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The Music Man, Jr. marches on to the FAC

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw Count (FAC) in collaboration with Columbia Children's Theatre (CCT) proudly present The Music Man, Jr. in the Wood Auditorium for a four day run, Thursday, March 14 through Sunday, March 17.

March 08, 2013 | | Arts


Knights done in by six errors in 8-5 loss to Vols

One of the victims of the recent spate of unseasonable weather (i.e., rain and snow) has been the fielders in baseball games.

March 08, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


School news - March 8, 2013

Andrea E. Fannin, an exercise and sport science major from Lugoff, SC, has made the President's List at Coastal Carolina University for the Fall 2012 term. To qualify for the President's List, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average. All students must be enrolled full time.

March 08, 2013 | | Education


Lady Dogs survive L-E after PKs, 2-1

A 1-1 tie after 80 minutes followed by two scoreless overtime sessions leading to penalty kicks to decide a winner.

March 08, 2013 | | Sports


Bulldog netters open by shutting out Sumter, 6-0

Since it was a pre-season tournament which did not count against his team's record, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak approached last weekend's Florence Tennis Association pre-season tournament seeking to get his young team experience against quality competition.

March 08, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle


Student helps with English

English teachers border on the unstable, especially when it comes to the misuse of grammar! Newspaper copy containing errors causes them to receive telephone calls from acquaintances wanting them to censure the writing. Highway signs can cause physical discomfort for misspellings, apostrophe misuse, or substitution of a comma for a semicolon or vice versa. Some teachers solve their problems by making their tests consist of true-false or choice questions (a/b/c/d). Although many conscientious individuals still teach essay or theme writing, their students, for the most part, just look at the final grade, not reading the notations -- certainly ...

March 08, 2013 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Patrol cars struck during chase; two arrested

Two people from North Carolina are in jail following a high speed chase Tuesday on I-20 into Lee County where one of the suspects rammed a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) patrol car and one from Lee County. In a press release, KCSO identified those arrested as Clinton Harris, 30, and Jametrice Jacobs, 26, both of North Carolina.

March 08, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Karesh Wing

I would like to publically thank the staff of the Karesh Wing for its excellent service, Christ-like love, compassion and care shown to my husband, my family and me. Also, even after my husband's death, the love and compassion continues. I am truly overwhelmed with their love!

March 08, 2013 | Sarah Brasington Camden | Letters


Alice Sonya Caulley

Ms. Alice Sonya Caulley, 83, of 1706 B Street Camden, South Carolina passed on Saturday, March 2, 2013. A funeral service will be held Saturday March 9, 2013, 2:00 PM, at Camden First United Methodist Church, Camden, SC, with burial to follow in Cedar's Cemetery, Camden, SC.Haile's Funeral Home is assisting.

March 08, 2013 | | Obituaries


Jeremy Hellams

Funeral service for Jeremy Brandon Hellams, 33, will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Viewing will be made available in the church on Saturday from 10:00-11:00 prior to the service. The Rev. Paul Miles and the Rev. George Cashwell will officiate. The family will receive friends following the burial service in the church fellowship hall.

March 08, 2013 | | Obituaries


Herbert Hunter

Mr. Herbert Hunter, 51, of 5355 Pineview Lane, Rembert, SC, passed on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

March 08, 2013 | | Obituaries


Frank Ransom

Mr. Frank Ransom, 66, of 5500 Halley Road Rembert, SC passed on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. A funeral service will be held Sunday, March 10, 2013, 2:30 PM, at Pine Grove AME Church, Rembert, SC, with burial in the Sandhills Cemetery, Rembert, SC. Haile's Funeral Home is assisting.

March 08, 2013 | | Obituaries


Betty Hinson

Funeral service for Betty Lee Coates Hinson, 81, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Columbia, S.C. The Rev. Brian Ogburn will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday 12:30-2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home and other times at Becky Williams Residence 62 Riding Ridge Rd., Elgin SC. Memorials may be made to the American Stroke Foundation.

March 08, 2013 | | Obituaries


Graham diplomacy

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has been an outspoken critic of the ideological stalemate in Washington, and Graham, who's taken considerable political heat from the right fringes of his own party because of his willingness to reach across the aisle, played a key role in a Wednesday night Washington dinner in which President Obama sat down with GOP leaders to discuss the sequester and the ongoing fight over the budget.

