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Kershaw County robotics team hosts open house Monday

The Kershaw County Robotics Team (KC Robotics Team) will hold its annual open house on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Lugoff-Elgin High School Annex building. During the open house, the public will have the chance to talk to team members and mentors about the multiple aspects involved in designing and building different robots, the excitement of participating in the various competitions, and they will be able to test drive the robots.

March 20, 2015 | By Elena Gaston Special to the C-I | Education


Barnes' hat trick leads CHS girls to victory

Senior forward Breanna Barnes found the back of the nets on three occasions as the Camden High girls' soccer team evened their record in Region 4-AAA play at 1-1 following Tuesday's 6-0 shutout victory over Lower Richland in a match played in Columbia.

March 20, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Dogs overwhelm LR with second half power surge

Carrying a 1-0 lead into the locker room at halftime of Tuesday's Region 4-AAA soccer match with Lower Richland, Camden boys' head coach Mark Chickering was not all too impressed with his team's lack of scoring.

March 20, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Lady Bulldogs squash LR, 23-1

It was not pretty, but it was quick.

March 20, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Bulldog trio combines to shut out Diamond Hornets

Camden's pitchers are making things easier for the Bulldog offense.

March 20, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Rollings, Volunteers upend Knights, 7-1

Andrew Jackson jumped to a 4-0 lead after three and a half innings and would later add to that advantage in a 7-1 win over host North Central in a Region 4-AA baseball game played Wednesday night in Boonetown.

March 20, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle


Camden Horse Show kicks off Cup week

One of the oldest continuing horse shows in the country and one known for family participation, the Camden Horse Show, will hold its 106th show on Sunday, March 22 beginning at 9 a.m., at Dale Thiel Stables located on Firetower Road in Camden.

March 20, 2015 | | Equine


Walt Inabinet - March 18, 2015

March 18, 2015 | | Inabinet


Editorial: GOP in SC

Though it's nearly a year until South Carolina's first-in-the-South presidential primary, Palmetto State voters are going to be barraged by candidates, and it all starts this week as Republican hopefuls begin flooding the state to build support for their White House bids. Unlike the Democratic tussle, in which Hillary Clinton is virtually being handed the nomination, there is no front-runner in the GOP, but lots of wannabes. Several of the candidates coming into the state this week are fresh off appearances at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), where many of the attendees stood just to the ...

March 18, 2015 | | Editorials


Sunshine Week: Despite successes, FOIA needs improvement

It's Sunshine Week in South Carolina and the nation.

March 18, 2015 | By Bill Rogers, SCPA executive director C-I guest columnist | Columns


Yesteryear - March 18, 2015

The Charlotte Thompson community's annual barbecue is always a special rite of spring, along with flowering bulbs and budding trees. Now in its 45th year, the annual barbecue has been an enormous help to the Charlotte Thompson community and its residents have worked hard to make it a huge success each year. So many people have rendered yeoman service in this labor of love which is, indeed, a community effort.

March 18, 2015 | | Yesteryear


Schofield signs new deal with Falcons

Camden native O'Brien Schofield will be moving closer to his childhood home after the former Seattle Seahawk linebacker/defensive end signed a free agent contract with the Atlanta Falcons last week.

March 18, 2015 | | Sports


CHS netters hold off L-E, 6-1

After being shut out in their first match with Camden this season, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team received a victory from Trevor Black at first singles only to fall to their visiting neighbors, 6-1, on Monday.

March 18, 2015 | | Sports


Bowers', Knights upend Rams

Tyler Bowers fired a complete game three-hitter as North Central avenged a Region 4-AA opening loss to Buford last Friday with a 3-1 win over host Chesterfield on Monday night.

March 18, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle


Lady Dogs capture second meet

Camden ran away from the field as the Lady Bulldogs scored 106 points to win last Thursday's track meet held at the CHS athletic Complex.

March 18, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


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Carolina Cup race day information

Saturday's 83rd running of the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races at the Springdale Race Course in Camden will begin with the first of six races taking the starter's flag at 1:30 p.m. The gates to the course open to the public at 9 a.m.

