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CHS X-C opens practice

The Camden High School boys' and girls' cross-country teams will begin practice for the 2012 season on Wednesday, Aug. 1.

July 31, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Gun lobby fires up Obama fear

As with other mass shootings, the killings at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., trigger a familiar chain of reactions: horror, remorse, rage and a call for new restrictions on guns.

July 30, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


A day to remember

Family, friends, dignitaries and fans came out in large numbers for Thursday's Larry Doby U.S. Postal Service Forever stamp ceremony hosted by the Camden Archives and Museum. Here are two additional photos from the memorable event.

July 30, 2012 | | Sports


Lt. William E. Johnson Jr.

In 2010, Broadus R. Littlejohn, a Spartanburg collector, gave Wofford College a very large collection of books, pamphlets, documents and manuscripts. Among his gift were more than two dozen Civil War letters and a diary Lt. William E. Johnson Jr. of Liberty Hill kept from May 1864 until June 1865 while he was a Union prisoner-of-war.

July 30, 2012 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Noted and passed - July 30, 2012

• We offer a tip of the Chronicle-Independent hat to the Rev. Bruce Hancock and the members of Camden's First Baptist Church, who are celebrating Hancock's 20th anniversary as pastor. It is rare that a minister remains at one church that long, and Hancock has carved out an enviable record at the county's largest church, with a great deal of growth (and spiritual nutrition) taking place.

July 30, 2012 | | Editorials


Robert Downey

Funeral services celebrating the life of Robert Matthew "Bobby" Downey, 56, of Camden, will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, July 30, 2012 at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Reverend Angela Jennings and Reverend David Weaver will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5-7PM Sunday, July 29, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Downey's memory to the Lung Transplant Foundation, PO Box 33126, Raleigh, NC 27636-3126.

July 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


Lorene B. Thomas

Funeral service for Lorene Bernice Branham Thomas, 90, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Wateree Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Bobby James, Jr. and the Rev. David Weaver will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Wateree Baptist Church, 2024 Haile Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.

July 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


KC Library updates website

Earlier this month, visitors to the Kershaw County Library website saw a change. A pretty big change. The Library updated its website in an effort to improve and promote its digital side. Created by Columbia-based Cyberwoven, and funded in part through a grant from the Central Carolina Community Foundation, the new site promotes events and programs while making digital resources easier to navigate.

July 30, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Jerry Blake Munn

A funeral service for Jerry Blake "J.B." Munn, 77, of Camden, will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, July 27, 2012, at Wateree Baptist Church, Camden. Rev. Bobby James will officiate. Burial will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

July 27, 2012 | | Obituaries


My quest for 'commonsense' gun laws

In the wake of the Colorado catastrophe, in which a maniac shooter killed at least a dozen people in a theater showing the latest Batman movie, everyone seems to be calling for "commonsense" gun laws. Unfortunately it's hard to tell whose sense is common enough these days.

July 27, 2012 | | Columns


Haul out the rail, tar bucket and feathers

The taxpayers of Kershaw County have been given another "sewer" tax bill to pay until the end of time. A "solid waste" fee. This was a "slam dunk" proposal for the citizens of our county just like the sewer fee that is most certainly and can be called an illegal tax. This was introduced by the former council chairman. He left before the 1-cent tax was introduced. The fee for solid waste was not established before a vote was taken. This question was a foregone conclusion before a vote was taken. A question was asked some time ago to the ...

July 27, 2012 | W. J. Haynes Lugoff | Letters


Hancock celebratres 20 years at FBC of Camden

This Sunday, First Baptist Church (FBC) of Camden will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pastor Bruce Hancock. He has been the longest serving pastor in the church's 202-year history. The Sunday service will be held to recognize his contributions to the church, congregation and community.

July 27, 2012 | By Porché Matthews C-I intern | Miscellaneous


Olympic spirit

The 2012 Olympic games begin today in London, and while there's always a touch of politics involved, the event still is inspirational as an example of international goodwill among all those who participate. The opening ceremonies have become an extravaganza over the years, but the best part is still the entrance into the stadium of the athletes from around the world, all there to compete against each other in the best tradition of sportsmanship.

