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Queen Elizabeth Clinton

Mrs. Queen Elizabeth Clinton, 85, of 604 Cooper Street, Camden, South Carolina, passed on Wednesday, November 26, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted today, December 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Canty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Nelson-Haile Funeral Home is in charge.

December 01, 2014 | | Obituaries


Norval Eash

Funeral service for Norval Eugene Eash, 78, was held on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial following in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens, Elgin. The Rev. Gene Brown officiated. The family received friends Sunday 12:30-2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

December 01, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ida Washington Graves

Mrs. Ida Washington Graves, 55, of Camden, entered into rest on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at her residence.

December 01, 2014 | | Obituaries


Larry Knox

Mr. Larry Knox, 43, of 63 Smokewood Dr., Elgin, South Carolina, passed on Wednesday, November 26, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, Lugoff, SC with burial in Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

December 01, 2014 | | Obituaries


Charlie L. McLaughlin

Funeral service for Charlie L. McLaughlin, 82, was held on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at Freedom Outreach Baptist Church with burial following in Cassatt Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Trent McLaughlin and the Rev. Robert Ridley officiated. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Freedom Outreach Baptist Church, 1113 Hwy 1 North, Cassatt, S.C. 29032.

December 01, 2014 | | Obituaries


Kay Phillips

Kay Richmond Gettys Phillips, 72, resident of 128 Mountain Shore Drive, widow of James Clyde Phillips, died November 26, 2014, at her home.

December 01, 2014 | | Obituaries


FAC presents Canine Classic for the Arts

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will hold a new fundraiser this year. The Canine Classic for the Arts will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Meeting Place in Cassatt. This fundraiser combines the community's love for arts, canine friends and its love of the hunt to help raise money for the arts in Kershaw County. Spectators and participants will be able to get to all areas of the event via golf carts and wagons. Parking will be available on site. All proceeds will benefit the FAC.

December 01, 2014 | | Localife


Camden native retires from Marine Corps

After 20 years of service, Gunnery Sgt. Michael E. Gladden retired from the United States Marine Corps on Nov. 26. GySgt. Gladden is the son of Glenda T. Gladden, of Camden.

December 01, 2014 | | Localife


Camden High newspaper receives recognition

December 01, 2014 | | Localife




This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Camden at Lakewood (BB – 6 p.m.);

December 01, 2014 | | Sports


Ariail for Dec. 1, 2014

December 01, 2014 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Dec. 1, 2014

• On Nov. 25, Walter Long and Willard Polk attended their last meeting as Camden City Council members. Both served Camden with distinction. In some ways, Long, first elected to council in 2006, began his political career a few years before when he began speaking out against the creation of mandatory historic neighborhood districts where all properties would be under the jurisdiction of the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission. While not everyone agreed with his stand on that issue, it proved he cared deeply about what happens here in Camden. That passion would play out as he brought forward several ideas -- some ...

December 01, 2014 | | Editorials


The ones who lift you up

Over the years, I've crossed paths with many who were extremely successful as well as some who were such miserable failures that, as Mama liked to say, "ain't worth the breath they draw."

December 01, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Mather ‘Matters’

In the 1953 Eagle, the Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy senior class dedicated its annual "to the founders and builders of Browning Home and Mather Academy: Sarah Babcock Mather 1887-1901, Fannie O. Browning 1887, Emma Levi 1887-1889, Samuel Herbert Tindley 1912, Elizabeth Wellman 1915-1920, Millicent Fuller 1933, Women's Home Missionary Society 1890-1939, and Women's Division of Christian Service 1940-1953."

December 01, 2014 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


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The final season of ‘Star Trek: TNG’ is now on Blu-ray

With the release of the final season of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" on Blu-ray, the entire series is available in high definition. Also, the latest incarnation of "Doctor Who" is on home video this week.

December 15, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National


Pratt gives emotional speech on son's preemie birth

"Guardians of the Galaxy" actor Chris Pratt opened up about his son Jack's early arrival to the world in an emotional speech during the March of Dimes Celebration of Babies Hollywood Luncheon last week, according to Us Magazine.

