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Sarah P. Drakeford

Mrs. Sarah Presley Drakeford, 88, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 3, 2014. Born in Lafayette, Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Eugene P. and Alverta Willis Presley and the wife of the late Anderson Drakeford. A celebration of Life and Homegoing Services were held Sunday, March 3, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Sander Creek Baptist Church, Camden, with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia. Mrs. Drakeford was placed in the church at 1 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Drakeford Family.

March 07, 2014 | | Obituaries


Jeanette P. Gardner

A graveside service for Jeanette Peach Gardner, 79 of Kershaw will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, March 7, 2014, in Lancaster Memorial Park, Lancaster.

March 07, 2014 | | Obituaries


Anderson 50th anniversary

Jeanette and Tommy Anderson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 1 with their family. The Andersons were married March 1, 1964 at Highway Pentecostal Holiness in Elgin by the late Rev. N. D. Sellers. They remain active and devoted members of the Highway Church.

March 07, 2014 | | People & Places


Once upon a moonbeam

WASHINGTON -- In matters cultural, California has always been America's petri dish. Whatever happened in California usually infiltrated the rest of the country.

March 07, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Ariail for March 7, 2014

March 07, 2014 | | Ariail


Fighting AIDS

The last couple weeks have brought astounding new developments in treatment of babies born with AIDS, raising for the first time the hope that perhaps a treatment has been found that will eradicate the disease in newborns who are born to mothers infected by the HIV virus. The first such case was reported last year, but there was skepticism among many in the scientific community. Earlier this week, a second similar case was reported. The first child, dubbed the "Mississippi baby," is now 3 years old and still virus-free; the second one shows no signs of HIV nine months after ...

March 07, 2014 | | Editorials


Ernest Lee Turner

Mr. Ernest Lee Turner, 26, of 923-A Cheraw Road, Cassatt, South Carolina, passed on Monday, March 3, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 2:30 PM at Red Hill Baptist Church in Cassatt, SC

March 07, 2014 | | Obituaries


Recognizing the Lenten season

As a child I will never forget getting the opportunity to participate in the worship service on Palm Sunday. For most congregations it is customary to have the children of the church come into the sanctuary waving palm branches at some point during the service to help give everyone a visual of the great celebration that Jesus experienced as he made His entry into Jerusalem the week of his crucifixion. As much as I love the celebration that surrounds Palm Sunday and Easter, we as believers do ourselves a disservice if we don't also understand just what it is ...

March 07, 2014 | | People & Places


An adorable kitty and dog need great homes

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Mr. Green Jeans, a one-year-old Norwegian Forest mixed male cat and Brady, a 3-year-old male Siberian Husky with one blue eye and one brown eye. He is friendly, playful, and very energetic. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday ...

March 07, 2014 | | Pets


Camden Garden Club meeting Monday

The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday at Proctor Hall. This will be a business meeting so there will be no speaker or program. Elections will be held for new officers for the upcoming year.

March 07, 2014 | | People & Places


King Haiglar Garden Club March meeting

The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet on Monday at 3:30 p.m. Mary Acken, Nancy Wylie and Carolyn McKittrick will provide refreshments. The meeting will be held at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in the Performing Arts Wing.

March 07, 2014 | | People & Places


Life is what happens

"Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans." John Lennon

March 07, 2014 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


CHS holding father-son baseball camp; KCPRD hosts umpiring clinic

The Camden High School baseball coaching staff will host its annual Father-Son Baseball Camp on Saturday, March 8 at American Legion Park in Camden.

March 05, 2014 | | Sports


Sarah Presley Drakeford

Mrs. Sarah Presley Drakeford, 88, of 2208 Pickett Street, Camden died Monday. Family Friends may call at 1310 Old River Road, Camden. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Drakeford Family.

March 05, 2014 | | Obituaries


Margie Horton

Funeral service for Margie Phyllis Flynn Horton, 78, will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church, Lancaster, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Ricki Phipps and the Rev. Danny Johnson will officiate. The family received friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to KershawHealth Hospice.

March 05, 2014 | | Obituaries


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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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