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Noted and passed - Oct. 7, 2013

• We offer a tip of the Chronicle-Independent hat to Bill Byars of Camden, who's stepping down as director of the S.C. Department of Corrections, one in a string of government jobs he's held. Byars practiced law for many years in Camden before being elected a family court judge and then moving to the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice, a troubled agency which he helped turn around. He's "retired" several times but don't bet on his sitting on the sidelines even after this one.

October 07, 2013 | | Editorials


Newspapers the fabric of strong communities

National Newspaper Week -- Oct. 6-12 -- is a good time to offer a fresh perspective on the newspaper industry.

October 07, 2013 | By Bill Rogers C-I guest columnist | Columns


Naomi McCutchen

Funeral services for Naomi Henrietta Griffin McCutchen will be held Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at the Bishopville Presbyterian Church at 3 P.M. Interment with military honors will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at Hancock Elmore Hill Funeral Home of Bishopville from 5 to 7 P.M Tuesday. Mrs. McCutchen passed away peacefully Sunday, October 06, 2013, at McCoy Memorial Nursing Center.

October 07, 2013 | | Obituaries


Frank "Sandy" Clea, Sr.

Funeral service for Mr. Frank "Sandy" Clea, Sr., 75, of 1312 Collins Circle in Camden will be held Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 11:00 A.M. at Union Baptist Church, 5840 Springhill Road in Rembert, with burial in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 1659 Kershaw Highway in Camden. Wake service will be held Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. at Collins chapel. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

October 07, 2013 | | Obituaries


Shutdown, schmutdown

WASHINGTON -- In life, context is everything; in Washington, leverage is everything else.

October 07, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Donnie Bryant

A memorial service for Donald Ray "Donnie" Bryant, 55, will be held Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

October 07, 2013 | | Obituaries


Arnett Muldrow presenting initial findings tonight

Arnett Muldrow, the Greenville-based firm hired by the city of Camden to conduct a tourism marketing study and promotion plan will return with its initial findings today at 6 p.m. at the Robert Mills Courthouse.

October 07, 2013 | | Camden


Historic Camden to host McCaa’s Tavern Bare Walls Party

The December 29, 1794, entry James Kershaw, the eldest son of Joseph Kershaw, wrote in his 1791-1814 diary states: "Dance at McCaa's per subscription." One can only assume McCaa's proprietor, John McCaa, offered the locals and wayfarers to Camden such evenings of gaiety frequently, as many taverns did.

October 07, 2013 | | People & Places


Price wins grid contest

Marion Price missed one game to win last week's Chronicle-Independent football contest .

October 04, 2013 | | Sports


Lady Knights trip up Caps

Last year, Columbia handed North Central its lone loss in Region 3-AA volleyball play.

October 04, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


Anthony Moak

Funeral service for Harold Anthony Moak, 60, will be held Sunday at 5:00 p.m. at El-Bethel Faith Community Church Family Life Center with burial to follow in Hardshell Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

October 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


Ariail for Oct. 4, 2013

October 04, 2013 | | Ariail


Arrive alive

It's good to see that Camden High School is teaming with an organization called Arrive Alive, sponsored by UNITE International, to graphically demonstrate the dangers of distracted driving, whether it involves drinking, texting or talking on a cell phone. Using high-tech screens and simulators, Arrive Alive allows students to experience what it's like when their reactions are slowed through alcohol use, or how many distractions they are subjecting themselves to when they drive while talking on their phones -- or even worse -- texting. We'll add, by the way, that South Carolina is one of the few states that ...

October 04, 2013 | | Editorials


Building homes, providing hope and making the community stronger

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County completed construction on its 34th home in the county last week and will begin working on its 35th home very soon. Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. The oroganization helps initiate partnerships between qualified families and community members, working together towards building a home.

October 04, 2013 | | Arts


Norman Paul Trent, Jr.

Mr. Norman Paul Trent, Jr., 36, died Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 5, at New Beginnings Restoration Ministries, formerly Great Falls Pentecostal Holiness Church, with Rev. Jerry Catledge officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.

October 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


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WASHINGTON -- As the first presidential debate approaches, fists clench, jaws tighten and invectives giggle in anticipation.

September 23, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


I miss making videos

When I first entered college, my goal was to be the journalist everyone loves. I am interested in journalism because one of my pet peeves ...

September 23, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


Bulldog harriers make first appearance in top 10 poll

Running as a top 10 ranked team for the first time in program history, the Camden High boys' cross country team finished second, one point ...

September 23, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle


CMA runs to fourth place finish

Senior Nick Fields led the way for the Camden Military Academy cross country team which finished fourth in an eight-team meet hosted by Orangeburg Prep ...

September 23, 2016 | | Camden Military


Lady Vols hand NC first setback of season

After having opened the season with six consecutive wins in Region 4-AA play, the North Central volleyball team was taken down by neighboring rival Andrew ...

September 23, 2016 | | North Central High/Middle


Next week in KC sports

Monday: Lugoff-Elgin at Camden (G – 4 p.m.)

September 23, 2016 | | Sports


Man arrested for sexually assaulting children

A 50-year-old homeless man is behind bars on multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

September 23, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Library helps gamers "catch 'em all"

"Gotta catch 'em all" was a common phrase with kids during the late 1990s and early 2000s as they watched the Pokémon cartoon show ...

September 23, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Miscellaneous


4-year-old walks away from sleeping mom in car

On September 19, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputies charged and arrested 23-year-old Taquanna Salkie Thomas of Camden with unlawful neglect of a child after ...

September 23, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


21st annual FireFest is Saturday

Grab the kids and get ready for fun and fire safety; the 21st annual FireFest is this Saturday.

September 23, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Darrell S. Watts

COLUBMIA – A memorial service for Darrell Stephen Watts, 57, will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to ...

September 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


Charles St. Andrews, Jr.

Lugoff – A small family service will be held at Powers Funeral Home, 832 Ridgeway Rd, Lugoff, SC on Saturday, September 24th at 5:00pm, with ...

September 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


Mervin Leroy Ridley

CAMDEN – Funeral Services for Mervin Leroy Ridley, 72, will be held Sunday at 5:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow ...

September 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


Katherine Ard Iseman

CAMDEN – Funeral service for Katherine Ard "Katie" Iseman, 31, will be held on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Camden ...

September 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


Ruth Reed Hagins

CAMDEN -- Mrs. Ruth Reed Hagins, 89, of 205 Thomas Street, Kirkwood Community, Camden, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. A Celebration of ...

September 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


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