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Heather N. Branham

Funeral service for Heather N. Branham, 23, of Lugoff, will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

May 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


Graham to seek second term as Camden mayor

Mayor Jeffrey R. Graham, first elected to the city's top leadership post in 2008, has announced his intent to seek a second term as Camden's mayor.

May 09, 2012 | | Politics


Annie Lee Taylor Bradley

Annie Lee Taylor Bradley, 74, of West Columbia, died Saturday, May 5, 2012. Born in Camden, SC, September 26, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Randall N. and Nettie E. Taylor. Annie was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who was known for her sweet smile and sacrificial service to others. She was a member of First Baptist Church of West Columbia.

May 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


Trio of KC golfers eyeing spots in state tourneys

Kelli Murphy finished third in last weekend's Carolinas Golf Association's seventh annual Vicki DiSantis Girls Championship golf tournament played at the Pine Island Country Club in Charlotte.

May 09, 2012 | | Golf


Knights send 14 qualifiers to state meet

There will be a strong North Central presence at this weekend's class A South Carolina State Track and Field Championships to be held at Harry Parone Stadium on the Spring Valley High School campus in northeast Columbia.

May 09, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


Take A Child fishing tourney set for May 19

For many a year, Lib and Tommy Phillips were fixtures on Lake Wateree, working their family-owned Clearwater Cove Marina and playing host to a wide variety of fishermen and fishing tournaments.

May 09, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Sporting clays event at Hermitage Farm will benefit Columbia’s Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Columbia invites sporting clay shooters to participate in the sixth Annual McDonald's of Camden Sporting Clays Tournament to be held at Hermitage Farm Shooting Sports in Camden on Saturday, May 19 beginning at noon.

May 09, 2012 | | Sports


Carolinas Hound Show takes over Springdale on Saturday

On Saturday, May 12, hounds from fox hunts located in North and South Carolina will be kenneled at Springdale Race Course for the annual Carolinas Hound Show.

May 07, 2012 | By KATHEE STAHL Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Seasonal Sports


Affluent living in Camden -- 1850-1860

"In those days, the people of any means moved from Camden to Kirkwood in early summer and remained to a few heavy frosts," wrote Mrs. Alfred Doby reminisce in 1906.

May 07, 2012 | Kershaw County Historical Society Historian Harvey S. Teal | Columns


Rectory Square, Logtown walking tours offered

To commemorate National Preservation Month, the Education Committee of the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission will hold two walking tours this month. The "Walks Through History" will be held May 12 and 26.

May 07, 2012 | | Camden


The perfect Mother’s Day treat

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) and the city of Camden are pleased to bring you the first annual 'A Taste of Camden' on the Town Green, Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m.

May 07, 2012 | | People & Places


Trike-a-thon

Grace Church Kindergarten and Preschool recently held their annual St. Judes Trike-a-thon. The school raised more than $1,200 for St. Jude Childrens Hospital. The children also learned about bike safety and the importance of helping others during this fun week. Above, a group of 4-year-olds pose for a picture. From left, Laine Redfearn, David McElveen, Guerin Foss, Addy Guinn, Emily McNeil, Mason Mooneyhan, Kaitlyn Clyburn, Noah Roberts, R.J. Thomas and Patrick Oliver.

May 07, 2012 | | People & Places


A. Jean Kramer

A. Jean Kramer, of Lugoff, passed from this life on Friday, May 4, 2012.

May 07, 2012 | | Obituaries


Noted and passed

• There's a controversy over federal subsidies granted to college students, and that's a valid subject for debate, but lost in the shuffle is the fact that college costs are out of control. The expense charged to students from colleges and universities has skyrocketed in the two decades at a rate far exceeding the increase in the cost of living. Colleges need to get a handle on that before criticizing the government for not allowing large subsidies.

May 07, 2012 | | Editorials


CMA student recognized for musical talent

On Sunday, April 29, the Camden Community Concert Band was joined by the 282nd Army Band in a performance held in Rectory Square Park in Camden. Also joining the band was Fuli Wang, a cadet trumpeter from Camden Military Academy. At the show, the band premiered Full Blown March, a newly discovered musical composition by Clayton Earle Bullis Robinson.

