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'Y' signs

In response to "YMCA Not a Cure-All," printed Monday, September 13, I feel that it is necessary to clarify how the "Yes to the Y" signs came to be. Camden for the Y is a group of local citizens who independently came together to rally support for establishing a YMCA. [Editor's note: Mrs. Long identified herself to the C-I as a member of Camden for the Y.] Like any other political movement, we discussed ways in which our information could be shared and to raise awareness about the important decision voters face in the November election regarding recreation in ...

September 26, 2012 | Betsy Long Camden | Letters


‘No’ to using hospitality taxes for ‘Y’

Like Mr. James, I have been reading about and discussing the issue of the "Y" over the last year. I have come to the conclusion that this is not about the "Y" as much as it is about how that building will be funded. Sadly, the way the city proposes to fund this, using "H taxes," forces me to come down on the side of "No to the Y."

September 26, 2012 | Jill Davis Camden | Letters


Wessinger benefit BBQ set for Friday

There will be a barbecue chicken dinner to benefit Shannon Vincent Wessinger on Friday, Sept. 28 at Buffalo Church Ministry on Lockhart Rd. in Boonetown.

September 26, 2012 | | Sports


Lady Bulldogs upend Dreher for second Region 4AAA win

In a rematch of a playoff contest from a year ago, the Camden High girls' tennis team, once again, was able to defeat Dreher.

September 26, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


God’s Helpers to host mother, daughter banquet

God's Helpers will celebrate their annual Mother/Daughter Banquet on Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. at the Kershaw County Recreation Department. The guest speaker will be Elder Millie Nelson. Nelson is a Congregational Specialist with the South Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. In this position, Nelson equips and connects local churches to empower them to be effective in ministry to the communities they serve.

September 24, 2012 | | People & Places


Dear Annie -- Sept. 24, 2012

Dear Annie: My wife, my granddaughter and I recently took a six-hour flight home. I thought we'd have the middle section to ourselves, but when we boarded, I noticed there were four seats. As I put our carry-on luggage into the overhead bin, I saw my wife plop herself next to a male passenger.

September 24, 2012 | | Dear Annie


Ariail for Sept. 24, 2012

September 24, 2012 | | Ariail


Editor’s column shows bias

I don't care you worked in talk radio. You are evidently like the mainstream media. Bias!

September 24, 2012 | Robert Bullock Lugoff | Letters


Louis DeFanti

Mr. Louis DeFanti, born October 4, 1926 in Westerly, Rhode Island died peacefully at his home on Friday. September 21, 2012.

September 24, 2012 | | Obituaries


Charles R. Ray

Graveside service for Charles Richard "Bubba" Ray, 56, will be held Monday at 5:00 p.m. in Stevens-Ray Memorial Park, Cassatt. The Rev. Neal Nolan will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

September 24, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ms. Stephanie Ann Dowey and Mr. Michael Scott Humphries plan October Wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Terry Dowey of Lugoff are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Stephanie Ann Dowey of Lugoff to Mr. Michael Scott Humphries of Lugoff.

September 24, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


Dr. Saied Ameen

Dr. Saied Ameen, 85, died peacefully at home on September 22, 2012. A memorial service honoring his life will be held on Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden, SC. Longtime friend and pastor, Dr. William F. "Chip" Summers, Jr. will conduct. Visitation will immediately follow the service in John Knox Hall.

September 24, 2012 | | Obituaries


“Until then, No”

The citizens must be able to trust their elected officials. Where there is basic mistrust, conflict results. The citizens and registered voters in Camden signed a petition in great numbers to have a petition statement placed on the ballot.

September 24, 2012 | James E. Parrish Camden | Letters


Clinton’s secret: make little words matter

Bubba is back. As a word man, I was most impressed at the Democratic National Convention by Bill Clinton's skillful speech, much of it ad-libbed.

September 24, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Cyborg Mitt

WASHINGTON -- What's a day without a leaked video, a scandal, an unintended sliver of truth?

September 24, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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Wooten Stables grad Upstart headed to Kentucky Derby

Alto Racing's Materiality battled even-money favorite Upstart through the stretch before registering a 1 ½-length victory in Saturday's $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1) in just his third lifetime start in Gulfstream Park's signature event.

April 01, 2015 | | Equine


Chapin boots Dogs, 4-1

Chapin scored twice in each half while visiting Camden had a goal overturned and missed scoring another by inches in the first half. The result was a 4-1 Eagle victory in a Region 4-AAA boys' soccer match played Friday night in Chapin.

April 01, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Chapin hands Lady Bulldogs first 4-AAA loss

After opening the Region 4-AAA season with four straight wins, the Camden High softball team was upended by defending conference champion Chapin, 10-0, last Friday night.

April 01, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


CHS sweeps multi-team track meet

Camden outscored both Great Falls and McBee to win their third girls' track meet of the season in a meet held at the Camden High Athletic Complex last Thursday.

April 01, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Kids' crappie tourney set for April 11

The annual Take a Child Crappie Fishing Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 11 at Clearwater Cove Marina on Lake Wateree.

April 01, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Camden Royals host AAU hoops tourney

The Camden Royals AAU youth basketball team is hosting a tournament from April 10-12 at the Bishopville Recreation Department.

April 01, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Silver Foxes top undermanned L-E netters

Playing minus first singles player Trevor Black, who had been playing some of his best tennis, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team suffered a 6-0 loss to visiting Dutch Fork in a Region 4-4A match played last Thursday.

April 01, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons and Dogs meet tonight

Camden and Lugoff-Elgin will meet in today's 7:30 p.m. finale of the American Legion Park portion of the Kershaw-Richland Wooden Bat Tournament which concludes Thursday with four games being played at Richland Northeast.

April 01, 2015 | | Sports


Camden Spring Classic brings new set of jumpers to town

With the Carolina Cup now in the history books, it is time for Camden to welcome a different set of jumpers to town.

April 01, 2015 | | Equine




Building Permits

The following building permits were recently recorded at the Kershaw County Government Center. Permits are listed in the following manner: owner; price to be paid for construction or improvements and a brief description of the construction or improvements.

April 01, 2015 | | For the Record


Lugoff-Elgin Middle School reports honor rolls

Sixth Grade

April 01, 2015 | | Education


Irene M. Gettys

A memorial service for Irene Mangum Gettys will be held at 3:00 PM, Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden, SC, conducted by Rev. John Hallman. The family will receive friends following the service in John Knox Hall.

April 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Joe Holderness

A memorial service for Harry "Joe" Holderness, Jr., 92, will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.

April 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Susie T. Rivers

Mrs. Susie Thomas Rivers, 73, of Brooklyn, New York and formerly of Boykin, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Born in Boykin, she was a daughter of the late Willie Sr. and Emma Deas Thomas and wife of the late Benjamin Rivers, Sr.

April 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


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