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Revisiting Wilson’s ‘truly disadvantaged’

Twenty-five years after sociologist William Julius Wilson's important study of urban decline and vanishing "marriageable men," poverty is still with us. At least, we're finding lots of new ways to argue about it, even if our theories are no less sharply divided than the rest of our politics.

October 05, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Less-than-stellar

Nobody's really sure whether or not presidential debates actually influence voters' decisions, although the so-called experts say the small minority of undecided voters are indeed subject to what goes on when candidates stand behind lecterns and fire bombs at each other. If that's indeed true, then the contest between President Obama and Mitt Romney got a bit tighter Wednesday night, as even the staunchest liberals conceded that Romney got the best of the president in their first debate.

October 05, 2012 | | Editorials


‘Just say no’

For some time now, I have been attending Camden City Council meetings, reading letters to the C-I editor and participating in citizen meetings supporting a sports facility referendum.

October 05, 2012 | Daniel J. Lovatt Camden | Letters


Loving ‘Mrs. Montgomery’

I love Mrs. Montgomery. I am sure many of my former classmates enjoyed Harvey Teal's October 1 (Kershaw County Historical Society column), "A visit with 'Coota' Montgomery." I still find it very difficult to address her as Coota. She will always be Mrs. Montgomery to me.

October 05, 2012 | William “Rusty” Major Camden | Letters


Blue Transition

Six weeks have passed since my oldest son walked through our back door. The mere mention of this makes the stretch seem even longer. Of course, aside from a normal dose of missing their brother, for his siblings, this time represents six weeks of more slices of pizza at dinner, shorter waits for the bathroom, and total control of the TV remote. For me, it suggests more intangibles. It is the void, the missing place setting at our table, and the one less body charging down the stairs for breakfast like a horse running for open country.

October 05, 2012 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


James L. "Jimmy" Creed Jr.

A graveside service for James L. " Jimmy" Creed, Jr., 54, of Camden, SC, will be held at 4:00PM, Friday, October 5, 2012 at Quaker Cemetery in Camden. Father Ernie Pollock will officiate. A gathering will be held following the service at the Camden Country Club. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials in Jimmy's memory be made to Alphanet, Inc, 2937 SW 27th Ave., Suite 305, Coconut Grove, FL 33133; Grace Episcopal Church, 1315 Lyttleton St., Camden, SC 29020; or Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair St., Camden, SC 29020

October 05, 2012 | | Obituaries


Viola Wood

Viola Wood, 87, of 16 Amhurst Lane in Lugoff, died Wednesday, October 3, 2012. Plans will be announced by Collind Funeral Home.

October 05, 2012 | | Obituaries


Griffith honored at LSUMC anniversary

As Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church (LSUMC) celebrated its 225th anniversary during Sunday Homecoming, it bestowed a special honor, surprising one of its most beloved former ministers.

October 05, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Rec Notes - Oct. 5, 2012

The Kershaw County Recreation Department and SAFE Federal Credit Union are sponsoring the Annual Trick-or-Treat Trail on Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Rhame City Arena, 517 Broad Street, Camden.

October 05, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Pets of the Week - Oct. 5, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are BlackJack, a young male retriever/lab mix and Petie, a 2-month-old gray domestic shorthaired kitten. 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. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing ...

October 05, 2012 | | Pets


City of Camden offers recycling pilot program

To showcase its continued commitment to recycling efforts, the city of Camden is offering a pilot program with a limited number of 65-gallon recycling bins which are 3.5 times larger than the current recycling containers. This allows for more space for weekly recyclables.

October 05, 2012 | | Camden


Clarence Benjamin, Jr.

Mr. Clarence Benjamin, Jr. of Fairburn, GA entered into rest on Friday, September 27, 2012. Wake services will be held Wednesday October 3, 2012 from 6-7 p.m. at Greater Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church. 4555 Campbellton Rd. SW Atlanta, GA with remains placed in state at 5p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday October 6, 2012 at 1 p.m. at St. John Baptist Church 3238 John G. Richards Rd. HWY 97 Camden, S.C with Rev. Eddie C. Moore officiating. The remains will lie in state at the church from 12:00 p.m. until the hour of ...

October 05, 2012 | | Obituaries


James L. Massey

James L. "Shotgun" Massey of 508 Dove Rd., Camden, SC entered into rest Monday, October 1, 2012 at his residence.

October 05, 2012 | | Obituaries


Estelle Louise Belton

Ms. Estelle Louise Belton, 68, of 2404 Salmond Street, Camden, SC passed on Wednesday, October 3, 2012.

