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Give YMCA, our children a chance

Our family moved to Camden in 2004 from the Dallas area. My wife Amy grew up here, so we were excited to have the opportunity to move to Camden to raise our children in a small town. I am a CPA and Partner with Grant Thornton LLP in Columbia. The YMCA has had a wonderful influence on my life and career. I am hopeful that City Council will move forward with the plan to bring a Y to our town.

January 11, 2012 | Andrew Pope Camden | Letters


Debt and voting: we should all vote

You have heard every American citizen shares in our national debt. Today -- each of us, newborns, included! Approximately $48,000! How much would you owe when you add a home mortgage, automobile debt, credit card debt, insurance bills, food bill, and energy bill each month? Be this the case, would you or I ever get out of debt? This is not counting the possible raising the national debt that Obama is wanting by another $1.5 trillion in early this year. This president wants to break our country. Do you the taxpayer like this? I do not! This is a ...

January 11, 2012 | Robert Bullock Lugoff | Letters


Real estate transfers -- Jan. 11, 2012

The following real estate transfers were recently recorded in the Kershaw County Assessor's office:

January 11, 2012 | | For the Record


Lillian Williams Skinner

Mrs. Lillian Williams Skinner, age 98, died Sunday, January 08, 2012 at White Oak Manor where she was a resident and was formerly from Camden.

January 11, 2012 | | Obituaries


Molly Redfearn

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Molly Scott "Scotty" Rosholt Redfearn, 88, of Camden will be held Friday, January 13, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Grace Episcopal Church. Following the service, the family will receive friends in Richardson Hall after which burial will take place in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Michael Bullock will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Redfearn's memory to Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020 or Grace Episcopal Church, 1315 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020.

January 11, 2012 | | Obituaries


John "Buggy" Cantey Jr.

John "Buggy" Cantey Jr.

January 11, 2012 | | Obituaries


Elizabeth Mayrant Dickson Trice

Elizabeth Mayrant

January 11, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ute Dunbar

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Ute "Judy" Geiss Dunbar, 80, of Camden will be held Wednesday, January, 11, 2012 at 3:00 PM at Emmanuel Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Jimmy Atkerson will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday, January 10, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Judy's memory to Emmanuel Baptist Church, PO Box 798, Camden SC 29020.

January 11, 2012 | | Obituaries


Yesteryear -- Jan. 11, 2012

32 YEARS AGO

January 11, 2012 | | Yesteryear


First Palmetto annual meeting March 19

First Palmetto Financial Corp., the holding company for First Palmetto Savings Bank, F.S.B., will hold its 2012 annual meeting of stockholders at 10 a.m. March 19, 2012.

January 11, 2012 | | Business


Williams honored

Lawrence Williams III (left) of Camden, maintenance caretaker of Camden Cove Apartments, received one of two 2011 Outstanding Maintenance Caretaker Territory Awards presented by Partnership Property Management at its annual awards banquet held in This award is given to a maintenance caretaker chosen from nominees who have shown continued professionalism, enthusiasm and dedication to their property. Williams has worked with Partnership Property Management since March 2007 and was chosen for the award, company officials said, because of his efforts to provide quality living in Kershaw County and to make Camden Cove a safe and well-maintained home for the residents. He ...

January 11, 2012 | | Business


Happy 50th Anniversary!

Clennie and Evelyn McCaskill will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 13, 2012. The couple was married on Jan. 13, 1962 in Camden, S.C. at the home of Pastor Wallace Gallaway.

January 11, 2012 | | Localife


The ‘Angel of Marye’s Heights’ remembered

A ceremony commemorating the heroic deed of the young confederate soldier Richard Kirkland was held Dec. 11, sponsored by the John D. Kennedy Chapter No. 308 United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Joseph B. Kershaw Camp No. 82 Sons of the Confederate Veterans.

January 11, 2012 | | Localife


CHS grad awarded scholarship

Women On The Move Inc. awarded its annual scholarship in June 2011 to Shalace Rose. Shalace is a freshman at Winthrop University in Rock Hill and graduated from Camden High School in 2011. Regina Warren-Crim (left), president, presents Shalace with the scholarship while her parents, Charlene Franklin and Isom Rose, look on.

