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To brother Cromartie, with love

WASHINGTON -- There is something eternally bonding about a shared near-death experience, which is how I first met Michael Cromartie.

September 01, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Moment of Nature - Sept. 1, 2017

As a municipality, we are fortunate to have a very green community. There are 20 parks and green-spaces totaling approximately 115 acres to manage and maintain. Therefore, the Parks and Trees Commission members visit our city parks every other year to check the condition of and make suggestions for improvements. City staff makes notes and incorporates many of the suggestions into budget requests for the upcoming year.

September 01, 2017 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


S.C.’s nuclear scandal and politicians

For a columnist like me, the state's nuclear scandal is the gift that keeps on giving. It is no exaggeration to say that there could be a column every week (or several times a week) on the growing scandal -- and it's likely to be so for months and even years to come.

September 01, 2017 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Thanks to officers who helped

I would like to thank the two city of Camden police officers who stopped to help me last Saturday (Aug. 19) in the 100-plus degree heat when my car overheated and died. One's name was Smith and the other I did not get, but thank you both!

September 01, 2017 | David Trimnal Rembert | Letters


It’s long past time to take back our highways

There is no justice in South Carolina for DUI victims!

September 01, 2017 | Darlene Hudson Lugoff | Letters


Discover the magic of reading at the library

The library will be closed September 3 and 4.

September 01, 2017 | | People & Places


For the Record - Sept. 1, 2017

Real estate transactions

September 01, 2017 | | For the Record


Strong is new assistant principal at LEMS

The new school year has started with familiar faces in administrative jobs for the Kershaw County School District (KCSD). Cody Strong is the assistant principal at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (L-EMS) while Leigh Abee, Tarolyn Lee and Tammy Small have been named administrative assistants at their respective schools.

September 01, 2017 | | Education


Armed homeowner nabs one of two suspects during prolonged manhunt

On August 29, 2017, a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputy arrested Cody Gene Jackson (26) from Elgin after Jackson fled from a residence on Seminole Way in Elgin and led the deputy on a lengthy foot chase. Jackson was charged with receiving stolen goods for being in possession of a stolen automobile. During that arrest, Christopher Alexander Cravets (21) who was wanted on armed robbery charges, also fled the residence on foot. He was arrested several hours later after an armed homeowner found him hiding in the homeowner's car and held him for deputies.

September 01, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


L-E girls fall to Camden on links

Camden had three golfers who posted scores below 50 to hand Lugoff-Elgin a 194-226 loss in a girls' golf match played last Thursday over the Camden Country Club.

September 01, 2017 | | Golf


LF-R performs live fire drills in donated structures

Firefighters from Lugoff Fire-Rescue were able to perform live fire training drills for several months in old storage warehouses on US 1 South in Lugoff given to the department for training, thanks to a donation by Mid Carolina Credit Union. The warehouses were to be demolished, but were donated instead to firefighters for the training until construction preparation was to begin. The site will become the new Mid Carolina Credit Union Lugoff Branch for a new two-story, 12,000-square-foot main office.

September 01, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


STANLEY OSCAR COOK

Mr. Stanley Oscar Cook, 59, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, August 27, 2017. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Oak Ridge Baptist Church, Kershaw, SC, with burial in church cemetery. Public viewing will be Friday 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Cook family. Memories and condolence may be shared online at www.brownsfhcamden.com.

September 01, 2017 | | Obituaries


MARY LOUISE PREVATTE

Funeral service for Mary Louise Bradley Humphries Prevatte, 79, will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Sawney's Creek Baptist Church with burial to follow in the Old Sawney's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

September 01, 2017 | | Obituaries


TED F. WATKINS

A funeral service for Ted F. Watkins, 87, of Bethune, will be held at 11:00 o'clock a.m., Saturday, September 2, in the sanctuary of Timrod Baptist Church. The Revs. Jeremy Ussery, Jackie Knight and Derrick McManus will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Masonic rites.

September 01, 2017 | | Obituaries


Lady Knights cruise past RELA

Paced by a 26-assist, nine-dig night from setter Aaliyah White, the North Central volleyball team improved to 3-1 on the season with a 3-0 non-region win over Robert E. Lee in a Tuesday night match played in Bishopville.

September 01, 2017 | | North Central High/Middle


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Camden Jaycees’ golf tourney will benefit group’s annual Christmas Stocking Fund

Spaces are filling up quickly for the Camden Jaycees' Annual Golf Tournament which benefits the organization's yearly Christmas Stocking Fund.

September 19, 2017 | | Golf


Demon harriers show improvement at Lake Murray Invitational meet

One week after having Hurricane Irma cancel the Bob Jenkins Coaches Classic, the Lugoff-Elgin cross country teams competed in Saturday's highly competitive Lake Murray ...

September 19, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Lady Knights welcome L-E, 10 others into tournament

A three-set sweep over visiting Central last Thursday night kept the North Central volleyball team hot on the heels of Region 4-AA leading Buford.

September 19, 2017 | | Sports


Lady Demons extend streak to 3

It started with a win over North Augusta and continued with Thursday's 3-0 sweep over Region 6-4A rival Hartsville.

September 19, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


CHS runners make best of bad situation

Hurricane Irma may have caused the cancellation of the Bob Jenkins Coaches Classic but it could not dampen the spirit of several members of the ...

September 19, 2017 | | Camden High/Middle


Demons come up empty in falling to Thoroughbreds

Sometimes in order for a team to be successful, they need a humbling wake up call. That was exactly what happened Friday night as Lugoff-Elgin ...

September 19, 2017 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


Ariail - Sept. 19, 2017

September 19, 2017 | | Ariail


Animal rescue

Today, readers may notice a short feature and photos on the front page about Danny Robertshaw and Ron Danta, the truly dynamic duo behind Danny ...

September 19, 2017 | | Editorials


How Democrats won the presidency

WASHINGTON -- Rarely, if ever, have so many presidential winners and losers been so incessantly chatty.

September 19, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - Sept. 15, 2017

Dear Danica Patrick,

September 19, 2017 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


School construction projects update

Last November, voters in Kershaw County approved a two-question $129 million referendum to move forward with a number of critical school construction projects. These projects ...

September 19, 2017 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Historian and author to speak on Carolina Backcountry History during KCHS program

A multi-faceted historian and author of several locally relevant books will speak at the Kershaw County Historical Society's 3 p.m. public program Sunday ...

September 19, 2017 | | People & Places


Former USC football players visit DME students

Authors Langston Moore and Preston Thorne, who are also former University of South Carolina football players, visited with all Doby's Mill Elementary School students ...

September 19, 2017 | | People & Places


Yesteryear Pictures - Sept. 19, 2017

September 19, 2017 | | People & Places


LILY S. BRANHAM

A memorial service for Lilly S. Branham, 84, will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Southside Baptist Church. The Rev. Everett Reconnu ...

September 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


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