NEW YORK -- The turmoil in Egypt has been a lesson in the fragility of a right we so often take for granted: To speak.
"Remember when..." is a weekly historical feature showcasing life in Kershaw County, taken from the archives of the Chronicle-Independent. The photo this week features Camden youth hanging out at Rhame City Arena in "the old days." They include (kneeling) Mary Kate Beckham West, Kevin Culp, Patrick Davis, (standing) Kyle Eckenroth, (sitting) Jay Shaylor, Michael Horton, Tonya Reeves Koumas, Paul Foster, Abby Faulkenberry Spitzer, Sonya Reeves Price and Heather Jeffcoat Neal.
Kershaw County women are invited to a night on the town for the second annual Downtown Divas Go Red for Women's Heart Health Month, to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 17.
39 YEARS AGO -- Feb. 7-11, 1972 Photo cutline -- Check presentation -- Likie Beleos and Carl Cockfield present a check for $1,000 to Earnest L. Barfield, president of the Camden Shrine Club. The money was raised through a Shriners "Roadblock" last Sunday and will be sent to the Shriners' Crippled Childrens Hospital at Greenville, SC. Mr. Beleos is chairman of the club's Fund-Raising Committee, and Mr. Cockfield is a director ...
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I am writing in regard to an article in your paper about our new sheriff, Jim Matthews. I believe he is the best person to be in the sheriff's position.
We will never know if the outcome of the Battle of Camden would have been different had Francis Marion and his "Ragged Regiment" joined General Horatio Gates's army that fateful August 1780 morning.
Dear Annie: I have been best friends with "Claire" since junior high. She is nothing short of a knockout, with a sweet personality to match. We have always been very close, and I treasure our friendship.
THOMAS LAWRENCE BEAN Thomas Henkel and Quintestusa Raynor, both of Lugoff, announce the birth of a son, Thomas Lawrence Bean, on January 3, 2011. He weighed 8 pounds, 7.1 ounces. The maternal grandparent is Ms. Belinda Raynor of Newport, NC. The paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John Bean of West Union, SC. LEVI ALLEN WHITMIRE Anna Nichols and Russell Whitmire, both of Elgin, announce the birth of a son, Levi Allen Whitmire, on ...
Funeral service for Ananias "Fat Man" Brevard, 29, of Jacksonville, Florida, will be held Friday, February 11, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Camden First United Methodist Church, with burial in Cedars Cemetery. Mr. Brevard will be placed in the church at 12 p.m. for viewing.
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Funeral services to celebrate the life of Lowman Scott Cobb, 43, of Camden, will be held Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Mt. Hebron Free Will Baptist Church, 2486 Mt. Hebron Rd., Cassatt, with burial to follow in Sandy Grove Cemetery. Rev. Jack B. Cobb will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mr. Cobb's memory to Mt. Hebron Free Will Baptist Church, C/O Rev. Jack Cobb, Jr. 2071 Old Georgetown Rd. East, ...
The Camden Bulldog Club continues its efforts to support the athletic programs of the school throughout the school year.
Officials with the Carolina Cup Steeplechase are reporting that renewals for reserved parking spaces for the 79th edition of the Camden spring classic on Saturday, April 2, were strong and that orders for the remaining available slots have been coming into the office at a steady, if not heavy, pace.
On March 26, Lugoff Elementary will host "Shopping For A Cure," a fundraiser for Relay For Life of Kershaw County. The event will last from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at LES, located at 994 Ridgeway Rd., Lugoff. Vendors are still being accepted to participate in their Shopping For A Cure fundraiser. To sign up, or get more information, contact Jenna Atkinson at 438-8000 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to sign up is Feb. 21.
For more than 20 years, the Chamber Choir of Kershaw County (CCKC) has showcased its vocal talents during the holiday season for the community, and the tradition will continue on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County. Tickets are $5.00 and will be available at the door.
A 43-foot-long replica of the H.L. Hunley will return to the Camden Archives and Museum on Friday and Saturday. The replica last appeared in Camden in May 2012.
Dear Annie: One of my sisters has a lovely cat, but when we go somewhere with her, the kitty litter odor is overwhelming. It clings to her clothing and follows her everywhere. My sister is highly sensitive to criticism, so we haven't approached her about this. She probably doesn't notice the smell because she lives with the odor every day.
The Camden Rotary Club will host its annual "Meet Santa on the Town Green" event after Saturday's Christmas parade in downtown Camden. Santa Claus will be available for pictures and giving out candy canes until 2 p.m. Community members are encouraged to come share those Christmas wishes with Santa Claus.
The family of Edward and Louise Allen extend sincere congratulations to the couple who will celebrate 60 years of marriage on Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Allen were married December 12, 1953.
Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) will serve as host for an international exhibit featuring Anne Frank's life Jan. 7 through Feb. 15.
A pre-Christmas sports tradition returns to Kershaw County this weekend with the 22nd annual Mid-Carolina Credit Union Holiday Classic wrestling tournament at Lugoff-Elgin High School.
Taking the early lead and not giving it up, the North Central boys' basketball team evened its record after two games with a 61-51 victory over host McBee in a non-region game played last Thursday night.
Turning Saturday's Leopard Duals into the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School showcase, the L-EMS wrestling team won its own tournament by running the table against the five teams they faced.
On a day which started with so many unknowns, North Central High wrestling coach Jason Brazell received many answers he was looking for on Saturday.
The following students have enrolled at USC Upstate for fall semester: Sudesna Baral of Elgin, Sierra Benson of Camden, Markeis Murphy of Camden and Latrell Richardson of Camden.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Reed Keller Price, 72, of Bishopville, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Antioch Baptist Church in Camden. Rev.'s David Robinson, Ken Bouldin, and Jimmy Atkerson will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00-6:30 PM, on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in his memory ...
Funeral service for Herbert Lee Griswold, 80, will be held Thursday at 3:00 pm. at Wateree Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Everett Recconu will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, SC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the South Carolina Autism Society, 806 12th Street, West Columbia, SC 29169 or the American Cancer Society, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.