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How local festivals improve our quality of life

During a recent weekend, I attended the Rock Around the Clock Festival in Winnsboro.

October 19, 2011 | Richard Eckstrom S.C. Comptroller | Columns


This week in Kershaw County sports

Tuesday: Darlington at Camden (GTEN – 4:30 p.m.); Camden at Lancaster (XC - 5 p.m.); Region 3-A Cross Country Championships at North Central (XC – 5 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Wilson Hall (XC - 5 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Irmo (GTEN – 5 p.m.); North Central at Central (VB – 6:45 p.m.); Irmo at Lugoff-Elgin (VB – 7 p.m.)

October 17, 2011 | | Sports


James C. Hall

Funeral Service for James Clarence Hall, 87, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.

October 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Oveda Threatt Lloyd

Funeral services celebrating the life of Oveda Threatt Lloyd, 81, of Camden, will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, October 10, 2011 at Hermitage Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Lancaster Memorial Park. Reverend Mark Hopkins will officiate. The family received friends from 6-8 PM Sunday, October 9, 2011 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Lloyd's memory to Arise and Build at Hermitage, 814 Jefferson Davis Highway, Camden, SC 29020.

October 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Ella Mae Moore

Funeral service for Ella Mae Moore, 82, of 1328 Moore Road in Camden will be held Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Association with burial in White Oak Baptist Church cemetery. Wake service will be held Monday, 6 to7 p.m. at Collins Chapel. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

October 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Eddie Ricks

Mr. Eddie James "Tut" Ricks, Sr., 80, of 1925 Longtown Road, Ridgeway, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011. He was the son of the late Robert Pearl White Ricks and husband of Willie Bell Hunter Ricks. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 12, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Mount Joshua United Methodist Church, Ridgeway, with internment to follow in church, with military honors. Mr. Ricks will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. for viewing. The family will receive family and friends Tuesday, 6 to 7 p.m. at the Chapel of Rememberance ...

October 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Arthur James Simpson

Mr. Arthur James Simpson, Jr., 64, of 6626 Rockwell Boulevard, Charlotte N.C., died Friday, Oct. 14. Family and friends may call at the residence of his daughter and son-in-law Dianne and John Pollard, 2206 Carlos Street, Kirkwood Community, Camden. Funeral Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Simpson family.

October 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Clarice Steele

Funeral service for Clarice Myrtle Caldwell Steele, 95, will be held Monday at 1:00 p.m. at Hermitage Baptist Church, Camden with burial to follow in Southland Memorial Gardens, West Columbia. The Rev. Dr. Donald West and The Rev. Mark Hopkins will officiate. The family received friends Sunday 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.

October 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Greg Williams

Funeral service for James Gregory "Scruggs" Williams, 51, will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Oakridge Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to KershawHealth Foundation.

October 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Herbert Lee Wilson

Mr. Herbert Lee "HW" Wilson, 54, of 5260 Timbersand Road, Rembert, SC, passed on Wednesday, October 5, 2011.

October 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Teacher earns science award

Camden Middle School teacher Valerie Willis thought it was a big honor to be nominated for the 2011 Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award and was thrilled to earn the top award for South Carolina. So when she learned that she also received the honor for the whole Southeast region, she was even more flattered.

October 17, 2011 | | Education


Ariail for Oct. 17, 2011

October 17, 2011 | | Ariail


AnnMarie (Ree) Andrews

AnnMarie (Ree) Andrews, 39, born Dec. 5, 1971, passed October 5. She is the daughter of Janice Spence Robertson and the late William John Illingworth, Sr. Surviving is daughter Savanah Rayne Illingworth, daughter Ryane Hayes Andrews, uncle Joseph David Spence II, and uncle Gary E. Spence.

October 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Jesse “Buddy” Grant

Jesse Ronald "Buddy" Grant, Sr., 65, was called to eternal rest on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at Kershaw Memorial Hospital, Camden. Born in Kershaw County on September 10, 1946, he was the oldest son of the late Wallie Roosevelt Grant and Bertha Peay Grant, and the oldest grandchild of the late Will and Mattie Peay.

October 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


KC Master Gardner encourages others to join the fun

The following is a reprint of an article by Margot Rochester which appeared in the August 20, 2008, Chronicle-Independent. After reading this article, I took the Master Gardner class and it has changed my life in many ways.

