

November 25, 2011 | | Sports


NC finishes 2-1 in Buford tourney

After a slow start --- literally and figuratively --- in the Buford Preseason Invitational, the North Central High boys' basketball team finished with a flurry.

November 25, 2011 | | North Central High/Middle


Family Night touchdown

November 25, 2011 | | Education


School menus -- Oct. 25, 2011

Monday

November 25, 2011 | | Education


TV time

Lugoff-Elgin High School's TV production class set the stage for its Thanksgiving show with a feast prepared by the students. Students enjoyed turkey, dressing and pumpkin pie and set the table with place cards. The traditional scene of friends gathered around a bountiful table created the backdrop for L-ETV's Thanksgiving week newscasts. Students involved in the filming are Thomas Barrett, Rachel Zigila, Tessa Blevins, Zach Hellman, Chris Gibson, Ryan Hinson, Case Horton, Brandon Rose, Dustin Hill, Jarkese Rodriguez and Steven Fogle. Derek Berry teaches the class.

November 25, 2011 | | Education


Sports complex plan raises concerns on many fronts

As Chair of the local Let's Move Cities & Towns, the White House initiative targeting our national epidemic of childhood obesity, I have tried to educate myself about how to best serve the well being of the next generation. To this end, Let's Move, partnering with KershawHealth and Eat Smart Move More, with Councilwoman Alfred Mae Drakeford as our presiding muse, recently held the first Mini Olympics of Kershaw County at Camden's Doby Complex; we plan a student garden for the spring, and other programs not yet announced.

November 25, 2011 | Tony Scully Camden | Letters


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Rhame Arena

We're glad to see that the city of Camden is exploring alternatives for aging Rhame Arena. The building is becoming more dilapidated with each passing year, and something needs to be done, whether it's razing it or restoring it. Of course, money is a factor, just as it is in all government decisions these days. We will say that city officials have overworked the bureaucratic jargon in their appraisal of the situation, saying an "adaptive reuse" could be a possible alternative. We are assuming "adaptive reuse" means repairing the building and making it feasible for some type of ...

July 25, 2014 | | Editorials


Reader thanks Camden Public Works crew

If you live in Camden and do not realize how special a town it is, just wait until something goes wrong.

July 25, 2014 | Jill Davis Camden | Letters


Limousine liberalism’s good works

Is it hypocritical for a really, really rich person to object to rising inequality?

July 25, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Fall Sports registration begins on Monday

Swim Lessons

July 25, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Find a new Furry Friend!

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Wally, an adorable 6-week-year-old male kitten and Paige, a 4-year-old female Pointer mix. She is very friendly with other dogs. 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 ...

July 25, 2014 | | Pets


Carolina Downhome Blues Festival Set for 18th Year

Mark your calendars for the 18th Annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival scheduled for October 2-4 in historic downtown Camden. This year's event will feature multiple performances at various sites, including The Venue on Broad, Old Town Tavern and a new site for the festival -- 833 South Broad Street. The Carolina Downhome Blues Festival is an award-winning event recognized for featuring legendary blues artists from around the globe.

July 25, 2014 | | Arts


State American Legion Tournament schedule of games

The South Carolina Senior State American Legion Tournament begins Saturday at Riley Park in Sumter. Here is all the information you will need as to the event:

July 25, 2014 | | Sports


Summer youth sports camps coming to a close in county

There are still a few youth summer sports camps left in Kershaw County.

July 25, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


The hand that rocks the ballot box

In their denouncements of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, Hillary Clinton and other Democrats have been accused of pandering to single women -- the so-called "Beyoncé voter" demographic, as one Fox News commentator sniggered.

July 23, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


S.C., immigration and ‘Us vs. Them’

First things first: every nation must secure and control its borders. This is not political rhetoric or an ideological judgment but a simple geo-political fact.

July 23, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader takes issue with sheriff’s letter

Having waded through Sheriff Jim Matthews recent letter as published regarding his endorsement of a "Proposed Firearms Ordinance," I note that the main point (as quoted) "It prohibits the discharge of a firearm within 300 yards;" that's 900 feet!

July 23, 2014 | Joe Upchurch Lugof | Letters


Letter writer: South Carolina’s African-Americans should run for office

Black Americans in the state of Mississippi understand their time is at hand for their voting solidarity and economic self-reliance. Black Americans in South Carolina should also know their time is also at hand for them to learn and run for the legacy of our Black brothers and sisters in Mississippi.

July 23, 2014 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


William Gamewell (Bill) Major, Jr.

William Gamewell (Bill) Major, Jr., 92, of Camden, SC, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014. He was the son of the late William Gamewell Major, Sr. and Alma (Baby) Muldrow-Major of Camden. Born in Florence, S.C. Mr. Major moved to Camden as a youth in 1935. He was the 1st Boy Scout in Kershaw County to be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Salutatorian of his class at Camden High School in 1940, Mr. Major was the 1st Sports Reporter for the "Bulldog", later renamed the Palmetto Leaf. With his classmate, the late Jak Smyrl, they were the ...

July 23, 2014 | | Obituaries


Yesteryear for July 23, 2014

Camden native helps rescue Haitians with USCG

July 23, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Local veterans respect the flag through disposal

Members of American Legion Post 195, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8346 and AMVETS Post 33 recently joined together for an annual tradition: the disposal -- through burning -- of unserviceable American flags. The ceremony took place at VFW Post 8346's headquarters in Ridgeway, with all three posts participating in different parts of the ceremony.

July 23, 2014 | | Localife


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