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From personal experience, YMCA a confidence-builder

When I was young I was diagnosed with epilepsy. Back then it was not understood, and my parents kept me from physical activities. When I started going to the "Y" I played volleyball. I gained confidence. Eventually I got into the pool. I was unsure about it but my friends pushed me to do more.

December 16, 2011 | Rodney Dais Camden | Letters


Of peace and fellowship

This Christmas story was first related to C-I readers many years ago by Max Ford. Its message remains clear during this holiday season.

December 16, 2011 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


‘Y’ people can’t listen at city council meetings

The sports complex issue raged on at the last City Council meeting. Both the public and members of City Council decried the inability for one another to "hear" what they were saying.

December 16, 2011 | M. Tray Dunaway, MD, FACS, CSP Camden | Letters


Robert Ariail -- Dec. 16, 2011

December 16, 2011 | | Ariail


The spirit of Christmas

Surrounded by the marvels of all the electronic capabilities among us today, I have put pen to paper to wish you a joyous holiday season. In the lifetime of our son, Edwards, we may see pen and paper become historic tools. So, while I can, I want to share a holiday message with each of you.

December 16, 2011 | Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Pets of the week -- Dec. 16, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Whiskey, an 8-month-old male Golden Retriever/Labrador mix puppy, and an adult male Siamese 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 or e-mail wcas@camden ...

December 16, 2011 | | Pets


Rec Notes for Dec. 16, 2011

A meeting for Kershaw County Rec Department basketball referees will be held at 5:45 p.m. Monday at the Old Armory.

December 16, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Crowning Little, Teen Miss Camden-Kershaw County

The Little Miss/Teen Miss Camden-Kershaw County pageant was held on Nov. 5 at Lyttleton Street Methodist Family Life Center. Girls ages 2 through 19 competed for titles to represent Camden and Kershaw County in the state pageant held to be June 2012 in Hartsville. The winners are (above, from left to right) Miss Tiny Tot Camden and Camden's Overall Sweetheart Winner -- Nadia Isabel Halley; Wee Miss Tiny Tot Camden -- Olivia Grace Dukes; Little Miss Camden -- Mari Elizabeth Sowell; Wee Miss Kershaw County and Kershaw County's Overall Sweetheart -- Aubrey Olivia Waters; and (not pictured) Wee Miss Camden -- Kendal ...

December 16, 2011 | | Localife


Food for the Soul receives holiday donation

Kershaw County equestrians and shoppers supported Kershaw County's Food for the Soul through a special Thanksgiving promotion offered by The Tack Room. A $5 donation earmarked for Food for the Soul earned shoppers a discount on purchases during the special promotion, said The Tack Room's John Cushman (left). The holiday drive raised $1,500 for the soup kitchen and recently opened emergency homeless shelter. Presenting the check Wednesday to Food for the Soul Director Fred Ogburn (right), Cushman said the charitable fund-raising effort was "the right thing to do, especially at this time of year, and the customers ...

December 16, 2011 | | Localife


Camden Tae Kwon Do holds information defense session

The participants in the Camden Tae Kwon Do Academy's children and women's self defense seminar enjoyed an informative and lively session, held Nov.12 at the facility located in the Dusty Bend section of Camden. The seminar participants included (standing from left) Carl E. Wright, owner/instructor, Carol Elliott, Michelle Ransom, Brenda Poteat, Gwen Moorer, Helen Williams, Kayla Gonzalez, Pat Wright, Virginia Mickle, Josh Holstrom (seated from left) Denim Edwards, Mikella Ransom and Adam Osborne.

December 16, 2011 | | Localife


Long applause

Doby's Mill Elementary School media specialist Betsy Long spreads the love of reading to her students every day. She received that same love back this week for her extraordinary efforts when she was named one of 10 national winners of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/The New York Times "I Love My Librarian" Award.

December 16, 2011 | | Education


Robert "Bobby" Black

Mr. Robert "Bobby" Black, 72, of 1526 Shearwater Road, Elgin, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, December 11, 2011.

December 16, 2011 | | Obituaries


Gingrich, anti-poverty warrior

'Tis the season, it appears, for Newt Gingrich to show his dual political personalities: naughty and nice.

December 16, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Public pensions

Public pensions have been much in the news since the economic downturn began, especially during the last year. The battle in Wisconsin over public employees' collective bargaining rights and pension plans has been the most publicized, but the same arguments have been occurring across the country. The South Carolina General Assembly has now taken the first step to deal with a $13-billion deficit in the state retirement pension fund, and though it involved difficult decisions on the part of a House subcommittee, it was the right thing to do. The recommendations still must go to the House Ways and Means ...

