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Noted and passed - April 29, 2013

• Another U.S. senator who's been amenable to reaching across the aisle is leaving Washington, further curtailing the number of moderate lawmakers in that body. Max Baucus, a Democrat from Montana, will not seek another term after serving for many years in Washington. Moderates are becoming more and more of an endangered species, which is bad for the entire country.

April 29, 2013 | | Editorials


KCSO, EPD arrest two for auto break-ins

Following a joint investigation between the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and the Elgin Police Department (EPD), officers arrested David Allen Richardson, 26, and Haley O'Ryan Pearson, 19. Investigators from both agencies identified the pair as having broken in to nearly a dozen vehicles in the town of Elgin and Kershaw County.

April 29, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


The terror of not knowing

WASHINGTON -- As the manhunt for the Boston bombers reached its climactic conclusion, Americans of all hues and backgrounds heaved a sigh of relief. Thank goodness it wasn't ... fill in the blank:

April 29, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Helen "Sis" Warden Black

Sis Black passed away peacefully with family members at her side on April 4, 2013 in Annapolis, Md. She was born in St. Johnsbury, VT., on December 18, 1923, the daughter of the late David Royal and Hazel Ramage Warden. She was raised in Bluefield, W. VA. and graduated from Beaver High School, where she was an excellent academic student, class leader, and athlete. During this time she attained the title of the National Drum Majorette Champion in Chicago for the Bluefield Drum and Bugle Corps, where they won first place at the American Legion National Convention. Upon graduation, Sis ...

April 29, 2013 | | Obituaries


William "Bill" Clemont Shiver

Bill, 69, of Lake Park, NC, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, April 26, 2013 at Hospice of Union County in Monroe, NC.

April 29, 2013 | | Obituaries


Willis U. Arthur, Jr.

Willis U. Arthur, Jr., formerly of Camden, SC passed away April 27, 2013. He was born November 13, 1925, in Aiken, SC to Willis Uriah Arthur, Sr. and Iva Lee Redd Taylor Arthur as the youngest of eleven siblings. After serving in the US Army Air Corps during World War II, Willis graduated from the University of SC with a mechanical engineering degree. He spent his entire career with DuPont starting at the Savannah River Plant in Aiken and then the May Plant in Camden.

April 29, 2013 | | Obituaries


L-EMS Poetry Jam

Recently, the staff and students of Lugoff-Elgin Middle School held the 1st annual Open Mic Poetry Jam during all lunches. Mrs. Anne Lemieux and Mrs. Elaine Dorsey coordinated this effort to celebrate Poetry Month and Poem in your Pocket Day. Students and staff recited original poetry as well as published works by authors such as Shel Sliverstein, Walt Whitman, Edgar Allen Poe and more. The school thanked its 76 volunteers who recited poetry.

April 26, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Dogs roll past Darlington

As his team's season winds down, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak saw a Bulldog team which was not at its best still manage to come away with a 6-0 win over Darlington on Wednesday.

April 26, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle


Geography Bee semifinalist

Montessori School of Camden sixth-grader J.D. Heaton (right) was a 2013 South Carolina National Geographic Bee semifinalist. The 2013 South Carolina National Geographic Bee is sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. This is the 25th anniversary of the Bee. Bees were held in schools with fourth- through eighth-grade students throughout the state to determine each school's Bee winner. School-level winners then took a qualifying test, which they submitted to the national Geographic Society. In each of the 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Department of Defense Dependents Schools, and the U.S. territories, the National ...

April 26, 2013 | | Education


McLester Scholarship applications due

McLester Scholarship application are due May 1. Applications will be accepted for the Thomas E. McLester Scholarship Award, given by Camden First United Methodist Church.

April 26, 2013 | | People & Places


Master Gardners Spring Plant Sale

The Kershaw County Master Gardners are having a Spring Plant Sale May 11 at the Homemakers Building at DeKalb and Church streets in Camden. Be there at 8 a.m. for the best plants, best prices and the best advice on how to grow them.

April 26, 2013 | | People & Places


Ariail for April 26, 2013

April 26, 2013 | | Ariail


When profiling becomes a real menace

Some media found the possibility that foreign terrorists bombed the Boston Marathon to be too tantalizing an explanation to pass up, even when it snares the wrong suspects.

April 26, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Camden men surprise wives with lottery win

Two friends from Camden are surprising their wives with a $300,000 lottery win.

April 26, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


James Henry Carter Jr.

Mr. James Henry Carter Jr., 73, of 752 Carter Lane, Camden, SC, passed on Saturday, April 20, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 26, 2013, 2 p.m., at St. Matthew United Methodist Church, Camden, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

April 26, 2013 | | Obituaries


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