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Janette Quinn

A graveside service for Janette Cogdell Quinn, 81, of Elgin, SC, will be held at 10:00AM, Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at Blaney Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Philip Blankenship, Rev. Ron Gregory, and Dennis Ray, Mrs. Quinn's grandson, will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00PM, Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Janette's memory to Blaney Baptist Church.1400 Blaney Road, Elgin, SC 29045.

August 13, 2012 | | Obituaries


Geraldine B. Beck

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Geraldine B. Beck, 89, of Camden, SC will be held at 11:00 AM , Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Aiken Memorial Park, Aiken, SC. Rev. Mark Hopkins will officiate. Memorials may be made in Geraldine's memory to Hermitage Arise & Build Fund, Hermitage Baptist Church, 814 Jefferson Davis Highway, Camden, SC 29020.

August 13, 2012 | | Obituaries


Sara M. Ridley

A celebration of life service for Sara M. Ridley, 73, will be held Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Southside Baptist Church. The Rev. Everett Recconu and the Rev. Lyn Hill will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Memorials may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation Gift Processing Center PO Box 5018 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018.

August 13, 2012 | | Obituaries


John C. Saunders,III

John C. Saunders, III, of Ellenwood, Ga., died August 3, 2012. He was the son of J.C. and Jerry Saunders of Camden, S.C. There will be a memorial service Thursday, Aug. 16 at 11:00 a.m. at Camden First Baptist Church with Rev. Bruce Hancock officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair St., Camden, S.C. 29020. Inturment will be held for family only at Quaker Cemetery.

August 13, 2012 | | Obituaries


Christmas in July wraps up

August 13, 2012 | | Localife


Onward Christian ‘Teavangelicals’

Despite the tea party's well-known fiscal focus, the anti-tax budget-slashing movement's most underappreciated energy source may be its evangelical Christians.

August 13, 2012 | | Columns


KershawHealth Board of Trustees

KershawHealth's nine-member board of trustees is appointed for six-year terms by the Kershaw County Council. These trustees, who come from throughout Kershaw County, represent a broad range of expertise. Because healthcare is such a complicated and highly-regulated business, serving on the board demands a great deal of work and a significant time commitment. We are deeply grateful for those who, during the last 100 years, have given so generously of their time and talents. Their leadership and support have been critical to the growth and quality of healthcare in Kershaw County.

August 13, 2012 | By Donnie Weeks, KershawHealth president and CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Miss Dickey, Mr. Handley plan fall wedding

Mrs. Melody Dickey of Lugoff and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Handley of Franklin, Tennessee, announce the engagement of Ms. Courtney Nicole Dickey of Lugoff, to Christopher Charles Handley of Franklin, Tenn.

August 13, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


Miss Simenson, Mr. Tolbert to wed in September

Mr. and Mrs. Todd Simenson and Mr. and Mrs. Barry Tolbert announce the engagement of Miss Ashley Marie Simenson of Sumter, to Brian John Tolbert of Camden. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Todd Simenson of Sumter. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Barry Tolbert of Lugoff and the late Judith Paciulan of Camden.

August 13, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


Dudley 52nd Family Reunion

The Dudley 52nd Family Reunion was hosted by Willie and Aretha Forbes of Camden from July 27-30 with a "Western Style" theme. Yvette Dudley, P.C., of Roosevelt, N.Y. was the mistress of ceremony.

August 13, 2012 | | Localife


NCHS Class of ‘03 planning reunion

North Central High School class of 2003 is planning a 10 year class reunion. Please provide name, address, e-mail address and phone number to: whitefrancesca@yahoo.com or by mail to Francesca E. White: 4400 Dorchester Rd; Suite 108, North Charleston, SC 29418. For details contact Francesca White, (843) 751-2222.

August 13, 2012 | | Localife


Battle of Camden Remembrance Day

The redcoats will be returning to Camden. On Aug. 18 , Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site will be having its Battle of Camden Remembrance Day. The "No Battle" fun family outing will include several activities for people of all age groups to enjoy.

August 10, 2012 | Porche' Matthews Chronicle Independent | Localife


Ariail for Aug. 10, 2012

August 10, 2012 | | Ariail


Get ready, set, go for KershawHealth Springdale 5K at Sunset

The fourth annual KershawHealth Springdale 5K at Sunset will be held on Saturday, August 18 at Springdale Race Course. The 5K Walk/Run is coordinated by the United Way of Kershaw County and benefits the United Way's Health Care Council and its mission of improving the health of everyone in our community.

