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Two little red balls

My mother certainly was horrified that I seemed to enjoy learning, often telling me, "Boys do not like smart girls." Her idea of a good life for me was to find some man to take care of me, know all home skills such as cooking, sewing, etc., and fill the house with children. Today, because of her, I know those skills and enjoy them. I did however, only have one child because of unforeseen circumstances. Knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, crewel, and regular sewing often occupy my time. In fact, one of my grandchildren recently asked me, "Nana, do you still like ...

February 27, 2013 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Ariail for Feb. 27, 2013

February 27, 2013 | | Ariail


President No

Three years ago, President Obama, freshly ensconced in the White House, appointed Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson to draft a plan to cut the nation's huge deficit. In choosing reasonable men of two parties, Obama left everyone with the impression that he was flexible and ready to deal with fiscal issues in an even-handed way. The men headed a committee that came up with common-sense and workable solutions to reduce the deficit in an even-handed way -- both cutting spending and raising taxes.

February 27, 2013 | | Editorials


Droning on about feelings

WASHINGTON -- First they came for the drones.

February 27, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


$500,000 Palmetto Cash 5 ticket sold in Lugoff

A Midlands lottery player is $500,000 richer today and might not even know it.

February 27, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


S.C. Bar offers free legal clinic in Bethune

The S.C. Bar Pro Bono Program will sponsor a free legal clinic in Bethune on March 5. The topic is wills, estates and probate, featuring attorney William B. Cox Jr. The clinic will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Kershaw County Library's Bethune branch, 206 S. Main St.

February 27, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Parental input needed for accreditation process

As part of its upcoming accreditation process, the Kershaw County School District is seeking input from parents about each school's learning environment.

February 27, 2013 | | Education


Real Estate Transactions -- Feb. 27, 2013

Real estate transactions

February 27, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


CBA hosts ‘Breakfast Before Hours’ Thursday

The Camden Business Alliance (CBA) will host its first Breakfast Before Hours event Thursday. A complimentary continental breakfast will be offered. The CBA has expanded its mission to include all businesses in the city and invites all business owners to attend.

February 27, 2013 | | Camden


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: May Plant Credit Union Baseball Bash at North Central (Thomas Sumter Academy vs. Westwood – 5:30 p.m.; North Central vs. Westwood - 7:30 p.m.); Lake Murray Classic Baseball Tournament (Lugoff-Elgin at Richland Northeast – 6 p.m.); Pee Dee Invitational Pre-Season Baseball Tournament at Kellytown Field in Hartsville (Camden at Hartsville – 7:30 p.m.)

February 25, 2013 | | Sports


Leonard R. McCaskill Jr.

Funeral service for Leonard Richard McCaskill Jr., 81, will be held today at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Baptist Church with burial to follow in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Keith Coates and the Rev. Frank Smith will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association.

February 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


Catherine Hicks Reeves

A celebration of life service for Catherine Hicks Reeves, 90, of Camden, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 25, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. Reverend Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends at 1:00 p.m. prior to the service. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Reeves' memory to First Baptist Church, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020 or A. Sam Karesh Long Term Care, 1315 Roberts Street, Camden, SC 29020.

February 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


Patricia P. Bonnifield

Patricia P. Bonnifield, 91, passed away on Feb. 18, 2013.

February 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


Ray Marion Brasington

A memorial service celebrating the life of Ray Marion Brasington, 85, of Camden, was held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Bethel Worship Center, Camden, SC. Pastor Casey Mills, Pastor Raymond Sellers and Reverend Bruce Hancock officiated. The family received friends following the service in the church sanctuary. Memorials may be made in Mr. Brasington's memory to Connie Maxwell Children's Home, PO Box 1178, Greenwood, SC 29648.

February 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


JoAnn Jones Roundtree

Funeral service for Ms. JoAnn Jones Roundtree, 56 of 2524 John G. Richards Road in Camden will be held Wednsday, February 27, 2013, 11:00 a.m. at White Oak Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Ms. Roundtree died Thursday, February 21, 2013. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

February 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


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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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