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Falling on Fair

A post oak that stood guard over Camden Elementary School (seen to the right) for more than 60 years fell during the early morning hours Friday across Fair Street. Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland said the tree fell due to a combination of root rot, compacted soil, pavement around the roots and strong winds from a passing storm earlier in the night. Gilland said that as the tree fell, it took a utility pole and electric wire with it, and smashed into a security light across the street, causing an electric outage at the school and approximately 15 to 20 ...

September 10, 2012 | | Camden


David Cook

Funeral services honoring the life of David Lanier Cook, 83, of Camden, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Monday, September 10, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Cook's memory to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020.

September 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


Rita Cowan Gunter

Rita Cowan Gunter left this life Friday, September 7, 2012, excited about getting to her heavenly home and seeing her family who has gone before her. She was disappointed about leaving her family here behind, but they take comfort in the promises of our Savior, Lord Jesus, that He has prepared a place for all who believe.

September 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


Robert Haile

Mr. Robert Haile, 69m, of 540 Knights Hill Road, Camden, S.C., formerly of 1305 Collins Circle, Camden, S.C., passed on Saturday, September 8, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

September 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


Bright E. Harris

Mrs. Bright E. Harris, 93, of 123 Buckingham Boulevard, Sumter, and formerly of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, September 5, 2012. Born in Stonesboro, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Martha Patterson Hicklen, and wife of the late Richard J. Harris. A celebration of life services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, at Bishopville Church of Christ, Bishopville, with burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Camden. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Harris family.

September 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


Tommy Lee Ransom

Mr. Tommy Lee Ransom, 70, of 1060 Marshall Road, Cassatt, S.C. passed on Saturday, September 8, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

September 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


Issac Robinson

Issac Robinson, 54, of Chestnut Ferry Road in Camden, died Saturday, September 8. Friends may visit at 935 Red Fox Road in Camden. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

September 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


Alumni night planned for CHS band

An alumni night for former members of the Camden High School (CHS) band is set to take place Sept. 28. Marching Band Director Robert Spitler is seeking to bring together alumni to play with the current CHS band and perform the school's fight song, alma mater, among others. The event will take place during Camden's home game against AC Flora. Even those members who haven't played in years are invited to come out and give it a try. Camden Class of 1969 alumnus William "Rusty" Major explained that "if you were a member of the famed Scarlet ...

September 10, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Monday marks World Suicide Prevention Day

Dear Annie: On September 10th, people throughout the world will be observing World Suicide Prevention Day, an annual event co-sponsored by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

September 10, 2012 | | Dear Annie


Ariail for Sept. 10, 2012

September 10, 2012 | | Ariail


Better off today? Don’t ask

(This column was released for publication prior to President Barack Obama's speech Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention .)

September 10, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Core measures ensure quality patient care

Our patients pay KershawHealth an enormous compliment every time they entrust us with their care. Why? Because they expect they will receive excellent clinical care here, no matter what their need – and we work hard every day to ensure they do.

September 10, 2012 | By Donnie Weeks, KershawHealth president and CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Voter suppression laws (bills) threaten true equality

I am appalled by the number of states across America who have introduced "voter suppression bills." About a dozen states are actively pushing legislation that would make it more difficult for college students, the elderly, disabled, and minorities to vote. It is sad that these state legislators have abandoned a real concern to ensure that all Americans are afforded the right to vote. Instead, these legislators are introducing measures to make the voting process more difficult.

September 10, 2012 | Reverend Dr. P.W. Wise, Pastor, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Camden | Letters


A stone, a leaf, an empty chair

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Much ponderous, chin-stroking analysis has followed the Republican National Convention's un-highlight -- the 10-minute monologue by the erstwhile Dirty Harry/Blondie/Rowdy Yates when Clint Eastwood conversed with an empty chair.

September 10, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


This week in KC sports

Monday: Camden at Blythewood (TEN – 4:30 p.m.); Manning at Lugoff-Elgin (TEN – 5:30 p.m.)

