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Noted and passed - Oct. 7, 2013

• We offer a tip of the Chronicle-Independent hat to Bill Byars of Camden, who's stepping down as director of the S.C. Department of Corrections, one in a string of government jobs he's held. Byars practiced law for many years in Camden before being elected a family court judge and then moving to the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice, a troubled agency which he helped turn around. He's "retired" several times but don't bet on his sitting on the sidelines even after this one.

October 07, 2013 | | Editorials


Newspapers the fabric of strong communities

National Newspaper Week -- Oct. 6-12 -- is a good time to offer a fresh perspective on the newspaper industry.

October 07, 2013 | By Bill Rogers C-I guest columnist | Columns


Naomi McCutchen

Funeral services for Naomi Henrietta Griffin McCutchen will be held Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at the Bishopville Presbyterian Church at 3 P.M. Interment with military honors will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at Hancock Elmore Hill Funeral Home of Bishopville from 5 to 7 P.M Tuesday. Mrs. McCutchen passed away peacefully Sunday, October 06, 2013, at McCoy Memorial Nursing Center.

October 07, 2013 | | Obituaries


Frank "Sandy" Clea, Sr.

Funeral service for Mr. Frank "Sandy" Clea, Sr., 75, of 1312 Collins Circle in Camden will be held Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 11:00 A.M. at Union Baptist Church, 5840 Springhill Road in Rembert, with burial in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 1659 Kershaw Highway in Camden. Wake service will be held Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. at Collins chapel. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

October 07, 2013 | | Obituaries


Shutdown, schmutdown

WASHINGTON -- In life, context is everything; in Washington, leverage is everything else.

October 07, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Donnie Bryant

A memorial service for Donald Ray "Donnie" Bryant, 55, will be held Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

October 07, 2013 | | Obituaries


Arnett Muldrow presenting initial findings tonight

Arnett Muldrow, the Greenville-based firm hired by the city of Camden to conduct a tourism marketing study and promotion plan will return with its initial findings today at 6 p.m. at the Robert Mills Courthouse.

October 07, 2013 | | Camden


Historic Camden to host McCaa’s Tavern Bare Walls Party

The December 29, 1794, entry James Kershaw, the eldest son of Joseph Kershaw, wrote in his 1791-1814 diary states: "Dance at McCaa's per subscription." One can only assume McCaa's proprietor, John McCaa, offered the locals and wayfarers to Camden such evenings of gaiety frequently, as many taverns did.

October 07, 2013 | | People & Places


Price wins grid contest

Marion Price missed one game to win last week's Chronicle-Independent football contest .

October 04, 2013 | | Sports


Lady Knights trip up Caps

Last year, Columbia handed North Central its lone loss in Region 3-AA volleyball play.

October 04, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


Anthony Moak

Funeral service for Harold Anthony Moak, 60, will be held Sunday at 5:00 p.m. at El-Bethel Faith Community Church Family Life Center with burial to follow in Hardshell Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

October 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


Ariail for Oct. 4, 2013

October 04, 2013 | | Ariail


Arrive alive

It's good to see that Camden High School is teaming with an organization called Arrive Alive, sponsored by UNITE International, to graphically demonstrate the dangers of distracted driving, whether it involves drinking, texting or talking on a cell phone. Using high-tech screens and simulators, Arrive Alive allows students to experience what it's like when their reactions are slowed through alcohol use, or how many distractions they are subjecting themselves to when they drive while talking on their phones -- or even worse -- texting. We'll add, by the way, that South Carolina is one of the few states that ...

October 04, 2013 | | Editorials


Building homes, providing hope and making the community stronger

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County completed construction on its 34th home in the county last week and will begin working on its 35th home very soon. Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. The oroganization helps initiate partnerships between qualified families and community members, working together towards building a home.

October 04, 2013 | | Arts


Norman Paul Trent, Jr.

Mr. Norman Paul Trent, Jr., 36, died Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 5, at New Beginnings Restoration Ministries, formerly Great Falls Pentecostal Holiness Church, with Rev. Jerry Catledge officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.

October 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


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ROBERT J. MOODY - Camden

Robert J. "Bobby Jack" Moody, 85, of Camden, SC, died Thursday, June 16, 2016. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home ...

June 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


ERNEST ROGERS JR. - Orangeburg

ORANGEBURG -- Ernest B. Rogers, Jr. died Monday, June 13, 2016, at The Oaks retirement home in Orangeburg. A memorial service to celebrate the life of ...

June 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


MICHAEL M. SHEHEEN - Camden

CAMDEN -- A graveside service to celebrate the life of Michael Michel Sheheen, 57, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:30 AM, today, June ...

June 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


JOHN M. WILLIAMS - Camden

Funeral service for Mr. John M. Williams, 64, of 651 Hillsdale Drive in Camden, will be held Wednesday, June 22, 10:30 A.M. at ...

June 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


For the Record - June 17, 2016

Real estate transactions

June 17, 2016 | | For the Record


Discover Camden-Kershaw County Magazine returns in August

Camden Media Co., the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center and the Camden-Kershaw County Tourism Development Partnership are once again joining forces to ...

June 17, 2016 | | Business


Moncure announces Camden City Council run

John Moncure, headmaster of the Montessori School of Camden (MSC), recently announced his candidacy for a seat on Camden City Council in November's general ...

June 17, 2016 | | Politics


LF-R Explorer is No. 1 in gear donning competition

Amber Terry, an Explorer with the Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Explorer Post, won first place in a state female gear donning competition during the annual S ...

June 17, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


A musical gift

Camden Junior Welfare League (CJWL) President Desiree Allen (third from right) presents a check for $4,000 to North Central Area Schools Band Director Jonas ...

June 17, 2016 | | Education


Young gets hole-in-one

Chip Young scored a hole-in-one while playing a round of golf at the White Pine Golf Club on Thursday, June 9.

June 14, 2016 | | Golf


Historic Camden Foundation to host lecturer June 30

The Historic Camden Foundation will host celebrated lecturer Dr. Andrew J. O'Shaughnessy June 30 at the Kershaw-Cornwallis House.

June 14, 2016 | | People & Places


Waldo returning to Camden in July

Where's Waldo? In Camden, South Carolina, of course! The famous children's book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-five ...

June 10, 2016 | | People & Places


Kershaw County Library Summer events

Camden Branch

May 27, 2016 | | People & Places


Full slate of youth sports camps on tap for this summer

With the school season rapidly coming to a close that means it is time for summer youth sports camps throughout Kershaw County.

May 24, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


P-17ers in hurry-up mode as season opener beckons

After two nights of tryouts held earlier this week, first-year head coach Tyler Pike and assistant coaches Stephen Carmon and Jack LaFrage were paring down ...

May 20, 2016 | | Sports


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