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Paul Ryan's magical thinking

Among other "awesome news" about Paul Ryan, as my son would call it, we have learned that Mitt Romney's running mate was voted prom king and "biggest brown noser" by his high school classmates. Obviously, he was destined for success in politics.

August 20, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Feature photo: Farmers Market-er

Jim Aldrich stands at his booth at the Kershaw County Farmers Market. Mr. Aldrich is the owner of J.J. Shop - Antiques Etc. located in East Camden. Aldrich -- one of many vendors who set up shop at the Farmers Market each Saturday in Camden -- sells different kinds of canes and plants. This coming Saturday, the Farmers Market will feature a healthy cooking demonstration with Chef Scott Freiberg and Buddy Rushing.

August 20, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Juanita B. Coker

Funeral service for Juanita B. Coker, 81, will be held Monday at 4 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

August 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Mary Lizzie Stokes Davis

Mary Lizzie Stokes Davis, 79, went to be with her heavenly Father on Thursday, August 16, 2012 after a courageous battle with Parkinsons disease. She was the daughter of the late Willie Clifford and Bertha Deas Stokes and was predeceased by her husband, C. Loyce Davis.

August 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


James Hampton

Mr. James Hampton, 72, of Columbia, formerly of Camden, and brother of Deacon Charlie Hampton died Saturday, August 18, 2012. Friends may visit at the home of his sister, Phyllis H. Dye of 208 Doby Street (Kirkwood Community) in Camden. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

August 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Jimmie Jackson Sr.

A native of South Carolina and resident of Baker, LA for the last 50 years, he passed away on July 30, 2012 at Grace Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. He was 80. He was retired from Local Union 406 of Operating Engineers. He was a member of the Faith Baptist Church of Baker.

August 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Shalanda Williams

Funeral service for Shalanda Williams, 24, of 822 St. Paul Road in Camden will be held Tuesday, August 21,2012, 2:00 p.m. at Collins Funeral Home chapel with burial in the St. Paul United Methodist Church cemetery. She died Wednesday, August 15th. Collins Funeral Home is in charge

August 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


L-E closes pre-season by hosting tonight’s MPCU Kickoff Classic

The seventh annual May Plant Credit Union Kickoff Classic is set for tonight at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium.

August 17, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Baron of the Piney Woods a facinating Camden native

It all began with a letter penned in 1953. By then the writer was 70 years old and he was answering an inquiry from Judge Allison P. DuBose of Camden. The letter from Inman F. Eldredge (1883-1963) was in the Camden Archives and Museum's vertical file on the Hobkirk Inn. I was working on the Camden Gardens exhibit and the Hobkirk Inn was one of the gardens in the exhibit -- so I "found" Inman on the way to looking for other things. His father and mother owned and operated the Hobkirk Inn during the heyday of the "Winter Colony ...

August 17, 2012 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Ariail for Aug. 17, 2012

August 17, 2012 | | Ariail


Romney’s ‘welfare queen’

Whose side is he on? Mitt Romney's assault against President Barack Obama's welfare reform policy sounds good, except that it gets in the way of putting welfare recipients to work.

August 17, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Levy Lenix, Jr.

Funeral service for Levy Fletcher Lenix, Jr., 59, of 705 Elmore Street in Camden, will be held Saturday, August 18, 2012, 11:00 A.M. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church with burial in the Cedars Cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

August 17, 2012 | | Obituaries


Henry Miller, Jr.

Henry Miller, Jr.

August 17, 2012 | | Obituaries


It’s not union v. nonunion

I was blessed to be a union representative for some thirty (30) years plus years. Recently General Motors retirees' salaried workers came in mind.

August 17, 2012 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Abusive ex-boyfriend wants another chance at relationship

Dear Annie: I left a relationship of six years when my boyfriend became physically and emotionally abusive. We have two children together.

