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Betty Lou Murphy

Funeral services for Betty Lou Murphy, 72, will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Spears Creek Baptist Church with burial to follow in the Old Sawney's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Greg Sweet will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Spears Creek Baptist Church Property Fund at 116 Spears Creek Church Lane, Elgin, SC 29045.

July 17, 2015 | | Obituaries


Jasper Harris

Mr. Jasper Harris, 72, of Sumter and formerly of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Born in Lancaster County, he was the son of the late Richard J. and Bright Eva Hicklen Harris. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held at 1 p.m. today, July 17, 2015 at Bishopville Church of Christ, Bishopville, with burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Camden. Mr. Harris will be placed in the church at noon for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Harris family.

July 17, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Boykin selected as Gates Millennium Scholar

Earlier this year, Camden High School (CHS) graduate Zachary Boykin became one of only 1,000 Class of 2015 graduates across the country to receive a Gates Millennium Scholarship. More than 57,000 students applied for the scholarship, sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The scholarship provides funds to attend any U.S. college or university.

July 17, 2015 | | Education


Surrounded by science

July 17, 2015 | | Education


Picnic partners

July 17, 2015 | | Education


Yesteryear - July 15, 2015

Blue Ribbon school projects running on summer schedule

July 15, 2015 | | Yesteryear


For the Record - July 15, 2015

Real estate transactions

July 15, 2015 | | For the Record


Sidewalk Survey - July 15, 2015

July 15, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


MHAKC board members hosts cookout for community

During Mental Health Awareness Month, board members of Mental Health America Kershaw County (MHAKC) sponsored a surprise cookout for the residents of Chesnut Ferry Court Apartments -- a 20 unit independent living apartments for chronically mentally ill clients in Camden. Board members included Community Consultant Clifton Harryton Anderson, Ethel Anderson, Larry Graham, Debbie Massalon and Linda Sutton-Dutton.

July 15, 2015 | | People & Places


Overturned truck blocks part of U.S. 601 Tuesday morning

An 18-wheeler carrying nearly depleted natural gas canisters overturned on U.S. 601 near Brevard Road approximately 5 miles south of I-20 around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. The accident shut down the highway for several hours, forcing commuters to find alternate routes as the S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP), Kershaw County emergency management teams, Doby's Mill and Lugoff fire crews dealt with the situation.

July 15, 2015 | By Martin L. Cahn and Gary Phillips C-I editors | Crime-Police-Fire


First Palmetto Financial declares quarterly dividend

The board of directors of First Palmetto Financial Corporation, parent company of First Palmetto Bank, has declared a quarterly dividend of $350 per share of common stock. The dividend to stockholders of record as of July 24, 2015, will be payable July 31, 2015.

July 15, 2015 | | Business


Ariail for July 15, 2015

July 15, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Jammin in July

Those who braved the hot summer afternoon and evening -- and a brief rain shower early on -- found their musical rewards at the 20th annual edition of Jammin in July at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site on Saturday.

July 15, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: A new day in South Carolina

WASHINGTON -- The past may not be past, as William Faulkner once put it. But it sure seems to be leaving.

July 15, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Arrants: Finding nature anywhere

Several weeks ago, I had the opportunity to join a client kayaking down a creek on his property. As we slowly floated along the beautiful waterway, I couldn't help but remind him of just how fortunate he was to own several miles of such wonderful nature. He turned to me and commented on how cool it must be for me to be able to call it "my office." When I was heading out into the field the next morning, notebook and binoculars in hand, he called to me from across the road.

July 15, 2015 | By Josh Arrants C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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Murphy qualifies for U.S. Women's Amateur

Auburn rising sophomore golfer and 2014 Lugoff-Elgin High School graduate Kelli Murphy was one of nine players to advance from the U.S. Women's ...

July 27, 2015 | | Sports


Miss Ashley Lynn Booth and Mr. William Green DesChamps IV wed in May ceremony

Miss Ashley Lynn Booth of Charleston, SC and Mr. William Green DesChamps IV of Charleston, SC were married on May 16, 2015 at St. Thaddeus ...

July 27, 2015 | | Weddings & Engagements


Ariail for July 27, 2015

July 27, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Traffic light needed

Most, although not necessarily all, people in Bethune appear to want an actual traffic light at the intersection of U.S. 1 and S.C ...

July 27, 2015 | | Editorials


Happenings at the library

Camden Branch

July 27, 2015 | | People & Places


Rich: It goes so fast

A friend said something the other day which has clung like mist to the crevices of my mind. She's soon to turn 70 and ...

July 27, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


CHS Class of ’75 reunion coming soon

Camden High School's 1975 graduating class will celebrate its 40th reunion Saturday, Aug. 22, at the historic Robert Mills Courthouse.

July 27, 2015 | | People & Places


Walker: Cat-tastrophe

America is No. 1 in the world for the number of cats with an estimated 74 million felines. Experts believe there are millions of unspayed ...

July 27, 2015 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noble: Abbeville case key to S.C.'s future

There is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- more important to the future of our state than fixing education. And as a result of the Abbeville case, we ...

July 27, 2015 | | Columns


With drought, Camden asks customers to conserve water

The city of Camden is asking water customers to practice voluntary water conservation.

July 27, 2015 | | Camden


Timothy Scott

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Timothy Scott, 43 of Kershaw will be held at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 28, in ...

July 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Lucille Dry Larrabee

CHAPIN - Mrs. Lucille Dry Larrabee, 90, died Friday, July 24, 2015. Services were held at three p.m. on Sunday, July 26, 2015, at the ...

July 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Jacob Josey

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Jacob "Jake" Sinkler Josey, 68, of Camden will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, July 28 ...

July 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Jimmy Nelson

ELGIN – Funeral service for Jimmy Whitaker Nelson, 77, will be held today at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to ...

July 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


BES announces fourth quarter honor rolls

Bethune Elementary School recently announced its fourth quarter honor rolls for the 2014-15 school year.

July 27, 2015 | | Education


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