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The U.S. Postal Service is losing nearly $16 billion a year, and the attrition of traditional mail continues as people communicate, pay bills and make reservations on the Internet, along with a host of other tasks that used to involve mail. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe announced recently that Saturday mail delivery would be eliminated; this, of course, isn't everybody's first preference, but it's necessary to try to help stem the flow of red ink. But the post office has always been a political football, and our representatives in Congress -- the same ones who agree on almost ...

March 22, 2013 | | Editorials


Asthma, allergies and tree sex: what’s the link?

Welcome to spring! For many people this is their favorite time of year, for many others it is a miserable time of year. According to the Center for Disease Control, approximately 27 million Americans, both adults (18.9 million) and children (7.1 million), have been diagnosed with asthma. Of those, more than half also suffer from allergies. Asthma and allergies are triggered by many factors such as cigarette and wood smoke, dust mites, pets, molds, certain foods, strong odors and of course plant pollen.

March 22, 2013 | Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Thelma Bass

Funeral service for Thelma Watts Bass, 92, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Beaverdam Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Homer Hinson will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

March 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


Kenneth H. Baker

A celebration of life service for Kenneth Huram Baker, 73, will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Mark Bredholt will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:30 – 3:00 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Carolinas Jack Russell Terrier Club care of Martha Mulligan, 4000 Wesley Chapel Rd, Matthews NC 28104, or the American Cancer Society.

March 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


Ariail for March 22, 2013

March 22, 2013 | | Ariail


CPD shows real class

After the recent passing of our Dad, we were escorted by the Camden Police Department from the city limits to Malvern Hill Baptist Church. Many in the procession following the '73 Ford Pick-up which carried our Dad's casket were moved by the real class displayed by each officer along the route. I hope those involved will accept our sincere thanks for our safe passage and their respect. We hope the county will go back to providing the same honor for safe passage at this difficult time for a family.

March 22, 2013 | The Family of Bill Dixon Camden | Letters


GOP reboot: A ‘Grand Open Party?’

Will Republican leaders listen to a bruising new internal report that calls for more minority outreach? First, they have to convince their party's right-wingers to avoid making younger and non-white voters feel about as welcome as a cheeseburger at a vegan buffet.

March 22, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Alberta Boykin

Funeral service for Mrs. Alberta Cantey Boykin, 88, of 1436 Wells Road in Camden will be held Monday, March 25, 2013, 1:00 P.M. at Union Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Boykin died Wednesday, March 20, 2013.

March 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


Three arrested following string of auto break-ins

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested three teenagers Thursday in connection with a string of automobile break-ins in the Lugoff and Elgin areas.

March 22, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Rita Murphy

Rity Murphy, 56, of Ridgeway, SC, died Wednesday, March 21, 2013.

March 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


Glenda Hall

Memorial services for Glenda Hall age 51, who passed away March 19, will be held today at 3:00 at the Chapel Norton Funeral Home, Bishopville. Visitation will be following the service. Glenda was born in Bishopville, a daughter of Jeanette Outlaw Hall and the late Marion F. Hall, Sr. She worked at WalMart and Lowes in Sumter and Camden. Surviving are her mother of Cassatt; two sisters, Marsha H. (Charles R.) Stephens, Bethune; Karen H. Mangum, Bethune; one brother, Marion F. Hall, Jr., Cassatt. She was preceded in death by a brother, Stephen Patrick Hall. Memorials may be made ...

March 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


Louis Gold

Mr. Louis Gold, 83, formerly of Newberry, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at McCoy Memorial Nursing Center, Bishopville, South Carolina. A Celebration of Life Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Chapel of Rememberance, Brown's Funeral Home, with internment to follow in the Cedars Cemetery, Camden. Mr. Gold was born August 31, 1929, in Awendaw, South Carolina, to the late William and Rosa Lee Simmons Gold. Mr. Gold loved music while at Jenkins Orphanage in North Charleston, South Carolina, where he learned to play the guitar. In later ...

March 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


McKenzie earns Order of Military Medical Merit

U.S. Surgeon General Patricia Horoho recently presented the Order of Military Medical Merit to Col. Robert C. McKenzie Jr., son of Lt. Col. (ret.) and Mrs. Robert C. McKenzie Sr. of Camden. McKenzie and his wife, Marimer, are the parents of three children, Alex, Andrew and CeCe.

March 20, 2013 | | Military


Senator Sheheen book signing on Sunday

Books on Broad will host State Sen. Vincent Sheheen as he signs The Right Way: Getting the Palmetto State Back on Track this Sunday, from 3 to 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

March 20, 2013 | | People & Places


Annual Charlotte Thompson BBQ to be held Thursday

The 'Cue, as Charlotte Thompson locals call it, has been an annual community event since 1958.

March 20, 2013 | | People & Places


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L-EHS plays host to to state power clean championship

Lugoff-Elgin High School will host the 2016 Palmetto Power Clean Championship on Wednesday, Feb. 24.

February 05, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


State wrestling tourney to kick off on Saturday

Lugoff-Elgin will send 13 wrestlers into the 4A Lower State indvidual championships on Feb. 19-20 at Fort Dorchester High School.

February 05, 2016 | | Sports


Bulldogs bear down on a playoff berth

Senior guard Taylor Kelly gave Camden's post-season playoff prospects a shot in the arm as his 22 points helped the Bulldogs to a 54-48 ...

February 05, 2016 | | Sports


KCSO arrests suspected burglar after manhunt

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies and Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb arrested a Bethune man following a manhunt Wednesday morning in connection with ...

February 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden native earns national Bostwick medical award

Dr. Jack Scheuer III, son of Dr. and Mrs. Jack Scheuer Jr., of Camden, won the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons' national 2016 ...

February 05, 2016 | | Healthcare


17-year-old charged with criminal sexual conduct

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a young Gaston man Tuesday and charged him with two counts each of first degree criminal sexual ...

February 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Florida man arrested by KCSO sentenced for tax scheme

A federal judge recently sentenced a Florida man arrested by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) in February 2012 for his role in a ...

February 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Editorial: Blame for closing schools may be misplaced

After reading today's coverage of this week's Kershaw County Board of Trustees meeting, one could easily get the sense of an "us versus ...

February 05, 2016 | | Editorials


Rampell: Just how dumb does Trump think we are?

Donald Trump thinks you're an idiot.

February 05, 2016 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writer's Group | Editorials


Reader wants new Bethune Elementary to stay in town

In Paul's letter to the Ephesians, he says, "Awake thou that sleepest and arise from the dead and Christ shall give thee light." I ...

February 05, 2016 | Betty Tidwell Bethune | Letters


Reader thanks Camden Fire Department

My husband and I would like to say "thank you" to the Camden Fire Department for your quick response to our 911 call Thursday, 1 ...

February 05, 2016 | Randy and Christine Bock Camden | Letters


Scully: The heart and mind of Bud Ferillo

During Black History Month, one particular white man is worth talking about. A descendent of the founders of Charleston, Bud Ferillo embodies a singular vantage ...

February 05, 2016 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noble: Paper or plastic and ‘glocal’ issues

A few years ago my company did some work for the city and mayor of Barcelona, Spain, developing innovative internet and new technology strategies. Both ...

February 05, 2016 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Ariail for Feb. 5, 2016

February 05, 2016 | | Ariail


Lugoff-Elgin High School senior is 2016 BGCM Youth of the Year

Tyler Maple, a senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) is the 2016 Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands (BGCM) Youth of the Year.

February 05, 2016 | | People & Places


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