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Voter suppression laws (bills) threaten true equality

I am appalled by the number of states across America who have introduced "voter suppression bills." About a dozen states are actively pushing legislation that would make it more difficult for college students, the elderly, disabled, and minorities to vote. It is sad that these state legislators have abandoned a real concern to ensure that all Americans are afforded the right to vote. Instead, these legislators are introducing measures to make the voting process more difficult.

September 10, 2012 | Reverend Dr. P.W. Wise, Pastor, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Camden | Letters


A stone, a leaf, an empty chair

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Much ponderous, chin-stroking analysis has followed the Republican National Convention's un-highlight -- the 10-minute monologue by the erstwhile Dirty Harry/Blondie/Rowdy Yates when Clint Eastwood conversed with an empty chair.

September 10, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


This week in KC sports

Monday: Camden at Blythewood (TEN – 4:30 p.m.); Manning at Lugoff-Elgin (TEN – 5:30 p.m.)

September 10, 2012 | | Sports


Guest speakers set for KC Gamecock Club meetings

The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will once again meet at The Old Town Tavern on Broad Street in downtown Camden on Monday evenings this football season.

September 10, 2012 | | Sports


Lady Demons shuffle Cards for first win

Cardinal Newman was in the wrong place at then wrong time.

September 07, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Lady Knights get a sweep of Rams

Two matches, one opponent, two wins.

September 07, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


Loss

Loss is a difficult part of life. It's connected to us like our skin. It's unavoidable; it's constant; it's never mistaken in the hearts that feel it. And just as skin reveals time passed, loss leaves a mark on our strength and shakes our very core. It follows no schedule. Loss has neither good nor bad timing, as we are unable to make that judgment. It can be swift and random; it can be slow and methodical. It comes in many forms. Loss can be as impalpable as a dream not reached or as tangible as ...

September 07, 2012 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Howling in Raleigh

September 07, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Dennis R. Blake

Dennis R. Blake-Command Sergeant Major (retired), 60, was born in Pinehurst, North Carolina on June 18, 1952.

September 07, 2012 | | Obituaries


Supports sports complex, YMCA

I support building the proposed Camden Sports Complex and contracting with the YMCA to operate and manage it for many reasons, some of which benefit me and some because others in Camden would benefit from having a YMCA in the city. My wife and I are Senior Citizens who still happen to be working (as many more of us have to do). Working beyond age 65 means we must be fit and healthy to remain viable employees. Some of the facilities proposed for the new YMCA, including an air-conditioned walking track, aerobic and fitness machines and, we hope soon, an ...

September 07, 2012 | Max Bonek Camden | Letters


Rec Notes - Sept. 7, 2012

The 13th Annual K.C. Recreation Dept.'s Senior Golf Tournament will be held on Sept. 28 at the White Pines Golf Club in Camden. The tournament is for ages 50 and up. The entry fee is $35 per person and includes the greens fee, mulligan, cart and t-shirt. Shotgun Start is at 9 a.m. and the format is Captain's Choice. The entry deadline is Friday, Sept. 21. For more information call 425-6009.

September 07, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Family describes missing woman, relationship with Grant

Two women close to Adriana Laster hope she is found soon … and have a warning about the man who may be responsible for her disappearance. Her aunt and legal guardian, Dorothy Forston, of Alabama, and Phyllis Horn, the grandmother of Laster's daughter, described the missing woman as a "sweet, little kid" who grew up to be an attentive, if not always present mother. Laster disappeared last September while living with Freddie Grant, 52, who is being held in connection with the disappearance of Columbia teenager Gabrielle "Gabbie" Swainson.

September 07, 2012 | By Miciah Bennett and Denise Schnese C-I (Camden, S.C.) news staff | Crime-Police-Fire


Harpootlian

Democrats in South Carolina have every right to criticize Gov. Nikki Haley. Even from many in her own party, she gets low marks for her governing style, which has tended to alienate many. Of course, some of that alienation has come among members of the Republican-controlled General Assembly who are loathe to cede any additional power to a governor -- any governor -- because it might lessen their authority.

September 07, 2012 | | Editorials


CRRC: city ignoring your request on sports complex

Election Tuesday is only eight weeks away, and as we approach these days leading up to the opportunity to exercise the precious right to vote, I want to update you on the Camden Recreation Referendum Coalition (CRRC) issue and the city of Camden. Many of you have been asking about the status of the ballot-question and if the petition, signed by over 1,700 of you, has been recognized as valid by Mayor Jeffrey Graham and city council. The answer is no -- as a matter of fact, the city of Camden through attorney Charles Cushman and Columbia attorney Danny Crowe ...

