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William Thomas Hopkins

William Thomas Hopkins, 41, of Bishopville, died Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at his home.

April 13, 2012 | | Obituaries


Sadie Brisbon Stuckey

Mrs. Sadie Brisbon Stuckey, 77, of 663 Stuckeytown Rd., Rembert, SC, passed on Sunday, April 8, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Union Baptist Church, Rembert. With burial to follow.

April 13, 2012 | | Obituaries


4-H to offer ATV safety instructor training

The state 4-H organization will offer training for all-terrain vehicle (ATV) safety instructors April 27 at Camp Long in Aiken. Trainers who complete the course will then teach ATV safety to youth, according to Doris McGougan with the local 4-H program.

April 13, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


An old narrative that never dies

Hollywood's version of Harper Lee's brilliant novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" turns 50 this year, which offers President Barack Obama a rare opportunity. For once, he can venture, however cautiously, near the touchy topics of race and justice without risking too much of a political backlash.

April 13, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


KCSO tracks, arrests burglary suspect

Using bloodhounds, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies tracked and arrested Ronald Outen, 34, and charged him with second degree burglary and third degree assault Tuesday after he broke into a woman's home on Roberts Road in Elgin and assaulted her.

April 13, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Celebrating 102 years

Ms. Hazel Scheidt of Lugoff celebrated her 102nd birthday with friends and family April 6 at Southwinds Assisted Living Facility in Lugoff. In honor of her birthday, Scheidt's daughter, Betty Ann Cymansky and the Southwinds staff made cake and refreshments to mark the occasion. Originally from New Jersey, Scheidt has four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

April 13, 2012 | | Localife


Kershaw County Farmers Market opens Saturday

The Kershaw County Farmers Market opens Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. The market is located behind First Community Bank in Downtown Camden. Music will be provided by Jeff Clark and Paul Hayes. Come shop the market for Certified S.C. products, fresh produce, meats, seafood, plants, and more. KCFM will be open every Saturday through Nov. 17.

April 13, 2012 | | Localife


United Way conducts Be A Bunny program for the 11th year

The United Way "Be A Bunny" program enlists people from the community to fill Easter baskets for individuals representing three United Way agencies, the Council on Aging, Family Resource Center and the Board of Disabilities and Special Needs, as well as 132 children from the Kershaw County School District.

April 13, 2012 | | Localife


Historic Camden presents Market Day

Ever wonder why Camden's Market Street is so named? It because the town's marketplace before 1812 was located at the northwest corner of Bull and Market Streets, today the outdoor basketball court across from Zemp Stadium.

April 13, 2012 | | Localife


SC Works organizing Camden job fair April 26

SC Works is presenting a series of job fairs to mark April as Job Fair Month. Job fairs offered in Camden and Sumter are designed to reach the entire region, including Kershaw, Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties.

April 13, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Rec notes -- April 13, 2012

Registration for swim lessons will begin May 1 at the Kershaw County Recreation Department.

April 13, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Lady Bulldogs blank L-E, 2-0

Scoring twice in the first 12 minutes of play, visiting Camden swept its season series with rival Lugoff-Elgin with a 2-0 victory in a Tuesday night girls' soccer match played in less-than-favorable conditions.

April 13, 2012 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


School menus -- April 13, 2012

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of April 16-20:

April 13, 2012 | | Education


Pets of the week -- April 13, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Xander, 1 3-year-old male Siberian Husky dog who's friendly and likes to talk, and a male black and white domestic shorthaired 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 ...

April 13, 2012 | | Pets


Romney’s road ahead

There's a long history in this country of major-party presidential candidates bending to the left (if they're Democrats) or to the right (Republicans) to win their parties' nominations, and then swinging back toward the center during the general election that determines who will occupy the White House for the next four years. That's probably what we're going to see now that Rick Santorum has given up his campaign, opening the door for Mitt Romney to become the Republican nominee.

April 13, 2012 | | Editorials


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Have a successful school year

A year ago, a colorful banner saying "Have a successful school year!" appeared at Boykin Park, donated by the Boykin Park Neighborhood Group (BPNG) in August 2013. At that time, the BPNG had planned a special back-to-school program for children in the neighborhood, but weather conditions forced the group to cancel the program.

