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Falling for fun!

Very soon, the fun will be piling up at Blaney Elementary School, enough fun to satisfy the entire family on a crisp fall afternoon. Blaney's Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Fall Festival arrives Saturday, Nov. 12 from 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling Dottie Smith at 269-1401 or Linda Carr at 572-7026. New attractions this year include a drawing for an airplane ride from the Young Eagles (Ed Grossheim, EAA Chapter 1132). Our Barn (Lori Cresman, Ridgeway) has donated horse rides and miniature horse cart rides (ourbarn.org). Local resturant ...

October 31, 2011 | | People & Places


Historic Camden hosts Revolutionary War Field Days

Once again, the acrid smell of campfire smoke and the trill of the fife will fill the air when the armies of the Revolution pitch their campaign tents on the grounds once occupied by British forces in 1780. In the camps will be some 500 American, British and Hessian troops and civilian interpreters.

October 31, 2011 | | People & Places


Gussie Mobley Huckabee

Services for Mrs. Gussie Mobley Huckabee, of Bethune, age 108, widow of Dalton J. Huckabee will be Tuesday at 3:00 pm at the Bethune Presbyterian Church. Dr. Guy Oliver and Dr. Sue Arledge will officiate, directed by Norton Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Scotch Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday 1:30 to 3:00 in the church Fellowship Hall.

October 31, 2011 | | Obituaries


Frederick Painter, USAF (Ret.) MSgt

A graveside service to honor the life of USAF, (Ret.) MSGT Frederick Allen Painter, of Lugoff, with full military rites will be held Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 12:00 noon at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Rev. Dearld Sterling will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday, October 31 from 3:00 til 5:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Fred to Kershaw County Hospice, 2001 W. Dekalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.

October 31, 2011 | | Obituaries


Obama's border blues

It may not rank highly in polls of voters' priorities compared to the jobs and the economy, yet immigration has taken on a central role in the 2012 presidential campaign drama.

October 31, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Robert Ariail -- Oct. 31, 2011

October 31, 2011 | | Ariail


Gary wins football contest, $50 prize on tie-breaker

Jimmie Gary missed three games and went to a tie-breaker before winning last week's Chronicle-Independent football contest.

October 28, 2011 | | Sports


Wife tired of refereeing husband, mother arguments

Dear Annie: I have been married to "George" for more than 20 years. For most of this time, there has been tension (to put it mildly) between my husband and my mother. He rubs her the wrong way, she snipes at him, and he snipes back. I've had several conversations with them over the years, asking them to be more tolerant of each other, if only for my sake. That works for a while, but eventually, they return to their old ways.

October 28, 2011 | | Dear Annie


Lady Knights advance to round 3

It took five games to do it, but the North Central volleyball team overcame the second round jinx as the Lady Knights won the fifth-game tie-breaker against visiting Christ Church, 15-7, to propel them into Monday's third round of the class A state tournament.

October 28, 2011 | | Sports


Moneta Hawkins Harrell

Moneta Hawkins Harrell, 66, of Carter Lane, Camden,died Thursday, October 27, 2011.

October 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


Lonnie Mitchell Sr.

Mr. Lonnie Mitchell, Sr., 57, of 1427 Fort Jackson Road, Lugoff, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, October 23, 2011. He was the son of Eloise Barnes Mitchell and the late Leroy Mitchell, Sr. and husband of Geneva Williams Mitchell.

October 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


Hazel Phillips

Funeral services with Masonic Rites for Hazel Willard Phillips, of Bethune, will be held Friday, October 28, at 1:00 p.m. at Bethune Presbyterian Church with burial to follow in Kershaw City Cemetery. Rev. Dr. Guy Oliver, Jr. will officiate. The family received friends Thursday, October 27, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Baker Funeral Home, Kershaw, SC.

October 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


John Elliott "Jay" Reeves Jr.

Funeral service for John Elliott "Jay" Reeves, Jr., of Columbia, will be held at 1 P.M. on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at Crossings Community Church. Visitation will be held from 6-8 P.M. on Friday October 28, 2011 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel.

