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Betty Burgess

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Betty B. Burgess, 85, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden. Rev. John Hallman will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in John Knox Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials may be made to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.

October 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Karen Cheely

Born 12/23/1941 in Christiansburg, VA and raised in Pulaski, VA. She is survived by her mother Lena Thompson Spencer, currently living in Boones Mill, VA. Preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Elkins Spencer. Survived by her husband of 50 plus years, James Conway Cheely; daughter, Lynette Marie Conto of Camden, SC; son Jeffrey Patrick Cheely of High Point, NC, son-in-law Kevin Conto; granddaughter Sydney Rae Conto, daughter-in-law Beatrice Anne Cheely and one brother, K. Byron Spencer of Boones Mill, VA.

October 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary

John and Nell (Rousseau) Rankin of Elgin, SC will observe their 60th wedding anniversary along with their children; Brian Rankin (Carol), Cathy Hanna, Caren Canup (Jim), Alan Rankin (Shirley), David Rankin (Diana), Jack Rankin (Susan) on October 19, 2013.

October 16, 2013 | | Weddings & Engagements


Road race, walk kicks off Colonial Cup festivities in Camden

The 19th annual Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup 10K road race and the Vonnie Holliday Foundation 5K run/walk will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, Oct. 19.

October 16, 2013 | | Sports


Lady Bulldogs take three of four in tough week

Waiting more than two hours due to a scheduling snafu and then, having to deal with a rowdy River Bluff student section which lined the court, Camden overcame that set of circumstances to leave Lexington County with a 3-2 win last Tuesday in a Region 4-AAA volleyball match.

October 16, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle


Kahler wins, again

Michelle Kahler became a two-time winner when she only missed one game in last week's Chronicle-Independent football contest .

October 16, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


CHS netters lock up state tourney berth

Camden punched its ticket into the AAA state girls' tennis tournament with a 4-2 victory over Dreher in a conference match played last Thursday at the CHS courts.

October 16, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle


The awesome English language

The rules for correct grammar usage are many. They, however, are equaled to or exceeded by the exceptions. No one believes me when I tell them I never write without a dictionary and thesaurus by my side; after all, I taught English for many years. One student asked me, "When are we going to do something else except grammar?" I am not sure I consoled her when I replied, "We will soon study literature and composition." She sighed with relief until I said, "However, grammar plays a part in both of these." I should have mentioned it is also a ...

October 16, 2013 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Katie Miller

Mrs. Katie White Miller, 89, of Camden, entered into eternal rest of Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Born in Camden, South Carolina, she was the daugther of the late Lewis, Sr. and Eliza Chapman White and the wife of the late Frank Miller, Sr. A Celebration of Life Services will be held Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Kingdom hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Camden. Mrs. Miller will be placed in the hall at 10 a.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is the Miller family.

October 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


The stories they told

My parents told great stories. I've told you that. How they would both weave long, intriguing tales from not much of a story or one that was so good to begin with that it took little embellishment.

October 16, 2013 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Ariail for Oct. 16, 2013

October 16, 2013 | | Ariail


American Party

History hasn't been kind to third-party movements in this country, but that's not deterring two South Carolinians -- one with Democratic roots and the other with a Republican background -- from trying to launch the American Party, which they contend can be a viable alternative to the two majority parties. Jim Rex, who was superintendent of education in this state, and Oscar Loveless, a physician who once ran for governor, think voters need another option. In light of the gridlock in which our Congress has become mired, that's not a bad idea. The odds are long against the success ...

October 16, 2013 | | Editorials


Open up to possibilities

It's time for us to expand our mindsets about the political situation in Washington. In a recent New York Times article, Russ Douthat said that politics is hard business and failure is normal enough, but that sensible people, "Republicans included," should have seen that shut down fever would blow up in the Party's face. Why? Because they had no method in place to deal with what could arguably be seen as basically a worthy objective.

October 16, 2013 | Nancy Larson Lugoff | Letters


Yesteryear - Oct. 16, 2013

Field Days to re-create Revolution

October 16, 2013 | | Yesteryear


The miracle baby

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month and families across the state and nation will be celebrating individuals with Down Syndrome at the Buddy Walk. The Buddy Walk was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome and to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

October 16, 2013 | | People & Places


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Larry Maurice Kelly

Mr. Larry Maurice Kelly, 59, of 808 Dibble Street, Camden, SC, passed on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a ...

August 11, 2017 | | Obituaries


Max Ford

Robert Maxwell (Max) Ford, 75, died peacefully on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 surrounded by his family. A private family burial will be held on Friday ...

August 11, 2017 | | Obituaries


Karen Jean Barlow

CASSATT – Funeral services for Karen Jean Barlow, 62, will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Burial will follow the service ...

August 11, 2017 | | Obituaries


Arts Open House is Aug. 26

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County cordially invites the community to attend the 2017 Arts Open House & Hot Dog Lunch on Saturday, Aug ...

August 11, 2017 | | People & Places


Max Ford

We join family, friends and the entire community in mourning the loss and celebrating the life of Max Ford, who passed away Tuesday, Aug. 8 ...

August 11, 2017 | | Editorials


Cleaning out, looking back

One of the things about cleaning out, as you know, is the emotional path it leads you down to remembering days passed that have disappeared ...

August 11, 2017 | Ronda Rich | Columns


Ariail - Aug. 11, 2017

August 11, 2017 | | Ariail


NIP underway in the city

The city of Camden has many projects underway, including utility infrastructure, the new tennis/pickleball complex, launch of a Main Street SC program and many ...

August 11, 2017 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Armstrong named S.C. Strength Coach of the Year

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) athletes have realized that they were fortunate to have the expertise of Mike Armstrong as their strength and conditioning coach, but ...

August 11, 2017 | | Education


Pracht inducted into National Auctioneers Hall of Fame

J. Chris Pracht, IV, CAI, AARE, CES, was recently bestowed high honor at the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) 68th International Auctioneers Conference and Show in ...

August 11, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Man says ‘thank you’ 25 years later

Joseph Atkins was driving through South Carolina when he saw a highway sign for Camden.

August 11, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Volunteers needed for Revolutionary Run Half Marathon

All members of the Greater Camden community are invited to step out and support runners making their way through town during the Revolutionary Run Half ...

August 11, 2017 | | Camden


Senior citizens can attend school sponsored events free

Kershaw County citizens age 65 years or older can receive lifetime Golden Circle passes that allow them to attend school-sponsored activities or athletic events free ...

August 11, 2017 | | Education


Small town papers have local role

HILLSBORO, Ohio – I don't read many of the online comments following my op-eds because I'm an old-fashioned journalist who prefers signed letters to ...

August 11, 2017 | By Gary Abernathy, editor (Hillsboro, Ohio) Times-Gazette | Columns


S.C.'s nuclear meltdown: what next?

Here's the issue: SCANA (the parent company of South Carolina Electric and Gas) and Santee Cooper (the state-owned utility that provides power for 11 ...

August 11, 2017 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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