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KCSO deputy assaulted during traffic stop

A North Carolina man remains in the Kershaw County Detention Center facing several charges after he allegedly assaulted a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputy during a traffic stop Tuesday.

October 07, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Food for the Soul provides more than just meals

Kershaw County's Food for the Soul is often deemed a soup kitchen, but Director Darlene Thomas maintains it is more than that.

October 07, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Miscellaneous

Blues festival still on

The 20th Annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival remains on go with events as scheduled. The only shift is the Town Green outdoor venue in downtown Camden will now relocate to the campus of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County. An updated schedule is available at Armbands are available at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, located at 810 Lyttleton Street from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday; 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, and on Saturday from noon until 5 p.m. and again from 6 to 11 p.m. Armbands ...

October 06, 2016 | | Miscellaneous

Claretta Briggs Fletcher

CAMDEN – Funeral services for Claretta Briggs Fletcher, 90, will be held Monday at 1:00 p.m. at Sanders Creek Baptist Church with burial to follow in Dry Branch Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. P.L. Griffin will officiate.

October 06, 2016 | | Obituaries

John N. Bracey

BETHUNE -- John Neil Bracey, 68, died Saturday, October 1, 2016. Funeral services will be held today, Oct. 7, 2016 at noon in Mill Creek baptist Church. Rev. Joseph H. Gause will officiate. Burial will be in the Fort Jackson NAtional Cemetery, Columbia, South Carolina. Viewing will be Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 from 1 to 7 p.m. at Craford Funeral Home in Kershaw, S.C.

October 06, 2016 | | Obituaries

Mary Lou Barnes

CAMDEN – Funeral service for Mary Lou Houser Barnes, 85, was held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Lugoff, Church of God with burial in Wateree Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Tim Shirley and the Rev. Tony Barnes officiated. The family received friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.

October 06, 2016 | | Obituaries

20th annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival starts Thursday

This October marks the 20th year for the award-winning Carolina Downhome Blues Festival in Camden. Produced and presented by the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, this year's event is scheduled for October 6-8 and will feature more than 22 artists in 17 venues over three days. Venues include the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County's Bassett Gallery, Shull Pavilion and Wood Auditorium, Lugoff-Elgin High School, The Town Green (downtown park,) The Venue on Broad, Gadgets of Camden, Old Towne Tavern, Books on Broad, Davis & Sons Guitar Shop, Food for the Soul, Sam Kendall's, Hifalutin, ¡Salud! Mexican ...

October 04, 2016 | | People & Places

Important local conversation

Readers will notice a story on today's front page by C-I Staff Writer Katrina Moses about a forum held last week at the Jackson Teen Center.

October 04, 2016 | | Editorials

Permission to dissent

WASHINGTON -- Only in the strangest-ever presidential election could a former beauty queen's weight be considered a deal-breaking issue of, if I may, gargantuan proportions.

October 04, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Robert Ariail

October 04, 2016 | | Ariail

Area teens voice concerns over recent police shootings

Deeply concerned over recent police shootings in Tulsa, OK and Charlotte, N.C., area youth had a conversation with community leaders at the Jackson Teen Center September 28.

October 04, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Miscellaneous

Dr. Groshen speaks at business breakfast

Dr. Erica L. Groshen, who is currently the U.S. Department of Labor's Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, was the featured speaker at a breakfast hosted by Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Camden Business Alliance. Dr. Groshen, who is responsible for job numbers and inflation numbers put out by the U.S. Department of Labor, explained the history of labor statistics as well as the role of labor statistics and how citizens of the county can use these statistics for their businesses. She also showed a video which presented ways in which people can use statistics ...

October 04, 2016 | | Business

Camden woman featured in the Wall Street Journal

Camden resident Paula Bracey was featured in The Wall Street Journal to talk about how she implemented walking meetings at her job, South Carolina Department of Health and Environment Control (DHEC) in Columbia.

October 04, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Miscellaneous

Camden man arrested for attempted murder

A Camden man is behind bars in the Kershaw County Detention Center after Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested him in connection with a stabbing early Saturday morning.

October 04, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Richard Halley

Richard Halley, 70 of 5960 Halley Road, Rembert, passed on Monday, October 3, 2016.

October 03, 2016 | | Obituaries

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Demons duo post strong showing at Super 32

The Lugoff-Elgin wrestling program was well represented last weekend at the annual Super 32 Preseason Tournament held at the Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina.

October 21, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

Bassett Gallery to Feature Sculptor Jeremy Butler

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will feature sculptor, Jeremy Butler in the Bassett Gallery, Sunday, Oct. 23 through Friday Nov. 13. The ...

October 21, 2016 | | People & Places

Camden High School’s September Students of the Month

October 21, 2016 | | People & Places

Words can hurt more than sticks and stones

We have all heard the famous rhyme of sticks and stones, insinuating that the pain of a broken bone hurts more than being led to ...

October 21, 2016 | | High School Columns

It happens everyday

According to a study done by The Violence Policy center in 2012, South Carolina was ranked number two in the states with the highest rate ...

October 21, 2016 | | Editorials

How Trump could still win

As the final presidential debate looms like a Halloween pinata full of October surprises, voters may be less committed to one or the other candidate ...

October 21, 2016 | | Columns

Candidate profiles

With Election Day coming up in less than two weeks, we hope everyone has been educating themselves on issues and candidates, both nationally and locally.

October 21, 2016 | | Editorials

Camden's Florida Connection

The Archives received an e-mail back in June from Melanie Barr, the Secretary of the Pleasant Street Historic Society in Gainesville, Florida. Attached was the ...

October 21, 2016 | Katherine Richardson | Columns

The new South Carolina: Part 2 – the economy

This is the second of a three-part series on how new demographics, economic and political trends are rapidly changing South Carolina.

October 21, 2016 | | Columns

Rickett was more than just Cassatt Water

There are some who still think of Hettie H. Rickett whenever they hear the Cassatt Water utility mentioned – and rightly so. Not only was Rickett ...

October 21, 2016 | | Kershaw County


A funeral service to celebrate the life of Samuel Jacob Eisenback, 94, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 23 ...

October 21, 2016 | | Obituaries


A service to celebrate the life of Lenora Ann Carroll Spivey Johnson, 80 of Camden was yesterday at 2:00 pm in the chapel of ...

October 21, 2016 | | Obituaries


Funeral service for Mr. Allen Salmond, 70, of 120 Laurel Crossing Drive in Lugoff will be held Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 2:00 P.M ...

October 21, 2016 | | Obituaries

Candidates questions: Joanna Craig

In an effort to provide as equal a forum as possible, the C-I recently reached out to all the candidates running for Camden City Council ...

October 21, 2016 | | Politics

Candidates questions: John Moncure

In an effort to provide as equal a forum as possible, the C-I recently reached out to all the candidates running for Camden City Council ...

October 21, 2016 | | Politics

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