August 17, 2012 | | Dear Annie


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Under the Sun onstage for Finally Friday

The Finally Friday Free Concert Series returns to the grounds of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) on May 29 with a Midlands favorite, Under the Sun. The concert will take place from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on the Joe and Sandy Shull Pavilion behind the Wood Auditorium. Rain location will be on the stage of the Wood Auditorium.

May 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Camden Councilwoman Laurie Parks recognized at dinner

The Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands recently recognized Camden City Councilwoman Laurie Parks at the Girl Scouts' annual Women of Distinction Awards Dinner. Parks was one of six area women to be so honored. The award pays tribute to women who exemplify excellence in service, leadership, community visibility, and professionalism. Parks has served on Camden City Council since 2012, serving as Mayor Pro Tem in 2014. In addition, she currently serves on the S.C. Governor's Office Children's Foster Care Review Board for Kershaw and Richland Counties(Vice-Chair, Past Chair), Junior Leadership Kershaw County(Chair ...

May 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Sandra Elizabeth Wickham

Sandra Elizabeth Wickham age 54, died Monday, May 18, 2015 at her residence.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Bruce Singleton

Mr. Bruce Singleton, 59, of Woodchase Lane, Elgin, South Carolina, passed on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Michael Anthony Lynch

Funeral service for Michael Anthony Lynch, 64, will be held today at 11:00 a.m. at Union Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Lewis will officiate. The family received friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Union Baptist Church Gym Fund, PO Box 116, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


J. Ernest Kinard

The Honorable J. Ernest Kinard, Jr., 75, of Camden, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at home after a courageous battle with cancer.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Willie Hart Jr.

Mr. Willie "Billy Boy" Hart, Jr., 77, of 130 Reddick Road, Bishopville, passed on Monday, May 18, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Bishopville, with burial in the church cemetery.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Lucy Barfield Elmore

A funeral service for Lucy Barfield Elmore, 88, will be held Saturday at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church, Camden, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends today from 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Camden or a charity of one's choice.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Carol Lee Collins

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Carroll Lee Collins, 71, of Camden was held Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Lee Collins, Jr. officiated. Memorials may be made in Carroll's memory to the American Heart Association, 190 Knox Abbott Drive, Cayce, SC 29032.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ariail for May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Judge Kinard

Ernest Kinard, who died earlier this week, was made for the law. Possessed of a keen intellect and a probing curiosity, Kinard practiced law for 24 years in Camden before being elected a circuit court judge in 1988. He remained on the bench until his retirement in 2010, and in a "keep working" program for retired judges, he continued until recently. In all his years as a judge, he never missed a day of holding court, establishing a remarkable record of consistency and longevity. Kinard mentored a number of young attorneys who practiced with him or clerked for him over ...

May 22, 2015 | | Editorials


Sen. Sheheen remembers Judge Ernest Kinard

Camden, Kershaw County and South Carolina lost one of its greats this week. Judge Ernest Kinard was one of a kind who loved his family, his community and his work.

May 22, 2015 | State Sen. Vincent Sheheen Camden | Letters


Parker: Bab(i)es on campus

Trigger warning: This column will include discussion of ideas which may conflict with your own.

May 22, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Moment of Nature - May 22, 2015

Nothing instills fear in the heart and soul of humans as does a snake. Since the beginning of recorded history, snakes have been a symbol of evil, treachery, poison, etc., and because of this perception, misinformation and folklore, most people hate snakes. Personally I have no problem with snakes; roaches and tarantulas are a different story, but a snake? No worries.

May 22, 2015 | | Columns


‘Beechwood PDD (Planning Department Disaster)’

I attended the (Camden) Planning (Commission) meeting regarding the Beechwood Plantation development, and left with more questions to be asked than questions answered. For those of you who don't know what is proposed, the developers are talking of 254 residences, rentals and condos; a 24-7 assisted living facility; and more. We have had two patio homes built in Kirkover Hills during the last couple of years; these two did not sell, they are rentals, with four cars parked in the front yard. I don't believe there is a need for this large scale development.

May 22, 2015 | Steve Safarin Camden | Letters


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