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Ethics reform: a grand illusion

Thursday, October 18, 2012 was another day with another full-throated proposal for ethics reform from the political class in Columbia. This time, our governor heralded the creation of a "commission" (at least she doesn't label it "blue ribbon") to make "recommendations" to the General Assembly concerning "reform" of the current ethics laws.

October 26, 2012 | By John S. Rainey C-I guest columnist | Columns


The Archives’ little mystery figurine

Only an archivist/museum person gets excited about brand new acid-free boxes. I felt like it was Christmas when the shipping boxes from Gaylord Bros. Inc. began to arrive! Finally, the work of rehousing the collection in proper containers could begin. So, box by box, each collection was taken out of its old container and placed in new packaging. The database was checked for accuracy and the new boxes were placed back on the shelves in the stacks. All but this one box … as I peered inside to see what it contained, a little face with an agonizing expression peeked ...

October 26, 2012 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Anne Lois Gentry Segars

Funeral service for Anne Lois Gentry Segars, 89, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Beulah United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Patricia Amick will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Beulah United Methodist Church Cemetery.

October 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Maggie. T. Hall Trimnal

Maggie. T. Hall Trimnal, 101, of Kershaw died Friday evening, Sept. 14, 2012 at Lancaster Convalescent Center. Born Oct. 24, 1910 in Kershaw County, she was the daughter of the late Frederick Thomas "Fred" and Annie Jane Moseley Taylor. Mrs. Trimnal was a charter member of Abney Baptist Church and was an excellent seamestress. She also enjoyed making quilts, dresses and aprons. She was widowed three times, first by Laurie Bennie-Will Rogers, second by Willie Ellison Hall and third by Wylie Edward Trimnal.

October 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Robert James Nelson

Robert James Nelson, of Camden, SC, formerly of The Villages, FL, and formerly of Pittsburgh, PA, was born January 19, 1919 and passed away on October 23, 2012. Private services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made in Mr. Nelson's memory to your favorite charity or your local sports team.

October 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Elvis W. Hunter

Haile's Funeral Homeannounces the death of:

October 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Clara Bessie Duren

Funeral service for Mrs. Clara Bessie Duren, 87, of 172 Upton Circle in Camden, will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, 11:00 a.m., at Mt. Zion Baptist Church (Kirkwood) with burial in the Cedars Cemetery. She died Tuesday, October 23, 2012. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

October 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


John B. Fellers, Jr.

Graveside services will be held for John B. Fellers, Jr., 88, of Camden, at 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 27, 2012 in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rosary will be recited at 6:00 PM, Friday, October 26, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. The family will receive friends following The Rosary. Father Francis Travis will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mr. Fellers' memory to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 1709 Lyttleton St., Camden, SC 29020 or the charity of one's choice.

October 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Lady Bulldogs sweep Blue Ridge in opener

While the scores might tell otherwise, Blue Ridge provided Camden with more of a test than the final numbers in a three-game sweep might indicate.

October 26, 2012 | | Sports


Rev. Fred Darin Kelly

Rev. Fred Darin Kelly, 35, of 573 Firetower Road, Camden, SC, passed on Saturday, October 20, 2012. Funeral Services will be conducted Thursday, October 25, 2012, 12:00 p.m. at Greater Faith and Joy Tabernacle Lugoff, SC, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

October 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


James "Jimmy" McCormick, Jr.

Mr. James "Jimmy" McCormick, Jr., 70 of Paterson, NJ, formerly of Camden, SC entered into rest on October 19, 2012 in Paterson, New Jersey.

October 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Camden receives outstanding planning award

The city of Camden was recently honored as the 2012 recipient of the Outstanding Planning award by the South Carolina chapter of the American Planning Association (SCAPA) at its annual conference Oct. 19 at Litchfield Beach. The Outstanding Planning award is presented to a project of local significance that shows innovation, quality, transferability, comprehensiveness, sustainability and cost benefit. The city of Camden, with the assistance of URS Corporation, was recognized for its Broad Street Road Diet.

