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Two weeks ago on a trail found somewhere between the middle of nowhere and a dense forest, 67 passionate, energetic hikers began a 30-mile walk in the park. Well … maybe "a walk in the park" is not the best way to describe it. Perhaps a grueling, elevation-changing, humid, snake-sighting, flash-flooding trek would be a better way to characterize these thirty miles. I should also mention we jumped on the trail starting at 3:30 a.m. wearing headlamps and were required to finish the miles within 12 to 15 hours.

May 12, 2017 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Do-right women in a do-wrong world

WASHINGTON -- For those lately bereft of leadership, the past few days have provided both a respite and a reason for hope.

May 12, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


For the Record - May 12, 2017

Real estate transactions

May 12, 2017 | | For the Record


United Way of Kershaw County meets fundraising goal

The United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) is celebrating reaching its goal of $800,000 for 2017. The UWKC wants to congratulate the community for helping reach the milestone, Campaign Chair Robert Gulledge said.

May 12, 2017 | | Kershaw County


PLAY to host All-America town halls

Kershaw County's PLAY Foundation -- whose mission is to improve the quality of life in the county while enhancing social and physical development of county youth -- is seeking to have the county named an "All-American City."

May 12, 2017 | | Kershaw County


CCTC pins nurses, pharmacy techs

Central Carolina Technical College's Health Sciences Division pinned nine pharmacy technicians and 48 nurses during two pinning ceremonies. The Pharmacy Technician ceremony was held May 3 in the Iris Room of CCTC's Health Sciences Center and the Associate Degree in Nursing pinning was held May 4 at the Sumter Opera House, both located in downtown Sumter.

May 12, 2017 | | Education


KCSO receives national awards

On the heels of earning its sixth consecutive DUI Enforcement Agency of the Year Award for departments with 51-100 officers, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) recently received the Traffic Unit Team of the Year for DUI Enforcement from the National Criminal Enforcement Association (NCEA)

May 12, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin student inducted into national honor society

Spartanburg Methodist College student Olivia P. Burley of Elgin was recently inducted into Psi Beta, the national Psychology honor society for students at two-year colleges.

May 12, 2017 | | Education


Weylchem celebrates 50 years

During Tuesday's Kershaw County Council Meeting, WeylChem US, a chemical manufacturer headquartered in Germany, received a proclamation by county council honoring and congratulating the company on 50 years of operations at its Elgin site. Pictured from left are Councilman Dennis Arledge; Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr.; Brad Branham, WeylChem Vice President of Public Relations; WeylChem Chief Operating Officer Christian Bremer; KCC Chairman Julian Burns; WeylChem Director of Business Development Kevin Drost; WeylChem Chief Executive Officer Philippe Robin; Councilman Ben Connell; WeylChem Human Resources Director Renee Baker; Councilman Tom Gardner; Councilman Al Bozard.

May 12, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Elgin man charged with murder

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested an Elgin man and charged him with murder following a shooting at his Elmwood Boulevard North residence on Tuesday afternoon.

May 12, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


FLOSSIE VIRGINIA BREWSTER

Mrs. Flossie Virginia Brewster, 90, of 512 Saddle Drive in Camden died Wednesday, May 10. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

May 12, 2017 | | Obituaries


MARGARET JEAN DAVIDSON

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Margaret Jean Davidson, 93, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden. Rev. John Hallman will officiate. Memorials may be made to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020 or Harvest Hope Food Bank, 2220 Shop Road, Columbia, SC 29201, in lieu of flowers.

May 12, 2017 | | Obituaries


CAROLYN HARDY

Mrs. Carolyn Hardy, 55, of 5940 Lost Creek Drive, Sumter, SC, passed on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

May 12, 2017 | | Obituaries


DIANE WATKINS PORTEE

Mrs. Diane Watkins Portee, 56 of 1801 Hasty Road, Camden, South Carolina passed on Friday, May 5, 2017.

May 12, 2017 | | Obituaries


SHANTEL RICHARDSON WYNN

Mrs. Shantel Richardson Wynn, 26, of 378 Eskie Dixon Road, Elgin, South Carolina passed on Monday, May 8, 2017.

May 12, 2017 | | Obituaries


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Spirit Athletics gymnasts win big at state, regional

This past weekend, 10 gymnasts from Spirit Athletics in Lugoff traveled to Greensboro, N.C., for the AAU Southeast regional competition.

May 26, 2017 | | Seasonal Sports


Ariail - May 26, 2017

May 26, 2017 | | Ariail


Former Bi-Lo plaza

It appears sunshine is about to break through a dark cloud that has been hanging over an important part of Camden for a number of ...

May 26, 2017 | | Editorials


An orb, a sword and a slap

PALM BEACH, Fla. -- By now you're exhausted by all the head-swiveling news -- the terrorist slaughter in Manchester; the president's trip to Everywhere; and ...

May 26, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Distemper in dogs is preventable

There have been multiple cases of distemper in dogs in North Carolina and South Carolina during the last six months. There has been one confirmed ...

May 26, 2017 | Cindy Prestage, president Kershaw County Humane Society | Letters


Pinto beans, cornbread and buttermilk

My sister said once that she doesn't really like pinto beans because when she was growing up, Mama cooked a pot three or four ...

May 26, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Pine tree pests and their characteristics

The unofficial start of summer is upon us and with it will come months of high temperatures, periods of no rain and occasional storms accompanied ...

May 26, 2017 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Winners from Mr. CHS

May 26, 2017 | | People & Places


Happy 60th anniversary Sylvia and Pete James

May 26, 2017 | | Weddings & Engagements


BWC honors scholarship recipient

The Bethune Woman's Club (BWC) honored the recipient of the club's 2017 scholarship with a certificate presentation at the BWC's May meeting.

May 26, 2017 | | People & Places


DAR honors exceptional students

Each year The Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is proud to recognize outstanding students in our area who ...

May 26, 2017 | | People & Places


JAMES EDEN CLIATT

A funeral service to celebrate the life of James "Jamie" Eden Cliatt, III, 44, of Camden, SC, will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday ...

May 26, 2017 | | Obituaries


VICTORIA LEIGH McELVEEN

Funeral services for Victoria Leigh McElveen, 23, will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in ...

May 26, 2017 | | Obituaries


JEAN R. NORMAN

Mrs. Jean R. Norman joined her Lord early on May 23rd, 2017, when she crossed the Jordan River into her heavenly home. Her life of ...

May 26, 2017 | | Obituaries


SARAH B. RUTHERFORD

Funeral service for Mrs. Sarah B. Rutherford, 98, of 1718 Porter Road in Cassatt, will be held Sunday, May 28, 2017, 2:00 PM at ...

May 26, 2017 | | Obituaries


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