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Noted and passed - Dec. 23, 2013

• It's sad to note that 2013 has been an "average" year when it comes to mass killings and victims in the United States. There have been 29 mass killings with a total of 147 victims, which is in line with other years since 2006. A few decades ago, nobody could have predicted such sobering figures; now, unfortunately, we Americans live with the threat of such violence on a daily basis.

December 23, 2013 | | Editorials


Jingle Bella for United Way

Blaney Elementary School (BES) kindergartners, with the help of Jingle Bella the elf, helped to raise $125 for the United Way of Kershaw County. Kindergarten teacher assistant Katherine Rogers got inspiration for the fundraiser after purchasing Elf on a Shelf, Jingle Bella, for her family. "I decided to take her to school and she became very popular," said Rogers. Rogers and Kindergarten teacher Megan Goff got an idea to do a fundraiser in which Jingle Bella would sign $1 autographs for students. Each student who purchased an autograph would also have a photo taken with Jingle Bella. A check for ...

December 23, 2013 | | Education


Nelson Mandela, South Carolina, and ‘A better life for all’

"Imagine you're the head of, say, a big German manufacturing company, and you're thinking of putting a sizable number of jobs here in South Carolina," said a South Carolina business leader to me recently. "And then you open up your morning newspaper and see this kind of knucklehead stuff. Is it an absolute deal breaker? Hopefully not. But it certainly doesn't help."

December 23, 2013 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Breanna Cole cheers at ACC Bowl Game

Breanna Cole, daughter of Todd Cole of Bishopville and Loretta (Watkins) and Fred Wrigley of Chapin, was chosen along with her varsity cheerleading team of Chapin High School to perform at the recent Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Pregame Performance at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

December 20, 2013 | | People & Places


Boykin Christmas parade finds community members out and about

The 20th anniversary Boykin Christmas Parade saw an estimated turnout of between 9,000-12,000 people. With clear skies and pleasant tailgating temperatures, community members were able to kick back, relax and enjoy the day. At upper left, Tiffany Parnell of Elgin shows her son, Scott, the broom-making machine at The Broom Place in Boykin. Parnell and her family have been attending the Boykin parade for almost 10 years. Upper right, from left, Jennifer Stegner and Kelsey Mubarak attended the parade for the first time and both agreed it was a great time. Both Stegner and Mubarak live in Camden ...

December 20, 2013 | | People & Places


A moment of thanks

I wanted to take a moment to thank all of the churches, civic groups, businesses, and others that partnered with our schools to provide winter coats, gifts, and food for children in need during this season of giving. There is much to value about this community, but one of the things I value most is how this community always comes together when there is a need to be met. Please know how personally appreciative I am of everyone's generosity.

December 20, 2013 | Dr. Frank E. Morgan, Superintendent Kershaw County School District | Letters


Parker right on Pope

I want to thank you and congratulate Kathleen Parker on her level-headed column about Pope Francis. She successfully flattened the hysteria that has blown up about some of Pope Francis' admonitions. Christians are not called to defend the free market. Common sense and everyone else calls them do to so. But Christians are called to leave nothing to chance when it comes to human suffering.

December 20, 2013 | Reid Buckley Camden | Letters


The left lane

A Greenville legislator has pre-filed a bill in the General Assembly that would prohibit motorists from driving slowly in the left lane, thus holding up traffic. It would also ban drivers from using cell phones in the left lane and would make it illegal to drive five miles per hour slower than the posted limit while in the left lane. And it would outlaw ever driving in the left lane except for passing other cars.

December 20, 2013 | | Editorials


Carolina Ladies Aide Society visit Archives

"Camden in the Civil War: The Home Front" exhibit runs through Saturday, January 11, 2014. To cap off the run of this exhibit, the Carolina Ladies Aide Society from Summerville, S.C. will present a program that day from 10:00 until 4:00. This group specializes in living history, portraying women's roles during two eras of American's history – the Civil War period and the colonial period. Here, they will demonstrate life on the home front of South Carolina during the war. They research and document all of the clothing, mannerisms, customs, and items used in their presentations ...