March 27, 2015 | | Equine


Making the rounds

A few hundred yards away, trucks carrying workers zig-zagged their way in and around the Springdale Race Course in final preparation for Saturday's 83rd running of the Carolina Cup. Tucked away in a barn located behind the National Steeplechase Museum, Brian Murphy stands atop the straw in a stall as he brushes down one of his horses with the only sound here being that of a few chirping birds on a relaxed Monday morning.

March 27, 2015 | | Equine


NC rallies from 9-run hole to take down Cheraw in 10

Small ball led to an overthrown ball, leading to a wild pitch which was all it took for North Central to come away with a 10-9, 10-inning win over visiting Cheraw in a Tuesday night game in which the hosts overcame a 9-0 deficit after three and a half innings of play.

March 27, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle


Demons cruise past Redhawks, 11-1

Knowing that Westwood has had troubles both scoring and preventing runs, Lugoff-Elgin baseball coach Randy Stokes had one simple plan of attack heading into Tuesday's Region 4-4A game with the visiting Redhawks.

March 27, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Historic Camden's Armies Through Time

Hundreds of people visited Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site last Saturday to learn about warfare through the ages. Guests got to interact with warriors from Ancient Greek wars, Medieval wars, 19th Century wars, World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War. Different stations were set up that featured artifacts, costumes and camps from different wars.

March 27, 2015 | | People & Places


Ruben H. Jay Jr.

A celebration of life service for Ruben Harlan Jay, Jr, 67, will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Foundation.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mary Ruth Watts

Funeral service for Mary Ruth Hornsby Watts, 81, will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice, 1400 Pickens St #100, Columbia, SC 29201 or Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 880, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Amanda Porter

Amanda Doby Porter, wife of the late James Porter formally of Palmer Place in Camden passed away on March 14th in Baltimore, Md. Funeral services are scheduled for March 27th in Baltimore.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


James W. ‘Pete’ Nelson

Funeral service for James William "Pete" Nelson, 74, will be held on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, Elgin with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Ken Jackson will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, 2666 Highway 1 South, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Arrants speaks to CCTC students

Josh Arrants, naturalist and C-I columnist, speaks to students in Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) Natural Resources Management program Feb. 26 about the Red-cockaded Woodpecker Restoration Project at Fort Jackson. Arrants, a 2002 CCTC graduate, is a member of the S.C. Wildlife Federal Board, a Fort Jackson Wildlife Technician and former Camden resident who recently moved to Austin, Texas. He is returning frequently to work on the Fort Jackson project and continues to write his column. The students listening to Arrants' lecture are in NRM Department Chair Joshua Castleberry's class.

March 27, 2015 | | Education


Honoring their own

The Kershaw County Democratic Women's Organization recently made a donation to the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County to honor the contributions of several of their former members. Tributes were read and a check presented in their honor for Virginia Furman, Louisa Watkins and Pat Watts. FAC executive director Kristin Cobb accepted the donation at the meeting. "All of these women were very special to this community and certainly the Fine Arts Center. I am honored to accept this donation in their memory," Cobb said. Pictured from left are Mollye Robinson, member; Kristin Cobb, executive director, Fine Arts Center ...

March 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Bethune High grad is ZEL Engineers president

Stacey Gordon, a Bethune High School graduate, recently received a promotion to president of ZEL Engineers Inc., based in Augusta, Ga. Gordon is the son of Doby and Suzanne W. Gordon of Cassatt.

March 27, 2015 | | Business


BES announces 2nd quarter honor rolls

Bethune Elementary School has announced its school-wide A an A/B honor rolls for the second nine weeks of the school year.

March 27, 2015 | | Education


Master Gardeners offer scholarship

Kershaw County Master Gardeners will be offering a $500 scholarship to be awarded to a deserving Kershaw County School District Senior to assist in their post secondary education in the pursuit of Agriculture and/or Horticulture Sciences. Applicants must be a Kershaw County School District graduating senior. Scholarship focus will be awarded on your vision to impact of the Agriculture and/or Horticulture industry.

March 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Rec Notes - March 27, 2015

Anyone ages 6 to 13 can participate in a Spring Break Baseball Camp offered by CHS and KCPR, Monday, March 30 through Wednesday, April 1, from 8 to 11 a.m. at American Legion Baseball Field.

March 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


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