October 17, 2011 | Maryann Bowen Kershaw County Master Gardener Association | People & Places


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Clinic Classic 5K hits the streets Saturday

The eighth annual Clinic Classic 5K walk/run will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, April 18.

April 14, 2015 | | Sports


Webb's game-winner gives Dogs 2-1 victory

Hunter Webb headed a rebound from a shot from off the foot of teammate Moises Mata with eight minutes left in regulation to lift the Camden High boys' soccer team to a come-from-behind 2-1 win over host Buford last Wednesday.

April 13, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Miss McCaffrey and Mr. Cook to wed in May

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Dale McCaffrey and Mrs. Eileen Patricia Boyce are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Chelsea Renae McCaffrey to Matthew Michael Cook, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Levern Cook. A wedding is planned for May 16, 2015 at Four O' Three North Lake Venue, 403 North Lake venue in Lexington, S.C.

April 13, 2015 | | Weddings & Engagements


Seasons of the South

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County presents the second annual performance of Seasons of the South -- The Original Home Grown Musical and Storytelling Show, written by Teri Leigh Teed, on Friday in the Wood Auditorium at 7 p.m. A reception for the opening night of Ms. Teed's fine art photography exhibition "Seasons of the South – Celebrate Nature, Celebrate Life " will be held prior to the performance beginning at 5:30 p.m. Jordon Turner (folk harp) and Elizabeth Derrick (Native American flute) will perform during the reception and show. Light hors d'oeuvres will be provided by ...

April 13, 2015 | | People & Places


Churches to host missionary service April 14

Camden First Church of the Nazarene along with Faith Nazarene Church in Lugoff are hosting missionary John Haines from Switzerland.

April 13, 2015 | | People & Places


City of Camden receives $1.6 million NIP grant

The city of Camden recently received a $1.6 million by the South Carolina State Housing Authority through its Neighborhood Initiative Program (NIP). The award will facilitate the purchase and removal of blighted residential structures and improvement of parcels in Camden neighborhoods and adjacent properties in Kershaw County.

April 13, 2015 | | Camden


Bethune’s new business

April 13, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Buford rallies to top NC, 7-2

When they first met on March 13, North Central left Buford with a 22-0 loss in a Region 4-AA baseball game stopped in the fifth inning.

April 13, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle


L-E girls outlast Lady Vikes, 11-7

Although this was only Lugoff-Elgin's fifth game in Region 4-4A softball play, head coach James Marlow knew the importance of the Friday's home game against Spring Valley.

April 13, 2015 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Ariail for April 13, 2015

April 13, 2015 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - April 13, 2015

• Congratulations to Johnny Deal and Richard Walkirch for receiving, respectively, the United Way of Kershaw County's Jake Watson and Ann Dallas awards. Deal, often known as "Mr. Camden" or "Mr. Facebook" around town, is one of many people's favorite personalities. That doesn't necessarily win you awards. What does is a commitment to community involvement, which Deal has in spades, working with the Camden Jaycees, Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce, Community Medical Clinic, Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, the United Way and more. As for volunteerism, we can't imagine a more worthy recipient for the Dallas ...

April 13, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: Miss Elinor’s thank you

It often amazes me how many words of kindness and encouragement I receive for the stories I tell. Often, a reader will write, "You don't know me, but I feel that we are friends."

April 13, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Gunn: Joint replacement center offers new option

When the Joint Replacement Center at KershawHealth opened last month, it was a truly collaborative effort resulting in significant benefits for those having total joint replacement surgery. Today, the majority of patients will have surgery, begin therapy the same day and return home on the third day to continue their rehabilitation in the comfort of home. They will return to the things that mean the most to them -- home, family, work, and favorite activities -- sooner and further along in their recovery than before. Already, those who have been through the new program are excited about the change. They recognize the ...

April 13, 2015 | By Terry Gunn, KershawHealth CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Beckham: ‘Oh, you’re the talent’

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a Hollywood star? How would you feel strolling on the red carpet as flashbulbs popped and adoring fans called out to you on Oscar night?

April 13, 2015 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


John Henry Cooper

A graveside funeral service to celebrate the life of John Henry Cooper, 75, of Camden, SC, was held at 4:30 PM, Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Wateree Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Gene Brown officiated. Memorials may be made in John's memory to Kershaw County Home Health Hospice, 124 Battleship Road, Camden, SC 29020.

April 13, 2015 | | Obituaries


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