American Legion Palmetto Boys State is one of the most prestigious summer programs for rising seniors in the state. Boys State is a national American Legion sponsored program that began in 1935 and is held annually in every state except Hawaii.
The FAC of Kershaw County is opening its 2013-14 season with one of the South's favorite comedians -- James Gregory. Known as "The Funniest Man in America," Gregory is slated to return to the FAC on Thursday, Aug. 22 for one performance only in the Wood Auditorium. Showtime is 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now with two price options.
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post No. 8346 and Ladies Auxiliary of Ridgeway, received the Outstanding Community Service Post Award at the National Convention in Louisville, Ky., on July, 22. The reception was invitation only.
Funeral service for Mrs. Eleanor Drakeford Roach, 56, of Camden will be held Saturday, August 24, 2013, 11:00 A.M. at Sanders Creek Baptist Church. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
For some animal lovers, watching these exotic creatures slither across the Animal Planet screen isn't enough; you want to bring the thrill of snake ownership into your own home. While they seem exciting and manageable through a television screen or from behind a glass wall, there are a few things that every aspiring snake owner must be aware of before bringing these exotic creatures into your home.
• Within a month, Camdenites will no longer have to look at the rotting Maxway building at the corner of Broad and Rutledge streets, as the city plans to tear it down soon. The city purchased the building, which has been vacant for about a decade, earlier this year, and there's some chance a small park will be built on the site. But even vacant, it will look better without the old building, and everybody will be glad to see it go.
Camden's Robert Ariail, whose political cartoons appear in the Chronicle-Independent, will be a featured speaker as part of a panel discussion during the opening of a new exhibit at the University of South Carolina (USC) Libraries.