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Miss Huggins, Mr. Mills engaged

Mr. and Mrs. Craig Huggins of Camden and Mr. and Mrs. Mark Williams of Lake Wateree announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Samantha Nicole Huggins to Mr. Kyle Matthew Mills of Lugoff. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Mills of Lugoff.

April 09, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


Robert Ariail -- April 6, 2012

April 09, 2012 | | Ariail


Mitt unzipped

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney "unzipped" is the stuff of cartoonists' dreams.

April 09, 2012 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Noted and passed -- April 6, 2012

• Everybody realizes that airline food isn't the best – even if you get anything at all to eat, which isn't often -- but a woman traveling on Qantas Airlines from Los Angeles to Melbourne, Australia, last week got the ultimate insult -- crawling maggots in a bag of trail mix distributed by a flight attendant. There's no word on whether she had to use her airline sickness bag after discovering the creatures mid-snack, but Qantas' offer to her -- $400 off her $1,600 ticket -- seems a bit chintzy.

April 09, 2012 | | Editorials


Historic Camden presents Armies Through Time

If you crave a face-to-face chat with a Hoplite (ancient Greek citizen-solider) from Sparta or want to discuss WWII from the Allied and Axis points of views then mark your calendar for Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site's annual military time line event: Armies Through Times.

April 06, 2012 | | Localife


Alice O. Parker

Funeral Services for Mrs. Alice O. Parker, 86, of 8005 Osborne Road in Rembert will be held Sunday, April 8, 2012, 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church in Rembert, SC with burial in the church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

April 06, 2012 | | Obituaries


Rev. Marian Woodle Dyer

The Reverend Marian Ruthe Woodle Dyer, 53, of Pomaria, died Thursday, March 29, 2012, at her residence.

April 06, 2012 | | Obituaries


Food for fines at the library

At some point, most people have had fines for overdue library books. As offenses go, it's pretty slight. Nonetheless, librarians report that patrons will often avoid the library after accruing fines, both to avoid paying them and from embarrassment. Many library services can't be utilized once excessive fines accrue. Even new online services, like downloading e-books and music, are blocked if a patron's account is not in good standing.

April 06, 2012 | | Localife


The Bruces to celebrate 65th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Bruce Sr., of Camden, formerly of Abbeville, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012.

April 06, 2012 | | Localife


Camden Garden Club to host April meeting

The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday, April 9. Most of the members will gather together to carpool and caravan up to Liberty Hill to the home of Sunshine Smith. For those who do not know Sunshine, her personality matches her name to a tea! The program will be on organic gardening and this is the perfect place for it. She will share with the members her wonderful garden and many secrets and insights for a successful green garden.

April 06, 2012 | | Localife


King Haiglar Garden Club to hold Easter-themed gathering

The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet at 227 Friendship Road, Camden (Carolyn Brown's) at 3 p.m. Monday, April 9th. Everyone will depart at 3:15 p.m. to car pool to 1559 Wild Turkey Lane (Mary Acken's). Mary will host the club along with Nancy Wylie and Michelle Herod.

April 06, 2012 | | Localife


Voter ID

Politicians are known to exaggerate from time to time, and U.S. Rep. James Clyburn followed that tradition earlier this week when he said a South Carolina law requiring voters to show a picture ID when going to the polls hearkens back to the Jim Crow era, when all sorts of measures prevented blacks from going to the polls. Those days are gone forever, though they remained in force for too long, and the new law -- it's being challenged by the Obama administration's Justice Department -- poses no threat to trying to disenfranchise people. Rather, it's a safeguard ...

April 06, 2012 | | Editorials


The planes that didn’t crash

Most of us are familiar with the antiquated adage of "no news is good news" or its cohort, "bad news travels fast." With the former, the absence of information to the contrary justifies continued optimism. Bad news is usually associated with more urgent matters; matters we are inclined to transfer more quickly to one another. Good news is boring, right? News is defined one way as "matter that is newsworthy." Newsworthy is defined as "interesting enough to the general public to warrant reporting." If we really think about it, good news rarely fits the definition of "news" because it is ...

April 06, 2012 | Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Helen R. Owens

Graveside service for Helen R. Owens, 72, Cassatt, will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in Wateree Baptist Church Cemetery, Camden. The Rev. Steve Leigh, the Rev. Homer Hinson and the Rev. Bobby James Jr. will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Beaverdam Baptist Church.

