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Nina Bobb Long

Nina Bobb Long, 93, of Columbia, died on Sunday, March 20, 2011. A funeral service will be held at 11 o'clock, on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at Christ Lutheran Church with The Rev. Henri Bishop officiating. Interment will follow at Woodridge Memorial Park. The family received friends from 6 until 8 o'clock Tuesday evening at Shives Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel, 5202 Colonial Drive, Columbia, SC 29203. Memorials may be made to Christ Lutheran Church, 1325 Winyah Dr., Columbia, SC 29203.

March 23, 2011 | | Obituaries


Mary Royal Kirkland

Mary Royal Kirkland, 94, of DeKalb School Road, Camden, died Saturday, March 15, 2011.

March 23, 2011 | | Obituaries


Fred Lewis Price Sr.

Fred Lewis Price, Sr., 88, of Columbia, died on Sunday, March 20, 2011. A funeral service was held 2 o'clock, Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at Hope Baptist Church, 2117 Clemson Road, Columbia. Interment, with military honors, followed at Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens where the family greeted friends. Serving as pallbearers were Mr. Price's nephews, Richard Price, Charles Price, W.D. Price, Terry Price, Mark Ammonds, and Elbert Coward, Jr. The Rev. Howard S. Price, Lewis Price, Reed Price, and Olin Price served as honorary pallbearers. Memorials may be made to Hope Baptist Church, (mailing address - 1301 Summit Parkway ...

March 23, 2011 | | Obituaries


Wanda Brandt

Wanda "MiMi" Earnhardt Brandt 79, of Spencer, N.C., passed away Sunday March 20, 2011 at her residence.

March 23, 2011 | | Obituaries


Clara Branham

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Clara Branham, 86, of Elgin will be held Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 3:00 PM at Blaney Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Philip Blankenship will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Branham's memory to the Arthritis Foundation-Carolinas Chapter, 200 East Woodlawn Rd., Suite 156, Charlotte, NC 28217 or Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association - Midstate - South Carolina, 3223 Sunset Blvd., Suite 100, West Columbia, SC 29169.

March 23, 2011 | | Obituaries




KCSO investigator honored for service

Columbia Northeast American Legion Post No. 182 presented Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Investigator Justin Dill with a special law enforcement award for "outstanding public service." Dill received the award Feb. 8 at the post's annual public safety awards dinner at Fort Jackson.

March 23, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Firefighters train at Yutaka

More than 50 firefighters from across the county used a training drill March 17 at South Carolina Yutaka Technologies to prepare for real-life emergencies.

March 23, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Hold DUI traffic unit to self-sustainability

A common political tactic to increase spending is to use DUI fatalities and the victims' families to take more money from taxpayers.

March 23, 2011 | Shelby Price Lugoff | Letters


Stokes takes a brave stand

I wish to congratulate Christina Stokes on a great column on purity in the March 4 edition of the Chronicle-Independent.

March 23, 2011 | Leland LeGrand Lugoff | Letters


Blast from the past of barbecue extraordinaires

(Editors note: This article was originally published in the C-I during the 1980s. Following the story are a few of Garber's featured Charlotte Thompson recipes from that time.)

March 23, 2011 | Betty Garber Former Food and Family editor for the C-I | Localife


Albert Haynesworth

Albert Haynesworth, 85, of Campbell Street, Camden, died Sunday, March 20, 2011.

March 23, 2011 | | Obituaries


Robert Ariail -- March 23, 2011

March 23, 2011 | | Viewpoint


Athletes and education

Even the most casual sports fan in Kershaw County can get caught up in the hoopla of March Madness, the NCAA basketball tournament that is arguably the best sporting event in the country. It's difficult to understand how college sports officials can continue to resist a football play-off system when you consider the interest drawn by the hoops tourney each year. And in this year's games, there have been lots of down-to-the-wire contests, generating more excitement than ever before.

