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Post 195 to hold flag disposal ceremony

The Larry Jeffers American Legion Post 195, along with the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD), will host a flag disposal ceremony at 7 p.m. May 28 at the Elks Lodge off U.S. 1 in Lugoff.

May 13, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Reynolds, McLain houses fill Greenleaf with history

The rooms rented to bed and breakfast customers at the Greenleaf Inn were housed in two of Camden's most historic homes: the Joshua Reynolds House, built around 1805-1810; and the Thomas McLain House, built in 1885-1890.

May 13, 2011 | | Camden


Women On The Move scholarship offered

Applications for the Women On The Move Inc. Scholarship are now available. Applicants must have community and church involvement, have at least a 2.5 GPA and have been accepted to an accredited college. A 500-word essay must be typed and two letters of recommendations are required. Deadline is May 31. If interested in receiving an application call 427-0119 or 803-549-2454.

May 13, 2011 | | Localife


CHS class of ’91 plans 20-year reunion

Camden High School Class of 1991 is planning their 20-year reunion to be held on Saturday, June 11. The cost is $30 per person/ $60 per couple. To purchase a ticket, contact the group on Facebook or send your check to: Lisa Frost Long, Class of 1991, PO Box 1551, Camden SC 29020.

May 13, 2011 | | Localife


Anthony finishes airman basic training

U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Kendall W. Anthony has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

May 11, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


North Central sending 15 athletes into state track and field championships

North Central will have 15 athletes competing in the two-day South Carolina High School League state track and field championships which begin Friday evening at Spring Valley High School.

May 11, 2011 | | Sports


Kirkwood Community clean-up Saturday

Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland invites the public to come out and help clean up the Kirkwood community in the city's Dusty Bend area. According to Assistant to the City Manager Jake Broom, the cleanup is part of this year's Great American Cleanup in partnership with South Carolina Palmetto Pride and the Kirkwood community.

May 11, 2011 | | Camden


L-E's Brosius makes SCODP final cut

Lugoff-Elgin High varsity soccer goalkeeper, Kyle Brosius, has made the final cut for a position on the South Carolina Olympic Development Program (ODP).

May 11, 2011 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


A time for optimism

It seems you can't open a newspaper or turn on the television these days without being clobbered with "bad news" -- news about tragic natural disasters, sky-rocketing gas prices, national unemployment rates that continue to climb, and political strife in Washington. It's an unfortunate fact that positive things are overlooked too often.

May 11, 2011 | S.C. Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom | Columns


Issues cloud city rec project

Following the city of Camden's recent purchase of a portion of the former Mather Academy property, we commented that we favored the move and that if the city chose to replace the outdated Rhame Arena, then the Mather property could certainly be a suitable site. Though we didn't say so at the time, we felt all along that the city would be justified in replacing Rhame Arena, perhaps with updated amenities, but that the city didn't need to get into the business of offering a full-fledged gym or fitness center; that's better left to private enterprise ...

May 11, 2011 | | Editorials


A government union shakedown

"Raise our taxes!" Can you imagine chanting such a slogan at a public rally? Neither could most Americans.

May 11, 2011 | Edwin Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns


Traffic fatality may be homicide

What initially appeared to be a fatal automobile accident on Black River Road last month may actually have been a homicide.

May 11, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Andrew Jacob Magazine Jr.

Funeral service for Andrew Jacob Magazine Jr., 63, of Bishopville, will be held Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Elizabeth Baptist Church, with burial in church cemetery, Bishopville.

May 11, 2011 | | Obituaries


Charles Lee

Mr. Charles "Charlie Cool" Lee, 55, of Bronx, New York and formerly of Camden died Monday. Friends may call at 1325 Chestnut Ferry Road, Camden. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden who is serving the Lee family.

May 11, 2011 | | Obituaries


Robert Marsh

Robert M. Marsh, Sr., 81, of Camden died Monday, May 9, 2011.Born in Kershaw County, he was the son of the late Edgar McLean, Sr. and Sarah Mickle Marsh. He attended Kershaw County schools. Mr. Marsh joined the National Guard and was called to active duty in 1950. After a tour in Korea, he returned to Camden and married Polly Padgett in 1952. He worked with DuPont for 7 years and returned to full time farming in 1961. Farming was the love of his life. During these years, he was a Sunday school teacher, Cub Scout leader, and in ...

May 11, 2011 | | Obituaries


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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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