When we Americans celebrate the Fourth of July, what word comes readily to mind? Freedom -- and rightly so. But you can't have freedom without other virtues.
Funeral service for Marlene Francis Taylor Dixon, 81, Lugoff, will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church with burial to follow in Malvern Baptist Church Cemetery, Camden. The Rev. Matt Galloway and Rev. Jimmy Atkerson will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 10:00-11:00 a.m. prior to the service in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to Friendship Baptist Church, 1056 Hwy 1 South, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.
• Having watched and participated in July Fourth celebrations, we are struck by the same thought that hits us each year on Independence Day: that despite this country's problems, even with the bipartisan wrangling that threatens to upend our political process, considering the economy that is having a hard time gaining traction, the United States is still far and away the greatest country in the world. We join others across Kershaw County in celebrating the magnificent heritage and promising future of the good old U.S. of A.
Congress is hotly debating media leaks about President Barack Obama's "kill list" of terrorists to be targeted by unmanned drones. They should be debating the drone policy itself.
Sanders Stoney Post 203 and Unit 203 sponsored students from Camden High School to attend the 66th Annual Session of Palmetto Boys State and Palmetto Girls State held in Anderson and Clinton, South Carolina which was a weeklong lesson in civics for 1,450 of South Carolina's top high school students. Also, the delegates were eligible to get a head start on their college career and potentially earn college credit hours that could transfer to the university they choose to attend. Pictured here (left to right) are Nierra Coleman; Jarvis Crim; Jazzmine Devlin; and Dre' Dubose. The South Carolina ...
Three veteran Kershaw County School District teachers have been named as assistant principals for the 2012-13 school year while two other assistant principals will trade assignments.
Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) Director Chet Horton congratulates Natalie Harris, a senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, on becoming the first ATEC student ever to win a national scholarship from the National Technical Honor Society. Harris is one of only 125 students nationwide to receive a $1,000 Jon H. Poteat $1,000 scholarship.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dean Watson are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Anne Nye of Irmo, to John Kennedy DuBose, III of Camden, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kennedy DuBose, Jr. of Camden.
This is the first year the Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has given (DAR) scholarships. For the past three years, we have had luncheons to raise money for a high school senior. Members of the DAR and benevolent citizens have contributed enough so that we are able to donate $500 scholarships to the following deserving seniors. These students have shown an interest in preserving history. They have participated in community activities and achieved high academic standards.
Mr. Richard James Tucker, 53, of 706 Calhoun Street, Camden, SC, passed on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 3:00 PM at Good Hope -Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Camden, SC, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Haile's Funeral Home is assisting the family.
An outdoor memorial for John Rufus Sanders, Jr. is set for Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 2119 Camp Lystra Road, Camden, on Lake Wateree. A gathering of friends will begin at 5:30 PM. Service will be at 6:00 PM. Dress casually. Friends may come by land or boat. Call 803-428-5130 for directions.
Mr. Clarence Peebles, 68, of 114 Frost Road, Camden, SC, passed on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 11:00 AM at New Hope Baptist Church, Bishopville, SC, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Haile's Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Joshua Mitchell of Elgin traveled to Haiti in June with Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries for the dedication of a water system in an area that has been plagued by cholera since the 2010 earthquake that leveled the country's capital.
At approximately 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) traffic officers arrested Donald Wayne Gillham Jr., 45, of Sun City Center, Fla., after an officer stopped the 2012 Chevrolet he was driving on I-20 in Kershaw County and found 102 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of his vehicle.
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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.