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August 25, 2014 | | People & Places


An icy challenge

Thursday marked a special day for Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) students. Not only did they beat their Thursday morning goal of raising $5,000 for the United Way of Kershaw County (they raised $5,300), they got to see cheerleaders, ball players and the L-EHS Demon mascot douse Principal Worth Thomasson not once, but three times with ice cold water for their efforts.

August 25, 2014 | | People & Places


Ariail for Aug. 25, 2014

August 25, 2014 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Aug. 25, 2014

• Every now and then a story just makes you want to puff up with pride. We had one Wednesday, and we'll have another this Wednesday, both on the same subject: the renaming of the I-20 bridge over the Wateree River for Kershaw County's three medal of honor winners. Richmond Hobson Hilton, John C. Villepigue and Donald Leroy Truesdell are heroes out of history in no uncertain terms. In our preview story, readers learned that Hilton charged gunners firing at his squad, firing until his ammunition was spent, killing six enemies and capturing 10, but lost an arm as ...

August 25, 2014 | | Editorials


Shimp earns David Parrott Memorial Scholarship

Wallace, N.C. -- Henry Shimp of Charlotte was honored last weekend as the 2014 recipient of the Carolinas Golf Association's (CGA) David Parrott Award.

August 25, 2014 | | Golf


Bodie Island holds on for win at the Spa

Always in close contention, The Elkstone Group's Bodie Island took the lead with one circuit of Saratoga Race Course's inner turf course remaining, jumped the last fence with a sizable lead, and held off a late challenge by Virsito to win last Wednesday's $65,000 optional allowance claiming hurdle by a head.

August 25, 2014 | | Equine


Meet the Bulldogs on tap tonight

The Camden Bulldog Club will sponsor Meet the Bulldogs on Monday, Aug. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Commons area of the gym.

August 25, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


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 | | People & Places


Local USC honors student studies overseas 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 | | People & Places


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 | | People & Places


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


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Smoak wins tennis title on familiar court

For more than four decades, the Smoak family has been the most prominent name in Camden tennis. Make that, four decades and counting.

May 19, 2017 | | Tennis


Ariail - May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017 | | Ariail


Camden Post Office

We are pleased to see so much effort from so many quarters to improve and enhance the beauty and unique character of Camden. The city ...

May 19, 2017 | | Editorials


FOIA reform

It's been a long time coming, but citizens of South Carolina will soon have faster and cheaper access to public documents.

May 19, 2017 | By S.C. Press Executive Director Bill Rogers C-I guest columnist | Columns


The future of Camden

Former elected officials, namely me, probably have no business writing columns about the city, but many people continue to imagine I can still address what ...

May 19, 2017 | By Tony Scully C-I guest columnist | Columns


The forgotten fort

Camden is proud of her Revolutionary War heritage. The Battle of Camden and the Battle of Hobkirk Hill play pivotal roles in the history of ...

May 19, 2017 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


FLOSSIE VIRGINIA BREWSTER

Funeral service for Mrs. Flossie Virginia Brewster, 90, of 512 Saddle Drive in Camden, will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017, 11:00 A.M ...

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


RODNEY J. BROWN

A memorial gathering for Rodney J. Brown, 82, will be held Friday from 12-2 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations ...

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


FRANCIS S. GASKIN

A graveside service for Frances S. Gaskin, 98, will be held today at 11 a.m. in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


CAROLYN HARDY

Mrs Carolyn Hardy, 55, of 5940 Lost Creek Dr., Sumter, passed on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


THOMAS JEFFERSON

Funeral services for Thomas Jefferson, 78, will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church with burial to follow in ...

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


MICHAEL MCMANUS

A memorial service to honor the life of Robert Michael McManus, 51, of Rembert, SC, was held Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Pisgah Baptist Church ...

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


NANCY B. PHILLIPS

A funeral service for Nancy Baker Phillips, 79, of Bethune, SC, will be held at 11:00 a.m., today, May 19, 2017, at Bethune ...

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


GLORIA SPITZER

Funeral service for Gloria Outlaw Spitzer, 68, will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church with burial to ...

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


NANCY ANN STURDIVANT

Nancy Ann Sturdivant, 68, of Camden, NJ, formerly of Camden, SC, passed on Monday May 15, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p ...

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


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