• We offer a tip of the Chronicle-Independent hat to Bill Byars of Camden, who's stepping down as director of the S.C. Department of Corrections, one in a string of government jobs he's held. Byars practiced law for many years in Camden before being elected a family court judge and then moving to the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice, a troubled agency which he helped turn around. He's "retired" several times but don't bet on his sitting on the sidelines even after this one.
National Newspaper Week -- Oct. 6-12 -- is a good time to offer a fresh perspective on the newspaper industry.
Funeral services for Naomi Henrietta Griffin McCutchen will be held Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at the Bishopville Presbyterian Church at 3 P.M. Interment with military honors will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at Hancock Elmore Hill Funeral Home of Bishopville from 5 to 7 P.M Tuesday. Mrs. McCutchen passed away peacefully Sunday, October 06, 2013, at McCoy Memorial Nursing Center.
Funeral service for Mr. Frank "Sandy" Clea, Sr., 75, of 1312 Collins Circle in Camden will be held Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 11:00 A.M. at Union Baptist Church, 5840 Springhill Road in Rembert, with burial in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 1659 Kershaw Highway in Camden. Wake service will be held Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. at Collins chapel. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
WASHINGTON -- In life, context is everything; in Washington, leverage is everything else.
A memorial service for Donald Ray "Donnie" Bryant, 55, will be held Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Arnett Muldrow, the Greenville-based firm hired by the city of Camden to conduct a tourism marketing study and promotion plan will return with its initial findings today at 6 p.m. at the Robert Mills Courthouse.
The December 29, 1794, entry James Kershaw, the eldest son of Joseph Kershaw, wrote in his 1791-1814 diary states: "Dance at McCaa's per subscription." One can only assume McCaa's proprietor, John McCaa, offered the locals and wayfarers to Camden such evenings of gaiety frequently, as many taverns did.
Marion Price missed one game to win last week's Chronicle-Independent football contest .
Last year, Columbia handed North Central its lone loss in Region 3-AA volleyball play.
Funeral service for Harold Anthony Moak, 60, will be held Sunday at 5:00 p.m. at El-Bethel Faith Community Church Family Life Center with burial to follow in Hardshell Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
It's good to see that Camden High School is teaming with an organization called Arrive Alive, sponsored by UNITE International, to graphically demonstrate the dangers of distracted driving, whether it involves drinking, texting or talking on a cell phone. Using high-tech screens and simulators, Arrive Alive allows students to experience what it's like when their reactions are slowed through alcohol use, or how many distractions they are subjecting themselves to when they drive while talking on their phones -- or even worse -- texting. We'll add, by the way, that South Carolina is one of the few states that ...
Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County completed construction on its 34th home in the county last week and will begin working on its 35th home very soon. Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. The oroganization helps initiate partnerships between qualified families and community members, working together towards building a home.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested Airflack Leslie Crumpton Jr., 28, of Winnsboro on Thursday and charged him with second degree criminal sexual ...
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The Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF) Board of Directors is accepting 2016 nominations for the "Leonard Price Friend of Law Enforcement Award." Established in ...
Blaney Elementary School recently announced its honor roll for the third nine weeks.
Wateree Elementary School recenlty announced its honor roll for the third nine weeks.
CAMDEN -- Funeral service for Stanley Grayson Cooke, 63, will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home ...
Harold William Flynn, 85, of Camden, SC, died Monday, April 25, 2016. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
LUGOFF -- Funeral service for Wilma Dinkins Keith, 92, was held on Monday 11:00 a.m. at Rowan Presbyterian Church with burial follow ing in ...
Mr. Terry Keys, 64, of 882 Watts Hill Road, Lugoff, passed on Friday, April 22, 2016.
Graveside inurnment services to celebrate the life of Dorris Houser Melton, 89, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 30 ...
Mr. Mitchell Shiggs, 64, of 1118 Wilder Street, Camden, passed on Sunday, April 24, 2016. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a ...
William Henry Stokes passed away on April 1, 2016 in Richmond, Va., formerly of Bishopville.
Today's announcement the Kmart in Camden will close by the end of July is very unwelcome news. It is not surprising, however. Simply driving ...
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- African-Americans in the South can't get a break when it comes to voting, as history can't deny.