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Birdie Mae “Johnnie” Fletcher

Mrs. Birdie Mae "Johnnie" Fletcher, 89, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 31, 2014. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Katie Portee Pate and the wife of the late Deacon Tee Fletcher. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be Held Friday, April 4, 2014 at Four p.m., at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Camden, with burial in the Church cemetery. Mrs. Flecther will be placed in teh church at Three p.m. for viewing. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mount Zion Baptist Church Building Fund ...

April 04, 2014 | | Obituaries


Jessie Getter

Mr. Jessie Getter, 96, of Camden entered into rest on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. Funeral Services were held on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Canty Hill Baptist Church.

April 04, 2014 | | Obituaries


Marie Woods Gilliam

Mrs. Marie Woods Gilliam, 93, of 2924 Timrod Road, Bethune, South Carolina, passed on Sunday, March 27, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, April 3, 2014, 2:00 PM at Bethel Hill Baptist Church in Bethune, SC. Burial will be held at the Bethel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Bethune, SC.

April 04, 2014 | | Obituaries


Camden Spring Classic highlighted by $15,000 Derby Classic

On the heels of Camden's grandest event, last Saturday's Carolina Cup, the eyes of the county's equine set will be cast a few miles east to the South Carolina Equine Park (SCEP) for a more cent, but another annual rite of spring, the Camden Spring Classic Horse Show.

April 04, 2014 | | Equine


Among the state's elite

April 04, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


L-E runs past Dogs

Using its depth and several strong individual performances, the Lugoff-Elgin boys' track team pinned a 136-97 defeat on rival Camden in a meet hosted by Camden High School recently which also included Great Falls and McBee.

April 02, 2014 | | Sports


Dogs double up L-E netters, 4-2

Playing out close to how he thought it would, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak was glad to be on the long end of a 4-2 decision over visiting rival Lugoff-Elgin on Monday.

April 02, 2014 | | Sports


Carolina Cup

Weather forecasters -- a notoriously inaccurate lot -- did everything they could to dump a bucket of cold water on last Saturday's Carolina Cup, but despite their dire predictions, thousands of people turned out to the Springdale Race Course and enjoyed a terrific afternoon of horse racing and socializing, all topped off by a local horse winning the featured Carolina Cup race. We were reminded once again of all that the event means to this area and how much it burnishes the reputation of Camden.

April 02, 2014 | | Editorials


Yesteryear for April 2, 2014

(The Camden News)

April 02, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Clowning Around

The circus came to town for Baron DeKalb Elementary School students. Ms. Farnum's first grade class completed a unit of study about the circus and researched and wrote about circus acts and animals. Students rehearsed circus acts and performed in front of the 4 and 5-year-old kindergarten students, first and second grade students and 43 friends and family members. The acts included clowns, dancing bears, lions, elephants, acrobats and a strongman.

April 02, 2014 | | Education


Ariail for April 2, 2014

April 02, 2014 | | Ariail


Alexander’s passing city’s loss

The city of Camden has suffered greatly with the loss of an irreplaceable human being, a cornerstone community leader, educator and long-time serving so well the God she loved: Dr. Daisy Alexander.

April 02, 2014 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Yes, Virginia, there are taxes

Yes, Virginia, there must be a Tooth Fairy as well as a Santa Claus! After reading Monday's Chronicle-Independent "Noted and passed" comments concerning Camden City Council's resolution to apply for a grant to fund the Broad Street road diet, I came to the conclusion that there must surely be.

April 02, 2014 | X. Willard Polk Camden City Council | Letters


Lady Demons stomp Jackets

Erin Blizzard held visiting Irmo to one hit in helping the Lugoff-Elgin softball team to an 11-1 thumping over the visiting Yellow Jackets last Friday night.

April 02, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bulldogs whitewash CMA, 5-0

Bryan Jones scored two first half goals and that would be more than enough for the Camden High soccer team and goalkeeper Richard White who shut out Camden Military Academy, 5-0, in a Monday night match played at Zemp Stadium.

April 02, 2014 | | Sports


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Demons lose Radcliff, game in same day

Things started on an ominous note for the Lugoff-Elgin baseball team on Thursday and they would not get better that evening.

April 14, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Focusing on finding the best healthcare outcomes

Recently, I attended the Congress on Healthcare Leadership presented by the American College of Healthcare Executives, and I was most impressed by one presentation: Building the New Healthcare Delivery System. In particular, I was struck by the fact that healthcare executives from across the country were focused almost exclusively on this new world of healthcare and its impact on how the organizations they lead are designed.

April 14, 2014 | By Terry Gunn, interim KershawHealth CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Beautiful in a different way

She was not a pretty woman in the days of her youth. Her lips were too thin, her forehead too high and her eyes so round that they seemed to bulge into the lens of the glasses she wore.

April 14, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


The road diet boon-doggle mistake

The road diet -- what a mistake. Even the mayor admits it could be a mistake. When the mayor was running for office he led me to believe that he was against the Broad Street diet. Two years later, he has flipped his opinion about the diet project. The mayor's vote, along with two of the previous council members, is what placed this mistake in motion. The urgency for the vote was to apply for a grant. A grant is federal tax dollars and not free money as some believe. This type of attitude is one of the reasons our ...

April 14, 2014 | John E. Durai Camden | Letters


Elliott feature speaker at KC Gamecock Club celebration

The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will hold its annual "Great to be a Gamecock Gathering" on Tuesday, April 29 at the Old South Restaurant in Camden at 6:30 p.m.

April 02, 2014 | | Sports


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