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Ariail for July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - July 28, 2014

• Friday's report that Amtrak is going to spend the next several months refurbishing Camden's passenger rail station off West DeKalb Street is welcome news. Built in 1937, it has shown its age for decades and never more so than now with holes in the platform's canopy, rotting timbers and other problems that make it a less than desirable place to stop. Amtrak says their No. 1 priority is making the facility Americans with Disabilities Act compliant -- and that's a very good thing -- from the parking lot to the station and onto the platform and train. But ...

July 28, 2014 | | Editorials


Tourney action continues in Sumter

The South Carolina Senior State American Legion Tournament continues today through Wednesday at Riley Park in Sumter.

July 28, 2014 | | Sports


An Awesome ending for Pearl and Norris

Gil Johnston's Awesome Pearl, overlooked at 35-to-1 in the betting, surged through Saratoga Race Course's stretch and won a down-to-the-wire battle with Kingdom in last Thursday's $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes.

July 28, 2014 | | Equine


Feature Photo: 'The Three Mayors'

July 25, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


Summer youth sports camps coming to a close in county

There are still a few youth summer sports camps left in Kershaw County.

July 25, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


State American Legion Tournament schedule of games

The South Carolina Senior State American Legion Tournament begins Saturday at Riley Park in Sumter. Here is all the information you will need as to the event:

July 25, 2014 | | Sports


‘What is that?’

In the quest to answer the many questions I receive about trees, see below for part three in the continuing series.

July 25, 2014 | By Liz Gilland, Camden Urban Forester C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Amtrak to renovate Camden train station, grounds

After decades of requests from residents and years of negotiation with city officials, Amtrak is announcing that it will renovate its station in Camden and the surrounding property. Work will begin Aug. 4, and -- according JarVor Williams, an Amtrak construction engineer overseeing the project -- make the facility compliant with the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

July 25, 2014 | | Camden


Patricia Gail Alger-Benson

A memorial service celebrating the life of Patricia Gail Alger-Benson, 68, of Lugoff, SC will be held on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM. at Blaney Baptist Church. Rev. Philip Blankenship will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday, July25, from 6:00-7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in her memory to Blaney Baptist Church, 1400 Blaney Road, Elgin, SC 29045.

July 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


Sammie F. Thomas Jr.

Funeral services for Sammie F. Thomas Jr. will be held on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the Divine Mortuary Chapel, 5620 Hillandale Dr. Lithonia, Georgia 30058.

July 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


Betty Jo Crump Mays, R.N.

Funeral services for Betty Jo Crump Mays, R.N., 76, will be held Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at New Life Christian Outreach, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Scotch Cemetery, Bethune. The Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, July 25, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

July 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ariail for July 25, 2014

July 25, 2014 | | Ariail


Rhame Arena

We're glad to see that the city of Camden is exploring alternatives for aging Rhame Arena. The building is becoming more dilapidated with each passing year, and something needs to be done, whether it's razing it or restoring it. Of course, money is a factor, just as it is in all government decisions these days. We will say that city officials have overworked the bureaucratic jargon in their appraisal of the situation, saying an "adaptive reuse" could be a possible alternative. We are assuming "adaptive reuse" means repairing the building and making it feasible for some type of ...

July 25, 2014 | | Editorials


Reader thanks Camden Public Works crew

If you live in Camden and do not realize how special a town it is, just wait until something goes wrong.

July 25, 2014 | Jill Davis Camden | Letters


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Blues returns for 21st year

Produced and presented by the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County, the Carolina Downhome Blues Festival celebrates its 21st year. Touted by blues aficionados ...

September 22, 2017 | | People & Places


Hobkirk Hill DAR kicks off 2017

The Hobkirk Hill Chapter NSDAR kicked off its new year with a meeting at Historic Camden's MaCaa's Tavern on Sept. 14. The chapter ...

September 22, 2017 | | People & Places


Invitations mailed, website posted for CHS 50th reunion

Invitations to the 50th reunion of Camden High School's Class of 1967 have been mailed to classmates with known addresses, and the reunion committee ...

September 22, 2017 | | People & Places


Life lessons learned

Twelve years.

September 22, 2017 | Jessica Reynolds, NCHS C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


Revolutionary Run Half Marathon set for Saturday

The Historic Camden Foundation will host the inaugural Revolutionary Run Half Marathon on Saturday, Sept. 23 at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site.

September 22, 2017 | | Seasonal Sports


Keen, Lawson help CHS harriers to wins

Running in the combination of heat and humidity failed to slow down the Camden High cross country team which swept a meet in Lancaster last ...

September 22, 2017 | | Camden High/Middle


CHS volleyball welcomes alumni back

The Camden High School volleyball program will be hosting its first Alumni Night for all former CHS volleyball players on Wednesday, Sept. 27th at 5 ...

September 22, 2017 | | Camden High/Middle


Camden Jaycees golf tourney has openings

Spaces are filling up quickly for the Camden Jaycees' Annual Golf Tournament which benefits the organization's yearly Christmas Stocking Fund.

September 22, 2017 | | Golf


Wise leads L-E girls to second victory

Led by the afternoon's low round shot by Michaelah Wise, the Lugoff-Elgin golf team upended Ridge View, 237-225, in a Tuesday match played over ...

September 22, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Lady Knights tune up for Saturday tourney by beating Andrew Jackson

After a first set loss, North Central stormed back to take down rival Andrew Jackson in four sets in a Region 4-AA volleyball match played ...

September 22, 2017 | | North Central High/Middle


Lady Demons roll past Crestwood

A quick look over the stat sheet tells you all you need to know in regard to Lugoff-Elgin's volleyball match against visiting Crestwood on ...

September 22, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Ariail - Sept. 22, 2017

September 22, 2017 | | Ariail


Local growth

"Grow or die," is a time-honored weightlifter's motto, but it is apropos for nearly all aspects of life.

September 22, 2017 | | Editorials


The yankee and his music

Tink returned from a trip to Los Angeles and was recounting a conversation between himself and a friend during lunch. (Many in Southern California continue ...

September 22, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Main Street program showcases downtown Camden

Our hottest months are behind us as we begin to enjoy many upcoming events and activities. Our hours of day and night are roughly equal ...

September 22, 2017 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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