December 16, 2011 | | Editorials


Hattie Mae "Hatchet" Caldwell

Hattie Mae "Hatchet" Caldwell, 61, of Pine Drive, Bethune, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011.

December 16, 2011 | | Obituaries


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For the Record - April 23, 2014

Real estate transactions

April 23, 2014 | | For the Record


BARK! The Musical comes to Fine Arts Center

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County and the Camden Community Theatre (CCT) bring you the highly anticipated BARK! The Musical, a howlingly funny production directed by Jami Steele, the FAC's new Education/Theatre Director. The production will run May 1 - 4 in the Wood Auditorium. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students, seniors and military. BARK! The Musical is sponsored by Powers Funeral Home. The play is dedicated to the memory of Judith Anne "Judy" Firestone Thiel, a longtime animal lover and staunch supporter of the Walker M. Crowe Animal Shelter.

April 23, 2014 | | Localife


Kershaw County Master Gardeners plant sale

It'll be here before you know it. It's Spring and the Kershaw County Master Gardeners are having their Spring Plant sale Saturday, May 10 (the day before Mother's Day). A large collection of everything needed for a garden will be available for purchase. The sale will be held, as always, at the Homemakers Building at Church and DeKalb Streets in Camden. The doors open at 8 a.m. to a wonderland of plants to replace what the winter or spring may have taken away.

April 23, 2014 | | Localife


L-EHS faculty reunion Thursday

This Thursday at 6 p.m. at Hall's restaurant in Lugoff, Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS)'s retired and some of its current staff and faculty will gather for the school's 14th faculty reunion. Current L-EHS Principal Tommy Gladden will be the guest speaker. Pictured at last year's event, from left, front row: Kay Roberson, Liz Simon, Margaret DeGroat and Kitty Beard. Second row: Theresa Muldrow, Hebron Lyell, Rosemary Russell, Linda Hall, Evelyn Gibson and Judith Ford. Third row: Mary Lostetter, Pat West, Sandy Fitts, Emily Finley, Annette Wertz, Marcia Cashion, Daphne Clonts, Joyce Nash, Mary Luce Naso ...

April 23, 2014 | | Localife


Clinic Classic hits the streets Saturday

Registration is ongoing for the seventh annual Clinic Classic 10K run and 5K walk/run, presented by McDonald's of Camden, which will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, April 26.

April 23, 2014 | | Sports


Ariail for April 23, 2014

April 23, 2014 | | Ariail


Yesteryear for April 23, 2014

Ewart takes new position in Darlington

April 23, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Got Putin, yet?

WASHINGTON -- The new "agreement" between Russia, the U.S. and our allies is exactly what the former KGB agent ordered.

April 23, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Boston Strong

No city is more inextricably linked to this country's quest for freedom than Boston. From an early age students learn about the Boston Tea Party, the Boston Massacre and all the other historic events that helped set the colonies on the road to freedom. So it was especially fitting Monday that the city showed that it's indeed "Boston Strong" by completing its famous marathon. Of course, the race came a year after bombers killed three and wounded hundreds during the running of this country's most storied 26.2-mile race.

April 23, 2014 | | Editorials


The faith, hope and love of Reid Buckley

It is hard to remember when Reid Buckley wasn't a part of my life, so prominent and life-altering a place he occupied the past 20 years or so. Not only was he a cherished friend but he also held the distinction of being the only person ever to fire me.

April 23, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Special to the C-I | Camden


Lancaster hands L-E netters 4-2 loss

There is no telling how good Lugoff-Elgin's tennis record would have been had it been able to get several of its matches to go into first doubles for the victory.

April 23, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


KCGC hosts annual spring celebration

The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will hold its annual "Great to be a Gamecock Gathering" on Tuesday, April 29 at the Old South Restaurant in Camden at 6:30 p.m.

April 23, 2014 | | Sports


CHS courts to be named after Smoak in April 28 ceremony

Roger Smoak, the man whose name is synonymous with tennis in Camden, will be honored when the tennis courts at Camden High School are named after him in a 4 p.m. on-court ceremony on Monday, April 28 prior to the Bulldogs' non-region match with visiting Hartsville.

April 23, 2014 | | Sports


Birth boy Bowers' walk-off double give Knights 5-4 win

Usually, people give you presents on your birthday. Monday night, birthday boy John Bowers gave a gift to the North Central baseball team and their fans.

April 23, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


Birth boy Bowers' walk-off double give Knights 5-4 win

Usually, people give you presents on your birthday. Monday night, birthday boy John Bowers gave a gift to the North Central baseball team and their fans.

April 23, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


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