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‘My name is Kershaw County’

My name is Kershaw County. I am located in the state of South Carolina and I possess approximately 740 square miles, and I claim to have approximately 60,000 citizens that live in me. I have a lot to boast about, so much that I cannot begin to tell of them. I am proud of my citizens and I depend on them to make me what I am. I am only as good as my people. That I know!

October 12, 2012 | Howard Burkholz Cassatt | Letters


The swing set

I tore down the old swing set last weekend, demolished it actually. I unscrewed as many nuts and bolts as I could and then took the saw to it, leaving only the pile of sand which had broken the fall of many a crying or giggling toddler at the base of the sliding board. It was time. The old structure had become a little "shop of horrors," so to speak. There were several rungs missing from the ladder, there were damaged boards everywhere, the swings had become rusty and unreliable. She was tired.

October 12, 2012 | By Dwight deLoach C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Colonial Cup tickets, parking spaces on sale

Last year's reserved space holders have until Friday, Oct. 12, in order to secure their same space(s) for this year's Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races.

October 10, 2012 | | Equine


Lady Knights improve to 13-0

The machine just keeps on rolling along with a hiccup.

October 10, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


Stradford wins grid contest

Camden's Henry Stradford missed two games to win last week's Chronicle-Independent weekly football contest.

October 10, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Nancy Whitney Gerry

Nancy Whitney Gerry, 95, of Boca Grande, Florida, and Fishers Island, New York, died peacefully September 26th in Englewood, Florida. Born March 26th, 1917, she attended the Brearley School in New York City, and the Foxcroft School in Middleburg, Virginia. Henry Averell Gerry, her husband of 60 years, preceded her in death in 2000. They lost their son, Averell, in 1960.

October 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


H. Frank Meadows

Funeral services celebrating the life of H. Frank Meadows, 92, of Camden, was held at 2:00PM, Sunday, October 7, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Bruce Hancock officiated. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Family received friends in the Camden Chapel at 1:00PM, 1 hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made in Mr. Meadows' memory to A. Sam Karesh Longterm Care, 1315 Roberts Street, Camden, SC 29020.

October 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


Suzanne Miller McKenzie

Funeral services celebrating the life of Suzanne Miller McKenzie, 80, of Camden, will be held at 11:00 AM , Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at Bethel Worship Center, in Camden. Pastor Raymond Sellers will officiate. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 6:00-7:30 PM, Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Suzanne's memory to Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605-4277.

October 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


Brent Nichols

Funeral service for Brent Ashley Nichols, 37, of Cassatt, will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Todd Warnock will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made by check to Brent's Children Memorial Fund c/o First Palmetto 407 DeKalb Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.

October 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


Patricia Ann Spielman

Funeral service for Patricia Ann Spielman, 57, will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Timrod Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Joe Stines and the Rev. Jim Wallace will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.

October 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


Louis Vaida Jr.

Services for Louis Vaida Jr., 77, will be private. Memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure Attn: Donor Services PO Box 650309 Dallas, TX 75265-0309 or PALS with Kershaw County Recreation Department, 1042 West DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.

October 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


Thomas N. Burns

Mr. Thomas N. Burns, 51, of 714 George Wright Street, Camden, SC

October 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


CCU athletic hallway named for trustee Duke Brown

Robert Duke Brown of Camden, a longtime Coastal Carolina University (CCU) trustee, was recently honored with the naming of the "Robert Duke Brown Hall of Champions" in the University's Adkins Field House. The hallway, which connects the George F. "Buddy" Sasser Hall of Fame to the building's Football Suite, was named for Brown to recognize his staunch advocacy and support of CCU's football program.

October 10, 2012 | | Education


Football fun

It's a fun time to be a college football fan in Kershaw County. While the high school teams in this area are going through a rough patch, the state's two flagship football programs -- South Carolina and Clemson -- are having banner seasons that could lead to the ultimate rivalry game Nov. 24 when the two teams will meet.

