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‘Portrait of Camden’ exhibit at Camden Archives and Museum

Epsy Peebles smoothed her straight brown hair back from her face and into a bun at the nape of her neck. The reflection in the mirror showed her plain round face. Her skin was still smooth as a schoolgirl's. Her lips were still full and young looking. Her brown eyes searched her reflection carefully. She was getting ready to have her photograph portrait made with Daniel -- for the first time ever. The appointment this afternoon was a milestone for them. They had finally saved up enough money from the farm income to "splurge" on a permanent image of themselves ...

January 16, 2013 | | Camden


Ronald Reid

Ronald Reid, 62 of Camden entered into rest Monday, January 14, 2013 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. The online guestbook may be viewed/signed at www.cookefuneralhomeofcamden.com. Professional services entrusted to Cooke Funeral Home.

January 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Stephen L. Eddings

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Stephen L. Eddings, 57, will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

January 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


John Marion McManus

Funeral services for John Marion McManus will be held Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Pisgah Baptist Church in Rembert. Rev. Matt Mims will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

January 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Ariail and Ariail, Too for Jan. 16, 2013

January 16, 2013 | | Ariail


Equine center

When the city of Camden proposed using hospitality tax funds to help construct a new YMCA, the proposal met with a great deal of opposition from many who felt that wouldn't be an appropriate use of the funds. That controversy boiled over for quite awhile and Mayor Jeffrey Graham eventually lost his re-election bid to political newcomer Tony Scully. Now a new proposal for hospitality tax funding has been brought before council, and whether or not members decide to fund it, there can be no argument that it would be a proper use of such money.

January 16, 2013 | | Editorials


Eleanor Bliler Starnes

Eleanor Bliler Starnes, 92, passed away on January 7, 2013. She was born in Bear Creek, Montana on December 5, 1920. Her given name was Eleanor Joy Bliler. She graduated from Montana State University in 1942. Eleanor served her country in the WAAC for 4 years during WWII forecasting weather. After the war, she continued her studies at Rutgers University in News Jersey. White at graduate school, she met and married Ordway Starnes. She obtained her Phd in 1949 and taught graduate level classes for the next 20 years. In 1965, she moved to Niarobi, Kenya, where she and her ...

January 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Motorcyclist can’t outrun dispatchers

Even speeding into Camden at estimated speeds of 120 mph, a 19-year-old Columbia man couldn't outrun Kershaw County Central (911) Communication dispatchers Saturday. In a press release, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) identified the man as Herman Lorenzo Bulluck III of Columbia.

January 16, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Real Estate Transactions -- Jan. 16, 2013

Real estate transactions

January 16, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Dogs trip up third-ranked Dreher

Three nights after suffering a tough road loss at Lower Richland, the Camden boys' basketball team rebounded with its best effort of the season.

January 14, 2013 | | Sports


Echo Taps

I can still hear the sound. Though many years have passed and many memories have drifted along the ebb and flow of my consciousness, I can still hear the sound.

January 14, 2013 | By Dwight deLoach C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Athletic assignments

How I ever had time to each English with the other chores such as essay contests, speech contests, compositions for other personnel, hall duty, nonsensical meetings, debate team, the Beta Club, not to mention the athletic department, I do not know! Earlier, I wrote about being a football coach, never compensated by money or the accoutrements such as jackets, rings or letters. Never, however, have a I divulged my involvement in the realm of basketball.

January 14, 2013 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Ariail


Camden ART fall show winners

The winning pieces of the Camden ART Fall Show were recently announced during the Opening Reception in the Bassett Gallery on the campus of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County.

January 14, 2013 | | People & Places


Virgilean Wood

Funeral service for Virgilean Wood, 64, of 1006 Kelly Street in Elgin, will be held Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at Sutton Branch Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. She died Friday, January 11, 2013. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

January 14, 2013 | | Obituaries


Nancy Williams

Funeral service for Nancy Katherine Mayes Williams, 79, will be held on Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 1:00-2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 880, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

January 14, 2013 | | Obituaries


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Fourth of July BBQ essentials

The Fourth of July is tomorrow and revelers across the nation are preparing to toast their independence with family and friends. For many Americans, backyard barbecues are synonymous with the Fourth of July, a day that, in the United States of America, commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Historic Camden’s Did you Know?

