Mrs. Alada Carlos celebrated her 100th birthday Jan. 22. She sits (top photo) with her grandson Freddie Carlos, III and son Freddie Carlos, Jr. Above, Mrs. Carlos enjoys the company of Ida Christian, her cousin, and Bettye Davis, a friend. Ida and her husband John sponsored the special celebration at their home. Friends and family were invited to come celebrate the occasion with special cake, ice cream, punch and coffee. Born 1911, Mrs. Carlos said she knew she had seen a lot of birthdays but she didn't know she would see 100 and she is thankful to God for ...
John David Black (left), a Richland Northeast School 11th-grader, is the second-place recipient of the 2011 Dream Keeper High School Scholarship. His brother, Richard Black, a Dent Middle School eighth-grader, is the middle school winner. Both boys are the grandchildren of the late David and Estelle Jones of Camden. The Dream Keeper Scholarship was founded by former City of Colombia Councilman E.W. Cromartie II. The award recognizes exemplary displays of committed service to the tenets of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The ideals of social responsibility, political empowerment, diversity, racial harmony, nonviolence, and unselfish service must be demonstrated voluntarily ...
Mr. and Mrs. David Hunter of Elgin announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsay Rebecca Hunter of Elgin, to Ira Wade Peavy of Sumter. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Peavy of Sumter.
(Note: The following is a message from the Habitat for Humanity staff and volunteers)
A diaper drive is being held at local businesses in the Camden area to benefit Sistercare, a partner agency with United Way that provides services for battered women and children. Boxes are set up at Newman's Furniture, Atlas Gym, Carolina Cafe and the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce. The drive will end at the close of business on Feb. 12. Diapers and pull-ups of all sizes will be accepted. Diapers that are not secured in a package (for instance, left over diapers that may not fit your child anymore) should be placed in zip lock bags. No cash donations ...
It is time for all commercial businesses, public institutions, organizations, public buildings and grounds, churches and schools within the City limits of Camden, to start sprucing up the for the third annual Margot Rochester Landscaping Award, presented by City of Camden Parks and Streets Commission.
Pam Zandee's photo "Lake Wateree Sunrise" was selected as the Chronicle-Independent's January Photo of the Month. The picture was taken on Lake Wateree at Liberty Hill with a Panasonic DMC-ZS5. To submit a photo to be considered in the Photo of the Month contest, visit www.chronicle-independent.com/archives/2817/ for more information.
Kershaw County Volunteer Guardians ad Litem (GAL) will be honored at a reception to be held tonight at the Fine Arts Center. The reception, scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m., is in conjunction with a traveling exhibit that underscores South Carolina's adoption needs. The South Carolina Heart Gallery is a collection of photographs depicting children who are available for adoption. For every child who comes into foster care, there is a court appointed Guardian ad Litem, most often a specially trained volunteer from the community whose focus is the best interest of the child.
The Academic Booster Club at Camden High School (CHS) will host its annual golf tournament March 5 at White Pines Golf Course in Camden with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. This is the primary fundraiser each year.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
Post 17 contest chairman Richard Lackey congratulates Daniel Northcutt as post-level scholarship winner of the American Legion High School Oratorical Contest. Northcutt, a home-schooled junior, will represent Post 17 at the Zone Four contest to be held in Camden Feb. 19. The winners of the four zone contests will compete at the state level. State winners earn a trip to Indianapolis to vie for the national title which carries an $18,000 scholarship award.
Junior Leadership Kershaw County students received a course in formal dining etiquette from cotillion facilitator Sara Fakoury during a recent session hosted by the Millpond Steakhouse in Boykin. Fakoury guided the class of high school juniors and seniors through a session of dos and don'ts as they enjoyed a five-course meal prepared by Mark Price and Jamie Hecker of the Millpond Steakhouse. Servers included Kershaw County School District superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan and several other local business men and women. Students from Camden, Lugoff-Elgin and North Central High Schol and Camden Military Academy were asked to dress up for ...
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will present an original Earth Day celebration, Seasons of the South, at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Wood Auditorium.
The Kershaw County Special Olympics (KCSO) was held Friday at Camden Military Academy (CMA).
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will present its 10th annual Jazz at the Center Music Festival, April 25-27, in historic downtown Camden. The featured concert this year takes place at 8 p.m. Saturday in Wood Auditorium, following a cocktail reception from 7 to 8 p.m. in the lobby. Maddy Winer and Vince Lewis and the Jazz All-Stars will provide entertainment from the Great American Songbook and modern jazz standards that are sure to please jazz lovers of all tastes. Their new CD "Crossroads" was hailed by Just Jazz Magazine as "first rate" and "…the musicianship ...
The Boy Scouts of Wateree District recently held their annual Awards Banquets, hosted by Lyttletton St. UMC. The district awards went to:
Last Sunday was Palm Sunday, the beginning of the Christian Holy Week, leading up to the celebration of Easter. Jesus entered Jerusalem riding a donkey to celebrate Passover the week that he died. Kevin Shaw (portraying Jesus in photo) leads members of area churches down Mill St. in Camden.
Allison Hill is a 21st century woman embarking on a promising future in nursing with an assist from women who were born in the nineteenth century.
Ten Kershaw County schools were among 592 schools statewide recognized by the State Department of Education for academic achievement and closing achievement gaps in 2013.
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