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Emily Stevenson Vereen

A funeral service celebrating the life of Emily Stevenson Vereen, 88, of Camden, will be held at 11:00 a.m, Monday, February 25, 2013 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden. Rev. John Hallman will officiate. Family will receive friends following the service in Westminster Hall. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Emily's memory to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.

February 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


Sporting clays tourney benefits Ronald McDonald House of Columbia

The seventh annual McDonald's of Camden Sporting Clays Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 6 at Hermitage Farm Shooting Sports in Camden. The event benefits the Ronald McDonald House of Columbia.

February 25, 2013 | | Sports


NC softball tournament goes to bat against breast cancer

The North Central High School varsity softball team is sponsoring the inaugural "Beat Cancer With a Bat" Lady Knight Invitational beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 26.

February 25, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


Thomas Keith Simon

A memorial service for Thomas Keith Simon, 57, will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Homer Hinson will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

February 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


Anthony Johnson

Mr. Anthony Johnson, 41, of 971 Wateree Blvd., Camden, SC, passed on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, February 23, 2013 @ 1:00 PM @ Community Baptist Church, Camden, SC, Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Haile's Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

February 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


Maxwell Wood

A funeral service celebrating the life of Maxwell Leslie " Max" Wood, 88, of Camden, will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden. Rev. John Hallman and Rev. Chip Summers will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at Westminster Hall. Memorials may be made in Max's memory to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

February 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


Mary Goff Pate

A graveside service celebrating the life of Mary Goff Pate, 88, of Camden, will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Hillcrest Baptist Church Cemetery in Elgin. Rev. Craig Thompson and Buster Morris will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mary's memory to Malvern Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 1514 Malvern Hill Drive, Camden, SC 29020.

February 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


Grace Episcopal Church receives new acolyte statue

Sculptor Bob Baronowski's statue of an acolyte was recently added to the Memorial Garden of Grace Episcopal Church at 1315 Lyttleton St. in Camden. The bronze figure is 4 feet, 6 inches tall and faces the church as if leading a procession toward the building. Mr. Baronowski is a member of the National Scupture Society and the American Medallic Sculpture Association. Baronowski's works consist of portraiture, figurative and relief sculpture in terra cotta and hot and cold cast bronze. The garden is open to the community.

February 22, 2013 | | People & Places


Little Miss/Teen Miss Camden-Kershaw County pageant

The Little Miss/Teen Miss Camden-Kershaw County pageant was held Feb. 9, in Camden. Twenty contestants competed for the Camden and Kershaw County titles. The winners will compete in the Little Miss South Carolina pageant in June in Hartsville.

February 22, 2013 | | People & Places


Gun bill

A bill that would allow guns in restaurants and bars is making its way through the S.C. Senate, but the proposal is vague, aimless and filled with potential for trouble. As one senator remarked, "Alcohol and guns don't mix," and the same lawmaker said he hadn't talked to a single law enforcement person who was in favor of it. We doubt he'll find many.

February 22, 2013 | | Editorials


KCSO seeks person of interest in Kmart robbery

Wednesday, the Chronicle-Independent's weekly crime report featured an armed robbery at a "West DeKalb Street" department store where the suspect got away with $1,700. Now, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and Crimestoppers are hoping to find and speak with a man who may know something about the robbery at what is now being officially identified as the Camden Kmart.

February 22, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Rec Notes -- Feb. 22, 2013

The Kershaw County Recreation Department is currently registering for the Youth Baseball Leagues. Boys and girls must be four by May 1, 2013 to play baseball.

February 22, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Nelson "Pete" Brown, Jr.

Mr. Nelson "Pete" Brown, Jr., 63, of Rockford, Illinois, and formerly of Lucknow, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden.

February 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


Ariail for Feb. 22, 2013

February 22, 2013 | | Ariail


Boys in the back of the class

Every year, millions of well-intentioned American kids show up at kindergarten or first grade woefully unprepared to learn. Some can't even tell you their own complete name, let alone spell any of it.

February 22, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


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Phyllis Mays Davis

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Phyllis Mays Davis, 68, of Bethune, SC will be held Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Bethel United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Gary Romines will officiate. The family will receive friends today, May 27, at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel from 6:00-7:30 PM.

May 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


James Odell Cooper

Mr. James Odell Cooper, 87, of Camden, died Saturday, May 23, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Cooper family.

May 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


County receives $500K grant for Governor’s Hill water line

Kershaw County recently received a $500,000 grant from the South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (SCRIA). The money will be used to complete a water line to Governor's Hill Industrial Park, according to Kershaw County officials.

May 27, 2015 | | Kershaw County


L-EHS Beta Club donates to animal shelter

Lugoff-Elgin High School's Beta Club recently donated food, toys, treats and supplies to Kershaw County's Walter M. Crowe animal shelter. The Beta Club is a service club for high school students with a GPA of 3.3 or higher. "We focus on service in the community and in the school. We look for ways to help, especially in the community. One of the things the kids wanted to do was to help out the animal shelter," L-EHS Beta Club advisor Patricia Joyner said. Students collected various items to help with caring for the animals at the shelter. "We ...

May 27, 2015 | | Education


Drakeford, Parks appointed to NLC committees, councils

Camden City Councilwomen Alfred Mae Drakeford and Laurie Parks were recently appointed to National League of Cities (NLC) committees and councils.

May 27, 2015 | | Camden


Memorial Day remembrances

May 27, 2015 | | Military


Crime Report - May 27, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating an alleged case of embezzlement in which a Lugoff woman is accused of stealing nearly $117,000 from her employer, a Lugoff medical clinic.

May 27, 2015 | By Gary Phillips and Tenell Felder C-I editorial staff | Crime-Police-Fire


FAC Day Camp registration underway

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announces its summer camps and activities for both children and adults beginning in early July of 2015. Enjoy favorite standbys such as dance, clay, and visual art, along with several new and exciting camps this summer. The camps will take place on the campus of the FAC located at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden. Registration for all camps is available by calling the box office at 425-7676 and online at www.fineartscenter.org. MasterCard, Visa, Discover, personal checks and cash are accepted.

May 27, 2015 | | People & Places


Red Nose Day

Heritage Community Bank participated in Red Nose Day. Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. People across the country came together to have fun and raise funds and awareness.

May 25, 2015 | | People & Places


Safety tips for summer fun

The weather is heating up and Americans are heading outdoors to soak up the fun. Warm weather enthusiasts should keep safety on the top of their minds when they're out camping, boating and barbecuing.

May 25, 2015 | | People & Places


55th wedding anniversary

May 25, 2015 | | People & Places


Ariail for May 25, 2015

May 25, 2015 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - May 25, 2015

• We hope the community will join us in cheering on five Camden Military Academy (CMA) cadets who will travel in June to the University of Maryland to enter their National History Day performance piece into competition. The play is based on events from the 1950s and '60s surrounding the Civil Rights movement in Summerton, just an hour south of Camden. It's not just a matter of grabbing a few quotes off the internet and slapping together a script. The cadets, lead by CMA Dean of Students John Heflin, extensively researched the events leading to the landmark Briggs v. Elliott ...

May 25, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: The wealth of being poor

My people, as I have long said, were raised up on hard times in the Appalachian foothills. I don't know that I had a grandparent who ever saw the sum of $500 at one time or even held a $100 bill in hand.

May 25, 2015 | | Columns


Rebecca Wright

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Ina Rebecca Cofer Wright, 79, of Lugoff, S.C., will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 30, 2015 at St. John's United Methodist Church in Lugoff, S.C. Rev. Michael Leonhardt will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Wright's memory to a charity of one's choice.

May 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


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