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The Man over the Mantel

In 1957, Elisabeth Doby English wrote: "Over the mantel in a certain Nashville, Tennessee, home hangs the portrait of a handsome Confederate officer in his uniform that the small boys of the household call 'The Man over the Mantel.'" That portrait of Captain Alfred English Doby was painted by William H. Scarborough in 1865 from a Civil War photograph.

April 02, 2012 | Kershaw County Historical Society Historian Harvey S. Teal | Columns


Being the Belle of the Ball

The Camden Junior Welfare League Provisional Class held its annual Belle of the Ball March 17. With the support of the residents of Kershaw County, the Junior League was able to give 40 young high school ladies the chance to wear a beautiful gown to prom. Belle of the Ball began in 2005 and has become a Junior League tradition. Each year before prom time, the Junior League gathers and sorts donated formal gowns and then offers them for free to underprivileged teens referred by area high schools.

April 02, 2012 | | People & Places


Robert Ariail -- April 2, 2012

April 02, 2012 | | Ariail


Miss Jordan, Mr. Setzer plan spring wedding

Mr. and Mrs. William C. Jordan of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Rachel Victoria Jordan of Sumter, to Mr. Andrew Neil Setzer of Sumter. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Earl Setzer of Sumter.

April 02, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


‘Honky Tonk Angels’ to appear on Wood Auditorium stage

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is excited to bring this country musical to the Wood Auditorium for one evening only. Scheduled for Thursday at 8 p.m. the professional company from Springer Theatricals ("A Closer Walk" with Patsy Cline and Route 66) will bring this wonderful musical to the FAC stage. "Honky Tonk Angels" by Ted Swindley is a funny, tender tribute to the women who leave their ordinary, every day life in search of fame and fortune in the country music industry. Tickets for the production are $20 for adults and $18 for students, seniors and ...

April 02, 2012 | | People & Places


Noted and passed -- April 2, 2012

• Camden and Kershaw County and, indeed, the state are fortunate to count Sibby Wood among their citizens. Raised in a family which fostered the arts, Wood has pursued a mission to provide access to the arts to all, with a particular focus on integrating arts into education. In May, the S.C. Governor's School of the Arts and Humanities will recognize Wood, who was instrumental in plans for the Greenville-based state residential school, with the presentation of the J. Verne Smith Leadership Award. Wood's support of the arts is well-known in the Camden community; this well-deserved honor embraces ...

April 02, 2012 | | Editorials


Larry Darnell Murphy

Funeral service for Larry Darnell Murphy, 55, of Watts Hill Road in Elgin, will be held Monday, April 2, 2012, 1:00 P.M. at St. Matthew Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

April 02, 2012 | | Obituaries


Christopher Huckleberry

Funeral service for Christopher Scott "Huck" Huckleberry, 49, of Lugoff, will be held Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 4-6 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Ladies' Ministry of El-Bethel Faith Community Church.

April 02, 2012 | | Obituaries


Everette Coates

A memorial service for Everette Coates, of Lancaster, who died March 10, 2012, will be held at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at First Baptist Church, 210 N. Matson Street, Kershaw, S.C. 29067. A complete obituary was published in the Camden Chronicle on March 14, 2012.

April 02, 2012 | | Obituaries


Harold Allen Garrett

A lakeside memorial service to celebrate the life of Harold Allen Garrett, 51, of Liberty Hill was held Friday, March 30, 2012 at the Flamingo in Liberty Hill. Dr. Gene Rollins officiated.

April 02, 2012 | | Obituaries


Hazel Horton

Hazel Horton, 93, of Bethune, S.C., passed away at home Thursday, March 29th, 2012. Born in Chesterfield county, he was the second son of eleven children of the late Robert and Ella McPherson Horton.

April 02, 2012 | | Obituaries


KCSD offices, school close for spring break

All schools and offices in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) will be closed for spring break Monday through April 6.

March 30, 2012 | | Education


Iva J. Lawson

A celebration of life service for Iva J. Lawson, of Camden will be held at 2 :00 PM on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Gaines Baptist Church of Camden with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 1 :00 PM.

