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Willie Porter

Mr. Willie Porter, 63, of 112 Radcliff Pond Road, Cassatt, passed on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, Dec. 13, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Cantey Hill Baptist Church, Cassatt. Burial will take place at Elizabeth Baptist Church Cemetery in Bishopville.

December 13, 2010 | | Obituaries


Lenora Anita Taylor

Lenora Anita Taylor, 70, of 1813 Kennedy Drive in Camden died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010. Plans will be announced at a later date by Collins Funeral Home.

December 13, 2010 | | Obituaries


Jackson class reunion cruise

Members and friends of the various Jackson High School Chapters throughout the United States attended their 2010 reunion on a Bermuda Cruise on the Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas, Oct. 9 -14, which sailed out of Cape Liberty, Bayonne, N.J.

December 13, 2010 | | Localife


Practice fire safety during the holiday season

As the holiday season approaches, there is an increased excitement about adorning our homes with the traditional decorations of Christmas trees, ornaments and garlands. Holiday decorations, as beautiful as they are, can also be an added home fire hazard. Statistics provided by the National Fire Protection Association reveal that a candle fire in the home is reported to a fire department every 30 minutes and each year, fire departments respond to roughly 260 structure fires caused by Christmas trees.

December 10, 2010 | | Localife


Richard Kirkland ceremony to be held Sunday afternoon

The Joseph B. Kershaw Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) and the John D. Kennedy Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), will conduct a ceremony this weekend in Camden honoring Sergeant Richard R. Kirkland, Co. E, 2nd SC Infantry, a Confederate soldier, who is also known as the "Angel of Marye's Heights."

December 10, 2010 | | Localife


Camden Garden Club plans to ‘deck the halls’ for Monday meeting

The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday at the home of Dr. Richard Bell. This will be the "Holiday Tea and Celebration of Membership." It is sure to be one of the best meetings of the year. Not only will everyone be in a joyful and festive mood but the term "Deck The Halls" will not be taken lightly. Paddy will have her home exquisitely decorated with fresh garland, holly and greenery, ribbons and bows, and who knows what else she can dream up. It will be like walking into a winter wonderland.

December 10, 2010 | | Localife


King Haiglar Garden Club to host December tea

The annual Christmas Tea for the King Haiglar Garden Club will be held on Monday at 3:30 p.m. Linda Shaylor will host guests and members at 1201 Lyttleton St. Camden. Margie Lane and Nancy Fisher will co-host with Linda.

December 10, 2010 | | Localife


Willie Porter

Willie Porter, 57, of Radcliff Pond Road, Cassatt, died on Wednesday, December 8, 2010.

December 10, 2010 | | Obituaries


Arbor Day celebrated at MSC

In honor of Arbor Day, the children and staff of The Montessori School of Camden (MSC) celebrated, in a small ceremony, by planting a tree and enjoying a poem recited by the Lower Elementary children (ages 9-12) entitled "Trees" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer.

December 10, 2010 | | Education


Mummy, dearest

Sixth-grade students at Camden Middle School recently enjoyed Mummy Day, the culmination of an Ancient Egyptian unit. Students spent the day engaged in Egyptian activities across the curriculum. They mummified chicken drummettes, made life-sized sarcophagi, created pyramids, virtually mummified a pharaoh and played Ancient Egyptian games. Here, students Avery Barnes and Zoe Smothers use a triple beam balance to mass their chicken drummette before the mummification process.

December 10, 2010 | | Education


Mary Boyd Gaines Adams

Services for Mother Mary Boyd Gaines Adams, 96, of Camden, will be held Saturday at 1:00 at the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. Burial will be in Cedar Cemetery. She was the widow of Authur F. Gaines, Sr. and Richard Adams, Sr. She was the daughter of the late Johnny and Leila Boyd.

December 10, 2010 | | Obituaries


Lillie Mae Simon

Lillie Mae Simon, 57, of Daniel Taylor Lane, Rembert, died on Tuesday, December 7, 2010.

