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Beckham: The local Valentine, Cupid

WWII brought about the greatest migration of U. S. citizens. Millions joined the Armed Forces and went to training facilities outside of their local area and many were transferred overseas, while the need for mass production moved countless citizens to new locales to find jobs in industry.

February 13, 2015 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: Reader worries about 4-way stop

I can half-way understand the 4-way stop at the corner of York and Mill streets since there is a blind, uphill snake curve on the east end of York Street which is a 30 degree RW from Mill Street to Hwy. 34. The west end of York Street, from Mill Street to Broad Street is a 90 degree RW.

February 13, 2015 | Blanche Scott Camden | Letters


Letter: Reader says C-I balanced, The State not

I subscribe to this newspaper and the rag they call a newspaper out of Columbia. In an unsolicited testimony, I would like to make a brief comparison of the two.

February 13, 2015 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Planting trees

Howard Wallace (left) of the Camden Tree Foundation helps Benjamin Garcia plant one of 31 new trees Jan. 29 along the northeastern edge of Springdale Race Course as Anthony Haggins uses heavy equipment to prop it up. Among the 4- to 5-year-old trees are 20 cherry bark oaks, six hollies and five "fringe trees," Wallace said. The foundation spent $15,000 on the trees and another $5,000 on irrigation. The foundation planted many of the trees along S.C. 97 opposite the Edgewood subdivision, with more on Springdale Drive itself. Wallace said some Edgewood residents came out expressing their ...

February 13, 2015 | | Camden


Gospel Fest is February 21

he Multi-Cultural Committee of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) proudly announces plans for the annual Gospel Fest and Heritage Tea, as part of a celebration of Black History Month. The Gospel Fest will take place Saturday, February 21 at 6:00 p.m. All tickets are $8. The annual Heritage Tea Celebration will be held Sunday, February 22 at 3:00 p.m. Both events will be held in the Wood Auditorium. The Heritage Tea will be followed by a reception at the Douglas-Reed House where the student artwork is displayed. The event is free and open ...

February 13, 2015 | | Arts


Pets of the Week - Feb. 13, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Buster, a 1-year-old male Jack Russell terrier/Beagle mix, and Peekaboo, a 1-year-old female domestic short-haired 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 ...

February 13, 2015 | | Pets


Rec Notes - Feb. 13, 2015

Registration for PAL Baseball will open Tuesday and run through March 6.

February 13, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


MCCU gains 5-star rating

For the 96th consecutive quarter, Mid Carolina Credit Union (MCCU) recently earned a "5-Star Superior" rating for strength and security from BauerFinancial, a credit union and bank rating firm in Coral Gables, Fla.

February 13, 2015 | | Business


Clara Richardson

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Clara Koonts Richardson, 88, of Lexington, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, February 16, 2015 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden. Rev. John Hallman will officiate. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in John Knox Hall. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Richardson's memory to Palmetto Girls State, Inc., American Legion Auxiliary, Department of SC, 107-A Legion Plaza Road, Columbia, SC 29210.

February 13, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mignon Sullivan Polk

Mignon Sullivan Polk passed peacefully at her home in Warrenton, VA on Saturday, February 7, 2015. She was born in Charleston, South Carolina on March 14, 1925 to the late Christina and Manley S. Sullivan, Sr.

February 13, 2015 | | Obituaries


Maurice MacDougal

Maurice L. "Mac" MacDougal, 89, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on February 11, 2015.

February 13, 2015 | | Obituaries


Jack Goodwin

Mr. Jack Goodwin, 75, of Laurelton, NY, passed on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 2:00 PM inGood Hope-Wesley Chapel UMC, Camden, SC, with burial in Good Hope-Wesley Chapel UMC Cemetery.

February 13, 2015 | | Obituaries


Demons knock off Blazers in OT

Freshman Kevon Roberson drained a pair of free throws to give Lugoff-Elgin a 54-53 overtime lead against visiting Ridge View on Tuesday night inside the Demons Den.

February 13, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Cheraw upends Knights

Cheraw wrapped up the Region 4-AA boys' basketball title with a 94-67 win over host North Central on Tuesday at The Castle in Boonetown.

