Do you handle the publicity for a local community organization, non-profit group, civic club, charitable organization, church, garden club, school group, reunion committee or other group? Camden Media Co., publisher of the Chronicle-Independent and West Wateree Chronicle, invites you to a one-hour seminar on the best way to get your information published in our newspapers.
Col. Robert G. Young, the strategic plans officer, U.S. Army Central Command in Kabul, Afghanistan, will be the keynote speaker for this year's James Leroy Belk American Legion Post No. 17 Veterans Day program Thursday.
Camden Elementary School third grade teacher Trudy Ranges knows the importance of reading for students to be successful. Because of her work to develop the Read Every Day (RED) program at her school, ING has named her as one of 100 "unsung heroes" and awarded $2,000 to the school's reading program.
Funeral service for Gerald Keene, 85, of Cassatt will be held Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel with burial to follow in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Casey Mills will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, November 5, 2010 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
SUMTER – "It's not how you start, it's how you finish"
Dr. Charles Edward McCreight, 97, passed away on November 1, 2010 in the house in which he was born in Camden on the 17th of March, 1913. His parents were Beverly Randolph McCreight and Sarah Katherine Sullivan McCreight. Charles was a WWII veteran and participated in the invasion of Normandy; assigned to the 69th Ordinance Group. As a member of General Patton's Third US Army, he campaigned from Omaha Beach through France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany. He was especially proud of the part he and his fellow soldiers played during the Battle of the Bulge.
More than 700 students participated in the Scarecrow Project at Camden High School (CHS) as part of Team Read Week. The 33 classes that participated created almost 40 scarecrows that are now on display in the Camden High School Library. Each scarecrow had to be designed by using certain elements that students learned in particular classes. Meredith Kirkland's integrated business application class posed with their robot scarecrow, "Ram." The scarecrows will be on display until Thanksgiving.
You might think that Comedy Central stars Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, founding fathers of "fake news" and "truthiness," chose a controversy-free theme in staging their "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" on the Washington Mall. After all, who could be opposed to sanity?
• The political correctness police force is active in San Francisco, where an ordinance has been passed decreeing that McDonald's Happy Meals can't contain a toy unless the meal meets certain nutritional standards laid down by that city's authorities. We aren't sure what the city plans to ban next, but such actions are political correctness run amok.
Dear Annie: My neighbors are kind, caring and amazingly nosy. I recently began working from home in order to take care of my partner. I'm grateful that my company allows me to do this. But these well-intentioned neighbors just won't believe I am employed. They insist that since I am at home all day, I am simply too proud to admit I lost my job. Every time we meet, they ask, "So, you still looking for work?"
Laura Marie Poeta and Thornwell Eldon Watson, III were united in marriage on September 4, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. in the evening at El-Bethel Faith Community Church in Lugoff. Pastor Joe Stines officiated the ceremony. A reception followed in the church family life center.
A memorial service for Oliver William Ward, 89, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Rev. Wayne Flowers and Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
The King Haiglar Garden Club will gather at the home of Nancy Wylie, 414 Laurens St. Camden for a field trip. All attending should be at Nancy's by 11:20 a.m. on Monday for departure.
The Camden Music Association of Kershaw County (CMA) will present its fourth annual Choral Showcase at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Fine Arts Center's Wood Auditorium. The event is co-sponsored by the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County. Admission is free and open to the public.
Funeral service for Margie Phyllis Flynn Horton, 78, will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church, Lancaster, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Ricki Phipps and the Rev. Danny Johnson will officiate. The family received friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to KershawHealth Hospice.
Army Pfc. Cameron J. McKenzie has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Polo, barbecue will benefit Montessori Learning Center
WASHINGTON -- President Obama's new outreach initiative to help at-risk boys of color -- "My Brother's Keeper" -- is cause for cheer.
This is a simple question, and the answer is not simple, but there is something that we can all do to help, and we can do it right now -- today.
We aren't very keen on so-called super PACS, those political organizations which spend limitless money promoting one viewpoint or another. They buy huge blocks of television and radio time, along with newspaper ads, to launch attack ads against candidates, with much of the material in the ads questionable at best. Super PACS are a sad sign of what our political process has become.
The inaugural Wateree Outdoor Life Festival (WOLF),a celebration of the outdoors in Kershaw County, will be held on the campus of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County on Saturday, March 8.
A pair of Kershaw County wrestlers recorded top three finishes while another came home in fourth from last weekend's South Carolina High School League state championships held at the Anderson Civic Center.
The Camden High School baseball coaching staff will host its annual Father-Son Baseball Camp on Saturday, March 8 at American Legion Park in Camden.
Randy Stokes was fine with the 11 hits which his Lugoff-Elgin baseball team piled up in Saturday's 4-2 loss to Mid-Carolina at River Bluff High School.
On Saturday, March 22, the Camden Coin club will hold its annual Spring Coin Show at the Camden Recreation Department on Hwy. #1 South in Camden.
Emergency managers from across South Carolina are meeting this week at the annual S.C. Emergency Management Association Conference in Myrtle Beach. Among those training for disaster preparedness is Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Chief Dennis Ray, who also serves as the public information officer for Kershaw County Emergency Mangement.
An Elgin man arrested twice for separate instances of sexually assaulting young girls will spent the next 18 years behind bars.
Due to recent inclement weather, Friday will be a regular school day for Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students. The 2013-14 KCSD calendar approved in December of 2012 originally indicated that Friday would be a professional development day for teachers unless needed as an inclement weather make up day.