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Local artist earns three awards in North Charleston Art Fest

Boykin artist Denise L. Greer took numerous awards at the North Charleston Art Fest earlier this month. All three of Greer's entries won an award. Greer's entries were Best in Show with a mixed media titled "Hung Out To Dry", first place watercolors titled "Talk To Me," and first place mixed media titled "Play Ground." The exhibit began April 29 and ran through May 7 at the North Charleston Convention Center.

May 16, 2011 | | Localife


AAH team win

The S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) named the Camden Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. as the 2010 Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) Group of the Year for Kershaw County. The SCDOT presented the award to the group at the AAH awards ceremony April 7 in Columbia. The annual event is hosted by the SCDOT to recognize the volunteer-citizen groups, coordinators and SCDOT employees for their participation in the AAH program. Clem Watson (left), SCDOT chief engineer of operations, presented the 2010 AAH Outstanding Kershaw County Group Award to chapter members (from second left) Dyron Anderson, Perry Mills Sr., Thomas ...

May 16, 2011 | | Kershaw County


Late session business

Usually around the end of May the House and the Senate prepare for the end of session. Before the General Assembly can leave for the year, a budget must be passed. The State Fiscal Year ends on June 30. The Senate is currently working on its version of the budget. The House and Senate versions will be worked out in conference committee and brought before both chambers for a vote. The budget will then go to the Governor. The General Assembly makes arrangements to be in session in order to receive and act on any gubernatorial vetoes. In addition to ...

May 16, 2011 | S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noted and passed

• Kudos to the Kershaw County Library for joining a network that allows patrons to download audio books and e-books onto their computers and other electronic devices. As trends shift away from the printed page, the library isn't being left behind and is making changes necessary to continue as a relevant entity in a changing world. The local library has always been outstanding, and this is just one more development in a proud history.

May 16, 2011 | | Editorials


LFD scores state's top volunteer

April 15th became a very special day to remember for one of Lugoff Fire Department's career firefighting staff. Jack Truesdale, assistant chief of the Lugoff Fire Department, was awarded the 2011 Volunteer Hunter Education Instructor of the Year for the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR).

May 16, 2011 | | Kershaw County


Frankie L. Carroll

Frankie Lamont (Cave) Carroll, 32, died Wednesday. Born in Rembert, SC, he was the son of Frankie James and the late Thomasina Carroll. He was the adopted son of Stanley and Barbara Dinkins. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Abundant Life Fellowship Church with burial in the Haven of Rest Cemetery. Cooke Funeral Home is in charge.

May 16, 2011 | | Obituaries


Ms. Patterson, Mr. Whack plan summer wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Wright of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Queen Latifah S. Patterson of Camden to Mr. Derek Whack of Bishopville. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Micheal Choice and the late Mr. Ervin Whack.

May 16, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Dogs, Demons and Knights hold spring football games this week

Putting a different twist on their respective spring football games, Camden and Lugoff-Elgin and North Central will give their fans a sneak-peek into the 2011 fall season when they play their spring intra-squad games this week.

May 16, 2011 | | Sports


Ice to water

What's the matter? Well, Melissa Smith's third-grade students -- including Quad Patton, Gauge Peavy and Karly Emanuel -- at Wateree Elementary School know that their matter is a solid. They were given their solid (ice) and challenged to find the quickest method of changing it into a liquid. They chose friction and heat and led the class in changing their state of matter.

May 16, 2011 | | Education


Henrietta Boyd Chisolm

Mrs. Henrietta Boyd Chisolm, 74, of 901 Dicey Creek Road, Camden, SC, passed on Friday, May 13, 2011.

May 16, 2011 | | Obituaries


Grandmother wonders how to handle grandchildren who turn into wild animals around parents

Dear Annie: My daughter has five beautiful children whom we love very much. My husband and I often take the kids overnight and on weekends to give some quiet time to their parents.

May 16, 2011 | | Dear Annie


A plea for better junk on TV

Fifty years ago this week, then Federal Communications Chairman Newton Minow famously skewered the nation's daily television programming as "a vast wasteland." Today it is still largely a wasteland, in my view, because that's mostly what people want.

