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Merger roadblock

Kershaw County residents were no doubt surprised when the U.S. Justice Department earlier this week threw a giant roadblock in the all-but-completed merger between US Airways and American Airlines. The feds hadn't thrown up similar obstacles in previous airline mergers, and this one looked as if it was ready to be finalized. Joined by attorneys general from six states, the Justice Department said the merger would lessen competition and raise fares for passengers. The two airlines say the merger would give passengers more options and better service. Many Kershaw County travelers who use the Charlotte airport rather than ...

August 16, 2013 | | Editorials


Mold delays first day of school at Lugoff Elementary

Thanks to mold that grew as a result of recent heavy rainfall, Lugoff Elementary School (LES) won't report for their first day of classes until Thursday, Aug. 22.

August 16, 2013 | | Education


Camden woman filed false tax returns

A Camden woman pled guilty Wednesday in federal court to filing false tax returns using other people's identifying information without their authority.

August 16, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Fox exposes county woman to rabies

A Kershaw County woman exposed to rabies in the Camden area is undergoing post-exposure treatments after being bitten by a fox that tested positive for the disease, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported today Thursday.

August 16, 2013 | | Healthcare


Carolyn Jean Canaday Byrd

Carolyn Jean Canaday Byrd, 81, formerly of Camden passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2013.

August 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Estella C. Drakeford

Funeral service for Mrs. Estella C. Drakeford, 78, of Camden will be held Saturday, August 17, 2013, 2:00 P.M. at Christian Fellowship Tabernacle with burial in the church cemetery. Viewing will be held Friday, 10:00 A.M. -7:00 P.M. with a Wake service at 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home and one hour prior to service at the church. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

August 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Little Mater Tyler Jamar Miller

Little Mater Tyler Jamar Miller, of 521 Green Rose Road, Columbia, SC, passed on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at 1 PM, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Black River Road, Camden, SC.

August 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Blondell Martin Jenkins

Mrs. Blondell Martin Jenkins was the daughter of the late Henry and Bertha Patterson Martin. Blondell was born in Camden, South Carolina, on July 7, 1933. She entered eternal rest on August 8, 2013, Blondell graduated from Mather Academy in Camden, South Carolina in 1952. She graduated from Benedict College with a B.A. degree. She was an active member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. Blondell leaves to cherish her life memories, her husband, James Jenkins; her sisters, Evelyn M. White (Herbert), Bertha Mae Martin, Bettye M. Thompson and Frances Martin. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 15, 2013, at ...

August 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


William Perry Sr.

A celebration of life service for William Herman Perry, Sr., 55, will be held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Cameron and the Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2-3 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

August 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


James T. Richardson, Jr.

James T. Richardson, Jr., of 151 Richardson Circle, Lugoff, SC passed recently at his home. Funeral services are incomplete.

August 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Jerry L. Thomas Jr.

Funeral service for Jerry Thomas Jr., 56, will be held Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery.

August 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


‘Camden During the Civil War: The Home Front’ Explored at the Camden Archives and Museum

You may or may not be aware, but we Americans are in the middle of the Civil War Sesquicentennial now in the year 2013. Beginning in the year 2011 and running through 2015, the National Park Service and the Civil War Trust called for United States museums, parks, and civil war groups to hold an exhibit, a program, a reenactment, or some such event to commemorate the war. Not celebrate it -- commemorate that devastating period when the North and South waged war against each other from 1861 through 1865. The Camden Archives and Museum will honor that request by mounting ...

August 16, 2013 | | Columns


County should find partner to manage KershawHealth

I would like to see the county look into the possibility of partnering with a proven healthcare system to administrate KershawHealth. This has been done successfully in many areas of the country. One that I am familiar with, having seen it develop when I was in diagnostic imaging sales, is Carolinas Health System (CHS), headquartered in Charlotte.

August 16, 2013 | John Schaffer Camden | Letters


Record numbers expected for Saturday's Springdale at Sunset 5K

Registration is open for runners and walkers for the 5th Annual Springdale at Sunset 5K Run, 1-lap walk and a kids' fun run --- of about one mile --- to be held on Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Springdale Race Course in Camden.

August 16, 2013 | | Sports


Lander University announces Honor Lists

Lander University announces local students that were added to its President's List and Dean's List:

August 14, 2013 | | Kershaw County


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Shirley Dowdell

Memorial service for Mrs. Shirley Elaine Woods Dowdell 61, of 48 Laetherwood Drive in Lugoff will be held Friday, Jan. 20th, 11:00 A.M ...

January 16, 2017 | | Obituaries


Leroy Goodwin

HARTSVILLE--Mr. Leroy Goodwin, of 900 North Marquis Highway, Hartsville, and formerly of Camden, died Sunday. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Goodwin family.

January 16, 2017 | | Obituaries


Mary A. Jones

Funeral service for Mrs. Mary A. Jones, 75, of Charlotte, formerly of Camden, will be held Friday, Jan. 20th, 3:00 P.M. at St ...

January 16, 2017 | | Obituaries


Erline M. LeGrand

LUGOFF – Funeral services for Erline M. LeGrand, 92, was held Monday at Sawney's Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery. In lieu ...

January 16, 2017 | | Obituaries


Ethel Staten

Mrs. Ethel Staten, 78, of 110 Carlos Lane, Camden, South Carolina, passed on Thursday, January 12, 2017.

January 16, 2017 | | Obituaries


Lady Bulldogs win 4-AAA opener

In spite of missing 12 of their 16 free throw attempts, the Camden girls opened Region 4-AAA basketball play with a 50-41 road win over ...

January 13, 2017 | | Sports


L-E wrestlers romp to region wins

When the South Carolina High School League unveiled its new conferences for 2016 through 2018, it was all but a given that the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling ...

January 13, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Baseball, softball signups on tap

It is not too early to begin thinking about spring and the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department is already gearing up for the 2016 ...

January 13, 2017 | | Seasonal Sports


Jack Brantley

We join the city of Camden – and everyone in it – in a heartfelt thank you to Jack Brantley.

January 13, 2017 | | Editorials


Celebrate MLK for the right reasons

When I was in elementary school, I used to love MLK Day. Not for the shallow reason that we had the day off, but for ...

January 13, 2017 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


Dylann Roof's last act

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- If Death lingers in courtroom corridors awaiting sentences, this historic city's federal courthouse was surely a top destination. On Tuesday, the ...

January 13, 2017 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


44 year old man charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct

A Kershaw County man was arrested Tuesday in Lancaster for allegedly assaulting a nine year old girl.

January 13, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Suspect rams two patrol cars during pursuit

A Rembert man is behind bars after leading deputies on a lengthy chase and ramming two patrol cars in the process Tuesday, according to a ...

January 13, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Council approves bond, bid and patrol car purchase

Kershaw County Council approved bids and purchases, discussed rezoning requests and welcomed two new members to council during its meeting Tuesday as Al Bozard and ...

January 13, 2017 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Kershaw County


Ada Stewart

Funeral service for Mrs. Ada Stewart, 89, of 1404 Fort Jackson Road in Lugoff, will be held Monday, January 16, 2017, 11:00AM at Unity ...

January 12, 2017 | | Obituaries


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