On the first floor of Camden's historic Price House, located at Broad and York streets, the annual Black History Month exhibit will be held today through Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Each middle school and high school, including Camden Military Academy, were invited to submit a poster for the exhibit.
For the second year in a row, actress and model Kate Upton is the cover model for Sports Illustrated's swimsuit edition. The 20-year-old is the niece of Camden resident Sibby Upton Wood, long-time benefactor of The Upton Trio, Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County and the S.C. Governor's School of the Arts and Humanities. "She's a very nice girl and I'm very proud of her," Wood said of her niece, who was born in St. Joseph, Mich., from which Wood and her husband, Max, moved to Camden 43 years ago. Upton is an American Paint ...
Mr. James Webster, 58, of 506 Gordon Street Camden, SC, passed on Saturday, February 16, 2013.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is bringing another wonderful children's show to the FAC. After several sell-out shows in Columbia, the Columbia Children's Theatre (CCT) will present the musical comedy A Year with Frog and Toad, Saturday, in the Wood Auditorium. Show time is 2 p.m. Tickets are $8. A Year with Frog and Toad is sponsored by Modern Turf.
Sir Jefferson, the Blue Knight of Concord -- a member of the Knights of the Guild-East -- prepares for a jousting demonstration at the S.C. Equine Center outside of Camden Feb. 9 during the S.C. Horseman's Council Expo. Other Knights of the Guild-East include the Red Knight, Sir Troy; Green Knight, Sir David; and the Pink Knight, Lady Kayleigh. Based in Concord, N.C., the group delivers an "Early Act FirstKnight" character education program for schools throughout the Carolinas. The program teaches students how to become noble, service-oriented people, along with why it is important they do so. Other ...
"Inside, looking out. Kirkover Hills (Camden, SC)" reads the caption on this photo submitted by Betsy Sanders Long to the Chronicle-Independent's Facebook page Sunday after a mid-winter snowfall. Several people submitted photos -- and videos -- of the snow falling and its aftermath. Editor Martin L. Cahn picked out this photograph as the best to publish in today's edition.
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HAMPTON, Va. -- Hampton University senior guard Olivia Allen, the daughter of Cassatt natives Henry, Jr., and Iva (Clark) Allen, helped lead the Hampton University women's basketball team to an 83-42 win over visiting Norfolk State at the HU Convocation Center in front of a national ESPNU audience on Monday night.
The sixth annual Clinic Classic will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, April 20, at 8:30 a.m.
The annual Wateree Chapter Ducks Unlimited Banquet will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23 at National Guard Armory located on Ehrenclou Drive in Camden.
Friday: Thomas Sumter Academy vs. North Central in the May Plant Credit Union Baseball Bash at North Central (6 p.m.); Fayetteville Flight at the Palmetto State Rizers (ABA professional basketball at E. Clarkson Rhame City Arena in Camden – 7 p.m.); South Carolina High School League state individual wrestling championships at the Anderson Civic Center
Camden-based Fenwick Equestrian, owned and operated by Wilhelmina McEwan and her brother, Fred McEwan, will once again be the corporate and presenting sponsor for the second annual Camden Winter Classic horse show.
Mary Vail St. Georges-Chapman, 79, wife of the Hon. Robert Foster Chapman and the Late Laurent M. St. Georges, died Thursday, February 14, 2013.
Funeral service with military honors for SFC James Dewey Edge, US Army (Ret'd), 83, will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The Rev. Greg Sweet and the Rev. Brian Ogburn will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to KershawHealth Hospice.
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.