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Social Security office

Given the budget restraints that virtually all government agencies are facing, we understand why the Social Security office at 1111 Broad St. in Camden closed. Dollars are tight, and officials say Uncle Sam will save more than $3 million during the next 10 years by shutting down the local facility. But we'll hand failing marks to the agency for the way it handled the shutdown, notifying few people and making no attempt to contact its clients and the media, which could have spread the word of the shutdown.

March 21, 2014 | | Editorials


Little chance of corporate reform

Conservatives are mightily concerned -- rightly so -- about runaway entitlement spending in this country. Various social programs enacted since Lyndon Johnson's Great Society began in the mid-1960s are at a boiling point.

March 21, 2014 | | Columns


Starting off on the right foot

March 21, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


Bowers shuts Vikings down and out

Over the years, Spring Valley has been a thorn in the side of the Lugoff-Elgin baseball team.

March 21, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Child Crappie Tournament on tap for April 12

The third annual Child Crappie Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 12 on Lake Wateree.

March 19, 2014 | | Sports


Golf tourney benefits Food for the Soul

The second annual Food for the Soul Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday, April 3 at the Camden Country Club.

March 19, 2014 | | Golf


Warriors fend off Demons, 3-1

Scoring two goals in the opening 30 minutes of play, visiting left Lugoff-Elgin Stadium with a 3-1 win over the host Demons in a Friday night, non-conference boys' soccer match.

March 19, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Top-ranked Gators blank Bulldogs, 6-0

Before they ever stepped on the field to begin practice for their first season, the River Bluff boys' soccer team was already ranked first in the AAA state soccer poll.

March 19, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Lady Knights pound Keenan to kick off Region 3-AA play

Despite the cold weather and rain, the North Central girls finally got to play some softball in their preseason Beat Cancer with a Bat tournament.

March 19, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


ATEC shows improvement on national tests

The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) showed improvement in several national career and technical education performance standards for 2013, according to results released by the S.C. Department of Education.

March 19, 2014 | | Education


Team Jackson prepares for the Clinic Classic Challenge

Students at Jackson Elementary School are getting ready to walk or run in the Clinic Classic Challenge which benefits the Community Medical Clinic (CMC). The Clinic Classic Challenge will be held April 26.

March 19, 2014 | | People & Places


Kershaw County schools celebrate Red Cross month with penny drive

Kershaw County schools are celebrating March as Red Cross Month by holding their annual Million Penny Drive to benefit the American Red Cross Sandhills Chapter. The coin collection takes place during March at all Kershaw County public schools.

March 19, 2014 | | People & Places


North Central High School crowns Miss and Mr. Green and Gold

North Central High School (NCHS) recently crowned Abigail Durant and William McInvaille as its 2014 Miss and Mr. Green and Gold. Contestants in the pageant danced to an opening number. The pageant's theme this year was "Blast from the Past," so the contestants' casual wear was theme-based.

March 19, 2014 | | People & Places


Owls: myth and mystery

By Josh Arrants

March 19, 2014 | | People & Places


Charlotte Thompson Bar-B-Q celebrates 56 years

Thursday, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Charlotte Thompson Fire Department (CTFD), located at 746 St. Matthews Road in Camden, will hold its 56th annual barbecue. All plates are $8 each and profits benefit the volunteer fire department and the community center. The event is an opportunity for friends and neighbors to eat together at the community center. Take-out is also available.

March 19, 2014 | | People & Places


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AJ sweeps past North Central

Andrew Jackson used strong second halves to take a doubleheaders weep over visiting North central in Region 4-AA basketball action in Kershaw last Friday night.

January 23, 2017 | | Sports


This week in KC sports

Monday: Camden Military Academy at Wilson Hall (BB – 5:30 p.m.); North Central at Camden (BB – 6:30 p.m.)

January 23, 2017 | | Sports


Dogs third in Region 4-AAA; L-E wins 6-4A title

Sometimes, you lose when you win.

January 20, 2017 | | Sports


Dogs improve to 2-1 in region play

Cam Jefferson poured in 16 points as the Camden boys' basketball team improved to 2-1 in Region 4-AAA play with a 52-48 road win against ...

January 20, 2017 | | Sports


Inauguration Day

Today is Inauguration Day and for better or for worse, a new administration takes the helm of this our ship of state.

January 20, 2017 | | Viewpoint


Heavyweight match: Lewis v. Trump

WASHINGTON -- A recent tweet from @realDonaldTrump: "John Lewis is an American hero. I look forward to working with him in the years to come."

January 20, 2017 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Thanks to KH Cardiovascular Lab

I recently spent a "delightful" morning in the cardiovascular lab at Kershaw Hospital (KershawHealth).

January 20, 2017 | | Letters


Robert Ariail

January 20, 2017 | Robert Ariail | Ariail


Kinard named Chamber Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center has named Amy L. Kinard as Executive Director. Kinard, who currently ...

January 20, 2017 | | Business


Taking journalism class was a total mistake.

I originally signed up for art class and was shocked that I was suddenly plopped into a class that I had no prior interest in ...

January 20, 2017 | Anna Mock | High School Columns


New Year, new you

On the first day of the New Year many people, as they do at New Year's every year, resolved to lose weight, or learn ...

January 20, 2017 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Miscellaneous


Patrecia Bayman Minges

The relatives and friends of Patty Minges are invited to attend a reception to celebrate her life at Springdale Hall on Sunday, January 22 at ...

January 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


Leroy Goodwin

Leroy Goodwin, 69, of Hartsville and formerly of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, January 15, 2017. A Celebration of Life Memorial Services will ...

January 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


Dr. King's legacy

nds, prayed, sang.

January 17, 2017 | | Viewpoint


Hosea, can you see?

WASHINGTON -- Republicans can argue until their last breath that Trump objectors are sore losers, but isn't more at stake than "mere politics"? This phrase ...

January 17, 2017 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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