March 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


Allan Napper

Funeral service for John Allan Napper, 53, Camden, will be held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church with burial to follow church cemetery. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 6-7:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.

March 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


Larry D. Murphy

Larry D. Murphy, 55, of 677 Watts Hill Road in Elgin died Thrusday, March 29, 2012. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

March 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


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CHS athletes set school marks in meet

A pair of Camden High track athletes established new school standards in their events while five Lady Bulldogs enhanced their stock following their performances in last weekend's 23rd annual Taco Bell Classic hosted by Spring Valley High school.

April 15, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Dogs make Pena’s goal stand in 1-0 win

Roberto Pena scored in the seventh minute of play in Camden High's Saturday afternoon soccer match with visiting Camden Military. That would be all the scoring which Bulldog goalkeeper Richard White would need.

April 15, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Blazers not a good fit for L-E netters

Celebrating the return of first singles player Trevor Black to the fold from an injury, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team breezed to a 6-0 victory over visiting Ridge View in a Region 4-4A match played last week.

April 15, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Sidewalk Survey - April 15, 2015

April 15, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


Flora tops Dogs to move atop 4-AAA race

Should the Camden baseball team be forced to take to the road for a possible first round AAA state playoff game, the Bulldogs can look back on games like this and find out why they occupied the visiting dugout as opposed to their own digs at American Legion Park.

April 15, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Lugoff native serves aboard USS George H.W. Bush

NORFOLK, Va. – A 2013 Lugoff-Elgin High School graduate and Lugoff native is serving on one of the world's largest warships, the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush.

April 15, 2015 | By CMC Spec. Joshua Treadwell Special to the C-I | Military


A centennial celebration

Ellen Lenix Crowell Mickle was born 100 years ago on April 15, 1915. This is a century of celebrating life. She is a resident of Kershaw County and resides in Cassatt. with her grandson James Crowell and his wife Bertha.

April 15, 2015 | | People & Places


Historic Camden commemorates 150th anniversary of Potter’s Raid

istoric Camden Revolutionary War Site will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Potter's Raid both on and off the grounds of the museum Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

April 15, 2015 | | People & Places


CMCOKC receives CVS Health Foundation grant

The Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County (CMCOKC) recently received a $35,000 CVS Health Foundation grant, part of more than $195,000 CVS is giving to community health organizations in South Carolina this year. Those grants, in turn, are part of CVS' multi-year, $5 million commitment to increase access to healthcare in communities nationwide, according to a recent press release.

April 15, 2015 | | Healthcare


Peggy Tate Wallace

Peggy Tate Wallace, 83, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at the Robin Johnson Hospice House in Dallas, N.C.

April 15, 2015 | | Obituaries


Robert Thomas

Mr. Robert Thomas, 79, of 1820 Carter St., Camden, SC entered into rest Friday, April 10, 2015 at KershawHealth.

April 15, 2015 | | Obituaries


Braunwan Marcus Stroud

Braunwan Marcus Stroud, 48, died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 5, 2015 at Carolinas Medical Center in Pineville, NC.

April 15, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mary ‘Jerry’ Saunders

A celebration of life service for Mary Geraldine Fields "Jerry" Saunders, 85, will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Camden, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1-2 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Camden.

April 15, 2015 | | Obituaries


Boyd Eugene Parker

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Boyd "Pop" Eugene Parker, Sr. 92, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM today, April 15, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Burial will follow in Sandy Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00-3:00 PM, prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in Boyd's memory to Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid State-SC, 140 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 210, Columbia, SC 29210.

April 15, 2015 | | Obituaries


Amanda Peake Glover

A service to celebrate the life of Amanda Peake Glover, 32, will be held today at 4:00 p.m. at Spears Creek Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Greg Sweet will officiate. Serving as pallbearers are Tony Campbell, Travis Motley, Bo Seamon, Matt Roach, Duane Peake and Alex Davis. The family received friends Tuesday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Spears Creek Baptist Church, Land Payoff, 116 Spears Creek Lane, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

April 15, 2015 | | Obituaries


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