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Timeless classic

We offer this timeless piece which was first published in The New York Sun in 1897, when editor Francis Church was faced with the following letter from a little girl named Virginia O'Hanlon:

December 24, 2013 | | Editorials


Cub Scouts receive ‘Arrow of Light’ award

Cub Scout Pack 303 held their holiday banquet, sponsored by Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. The program started with Bill Beale leading the Scouts in Christmas carols. Pastor Steve Patterson had the benediction, Cub Master Norman Gullard had the opening ceremony and Jim Bradshaw welcomed guest and leaders. The Scouts had a surprise guest -- Mrs. Santa Claus! She gave each Scout a gift. The Scouts then held an impressive candle lighting ceremony to open the awards ceremony. The following Scouts received awards:

December 24, 2013 | | People & Places


Marine Corps, KershawHealth’s Toys for Tots campaign a success

Christmas morning will be happier for hundreds of children in Kershaw County thanks to the efforts of the Marine Corps Reserves' "Toys for Tots" campaign, KershawHealth employees and a host of local partners. More than 900 toys destined for local children were collected during the "Stuff an Ambulance" drive on December 7. The toys will be distributed by volunteers from the Marine Corps Reserves. The goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate children that will help them become responsible, productive andpatriotic citizens.

December 24, 2013 | | People & Places


For the Record - Dec. 25, 2013

Real estate transactions

December 24, 2013 | | For the Record


AJ girls upend Lady Knights

A tough week only got tougher on Friday night as the North Central girls dropped a 69-38 decision to visiting archrival Andrew Jackson.

December 23, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


This week in KC sports

Monday: Lugoff-Elgin girls in Y.C. Winborn Classic at Rock Hill (BB - TBA)

December 23, 2013 | | Sports


John Reynolds

Funeral services for John Mack Reynolds, 97, of Lugoff, SC will be held on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Springvale Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel, Saturday, December 21, 2013, from 6:00-8:00 PM. Memorials may be made in his memory to Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund.

December 23, 2013 | | Obituaries


Richard Kirkland’s historic, heroic deed reaches 151 years

The famed "Angel of Marye's Heights," Richard Rowland Kirkland of Camden and Kershaw County and his historic deed during the Battle of Fredericksburg in December of 1862 was 151 years ago this December and is still remembered and honored in both Camden and Fredericksburg, Va.

December 23, 2013 | | People & Places


KershawHealth Hospital Auxiliary hosts Lights of Love campaign

The Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth began its annual Lights of Love fundraising project on November 15. The program will continue through Jan. 1, 2014.

December 23, 2013 | | People & Places


Christmas tree memories

Christmas is the time that we pack expectations into every package we wrap and for weeks anticipate that one, perfect Currier-Ives day.

December 23, 2013 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Pet talk - Dec. 23, 2013

Traveling over the holiday season is a tradition that many families uphold. Whether you're going to visit out-of-town family members or embarking on your annual Colorado ski trip, escaping from the hustle and bustle of everyday life can be quite the holiday treat. For your furry family members, however, this is not the case. Being left alone at home while the people you love are away can be an unsettling experience, so here are some tips for keeping your pets comfortable and happy while you're gone.

December 23, 2013 | Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences | Pets


Clifford 'Joe' Goodwin

Manning -- Mr. Clifford Joseph "Joe" Goodwin, 68, of 10 East Hospital Street, Manning and formerly of Camden died Thursday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Goodwin Family.

December 23, 2013 | | Obituaries


John David O'Cain

Graveside service for John David "Johnny" O'Cain, 52, will be held Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in Hardshell Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

December 23, 2013 | | Obituaries


Ariail for Dec. 23, 2013

December 23, 2013 | | Ariail


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


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Voss, Good Night Shirt get call to the Hall

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March 24, 2017 | | Equine


Carolina Cup features draws 11 nominees

Accomplished racecourse performers, two formidable mares, and several intriguing newcomers are among the 11 nominees to the $75,000 Carolina Cup, the featured race of ...

March 24, 2017 | | Equine


Carolina Cup spaces are filling up

Reserved parking spaces for the 83rd running of The Mullikin Law Firm Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races are selling quickly with more than a week before ...

March 24, 2017 | | Equine


Mills shines for L-E tennis team

Finding some good in a tough loss, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team received a strong performance from Matthew Mills at second singles but it was not ...

March 24, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dabbs infield dedication ceremony to be part of Saturday Dogfest

DogFest: A Celebration of Being a Camden Bulldog, will be held on Saturday at Camden High's Legion Field.

March 24, 2017 | | Sports


Seventh inning rally lifts Lady Knights past C'field

Looking for a spark after having been victim of a no-hitter two nights earlier, the North Central softball teams exploded for six runs in the ...

March 24, 2017 | | Sports


‘Cam slam’ lifts Knights past Rams, 9-5

After striking out to lead off Wednesday's game at Chesterfield, North Central's Cam Holley told head coach Robbie Cash that he had trouble ...

March 24, 2017 | | North Central High/Middle


Hartsville upends Demons

Hartsville scored 13 runs in the first three innings and went on to a 15-2 victory over Lugoff-Elgin in a Region 6-4A game played Tuesday ...

March 24, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Ariail - March 24, 2017

March 24, 2017 | | Ariail


Go Cocks!

What a great time to be a University of South Carolina sports fan -- particularly a basketball fan.

March 24, 2017 | | Editorials


Neil Gorsuch steals the week

WASHINGTON -- Watching the Senate confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, one might easily find oneself wishing he were president of the United States.

March 24, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Writer not part of 'silent majority'

Mr. Jim Matthews, I will not be part of the silent majority. I loudly and proudly support your effort to increase the police force we ...

March 24, 2017 | Penry Gufstason Camden | Letters


Writer thanks KershawHealth caregivers

The family of Evelyn H. Swygert, would like to thank the dedicated doctors, nurses and other caregivers of the Kershaw Health hospital, who took care ...

March 24, 2017 | Evelyn S. Russell Camden | Letters


Asthma, allergies and tree sex...

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 ...

March 24, 2017 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Oh, if only I were king for a day

If only I were king for a day! That's a phrase declared by people who believe they can solve a problem if given the ...

March 24, 2017 | By Dennis Turner C-I guest columnist | Columns


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