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Rich: Mama comes around again

All my life, as long as I can recall, Mama saved things. Not because she was sentimental, but because she had grown up Scotch-Irish poor so any little bit of something might be valuable down the road.

April 05, 2016 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Teal: Memorable sounds

Last month, our column dealt with a sound from the late 1860s in Kershaw County, the sound of the auctioneer's gavel at a tax or bankruptcy sale as he hammered it down and said "sold" for a piece of county property. It was an unforgettable sound, especially if it were your property being sold.

April 05, 2016 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Yesteryear for April 5, 2016

Fred Ogburn III of Camden has filed to seek election to Seat 7, DeKalb Township, on the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees. A native of Kershaw County, Ogburn graduated from Camden High School and the University of South Carolina and recently completed a two-year term as chairman of the Kershaw County Democratic Party. He has participated in Leadership Kershaw County and Palmetto Leadership and is now serving on the board of the Leadership Forum. Ogburn is also active in Citizens from Clean Development. He is a member of Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church where he is a Sunday school ...

April 05, 2016 | | Yesteryear


Stover Middle School reports third quarter honor rolls

Leslie M. Stover Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the third nine-weeks period.

April 05, 2016 | | Education


WW-Lugoff Rotary Wild Game Dinner and Silent Auction set for April 23

The West Wateree-Lugoff Rotary Club's third annual Wild Game Dinner and Silent Auction is scheduled for 6 p.m., Saturday, April 23, at Old McCaskill's Farm on Cantey Lane, just south of I-20. Proceeds go to the West Wateree Rotary Scholarship Fund benefitting Lugoff-Elgin High School seniors.

April 05, 2016 | | Miscellaneous


Camden Elementary School lists third nine weeks honor roll

Camden Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the third nine-weeks period.

April 05, 2016 | | Education


KCSO arrests couple for operating meth lab

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Lugoff couple the evening of March 31 for allegedly operating a methamphetamine, or meth, lab in their home. According to a KCSO press release, deputies arrested David M. Gibson, 37, and Shannon Raye Smith, 36, both of Riverside Drive in Lugoff. The home is in a neighborhood near the intersection of U.S. 1 and Longtown Road. Deputies arrested the couple after KCSO narcotics investigators received information from citizens during the past month indicating the couple was producing meth in the home.

April 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Operation Hope

The Knights of Columbus recently presented the proceeds of this year's Operation Hope Tootsie Roll Drive to The Kershaw Center Disabilities Foundation (KCDF). Each year, the Knights hold Operation Hope, a fund drive during which members go into the community to collect donations. The Knights give Tootsie Rolls to anyone who makes a donation of any amount. This year, the Knights collected $3,625, which they presented to the KCDF to benefit citizens of Kershaw County living with physical and/or mental disabilities. Shown from left are Jim Pontius, Knights Operation Hope co-chair; Zenobia Corley, director of the Kershaw ...

April 05, 2016 | | Miscellaneous


Lugoff fire crews battle fire at INVISTA in March

Back in mid-March, dispatchers sent Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews to INVISTA off U.S. 1 in Lugoff for a vehicle on fire behind one of the company's large industrial buildings.

April 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


For the Record - April 5, 2016

Real estate transactions

April 05, 2016 | | For the Record


Post 17 seeking Palmetto Boys State applications

James Leroy Belk American Legion Post No. 17 is seeking applications for Palmetto Boys State, to be held June 5-11 at Anderson University in Anderson.

April 05, 2016 | | Military


MCCU holds annual meeting, CCM food drive

Mid Carolina Credit Union (MCCU) recently held its annual membership meeting, which it also used as a food drive for Christian Community Ministries' (CCM) food pantry.

April 05, 2016 | | Business


Community Camera - April 5, 2016

April 05, 2016 | | Camden


DORENE H. HUDSON - Camden

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Dorene Hartsell Hudson, 82, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, today, April 5, 2016 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. Rev. Steve Patterson will officiate. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 PM, Monday, April 4, 2016 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Hudson's memory to Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020.

April 05, 2016 | | Obituaries


MARGUERITE GASKIN - Camden

On Thursday, February 28th, Marguerite Gaskin entered into eternal rest after a long and difficult struggle with Alzheimer's. Those who truly knew Marguerite, were blessed by her love and caring.

April 05, 2016 | | Obituaries


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Yesteryear for April 19, 2016

To coincide with the 20th anniversary of Earth Day, the Chronicle - Independent this week began a recycling program at the Camden office. The newspaper, which ...

April 19, 2016 | | Yesteryear


BARBARA BUSSE - Lugoff

Barbara Jean Pack Busse, 71, of Lugoff, died Friday, April 15, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Sherman Montague Pack and Emma Naomi ...

April 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


ANNIE J. HORNSBY - Lugoff

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Annie Jackson Hornsby, 88, of Lugoff will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday April 20, 2016 at ...

April 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


DAVID JEFFERS JR. - Elgin

A funeral service to celebrate the life of David Jeffers, Jr., 62, of Elgin, SC, will be held at 4:00 PM, Wednesday, April 20 ...

April 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


LEWIS JOHNSON JR. - Camden

Lewis Johnson, Jr., 78, of 1514 Campbell Street in Camden died Friday, April 15, 2016. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

April 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


GERALD W. TRUESDELL JR. - Westville

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Gerald W. Truesdell, Sr, 80, of Westville, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, today, April ...

April 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


ZACHARY J. ZACCONE - Kershaw

KERSHAW -- A memorial gathering for Zachary Joseph "Zack" Zaccone, 39, will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at 157 Cricket Hill Dr., Lugoff ...

April 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


ATEC students win honors at SC HOSA conference

Students enrolled in the Kershaw County School District's Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) health science program won first, second and third place medals in ...

April 19, 2016 | | Education


Rotary scholars

The West Wateree-Lugoff Rotary Club recently awarded its annual scholarships to five Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) seniors for outstanding accomplishments both inside and outside the ...

April 19, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin


L-EHS faculty reunion coming up

April 19, 2016 | | Education


For the Record - April 19, 2016

Real estate transactions

April 19, 2016 | | For the Record


L-EHS announces third quarter honor roll

Lugoff-Elgin High School recently announced its honor rolls for the third quarter.

April 19, 2016 | | Education


Former Camden resident publishes first novel

Christian author Jean Phillips has released her seventh book but first novel, "Light in the Darkness," a story of how the light of Jesus dispels ...

April 19, 2016 | | People & Places


Connell enters KCC District 3 race

Attorney Ben Connell has officially announced his decision to run for the Kershaw County Council District 3 seat. Current District 3 Councilman C.R. Miles ...

April 19, 2016 | | Politics


Camden High spring sports schedules

Baseball

February 01, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle


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