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Column: Can mom be a hero?

Call her by any name: Mother, Mom, Mommy. Can she be a hero? Perhaps someone fulfilled the role of Mother in your life other than your birth mother. Can that person be a hero? Perhaps it was your grandmother or an adopted mom or your dad who fulfilled the role of mother. Is that your hero?

May 11, 2018 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: They slaughter horses, don’t they?

CAMDEN, S.C. -- When Justify barreled across the finish line to win the rain-drenched Kentucky Derby on Saturday, he was notably clean -- free of the mud that covered the faces of his 19 competitors. Justify won by two-and-a-half lengths.

May 11, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Letter: Minor correction to fine coverage

Please accept my compliments for the extra fine work covering The Wall That Heals by the Chronicle-Independent. It was an overwhelming event for thousands, especially yours truly. I am of the opinion that historic correctness is essential for such events, and those of our city's storied past. With that said, I must report to your readers a minor error in your excellent front page story appearing in the Tuesday edition of the C-I.

May 11, 2018 | William 'Rusty' Major Camden | Letters


Letter: Don’t let fear, greed rule ballot box

Edmund Wilson once said, "No two persons read the same book." It struck me that no two persons see the same news coverage. We look through the lens of our own experiences. Too many people see through fear of financial ruin and cannot bear to share with others. Others see through ill-gotten financial gain and cannot bear to see that sense of well-being diminished. Although I do not believe in the mantra, "Things used to be great" or that "our country is falling apart," I do fear that greed and drive for power have become more pervasive. We all love ...

May 11, 2018 | Nancy Larsen Lugoff | Letters


SANDRA LEE CAMPBELL

Sandra Lee Campbell of Columbia, passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

May 11, 2018 | | Obituaries


NORMA FELSCHOW

Norma Felschow of Camden, passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Kenmore Mercy Hospital in Tonawanda, NY. She was born in Buffalo, NY, on July 31, 1929, the daughter of the late Norman K. and Loretta [Felder] Koller.

May 11, 2018 | | Obituaries


LICIA ELIZABETH KIDD

A Mass of Christian Burial for Licia Elizabeth Kidd, 99, will be celebrated on Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Farewell Prayers and Final Commendation will be in Florence National Cemetery. The Rev. Father John Zimmerman will officiate. A Rosary Service will be held on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with visitation following until 7:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

May 11, 2018 | | Obituaries


CORINE MARTIN

Mrs. Corine Martin, 76, of 5715 Springhill Road, Rembert, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, May 6, 2018. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Monday, May 14, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Union Baptist Church Family Life Center, 5840 Springhill Road, Rembert, with burial in church cemetery. Mrs. Martin will be placed in the church one hour prior to services. Public viewing will be Saturday, 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Martin family. Memories and condolence may be shared online at www ...

May 11, 2018 | | Obituaries


ROBIN KENT MOONEYHAN

A funeral service for Robin Kent Mooneyhan, 53, will be held at 11am on Monday, May 14, 2018, with a visitation 1hr prior, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Camden. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Burial with military honors will be held at 10am on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in Fort Jackson National Cemetery.

May 11, 2018 | | Obituaries


PHYLLIS E. TIDWELL

Graveside services for Phyllis Edith Doolittle Tidwell, 85 of Bethune and formerly of Walden, NY will be held Saturday, May 12, at 10:00 o'clock a.m. in Bethune Baptist Church Cemetery.

May 11, 2018 | | Obituaries


HOWARD EDWARD WILLIAMS

Mr. Howard Edward Williams, 72, of 1094 Gary Road, Camden, SC, passed on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

May 11, 2018 | | Obituaries


KCGC spring meeting set for May 17

The Kershaw County Gamecock Club (KCGC) will host its annual "It's Great to be a Gamecock" meeting at the Old South & Catery (509 Dicey Creek Rd. in Camden) on Thursday, May 17th at 6:30 p.m.

