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Noted and passed - Oct. 15, 2012

• A belated tip of the Chronicle-Independent hat to State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk for being awarded the "Green Seal of Approval" from the Conservation Voters of South Carolina back in September during the organization's annual Green Tie Awards banquet. She earned the honor along with fellow State Rep. Paul Agnew and State Sen. Ray Cleary for their continued "championing (of) funding for the Conservation Bank and they have also promoted clean energy initiatives." The group said Funderburk and Agnew were "instrumental in upholding the Atlantic Compact that ended the nation's use of South Carolinas as its nuclear waste ...

October 15, 2012 | | Editorials


Annual step show returns to Camden’s Rhame Arena Nov. 10

Come enjoy a night of singing, dancing and more as Family Life Outreach Ministries and Caprilang Productions presents Camden's annual step show at Rhame Arena, Saturday, Nov. 10, with the doors opening at 6 p.m. Tickets are only $5. This year's step show will showcase a new generation of Diamonds and also star the new Kershaw County High School team. Featuring the return of Onyx and appearances by The Paterson Dancers and special guests The Delta's Vessels of Honor Mime Ministry. Teams will compete for cash prizes for the top middle and high school teams. Step ...

October 15, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Salvation Army to accept Christmas assistance applications

The Salvation Army of the Midlands now includes Kershaw County in its service area to people in need. And for the first time, the Salvation Army of the Midlands will be accepting applications from families in Kershaw County who would like to apply for Christmas assistance. Registration will be held at the Kershaw County Old Armory (1034 West DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020), which is across from the Kershaw County Recreation Center. Registration will take place Oct. 24-26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

October 15, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Candlelight Tour of Homes returns Dec. 8

Come experience the historic charm of South Carolina's oldest inland city, and spread some Christmas cheer to needy children in Kershaw County! The 36th Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes will be held Saturday, December 8, from 3 to 8 p.m.

October 15, 2012 | | Camden


The future ain’t what it used to be…

As hard as it might be to believe, I was a French major in college. Through my coursework, I studied the great French thinkers and philosophers: Descartes, Montesquieu, Voltaire and others. However, I usually end up going back to that noted American philosopher, Yogi Berra. More often than not, Yogi hits it right on the head. Yogi was once quoted as saying, "the future ain't what it used to be." I think that pearl of wisdom relates very well to the topic of the relationship between education and economic development.

October 15, 2012 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Deadline to renew Cup parking spaces is today

Last year's reserved space holders have until 5 p.m. today in order to secure their same space(s) for the Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races. All spaces not renewed will be put on sale to the public.

October 12, 2012 | | Equine


Saturday golf tourney benefits girls' soccer team

The Lexington County Soccer Club's (LCSC) Kershaw 95 Lady Strikers Soccer Team, a first-year girls U-17 soccer team made up of varsity and junior varsity players from both Camden and Lugoff-Elgin high schools, is hosting a fundraising golf tournament to benefit the fledgling program on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the White Pine Golf Club in Camden.

October 12, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Lady Knights pick apart Shamrocks

Not to be superstitious, but the North Central volleyball team probably did not want to be stuck on 13 wins for any longer than they had to be there.

October 12, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


Thomas N. Burns

Mr. Thomas N. Burns, 51, of 714 George Wright Street, Camden, SC, passed on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, October 13, 2012, 1:00 p.m. at Haile's Funeral Home Chapel, Camden, SC. Haile's Funeral Home is assisting the family.

October 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Shirley Garnder McFarland

Shirley Gardner McFarland, 76, of Camden, died Thursday, October 11, 2012.

October 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Author’s Tea

Midway Elementary School student Madison Hensley, 7, was chosen to tell her story about the rewards of being kind during the school's first Author's Tea of the school year Tuesday. Madison helped a student who dropped her books and the student rewarded Madison by talking about her kindness on Midway's morning news show. "It was scary, but it ended up being OK," said the second-grader of her news show debut. Each month, students from kindergarten through fifth grade read their best written work for family and friends, followed by a catered lunch. "Parent's come and enjoy ...

October 12, 2012 | | Education


LiveWell Kershaw to kick off with Olympic torch

Dr. Steven Blair, professor in the Arnold School of Public Health at University of South Carolina (USC), will be the featured speaker at the launch of LiveWell Kershaw, an ambitious plan to make Kershaw County the healthiest county in South Carolina. The event Oct. 17 will take place in the Camden High School auditorium starting at 5:30 p.m.

October 12, 2012 | | Healthcare


Time limits

Kershaw County Council made a reasonable decision earlier this week in limiting to 10 minutes the amount of time people have to speak when addressing issues during public hearings. Having the right to be heard is fundamental, and it's important that council didn't attempt to do away with that, but anyone who's ever attended hearings before -- or any type of public forum, for that matter -- knows that some people can get carried away with the sound of their own voices.

October 12, 2012 | | Editorials


Obama’s second-term blahs

After scraping around for something -- anything -- good to say about President Barack Obama's debate performance, I came up with this much: at least he didn't look at his watch.

October 12, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Willie Canty

Mr. Willie Canty, 86, of 30 Chestnut Street, Norwalk, Conneticut and formerly of Camden died Tuesday, October 9, 2012. Family and friends may call at 730 Knights Hill Road, Knights HIll Community, Camden. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden who is serving the Canty Family.

October 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


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A funeral service to celebrate the life of Floyd Edward Branham, 77, of Camden, SC, will be held at 4:00 PM Wednesday, July 13 ...

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PAUL W. KIRKLAND - Lugoff

A funeral service to honor the life of Paul W. Kirkland, Jr., will be held at 11:00 AM, today, July 12, 2016 at Lugoff ...

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EDNA LAPATRA - Camden

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RICHARD MAGAZINE - Chicago, Ill.

CHICAGO -- Mr. Richard Magazine, 64, of Chicago, IL and formerly of Cassatt, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, July 2, 2016. He's the son ...

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LOUISE DUREN NEAL - Camden

CAMDEN -- Home Going Celebration for Louise Duren Neal, 99, will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Association Center ...

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KCSO arrests DUI suspect for break-ins

An 18-year-old Lugoff man stopped for DUI Saturday is behind bars on multiple counts of breaking into motor vehicles. According to a Kershaw County Sheriff ...

July 12, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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