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Calvin C. Bodiford

Funeral service for Calvin Coolidge Bodiford, 84, of Cassatt, will be held Monday at 4:00 p.m. at Beaverdam Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Steve Leigh and the Rev. Robbie Shivar will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Gideon's International.

April 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


Mildred Fay Haga

Mildred Fay Haga, 87, of Camden, widow of MSGT Ed Haga, died Friday, April 6, 2012 in Camden, SC. She was born in Cripple Creek, CO to deceased parents, Elmer and Mable Saunders. She had three brothers and three sisters with Judy Squires of Longmont, CO, being the lone survivor. She and Ed had three children, Jerry Leroy, Patricia Ann, and Geraldine. She adopted and raised three of her grandchildren from an early age, Douglas, Toni, and Lee whom she showered with unconditional love. In addition, she had 11 grands and 22 great grands. She was predeceased by a son ...

April 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


Esau Lionel McLeod Jr.

Mr. Esau Lionel McLeod Jr., 62, or Santa Ana, CA, formerly of Camden, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2012. He was the son of the late Deacon Esau McLeod and Helen B. McLeod.

April 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


Life lessons from sad lotto winners

Feeling blue about losing $656 million Mega Millions jackpot lottery? Cheer up. Behind the lottery frenzy and hoopla, I've seen enough miserable winners over the years to conclude this: If you're not prepared to handle the pitfalls that follow a sudden windfall, you're probably better off without it.

April 09, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Local family trains for the fifth annual Clinic Classic

Darryl Ussery, a KershawHealth physical therapist, and his son, Bryson, are working out in preparation for the Clinic Classic April 21 at 8:30 a.m. The Clinic Classic features the KershawHealth 10K, and the McDonald's 5K Walk/Run. Before Bryson started running, Darryl ran for speed.

April 09, 2012 | | Localife


Miss Self, Mr. Blackwell plan Camden wedding

Mr. Jimmy and Mrs. Debbie Blackwell of Camden announce the engagement of their son, Roderick Howard Blackwell of Camden, to Ms. April Marie Self of Camden. She is the daughter of Mr. Harvey Self of Camden and Mrs. Terry Catto of Fayetteville, NC.

April 09, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


Miss Huggins, Mr. Mills engaged

Mr. and Mrs. Craig Huggins of Camden and Mr. and Mrs. Mark Williams of Lake Wateree announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Samantha Nicole Huggins to Mr. Kyle Matthew Mills of Lugoff. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Mills of Lugoff.

April 09, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


Robert Ariail -- April 6, 2012

April 09, 2012 | | Ariail


Mitt unzipped

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney "unzipped" is the stuff of cartoonists' dreams.

April 09, 2012 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Noted and passed -- April 6, 2012

• Everybody realizes that airline food isn't the best – even if you get anything at all to eat, which isn't often -- but a woman traveling on Qantas Airlines from Los Angeles to Melbourne, Australia, last week got the ultimate insult -- crawling maggots in a bag of trail mix distributed by a flight attendant. There's no word on whether she had to use her airline sickness bag after discovering the creatures mid-snack, but Qantas' offer to her -- $400 off her $1,600 ticket -- seems a bit chintzy.

April 09, 2012 | | Editorials


Historic Camden presents Armies Through Time

If you crave a face-to-face chat with a Hoplite (ancient Greek citizen-solider) from Sparta or want to discuss WWII from the Allied and Axis points of views then mark your calendar for Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site's annual military time line event: Armies Through Times.

April 06, 2012 | | Localife


Alice O. Parker

Funeral Services for Mrs. Alice O. Parker, 86, of 8005 Osborne Road in Rembert will be held Sunday, April 8, 2012, 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church in Rembert, SC with burial in the church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

April 06, 2012 | | Obituaries


Rev. Marian Woodle Dyer

The Reverend Marian Ruthe Woodle Dyer, 53, of Pomaria, died Thursday, March 29, 2012, at her residence.

April 06, 2012 | | Obituaries


Food for fines at the library

At some point, most people have had fines for overdue library books. As offenses go, it's pretty slight. Nonetheless, librarians report that patrons will often avoid the library after accruing fines, both to avoid paying them and from embarrassment. Many library services can't be utilized once excessive fines accrue. Even new online services, like downloading e-books and music, are blocked if a patron's account is not in good standing.

April 06, 2012 | | Localife


The Bruces to celebrate 65th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Bruce Sr., of Camden, formerly of Abbeville, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012.

April 06, 2012 | | Localife


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Noted and passed - Nov. 24, 2014

• Property rights vs. community pride is a conflict as old as civilization itself. In recent months, we've reported on two attempts to regulate the appearance of properties in an effort to clean up our communities. Back in October, Kershaw County Council rejected, 3-4, third reading of an ordinance which would have given the county authority to demolish uninhabitable dwellings deemed a nuisance to neighbors or the community at large. More recently, Bethune Town Councilman John Fulmer proposed an ordinance which, if passed in December, would fine owners of blighted properties if they don't clean them up after being ...

November 24, 2014 | | Editorials


Cooking Thanksgiving food with a friend

It started accidentally. Some good ideas and memorable moments are like that. They aren't planned. They're born, bringing with them an ability to nudge a way naturally into our lives and become a tradition.

November 24, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


The start of something (really) big

As a part of writing this column, I go to lots of meetings, community events and conferences all across the state in my never ending search to find out about the people, businesses and community groups that are doing good and important things to make our state better.

November 24, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader: focus on dog owners, not breeds

Regarding your editorial in the Nov. 14 C-I regarding "Pit Bulls," I was disappointed that you chose to use the two recent incidents in Kershaw County as an opportunity to condemn a particular breed of dog, instead of focusing attention on the actual problem, which is the lack of responsible pet ownership. This would have been an appropriate time to support the passage and vigorous enforcement of laws that focus, not on breed, but on people's responsibility for their dogs' behavior. These include measures that hold owners of all dogs accountable for properly housing, supervising and controlling their dogs ...

November 24, 2014 | Margaret Ellis Camden | Letters


Letter: ‘If it ain’t broke’ may not serve us well

I read Mr. Charlie Humphries' letter in Friday's Chronicle-Independent with interest. In the letter, Mr. Humphries implies that because the school district is producing strong results, and it is, making investment in the future isn't really necessary right now. As he puts it, the "If it ain't broke" philosophy.

November 24, 2014 | KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan Kershaw County School District | Letters


Connie Mae Mickle

Mrs. Connie Mae Mickle, 91, of 818 Campbell Street, Camden died Thursday. Friends may call at residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Mickle Family.

November 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ellna Marie Porter

Ms. Ellna Marie Porter, 51, of 17 Aspen Court, Elgin, South Carolina passed on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11:00 PM at Abundant Life Fellowship Church in Camden, SC. Burial was at the Haven of Rest Cemetery in Camden, SC.

November 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


KCSD teacher career fair Jan. 24

Persons interested in employment with the Kershaw County School District are invited to participate in the district's 14th annual Teacher Career Fair Saturday, Jan. 24.

November 24, 2014 | | Education


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


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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