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Julie Andrews still the real deal

I have a friend who works in the television business out in Los Angeles. She's employed by the host of a late-night talk show, so meeting celebrities is an everyday occurrence for her as she deals with them on matters regarding the program.

June 03, 2011 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


The Poppy Red

I recently learned of another attribute of being the middle child -- family historian. How wonderful, I thought; I've been looking for more to do in my day. Besides, I'm the sibling in the middle; you know, the pleaser, the inventive one. I suppose this could be fun, maybe rather interesting, I announced with the slightest of sarcasm. So I accepted the 15-plus boxes with a smile.

June 03, 2011 | Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Rec Notes for June 3, 2011

Learn the fundamental skills of fastpitch softball or improve softball skills at this camp offered June 13-17 at the Camden High School softball field.

June 03, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Jeffrey Myers

Service for Jeffrey Myers, 52, of Lugoff, will be private.

June 03, 2011 | | Obituaries


Dr. Robert Watkins

Robert Sharp Watkins, M.D., 87, of Camden, South Carolina, died peacefully Wednesday, June 1, 2011 with family at his side. Born in Greenville, SC in 1923, he was the son of the late Wister Royden and Mary Fisher Watkins. He graduated from Dreher High School and received his Bachelor of Science from the University of South Carolina where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Dr. Watkins received his Medical Degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, which he attended through the United States Army. He interned with Charlotte Memorial Hospital. Dr. Watkins practiced family medicine ...

June 03, 2011 | | Obituaries


Joyce Motley

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Joyce Self Motley, 64, of Elgin, will be held Friday, June 3, 2011 at 4:00 PM at Sawney's Creek Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, June 2, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Charles Miller and Rev. Evan Smith will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Motley's memory to Sawney's Creek Baptist Church, 14605 Highway 34, Ridgeway, SC 29130 or the American Cancer Society, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte ...

June 03, 2011 | | Obituaries


Happy 50th Anniversary!

Bill and Brenda Haynes of Lugoff were married on June 4, 1960 in Camden. They will celebrate their fifty-first anniversary on June 4, 2011.

June 03, 2011 | | Localife


Girls' 8U traveling softball team hosting tryouts

Mandatory tryouts for the "Lite'em Up" girls' 8 and under coaches' pitch travel softball team will be held on Saturday, June 11 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the youth fields at the Larry Doby Recreation Complex in Camden.

June 03, 2011 | | Sports


Helping those in need

Roosevelt Halley (left) and David Engram (right) left on May 19 to help with the relief efforts in Epes, Ala., where the homes of hundreds of people were torn apart in late April by violent storms and tornados. Halley and Engram helped work on damaged homes of victims. They also carried a truckload of supplies with them. Some of the supplies included bottled water, instant meals, cleaning products, paper towels and other needed items. The supplies were donated by Lugoff Elgin Faculty and Staff, Zandra McFadden, Lil Gaines, Diane Stancil, Levonne Springs, Tiffany Springs, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Cook, Debbie ...

June 03, 2011 | | Localife


Why libraries are still important

When discussing whether libraries will weather shifts in technology, librarians who have been on the scene longer (OK, only slightly longer) than I have like to mention how everyone was predicting our demise when the Internet came along in the '90s Instead, libraries added free access to the Internet to their missions, and in the process have helped millions bridge the digital divide. Anyone who's been in a library recently will likely attest that they are busy, vital places. Nonetheless, whether libraries are obsolete is a question that is perennially raised. I think the necessity of public libraries will ...

June 03, 2011 | Amy Schofield Kershaw County Library Director | Columns


Camden High School class of ’81 plans reunion June 18

The Camden High School Class of 1981 is planning a 30th reunion June 18, at 7 p.m. at the KershawHealth Resource Center, located at 124 Battleship Road, Camden.

June 03, 2011 | | Localife


Military briefs for June 3, 2011

U.S. Navy Seaman Ricco A. Garcia, son of Paula R. and Thomas A. Garcia of Elgin, recently completed Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

June 03, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Mary Boone Childers

Funeral service for Mary Virginia Boone Childers, 60, of Camden, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. J.R. Rosado will be officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

June 03, 2011 | | Obituaries


R. Stanley Cobb

Funeral service for Ralph Stanley Cobb, 54, of Camden, will be held Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Mizpah Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Richard Cameron and Rev. Will Cline will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County, 110-C East DeKalb Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.

