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Leopards get the belt and revenge in winning tourney title

Heading into Saturday's inaugural Battle for the Belt wrestling tournament, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School head coach Ted Monroe's mission for his team was two-fold. First, they wanted to win the 16-team event and the other objective was to avenge a loss to Sullivan Middle School, which snapped the Leopards' 60-match win streak two weeks earlier.

December 17, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs take second in MCCU Holiday Classic

With two of its wrestlers winning titles and six others placing in the top four, South Pointe High School captured this past weekend's 23rd annual Mid-Carolina Credit Union Holiday Classic Wrestling Tournament hosted by Lugoff-Elgin.

December 17, 2014 | | Sports


Holiday hoops camp on tap at Camden High

The Camden High School boys' basketball program and the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department are hosting a two-day, pre-Christmas camp at the school on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 22 and 23.

December 17, 2014 | | Sports


Ariail for Dec. 17, 2014


December 17, 2014 | | Ariail


Yesteryear for Dec. 17, 2014

Baron DeKalb, North Central JROTC recognized in national publication

December 17, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Brandi Patterson of Elgin named Barker Scholar

Brandi Patterson of Elgin has been named a Barker Scholar at Clemson University.

December 17, 2014 | | Education


Army Pvt. Bracey has graduated from basic combat training

During nine weeks of training, Army Pvt. Devin W. Bracey studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness. He also received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

December 17, 2014 | | Military


Letters: Reader says Democrats ‘confessing’ torture is distraction

I'm sure everyone is abreast of all the hullaballoo over interrogation techniques used by the CIA to get information from the Guantanamo detainees to assist in avoiding another World Trade Center disaster. Dianne Feinstein, along with Obama and most of the congressional Democrats, insisted on "confessing," as they put it, despite the secretary of state urging against it, terming it detrimental to our interests and safety abroad. So, immediately, China and Korea termed us "bad boys," and why not -- didn't the current administration essentially say that?

December 17, 2014 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Christmas Flicks

What's your favorite Christmas movie?

December 17, 2014 | | Sidewalk Survey


Noble: It all started with BBQ

Recently, I had lunch with three old friends. All of us are proud South Carolina natives, amateur history buffs and great fans of barbecue (BBQ). We decided to meet at a new BBQ joint that we were all anxious to try.

December 17, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Editorial: Police officers

With police behavior having been in the news recently because of incidents in which white officers killed unarmed black citizens, there has been much discussion -- rightfully so -- about whether some officers are acting recklessly. Racial profiling, of course, has been a part of this discussion, as it should be. It's interesting, then, that the U.S. Supreme Court handed down an opinion earlier this week giving some leeway to police who make "reasonable mistakes" in enforcing the law. Of course, reasonable mistakes don't include the right by officers to act without provocation or to use undue force. And ...

December 17, 2014 | | Editorials


FMU Army ROTC cadet commissioned

Lugoff native, 2nd Lt. Adam Truesdale was honored as a newly commissioned officer in the U.S. Army during a ceremony on Dec. 12 as part of Francis Marion University's Army ROTC program.

December 17, 2014 | | Military


William G. Blake

William G. Blake, 91, of Camden, SC, died Monday, December 15, 2014. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

December 17, 2014 | | Obituaries


Parker: Talk about a wildfire

WASHINGTON -- First there's the spark, then the conflagration, followed by the litigation and then, surely, the movie.

December 17, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Local businessman donates to buy bulletproof vests

Kershaw County businessman Frank Lee kicked off an effort to purchase replacement bulletproof vests for Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies. Lee donated funds to do so through the Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF).

December 17, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Ariail - April 24, 2018

April 24, 2018 | | Ariail


Editorial: Car seat check

Ensuring that children, especially small children, are safe while traveling in a car is, obviously, a priority for most parents. By now, everyone knows to ...

April 24, 2018 | | Editorials


Column: Being corrected by others

It has been well over 10 years since I started a weekly newsletter for my readers which is free and primarily tells the stories behind ...

April 24, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: What CMA is and is not

Having lived in the area most of my life, I am continually amazed at how very little people know about Camden Military Academy (CMA). However ...

April 24, 2018 | By Casey Robinson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Drainage pipe puppies

Have you ever been driving down the road and seen a litter of puppies popping their heads up out of a drainage ditch or seen ...

April 24, 2018 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: More parts to economic development

Your recent in-depth look at economic development in Kershaw County was an example of good research and reporting. However, two key elements were missing from ...

April 24, 2018 | Linda Franklin Moore Camden | Letters


Landslide on stage at Finally Friday

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will hold its Finally Friday Free Concert Series this Friday from 6 to 8:30 p.m ...

April 24, 2018 | | People & Places


Food for the Soul Volunteers

Kershaw County Realtors Melissa Kinlaw (left) and Mindy Player (right) volunteer for Food For the Soul in Kershaw County by serving lunch to those in ...

April 24, 2018 | | People & Places


Miles Gardner speaks at Bethune Woman's Club

Lynches Fork Historical Society President Steven Stokes (right) with historian and author Miles Gardner show off Gardner's latest book during the society's April ...

April 24, 2018 | | People & Places


Column: The final frontier

Camden Military Academy (CMA) ... the final frontier. Sure, I'm referencing Star Trek, but it's hard to make a good opener. I suppose I ...

April 24, 2018 | William Larson, CMA C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


Dogs, Demons to host opening round contests

Scoring four times in the top of the seventh, Camden wrapped up the second seed from Region 4-AAA with a 5-4 road win at Chester ...

April 24, 2018 | | Sports


Playoff preview

The AAA and AAAA state baseball tournament is scheduled to open tonight with the softball postseason slated to kick off on Thursday.

April 24, 2018 | | Sports


L-E netters look ahead to 4A tourney

Fortunately for the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team, last week's 4-2 loss to Blythewood in the regular season finale was not their final match.

April 24, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Registration continues for Saturday’s 11th annual Clinic Classic

The 11th annual Clinic Classic will take place this Saturday, April 28.

April 24, 2018 | | Sports


Take a Child Fishing tourney returns to Wateree on May 19

The 35th annual Take a Child Fishing Bass Tournament, in memory of Lib and Tommy Phillips, will be held on Saturday, May 19 at Clearwater ...

April 24, 2018 | | Seasonal Sports


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