As a former pitcher, Randy Stokes more than appreciates what he has seen and received from his throwers through the first seven games of the season.
A celebration of life service for John Russell Rinker, 81, of Lugoff, SC, will be held at St. John's United Methodist Church in Lugoff, SC on March 16, 2013 at 1:00 PM. Rev. John W. Mims will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Friday, March 15, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested for St. John's United Methodist Church, PO Box 218, Lugoff, SC 29078 or to Parkinson's Disease Foundation, Columbia Office, 710 West 168th St., New York, NY 10032.
Applications for the 2013-14 Junior Leadership Kershaw County class for rising juniors and seniors are now available at the county's high schools and the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center.
The United Way of Kershaw County Board of Directors announces the availability of $20,000 to address the identified focus areas of Education, Financial Stability, Health and Hunger, and Homelessness. The funds are available through a competitive application process to any non-profit organization serving the community.
As a way of thanking their spouses, the Bethune Lions Club hosted its annual Spouse Night. All spouses and widows of former members were invited along with all current members.
This Sunday the Bethune Recreation Center will host an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. The Recreation Center is located at 109 College St. East or U.S. Highway 1 beside Bethune Memorial Park.
The Friends of the Kershaw County Library half-price book sale will be Saturday at the Burndale Shopping Center in the "old Piggly Wiggly Building" at 51 East DeKalb St. in Camden. The sale will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Winners in the Lugoff-Elgin High School Mr. L-E competition are as follows: Austin Branham -- Mr. Congeniality and Mr. Dream Guy, Allen Jenerette -- Mr. Hunk and Mr. L-E 2013, and Toby Brettelle -- First Runner Up. Not pictured: Sarah Dean -- Miss Sweetheart. The Mr. L-E competition is sponsored by the L-EHS Journalism Department. The advisor is Shannon Team.
In reply to the letter on open carry, it is true that many persons do not apply for a permit because it is a form of registration. The government may not know what type of firearm you have, but they will know, unless you used a borrowed firearm to take a class, that you have a firearm. Many do not want to go through the hassle of reapplying every few years for a permit. At the start of the current shall-issue law instead of the old may-issue law, the anti-gun members in the legislature wanted to make it as inconvenient ...
Supporters of President Obama say the ratcheting up of a group called Organizing For Action is simply a way for the president to get his message out and pressure Congress to adopt his agenda. Critics say it's a way for big-money donors and special interest groups to buy access to the White House. As the controversy swirls, we are reminded of the Clinton presidency and the brouhaha around "the Lincoln bedroom," which was the practice of allowing large donors to have a sleepover in the White House.
On the afternoon of February 15, 2013, the famed Beard Collection began to arrive at the Camden Archives and Museum. On March 5, the last large load arrived around 1 p.m. and the archives was a beehive of activity, with police and firemen carrying collection items in from trucks, cars and vans. As our new curator of collections, Rickie Good, and I checked items in, Mr. Beard told stories and related anecdotes about each one while it was being photographed by the police camera man. This significant collection represents many voices through the years it spans -- from 1514 to ...
After giving much thought to the article "Jones targets KershawHealth at Tuesday KCC meeting" in the February 15, 2013, edition of the Chronicle-Independent, remaining silent is no longer an option. The fact that Mr. Jones voted to approve the purchase of two ambulances for KershawHealth is overshadowed by his deplorable attack on the administration and members of the KershawHealth Board of Trustees.
An organization with a long history of service to veterans continues today in Kershaw County. The American Legion, the only veterans organization, chartered by U.S. Congress, needs new members.
Graveside service for James Gerald Matthews, 42, will be held Friday at 1:00 p.m. in Centerville Cemetery.
WASHINGTON -- In a historic moment, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called late Monday for removal of the Confederate Battle Flag from the Statehouse grounds.
One of the questions of the tragic killing of Rev. Clementa Pinckney and eight of his church members at Emanuel AME Church is, why him? And, why now?
It appears the Confederate battle flag will soon be removed from the South Carolina Capitol grounds and placed in a museum where it belongs. What many believe to be a symbol of Southern heritage has now become a symbol of division. Only the flag of one sovereign nation should fly over the Capitol grounds. I endorse its removal in honor and wishes of my great-grandfather, a former Confederate soldier who wrote in his diary from Shanghai, Chine, on September 17, 1886:
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The Salvation Army of the Midlands has a new clothing donation bin at the Russell & Jeffcoat Real Estate Inc. office located at 509 Broad St. in Camden.
Richard Hagins, standing with his daughters, holds a framed joint resolution from the S.C. General Assembly presented during the June 21 morning worship service at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church (LSUMC). State Sen. Vincent Sheheen and State Rep. Laurie Funderburk presented the resolution honoring Hagins for his work with Salkehatchie, LSUMC, and other community service organizations such as United Way and Habitat For Humanity. Hagins and his late wife, Sara, founded the Salkehatchie-Wateree Camp, part of the S.C. United Methodist Church's Salkehatchie Ministry in 1990. Under Hagins' leadership, Salkehatchie-Wateree camp has performed major repairs and renovations to ...