May 16, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Nancy Dixon

Funeral services for Nancy Freeman Dixon, 73, of Camden, will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Camden Ward, with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family received friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to NHC (TFGE) 1018 North Guignard, Sumter, S.C. 29150.

May 13, 2011 | | Obituaries


Martha Elizabeth Jackson

Funeral services for Martha Elizabeth Jackson, age 75, of Bishopville, who passed away May 10, will be held Friday at 2:00 at High Hill True Light Church of Christ. Mr. Russell McLeod & Mr. Lynwood Young will officiate. Burial will be in the High Hill True Light Church of Christ Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home. Visitation was Thursday 5-7 at the Funeral Home. Mrs. Jackson was born in Blythewood a daughter of the late John W. & Lillie Mae Christmas Wilson. She was the widow of the late James Willard Jackson. She was employed with Skyline Manufacturing for over 30 ...

May 13, 2011 | | Obituaries


Charles Lee

Funeral service for Charles "Charlie Cool" Lee, 55, of Bronx, New York and formerly of Camden, will be held Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 3 p.m. at Saint Stephen Missionary Baptist Church, with burial in church cemetery, Rembert.

May 13, 2011 | | Obituaries


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Matthews to equip KCSO deputies with body cameras

Shortly after taking office in 2011, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews began looking into equipping his officers with body cameras. As time passed his interest took on a more serious nature and in April 2014, he directed one of his staff to begin the process of evaluating different systems.

October 27, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Your vote, your choice

Today, the Chronicle-Independent begins a series of articles summarizing the candidates and issues that will be on the Nov. 4 ballot, one week from Tuesday. Perhaps the most contentious race isn't between candidates but between "yes" and "no" on two referenda offered by the Kershaw County School District.

October 27, 2014 | | Editorials


Everything works out if you let it

A friend of mine, long embroiled in upsets, distractions, problems and tribulations, called one day to announce happily that she was learning to "let things roll right off my back."

October 27, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Ebola fear and politics, from Bamberg to Bangkok

Ebola is scary. It has scared the bejesus out of us here in South Carolina, nationally and literally all over the world.

October 27, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Why a hike in the gas tax is a terrible idea

The issue of road funding -- or, to put it slightly differently, the question of how South Carolina should fix its broken road system -- is now a constant topic in politics and the media. A fair number of state lawmakers have therefore begun to advocate what politicians always advocate when they don't want to make tough decisions about the budget: raising taxes, specifically the fuel tax.

October 27, 2014 | By Shawn McNamee S.C. Policy Council | Columns


Celebrating Mexican independence

Camden Mayor Tony Scully (right) and ALPHA Center Hispanic/Latino Program Coordinator Carlos Harris (left) meet with Javier Diaz de Leon, consul general of Mexico for North and South Carolina, during a celebration of the 204th anniversary of Mexican independence at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, N.C., on Sept. 15. Scully said Mexicans now comprise 9 percent of North Carolina's population and are its second largest trading partner, generating $25 million per day. "Hispanics in South Carolina are 5.3 percent of the population, almost half a million people," Scully said, "with a growth rate of 154 ...

October 27, 2014 | | Camden


Laverne Simpson

A funeral service for LaVerne Ingram Simpson, 84, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 26, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 2:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service in the Family Life Center. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Simpson's memory to Gideon's International, PO Box 1333, Camden, SC 29021.

October 27, 2014 | | Obituaries


Golf tourney benefits Camden High baseball program

The Camden High School baseball program will host a fundraising golf tournament at the Camden Country Club on Thursday, Nov. 13.

October 22, 2014 | | Sports


Countdown to the Colonial Cup

With the 45th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races a little more than a month away, patrons who had reserved parking spaces for last year's Camden fall classic have until Friday, Oct. 10 to assure they retain those spaces. All unsold spaces will be placed for sale to the general public.

October 08, 2014 | | Equine


Colonial Cup set for 45th renewal on Nov. 15

A sure sign that fall and cooler weather is around the corner occurred last Friday with the mailing out of invitations to those on the mailing list for the 45th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races.

September 10, 2014 | | Equine


CHS fall sports schedules

Volleyball

August 27, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


L-E fall sports schedule

Volleyball

August 27, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


North Central fall sports schedules

Volleyball

August 27, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


ABLE Club offers sponsorship options for 2014-15

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.

August 08, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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