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Hamer McRae Carmichael

Memorial services for Hamer McRae Carmichael, 71, of Camden will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Wateree Baptist Church. Rev. Bobby James will officiate. Family will receive friends in the sanctuary following the service. Memorials may be made in Mr. Carmichael's memory to Wateree Baptist Church, 2024 Haile St., Camden, SC 29020.

November 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


Deck the halls… and streets and trees

Our Public Works Department's street and electric crews have been diligently working to decorate the city for Christmas. Thanks to their efforts, you will see some new and different additions to downtown. Earlier in the year, an ad-hoc committee was formed to assist in enhancing the holiday décor along DeKalb and Broad streets. The committee consisted of several downtown merchants, two other business representatives with good design sense (in my opinion) and two city staff -- with yours truly as the ring leader. We presented our recommendations to city council this fall and they were approved after a few ...

November 30, 2012 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Johnny Tidwell

Funeral service for Johnny Benjamin "Ben" Tidwell, 65, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

November 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


Christmas with Lindsay Huggins

Sunday, at Camden First Church of the Nazarene will host Lindsay Huggins in concert at 11 a.m.

November 30, 2012 | | People & Places


KC Women to Women 35th annual Christmas luncheon

Monday, the Kershaw County Women to Women Bible Study will be having their 35th Annual Christmas Luncheon. This Interdenominational group of ladies has been meeting for 35 years to study the Bible together. The group represents a blend of several different denominations and our teacher is Rev. Patrice Davis from St. Matthew Baptist Church in Lugoff.

November 30, 2012 | | People & Places


Clingy child frustrates father

Dear Annie: My wife and I have a wonderful 3-year-old son. We have a great home and make good money, but life stinks.

November 30, 2012 | | Dear Annie


Two-way street

We've been whacking national Republicans pretty hard lately. They lost the presidential election by appearing to be completely out of touch with the majority of voters. They have been the image of obstinacy, acting as if they are still operating in a cloakroom of darkness. Even Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has said the party is running out of angry old white men and had better change its ways.

November 30, 2012 | | Editorials


Ariail and Ariail, Too for Nov. 30, 2012

November 30, 2012 | | Ariail


If, at first, you don’t secede...

What a coincidence. It is intriguing to watch Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" biopic about Abraham Lincoln at a time when the current president is receiving secession petitions via the Internet.

November 30, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Edward Arron & Friends chamber music series coming to the FAC of Kershaw County

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is pleased to bring Edward Arron & Friends to Camden for the second concert of the three-part Chamber Music Series on Friday, Dec. 7. The concert will begin at 7 p.m., immediately following the gallery opening for the Camden ART Fall show featuring the works of the members of Camden ART, an affiliate of the FAC.

November 30, 2012 | | People & Places


KC junior club volleyball to kick off on Friday

All girls between the ages of eight and 12 who would like to join the Kershaw County Junior Club Volleyball Developmental Program are invited to join this year's squad.

November 28, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Wrestling comes to Camden Saturday

The Camden Police Officers Association will host a card of professional wrestling, featuring TNA star Gunner, on Saturday, Dec. 1 at E. Clarkson Rhame City Arena in Camden.

November 28, 2012 | | Sports


Volunteers get past L-E in season opener

It was a rough start to the 2012-13 high school basketball season for Lugoff-Elgin which dropped a doubleheader to host Andrew Jackson on Monday night in Kershaw.

November 28, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Belated Thanksgiving blessings

In America, we celebrate Thanksgiving in November. It's a day to give thanks for our many blessing.

November 28, 2012 | Margaret Truesdale Camden | Letters


Claim period for Hispanic and women farmers, ranchers ends in March

Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who allege that they have been discriminated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in past decades can file such claims until March 25, 2013. The claims period began Sept. 24.

November 28, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


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Carolina Cup race day information

Saturday's 83rd running of the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races at the Springdale Race Course in Camden will begin with the first of six races taking the starter's flag at 1:30 p.m. The gates to the course open to the public at 9 a.m.

