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Thomas Edward Goodwin

Mr. Thomas Edward "Koot" Goodwin, 64, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Born in Boykin, he was the son of the late George, Sr. and Ellen Miller Goodwin. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Friday, August 8, 2014 at Two p.m., at Broom Hill Baptist Church, Rembert, with burial in church cemetery, with military honors. Mr. Goodwin will be placed in the church at One p.m. for viewing. Public viewing will be Thursday, Two-Seven p.m. at the funeral home. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Goodwin ...

August 06, 2014 | | Obituaries


A fine man

The death of James S. Brady earlier this week marked the end of a decades-long saga of courage and dedication; the former presidential press secretary for Ronald Reagan lived more than 33 years after taking a bullet that was intended for the president. Brady was brutally wounded in Washington when a deranged John W. Hinckley Jr. fired a pistol, hoping his false bravado would impress the movie actress Jodie Foster. Reagan came perilously close to dying, but fully recovered; unfortunately, Brady was dogged by pain and disability for the rest of his life.

August 06, 2014 | | Editorials


Ariail for Aug. 6, 2014

August 06, 2014 | | Ariail


Who’s your boss?

WASHINGTON -- Sometimes, under certain circumstances, McDonald's Corp. might be held partly responsible for its franchisees' bad behavior. Maybe. So announced the National Labor Relations Board's general counsel, a sort of independent prosecutor, this week.

August 06, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Alexandra Immay Cyr Brackett

A service to celebrate the life of Alexandra Immay Cyr Brackett, 59, will be held on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at Wildwood Church. The Rev. Gene Brown will officiate.

August 06, 2014 | | Obituaries


Family grateful to future neighbors

My brother and sister-in-law, Bart and Kathleen, have been eagerly anticipating their move to Camden since purchasing a beautiful home in April. This decision to relocate did not come easy, as their roots are deeply established in Ohio, where both have been vital residents in their community, making significant contributions in their professions and with their service and philanthropic work. Children and grandchildren are also there. But Camden was calling.

August 06, 2014 | Paddy Bell Camden | Letters


Yesteryear for Aug. 6, 2014

A quiet place

August 06, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Don’t worry, your gun won’t be confiscated

Hey, gun owners! Smell something burning? That is the smoke screen generated by Congress, the NRA and the panic button pushers.

August 06, 2014 | By Jim McGowan Localife editor | Columns


Reader: proposed gun ordinance would destroy Second Amendment

I am writing in reference to Sheriff Jim Mathews' letter and the follow up letter from Joe Upchurch published in the Chronicle-Independent concerning a proposed county gun control ordinance. I thought this proposal had been killed, but now I understand that it has gone to a committee for possible revision.

August 06, 2014 | Curtis Blackmon Lake Wateree | Letters


Shimp redeems himself to take CGA junior boys’ title at CCC

After 54 holes of challenging golf at Camden Country Club last Thursday, there was still no definitive winner of the 65th Carolinas Junior Boys' Championship.

August 06, 2014 | | Golf


Murphy leaves calling card before leaving for Auburn

Before leaving to continue her academic and golf pursuits at Auburn University next week, Kelli Murphy had some unfinished business closer to home.

August 06, 2014 | | Golf


Makari takes Smithwick in U.S. debut

Merribelle Stable's Makari, making his first U.S. start after a successful career in English jump racing, battled through Saratoga Race Course's stretch with Demonstrative and won the head bob to take last Thursday's $100,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial (Gr. 1) by a nose.

August 04, 2014 | | Equine


Miss Melissa Hayes to wed Mr. Brian Gaines this fall

Michael and Ann Hayes of Camden are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Mary Melissa Hayes to Mr. Brian Lee Gaines of Anderson, South Carolina.

August 04, 2014 | | Weddings & Engagements


Central Carolina Technical College pins 36 new graduates

Central Carolina Technical College's Health Sciences Division pinned 18 new medical assistants, 7 new massage therapists and 11 surgical technicians during 3 pinning ceremonies on Thursday, July 31. Each ceremony was held in the Iris Room of CCTC's Health Sciences Center in downtown Sumter.

August 04, 2014 | | Localife


Larry Shepard

ELGIN – Funeral service for Larry Shepard, 59, will be held on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in High Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

August 04, 2014 | | Obituaries


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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


L-E girls golf to tee it up for first time

For the first time in school history, Lugoff-Elgin High School will field a girls' golf team for the 2014 fall season.

August 11, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


ABLE Club offers sponsorship options for 2014-15

The ABLE Club of S.C., the official athletic booster club of Lugoff-Elgin High School, is kicking off its membership campaign for the 2014-15 athletic seasons at the school.

August 08, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bulldog Club membership drive kicks into high gear

The Camden High School Bulldog Club membership drive is in full swing for the 2014-2015 school year. The organization, founded in 1952, provides financial assistance to all athletic programs at the school through the membership drive and various fundraising activities.

August 08, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


L-E fielding girls' golf team in '14

For the first time in school history, Lugoff-Elgin High School will field a girls' golf team for the 2014 fall season.

August 06, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


ABLE Club honors Evans in membership drive

The ABLE Club of S.C., the official athletic booster club of Lugoff-Elgin High School, is kicking off its membership campaign for the 2014-15 athletic seasons at the school.

August 04, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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