A number of students were recently inducted into the new Beta Club at Camden Middle School. Inductees included (first row) Connor Newman, Delaney McLaughlin, Abigail McLaughlin, Madaline Johnson, Kaitlynn Stephens, Modyes Sutton, (second row) Alexis McLeod, Laken Bradley, Rebekah Wallace, Margaret Lackey, Orlandria McCray, Sloane Neal, Natalie Horton, Shan Woody, Katelyn Beckwith, Abigail Baytes, Leah Ray, Lindsay Pierce, Blake Brown, Molly Creel, Grace Smith, Larkin Kelly, Elizabeth Brown, Amanda Lane, Kennedi Stokes, (third row) Grace Piccione, Sydney Conto, Alejandra Vergara, Jayda Chisolm, Mya Izzard, Courtney Elliott, Mac Lindsay, Nicholas Butler, Audrey Buchanan, Hunter Sanders, Will Conder, Thomas Marshall, Todd Kahler ...
Civilian Ryan J. Padgett, son of Karen L. Padgett of Lugoff and Jimmy E. Padgett of Gray Court, recently enlisted in the U.S. Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Raleigh, N. C.
Edward Barnes, 69, of Lorick Horton Road in Camden, died Monday, November 14, 2011. Friends may visit at 1711 Kennedy Drive in Camden.
Larry Kenneth Clark, 58, of Old Stagecoach Road, Camden, died Saturday, November 12, 2011.
Louvenia Greene, 58, of Old Stagecoach Road, Camden, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011.
Nancy McDuffie Stone, 47, of Wateree Boulevard, Camden, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011.
Food for the Soul, the Camden-based ministry to the county's hungry and homeless, announced that Jimmy B. Farmer has been named Shelter Manager. Farmer will manage the overnight winter shelter program, which opened for the first time last week.
As part of Doby's Mill Elementary School's Farm to School grant, which encourages students to eat locally grown fruits and vegetables, the library was able to purchase dozens of books on gardening and healthy cooking and eating. On a recent visit to the library, students Keymoni Hill, Mitchell Loudermilk, Ashton Horton, and Kayden Melvin hungrily perused some of the new selections.
Even in the best of times, it's important for those of us having enough to meet our own needs to share our material blessings with those who don't.
As much as we would all like to believe that judges are not influenced in any way by politics, the real world just doesn't work that way. Those who sit on the bench can't help but be influenced by the philosophies they have developed over their entire lives. So with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear arguments about the fate of President Obama's health care plan, we can all brace ourselves for a firestorm of rhetoric from pundits, commentators and strategists, many of whom will see a sinister plot in the entire episode. Compounding ...
Thank you for your even-handed coverage of the debate over a proposed city-built sports complex that would be operated by the Columbia YMCA. The headline in Friday's Chronicle-Independent might tend to make someone think I am an opponent of a new sports complex for our city/county. I am not. However, I have worked to secure signatures that call for a referendum on the issue. A binding referendum would settle the dispute and determine the will of the citizens of Camden.
Ward Ratz is the owner of The Dog House, a hot dog cart on Broad Street. This is a great addition to the Camden restaurant scene. Ward has great products and has in a few short months gained a good following of satisfied customers who look forward to his food.
On Veterans Day, 11-11-11, Doby's Mill Elementary School second-graders put on a tribute show for the veterans. It was one of the most meaningful, well-done, beautifully executed shows I have ever seen and almost unbelievable to have been done by such young children. There had to be many, many people doing the work to put this together, practice the children and see that all went according to plan, and they are to be greatly thanked for their hard work and dedication and love.
• A tip of the C-I hat to Kershaw County Deputy Fred Tiah, a school resource officer at Stover Middle School in Elgin. Tiah, as we reported Friday, is from Liberia, one of the hardest-hit countries in this year's Ebola crisis. Recognizing he has been welcomed to and is finding success in America, Tiah says he wants to help children in his native country who have been orphaned by the deadly disease. He's put his idea into action, raising money to help pay for the children's education and medical supplies. Tiah also wants to be a role model ...
There are few who cannot say truthfully that they miss their parents after death has laid claim to those loved ones. The parents who taught us, scolded us and, at times, annoyed us are never forgotten, never put away on a shelf to be remembered no more.
You may have read about the letter of intent to be agreed upon between KershawHealth and MUSC Health/Capella Healthcare. This agreement is about more than simply the leasing of real estate and ownership of property. Ultimately, it is about an investment of organizational and financial resources in this community and its healthcare needs. MUSC Health/Capella Healthcare will invest heavily in programs, facilities, and services at KershawHealth that will increase our patient volume and, in turn, increase revenue. From an organizational standpoint, it will provide access to best practices and strategies to improve the quality of care provided, enhance ...
I applaud the Chronicle-Independent for front page coverage of the dropping of charges against Mr. Sammie Tucker. All too often, especially in larger media markets, good news is relegated to the back pages, while sensational news makes the front page. I believe our community newspaper makes a concerted effort to report the news as it happens and, more importantly, reports good news.
On December 5, students at Doby's Mill Elementary school participated in Kershaw County's Soil and Water Conservation District's celebration of Arbor Day. Donna Douglas explained when Arbor Day is recognized. "Arbor Day is the first Friday in December, that is when we celebrate it in South Carolina because that is the best time to plant. It's celebrated at different times in different states," Douglas explained. Students participated in an assembly honoring Arbor Day and performed skits and songs in honor of Arbor Day. "Every year the conservation district chooses a school to participate in Arbor Day ...
According to Kershaw County School District Director of Communications Mary Anne Byrd, the district received an update last week from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) saying it is seeing an early and large rise in seasonal flu cases. Byrd said the district is currently experiencing the same situation in many of the schools.
The Kershaw County School District will have a half day for students on Dec. 19, the last day of student attendance before the holiday break. Staff will work a regular schedule. Students in 3-and 4-year-old developmentally delayed and 4-year-old kindergarten classes will not attend.
Dec.: 5 – at Governor's School (6 p.m.); 10 – at Heathwood Hall (6 p.m.); 11 –Australian traveling team (6 p.m.); 15 – at Gray Collegiate (6:30 p.m.); 16 – Great Falls (6:30 p.m.)
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.