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Shovels and showers

The city of Camden broke ground on its new wastewater treatment plant on a rainy morning Feb. 27. The plant will cost an estimated $34 million to build and is being constructed over the city's existing lagoon-style plant. Handling golden shovels are (from left) Camden City Manager Kevin Bronson, Assistant City Manager Mel Pearson, URS Project Engineer Keith Cannon, Camden City Councilman Walter Long, City Councilwoman Alfred Mae Drakeford, Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham, S.C. State House Representative Laurie Slade Funderburk, URS Vice President Tom Haselden, Director of Public Works Tom Couch, Assistant Director of Public Works Sam Davis ...

March 05, 2012 | | Camden


Sprinklers halt spread of apartment fire

Sprinklers that extinguished a stove fire at a Lugoff apartment Wednesday night prevented possible disaster if the blaze had spread to other units.

March 05, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Ethel Bostick

Mrs. Ethel "Lee" Jenkins Bostick, 63, of 5505 Pisgah Road, Rembert, died Saturday, March 3, 2012. Friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Bostick family.

March 05, 2012 | | Obituaries


Frances Mann

Funeral service for Frances Elizabeth Godwin Mann, 86, will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Cedar Creek Baptist Church, Bishopville. The Rev. Greg Sweet will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Lugoff First Baptist Church or Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

March 05, 2012 | | Obituaries


Jerome Thompson

Funeral services for Mr. Jerome Thompson will be held Monday, March 5 at 1 p.m. at Life in the Word Ministry. Burial will take place in Broom Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

March 05, 2012 | | Obituaries


Theresa Wardlaw

Funeral services for Theresa "Terry" Buchaluk Wardlaw, 50, of Camden, will be held Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 2:00 PM at New Hope Baptist Church with burial to follow in Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Rev. Lynn Hill will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, beginning at 1:00 PM in the church sanctuary. Memorials may be made in Terry's memory to the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, 269 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401.

March 05, 2012 | | Obituaries


Robert W. Weagly

A memorial service for Robert W. Weagly, 74, will be held Sunday at 6:00 p.m. at Harvest Baptist Church in Lugoff. The Rev. Bill Dulaney will officiate. Burial will be held Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. prior to the service in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to Christian Services, 101 South White Street, Lancaster, S.C. 29720.Mr. Weagly died Friday, March 2, 2012. Born in Columbia, he was a son of the late Charles Albert and ...

March 05, 2012 | | Obituaries


Santorum’s reverse snobbery

Who would have guessed that President Barack Obama's call for more college opportunities was secretly a liberal indoctrination plot?

March 05, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


The Lady in the Rocker

With the warm afternoon sun glistening on her silver hair, she sat in her rocker on her front porch reading her Bible. At other times, a flock of grandchildren gathered around her rocker for ghost stories which, when remembered later at bedtime, caused them to shiver and tightly gather the covers around their necks or cover their heads completely.

March 05, 2012 | Kershaw County Historical Society Historian Harvey S. Teal | Columns


Noted and passed -- March 5, 2012

• We note with sadness the recent death of Camden's Larry Cooke, a former Bulldog basketball star who went on to have a stellar career with Virginia Tech (at that time Virginia Polytechnic Institute) and was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks. At age 57, he left this world too early but left behind a proud legacy.

March 05, 2012 | | Editorials


Gilland to speak on attracting birds with trees

I never really gave it much thought. Birds were always around my house and yard while growing up on then-rural James Island near Charleston.

March 05, 2012 | By Katherine H. Richardson Special to the C-I | Camden


Mary Bowers

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Mary Douglas Bowers, 82, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 PM Monday March 5, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

March 05, 2012 | | Obituaries


Margaret Gilchrist

Mrs. Margaret Williams Gilchrist, 75, of 1448 Hettie Richette Road, Cassatt, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, February 29, 2012. Born in Cassatt, she was the daughter of the late Theodore Gilchrist. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Red Hill Baptist Church, Cassatt, with burial in Dubose Cemetary, Cassatt. Mrs. Gilchrist will be placed in the church at noon for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Gilchrist family.

