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Camden teller named SAFE Teller of the Year

SAFE Federal Credit Union recently recognized Dee Dee Cannon, of the credit union's Rutledge Street branch in Camden, as its Teller of the Year. SAFE honored Cannon during its annual Staff Training and Recognition Day in February. During the ceremony, the credit union recognizes "the best of the best" in different job categories, along with awards for sales, volunteerism, service, and leadership.

March 12, 2014 | | Camden


Building People Conference begins on Thursday

Abundant Life Fellowship Church is hosting the Building People Conference, Thursday through Saturday at the church on the 800 block of Laurens Street in Camden.

March 12, 2014 | | Camden


Phillips receives award from Pageland school

Chronicle-Independent (C-I) staff reporter Gary Phillips recently received a 2013-2014 community service award from Central High School in Pageland. Phillips received the award for supporting Central Eagles athletics while serving as editor of The (Pageland) Progressive Journal. Although Phillips did not attend the event, Central officials announced the award during its Fall Athletic Awards night at the school Feb. 18.

March 12, 2014 | | Camden


Vernell Douglas Cain

Funeral service for Vernell Douglas Cain, 80, will be held Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at First Assembly Church of God with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Bruce Marthers will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.

March 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


Harold Joseph McNinch, Jr.

Harold Joseph McNinch, Jr. of Simpsonville, SC passed away on March 7, 2014. He was born in Camden, SC on March 18, 1947. He was the son of Elizabeth W. McNinch and the late Harold J. McNinch.

March 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


James Spain, Jr.

Mr. James Spain, Jr., 66, of 7825 Edward Street, Rembert died Sunday. Family and Friends may call at 7835 Edward Street, Rembert. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Spain Family.

March 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


Dad delivers baby, with a little help from 911

(This story originally appeared in the Summerville Journal Scene on March 5, 2014, and is reprinted here by permission. Melinda Johnson, a Camden native, is the daughter of Wayne and Alice Williams of Camden.)

March 12, 2014 | By A.M. Sheehan Summerville Journal Scene reporter | Crime-Police-Fire


For the Record - March 12, 2014

Real estate transactions

March 12, 2014 | | For the Record


KershawHealth committed to offering quality healthcare

As I noted in my column last month, the ultimate objective for KershawHealth is providing quality care for all the people in this community, and one of the biggest factors affecting our success in that endeavor is local support for this hospital. Do people in the community trust and value what KershawHealth offers enough to make it their first choice for care?

March 10, 2014 | By Terry Gunn, interim KershawHealth CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Camden native is new KCSD professional development director

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted recently to hire Camden native Steve Abbott as the district's new professional development director. Abbott replaces John Gardner, who recently retired.

March 10, 2014 | | Education


Camden Rotary gives to Sacks of Love

Camden Rotary President Alfred Mae Drakeford, left, presents Kathy Hall with a check for $2,000 which represents a Rotary Grant and contributions made by Camden Rotary Club during the "Rotary Has Heart" campaign. Funds will go to the Sacks of Love program. Also pictured is Camden Rotary Club project chair Jeffrey Graham.

March 10, 2014 | | People & Places


Historical Society reschedules speaker

Due to the recent snow and ice storm, the Lee County Historical Society cancelled its Feb. 11 meeting. The guest speaker for that meeting, Mr. Isaac Joe, has been rescheduled for the March meeting on Tuesday.

March 10, 2014 | | People & Places


Dementia Dialogues workshop

Bethesda Presbyterian Church will offer a five-week workshop, Dementia Dialogues, designed to educate and inform persons who care for those who exhibit signs and symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias.

March 10, 2014 | | People & Places


Cat in the Hat at Mt. Pisgah

The Cat In the Hat visited Mt. Pisgah Elementary School to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America. Here, he is shaking hands with kindergartener Emily Denton.

March 10, 2014 | | People & Places


West Wateree Rotary Wild Game Dinner

The West Wateree Rotary announces the first inaugural Wild Game Dinner and Silent Auction the evening of April 5 at Old McCaskill Farm in Rembert to raise money for graduating Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) seniors. Club President Amy Schofield describes the event as "down-home and delicious," with wide support from the community. "I'm particularly excited by how we will be showcasing local talent. Hunters in our club provided the game, local musicians will provide the blue grass, and a wonderful local farm will be providing a great setting and a great cook."

March 10, 2014 | | People & Places


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Tracking trends, identifying problems

This past Thursday afternoon I met with my team of supervisors to review the 2016 Statistical Report for the department. This is an annual occurrence ...

February 14, 2017 | By CPD Chief Joe Floyd C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Yesteryear for Feb. 14, 2017

After seven years in which the old Boylan Haven Mather Academy has continued to sit unused, a public hearing has been scheduled for March 6 ...

February 14, 2017 | | Yesteryear


Camden Coin Club Spring show returns March 18

The annual Spring Coin Show of the Camden Coin Club will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Camden Recreation Department, 1042 West ...

February 14, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


AARON BLAKENEY SR.

Interment for Mr. Aaron Blakeney, Sr., of Atlanta, Georgia, formerly of Camden, will be held Thursday, February 16th, 12:00 PM at Cedars Cemetery, Campbell ...

February 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


RALPH GANDY

Mr. Ralph Gandy, 77, of Columbia, surrounded by his loved ones, went home to be his Lord and his beloved wife on Thursday, February 9th ...

February 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


DOROTHY RABON

Funeral service for Dorothy Henrietta Cupstid Rabon, 89, will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow ...

February 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


LONNIE STOKES

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Lonnie Dennis Stokes, 62, of Bishopville, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, February 16 ...

February 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


PEARLE STOVOKEN

Funeral services for Pearle Weeks Stoveken, 103, will be held Thursday at 10:00am at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Greenlawn Memorial ...

February 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


Bethune Woman's Club, Lions offering scholarships

The Bethune Woman's Club and the Bethune Lion's Club are each offering a $500.00 Scholarship. These scholarships are one-time awards.

February 14, 2017 | | Education


Turkey tags now available from SCDNR

It's time to get turkey tags! In order to legally hunt turkeys, all hunters, including hunters under the age of 16, must possess a ...

February 14, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Dogs host Newberry tonight in playoff opener

A trio of Kershaw County teams earned spots in the South Carolina High School League state basketball tournament which opened on Monday with the Camden ...

February 14, 2017 | | Sports


Wrestlers return to the mat this weekend

All three Kershaw County high school wrestling teams will have wrestlers vying for a spot in next weekend's South Carolina High School League State ...

February 14, 2017 | | Sports


NCHS names students to second quarter Honor Roll

9th Grade A/B Honor Roll – Izabella Baipho, Autumn Barrett, William Boone, Rachel Bowers, Matthew Carroll, Becca Clem, Matthew Clem, Christopher Cole, Madison Dixon, Benjamin ...

February 14, 2017 | | Education


MES announces second quarter Honor Roll students

1st grade

February 14, 2017 | | Education


One confirmed wounded in shooting

At least one person suffered injuries from a shooting incident during a post-funeral gathering in Elgin on Sunday evening. The KCSO is seeking the whereabouts ...

February 14, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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