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Peggy Ray Shannon

A funeral service celebrating the life of Peggy Ray Shannon, 76, of Lugoff, SC, will be held on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Dr. Charles R. Everett will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Shannon's memory to the Hospice Care of one's choice.

November 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


Arlene Francias Craft

Mrs. Arlene Francias Craft, 54, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Born in Brooklyn, New York she was teh daughter of the late Lawrence and Minnie Lee Kirkland Craft. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing services will be held Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Three p.m., at Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Craft family

November 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ethel Barnes Blizzard

Ethel Barnes Blizzard, 90, of Camden, widow of Charles Alton Blizzard died Sunday, November 9, 2014. She was the daughter of Lizzie Turner Barnes. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. Memorials may be sent in Mrs. Blizzard's memory to Antioch Baptist Church, 1875 Antioch Road, Camden, SC 29020

November 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


A Veterans Day Salute

James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 hosted a Veterans Day program Tuesday. Camden High School (CHS) Junior ROTC cadets participated, as did the CHS band, and cadets from Camden Military Academy, the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice's Birchwood High School and North Central High School. See more photos in our Localife section.

November 12, 2014 | | Military


S.C. DHSS director to speak at Baruch Dinner

S.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Director Anthony Keck will be the guest speaker for the seventh annual Baruch Society Members' Dinner on Thursday at Camden's National Steeplechase Museum. The KershawHealth Foundation established the Baruch Society in 2008 to recognize and thank supporters. Those making annual contributions of $1,000 or more receive an invitation to attend the Members' Dinner.

November 12, 2014 | | Healthcare


McCorkle ‘Legacy’ bench to be installed at Hampton Park today

The city of Camden will install a "Leader's Legacy" bench in honor of Dr. F.N. McCorkle today at 3 p.m. at Hampton Park along Lyttleton Street.

November 12, 2014 | | Camden


Hobkirk’s Hill votes provided by voter registration office

Precinct-by-precinct election results provided to and published by the Chronicle-Independent on Nov. 7 included "0" votes from the Hobkirk's Hill precinct. Below, are the correct votes for each office published in our Nov. 7 edition, as provided by the Kershaw County Voter Registration Office.

November 12, 2014 | | Politics


For the Record - Nov. 12, 2014

Real estate transactions

November 12, 2014 | | For the Record


Jockey silk flags flying over Camden

The city of Camden has rolled out a new display of decorative flags in honor of the contribution horse racing -- one of the most ancient of all sports -- has made to the overall cultural heritage of the community.

November 12, 2014 | | Camden


Ruth Bennett

Ms. Ruth Bennett, 67, of 5216 Pisgah Mail Road, Rembert, South Carolina passed on Friday, November 7, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

November 10, 2014 | | Obituaries


What's with all the selfies?

From Facebook to Snapchat, Instagram to Twitter, there are countless places for your teen to post her image. Some teens post everywhere with little regard for privacy. If you're concerned your teen is quickly becoming the Internet's biggest narcissist, it's time to figure out the meaning behind your teenager's selfies. Here are four possible reasons for all those carefully posed photos.

November 10, 2014 | | National


'Nightcrawler' spurs questions

In the newly released film "Nightcrawler," actor Jake Gyllenhaal plays slimy freelance journalist Lou Bloom, who becomes a freelance videographer driven by the credo of, "If it bleeds, it leads."

November 10, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National


Three things parents should know about 'Interstellar'

Christopher Nolan's latest movie, "Interstellar," definitely packs a big punch. With humanity facing extinction on a failing Earth, a group of explorers is sent into space to travel through a wormhole in an attempt to find a new home for the human race. Because of Nolan's success with movies like "Inception" in the past, many people are eager to get a glimpse of the new movie, including younger audiences. Here are a few things parents should know before heading off to the theater.

November 10, 2014 | Sarah Bringhurst OK.com | National


Four ways pets benefit your children

Think back on your childhood for a moment. Who was your first best friend? Your first confidante? Your first playmate? For some people it was a sibling, a neighbor or someone from school, but many others might mention a different name: Fido.

November 10, 2014 | Katie Nielsen FamilyShare | National


Will growing popularity of gluten-free food last?

Separate toasters and separate butter tubs. Those are just two things a family has to worry about when one of its members is diagnosed with gluten intolerance.

November 10, 2014 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News | National


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Hilton F. Batts

Hilton F. Batts was born in Wilson, NC on February 10th , 1931 and born again in August, 1957. Hilton was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, November 22, 2014. Hilton passed away peacefully with his devoted wife Peggy, children, Carlton and Sheri and granddaughter, Ashlyn, by his side.

