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A special visit

Dr. Paul Joseph (center, holding his granddaughter, Nahra Joseph) had a special visitor in July. His cousin, Helen Tobia Bukaram (right), left her home country of Lebanon and visited Camden for three weeks. Bukaram speaks three languages and owns a Mercedes parts business -- much needed, Joseph said, as Mercedes is the most popular car manufacturer in Lebanon. Bukaram has also written several stories in Arabic, but the most beloved story she's written is about how her family -- the Joseph's family -- got to South Carolina. "The 100 Year Trip" chronicles the family's life from the time Bukaram's ...

August 07, 2013 | | Camden


Geraldine Elm

Funeral Services for Geraldine Elm, 65, will be held Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Unity United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Kenneth Carter will officiate.

August 07, 2013 | | Obituaries


Michael Stephen Williams

Funeral service for Michael Stephen Williams, Sr., 59, will be held Friday at 3:00 p.m. at St. Matthews United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

August 07, 2013 | | Obituaries


It's that time of year

August 07, 2013 | | Sports


Austin finds a new NFL home in Indy

Less than 10 days after being released by the Carolina Panthers, former Camden High School and Clemson University football standout Thomas Austin was signed by the Indianapolis Colts.

August 07, 2013 | | Sports


Fisher jumpers shine through on a rainy day in Saratoga

Jack Fisher, American steeplechasing's reigning champion trainer, captured both ends of Saratoga Race Course's jump doubleheader last Thursday, Aug. 1, taking a $65,000 optional allowance claimer with veteran All Together and then winning the $100,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial (Gr. 1) with Gil Johnston's rising star, Mr. Hot Stuff.

August 05, 2013 | | Equine


Woman charged with having sex with 14-year-old boy

A 21-year-old Richland County woman is in the Kershaw County Detention Center, charged with having sex with a 14-year-old Lugoff boy.

August 05, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Deborah Tucker Osborne

Mrs. Deborah Tucker "Carrie Ann" Osborne, 51, of 539 Smyrna Road, Elgin died Saturday. Family and friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Osborne family.

August 05, 2013 | | Obituaries


Judy Thiel

Judith Firestone "Judy" Thiel, 74, wife of Dale K. Thiel, of Camden, SC, died Friday, August 2, 2013. She was born in Memphis, TN, the daughter of the late Raymond C. and Laura A. Lisk Firestone. Judy was a lifetime horse enthusiast who showed at many major horse shows, was an avid foxhunter, longtime Master of The Camden Hunt and she was named lifetime honorary Master of The Camden Hunt. Judy was a longtime supporter of The Kershaw County Humane Society and longtime benefactor for The Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter. Memorials may be made in her memory to The ...

August 05, 2013 | | Obituaries


Camden water treatment plant receives award

The city of Camden water treatment plant recently received the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Area-Wide Optimization Program (AWOP) Award. The goal of the program is to optimize particle removal and disinfection at all filtration plants to maximize public health protection. DHEC initiated AWOP in 1997 to optimize the performance of existing surface water treatment facilities and to reduce the risk of a waterborne disease outbreak.

August 05, 2013 | | Camden


Circuit training: North Central style

August 05, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


John Phillips

John Wilson Phillips, 77, husband of Judith Chapman Phillips, died Thursday, August 1, 2013 at a local nursing facility.

August 05, 2013 | | Obituaries


Mary J. Jones

Mrs. Mary J. Jones, 75, of 7215 Harvest Road, Rembert, SC, passed on Saturday, August 3, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later time by Haile's Funeral Home.

August 05, 2013 | | Obituaries


Jorge Feliciano

Funeral services for Jorge Feliciano, 82, will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Norman Martinez will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

August 05, 2013 | | Obituaries


Dr. William Blanding’s ‘treasure’ map

Dr. Blanding wrote "This gold mine is on the land of Mrs. Kirkley on the east side of Big Lynches Creek-two miles from the Brewer Gold Mine. In 1830 some gold was found in a branch which in a short distance passes into Big L.[ynches] C.[reek]. Soon after this discovery it was found on a sand hill nearby. Some detached pieces, from 1 to 5 pie[ces] were found-others attached to the fragments of quartz.

August 05, 2013 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


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Dogs head to playoffs after emotional win

Not wanting to go an entire week between the end of the regular season and the start of the AAA state playoffs, Camden has found ...

April 29, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle


King Kat Trail, kids' fishing rodeo on tap this weekend

The 2016 Cabela's King Kat Tournament Trail will stop at Lake Wateree today and Saturday for the catfish fishing tournament.

April 29, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


Playoffs ... at a glance

Lugoff-Elgin was scheduled to open 4A state baseball and softball playoff action last night while Camden kicks off the double-elimination, post-season today.

April 29, 2016 | | Sports


Loss sends L-E netters to Lower State

Having a berth in the 4A state tennis tournament already in pocket, Lugoff-Elgin entered Tuesday's home match with Region 4 rival Westwood playing for ...

April 29, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


SCYSF state event comes to Hermitage Farm

King Haigler Youth Sporting Clays and the Lugoff-Elgin Sporting Clays teams will be among the more than 30 high school squads of boys and girls ...

April 29, 2016 | | Sports


Ariail for April 29, 2016

April 29, 2016 | | Ariail


Editorial: Economic trips

Today, we report on two recent overseas trips taken by Kershaw County Council Chairman Julian Burns and County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean. According to ...

April 29, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: Plato, Aristotle and, oh dear, Trump

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- When it comes to rhetoric, Plato was right and Aristotle -- not so much.

April 29, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Moment of Nature - April 29, 2016

Folk singer Pete Seeger wrote a song in the 1950s which was later performed in 1965 by the The Byrds. The lyrics, in part, go ...

April 29, 2016 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Smith: The catalyst of prosperity in S.C.

The S.C. Legislature is in a battle over if we are going to make any real progress in fixing our infrastructure in our state ...

April 29, 2016 | By Karl Smith C-I guest columnist | Columns


Reader: Trump’s plans ‘knee jerk’ at best

How might a Trump presidency play out on a day-to-day, week-to-week, year-to-year basis? Some may choose to have him elected just to continue to hear ...

April 29, 2016 | Vicki Porter Camden | Letters


Camden USC student wants investment in early ed

All kids deserve a strong start to life.

April 29, 2016 | Ja’Varis Crim Camden | Letters


Reader thankful of support for daughter with diabetes

I would like to thank all the wonderful people of Camden for their outpouring of support for my daughter, Caroline.

April 29, 2016 | Lisa Woolard Camden | Letters


HAROLD W. FLYNN - Camden

Harold William Flynn, 85, of Camden, SC died Monday, April 25, 2016 at the The Covenant Place of Sumter. Graveside services were conducted by the ...

April 29, 2016 | | Obituaries


BENJAMIN J. GRIPPER - Camden

Mr. Benjamin Jermaine Gripper, 24, of 652 St. Paul Road, Camden, passed on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will announced at ...

April 29, 2016 | | Obituaries


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