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Noted and passed - Oct. 8, 2012

• We start with a tip of the Chronicle-Independent hat to Jim and Pat Watts for their giving ways in helping the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County construct and open a new performing arts wing at the center. The new 3,876-square foot-wing, dedicated in their name at the FAC's recent annual meeting, will allow the center to expand its theater arts education and performance programs. It's a great addition to the FAC campus for which we say, "Bravo!"

October 08, 2012 | | Editorials

Powers & Gregory sends coaches out with a league championship

After being runners-up in 2011, Powers and Gregory Heating and Cooling won the 2012 KCRD Mite League girls' softball title with a 12-1 record. Coaches Frankie Robinson and Benjie Krenz said they could not have been more proud of their young ladies.

October 08, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports

Ariail for Oct. 8, 2012

October 08, 2012 | | Ariail

Newspapers continue to deliver

As a teenager in Pennsylvania, I delivered The Morning Call and The Evening Chronicle to customers in a suburb of Allentown. On rainy days, I'd try to make sure the paper stayed dry inside the screen door. Now, I get The State and the New York Times delivered to my driveway in plastic bags, though the Times delivery is erratic. I can, of course, also read the Times on my iPhone, iPad and desktop computer.

October 08, 2012 | By Charles Bierbauer Dean, USC College of Communications and Information Studies | Columns

Two killed in collision on U.S. 1

A three-car collision Saturday afternoon resulted in two fatalities along U.S. 1 according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins said the crash occurred about 3:05 p.m.

October 08, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Bobby Bowers

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Bobby Glenn "Dickie" Bowers, 61, will be held on Friday at 4:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Louie McDonald will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. following the service at the home 1103 Pepper Ridge Drive, Lugoff, SC. Memorials may be made to MUSC Hollings Cancer Center Office of Development 86 Jonathan Lucas Street, MSC 955, Charleston, SC 29425.

October 08, 2012 | | Obituaries

Ricky Courtney

A memorial service celebrating the life of Ricky Alan Courtney, 53, of Camden, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, October 8, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Ricky's memory to Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

October 08, 2012 | | Obituaries

Lucy Harrell

Mrs. Lucy Braggs Jones Harrell, 101, was born in Kershaw County. She was the daughter of the late Mr. Richard Jones and the late Mrs. Lula Smith Jones and the wife of the late Mr. John L. Harrell.

October 08, 2012 | | Obituaries

Viola Wood

Mrs. Viola Elizabeth Salmond Wood was born on Jan. 1, 1925, the oldest of eleven siblings to the late Eva Mae Salmond Eugene Watkins, peacefully made her transition at home on Oct. 3, 2012.

October 08, 2012 | | Obituaries

Bruce elected to SCSHFD board

KershawHealth Foundation Executive Director Joseph Bruce has been elected to the board of the South Carolina Society for Hospital Fund Development, a division of the South Carolina Hospital Association. This group is dedicated to advancing and supporting the foundations and fund development offices of its member hospitals. The group coordinates educational programs designed to strengthen foundations and promote professional development. It also allows its members the opportunity to network and develop relationships as well as discuss current events and issues that fundraisers face.

October 08, 2012 | | Healthcare

Lady Knights celebrate top ranking with two wins

This is how you celebrate being number one.

October 08, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle

‘We The People’

We the People have the power to make changes in Congress. In fact, In November, members of Congress that are seeking reelection and have not been serving our country and its people (as they should have been) can be eliminated by voting for another that is best suited to serve the people (even a write-in candidate.) "The people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave and pure, it is because the people demand those high qualities ...

October 08, 2012 | Wilford E. Alderman Elgin | Letters

We need a leader

In reading several editorials in various media lately, yours seems to be on the same theme that the god Obama needs to be given four more years to finishing destroying this country. He hasn't been able to do what he needs to do so let's give him some more time. Time to lecture us on how we should not speak ill of anyone unless they do not have liberal ideas. Time to keep saying everything is not my fault and you need to blame someone else (just who is he going to blame if reelected). Time to lecture ...

October 05, 2012 | Ronald Boyce Camden | Letters

Revisiting Wilson’s ‘truly disadvantaged’

Twenty-five years after sociologist William Julius Wilson's important study of urban decline and vanishing "marriageable men," poverty is still with us. At least, we're finding lots of new ways to argue about it, even if our theories are no less sharply divided than the rest of our politics.

October 05, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Nobody's really sure whether or not presidential debates actually influence voters' decisions, although the so-called experts say the small minority of undecided voters are indeed subject to what goes on when candidates stand behind lecterns and fire bombs at each other. If that's indeed true, then the contest between President Obama and Mitt Romney got a bit tighter Wednesday night, as even the staunchest liberals conceded that Romney got the best of the president in their first debate.

October 05, 2012 | | Editorials

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Arbor Day in Camden

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$30 million INVISTA Camden boiler project reduces air emissions

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CBA membership drive

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KCBDSN opens residential home

The Kershaw County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs (KCBDSN) recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the Lewis Street Community Training Home ...

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BDK announces honor roll

Baron DeKalb Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine-weeks period.

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L-EMS releases honor roll

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine weeks.

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BES honor rolls

Bethune Elementary School recently released its honor rolls for the first nine weeks of the school year.

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Lions Club poster winners

Lyric Evans (front row, center) is the year's winner of the Bethune Lions Club's annual peace poster contest. This year's theme is ...

November 20, 2015 | | Kershaw County

Local students inducted into Phi Kappa Phi honor society

Clemson University student Harris Baker of Camden and Francis Marion University student Caitlin Tidwell of Lugoff were recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation ...

November 20, 2015 | | Education

FEMA mitigation advisors available in Kershaw County

As Kershaw County rebuilds and repairs after the recent historic floods, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local home improvement stores have teamed up ...

November 20, 2015 | | Kershaw County

Eagle Scout

Joseph Sawyer Styron achieved the rank of Eagle Scout during a Court of Honor ceremony in September. Sawyer's required service project included landscaping improvements ...

November 20, 2015 | | Miscellaneous

CMS lists first quarter honor rolls

Camden Middle School is reporting its first quarter honor rolls for the 2015-16 school year.

November 20, 2015 | | Education

Robert Lewis Shaw

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Robert Lewis Shaw will be held at 5:00 PM today, November 20, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral ...

November 20, 2015 | | Obituaries

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