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Beyond the rubble of disaster….

Time and again, I am moved to emotion at the goodness of Americans particularly in instants of unexpected and horrific circumstances - natural disasters, terrorism, and life-shattering violence. It can be difficult knowing how to talk to our children about the loss and the fear surrounding events like 9/11, Hurricane Sandy, Newtown, the Boston Marathon, tornados in Oklahoma, among others. Unluckily, the majority of our kids have seen the disturbing images on television from the collapse of the World Trade Center towers to the devastation in Oklahoma to the unspeakable carnage in Boston. At times, it may seem impossible to ...

June 07, 2013 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Inabinet for June 7, 2013

The Chronicle-Independent, courtesy of the S.C. News Exchange, will now periodically feature editorial cartoons by Walt Inabinet of the The (Orangeburg) Times and Democrat. According to the S.C. Press Association (SCPA), Inabinet recently placed second in the SCPA News Contest's All Daily Division Cartoon category. He has been a local television news anchor, owned and published a weekly newspaper in Bamberg County and is "semi-retired" from Inabinet Communications, the marketing and public relations firm he founded in 1991.

June 07, 2013 | | Inabinet

It’s always a good time to say thank you

A few days ago I had the honor of attending a memorial service for Marlene Tolleson, a quiet servant at the Kershaw County Council on Aging. For more than 20 years, she worked tirelessly on behalf of those who needed her most, our seniors. An advocate, a counselor and sometimes firm encourager, the folks she served knew that they had a friend and advocate in Marlene.

June 07, 2013 | Donald P. Supplee, president United Way of Kershaw County | Letters

Ariail for June 7, 2013

June 07, 2013 | | Ariail

Fight gangs, not each other

It was a kneejerk reaction to a kneejerk reaction. That's my assessment of Rep. Bobby Rush's incendiary assault on Sen. Mark Kirk's gang-fighting proposal.

June 07, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns

Employee of small family company believes boss to be scam victim

Dear Annie: I have worked for many years at a small family-owned company.

June 05, 2013 | | Dear Annie

Baseball, softball camps on tap for next week

Here are the sports campsto be held in Kershaw County for the week of June 10.

June 05, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports

Margaretha Powers

A Celebration of Life Service for Margaretha "Greta" Powers, 80, will be held Friday from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Camden-Lugoff Elks Lodge. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Kershaw Health Hospice.

June 05, 2013 | | Obituaries

Lois Outten

Funeral service for Ms. Lois Outten, 76, of 1218 McRae Road in Camden, will be held Saturday, June 8, 2013, 3:00 P.M. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church with burial in Community Baptist Church Cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

June 05, 2013 | | Obituaries

Walter Hoover Jr.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Walter Elmer Hoover, Jr., 73, of Lugoff, will be held at a later date.

June 05, 2013 | | Obituaries

James Preston Hasty

Funeral Services for James Preston "Foots" Hasty, 74, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Wateree Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Trent McLaghlin and The Rev. Jeff Grubbs will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

June 05, 2013 | | Obituaries

Nellie Watts Creed

Nellie Watts Creed, 101, died June 1, 2013. Born May 23, 1912 in Lugoff, SC, she was the youngest child of George Franklin and Annie Rabon Watts. She was predeceased by her husband of 73 years, Smyrl Alvin Creed, her brother, George Bell Timmerman Watts of Great Falls, and her sister, Anna Kate Watts of Lugoff.

June 05, 2013 | | Obituaries

Keith Aikens

Keith Aikens passed away on May 26, 2013 in Camden, South Carolina.

June 05, 2013 | | Obituaries

Bentley Stogsdill III

Graveside services to celebrate the life of Bentley Richard Stogsdill III, 62, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, June 7, 2013 in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. James Barnhill will officiate. Memorials may be made in his memory to Camp Burnt Gin, Box 101106, Columbia, SC, 29211, attention Margie Horton, or the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

June 05, 2013 | | Obituaries

Leonard Lee Price

The memorial service for Leonard Lee Price, 92, will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at 1:00 pm at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3909 Forest Drive, Columbia SC 29204. The Celebration of Life service will be conducted by The Reverend Doctor Herman R. Yoos III, Bishop of the South Carolina Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and Senior Pastor Paul Wollner of Good Shepherd. After the service the family will greet friends at the Family Activities building.

June 05, 2013 | | Obituaries

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Beckham: One-half of a century

One was married on Gibraltar while another lives in New Zealand. One classmate resides near Sarah Palin, while another could not attend church or school ...

November 20, 2015 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Arbor Day in Camden

The city of Camden held its annual Arbor Day celebration at the Camden Archives and Museum on Nov. 5. City Urban Forester Liz Gilland organized ...

November 20, 2015 | | Camden

$30 million INVISTA Camden boiler project reduces air emissions

A $30 million investment in natural gas boilers at the INVISTA Camden plant in Lugoff is resulting in what the company says is a significant ...

November 20, 2015 | | Business

Sutton earns CBIA designation

Lorie Sutton, with Upchurch & Jowers Insurance Agency for the last five years, recently earned the Certified Builders Insurance Agent (CBIA) designation from Builders Mutual Insurance ...

November 20, 2015 | | Business

CBA membership drive

November 20, 2015 | | Business

KCBDSN opens residential home

The Kershaw County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs (KCBDSN) recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the Lewis Street Community Training Home ...

November 20, 2015 | | Kershaw County

BDK announces honor roll

Baron DeKalb Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine-weeks period.

November 20, 2015 | | Education

L-EMS releases honor roll

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine weeks.

November 20, 2015 | | Education

BES honor rolls

Bethune Elementary School recently released its honor rolls for the first nine weeks of the school year.

November 20, 2015 | | Education

Lions Club poster winners

Lyric Evans (front row, center) is the year's winner of the Bethune Lions Club's annual peace poster contest. This year's theme is ...

November 20, 2015 | | Kershaw County

Local students inducted into Phi Kappa Phi honor society

Clemson University student Harris Baker of Camden and Francis Marion University student Caitlin Tidwell of Lugoff were recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation ...

November 20, 2015 | | Education

FEMA mitigation advisors available in Kershaw County

As Kershaw County rebuilds and repairs after the recent historic floods, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local home improvement stores have teamed up ...

November 20, 2015 | | Kershaw County

Eagle Scout

Joseph Sawyer Styron achieved the rank of Eagle Scout during a Court of Honor ceremony in September. Sawyer's required service project included landscaping improvements ...

November 20, 2015 | | Miscellaneous

CMS lists first quarter honor rolls

Camden Middle School is reporting its first quarter honor rolls for the 2015-16 school year.

November 20, 2015 | | Education

Robert Lewis Shaw

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Robert Lewis Shaw will be held at 5:00 PM today, November 20, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral ...

November 20, 2015 | | Obituaries

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