The Camden Rotary Club awarded six scholarships to local seniors. Four students received $1,000 each and two students received $500 each for having the two highest SAT/ACT scores at Camden High School. Scholarship Chair Beth Watson (far left) stands with students (from left) Brittany Bradley, Mary Hay Gantt, India Robinson and Ashleigh Hough, all from CHS. Brad Diefendorf (far right) attends Camden Military Academy. Absent from photo is Jarrod Hughes from CHS.
Lady Gamecock coach and three-time Olympic gold medalist Dawn Staley and Ms. South Carolina -- United States 2011 Laura Holley will offer motivational speeches at the Second annual Girl Power event sponsored by the Family Resource Center Saturday from 3 to 11 p.m. at the Health Resource Center at 124 Battleship Road in Camden.
The state superintendent of education, Mick Zais, and Gov. Nikki Haley will not apply to the U.S. Department of Education for up to $50 million in federal Race to the Top funds allocated for South Carolina's public school system.
Mark your calendars for June 17 to enjoy a rare music opportunity coming to the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC.) A special duo performance by Geoff Achison and Randall Bramblett is slated for June 17 in the Wood Auditorium. A special welcoming cocktail hour is planned for 7 p.m. in the lobby of the Wood Auditorium with the concert immediately following at 8 p.m. Tickets to this special evening of blues rock music are $15 for adults, and $10 for students, seniors and military.
As far as opening weeks are concerned, that which the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team turned in for first-year head coach Curtis Johnson is playing to rave reviews.
Monday: Sumter at Post 17 (7 p.m.); Cheraw at Manning-Santee (7 p.m.); Hartsville at Dalzell-Shaw (7 p.m.)
The C-130 was parked on the tarmac, her rear door open, yawning in the afternoon sun. The small, relatively quiet corner of the runway in which she was parked stood in contrast to the hustle and bustle of the surrounding airfield. The base, elsewhere, was alive with activity. This made perfect sense given that this was a warzone; schedules had to be kept, deadlines had to be met, missions had to be completed. Her crew had dispersed, but she remained, alone and waiting. The plane, a workhorse of her generation, had carried men and machine to theaters across the globe ...
Last year the KershawHealth Foundation made a grant of $210,000 for the purchase of a lithotripter, which uses sound waves to break up kidney stones into tiny pieces that are easily passed. This grant, along with $90,000 from the Carolina Cup Racing Association, which annually provides funding to KershawHealth from the running of the Carolina and Colonial Cups, made the purchase possible.
Roger L. Brock died on June 2nd at Warriors Walk in the Dorn VA Hospital after a long battle with cancer. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on September 10, 1952, he was the eldest son of Earl Lee and Dorothy Eunice Wilson Brock. He retired from the U.S. Navy Submarine Service after 20 years and retired a second time from the City of Camden.
Mrs. Rosa McQuillar, 95, of 21 Rapid Run, Camden, passed on Saturday, June 4, 2011.
Volunteers of the Kershaw County Red Cross Center are on call 24 hours a day, seven days of the week to respond to any disasters that may occur and to deliver emergency communications to members of the armed
David and Brenda Cole of Camden celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary June 3, 2011. They were honored with a surprise luncheon with family and friends June 4, 2011 at Springvale Baptist Church in Lugoff. The couple was married June 3, in Charlotte, North Carolina. They have three children: Brent Cole and wife Sharon of Lugoff, Lorrie Scudder and husband Keith of Sumter, and Terry Lynn Higgins and husband David of Camden. They have six grandchildren: Austin Higgins, Brady Higgins, Hannah Cole, Nicholas Scudder, Mackenzie Higgins, and Sydney Scudder.
Patricia Haynes Cassady, 79, of Charlotte, NC, born in Camden, SC, died Friday, August 15, 2014. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
Ms. Pearline Dunham, 75, of 434 Baxley Circle, Bethune, South Carolina passed on Thursday, August 14, 2014. Services were conducted on Sunday, August 17, 2014, at 1:30 PM at St. Matthew Baptist Church, Bethune, SC, with burial in St. Matthew Baptist Church Cemetery, Bethune, SC. Haile's Funeral Home was in charge.
Ms. Beulah Mae Kibler, 89, of 1268 James West Road, Cassatt, South Carolina, passed on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Services will be conducted will be conducted today at 2:00 PM at Mt. Joshua Baptist Church, Camden, SC, with burial in Mt. Joshua Baptist Church Cemetery, Camden, SC. Haile's Funeral Home is in charge.
Lugoff – Funeral service for Verlie Marie Stepp McAvoy, 75, will be held on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church with burial to follow in Lugoff First Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Charles Everett and the Rev. David Robinson will officiate. The family will receive friends today 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children – Greenville, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, S.C. 29605.
Mrs. Cora Niland, 87, of 304 Doby Street, Camden, South Carolina passed on Thursday, August 14, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of William Hydrick Sanders, Major US Air Force (Ret.) 85, of Hartsville, SC, was held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Kelleytown Baptist Church in Hartsville, SC. Rev. Rod Elliott and Rev. Lin Kirkman officiated. Burial will followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Camden, with military rites. The family received friends from 2:00-4:00 PM, Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Brown Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home in Hartsville.
Funeral service for Mrs. Teresa Ann Torruella, 65, of 1283 Drakeford Road in Cassatt will be held Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 11:00 A.M. at Sweet Home Baptist Church with burial in Hyco Baptist Church cemetery. She died Thursday, August 14, 2014. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
For the past couple of years, our district has designated one book for summer reading for secondary students. I've really liked this approach. It has generated a lot of enthusiasm and gotten entire families involved. This year's book, This I Believe II, is a collection of personal essays by a very diverse group of people, ranging from legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma to author Studs Terkel. The book got me to thinking; if I was to write an essay about what I believe about education, what would I say?
Let me begin with full disclosure: I was born in Greenville and even though my family moved away when I was 5 years old, I still consider Greenville my hometown. And, as with a first love, one's hometown will always be something special. So it is with me and Greenville.
Some missing something or the other required me to prowl through closets at Mama's house. That's when I found it. I pulled it out and smiled broadly, warmed by the memories it evoked.
• Here in Kershaw County, we don't think about bridges much, unless it's the spans crossing the Lynches and Wateree rivers on U.S. 1, I-20 and other roads. Many bridges in our county are small, made of wood or pipes used as culverts. They cross streams and branches of creeks and -- according to our recent two-part story -- not in the greatest shape. Some state-owned bridges are in the process of being repaired or replaced with state and/or federal funds. But many others are owned by the county. All but two currently open bridges that cross bodies of ...
The Chronicle-Independent is looking for the oldest person in Kershaw County. We'd love to interview them for a possible story about their memories of Kershaw County and about their lives.
The city of Camden will present "Citizens Planning College" a program that will teach the "ins and outs" of city planning in Camden.
Stacy Collier, MSN, RN, has been selected to serve as KershawHealth's Chief Nursing Officer. The graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and her Master of Science Degree in Nursing Administration from the University of South Carolina.