December 15, 2014 | Leah Perri Deseret News | National


Family hardships inspired woman to change face of finance

Danae Ringelmann, co-founder of the crowdfunding website Indiegogo, grew up watching her parents struggle to keep their family business afloat. But instead of discouraging her from entrepreneurship, their example inspired her to change the face of how entrepreneurs get financed.

December 15, 2014 | Linsy Hunsaker Deseret News | National


Still learning the lessons of the Sandy Hook shootings

Two years after the Dec. 14, 2012, school shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, that left 20 students and six staff members dead, the complete childhood educational and psychological profile of the disturbed 20-year old shooter, Adam Lanza, has been published by the Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate, the state agency that oversees child welfare.

December 15, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


Second Look donates to five local organizations

Second Look on Broad Street donated money to five organizations Dec. 1. A total of $1,000 was given to the Weatherization and Repair Ministries, and $1000 was given to the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County and the KershawHealth Oncology Clinic Art Cart Program. The West Wateree Community Playground Project received $2,500, and the Family Resource Center Teen program and Kershaw County Activity Center received $4,250 each. The total amount of money donated was $13,000.

December 15, 2014 | | Localife


Santa visits the Kershaw County Library

December 15, 2014 | | Localife


Ariail for Dec. 15, 2014

December 15, 2014 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Dec. 15, 2014

• A tip of the C-I hat to Kershaw County Deputy Fred Tiah, a school resource officer at Stover Middle School in Elgin. Tiah, as we reported Friday, is from Liberia, one of the hardest-hit countries in this year's Ebola crisis. Recognizing he has been welcomed to and is finding success in America, Tiah says he wants to help children in his native country who have been orphaned by the deadly disease. He's put his idea into action, raising money to help pay for the children's education and medical supplies. Tiah also wants to be a role model ...

December 15, 2014 | | Editorials


The loss of parents and their wisdom

There are few who cannot say truthfully that they miss their parents after death has laid claim to those loved ones. The parents who taught us, scolded us and, at times, annoyed us are never forgotten, never put away on a shelf to be remembered no more.

December 15, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Gunn: Partnership drives investment in health

You may have read about the letter of intent to be agreed upon between KershawHealth and MUSC Health/Capella Healthcare. This agreement is about more than simply the leasing of real estate and ownership of property. Ultimately, it is about an investment of organizational and financial resources in this community and its healthcare needs. MUSC Health/Capella Healthcare will invest heavily in programs, facilities, and services at KershawHealth that will increase our patient volume and, in turn, increase revenue. From an organizational standpoint, it will provide access to best practices and strategies to improve the quality of care provided, enhance ...

December 15, 2014 | By Terry Gunn, interim KershawHealth CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: Reader appreciates Tucker follow-up story

I applaud the Chronicle-Independent for front page coverage of the dropping of charges against Mr. Sammie Tucker. All too often, especially in larger media markets, good news is relegated to the back pages, while sensational news makes the front page. I believe our community newspaper makes a concerted effort to report the news as it happens and, more importantly, reports good news.

December 15, 2014 | Donny Supplee Camden | Letters


Arbor Day at Doby's Mill

On December 5, students at Doby's Mill Elementary school participated in Kershaw County's Soil and Water Conservation District's celebration of Arbor Day. Donna Douglas explained when Arbor Day is recognized. "Arbor Day is the first Friday in December, that is when we celebrate it in South Carolina because that is the best time to plant. It's celebrated at different times in different states," Douglas explained. Students participated in an assembly honoring Arbor Day and performed skits and songs in honor of Arbor Day. "Every year the conservation district chooses a school to participate in Arbor Day ...

December 15, 2014 | | Education


School district gives flu warning

According to Kershaw County School District Director of Communications Mary Anne Byrd, the district received an update last week from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) saying it is seeing an early and large rise in seasonal flu cases. Byrd said the district is currently experiencing the same situation in many of the schools.

December 15, 2014 | | Education


Dec. 19 to be half day for KCSD students

The Kershaw County School District will have a half day for students on Dec. 19, the last day of student attendance before the holiday break. Staff will work a regular schedule. Students in 3-and 4-year-old developmentally delayed and 4-year-old kindergarten classes will not attend.

December 15, 2014 | | Education


This week in KC sports

Monday: Gray Collegiate at Camden Military Academy (BB – 6:30 p.m.)

December 15, 2014 | | Sports


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