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Reader: Diversification not needed at Clemson

I have been a member of IPTAY (Clemson University's athletic fundraising organization) for the last 26 years. Needless to say, I support and generally agree with the manner in which Clemson is operated. Recently, however, I am in disagreement with its president's call for more diversification. Generally, when someone makes such a call, they simply want more hyphenated Americans.

January 21, 2015 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Bierbauer: Charlie Hebdo and free speech

Journalists did not need the atrocity of the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris to know ours is a risky business. But it has made the rest of the world aware of the price of exercising free speech.

January 21, 2015 | Charles Bierbauer C-I guest columnist | Columns


Rev. Grahame Butler-Nixon

The Rev. Grahame Butler-Nixon, 82, died Monday, January 19, 2015 at Agape Hospice House in Columbia, SC. A Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated at Grace Episcopal Church, 1315 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 11:00 AM with interment in the church's Memorial Garden following the service.

January 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


Beulah Monroe Bowen

Beulah Monroe Bowen, 91, went to be with her Heavenly Father, Saturday, January 17, 2015. Born on April 12, 1923 in Blaney, South Carolina, she was a daughter of the late Gillyard Percival and Pearl Goff Monroe. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of more than 72 years, Murdic Bowen. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to her family and is also survived by her three daughters, Beverly Nates (Larry), Glenda Morris (Mike, deceased), and Lynn Nelson (Mike); six grandchildren, Gina Nates Henderson, Kristin Nates McGee, Kim Morris Gaines, Lisa Morris Dutton, Seth Nelson, and ...

January 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


Noble: The moral test of government in S.C.

Gov. Nikki Haley was recently sworn in for her second four-year term and a new legislature convened in the State House. This seems like an appropriate time to look back on their record over the last four years.

January 21, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Yesteryear for Jan. 21, 2015

All that Glitters is Miss Green and Gold

January 21, 2015 | | Yesteryear


Anne Cushman Prettyman

Anne Cushman Prettyman passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on January 17, 2015 following a five-year illness. Services will be held for Anne on Wednesday, January 21 at 11:00AM at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church at 7555 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road, Ooltewah, TN 37363. There will be a reception following the service at the church.

January 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


For the Record - Jan. 21, 2015

Real estate transactions

January 21, 2015 | | For the Record


Joan Ashcraft McFarland

Joan Ashcraft McFarland, age 80, of Camden, SC passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday night, January 18, 2015.

January 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


Eddie Birkley Furman

Funeral servcie for Mr. Eddie Birkley Furman, 84, of 1814-A Lockhart Road in Camden, will be held Friday, January 23, 2015, 11:30 A.M. at Zion Hill AME Zion Church, 1262 Lockhart Road in Camden with burial in the Ft. Jackson National Cemetery, 4170 Percival Road (Hwy 12) in Columbia, SC. He died Thursday, January 15, 2015. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

January 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


L-E, NC drop doubleheaders

Three nights after evening their Region 4-4A record at 1-1 with overtime win against Westwood, the Lugoff-Elgin boys' basketball team lost to visiting Blythewood, 82-69, Friday night inside the Demons Den.

January 19, 2015 | | Sports


This week in KC sports

Tuesday: Camden at Chapin (BB – 6 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Ridge View (BB – 6 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin, Hartsville at Camden (WR – 6 p.m.); Camden Military Academy, Lewisville at Eau Claire (WR – 6 p.m.); Central at North Central (BB – 6:30 p.m.); Heathwood Hall at Camden Military Academy (BB – 6:30 p.m.)

January 19, 2015 | | Sports


Ariail for Jan. 19, 2015

January 19, 2015 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Jan. 19, 2015

• A major tip of the C-I hat to newly installed District 5 Kershaw County Councilman Dennis Arledge, briefly hospitalized in recent days and, therefore unable to attend his first council meeting. It would have been easy for anyone in his situation to ask to take his oath of office at council's next meeting. Instead, he arranged to take the oath, with his wife at his bedside, from former Councilman Gene McCaskill on Jan. 13. Later that afternoon, at the official swearing-in ceremony, those gathered to see others take their oaths applauded enthusiastically when shown a picture of Arledge taking ...

