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Boykin Spaniel Society donates reward money

The Boykin Spaniel Society, official breed registry for the South Carolina State Dog, is donating $500 to a reward fund established by St. Francis Animal Center in Georgetown for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individuals responsible for the torture and death of a Boykin Spaniel and Labrador Retriever whose bodies were discovered dumped in the International Paper Co. Canal on Brick Chimney Road on July 5. Donations to the fund now total more than $5,000 and it is hoped that the reward will entice someone to step forward with information. Darrah, a black lab, survived ...

July 18, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


L-EHS posts supply lists on free website

Parents hoping to connect with their children's teachers at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) have another tool at their disposal this year, as the school's supply lists and wish lists are now posted on the free TeacherLists.com website. Parents can easily find exactly the supplies the kids need for back-to-school and -- perhaps more importantly -- the extra supplies that teachers feel would make for an even more effective classroom.

July 18, 2012 | | Education


Member of the Year

Great things are accomplished one task at a time by one American Legion Auxiliary member at a time: one offer of help to the wife of a deployed serviceman; one volunteer assisting with a community blood drive; one friendly invitation to another woman to join the Auxiliary. The efforts of our members add up to millions of hours and millions of dollars annually in service of the Auxiliary's mission. Those members whose extraordinary dedication energizes their units -- and thereby the organization as a whole -- are honored with the Unit Member of the Year Award.

July 18, 2012 | | Military


Henry Forman

Deacon Henry Forman, 84, of 407 East Glendale Drive, Florence and formerly of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. Born in Lee County, he was the son of the late Richard Forman, Sr. and Priscilla Lewis Forman Haggins. Memorial services were held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Mount Moriah Baptist Church, with burial in Fair Lawn Cemetery, Paterson, New Jersey. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden served the Forman family.

July 16, 2012 | | Obituaries


James Sydnor Jr.

Mr. James Epps "Jimmy" Snydor, Jr., 66, of 256 Lila D Lane, Camden, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. Born in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late James Epps, Sr. and Goldie Rucker Sydnor and husband of Josephine Johnson Sydnor. Memorial Services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Nazareth Baptist Church, Cassatt. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden served the Sydnor family.

July 16, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ms. Godbold, SSG Johnson say marriage vows

Ms. Amanda Nicole Godbold of Ft. Benning, Ga., formerly of Camden, S.C., and SSG Jonathan Ryan Johnson, of Ft. Benning, Ga., were united in marriage May 12, 2012, at Louise C. Proctor Hall, Lyttleton Street, Camden. Magistrate Eugene Hartis of Camden, a family friend, officiated the double-ring ceremony at 4 p.m.

July 16, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


John Christian

Funeral service for John Christian of 444 Kinghts Road in Camden will be held 1:00 P.M. at Ebenezer AME Zion Church, 3402 Ebenezer Church Road in Camden with burial in the Cedars Cemetery. Viewing will be today, 11:00 A.M to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the funeral service at the church on Tuesday. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

July 16, 2012 | | Obituaries


Thomas Wallace Whitaker Jr.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Grace Episcopal Church in Camden. Rev. Phillip Whitehead and Rev. Charles Davis will officiate. Thomas Whitaker, 79, passed away July 2 2012 at his home in Elgin, SC.

July 16, 2012 | | Obituaries


Weeding out phony warriors

Bragging about military honors you didn't receive is despicable yet still constitutional, says the Supreme Court. I agree. But help is on the way for those who want to weed out the fakers, if Congress can put aside its own battles long enough.

July 16, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


The Bowens celebrate 70 years of marriage

"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."

July 16, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


Camden native pens book that asks: coincidence or divine creation?

Kathryn Hewitt became pregnant at 15. Her mother was determined that she wouldn't become a statistic, so Hewitt continued her education and went on to college while raising her son. It was extremely challenging, the Camden native recalls, and on more than one occasion she thought she couldn't do it … but she did.

July 16, 2012 | | Localife


Four receive McLester Scholarships

Thanks to generous donations made in memory of the late Thomas E. "Daddy Mac" McLester, four young women -- three who graduated from Kershaw County schools -- have been named as recipients of scholarships in McLester's name.

July 16, 2012 | | Education


Ariail for July 16, 2012

July 16, 2012 | | Ariail


Miss Albertson, Mr. Culler exchange wedding vows

Lindsey Brooke Albertson of Lugoff and Thomas Neal Culler of Camden were united in marriage June 16, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Reverend George Roberts Madison officiated at the 5 p.m. double ring ceremony. A reception followed at TenEleven Galleria.

July 16, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


Noted and passed - July 16, 2012

• Ernest Borgnine, who died recently at the age of 95, was one of the great actors of Hollywood. Borgnine could adapt to almost any role, and unlike some celebrities in show business, he was a really good guy to boot. He was a true screen icon, and he will be missed.

July 16, 2012 | | Editorials


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Reader: focus on dog owners, not breeds

Regarding your editorial in the Nov. 14 C-I regarding "Pit Bulls," I was disappointed that you chose to use the two recent incidents in Kershaw County as an opportunity to condemn a particular breed of dog, instead of focusing attention on the actual problem, which is the lack of responsible pet ownership. This would have been an appropriate time to support the passage and vigorous enforcement of laws that focus, not on breed, but on people's responsibility for their dogs' behavior. These include measures that hold owners of all dogs accountable for properly housing, supervising and controlling their dogs ...

November 24, 2014 | Margaret Ellis Camden | Letters


Letter: ‘If it ain’t broke’ may not serve us well

I read Mr. Charlie Humphries' letter in Friday's Chronicle-Independent with interest. In the letter, Mr. Humphries implies that because the school district is producing strong results, and it is, making investment in the future isn't really necessary right now. As he puts it, the "If it ain't broke" philosophy.

November 24, 2014 | KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan Kershaw County School District | Letters


Connie Mae Mickle

Mrs. Connie Mae Mickle, 91, of 818 Campbell Street, Camden died Thursday. Friends may call at residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Mickle Family.

November 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ellna Marie Porter

Ms. Ellna Marie Porter, 51, of 17 Aspen Court, Elgin, South Carolina passed on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11:00 PM at Abundant Life Fellowship Church in Camden, SC. Burial was at the Haven of Rest Cemetery in Camden, SC.

November 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


KCSD teacher career fair Jan. 24

Persons interested in employment with the Kershaw County School District are invited to participate in the district's 14th annual Teacher Career Fair Saturday, Jan. 24.

November 24, 2014 | | Education


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


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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