"Literacy is at the root of a person's ability to succeed and the family is at the heart."
Dear Annie: My mom is 67 and pure evil. She manipulates her doctors, who don't know the real truth. I've tried to remain patient and respectful, to no avail. My mom has pushed everyone away. She has no friends. Since my father died, she's become severely depressed. I've supported her and stood by her after all the evil and hateful things she's done, but I can't keep doing it.
Cora Belle Lee Keys of 1706 Kennedy Dr., Camden, SC went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at Kershaw Health Medical Center. She was born on May 17, 1937, the daughter of the late Ella Belle Lewis Lee and Heyward Lee, Sr.
It does not seem as if the move into the AA ranks has fazed the North Central volleyball team in the least bit.
Senior Kyle Miller led a strong pack of Lugoff-Elgin cross-country runners in a sweep of Richland Northeast, Camden and Brookland-Cayce in a Wednesday meet hosted by RNE.
Another event, another improved finish.
It took going to first doubles, but the Camden High girls' tennis team collected their first win of the season with a 4-3 victory over host Hartsville in a Wednesday match which started in the afternoon and was not completed until past 8 p.m.
The Lexington County-Kershaw U18 and U16 boys' soccer teams traveled to Lexington on Saturday in what was the first game of the season for Coach Aron Taylor and Coach Josh Witt's U18 boys' team. And the local entry started off with a 5-2 win against BCS Arsenal.
Funeral Services for Isaac Michael Robinson, 54, of Chestnut Ferry Road in Camden will be held today, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, 2 p.m. at Abundant Life Prayer Praise and Worship Center, 804 Laurens Street in Camden with burial in the St. Paul United Methodist Church cemetery. Friends may visit at 935 Red Fox Road in Camden. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Funeral service for James Thurmon Branham, 70, will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Smyrna United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. JoAnn Lockard-Hawkins will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Smyrna United Methodist Church, PO Box 66, Elgin, S.C. 29045.
Funeral services celebrating the life of John Milton Deal, 86, of Lake Wateree, will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Camden, SC. Rev. John L. Hallman III and Rev. Dr. Chip Summers will officiate. Family will receive friends following the service in John Knox Hall at the church. Memorials may be made in Jack's memory to Honor Flight, Inc., 300 E. Auburn Ave., Springfield, OH 45505-4703 or Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb St., Camden, SC 29020 or a charity of choice.
For the past four years, when the Doby's Mill Elementary's (DME) Race to Read participants have lined up, there's been at least two members of the Adongo family present. It's become a tradition the family looks forward to.
After having their season opening match rained out against Blythewood, the Camden High girls tennis team dropped a pair of matches to host West Florence last Tuesday and to Darlington in Thursday's home opener.
The LCSC Kershaw 95 Lady Strikers Soccer Team, a first-year girls U-17 soccer team made up of varsity and junior varsity players from both Camden and Lugoff-Elgin high schools, is hosting a fundraising golf tournament for the program on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the White Pine Golf Club in Camden.
"Someone needs to go to jail."
JKA celebrates homecoming
Real estate transactions
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.
Monday: Lewisville, Darlington at Camden Military Academy (WR – 5 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Fairfield Central (BB – 6 p.m.)
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.