January 19, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: The world’s view of ‘being cool’

My parents, according to the world's definition of "cool," were not. Neither drank nor did either ever possess a credit card. Groceries and clothing were paid for in cash, utilities paid by check, and the only monthly payments they ever allowed themselves were a mortgage for a house, a short-term loan for another farm, and a couple of cars bought, over time, and paid for quickly.

January 19, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


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Yesteryear for Jan. 28, 2015

JKA celebrates homecoming

January 28, 2015 | | Yesteryear


For the Record - Jan. 28, 2015

Real estate transactions

January 28, 2015 | | For the Record


C-I announces newsroom reorganization

Camden Media Co. is proud to announce the return of Jim Tatum to the staff of the Chronicle-Independent. Tatum, who most recently worked for the Summerville Journal Scene, begins working as the C-I's senior staff writer Monday. In addition, Tenell Felder is being promoted to design editor, a reflection of her excellent design work for several Camden Media Co. publications.

January 28, 2015 | | Business


County asks KershawHealth for $3 million to continue EMS

Kershaw County is asking KershawHealth for $3 million to assume operating emergency medical services (EMS) for the first 21 months following the anticipated March 31 takeover of the hospital by Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn. The county is asking KershawHealth to make the payment out of the money Capella will pay to lease KershawHealth's real estate and purchase its furniture, fixtures and equipment.

January 28, 2015 | By Martin L. Cahn and Gary Phillips C-I editors | Healthcare


Betty Bell

A funeral service for Betty Hinson Bell, 82, of Kershaw, SC, was held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 25, 2015, in the sanctuary of Kershaw Second Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Kershaw City Cemetery. Rev. Tony Pope officiated.

January 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Paul Reece

Paul Wayne Reece, 67, of Cassatt, SC, died Tuesday, January 20, 2015. A memorial service will be private. Memorials may be made in Paul's memory to the Disabled American Veterans of SC, Inc. PO Box 5317, West Columbia, SC 29171

January 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Charlie Haynesworth Holloman III

Funeral service for Charlie Haynesworth Holloman III, 79, will be held on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Church of God with burial to follow in the St. John United Methodist Church Cemetery, Spring Hill. The family will receive friends today 6-7:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to St. Andrew Church of God, 4238 Red hill Road, Camden, S.C. 29020.

January 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ariail for Jan. 26, 2014

January 26, 2015 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Jan. 26, 2015

• We hope you had as much fun reading our recent front page story on the 2015 Junior Leadership Kershaw County's etiquette class as we did putting it together. The entire Junior Leadership program -- taking some of Kershaw County's brightest and most promising students and giving them the opportunity to interact with a variety of leaders from across the county -- is one we're lucky to have in our community. The etiquette class, held at Boykin's Mill Pond Steakhouse, taught these already well-mannered teens the finer points of moving through society, especially at a fancy restaurant. Parents often ...

January 26, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: What I love about my South

It happened the other day. It's funny how things so simple can remind us of things so meaningful, of those sweets that are tucked inside our hearts and unknowingly treasured.

January 26, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Morgan: The Abbeville decision

While I was taking a finance class as part of my doctoral program in Virginia in the early 1990s, one of the topics we discussed was a lawsuit that had been filed in South Carolina, now called the Abbeville case, which challenged South Carolina's structure for funding public education. Life takes funny turns. Here I am 21 years later in South Carolina when the case is finally settled.

January 26, 2015 | KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Calling the shots

DOVER, Del. -- Camden native and former Camden High School football standout Kenny Carter was named as the head football coach at Delaware State University last Wednesday.

January 26, 2015 | | Sports


Camden native to sign newest book at Kirkwood center

Rickey E. Macklin, a Camden native, will sign copies of his books at the Kirkwood Community Center, 2402 Carlos St. in Camden, from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5.

January 26, 2015 | | Localife


Tips for finding if a pet is right for your family

Pets often make wonderful additions to a household. Parents not only love pets because animals bring smiles to their children's faces, but also because pets teach kids about responsibility.

January 26, 2015 | | Localife


WE stands for Work Experience at CCTC

A new economic development program involving businesses and industries in Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties will offer paid work experience opportunities for Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) industrial and engineering technology students. Officials announced the launch of the WE, or Work Experience, program during a press conference at CCTC's main campus Thursday.

January 26, 2015 | | Education


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