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Cinderella comes to Camden Thursday

Cinderella dances her way into Camden Thursday.

February 27, 2015 | | Arts


Winter visions

When snow fell on Kershaw County on Tuesday, local shutterbugs took out their cameras (or smartphones) and took some pictures. In the first photo is Reid Graham and his snowman in a picture posted to the C-I's Facebook page by his grandmother, Linda Fender Graham. The second picture is a photo of some daffodils in the snow taken by former C-I editor Martha Bruce near the corner of Mill and Haile streets. It's "kind of a 'mixed message' of winter and spring," she said.

February 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Rec Notes - Feb. 27, 2015

PAL Baseball is a non-competitive baseball league for youth and adults with disabilities and special needs, and typically-able youth with assistance from "Pals" available on the team. PAL Baseball is for individuals who do not want to play competitively. Children with special needs as well as children who do not like the physical competition of other leagues can enjoy the fun of PAL Baseball.

February 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


BDK reports honor rolls

Baron DeKalb Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-weeks period of the school year.

February 27, 2015 | | Education


Military Briefs - Feb. 27, 2015

Army Pvt. Neono B. Thompson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

February 27, 2015 | | Military


For the Record - Feb. 25, 2015

Real estate transactions

February 25, 2015 | | For the Record


KC quartet headed to state wrestling finals

And then there were four.

February 25, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


West Wateree youth wrestlers shine in tourney

Six middle school and a pair of elementary school students from West Wateree schools took home top four finishes from the Skyway Youth Wrestling Tournament held at Berkeley High School on Saturday, Feb. 14.

February 25, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Ariail for Feb. 25, 2015

February 25, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Giuliani’s comments

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who's never been accused of being circumspect, went over the top last week when he accused President Obama of not loving his country. Giuliani has refused to back down from his comments, and some in the GOP have defended him while others have said they wouldn't have made the same statement. Politics, of course, is involved, as both Democrats and Republicans are already jockeying for position for 2016.

February 25, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: The love litmus test

Republicans seem ceaselessly enamored of litmus tests, but the newest one -- Do you believe President Obama loves America? -- makes birthers seem witty.

February 25, 2015 | | Columns


Wilson: Another tragic display of South Carolina’s domestic violence problem

On Feb. 5, around 1:15 p.m., students at the University of South Carolina (USC) received a text message warning "SHOTS FIRED" -- two words which would send chills and panic through the large campus that is home to nearly 32,000 students.

February 25, 2015 | By Alan Wilson, S.C. Attorney General C-I guest columnist | Columns


Letter: Reader grateful for Arrants columns

I wish to complement your columnist, Josh Arrants, for the wonderful articles he has written for the Chronicle. I have read only three of his articles, but I have truly enjoyed each one. In the last one, he said he was leaving Kershaw County and I could only think of the loss to your paper.

February 25, 2015 | Catherine Bowers Hobek Annandale, Va. | Letters


Yesteryear - Feb. 25, 2015

Wunderkind: Charleston mayor to address chamber next week

February 25, 2015 | | Yesteryear


Sidewalk Survey - Feb. 25, 2015

February 25, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


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NC's Gomez takes second in state

After finishing third in his first appearance in the South Carolina High School League state individual wrestling championship last year, North Central Mason Gomez moved up one spot in last weekend's event held in Anderson.

March 06, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


AJ downs Bulldog boters, 1-0, in opener

In what has been an unpredictable winter, what else could you expect other than a strange goal to kick off the soccer season.

March 06, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Cup spaces selling at a brisk pace

With three weeks and a day to go before the 2015 Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races in Camden, reserved parking spaces are starting to fill up.

March 06, 2015 | | Equine


Ariail for March 6, 2015

March 06, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Gerrymandering

Here in South Carolina, as in so many other states, gerrymandering -- in which political parties redraw the lines of voting districts to suit their own purposes -- is a fact of life. It was done when Democrats controlled the state, and now it's done by Republicans. One of the nationwide side effects of gerrymandering is creating more partisan divide. Because districts are set up to be safe for one party, there's not much interest in candidates having to appeal to independent voters or those who aren't hard-line adherents of either party. And, by the way, the word gerrymander ...

March 06, 2015 | | Editorials


Letter: Reader takes it upon self to look into crape myrtle mystery

Throughout my lifetime, I have been interested in all decorative plants, although my specialty is the Camellia. I was shocked while reading the editorial by one of my favorite editors lambasting one of my favorite columnists about wording in a column on crape myrtles. For some unknown reason (probably some health problem), I had failed to read the column in question. My wife left me in this world to fend for myself while she enjoys heaven and this gives me the luxury of being able to pile newspapers by my chair in sort of a too high, messy pile to ...

March 06, 2015 | Richard Mims Lugoff | Letters


Letter: Camden resident upset about The State’s ‘garbage’

Surely something can be done about The State paper throwing its "Extra" on the ground and roads. Several of us on Fire Tower Road have called and E-mailed its office and received no reply, just more trash. We've called the City of Camden, the County and Sheriff's offices to no avail.

March 06, 2015 | Sheila Maloney Camden | Letters


Scully: The clinic

If the soul of Camden resides in its communities of faith, surely its heart sits at 110 C East DeKalb St., the home of the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County, known far and wide as "The Free Clinic." The outpouring of love at the Clinic has proven to be a transformative force, continuously healing wounds of body, mind, and spirit.

March 06, 2015 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Jenkins: A story in the scat

Two weeks ago, during our weekly field trip, I was walking with my students along a dirt road in Manchester State Forest. There upon the dirt was a hairy strand of something, about the size of a cheap cigar and tapered at both ends. Earlier that day, we examined paw prints in the sand on the same dirt road. The students drew good connections from those tracks to this new observation, correctly calling it coyote scat. Coyotes are funny this way, dropping their scat in obvious places. In addition to waste excretion, they use feces to communicate their presence to ...

March 06, 2015 | By Austin Jenkins C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Parker: ‘Just look at him’

WASHINGTON -- "At least nobody died," we often hear in politics to explain away some regrettable act. As in:

March 06, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rec Notes - March 6, 2015

PAL Baseball is a non-competitive baseball league for youth and adults with disabilities and special needs, and typically-able youth with assistance from "Pals" available on the team. PAL Baseball is for individuals who do not want to play competitively. Children with special needs as well as children who do not like the physical competition of other leagues can enjoy the fun of PAL Baseball.

March 06, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Food for the Soul golf tournament April 2

Golfers can greet the long-awaited spring weather on the fairways and putting greens in early April, while they help feed the hungry and shelter the homeless of Kershaw County. Food for the Soul will host its annual golf tournament April 2 at the Camden Country Club. The tournament, which begins at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start, will raise funds to support Food for the Soul's soup kitchen and sheltering programs.

March 06, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Emma Adair Toms

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Emma Adair Toms, 84, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, March 8, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 2:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service, in the Fellowship Center at the church. Memorials may be made in Emma's memory to First Baptist Church, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020.

March 06, 2015 | | Obituaries


Kennedy M. Hagins

Mr. Kennedy M. "Bossy" Hagins, 58, of 1801 Hasty Road, Apartment 8-A, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

March 06, 2015 | | Obituaries


Pets of the Week - March 6, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Prima, a 1-1/2-year-old female Heeler mix dog, and Priscilla, a 1-year-old female domestic short-haired gray tabby cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or ...

March 06, 2015 | | Pets


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