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'It was felt that the Rubicon was passed'

Captain Stephen D. Lee, CSA wrote on April 13, 1861 that, "We then proceeded at once to Fort Johnson (James Island), which we reached at 4 a. m. (April 12), and to Captain George S. James, commanding at that post, gave the order to open fire at the time indicated. His first shell was fired at 4:30 a. m….."

April 06, 2011 | John S. Rainey C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Yesteryear -- April 6, 2011

29 YEARS AGO -- April 5-8, 1982

April 06, 2011 | | Yesteryear


Scrapbook - April, 6, 2011

Ice cream

April 06, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Farmers Market open Saturday

Get a real taste of spring at the season opening of the Kershaw County Farmers Market Saturday.

April 06, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Ketchem golf tourney to fund prostate screenings

The 21st annual KershawHealth Foundation Vern Ketchem Golf Tournament will be held Monday at the Camden Country Club.

April 06, 2011 | | Healthcare


George Keys

George Keys, 73, died Thursday. He was the son of the late Rev. Summers and Sallie Keys.

April 04, 2011 | | Obituaries


Phyllis Mathis

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Phyllis McLain Mathis, 79, of Camden, were held Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Burial followed in Quaker Cemetery with Rev. Bruce Hancock officiating. The family received friends Saturday, April 2, 2011 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Mathis's memory to a charity of one's choice.

April 04, 2011 | | Obituaries


Ellen McGee

Ellen McGee, 75, of 1463 Dixon Road, Elgin, S.C. passed on Thursday, March 31, 2011. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Greater Faith and Joy Tabernacle Church in Lugoff.

April 04, 2011 | | Obituaries


Lee McKenzie

Mr. Lee McKenzie, 49, of 546 South Main Street, Bishopville, S.C. passed on Friday, April 1, 2011.

April 04, 2011 | | Obituaries


George A. Wilson

Funeral services to celebrate the life of George A. Wilson, 92, of Lugoff, were held Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 3:00 PM at St. John's United Methodist Church with burial following in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. John Mims officiated. The family received friends Saturday, April 2, 2011 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Wilson's memory to St. John's United Methodist Church, 45 Roseborough Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.

April 04, 2011 | | Obituaries


Herbert. E. Gaskins

Funeral service plans for Herbert E. Gaskins, Sr., 88, will be announced by Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.

April 04, 2011 | | Obituaries


Camden, L-E play in Forest Acres Classic

The Camden and Lugoff-Elgin baseball teams will participate in this week's Forest Acres Classic, to be held at A.C. Flora High School's Falcon Field, beginning Tuesday and continuing through Friday.

April 04, 2011 | | Sports


Mattie Mae Couthen

Mattie Mae Couthen, 77, of 8270 St. John Rd., Rembert S.C., passed on Thursday, March 31, 2011.

April 04, 2011 | | Obituaries


Harold Hough

Captain Harold Woellner Hough, 97, passed away peacefully on April 2, 2011 at home in Lugoff.

April 04, 2011 | | Obituaries


Burns honored for outstanding scout service

On Feb. 27, John Burns received the Saint George Award for his outstanding work with the Boy Scouts of America and Grace Episcopal Church.

April 04, 2011 | | Localife


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Hilton F. Batts

Hilton F. Batts was born in Wilson, NC on February 10th , 1931 and born again in August, 1957. Hilton was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, November 22, 2014. Hilton passed away peacefully with his devoted wife Peggy, children, Carlton and Sheri and granddaughter, Ashlyn, by his side.

November 26, 2014 | | Obituaries


Pillows tied up with love

Nannie Seegars made 220 fleece pillows for residents at the Springdale Nursing Home. Her family, including her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, distributed the pillows to residents and employees on November 15. Seegars wanted to make the pillows to show her appreciation for the nursing home. "Mama has been working on these pillows, tied up with love, for about 10 months and it has been a true labor of love. We pray that God blesses each angel who receives a pillow," Seegar's daughter, Pat Collins said.