November 26, 2014 | | Obituaries


Pillows tied up with love

Nannie Seegars made 220 fleece pillows for residents at the Springdale Nursing Home. Her family, including her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, distributed the pillows to residents and employees on November 15. Seegars wanted to make the pillows to show her appreciation for the nursing home. "Mama has been working on these pillows, tied up with love, for about 10 months and it has been a true labor of love. We pray that God blesses each angel who receives a pillow," Seegar's daughter, Pat Collins said.

November 24, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


American Legion Post 17 oratorical contest orientation

An orientation meeting for potential participants in the James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 Annual High School Oratorical Contest will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 at Post 17's home on West DeKalb St. in Camden. Contest officials will discuss the subject that will be used for oration as well as explain contest rules.

November 24, 2014 | | Localife


Amateur Radio Club welcomes Gene Faulkenberry

Gene Faulkenberry, director of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), visited the Kershaw County Amateur Radio Club's November meeting. Director Faulkenberry gave a brief history on the large scale emergencies that he has seen during his time with Kershaw County. He highlighted Hurricane Hugo in 1989, the train derailment in 1990 and the flooding that occurred when many ponds were breached after heavy rains in 1991.

November 24, 2014 | | Localife


Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Frank Turner celebrate 54 years

Friends and family of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Frank would like to congratualate the couple on their 54th wedding anniversary. The couple celebrated on Nov. 19 with family.

November 24, 2014 | | Localife


Mr. Gaines and Ms. Hayes wed

Ms. Mary Melissa Hayes and Mr. Brian Lee Gaines of Anderson, S.C. were married Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 4 o'clock in the afternoon at the National Steeplechase Museum in Camden. The ceremony was officiated by the honorable Judge Harriet Pierce.

November 24, 2014 | | Localife


A winning beginning to the fall (Part 1)

The cooler temperatures produced these winners in the Carolina Motorsports Park's Powerade Kart Races held Sept. 13

November 24, 2014 | | Auto racing


A winning beginning to the fall (Part 2)

The cooler temperatures produced these winners in the Carolina Motorsports Park's Powerade Kart Races held Sept. 13.

November 24, 2014 | | Auto racing


A winning beginning to the fall (Part 3)

The cooler temperatures produced these winners in the Carolina Motorsports Park's Powerade Kart Races held Sept. 13.

November 24, 2014 | | Auto racing


Noted and passed - Nov. 24, 2014

• Property rights vs. community pride is a conflict as old as civilization itself. In recent months, we've reported on two attempts to regulate the appearance of properties in an effort to clean up our communities. Back in October, Kershaw County Council rejected, 3-4, third reading of an ordinance which would have given the county authority to demolish uninhabitable dwellings deemed a nuisance to neighbors or the community at large. More recently, Bethune Town Councilman John Fulmer proposed an ordinance which, if passed in December, would fine owners of blighted properties if they don't clean them up after being ...

November 24, 2014 | | Editorials


Cooking Thanksgiving food with a friend

It started accidentally. Some good ideas and memorable moments are like that. They aren't planned. They're born, bringing with them an ability to nudge a way naturally into our lives and become a tradition.

November 24, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


The start of something (really) big

As a part of writing this column, I go to lots of meetings, community events and conferences all across the state in my never ending search to find out about the people, businesses and community groups that are doing good and important things to make our state better.

November 24, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader: focus on dog owners, not breeds

Regarding your editorial in the Nov. 14 C-I regarding "Pit Bulls," I was disappointed that you chose to use the two recent incidents in Kershaw County as an opportunity to condemn a particular breed of dog, instead of focusing attention on the actual problem, which is the lack of responsible pet ownership. This would have been an appropriate time to support the passage and vigorous enforcement of laws that focus, not on breed, but on people's responsibility for their dogs' behavior. These include measures that hold owners of all dogs accountable for properly housing, supervising and controlling their dogs ...

November 24, 2014 | Margaret Ellis Camden | Letters


Letter: ‘If it ain’t broke’ may not serve us well

I read Mr. Charlie Humphries' letter in Friday's Chronicle-Independent with interest. In the letter, Mr. Humphries implies that because the school district is producing strong results, and it is, making investment in the future isn't really necessary right now. As he puts it, the "If it ain't broke" philosophy.

November 24, 2014 | KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan Kershaw County School District | Letters


Connie Mae Mickle

Mrs. Connie Mae Mickle, 91, of 818 Campbell Street, Camden died Thursday. Friends may call at residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Mickle Family.

November 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


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