September 10, 2012 | | Sports


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Ariail for July 1, 2015

July 01, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: KershawHealth

During the last week, we have published two reports on KershawHealth. The first, growing out of the hospital's most recent board of trustees meeting, focused on its market share. It is relatively healthy, thanks to KershawHealth's being the only hospital in all of Kershaw County. More people living in the county turn to KershawHealth for emergency care than anywhere else. However, the report -- broadly speaking -- noted a decrease in market share in outpatient services and only slight increases for inpatient services.

July 01, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: The mourning after

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- By all appearances Friday morning, as thousands lined the street waiting (and wilting) for hours in 90-degree heat to enter the funeral arena where President Obama was to deliver a eulogy for state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, racial unity seemed a comfortable fact of life.

July 01, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Reader, wife support removing Confederate battle flag

Several years ago, my wife and I, along with our youngest son, his wife and their children, attended a Fourth of July celebration in Bath, Maine. Bath is a picturesque little city which only Maine seems capable of providing. It is also a seafaring town, home to the Bath Iron Works, where ships have slid down the ways for close to 200 years.

July 01, 2015 | Max Ford Camden | Letters


Reader: take advantage of 'living history'

I was browsing the internet looking at different sites listing historical events of the past 100 years and was surprised to see how much of history had been left off. So many events which have taken place during the past century which have been instrumental in the growth of this country have been left out of our history books and articles of today.

July 01, 2015 | Lee Griggs Camden | Letters


Yesteryear - July 1, 2015

Safe Escape

July 01, 2015 | | Yesteryear


For the Record - July 1, 2015

Real estate transactions

July 01, 2015 | | For the Record


Bessie Mae Williams

Ms. Bessie Mae Williams, 60, of Sumter, died Saturday, June 27, 2015. Friends may visit at 806 Hazelhurst Street in Camden. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

July 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Lois Catoe Roberts

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Lois Catoe Roberts, 87, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11 a.m., today, July 1, 2015 at Pine Grove Baptist Church. Rev. Eric Boone and Rev. Doug Whitfield will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family received friends from 6-7:30 PM, Tuesday, June 30, 3015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Robert's memory to Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid State-SC, 140 Stonebridge Drive, Suite 210, Columbia, SC 29210.

July 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Harold Denver Moak

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Harold Denver Moak, 83, will be held today, July 1 at 4 p.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Paul Miles and the Rev. George Cashwell will officiate. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate a graveside service. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church Men's Fellowship at 2290 Heath Pond Rd, Elgin, SC 29045.

July 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mary Ellen Kahler

Mary Ellen Crow Kahler, 97 of Camden, SC died Saturday, June 27, 2015, at her home. Born in Kershaw, SC, on December 11, 1917. She was a daughter of the late Guy and Eva Moultrie Crow. Mrs. Kahler was a homemaker and was devoted to her family. She also was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church.

July 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Jack Laverne Brown Jr.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Jack "Jackie" Laverne Brown, Jr., 50, of Camden will be held at 11 a.m. today, July 1, 2015 at Antioch Baptist Church. Rev. Danny Hedgepath and Rev. Brian Cobb will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Viewing will be held at 10 a.m. in the church, one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends following the service in the church Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Jackie's memory to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street ...

July 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


A night and a tournament to remember

The Kershaw County Darlings 8-and-under softball team completed a perfect five-game run in the District 2 tournament in Chesterfield County by beating Pageland, 16-8, on Wednesday night.

June 29, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Editorial: Working together

Kudos to our various law enforcement agencies for working together to get some folks off our streets who needed to be stopped. At the top of our list are Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for arresting two people (and there may be more to come) for the June 23 armed robbery of Sandhills Bank in Bethune.

June 29, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Waiting for Obama

(Kathleen Parker wrote this column in advance of President Barack Obama's appearance in Charleston for State Sen. Clementa Pinckney's funeral.)

June 29, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


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