The United Way of Kershaw County Board of Directors announces the availability of $20,000 to address the identified focus areas of Education, Financial Stability, Health and Hunger, and Homelessness. The funds are available through a competitive application process to any non-profit organization serving the community.
As a way of thanking their spouses, the Bethune Lions Club hosted its annual Spouse Night. All spouses and widows of former members were invited along with all current members.
This Sunday the Bethune Recreation Center will host an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. The Recreation Center is located at 109 College St. East or U.S. Highway 1 beside Bethune Memorial Park.
The Friends of the Kershaw County Library half-price book sale will be Saturday at the Burndale Shopping Center in the "old Piggly Wiggly Building" at 51 East DeKalb St. in Camden. The sale will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Winners in the Lugoff-Elgin High School Mr. L-E competition are as follows: Austin Branham -- Mr. Congeniality and Mr. Dream Guy, Allen Jenerette -- Mr. Hunk and Mr. L-E 2013, and Toby Brettelle -- First Runner Up. Not pictured: Sarah Dean -- Miss Sweetheart. The Mr. L-E competition is sponsored by the L-EHS Journalism Department. The advisor is Shannon Team.
In reply to the letter on open carry, it is true that many persons do not apply for a permit because it is a form of registration. The government may not know what type of firearm you have, but they will know, unless you used a borrowed firearm to take a class, that you have a firearm. Many do not want to go through the hassle of reapplying every few years for a permit. At the start of the current shall-issue law instead of the old may-issue law, the anti-gun members in the legislature wanted to make it as inconvenient ...
Supporters of President Obama say the ratcheting up of a group called Organizing For Action is simply a way for the president to get his message out and pressure Congress to adopt his agenda. Critics say it's a way for big-money donors and special interest groups to buy access to the White House. As the controversy swirls, we are reminded of the Clinton presidency and the brouhaha around "the Lincoln bedroom," which was the practice of allowing large donors to have a sleepover in the White House.
On the afternoon of February 15, 2013, the famed Beard Collection began to arrive at the Camden Archives and Museum. On March 5, the last large load arrived around 1 p.m. and the archives was a beehive of activity, with police and firemen carrying collection items in from trucks, cars and vans. As our new curator of collections, Rickie Good, and I checked items in, Mr. Beard told stories and related anecdotes about each one while it was being photographed by the police camera man. This significant collection represents many voices through the years it spans -- from 1514 to ...
After giving much thought to the article "Jones targets KershawHealth at Tuesday KCC meeting" in the February 15, 2013, edition of the Chronicle-Independent, remaining silent is no longer an option. The fact that Mr. Jones voted to approve the purchase of two ambulances for KershawHealth is overshadowed by his deplorable attack on the administration and members of the KershawHealth Board of Trustees.
An organization with a long history of service to veterans continues today in Kershaw County. The American Legion, the only veterans organization, chartered by U.S. Congress, needs new members.
Graveside service for James Gerald Matthews, 42, will be held Friday at 1:00 p.m. in Centerville Cemetery.
The board of the Community Medical Clinic (CMC) of Kershaw County congratulates KershawHealth for 100 years of service. The strong healthcare presence can be seen throughout the community in the facilities, services and medical staff, as well as the support of organizations, which includes the Community Medical Clinic.
Funeral services for Cecil Willie Bradley, 84, of Bethune will be held at 4:00 p.m., Friday, March 15, 2013, at Bethune Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery, Jefferson, SC. Rev. Larry Frazier will officiate.
Funeral service for Joanna Nass aka Joanna Naso, 99, will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Saturday 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Brooklyn Believers Christian Fellowship, 2159 – 58th Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11204.
The Kershaw County Darlings 8-and-under softball team completed a perfect five-game run in the District 2 tournament in Chesterfield County by beating Pageland, 16-8, on Wednesday night.
Kudos to our various law enforcement agencies for working together to get some folks off our streets who needed to be stopped. At the top of our list are Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for arresting two people (and there may be more to come) for the June 23 armed robbery of Sandhills Bank in Bethune.
(Kathleen Parker wrote this column in advance of President Barack Obama's appearance in Charleston for State Sen. Clementa Pinckney's funeral.)
Reverend Larry D. McCutcheon has been appointed as minister to Camden First United Methodist Church. Rev McCutcheon comes from Trinity United Methodist Church in Orangeburg where he served for 11 years. A spiritual and civic leader, he preaches the gospel and walks the talk throughout various sectors of the community in an extraordinary way, touching the lives of so many with his unique ability to reach all people from all walks of life.
Mr. Allen Hobson "Chip" Patterson, Jr., and Ms. Denise Beauchamp Patterson of Winston-Salem, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Emily Catherine Patterson, to Mr. Philip Harden English, both of Durham, N.C. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Bennett English, Jr., of Camden, S.C.
As part of the Kershaw County Library's Summer Reading Program "Every Hero Has a Story," storyteller Sharon Clarke presented a program at both the Camden and Elgin libraries. Clarke, who lives in North Carolina, entertained the audience with both story and music. Her interactive program was enjoyed by the audience, young and old. Clarke involved the audience as she told an old Chinese folk tale, The Magic Wings. Shown from left are Addy Gwynn as the Queen, Clarke, Elizabeth Mensching as the Princess, Lucy Moore as the Grocer's Daughter, and Liberty Mensching as the Goose Girl.
Studying plants is serious business as Wateree Elementary students Colden Baker and Austin Warwick learn about the different parts of a plant.
Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews quickly stopped a mobile home fire on the 400 block of Oakview Drive off Wildwood Lane in Lugoff the evening of June 22.
In preparing for this coming fall season, the Camden High School girls' golf team is seeking players who would like to join the team.