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Hurricane Hugo

Everyone knows the weather is an acceptable source of discussion. Politics, religion and family, however, are fraught with danger when a person talks or writes. As I was listening to the news and awaiting information about a recent impending storm, my mind wandered back to a number of years ago when Hurricane Hugo was a problem.

May 07, 2014 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Raised to shop better

Tink had been in Los Angeles for a week so that morning before his plane left LAX, it occurred to me that a good wifely thing to do would be to welcome him back to the Rondarosa with a home cooked meal.

May 05, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Sarah Elizabeth Creed, Adam Lawrence Bradley united in marriage

Miss Sarah Elizabeth Creed and Mr. Adam Lawrence Bradley were united in marriage at half past six in the evening on May 3, 2014, at Grace Episcopal Church in Camden, South Carolina. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by The Reverend James Barnhill. Following the ceremony a reception hosted by the bride's mother was held at Springdale Hall Club.

May 05, 2014 | | Weddings & Engagements


American Legion Post 17 recognizes law enforcement, fire safety personnel

Earlier this year, American Legion Post 17 presented plaques to recognize law enforcement and fire safety personnel who were selected by their respective departments. The plaques were designed and crafted by Legionnaire Butch Lilly. Photos were taken by Post 17 Historian Glen Inabinet

May 05, 2014 | | People & Places


Steamboat experiments on the Wateree River, 1869-70

Efforts to improve navigation of the Wateree River along the Kershaw County area of the river dates from just after the Revolutionary War. From 1818 to 1828, South Carolina funded extensive internal improvement projects along most state rivers, including the Wateree/Catawba. Locks and canals were built to facilitate passage through shoals and other impediments to navigation.

May 05, 2014 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


What are the General Assembly’s priorities on taxes?

South Carolina is known as a "red state" and a "conservative" state, and so one might be led to believe it's a place where non-"progressive," free-market policies reign. Certainly, South Carolina has a reputation for being a "low tax state." But the reputation is unearned. A brief look at the legislature's record on tax policy -- perhaps the most fundamental free market issue -- reveals a profound disconnect between reputation and reality.

May 05, 2014 | By Shawn McNamee S.C. Policy Council | Columns


Last Chance for Chance Art

Emily Houde, at left, one of Camden's many accomplished artists is presenting an original work of art to the lucky winner of Chance Art. The winner will be drawn on Wednesday.

May 05, 2014 | | Arts


Eloise Barnes Mitchell

Mrs. Eloise Barnes Mitchell, 86, of Lugoff, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 1, 2014. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of the late Dan and Flora Dixon Mitchell and the wife of the late Leroy Mitchell, Sr. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Ten a.m., at Mount Prospect United Methodist Church, Lugoff, with burial in Cedars Cemetery, Camden. Mrs. Mitchell will be placed in the church at Ten a.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Mitchell family.

May 05, 2014 | | Obituaries


Agnes Shirley Sinclair

Funeral service for Agnes Shirley Sinclair, 98, formerly of Camden, will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday 11:00-1:00 p.m. prior to the service at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church 1875 Antioch Road, Camden, S.C. 29020 or Liberty Baptist Church, 651 East Main Street, Timmonsville, S.C. 29161.

May 05, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ariail for May 5, 2014

May 05, 2014 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - May 5, 2014

• After months of work by KershawHealth employees, administrators and trustees -- and a lot of speculation by the public -- the KershawHealth Board of Trustees voted a week ago to adopt a new strategic plan it hopes will stem a long-running tide of red ink. The plan does not call for any cutbacks in service, but rather the opposite: new facilities in Elgin and Camden in order to expand and strengthen existing services. Some may be surprised that KershawHealth leaders are willing to move forward to transform the former Burndale Plaza shopping center or that a new Karesh Long Term Care facility ...

