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South Carolina leads out on apprenticeship innovation

Some form of post-secondary education is increasingly necessary, even for jobs that were once learned on the job. But student debt remains a huge hurdle, and many end up spending time and money for degrees or certificates of dubious worth, as was noted last week.

November 10, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


Edna Wood Bush

Mrs. Edna Wood Bush, 100, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Born in Lugoff, she was the wife of the late Avens "AV" Bush. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Twelve p.m., at Sutton Branch Baptist Church, Lugoff, with burial in the church cemetery. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Bush family.

November 10, 2014 | | Obituaries


Foster R. Cain

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Foster R. Cain, 84, of Camden, SC will be held at 4:00 PM tomorrow, at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden, SC. Rev. Steve Patterson and Rev. David Weaver will officiate. The family will receive friends in the sanctuary of the church following the service. Charitable donations in his memory can be made to the Pastor's Discretionary Fund at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020.

November 10, 2014 | | Obituaries


Arlene Francias Craft

Mrs. Arlene Francias Craft, 54, of Camden died Wednesday. Friends may call at 528 Humming Bird Lane, Camden, Hermitage Farm, Lot 22. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Craft family.

November 10, 2014 | | Obituaries


Leroy D. Crawford

Elgin--Funeral service for Leroy David Crawford, 76, will be held today at 2:00 p.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Paul Miles and the Rev. George Cashwell will officiate. The family received friends Sunday 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Gideon's International.

November 10, 2014 | | Obituaries


Lester Dowey

Funeral services for Lester Dowey, 63, were held Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery. The Rev. Eric Boone and the Rev. Michael Hillard officiated. The family received friends Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials were able to be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church, puppet ministry or building fund, at 832 Pine Grove Rd, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

November 10, 2014 | | Obituaries


Richard Kenneth Franklin

Richard "Rick" Kenneth Franklin, 66, of Camden (Lake Wateree), SC died Tuesday, November 4, 2014. He was born in Chester, SC, the son of the late Willard J. and Aileen Roddey Knox. The family will receive friends at 2:00 PM, Saturday, November 22, 2014 at St. Mary Magdaline Angelican Church, 914 Market Street in Camden. Memorials may be made in Rick's memory to MUSC, Medical Research Endowment, 261, Calhoun Street, Suite 306, MSC 182, Charleston, SC 29425.

November 10, 2014 | | Obituaries


Greyson R. Hancock

CAMDEN – Services for Inf. Greyson Ray Hancock will be held tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. at Malvern Hill Baptist Church. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

November 10, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ellen Johnson

Funeral service for Miss Ellen Johnson, 69, of Avon Park, Florida, formerly of Camden, will be held tomorrow at 1:00 P.M. at St. Stephens Baptist Church, 1917 Boykin Road in Rembert, with burial in the church cemetery. She died Thursday, October 30, 2014. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

November 10, 2014 | | Obituaries


Pete Ray

Camden-- A memorial service to celebrate the life of Ronnie Thomas "Pete" Ray, 56, of Camden, SC, will be held at 4:00 PM, Friday, November 14, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

November 10, 2014 | | Obituaries


William Henry Smyrl

Funeral service for William Henry Smyrl, 63, was held on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Camden, with the burial following in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Bruce Hancock officiated. The family received friends Saturday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to The Gideon's International, P.O. Box 1333, Camden, S.C. 29020 or First Baptist Church, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.

November 10, 2014 | | Obituaries


Kinsgley throws Top Striker's name into Colonial Cup ring

Sue Sensor's Top Striker will try to become the second horse in as many years and, just third in 45, to win both the Carolina Cup and Colonial Cup feature chases in the same calendar year.

November 10, 2014 | | Equine


The pieces of life’s puzzle

This happened years ago. Mama was alive then, so it's been seven or eight years. I hadn't thought about in almost that many years but when it came to mind the other day, I took to studying on it and how the circumstances and opportunities of life's journey can be so fascinating.

November 10, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Noted and passed - Nov. 10, 2014

• There wasn't much but political news during the last week or so, what with an election, the campaigning leading up to it and some post-election follow-up. That doesn't mean there wasn't anything else to talk about. Perhaps the biggest non-political story found the Camden High School (CHS) football team celebrating its re-entry into the playoffs following an appellate panel's reversal of an executive committee's upholding of a S.C. High School League (SCHSL) administrator's ban on post-season and 2015 jamboree games. Whew. While some might argue for a "hand of one is the hand ...

