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USC victory

There certainly are University of South Carolina football fans here in Kershaw County who probably thought the so-called "chicken curse" would never die. There were decades of gridiron mediocrity, a 21-game losing streak back in 1998 and 1999, and even many moments of doubt after USC hired Steve Spurrier, one of the great college coaches of all time. But the curse was laid to rest Monday when the Gamecocks won a resounding victory over Nebraska in the Capitol One Bowl.

January 04, 2012 | | Editorials


Little hands, big hearts

Students at Lugoff Elementary School collected more than 1,000 non-perishables for the Fishes and Loaves Food Ministry of Concord Baptist Church. This was for their annual Clemson-Carolina Food Drive. The children in this picture are second-graders in Jewel Hopkins' class. Fishes and Loaves Food Ministry, with a congregation of about 70, feeds around 250 people two Wednesday's a month.

January 04, 2012 | | Education


2012 Miss Camden, Miss Camden Teen to be crowned Saturday

Miss Camden 2011 Sallie Pierce (front, left) and Miss Camden Teen 2011 Blythe Neal (front, right) stand with the 2012 Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen Contestants. The girls include are (second row, from left) teen contestants Hanna Bowers, Emily Wilson, Morgan Schoolfield and (back row, from left) miss contestants Carley Powers, Charleston Thompson, Lauren Jeffcoat and Bethany Johnson. Absent from the photo are teen contestants Kayla Crim and Brianna Goodson. The 2012 Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen pageant will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. at Camden High School. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased from ...

January 04, 2012 | | Localife


Rembert student signs record deal with gospel group

Prayer and time management are generally considered to be universal concepts. But for Claflin University senior Justin Rufus, a combination of the two are essential.

January 04, 2012 | | Localife


Washington’s anti-S.C. disposition

If you pay attention to the news -- and if you're reading this community newspaper it's likely that you do -- you're probably aware that the federal government just rejected South Carolina's recently-passed "Voter ID" law, which would require voters to present photo identification before casting a ballot in an election.

January 04, 2012 | Richard Eckstrom S.C. comptroller | Columns


Knights upend Cheraw to win their own tourney title

It appeared to be the tenth time was the charm for the North Central boys' basketball team.

January 02, 2012 | | Sports


This week's games

Monday: Camden at Newberry (BB – 6 p.m.)

January 02, 2012 | | Sports


Carolina Performing Arts Lights of Lugoff float earns award

The ladies particiating in the Carolina Performing Arts Float during the Lights of Lugoff Christmas Parade took home the Best Overall Non-Professional float award.

January 02, 2012 | | Localife


Noted and passed -- Jan. 2, 2012

• News reports of the funeral of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il -- filmed by that country's government-controlled media, of course -- featured common citizens wailing in grief over the death of their beloved leader. Problem is, there didn't seem to be any genuine tears, just lots of contorted facial expressions. Think there's any chance that was all staged?

January 02, 2012 | | Editorials


Military minutes -- Jan. 2, 2012

U.S. Navy Seaman Travis P. Micheletti, a 2008 graduate of Camden Military Academy, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

January 02, 2012 | | Military


Local WWII veteran operated railroads in Germany, Austria

In response to a November 2011 column in which railroad artifacts were discussed and pictured, Eugene Carl Griggs of Lugoff called to say he enjoyed it very much. Gene is a retired former employee of the Seaboard Railway. Little did this columnist know our conversation would lead into some very interesting and little known areas of World War II history.

January 02, 2012 | Historian Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


How others live

Fourth-grade students at Baron DeKalb Elementary School (BDK) know what it is to "walk a mile in someone's shoes."

January 02, 2012 | | Education


Perseverance Prevails

BUTLERVILLE, Ind. -- Pvt. Jennifer H. Roberts now knows that the direction of her life was diverted from disaster, and is grateful to the South Carolina Army National Guard (SCARNG) for giving her a second and even a third chance.

January 02, 2012 | Capt. Kyle Key Special to the C-I | Military


H.S. Glover

Funeral services celebrating the life of Henry Stewart (H.S.) Glover, 86, of Camden, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, January, 1, 2012 at Rowan Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Phillip McCoy officiated. The family received friends at Rowan Presbyterian Church at 2:00 PM prior to the service. Memorials may be made in Mr. Glover's memory to Rowan Presbyterian Church, 818 Ridgeway Rd., Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

January 02, 2012 | | Obituaries


FMU graduates fifth student leadership class

Francis Marion University's Leadership FMU program recently held its fifth graduation to recognize and celebrate student leadership.

January 02, 2012 | | Education


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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


God’s Helpers will hold annual Thanksgiving gathering

God's Helpers will have their 22nd annual Thanksgiving program at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. Rev. Quentin Chavis will serve as guest speaker.

October 29, 2014 | | Localife


Kershaw County Bar Association and local law firm will hold 'Wills for Heroes'

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP and the Kershaw County Bar Association will provide free estate planning and wills to Kershaw County first responders from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, October 30 at the Chamber of Commerce (Historic Robert Mills Courthouse), 607 Broad Street, Camden.

October 29, 2014 | | Localife


The search for Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen is on

Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen are seeking contestants for the 2015 pageant taking place Jan. 3, 2015 at Camden High School.

October 29, 2014 | | Localife




American Legion Post 17 will hold annual Thanksgiving dinner

American Legion James Leroy Belk Post 17 in Camden will hold its annual Thanksgiving dinner at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3.

October 29, 2014 | | Localife


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