They may not agree on many issues, but one thing both Democratic and Republican party leaders could come together on Tuesday was that voter turnout was extremely strong.
Camden Elementary School students participated in a mock election for governor Oct. 19. Students received voter registration cards, were assigned to different precincts and placed their votes electronically in a real voting booth. Vincent Sheheen, the Democratic candidate, came out on top with 447 votes. Republican opponent Nikki Haley received 157 votes. Here, student Faith Outlaw casts her ballot in the voting booth while Martha Jones and Tyona Barnes wait in line.
Camden High School celebrated Homecoming on Oct. 15. Above is the Homecoming Court and Escorts, (From left) first runner-up Tyler Smith escorted by Will Hough, represented senior player Alvonta Jenkins; Homecoming Queen Kenya Wilson escorted by Bryan Williams, representing senior player Jerrod Beaufort; second runner-up Shaniqua Gray escorted by Mitchell Forrest, representing senior player Jeffery Belton.
Lugoff-Elgin High School celebrated Homecoming in October. The Homecoming Court included (from left) Caressa Samuel, first runner-up; Kayla Portee, Homecoming Queen; Rachel Gogan, second runner-up; Spirit Princess, Jana Morse and Hannah Spears, Spirit Queen. Not pictured are Darius Custard, Homecoming King; Justin Tucker, first runner-up; and Tripp O'Cain, second runner-up.
The Hospital Auxiliary of Kershaw County begins its annual Lights of Love fund-raising project on Nov. 15. The program will continue through Jan. 1, 2011.
Dear Annie: How do I deal with being married to someone I simply do not like? After 15 years, I realize that I don't enjoy being around my husband. I look forward to him leaving the house. It is hard for me to do anything for someone I feel nothing for. I am just going through the motions. Is this what marriage is supposed to be?
Funeral services for Margrete Lucas Huffstickler, 72, of Great Falls, will be held Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Great Falls. Rev. Bob Moore will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral service for Cora Bell Green Roach, 80, of 504 Black River Road in Camden, will be held Wednesday, November 3, 2010, 1:00 PM at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Black River Road, with burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Roach died Monday, November 1, 2010.
(This information was provided by the S.C. Election Commission.)
"Benjamin Franklin," America's beloved founding father, is coming to Camden Thursday and Friday. Even though it's 220 years later, it makes sense. After all, Camden was host to a slew of Revolutionary War-era notables such as President George Washington, the Marquis de Lafayette, and patriot generals Horatio Gates, Nathanael Greene, and Baron de Kalb.
The "Step up for Sullivan" Memory Walk will be held Saturday, beginning at the Lugoff-Elgin High School stadium.
• Politics is a cruel game. With Sen. Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, locked in a tight battle for re-election, there's already a lot of squirming going on in Washington about which senator will become the majority leader if the Democrats retain control and Reid is defeated. It's bad form, of course, for those interested in the position to be too overt, so Chuck Schumer of New York and Dick Durbin of Illinois, both of whom are said to be desirous of being majority leader, are quietly spreading around campaign funds to many different candidates and states, all ...
Some people love the Constitution so much that they just can't wait to change it.
Wateree Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine weeks period.
Patricia Haynes Cassady, 79, of Charlotte, NC, born in Camden, SC, died Friday, August 15, 2014. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
Ms. Pearline Dunham, 75, of 434 Baxley Circle, Bethune, South Carolina passed on Thursday, August 14, 2014. Services were conducted on Sunday, August 17, 2014, at 1:30 PM at St. Matthew Baptist Church, Bethune, SC, with burial in St. Matthew Baptist Church Cemetery, Bethune, SC. Haile's Funeral Home was in charge.
Ms. Beulah Mae Kibler, 89, of 1268 James West Road, Cassatt, South Carolina, passed on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Services will be conducted will be conducted today at 2:00 PM at Mt. Joshua Baptist Church, Camden, SC, with burial in Mt. Joshua Baptist Church Cemetery, Camden, SC. Haile's Funeral Home is in charge.
Lugoff – Funeral service for Verlie Marie Stepp McAvoy, 75, will be held on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church with burial to follow in Lugoff First Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Charles Everett and the Rev. David Robinson will officiate. The family will receive friends today 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children – Greenville, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, S.C. 29605.
Mrs. Cora Niland, 87, of 304 Doby Street, Camden, South Carolina passed on Thursday, August 14, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of William Hydrick Sanders, Major US Air Force (Ret.) 85, of Hartsville, SC, was held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Kelleytown Baptist Church in Hartsville, SC. Rev. Rod Elliott and Rev. Lin Kirkman officiated. Burial will followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Camden, with military rites. The family received friends from 2:00-4:00 PM, Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Brown Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home in Hartsville.
Funeral service for Mrs. Teresa Ann Torruella, 65, of 1283 Drakeford Road in Cassatt will be held Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 11:00 A.M. at Sweet Home Baptist Church with burial in Hyco Baptist Church cemetery. She died Thursday, August 14, 2014. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
For the past couple of years, our district has designated one book for summer reading for secondary students. I've really liked this approach. It has generated a lot of enthusiasm and gotten entire families involved. This year's book, This I Believe II, is a collection of personal essays by a very diverse group of people, ranging from legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma to author Studs Terkel. The book got me to thinking; if I was to write an essay about what I believe about education, what would I say?
Let me begin with full disclosure: I was born in Greenville and even though my family moved away when I was 5 years old, I still consider Greenville my hometown. And, as with a first love, one's hometown will always be something special. So it is with me and Greenville.
Some missing something or the other required me to prowl through closets at Mama's house. That's when I found it. I pulled it out and smiled broadly, warmed by the memories it evoked.
• Here in Kershaw County, we don't think about bridges much, unless it's the spans crossing the Lynches and Wateree rivers on U.S. 1, I-20 and other roads. Many bridges in our county are small, made of wood or pipes used as culverts. They cross streams and branches of creeks and -- according to our recent two-part story -- not in the greatest shape. Some state-owned bridges are in the process of being repaired or replaced with state and/or federal funds. But many others are owned by the county. All but two currently open bridges that cross bodies of ...
The Chronicle-Independent is looking for the oldest person in Kershaw County. We'd love to interview them for a possible story about their memories of Kershaw County and about their lives.
The city of Camden will present "Citizens Planning College" a program that will teach the "ins and outs" of city planning in Camden.
Stacy Collier, MSN, RN, has been selected to serve as KershawHealth's Chief Nursing Officer. The graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and her Master of Science Degree in Nursing Administration from the University of South Carolina.