March 08, 2013 | | Editorials


Ariail for March 8, 2013

March 08, 2013 | | Ariail


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Fourth of July BBQ essentials

The Fourth of July is tomorrow and revelers across the nation are preparing to toast their independence with family and friends. For many Americans, backyard barbecues are synonymous with the Fourth of July, a day that, in the United States of America, commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Historic Camden’s Did you Know?

While Ben Franklin was key to the crafting of the Declaration of Independence, the other Founding Fathers did not want him to be the main author - as they felt they couldn't trust him not to put a joke in it!

The great, big and wonderful approval of going independent actually occurred on July 2 -- a day which John Adams thought would forever after be celebrated by the newly formed nation. "The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha in the History of America." He was right about the way we honor it though: "It ought ...

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Sesquicentennial State Park trip

Students from Wateree Elementary School in Krissi Butler's first grade class enjoyed a field study at the end of the school year to Sesquicentennial State Park to study plants.

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Ariail for July 3, 2015

July 03, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Fourth of July

Tomorrow is Independence Day, the Fourth of July, when this country celebrates its birthday. This year, July 4 marks the 239th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence -- the document which signaled to the world the original 13 British colonies were breaking away from Mother England.

July 03, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Michelle Obama’s evolution

WASHINGTON -- First-term first ladies are often shadows to their more-important husbands, dabbling in lite fare to avoid criticism and picking safe projects to shield them and their families from the inevitable slings and arrows.

July 03, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Scully: Vision and process

Many extraordinary people offer visionary ideas, especially here. "Wouldn't it be great if we had a river rafting business on the Wateree?" "Wouldn't it be great if we had a downtown boutique hotel?" "Wouldn't it be great if we had a Bluegrass Festival the week of the Colonial Cup?" "Wouldn't it be great if we had a cottage development, or better yet, a new Kershaw County library on the former Mather property?" "And another restaurant or two!" The answer is predictably, "Yes, of course yes! Thank you for your great ideas," followed by necessary questions: "Where ...

July 03, 2015 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader wants ‘fair and balanced reporting’

During the open meetings of all of our public bodies, there is provided a period for public comments. This period is part of the meeting agenda and is, presumably, included in the meeting's minutes. Therefore, these comments become part of the public record. This period is set aside for anyone wanting to speak about matters of concern, as long as the comments are about public issues (not to include the promotion of a private business and not about personal issues). Although the public comment period is not a period of debate, it provides private citizens an opportunity to let ...

July 03, 2015 | X. Willard Polk Camden | Letters


Sidewalk Survey - July 3, 2015

July 03, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


Sylvia Upton Wood

Sylvia Upton Wood passed away peacefully on July 1, 2015 at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph at the age of 81, surrounded by her family. Born on March 1, 1934 in Benton Harbor, she was the daughter of Frederick and Margaret Upton, also of St. Joseph. Her father was a founder of what is now the Whirlpool Corporation.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Leroy Burgess Marsh

A graveside service for Leroy Burgess Marsh, 96, will be held today, July 3 at 2 p.m. in High Hill True Light Church Cemetery. The family received friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the national Multiple Sclerosis Society or the American Diabetes Association.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


William E. Long

A memorial service for William E. "Gene" Long, Sr., of Columbia, was held Wednesday July 1, 2015 at Wildewood Downs, 731 Polo Rd, Columbia, SC, 29223 with Dr. George Crow officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in Forsyth Memorial Park, Winston-Salem, NC.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Eunice O. Kirby

Eunice O. "Libby" Kirby, 81, widow of Marion H. Kirby, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Summerville, SC. Plans will be announced by Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home of Bishopville.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Doris Jean Kelow

Mrs. Doris Jean Kelow, 63, of 503 Lyttelton Street, Camden, passed on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Plans will be announced by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Charles Greene

Mr. Charles "Tookie Baby" Greene, 58, of 917 Mitchell Drive, Camden, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Friends may call at 2010 Concord Drive, Valley Park, Camden. Plans will be announced by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


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