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Master Willard Rodgers, Jr.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Master Willard Rodgers, Jr. 70, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Burial will follow in Malvern Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 PM, Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

November 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


Jacqueline Young McCall

A time of gathering to celebrate the life of Jacqueline Young McCall, 48, will be held on Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

November 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


Peggy Ray Shannon

A funeral service celebrating the life of Peggy Ray Shannon, 76, of Lugoff, SC, will be held on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Dr. Charles R. Everett will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Shannon's memory to the Hospice Care of one's choice.

November 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


Arlene Francias Craft

Mrs. Arlene Francias Craft, 54, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Born in Brooklyn, New York she was teh daughter of the late Lawrence and Minnie Lee Kirkland Craft. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing services will be held Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Three p.m., at Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Craft family

November 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ethel Barnes Blizzard

Ethel Barnes Blizzard, 90, of Camden, widow of Charles Alton Blizzard died Sunday, November 9, 2014. She was the daughter of Lizzie Turner Barnes. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. Memorials may be sent in Mrs. Blizzard's memory to Antioch Baptist Church, 1875 Antioch Road, Camden, SC 29020

November 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


A Veterans Day Salute

James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 hosted a Veterans Day program Tuesday. Camden High School (CHS) Junior ROTC cadets participated, as did the CHS band, and cadets from Camden Military Academy, the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice's Birchwood High School and North Central High School. See more photos in our Localife section.

November 12, 2014 | | Military


S.C. DHSS director to speak at Baruch Dinner

S.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Director Anthony Keck will be the guest speaker for the seventh annual Baruch Society Members' Dinner on Thursday at Camden's National Steeplechase Museum. The KershawHealth Foundation established the Baruch Society in 2008 to recognize and thank supporters. Those making annual contributions of $1,000 or more receive an invitation to attend the Members' Dinner.

November 12, 2014 | | Healthcare


McCorkle ‘Legacy’ bench to be installed at Hampton Park today

The city of Camden will install a "Leader's Legacy" bench in honor of Dr. F.N. McCorkle today at 3 p.m. at Hampton Park along Lyttleton Street.

November 12, 2014 | | Camden


Hobkirk’s Hill votes provided by voter registration office

Precinct-by-precinct election results provided to and published by the Chronicle-Independent on Nov. 7 included "0" votes from the Hobkirk's Hill precinct. Below, are the correct votes for each office published in our Nov. 7 edition, as provided by the Kershaw County Voter Registration Office.

November 12, 2014 | | Politics


For the Record - Nov. 12, 2014

Real estate transactions

November 12, 2014 | | For the Record


Jockey silk flags flying over Camden

The city of Camden has rolled out a new display of decorative flags in honor of the contribution horse racing -- one of the most ancient of all sports -- has made to the overall cultural heritage of the community.

November 12, 2014 | | Camden


Ruth Bennett

Ms. Ruth Bennett, 67, of 5216 Pisgah Mail Road, Rembert, South Carolina passed on Friday, November 7, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

November 10, 2014 | | Obituaries


What's with all the selfies?

From Facebook to Snapchat, Instagram to Twitter, there are countless places for your teen to post her image. Some teens post everywhere with little regard for privacy. If you're concerned your teen is quickly becoming the Internet's biggest narcissist, it's time to figure out the meaning behind your teenager's selfies. Here are four possible reasons for all those carefully posed photos.

November 10, 2014 | | National


'Nightcrawler' spurs questions

In the newly released film "Nightcrawler," actor Jake Gyllenhaal plays slimy freelance journalist Lou Bloom, who becomes a freelance videographer driven by the credo of, "If it bleeds, it leads."

November 10, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National


Three things parents should know about 'Interstellar'

Christopher Nolan's latest movie, "Interstellar," definitely packs a big punch. With humanity facing extinction on a failing Earth, a group of explorers is sent into space to travel through a wormhole in an attempt to find a new home for the human race. Because of Nolan's success with movies like "Inception" in the past, many people are eager to get a glimpse of the new movie, including younger audiences. Here are a few things parents should know before heading off to the theater.

