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An 'Excellent' first year

The North Central High School (NCHS) Concert Band performed in the Carowinds Festival of Music April 13. With nine students, the band played Grade IV music and received an Excellent rating from the judges. NCHS Director of Bands Caitlin McMurtrie said the performance was a huge accomplishment for the students, since most other groups in the festival had at least 20 to 40 members and this was the NCHS Concert Band's first year in existence. "The students' success was a result of hard work and commitment, and North Central is very proud of them!" McMurtrie said. The band members ...

April 20, 2012 | | Education


National NAACP official to be local Freedom Fund guest

Hilary O. Shelton, senior vice president for advocacy/director, NAACP, Washington Bureau, will be the special guest speaker for the Camden-Kershaw County Branch-NAACP's Freedom Fund dinner May 5.

April 20, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


School menus -- April 20, 2012

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of April 23-27:

April 20, 2012 | | Education


SCHC Expo returns to SCEP May 5

Horses of all breeds, sizes and shapes will be on display when the South Carolina Equine Park in Camden plays host to the South Carolina Horseman's Council Expo on Saturday, May 5.

April 20, 2012 | | Equine


An eye for design

Two Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students -- Lugoff-Elgin High student Domminique Thomas-Hayes (third from left) and Leslie M. Stover Middle student Drew Blocker (second from right) -- were selected as the winners of the design for the 2012 Kershaw County Special Olympics T-shirt. More than 225 local athletes from 23 classes in schools across KCSD participated in the Special Olympics games April 13. Joining the students were (from left) Col. Eric Boland, Camden Military Academy headmaster; Debi Davis, KCSD director of special services; Dr. Frank Morgan, KCSD superintendent; and Chief Joe Floyd, Camden Police Department.

April 20, 2012 | | Education


Pets of the week -- April 20, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Sambo, an adult male hound mix dog, and a gray and white tabby 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 ...

April 20, 2012 | | Pets


Hard times were really easy!

When older people talk about the Depression years -- before, during, and after -- they always talk about hard times, what they did not have. Actually, they have seemingly forgotten the positive sides. People can either remember the good times or the bad. In reality, hard times were really easy.

April 20, 2012 | Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Rec notes -- April 20, 2012

Turn an eye toward summer with registration for swim lessons at the Kershaw County Aquatics Center. Sign-up will begin May 1 at the Kershaw County Recreation Department.

April 20, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


May Watson Roberts

Mrs. May Watson Roberts, 70, of 2402 W. lafayette St., Baltimore, MD, formally of Camden, SC passed on Tuesday, April 17, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.

April 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Franklin Roosevelt Reid

Funeral service for Franklin Roosevelt Reid, 78, of Camden, will be held Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 12 p.m.at Collins Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the St. paul United methodist Church cemetary. He died Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

April 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Odell Wright

Mr. Odell Wright, 60, of 2181 Bishopville Highway, Camden SC, passed on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday Aprill 22, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Gethsemane Deliverance Center, Camden, SC. Haile's Funeral Home is assisting the family.

April 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Archie "Bob" Steele

Mr. Archie "Bob" Lee Steele, age 89, of 2523 Charlotte Hwy., died Sunday, April 15, 2012 at Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House in Rock Hill. He was born March 29,1923 in Union County, NC. The son of the late Roy Sinclair Steele and Nora Therrell Steele, was the husband of 59 years to the late Mary Ross Cauthen Steele. Mr. Steele retired from Masonry Contractors, Inc. and Lancaster County Recylcing Center and was a member of Taylors Grove Baptist Church. Mr. Steele served our great country in the United States Marine Corps in thePacific during World War II with ...

April 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Dorothy (Dot) Mobley Hipp

Dorothy (Dot) Mobley Hipp, 91, of Anderson, SC died April 17, 2012, at the Rainey Hospice House surrounded by her loving family. Born in Tampa, Florida on June 14, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Francis Brummett Mobley and Mary Hall Mobley. She was predeceased by her husband; Rawson C. Hipp, her brother; Francis Brummett Mobley, Jr., and her sister, Sara Evelyn Moody.

April 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Gilyong Maria Kim

A Mass of Christian burial for Gilyong Maria Kim, 67, Columbia, will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2012, at St John Neumann Catholic Church with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery.

April 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Lady Demons storm back to down Cats

Lugoff-Elgin spotted visiting Lexington a 4-0 lead after two and a half innings before outscoring the Wildcats, 6-1, the rest of the way for a 6-5 victory.

April 20, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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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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