I wish to thank the Chronicle-Independent for its recent series of articles and columns surrounding the anniversary of Michael Smith's murder and the community reaction which followed. As the Project Director of the Safe Schools / Healthy Students Initiative, I'd like to commend your excellent coverage as well as add a few items:
Local forester recognized
Robert Lowry Rhame, Jr. was born December 21, 1943 in Camden, South Carolina to the late Robert Lowry Rhame, Sr. and the late Wilma Miller Sill Rhame, both of Camden. Bob was a resident of Charleston, SC at the time of his death. He died of CHF at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Friday, December 7, 2012.
Mrs. Georgia "Betsy" Lockhart Douglas, 96, died Friday, December 7, 2012 at Kershaw Health in Camden, SC.
The U.S. government has never been known for efficiency, as indicated by the staggering amount of red ink under which Uncle Sam is struggling. And there's no easy way to reconcile changes that will bring the deficit under control. But there's one action that's extremely simple and effective: changing the way the government measures inflation, which affects how fast government payments rise under a variety of programs.
WASHINGTON -- Americans are justified in feeling numbed by the car alarm of Washington politics.
Lake Wateree area businessman and former Clemson football standout Stacy Seegars was inducted into the school's athletic Hall of Fame in a weekend celebration held on campus earlier this fall.
Allen Jenerette, Jarelle Hannah and Chris Jackson, all with championship performances, led the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team to a sixth place finish in the Beef O'Brady's Championship held at Fort Mill High School last Friday and Saturday.
One of the great political highlights of the 2008 elections did not take place in Washington, DC or Columbia, South Carolina, but in the City of Camden, South Carolina. The election of 26 year old Jeffrey Graham brought a pleasant spin to local politics. Many of us saw Jeffrey Graham as a "fresh, interesting, and inspiring" young man who epitomizes the spirit of a new breed of politicians. We looked forward to his leadership. He did not disappoint us.
Have you taken the time to walk behind the center of town to the "Town Center" (editors note: Town Green)? My husband and I parked on Broad and walked the alley to the new town square and were confronted with a breath-taking view of King Hagler and Joseph Kershaw -- if you listened very quietly, you could almost hear them speaking. From the top of their heads to the beadwork on King Hagler's moccasins, this statue is wonderfully realistic. Just behind the statue is another beautiful Christmas tree with the blue and red and green lights of Christmas. What a ...
It saddens me to read (Editor Martin L. Cahn's) views regarding Sen. Jim DeMint relating to his service in the U.S. Senate. He served faithfully and honorably, completely the opposite of what you alluded to in your editor's piece. It gladdened my heart to have a truly righteous man as a senator from our state. I am a "Southern boy," born and raised in the South, and still rejoice that we elect people of character who you say "hurt this country." The values that many of we Southerners hang on to, which apparently you "progressives" believe are ...
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Investigator Justin Dill is the 2012 winner of the W. Roger Latham Deputy of the Year Award. Local businessman Joe Upchurch announced Dill's selection Saturday during a Christmas luncheon following the annual Kershaw County Christmas Parade in downtown Camden.
Dec. 14, 1862: a "humane and compassionate man" showed kindness to a wounded and dying Union soldier during the battle of Fredericksburg, Va.
Registration for swim lessons continues at the Kershaw County Recreation Department. Registration for all lessons continues until the Thursday before the Monday lessons start. The first session runs June 1-4 and June 8-11.
SAFE Federal Credit Union recently promoted to employees with Camden connections to regional branch manager positions. Brandon Oliver and Jenny Webb are now, respectively, the Region Three and Region Four branch directors, according to a press release.
Mrs. Elease Williams Harris Smith, 85, of Washington, DC, formally of Camden, SC, passed on Monday, April 20, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Rafting Creek Baptist Church, Rembert, with burial in the church cemetery.
A service to celebrate the life of Dennis Wayne Robinson, Sr., 62, will be held on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Smyrna United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.
Funeral services for Helen Charlene (Dixon) "Cha Cha" Mathis, 43, will be held on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Malvern Hill Baptist Church, Camden, SC. The burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff and other times at the home.
Funeral service for Eunice Elizabeth Gainey, 87, will be held today, May 1, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery in Cross, S.C. The family will receive friends on Thursday 4-9 p.m. at the home and one our prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Funeral service for Mrs. Joan E. Collins, 76, of 1801 Lovett Road, Camden, will be held Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 1:00 P.M. at Sweet Home Baptist Church with burial in the Cedars Cemetery. She died Monday, April 27, 2015. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
NRT LLC, a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp., recently purchased Coldwell Banker United Realtors, including its office in Camden. According to Elise Ramer, NRT's senior public relations specialist for the Southeast, more than 400 Coldwell Banker agents are affected by the purchase. Other Midlands offices include Blythewood, Chapin, Irmo, Lake Murray, Lake Wateree, Lexington and Sumter/Shaw, Ramer said.
Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) plans to make its campuses 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free by Fall 2016, thanks to a $5,000 grant from Legacy. Legacy is the organization responsible for the national "truth" smoking prevention campaign. Through the grant, CCTC plans to encourage students, faculty and administrators to adopt the 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free policy, according to a press release from the college.
First Palmetto Bank, headquartered in Camden, announced Wednesday it has entered into an agreement to purchase two South Carolina branch locations from South State Bank. According to a press release, the new branches are in Loris and Little River, and expands First Palmetto's presence in Horry County.