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Ms. Waites, Mr. Logan engaged

Mr. Curtis Logan and Ms. Elizabeth Waites, both of Cassatt, announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Baker of Kershaw. He is the son of Ms. Cindy Warren of Cassatt and the late Mr. Blank Logan of Cassatt.

May 23, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Happy 50th wedding anniversary

After knowing each other for approximately two weeks, Bill and Belinda Ward of Camden married on June 2, 1961. They will be celebrating with their children, grandchildren and friends at Emmanuel Baptist Church on May 28, 2011 from 2 to 4.

May 23, 2011 | | Localife


Republicans vs. invisibility

Donald Trump departed from the 2012 presidential race, which he never actually entered, in typical Trump style, supremely confident that he would have won if only he actually had run.

May 23, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Dorothy Davis

Dorothy Davis, 64, of Chesnut Street, Camden, died Friday, May 20, 2011.

May 23, 2011 | | Obituaries


Part of the Red Cross team

The Doby's Mill Elementary School robotics team recently presented a $100 check to the Kershaw County American Red Cross to support its district goal. The funds were raised during a schoolwide bake sale to help raise awareness to the local initiatives the district chapter of the American Red Cross supports. On hand for the presentation were tech lab teacher and LEGO team adviser Amanda Raper, students Katie Welch, Ashley Smith, Devonte' Benson, Caden Britton, Vance Summers, D'Karlus Colvin, Seth Addeo, Jonathan Richardson and Alex Robertson and Red Cross representatives Lois Stuber and Nancy Cataldo.

May 23, 2011 | | Education


Local footprints of history

The S. C. Confederation of Local Historical Societies held its 2011 annual convention in Walterboro April 14-16. Its conventions consist of a business meeting, presentations on historical topics, tours of local historic sites, and an awards banquet. The theme of this convention was the Revolutionary War.

May 23, 2011 | | Columns


Noted and passed

• We had hope that the "Gang of Six," a bipartisan group of U. S. senators which was examining ways to cut the deficit by trying to overcome the political logjam in Washington, could make progress. But Sen. Tom Coburn's decision to leave the group -- he and other members have been vilified by the far left and right, depending on whose ox was getting gored -- reduces the chance of success. Meanwhile, elected officials in the nation's capital continue to rail against each other while the deficit grows and threatens the fiscal survival of the nation. It's pitiful.

May 23, 2011 | | Editorials


Bethune council discusses burned building

Bethune Town Council has conducted business during meetings in March, April and May.

May 23, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


County budget may grow by 10 percent

A recommended 10 percent increase in the county's budget was the hot topic during Kershaw County Council's work session Thursday.

May 23, 2011 | By MICHAEL ULMER Staff Reporter | Kershaw County


Haiglar-Kershaw statuary

Native American Chief King Haiglar (left) and Camden founding father Joseph Kershaw exchange gifts in this model of life-size statuary that will be installed on the Town Green next year. Like similar statuary of baseball Hall of Famer Larry Doby and philanthropist Bernard Baruch being installed at the Camden Archives and Museum, Haiglar and Kershaw will be sculpted by Mariah J. Kirby-Smith. The model was unveiled during Camden City Council's work session Thursday. City Manager Kevin Bronson said the statuary is being commissioned by John Argis Hagins Jr. in his late father's memory. John Argis Hagins Sr., who ...

May 23, 2011 | | Camden


Miss Kalutz, Mr. Fontaine wed

Miss Mary Evelyn Kalutz and Mr. Robert Ashley Fontaine were married at 4:00 in the afternoon on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the Edisto Beach Baptist Church, Edisto Beach, SC. The double ring ceremony was performed by the Reverend Robin Heath. A reception followed the service at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Elledge.

May 23, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


John Reynolds

Funeral services to celebrate the life of John Henry Reynolds, 72, of Lugoff were held Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 4:00 PM at Springvale Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Rev. Todd Horton officiated. The family received friends Saturday, May 21, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Reynolds memory to Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 880, Lugoff, SC 29078.

May 23, 2011 | | Obituaries


2011 Miss Heart of America

Bre'Anna T. Hayes was selected to represent South Carolina as the 2011 Miss Heart of America. She will compete for Nationals in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 19, 2011. The Queens of Miss Heart of America represent poise, personality, beauty and involvement in community service; therefore, Bre'Anna will be volunteering and making various appearances in the community service. Bre'Anna is a rising sophomore at Lander University where she is majoring in biology. Her parents are Christopher Myers, Derrick Dixon, and Teresia Hayes. Her maternal grandparents are the late John Lewis Seward and Patricia Hayes; her paternal grandparents are Mr ...

May 23, 2011 | | Localife


Another week, another honor for Carmon

MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. -- University of South Carolina Aiken junior baseball player Stephen Carmon was selected to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) NCAA Division II Southeast All-Region team on Friday, May 20, 2011.

May 23, 2011 | Special to the C-I | Sports


Team Boucher teams with Complete Zen for victory in $50,000 National Hunt Cup

Mede Cahaba Stable's Complete Zen stalked front-runner Triplekin through the early stages of the $50,000 National Hunt Cup, easily took over on the final circuit, and turned back All Together for a narrow victory in the featured hurdle race at the 81st Radnor Hunt Races on Saturday, May 21.

May 23, 2011 | | Equine


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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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