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Verlie Marie Stepp McAvoy

Lugoff – Funeral service for Verlie Marie Stepp McAvoy, 75, will be held on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church with burial to follow in Lugoff First Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Charles Everett and the Rev. David Robinson will officiate. The family will receive friends today 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children – Greenville, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, S.C. 29605.

August 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


Cora Niland

Mrs. Cora Niland, 87, of 304 Doby Street, Camden, South Carolina passed on Thursday, August 14, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

August 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


William Hydrick Sanders

A funeral service to celebrate the life of William Hydrick Sanders, Major US Air Force (Ret.) 85, of Hartsville, SC, was held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Kelleytown Baptist Church in Hartsville, SC. Rev. Rod Elliott and Rev. Lin Kirkman officiated. Burial will followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Camden, with military rites. The family received friends from 2:00-4:00 PM, Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Brown Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home in Hartsville.

August 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


Teresa Ann Torruella

Funeral service for Mrs. Teresa Ann Torruella, 65, of 1283 Drakeford Road in Cassatt will be held Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 11:00 A.M. at Sweet Home Baptist Church with burial in Hyco Baptist Church cemetery. She died Thursday, August 14, 2014. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

August 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


‘This I Believe’

For the past couple of years, our district has designated one book for summer reading for secondary students. I've really liked this approach. It has generated a lot of enthusiasm and gotten entire families involved. This year's book, This I Believe II, is a collection of personal essays by a very diverse group of people, ranging from legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma to author Studs Terkel. The book got me to thinking; if I was to write an essay about what I believe about education, what would I say?

August 18, 2014 | | Columns


Greenville is doing it right

Let me begin with full disclosure: I was born in Greenville and even though my family moved away when I was 5 years old, I still consider Greenville my hometown. And, as with a first love, one's hometown will always be something special. So it is with me and Greenville.

August 18, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Ariail for Aug. 18, 2014

August 18, 2014 | | Ariail


The hot pink luggage

Some missing something or the other required me to prowl through closets at Mama's house. That's when I found it. I pulled it out and smiled broadly, warmed by the memories it evoked.

August 18, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Noted and passed - Aug. 18, 2014

• Here in Kershaw County, we don't think about bridges much, unless it's the spans crossing the Lynches and Wateree rivers on U.S. 1, I-20 and other roads. Many bridges in our county are small, made of wood or pipes used as culverts. They cross streams and branches of creeks and -- according to our recent two-part story -- not in the greatest shape. Some state-owned bridges are in the process of being repaired or replaced with state and/or federal funds. But many others are owned by the county. All but two currently open bridges that cross bodies of ...

August 18, 2014 | | Editorials


C-I seeks oldest Kershaw County resident

The Chronicle-Independent is looking for the oldest person in Kershaw County. We'd love to interview them for a possible story about their memories of Kershaw County and about their lives.

August 18, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


Camden planning free Citizens Planning College

The city of Camden will present "Citizens Planning College" a program that will teach the "ins and outs" of city planning in Camden.

August 18, 2014 | | Camden


Collier is KershawHealth’s new chief nursing officer

Stacy Collier, MSN, RN, has been selected to serve as KershawHealth's Chief Nursing Officer. The graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and her Master of Science Degree in Nursing Administration from the University of South Carolina.

August 18, 2014 | | Healthcare


Betty Jean Asti

Betty Jean Alexander Asti of Newark, DE, passed from this life to glory with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 14, 2014 at the age of 86. She was born to the late Haven and Anna Alexander on June 12, 1928 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania.

August 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


Heavy rains, lightning cause flooding, fires

At least 3 inches of rain fell in Kershaw County on Tuesday as about an hour-long storm brought heavy rains and frequent lightning strikes. Camden Public Works Director Tom Couch said a rain gauge at the city's parking lot measured 3.2 inches of rain Tuesday.

August 15, 2014 | By Martin L. Cahn, Gary Phillips and Tenell Felder C-I news staff | Crime-Police-Fire


A’s for everyone

WASHINGTON -- Grade deflation is dead. Long live grade inflation!

August 15, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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My Brain on NASCAR - Oct. 13, 2017

It's October, and only seven races remain in NASCAR's playoffs. (On a side note, I'm still stymied regarding the reason why NASCAR ...

October 13, 2017 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Steps toward solutions

"If I can't fix it, it ain't broke."

October 13, 2017 | By Dennis Turner C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Education Oversight Committee needs major reality check

Imagine if the teacher of your child or grandchild or some other young person in your life told the class that no matter what grades ...

October 13, 2017 | Dr. Frank Morgan, Superintedent Kershaw County School District | Letters


Community Camera - Oct. 13, 2017

October 13, 2017 | | People & Places


SCSPA never fails to impress

October is not just the gateway month to the holiday season, but also means the return of the S.C. Scholastic Press Association Conference (SCSPA ...

October 13, 2017 | By Hanna Griggs, Lugoff-Elgin High School C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


Phillips and Lanious exhibition opens Oct. 20

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County announces a new Bassett Gallery exhibition opening Friday, Oct. 20, prior to the Friday evening performance of ...

October 13, 2017 | | Arts


FAC announces board members, award winners

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County recently held its annual meeting in the Watts Performing Arts Wing. Donors, sponsors, volunteers and friends gathered ...

October 13, 2017 | | People & Places


RICHARD BRANHAM

Funeral services for Richard G. Branham, 82, will be held today at noon at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Union Baptist Church ...

October 13, 2017 | | Obituaries


SARAH L. GASKINS

Sarah Louise Gaskins, 94, of Cassatt, passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017. Plans will be announced by Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.

October 13, 2017 | | Obituaries


LARRY D. GOGO

Memorial service for Larry Donald Gogo, 64, were conducted Thursday at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic Batesburg-Leesville Chapel. The family received friends prior to ...

October 13, 2017 | | Obituaries


CAROLE GRIZZELL

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Carole Jean Grizzell, 63, of Camden, SC, will be held at 1:30 PM, Monday, October 16 ...

October 13, 2017 | | Obituaries


JEAN LONG

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Jean Davies Long, 90, of Camden, SC, was held Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Lyttleton Street United ...

October 13, 2017 | | Obituaries


VIRGINIA L. MCCRAE

Virginia Laffitte McCrae, 90, died peacefully on October 7, 2017 at Rock Hill Post Acute Care Center where she had been a resident for over ...

October 13, 2017 | | Obituaries


GREG WATTS

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Greg "Tippy" Watts, 44, of Blythewood, SC, will be held at 4:00 PM, today, October 13 ...

October 13, 2017 | | Obituaries


ROBERT HARRIS

Mr. Robert Harris, 72, of Washington, D.C., formerly of Rembert, passed on Monday, October 2, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p ...

October 13, 2017 | | Obituaries


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