November 24, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


American Legion Post 17 oratorical contest orientation

An orientation meeting for potential participants in the James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 Annual High School Oratorical Contest will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 at Post 17's home on West DeKalb St. in Camden. Contest officials will discuss the subject that will be used for oration as well as explain contest rules.

November 24, 2014 | | Localife


Amateur Radio Club welcomes Gene Faulkenberry

Gene Faulkenberry, director of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), visited the Kershaw County Amateur Radio Club's November meeting. Director Faulkenberry gave a brief history on the large scale emergencies that he has seen during his time with Kershaw County. He highlighted Hurricane Hugo in 1989, the train derailment in 1990 and the flooding that occurred when many ponds were breached after heavy rains in 1991.

November 24, 2014 | | Localife


Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Frank Turner celebrate 54 years

Friends and family of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Frank would like to congratualate the couple on their 54th wedding anniversary. The couple celebrated on Nov. 19 with family.

November 24, 2014 | | Localife


Mr. Gaines and Ms. Hayes wed

Ms. Mary Melissa Hayes and Mr. Brian Lee Gaines of Anderson, S.C. were married Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 4 o'clock in the afternoon at the National Steeplechase Museum in Camden. The ceremony was officiated by the honorable Judge Harriet Pierce.

November 24, 2014 | | Localife


A winning beginning to the fall (Part 1)

The cooler temperatures produced these winners in the Carolina Motorsports Park's Powerade Kart Races held Sept. 13

November 24, 2014 | | Auto racing


A winning beginning to the fall (Part 2)

The cooler temperatures produced these winners in the Carolina Motorsports Park's Powerade Kart Races held Sept. 13.

November 24, 2014 | | Auto racing


A winning beginning to the fall (Part 3)

The cooler temperatures produced these winners in the Carolina Motorsports Park's Powerade Kart Races held Sept. 13.

November 24, 2014 | | Auto racing


Noted and passed - Nov. 24, 2014

• Property rights vs. community pride is a conflict as old as civilization itself. In recent months, we've reported on two attempts to regulate the appearance of properties in an effort to clean up our communities. Back in October, Kershaw County Council rejected, 3-4, third reading of an ordinance which would have given the county authority to demolish uninhabitable dwellings deemed a nuisance to neighbors or the community at large. More recently, Bethune Town Councilman John Fulmer proposed an ordinance which, if passed in December, would fine owners of blighted properties if they don't clean them up after being ...

November 24, 2014 | | Editorials


Cooking Thanksgiving food with a friend

It started accidentally. Some good ideas and memorable moments are like that. They aren't planned. They're born, bringing with them an ability to nudge a way naturally into our lives and become a tradition.

November 24, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


The start of something (really) big

As a part of writing this column, I go to lots of meetings, community events and conferences all across the state in my never ending search to find out about the people, businesses and community groups that are doing good and important things to make our state better.

November 24, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader: focus on dog owners, not breeds

Regarding your editorial in the Nov. 14 C-I regarding "Pit Bulls," I was disappointed that you chose to use the two recent incidents in Kershaw County as an opportunity to condemn a particular breed of dog, instead of focusing attention on the actual problem, which is the lack of responsible pet ownership. This would have been an appropriate time to support the passage and vigorous enforcement of laws that focus, not on breed, but on people's responsibility for their dogs' behavior. These include measures that hold owners of all dogs accountable for properly housing, supervising and controlling their dogs ...

November 24, 2014 | Margaret Ellis Camden | Letters


Letter: ‘If it ain’t broke’ may not serve us well

I read Mr. Charlie Humphries' letter in Friday's Chronicle-Independent with interest. In the letter, Mr. Humphries implies that because the school district is producing strong results, and it is, making investment in the future isn't really necessary right now. As he puts it, the "If it ain't broke" philosophy.

November 24, 2014 | KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan Kershaw County School District | Letters


Connie Mae Mickle

Mrs. Connie Mae Mickle, 91, of 818 Campbell Street, Camden died Thursday. Friends may call at residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Mickle Family.

November 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


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