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• We had hope that the "Gang of Six," a bipartisan group of U. S. senators which was examining ways to cut the deficit by trying to overcome the political logjam in Washington, could make progress. But Sen. Tom Coburn's decision to leave the group -- he and other members have been vilified by the far left and right, depending on whose ox was getting gored -- reduces the chance of success. Meanwhile, elected officials in the nation's capital continue to rail against each other while the deficit grows and threatens the fiscal survival of the nation. It's pitiful.

May 23, 2011 | | Editorials


Bethune council discusses burned building

Bethune Town Council has conducted business during meetings in March, April and May.

May 23, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


County budget may grow by 10 percent

A recommended 10 percent increase in the county's budget was the hot topic during Kershaw County Council's work session Thursday.

May 23, 2011 | By MICHAEL ULMER Staff Reporter | Kershaw County


Haiglar-Kershaw statuary

Native American Chief King Haiglar (left) and Camden founding father Joseph Kershaw exchange gifts in this model of life-size statuary that will be installed on the Town Green next year. Like similar statuary of baseball Hall of Famer Larry Doby and philanthropist Bernard Baruch being installed at the Camden Archives and Museum, Haiglar and Kershaw will be sculpted by Mariah J. Kirby-Smith. The model was unveiled during Camden City Council's work session Thursday. City Manager Kevin Bronson said the statuary is being commissioned by John Argis Hagins Jr. in his late father's memory. John Argis Hagins Sr., who ...

May 23, 2011 | | Camden


Miss Kalutz, Mr. Fontaine wed

Miss Mary Evelyn Kalutz and Mr. Robert Ashley Fontaine were married at 4:00 in the afternoon on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the Edisto Beach Baptist Church, Edisto Beach, SC. The double ring ceremony was performed by the Reverend Robin Heath. A reception followed the service at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Elledge.

May 23, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


John Reynolds

Funeral services to celebrate the life of John Henry Reynolds, 72, of Lugoff were held Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 4:00 PM at Springvale Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Rev. Todd Horton officiated. The family received friends Saturday, May 21, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Reynolds memory to Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 880, Lugoff, SC 29078.

May 23, 2011 | | Obituaries


2011 Miss Heart of America

Bre'Anna T. Hayes was selected to represent South Carolina as the 2011 Miss Heart of America. She will compete for Nationals in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 19, 2011. The Queens of Miss Heart of America represent poise, personality, beauty and involvement in community service; therefore, Bre'Anna will be volunteering and making various appearances in the community service. Bre'Anna is a rising sophomore at Lander University where she is majoring in biology. Her parents are Christopher Myers, Derrick Dixon, and Teresia Hayes. Her maternal grandparents are the late John Lewis Seward and Patricia Hayes; her paternal grandparents are Mr ...

May 23, 2011 | | Localife


Another week, another honor for Carmon

MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. -- University of South Carolina Aiken junior baseball player Stephen Carmon was selected to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) NCAA Division II Southeast All-Region team on Friday, May 20, 2011.

May 23, 2011 | Special to the C-I | Sports


Team Boucher teams with Complete Zen for victory in $50,000 National Hunt Cup

Mede Cahaba Stable's Complete Zen stalked front-runner Triplekin through the early stages of the $50,000 National Hunt Cup, easily took over on the final circuit, and turned back All Together for a narrow victory in the featured hurdle race at the 81st Radnor Hunt Races on Saturday, May 21.

May 23, 2011 | | Equine


Spirit of Camden adds female driver for LeMons race

The Spirit of Camden race team will have a female's touch at this weekend's 24 Hours of LeMons races to be held at the Carolina Motorsports Park in Camden beginning Saturday and continuing through Sunday.

May 20, 2011 | | Auto racing


Rec Notes for May 20, 2011

Boys and girls ages 8 to 13 will learn the fundamentals of baseball or improve their skills at this baseball camp.

May 20, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


LFD to host boaters education class May 28

A Boater's Education Class is being offered in conjunction with SC Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) and the Kershaw Conservation District.

May 20, 2011 | | Localife


Pets of the week - May 20, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a 1-year-old short-haired domestic cat and an 8-week-old shepherd mix puppy. 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 wcas@camden.net. The shelter's ...

May 20, 2011 | | Pets


Stevenson Wood

Funeral service for Stevenson Wood, 68, of Trinity School Road in Lugoff, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2011, at James Chapel AME Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

May 20, 2011 | | Obituaries


Allen Peters

Allen Preston Peters of Camden, South Carolina has passed away at the age of 56. He lost his long hard fought battle with pancreatic cancer on the morning of May 17, 2011 at the William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Hospital in Columbia. Born May 10, 1955 in Ronceverte, WV, he was the son of Betty Shires Peters and the late Louie H. Peters. Mr. Peters spent his childhood and teenage years in Oak Hill, WV. He attended Collins High School where he was quite athletic. He was the quarterback all 4 years and lettered in every sport he played including ...