January 11, 2012 | | Localife


Auditions announced for Columbia City Ballet’s production of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ at FAC

Auditions for Columbia City Ballet's Production of "Sleeping Beauty" will be held in the dance studio on the campus of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County on Sunday, Jan. 15 from 2 to 5 p.m. Performance will be Feb. 28 and March 1.

January 11, 2012 | | Localife


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Doris Janet Goff

Funeral service for Doris Janet Goff, 84, will be held on Friday at 1:00 p.m. Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Paul Miles and the Rev. George Cashwell will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Power Funeral Home.

October 31, 2014 | | Obituaries


Roger Ellsworth Harrel

Roger Ellsworth Harrell, of Columbia, SC, died Friday, October 24, 2014 at Palmetto Health Richland.

October 31, 2014 | | Obituaries


These animals are looking for homes

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Rufus, a 2-year-old male Dachshund and Sonny, a 1-year-old neutered male domestic long haired cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas ...

October 31, 2014 | | Pets


Feature photo: Frightful, delightful

This house on Fair Street, owned by Greg Stroud and his family, is ready to greet trick-or-treaters tonight for Halloween. See more spooky examples of what you'll find walking around Camden -- along with other ghastly treats -- see our Localife section.

October 31, 2014 | | Camden


Ariail for Oct. 31, 2014

October 31, 2014 | | Ariail


Cancer screening

We wrote recently of a change in the way KershawHealth is managing its emergency department, sending seriously threatened patients to one area for immediate, vital care while directing others who are less ill to be treated in a non-emergency system. It's cost-effective, but also provides quality care for both types of patients.

October 31, 2014 | | Editorials


Rec Notes: Trick or Treat Trail offers family fun

The Kershaw County Recreation Department along with SAFE Federal Credit Union and Kimbrell's Furniture will host Trick or Treat Trail, a "Boostastic time for the whole family" today from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rhame City Arena located on 517 Broad Street. There will be family activities, candy and more. Contact the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation office at 425-6009

October 31, 2014 | | Kershaw County




Miss Burns and Mr. Koven wed

Miss Jacqueline Renee Burns and Mr. Matthew William Douglas Koven were married October 18, 2014 at 5 o'clock in the evening at Grace Church in Camden. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Reverend Robert W. Eldridge of St. Stephen's Church in Ridgeway. Following the ceremony a reception was held at Springdale Hall Club hosted by the bride's parents.

October 30, 2014 | | Localife


Almost There Party and Premier Photographic Exhibit will be held Nov. 6

Historic Camden will be hosting the "Almost There Party Premier Photograph Exhibit" by Cynthia Davis-Fussell from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at the John McCaa House (McCaa's Tavern). A follow-up of last fall's popular "Bare Walls Party," this event will give guests the opportunity to see the progress of the restoration of McCaa's Tavern that occurred during the past 12 months. The event will also include a festive evening of food and entertainment, with music provided by local talents Ed Grossheim and Friends.

October 30, 2014 | | Localife


Ruth Neely “Memaw” Rabon

Funeral services for Ruth Neely "Memaw" Rabon, 90, will be held Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church, with burial to follow in Lugoff First Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Eric Boone and the Rev. Doug Whitfield will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, or the American Diabetes Foundation.

October 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


Anthony Hall

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Anthony Hall, 40, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. The family will speak to friends following the service. Memorials may be made in Anthony's memory to the American Cancer Society, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC, 29078 or Kershaw County Mental Health Association, PO Box 586, Camden, SC 29020.

October 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ariail for Oct. 29, 2014

October 29, 2014 | | Ariail


Yesteryear for Oct. 29, 2014

Bertha Davis honored for service to church auxiliary

October 29, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Lessons from Patient Zero

WASHINGTON -- Monica Lewinsky is trying to make lemonade out of 16-year-old lemons. Good for her, and good, ultimately, for us.

October 29, 2014 | By Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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