Even the most casual sports fan in Kershaw County can get caught up in the hoopla of March Madness, the NCAA basketball tournament that is arguably the best sporting event in the country. It's difficult to understand how college sports officials can continue to resist a football play-off system when you consider the interest drawn by the hoops tourney each year. And in this year's games, there have been lots of down-to-the-wire contests, generating more excitement than ever before.
22 YEARS AGO -- March 20-26, 1989
Citizens are invited to share their opinions with the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) on the proposed Broad Street "road diet" project for downtown Camden.
With the warmer weather comes Finally Friday at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC). Local band KT & Friends will take the stage at the first Finally Friday concert of the spring on March 25 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. This will be the fifth year for this popular series.
SAG HARBOR, N.Y. -- Everybody wants to save the children. It's the cliche that tipped the point that jumped the shark in a perfect storm.
"Remember when..." is a weekly historical feature showcasing life in Kershaw County, taken from the archives of the Chronicle-Independent. The Camden Business and Professional Women's Club held its annual "Guest Night" at Elizabeth Thomas' Restaurant in March 1971, and one of the highlights was an original skit, "From the Cradle to the ?", written and narrated by Virginia Humphries, club president. Taking part in the skit were Mamie Team, Pearl Hunt, Carolyn Murray, Laura Lee, Kay Johnson, Ethelyn Christmas, Edith Horton, Mary Mayer, Marsha Taylor and Virginia Humphries.
After a slow start, the North Central softball team roared back, beginning with a five-run third inning, to upend visiting Great Fall, 13-3, last Tuesday night in Boonetown.
All season long, Lugoff-Elgin baseball coach Randy Stokes has talked about how his young club needed to get on a roll and having something positive happen to right things after a 2-4 start.
After a slow start, the North Central softball team roared back, beginning with a five-run bottom of the third inning, to upend visiting Great Falls, 13-3, last Tuesday night in Boonetown.
Monday: Camden Military Academy at Heathwood Hall (TEN – 4 p.m.); Lee Central at Camden Military Academy (G – 4 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at West Florence (TEN – 5 p.m.); Westminster-Catawba at Camden Military Academy (BSOC – 5:30 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Ridge View (BB – 6:30 p.m.); Ridge View at Lugoff-Elgin (SB – 7 p.m.); Camden, Lugoff-Elgin in Magnolia Classic at Beech Creek (G – TBA)
• Kershaw County residents have a special reason to pull for Wofford's basketball team, as the Terriers are coached by Mike Young, who's married to the former Margaret Green, daughter of Davis and Gege Green of Camden. Young led Wofford to their second consecutive NCAA tournament appearance this year after winning the Southern Conference championship, with the Terriers making the "Big Dance" field despite being one of the smallest schools in the country to play Division I basketball. In the first round, Wofford played BYU valiantly before falling; nevertheless, it was another great season for Wofford and we offer ...
Lindsey Jordan Spires and Charles Richard Griffin II, both of Columbia, were married Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Columbia. The six o'clock ceremony was performed by the Reverend Doctor Bradley D. Smith. A reception followed at The Hall at Senate and Canal.
Mr. and Mrs. Tim Comer of Jonesville, SC, announce the engagement of their daughter Kasey Marie Comer to Michael Philip Martin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Martin of Lugoff, SC.
Five-time World Championship Wrestling Tag Team champion Buff Bagwell will headline a star-studded Saturday evening's (April 26) card at Camden Mania II, an SWA Wrestling extravaganza that supports community programs, at Camden's E. Clarkson Rhame City Arena.
Fairfield Central spoiled North Central's chance of playing for the Region 3-AA softball title as the host Griffins handed the Lady Knights a 7-6 loss in Monday's conference finale.
Bennie James Clinton was born September 11th, 1942 to the loving late parents John Clinton Jr. and Maybell Clark Clinton. His religious upbringing was at Red Hill Baptist Church in Cassatt South Carolina under the leadership of his grandfather the late Rev. J.C. Clinton. He married Clara Arlene Barksdale on April 19th, 1965 and from this union one daughter Sherri Alisa Clinton was born.
Mrs. Polly Davis Dinkins, 92, of 714 George Wright Street, Camden died Sunday. Family and Friends may call at 307 Doby 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 Dinkins Family.
Mrs. Addie Mae Wood Jones, 93, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Friday, April 11, 2014. Born in Blaney, S.C. on March 28, 1921, to the late Dixon, Sr. and Carrie Martin Wood. Grave Side Services were held Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Ten a.m., at Cedars Cemetery, Camden. Mrs. Jones is survived by her sons, Von and John Henry Jones; two sisters, Alberta W. Addison of Elgin, S.C. and Eloise W. Jones of New York City, N.Y., Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, served the Jones family.
Funeral service for Mr. Arthur Herbert Stewart, Jr., 66, of 1802 Kennedy Drive in Camden will be held Saturday, April 26, 2014, 12:00 P.M. at Edwards Chapel AME Zion Church with burial Monday, 2:00 P.M. in the Ft. Jackson National cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of James Alan Underwood, 87, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, 1112 Fair Street in Camden. Burial will be in Moultrie, GA. Memorials may be made in Alan's memory to Trinity Baptist Church, 201 12th Avenue SE, Moultrie, GA 31768.
The city of Camden recently installed this new playground equipment at City Arena Park at the corner of Bull and Market streets across from Zemp Stadium. A $23,526 S.C. Parks and Recreation Department grant, along with $5,881 in matching city funds, paid not only for the play structure but a new swing set, timber borders and fall-zone mulch. "We are excited to provide all these needed improvements for the neighborhood children and are thankful to our local legislators for supporting our grant applications for this project," Camden Mayor Tony Scully said. Improvements to Edgewood Park at Elmore ...
Recently, I was listening to a talk radio host railing about how public schools "no longer teach values." This issue seems to be a mantra of sorts for some folks in the media, many of whom I suspect haven't been anywhere near a public school in years. As someone who is in public schools every day, I can't for the life of me figure out what this view is based on. I know it's not based on reality.
It is each of the many Easters of my life that I remember more clearly than any other holiday. Christmases blur together with only a few standing out in my memory such as the one when it snowed all day, the year I lost my voice completely, and the two times that I wasn't home – one working in Washington, D.C. and another in London.
Monday: Lugoff-Elgin in Anderson Brothers Bank Tournament at Florence (G- 1 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at North Central (TEN – 5 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Trinity-Byrnes (BSOC - 6 p.m.); North Central at Fairfield Central (BB – 6 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.)
** Thomas Ravenel, the former state treasurer who served prison time for cocaine distribution, now stars in a reality television show called "Southern Charm." Ravenel stumbles through the show in a haze of alcohol and bad judgment. He and his girlfriend, who's 30 years his junior, recently had a baby in Florida. Ravenel says he intends to revive his political career by running for the U. S. Senate from the Palmetto State. The guys in Vegas would probably lay some long odds on his chances for success.
More than 100 local fiends joined the family of Margaret H. ("Peggy") Lloyd to celebrate her life at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County earlier this month.
A large group of friends and family gathered April 2 with Evelyn Johnson to help her celebrate her 100th birthday with a party at Pinedale Residential Care. Many attendees traveled from out of state to join the celebration of this impressive milestone.
The Kershaw County Swim team will have registration April 21 through May 9.