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Obama's effect: Are gay 'rites' a black thing now?

Conservatives warned, often with glee, that President Barack Obama's support for same-sex marriage would spark a backlash from African Americans. But less than a month later, guess what? Polls show black voters dramatically swinging the other way, closer to Obama's view.

June 01, 2012 | | Columns


Luther Paul Peters

Funeral Services for Luther Paul Peters, 72, of 1304 Old River Road in Camden will be held Saturday, June 2, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at Nazareth Baptist Church, 1754 James West Road,Cassatt, with burial in the church cemetery with the Rev. Willie Kennedy, pastor, presiding.

June 01, 2012 | | Obituaries


Lewie Calhoun Gardner

Funeral service for Lewie Calhoun Gardner, 86, of Lugoff, will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral home with burial to follow in Union Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

June 01, 2012 | | Obituaries


Brick by brick

Crews begin demolishing the band room of the old Camden Middle School (CMS) campus Wednesday on Laurens Street. Following CMS' move to McRae Road several years ago, the Kershaw County School District attempted to sell the property twice to developers who had proposed creating a new residential area by extending Jordan Street south to Jordan Street. Neighbors fought the move, leaving the property vacant for years and subject to vandalism. The district decided earlier this year to demolish the remaining buildings and have the debris removed in order to make the property more attractive to sell.

June 01, 2012 | | Education


Happy 60th Anniversary

Bill and JoAnn Vinson celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary on Friday, June 1, 2012. Their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren join in their celebration and wish them a Happy 60th Wedding Anniversary. The couple was married on June 1, 1952, at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Camden.

June 01, 2012 | | People & Places


It’s time to say good-bye

"Graduation is the bridge that connects years of learning to a lifetime of success and happiness."-Unknown

June 01, 2012 | Rebecca Rowell L-EHS columnist | High School Columns


Legacy Run raises more than $10,000

The American Legion Riders of South Carolina conducted a statewide American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund Benefit Run April 14-15. The 612-mile run involved ALR chapters and American Legion posts throughout the state, and raised more than $10,000 for the Legacy Fund through pledges and direct donations.

June 01, 2012 | | People & Places


Mozell Royal

Mr. Mozell Royal, 91, of 2240 Dekalb School Road, Camden, SC, passed on Monday, May 28, 2012.

June 01, 2012 | | Obituaries


Joseph “Joe” Lee O’Quinn

Mr. Joseph "Joe" Lee O'Quinn, 85, of Sanford, N.C., died of congestive heart failure on Monday, May 28, 2012, at his residence surrounded by his family.

June 01, 2012 | | Obituaries


A changing of the guard

The editorial leadership of the Chronicle-Independent (C-I) changes today, as Martin L. Cahn, previously associate editor, assumes the editor's post and Keri Todd Boyce, Localife and West Wateree Chronicle (WWC) editor, becomes managing editor.

June 01, 2012 | | Business


Depth of the ocean water

I believe it to be a true assumption that the role-reversal between parent and child appears suddenly and is generally preceded by few warning signs. Described as an extremely challenging family dynamic, the exchange of roles often comes in the form of a caregiver. Many of us are likely care for a parent or other significant person at some point in our lives. More than 65 million people, about 30 percent of the U.S. population, provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend during any given year and spend an average of 20 hours ...

June 01, 2012 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


17ers get rude introduction into League IV

This was hardly one of those heartwarming "welcome to the neighborhood" scenes which you might see in a Norman Rockwell painting.

June 01, 2012 | | Sports


First week of summer camps set to open

With the school year ended, it is time for summer sports camps in Kershaw County.

June 01, 2012 | | Sports


Tax tips - May 30, 2012

Summertime is a popular time for people with children to move since school is out. Moving can be expensive, but the IRS offers 10 tax tips on deducting some of those expenses if your move is related to starting a new job or a new job location.

May 30, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Elease Lanier

Elease Lanier, 83, died Wednesday, May 23, 2012.

May 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


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ERIC E. JONES - Camden

Funeral service for Mr. Eric Eugene Jones, 52, of 755 Knights Hill Rd in Camden, will be held Monday, May 2, 2016, 1:00pm at ...

April 29, 2016 | | Obituaries


JOHN V. JOYNER - Camden

CAMDEN -- Funeral service for John Virgil Joyner, 84, will be held today at 2:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to ...

April 29, 2016 | | Obituaries


JUDY MCDOWELL - Camden

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Golda "Judy" Weathers McDowell, 89, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, May ...

April 29, 2016 | | Obituaries


ANITA C. PALUMBO - West Virginia

Anita Cottle Palumbo, 91, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. A native of West Virginia, she was born on July 3, 1924 and was ...

April 29, 2016 | | Obituaries


MITCHELL SHIGGS - Camden

Mr. Mitchell Shiggs, 64, of 1118 Wilder Street, Camden, SC, passed on Sunday, April 24, 2016.

April 29, 2016 | | Obituaries


MENDEL L. WILLIAMS - Kershaw

A funeral service for Mendel Lee Williams, 73 of Kershaw, was held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, April 28, in Pineview Baptist Church, Kershaw ...

April 29, 2016 | | Obituaries


Wyatt retiring as CCKC director

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is preparing to say farewell to long-time Chamber Choir of Kershaw County (CCKC) Music Director Dr. Susan ...

April 29, 2016 | | People & Places


Grace Episcopal Dog Show Saturday

Looking for a howling good time this weekend? Look no farther than Rectory Square and Grace Episcopal Church's 80th annual Dog Show.

April 29, 2016 | | People & Places


CCCB Spring Concert is Sunday

The Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will present their Spring Concert on Sunday, May 1 at 3 p.m. at Rectory Square Park. The concert ...

April 29, 2016 | | People & Places


LF-R responds to trailer fire at Target

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews quickly put out a trailer fire at the Target Distribution Center around 11:30 p.m. Monday.

April 29, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


School Days

April 26, 2016 | | Education


Seventh-inning Silver Fox rally helps sink Lugoff-Elgin, 9-8

Watching as members of the Lugoff-Elgin baseball team walked off the field following Thursday's 9-8 loss in which Dutch Fork scored four runs in ...

April 26, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Chapin takes down Dogs for 4-AAA championship

When he arrived with his team in Chapin on Saturday afternoon and felt the wind blowing, Camden head baseball coach Denny Beckley had a feeling ...

April 26, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle


Demon netters fall to Foxes; now eyeing a 4A playoff slot

There are times when you tip your hat to a stronger opponent and move on to the next challenge.

April 26, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Invasion of hounds to descend upon Springdale Race Course

Foxhounds once again will take over Springdale Race Course on Saturday, May 7, when the annual Carolinas' Hound Show returns.

April 26, 2016 | | Sports


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