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Gertrude Woods

Mrs. Gertrude Woods, 91, of 411 Church Street Apt. 107-D, Camden, SC, passed on Tuesday, November 9, 2010.

November 10, 2010 | | Obituaries




N.C. philanthropist to be speaker for Baruch Society members' dinner

The third annual Baruch Society Members' Dinner is scheduled for Thursday at The National Steeplechase Museum in Camden. The Baruch Society was established in 2008 by the Hospital Foundation to recognize and thank its faithful supporters. Those making an annual contribution of $1,000 or more since the last dinner receive an invitation to attend the annual members' dinner.

November 10, 2010 | | Healthcare


Beard promoted to brigadier general

In a special ceremony Nov. 1, Ross E. Beard Jr., a colonel with the S.C. Military Department, was promoted to the rank of brigadier general and assigned to the joint services detachment.

November 10, 2010 | | Miscellaneous


Conney Bell

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Cornelia Aldret Boykin "Conney" Bell, 76 of Lugoff will be held Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in Grace Episcopal Church with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Doug Holmes will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 9, 2010 from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Bell's memory for her many years of service to Unit 17 by contributing to the American Legion Children and Youth Commission, P.O. Box 1055, Indianapolis, IN ...

November 10, 2010 | | Obituaries


Camden Media to sponsor community publicity seminar

Do you handle the publicity for a local community organization, non-profit group, civic club, charitable organization, church, garden club, school group, reunion committee or other group? Camden Media Co., publisher of the Chronicle-Independent and West Wateree Chronicle, invites you to a one-hour seminar on the best way to get your information published in our newspapers.

November 10, 2010 | | Localife


Enduring Freedom strategic plans officer to speak at Post 17 Veterans Day program

Col. Robert G. Young, the strategic plans officer, U.S. Army Central Command in Kabul, Afghanistan, will be the keynote speaker for this year's James Leroy Belk American Legion Post No. 17 Veterans Day program Thursday.

November 08, 2010 | | Miscellaneous


CES teacher named 'unsung hero'

Camden Elementary School third grade teacher Trudy Ranges knows the importance of reading for students to be successful. Because of her work to develop the Read Every Day (RED) program at her school, ING has named her as one of 100 "unsung heroes" and awarded $2,000 to the school's reading program.

November 08, 2010 | | Education


Gerald Keene

Funeral service for Gerald Keene, 85, of Cassatt will be held Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel with burial to follow in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Casey Mills will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, November 5, 2010 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

November 08, 2010 | | Obituaries


Demons run past Sumter to win 6-4A title

SUMTER – "It's not how you start, it's how you finish"

November 08, 2010 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Charles McCreight

Dr. Charles Edward McCreight, 97, passed away on November 1, 2010 in the house in which he was born in Camden on the 17th of March, 1913. His parents were Beverly Randolph McCreight and Sarah Katherine Sullivan McCreight. Charles was a WWII veteran and participated in the invasion of Normandy; assigned to the 69th Ordinance Group. As a member of General Patton's Third US Army, he campaigned from Omaha Beach through France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany. He was especially proud of the part he and his fellow soldiers played during the Battle of the Bulge.

November 08, 2010 | | Obituaries


CHS students design scarecrows for class

More than 700 students participated in the Scarecrow Project at Camden High School (CHS) as part of Team Read Week. The 33 classes that participated created almost 40 scarecrows that are now on display in the Camden High School Library. Each scarecrow had to be designed by using certain elements that students learned in particular classes. Meredith Kirkland's integrated business application class posed with their robot scarecrow, "Ram." The scarecrows will be on display until Thanksgiving.

November 08, 2010 | | Localife


Robert Ariail -- Nov. 8, 2010

November 08, 2010 | | Viewpoint


After the vote: more sanity, please

You might think that Comedy Central stars Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, founding fathers of "fake news" and "truthiness," chose a controversy-free theme in staging their "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" on the Washington Mall. After all, who could be opposed to sanity?

November 08, 2010 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Noted and passed

• The political correctness police force is active in San Francisco, where an ordinance has been passed decreeing that McDonald's Happy Meals can't contain a toy unless the meal meets certain nutritional standards laid down by that city's authorities. We aren't sure what the city plans to ban next, but such actions are political correctness run amok.

November 08, 2010 | | Editorials


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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


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


Ariail for July 25, 2014

July 25, 2014 | | Ariail


Rhame Arena

We're glad to see that the city of Camden is exploring alternatives for aging Rhame Arena. The building is becoming more dilapidated with each passing year, and something needs to be done, whether it's razing it or restoring it. Of course, money is a factor, just as it is in all government decisions these days. We will say that city officials have overworked the bureaucratic jargon in their appraisal of the situation, saying an "adaptive reuse" could be a possible alternative. We are assuming "adaptive reuse" means repairing the building and making it feasible for some type of ...

July 25, 2014 | | Editorials


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