June 03, 2011 | | Obituaries


Bringing back the lash

When Peter Moskos' new book landed on my desk, I wasn't sure if it was going to be a treatise on crime and punishment or some sort of kinky sex manual.

June 03, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


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Matthews to equip KCSO deputies with body cameras

Shortly after taking office in 2011, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews began looking into equipping his officers with body cameras. As time passed his interest took on a more serious nature and in April 2014, he directed one of his staff to begin the process of evaluating different systems.

October 27, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Your vote, your choice

Today, the Chronicle-Independent begins a series of articles summarizing the candidates and issues that will be on the Nov. 4 ballot, one week from Tuesday. Perhaps the most contentious race isn't between candidates but between "yes" and "no" on two referenda offered by the Kershaw County School District.

October 27, 2014 | | Editorials


Everything works out if you let it

A friend of mine, long embroiled in upsets, distractions, problems and tribulations, called one day to announce happily that she was learning to "let things roll right off my back."

October 27, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Ebola fear and politics, from Bamberg to Bangkok

Ebola is scary. It has scared the bejesus out of us here in South Carolina, nationally and literally all over the world.

October 27, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Why a hike in the gas tax is a terrible idea

The issue of road funding -- or, to put it slightly differently, the question of how South Carolina should fix its broken road system -- is now a constant topic in politics and the media. A fair number of state lawmakers have therefore begun to advocate what politicians always advocate when they don't want to make tough decisions about the budget: raising taxes, specifically the fuel tax.

October 27, 2014 | By Shawn McNamee S.C. Policy Council | Columns


Celebrating Mexican independence

Camden Mayor Tony Scully (right) and ALPHA Center Hispanic/Latino Program Coordinator Carlos Harris (left) meet with Javier Diaz de Leon, consul general of Mexico for North and South Carolina, during a celebration of the 204th anniversary of Mexican independence at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, N.C., on Sept. 15. Scully said Mexicans now comprise 9 percent of North Carolina's population and are its second largest trading partner, generating $25 million per day. "Hispanics in South Carolina are 5.3 percent of the population, almost half a million people," Scully said, "with a growth rate of 154 ...

October 27, 2014 | | Camden


Laverne Simpson

A funeral service for LaVerne Ingram Simpson, 84, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 26, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 2:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service in the Family Life Center. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Simpson's memory to Gideon's International, PO Box 1333, Camden, SC 29021.

October 27, 2014 | | Obituaries


Wealth v. Income: Is there a sign of an upcoming problem?

Recent reports show a major gap in the ratio of wealth to income. Wealth has been outpacing income for a while, but, is that a good thing?

October 24, 2014 | Paul Nelson KSL | National


Have 'The Simpsons' gotten a bad rap?

"We're going to keep on trying to strengthen the American family to make American families a lot more like the Waltons and a lot less like the Simpsons."

October 24, 2014 | Jim Bennett Deseret News | National


The immortal monster: Dracula on the screen

Vampires are immortal, especially if you're judging that based on Bram Stoker's "Dracula."

October 24, 2014 | Chris Vander Kaay Deseret News | National


Foreign films lead new videos

Films from all over the world lead these movies that have arrived this week on DVD and Blu-ray.

October 24, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National


Late husband's letters of love found

When Mitchell Whisenhunt passed away on Saturday, he left his family with a gift they will always cherish -- dozens of letters.

October 24, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | National


Research: bilingual parents should teach both languages to kids

Parents face a variety of choices when choosing how to rear their child, and for bilingual parents choosing a language can be a daunting but worthwhile task with myriad benefits.

October 24, 2014 | Kelsey Clark Deseret News | National


New Zealand airline releases 'Hobbit' safety video

What once was a simple video that detailed the safety rules on an airplane has now become a source for viral videos.

October 24, 2014 | Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | National


#ThrowbackThursday: Why do we love the '90s?

Websites are about to code it up like it's 1994.

October 24, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


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