November 10, 2014 | | Editorials


KershawHealth celebrates community

KershawHealth recently premiered "What Matters Most," our newest marketing campaign and a tribute to the relationships we have formed throughout Kershaw County. It was extremely gratifying to see nearly 300 people gather at the Little Theatre in Camden for the red carpet premiere of the commercials and the accompanying feature video. It was equally exciting to see folks from all across the county and all walks of life united by the chance to see their community celebrated.

November 10, 2014 | By Terry Gunn, interim KershawHealth CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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John H. Salmond

Mr. John H. Salmond, 64, of 2526 Salmond Street, Camden, South Carolina passed on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

November 21, 2014 | | Obituaries


Obama’s ‘dart’ at GOP

Lawyers of every political persuasion are lining up in Washington to have their say on the legality or illegality of the plan President Obama intends to implement regarding amnesty for illegal aliens who are in the United States without proper authorization, with one major network saying the president's plan to take the immigration system into his own hands "is a daring test of the limits of presidential power."

November 21, 2014 | | Editorials


Pope calls for family resurrection

WASHINGTON -- News that Pope Francis will visit the U.S. next year for the triennial World Meeting of Families brings elation to Catholics, excitement to pope watchers -- and perhaps a little chagrin to some who too soon interpreted Francis' broad compassion as a precursor to doctrinal changes related to marriage.

November 21, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Ariail for Nov. 21, 2014

November 21, 2014 | | Ariail


Camden’s African-American corridor

In 2008, a group of graduate students from the University of South Carolina's Public History Program produced a study entitled, "The Camden African-American Heritage Project." It was the product of a student group assignment conducted in 2005-06. The students were assisted by many Camden residents in their search for the history of African-Americans in Camden from the Colonial period through the era of civil rights. Though able to spend only one semester researching and writing, the students pulled together an admirable overview of the lives of African-Americans here. In their final recommendations they suggested, among other things, that an ...

November 21, 2014 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: ‘If it ain’t broke…’

On Monday, the Chronicle-Independent reported the Kershaw County School District earned an "Excellent" rating on our state report card issued by the S.C. Department of Education. Our KCSD superintendent, Dr. Frank Morgan said, "Our schools are producing outstanding results and I am extremely grateful for the hard work of our students, families, teachers and administrators." I would include Dr. Morgan and the school board and say how proud I am of their accomplishments. Kudos to all of them.

November 21, 2014 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Candlelight Tour of Homes

The Camden Junior Welfare League presents the 38th annual Candlelight Tour of Homes from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. The tour will begin at the Camden Archives and Museum.

November 19, 2014 | | Localife


Price House annual pecan benefit

According to Price House Commision Chair Polly Lampshire, the Price House annual benefit pecan sale begins Nov. 20.

November 19, 2014 | | Localife


Sheheen: ‘It is the journey that matters most’

I try to live life as a journey full of unknown destinations. And I do believe it is the journey that matters most. During the last year, I was blessed enough to experience a journey throughout our wonderful state of South Carolina. A campaign for governor is a journey through the hearts and souls of many people and places. A statewide campaign is sometimes brutal and sometimes joyful, but never dull. I treasure that journey and thank my friends in Camden and Kershaw County for letting me experience it.

November 19, 2014 | State Sen. Vincent Sheen Guest Op-Ed | Columns


Millennial spendthrifts? Not so

WASHINGTON -- Millennials are foolhardy spendthrifts. But young people basically always are, and that's probably OK.

November 19, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Crime Report for Nov. 19, 2014

During undercover operations Monday, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) cited four businesses for selling tobacco or alcohol to underage buyers. According to a KCSO press release, underage participants under KCSO supervision attempted to make illegal purchases at 23 businesses where tobacco and alcohol are legally sold.

November 19, 2014 | By Gary Phillips and Tenell Felder C-I editorial staff | Crime-Police-Fire


For the Record - Nov. 19, 2014

Real estate transactions

November 19, 2014 | | For the Record


Yesteryear for Nov. 19, 2014

Youth show an interest in and knowledge of history

November 19, 2014 | | Yesteryear


One-day baseball camp features Rays' pitcher Kohn

Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher and former Camden High School standout Michael Kohn will return home as the lead instructor for a one-day baseball camp on Sunday, Dec. 14 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at American Legion Park in Camden.

November 19, 2014 | | Sports


JoAnn King

Celebration of Life Service for JoAnn King, 75, will be held Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Gardner will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

November 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


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