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Elgin preparing for Christmas Toy Round Up

Though Christmas is five months away, charitable organizations in Kershaw County are already working to provide toys and food to families in need this Christmas. Elgin's Toy Round Up is one of those organizations. Elgin Police Chief Harold Brown, who is director of the Elgin Toy Drive, said preparing for Christmas is a year-round effort.

July 30, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Lugoff-Elgin

Three rabies cases reported in Camden

Three Kershaw County residents are undergoing treatment for rabies after contracting the disease from the same stray cat. The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental control (DHEC) reported the cat exposed the three people during separate incidents on July 21 and 22 in Camden before being captured. Lab tests confirmed the cat as rabid on July 23.

July 30, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Healthcare

Man arrested for attacking son

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 48-year-old Kershaw County man Saturday after he allegedly assaulted his 12-year-old son.

July 30, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

Crime Report - July 30, 2014

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigated two missing persons cases recently.

July 30, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

Up in smoke

SUMTER -- Watching as Post 17 lost its lead to Inman in Sunday's second round of the South Carolina American Legion Baseball Tournament, starting pitcher Grey Hoke smashed his plastic Gatorade bottle to the floor of the first base dugout at Riley Park.

July 30, 2014 | Tom Didato | Sports

Ann Dillon Barns

Ann Dillon Barns, 86, wife of Tom Barnes, formerly of Camden died July 26, 2014. Visitation 6-8pm August 1 and 10-11am Saturday followed by service at 11am all at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Bradley Creek Chapel, Wilmington NC. www.quinnmcgowen.com

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries

Curtis Leon Drakeford

Funeral services for Curtis Leon Drakeford, 77, will be held Friday, August 1, 2014 at 10:00 am at Door of Hope Ministries, 984 Wateree Blvd, Camden SC. Burial to follow at Ft Jackson National Cemetery in Columbia. Pastors Gerald Brown and Lomarie Caldwell will officiate. Viewing will be held on Thursday morning at 11:00 am at Brown's Funeral Home in Camden. Curtis Drakeford was born on May 10, 1937, and passed award on Monday, July 28, 2014. He was head deacon at Door of Hope Ministries, directed the men's fellowship, and ministered at Manning Correctional Prison ...

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries

Robert “Bobby” William Grimm

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Robert "Bobby" William Grimm, 45, of Camden will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, July 31, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 30 from 6:00-7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Bobby's memory to Kershaw County Special Olympics, P. O. Box 310, Camden, SC 29021.

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries

Myrel Hermina Gripper

Mrs. Myrel Hermina Gripper, 87, of 302 Smyrna Road, Elgin, South Carolina, passed on Thursday, July 24, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Fort Clark Baptist Church in Elgin, SC. Burial will follow at the Fort Clark Baptist Church Cemetery in Elgin, SC. Haile's Funeral Home is in serving the family.

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries

Nanley Holmes

Mr. Nanley Holmes, 86, of 146 Battleship Road, Camden died Monday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Holmes Family.

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries

Cathy Anne Tidwell

Funeral service for Cathy Anne Tidwell, 65, will be held on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries

New kid on the block

Hey, y'all! I am Jim McGowan. I am the most recent addition to the award-winning staff of the Chronicle-Independent. I can only hope to live up to their high standards. It will not be easy. I will be the Localife editor and cover the education beat.

July 30, 2014 | By Jim McGowan Localife editor | Columns

Op-Ed: Let parents give directly to public schools

A federal nutrition program that places new restrictions on snacks and beverages sold in schools also provides an opportunity for some fresh thinking about school fundraisers.

July 30, 2014 | Trip DuBard, executive director SC Future Minds | Columns

Reader ‘pleased’ with Amtrak plan

Having spent many hours working to get the historic Seaboard Railroad station preserved, I was extremely pleased to see that Amtrak was at the city council work session June 22 to present its plan for improvements to the station.

July 30, 2014 | Kay Polk Camden | Letters

Rhame Arena concept

During the last Camden City Council work session, and as reported in the July 28 Chronicle-Independent, the concept of "adaptive reuse" of Rhame Arena was discussed. It was during this discussion that it was noted that the concept and sketch under discussion was developed by the daughter of Marti Wallace and Mike Jones (Elizabeth Ancrum Jones). Miss Jones developed her proposal several years ago. After a discussion of the property during a prior council meeting, her work was provided to city staff for their consideration.

July 30, 2014 | X. Willard Polk Camden | Letters

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Leroy Jackson

Funeral service for Leroy Jackson, 68, of Ebenezer Church Road in Camden, will be held Thursday, February 3, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Ebenezer AME Zion Church with burial in the church cemetery.