September 07, 2012 | Paddy M Bell, President, CRRC Camden | Letters


Norma Parker Rainwater

Graveside services celebrating the life of Norma Parker Rainwater, 89, of Camden, SC will be held at 2:00PM, Saturday, September 8, 2012 in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Steve Patterson and Rev. David Weaver will officiate. Memorials may be made in Norma's memory to Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton St., Camden, SC 29020.

September 07, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Demons turn back Raiders, 4-2

Having seen some of the upsets in 4A first round baseball play in which fourth seeds defeated number-one seeds, Lugoff-Elgin head coach Randy Stokes was feeling pretty good about his team's 4-2 win over Laurens in the District IV opener.

May 04, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Walt Inabinet - May 4, 2015

May 04, 2015 | | Inabinet


Playoff hunt begins for Dogs, Lady Demons

While baseball and softball are already in their second or, in some instances, third round of the post season, the other spring sports begin state tournament play this week.

May 04, 2015 | | Sports


County squads try to stave off elimination

Three Kershaw County teams will try and keep their 2015 seasons intact when they all play tournament elimination games tonight.

May 04, 2015 | | Sports


Noted and passed - May 4, 2015

• We stand with Kershaw County Council in recognizing Bobby Jones on his long years of service not just to his hometown of Bethune, but the entire county. From his many years as a teacher, coach and principal to his time on and chairing the S.C. Department of Transportation Commission to serving as a counselor at The ALPHA Center, Jones epitomizes public service in Kershaw County. He is also a very nice man, giving hugs to men and women alike, and surprising folks with pound cakes, mostly of the lemon variety. But it is his contributions, large and small, to ...

May 04, 2015 | | Editorials


Historical Society Column - May 4, 2015

When the 15th and 17th Corps of Sherman's Army entered Kershaw District on February 23, 1865, at Peay's Ferry on the Wateree River west of Liberty Hill, then crossed the district in three days, and were poised to exit it on Lynches River at Young's Bridge, Tillers Ferry and Kelly's Bridge, locally the war was all but over.

May 04, 2015 | | Columns


A message from ‘Mr. BB’

As we celebrate our first anniversary of the Jackson Teen Center, I want to share some great things that are happening.

May 04, 2015 | Bryan Mayes, director, Jackson Teen Center Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands | Letters


Rich: Tink and the chainsaw

My husband is like a relentless teenager. When he wants something, he persists until it's easier for me to say "yes" just to get him out of my hair.

May 04, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Military Briefs - May 4, 2015

Michael (Mike) Jones of Camden, commander of Bravo Company Recruiting and Retention Battalion for the S.C. Army National Guard, in Camden, was promoted in December to the rank of major by Lt. Col. Matthew Fryman, Battalion Commander.

May 04, 2015 | | Military


Bridge over Sandy Creek being replaced

The S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) plans to replace a bridge on Watson Street near Elgin.

May 04, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Benson to be Bethune and Mt. Pisgah principal

An assistant principal from Blaney Elementary School will become the new principal of both Bethune and Mt. Pisgah elementary schools.

May 04, 2015 | | Education


Janie Ruth Hough Thomas

Mrs. Janie Ruth Hough Thomas, 84, of 2780 Best Road, Bethune, passed on Thursday, April 30, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

May 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Henry Robinson Jr.

Mr. Henry Robinson, Jr., 66, of 857 St. Paul Road in Camden (Knights Hill Community), died Saturday, May 2, 2015. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

May 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Stan Melton

A funeral service to honor the life of William Stanley Melton, 64, of Cassatt, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM today, May 4, 2015 at Beaverdam Baptist Church in Cassatt. Rev. Homer Hinson will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00-6:30 PM, Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Stan's memory to Kershaw County Health Hospice, 124 Battleship Road, Camden, SC 29020, Beaverdam Baptist Church, 1684 Old Georgetown Road W., Cassatt, SC, 29032 or the American Cancer Society, Relay for ...

May 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Juanita B. Jordan

Funeral service for Juanita Brown Jordan, 84, will be held on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friend one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church Women's Auxiliary.

May 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


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