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Localife: Corn shucks

Challengers in the Kershaw County Farmers Market's recent corn shucking contest ripped into the competition with gusto. Despite the day starting with intense temperatures, the community gathered at the downtown Camden venue to enjoy a live DJ, food, fun and, of course, corn.

July 20, 2012 | By Porche' Matthews Special to the C-I | Localife


Bob Ryan

Funeral Mass for Robert William "Bob" Ryan, 80, of Lugoff, will be celebrated on Friday at 12:00 noon at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Farewell Prayers and Final Commendation will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Father Francis Travis will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-7:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church or SCOA Foundation.

July 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


School district registration Tuesday and Wednesday

All Kershaw County School District students and parents -- both new and returning -- should plan to attend registration at their children's schools in July.

July 20, 2012 | | Education


Janie Jackson

Funeral service for Janie Jackson, 94, of Camden willbe held Friday, July 20, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Collins Funeral Home chapel, with burial in Ebenezer AME Zion Church cemetery. She died Tuesday, July 17. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

July 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Michael Richardson Hawkins

Funeral service for Michael Ray Richardson Hawkins, 24, Elgin, will be held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery. Pastor Brandon Goff will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

July 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Pets of the Week - July 20, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a 1-year-old male Terrier/Jack Russell mix and a female calico cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden.net. The shelter ...

July 20, 2012 | Julie J. Prickett C-I | Pets


Failings schools district

A proposal by S.C. Superintendent of Education Mick Zais to bundle failing public schools into a special statewide district deserves scrutiny. Some schools have remained on the list of under-performing institutions for years while leaders say they are trying to improve things but in actuality are producing little result. Zais says the purpose of a special district composed of such schools would be to implement new measures to make the schools more effective and accountable. Zais says similar programs in Tennessee and Louisiana have worked well.

July 20, 2012 | | Editorials


Dodd-Frank: dangerous dead end

It's been two years since President Obama signed the Wall Street-reform bill that has come to be known as Dodd-Frank. So has it succeeded in creating "safer and more modern rules of the road for the financial industry," as Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner claims?

July 20, 2012 | By Ed Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns


Paul Hammond

Graveside service for Paul Hammond, 83, will be held Saturday at 12:00 p.m. in Lancaster Memorial Park, Lancaster, S.C. The family will receive friends Friday 3-5 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Serving as pallbearers will be Mr. Hammond's grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

July 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ariail for July 20, 2012

July 20, 2012 | | Ariail


Romney's hidden NAACP audience

Political speeches have applause lines and "boo" lines. Which reaction do you think Mitt Romney expected when he promised the 103rd convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People that, if elected president, he would get rid of "Obamacare?"

July 20, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Elizabeth Brown Oliver

Mrs. Elizabeth Brown Oliver,78, of 806 McRae Road, Camden, SC, passed on Saturday, July 14, 2012. The family is receiving friends at the home of her sister Mrs. Rosa Lee Jones at 2123 Sailing Club Road. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Rock Spring United Methodist Church, Camden, SC with burial to follow. Haile's Funeral Home is assisting.

July 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Mae Tucker

Mrs. Mae Tucker, 70, of 288 Southern Cedar Lane, Camden, SC, passed on Thursday, July 19, 2012.

July 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Tax tips - July 20, 2012

Summertime is the season that often leads to major life decisions, such as buying a home, moving or a job change. If you are looking for a new job that is in the same line of work, you may be able to deduct some of your job hunting expenses on your federal income tax return.

July 20, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Three KCSD seniors receive Funderburk scholarships

Taylor Phipps, BriAnna Alexander, and Callie Olano have been awarded 2012 Laurie Slade Funderburk Leadership scholarships. For a fifth year, the South Carolina General Assembly Women's Caucus has given scholarships in honor of each of the 16 women legislators currently serving in the South Carolina General Assembly. Funderburk is currently serving as chair of the Women's Caucus.

July 20, 2012 | | Education


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Joann Stockman Peake

Joann Stockman Peake, 69, passed to her heavenly home on November 19th, 2014 after a valiant battle with a long illness. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in her struggle and ultimately gave her peace to be with the Lord.

November 21, 2014 | | Obituaries


John H. Salmond

Mr. John H. Salmond, 64, of 2526 Salmond Street, Camden, South Carolina passed on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

November 21, 2014 | | Obituaries


Obama’s ‘dart’ at GOP

Lawyers of every political persuasion are lining up in Washington to have their say on the legality or illegality of the plan President Obama intends to implement regarding amnesty for illegal aliens who are in the United States without proper authorization, with one major network saying the president's plan to take the immigration system into his own hands "is a daring test of the limits of presidential power."

November 21, 2014 | | Editorials


Pope calls for family resurrection

WASHINGTON -- News that Pope Francis will visit the U.S. next year for the triennial World Meeting of Families brings elation to Catholics, excitement to pope watchers -- and perhaps a little chagrin to some who too soon interpreted Francis' broad compassion as a precursor to doctrinal changes related to marriage.

November 21, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Ariail for Nov. 21, 2014

November 21, 2014 | | Ariail


Camden’s African-American corridor

In 2008, a group of graduate students from the University of South Carolina's Public History Program produced a study entitled, "The Camden African-American Heritage Project." It was the product of a student group assignment conducted in 2005-06. The students were assisted by many Camden residents in their search for the history of African-Americans in Camden from the Colonial period through the era of civil rights. Though able to spend only one semester researching and writing, the students pulled together an admirable overview of the lives of African-Americans here. In their final recommendations they suggested, among other things, that an ...

November 21, 2014 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: ‘If it ain’t broke…’

On Monday, the Chronicle-Independent reported the Kershaw County School District earned an "Excellent" rating on our state report card issued by the S.C. Department of Education. Our KCSD superintendent, Dr. Frank Morgan said, "Our schools are producing outstanding results and I am extremely grateful for the hard work of our students, families, teachers and administrators." I would include Dr. Morgan and the school board and say how proud I am of their accomplishments. Kudos to all of them.

November 21, 2014 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


One-day baseball camp features Rays' pitcher Kohn

Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher and former Camden High School standout Michael Kohn will return home as the lead instructor for a one-day baseball camp on Sunday, Dec. 14 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at American Legion Park in Camden.

November 19, 2014 | | Sports


Canine Classic to benefit Fine Arts Center

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will hold a new and exciting fundraiser, the Canine Classic for the Arts, to be held Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Meeting Place in Cassatt, located at 1166 State Road S-28-354.

November 19, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


NSA honors its 2014 champions

Jacqueline Ohrstrom's Demonstrative, winner of three Grade 1 races in 2014, was crowned Saturday as the National Steeplechase Association's Lonesome Glory Champions Award winner as the year's leading earner.

November 19, 2014 | | Equine


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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