October 26, 2012 | | Camden


Ariail for Oct. 26, 2012

October 26, 2012 | | Ariail


Romney’s ‘binders’ bind

Mitt Romney's wince-inducing suggestion for gender equality, "binders full of women," has become almost as much of major Mitt-ism from the second presidential debate as "Big Bird" was in the first.

October 26, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


White wins football contest

Richard White was one of five contestants who missed just one game in last week's Chronicle-Independent football contest. In the end, however, he was the last one standing as he missed the tie-breaker by one point while others missed it by two points.

October 24, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


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Pets of the Week - Feb. 27, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Legolas, a 4-month-old male American Staffordshire Terrier mix, and Tulip, a 1-year-old female domestic short-haired tabby cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail ...

February 27, 2015 | | Pets


Ariail for Feb. 27, 2015

February 27, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Big money Dems

The ever-present cable news shows are already fixated on the 2016 presidential campaign, with the Republican race a wide-open affair and the Democratic nomination said to be Hillary Clinton's for the asking. Of course, we'll point out Clinton was also the overwhelming favorite in 2008 until Barack Obama came along and stole her candy. But one thing's for sure, no matter whom the parties nominate: massive amounts of money will be spent.

February 27, 2015 | | Editorials


Letter: Reader responds to Clemson diversification letter

In his articulate letter on diversification not being needed at Clemson University (Jan. 21, 2015), Charlie Humphries indicated he is the type of gentleman who would concede to my will to respectfully disagree with him.

February 27, 2015 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Parker: Twitter as America’s conscience

WASHINGTON -- Denizens of social media were rankled during Sunday night's Academy Awards telecast when actor Sean Penn made a crack about Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and green cards.

February 27, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Moment of Nature - Feb. 27, 2015

Murder is a strong word and truth be known it's not really what happens (unfortunately) when a crape myrtle, a Southern signature tree is topped, but it has become a familiar vernacular amongst plant people. If crape myrtles did in fact die when they were butchered, then the practice would stop.

February 27, 2015 | By Liz Gilland, Camden Urban Forester C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Cinderella comes to Camden Thursday

Cinderella dances her way into Camden Thursday.

February 27, 2015 | | Arts


Winter visions

When snow fell on Kershaw County on Tuesday, local shutterbugs took out their cameras (or smartphones) and took some pictures. In the first photo is Reid Graham and his snowman in a picture posted to the C-I's Facebook page by his grandmother, Linda Fender Graham. The second picture is a photo of some daffodils in the snow taken by former C-I editor Martha Bruce near the corner of Mill and Haile streets. It's "kind of a 'mixed message' of winter and spring," she said.

February 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Rec Notes - Feb. 27, 2015

PAL Baseball is a non-competitive baseball league for youth and adults with disabilities and special needs, and typically-able youth with assistance from "Pals" available on the team. PAL Baseball is for individuals who do not want to play competitively. Children with special needs as well as children who do not like the physical competition of other leagues can enjoy the fun of PAL Baseball.

February 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


BDK reports honor rolls

Baron DeKalb Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-weeks period of the school year.

February 27, 2015 | | Education


Military Briefs - Feb. 27, 2015

Army Pvt. Neono B. Thompson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

February 27, 2015 | | Military


For the Record - Feb. 25, 2015

Real estate transactions

February 25, 2015 | | For the Record


Ariail for Feb. 25, 2015

February 25, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Giuliani’s comments

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who's never been accused of being circumspect, went over the top last week when he accused President Obama of not loving his country. Giuliani has refused to back down from his comments, and some in the GOP have defended him while others have said they wouldn't have made the same statement. Politics, of course, is involved, as both Democrats and Republicans are already jockeying for position for 2016.

February 25, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: The love litmus test

Republicans seem ceaselessly enamored of litmus tests, but the newest one -- Do you believe President Obama loves America? -- makes birthers seem witty.

February 25, 2015 | | Columns


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