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Ethics reform: a grand illusion

Thursday, October 18, 2012 was another day with another full-throated proposal for ethics reform from the political class in Columbia. This time, our governor heralded the creation of a "commission" (at least she doesn't label it "blue ribbon") to make "recommendations" to the General Assembly concerning "reform" of the current ethics laws.

October 26, 2012 | By John S. Rainey C-I guest columnist | Columns


The Archives’ little mystery figurine

Only an archivist/museum person gets excited about brand new acid-free boxes. I felt like it was Christmas when the shipping boxes from Gaylord Bros. Inc. began to arrive! Finally, the work of rehousing the collection in proper containers could begin. So, box by box, each collection was taken out of its old container and placed in new packaging. The database was checked for accuracy and the new boxes were placed back on the shelves in the stacks. All but this one box … as I peered inside to see what it contained, a little face with an agonizing expression peeked ...

October 26, 2012 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Anne Lois Gentry Segars

Funeral service for Anne Lois Gentry Segars, 89, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Beulah United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Patricia Amick will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Beulah United Methodist Church Cemetery.

October 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Maggie. T. Hall Trimnal

Maggie. T. Hall Trimnal, 101, of Kershaw died Friday evening, Sept. 14, 2012 at Lancaster Convalescent Center. Born Oct. 24, 1910 in Kershaw County, she was the daughter of the late Frederick Thomas "Fred" and Annie Jane Moseley Taylor. Mrs. Trimnal was a charter member of Abney Baptist Church and was an excellent seamestress. She also enjoyed making quilts, dresses and aprons. She was widowed three times, first by Laurie Bennie-Will Rogers, second by Willie Ellison Hall and third by Wylie Edward Trimnal.

October 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Robert James Nelson

Robert James Nelson, of Camden, SC, formerly of The Villages, FL, and formerly of Pittsburgh, PA, was born January 19, 1919 and passed away on October 23, 2012. Private services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made in Mr. Nelson's memory to your favorite charity or your local sports team.

October 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Elvis W. Hunter

Haile's Funeral Homeannounces the death of:

October 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Clara Bessie Duren

Funeral service for Mrs. Clara Bessie Duren, 87, of 172 Upton Circle in Camden, will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, 11:00 a.m., at Mt. Zion Baptist Church (Kirkwood) with burial in the Cedars Cemetery. She died Tuesday, October 23, 2012. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

October 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


John B. Fellers, Jr.

Graveside services will be held for John B. Fellers, Jr., 88, of Camden, at 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 27, 2012 in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rosary will be recited at 6:00 PM, Friday, October 26, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. The family will receive friends following The Rosary. Father Francis Travis will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mr. Fellers' memory to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 1709 Lyttleton St., Camden, SC 29020 or the charity of one's choice.

October 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Lady Bulldogs sweep Blue Ridge in opener

While the scores might tell otherwise, Blue Ridge provided Camden with more of a test than the final numbers in a three-game sweep might indicate.

October 26, 2012 | | Sports


Rev. Fred Darin Kelly

Rev. Fred Darin Kelly, 35, of 573 Firetower Road, Camden, SC, passed on Saturday, October 20, 2012. Funeral Services will be conducted Thursday, October 25, 2012, 12:00 p.m. at Greater Faith and Joy Tabernacle Lugoff, SC, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

October 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


James "Jimmy" McCormick, Jr.

Mr. James "Jimmy" McCormick, Jr., 70 of Paterson, NJ, formerly of Camden, SC entered into rest on October 19, 2012 in Paterson, New Jersey.

October 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Camden receives outstanding planning award

The city of Camden was recently honored as the 2012 recipient of the Outstanding Planning award by the South Carolina chapter of the American Planning Association (SCAPA) at its annual conference Oct. 19 at Litchfield Beach. The Outstanding Planning award is presented to a project of local significance that shows innovation, quality, transferability, comprehensiveness, sustainability and cost benefit. The city of Camden, with the assistance of URS Corporation, was recognized for its Broad Street Road Diet.

October 26, 2012 | | Camden


Ariail for Oct. 26, 2012

October 26, 2012 | | Ariail


Romney’s ‘binders’ bind

Mitt Romney's wince-inducing suggestion for gender equality, "binders full of women," has become almost as much of major Mitt-ism from the second presidential debate as "Big Bird" was in the first.

October 26, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


White wins football contest

Richard White was one of five contestants who missed just one game in last week's Chronicle-Independent football contest. In the end, however, he was the last one standing as he missed the tie-breaker by one point while others missed it by two points.

October 24, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


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Rembert’s Hank Kerfoot, sod business featured in international publication

Hank Kerfoot, founder and president of Modern Turf-U.S.A., based in Rembert, is featured in the May/June issue of Turf News. The magazine is a publication of Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) reaching those involved with sod production in more than 40 countries worldwide.

May 20, 2015 | | Business


CMS Student Council raises money for Lugoff playground

CMS Student Council members, along with their lead teacher Mrs. Alison Lopez, worked hard this year to raise money for the school and community, including the proposed Kershaw County West Playground Project.

May 20, 2015 | | Education


Morris is new ATEC director

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees recently voted to approve Gordon Morris as the Applied Technology Education Campus' (ATEC) new director. Morris will begin serving as ATEC's director with the 2015-16 school year. He is a former ATEC assistant director.

May 20, 2015 | | Education


How to protect your pets from extreme heat

Extreme heat can be unpleasant for anyone, and pets are no exception. While it's easy for men and women to detect if their bodies are responding negatively to heat, those warning signs may not be so prevalent in pets, who may suffer in silence as the mercury continues to rise.

May 20, 2015 | | People & Places


WES student achievement

Wateree Elementary School teacher Carolyn Clippard's 5th grade class completed more than 100,000 problems in IXL, an online math program.

May 20, 2015 | | People & Places


Vision basketball, L-E baseball kick off summer camp season

With the end of the school year closing in, it is time for summer sports camps in Kershaw County. Here are the first two which begin the first week of summer vacation.

May 15, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


High school football officials needed

The Wateree Football Officials Association and the South Carolina Football Officials Association are looking for anyone interested in becoming high school football officials for the South Carolina High School League Football Officials Association and the Santee Wateree Football Officials Association.

May 15, 2015 | | Sports


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