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Olga Mccurdy

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Olga "Sandy" Lanoway McCurdy, 87, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, November 29, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery in Camden. The family will receive friends at 1:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. McClurdy to a charity of one's choice.

November 27, 2013 | | Obituaries


NC cheers its way to 10h place finish in AA championship

When the North Central High School Competitive Cheerleading Team headed to the 2012 AA state championship at Bi-Lo Arena in Greenville, the squad was entering uncharted territory.

November 27, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


NSA hands out end-of-season honors to top jumpers

William L. Pape's Divine Fortune, who drew clear from an all-star field in Far Hills' Grand National (Gr. 1) was crowned as the National Steeplechase Association's 2013 earnings champion at awards ceremonies on Nov. 23 held at Springdale Hall in Camden.

November 27, 2013 | | Equine


Barrett wins C-I football contest

Virginia Barrett was one of four contestants who missed two games in last week's Chronicle-Independent football contest.

November 27, 2013 | | Sports


Gary named FMU’s Student-Athlete of Week

After tallying a season-high 31 points in the Patriots' 20-point victory over Lees-McRae, Camden native and former Camden High School basketball standout Evrik Gary has been named the Francis Marion University Student-Athlete of the week for the week ending Nov. 25.

November 27, 2013 | | Sports


Noted and passed - Nov. 25, 2013

• If you're planning to visit family members in another area of the country and dread facing huge crowds in airports during Thanksgiving, consider this: within a decade, 24 of the busiest 30 airports in the nation will become as congested twice each week as they are on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. That's the prediction from a travel-industry study, and Charlotte's Douglas International Airport is among those included. So if you're flying next week, console yourself with the fact that soon, the bedlam you're facing will be an everyday affair.

November 25, 2013 | | Editorials


A Thanksgiving for blessings and troubles

If New Year's is a time to regroup and look toward the upcoming year, then Thanksgiving is a time to gather and reflect on the year that has passed. In our family, it is a time when we thank the good Lord for both the heartaches and the blessings.

November 25, 2013 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Lake Wateree queens crowned

Miss Lake Wateree and Miss Lake Wateree Teen were crowned recently at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County. This pageant was an official Miss South Carolina preliminary. The queens are, from left, Miss Lake Wateree Teen 2014, Delaney Provow, and Miss Lake Wateree, Amanda Bodie. Dovow is a sophomore at Lugoff-wElgin High School and Bodie is a sophomore at Clemson University. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/misslakewateree.

November 25, 2013 | | People & Places


Teachers never learn

Teachers, arguably the most influential people in a child's life, receive the poorest pay and little respect. They work in less than acceptable conditions and must deal with many individuals who are intractable, some even mentally unstable. Yet, most parents believe their own children to be paragons of behavior and virtue. Today's financial crisis illustrates this point, but not as much as does the past.

November 25, 2013 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Camden High School homecoming queen

Earlier this season, Camden High School crowned LaQuasha Jefferson, third from left, as homecoming queen. Pictured, from left to right, are Sarah Galloway (second runner up), Clark Joseph (Galloway's escort), Jefferson, Taylor Kelly (Jefferson's escort), Madison Woody (first runner-up), and Grey Hoke (Woody's escort).

November 25, 2013 | | People & Places


Kami Kinard to lead ‘Create a Character’ workshop, promote Indies First today

Camden native and author Kami Kinard will present a "Create a Character" workshop today from 3:30-4:15 p.m. at Books on Broad, 944 Broad St., in Camden. Writers and readers of all ages are encouraged to participate.

November 25, 2013 | | Arts


Governor doesn’t care about working class

Recently, our Republican governor, Nikki Haley, stated she will reach out to Boeing to have its 777X jet built in South Carolina. The governor is just blowing smoke, and she now realizes her time is about running out. She cares nothing about the working class and labor unions.

November 25, 2013 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Margaret Mercer

A graveside service for Margaret "Marge" Marie Delmonico Mercer will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, November 24, 2013, at Quaker Cemetery. Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge. Chaplain Brian Ogburn will officiate.

November 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


Helen Hinton

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Helen Kathleen Howard Hinton, 82, from Elgin, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Elgin Ward, Camden, SC. Bishop Arthur Turbyfill will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens in Elgin, SC. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 PM, Monday, November 25, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel, Lugoff, SC. Memorials may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society, % Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.

November 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


Carl Brazell

Funeral service for Carl Early Brazell, 60, will be held Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at Spears Creek Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Greg Sweet will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Spears Creek Baptist Church, 116 Spears Creek Church Lane, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

November 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


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Lugoff-Elgin High School Band holds equipment fund

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Alfred B. Boykin

CAMDEN - A funeral service to celebrate the life of Dr. Alfred B. "Fred" Boykin, Jr. of Columbia, SC was held Monday, July 18, 2016 at ...

July 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


Ernest L. Davis, Sr.

LUGOFF – Memorial services for Ernest Lee Davis, Sr., 86, will be held Wednesday at 6:00 p.m., with a visitation 1 hr prior at ...

July 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


Dwight Andrew Rabon

Dwight Andrew Rabon, 56, gained his wings on Friday, July 15, 2016. He was born September 7, 1959 in Camden, South Carolina and is predeceased ...

July 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


Master potter John Bartlam made America’s first porcelain

In 1972, Dr. George Terry travelled to Cainhoy, on the Wando River near Charleston, on a hunch. For years he had been researching a potter ...

July 15, 2016 | Katherine Richardson | Editorials


Philando Castile’s gun permit might have gotten him killed. I’m white. My own permit gets me out of

(Occasionally Phil Noble has guest writers for his columns. This week's entry is by Corey Hutchins, 2011 and 2012 S.C. Press Association Journalist ...

July 15, 2016 | Corey Hutchins | Editorials


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July 15, 2016 | | Ariail


Reader suggests getting out of our ‘bubbles’ to fight racism

Where does racism come from? Some say it's been around forever; and, you're not going to change that. Now, that's a discussion ...

July 15, 2016 | Vicki Porter Camden | Letters


Thank a cop

At Tuesday's Kershaw County Council meeting, Camden's Bob Clithero -- an Air Force veteran from the Korea and Vietnam wars -- urged the public to ...

July 15, 2016 | | Editorials


School News - July 15, 2016

Dana Oree, of Elgin, graduated from Troy University during Term 3 of the 2015/2016 academic year.

July 15, 2016 | | Education


ERNEST POWELL, JR. - Camden

Mr. Ernest Powell, Jr., 70, of 2046 Brewer Springs Road, Camden, passed on Saturday, July 9, 2016.

July 15, 2016 | | Obituaries


LUCINDA W. KIRKLAND - Camden

A private memorial service for Lucinda Walker Kirkland, of Camden, SC will be held at a later date. She was born in Schenectady, NY and ...

July 15, 2016 | | Obituaries


CATLETHA BROOKS - New York, N.Y.

Ms. Catletha Brooks, was born to the Ernest and Selena Brooks on March 30, 1962. She entered into eternal rest on June 14, 2016, at ...

July 15, 2016 | | Obituaries


Library events -- July

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July 15, 2016 | | People & Places


Victim’s 911 call leads to burglar’s arrest

A 911 call from a woman locked in a bedroom led Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies to arrest an 18-year-old east Camden man ...

July 15, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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