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Noted and passed - March 12, 2012

• In the wake of revelations that some NFL teams paid bonuses to defensive players for delivering such hard hits that offensive players were knocked out of games, it would be naïve for anyone to believe this is a new wrinkle. But league commissioner Roger Goodell needs to deal with this and put an end to it, especially in light of all the recent revelations about brain damage caused by repeated blows to the head.

March 12, 2012 | | Editorials


Brash Limbaugh

Americans praise civility, but we constantly reward rudeness. That annoying fact of life helps to explain why the blessings that Rush Limbaugh brought to the Republican base recently turned into a curse.

March 12, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Rabid raccoon reported in lake area

A raccoon from the Lake Wateree area of Kershaw County tested positive for rabies, prompting the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to advise individuals to be especially cautious and avoid wild animals.

March 12, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Miss Watson, Mr. Thompson engaged

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mitchell Watson of Columbia are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Katherine Watson to Mr. John Anderson Thompson, III of Camden, S.C. He is the son of Mr. John Anderson Thompson, Jr. and Ms. Virginia Vanmetre Kornegay of Camden, S.C.

March 12, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


Chapin snaps Demons' win streak at four

Playing for the third time in as many nights and 24 hours after an emotional win over rival Camden may have caught up with the Lugoff-Elgin baseball team.

March 12, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Lee Cracraft Williams

Mrs. Lee Cracraft Williams of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, formerly of Camden, South Carolina, died peacefully on March 6, 2012. She was eighty-one years old.

March 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


‘Let’s go to the races’ theme for King Haiglar Garden Club meeting

The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet on Monday, at 3:30 pm. Margie Lane will host members and guests at 2301 Moultrie Road, Camden. Carol Meckstroth and Sandra Lease will provide delicious refreshments along with Margie.

March 09, 2012 | | Localife


William "Bill" Holcomb

A graveside service for William Sanford "Bill" Holcomb, 84, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 9, in Oak Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Holocomb died Wednesday, march 7. Born in Ripley, TN. He was the son of the late John Furman and Susie McKee Holcomb. He retired as a car salesman and attended Oak Ridge Baptist Church. Mr. Holcomb enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He also served his county in the United States Army.

March 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


Change batteries in smoke, CO alarms this weekend

Lugoff Fire Department officials urge citizens to replace the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms this weekend as part of their transition to daylight-saving time.

March 09, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Rec notes - March 9, 2012

Tai Chi is a physical exercise and martial art that has been practiced in China for thousands of years.

March 09, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


L-EHS announces student honor rolls

Lugoff-Elgin High School has reports its honor rolls for the second nine-week period

March 09, 2012 | | Education


Yellow Jackets swat North Central, 19-9

One night after opening the regular season with a 6-4 win over Andrew Jackson, the north Central baseball team returned to Lancaster County and into Region 4-AA, only to come out on the short end of a 19-9 loss to Buford.

March 09, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


Lady Bulldogs soar past Darlington

Who says 13 is unlucky?

March 09, 2012 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Camden High/Middle


FAC presents ‘Aladdin’ starring local youth

Close to 150 children take the stage in this year's Community Youth Production, "Aladdin" presented by Columbia Children's Theater. "Aladdin" began March 8 and will run through Sunday, March 11 at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County. Evening performances are at 7 p.m. and the Sunday matinee is at 3 p.m. Tickets to the production are $8. Sponsorship of this year's Community Youth Production is provided by Modern Turf, Pitts Insurance Team, LLC and Target.

March 09, 2012 | | Localife


Party registration

If there were evidence of widespread crossover voting in South Carolina primaries -- if Democrats were voting in Republican primaries just to subvert the process, or vice versa -- then it might make sense to require people to register by party before casting ballots in primaries. But there's not, and so there's no real need for a bill that has been introduced in the House of Representatives to close primaries.

March 09, 2012 | | Editorials


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October 20, 2014 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Oct. 20, 2014

• Thanks to I-20, two U.S. highways and several state highways, we have a lot of commercial vehicles passing through Kershaw County on a daily basis. While most of those vehicles are likely carrying goods for sale here and elsewhere across the country, there's also a good chance hazardous materials are being trucked through as well. So, it's a good thing Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) and the Kershaw County Fire Service have joined forces to create a Special Operations Team (SOT) to deal with any "HazMat" accidents that may occur. According to LF-R Battalion Chief Chris Spitzer, the team ...

