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Godfather IV

(This column was written prior to the compromise bill hammered out by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama to end the federal government shutdown.)

October 18, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Replace recreation office

As a long-time citizen of Kershaw County, I am embarrassed by the condition of our recreation department office. The present condition is one of stained and sagging overhead tiles in the ceiling, years of built-up grime, carpet pieces (replaced due to water damage) which overlap causing a tripping problem, etc. I would not be surprised if there is not also a mold problem. I have spoken to some people who state they do not attend the recreation center because it agitates their breathing. I would question whether or not all the members of county council have visited this center in ...

October 18, 2013 | Linda York Lugoff | Letters


Governor proclaims Byars Day

Gov. Nikki Haley proclaimed Monday as "Judge William R. Byars Jr. Day" in South Carolina. Bill Byars is a Kershaw County resident and recently retired as the director of the S.C. Department of Corrections (SCDC). He previously served in the same capacity at the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

October 18, 2013 | | Camden


Betty Burgess

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Betty B. Burgess, 85, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden. Rev. John Hallman will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in John Knox Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials may be made to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.

October 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Karen Cheely

Born 12/23/1941 in Christiansburg, VA and raised in Pulaski, VA. She is survived by her mother Lena Thompson Spencer, currently living in Boones Mill, VA. Preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Elkins Spencer. Survived by her husband of 50 plus years, James Conway Cheely; daughter, Lynette Marie Conto of Camden, SC; son Jeffrey Patrick Cheely of High Point, NC, son-in-law Kevin Conto; granddaughter Sydney Rae Conto, daughter-in-law Beatrice Anne Cheely and one brother, K. Byron Spencer of Boones Mill, VA.

October 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary

John and Nell (Rousseau) Rankin of Elgin, SC will observe their 60th wedding anniversary along with their children; Brian Rankin (Carol), Cathy Hanna, Caren Canup (Jim), Alan Rankin (Shirley), David Rankin (Diana), Jack Rankin (Susan) on October 19, 2013.

October 16, 2013 | | Weddings & Engagements


Road race, walk kicks off Colonial Cup festivities in Camden

The 19th annual Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup 10K road race and the Vonnie Holliday Foundation 5K run/walk will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, Oct. 19.

October 16, 2013 | | Sports


Lady Bulldogs take three of four in tough week

Waiting more than two hours due to a scheduling snafu and then, having to deal with a rowdy River Bluff student section which lined the court, Camden overcame that set of circumstances to leave Lexington County with a 3-2 win last Tuesday in a Region 4-AAA volleyball match.

October 16, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle


Kahler wins, again

Michelle Kahler became a two-time winner when she only missed one game in last week's Chronicle-Independent football contest .

October 16, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


CHS netters lock up state tourney berth

Camden punched its ticket into the AAA state girls' tennis tournament with a 4-2 victory over Dreher in a conference match played last Thursday at the CHS courts.

October 16, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle


The awesome English language

The rules for correct grammar usage are many. They, however, are equaled to or exceeded by the exceptions. No one believes me when I tell them I never write without a dictionary and thesaurus by my side; after all, I taught English for many years. One student asked me, "When are we going to do something else except grammar?" I am not sure I consoled her when I replied, "We will soon study literature and composition." She sighed with relief until I said, "However, grammar plays a part in both of these." I should have mentioned it is also a ...

October 16, 2013 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Katie Miller

Mrs. Katie White Miller, 89, of Camden, entered into eternal rest of Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Born in Camden, South Carolina, she was the daugther of the late Lewis, Sr. and Eliza Chapman White and the wife of the late Frank Miller, Sr. A Celebration of Life Services will be held Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Kingdom hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Camden. Mrs. Miller will be placed in the hall at 10 a.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is the Miller family.

October 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


The stories they told

My parents told great stories. I've told you that. How they would both weave long, intriguing tales from not much of a story or one that was so good to begin with that it took little embellishment.

October 16, 2013 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Ariail for Oct. 16, 2013

October 16, 2013 | | Ariail


American Party

History hasn't been kind to third-party movements in this country, but that's not deterring two South Carolinians -- one with Democratic roots and the other with a Republican background -- from trying to launch the American Party, which they contend can be a viable alternative to the two majority parties. Jim Rex, who was superintendent of education in this state, and Oscar Loveless, a physician who once ran for governor, think voters need another option. In light of the gridlock in which our Congress has become mired, that's not a bad idea. The odds are long against the success ...

October 16, 2013 | | Editorials


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The silent majority needs to help the sheriff

It's budget time in Kershaw county and agency heads are required to submit their budget requests to county council. For the past six years ...

March 17, 2017 | By Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews C-I guest columnist | Columns


YVONNE BINGHAM

Funeral service for Yvonne Bingham, 55, of Camden, will be held Saturday, March 18th, 4:00 P.M. at Collins Funeral Home chapel, 714 W ...

March 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


Never too young to start a bucket list

A bucket list need not become a consideration only for the midlife crises victims or terminally ill. In fact, any time is a good time ...

March 17, 2017 | Anna Mock | People & Places


Wateree Elementary School vocabulary parade

After reading the story Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster by Debra Frasier, fifth grade students from Wateree Elementary School recently participated in their very own ...

March 17, 2017 | | People & Places


ROSA LEE BROWN

Mrs. Rosa Lee Brown, 89, of 1413 Highland Ave., Camden, SC, passed on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 16, 2017 ...

March 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


JEROME COLLINS BUTLER

Mr. Jerome Collins "Big Alley" Butler, 69, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services ...

March 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


HENRY GRANGER

A funeral service to honor the life of Henry Wright Granger, 77, of Camden, SC, was held Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Kornegay Funeral Home ...

March 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


MARYALICE MOORE

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Maryalice Cook Underwood Moore, 73, of Lugoff, SC, will be held at 7:00 PM, Friday, March ...

March 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


NATHANIEL PEEBLES

Mr. Nathaniel Peebles, 61, of 127 Pine Drive, Bethune, SC, passed on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced at ...

March 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


CHARLES W. TROUBLEFIELD

Charles W. Troublefield, Sr., 67, husband of Harriett Maxcy Troublefield, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Palmetto Health Tuomey.

March 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


VERNA WAY

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Verna Parker Way, 82, of Lugoff, SC, will be held at 11:30 AM, Tuesday, March 21 ...

March 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


RAY WILLIAMS

Funeral service for Ray "Doc" Williams, 67, of 555 Blackjack Lane in Lugoff, SC, will be held Saturday, March 18th, 12:00 P.M. at ...

March 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


Junior Leadership applications due March 31

The deadline for rising high school juniors and seniors to apply for the 2017-18 Junior Leadership Kershaw County class is Friday, March 31.

March 17, 2017 | | Education


Sheriff gives $100,000 check to SCVAN

Every year, every county in South Carolina collects money from fines and assessments following court proceedings. A percentage of those funds are mandated by state ...

March 17, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Quiz Bowl champs!

Bethune Elementary was the overall winner of the Kershaw County School District's Academic Quiz Bowl for the Kershaw County School District elementary schools. All ...

March 17, 2017 | | Education


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