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Ribbon-cutting, pancake supper on CHS agenda

Camden High School will officially unveil its completed athletic complex with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by a pair of events at the facility, on Thursday, March 8.

March 02, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Sportsman's Classic set for March 23-25

One of the featured presenters this year at the 2012 Palmetto Sportsman's Classic is educator/entertainer extraordinaire Roark Ferguson. Roark has captivated and educated standing room only audiences nationwide.

March 02, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Camden’s Council named first-team All-Peach Belt Conference guard

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Camden's Sterling Council, a guard at the University of South Carolina Aiken, was named to the Peach Belt Conference first-team basketball squad.

March 02, 2012 | | Sports


Relay For Life of Kershaw County still accepting teams to walk during May event

Relay For Life of Kershaw County is just 10 weeks away! We're getting ready for this special time of celebrating survivorship, remembering those that lost the battle and committing once again to fight back until a cure is found. We want YOU to join us in our efforts to turn up the heat on cancer.

March 02, 2012 | By Gail H. Kirkland Special to the C-I | Localife


Constance Bassett

Graveside services to celebrate the life of Constance Colt Bassett, 97, of Camden will be held Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Newark, NJ. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Bassett's memory to the Kershaw County Library, 1304 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020 or The National Steeplechase Museum, Post Office Box 2424, Camden, SC 29020.

March 02, 2012 | | Obituaries


Timothy Allen Bodie

Funeral service for Timothy Allen Bodie, 53, of Camden, will be held Sunday, March 4 at 3:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church. The Rev. Bruce Hancock and the Rev. Jackie Gibbs will officiate. A committal service will be held on Monday, March 5 at 1:00 p.m. in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday 7-9 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Food For The Soul, P.O. Box 1591, Camden, S.C. 29020.

March 02, 2012 | | Obituaries


Rec notes -- March 2, 2012

Get a good workout while learning self defense methods with Tae-Kwon-Do classes.

March 02, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Old Glory

Several weeks ago, the untimely death of a well-known singer caused a media frenzy of sorts and snared the attention of many. Most of us saw at least one report relating to the death of Whitney Houston and the apparent basis of her demise. In fact, I believe it safe to say, the majority would agree Ms. Houston's death was a sad and senseless loss of life for such a young and gifted performer. Few would debate this veracity. However, in this case, for reasons unknown, there appeared to be a penalty for the fame, fortune, and talent; tragic ...

March 02, 2012 | Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Lugoff bank robber nabbed in Pennsylvania

The man Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators believe robbed the First Palmetto Savings Bank branch in Lugoff Feb. 22 has been caught in Pennsylvania.

March 02, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


First Baptist Church student ministry gives back to Food for the Soul

First Baptist Church Camden Set Apart Student Ministry recently helped the local food pantry Food for the Soul. On Feb. 15, the students of First Baptist served the community by packing personal hygiene bags to be handed out to those in need at Food for the Soul and helped clean their facilities by scrubbing baseboards, bathrooms and wiping down walls.

March 02, 2012 | | Localife


FAC seeks artist submissions for Bassett Gallery’s 2012-13 season

The Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is now accepting artist materials for consideration as part of a group exhibition or possible solo show in the Bassett Gallery to be scheduled from September 2012 through May 2013.

March 02, 2012 | | Arts


Malvern Hill Baptist Church to host benefit barbecue

Malvern Hill Baptist Church will host its annual benefit barbecue Saturday, March 17 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

March 02, 2012 | | Localife


Casualties of partisanship

The cause of centrism in the U.S. Senate took another nosedive this week when Sen. Olympia Snow of Maine stunned everyone with her announcement that she wouldn't seek another term. Snowe, who won her 2006 re-election bid with a whopping 74 percent of the vote, said she was tired of the partisan bickering in the Senate. "I do find it frustrating … that an atmosphere of polarization and 'my way or the highway' ideologies has become pervasive in campaigns and in our governing institutions," Snowe declared.

March 02, 2012 | | Editorials


Knights drop pair in MPCU tourney

After having opened play in its May Plant Credit Union Baseball Bash with a bang, North Central fell in its second two games to drop into Thursday's consolation game against Camden Military Academy.

March 02, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


School menus -- March 2, 2012

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Feb. 5-9:

March 02, 2012 | | Education


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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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