August 22, 2014 | | Education


Elgin resident doesn’t like L-EHS ‘Demon’ nickname

An Elgin resident expressed displeasure with Lugoff-Elgin High School's "Demon" nickname and the appearance of the school's cheerleaders and basketball players during Tuesday night's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees' meeting. In return, trustees later expressed displeasure with the words the woman used during the meeting's public comment time.

August 22, 2014 | By Jim McGowan and Martin L. Cahn C-I news staff | Education


Strike up the band!

The Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will kick off their 2014-2015 concert season with its first practice on Monday, Sept. 8. The CCCB, starting its 35th season under new conductor William J. "B.J." Brazier Jr. and assisted by Robert Wertz, is open to anyone who plays or has played a musical instrument in the past. The band needs to add players in all sections of the band, but especially percussion. No auditions are required and the rehearsal atmosphere is informal.

August 22, 2014 | | Arts


Lions win award for second time

The Camden Lions Club won an award from the South Carolina Adopt A Highway program. The program recognized the club as the best of all in Kershaw County for maintain its section of roadway. This is the second time the Camden Lions Club has won this prestigious award. From left: Lions members Jim Varn, Phil McGee, Ed Stokes, Davie Beard, Pete Demeter, and Dan Lovatt.

August 22, 2014 | | Localife


Local USC honors student studies oversees in Italy

A University of South Carolina Honors College student from Kershaw County recently returned from a four-week Study Abroad in Italy (SAI) program.

August 22, 2014 | | Localife


Local actress plays Revolutionary War heroine

Often called "Daring Dicey," 14-year-old South Carolinian, Laodicea "Dicey" Langston, leaves her mark in history.

August 22, 2014 | | Localife


James Rudolf Melton

A funeral service to celebrate the life of James Rudolf Melton, 86, of Cassatt, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Pastor Jeff Grubbs and Rev. John Hallman will officiate. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 1:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in Mr. Melton's memory to Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid State-SC, 3223 Sunset Blvd. Suite 100, W. Columbia, SC 29169 or Agape Hospice, 141 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC ...

August 22, 2014 | | Obituaries


Eduardo Renardo Carlos

Funeral service for Mr. Eduardo Renardo Carlos, 27, of Marietta, Georgia, will be held Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Collins Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Carlos died Monday, August 18, 2014. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

August 22, 2014 | | Obituaries


Cora Williams Niland

Mrs. Cora Williams Niland, 87, of 304 Doby Street, Camden, SC, passed on Thursday, August 14, 2014, at Springdale Healthcare Center, in Camden, SC.

August 22, 2014 | | Obituaries


Teresa “Terri” Rodgers

Funeral services for Teresa Gail "Terri" Rodgers, 56, will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, S.C. The Rev. Marvin Jones will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

August 22, 2014 | | Obituaries


Shirley Garrison Woodyard

A Celebration of Life for Shirley Garrison Woodyard will be held Friday August 29th at 11:00 a.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Camden. Ms. Woodyard, 77, passed away on May 3, 2014 at Myrtle Beach Estates. Born July 23, 1936, in Portland, TN, she was a daughter of the late Stephen E. Garrison and the late Drucilla Douglas Garrison. Ms. Woodyard was a long time member of First Baptist Church, Camden where she sang with The Silvertones Choir and was part of the Faith Sunday School Class 4. She was a graduate of Camden High School, and a retiree ...

August 22, 2014 | | Obituaries


We need a fur-ever home!

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Moses, a 2-year-old male Terrier mix and Carol, a 4-month-old 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 4 p.m. on Saturdays. 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 wcas@camden.net. The ...

August 22, 2014 | | Pets


Rec Notes - Aug. 22, 2014

Zumba is not difficult and anyone can, and should, experience it. It's a Latin-inspired cardio dance fitness class that incorporates many different dance styles and international music rhythms to provide one amazing high calorie burn workout. No dance skills are required to participate in the class. Our classes are created to apply for all fitness levels, whether you are just starting out in finding a healthier life-style or you are already extremely active.

August 22, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


Ariail for Aug. 22, 2014

August 22, 2014 | | Ariail


Alaska politics

One of the things that keeps many people interested in politics is the fact that big decisions can turn on little details. Such is the case with control of the United States Senate in the upcoming election; Republicans want to gain six seats so they'll have a majority in both the Senate and House, while Democrats, even though they understand they probably will lose some seats, want desperately to prevent a GOP majority. The entire deal -- which party, in effect, controls the government in Washington -- could come down to Alaska, the least densely populated state in the nation. With ...

August 22, 2014 | | Editorials


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