August 10, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Michael S. Becker

Michael S. Becker of Camden, SC, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at his home. Born in Connecticut, April 4, 1938, he was the son of the late James S. Becker Sr., and Mildred Smith Becker. Michael grew up in Camden, SC, attended college from 1957 to 1974 studying Physics at Duke University, receiving a B.S. and Ph.D in Physics from the University of Florida and studying accounting at Pace University. He was a member of the American Physical Society, Sigma Xi (Physics Society) and the Mathematical Association on America. He was published as a Mathematician in ...

August 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Army Pvt. Bracey has graduated from basic combat training

During nine weeks of training, Army Pvt. Devin W. Bracey studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness. He also received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

December 17, 2014 | | Military


Letters: Reader says Democrats ‘confessing’ torture is distraction

I'm sure everyone is abreast of all the hullaballoo over interrogation techniques used by the CIA to get information from the Guantanamo detainees to assist in avoiding another World Trade Center disaster. Dianne Feinstein, along with Obama and most of the congressional Democrats, insisted on "confessing," as they put it, despite the secretary of state urging against it, terming it detrimental to our interests and safety abroad. So, immediately, China and Korea termed us "bad boys," and why not -- didn't the current administration essentially say that?

December 17, 2014 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Christmas Flicks

What's your favorite Christmas movie?

December 17, 2014 | | Sidewalk Survey


Noble: It all started with BBQ

Recently, I had lunch with three old friends. All of us are proud South Carolina natives, amateur history buffs and great fans of barbecue (BBQ). We decided to meet at a new BBQ joint that we were all anxious to try.

December 17, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Editorial: Police officers

With police behavior having been in the news recently because of incidents in which white officers killed unarmed black citizens, there has been much discussion -- rightfully so -- about whether some officers are acting recklessly. Racial profiling, of course, has been a part of this discussion, as it should be. It's interesting, then, that the U.S. Supreme Court handed down an opinion earlier this week giving some leeway to police who make "reasonable mistakes" in enforcing the law. Of course, reasonable mistakes don't include the right by officers to act without provocation or to use undue force. And ...

December 17, 2014 | | Editorials


Slow start haunts Knights, again

Cary Phillips has been the head coach of the North Central boys' basketball team for all of five games. But he already knows his team needs to get off to better starts to avoid beginning behind the 8-ball.

December 17, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


Holiday hoops camp on tap at Camden High

The Camden High School boys' basketball program and the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department are hosting a two-day, pre-Christmas camp at the school on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 22 and 23.

December 17, 2014 | | Sports


Leopards get the belt and revenge in winning tourney title

Heading into Saturday's inaugural Battle for the Belt wrestling tournament, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School head coach Ted Monroe's mission for his team was two-fold. First, they wanted to win the 16-team event and the other objective was to avenge a loss to Sullivan Middle School, which snapped the Leopards' 60-match win streak two weeks earlier.

December 17, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs take second in MCCU Holiday Classic

With two of its wrestlers winning titles and six others placing in the top four, South Pointe High School captured this past weekend's 23rd annual Mid-Carolina Credit Union Holiday Classic Wrestling Tournament hosted by Lugoff-Elgin.

December 17, 2014 | | Sports


FMU Army ROTC cadet commissioned

Lugoff native, 2nd Lt. Adam Truesdale was honored as a newly commissioned officer in the U.S. Army during a ceremony on Dec. 12 as part of Francis Marion University's Army ROTC program.

December 17, 2014 | | Military


William G. Blake

William G. Blake, 91, of Camden, SC, died Monday, December 15, 2014. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

December 17, 2014 | | Obituaries


Parker: Talk about a wildfire

WASHINGTON -- First there's the spark, then the conflagration, followed by the litigation and then, surely, the movie.

December 17, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Local businessman donates to buy bulletproof vests

Kershaw County businessman Frank Lee kicked off an effort to purchase replacement bulletproof vests for Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies. Lee donated funds to do so through the Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF).

December 17, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Party with a purpose

Foster Care Review Board 5E members (from left) Mary Long, Sandra Inabinet and Chair Laurie Parks helped host 50 Camden women on Dec. 10 for what it is calling the First Annual Girls' Night Out Christmas Party." The "party with a purpose" collected donations for 13 Kershaw County foster children ages 2 to 18 years old. The ladies collected more than $2,300 in toys, cash and gift cards, which were used to purchase clothing and other specific items on the children's wish list. In 2012, Board 5E became the S.C. Governor's Office Children's Foster Care ...

December 17, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


Making history

Each Nov. 11, a ceremony is held at the gravesite of U.S. Gen. John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing, commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during World War I. For the first time in Arlington National Cemetery's history, officials chose a Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) unit to lay a wreath at Pershing's gravesite.

December 17, 2014 | | Military


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