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How local festivals improve our quality of life

During a recent weekend, I attended the Rock Around the Clock Festival in Winnsboro.

October 19, 2011 | Richard Eckstrom S.C. Comptroller | Columns


This week in Kershaw County sports

Tuesday: Darlington at Camden (GTEN – 4:30 p.m.); Camden at Lancaster (XC - 5 p.m.); Region 3-A Cross Country Championships at North Central (XC – 5 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Wilson Hall (XC - 5 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Irmo (GTEN – 5 p.m.); North Central at Central (VB – 6:45 p.m.); Irmo at Lugoff-Elgin (VB – 7 p.m.)

October 17, 2011 | | Sports


James C. Hall

Funeral Service for James Clarence Hall, 87, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.

October 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Oveda Threatt Lloyd

Funeral services celebrating the life of Oveda Threatt Lloyd, 81, of Camden, will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, October 10, 2011 at Hermitage Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Lancaster Memorial Park. Reverend Mark Hopkins will officiate. The family received friends from 6-8 PM Sunday, October 9, 2011 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Lloyd's memory to Arise and Build at Hermitage, 814 Jefferson Davis Highway, Camden, SC 29020.

October 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Ella Mae Moore

Funeral service for Ella Mae Moore, 82, of 1328 Moore Road in Camden will be held Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Association with burial in White Oak Baptist Church cemetery. Wake service will be held Monday, 6 to7 p.m. at Collins Chapel. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

October 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Eddie Ricks

Mr. Eddie James "Tut" Ricks, Sr., 80, of 1925 Longtown Road, Ridgeway, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011. He was the son of the late Robert Pearl White Ricks and husband of Willie Bell Hunter Ricks. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 12, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Mount Joshua United Methodist Church, Ridgeway, with internment to follow in church, with military honors. Mr. Ricks will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. for viewing. The family will receive family and friends Tuesday, 6 to 7 p.m. at the Chapel of Rememberance ...

October 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Arthur James Simpson

Mr. Arthur James Simpson, Jr., 64, of 6626 Rockwell Boulevard, Charlotte N.C., died Friday, Oct. 14. Family and friends may call at the residence of his daughter and son-in-law Dianne and John Pollard, 2206 Carlos Street, Kirkwood Community, Camden. Funeral Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Simpson family.

October 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Clarice Steele

Funeral service for Clarice Myrtle Caldwell Steele, 95, will be held Monday at 1:00 p.m. at Hermitage Baptist Church, Camden with burial to follow in Southland Memorial Gardens, West Columbia. The Rev. Dr. Donald West and The Rev. Mark Hopkins will officiate. The family received friends Sunday 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.

October 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Greg Williams

Funeral service for James Gregory "Scruggs" Williams, 51, will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Oakridge Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to KershawHealth Foundation.

October 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Herbert Lee Wilson

Mr. Herbert Lee "HW" Wilson, 54, of 5260 Timbersand Road, Rembert, SC, passed on Wednesday, October 5, 2011.

October 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Teacher earns science award

Camden Middle School teacher Valerie Willis thought it was a big honor to be nominated for the 2011 Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award and was thrilled to earn the top award for South Carolina. So when she learned that she also received the honor for the whole Southeast region, she was even more flattered.

October 17, 2011 | | Education


Ariail for Oct. 17, 2011

October 17, 2011 | | Ariail


AnnMarie (Ree) Andrews

AnnMarie (Ree) Andrews, 39, born Dec. 5, 1971, passed October 5. She is the daughter of Janice Spence Robertson and the late William John Illingworth, Sr. Surviving is daughter Savanah Rayne Illingworth, daughter Ryane Hayes Andrews, uncle Joseph David Spence II, and uncle Gary E. Spence.

October 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Jesse “Buddy” Grant

Jesse Ronald "Buddy" Grant, Sr., 65, was called to eternal rest on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at Kershaw Memorial Hospital, Camden. Born in Kershaw County on September 10, 1946, he was the oldest son of the late Wallie Roosevelt Grant and Bertha Peay Grant, and the oldest grandchild of the late Will and Mattie Peay.

October 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


KC Master Gardner encourages others to join the fun

The following is a reprint of an article by Margot Rochester which appeared in the August 20, 2008, Chronicle-Independent. After reading this article, I took the Master Gardner class and it has changed my life in many ways.

October 17, 2011 | Maryann Bowen Kershaw County Master Gardener Association | Localife


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L-EHS student concerned about animal shelter

I am writing this letter about the concerns of the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter. Our animal shelter has its pros and cons. The benefits of an animal shelter is it provides protection for those individuals that cannot afford the proper care for their animal. Think about it: what would our city look like if we did not have an animal shelter? There would be dogs and cats running around freely. Every day I ride down Hwy. 1, I see a helpless dog on the side of the rode with its ribs sticking out from lack of nutrients.

