Let's be fair to Rep. Ron Paul of Texas. Contrary to a widespread impression, the libertarian-minded Texas Republican did not say during a recent Republican debate that people without health insurance should be left to die. It is only his idea of "freedom" that might cause you to think so.
With the steady fade of Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Bachman, the Republican nomination for president appears to be narrowing into a two-way race between former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Texas Gov. Rick Perry. That doesn't mean, of course, that things couldn't turn suddenly; four years ago, John McCain appeared dead in the water but mounted a strong comeback to win the nomination. But in this instance, it looks like it might be hand-to-hand combat ...
Call me a hypocrite, and you'll be pretty darned accurate if you're talking about big-time college athletics.
On Oct. 1 at 11 a.m., a special lakeside service will be held for the animals in the Kershaw County community. Dr. Gene Rollins (above), minister at Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church (LHPC), will conduct the sixth annual Blessing of the Animals on Lake Wateree to commemorate St. Francis of Assisi's October 1182 birthday. St. Francis is known for his love of animals and the environment. Rollins will speak on the significance of the day and ...
I, like any normal person, have my list of complaints, my daily doses of "woe is me" fits. I complain when the light turns red, and I am in a hurry. I, as a student, complain when a certain grade isn't reached or the teacher gives me and my peers "too much homework." Honestly, minuscule complaints in comparison to real problems that deserve grievances.
Camden High School took home the Caring Cup Sept. 17 when they surpased Lugoff-Elgin High School by more than $7,000. CHS students raised $13,700. L-EHS brought in just more than $6,500.
Get your Halloween thrills and chills at the SAFE Scream on the Green, to be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 29 at Camden's Town Green.
Graveside funeral services for Harry Edward "Ed" Blakeney, of Kershaw, will be held Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Kershaw City Cemetery. Rev. Bryant Fersner will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the First Baptist Church Parlor. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 67, Kershaw, S.C. 29067.
Herman Bowers, 67, of Camden, husband of Linda Tillman Bowers, died Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at Sumter East Health and Rehabilitation Center, Sumter. Born January 14, 1944 in Brownsville, PA, he was the son of the late Henry Bowers and Viola Moses Bowers.
Betty Ray Davis Wannamaker, Orangeburg. Services were held at 2:00 PM Thursday September 22nd at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Orangeburg, SC, followed by internment at Sunnyside Cemetery. Family received friends after the service at the residence, 2225 Broughton St., Orangeburg.
The second annual Cody Allen Wrenn Memorial Drag Race will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5 at Midlands Raceway Park in Lugoff.
Elizabeth Wooten missed just one game, but still had to go to the tie-breaker before winning the last week's Chronicle-Independent football contest.
For the second time in three years, the North Central High volleyball team proved to be inhospitable hostesses as the Lady Knights won their own Carolina Challenge Volleyball Tournament held Saturday in Boonetown.
Raymond C. Harris, 90, of Fayetteville, GA, passed away peacefully on September 14, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Thelma Brannon Harris, and his brother Walter Harris. Left to celebrate his life is his son, Wayne Harris (Marilyn) of Fayetteville, many nieces and nephews, family members and friends earned over a lifetime.
The Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will present its annual Christmas concert on Sunday at the Performing Arts Center at Camden High School. The show begins at 3 p.m. and admission is free.
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Mrs. Geneva Windham Brisbon, 57, of 41 Egypt Road, Camden, South Carolina, passed on Friday, November 29, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, December 8, 2013, 2 p.m., at Mt. Calvary Holiness Church, Rembert, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Mary Elizabeth Robinson Brevard died on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will announced at a later date by Sunset View Mortuary, LLC.
Ms. Geneva Windham Brisbon, 57, of 41 Egypt Road, Camden, passed on Friday, November 29, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
Mr. Dewayne Courtney Demeary, 36, of 735 Tremble Branch Road, Camden, passed on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 2 p.m., at St. Matthew United Methodist Church, Camden. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Funeral services for Robert Lee Evans, 50, were held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Lugoff First Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Albert Allen and the Rev. Greg Sweet officiated. The family received friends Saturday from 5-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lugoff-Elgin High School ABLE Club.
Grace Danielle Cunningham of Camden and Phillip Michael Messer of Kershaw were joined in marriage on September 7, 2013 at 3 p.m. Their wedding was held at Rock Bottom Pond Ventures of Ridgeway and the ceremony was traditional double-ring. The officiating clergyman was Jack Cobb, Jr.
Oh, the stories people tell. Not always good ones, mind you but the kind that will make you fall down on your knees and thank the good Lord up above that you don't have a story like that.