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Kappa Alpha Psi Beautillion Saturday

The first Camden Chapter Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. Beautillion will be held Saturday in Camden High School's (CHS) auditorium Saturday. The Beautillion will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by a reception. During the program, young men who have completed Kappa League -- the fraternity's leadership program -- will be presented to their parents, friends, teachers and other invited guests.

May 02, 2012 | | Education


Head to Camp R.A.C.E.

Kindergarteners through fifth-graders in Kershaw County can head off to Camp R.A.C.E., a free camp to be held June 11-14 at Doby's Mill Elementary School. The camp will focus on nutrition and agriculture while students have fun with hands-on, real-life experiences with agricultural connections in their community.

May 02, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


CHS hosts A.C. Flora in Thursday's tourney opener

Wanting to get in a final tune-up before hosting A.C. Flora in Thursday's AAA Lower State tournament opener, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak moved last Thursday's rained-out regular season finale at Wilson to Monday in Florence.

May 02, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Horton earns U.S. Chamber national scholarship

Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Liz Horton is the recipient of a U.S. Chamber of Commerce National Institute Scholarship. Horton is only one of 30 professionals across the country to receive the scholarship, awarded by the U.S. Chamber's Institute for Organization Management (IOM), which recognizes each recipient for their involvement in industry professional organizations, community service, and professional background.

May 02, 2012 | | Business


Fred Gregory

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Fred Albert Gregory, 67, of Camden will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, May 3, 2012 at Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 2, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Gregory's memory to the charity on one's choice.

May 02, 2012 | | Obituaries


Law Enforcement Report - May 2, 2012

The Camden Police Department (CPD) has issued a warrant for the arrest of Terrence Maurice Harrell, 26, of Scott Street, on a charge of first degree assault.

May 02, 2012 | By Martin L. Cahn and Miciah Bennett C-I staff | Crime-Police-Fire


Robert Ariail -- May 2, 2012

May 02, 2012 | | Ariail


Thomas E. "Daddy Mac" McLester

Thomas E. "Daddy Mac" McLester of 313 Cool Springs Drive in Camden, transitioned this life on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in the KershawHealth Medical Center. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

May 02, 2012 | | Obituaries


James "Jack" Tolliver

James "Jack" Tolliver, 75, of 2707 Stewart Street in Camden, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Plans will be announced at a later date by Collins Funeral Home.

May 02, 2012 | | Obituaries


Stover Middle School names honor roll students

Leslie M. Stover Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the third nine-weeks period.

May 02, 2012 | | Education


‘Diamond Club’ donation

Frankenmuth Insurance has recognized Upchurch & Jowers Insurance Agency as a "Diamond Club" agency based on its 2011 performance. Representing Frankenmuth Insurance 2007, Upchurch & Jowers earned Diamond Club status by achieving a host of criteria including total premium volume, profitability, growth and retention goals. "It is the loyalty and dedication of our Independent Insurance Agency partners that enables Frankenmuth Insurance to continue serving policyholders with comprehensive insurance solutions," said Frankenmuth Insurance President and CEO John S. Benson. "The effort and professionalism of the management and staff at Upchurch & Jowers reflects our own goal of exceeding the expectations of those we serve ...

May 02, 2012 | | Business


Team politics

The relationship between Gov. Nikki Haley and members of the General Assembly hasn't been exactly lovey-dovey, and there's probably some blame to be placed on both sides. But it does look a bit churlish for the Senate to finally pass a bill that will allow gubernatorial candidates to pick their own running mates, but to postpone the effective date of the bill until after Haley runs for re-election -- as she is presumed to want to do -- two years from now.

May 02, 2012 | | Editorials


CPD seeking shooting suspect

The Camden Police Department (CPD) has issued a warrant for the arrest of Terrence Maurice Harrell, 26, of Scott Street, on a charge of first degree assault.

May 02, 2012 | By MARTIN L. CAHN and MICIAH BENNETT C-I (Camden, S.C.) staff | Crime-Police-Fire


CMS names honor roll students

Camden Middle School has announced its honor roll for the third quarter.

May 02, 2012 | | Education


Real estate transactions -- May 2, 2012

There were no real estate transfers available from the Kershaw County Assessor's office.

May 02, 2012 | | For the Record


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Legion honors firefighters and police officers

Camden's James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 recently honored law enforcement officers and firefighters selected by the heads of their respective departments. This year's honorees include S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) Patrolman of Year Thomas R. Chrisofario, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office Deputy of the Year Derek B. Robinson, Camden Police Department (CPD) Policeman of the Year Sylvesta Robinson, Camden Fire Department Fireman of the Year Chris Tidwell and Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Firefighter of the Year Michael Stanfield. Behind them are their supervisors, SCHP Sgt. Dan Black, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews, CPD Sgt. Tyrell Coleman, Camden ...

March 30, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


A check and a pie

The Community Playground Project continues to close in on the fundraising goal of $300,000 to build a new playground at the West Wateree Recreation Complex on U.S. 1 between Lugoff and Elgin. The Lugoff Optimist Club presented a $1,000 check to the project Thursday, March 19. Playground Committee Chairperson Laurey Carpenter accepted the check from Henry Powers. The project also raised several thousand dollars Friday, March 20 with a gala and auction, including a "Pie in the Face" contest in which votes were cast by monetary donation.

March 30, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Bob Sheheen retires from race association

Bob Sheheen recently retired from the Carolina Cup Racing Association.

March 30, 2015 | | News


Miss Emily Peake and Mr. Joshua Caughman wed

Miss Emily Shirll Peake of Elgin and Mr. Joshua David Caughman of Columbia were joined in marriage on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 3 o'clock in the afternoon at Rock Bottom Pond in Ridgeway, South Carolina. Debbie Miles officiated the double-ring ceremony.

March 30, 2015 | | Weddings & Engagements


Brevard scholarship winners announced

he Camden Music Association (CMA) and the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announce the winners of the 2015 Brevard Music Competition. This year's competition was held at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church where 13 students competed for scholarships to further their musical endeavors. The competition and recital is sponsored by Sibby Wood in honor of her mother, Margaret Beckley Upton.

March 30, 2015 | | People & Places


CHS, L-E baseball teams to step back in time

For the third straight year, the ping will be replaced by the sounds of the crack of the bat as the Kershaw-Richland Classic Spring Break Baseball Tournament returns to Camden's American Legion Park for a three-day run beginning on Monday. Thursday's final day of the tournament will be held at Richland Northeast High School, site of the other half of the bracket.

March 30, 2015 | | Sports


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


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