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Norma Jean Reed

Norma Jean Reed, 71, of Elgin, died peacefully Monday, October 14, 2013. Born in Barnwell, SC on April 22, 1942, she was a daughter of the late William H. and Idoma Granger Knopf. A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Norma Jean was an active member of Blaney Baptist Church in Elgin. She loved teaching children and was greatly missed during her illness.

October 18, 2013 | | Obituaries


Quaker Cemetery and rural garden cemeteries

A group of Irish Quakers were the earliest group of colonists to settle Camden, arriving here via the Wateree River in 1751. In 1759, Quaker Samuel Wyly gave the Friends, as the Quakers were called, 4 acres of land in the southwest corner of the town limits to be used as a burying ground. The burying ground tract is noted on the 1832 plat by tract "D." The small section denoted "C" was exclusively reserved for the Quakers, who from the beginning, it seems, planned to allow others to be buried outside that plot of land. The Quaker Meeting House ...

October 18, 2013 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


“Celebration of Life” ride and festival Monday

The First Annual "Celebration of Life River Ride and Festival" in memory of Firefighter Dewitt Peake will be held at the Pine Grove Fire Department Saturday beginning with registration at 9 a.m. The address for the event is 833 Pine Grove Road Lugoff, SC 29078.

October 18, 2013 | | Kershaw County


Dr. George Kessler guest speaker for KC forest landowners association meeting

The quarterly meeting of the Kershaw County Forest Landowners Association will be held on Monday. The meeting takes place in the Clemson Extension Homemakers Building located at the corner of West DeKalb and Church Streets in Camden and begins at 7 p.m.

October 18, 2013 | | Kershaw County


These animals need good homes

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Russell, a male 1-year-old Jack Russell mix and a female 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 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 ...

October 18, 2013 | | Pets


Rec Notes

Tai Chi is a physical exercise and martial art that has been practiced in China for thousands of years.

October 18, 2013 | | Kershaw County


Godfather IV

(This column was written prior to the compromise bill hammered out by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama to end the federal government shutdown.)

October 18, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Replace recreation office

As a long-time citizen of Kershaw County, I am embarrassed by the condition of our recreation department office. The present condition is one of stained and sagging overhead tiles in the ceiling, years of built-up grime, carpet pieces (replaced due to water damage) which overlap causing a tripping problem, etc. I would not be surprised if there is not also a mold problem. I have spoken to some people who state they do not attend the recreation center because it agitates their breathing. I would question whether or not all the members of county council have visited this center in ...

October 18, 2013 | Linda York Lugoff | Letters


Governor proclaims Byars Day

Gov. Nikki Haley proclaimed Monday as "Judge William R. Byars Jr. Day" in South Carolina. Bill Byars is a Kershaw County resident and recently retired as the director of the S.C. Department of Corrections (SCDC). He previously served in the same capacity at the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

October 18, 2013 | | Camden


Betty Burgess

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Betty B. Burgess, 85, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden. Rev. John Hallman will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in John Knox Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials may be made to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.

October 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Karen Cheely

Born 12/23/1941 in Christiansburg, VA and raised in Pulaski, VA. She is survived by her mother Lena Thompson Spencer, currently living in Boones Mill, VA. Preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Elkins Spencer. Survived by her husband of 50 plus years, James Conway Cheely; daughter, Lynette Marie Conto of Camden, SC; son Jeffrey Patrick Cheely of High Point, NC, son-in-law Kevin Conto; granddaughter Sydney Rae Conto, daughter-in-law Beatrice Anne Cheely and one brother, K. Byron Spencer of Boones Mill, VA.

October 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary

John and Nell (Rousseau) Rankin of Elgin, SC will observe their 60th wedding anniversary along with their children; Brian Rankin (Carol), Cathy Hanna, Caren Canup (Jim), Alan Rankin (Shirley), David Rankin (Diana), Jack Rankin (Susan) on October 19, 2013.

October 16, 2013 | | Weddings & Engagements


Road race, walk kicks off Colonial Cup festivities in Camden

The 19th annual Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup 10K road race and the Vonnie Holliday Foundation 5K run/walk will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, Oct. 19.

October 16, 2013 | | Sports


Lady Bulldogs take three of four in tough week

Waiting more than two hours due to a scheduling snafu and then, having to deal with a rowdy River Bluff student section which lined the court, Camden overcame that set of circumstances to leave Lexington County with a 3-2 win last Tuesday in a Region 4-AAA volleyball match.

October 16, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle


Kahler wins, again

Michelle Kahler became a two-time winner when she only missed one game in last week's Chronicle-Independent football contest .

October 16, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


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Lugoff-Elgin High School Band holds equipment fund

The Lugoff-Elgin Band Program is currently experiencing growth in both quality of performance and student participation. Next year, the program anticipates large numbers in each ...

July 19, 2016 | | Education


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


Arial For July 15, 2016

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

Camden Branch

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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