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Colonial Christmas at Historic Camden

It's unlikely that today's kids will be asking Santa for a "bird on Bellows, Prussian Dragoon, Tunbridge Tea Sett, or neatly dress'd Wax Baby." That's what Jackie and Patsey Custis received as Christmas gifts from their new stepfather, George Washington, in 1759. Not from under the Christmas tree, mind you. Christmas trees and Santa Claus weren't introduced until the 19th century!

November 23, 2011 | | Localife


FAC hosts 2011 Holiday Sales Show

Are you looking for an original, one of a kind gift for that special person on your list? Well, look no further. You're sure to find it at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County's (FAC) annual Holiday Sales Show. Set in the Center's historic Douglas-Reed House (ca. 1812), the show will feature a selection of fine, handcrafted works of art in clay, glass, fiber and wood, along with many other hand-crafted items all made in the USA. This year, more than 40 local and regional artists will participate in this annual shopping extravaganza. The 2011 Holiday ...

November 23, 2011 | | Localife


Bourus to speak at FRC meeting

Former Camden resident Vicki Bourus will speak at the first meeting of the Family Resource Center Dec. 1 at the Robert Mills Courthouse, 607 Broad Street, at 6 p.m.

November 23, 2011 | | Localife


One-day softball tournament benefits family which lost their home in a fire

There will be a one-day softball tournament to benefit the family of Camden High School senior baseball player Josh Lund, which lost their house and possessions due to a fire last spring.

November 23, 2011 | | Sports


Kohn youth baseball clinic set for Dec. 10 at American Legion Park

Camden High School and the Kershaw County Recreation Department are presenting the second annual Michael Kohn Baseball Camp on Saturday, Dec. 10 at American Legion Park in Camden.

November 23, 2011 | | Sports


Kennedy had a ‘Chicago’ side

"Chicago-style politics" aren't always evil. That's what the more pragmatic old-timers told me as a young reporter. I was a newcomer to Chicago, where, as Bullwinkle J. Moose might say, politics were not for those who are easily sickened as the plots thicken.

November 21, 2011 | | Columns


Mable Baynard

Mable Baynard, 87, of Camden, died Friday. Arrangements to be announced by Cooke Funeral Home, Inc.

November 21, 2011 | | Obituaries


Dan Jack Branham

Funeral service for Dan Jack Branham, 85, of Lugoff, were held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery. The Rev. Todd Horton and the Rev. Dr. Charles Everett officiated. The family received friends Saturday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorial may be made to Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund.

November 21, 2011 | | Obituaries


Rufus Henry Brown

Funeral services honoring the life of Rufus Henry Brown, 92, of Columbia, formerly of Camden, will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at Kilbourne Park Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery in Camden with military honors and Masonic rites. Reverend Roy Arnold will officiate. Pallbearers will be Carl Truesdale, Gordon Cartrette, Jim Wise, Johnnie Morris and Floyd Goff. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Kershaw Lodge #29, Ken Shuford, Jerry Watson and Charlie Corley. The family will receive friends at 1:00 PM Tuesday in the church sanctuary. Memorials may be made in Mr ...

November 21, 2011 | | Obituaries


Willie Hampton Jr.

Funeral services for Willie Hampton Jr., 66, will be held Tuesday, November 22, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Matthews Baptist Church, Lugoff, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Thurmond Williams will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

November 21, 2011 | | Obituaries


Camden man killed in single-car accident

A Camden man was killed in a one-car collision late Friday night or early Saturday morning.

November 21, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Mary Jordan

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Mary Wylean Goff Jordan, 74, of Camden, were held Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 3:00 PM at Emmanuel Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Rev. Jimmy Atkerson officiated. The family received friends Saturday, November 19, 2011 from 7:00 –8:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Jordan's memory to the American Heart Association of SC, Memorials & Tributes, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.

November 21, 2011 | | Obituaries


Dale McCaskill

Funeral service for Samuel Dale McCaskill, Sr., 61, will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at First Church of God, Sumter, with burial to follow in Malvern Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Camden. The Rev. Ron Bower will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to First Church of God, 1835 Camden Road, Sumter, S.C. 29153.

November 21, 2011 | | Obituaries


Dr. Don A. Powell

A Celebration of Life Service for Doctor Donnie Ashmore Powell, 73, of Columbia, was held Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The family received friends following the service. Memorials may be made to the Treasure's Acquisition Program, Rare Books c/o Elizabeth Suddeth University of South Carolina Library Development, 1322 Green Street, Columbia, S.C. 29208.

November 21, 2011 | | Obituaries


Character matters

A couple of months back, a friend sent me an article from The New York Times which described the work being done with character development by the administrators of two very different New York City area schools. The first one, KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) Charter School, serves economically disadvantaged students, while the other one, the Riverdale Country School, is a very exclusive private school. The administrators of these two very different schools found themselves struggling with the same question; that is, what does it take to be a successful person?

November 21, 2011 | Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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The hot pink luggage

Some missing something or the other required me to prowl through closets at Mama's house. That's when I found it. I pulled it out and smiled broadly, warmed by the memories it evoked.

August 18, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Noted and passed - Aug. 18, 2014

• Here in Kershaw County, we don't think about bridges much, unless it's the spans crossing the Lynches and Wateree rivers on U.S. 1, I-20 and other roads. Many bridges in our county are small, made of wood or pipes used as culverts. They cross streams and branches of creeks and -- according to our recent two-part story -- not in the greatest shape. Some state-owned bridges are in the process of being repaired or replaced with state and/or federal funds. But many others are owned by the county. All but two currently open bridges that cross bodies of ...

August 18, 2014 | | Editorials


C-I seeks oldest Kershaw County resident

The Chronicle-Independent is looking for the oldest person in Kershaw County. We'd love to interview them for a possible story about their memories of Kershaw County and about their lives.

August 18, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


Camden planning free Citizens Planning College

The city of Camden will present "Citizens Planning College" a program that will teach the "ins and outs" of city planning in Camden.

August 18, 2014 | | Camden


Collier is KershawHealth’s new chief nursing officer

Stacy Collier, MSN, RN, has been selected to serve as KershawHealth's Chief Nursing Officer. The graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and her Master of Science Degree in Nursing Administration from the University of South Carolina.

August 18, 2014 | | Healthcare


Betty Jean Asti

Betty Jean Alexander Asti of Newark, DE, passed from this life to glory with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 14, 2014 at the age of 86. She was born to the late Haven and Anna Alexander on June 12, 1928 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania.

August 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


L-E girls golf to tee it up for first time

For the first time in school history, Lugoff-Elgin High School will field a girls' golf team for the 2014 fall season.

August 11, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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


Bulldog Club membership drive kicks into high gear

The Camden High School Bulldog Club membership drive is in full swing for the 2014-2015 school year. The organization, founded in 1952, provides financial assistance to all athletic programs at the school through the membership drive and various fundraising activities.

August 08, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


L-E fielding girls' golf team in '14

For the first time in school history, Lugoff-Elgin High School will field a girls' golf team for the 2014 fall season.

August 06, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


ABLE Club honors Evans in membership drive

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 04, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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