Mayor Jeffrey R. Graham, first elected to the city's top leadership post in 2008, has announced his intent to seek a second term as Camden's mayor.
Annie Lee Taylor Bradley, 74, of West Columbia, died Saturday, May 5, 2012. Born in Camden, SC, September 26, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Randall N. and Nettie E. Taylor. Annie was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who was known for her sweet smile and sacrificial service to others. She was a member of First Baptist Church of West Columbia.
Kelli Murphy finished third in last weekend's Carolinas Golf Association's seventh annual Vicki DiSantis Girls Championship golf tournament played at the Pine Island Country Club in Charlotte.
There will be a strong North Central presence at this weekend's class A South Carolina State Track and Field Championships to be held at Harry Parone Stadium on the Spring Valley High School campus in northeast Columbia.
For many a year, Lib and Tommy Phillips were fixtures on Lake Wateree, working their family-owned Clearwater Cove Marina and playing host to a wide variety of fishermen and fishing tournaments.
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Columbia invites sporting clay shooters to participate in the sixth Annual McDonald's of Camden Sporting Clays Tournament to be held at Hermitage Farm Shooting Sports in Camden on Saturday, May 19 beginning at noon.
On Saturday, May 12, hounds from fox hunts located in North and South Carolina will be kenneled at Springdale Race Course for the annual Carolinas Hound Show.
"In those days, the people of any means moved from Camden to Kirkwood in early summer and remained to a few heavy frosts," wrote Mrs. Alfred Doby reminisce in 1906.
To commemorate National Preservation Month, the Education Committee of the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission will hold two walking tours this month. The "Walks Through History" will be held May 12 and 26.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) and the city of Camden are pleased to bring you the first annual 'A Taste of Camden' on the Town Green, Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m.
Grace Church Kindergarten and Preschool recently held their annual St. Judes Trike-a-thon. The school raised more than $1,200 for St. Jude Childrens Hospital. The children also learned about bike safety and the importance of helping others during this fun week. Above, a group of 4-year-olds pose for a picture. From left, Laine Redfearn, David McElveen, Guerin Foss, Addy Guinn, Emily McNeil, Mason Mooneyhan, Kaitlyn Clyburn, Noah Roberts, R.J. Thomas and Patrick Oliver.
A. Jean Kramer, of Lugoff, passed from this life on Friday, May 4, 2012.
• There's a controversy over federal subsidies granted to college students, and that's a valid subject for debate, but lost in the shuffle is the fact that college costs are out of control. The expense charged to students from colleges and universities has skyrocketed in the two decades at a rate far exceeding the increase in the cost of living. Colleges need to get a handle on that before criticizing the government for not allowing large subsidies.
On Sunday, April 29, the Camden Community Concert Band was joined by the 282nd Army Band in a performance held in Rectory Square Park in Camden. Also joining the band was Fuli Wang, a cadet trumpeter from Camden Military Academy. At the show, the band premiered Full Blown March, a newly discovered musical composition by Clayton Earle Bullis Robinson.
Republicans are delighted to hear they scored better than Democrats and independents in a new survey of political knowledge. Fine. I'm sure Democrats would be just as boastful if their side scored better. Everybody in politics wants to believe that their side is brilliant and the others are a bunch of nitwits.
With the release of the final season of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" on Blu-ray, the entire series is available in high definition. Also, the latest incarnation of "Doctor Who" is on home video this week.
"Guardians of the Galaxy" actor Chris Pratt opened up about his son Jack's early arrival to the world in an emotional speech during the March of Dimes Celebration of Babies Hollywood Luncheon last week, according to Us Magazine.
Danae Ringelmann, co-founder of the crowdfunding website Indiegogo, grew up watching her parents struggle to keep their family business afloat. But instead of discouraging her from entrepreneurship, their example inspired her to change the face of how entrepreneurs get financed.
Two years after the Dec. 14, 2012, school shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, that left 20 students and six staff members dead, the complete childhood educational and psychological profile of the disturbed 20-year old shooter, Adam Lanza, has been published by the Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate, the state agency that oversees child welfare.
Second Look on Broad Street donated money to five organizations Dec. 1. A total of $1,000 was given to the Weatherization and Repair Ministries, and $1000 was given to the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County and the KershawHealth Oncology Clinic Art Cart Program. The West Wateree Community Playground Project received $2,500, and the Family Resource Center Teen program and Kershaw County Activity Center received $4,250 each. The total amount of money donated was $13,000.
• A tip of the C-I hat to Kershaw County Deputy Fred Tiah, a school resource officer at Stover Middle School in Elgin. Tiah, as we reported Friday, is from Liberia, one of the hardest-hit countries in this year's Ebola crisis. Recognizing he has been welcomed to and is finding success in America, Tiah says he wants to help children in his native country who have been orphaned by the deadly disease. He's put his idea into action, raising money to help pay for the children's education and medical supplies. Tiah also wants to be a role model ...
There are few who cannot say truthfully that they miss their parents after death has laid claim to those loved ones. The parents who taught us, scolded us and, at times, annoyed us are never forgotten, never put away on a shelf to be remembered no more.
You may have read about the letter of intent to be agreed upon between KershawHealth and MUSC Health/Capella Healthcare. This agreement is about more than simply the leasing of real estate and ownership of property. Ultimately, it is about an investment of organizational and financial resources in this community and its healthcare needs. MUSC Health/Capella Healthcare will invest heavily in programs, facilities, and services at KershawHealth that will increase our patient volume and, in turn, increase revenue. From an organizational standpoint, it will provide access to best practices and strategies to improve the quality of care provided, enhance ...
I applaud the Chronicle-Independent for front page coverage of the dropping of charges against Mr. Sammie Tucker. All too often, especially in larger media markets, good news is relegated to the back pages, while sensational news makes the front page. I believe our community newspaper makes a concerted effort to report the news as it happens and, more importantly, reports good news.
On December 5, students at Doby's Mill Elementary school participated in Kershaw County's Soil and Water Conservation District's celebration of Arbor Day. Donna Douglas explained when Arbor Day is recognized. "Arbor Day is the first Friday in December, that is when we celebrate it in South Carolina because that is the best time to plant. It's celebrated at different times in different states," Douglas explained. Students participated in an assembly honoring Arbor Day and performed skits and songs in honor of Arbor Day. "Every year the conservation district chooses a school to participate in Arbor Day ...
According to Kershaw County School District Director of Communications Mary Anne Byrd, the district received an update last week from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) saying it is seeing an early and large rise in seasonal flu cases. Byrd said the district is currently experiencing the same situation in many of the schools.
The Kershaw County School District will have a half day for students on Dec. 19, the last day of student attendance before the holiday break. Staff will work a regular schedule. Students in 3-and 4-year-old developmentally delayed and 4-year-old kindergarten classes will not attend.
Monday: Gray Collegiate at Camden Military Academy (BB – 6:30 p.m.)