February 02, 2011 | | Obituaries

Clayton L. "Skip" Carmean

Clayton Lamar "Skip" Carmean, 61, of Camden, died Sunday, January 30, 2011. Born in Hudson, Michigan, he was the son of Melvin and Betty Carmean.

February 02, 2011 | | Obituaries

Viola Anderson

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Viola Bowers Anderson, 82, of Camden will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 2, 2011 in Beaverdam Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Louie Anderson and Rev. Gene Stokes will officiate. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Anderson's memory to a charity of one's choice.

February 02, 2011 | | Obituaries

Camden Junior Welfare League offers grants, scholarships to community organizations

The Camden Junior Welfare League is now accepting applications for grant money to be awarded to 501 (C)(3) organizations specifically dealing with children in the Kershaw County area. Grants range from $250 to $2,500. The application is available for download at www.camdenleague.com and completed proposals should be mailed to CJWL, P.O. Box 578, Camden, SC, 29021. Proposals must be received by April 1, 2011. If you have any questions, you may contact Nikki Ingram at (803) 261-5968 or at CJWLGrants@hotmail.com. The League office is not staffed; therefore, proposals are only accepted via mail.

February 02, 2011 | | Localife

Palmetto Gold & Silver: 8 schools honored

Eight Kershaw County elementary and middle schools -- up from only two local K-8 schools last year -- were among more than 430 schools statewide recognized Monday by the S.C. Department of Education for academic achievement and closing achievement gaps in 2010.

February 02, 2011 | | Education

Celebrating 100 days of school with donation

The children of Camden First Baptist Church's kindergarten and childcare collected 700 items of food to donate to Christian Community Ministries in honor of being in school 100 days.

February 02, 2011 | Keri Boyce | Localife

The Pitchforks, South Carolina Heart Gallery opens at FAC Friday

The music of the Pitchforks of Duke University, a nationally acclaimed collegiate a cappella group, and a past winner of the SoJam Southeast Collegiate A Cappella Festival, are returning to the Wood Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) for a one-night performance on Friday. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, military and seniors. This concert is made possible by Bob Sheheen. Also opening on Friday is the month-long special exhibit of the South Carolina Heart GalleryTM.

February 02, 2011 | | Localife

Scrapbook - Feb. 2, 2011

Snow has them 'in a pickle'!

February 02, 2011 | | Miscellaneous

Waiting game pays off for Bulldogs' Jenkins

As he took his official visit to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio last weekend, Alvonta` Jenkins got a good look at the campus, met with members of the school's football coaching staff, took in a basketball game and toured the town.

February 02, 2011 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle

Cookin’ For A Cure to start Friday

The Aloha team is ready to kick off "Cookin' For A Cure" -- a fund raiser for Kershaw County Relay For Life. Dinners will be served beginning Friday at 6 p.m. at Concord Baptist Church, located at 2211 Porter Crossroad, Lugoff. Eat in or take out available. Minimum donation is $7 per plate. Desserts are $1 extra. It's a great time of food, fun, and fellowship. Below are the upcoming dates and meals Cookin' For A Cure will be offering. All meals will be served at Concord Baptist Church. Bake sales will be held at Outpost Food Mart in ...

February 02, 2011 | | Localife

"Surf's Up at Demon Bay" fundraiser on tap for March 4

The Able Club of South Carolina and Outback Steakhouse of Columbia will join forces to present, "Surf's Up at Demon Bay", the second annual auction benefiting Lugoff-Elgin High School athletic programs, on Friday, March 4 at 6 p.m.

February 02, 2011 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

L-E soccer program seeking interns for spring season

In an effort to involve more students in the school's soccer program, Lugoff-Elgin High School boys' varsity soccer head coach, Matt Brosius, is advertising for three internships and a ball attendant program for this year's Demons' and Lady Demons' soccer teams.

February 02, 2011 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

Bulldogs tripped up in Hartsville, 53-47

If the Camden High boys basketball team is to continue its stretch of playing in the AAA state playoffs, it has plenty of work to do and just four regular season games left in which to do it.

January 31, 2011 | | Camden High/Middle

Demons' comeback not enough against Dutch Fork

Forsaking the X's and O's with his team trailing visiting Dutch Fork, 51-28 at intermission, Lugoff-Elgin boys basketball coach Derek Belton appealed to his team's pride during his halftime talk.

January 31, 2011 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

This week in KC sports

Tuesday: Lakewood at Camden (BB – 6 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Blythewood (BB – 6 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Academy of Excellence (BB – 6p.m.); Lewisville at North Central (BB – 6:30 p.m.)

January 31, 2011 | | Sports

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