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Roefs to speak to Camden ART

Camden ART welcomes back, Wim Roefs, owner of the 'if ART Gallery' in Columbia. He will speak to the group's members and guests on the topic of The Gallery/Artist relationship.

January 31, 2014 | | People & Places


The diminishing returns of a college education

President Obama is correct in wanting to make higher education more affordable and accessible, but Americans would also be correct in wondering just what they're paying for.

January 31, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | Columns


Thank you from Operation Christmas Child

I'm writing to thank Camden area residents for their generosity in helping thousands of suffering children worldwide this Christmas. Through their efforts, we were able to collect over 33,000 shoeboxes-filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items-for Operation Christmas Child, the world's largest Christmas project of its kind. These simple gift-filled shoeboxes communicate to needy children that they are loved and not forgotten.

January 31, 2014 | | Letters


Doga - Yoga With Dogs

Downward Dog is no longer something that only humans do during their yoga practice! Finally, the position's namesake can join in with their person and get their Zen on. It's called doga - a cute combination of the words "dog" and "yoga" - and it has been gaining in popularity over the past few years. Created in 2002 in New York City by yoga instructor Suzi Teitleman, doga is a great way for people to bond with their precious dogs while both parties enjoy some stretching and relaxation.

January 31, 2014 | | Pets


Thomas Sumter Academy Varsity cheerleaders to host breakfast fundraiser tomorrow

The Thomas Sumter Academy varsity cheerleaders will hold a breakfast fund raiser on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Fatz Café in Camden between 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The pancake and sausage breakfast is a $7 donation per meal and tickets are available by calling (803) 499-3378 or from Mary Margaret Green at (803) 66-3238.

January 31, 2014 | | Sports


Ralph Alan Schneck, Sr.

Ralph Alan Schneck, Sr., 81, of Lugoff, SC, went home to be with his Savior on January 29, 2014. Alan, as he liked to be called, was born in Weirsdale, FL, May 24, 1932. He owned and operated Alan's Market in Lugoff. Alan's most important decision was made back in the early 70's when he admitted he was a sinner and placed his faith and trust in Jesus Christ. He went from being an alcoholic to a servant of God. His words of encouragement will be missed but his legacy lives on.

January 31, 2014 | | Obituaries


Willie Wood

Funeral service for Mr. Willie Wood, 76, of Brooklyn, New York, formerly of Kershaw County, will be held Saturday, February 1, 2014, 12:00 P.M. at Sutton Branch Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Wood died Sunday, January 26, 2014. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

January 31, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ziro and a kitten need homes

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Ziro, a male 3-year-old English Setter mix, he is leash trained, friendly and likes everyone, and a 12-week-old male kitten. 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 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter ...

January 31, 2014 | | Pets


KCSD on two-hour delay again Friday

At 5:44 p.m., the KCSD issued the following statement:

January 30, 2014 | | Education


Author Madge Strickland to speak at Blaney-Elgin historical program Sunday

Madge Black Strickland, author of A Sandhills Revelation: The History, Legacy, Legend of Blaney-Elgin will speak on Elgin's history Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Robert Mills Courthouse at 607 South Broad St., in Camden. This program is free and open to the public

January 30, 2014 | | People & Places


Richard Ward Powell

Richard Ward Powell, 52, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, died Saturday, January 15, 2014. He was the husband of Rachel Ann Marshall Powell, formerly of Camden S.C. His memorial service was Monday, January 27, 2014, at the J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel.

January 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


Allen Eugene “Al” Frakes

A memorial service for Allen Eugene "Al" Frakes, 56, formerly of Myrtle Beach, will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Blake Martin will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

January 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


Two-car fender bender

A two-vehicle collision in Camden resulted in minor injuries Monday. A Camden Police Department (CPD) report said a 15-year-old Camden male was northbound on Gordon Street in a 2003 Toyota SUV. He attempted to cross DeKalb Street in front of CPD headquarters and collided with a 4-door 2001 Toyota car driven by a 67-year-old Elgin man. According to the CPD report, the 15-year-old said he did not see the other vehicle. He was cited for failure to yield the right-of-way while entering a roadway.

January 29, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Ariail for Jan. 29, 2014

January 29, 2014 | | Ariail


Head start

President Obama's plan to expand early-childhood education on a massive scale sounds at first blush like a great idea. After all, who can argue with the fact of helping kids -- especially disadvantaged kids -- get a break early in life, thus helping them gain valuable skills and leading productive lives? The only problem is that the government itself -- the Department of Health and Human Services, in particular -- has found that programs such as Head Start don't work on a long-term basis.

January 29, 2014 | | Editorials


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CALVIN A. BURNS

Funeral service for Mr. Calvin A. Burns, 65, of 901 Church Street, Camden, SC, passed on Wednesday, February 2, 2017. Funeral services are incomplete and ...

February 07, 2017 | | Obituaries


JONATHAN F. HUBBARD

Mr. Jonathan F. Hubbard, 30, of 101 Connie Drive, Columbia, South Carolina, passed on Sunday, January 29, 2017. Funeral services were conducted February 2, 2017 ...

February 07, 2017 | | Obituaries


MARION D. JEFFCOAT

Funeral services for Marion D. Jeffcoat, 79, will be held today at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Rev. Brenda Hill will officiate ...

February 07, 2017 | | Obituaries


FRANCES ROBINSON

Funeral service for Frances Susan Baker Robinson, 94, will be held on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church with burial to ...

February 07, 2017 | | Obituaries


ROBIN STANLEY

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Robin Hawkins Stanley, 66, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Thursday, February 9 ...

February 07, 2017 | | Obituaries


SHANDON TROTTER

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Shandon James Trotter, 42, of Camden, SC, was held Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Kornegay Funeral Home ...

February 07, 2017 | | Obituaries


IRENE M. WOOD

Funeral service for Mrs. Irene M. Wood, 90, of 631 Rabon Circle in Elgin, will be held Friday, February 10, 2017, 11 a.m. at ...

February 07, 2017 | | Obituaries


Sheheen appointed to senate leadership positions

State Sen. Vincent Sheheen, D-Kershaw, has been named co-chairman of the Senate Finance K-12 Education Subcommittee.

February 07, 2017 | | Politics


Pets available for adoption

Among the animals available for adoption at the Thiel-Meyer Adoption Center is Lilly, a 1-year-old Labrador, Boxer mix. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering ...

February 07, 2017 | | Pets


FMU names non-profit institute for Fred Sheheen

Francis Marion University (FMU) honored long-time university friend and advocate of the downtrodden, the late Fred Sheheen, at a special event at the FMU Performing ...

February 07, 2017 | | Education


‘Career criminal’ arrested for allegedly assaulting student

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested an Elgin man for allegedly assaulting a 16-year-old male Lugoff-Elgin High School student on a school bus ...

February 07, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Announce your weddings and engagements in the C-I

The Chronicle-Independent will now publish wedding, engagement and 50th and above wedding anniversary announcements on the People&Places page free of charge. Announcements can include ...

January 31, 2017 | | Weddings & Engagements


Charleston jumps onto NSA's spring slate

A new race meet, The Steeplechase of Charleston at Stono Ferry, will join the National Steeplechase Association's 2017 spring racing schedule.

December 27, 2016 | | Equine


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