May 08, 2018 | | Sports


Take a Child Fishing bass tourney on tap Saturday, May 19

The 35th annual Take a Child Fishing Bass Tournament, in memory of Lib and Tommy Phillips, will be held on Saturday, May 19 at Clearwater Cove Marina on Lake Wateree.

May 08, 2018 | | Seasonal Sports


Sharks use 9-run opening frame to top L-E, 11-6

St. James scored nine first inning runs --- five before the first out of the game was recorded --- and then, held on for an 11-6 win over Lugoff-Elgin in Thursday's opening round of the 4A Lower State baseball tournament.

May 08, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Record-setting Lady Bulldog relay team wins Upper State title

Led by the Lady Bulldogs' AAA Upper State champion 4 x 400-meter relay team, the Camden High School track and field program qualified four individuals into six events in the AAA state championships to be held at Spring Valley High School on Saturday.

May 08, 2018 | | Sports


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I often get questions or laughs about my dog

My dog, Wren, is a Chug, a rather funny-looking mixture of a Pug and Chihuahua. She has a brownish coat and a tail that curls ...

May 18, 2018 | By Anna Mock, CHS C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


Raymie Woolfe passes away in Viginia at 82

Raymond G. (Raymie) Woolfe Jr. who, at 16 while a high school student in Camden, became the youngest jockey at the time to win a ...

May 18, 2018 | | Equine


Dogs finish 13th in state tourney

Battling tougher conditions on Tuesday than they did in Monday's opening round of the AAA state golf championship at Cross Creek Plantation in Seneca ...

May 18, 2018 | | Golf


WILLIE LEE ADAMS

Mr. Willie Lee Adams, 48, of 277 Douglas Street, Camden, passed on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

May 18, 2018 | | Obituaries


WILLIAM CARLOS

Mr. William "Bill" Carlos, 78, of Camden passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Services are incomplete at this time. Collins Funeral Home Inc. is caring ...

May 18, 2018 | | Obituaries


RAYMOND K. COLEMAN

Mr. Raymond K. Coleman, Sr, 80, of Camden, passed away May 14, 2018. He was born May 18, 1938 in Camden, SC. Public viewing will ...

May 18, 2018 | | Obituaries


DELORES ADAMSON JONES

Delores Adamson Jones, 60, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Amos and Lillie Mae Adamson of Cassatt. She ...

May 18, 2018 | | Obituaries


PATRICIA ANN MCMORRIS LEWIS

Mrs. Patricia Ann McMorris Lewis, was born on March 15, 1959, in Camden, SC, to the late Tench and Catherine Kennedy McMorris, Sr. She worked ...

May 18, 2018 | | Obituaries


Editorial: Camden cares for its horses

Horses and the equine community, in general, have played a key role in bolstering Camden and Kershaw County's economic, sporting and cultural lives since ...

May 18, 2018 | | Editorials


Column: Covering Cooter -- Part I

Once, when I was a young newspaper reporter, a jaded executive editor who was a Yankee to boot, was listening approvingly to a story I ...

May 18, 2018 | | Columns


Column: Sentimental journey

I was making my way from Greenville to Lincolnton one Saturday afternoon. I had to take a back road, a blessing. The light was bad ...

May 18, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Jerusalem Jared and the city of truth

WASHINGTON -- The past few days have provided a head-swiveling study in cognitive dissonance and dueling realities.

May 18, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Letter: Writer surprised at Parker's columns

I am writing to respond to both articles written by Kathleen Parker concerning the life of thoroughbred race horses.

May 18, 2018 | Frank Wooten Camden | Letters


Letter: Thank you for the plants and flowers

On behalf of the city of Camden, I'd like to gratefully acknowledge Shannon Littlefield of Littlefield's Garden Center for her creativity and generous ...

May 18, 2018 | Liz Gilland City of Camden Urban Forester | Letters


Lady Bulldogs’ 4 x 400 team runs to AAA championship

Heading into Saturday's AAA state track and field meet at Spring Valley High School as the top seed, the Camden High girls' 4 x ...

May 15, 2018 | | Sports


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