Funeral services for Lester Dowey, 63, were held Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery. The Rev. Eric Boone and the Rev. Michael Hillard officiated. The family received friends Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials were able to be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church, puppet ministry or building fund, at 832 Pine Grove Rd, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.
Richard "Rick" Kenneth Franklin, 66, of Camden (Lake Wateree), SC died Tuesday, November 4, 2014. He was born in Chester, SC, the son of the late Willard J. and Aileen Roddey Knox. The family will receive friends at 2:00 PM, Saturday, November 22, 2014 at St. Mary Magdaline Angelican Church, 914 Market Street in Camden. Memorials may be made in Rick's memory to MUSC, Medical Research Endowment, 261, Calhoun Street, Suite 306, MSC 182, Charleston, SC 29425.
CAMDEN – Services for Inf. Greyson Ray Hancock will be held tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. at Malvern Hill Baptist Church. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.
Funeral service for Miss Ellen Johnson, 69, of Avon Park, Florida, formerly of Camden, will be held tomorrow at 1:00 P.M. at St. Stephens Baptist Church, 1917 Boykin Road in Rembert, with burial in the church cemetery. She died Thursday, October 30, 2014. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Camden-- A memorial service to celebrate the life of Ronnie Thomas "Pete" Ray, 56, of Camden, SC, will be held at 4:00 PM, Friday, November 14, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
Funeral service for William Henry Smyrl, 63, was held on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Camden, with the burial following in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Bruce Hancock officiated. The family received friends Saturday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to The Gideon's International, P.O. Box 1333, Camden, S.C. 29020 or First Baptist Church, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.
Sue Sensor's Top Striker will try to become the second horse in as many years and, just third in 45, to win both the Carolina Cup and Colonial Cup feature chases in the same calendar year.
This happened years ago. Mama was alive then, so it's been seven or eight years. I hadn't thought about in almost that many years but when it came to mind the other day, I took to studying on it and how the circumstances and opportunities of life's journey can be so fascinating.
• There wasn't much but political news during the last week or so, what with an election, the campaigning leading up to it and some post-election follow-up. That doesn't mean there wasn't anything else to talk about. Perhaps the biggest non-political story found the Camden High School (CHS) football team celebrating its re-entry into the playoffs following an appellate panel's reversal of an executive committee's upholding of a S.C. High School League (SCHSL) administrator's ban on post-season and 2015 jamboree games. Whew. While some might argue for a "hand of one is the hand ...
KershawHealth recently premiered "What Matters Most," our newest marketing campaign and a tribute to the relationships we have formed throughout Kershaw County. It was extremely gratifying to see nearly 300 people gather at the Little Theatre in Camden for the red carpet premiere of the commercials and the accompanying feature video. It was equally exciting to see folks from all across the county and all walks of life united by the chance to see their community celebrated.
(The following column was written prior to the Nov. 4 general election.)
Camden Media Co. Publisher Mike Mischner announces the launch of a new website today for The Camden Horse & Equestrian magazine. The new website can be found at www.thecamdenhorseandequestrian.com.
James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 will host its annual Veterans Day program at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11 at Legion Hall, 1047 West DeKalb Street in Camden. The public is encouraged to attend and honor those from the community who made the supreme sacrifice for our country.
Virginia Isler will host the upcoming King Haiglar Garden Club meeting at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 10. Co-hosts are Michelle Herod, Grace Young and Maggie Lane.
The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Nov. 10. The program this month will be held in Bishopville at The Iron Gallery. The owner, English Cooper, and his wife, will give a tour of the gallery. Driveway gates, garden and walkway gates, fences, light posts, interior stairways, railings, furniture and unique home accessories are their specialty.
• Property rights vs. community pride is a conflict as old as civilization itself. In recent months, we've reported on two attempts to regulate the appearance of properties in an effort to clean up our communities. Back in October, Kershaw County Council rejected, 3-4, third reading of an ordinance which would have given the county authority to demolish uninhabitable dwellings deemed a nuisance to neighbors or the community at large. More recently, Bethune Town Councilman John Fulmer proposed an ordinance which, if passed in December, would fine owners of blighted properties if they don't clean them up after being ...
It started accidentally. Some good ideas and memorable moments are like that. They aren't planned. They're born, bringing with them an ability to nudge a way naturally into our lives and become a tradition.
As a part of writing this column, I go to lots of meetings, community events and conferences all across the state in my never ending search to find out about the people, businesses and community groups that are doing good and important things to make our state better.
Regarding your editorial in the Nov. 14 C-I regarding "Pit Bulls," I was disappointed that you chose to use the two recent incidents in Kershaw County as an opportunity to condemn a particular breed of dog, instead of focusing attention on the actual problem, which is the lack of responsible pet ownership. This would have been an appropriate time to support the passage and vigorous enforcement of laws that focus, not on breed, but on people's responsibility for their dogs' behavior. These include measures that hold owners of all dogs accountable for properly housing, supervising and controlling their dogs ...
I read Mr. Charlie Humphries' letter in Friday's Chronicle-Independent with interest. In the letter, Mr. Humphries implies that because the school district is producing strong results, and it is, making investment in the future isn't really necessary right now. As he puts it, the "If it ain't broke" philosophy.
Mrs. Connie Mae Mickle, 91, of 818 Campbell Street, Camden died Thursday. Friends may call at residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Mickle Family.
Ms. Ellna Marie Porter, 51, of 17 Aspen Court, Elgin, South Carolina passed on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11:00 PM at Abundant Life Fellowship Church in Camden, SC. Burial was at the Haven of Rest Cemetery in Camden, SC.
Persons interested in employment with the Kershaw County School District are invited to participate in the district's 14th annual Teacher Career Fair Saturday, Jan. 24.
Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher and former Camden High School standout Michael Kohn will return home as the lead instructor for a one-day baseball camp on Sunday, Dec. 14 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at American Legion Park in Camden.
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will hold a new and exciting fundraiser, the Canine Classic for the Arts, to be held Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Meeting Place in Cassatt, located at 1166 State Road S-28-354.
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.