Funeral service for Nellie Rue Stowe, 88, of Sumter, formerly of Washington, NC, will be held Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. in First United Methodist Church in Washington, NC with burial to follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Rev. Danny Allen will officiate. Memorials may be made in Miss Stowe's memory to Toumey Hospice, 115 N. Broad St., Suite 410, Sumter, SC 29150 or to the First United Methodist Church, 304 West 2nd Street, Washington, NC 27889.
Mr. Vandena Taylor, 65, of Cambridge Lane, Lugoff, died Sunday. Friends may call at the residence.
The dog days of summer are now a distant memory as we zoom through autumn and brace for winter temperatures. Even though many folks do not like cooler weather, it is easy enough for us to stay warm by adding layers of clothing and getting the wool sweaters out of mothball storage.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County's (FAC) annual Holiday Sales Show, set in the Center's historic Douglas-Reed House (ca. 1812), will feature a selection of fine, handcrafted works of art in clay, glass, fiber, wood, and more, by more than 40 local and regional artists. In addition, locally-produced goodies such as jams, jellies, honey, and candies will be available. The Holiday Sales Show is sponsored by First Community Bank.
Camden native W. Ford Graham was recently named senior project manager in the South Carolina Department of Commerce's Global Business Development Division. The division works with county and regional economic development officials to recruit new companies to the state and encourage existing industries to expand their local presence.
Backers of a Kershaw County local-option sales tax which was rejected by voters earlier this month say they aren't giving up and that they will again pursue efforts to get the penny tax passed, perhaps in a scaled-down version. Voters turned the proposal down by a significant margin during the general election, sending officials a message that this isn't the right time to be raising taxes.
31 YEARS AGO -- Nov. 28, 1979
In 2005 our dear friends, Tom and Cindy Fussell, owners of the Smokin' and Grillin' Restaurant in Camden, invited our family to take part in a small ministry they started feeding the hungry and homeless. That Thanksgiving Day, along with a small group of "restaurant regulars," we fed around 100 people a traditional Thanksgiving meal.
NEW YORK -- In a political culture where moderation is the new heresy, centrism is fast becoming the new black.
Grace Episcopal Church Women have produced a Camden Calendar since 1980. All of the drawings are donated by local artists. The ECW plan to continue donating the profits to assist county residents in need. A calendar for the year 2011 can be purchased for $8 at the Grace Church office, located at 1315 Lyttleton St., Camden or any of the other following locations, Historic Camden, KershawHealth Gift Shop, Hawthorne Pharmacy and other local businesses. For more information, call the church at 432-7621.
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The Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team will host Rock Hill and York in Wednesday night's season-opening matches. The match was incorrectly printed as a Tuesday night contest in the Chronicle-Independent.
By Austin Jenkins
Even though the Carolina Cup is more than a month away, reserved parking spaces are selling at a brisk pace.
The Royals AAU youth basketball teams will host tryouts in both Camden and Bishopville for its boys and girls' teams.
Invitations for the Carolina Cup steeplechase races were sent out to those on the organization's mailing list last Friday. And tickets and parking spaces for the event are now on sale.