February 13, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle


Editorial: Water buffers

We were glad to see the Kershaw County Planning and Zoning Commission vote to keep existing buffer zones between buildings and waterways at their present size rather than reduce them. The matter came up for discussion at the request of Commissioner J. Henry Walker. After hearing evidence and comments from several people, Walker joined the other four commissioners in voting unanimously to keep the buffers in place. That's a boost for maintaining water quality, especially at Lake Wateree.

February 12, 2015 | | Editorials


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Willie James Truesdale

Mr. Willie James Truesdale, 93, of 1446 Cassatt Road, Cassatt, passed on Sunday, February 22, 2015.

February 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Walter Frederick Setzer

A funeral service to honor the life of Walter Fredrick Setzer, Jr., of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, February 28, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Morganton, NC. Rev. Bob Shepherd and Rev. Fred Schuszler will officiate. Burial will follow at Burke Memorial Park in Morganton. The family will receive friends from 1:00-3:00 PM, prior to the service at the church.

February 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Richard Rederick

A graveside service for Roy Richard "Sgt Red" Rederick, 69, will be held Monday, March 2, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Military Honors will be rendered by the U.S. Army. The family will receive friends Sunday, March 1, 2015 from 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the AMVETS.

February 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Emma Boone

A funeral service celebrating the life of Mary "Emma" Bass Boone, 97, of Camden, will be held on Friday, February 27, 2015, at 2:00 PM at DeKalb Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Dean Reynolds and Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 5:00-6:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel, and also, from 1:00-2:00 PM prior to the service at DeKalb Baptist Church. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Boone's memory to Blaney Baptist Church, Ruth Sunday School Class ...

February 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Catherine B. Chambers

Mrs. Catherine Brisbon Chambers, 76, of 94 Stuckeytown Road, Rembert, passed on Friday, February 20, 2015.

February 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mary L. Dunham

Ms. Mary L. Dunham, 53, of 247 Cook Road, Lugoff, passed on Thursday, February 19, 2015.

February 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Pets of the Week - Feb. 27, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Legolas, a 4-month-old male American Staffordshire Terrier mix, and Tulip, a 1-year-old female domestic short-haired 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 e-mail ...

February 27, 2015 | | Pets


Ariail for Feb. 27, 2015

February 27, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Big money Dems

The ever-present cable news shows are already fixated on the 2016 presidential campaign, with the Republican race a wide-open affair and the Democratic nomination said to be Hillary Clinton's for the asking. Of course, we'll point out Clinton was also the overwhelming favorite in 2008 until Barack Obama came along and stole her candy. But one thing's for sure, no matter whom the parties nominate: massive amounts of money will be spent.

February 27, 2015 | | Editorials


Letter: Reader responds to Clemson diversification letter

In his articulate letter on diversification not being needed at Clemson University (Jan. 21, 2015), Charlie Humphries indicated he is the type of gentleman who would concede to my will to respectfully disagree with him.

February 27, 2015 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Parker: Twitter as America’s conscience

WASHINGTON -- Denizens of social media were rankled during Sunday night's Academy Awards telecast when actor Sean Penn made a crack about Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and green cards.

February 27, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Demon soccer alumni return to the pitch

The Lugoff-Elgin High School boys' soccer program will host its annual alumni soccer game on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium.

February 27, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Battle of Camden Power Meet set for Saturday at CHS

The inaugural Battle of Camden Power Meet will be held at Camden High School on Saturday, Feb. 28.

February 27, 2015 | | Sports


Moment of Nature - Feb. 27, 2015

Murder is a strong word and truth be known it's not really what happens (unfortunately) when a crape myrtle, a Southern signature tree is topped, but it has become a familiar vernacular amongst plant people. If crape myrtles did in fact die when they were butchered, then the practice would stop.

February 27, 2015 | By Liz Gilland, Camden Urban Forester C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Cinderella comes to Camden Thursday

Cinderella dances her way into Camden Thursday.

February 27, 2015 | | Arts


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