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Camden teller named SAFE Teller of the Year

SAFE Federal Credit Union recently recognized Dee Dee Cannon, of the credit union's Rutledge Street branch in Camden, as its Teller of the Year. SAFE honored Cannon during its annual Staff Training and Recognition Day in February. During the ceremony, the credit union recognizes "the best of the best" in different job categories, along with awards for sales, volunteerism, service, and leadership.

March 12, 2014 | | Camden

Building People Conference begins on Thursday

Abundant Life Fellowship Church is hosting the Building People Conference, Thursday through Saturday at the church on the 800 block of Laurens Street in Camden.

March 12, 2014 | | Camden

Phillips receives award from Pageland school

Chronicle-Independent (C-I) staff reporter Gary Phillips recently received a 2013-2014 community service award from Central High School in Pageland. Phillips received the award for supporting Central Eagles athletics while serving as editor of The (Pageland) Progressive Journal. Although Phillips did not attend the event, Central officials announced the award during its Fall Athletic Awards night at the school Feb. 18.

March 12, 2014 | | Camden

Vernell Douglas Cain

Funeral service for Vernell Douglas Cain, 80, will be held Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at First Assembly Church of God with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Bruce Marthers will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.

March 12, 2014 | | Obituaries

Harold Joseph McNinch, Jr.

Harold Joseph McNinch, Jr. of Simpsonville, SC passed away on March 7, 2014. He was born in Camden, SC on March 18, 1947. He was the son of Elizabeth W. McNinch and the late Harold J. McNinch.

March 12, 2014 | | Obituaries

James Spain, Jr.

Mr. James Spain, Jr., 66, of 7825 Edward Street, Rembert died Sunday. Family and Friends may call at 7835 Edward Street, Rembert. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Spain Family.

March 12, 2014 | | Obituaries

Dad delivers baby, with a little help from 911

(This story originally appeared in the Summerville Journal Scene on March 5, 2014, and is reprinted here by permission. Melinda Johnson, a Camden native, is the daughter of Wayne and Alice Williams of Camden.)

March 12, 2014 | By A.M. Sheehan Summerville Journal Scene reporter | Crime-Police-Fire

For the Record - March 12, 2014

Real estate transactions

March 12, 2014 | | For the Record

KershawHealth committed to offering quality healthcare

As I noted in my column last month, the ultimate objective for KershawHealth is providing quality care for all the people in this community, and one of the biggest factors affecting our success in that endeavor is local support for this hospital. Do people in the community trust and value what KershawHealth offers enough to make it their first choice for care?

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

Camden native is new KCSD professional development director

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted recently to hire Camden native Steve Abbott as the district's new professional development director. Abbott replaces John Gardner, who recently retired.

March 10, 2014 | | Education

Camden Rotary gives to Sacks of Love

Camden Rotary President Alfred Mae Drakeford, left, presents Kathy Hall with a check for $2,000 which represents a Rotary Grant and contributions made by Camden Rotary Club during the "Rotary Has Heart" campaign. Funds will go to the Sacks of Love program. Also pictured is Camden Rotary Club project chair Jeffrey Graham.

March 10, 2014 | | People & Places

Historical Society reschedules speaker

Due to the recent snow and ice storm, the Lee County Historical Society cancelled its Feb. 11 meeting. The guest speaker for that meeting, Mr. Isaac Joe, has been rescheduled for the March meeting on Tuesday.

March 10, 2014 | | People & Places

Dementia Dialogues workshop

Bethesda Presbyterian Church will offer a five-week workshop, Dementia Dialogues, designed to educate and inform persons who care for those who exhibit signs and symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias.

March 10, 2014 | | People & Places

Cat in the Hat at Mt. Pisgah

The Cat In the Hat visited Mt. Pisgah Elementary School to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America. Here, he is shaking hands with kindergartener Emily Denton.

March 10, 2014 | | People & Places

West Wateree Rotary Wild Game Dinner

The West Wateree Rotary announces the first inaugural Wild Game Dinner and Silent Auction the evening of April 5 at Old McCaskill Farm in Rembert to raise money for graduating Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) seniors. Club President Amy Schofield describes the event as "down-home and delicious," with wide support from the community. "I'm particularly excited by how we will be showcasing local talent. Hunters in our club provided the game, local musicians will provide the blue grass, and a wonderful local farm will be providing a great setting and a great cook."

March 10, 2014 | | People & Places

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Column: Flowers and your bucket list

This story is one of "small-towner" visits the "big city."

March 13, 2018 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Mrs. Gearldean Hamilton Cooke, 65, of 934 Mitchell Drive, Camden, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing ...

March 13, 2018 | | Obituaries

Camden squads have little problem with FC

Playing some 40 miles away from each other, the Camden boys' and girls' soccer teams both posted shutouts over Fairfield Central as the two CHS ...

March 13, 2018 | | Camden High/Middle

Brown gets first win as Knights’ tennis coach

North Central gave first-year boys' tennis coach Miranda Brown her first win as a high school head coach as the Knights tripped up Eau Claire ...

March 13, 2018 | | North Central High/Middle

Dogs close rugged opening week

Camden closed a brutal first week of the baseball regular season with a 2-1 record after downing Fairfield Central, 8-2, in Friday night's Region ...

March 13, 2018 | | Camden High/Middle

Demons throttle Mustangs, 18-3

You knew somebody was going to pay the price after Lugoff-Elgin dropped a 5-4 heartbreaker to rival Camden in last Wednesday night's home opener ...

March 13, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

L-E netters thump Monarchs, 6-0

One night after a tough season-opening, 4-2, loss to Spring Valley and still riding high after such a great match against the Vikings, the Lugoff-Elgin ...

March 13, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


A funeral service to celebrate the life of Susan Clyburn Green, 66, of Bishopville will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at ...

March 13, 2018 | | Obituaries


Funeral service for Ms. Bertha Mae Martin, 80, of 312 Railroad Avenue in Camden, will be held Saturday, March 17, 1 p..m. at Mt ...

March 13, 2018 | | Obituaries

L-E Pageant

March 13, 2018 | | People & Places

Joal Rush takes FAC stage March 16

Nashville recording artist Joal Rush will appear Friday, March 16 at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County. This return to the FAC stage ...

March 13, 2018 | | People & Places

The light at the end of the tunnel

It is hard to believe that I have fewer than 100 days left in my senior year. The excitement is getting very real as I ...

March 13, 2018 | By Hanna Griggs, L-EHS C-I high school columnist | High School Columns

Easter at Aberdeen

Larry Graham, chair of Mental Health America of Kershaw County, recently announced they would be hosting their fifth annual Easter Family Tour at Aberdeen, home ...

March 13, 2018 | | People & Places

Camden: Classically Carolina returning this spring

In a joint statement today, the city of Camden and Camden Media Company announced plans to again publish Camden: Classically Carolina, Camden's official city ...

March 13, 2018 | | Business

AL Post 17 names Kershaw County Deputy of the Year

Members of American Legion Post No. 17 and their guests packed the post Monday night as Legionnaires presented awards to public servants from several different ...

March 13, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire

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