After a reading a recent letter regarding the YMCA in this column, and with other recent circumstances that have occurred, I found a need to write a response.
• As the teachers' strike unfolded in Chicago and protesting educators swarmed city streets, we watched with interest as one teacher explained, with a straight face, why they were going out on strike. "We want to make sure all the children in Chicago get the kind of education they deserve," he said. We've noticed that whatever the location, teachers who shut down schools always mouth the party line that they are doing it for the kids and not for themselves. We hope nobody actually believes that.
A graveside service celebrating the life of Barbara Holston McGriff Langford, 65, of Camden, will be held at 2:00PM, Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at Wateree Baptist Church Cemetery in Camden. Rev. Bobby James will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday, September 17, 2012 from 7:00-8:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Barbara's memory to Wateree Baptist Church, 2024 Haile Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Kershaw County Council adopted a noise ordinance in July that will be enforced by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office. The new ordinance will target loud and unnecessary noise in unincorporated residential areas of the county.
Funeral services for Mattie D. Cunningham, 89, of 1005 Medfield Road in Lugoff, will be held Monday, September 17, 2012, 4:00 p.m. at Good Hope Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church with burial in the Good Hope Methodist Church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Willie "Knocka" Jones, 92, of 69 Truesdell Avenue, Lugoff, died Thursday, September 13, 2012. Family and friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Jones Family.
Dear Annie: Am I strange? I like to keep my house clean and neat. In addition, I check for items that may need fixing so the house is not in disrepair. Although friends and family think I am "anal," I do not feel that I am obsessive.
College athletics has become too big and too important, a behemoth that sometimes seems to control the academic process rather than the other way around. But that is what it has come to, and with the huge amounts of money being tossed around for TV rights to college football and basketball games, it's hard to see it going the other way.
Joyce A. Maley, Captain, U.S. Air Force (Retired), Elgin, SC, passed away on August 1, 2012. She was born in Iowa on June 5, 1952 to the late Leonard and Cleo Maley and grew up in Modesto, CA. Joyce joined the U.S. Air Force in 1977 as a member of the Air Force band and retired in 1997. After retirement, she lived in Elgin where she bred Chinook dogs and was active in the local music community.
Cecchetti USA, a national organization of dance educators, is pleased to announce Camden resident Judith Hawkesworth has been appointed as a Cecchetti USA National Examiner.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will host its annual meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. in the Jim & Pat Watts Performing Arts Wing at the FAC. Donors, friends, participants and volunteers are especially invited to gather as the Center reviews its accomplishments in 2011-2012 and announce its plans for an exciting 2012-2013 season.
I want to address this letter to the people who have changed the stop lights at the intersections of DeKalb and Fair Street, the intersections of DeKalb and Lyttleton Street, the intersection of DeKalb and Broad Street, and the intersection of DeKalb and Battleship Road. Why have the road names not been put back up near the stop lights?? It was always easy to give directions to someone with the road names up, but now they would not be able to find Fair, Lyttleton, Broad Street, or Battleship Road.
The men sat directly across from each other in the small bay of the dual prop aircraft over eastern Afghanistan, the only sound, the drone of the propellers, the only light, the red filtered lenses often used at night. They were all Middle Eastern, all the same build, all wore similar clothing. Other than these similarities, the differences were stark. Three of the men wore black hoods, completely covering their heads. They could not see Khalil although he was a mere three to four feet across from them. They were strapped to the inside wall of the plane and could ...
Rose Arline Beebe, 89, peacefully journeyed home September 8, 2012 at Legacy Heights Memory Care in Charlotte, NC. Born in Oto, Iowa in 1923, she was the daughter of the late Kizzie Petersen and Lee Dolan.
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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
• 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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Lugoff-Elgin High School boys' soccer will host its annual alumni soccer game on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium.