Funeral Service for Clayton C. Outen, 82, will be held Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 12:00 Noon at Camden First United Methodist Church with burial in the Cedars Cemetery. Collins funeral home is in charge of the arrangements.
Funeral service for Oretta "Lulie" Louise Belton Wood, 58, of Camden will be held today, November 5,2012, 2:00 p.m. at St. Peter United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. She died Friday, November 2, 2012. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Friends may visit at 1713 Flint Hill Road.
On Oct. 30, Target donated $500 to Baron DeKalb Elementary School along with a gift card for $225. The money will go towards books for Baron DeKalb Elementary school's media center. Patty Liegh, Baron DeKalb Elementary school librarian, plans to purchase hard-back books as well as accelerated reader books, and books requested by students and teachers with the donation money. "We want them to read for the love of reading ... without partnerships like this we couldn't have the books we have," said Liegh. Pictured from left to right are Autumn Barrett, a 5th grader; Shalonda Townsend, operational group ...
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County is pleased to announce that Letitia "Tish" Lowe, whose solo exhibition "Contemporary Classics" runs through Nov. 30 at the Bassett Gallery, will present a salon talk, "Realism in the 21st Century," at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Bassett Gallery. The Salon Talk is free and the public is invited to attend.
Each year, during the week before Thanksgiving, Homeless Coalitions throughout the state and nation observe a week of special events to focus attention on the fact that many citizens face hunger and/or homelessness, either chronically or sporadically, and for a variety of reasons. Many of the chronically hungry and homeless are elderly or are persons with mental illnesses or addictions. But many more are facing these concerns this year, often for the first time, because of unemployment rates that are still high, evictions from rental housing and loss of homes to foreclosures, the exhaustion of unemployment benefits, and the ...
Clayton C. Outen, 82, of 412 Westridge Road in Elgin, formely of Camden, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.
Haile Funeral Homes announces services for Mrs. Izetta P. Whitely, 75, of 15A Sams Lane, Camden, SC, passed on Sunday, October 28, 2012.
Hear ye, hear ye! Sarah Palin hereby accuses President Barack Obama of the high crime of shucking and jiving or, more precisely, a "shuck and jive shtick" with "Benghazi lies."
Hurricane Sandy proved once again that Mother Nature is always in charge. In fact, the number of natural tragedies in the last few years has been almost incalculable, emphasizing the point that man has little power when facing natural forces. Though nobody would have chosen it to happen because of a storm inflicting such cruel damage to so many people, it did focus publicity off the presidential race, and that was fortunate; the media coverage had become stifling.
I just want to say "thank you." I went to get gas at Circle K in Lugoff Sunday, October 28. I used my debit card. I did not know I had lost it until Monday. My heart fell to my feet. I knew the only place I had been was Circle K. I went back Monday with a very aching heart, hoping that someone had found it. To my amazement, it was there. You found it and I know not who you are, but from a joyful heart, I say God bless you and I know that God will say ...
Trees are fascinating biological wonders. From the ancient bristle cone pines and towering redwoods out west to our widely diverse and unique southern forests, the life cycle of a tree provides us with year-round interest. One of the most intriguing and beautiful results of tree life is autumn leaf coloration. While we don't have the same level of dramatic leaf color as in the northeast, there are many trees here who's fashionable pops of color drape our southern landscapes.
Depending on where they cast their ballot, Kershaw County voters could have a lot of important choices to make Tuesday. From Camden City Council to President of the United States, from Elgin to Bethune and Liberty Hill to Boykin, here's a look at who's running for which office. Information about each candidate is taken from either previous articles in the Chronicle-Independent, their campaign websites or other election-related websites. Candidates for each office are listed in alphabetical order.
WASHINGTON -- In a historic moment, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called late Monday for removal of the Confederate Battle Flag from the Statehouse grounds.
One of the questions of the tragic killing of Rev. Clementa Pinckney and eight of his church members at Emanuel AME Church is, why him? And, why now?
It appears the Confederate battle flag will soon be removed from the South Carolina Capitol grounds and placed in a museum where it belongs. What many believe to be a symbol of Southern heritage has now become a symbol of division. Only the flag of one sovereign nation should fly over the Capitol grounds. I endorse its removal in honor and wishes of my great-grandfather, a former Confederate soldier who wrote in his diary from Shanghai, Chine, on September 17, 1886:
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The Salvation Army of the Midlands has a new clothing donation bin at the Russell & Jeffcoat Real Estate Inc. office located at 509 Broad St. in Camden.
Richard Hagins, standing with his daughters, holds a framed joint resolution from the S.C. General Assembly presented during the June 21 morning worship service at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church (LSUMC). State Sen. Vincent Sheheen and State Rep. Laurie Funderburk presented the resolution honoring Hagins for his work with Salkehatchie, LSUMC, and other community service organizations such as United Way and Habitat For Humanity. Hagins and his late wife, Sara, founded the Salkehatchie-Wateree Camp, part of the S.C. United Methodist Church's Salkehatchie Ministry in 1990. Under Hagins' leadership, Salkehatchie-Wateree camp has performed major repairs and renovations to ...