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Scully: The Rosies

Several weeks ago, we planted a pink dogwood in Monument Square to honor the women who worked in the defense industry during World War II. Among others, Brenda and Joe Sullivan attended the ceremony, because, as Joe said, his grandmother worked in the torpedo plant in Newport, Rhode Island during the War. Many Rosies from the Midlands, as well as women who served in the War, are long gone. I include my remarks from that ceremony.

July 01, 2016 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - July 1, 2016

I know I am not alone in saying, perhaps, the most exciting thing about the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season so far has been watching young drivers Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson race to the front of the field (or earn starting spots there with strong qualifying efforts) week after week.

July 01, 2016 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Faulkenberry to serve as Stover Middle’s assistant principal

At its meeting, the Kershaw County School Board approved Casey Faulkenberry as the new assistant principal for Stover Middle School.

July 01, 2016 | | Education


DMES Archery Camp

Doby's Mill Elementary School (DMES) hosted its first archery camp for rising 3rd through 5th graders. The students learned the proper safety steps and skills to successfully shoot a bow and arrow. Students also held a small tournament for their parents on the last day. Pictured above is the group practicing archery.

July 01, 2016 | | Education


Honoring the fallen

July 01, 2016 | | Kershaw County


FANNIE BELTON - Lugoff

Funeral service for Mrs. Fannie Lyles Belton, 76, of 242 Smyrna Road in Lugoff will be held Sunday, July 3, 2016, 1 P.M. at James Chapel AME, 2174 Springvale Road in Lugoff. Friends may visit at 312 Big John Road, Elgin, SC 29045. She died Monday, June 27. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. www.georgeecollinsfh.com

July 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


JAMES FURMAN - Camden

Funeral service for Mr. James Elmer Furman, Sr., 95, of 1802 Lockhart Road in Camden will be held Saturday, July 2, 2016, 1:00 P.M. at Macedonia Baptist Church, 2325 Flat Rock Road in Camden with burial in the church cemetery. He died Sunday, June 26. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. www.georgeecollinsfh.com

July 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


CATHERINE HILL - Lugoff

LUGOFF – Funeral service for Catherine Hill, 67, will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Marion Bennett will officiate.

July 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


NANCY JEFFERS - Lugoff

LUGOFF – Funeral service for Nancy Vivian Blizzard Jeffers, 60, will be held on Friday at 4:00 p.m. at Concord Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jimmy Hanf will officiate. Following the interment the family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meyers-Thiel Animal Adoption Center, Concord Baptist Church or a charity of one's choice.

July 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


WILLIAM L. THOMAS JR. - Camden

A funeral service to celebrate the life of William Leonard Thomas, Jr., 52, of Camden, SC, was held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. Rev. Steve Lee officiated. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 PM, Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in his memory to Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cuba Mission Fund, 609 Black River Road, Camden, SC 29020.

July 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


FANNIE WALTERS - Lugoff

LUGOFF – Funeral services for Fannie McCaskill Walters, 89, will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Marvin Tennant III will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10-11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.

July 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


KCSO arrests felon on drugs, gun charges

A Columbia man will have to come up with $135,000 cash in order to get out of the Kershaw County Detention Center after deputies arrested him Monday night on various drug and gun charges.

July 01, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Pedestrian info kiosks in place

The City of Camden is working to make it easier for visitors -- and locals -- to find their way around town. From gateway, destination, directional and parking signage, Camden's Wayfinding Signage Program is smoothly unfolding throughout the city with easy-to-read signs incorporating Camden's "Classically Carolina" brand.

July 01, 2016 | | Camden


Yesteryear - June 28, 2016

Charles C. Gay, founder and chairman of Builders Transport, a Camden-based national trucking firm, has resigned. Gay will no longer be associated with Builders. He resigned not only as chairman but also gave up his seat on the board. Builders' has struggled financially in recent years and company officials have been attempting to sell the corporation. Comcar, a Florida trucking firm, signed a letter of intent to buy the Builders earlier this year but that deal fell through last month. TRISM, a New York-based company, has also examined Builders' books and has made a tentative $17 per share offer there ...

June 28, 2016 | | Yesteryear


Walker: 20 dogs, 80 paws and 3 friends

How about taking a relaxing walk with 20 dogs on a Sunday morning in Kershaw County? Does the thought of it make you wonder if I've eaten one too many dog biscuits? It's a sight to behold and I recently got to do just that, take a walk with 3 women and 20 dogs on a Sunday morning in the Charlotte Thompson community.

June 28, 2016 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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Victim’s 911 call leads to burglar’s arrest

A 911 call from a woman locked in a bedroom led Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies to arrest an 18-year-old east Camden man ...

July 15, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Cahn leaves for Virginia; Tatum promoted to editor

After 16 years as a reporter, assistant editor and editor at the Chronicle-Independent, Martin L. Cahn is leaving the newspaper -- and Camden. Today is Cahn ...

July 15, 2016 | | Business


Getting their ‘Fil’ of titles

July 12, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


Murphy earns SEC and national honors

It was an eventful spring for Auburn University sophomore and former Lugoff-Elgin standout Kelli Murphy.

July 08, 2016 | | Sports


Bringing home the hardware and the medals

July 01, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


Full slate of youth sports camps on tap for this summer

With the school season rapidly coming to a close that means it is time for summer youth sports camps throughout Kershaw County.

May 24, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


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