October 24, 2014 | Brittany McManus Lugoff | Letters


Power, divided

We've always believed the United States government works best when power is divided -- that is, with a president from one party and a Congress controlled by the opposite party. As of now, of course, we have a Democratic president and a split Congress, with the House of Representatives controlled by Republicans and the Senate dominated by Democrats. There are multiple forecasting models out there for the upcoming election, with most of them giving the GOP a better-than-even chance of gaining a majority in the Senate while retaining control of the House.

October 24, 2014 | | Editorials


Aging leaves and Autumn color

Trees are fascinating biological wonders. From ancient bristle cone pines and towering redwoods out west to our widely diverse Southern forests, the life cycle of a tree provides us with year-round interest. One of the most intriguing and beautiful results of a tree's life cycle is autumn color.

October 24, 2014 | By Liz Gilland, Camden Urban Forester C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Trick or Treat Trail offers family fun on October 31

The Kershaw County Recreation Department along with SAFE Federal Credit Union and Kimbrell's Furniture will host Trick or Treat Trail, a "Boostastic time for the whole family" Friday, October 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rhame City Arena located on 517 Broad Street. There will be family activities, candy and more. Contact the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation office at 425-6009

October 24, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Stover Middle School students paint mural for school

Stover Middle School teachers Cassandra Mickle and Jane Gari wrote a grant offered through the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) called Strategic Planning/Special Project Grant. The purpose of the grant was to invite "Artists at Stover." Mickle established the "Creating a Learning Environment for Me" initiative to encourage student involvement in creating permanent works of art that would appeal to the all students at Stover.

October 24, 2014 | | Education


Mamie Blakely

Mrs. Mamie Blakely, 86, of Newark, NJ, formerly of Camden, SC entered into rest on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in Newark.

October 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


Teresa Cooke McCray

Ms. Teresa Cooke McCray, 49, of 1027 Pine Tree Drive, Cassatt, South Carolina passed on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Broom Hill Baptist Church in Camden, SC. Burial will be at Broom Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Camden, SC. Nelson-Haile is serving the family.

October 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


Joseph Jackie “Joe” Wallace

A funeral service celebrating the life of Joseph Jackie "Joe" Wallace, 53, of Lugoff, SC, will be held on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, in Camden, SC. Rev. Angela Jennings will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Columbia, SC. The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 26, from 5:00-7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Wallace's memory to St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 1301 Mill St., Camden, SC 29020.

October 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


Frank L. Clayton Sr.

Funeral service for Frank L. Clayton Sr., 85 will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at El-Bethel Faith Community Church with burial to follow in Hardshell Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Stines and the Rev. Jeff Grubbs will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to El-Bethel Faith Community Church 905 Longtown Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078 or Agape Hospice, 700 W Dekalb St, Camden, SC 29020.

October 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


CHS institutes new post-game policy

In the aftermath of last Friday's post-game fight with Dreher, while the two teams lined up to shake hands following Camden's 39-30 win over the visiting Blue Devils, Camden High School principal Dan Matthews announced a new post-game policy for players and fans beginning with tonight's home game with Richland Northeast.

October 24, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Expert advice on no-spank discipline that really works

Two kids are wrestling over the toy clown their aunt made, voices rising as each demands the right to sleep with it.

October 23, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Lindsey Stirling visits the Old West in latest video

Lindsey Stirling's latest YouTube video has garnered nearly 1 million views in a single day. The video features Stirling facing off in a Wild West shootout in which she doesn't use a gun but rather her most powerful weapon: her violin.

October 23, 2014 | | National


How to overcome your fitness insecurities

A former star athlete sits parked outside the local fitness center, afraid to walk in and find he can no longer bench press what he used to.

October 23, 2014 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | National


How to use humor to avoid an argument

According to the dictionary, humor is defined as a "condition of the mind, mental state, disposition, temperament or feeling." In other words, humor can be good or bad; however, there is no doubt that an attitude of seeing life with good humor helps us in our everyday routines. Good humor helps family life, love life and professional life.

October 23, 2014 | Chris Ayres FamilyShare | National


Pumpkin Spice Granola is a healthy fall treat

It seems as soon as the fall season comes around, the pumpkin recipes are everywhere. While I love the pumpkin cakes and cookies as much or more as the next person, sometimes I want to have my pumpkin and feel good about eating it, too.

October 23, 2014 | Tara Creel Deseret News | National


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