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July 18, 2014 | | Ariail


Not so transparent

President Obama, who promised the most transparent administration in history, has delivered perhaps the least transparent. Following the trend of other recent presidents, Obama has kept a tight lid on the press, rarely interacting with reporters in a spontaneous fashion and instead relying on the spin of his White House press directors. And it has gotten worse the longer Obama has been in office; one report last week indicated that the administration was denying access on a variety of subjects with increasing regularity. The Associated Press reported, "In category after category -- except for reducing numbers of old requests and a ...

July 18, 2014 | | Editorials


Op-Ed: Supreme Court autopsy ruling trumps public accountability

For the second time in a month, the S.C. Supreme Court has ruled against openness and punted important issues back to the Legislature for change.

July 18, 2014 | By Bill Rogers S.C. Press Association Executive Director | Columns


Joey Matthew Tyner

Joey Matthew Tyner, 38, of Elgin went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 13, 2014.

July 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


Camden Lions Club installs new officers

The Camden Lions Club recently installed new officers and thanked the community for its support of club programs, having collected more than 1,300 pairs of used eye glasses. Boxes are located at the Food Lion shopping center in Lugoff, Rubin Eye Care Center in the K-Mart shopping center, the Walmart Vision Center, Belk and the Food Lion shopping center in Dusty Bend. The club supplied these glasses to local church groups for those in need in Honduras and Guatemela. Camden Lions have also assisted with eye operations and hearing aids for the needy. The club meets on the second ...

July 18, 2014 | | People & Places


The karate kid

Lainey Williams, a rising third grader at Camden Elementary School (CES), recently competed in karate nationals in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She is the national champion for kata (forms) and won bronze in kubodo (weapons) and kumite (sparring). This qualified her for Junior Olympics. She is the superregional champion in the 8-year-old female category for kubodo and won silver in kumite, and bronze in kata. She is also the North Carolina Champion in all three events. Lainey studies karate at Carolina Family Karate under Shihan Bob and Sensei Matt. All five members of her team placed in the top four nationals ...

July 18, 2014 | | People & Places


‘In the Heart of the Pines’ showcases Camden’s hotel era

The Camden Archives and Museum is hosting a new exhibit on the Hotel Era in Camden from July 2014 until January 9, 2015. Come explore Camden during the days of the Gay Nineties through the Roaring Twenties and beyond to the days before World War II. It was a magical, new social scene set in the midst of our beautiful, old Southern way of life. Camden's visitors got the best of both.

July 18, 2014 | | Camden


One-Eighty 360

Artwork created by Camden Middle School (CMS) art teacher Keith Tolen are on display at Columbia's 701 Whaley Street in its community gallery.

July 18, 2014 | | Arts


Camden Bulldog Club kicking off its 2014-15 membership drive

The Camden High School Bulldog Club membership drive is in full swing for the 2014-2015 school year. The organization, founded in 1952, provides financial assistance to all athletic programs at the school through the membership drive and various fundraising activities.

July 18, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


L-E wrestling camp on tap next week

The third and fourth installments of the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling camp are scheduled over the next two weeks.

July 18, 2014 | | Sports


KCSD hiring school bus drivers

The Kershaw County School District is hiring persons to be school bus drivers. Pay is based on experience and includes benefits. A training class for interested persons will be held July 28-31 at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School.

July 16, 2014 | | Education


Sheriff doesn’t support firearms ordinance as proposed

I want to go on record by saying that I am opposed to the "firearms discharge" ordinance as it was originally introduced. However, I am in favor of one if it can be revised to better fit Kershaw County. I also want the public to know that I am pro-gun, pro-Second Amendment and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association (NRA). As sheriff, I have approved hundreds, if not thousands, of concealed weapons permit applications. I am also an avid hunter and gun owner.

July 16, 2014 | Jim Matthews Kershaw County Sheriff | Letters


Reader grateful for Karesh Wing

My rehabilitation stay at the Karesh Wing was an amazingly good experience. I transferred from KershawHealth after surgery (broken femur) on June 8th, and I was released to return home on July 8th.

July 16, 2014 | Dan B. Mackey Camden | Letters


Reader thankful for surgeons

I would like to commend Dr. Bright Williamson, Dr. Edward Gill and their staffs as well as the staff at KershawHealth for the excellent care I received during my recent unexpected surgery.

July 16, 2014 | Mary Elizabeth Boykin Camden | Letters


Yousef’s story

WASHINGTON -- The Israeli soldier shot Yousef Bashir in the back in the front yard of his father's house in Gaza. It was Feb. 18, 2004, a week after Yousef's 15th birthday. The bullet splintered into three fragments, severing nerves near the teenager's spine.

July 16, 2014 | By Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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Baseball, softball playoff scenarios

The South Carolina High School League state baseball playoffs begin next Tuesday with the softball playoffs starting next Tuesday. The double-elimination events continue with second ...

April 21, 2017 | | Sports


Ariail - April 21, 2017

April 21, 2017 | | Ariail


Larry Doby

We are very pleased to see Congress introduce legislation to honor the life, career and legacy of Kershaw County native Larry Doby with the Congressional ...

April 21, 2017 | | Editorials


Murder while you watch

WASHINGTON -- The Facebook video of a homicide was surely inevitable.

April 21, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Ensure adequate healthcare for all Americans

As an American senior citizen, I have the privilege with Jehovah God's blessing to live, worship the Son of Man and work in this ...

April 21, 2017 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Salute to our armed forces

As Americans, we have several opportunities to celebrate the military members who stand and defend our great nation every day. Memorial Day. Armed Forces Day ...

April 21, 2017 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Preservation can be a lengthy process

You may have seen signs stating "Preservation in Progress" around the first floor of the historic Robert Mills Courthouse. Unfortunately, weather events over the past ...

April 21, 2017 | By Amy Kinard C-I contributing columnist | Columns


KCMA Spring Instrumental Showcase Thursday

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is pleased to present the Kershaw County Music Association (KCMA) annual Spring Instrumental Showcase Thursday at 7 ...

April 21, 2017 | | Arts


A holocaust by any other name

As far as high school history classes go, students are bound to end up watching a film about the Holocaust on the off day that ...

April 21, 2017 | By Cooper Ellis, Camden High School C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


UWKC accepting partner agency applications

The United Way of Kershaw County is accepting applications for funding from non-profit organizations that provide local services in Kershaw County. The organization must have ...

April 21, 2017 | | Kershaw County


USC Upstate names three local students to Chancellor's List

USC Upstate recently named three area students to the Fall 2016 Chancellor's List. They were Kayla Brown and Kensey Stephens of Camden and Danielle ...

April 21, 2017 | | Education


DEACON AMOS ADAMSON

Funeral service for Deacon Amos Adamson, 83, of 1099 Hwy. 1, North in Cassatt, was held April 18th, 1at Hyco Baptist Church, 1143 Hwy 1 ...

April 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


JERRY BROWN

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Jerry Woodrow Brown, 69, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 22 ...

April 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


LILLIAN M. CARTER

Mrs. Lillian M. Carter, 75, of 34 Johnnie Road, Rembert, passed on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced at ...

April 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


WILLIAM E. COLEMAN

A private funeral services for William Edward Coleman, 80, will be held in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday 6:00-8 ...

April 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


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