The Theta Chapter of Phi Beta Mu, International School Bandmasters Fraternity, recently presented Robert Wertz (right) of Camden with its "Outstanding Contributor Award" for 2012 at a ceremony at Furman University. The award was presented by David Santiago (left), chairman of the chapter's outstanding contribution committee. Wertz retired in 2002 after a 30-year teaching career as a high school band director, the last 26 years at Camden High School. He served as president of the South Carolina Band Directors Association from 1999-2001 and was inducted into the Phi Beta Mu Hall of Fame in 2003. In 2007, Wertz was ...
Mara Horton Jones is seeking reelection to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees, Seat 1 in the West Wateree area. As native of Kershaw County, she said she is a living testament of the importance of having a strong school board trustees in Kershaw County.
Students at Camden High School have organized a car wash to take place Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Tractor Supply parking lot, behind Walmart. All proceeds from the car wash will go to buy clothes for the Alexander family, who recently lost their home and belongings in a house fire. Donations will be accepted at the car wash as well as Camden High School.
The Camden Shrine Club will host its 34th annual Quail Supper at the Camden Shrine Club on Friday, March 23.
I recently attended the National League of Cities conference. This annual event, attended by representatives from thousands of cities, provides local leaders with resources, contacts and continuing education. The League is focused on helping cities build stronger communities. Advocacy, job creation, economic growth, effective policy making, and feasible collaboration are only a few of the topics we explored for continuing and creating sustainable, vibrant communities.
Mr. Steve Wayne Dixon, 49, of 1483 Dixon Road, Elgin, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 10, 2012. Born in Blaney, he was the son of Carolyn Dixon Outten and Spence English, and husband of Jacqueline Wilson Dixon.
"Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul"-Plato
It's good to see that Gov. Nikki Haley, who hasn't won a reputation for openness in her administration, has agreed to a plan which will result in better retention of records in the governor's office. Haley and the S. C. Department of Archives and History agreed to the plan, which is partly a result of The State newspaper's discovery a few months ago that e-mails and other records were being routinely destroyed.
Could millions of college dropouts get a second chance through a GED-style equivalent of a college diploma? In today's age of blue-collar blues and online education, the idea of college-equivalency exams doesn't sound so outlandish anymore.
The North Central boys' track team won a home tri-meet with Andrew Jackson and Central on Tuesday.
DogFest, a celebration of being a Camden Bulldog, will be held on Saturday, March 24 at the Camden High School baseball/softball complex.
As he looked ahead to this week's back-to-back pairings with Irmo and Wilson Hall, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak was hoping to get, at least, a split of the two matches.
Saturday is the final day for patrons to secure discount general admission tickets for the Carolina Cup steeplechase races.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Jackson of Seneca, SC are celebrating their 60th anniversary on May 29, 2015. They were married at Shalersville Methodist Church in Ravenna, Ohio. They have three children: Lori Post of Columbus, Ohio; Denise Miller of Evergreen, CO and Jeff Jackson of Taylors, SC; four granddaughters: Ali Lefort, Nikki Steelman, Katie Post and Meredith Post. Mr. Jackson is retired from Whirlpool/Kitchen Aid Corp. Mrs. Jackson is retired from the Kershaw County School District. A future cruise is being planned.
Though the legalization of medical marijuana appears to be a dead issue in this session of the General Assembly, we hope lawmakers won't forget about it and that there will be an attempt to revive the issue next year. It is, of course, an emotional matter for many people, and there are those who believe legalizing marijuana for medical purposes will be the first wave of massive use by people who are trying to skirt the law. Both the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division and S.C. Medical Association oppose the bill, with a former president of the ...
WASHINGTON -- Because so many Republicans want to be president -- or at least pretend they do -- debate organizers have decided to eliminate the least popular from the stage based on how they rank in the latest national polls.
As a very young boy of 9 years old, I first became interested in politics when my father off-handedly encouraged me to watch the Kennedy-Nixon presidential debate in 1960. It changed my life -- literally.
Harvey Teal (standing), whose Kershaw County Historical Society columns appear monthly in the Chronicle-Independent, speaks to some 85 people at Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church on Sunday, one of two speakers on the topic of Civl War Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's March through Kershaw County, via Liberty Hill, 150 years ago. Teal kept the large audience interested with displays and descriptions of local artificats.
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Former Camden High School Band Director William R. "Bill" Basden was honored with the President's Award for outstanding contribution to the support and development of bands given by Phi Beta Mu national bandmasters society.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Jane Oates Truel, 50, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, May 29, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Darren Truel will officiate. Burial will follow in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 PM, Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Jane's memory to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Robert "Bob" Rowland Russell Jr., 85, Chairman of the Board of Russell & Jeffcoat Real Estate, from Columbia South Carolina passed away on the morning of May 23, 2015. In Bob's true spirit of living life to the fullest, he perished doing what he loved most in the world, flying. He was born on February 15, 1930 in Florida to the late Robert Rowland and Mary Rogers Russell Sr. Raised in Columbia, Bob attended Columbia High School.
Funeral service for Johnny Wayne Owens, 67, will be held today at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Camden with burial to follow in Flint Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church fellowship hall.
Funeral service for William Charlton "Bill" Murphy, 74, will be held on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at New Life Christian Outreach Church with burial to follow in St. Andrews Church of God, Red Hill. The Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends today 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to New Life Christian Outreach Church, 411 Hwy 601 South, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.
Mrs. Frankie Louise "Tiny" Johnson Kelly, 59, of 193-A Ward Road, Lugoff, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Kelly family.