During this past Thanksgiving season, I had the honor and pleasure of working with Rev. Johnnie Smith's ministry, which, year-round, feeds, clothes and gives shelter to those in need.
Shalace Rose, a McNair Scholar and Winthrop University senior Research from Camden, may help to give businesses and government regulators insight into beginner trucker drivers' sleep and dietary habits. She has won an award for her research.
Miss. Danielle Montgomery, 33, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, December 7, 2014. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of Anna Wright Montgomery and the late Richard Montgomery. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Friday, December 12, 2014 at Two p.m., at Community Baptist Church with burial in church cemetery. Miss. Montgomery will be placed in the church at One p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Montgomery family.
Camden ART will open its fall show in the Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County on Thursday with a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. before the opening night of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever." The Camden ART exhibit will be on display in the Bassett Gallery until Jan. 16, 2015.
On Oct. 25, members of the John D. Kennedy Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) and Joseph Kershaw Confederate Veterans, as well as other friends and family members of UDC member Mary Elizabeth Pitts Hough, gathered at the Jeter Family Cemetery in Carlisle for the unveiling of her Daughter of the Confederacy grave marker. Hough was made an honorary member because of her service as histographer for more than 30 years.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Donald Marcus "Mark" Harris, 44, of Camden will be held Thursday, December, 11, 2014 at 3:00 PM in Emmanuel Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Jimmy Atkerson and Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, December 10, 2014 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mark's memory to Food for the Soul, 110 E. DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Facing some of the best teams in the southeast, Lugoff-Elgin finished 19th in the two-day Southern Slam hosted by Eastside High School last Friday and Saturday in Taylors.
After piling up 60 consecutive dual match victories, the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School wrestling team saw that run come to an end in the second match of pool play in Saturday's Leopard Duals.
Having opened the season ranked 15th among the state's AA and A wrestling programs, North Central is off to a quick start to the 2014-15 season.
North Central placed three scorers in double figures but it was not enough for the Knights' boys basketball team to pick up their first win in three tries as Lewisville downed Cary Phillips' squad, 78-61, last Friday night in Richburg.
Mid Carolina Credit Union (MCCU) is pleased to announce it has been named in the 2014 Top 200 list of healthiest credit unions in the nation out of approximately 6,600 total credit unions.
Mr. Beauregard Blanding, 95, of 1445 Ft. Jackson Rd. Lugoff, South Carolina passed on Saturday, December 6, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Mt. Prospect United Methodist Church, Camden, SC. Burial will also take place at the Mt. Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery, Camden SC.
• A tip of the C-I hat to Kershaw County Deputy Fred Tiah, a school resource officer at Stover Middle School in Elgin. Tiah, as we reported Friday, is from Liberia, one of the hardest-hit countries in this year's Ebola crisis. Recognizing he has been welcomed to and is finding success in America, Tiah says he wants to help children in his native country who have been orphaned by the deadly disease. He's put his idea into action, raising money to help pay for the children's education and medical supplies. Tiah also wants to be a role model ...
There are few who cannot say truthfully that they miss their parents after death has laid claim to those loved ones. The parents who taught us, scolded us and, at times, annoyed us are never forgotten, never put away on a shelf to be remembered no more.
You may have read about the letter of intent to be agreed upon between KershawHealth and MUSC Health/Capella Healthcare. This agreement is about more than simply the leasing of real estate and ownership of property. Ultimately, it is about an investment of organizational and financial resources in this community and its healthcare needs. MUSC Health/Capella Healthcare will invest heavily in programs, facilities, and services at KershawHealth that will increase our patient volume and, in turn, increase revenue. From an organizational standpoint, it will provide access to best practices and strategies to improve the quality of care provided, enhance ...
I applaud the Chronicle-Independent for front page coverage of the dropping of charges against Mr. Sammie Tucker. All too often, especially in larger media markets, good news is relegated to the back pages, while sensational news makes the front page. I believe our community newspaper makes a concerted effort to report the news as it happens and, more importantly, reports good news.
On December 5, students at Doby's Mill Elementary school participated in Kershaw County's Soil and Water Conservation District's celebration of Arbor Day. Donna Douglas explained when Arbor Day is recognized. "Arbor Day is the first Friday in December, that is when we celebrate it in South Carolina because that is the best time to plant. It's celebrated at different times in different states," Douglas explained. Students participated in an assembly honoring Arbor Day and performed skits and songs in honor of Arbor Day. "Every year the conservation district chooses a school to participate in Arbor Day ...
According to Kershaw County School District Director of Communications Mary Anne Byrd, the district received an update last week from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) saying it is seeing an early and large rise in seasonal flu cases. Byrd said the district is currently experiencing the same situation in many of the schools.
The Kershaw County School District will have a half day for students on Dec. 19, the last day of student attendance before the holiday break. Staff will work a regular schedule. Students in 3-and 4-year-old developmentally delayed and 4-year-old kindergarten classes will not attend.
Dec.: 5 – at Governor's School (6 p.m.); 10 – at Heathwood Hall (6 p.m.); 11 –Australian traveling team (6 p.m.); 15 – at Gray Collegiate (6:30 p.m.); 16 – Great Falls (6:30 p.m.)
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.