December 20, 2013 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Ariail for Dec. 20, 2013

December 20, 2013 | | Ariail


Dreaming of a penguin Christmas

WASHINGTON -- When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer.

December 20, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Rec Notes: Volleyball league for beginners

The Kershaw County Parks & Recreation announces registration for its Instructional Volleyball League. The league will be for beginners and is open for girls ages 8 and up. Girls will learn basic volleyball skills and be introduced to rules and game play scenarios.

December 20, 2013 | | Kershaw County


Holiday Toy Train Exhibit to open Saturday in Camden

At the close of the 19th century, a German named Marklin introduced several series of gauged toy train sets that included ready-to-use track sections, locomotives, cars and accessories, plus enticing add-on pieces for future Christmas and birthday gifts. Within two years, Lionel's first electric train was chugging around its track in holiday store windows beckoning all towards the magical world of toy trains.

December 20, 2013 | | People & Places


A.C. Flora sweeps past Camden

Camden kicked off Region 4-AAA action with a 65-50 loss to host A.C. Flora in a Tuesday night contest played in Columbia.

December 20, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle


West Florence takes pair from L-E

Knights upend Demons: Playing their second game in as many nights, the Lugoff-Elgin boys fell to visiting West Florence on Tuesday, 62-46, in a game played at the Demons Den.

December 20, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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Gray in elite company in Dustin Johnson junior event

MYRTLE BEACH -- Tyler Gray is among the 104 players that will be competing in the second annual Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship, which will ...

February 24, 2017 | | Golf


Preseason tourneys start today

Baseball, softball and girls' soccer preseason tournaments are on tap and in around Kershaw County this weekend.

February 24, 2017 | | Sports


Ariail - Feb. 24, 2017

February 24, 2017 | | Ariail


Farmers Market

For those who were not happy to see the Kershaw County Farmers Market move from downtown Camden to Historic Camden in 2015, today's C-I ...

February 24, 2017 | | Editorials


The community dipper

Many years ago, out of nostalgia mostly, I ordered a dipper from a local hardware store. If you're younger than 30, you might not ...

February 24, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Reflections on Black History Month

The month of February is Black History Month. It's a remembrance of important people and events in the history of African-Americans. Since 1976 it ...

February 24, 2017 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Naming a new KCSO K9

Chase, Shark, Skye, Charlie, Mario, Amigo, Sonic, Crush, Blackie, Rags and Bones. Get-him, Safie, Hunter, Kersh.

February 24, 2017 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


An extraordinary family

"You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air ...

February 24, 2017 | By Tony Scully C-I guest columnist | Columns


For the Record - Feb. 24, 2017

Real estate transactions

February 24, 2017 | | For the Record


WILLIAM L. BAIN JR.

William Laney Bain, Jr., 90, of Camden, SC, died Tuesday, February 21, 2017. He was born in Pell City, AL, the son of the late ...

February 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


VERNICE HATTIE DUREN BELTON

Vernice Hattie Duren Belton, 93, of Camden, SC, was born on October 21, 1923, to the late Wayman and Amelia Drakeford Duren, in Kershaw County ...

February 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


ALICE ELLIOTT

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Alice Bennett "Deet" Elliott, 91, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, today, February ...

February 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


FLOYD HINSON

LUGOFF – Funeral services for Floyd Hinson, 85, will be held today at 11:00 a.m. at El Bethel Faith Community Church, with burial to ...

February 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


SARAH LEE STUCKEY

Ms. Sarah Lee Stuckey Jenkins, 70, of 1201 Deloache Street, Camden, SC, passed on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 ...

February 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


ELLEN VEITCH

Ellen Conway Veitch, 71, wife of John Veitch, passed away Thurs. Feb. 9, 2017 in Lexington, Ky. Born in Oswego, NY, she was the daughter ...

February 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


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