March 23, 2011 | | Editorials


Yesteryear -- March 23, 2011

22 YEARS AGO -- March 20-26, 1989

March 23, 2011 | | Yesteryear


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Negative ads

Kershaw County residents are getting ready to face what other voters across the country are going to see in the next few months: an onslaught of political ads, many of them nasty in character, and a high percentage of them paid for not by candidates but by special interest groups which have amassed millions upon millions of dollars to spread their messages. And, of course, the bulk of those messages will be negative. These groups are both Democratic and Republican, conservative and liberal. Altogether, according to news reports, such factions are going to buy $2 billion worth of ad time ...

July 30, 2014 | | Editorials


An Awesome ending for Pearl and Norris

Gil Johnston's Awesome Pearl, overlooked at 35-to-1 in the betting, surged through Saratoga Race Course's stretch and won a down-to-the-wire battle with Kingdom in last Thursday's $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes.

July 28, 2014 | | Equine


Miss Kaleigh Ward to marry Mr. Grant Cox in September

Mr. and Mrs. William O. Ward, Jr. of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Kaleigh Ward of Camden, SC to Mr. Grant Cox of Irmo, SC. Miss Ward is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William O. Ward, Sr. of Camden, SC and the late Mr. and Mrs. Victor Rabon of Lugoff, SC. Miss Ward earned her Bachelor of Arts at Furman University and is the Area Director at N2 Publishing in Memphis, TN.

July 28, 2014 | | Weddings & Engagements


The legend of Lloyd Seay

Their histories, accurate and complete, are lost to time and buried with them and those who knew them. I wish I knew more for their stories would read like a page-turning novel.

July 28, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


CCTC students in fabricated crime scene for final exam

Central Carolina Technical College's CRJ 202 Criminalistics (Forensics) course is taking their final exam Tuesday July 29 at 5:30 p.m. on location at a fabricated crime scene. NCIS agent Tony Horton is the instructor. He has partnered with the Sumter Sheriff's Department and set up an area in the back of Patriot Park off of Hwy. 441 in Sumter for this exam to take place. It will be in a wooded area where students will actually use what they have learned in the classroom to process a crime scene.

July 28, 2014 | | Education


Ariail for July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014 | | Ariail


Tourney action continues in Sumter

The South Carolina Senior State American Legion Tournament continues today through Wednesday at Riley Park in Sumter.

July 28, 2014 | | Sports


Noted and passed - July 28, 2014

• Friday's report that Amtrak is going to spend the next several months refurbishing Camden's passenger rail station off West DeKalb Street is welcome news. Built in 1937, it has shown its age for decades and never more so than now with holes in the platform's canopy, rotting timbers and other problems that make it a less than desirable place to stop. Amtrak says their No. 1 priority is making the facility Americans with Disabilities Act compliant -- and that's a very good thing -- from the parking lot to the station and onto the platform and train. But ...

July 28, 2014 | | Editorials


Feature Photo: 'The Three Mayors'

July 25, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


‘What is that?’

In the quest to answer the many questions I receive about trees, see below for part three in the continuing series.

July 25, 2014 | By Liz Gilland, Camden Urban Forester C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Amtrak to renovate Camden train station, grounds

After decades of requests from residents and years of negotiation with city officials, Amtrak is announcing that it will renovate its station in Camden and the surrounding property. Work will begin Aug. 4, and -- according JarVor Williams, an Amtrak construction engineer overseeing the project -- make the facility compliant with the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

July 25, 2014 | | Camden


Patricia Gail Alger-Benson

A memorial service celebrating the life of Patricia Gail Alger-Benson, 68, of Lugoff, SC will be held on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM. at Blaney Baptist Church. Rev. Philip Blankenship will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday, July25, from 6:00-7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in her memory to Blaney Baptist Church, 1400 Blaney Road, Elgin, SC 29045.

July 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


Sammie F. Thomas Jr.

Funeral services for Sammie F. Thomas Jr. will be held on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the Divine Mortuary Chapel, 5620 Hillandale Dr. Lithonia, Georgia 30058.

July 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


Betty Jo Crump Mays, R.N.

Funeral services for Betty Jo Crump Mays, R.N., 76, will be held Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at New Life Christian Outreach, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Scotch Cemetery, Bethune. The Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, July 25, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

July 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth Golf Tournament

The Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth's twenty fifth annual golf tournament will be held on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Camden Country Club.

July 25, 2014 | | Kershaw County


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