May 07, 2012 | By Tariq Ghaffar Special to the C-I | People & Places


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Making the rounds

A few hundred yards away, trucks carrying workers zig-zagged their way in and around the Springdale Race Course in final preparation for Saturday's 83rd running of the Carolina Cup. Tucked away in a barn located behind the National Steeplechase Museum, Brian Murphy stands atop the straw in a stall as he brushes down one of his horses with the only sound here being that of a few chirping birds on a relaxed Monday morning.

March 27, 2015 | | Equine


NC rallies from 9-run hole to take down Cheraw in 10

Small ball led to an overthrown ball, leading to a wild pitch which was all it took for North Central to come away with a 10-9, 10-inning win over visiting Cheraw in a Tuesday night game in which the hosts overcame a 9-0 deficit after three and a half innings of play.

March 27, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle


Demons cruise past Redhawks, 11-1

Knowing that Westwood has had troubles both scoring and preventing runs, Lugoff-Elgin baseball coach Randy Stokes had one simple plan of attack heading into Tuesday's Region 4-4A game with the visiting Redhawks.

March 27, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Historic Camden's Armies Through Time

Hundreds of people visited Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site last Saturday to learn about warfare through the ages. Guests got to interact with warriors from Ancient Greek wars, Medieval wars, 19th Century wars, World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War. Different stations were set up that featured artifacts, costumes and camps from different wars.

March 27, 2015 | | People & Places


Ruben H. Jay Jr.

A celebration of life service for Ruben Harlan Jay, Jr, 67, will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Foundation.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mary Ruth Watts

Funeral service for Mary Ruth Hornsby Watts, 81, will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice, 1400 Pickens St #100, Columbia, SC 29201 or Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 880, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Amanda Porter

Amanda Doby Porter, wife of the late James Porter formally of Palmer Place in Camden passed away on March 14th in Baltimore, Md. Funeral services are scheduled for March 27th in Baltimore.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


James W. ‘Pete’ Nelson

Funeral service for James William "Pete" Nelson, 74, will be held on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, Elgin with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Ken Jackson will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, 2666 Highway 1 South, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Arrants speaks to CCTC students

Josh Arrants, naturalist and C-I columnist, speaks to students in Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) Natural Resources Management program Feb. 26 about the Red-cockaded Woodpecker Restoration Project at Fort Jackson. Arrants, a 2002 CCTC graduate, is a member of the S.C. Wildlife Federal Board, a Fort Jackson Wildlife Technician and former Camden resident who recently moved to Austin, Texas. He is returning frequently to work on the Fort Jackson project and continues to write his column. The students listening to Arrants' lecture are in NRM Department Chair Joshua Castleberry's class.

March 27, 2015 | | Education


Honoring their own

The Kershaw County Democratic Women's Organization recently made a donation to the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County to honor the contributions of several of their former members. Tributes were read and a check presented in their honor for Virginia Furman, Louisa Watkins and Pat Watts. FAC executive director Kristin Cobb accepted the donation at the meeting. "All of these women were very special to this community and certainly the Fine Arts Center. I am honored to accept this donation in their memory," Cobb said. Pictured from left are Mollye Robinson, member; Kristin Cobb, executive director, Fine Arts Center ...

March 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Bethune High grad is ZEL Engineers president

Stacey Gordon, a Bethune High School graduate, recently received a promotion to president of ZEL Engineers Inc., based in Augusta, Ga. Gordon is the son of Doby and Suzanne W. Gordon of Cassatt.

March 27, 2015 | | Business


BES announces 2nd quarter honor rolls

Bethune Elementary School has announced its school-wide A an A/B honor rolls for the second nine weeks of the school year.

March 27, 2015 | | Education


Master Gardeners offer scholarship

Kershaw County Master Gardeners will be offering a $500 scholarship to be awarded to a deserving Kershaw County School District Senior to assist in their post secondary education in the pursuit of Agriculture and/or Horticulture Sciences. Applicants must be a Kershaw County School District graduating senior. Scholarship focus will be awarded on your vision to impact of the Agriculture and/or Horticulture industry.

March 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Rec Notes - March 27, 2015

Anyone ages 6 to 13 can participate in a Spring Break Baseball Camp offered by CHS and KCPR, Monday, March 30 through Wednesday, April 1, from 8 to 11 a.m. at American Legion Baseball Field.

March 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Pets of the Week - March 27, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Conner, a 1-year-old Basset hound/Lab mix dog, and Bunky, a 6-year-old neutered male domestic short-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 1 p.m. Saturday. 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 ...

March 27, 2015 | | Pets


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