Here we are in the first days of 2015. Happily, I am beginning this new year by looking forward to the next chapter as I finally move from a house and location I outgrew years ago. As part of selling my house and moving, the process of packing has become a gigantic task of both what to keep and where to put it all. I never knew I had so many useless items until I filled garbage bags with high school yearbooks and other things I can neither assign memory or value. What I dearly love about nature, though, is ...
Melissa Brazell (Emmons) has a love for her community and a passion for public service. Those shining qualities were apparent when I encountered her when I was campaigning for chairman of Kershaw County.
WASHINGTON -- If we can be serious for a moment: The president made an error in judgment by not sending someone with a higher profile than our ambassador to join world leaders Sunday at a solidarity rally in Paris.
She's ready for the runway, Miss Camden set for state pageant
Robert Edward Craig, 90, of Camden, SC, died Sunday, January 11, 2015. A funeral service for Mr. Craig will be private. Memorials may be made in Mr. Craig's memory to Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020. Mr. Craig was born in Newport News, VA, the son of the late Earnest Ervin Craig and Addie Bell Smiley Craig. He was retired from DuPont, was in the Army Air Corp and was a member of Bethesda Presbyterian Church. Robert will be remembered for his love of family and active involvement in their lives. He especially ...
A funeral mass for Patricia Ann Wilson Dozier, 76, will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Father John Zimmerman will officiate. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, or Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.
A memorial service to honor the life of Robert Lindsay King, 83, of Camden, SC, will be held at 1:00 PM, Monday, January 12, 2015 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden. Rev. David Weaver and Rev. Steve Patterson will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Memorials may be made in Robert Lindsay's memory to Kershaw County Hospice, 124 Battleship Road, Camden, SC 29020, Abbey Road Hospice, 5429 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29212 or Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Funeral services for Mildred Miles McDonald, 82, will be held Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Eric Boone, Rev. Doug Whitfield and the Rev. Paul Miles will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Pine Grove Baptist Church Building Fund.
A visitation for Thomas Melvin Hudson III, 60, was held Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.
James Earl Mangum born July 15, 1956 died January 9, 2015. He was the son of the late Charlie W. Mangum, Sr. and the late Kathleen B. Mangum. He is survived by two sons James (Jim) E. Mangum, Jr. of Patrick and Matthew (Matt) E. Mangum of Bethune. Two brothers Charlie (Billy) W. Mangum, Jr. of Bethune, Christopher (Chris) R. Mangum of Hartsville, a sister Betty M. Small of Bethune. A memorial service will be held Wednesday January 14, 2015 at Harmony Baptist Church at 2 p.m. in Bethune
Mrs. Carrie Lee Sumpter Bracey, 77, of 224 Tap Boot Road, Rembert, South Carolina passed on Saturday, January 10, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, January 16, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Union Baptist Church in Rembert, SC. Burial will take place at Union Baptist Church Cemetery in Rembert, SC. Nelson Haile Funeral Home is serving the family.
A graveside service for Blanche Evelyn Sanders, 95, will be held Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Steve Lee will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10-11 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice house.
Real estate transactions
Sunday was a big night for movies like "Boyhood," "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," all of which took home top honors at this year's Golden Globe Awards. The annual event, which was broadcast from the Beverly Hilton in California, kicked off the 2015 awards season with a mostly predictable lineup of winners and losers.
When it comes to dating again after the death of a spouse, there is no "right time." Each person is different. Some people may wait months; some may wait years before entering the dating scene. Others choose to remain single.
"Someone needs to go to jail."
JKA celebrates homecoming
Real estate transactions
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.
Monday: Lewisville, Darlington at Camden Military Academy (WR – 5 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Fairfield Central (BB – 6 p.m.)
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.