While Ben Franklin was key to the crafting of the Declaration of Independence, the other Founding Fathers did not want him to be the main author - as they felt they couldn't trust him not to put a joke in it!

The great, big and wonderful approval of going independent actually occurred on July 2 -- a day which John Adams thought would forever after be celebrated by the newly formed nation. "The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha in the History of America." He was right about the way we honor it though: "It ought ...

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Sesquicentennial State Park trip

Students from Wateree Elementary School in Krissi Butler's first grade class enjoyed a field study at the end of the school year to Sesquicentennial State Park to study plants.

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Ariail for July 3, 2015

July 03, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Fourth of July

Tomorrow is Independence Day, the Fourth of July, when this country celebrates its birthday. This year, July 4 marks the 239th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence -- the document which signaled to the world the original 13 British colonies were breaking away from Mother England.

July 03, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Michelle Obama’s evolution

WASHINGTON -- First-term first ladies are often shadows to their more-important husbands, dabbling in lite fare to avoid criticism and picking safe projects to shield them and their families from the inevitable slings and arrows.

July 03, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Scully: Vision and process

Many extraordinary people offer visionary ideas, especially here. "Wouldn't it be great if we had a river rafting business on the Wateree?" "Wouldn't it be great if we had a downtown boutique hotel?" "Wouldn't it be great if we had a Bluegrass Festival the week of the Colonial Cup?" "Wouldn't it be great if we had a cottage development, or better yet, a new Kershaw County library on the former Mather property?" "And another restaurant or two!" The answer is predictably, "Yes, of course yes! Thank you for your great ideas," followed by necessary questions: "Where ...

July 03, 2015 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader wants ‘fair and balanced reporting’

During the open meetings of all of our public bodies, there is provided a period for public comments. This period is part of the meeting agenda and is, presumably, included in the meeting's minutes. Therefore, these comments become part of the public record. This period is set aside for anyone wanting to speak about matters of concern, as long as the comments are about public issues (not to include the promotion of a private business and not about personal issues). Although the public comment period is not a period of debate, it provides private citizens an opportunity to let ...

July 03, 2015 | X. Willard Polk Camden | Letters


Sidewalk Survey - July 3, 2015

July 03, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


Sylvia Upton Wood

Sylvia Upton Wood passed away peacefully on July 1, 2015 at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph at the age of 81, surrounded by her family. Born on March 1, 1934 in Benton Harbor, she was the daughter of Frederick and Margaret Upton, also of St. Joseph. Her father was a founder of what is now the Whirlpool Corporation.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Leroy Burgess Marsh

A graveside service for Leroy Burgess Marsh, 96, will be held today, July 3 at 2 p.m. in High Hill True Light Church Cemetery. The family received friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the national Multiple Sclerosis Society or the American Diabetes Association.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


William E. Long

A memorial service for William E. "Gene" Long, Sr., of Columbia, was held Wednesday July 1, 2015 at Wildewood Downs, 731 Polo Rd, Columbia, SC, 29223 with Dr. George Crow officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in Forsyth Memorial Park, Winston-Salem, NC.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Eunice O. Kirby

Eunice O. "Libby" Kirby, 81, widow of Marion H. Kirby, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Summerville, SC. Plans will be announced by Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home of Bishopville.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Doris Jean Kelow

Mrs. Doris Jean Kelow, 63, of 503 Lyttelton Street, Camden, passed on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Plans will be announced by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Charles Greene

Mr. Charles "Tookie Baby" Greene, 58, of 917 Mitchell Drive, Camden, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Friends may call at 2010 Concord Drive, Valley Park, Camden. Plans will be announced by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


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