October 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


Chandra Smith

Chandra Cay Smith of Columbia, SC died on Tuesday, October 25, 2011.

October 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


GOP campaign vs. the world

How important is it to have presidential candidates who, when talking about Libya, know where Libya is?

October 28, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


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Battle of Camden Power Meet on tap Saturday

The inaugural Battle of Camden Power Meet will be held at Camden High School on Saturday, Feb. 28 beginning at 10 a.m.

February 23, 2015 | | Sports


Ariail for Feb. 23, 2015

February 23, 2015 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Feb. 23, 2015

• We're sad to learn of Joseph Bruce's pending retirement from KershawHealth and the KershawHealth Foundation (see our front page), but happy for him as he reaches that point in life where he can choose do what he appears to enjoy: namely traveling to the United Kingdom and other points abroad. Bruce had the difficult job of following foundation founder Vern Ketchem, who died just months before Bruce joined KershawHealth in late 2007. When we consider all the foundation has done since then, we believe Ketchem would be proud of Bruce's work. He and the foundation board launched ...

February 23, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: Out of control

One of my friends called the other. One of my best friends. There was both urgency and distress in her voice.

February 23, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Ms. Brittany Truesdell and Mr. Steven Bailey to wed in May

Ms. Crystal Truesdell of Westville, SC is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter Brittany Leigh Truesdell of Columbia, SC, also the daughter of the late Gerald "Jerry" Truesdell, Jr., to Steven Joseph Bailey of Columbia, SC. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Bailey of Rock Hill, SC.

February 23, 2015 | | Weddings & Engagements


Bruce retiring as KHF executive director, hospital marketing VP

Joseph Bruce, executive director of the KershawHealth Foundation and KershawHealth's vice president of marketing and community development, will retire from both positions March 13. Bruce, a South Carolina native, returned to his home state in 2007 to join KershawHealth and the foundation after a career with major New York City and Washington, D.C., advertising and public relations agencies.

February 23, 2015 | | Healthcare


James Brantley King

Funeral services for James Brantley King, Sr. 88, were held Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, with burial in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Steve Patterson officiated, and the Rev. David Weaver and the Rev. Everett Recconu assisted. The family received friends prior to the service from 3-4 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Agape Hospice House, 141 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29210.

February 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ronger Lester Truesdale

God gave me the gift of life through my parents, Lawton M. Truesdale (deceased) and Virginia S. Truesdale on November 20, 1948. I have been a fortunate man who led a successful and full life in Camden, SC. For 30 years I worked at the City of Camden in the electrical and administration department. I retired in 1996.

February 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Samuel Thomas Majors, Sr.

Funeral service for Samuel Thomas Majors, Sr., 51, will be held on Monday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Monday 1:30-3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Baptist Church, 600 Boykin Road, Camden, S.C. 29020.

February 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Sgt. 1st Class Grady Williams

A funeral service for retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Grady Williams, 79, of Lugoff, SC, was held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, February 22, 2015, in the chapel of Baker Funeral Home. Burial followed in Kershaw City Cemetery with military honors. Mr. Ronnie Stroud officiated.

February 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


William Harmon “Billy” Hall

A service to celebrate the life of William Harmon "Billy" Hall, 68, will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

February 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ariail for Feb. 20, 2015

February 20, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: FOIA steps

Legislators in Columbia have taken a couple of nice steps towards making government in South Carolina more open and accessible. Transparency is the word used most often these days, and while it's a bit overused, it's pretty accurate. The House of Representatives passed on second reading a bill requiring agendas at public meetings, setting up a Freedom of Information (FOI) Appeals Office and cutting the time for a response from 15 days to 10. None of them are earth-shattering, but they're solid.

February 20, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Wordsmithing war

WASHINGTON -- Channel-surfing the nightly cable news, one is reminded that certitude is the enemy of sanity.

February 20, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Ham tabbed as L-E volleyball coach

Katie Ham, a former varsity assistant coach and head junior varsity volleyball coach at Lugoff-Elgin High School, will be returning to the school as the Lady Demons' varsity volleyball coach beginning with the 2015 season.

February 20, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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