The recent announcement that a statue of Camden native Larry Doby (along with Bernard Baruch) will grace the grounds of the Camden Archives and Museum came soon after the death of Duke Snider, one of the great baseball players of all time and one of the "Boys of Summer" as immortalized in the book by Roger Kahn.
After hearing President Barack Obama's robust response to their budget-cutting proposals, Republican leaders sounded shocked to hear that the president sounds like -- Gasp! -- a Democrat.
Applications will be accepted through April 30 for the Camden-Lugoff Elks Lodge No. 2603 annual Mary Ellen Ahner Scholarship. Any Kershaw County High School senior planning to pursue a career in education is eligible to apply.
Hooray for the animals and workers at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter. Thank you, Ms. Thiel, Sharon and Meredith and other sponsors of the shelter, for providing such a generous gift. Now that a concrete facility is a fact, I see a real path to making this a dream come true for our furry friends.
South Carolina education, business and government came together in 2005 to pass the Education and Economic Development Act, now known as Personal Pathways to success. The act's purpose is to help build a "life-long learning" workforce that is both educated and capable of competing in the global knowledge economy.
NEW YORK -- As the number of Republicans declaring themselves potential presidential candidates has begun to look like a conga line without music, hope lingered that somewhere unnoticed was a brilliant dark horse biding his sweet time.
"Remember when..." is a weekly historical feature showcasing life in Kershaw County, taken from the archives of the Chronicle-Independent. Ten nurses graduated at Camden Hospital in the spring of 1947. They included (first row, from left) Helen Manor, Sadie Frietag, Annie Belle Moates, Mary Lee Simpson, Margaret DeBruhl, (second row) Annie Mae Goodwin, Hazel Adams, Rosa McLeod, Edith Simpson and Carolyn Hall.
"Peeps" are marshmallow Easter candies shaped like baby chicks. They come in all colors and they're rolled in sugar. I ate one of the Peeps from a package. It was sweet, but it didn't taste very good. I ate one of each color. They were pink and green and yellow and purple. They all tasted alike -- sweet.
Wateree Animal Hospital in Camden will hold a rabies vaccination clinic Saturday in cooperation with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.
At this late stage in the season, playing a non-conference baseball game --- for a team which is battling for a post-season slot --- would be easy to dismiss.
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Funeral service for Sylvester "Vest" Bush, 80, of Ridgeway, will be held (today) Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Mount Joshua United Methodist Church, with burial in church cemetery, Ridgeway. Mr. Bush will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. for viewing.
I have enjoyed the Chronicle-Independent for years, especially the editorial pages. Our local paper has some very talented writers and I look forward to reading these columns each issue. I was appalled with Trevor Baratko's column in the April 13 paper. He is a very talented young man; however, my opinion of him as a person is completely changed now. Does he really think that the rules don't apply to everyone and that it is OK to lie as long as you "lie convincingly"? And the sarcasm of the article referring to the Masters did not go unnoticed ...
The Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 is seeking applications for Palmetto Boys State, to be held June 12-18 at Anderson University. Applicants should be motivated students interested in learning about citizenship and government, rising seniors of good character and in the top 25 percent of their class.
Students vie for county crown in district spelling bee tonight
WASHINGTON -- When the going gets tough, well, why not just make the going easier?
SAFE Federal Credit Union recently recognized Dee Dee Cannon, of the credit union's Rutledge Street branch in Camden, as its Teller of the Year. SAFE honored Cannon during its annual Staff Training and Recognition Day in February. During the ceremony, the credit union recognizes "the best of the best" in different job categories, along with awards for sales, volunteerism, service, and leadership.
Abundant Life Fellowship Church is hosting the Building People Conference, Thursday through Saturday at the church on the 800 block of Laurens Street in Camden.
Chronicle-Independent (C-I) staff reporter Gary Phillips recently received a 2013-2014 community service award from Central High School in Pageland. Phillips received the award for supporting Central Eagles athletics while serving as editor of The (Pageland) Progressive Journal. Although Phillips did not attend the event, Central officials announced the award during its Fall Athletic Awards night at the school Feb. 18.
Funeral service for Vernell Douglas Cain, 80, will be held Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at First Assembly Church of God with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Bruce Marthers will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.
Harold Joseph McNinch, Jr. of Simpsonville, SC passed away on March 7, 2014. He was born in Camden, SC on March 18, 1947. He was the son of Elizabeth W. McNinch and the late Harold J. McNinch.
Mr. James Spain, Jr., 66, of 7825 Edward Street, Rembert died Sunday. Family and Friends may call at 7835 Edward Street, Rembert. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Spain Family.
(This story originally appeared in the Summerville Journal Scene on March 5, 2014, and is reprinted here by permission. Melinda Johnson, a Camden native, is the daughter of Wayne and Alice Williams of Camden.)
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As I noted in my column last month, the ultimate objective for KershawHealth is providing quality care for all the people in this community, and one of the biggest factors affecting our success in that endeavor is local support for this hospital. Do people in the community trust and value what KershawHealth offers enough to make it their first choice for care?
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted recently to hire Camden native Steve Abbott as the district's new professional development director. Abbott replaces John Gardner, who recently retired.
Camden Rotary President Alfred Mae Drakeford, left, presents Kathy Hall with a check for $2,000 which represents a Rotary Grant and contributions made by Camden Rotary Club during the "Rotary Has Heart" campaign. Funds will go to the Sacks of Love program. Also pictured is Camden Rotary Club project chair Jeffrey Graham.
Due to the recent snow and ice storm, the Lee County Historical Society cancelled its Feb. 11 meeting. The guest speaker for that meeting, Mr. Isaac Joe, has been rescheduled for the March meeting on Tuesday.
Bethesda Presbyterian Church will offer a five-week workshop, Dementia Dialogues, designed to educate and inform persons who care for those who exhibit signs and symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias.