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A special visit

Dr. Paul Joseph (center, holding his granddaughter, Nahra Joseph) had a special visitor in July. His cousin, Helen Tobia Bukaram (right), left her home country of Lebanon and visited Camden for three weeks. Bukaram speaks three languages and owns a Mercedes parts business -- much needed, Joseph said, as Mercedes is the most popular car manufacturer in Lebanon. Bukaram has also written several stories in Arabic, but the most beloved story she's written is about how her family -- the Joseph's family -- got to South Carolina. "The 100 Year Trip" chronicles the family's life from the time Bukaram's ...

August 07, 2013 | | Camden


Geraldine Elm

Funeral Services for Geraldine Elm, 65, will be held Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Unity United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Kenneth Carter will officiate.

August 07, 2013 | | Obituaries


Michael Stephen Williams

Funeral service for Michael Stephen Williams, Sr., 59, will be held Friday at 3:00 p.m. at St. Matthews United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

August 07, 2013 | | Obituaries


It's that time of year

August 07, 2013 | | Sports


Austin finds a new NFL home in Indy

Less than 10 days after being released by the Carolina Panthers, former Camden High School and Clemson University football standout Thomas Austin was signed by the Indianapolis Colts.

August 07, 2013 | | Sports


Fisher jumpers shine through on a rainy day in Saratoga

Jack Fisher, American steeplechasing's reigning champion trainer, captured both ends of Saratoga Race Course's jump doubleheader last Thursday, Aug. 1, taking a $65,000 optional allowance claimer with veteran All Together and then winning the $100,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial (Gr. 1) with Gil Johnston's rising star, Mr. Hot Stuff.

August 05, 2013 | | Equine


Woman charged with having sex with 14-year-old boy

A 21-year-old Richland County woman is in the Kershaw County Detention Center, charged with having sex with a 14-year-old Lugoff boy.

August 05, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Deborah Tucker Osborne

Mrs. Deborah Tucker "Carrie Ann" Osborne, 51, of 539 Smyrna Road, Elgin died Saturday. Family and friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Osborne family.

August 05, 2013 | | Obituaries


Judy Thiel

Judith Firestone "Judy" Thiel, 74, wife of Dale K. Thiel, of Camden, SC, died Friday, August 2, 2013. She was born in Memphis, TN, the daughter of the late Raymond C. and Laura A. Lisk Firestone. Judy was a lifetime horse enthusiast who showed at many major horse shows, was an avid foxhunter, longtime Master of The Camden Hunt and she was named lifetime honorary Master of The Camden Hunt. Judy was a longtime supporter of The Kershaw County Humane Society and longtime benefactor for The Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter. Memorials may be made in her memory to The ...

August 05, 2013 | | Obituaries


Camden water treatment plant receives award

The city of Camden water treatment plant recently received the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Area-Wide Optimization Program (AWOP) Award. The goal of the program is to optimize particle removal and disinfection at all filtration plants to maximize public health protection. DHEC initiated AWOP in 1997 to optimize the performance of existing surface water treatment facilities and to reduce the risk of a waterborne disease outbreak.

August 05, 2013 | | Camden


Circuit training: North Central style

August 05, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


John Phillips

John Wilson Phillips, 77, husband of Judith Chapman Phillips, died Thursday, August 1, 2013 at a local nursing facility.

August 05, 2013 | | Obituaries


Mary J. Jones

Mrs. Mary J. Jones, 75, of 7215 Harvest Road, Rembert, SC, passed on Saturday, August 3, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later time by Haile's Funeral Home.

August 05, 2013 | | Obituaries


Jorge Feliciano

Funeral services for Jorge Feliciano, 82, will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Norman Martinez will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

August 05, 2013 | | Obituaries


Dr. William Blanding’s ‘treasure’ map

Dr. Blanding wrote "This gold mine is on the land of Mrs. Kirkley on the east side of Big Lynches Creek-two miles from the Brewer Gold Mine. In 1830 some gold was found in a branch which in a short distance passes into Big L.[ynches] C.[reek]. Soon after this discovery it was found on a sand hill nearby. Some detached pieces, from 1 to 5 pie[ces] were found-others attached to the fragments of quartz.

August 05, 2013 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


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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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