July 27, 2012 | | Editorials


JRT Sidewalk Survey:

Job Readiness for Teens (JRT), formerly Juveniles Experiencing Excellence Program (JEEP), is a part of the Safe School/Healthy Students grant administered through the Kershaw County School District. JRT teaches practical job and life skills training with real world experience. JRT teaches its students résumé building, etiquette and interview tips. JRT participants spend 40 hours in the work place and are paid through the Department of Juvenile Justice. Local participants include SAFE Bank, Springdale Health Care Center, Camp Emmanuel, Camp Kirkwood, and the Kershaw County School District Office. About 30 percent of students are asked to stay at their ...

July 27, 2012 | | Education


Tax tips - July 27, 2012

If you adopted a child last year and requested an extension of time to file your 2011 taxes, you may be able to claim the expanded adoption credit on your federal tax return. The Affordable Care Act temporarily increased the amount of the credit and made it refundable, which means it can increase the amount of your refund.

July 27, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


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Parker: The mourning after

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- By all appearances Friday morning, as thousands lined the street waiting (and wilting) for hours in 90-degree heat to enter the funeral arena where President Obama was to deliver a eulogy for state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, racial unity seemed a comfortable fact of life.

July 01, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Reader, wife support removing Confederate battle flag

Several years ago, my wife and I, along with our youngest son, his wife and their children, attended a Fourth of July celebration in Bath, Maine. Bath is a picturesque little city which only Maine seems capable of providing. It is also a seafaring town, home to the Bath Iron Works, where ships have slid down the ways for close to 200 years.

July 01, 2015 | Max Ford Camden | Letters


Reader: take advantage of 'living history'

I was browsing the internet looking at different sites listing historical events of the past 100 years and was surprised to see how much of history had been left off. So many events which have taken place during the past century which have been instrumental in the growth of this country have been left out of our history books and articles of today.

July 01, 2015 | Lee Griggs Camden | Letters


Yesteryear - July 1, 2015

Safe Escape

July 01, 2015 | | Yesteryear


For the Record - July 1, 2015

Real estate transactions

July 01, 2015 | | For the Record


Bessie Mae Williams

Ms. Bessie Mae Williams, 60, of Sumter, died Saturday, June 27, 2015. Friends may visit at 806 Hazelhurst Street in Camden. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

July 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Lois Catoe Roberts

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Lois Catoe Roberts, 87, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11 a.m., today, July 1, 2015 at Pine Grove Baptist Church. Rev. Eric Boone and Rev. Doug Whitfield will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family received friends from 6-7:30 PM, Tuesday, June 30, 3015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Robert's memory to Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid State-SC, 140 Stonebridge Drive, Suite 210, Columbia, SC 29210.

July 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Harold Denver Moak

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Harold Denver Moak, 83, will be held today, July 1 at 4 p.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Paul Miles and the Rev. George Cashwell will officiate. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate a graveside service. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church Men's Fellowship at 2290 Heath Pond Rd, Elgin, SC 29045.

July 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mary Ellen Kahler

Mary Ellen Crow Kahler, 97 of Camden, SC died Saturday, June 27, 2015, at her home. Born in Kershaw, SC, on December 11, 1917. She was a daughter of the late Guy and Eva Moultrie Crow. Mrs. Kahler was a homemaker and was devoted to her family. She also was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church.

July 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Jack Laverne Brown Jr.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Jack "Jackie" Laverne Brown, Jr., 50, of Camden will be held at 11 a.m. today, July 1, 2015 at Antioch Baptist Church. Rev. Danny Hedgepath and Rev. Brian Cobb will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Viewing will be held at 10 a.m. in the church, one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends following the service in the church Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Jackie's memory to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street ...

July 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


A night and a tournament to remember

The Kershaw County Darlings 8-and-under softball team completed a perfect five-game run in the District 2 tournament in Chesterfield County by beating Pageland, 16-8, on Wednesday night.

June 29, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


CHS seeking players for girls' golf team

In preparing for this coming fall season, the Camden High School girls' golf team is seeking players who would like to join the team.

June 24, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


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