October 10, 2012 | | Editorials


Yesteryear - Oct. 10, 2012

Y to continue creative art

October 10, 2012 | | Yesteryear


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Rembert’s Hank Kerfoot, sod business featured in international publication

Hank Kerfoot, founder and president of Modern Turf-U.S.A., based in Rembert, is featured in the May/June issue of Turf News. The magazine is a publication of Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) reaching those involved with sod production in more than 40 countries worldwide.

May 20, 2015 | | Business


CMS Student Council raises money for Lugoff playground

CMS Student Council members, along with their lead teacher Mrs. Alison Lopez, worked hard this year to raise money for the school and community, including the proposed Kershaw County West Playground Project.

May 20, 2015 | | Education


Morris is new ATEC director

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees recently voted to approve Gordon Morris as the Applied Technology Education Campus' (ATEC) new director. Morris will begin serving as ATEC's director with the 2015-16 school year. He is a former ATEC assistant director.

May 20, 2015 | | Education


How to protect your pets from extreme heat

Extreme heat can be unpleasant for anyone, and pets are no exception. While it's easy for men and women to detect if their bodies are responding negatively to heat, those warning signs may not be so prevalent in pets, who may suffer in silence as the mercury continues to rise.

May 20, 2015 | | People & Places


WES student achievement

Wateree Elementary School teacher Carolyn Clippard's 5th grade class completed more than 100,000 problems in IXL, an online math program.

May 20, 2015 | | People & Places


Noted and passed - May 18, 2015

• Depending on one's point of view, it may feel like years or just yesterday since the name "Beechwood" was part of a headline in this newspaper. Nine years ago, an entire movement formed to block the 65-acre Knights Hill Road property's annexation into the city limits of Camden. Later, the same group, Preserve Camden for Responsible Growth, fought against some aspects of the plans to subdivide and develop Beechwood. In 2009, Camden Community Properties (CCP) purchased the property, promising to, eventually, create a retirement village at Beechwood under Planned Development District (PDD) zoning. After six years, it appears ...

May 18, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: When time melts away

It was over Sunday dinner when my sister told me what I did not know. A childhood friend, the red-headed, freckle-faced girl with laughing eyes and the brightest sense of humor possible, was sitting vigil with her husband as death crept close.

May 18, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Morgan: Favorite teachers and memories

One of the groups I meet with on a regular basis is Student Cabinet, which is made up of students from each of our three high schools. It's always interesting and informative for me to hear the insights, opinions and perspectives from this very formidable group of young people. They don't hold back on what they think, which is a good thing.

May 18, 2015 | By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent C-I contributing columnist | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - May 18, 2015

It is a rare occurrence, but occasionally in the world of professional sports an individual comes along who becomes the standard bearer for his particular field of competition.

May 18, 2015 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


KershawHealth celebrates National Nurses Week

KershawHealth kicked off National Nurses Week on May 6 with a reception and announcement of its latest DAISY Award winner. While many of the hospital's nursing staff attended the celebration, KershawHealth Chief Nursing Officer Stacy Collier noted some irony in the joy.

May 18, 2015 | | Healthcare


Ashley Eddings

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Ashley Michelle Tidwell Eddings, 25, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Trent McLaughlin will officiate. Burial will follow in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 PM, Monday, May 18, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

May 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mildred Ellenburg

Funeral service for Mildred Eloise Easler Ellenburg, 83, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Camden Ward. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice.

May 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


John T. “Shag” Hinson

Funeral service for Shag Hinson, 80, will be held on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at El-Bethel Faith Community Church with burial to follow in Hardshell Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Stines and the Rev. Billy Hughes will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to El-Bethel Faith Community Church, 905 Longtown Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

May 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


Frances Lucas

A funeral service for M. Frances Boykin Beasley Lucas, 86, will be held Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at Community Bible Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Peacock will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Bible Church.

May 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


Doris Truesdale Morris

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Doris Truesdale Morris, 85, of Camden, SC, will be held at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Monday, May 18, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Morris' memory to First Baptist Church, Music or Flower Ministry, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020.

May 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


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