May 05, 2014 | | Editorials


Disciplined thinking

Former U.S. Senator Jim DeMint addresses an audience from across South Carolina at the Robert Mills Courthouse during The Buckley School of Public Speaking's recent biannual Disciplined Thinking Seminar. DeMint's topic concerned the centralization of big government. Fourteen graduates of the Buckley School participated in a debate following DeMint's presentation, with the three-day seminar functioning as a question and answer session followed by debate, further talks and a roundtable discussion. The school's founder, the late Reid Buckley, would select an issue interesting to politically-involved persons and then select a relevant speaker.

May 05, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


Simmlean Blanding Jones

Mrs. Simmlean Blanding Jones, 93, of 1411 Koon Road, Lugoff, South Carolina passed on Tuesday April 29, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. at Mt. Prospect United Methodist Church in Lugoff SC with Burial following in the Mt. Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery in Lugoff, SC. Haile's Funeral Home is serving the family.

May 05, 2014 | | Obituaries


Marianna Widelska-Neff

Marianna Widelska-Neff, 63, of Waynesboro, passed away April 25, 2014.

May 05, 2014 | | Obituaries


KC softball teams all stay alive in tourney

Tyler Bowers belted a pair of home runs while driving in three runs, but it was not enough to help North Central get past host Buford in a 9-5 loss in Thursday's first round of the AA District 3 baseball tournament.

May 05, 2014 | | Sports


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Ariail - March 28, 2017

March 28, 2017 | | Ariail


Tennis complex

Today is a milestone day in the city of Camden as Camden City Council officially breaks ground on the new tennis complex.

March 28, 2017 | | Editorials


Say 'no' to H. 3931

Where does your tax money go?

March 28, 2017 | By Jay Bender, S.C. Press Association attorney C-I guest columnist | Columns


Governing by ultimatum

WASHINGTON -- In a week that felt like a month, Americans got a clear view of Donald Trump's governing style and also of his fabled ...

March 28, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


The world needs ditch diggers, too

Jim Tatum's March 21 column was entertaining as well as informative. It certainly brought to light the need for qualified home repair professionals. This ...

March 28, 2017 | William "Rusty" Majors Camden | Letters


Complain to THE STATE about circulars

I have received complaints from constituents regarding The State newspaper's delivery of The Extra, which is a circular periodically distributed via door-to-door delivery to ...

March 28, 2017 | Kershaw County Councilman Al Boazard District 1 | Letters


Two strangers linked forever

Several years ago, an obituary in the Atlanta paper caught my eye and I clipped it out. I ran across it recently and, again as ...

March 28, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Military veteran continues to save lives

"It takes a village" to save unwanted pets in our community and there are large and small roles available for everyone. Disabled army veteran Elizabeth ...

March 28, 2017 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Yesteryear for March 28, 2017

Michelle Gilchrist, a student at Lugoff-Elgin High School, was recently awarded the C.E. Savedge Scholarship.

March 28, 2017 | | Yesteryear


Hendriks, Geraghty get Aiken doubles

Trainer Ricky Hendriks launched the National Steeplechase Association's spring season by sweeping both divisions of Aiken Spring's $25,000 Budweiser Imperial Cup and ...

March 28, 2017 | | Equine


Demons, Knights both drop one-run heartbreakers

Lugoff-Elgin's goal of taking the Region 6-4AAA baseball championship now rest on winning their final four conference games and hoping either Crestwood or, Darlington ...

March 28, 2017 | | Sports


Camden takes first, second in home track and field meet

Camden took first and second places in last Thursday's home track meet with Manning, Brookland-Cayce and the Camden Military Academy.

March 28, 2017 | | Camden High/Middle


L-E netters end skid with 6-1 win

Since opening their season with a win over Richland Northeast, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team fell on hard times in dropping their next six matches.

March 28, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


This week in KC sports

Monday: Hammond, Irmo at Camden (G – 4 p.m.); Ridge View at Lugoff-Elgin (G – 4 p.m.); Richland Northeast at Lugoff-Elgin (TEN – 5 p.m ...

March 28, 2017 | | Sports


CHS has special nights on deck this week

The Camden High baseball program will honor future high school baseball players and Bulldog players of the past at Wednesday and Friday night games at ...

March 28, 2017 | | Camden High/Middle


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