Small armies of children gathered both in Camden Tuesday and in Conifer Acres in Lugoff Monday for the rec department's annual events where some 1,000 eggs are planted at each site.
The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of April 9-13:
American soldiers on both sides never dreamed of airplanes in their combat when the battle of Camden was fought on August 16, 1780 at Gum Swamp. Yet, just a few weeks ago, I led the commanders and staff of much of the 9th (Ninth) Air Force and its fighter squadrons across our battlefield to study the terrain and tactics. What would today's Air Force Major General Lawrence Wells and his colonels care about a 232-year-old Revolutionary War battle? Simple question with a solid answer, of which many of our local citizens may not be aware. Technology, armaments, and accoutrements ...
In Monday's edition of the Chronicle-Independent, regarding the Carolina Cup undercard, the names of Camden's Sue and George Sensor were inadvertently left out of the portion of the story which dealt with Baltic Shore's victory in the day's co-feature chase, the $30,000 Woodward-Kirkover Cup.
Louis Clyburn has announced his plans to seek election to Seat 5 on the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees.
The 22nd annual KershawHealth Foundation Vern Kechem Golf Tournament will be held Monday at the Camden Country Club.
Real estate transfers
A ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome the Mullikin Law Firm back home to Camden was held by the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce recently. The firm is located at 1308 Broad St., in Camden and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Mullikin Law Firm is a leading government, policy, regulatory and public affairs firm that focuses on energy, environmental and health care issues. The phone number for the Mullikin Law Firm is 425-7771.
The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will hold a spring meeting on Monday, April 16 at the Old Towne Tavern (1044 Broad Street in Camden) at 6:30 p.m.
Playing without starting third singles performer, Nelson Semple, the Camden High tennis team rolled into this week's spring break with a 4-2 win over Hartsville in a match played last Thursday at the CHS Athletic Complex.
It's time once again to for commercial businesses, public buildings and grounds, churches and schools with the city limits of Camden to start sprucing up for the fourth annual Margot Rochester Landscaping Award, presented by the Camden Parks and Trees Commission.
Funeral services for Geraldine H. Bateman, 76, of Elgin, will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Blaney Baptist Church, with burial to follow in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Philip Blankenship will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association.
Funeral services for Andrew Dave "A.D." Goff, 78, Elgin, will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Paul Miles and Rev. George Cashwell will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Highway Pentecostal Holiness Adult Sunday School Class, 2290 Heath Pond Road, Elgin, S.C. 29045 or the Walter Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.
Less than 17 months ago the voters of this county -- Kershaw County -- voted down a proposal to increase a tax of 1 cent for a number of so-called "improvements" for the "betterment" of all concerned who live in the county.
I write this based on a fear for the well-being and future of America. If I am wrong, somebody set me straight, please. The historian philosopher Arnold Toynbee said, "Civilizations die from suicide, not murder, and start to decay when they lose their moral fiber and the cultural elite turns parasitic, exploiting the masses." In other words, they die from within. The history of the rise and fall of great civilizations lends support to this.
I just wanted to say thanks to the person who paid for our dinner at Shoney's on April 12.
Tinsley Simonds Iselin and Dakota Lee Hadley were married on April 11, 2015 on the banks of the Ashley River at Lowndes Grove Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina. The Reverend Nancy Bird Pellegrini of Charleston, SC performed the 5:30 p.m. ceremony.
Monday: Irmo at Camden (G – 4 p.m.); Richland Northeast, Camden Military Academy at Lugoff-Elgin (G – 4:30 p.m.); Cheraw at Camden Military Academy (BB – 4:30 p.m.); North Central at Indian Land (BB - 6 p.m.); North Central at Indian Land (SB - 6 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at South Florence (SB – 6:30 p.m.); Camden at Dreher (BB - 6:30 p.m.)
Camden High School is offering free physicals for all prospective student-athletes who plan on participating on any of the school's athletic teams throughout the 2015-16 school year.
Due to last Thursday's inclement weather, both Camden and North Central's games at Dreher and Indian Land, respectively, were postponed to tonight. North Central will travel to Indian Land for a pair of 6 p.m. contests on the baseball and softball diamonds. The Camden High baseball game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
Win and you're in.
Mr. Melvin Bellamy, 88, of 1607 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Camden, South Carolina, passed on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Samuel "Sammy" M. Dawkins Jr., 59, of Lugoff, SC will be held at 3:00 PM, Monday, April 20, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff- Elgin Chapel, with burial to be held at Union Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Jacob Helsley and Rev. Phillip Blankenship will officiate. The family will receive friends at 2:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.
The eighth annual Clinic Classic 5K walk/run will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, April 18.
With Augusta being only a couple hours away from Kershaw County, the Masters golf tournament holds a great deal of allure for this area. The azaleas at Augusta National are famous for their popping colors and their beauty, but they're no prettier than those which are currently at their peak in Camden, we might add. But there's something magical about the Masters, which is ranked by many players as the one tournament they'd like to win more than any other.
It used to be that a baseball game with Lower Richland meant the reserves would see as much, if not more, action on the field than would the starters.
How good a night was it for the Camden High boys' soccer team?