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Historic Camden to host McCaa’s Tavern Bare Walls Party

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.

October 07, 2013 | | People & Places


Price wins grid contest

Marion Price missed one game to win last week's Chronicle-Independent football contest .

October 04, 2013 | | Sports


Lady Knights trip up Caps

Last year, Columbia handed North Central its lone loss in Region 3-AA volleyball play.

October 04, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


Anthony Moak

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.

October 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


Ariail for Oct. 4, 2013

October 04, 2013 | | Ariail


Arrive alive

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 ...

October 04, 2013 | | Editorials


Building homes, providing hope and making the community stronger

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.

October 04, 2013 | | Arts


Norman Paul Trent, Jr.

Mr. Norman Paul Trent, Jr., 36, died Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 5, at New Beginnings Restoration Ministries, formerly Great Falls Pentecostal Holiness Church, with Rev. Jerry Catledge officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.

October 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


Eugene Kessler

A funeral service honoring the life of Col. H. Eugene Kessler, US Army (Ret), will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, October 4, 2013 at Still Hopes Episcopal Home, 1 Still Hopes Drive, W. Columbia, SC 29269. Father Johnnie Davis will officiate. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery with the Rev. James Barnhill officiating.

October 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


Where did she go?

When Peggy Sue went away, just fell off the face of the earth with no warning or even a holler, we all wondered where she had gone.

October 04, 2013 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Rec Notes: October 4

For anyone who hates to exercise, Zumba will feel more like a Salsa party than a workout. Zumba has a fast, energetic workout that is fun and addictive. You get lost in the music and dance and don't realize you're getting such a great workout! This is a great remedy for anyone looking for a fat-burning pick-me-up with a positive energy blast that will leave you feeling happy and energized.

October 04, 2013 | | Kershaw County


Ethel McCreary Freeman

Ethel McCreary Freeman, 93, of Lugoff, passed away September 13, 2013 after a long and courageous battle with numerous health problems.

October 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


Inez Rush

Funeral services celebrating the life of Inez Parker Rush, 91, of Camden will be held on Friday, October 4, 2013, at 2:00 PM, at First Baptist Church of Camden with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the Church Fellowship Center, beginning at 1:00 PM. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020.

October 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


Richard Spayne Davis

Quincy, Fl - Richard Spayne Davis was born in Camden, S.C. on December 18, 1929 and went to his eternal home Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Richard celebrated 63 years of marriage with Barbara Joan Godwin Davis, known by her family and friends as Bobbie Jo and rejoiced in the birth of two daughters, Barbara Kathryn Kay Davis Peddie (Buddy) and Karen Aleah Davis Miller (Edward).

October 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


Bill Deaton

A time of gathering to celebrate the life of William George "Bill" Deaton, 62, will be held Sunday 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

October 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


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WILLIAM H. POTEAT - Ridgeway

RIDGEWAY -- A visitation for William Howard Poteat, 71, will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2016, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at Powers ...

May 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


PATRICIA T. RAY - Cassatt

CASSATT -- Patricia T. Ray, of Cassatt, died May 22, 2016, at KershawHealth. Born at home on February 11, 1952, in Patrick SC, she was a ...

May 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


SAM D. RICHARDSON - Brooklyn

BROOKLYN, NY - Mr. Sam David "Bo" Richardson, 76, of Brooklyn, New York and formerly of Lugoff, passed on Monday, May 16, 2016. Plans will be ...

May 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


REGINA M. SABA - Camden

Regina (Jean) M Saba, 94, widow of James E Saba, passed away peacefully in her home on May 19, 2016 in Camden, SC. A private ...

May 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


ESTHER W. WHITLEY - Camden

CAMDEN -- A loving and devoted wife and mother, Mrs. Esther Waters Whitley of Camden, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2016, after a long illness.

May 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


Wil-Moore Farms to be featured in Ag + Art Tour June 18, 19

Wil-Moore Farms of 2173 Ridgeway Road in Lugoff will be the second of six farms featured next month during the huge Agri-tourism event taking place ...

May 24, 2016 | | People & Places


SCSSAR to host ceremony honoring Washington

In honor of President George Washington's visit to Camden in May 1791, the Col. Joseph Kershaw Chapter of the South Carolina Society of the ...

May 24, 2016 | | People & Places


EMS training

Local emergency management services (EMS) and other first responders took part in special training May 4 at the Kershaw County Government Center learning to deal ...

May 24, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Blaney Elementary archery team continues on path to success

The Blaney Elementary School Wildcat archery team qualified and traveled to compete in the National Archery Tournament in Louisville, Ky., again last week.

May 20, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


Lady Demons' title dreams come to an end

In a season of wins and championships --- both in-season tournaments and the Region 4-4A title --- the Lugoff-Elgin softball team had one nemesis; a stumbling block ...

May 20, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Pierce vaults his way to a state title

Well before it was his turn to grab the pole and make his way to the track to compete in Friday evening's AAA state ...

May 20, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


P-17ers in hurry-up mode as season opener beckons

After two nights of tryouts held earlier this week, first-year head coach Tyler Pike and assistant coaches Stephen Carmon and Jack LaFrage were paring down ...

May 20, 2016 | | Sports


Kershaw County players shine in Camden junior tennis event

While young tennis players from throughout the state converged on Camden for The Camden "Classically Carolina" Junior Tennis Championships sponsored by Kershaw Health and the ...

May 20, 2016 | | Tennis


Horton earns all-state honors with top-5 finish

A year away from high school tennis did little to hurt Hunter Horton's game.

May 20, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Chamber celebrates 106th year with ‘Sweet’ gala

The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce held its 106th annual meeting, awards ceremony and "Sweet Celebration" Gala on May 13. Executive Director Liz Horton said ...

May 20, 2016 | | Business


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