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Monroe Lee

Mr. Monroe Lee, 87, of 205 Laurens St., Camden, passed away Friday morning. He was the husband for 62 years of Suzanne Lee. He was the son of the late Burnie and Janie Reed Lee.

July 25, 2011 | | Obituaries


Willie Wright

Willie Wright, 97, of Alston Road, Horatio, died Tuesday July 19, 2011.

July 25, 2011 | | Obituaries


Dorothy June Hoffman

Dorothy June Hoffman, nee Arnold, the daughter of Nova and Thelma Arnold, was born on April 18, 1925 in Milan, Missouri, and passed away July 17, 2011 in Camden, South Carolina.

July 22, 2011 | | Obituaries


Richard Kelly

Mr. Richard "Ric-Ric" Kelly, 57, of 690 Ivybush Trail, Camden, SC, passed on Friday, July 15, 2011. Funeral services were conducted 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at Haile's Funeral Home Chapel, Camden, S.C.

July 22, 2011 | | Obituaries


Proper etiquette for taking wedding cake home from reception

Dear Annie: My husband and I recently attended my niece's evening wedding. We are not well, and I told my sister that I didn't know how long we could stay. When she told me the wedding cake would be cut at 11:30 p.m., I asked her to bring a slice home for me.

July 22, 2011 | | Dear Annie


Young STARS

Safety of all kinds -- Internet, boating, fire and highway -- was a key topic for youngsters attending the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) STARS Camp. The campers also learned about bullying/cyber-bullying, basic first aid and alcohol and drug abuse prevention. In addition to a visit from the KCSO K9 unit, the youngsters met a special guest, Marine Lance Cpl. Kyle Carpenter of Gilbert (standing, fourth from left), who was severely injured in Afghanistan when he threw himself in front of a grenade to protect a friend. Carpenter, who has been nominated for the Medal of Honor, spoke to the ...

July 22, 2011 | | Education


Robert Ariail -- July 22, 2011

July 22, 2011 | | Ariail


Pets of the week -- July 22, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Colt, a 1-year-old neutered shepherd mix dog, and Charlie, a 4-month-old male orange tabby kitten. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden ...

July 22, 2011 | | Pets


Rec notes -- July 22, 2011

Girls and boys ages 6 to 14 are invited to get their kicks at summer soccer camp. It's the perfect way to introduce players to the game of soccer and to challenge advanced players to improve their games.

July 22, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Priester comes to aid of travelers in distress

Some people deserve recognition for going "above and beyond" and Al Priester, who runs AAA Towing in Lugoff, is one of them. My family and I were traveling from North Carolina to Georgia on Memorial Day when the transmission burned up in our car. We were on I-20 in Lugoff and Al was there a few minutes after calling roadside assistance. We weren't able to get a rental car so he took us to a hotel and said to call him if we needed anything. That meant a lot to us, being in a new place without a car.

July 22, 2011 | Sharon McKeithan Bogart, Ga. | Letters


Fannie and Freddie: bad tenants

Want to improve the housing market? Evict Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

July 22, 2011 | Ed Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns


Student reading

Author Chris Crutcher says he's shocked -- shocked! -- that his book "Angry Management" has been removed from Kershaw County School District libraries and from the district's summer reading list. Imagine that.

July 22, 2011 | | Editorials


Fisher kicks off Saratoga meet by saddling pair of winners

Steeplechase racing inaugurated the Saratoga Race Course season last Sunday at the annual Saratoga Open House, and four new winners were created in an action-packed program at the popular community event.

July 22, 2011 | | Equine


Henry Bass Jr.

Graveside funeral services to celebrate the life of Henry Bass, Jr., 82, of Camden will be held Friday, July 22, 2011 at 12:00 Noon in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. The family received friends Thursday, July 21, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Bass's memory to the American Heart Association of SC, Memorials & Tributes, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.

July 22, 2011 | | Obituaries


When politics stop working

Former first lady Betty Ford's funeral reminded many of us of how great she was. She also left some timely reminders of how great we could be, too.

July 22, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


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Cathy Anne Tidwell

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.

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


New kid on the block

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.

July 30, 2014 | By Jim McGowan Localife editor | Columns


Op-Ed: Let parents give directly to public schools

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.

July 30, 2014 | Trip DuBard, executive director SC Future Minds | Columns


Reader ‘pleased’ with Amtrak plan

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.

July 30, 2014 | Kay Polk Camden | Letters


Rhame Arena concept

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.

July 30, 2014 | X. Willard Polk Camden | Letters


2014 TripAdvisor awards

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 ...

July 30, 2014 | Katherin L. Brown Camden | Letters


For the Record - July 30, 2014

Real estate transactions

July 30, 2014 | | For the Record


Dr. Suess, library have new fan

July 30, 2014 | | Localife


Coin Club announces annual Fall Show

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.

July 30, 2014 | | Localife


Lady D’s Hair Extraordinaire opens

July 30, 2014 | | Business


Palmetto Hearing moves

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 ...

July 30, 2014 | | Business


VFW honors local commander

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.

July 30, 2014 | | Military


Crockett is 2014 River Manager of the Year

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.

July 30, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Girl with local ties in beauty pageant

July 30, 2014 | | Localife


Rock of Ages

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 ...

July 30, 2014 | By Austin Jenkins C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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