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Bobby Ennis

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Bobby Ennis, 76, of Camden, SC, will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Ernest Rabon will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Friday, March 14, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

March 14, 2014 | | Obituaries


Russell Graham

Funeral service for Russell Graham, 49, will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Ken Jackson and the Rev. Eric McAvoy will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Charles Everett speaking at 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to Cranial Technologies Inc. or St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

March 14, 2014 | | Obituaries


Kershaw County schools celebrate Red Cross month with penny drive

Kershaw County schools are celebrating March as Red Cross Month by holding their annual Million Penny Drive to benefit the American Red Cross Sandhills Chapter. The coin collection takes place during March at all Kershaw County public schools.

March 13, 2014 | | People & Places


Saturday is deadline for discount Cup tickets

Saturday, March 15 is the final day to purchase discount general admission tickets for the Carolina Cup steeplechase races.

March 12, 2014 | | Equine


Stanley notches third shutout as Lady Demons roll SF, 7-0

After having opened the season by playing in a pair of tournaments, the Lugoff-Elgin girls' soccer team kicked off the regular season in style by pasting visiting South Florence, 7-0, in a non-region match played Monday at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium.

March 12, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Serpas' monster day --- 8 RBI --- lifts L-E past Irmo

Blake Serpas is one of those low-maintenance players who quietly does their work each day while the coaching staff hardly notices that he was there at practice.

March 12, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Lady Bulldogs finish second in NMB tourney

Having won their first two games by shutout and playing to a scoreless draw in their third contest, the Camden High girls' soccer team fell to AAAA state power Bluffton, 3-0, to finish second in the Michael Nash Memorial Soccer Tournament hosted by North Myrtle Beach High School last weekend.

March 12, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


DMES students on the move

All of Doby's Mill Elementary School's students participated in South Carolina Walk at School Day. The day began with 15 minutes of brisk walking. Here, third graders Andrew Langmo and Clay Peake walk in front of fourth graders Alie Stephens, Marissa Kirkland and Sylvia Adongo.

March 12, 2014 | | People & Places


Phillips receives award from Pageland school

Chronicle-Independent (C-I) staff reporter Gary Phillips recently received a 2013-2014 community service award from Central High School in Pageland. Phillips received the award for supporting Central Eagles athletics while serving as editor of The (Pageland) Progressive Journal. Although Phillips did not attend the event, Central officials announced the award during its Fall Athletic Awards night at the school Feb. 18.

March 12, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


Amazonian adventures

The printed page has been an introduction to dreams and anticipations for me since I was a child. When my Aunt Eva brought a large house and barn from the heirs of a very old spinster woman, I found a treasure trove! Back then, children were not as restrained as they are today with various activities and parents' eyes constantly upon them. The treasure trove was not gold, but a stash of National Geographics, some possibly as old as the magazine itself. When my mother told me reading was a waste of time, the activity took on even more delight ...

March 12, 2014 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Doing the big hard right thing

We in South Carolina love our history. As William Faulkner said of the South, "The past is never dead. It's not even past."

March 12, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Liberty Hill native takes preserving naval history personally

Family vacations often have a profound and lasting effect on children. For some, it's an Instagram or Facebook album of selfies taken at landmark sites with the occasional snarky comment about being dragged to "old" places.

March 12, 2014 | | Military


Black History program focuses on Gullah culture

On Feb. 23, the Humanities Council of South Carolina, in conjunction with the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, Lugoff sponsored a Black History Program featuring Sharon "The Gullah Lady" Cooper-Murray presented on Gullah culture as the guest presenter.

March 12, 2014 | | People & Places


James ‘Rosco P. Coltrane’ Best of The Dukes of Hazzard to appear at Fine Arts Center

James Best, better known as Rosco P. Coltrane from TV's The Dukes of Hazzard will bring his one-man, multi-media show to the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County on March 22 at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium.

March 12, 2014 | | People & Places


KC Amateur Radio Club to hold Morse code training class Saturday

Morse code, once a vital method of sending messages across telegraph lines, was the primary method of communication with other amateur radio operators. As technology evolved amateur radios became capable of voice transmissions and code slowly, over the past 100 years, lost its important role.

March 12, 2014 | | Arts


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Margaret McLaughlin

Dr. Margaret A. "Marge" McLaughlin of Camden, SC, daughter of the late Dr. James R. McLaughlin and Lorene Englehardt McLaughlin, died peacefully on November 14 ...

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Elizabeth Pate

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Ronnie Thompkins

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Walter Ronald "Ronnie" Thompkins, 67, of Camden, SC, will be held at 12:00 Noon, Friday, November ...

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Local residents help Red Roses win USTA Southern Sectional

A trio of Camden residents helped the Red Roses tennis team, based out of Rock Hill, to the USTA Southern Sectional 65-plus tennis title. The ...

November 18, 2016 | | Tennis


NC's Cunningham finalist for Mr. Football

North Central running back/defensive back Cedrick Cunningham has been named as one of five finalists for South Carolina's Mr. Football.

October 14, 2016 | | North Central High/Middle


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