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L-E girls' hoop camp set for July 23-26

The Lugoff-Elgin Girls' Basketball Camp is on tap for next week. Here is the information on the four-day session.

July 20, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bulldog Club begins membership drive

The Camden High School Bulldog Club Membership Drive is in full swing for the 2012-2013 school year. The organization, founded in 1952, provides financial assistance to all athletic programs at the school through the membership drive and various fundraising activities.

July 20, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Trolling for boos

WASHINGTON -- We're still a few weeks from summer's dog days and the conventions, and already feral rabidity has set in. Add to the long list of psycho-political syndromes the "Romney Derangement Syndrome."

July 18, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Teenage employment

Many teenagers are desperately seeking employment in these times. I joined them many years ago: in fact, I began work at age 11 and was furious when the "powers that be" decided every person under the age of sixteen had to have a doctor certify that the individual was not harming his health. I made the astronomical sum of a dollar a day at the dime store (98 cents when taxes were removed) and hated the thought of having to have the two dollar test to keep my job. My duties included everything from clerking to all types of housekeeping ...

July 18, 2012 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


School news - July 18, 2012

Rebecca Armentrout, of Cassatt, is one three Coker College biology students who presented research at the 11th European Conference of Fungal Genetics held last month at the Philipps-Universität/Max Planck Institute of Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg, Germany. Armentrout and her fellow students were the only undergraduate programs in Coker's biology department.

July 18, 2012 | | Education


'Curiouser'

Politics is often a curious creature, and few things have been "curiouser" than Kershaw County Council's decision to create a commission to explore alternatives for a penny sales tax to help the county's recreation program, and then do an abrupt about-face, terminating the measure. The citizens who served on the commission and worked hard to come up with a decent plan must be wondering why they expended all the effort.

July 18, 2012 | | Editorials


Thanks for wasting time

To Kershaw County Council Members:

July 18, 2012 | Dianne Galloway Camden | Letters


Ask for help

There's an old story about a mule that fell into a hole. The farmer kept shoveling dirt in the hole. The mule packed it down until it got out! The mule rose above its circumstances. Many times we can also rise above our circumstances.

July 18, 2012 | Margaret Truesdale Camden | Letters


Yesteryear - July 18, 2012

Photo cutline -- Sportsmanship Award -- Pictured here is the Boykin Furniture Co. Softball Team, who ended the season with third place in the girls' ten-to-twelve year class and won the Sportsmanship Award for the Girls' Softball Teams. Team members enjoyed a wiener roast July 7, given by their coaches, Mrs. Doris Hancock and Mrs. Marvin Rabon, at the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. H.D. Hancock, Jr., Wateree Lake, and another outing July 12 at the Wateree Lake home of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd H. Boykin. Members of the Boykin Furniture team are Bunny Norris, Nancy Cooper, Carol Hutchinson, Debbie ...

July 18, 2012 | | Yesteryear


First Palmetto reports annual dividend

The board of directors of First Palmetto Financial Corporation, parent company of First Palmetto Bank, has declared an annual dividend of $2,500 per share of common stock.

July 18, 2012 | | Business


Time again for Kershaw County Back-to-School Bash

The Kershaw County Back to School Bash is helping Kershaw County children prepare for the upcoming school year by providing free school supplies to Kershaw County children.

July 18, 2012 | | Education


‘Pass the Plate’ for Food for the Soul

Food for the Soul, the Camden-based ministry that provides meals to the hungry and temporary emergency shelter and services for the homeless in Kershaw County, is conducting its second annual "Pass the Plate" fundraising campaign. The campaign, which will conclude Aug. 12, asks local civic groups, community organizations, businesses and churches around the county to "pass the plate" to support the organization in its efforts to end hunger and homelessness in Kershaw County.

July 18, 2012 | | People & Places


The Habitat Store celebrates anniversary with new mascot, sale

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County will celebrate its fourth anniversary this week. For the proud and special occasion, The Habitat Store will have a "Mascot Sale" and introduce its new mascot -- Prissy Britches.

July 18, 2012 | By Porche' Matthews Special to the C-I | People & Places


Fourth of July parade

The Camden First Baptist Church Children's saluted the Fourth of July with its annual parade. Heading out at 9:30 a.m. July 3, the center's children and staff -- dressed in red, white and blue and wearing festive hats -- walked through downtown carrying banners and waving flags, inspiring the holiday spirit in business neighbors. In all, 21 teachers and 65 youngsters – infants through fifth-graders – celebrated the patriotic holiday.

July 18, 2012 | | People & Places


Legacy Run

Four members of American Legion Post 195 of Lugoff participated in the American Legion Riders (ALR) of South Carolina's statewide Legacy Scholarship Fund Benefit Run in April.

