Photo cutline -- Festive bands -- Some 40 high school bands marched across Zemp Stadium Saturday during the Southern States Band Festival. Among those earning ratings of 'superior' were the Scarlet Regiment of Camden, with Heather McAdams among the musicians, and the Marching Pride of Lugoff-Elgin, whose flag girls led the way.
As an ongoing community service project, the Quilters of Kershaw County have donated their hard work to local children in the foster care system.
The Kershaw County chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa Alpha Psi will celebrate its 25th anniversary Monday at Carolina Café at 6 p.m. The silver anniversary dinner will honor past and present sorority members for their service in education to the community.
The local cast of "Park Lights" was invited to perform at Claflin University in Orangeburg.
The Camden Antiques Fair will debut this week with a treasure trove of furniture, toys, ceramics, sporting artifacts, rugs, silver, crystal, jewelry and art.
Funeral service for James Wilbert Blizzard, 62, of Lugoff, will be held Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at Blaney Baptist Church with burial to follow in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Phillip Blankenship and the Rev. David Sturgeon will officiate. The family received friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff and other times at the home, 1747 Baldwin Road, Lugoff, S.C.. Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross Blood Bank or Concord Baptist Church Kitchen Fund or Blaney Baptist Church Building Fund.
Arthur Byrd, 72, of Monroe Street, Camden, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011.
Clyde Phillip Drye, 82, of Albemarle, N.C., passed away Sunday, October 16, 2011, at Stanly Manor in Albemarle.
Mary Alice Davis Greene, 67, of Highway 1 North, Cassatt, died Monday, October 17, 2011.
Funeral service for Frances W. Norris, 80, of Lugoff, will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Lugoff First Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Greg Sweet and the Rev. David Robinson will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 9:30-11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Lugoff First Baptist Church.
Lowman Wheeler, 71, of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, departed his life on Oct. 5, 2011.
The following real estate transfers were recently recorded in the Kershaw County Assessor's office:
I would like to thank the Camden Police Department and the Kershaw County Sherriff's Office for their support of the Tour de Camden bicycle ride. The ride was this past Saturday, Oct. 15, with approximately 150 cyclists. The City Police got us off to a safe start and through the first two busy left-hand turns. The Sheriff's Office got us across Highway 34 and on our way to more rural areas.
Whenever the subject of guns is brought up, it engenders strong opinion on both sides -- from those who believe in absolute Second Amendment rights, and from those who believe that nobody should be allowed to own a gun in any circumstances. Like most people, we fall somewhere in the middle, solidly on the side of Americans to own firearms but a bit dubious about why it makes sense for people to own Uzis and other automatic weapons that are made with the express purpose of killing people.
One of my favorite movies is the 1969 classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; since it came out I've watched it probably 20 times.
Camden Media Co. announces today that Chronicle-Independent (C-I) staff reporter Gary Phillips is now the newspaper's assistant editor. The C-I also has a new Localife editor with the hiring of Simone T. Owens.
As summertime draws to an end, with kids back at school and football season about to take off, please take the opportunity to sign up for the blood donation drive at the INVISTA Camden plant. The blood drive will be held on September 9 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the TC-1 building, where there's plenty of room and the service is fast and friendly. Donations are being completed within 30-40 minutes of arrival.
If this is how North Central plays when it is jittery, just think of what the Lady Knight volleyball team will do once it settles down.
Tech companies are finally spilling some of their most sought-after secrets.
Always in contention, Rodman W. Moorhead III's All the Way Jose glided to the lead on the final run down Saratoga Race Course's homestretch, rocketed over the last fence, and drew away powerfully to a 14 1/4-length victory in Wednesday's $65,000 allowance hurdle.
While the rest of you slackers are busy preparing for your Labor Day weekend and trips to the lake, the beach or backyard barbecues, remember those of us here at the Fearless Forecast who do not have the luxury of a long weekend.
David R. Braught, 58, of Columbia entered into rest on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at PalmettoHealth Parkridge.
Mr. Raymond William "Bo" Peake, Jr., 60, of Elgin, died Wednesday, August 27, 20144. Born in Camp Lejeune, NC on May 9, 1954, he was the son of Barbara Shelley Peake and the late Raymond William Peake, Sr. A master automotive technician, he was co-owner of Peake Motors with his late father. Bo also worked with Clark Industrial and Southeast Industrial for many years as a shop foreman and forklift technician.
A funeral service celebrating the life of Betty Davis Ray, 84, of Lugoff, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Pine Grove Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Eric Boone and Rev. Doug Whitfield will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday, August 29, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Ray's memory to Pine Grove Baptist Church.
Michael William Scronce, age 63, passed on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Visitation for friends and family will be held at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, from 5:00-7:00 PM, Saturday, August 30, 2014. Memorials may be made in Michael's memory to United Way of Kershaw County, P O Box 737, Camden, SC 29020 or American Red Cross, P O Box 641, 632 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Ms. Mae Bell Thomas, 93, of 113-A Canterbury Lane in Camden died Thursday, August 28, 2014. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.