If you are over 50 years old, or were raised in a small Southern community or "from these parts," then you may have a better appreciation of this story than others would.
Leslie M. Stover Middle School and Fairfield Electric Cooperative celebrated 10 years of "green power" in South Carolina recently with a commemorative tree-planting to symbolize the sustainability and environmental benefits of renewable energy.
On Nov. 7, the Camden Music Association (CMA) will present a choral showcase at the Lugoff-Elgin High School auditorium at 7 p.m. Schools and organizations participating are Doby's Mill Choraliers, directed by Helen Walker; LE Elementary Singers directed by Robin Courson; Camden Elementary School Chorus, directed by Regina McDonald; The Kershaw County Show Chior directed by Sandy Pace; Stover Midde School Chorus directed by Brian Heyward; Pine Tree Hill Chorus directed by Angie Lawson; Camden Middle School directed by Sandy Pace; and Chamber Choir of Kershaw County directed by Susan Wyatt.
The following real estate transfers were recently recorded in the Kershaw County Assessor's office:
For those who knew her, our hearts are saddened at the loss of the one of God's faithful servants. Clarice Steele came to Camden as a preacher's wife back in the 1960s and 1970s when her husband was pastor at Hermitage Baptist Church. He was killed in an automobile accident in 1974 that left her a widow taking care of her family and she decided to make Camden her home.
Equipped with safety glasses, latex gloves and protective aprons, the scientists hunched over the work table, engrossed in the test at hand.
For the past several years, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has worked with local law enforcement in an effort to safely dispose of unwanted prescription drugs that often find their way to the streets of our communities.
On Oct. 1, for the first time in more than 20 years, the Truesdale/dell/del families met at Bethany Baptist Church for a reunion. They came, arms full of food, photographs, computers, and memories to share with each other. They began arriving before noon, eager to meet relatives that they had heard of but never met except via e-mail and phone calls. Many had never known they had living relatives other than their immediate kin.
Delores Butler Eichelberger was born in Camden, South Carolina. She was the second of five children born to the late Bessie and Lenon Butler Jr. She attended local public schools, graduating from Jackson High in 1968. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from South Carolina State University in 1972. In 1972, she was employed by the Midland Center department of disabilities and assigned to the Kershaw County workshop facility, a day school and work environment for adults with disabilities. In June of 1974 she accepted employment with E.I. DuPont as a Manufacturing Supervisor. She worked in ...
Lonnie Mitchell, Sr., 57, of Fort Jackson Road, Lugoff, died Sunday, October 23, 2011. Family and friends may call at 1451 Fort Jackson Road, Lugoff, the residence of his mother.
Earl Houston Moore, 80, of Columbia, died Monday, October 24, 2011 after a brief fight with cancer. He was born on August 2, 1931, in Camden to Henry Stoney Moore and Eulalia Lewis Moore. Mr. Moore attended school in Camden and Charleston and graduated from Camden High School. He briefly attended Auburn University on a baseball scholarship but chose to serve his country in the United States Air Force where he became a pilot. He later graduated from the University of South Carolina.
Funeral service for Sarah Ella Morris, 82, of Camden, was held Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, Rembert, with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jimmy Atkerson officiated. Memorials may be made to Agape Hospice, 700 West DeKalb Street, Camden, S.C. 29020 or New Hope Baptist Church c/o Carrie Cook, PO Box 9, Dalzell, S.C. 29040.
Memorial services for Annie Hilliard Higgins Wood, age 89, of Camden, SC will be held at two o'clock in the afternoon on Wednesday, the 26th of October at Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Camden, S C. Dr. William F. Summers will officiate. Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. The family received friends at Kornegay Funeral Home between the hours of six and eight PM on Tuesday, October 25. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethesda Presbyterian Church Music Fund, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020 or to Hospice Care of Tri County, 2039 W ...
Shortly after taking office in 2011, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews began looking into equipping his officers with body cameras. As time passed his interest took on a more serious nature and in April 2014, he directed one of his staff to begin the process of evaluating different systems.
Today, the Chronicle-Independent begins a series of articles summarizing the candidates and issues that will be on the Nov. 4 ballot, one week from Tuesday. Perhaps the most contentious race isn't between candidates but between "yes" and "no" on two referenda offered by the Kershaw County School District.
A friend of mine, long embroiled in upsets, distractions, problems and tribulations, called one day to announce happily that she was learning to "let things roll right off my back."
Ebola is scary. It has scared the bejesus out of us here in South Carolina, nationally and literally all over the world.
The issue of road funding -- or, to put it slightly differently, the question of how South Carolina should fix its broken road system -- is now a constant topic in politics and the media. A fair number of state lawmakers have therefore begun to advocate what politicians always advocate when they don't want to make tough decisions about the budget: raising taxes, specifically the fuel tax.
Camden Mayor Tony Scully (right) and ALPHA Center Hispanic/Latino Program Coordinator Carlos Harris (left) meet with Javier Diaz de Leon, consul general of Mexico for North and South Carolina, during a celebration of the 204th anniversary of Mexican independence at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, N.C., on Sept. 15. Scully said Mexicans now comprise 9 percent of North Carolina's population and are its second largest trading partner, generating $25 million per day. "Hispanics in South Carolina are 5.3 percent of the population, almost half a million people," Scully said, "with a growth rate of 154 ...
A funeral service for LaVerne Ingram Simpson, 84, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 26, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 2:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service in the Family Life Center. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Simpson's memory to Gideon's International, PO Box 1333, Camden, SC 29021.
The Camden High School baseball program will host a fundraising golf tournament at the Camden Country Club on Thursday, Nov. 13.
With the 45th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races a little more than a month away, patrons who had reserved parking spaces for last year's Camden fall classic have until Friday, Oct. 10 to assure they retain those spaces. All unsold spaces will be placed for sale to the general public.
A sure sign that fall and cooler weather is around the corner occurred last Friday with the mailing out of invitations to those on the mailing list for the 45th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races.
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.