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Circus, circus

First, we would like to give a tip of the hat to the organizers of the first-ever Irish Festival in Camden. A fundraiser for the Montessori School of Camden, the event showcased Camden in a unique, family fun-filled way and drew quite a crowd. We see quite a few events coming in the next few months, both old favorites and new endeavors and we like what we see. Camden and Kershaw County are enjoyable places to be and as such deserve to be celebrated and showcased. More important, such events are terrific opportunities for people to interact, for neighbors to ...

March 07, 2017 | | Editorials


RIP, DNC

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -- If the Democratic Party is ailing after losing the presidency to Donald Trump, state parties are on life support.

March 07, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Senior times and customs

What was the "lay by" period for cotton farmers?

March 07, 2017 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Across Gov. Richard I. Manning’s desk

About three dozen of the items crossing Manning's desk dealt with the operation of his plantations, his agent in Charleston and his banker. Manning was having to handle the availability of cotton seed, price of horses for sale, lumber for a house, shipping 350 bushels of corn, cleaning and scalding bacon, receiving a report that "the mill and [mill]dam has been completed since you left" and a "bill of repairs for Sulky for his Excellency Governor Manning."

March 07, 2017 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Yesteryear for March 7, 2017

A public forum on the three proposed names for the new elementary school to be built on S.C. 12 in Elgin will top the Kershaw County School Board's agenda Tuesday.

March 07, 2017 | | Yesteryear


Pets available for adoption

Among the animals available for adoption at the Thiel-Meyer Adoption Center are Lilly (pictured below), a 1-year-old Labrador, Boxer mix and Eddie, a Golden Retriever mix. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The center, on Black River Road east of Camden 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 center is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the center or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden.net. The shelter's ...

March 07, 2017 | | Pets


JANE NELSON

Mrs. Virginia Kathleen Jane (Frisch) Nelson of Camden, SC, formerly of The Villages, FL, and of Pittsburgh, PA, was born August 3, 1924 and passed away on March 4, 2017. She was happily married for 68 years to Robert James Nelson, who she deeply missed after he passed away in 2012.

March 07, 2017 | | Obituaries


LLOYD M. NELSON

Funeral services for Lloyd Montgomery Nelson, 83, will be held on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Timothy McIver will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to Abbey Road Hospice.

March 07, 2017 | | Obituaries


WILLIE JAMES NELSON

Memorial service for Mr. Willie James Nelson, 79, of 101 Leonard Lane in Elgin, will be held Monday, March 6, 2017, 2:00 P.M. at Collins Funeral Home chapel. He died Thursday, March 2, 2017. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

March 07, 2017 | | Obituaries


ATEC students attend FFA legislators appreciation day

Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) agriculture students attended the annual FFA State Legislators Appreciation Day in Columbia Feb. 22 as part of National FFA Week which is celebrated the week of George Washington's birthday.

March 07, 2017 | | Education


RACC awarded community grant

The Rembert Area Community Coalition (RACC) was recently awarded a 2017 Youth and Young Adult Prevention Grant from the South Carolina Tobacco-Free Collaborative to address tobacco's impact on South Carolina's youth.

March 07, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Ace speller

March 07, 2017 | | Education


Mobile mammography bus at Belk's on Thursday

The Mobile Mammography bus will be at Belk's of Camden this Thursday. The Mobile Mammography bus provides free breast cancer screenings and educational materials to women in communities throughout the Southeast.

March 07, 2017 | | Business


Camden: Classically Carolina returning this spring

In a joint statement today, the city of Camden and Camden Media Company announced plans to again publish Camden: Classically Carolina magazine to market the city of Camden.

March 07, 2017 | | Business


Friday accident

Camden Police Department (CPD) officers and other responders look over the remains of an accident Friday afternoon at the intersection of Boykin Road and U.S. 521 North.

March 07, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Voss, Good Night Shirt get call to the Hall

Good Night Shirt, the Eclipse Award winner for Champion Steeplechase Horse in 2007 and 2008, and the late Thomas H. Voss, a five-time National Steeplechase ...

March 24, 2017 | | Equine


Carolina Cup features draws 11 nominees

Accomplished racecourse performers, two formidable mares, and several intriguing newcomers are among the 11 nominees to the $75,000 Carolina Cup, the featured race of ...

March 24, 2017 | | Equine


Carolina Cup spaces are filling up

Reserved parking spaces for the 83rd running of The Mullikin Law Firm Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races are selling quickly with more than a week before ...

March 24, 2017 | | Equine


Mills shines for L-E tennis team

Finding some good in a tough loss, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team received a strong performance from Matthew Mills at second singles but it was not ...

March 24, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Seventh inning rally lifts Lady Knights past C'field

Looking for a spark after having been victim of a no-hitter two nights earlier, the North Central softball teams exploded for six runs in the ...

March 24, 2017 | | Sports


‘Cam slam’ lifts Knights past Rams, 9-5

After striking out to lead off Wednesday's game at Chesterfield, North Central's Cam Holley told head coach Robbie Cash that he had trouble ...

March 24, 2017 | | North Central High/Middle


Hartsville upends Demons

Hartsville scored 13 runs in the first three innings and went on to a 15-2 victory over Lugoff-Elgin in a Region 6-4A game played Tuesday ...

March 24, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Ariail - March 24, 2017

March 24, 2017 | | Ariail


Go Cocks!

What a great time to be a University of South Carolina sports fan -- particularly a basketball fan.

March 24, 2017 | | Editorials


Neil Gorsuch steals the week

WASHINGTON -- Watching the Senate confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, one might easily find oneself wishing he were president of the United States.

March 24, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Writer not part of 'silent majority'

Mr. Jim Matthews, I will not be part of the silent majority. I loudly and proudly support your effort to increase the police force we ...

March 24, 2017 | Penry Gufstason Camden | Letters


Writer thanks KershawHealth caregivers

The family of Evelyn H. Swygert, would like to thank the dedicated doctors, nurses and other caregivers of the Kershaw Health hospital, who took care ...

March 24, 2017 | Evelyn S. Russell Camden | Letters


Asthma, allergies and tree sex...

Welcome to spring! For many people this is their favorite time of year, for many others it is a miserable time of year. According to ...

March 24, 2017 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Oh, if only I were king for a day

If only I were king for a day! That's a phrase declared by people who believe they can solve a problem if given the ...

March 24, 2017 | By Dennis Turner C-I guest columnist | Columns


MYLIE WADE BOLDEN

Mrs. Mylie Wade Bolden, 98, of Columbia and formerly of Rembert, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. A Celebration of Life and ...

March 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


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