December 10, 2010 | | Obituaries


How WikiLeaks can make us less free

It is symbolically appropriate that among other charges in Sweden WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is accused of having unprotected sex with two women in Stockholm. I don't know whether the world-famous Internet whistleblower is guilty or not, but the allegation certainly fits his reputation for world-class recklessness.

December 10, 2010 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


L-E girls down Lancaster; Dogs defeat A.C. Flora

Getting a combined 39 points from three players in double figure, the Lugoff-Elgin girls' basketball team avenged a season-opening loss to Lancaster with a 58-50 victory over the hosts Lady Bruins in a Wednesday night non-region contest.

December 10, 2010 | | Sports


Spend money on children, not bureaucrats

The school board has plans now to spend $1.25 million of the IPP funds to buy the Howden-Buffalo office building (the old Builders Transport building on U.S. 1 in Camden, near Wal-Mart) for a new administrative office complex. We just have a few questions for the board.

December 10, 2010 | Barbara Riggan Camden | Letters


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Matthews to equip KCSO deputies with body cameras

Shortly after taking office in 2011, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews began looking into equipping his officers with body cameras. As time passed his interest took on a more serious nature and in April 2014, he directed one of his staff to begin the process of evaluating different systems.

October 27, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Your vote, your choice

Today, the Chronicle-Independent begins a series of articles summarizing the candidates and issues that will be on the Nov. 4 ballot, one week from Tuesday. Perhaps the most contentious race isn't between candidates but between "yes" and "no" on two referenda offered by the Kershaw County School District.

October 27, 2014 | | Editorials


Everything works out if you let it

A friend of mine, long embroiled in upsets, distractions, problems and tribulations, called one day to announce happily that she was learning to "let things roll right off my back."

October 27, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Ebola fear and politics, from Bamberg to Bangkok

Ebola is scary. It has scared the bejesus out of us here in South Carolina, nationally and literally all over the world.

October 27, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Why a hike in the gas tax is a terrible idea

The issue of road funding -- or, to put it slightly differently, the question of how South Carolina should fix its broken road system -- is now a constant topic in politics and the media. A fair number of state lawmakers have therefore begun to advocate what politicians always advocate when they don't want to make tough decisions about the budget: raising taxes, specifically the fuel tax.

October 27, 2014 | By Shawn McNamee S.C. Policy Council | Columns


Celebrating Mexican independence

Camden Mayor Tony Scully (right) and ALPHA Center Hispanic/Latino Program Coordinator Carlos Harris (left) meet with Javier Diaz de Leon, consul general of Mexico for North and South Carolina, during a celebration of the 204th anniversary of Mexican independence at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, N.C., on Sept. 15. Scully said Mexicans now comprise 9 percent of North Carolina's population and are its second largest trading partner, generating $25 million per day. "Hispanics in South Carolina are 5.3 percent of the population, almost half a million people," Scully said, "with a growth rate of 154 ...

October 27, 2014 | | Camden


Laverne Simpson

A funeral service for LaVerne Ingram Simpson, 84, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 26, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 2:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service in the Family Life Center. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Simpson's memory to Gideon's International, PO Box 1333, Camden, SC 29021.

October 27, 2014 | | Obituaries


Golf tourney benefits Camden High baseball program

The Camden High School baseball program will host a fundraising golf tournament at the Camden Country Club on Thursday, Nov. 13.

October 22, 2014 | | Sports


Countdown to the Colonial Cup

With the 45th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races a little more than a month away, patrons who had reserved parking spaces for last year's Camden fall classic have until Friday, Oct. 10 to assure they retain those spaces. All unsold spaces will be placed for sale to the general public.

October 08, 2014 | | Equine


Colonial Cup set for 45th renewal on Nov. 15

A sure sign that fall and cooler weather is around the corner occurred last Friday with the mailing out of invitations to those on the mailing list for the 45th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races.

September 10, 2014 | | Equine


CHS fall sports schedules

Volleyball

August 27, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


L-E fall sports schedule

Volleyball

August 27, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


North Central fall sports schedules

Volleyball

August 27, 2014 | | North Central 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


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