May 20, 2011 | | Obituaries


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Calling all dogs, hounds, mutts and puppies

Grace Episcopal Church in Camden has set the date for the 78th annual Spring Dog Show. The show will take place in Rectory Square on May 17 with May 24 reserved for the rain date. There are 16 show classes including costume, pure breeds, children's handling, puppies, mixed breeds and shelter dogs, so all types of dogs, handlers and spectators are encouraged to attend! Hotdogs, chips, sweets and drinks will be on sale throughout the event.

April 25, 2014 | | Localife


Griffins rally past Knights to take second place in 3-AA

In a game in which second place in Region 3-AA was hanging in the balance, Fairfield Central answered Tyler Bowers' two-run blast in the top of the sixth by pushing across the tying and winning runs in the home portion of the inning to take a 3-2 win over visiting North Central.

April 25, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


505th Parachute Infantry Regimental jump

Several local veterans groups recently attended a commemoration ceremony at the flagpole and marker in front of Invista in Lugoff. The event marked the 71st anniversary of a significant event in the history of both our county and our nation. The following two paragraphs from A History of Kershaw County South Carolina (2011) by Joan A. and L. Glen Inabinet condenses and describes the event:

April 25, 2014 | | Localife


Kiwanis Club of Camden welcome new members

The Kiwanis Club of Camden inducted five new members at its April 1 meeting. From left, Brandon Oliver, Safe Federal Credit Union; Deb Gibart, retired; Marcella Towers, TD Bank; Debbie Massalon, Mental Health America; and Harriet Reid, New Day on Mill.

April 25, 2014 | | Localife


Cleora Estridge Jones

Funeral services for Cleora Estridge Jones, 97 of Bethune, SC will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 26, 2014, in the sanctuary of Timrod Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The Revs. Jim Wallace and Todd Montgomery will officiate.

April 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


Roger Allen Dubois

Roger Allen Dubois, 73 of Bethune, SC died Monday, April 21, 2014, at McLeod Hospice House, Florence. Born in Luton, Iowa, he was the son of the late Glenn and Elaine Stokes Dubois. Mr. Dubois was the owner/operator of poultry farms and served in the Army National Guard. He was also a graduate of Wayne State Teachers College.

April 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ariail for April 25, 2014

April 25, 2014 | | Ariail


Bobby Harrell

Allegations that Rep. Bobby Harrell, speaker of the S.C. House of Representatives, illegally funneled campaign contributions to his own use should be examined in the brightest possible light, and that means letting a grand jury decide what happened rather than turning the matter over to the House Ethics Committee, which isn't experienced in such investigations and doesn't have the power to take effective action.

April 25, 2014 | | Editorials


Grandmother Hillary

WASHINGTON -- The word is out that Chelsea Clinton is with child, making the favorite Democratic presidential nominee a soon-to-be grandmother.

April 25, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Terry Dean Noll, Sr.

Funeral Services for Terry Dean Noll, Sr., 64, will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Make-A-Wish Foundation.

April 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


Marcia Anne Smith Punko

A celebration of life service for Marcia Anne Smith Punko, 38, will be held Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at St. John's United Methodist Church. The Rev. Michael Leonhardt and the Rev. Barbee Parsons will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church MYF Fund at P.O. Box 218, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

April 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


Nollie Twitty Shirley

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Nollie Twitty Shirley, 87, of Camden, SC, will be at 2:00 PM, Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Quaker Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00-1:30, prior to the service, at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Mark Hopkins will officiate. Memorials may be made in Nollie's memory to Hermitage Baptist Church, 814 Jefferson Davis Highway, Camden, SC 29020 or Agape Hospice of Camden, 700 W. DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.

April 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


Blazers kick past Demons, 2-0

Visiting Ridge View broke a scoreless tie with a pair of second half goals to take home a 2-0 victory over Lugoff-Elgin in a Region 4-A boys' soccer match played on Tuesday at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium.

April 25, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bulldog netters look for a strong finish to season

Before last week's spring break, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak had one goal for his team. When the Bulldogs returned from having had 12 days off, Smoak wanted to finish the season by winning their last five matches.

April 25, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Polly Davis Dinkins

Mrs. Polly Davis Dinkins, 92, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, April 20, 2014. Born in Boykin, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Lizzie Levan Davis and the wife of the late James Dinkins. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing service will be held Friday, April 25, 2014 at 1 p.m., at Saint Stephen Missionary Baptist Church, Rembert, with burial in Cedars Cemetery, Camden. Mrs. Dinkins will be placed in the church at 12 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Dinkins family.

April 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


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