March 05, 2012 | | Obituaries


Clarence James

Mr. Clarence James, 74, of 35 Will Lane, Camden, S.C. passed on Friday, March 2, 2012. Funeral arrangments are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

March 05, 2012 | | Obituaries


Evelyn Keene

Funeral Services for Evelyn Bryant Keene, 73, of Camden will be held Monday, March 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel with burial to follow in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Casey Mills will officiate. The family received friends Sunday, March 4, 2012 from 5:00 – 6:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel.

March 05, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Kershaw County Parks and Recreation, First Palmetto Bank hold annual Christmas Card Contest

The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department and First Palmetto Bank recently sponsored their annual Christmas Card Contest. The contest is designed to give elementary school students in Kershaw County the opportunity to show off their creativity and artistic skills by sending a Christmas card. It also gives students the chance to win cash prizes from First Palmetto.

December 19, 2014 | | Localife


Ms. Welsh and Mr. Murphy wed

Miss Lindsay Brooks Welsh and Mr. Stephen Phillips Murphy were married at 3 p.m. Dec. 3 at Rock Bottom Pond in Ridgeway.

December 19, 2014 | | Localife


LEHS Demon Literacy Express stops at Blaney, Doby’s Mill and Wateree

The Demon Literacy Express left the station Dec. 9 and Dec. 10 carrying precious cargo -- books and high school students.

December 19, 2014 | | Localife


William G. Blake

Funeral services to celebrate the life of William Gardner Blake, 91, of Columbia, SC and Rumson, NJ will be held Friday, December 19, 2014 at 10:00 AM in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Family will receive friends Thursday, December 18, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

December 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ruth Wobecky

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Mary Ruth Mitchell Wobecky, 93, of Camden, will be held at 2:30 PM Thursday, December 18, 2014 in Quaker Cemetery. Father Paul Brenninkmeijer will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Wobecky's memory to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 1709 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020.

December 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


Billy Lucas Douglas, Sr.

A funeral service to honor the life of Billy Lucas Douglas, Sr., will be held at 12:00 Noon, Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Stephen Wayne Williamson will officiate. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM, Friday, December 19, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Billy's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, 7020 AC Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

December 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


NC wrestlers remain perfect

North Central extended its season-opening unbeaten streak to eight matches as Jason Brazell's charges knocked off Region 4-AA rivals Indian Land and Cheraw on Tuesday in Boonetown.

December 19, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


CHS hosts two-day holiday hoops camp

The Camden High School boys' basketball program and the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department are hosting a two-day, pre-Christmas camp at the school on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 22 and 23.

December 19, 2014 | | Sports


Ariail for Dec. 19, 2014

December 19, 2014 | | Ariail


Editorial: Court decisions

Two prominent decisions in South Carolina courts this week have been just and fair -- exactly the way most people would like to see the legal system work. The first was a decision by Circuit Court Judge Carmen Mullen to overturn the 1944 conviction of a 14-year-old boy who was sent to the electric chair back in the Jim Crow days of this state for the murder of two girls.

December 19, 2014 | | Editorials


McBee takes down Knights

Host McBee sent the North Central boys' basketball team to its sixth loss in as many starts as the host Panthers overcame a sluggish start to post a 63-47 win.

December 19, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


B-C upends Demons

After scoring 88 points in last Friday's win over Camden, the Lugoff-Elgin boys' basketball team came out on the short end of a 73-51 decision against host Brookland-Cayce in a Wednesday night non-region contest played in Cayce.

December 19, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons host Dogs tonight

The back end of the Wateree River Rivalry between Lugoff-Elgin and Camden will take place tonight when L-E hosts the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs in a 6 p.m. start inside the Demons Den.

December 19, 2014 | | Sports


Rampell: Congress knee-caps the IRS

WASHINGTON -- Get ready for your tax rates to go up.

December 19, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Letters: Reader proud of vets, kids, county council

Anytime we, as a county, can truly honor something or someone, a warm feeling can overcome you. This is good. This experience happened Dec. 9, the final (regular) Kershaw County Council meeting of 2014. One had to be there to witness this "proud of you" feeling obviously everyone certainly felt.

December 19, 2014 | Howard Buckholz Jr. Cassatt | Letters


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