October 20, 2014 | | Editorials


The love or hate of air conditioning

It's a funny thing. That's what Mama used to say when something baffled her. Like Mama, I prefer that things make common sense. Otherwise, I'll ponder, figure, study, and try to decipher that funny thing until it's somewhat sensible.

October 20, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Soft skills

In early September, I attended a meeting of superintendents in Greenville. A major area of discussion was the development of a workforce that would attract sustainable industry to South Carolina and how K-12 education fits into this puzzle. To underscore this discussion, the meeting included a tour of the BMW plant in Spartanburg. Wow! This facility absolutely reflects what a 21st century workplace looks like and what many of our students will need to be prepared to enter. I talk a lot about preparing students for their future and not our past. The BMW tour reminded me why this is ...

October 20, 2014 | KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Op-Ed: The penny sales tax

On Nov. 4, Kershaw County citizens will have the opportunity to vote on the Kershaw County School District facilities referendum. Because of legislation passed by the South Carolina General Assembly in 2014, voters will be able to decide whether or not a penny sales tax that would be collected for 15 years could be imposed in the county and used by the school district to fund the projects in the referendum.

October 20, 2014 | Donnie Wilson CFO, Kershaw County School District | Columns


Camden residents support Graham for city council

I want to voice my support for Jeffrey Graham in his pursuit of a seat upon Camden City Council. I think Jeffrey is a unique candidate with a perspective we need. He is a family man with young children, and because of this I think he can represent the needs of many other young families in the Camden area. While all of the current council members have important and impressive qualities, the direct representation of our younger generations is imperative, and with Walter Long leaving, we do not have such a voice on the council if not for Jeffrey Graham.

October 20, 2014 | | Letters


Reader supports Reuwer

I am supporting David Reuwer for probate judge in the coming election. In any election, voters must ask a couple of things: does the candidate know what he or she is doing, and does the candidate possess the proper attitude to best serve the people of Kershaw County. Well, Mr. Reuwer is a practicing lawyer and Elgin municipal judge experienced in probate matters including the new, revised probate code. Mr. Reuwer is a hardworking man dedicated to the protection, conservation, and celebration of the historical legacy of Kershaw County. He has a strong need to help others; it seems to ...

October 20, 2014 | Thomas Bettendorf Camden | Letters


Reader: ‘vote no twice’

I see signs appearing throughout the county imploring you to "Vote Yes Twice" regarding the school referenda. If you favor tearing down perfectly good schools and Camden High's football stadium, construction new ones to replace them, to the tune of $130 million plus interest; and if you want to pay higher taxes on everything you buy, then by all means vote yes.

October 20, 2014 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


This week in KC sports

Tuesday: Camden in Region 4-AAA cross country championships at Chapin (5 p.m.); Region 3-AA fourth-place finisher at North Central in first round of AA state volleyball tournament (6 p.m.)

October 20, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Doris Jeane Grady Seabolt

Graveside funeral services to celebrate the life of Doris Jeane Grady Seabolt, 82, of Elgin, SC will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, October 20, 2014 in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens, Elgin, SC. Rev. Daniel Griffin will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Seabolt's memory to SC Oncology SCOA foundation, P.O. Box 2046 West Columbia, SC 29171.

October 20, 2014 | | Obituaries


Teresa McCray

Ms. Teresa McCray, 49, of 1027 Pine Tree Drive, Cassatt, South Carolina, passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

October 20, 2014 | | Obituaries


What people are saying about the right to die

Brittany Maynard, 29, was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor earlier this year. She was told she'd have six months to live. This coming Nov. 1, Maynard will end her life through assisted suicide, according to Deseret News National.

October 17, 2014 | | National


Five ways grandparents can help with kids

You can't walk around a craft store without seeing one of those plaques, framed pictures or cross-stitched designs -- those sayings that sit on mantles, hang above fireplaces and are stuck to car bumpers:

October 17, 2014 | Heather Merrill FamilyShare | National


Violence on film rises with access to the real thing

In the opening of "Fury," the story of an American tank crew in the final days of World War II, Brad Pitt's character stabs a German soldier in the head before casually wiping his blade clean on his enemy's uniform.

October 17, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National


Bound together: marriage rates and the American dream

The American "retreat from marriage" may portend harm for the American Dream, says National Marriage Project director W. Bradford Wilcox, who outlines policies that hamper rather than help children's future stability in a commentary for the Heritage Foundation.

October 17, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


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