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A different Christmas

I guess every child hears how lucky he is from his parents. I am not sure the story is true. My mother, a widow with little education, told me how meager her Christmases had been in a family of 12 children. According to her, she was lucky to get an apple or an orange, a finger-sized doll and a stick of candy. My brother and I, on the other hand, usually got much more. I remember quite clearly that Santa never got the idea right that I despised dolls, so I received one every year. Contrary to the dolls of ...

November 14, 2012 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


What they learned

WASHINGTON -- The headline was inevitable: "What went wrong? "

November 14, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Rizers bring Street Ball Legends to Camden

The Camden-based Palmetto State Rizers of the American Basketball Association, which won their first game of the season, 160-116, over the Queen City Express, are bringing the "Legends of Street Ball Takeover Tour" to Camden's E. Clarkson Rhame City Arena on Friday, Nov. 23.

November 14, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Plum Pretty fetches $4.2 million in sales ring

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Plum Pretty, winner of the 2011 $1 millionKentucky Oaks (G1), sold for $4.2 million to Mandy Pope's Whisper Hill Farm to top last Tuesday's opening session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.

November 12, 2012 | | Equine


NC cheerleaders earn berth in state championship

Three years after starting a competitive cheerleading team, North Central High School is headed to the AA Competitive Cheer State finals.

November 12, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


Colonial Cup tickets remain on sale

Tickets and reserved parking spaces of all varieties remain available for the Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races in Camden.

November 12, 2012 | | Equine


L-EHS senior will compete in Miss South Carolina Teen

Isabella McElveen has been chosen to compete in the Miss South Carolina Teen USA Pageant this Nov. 16 and 17.

November 12, 2012 | | People & Places


False tweets, future jailbirds?

I have never been quite as wrapped up with Twitter as a lot of my colleagues are, although the 140-characters-or-less medium appears to be ideally suited to today's shortened attention spans.

November 12, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


An election that debased our dreams

Four-year-old Abigael Evans spoke for millions when she sobbed, "I'm tired of Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney."

November 12, 2012 | | Columns


Gray Vincent

Gray Vincent died suddenly on October 21st at her home in Columbia, SC. Gray knew life intimately and she faced it squarely-both the darkness and the light. For most of us mortals, we could not have lived as intensely and as honestly as she. She brought all of her past to every present moment. She was unprotected from pain-both hers and the pain of those she deeply loved. She lived true to herself-without pretense or deceit. Her family was her constant concern-her sister Harriet, her brothers Thad and Charlie, and her two generations of nephews and ...

November 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Dessie McLeod

Funeral services for Dessie Davis McLeod, 94, will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Philip Blankenship will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday from 7 – 9 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that you do an act of kindness for someone or that memorials be made to The Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, Blaney Baptist Church, or Fairfield Healthcare, Ridgeway S.C.

November 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ariail and Ariail, Too for Nov. 12, 2012

November 12, 2012 | | Ariail


Military Monday - Nov. 12, 2012

(John Baird, an army lieutenant colonel (LTC), is the brother of Rupert Baird, who wrote a number columns for the Chronicle-Independent during his deployment several years ago. LTC Baird is now doing the same. His columns will appear periodically on Mondays during his deployment.)

November 12, 2012 | By LTC John Baird C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Dottie Hendricks

A service to celebrate the life of Dorothy "Dottie" Lomax Hendricks, 85, of Bethune, was held Sunday, November 11, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church, Bethune, SC. Rev. Barbara Segars officiated.

November 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Father shows cruel behavior

Dear Annie: When my older sister was dying a year ago, our entire family supported her with calls and visits with the exception of our father and half-brother (my mother's son from a previous marriage). They also didn't attend the funeral and offered no explanation for their absence.

November 12, 2012 | | Dear Annie


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Ada Stewart

Funeral service for Mrs. Ada Stewart, 89, of 1404 Fort Jackson Road in Lugoff, will be held Monday, January 16, 2017, 11:00AM at Unity ...

January 12, 2017 | | Obituaries


Darlene Senn

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Darlene Lee Senn, 75, of Elgin, SC, will be held at 4:00 PM, Sunday, January 15 ...

January 12, 2017 | | Obituaries


Lawrence John Reynolds

CAMDEN- A Graveside service for Lawrence John Reynolds, 90, will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. A memorial ...

January 12, 2017 | | Obituaries


Bids for patrol car, EMS station before Kershaw County Council

Kershaw County Council will discuss bids for a sheriff's patrol car and construction of an EMS station during its first meeting of 2017 today ...

January 10, 2017 | | Kershaw County


CHS wrestlers divide tri-match

In a match knotted at 39 after all 14 weight classes had been contested, Cheraw's advantage in teams points led to the Braves taking ...

January 10, 2017 | | Camden High/Middle


Watching weather

It appears Kershaw County was spared any serious problems associated with winter weather.

January 10, 2017 | | Editorials


Celebrating Dr. King's legacy

Americans celebrate the third Monday in January to honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.

January 10, 2017 | | Letters


President-elect Trumpschenko

WASHINGTON -- First, a history refresher: For the past nine years, a smattering of Americans, most recently led by our now president-elect, have insisted that Barack ...

January 10, 2017 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Clema O. Baker

Clema O. Baker, 93, of Kershaw, SC, died Friday, January 6. Services were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 9, from the Chapel ...

January 09, 2017 | | Obituaries


Howard Branham

CAMDEN – Funeral service for Howard Murray Branham, 73, was held Sunday at Mels Chapel Holiness Church with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Tommy ...

January 09, 2017 | | Obituaries


Anna M. Chason

ELGIN – A Celebration of Life Service for Anna M. Chason, 74, will be held Sunday, January 15, 2017 from 3-5 p.m. at John Paul ...

January 09, 2017 | | Obituaries


Mildred Hoard Craig

Mildred Hoard Craig, 89, widow of Robert Edward Craig, of Camden, died on Saturday, January 7, 2017. Funeral Services will be private.

January 09, 2017 | | Obituaries


Rosemary Demeary

Ms. Rosemary Demeary, 61, of 735 Tremble Branch Road, Camden, SC, passed on Sunday, January 1, 2017. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 9, 2017 ...

January 09, 2017 | | Obituaries


McCoy Metts Hill

McCoy Metts Hill died on January 5, 2017, at her home in Camden, South Carolina, where she was born in 1923. She was the daughter ...

January 09, 2017 | | Obituaries


Patrecia Bayman Minges

Patrecia Bayman Minges, 88, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017. Born October 6, 1928 in New Haven, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late ...

January 09, 2017 | | Obituaries


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