November 10, 2014 | Sarah Bringhurst OK.com | National


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A Facebook Thanksgiving?

Facebook recently launched "Say Thanks," a quick yet customized way to send thanks in the form of a video card.

November 18, 2014 | Joseph Peacock Deseret News | National


Mental illness and Christianity's message of salvation

A wooden toy, a photograph and a framed doctoral degree reveal the motives of an anonymous donor who has helped fund research into mental illness and Christian faith.

November 18, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National


Siblings of special-needs children

It's a funny dichotomy.

November 18, 2014 | Megan Goates Deseret News | National


90-year-old chef arrested for feeding homeless

Ninety-year-old chef Arnold Abbot prepares hundreds of meals each week for homeless people in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in the kitchen of the sanctuary church, and he's been feeding the homeless for 20 years.

November 18, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | National


Lawton M. Truesdale

Funeral service for Lawton Melvin Truesdale, 92, will be held at noon today, Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends today 10:30 a.m. until noon prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

November 17, 2014 | | Obituaries


Eva Lois Tyson Napper

CAMDEN – Funeral services for Eva Lois Tyson Napper, 81, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Cameron and the Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Powers Funeral Home.

November 17, 2014 | | Obituaries


Mattie Reynolds Stokes

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Mattie Reynolds Stokes, 87, of Camden, S.C. will be held at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Camden War. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Stake President Carl Reynolds, Jr., Bishop Derick Swails, Wayne Thompso, and Hazel Reynolds will officiate. Burial will follow in Branham Cemetery at Smryna. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Stokes memory to Kershaw Health & Hospice, 124 Battleship Road, Camden, SC 29020.

November 17, 2014 | | Obituaries


Myrtle “Mert” Lemire

LUGOFF – Myrtle "Mert" Faye McLain Lemire passed away peacefully Nov. 15, 2014. Per her wishes, a private memorial service was held for family members at Powers Funeral Home, which was built on the Lemire family land. Born in Camden, S.C., Mert was a daughter of the late John Jay McLain and Lena Smith McLain.

November 17, 2014 | | Obituaries


Veterans Day observance held in Cedars Cemetery

A Veterans Day observance was held Wednesday, Nov. 12 at Cedars Cemetery in Camden. It was held the day after the actual Veterans Day to avoid schedule conflicts with other events Tuesday.

November 17, 2014 | | Localife


Rev. Mamie Adamson completes bachelor’s degree

Rev. Mamie L. Adamson graduated from Morris College in Sumter May 3, 2014 with a bachelor's in pastoral ministry. She graduated cum laude.

November 17, 2014 | | Localife


United Way holds 4th Annual Chili Cook-off

November 17, 2014 | | Localife


Noted and passed - Nov. 17, 2014

• Once again, we mention the good work of Brian Mayes in this space. Seven years ago -- in response to the death of Camden High School student Michael Smith in Kershaw County's only gang-related shooting -- Mayes said the community had to become "a better gang than the gangs." What he meant is Camden and Kershaw County had to offer young people alternatives to gang life and choices which could land them in jail, or worse. Two events this month prove Mayes has planted good seeds we hope will bear fruit for generations to come. First, the official ribbon cutting ceremony ...

November 17, 2014 | | Editorials


The parable of the apple tree

That apple tree. Oh my goodness. Something told me it wouldn't turn out well.

November 17, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Now the rubber meets the road

November 4 is past, and statewide elections have been decided. As I have discussed in earlier columns, I am always intrigued, and even a little amused, with the amount of rhetoric that is aimed at education during election time. Now that the votes have been cast, there are a lot of important educational issues hanging in the air that will need to be resolved by newly elected office holders. The decisions made will have significant and lasting impact.

November 17, 2014 | KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Pet talk - Nov. 17, 2014

Dermatophytosis, otherwise known as "ringworm," is a fairly common fungal infection that can affect dogs, cats, and other animals.

November 17, 2014 | Texas A&M University Collge of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedial Sciences | Pets


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