March 27, 2015 | | Equine


Making the rounds

A few hundred yards away, trucks carrying workers zig-zagged their way in and around the Springdale Race Course in final preparation for Saturday's 83rd running of the Carolina Cup. Tucked away in a barn located behind the National Steeplechase Museum, Brian Murphy stands atop the straw in a stall as he brushes down one of his horses with the only sound here being that of a few chirping birds on a relaxed Monday morning.

March 27, 2015 | | Equine


NC rallies from 9-run hole to take down Cheraw in 10

Small ball led to an overthrown ball, leading to a wild pitch which was all it took for North Central to come away with a 10-9, 10-inning win over visiting Cheraw in a Tuesday night game in which the hosts overcame a 9-0 deficit after three and a half innings of play.

March 27, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle


Demons cruise past Redhawks, 11-1

Knowing that Westwood has had troubles both scoring and preventing runs, Lugoff-Elgin baseball coach Randy Stokes had one simple plan of attack heading into Tuesday's Region 4-4A game with the visiting Redhawks.

March 27, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Historic Camden's Armies Through Time

Hundreds of people visited Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site last Saturday to learn about warfare through the ages. Guests got to interact with warriors from Ancient Greek wars, Medieval wars, 19th Century wars, World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War. Different stations were set up that featured artifacts, costumes and camps from different wars.

March 27, 2015 | | People & Places


Ruben H. Jay Jr.

A celebration of life service for Ruben Harlan Jay, Jr, 67, will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Foundation.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mary Ruth Watts

Funeral service for Mary Ruth Hornsby Watts, 81, will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice, 1400 Pickens St #100, Columbia, SC 29201 or Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 880, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Amanda Porter

Amanda Doby Porter, wife of the late James Porter formally of Palmer Place in Camden passed away on March 14th in Baltimore, Md. Funeral services are scheduled for March 27th in Baltimore.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


James W. ‘Pete’ Nelson

Funeral service for James William "Pete" Nelson, 74, will be held on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, Elgin with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Ken Jackson will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, 2666 Highway 1 South, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Arrants speaks to CCTC students

Josh Arrants, naturalist and C-I columnist, speaks to students in Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) Natural Resources Management program Feb. 26 about the Red-cockaded Woodpecker Restoration Project at Fort Jackson. Arrants, a 2002 CCTC graduate, is a member of the S.C. Wildlife Federal Board, a Fort Jackson Wildlife Technician and former Camden resident who recently moved to Austin, Texas. He is returning frequently to work on the Fort Jackson project and continues to write his column. The students listening to Arrants' lecture are in NRM Department Chair Joshua Castleberry's class.

March 27, 2015 | | Education


Honoring their own

The Kershaw County Democratic Women's Organization recently made a donation to the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County to honor the contributions of several of their former members. Tributes were read and a check presented in their honor for Virginia Furman, Louisa Watkins and Pat Watts. FAC executive director Kristin Cobb accepted the donation at the meeting. "All of these women were very special to this community and certainly the Fine Arts Center. I am honored to accept this donation in their memory," Cobb said. Pictured from left are Mollye Robinson, member; Kristin Cobb, executive director, Fine Arts Center ...

March 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Bethune High grad is ZEL Engineers president

Stacey Gordon, a Bethune High School graduate, recently received a promotion to president of ZEL Engineers Inc., based in Augusta, Ga. Gordon is the son of Doby and Suzanne W. Gordon of Cassatt.

March 27, 2015 | | Business


BES announces 2nd quarter honor rolls

Bethune Elementary School has announced its school-wide A an A/B honor rolls for the second nine weeks of the school year.

March 27, 2015 | | Education


Master Gardeners offer scholarship

Kershaw County Master Gardeners will be offering a $500 scholarship to be awarded to a deserving Kershaw County School District Senior to assist in their post secondary education in the pursuit of Agriculture and/or Horticulture Sciences. Applicants must be a Kershaw County School District graduating senior. Scholarship focus will be awarded on your vision to impact of the Agriculture and/or Horticulture industry.

March 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Rec Notes - March 27, 2015

Anyone ages 6 to 13 can participate in a Spring Break Baseball Camp offered by CHS and KCPR, Monday, March 30 through Wednesday, April 1, from 8 to 11 a.m. at American Legion Baseball Field.

March 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


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