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Merger roadblock

Kershaw County residents were no doubt surprised when the U.S. Justice Department earlier this week threw a giant roadblock in the all-but-completed merger between US Airways and American Airlines. The feds hadn't thrown up similar obstacles in previous airline mergers, and this one looked as if it was ready to be finalized. Joined by attorneys general from six states, the Justice Department said the merger would lessen competition and raise fares for passengers. The two airlines say the merger would give passengers more options and better service. Many Kershaw County travelers who use the Charlotte airport rather than ...

August 16, 2013 | | Editorials


Mold delays first day of school at Lugoff Elementary

Thanks to mold that grew as a result of recent heavy rainfall, Lugoff Elementary School (LES) won't report for their first day of classes until Thursday, Aug. 22.

August 16, 2013 | | Education


Camden woman filed false tax returns

A Camden woman pled guilty Wednesday in federal court to filing false tax returns using other people's identifying information without their authority.

August 16, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Fox exposes county woman to rabies

A Kershaw County woman exposed to rabies in the Camden area is undergoing post-exposure treatments after being bitten by a fox that tested positive for the disease, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported today Thursday.

August 16, 2013 | | Healthcare


Carolyn Jean Canaday Byrd

Carolyn Jean Canaday Byrd, 81, formerly of Camden passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2013.

August 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Estella C. Drakeford

Funeral service for Mrs. Estella C. Drakeford, 78, of Camden will be held Saturday, August 17, 2013, 2:00 P.M. at Christian Fellowship Tabernacle with burial in the church cemetery. Viewing will be held Friday, 10:00 A.M. -7:00 P.M. with a Wake service at 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home and one hour prior to service at the church. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

August 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Little Mater Tyler Jamar Miller

Little Mater Tyler Jamar Miller, of 521 Green Rose Road, Columbia, SC, passed on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at 1 PM, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Black River Road, Camden, SC.

August 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Blondell Martin Jenkins

Mrs. Blondell Martin Jenkins was the daughter of the late Henry and Bertha Patterson Martin. Blondell was born in Camden, South Carolina, on July 7, 1933. She entered eternal rest on August 8, 2013, Blondell graduated from Mather Academy in Camden, South Carolina in 1952. She graduated from Benedict College with a B.A. degree. She was an active member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. Blondell leaves to cherish her life memories, her husband, James Jenkins; her sisters, Evelyn M. White (Herbert), Bertha Mae Martin, Bettye M. Thompson and Frances Martin. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 15, 2013, at ...

August 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


William Perry Sr.

A celebration of life service for William Herman Perry, Sr., 55, will be held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Cameron and the Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2-3 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

August 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


James T. Richardson, Jr.

James T. Richardson, Jr., of 151 Richardson Circle, Lugoff, SC passed recently at his home. Funeral services are incomplete.

August 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Jerry L. Thomas Jr.

Funeral service for Jerry Thomas Jr., 56, will be held Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery.

August 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


‘Camden During the Civil War: The Home Front’ Explored at the Camden Archives and Museum

You may or may not be aware, but we Americans are in the middle of the Civil War Sesquicentennial now in the year 2013. Beginning in the year 2011 and running through 2015, the National Park Service and the Civil War Trust called for United States museums, parks, and civil war groups to hold an exhibit, a program, a reenactment, or some such event to commemorate the war. Not celebrate it -- commemorate that devastating period when the North and South waged war against each other from 1861 through 1865. The Camden Archives and Museum will honor that request by mounting ...

August 16, 2013 | | Columns


County should find partner to manage KershawHealth

I would like to see the county look into the possibility of partnering with a proven healthcare system to administrate KershawHealth. This has been done successfully in many areas of the country. One that I am familiar with, having seen it develop when I was in diagnostic imaging sales, is Carolinas Health System (CHS), headquartered in Charlotte.

August 16, 2013 | John Schaffer Camden | Letters


Record numbers expected for Saturday's Springdale at Sunset 5K

Registration is open for runners and walkers for the 5th Annual Springdale at Sunset 5K Run, 1-lap walk and a kids' fun run --- of about one mile --- to be held on Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Springdale Race Course in Camden.

August 16, 2013 | | Sports


Lander University announces Honor Lists

Lander University announces local students that were added to its President's List and Dean's List:

August 14, 2013 | | Kershaw County


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Dogs can’t chop down West-Oak

Trailing 24-23 with four matches remaining to be wrestled, Camden was on the brink of possibly pulling off a major upset over top-ranked West-Oak.

February 12, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle


Saturday’s Camden Jamboree to kick off baseball season in county

Baseball fans in Kershaw County can get a sneak-peek at their favorite team in Saturday's annual Camden Baseball Jamboree.

February 12, 2016 | | Sports


Deadline date drawing near to renew Carolina Cup spaces

Last year's reserved parking space patrons and boxholders have until Monday, Feb. 15 in order to renew their spaces for the this year's ...

February 12, 2016 | | Equine


Deadline date drawing near to renew Carolina Cup spaces

Last year's reserved parking space patrons and boxholders have until Monday, Feb. 15 in order to renew their spaces for the this year's ...

February 12, 2016 | | Equine


Tomlin explodes for 33 in NC girls’ loss to Cheraw

Kali Tomlin scored a career-best 33 points in North Central's 59-57 road loss to Cheraw on Tuesday night.

February 12, 2016 | | Sports


Ariail for Feb. 12, 2016

February 12, 2016 | | Ariail


Editorial: Truck route work

We're glad to know construction to remake certain roads in and around Camden into an enforceable truck route will get underway Monday. However, we ...

February 12, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: #Outoftouch

WASHINGTON -- Two recent comments by famous feminists have underscored the inevitable and predicted the foregone: The feminist era of Hillary Clinton, Gloria Steinem and Madeleine ...

February 12, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Black History Month: A different view

Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month, is an annual observance in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom for rememberance of ...

February 12, 2016 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Reader: City redid Rhame right

Most of us are ready, willing and able to take politicians and other leaders to task when things are less than our expectations would have ...

February 12, 2016 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Reader asks county to stand behind community schools

The Mt. Pisgah and Bethune areas once again find ourselves in the same situation we were in less than two years ago. I appeal to ...

February 12, 2016 | Nancy Seegars Kershaw (Mt. Pisgah) | Letters


Arrants: What’s our excuse?

While living in South Carolina, I was fortunate enough to have a Rufous Hummingbird hang around my home from December 2013 to April 2014. This ...

February 12, 2016 | By Josh Arrants C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Pets of the Week - Feb. 12, 2016

Among the animals available for adoption at the Thiel-Meyer Adoption Center are Sebastian, a 2-year-old male American short hair cat, and Annie, a 3-year-old spayed ...

February 12, 2016 | | Pets


Sandhill Telephone Cooperative, foundation offering scholarship

Sandhill Telephone and the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) are offering a $2,500 scholarship. The scholarship is a one-time award which is not based ...

February 12, 2016 | | Education


Camden native among magazine’s ‘50 Most Influential People’

Columbia Business Monthly recently included Camden native Charlie Banks on its list of "50 Most Influential People in the Midlands." Banks is the co-founder and ...

February 12, 2016 | | Business


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