July 18, 2012 | | People & Places


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Legion honors firefighters and police officers

Camden's James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 recently honored law enforcement officers and firefighters selected by the heads of their respective departments. This year's honorees include S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) Patrolman of Year Thomas R. Chrisofario, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office Deputy of the Year Derek B. Robinson, Camden Police Department (CPD) Policeman of the Year Sylvesta Robinson, Camden Fire Department Fireman of the Year Chris Tidwell and Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Firefighter of the Year Michael Stanfield. Behind them are their supervisors, SCHP Sgt. Dan Black, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews, CPD Sgt. Tyrell Coleman, Camden ...

March 30, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


A check and a pie

The Community Playground Project continues to close in on the fundraising goal of $300,000 to build a new playground at the West Wateree Recreation Complex on U.S. 1 between Lugoff and Elgin. The Lugoff Optimist Club presented a $1,000 check to the project Thursday, March 19. Playground Committee Chairperson Laurey Carpenter accepted the check from Henry Powers. The project also raised several thousand dollars Friday, March 20 with a gala and auction, including a "Pie in the Face" contest in which votes were cast by monetary donation.

March 30, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Bob Sheheen retires from race association

Bob Sheheen recently retired from the Carolina Cup Racing Association.

March 30, 2015 | | News


Miss Emily Peake and Mr. Joshua Caughman wed

Miss Emily Shirll Peake of Elgin and Mr. Joshua David Caughman of Columbia were joined in marriage on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 3 o'clock in the afternoon at Rock Bottom Pond in Ridgeway, South Carolina. Debbie Miles officiated the double-ring ceremony.

March 30, 2015 | | Weddings & Engagements


Brevard scholarship winners announced

he Camden Music Association (CMA) and the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announce the winners of the 2015 Brevard Music Competition. This year's competition was held at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church where 13 students competed for scholarships to further their musical endeavors. The competition and recital is sponsored by Sibby Wood in honor of her mother, Margaret Beckley Upton.

March 30, 2015 | | People & Places


CHS, L-E baseball teams to step back in time

For the third straight year, the ping will be replaced by the sounds of the crack of the bat as the Kershaw-Richland Classic Spring Break Baseball Tournament returns to Camden's American Legion Park for a three-day run beginning on Monday. Thursday's final day of the tournament will be held at Richland Northeast High School, site of the other half of the bracket.

March 30, 2015 | | Sports


Making the rounds

A few hundred yards away, trucks carrying workers zig-zagged their way in and around the Springdale Race Course in final preparation for Saturday's 83rd running of the Carolina Cup. Tucked away in a barn located behind the National Steeplechase Museum, Brian Murphy stands atop the straw in a stall as he brushes down one of his horses with the only sound here being that of a few chirping birds on a relaxed Monday morning.

March 27, 2015 | | Equine


NC rallies from 9-run hole to take down Cheraw in 10

Small ball led to an overthrown ball, leading to a wild pitch which was all it took for North Central to come away with a 10-9, 10-inning win over visiting Cheraw in a Tuesday night game in which the hosts overcame a 9-0 deficit after three and a half innings of play.

March 27, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle


Demons cruise past Redhawks, 11-1

Knowing that Westwood has had troubles both scoring and preventing runs, Lugoff-Elgin baseball coach Randy Stokes had one simple plan of attack heading into Tuesday's Region 4-4A game with the visiting Redhawks.

March 27, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Historic Camden's Armies Through Time

Hundreds of people visited Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site last Saturday to learn about warfare through the ages. Guests got to interact with warriors from Ancient Greek wars, Medieval wars, 19th Century wars, World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War. Different stations were set up that featured artifacts, costumes and camps from different wars.

March 27, 2015 | | People & Places


Ruben H. Jay Jr.

A celebration of life service for Ruben Harlan Jay, Jr, 67, will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Foundation.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mary Ruth Watts

Funeral service for Mary Ruth Hornsby Watts, 81, will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice, 1400 Pickens St #100, Columbia, SC 29201 or Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 880, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Amanda Porter

Amanda Doby Porter, wife of the late James Porter formally of Palmer Place in Camden passed away on March 14th in Baltimore, Md. Funeral services are scheduled for March 27th in Baltimore.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


James W. ‘Pete’ Nelson

Funeral service for James William "Pete" Nelson, 74, will be held on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, Elgin with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Ken Jackson will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, 2666 Highway 1 South, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Arrants speaks to CCTC students

Josh Arrants, naturalist and C-I columnist, speaks to students in Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) Natural Resources Management program Feb. 26 about the Red-cockaded Woodpecker Restoration Project at Fort Jackson. Arrants, a 2002 CCTC graduate, is a member of the S.C. Wildlife Federal Board, a Fort Jackson Wildlife Technician and former Camden resident who recently moved to Austin, Texas. He is returning frequently to work on the Fort Jackson project and continues to write his column. The students listening to Arrants' lecture are in NRM Department Chair Joshua Castleberry's class.

March 27, 2015 | | Education


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