April 06, 2012 | | Obituaries


Luther Martin

Funeral service for Sgt. Luther Martin, 79, of Camden, will be held Monday at 12:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. James Coleman will officiate.

April 06, 2012 | | Obituaries


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NC Middle hosts hoops jamboree

North Central Middle School will host its annual Patriot Basketball Jamboree on Monday, Nov. 24 with the six mini-games being contested inside The Castle at North Central High School in Boonetown.

November 21, 2014 | | Sports


Caster pits hoofer vs. crooner

At the beginning of the season, we told you that this would be the year that the Fearless Forecast brought you the biggest stars to be our guests. Well, look who we have with us today.

November 21, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Obama’s ‘dart’ at GOP

Lawyers of every political persuasion are lining up in Washington to have their say on the legality or illegality of the plan President Obama intends to implement regarding amnesty for illegal aliens who are in the United States without proper authorization, with one major network saying the president's plan to take the immigration system into his own hands "is a daring test of the limits of presidential power."

November 21, 2014 | | Editorials


Pope calls for family resurrection

WASHINGTON -- News that Pope Francis will visit the U.S. next year for the triennial World Meeting of Families brings elation to Catholics, excitement to pope watchers -- and perhaps a little chagrin to some who too soon interpreted Francis' broad compassion as a precursor to doctrinal changes related to marriage.

November 21, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Ariail for Nov. 21, 2014

November 21, 2014 | | Ariail


Camden’s African-American corridor

In 2008, a group of graduate students from the University of South Carolina's Public History Program produced a study entitled, "The Camden African-American Heritage Project." It was the product of a student group assignment conducted in 2005-06. The students were assisted by many Camden residents in their search for the history of African-Americans in Camden from the Colonial period through the era of civil rights. Though able to spend only one semester researching and writing, the students pulled together an admirable overview of the lives of African-Americans here. In their final recommendations they suggested, among other things, that an ...

November 21, 2014 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: ‘If it ain’t broke…’

On Monday, the Chronicle-Independent reported the Kershaw County School District earned an "Excellent" rating on our state report card issued by the S.C. Department of Education. Our KCSD superintendent, Dr. Frank Morgan said, "Our schools are producing outstanding results and I am extremely grateful for the hard work of our students, families, teachers and administrators." I would include Dr. Morgan and the school board and say how proud I am of their accomplishments. Kudos to all of them.

November 21, 2014 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Candlelight Tour of Homes

The Camden Junior Welfare League presents the 38th annual Candlelight Tour of Homes from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. The tour will begin at the Camden Archives and Museum.

November 19, 2014 | | Localife


Price House annual pecan benefit

According to Price House Commision Chair Polly Lampshire, the Price House annual benefit pecan sale begins Nov. 20.

November 19, 2014 | | Localife


Sheheen: ‘It is the journey that matters most’

I try to live life as a journey full of unknown destinations. And I do believe it is the journey that matters most. During the last year, I was blessed enough to experience a journey throughout our wonderful state of South Carolina. A campaign for governor is a journey through the hearts and souls of many people and places. A statewide campaign is sometimes brutal and sometimes joyful, but never dull. I treasure that journey and thank my friends in Camden and Kershaw County for letting me experience it.

November 19, 2014 | State Sen. Vincent Sheen Guest Op-Ed | Columns


Millennial spendthrifts? Not so

WASHINGTON -- Millennials are foolhardy spendthrifts. But young people basically always are, and that's probably OK.

November 19, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Crime Report for Nov. 19, 2014

During undercover operations Monday, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) cited four businesses for selling tobacco or alcohol to underage buyers. According to a KCSO press release, underage participants under KCSO supervision attempted to make illegal purchases at 23 businesses where tobacco and alcohol are legally sold.

November 19, 2014 | By Gary Phillips and Tenell Felder C-I editorial staff | Crime-Police-Fire


For the Record - Nov. 19, 2014

Real estate transactions

November 19, 2014 | | For the Record


Yesteryear for Nov. 19, 2014

Youth show an interest in and knowledge of history

November 19, 2014 | | Yesteryear


One-day baseball camp features Rays' pitcher Kohn

Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher and former Camden High School standout Michael Kohn will return home as the lead instructor for a one-day baseball camp on Sunday, Dec. 14 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at American Legion Park in Camden.

November 19, 2014 | | Sports


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