• "It ain't brilliant, but at least it's heading in the right direction," was the comment of one leading economist after the latest figures on the U.S. economy were released. Ian Shepherdson was commenting on a growth rate of 2.5 percent, as opposed to the 4-percent growth many would like to see. We'll share his optimism and hope the latest figures are proof that the country isn't heading into a double-dip recession. We'll also give him credit for being darned original in his manner of speaking, a trait not often seen in the dry ...
Ms. Catherine Marie Creed and Mr. William Wilder Goodale, Sr. both of Camden were united in marriage Sunday, Oct. 30 at the home of the bride on Pine Top Road, Camden.
Very soon, the fun will be piling up at Blaney Elementary School, enough fun to satisfy the entire family on a crisp fall afternoon. Blaney's Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Fall Festival arrives Saturday, Nov. 12 from 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling Dottie Smith at 269-1401 or Linda Carr at 572-7026. New attractions this year include a drawing for an airplane ride from the Young Eagles (Ed Grossheim, EAA Chapter 1132). Our Barn (Lori Cresman, Ridgeway) has donated horse rides and miniature horse cart rides (ourbarn.org). Local resturant ...
Once again, the acrid smell of campfire smoke and the trill of the fife will fill the air when the armies of the Revolution pitch their campaign tents on the grounds once occupied by British forces in 1780. In the camps will be some 500 American, British and Hessian troops and civilian interpreters.
Services for Mrs. Gussie Mobley Huckabee, of Bethune, age 108, widow of Dalton J. Huckabee will be Tuesday at 3:00 pm at the Bethune Presbyterian Church. Dr. Guy Oliver and Dr. Sue Arledge will officiate, directed by Norton Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Scotch Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday 1:30 to 3:00 in the church Fellowship Hall.
A graveside service to honor the life of USAF, (Ret.) MSGT Frederick Allen Painter, of Lugoff, with full military rites will be held Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 12:00 noon at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Rev. Dearld Sterling will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday, October 31 from 3:00 til 5:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Fred to Kershaw County Hospice, 2001 W. Dekalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.
It may not rank highly in polls of voters' priorities compared to the jobs and the economy, yet immigration has taken on a central role in the 2012 presidential campaign drama.
Allyson Monferdini (right) presented the Camden Junior Welfare League's community service award to Rev. Frank Griffith with Food for the Soul Oct 3 during their annual fall dinner.
Jimmie Gary missed three games and went to a tie-breaker before winning last week's Chronicle-Independent football contest.
It took five games to do it, but the North Central volleyball team overcame the second round jinx as the Lady Knights won the fifth-game tie-breaker against visiting Christ Church, 15-7, to propel them into Monday's third round of the class A state tournament.
Funeral service for Cathy Anne Tidwell, 65, will be held on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.
Hey, y'all! I am Jim McGowan. I am the most recent addition to the award-winning staff of the Chronicle-Independent. I can only hope to live up to their high standards. It will not be easy. I will be the Localife editor and cover the education beat.
A federal nutrition program that places new restrictions on snacks and beverages sold in schools also provides an opportunity for some fresh thinking about school fundraisers.
Having spent many hours working to get the historic Seaboard Railroad station preserved, I was extremely pleased to see that Amtrak was at the city council work session June 22 to present its plan for improvements to the station.
During the last Camden City Council work session, and as reported in the July 28 Chronicle-Independent, the concept of "adaptive reuse" of Rhame Arena was discussed. It was during this discussion that it was noted that the concept and sketch under discussion was developed by the daughter of Marti Wallace and Mike Jones (Elizabeth Ancrum Jones). Miss Jones developed her proposal several years ago. After a discussion of the property during a prior council meeting, her work was provided to city staff for their consideration.
It is always exciting to read positive press in the Chronicle-Independent concerning businesses in our area. Sam Kendall's 2014 Certificate of Excellence Award was wonderfully covered by the C-I for its hard-earned recognition. Each year, TripAdvisor assesses local businesses worldwide and awards certificates to those with very high ratings. For 2014, they awarded three Certificates of Excellence in Camden to Sam Kendall's, Salud! Mexican Kitchen, and Bloomsbury Inn. In addition, their highest recognition, Traveler's Choice Awards, honors like businesses nationwide. As the C-I well-covered earlier in the year, Bloomsbury was a Traveler's Choice Award winner for ...
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The annual Fall Coin Show of the Camden Coin Club will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Camden Recreation Department, 1042 West DeKalb St., Camden.
Palmetto Hearing recently moved to 1001-B Fairlawn Drive, Camden. It will be open Tuesdays by appointment and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The business offers hearing aid fittings and follow up care. It also provides hearing evaluations, swim plugs, assistive listening products, custom ear molds and hearing aid service and repair. "We have been providing hearing health care for 25 years and are proud to be locally owned and operated to assist the residents of Kershaw County and it's surrounding areas." The owner is Cyndi Henderson and the manager is Amanda Henderson. The telephone number ...
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States announced that Ralph Best has achieved All American status as a district commander. Best, commander of District 5, covering Kershaw County as well as York, Lancaster and Chester counties, in the Department of South Carolina, is one of only 29 VFW District Commanders selected worldwide for All-American Commander.
The River Management Society (RMS) recently awarded its 2014 River Manger of the Year award to Mary Crockett, land protection director for the Congaree Land Trust. Crockett received the award during a RMS' workshop in Denver, Colo., earlier this year.
I remember once I was giving a presentation about important conservation properties in the Piedmont. I showed photos of the incredible rock formations on a particular property and happened to mention their age in an effort to describe their grandeur. Afterwards, I was confronted by an indignant man who told me that the age of rocks cannot be known. He accused me of making those figures up out of thin air. Surprised by his vociferous tone, I told him I was sorry to have upset him. While not a confrontational person, I am a teacher, and I began to politely ...