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John B. Peebles

John B. Peebles, age 79, died Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Norman Regional Hospital, due to complications from injuries suffered 3 weeks earlier in an auto accident. He was born November 7, 1933 in Camden, SC to David Peter (Pete) and Helen C. (Baker) Peebles. He grew up in Camden and was a graduate of Camden High School. In early adulthood, he worked a short while for DuPont Chemical Co. before working in the textile industry at Jaclyn Hosiery Mill. He then sold insurance and later pursued his passion as a master cabinet maker. In 1963 he moved his family ...

October 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Temporary meal benefits available for affected families

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) families that temporarily have been affected by the federal government furloughs may apply for free/reduced meal benefits for their children.

October 16, 2013 | | Education


First annual KCSD Cat Fight Blood Drive

The Leslie M. Stover Middle School Tiger mascot and the Lugoff-Elgin Middle Leopard mascot are helping their schools battle it out in the KCSD Cat Fight Blood Drive. Interested persons can donate blood at their favorite school.

October 16, 2013 | | Education


A fair to remember

The 2013 Camden Antiques Fair will open Thursday with a preview party and continue Friday through Sunday. This signature event benefits the National Steeplechase Museum and S.C. Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. In its third year, the fair has brought hundreds of visitors to Camden while greatly promoting our area as a destination for antiquing, equine sports, visiting historical places and a dose of real Southern hospitality at our local stores and restaurants.

October 16, 2013 | | Camden


Judge Cooper presents life of Mendel L. Smith

The Kershaw County Historical Society will host a special program on the life and career of Medel L. Smith (1870-1934), Camden attorney, Kershaw County legislator, Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives and 5th Judicial Circuit Judge. The public is invited to a presentation by G. Thomas Cooper Jr. on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the historic Mills Courthouse at 607 Broad St., in Camden.

October 16, 2013 | | People & Places


Fall Festival Saturday at Lugoff Ford

The third annual Fall Festival will be held Saturday at Lugoff Ford at 979 Highway 1 in South Lugoff.

October 16, 2013 | | People & Places


Camden Community Concert Band to perform Sunday

The Camden Community Concert Band held its organizational meeting and first rehearsal on March 10, 1980, with 52 members in attendance. The first concert was presented eight weeks later on May 4 as a part of Camden's Music, Arts, Drama (MAD) Festival.

October 16, 2013 | | Arts


Zoo-rrific champions

October 16, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Andrew Jackson at North Central (VB – 6:45 p.m.)

October 14, 2013 | | Sports


Pierrot Lunaire ready to return in Grand National

The National Steeplechase Association's leading-earners table has a traffic jam at the top, and the sport's top competitors have been nominated to the $250,000 Grand National (Gr. 1), the headline contest of the 93rd annual Far Hills Races on Saturday, Oct. 19.

October 14, 2013 | | Equine


Noted and passed - Oct. 14, 2013

• Technology is wonderful, but there are a few things in the world that should remain the way they've always been. One is a gondola ride on the canals of Venice, Italy, but it appears that, too, is giving in to modernity. GPS will be introduced, along with an electronic traffic control system. In fairness, there have been severe accidents lately in which gondolas have been hit by larger boats, but this change makes us a bit wistful.

October 14, 2013 | | Editorials


KershawHealth impacts people’s lives every day

What a difference a week can make. That point was driven home to me by three stories of care provided by KershawHealth during the middle of September. In the midst of all the discussion about healthcare and budgets, leadership and mission, it's easy to overlook the impact KershawHealth has on people's lives every single day. These three stories put that in perspective.

October 14, 2013 | By Donnie Weeks, KershawHealth president and CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Go ‘Noles, not Redskins

WASHINGTON -- As a fan of tradition, my knee-jerk reaction to the Redskins controversy -- should the name be changed out of respect for offended Native Americans? -- was, well, knee-jerk.

October 14, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Local, but honest, smart hospital

I read a letter Wednesday from an Elgin resident in favor of KershawHealth staying local and not being purchased by a Charlotte-based company. I agree it would be best to have a local hospital, but her last statement "the KershawHealth system needs to stay exactly as it is" shows many people still don't know how much money they have squandered on upper management salaries and unnecessary property investments. A local hospital is good, but an honest and smart local hospital is better.

October 14, 2013 | Craig Harvey Lugoff | Letters


‘Equine’ part of marketing equation

Having been involved in the equine activities in Camden since 1952, I read with great interest and disappointment Martin Cahn's article on the front page of the Sept. 20 Chronicle-Independent entitled "Arnett Muldrow Kickoff." The article covered a meeting of Camden citizens and the representatives of the marketing company that has been hired by the city to market Camden. I am extremely enthusiastic about the project. It is something Camden has needed for a long time. My disappointment: only once did the words horse, equine or equestrian appear in connection with Camden.

October 14, 2013 | Austin Brown Hilton Head | Letters


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Mayor Drakeford

Alfred Mae Drakeford was sworn in Friday as Camden's new mayor, marking a new era in the city of Camden.

November 29, 2016 | | Editorials


Why can't they coordinate road work?

I wish the city, county or state would get together on painting and gouging our streets. They are painting white lines and gouging the streets ...

November 29, 2016 | Bob Dornblaser Camden | Letters


Robert Ariail

November 29, 2016 | | Ariail


4H and FFA hosts 2016 awards program

Top 4H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) members recognized at Belger Farms for outstanding accomplishments on the county, region, state and national levels.

November 29, 2016 | | People & Places


Jaycees taking applications for stocking fund Dec. 1-2

The Camden Jaycees will be taking applications for it's annual Stocking Fund to help make Christmas a little more special for some Kershaw County ...

November 29, 2016 | | People & Places


Happy Birthday, Lorine Stogsdill

Lorine Stogsdill is celebrating her 101st birthday on November 30. She will be celebrating with family and friends. She has four children and was an ...

November 29, 2016 | | People & Places




Camden tree lighting Thurs.

The city of Camden will kick off the holiday season with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in front of Camden City Hall. The public is ...

November 29, 2016 | | Camden


Golf shed, 51 carts lost in Thanksgiving morning blaze

Camden Country Club's golf cart shed with 51 golf carts burned down early Thanksgiving morning, according to Camden Fire Department officials.

November 29, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Crime-Police-Fire


David Ziemke

A graveside service to honor the life of Charles David Ziemke, 84, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, November 29 ...

November 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


David Lynn Watkins

A graveside service to honor the life of David Lynn Watkins, 67, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, November 30 ...

November 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


Ruth R. Vandiver

CAMDEN – Funeral services for Ruth Roach Vandiver, 89, will be held Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow ...

November 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


Dora Ann Rabon

LUGOFF – Services for Dora Ann Rabon, 76, will be private.

November 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


Ashley Guerrin McLaurin

Ashely Guerry McLaurin, 44, of Potsdam, NY, graveside services at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, November 29, 2016 in Scotch Cemetery. Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel ...

November 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


Jason Bryant Hartzell

Jason Bryant Hartzell, 37, of Elgin, an IT Specialist and United States Army Veteran, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2016. Arrangements by James A. McAlister ...

November 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


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