October 05, 2012 | | Obituaries


Gance Jones

Funeral service for Gance Jones, 89, of Chapin, will be held Saturday, October 6, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at Collins Funeral Home chapel with burial in the White Oak Baptist Church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

October 05, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Gerald W. Stover, Sr.

A service to celebrate the life of Gerald Wayne Stover, Sr., 74, will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church. The Rev. Walter Ballenger will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

January 30, 2015 | | Obituaries


Linda Joy Taylor

Funeral service for Linda Joy Taylor, 62, will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Wateree Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Ron Taylor and the Rev. Taylor Wells will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the South Carolina Oncology Foundation.

January 30, 2015 | | Obituaries


CMS’ Salmond, L-EMS’ Lankford win Carolina Invitational crowns

Camden Middle School's Javonte Salmond and Lugoff-Elgin Middle School's Brandon Lankford returned home from Saturday's Carolina Invitational wrestling tournament with championships medals in the 131- and 285-pound weight divisions, respectively.

January 30, 2015 | | Sports


Civil War presentation at the Kershaw County Library on Feb. 10

As part of his campaign through Georgia and the Carolinas, Gen. William T. Sherman created a psychological war on civilians that is the focus of a presentation at 6:30 p.m. at the Kershaw County Library, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10 at the Kershaw County Library, 1304 Broad St., Camden.

January 30, 2015 | | Localife


Kershaw Conservation District Poster contest winners

The Kershaw Conservation District sponsored the "Dig Deeper- Mysteries in the Soil" poster contest last Spring. 138 posters were entered in the contest, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards were given, along with Honorable Mentions. The contest was open to students in grades K through 12, in public, private, and homeschool settings. First place winners, in each category, went to the state competition, and were judged by the SC Association of Conservation Districts. The two state winners were Lugoff-Elgin High School student Kristen Nygaard and Camden Middle School student Mary Dawson Lindsay. Their entries are now being judged on ...

January 30, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Must-haves for any Super Bowl party

The Super Bowl, the annual championship game of the National Football League, has become a global event.

January 30, 2015 | | Localife


Pets of the Week - Jan. 30, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Sandy, a 5-month-old female red tick hound mix dog, and Michael, a 2-year-old nuetered male domestic short-haired 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 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 ...

January 30, 2015 | | Pets


Sam Wells Sr.

Mr. Sam Doc "Nick" Wells Sr., 87, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, January 24, 2015. Born in Camden. he was the son of the late Ezekiel, Sr. and Leila Jones Wells. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Friday, January 30, 2015 at One p.m., at Union Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery, Rembert. Mr. Wells will be placed in the church at Twelve p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Wells family.

January 30, 2015 | | Obituaries


School News - Jan. 30, 2015

Clemson University awarded degrees to 1,300 students Dec. 18, 2014, in graduation ceremonies in Littlejohn Coliseum.

January 30, 2015 | | Education


Rec Notes - Jan. 30, 2015

Registration is open for the Kershaw County Recreation Department's Technical Soccer Camp. Participants will receive academy-level training and learn how to play soccer the "right way." The technical soccer methods and techniques will create a fun, yet challenging environment providing the foundations to play at the next level.

January 30, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Ariail for Jan. 30, 2015

January 30, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Hill's survey

This country has, in many instances, gone overboard in enforcing the first amendment: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." The founding fathers never intended to remove all semblances of religion from public life, yet we have moved in that direction. But a recent attempt by one South Carolina lawmaker to question potential judges about religious matters went far beyond reason and was properly squelched by state agency staffers.

January 30, 2015 | | Editorials


Rampell: The dark side of ‘sharing-economy’ jobs

WASHINGTON -- Flexible hours. Being your own boss. The glories and self-bootstrapping pride of entrepreneurship.

January 30, 2015 | By Catherine Rampbell Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


KCSO to present Evans’ framed uniform Saturday to L-EMS

Saturday, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) will present Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (L-EMS) officials with a framed uniform shirt from Deputy Rob Evans who died unexpectedly in Nov. 2013 while directing school traffic. Evans served as the school resource officer at L-EMS for seven years and was a 14-year KCSO veteran.

January 30, 2015 | | Education


L-EHS hosts archery tournament Saturday

For many years, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools have done well in state and national archery tournaments. This year, they will be hosting a regional tournament where more than 350 archers and 15 schools are scheduled to compete.

January 30, 2015 | | Education


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