WASHINGTON -- Lena Dunham, creator of the sensational HBO series "Girls" -- and now the object of overwrought child abuse accusations by boys on the right -- seems the perfect antidote to election fatigue.
So many people have told me that they don't know what The ALPHA Center, is that I decided to write a column about it. The ALPHA Center, an acronym for "All Life's Problems Have Answers," offers an important response to local citizens wrestling with substance abuse; addictions to alcohol, drugs and tobacco; anger management problems; and a familiar raft of behavioral issues.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Betty Jean Gardner Pate, 80, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:30 PM, Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00 PM, Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
Mr. Murphy Stover, 79, of Atlanta, Georgia, formerly of Camden, South Carolina passed on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred James Sumter, age 92, will be held on Saturday, November 8, 12:00 Noon at Gaines Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. She was born in Camden, SC to the late Shedrick James and Carrie Salmond James. In New Jersey, she was a member of St. Luke Baptist Church, Paterson. She was married to the late Rev. Jesse Sumter. She is survived by daughter, Ilene Wright, Camden, SC; sons: Tyrone Mance, Paterson, NJ, Leon Sumter, Roselle, NJ, Ministers Larry and Renee Presley, Red Lion, PA and Pastor Jerome (Evangelist Patricia) Sumter, Sumter ...
William H. Symrl, 63, of Lugoff, passed away Thursday, November 06, 2014. Plans will be announced by Powers Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Mrs. Lottie W. Williams, 88, of 721 Cross Lane in Camden, will be held Monday, November 10, 2014, 1:00 P.M. at St. Paul United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. She died Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Viewing will be held Sunday, November 9, 2014 from 11:00 A.M.- 6:00 P.M. at Collins Funeral Home of Camden. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
State Sen. Vincent Sheheen indicated he might not seek another run for governor four years from now during a concession speech congratulating Gov. Nikki Haley on her reelection Tuesday night.
The Johnson boys closed the month of October and kicked off November by going back-to-back in winning the Chronicle-Independent football contest for the weekends of Oct. 25 and Nov. 1.
For the past few weeks, Glenn "Eat My Dust" Tucker has gotten a little too smug for the rest of us as he occupies the pole position atop the Fearless Forecast.
Speaking on making women equal partners in the economy, President Barack Obama made a statement last week that has some advocates for stay-at-home mothers up in arms.
Suppose your child wants to become a medical assistant in Michigan, one of the people who keeps the office moving, administers tests, draws blood and manages paperwork.
An extraordinary gathering of world religious leaders -- Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist -- will assemble at the Vatican in mid-November to affirm the complementary roles of men and women in marriage.
At Christmas close to a year ago in a secure juvenile detention center, a group of volunteers had the residents/offenders assemble newborn packages for new moms. There was a beautiful baby blanket, clothing for an infant and an assortment of simple personal items in each package. Besides putting the various parts into a plastic bag for transport and distribution, the boys were asked to write in their first language, Spanish, some words for the mother. The volunteers provided no script or guidance on what to say. After completion, the packets and the notes were put aside.
North Central Middle School will host its annual Patriot Basketball Jamboree on Monday, Nov. 24 with the six mini-games being contested inside The Castle at North Central High School in Boonetown.
At the beginning of the season, we told you that this would be the year that the Fearless Forecast brought you the biggest stars to be our guests. Well, look who we have with us today.
Lawyers of every political persuasion are lining up in Washington to have their say on the legality or illegality of the plan President Obama intends to implement regarding amnesty for illegal aliens who are in the United States without proper authorization, with one major network saying the president's plan to take the immigration system into his own hands "is a daring test of the limits of presidential power."
WASHINGTON -- News that Pope Francis will visit the U.S. next year for the triennial World Meeting of Families brings elation to Catholics, excitement to pope watchers -- and perhaps a little chagrin to some who too soon interpreted Francis' broad compassion as a precursor to doctrinal changes related to marriage.
In 2008, a group of graduate students from the University of South Carolina's Public History Program produced a study entitled, "The Camden African-American Heritage Project." It was the product of a student group assignment conducted in 2005-06. The students were assisted by many Camden residents in their search for the history of African-Americans in Camden from the Colonial period through the era of civil rights. Though able to spend only one semester researching and writing, the students pulled together an admirable overview of the lives of African-Americans here. In their final recommendations they suggested, among other things, that an ...
On Monday, the Chronicle-Independent reported the Kershaw County School District earned an "Excellent" rating on our state report card issued by the S.C. Department of Education. Our KCSD superintendent, Dr. Frank Morgan said, "Our schools are producing outstanding results and I am extremely grateful for the hard work of our students, families, teachers and administrators." I would include Dr. Morgan and the school board and say how proud I am of their accomplishments. Kudos to all of them.
The Camden Junior Welfare League presents the 38th annual Candlelight Tour of Homes from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. The tour will begin at the Camden Archives and Museum.
According to Price House Commision Chair Polly Lampshire, the Price House annual benefit pecan sale begins Nov. 20.
I try to live life as a journey full of unknown destinations. And I do believe it is the journey that matters most. During the last year, I was blessed enough to experience a journey throughout our wonderful state of South Carolina. A campaign for governor is a journey through the hearts and souls of many people and places. A statewide campaign is sometimes brutal and sometimes joyful, but never dull. I treasure that journey and thank my friends in Camden and Kershaw County for letting me experience it.
WASHINGTON -- Millennials are foolhardy spendthrifts. But young people basically always are, and that's probably OK.
During undercover operations Monday, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) cited four businesses for selling tobacco or alcohol to underage buyers. According to a KCSO press release, underage participants under KCSO supervision attempted to make illegal purchases at 23 businesses where tobacco and alcohol are legally sold.
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Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher and former Camden High School standout Michael Kohn will return home as the lead instructor for a one-day baseball camp on Sunday, Dec. 14 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at American Legion Park in Camden.