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PTHS 2nd graders create replica of Camden

Second graders at Pine Tree Hill Elementary School participated in a project-based learning experience about their local community.

September 26, 2014 | | People & Places


South Carolina State Guard and Red Cross host Hurricane Hike

The South Carolina State Guard and the Sandhills chapter of the American Red Cross joined forces Sept. 20 to host the 2014 State Guard Hurricane Hike. Aside from the hike, the day consisted of several activities including: family day events, a performance of the National Anthem and speakers. There were around 200 participants, volunteers and guests. The hike began at the Camden National Guard Armory where participants had to sign-in and have their backpacks weighed before the 10k hike. Winners were presented with awards.

September 26, 2014 | | People & Places


The nation turns its back on your Casters

If you have driven past the offices of the Chronicle-Independent over the past day or so, one thing you will not see is the portable studio of ESPN's College Gameday being set up on the property.

September 26, 2014 | | Sports


Murphy wins $50 first prize

Margaret Murphy was the only entrant to miss just one of the 14 games listed and won last weekend's Chronicle-Independent football contest.

September 26, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Ariail for September 26, 2014

September 26, 2014 | | Ariail


Term limits

The concept of term limits became popular a number of years ago, but has since waned. Limits were enacted in many states across the country and in many of those, were repealed either through legal challenges or political considerations. Of course, it's not a new idea; the 22nd amendment to the constitution, ratified in 1951, prescribes that no person can serve more than two terms as president. It was passed largely because Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected four times and much of this country felt such longevity wasn't good for the country -- too much power invested in one ...

September 26, 2014 | | Editorials


From the mailbag

• My friend Waylon Fortenberry of Chesterfield County tells me that Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Palestine.

September 26, 2014 | | Columns


Reader urges city residents to vote

The election for two new members of the Camden City Council is on the ballot for Nov. 4. Voters should be reminded to vote for two of the three candidates. Two of the three candidates will be elected. Candidates for the office include Bob Williams, life-long resident of Camden and owner of Bob Williams Auto Body Repair; Deborah Davis, manager of the Habitat for Humanity Store; and Jeffrey Graham of Graham Realty and former mayor. The new council members will replace Walter Long and Willard Polk who have provided excellent service to the citizens for many years.

September 26, 2014 | James E. Parrish Jr. Camden | Letters


Cry, you’re on hidden camera

WASHINGTON -- Without prior knowledge or intent, I recently was inducted into a club I had no interest in joining, especially in light of the $200 initiation fee.

September 26, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Keith Thomas Carney

Mr. Keith Thomas Carney, 57, of 425 N. Kings Hwy. Rembert, South Carolina, passed on Sunday, September 21, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday September 26, 2014 at 1 p.m. at 1st Kershaw Baptist Church in Kershaw SC. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Camden. Haile's Funeral Home is serving the family.

September 26, 2014 | | Obituaries


Mary Ann Davis Fetner

Funeral service for Mary Ann Davis Fetner, 76, will be held on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital.

September 26, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ten at the Top

This week more than 800 movers and shakers from 10 Upstate counties gathered in Greenville. It was an amazing event because of (1) what they said, (2) what they did not say and (3) what it means for the rest of the state.

September 26, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Vivian Leslie Wooten Fisher

Funeral service for Ms. Vivian Leslie Wooten Fisher, 92, of 2115 Owen Road in Camden, will be held Monday, September 29, 2014, 1:00 P.M. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church on South Broad with burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Viewing will be held Sunday, September 28, 2014, 1:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M. with visitation from 6:00 P.M.- 8:00 P.M at Collins Funeral Home. She died Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Collins Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of the arrangements.

September 26, 2014 | | Obituaries


George Littles Joy

George Littles Joy (died Monday, September 15, 2014) Camden

September 26, 2014 | | Obituaries


Bethune native completes Marine Pilot program

Lt. Justin Steven Freeman, of Bethune, recently completed flight school for the Marines. Freeman entered the United States Marine Corps in Oct. 2011 and was named a second lieutenant that same month. He completed aviation preflight training in Nov. 2012 and primary flight training in Dec. 2012. Freeman began advanced helicopter training Feb. 2014 and was designated as a naval flight officer Aug. 22. He is set to fly the UH-IY (Huey), which is equipped to provide all six Marine Aviation functions.

September 25, 2014 | | People & Places


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A fondness for old gas pumps

Something about old gas pumps pleases me. I think of them as elder statesmen, as senior citizens left behind by the rush of time itself ...

December 12, 2017 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Lead kindly light

Lead Kindly Light, amid th'encircling gloom, lead thou me on!

December 12, 2017 | By Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: Pickleball is a great game

Pickleball, if you haven't heard of it, you most likely will. It's the up and coming racket ball game for all ages and ...

December 12, 2017 | Vicki Porter Camden | Letters


Lakewood outnumbers Dogs in 62-56 victory

Several numbers did not add up for the Camden boys' basketball team, including the final ones.

December 08, 2017 | | Camden High/Middle


Ariail - Dec. 8, 2017

December 08, 2017 | | Ariail


Buddy Small and Henry Stradford

Hulan Alva "Buddy" Small and Henry Stradford Jr. both shunned the spotlight, but what they did in the field of athletics spoke volumes for the ...

December 08, 2017 | | Editorials


The process worked

Something remarkable happened in South Carolina legal and political circles on December 5. A sitting circuit judge running unopposed for reelection withdrew her candidacy before ...

December 08, 2017 | By Jay Bender C-I guest columnist | Columns


Down by the Catawba River

Driving north on U.S. 21 toward a "very small town," I watch the land change. Hills rise into view. Large rocks protrude from the ...

December 08, 2017 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


DOLL BRAILSFORD

Funeral services for Doll Erline Brailsford, 78, will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at St. Matthew Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery ...

December 08, 2017 | | Obituaries


CHARLES EDWARD CAMPBELL

Graveside service for Charles Edward Campbell, 80, was held Tuesday, December 5, 2017 in Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Philip Blankenship officiated ...

December 08, 2017 | | Obituaries


CHRISTINA T. CHAMBERS

Ms. Christina T. Chambers, 62, of 2370 Browntown Road, Bishopville, SC, passed on Monday, December 1, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted:at 3 p ...

December 08, 2017 | | Obituaries


WILLIAM ROBERT COOK

William Robert (Bob) Cook of Liberty Hill, SC formerly of Monroe, NC passed away on December 4, 2017. He was born in Monroe on April ...

December 08, 2017 | | Obituaries


ELEANOR GASTGEBER

Eleanor Lillian Gastgeber, 87, passed away peacefully Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Born in Perth Amboy, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Frank ...

December 08, 2017 | | Obituaries


ROGER HOWLE

Roger Crawford Howle, 59, of Camden, SC, died Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

December 08, 2017 | | Obituaries


RUTH EATHER MICKLE

Mrs. Ruth Eather "Bay" Mickle, 78, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will ...

December 08, 2017 | | Obituaries


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