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(This column was released for publication prior to President Barack Obama's speech Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention .)

September 10, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns

Core measures ensure quality patient care

Our patients pay KershawHealth an enormous compliment every time they entrust us with their care. Why? Because they expect they will receive excellent clinical care here, no matter what their need – and we work hard every day to ensure they do.

September 10, 2012 | By Donnie Weeks, KershawHealth president and CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Voter suppression laws (bills) threaten true equality

I am appalled by the number of states across America who have introduced "voter suppression bills." About a dozen states are actively pushing legislation that would make it more difficult for college students, the elderly, disabled, and minorities to vote. It is sad that these state legislators have abandoned a real concern to ensure that all Americans are afforded the right to vote. Instead, these legislators are introducing measures to make the voting process more difficult.

September 10, 2012 | Reverend Dr. P.W. Wise, Pastor, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Camden | Letters

A stone, a leaf, an empty chair

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Much ponderous, chin-stroking analysis has followed the Republican National Convention's un-highlight -- the 10-minute monologue by the erstwhile Dirty Harry/Blondie/Rowdy Yates when Clint Eastwood conversed with an empty chair.

September 10, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

This week in KC sports

Monday: Camden at Blythewood (TEN – 4:30 p.m.); Manning at Lugoff-Elgin (TEN – 5:30 p.m.)

September 10, 2012 | | Sports

Guest speakers set for KC Gamecock Club meetings

The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will once again meet at The Old Town Tavern on Broad Street in downtown Camden on Monday evenings this football season.

September 10, 2012 | | Sports

Lady Demons shuffle Cards for first win

Cardinal Newman was in the wrong place at then wrong time.

September 07, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

Lady Knights get a sweep of Rams

Two matches, one opponent, two wins.

September 07, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


Loss is a difficult part of life. It's connected to us like our skin. It's unavoidable; it's constant; it's never mistaken in the hearts that feel it. And just as skin reveals time passed, loss leaves a mark on our strength and shakes our very core. It follows no schedule. Loss has neither good nor bad timing, as we are unable to make that judgment. It can be swift and random; it can be slow and methodical. It comes in many forms. Loss can be as impalpable as a dream not reached or as tangible as ...

September 07, 2012 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Howling in Raleigh

September 07, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle

Dennis R. Blake

Dennis R. Blake-Command Sergeant Major (retired), 60, was born in Pinehurst, North Carolina on June 18, 1952.

September 07, 2012 | | Obituaries

Supports sports complex, YMCA

I support building the proposed Camden Sports Complex and contracting with the YMCA to operate and manage it for many reasons, some of which benefit me and some because others in Camden would benefit from having a YMCA in the city. My wife and I are Senior Citizens who still happen to be working (as many more of us have to do). Working beyond age 65 means we must be fit and healthy to remain viable employees. Some of the facilities proposed for the new YMCA, including an air-conditioned walking track, aerobic and fitness machines and, we hope soon, an ...

September 07, 2012 | Max Bonek Camden | Letters

Rec Notes - Sept. 7, 2012

The 13th Annual K.C. Recreation Dept.'s Senior Golf Tournament will be held on Sept. 28 at the White Pines Golf Club in Camden. The tournament is for ages 50 and up. The entry fee is $35 per person and includes the greens fee, mulligan, cart and t-shirt. Shotgun Start is at 9 a.m. and the format is Captain's Choice. The entry deadline is Friday, Sept. 21. For more information call 425-6009.

September 07, 2012 | | Miscellaneous

Family describes missing woman, relationship with Grant

Two women close to Adriana Laster hope she is found soon … and have a warning about the man who may be responsible for her disappearance. Her aunt and legal guardian, Dorothy Forston, of Alabama, and Phyllis Horn, the grandmother of Laster's daughter, described the missing woman as a "sweet, little kid" who grew up to be an attentive, if not always present mother. Laster disappeared last September while living with Freddie Grant, 52, who is being held in connection with the disappearance of Columbia teenager Gabrielle "Gabbie" Swainson.

September 07, 2012 | By Miciah Bennett and Denise Schnese C-I (Camden, S.C.) news staff | Crime-Police-Fire


Democrats in South Carolina have every right to criticize Gov. Nikki Haley. Even from many in her own party, she gets low marks for her governing style, which has tended to alienate many. Of course, some of that alienation has come among members of the Republican-controlled General Assembly who are loathe to cede any additional power to a governor -- any governor -- because it might lessen their authority.

September 07, 2012 | | Editorials

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NC girls cruise past Chesterfield

It seems like a long time ago since North Central lost its conference-opening volleyball match to Buford.

October 02, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle

CHS volleyball goes all in for breast cancer awareness

The Camden High School volleyball program will host its annual "Dig Pink" Breast Cancer Fundraiser and Awareness Campaign on Wednesday Oct. 7 when Cardinal Newman ...

October 02, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle

Blues in the night

Well, it's time for the annual Carolina Downhome Blues and Hurricane Joaquin (Andujar)Watch Party and Festival in Camden. And the Fearless Forecast is ...

October 02, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports

Fly with Guardian Ad Litem

Ever wanted to see Kershaw County from a bird's perspective?

October 02, 2015 | | People & Places

October Happenings at the Library

Elgin Branch:

October 02, 2015 | | People & Places

Ariail for Oct. 2, 2015

October 02, 2015 | | Ariail

Editorial: Kelly sentence

We agree with Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews: if anyone was a candidate for a life sentence without the possibility of parole, it was Stephen ...

October 02, 2015 | | Editorials

Guest Column: Why community newspapers matter

"I got credit down at the grocery store and my barber tells me jokes…" -Roger Miller

October 02, 2015 | By Ray Mosby, editor and publisher The Deer Creek Pilot, Rolling Fork, Miss. | Columns

Scully: ‘Dear Friend’

In September, a merchant and friend emailed me about our downtown. I decided our communication was worth considering for this column.

October 02, 2015 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Noble: Molly Spearman and the state of S.C. schools

Recently at the College of Charleston, State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman delivered what was billed as The State of the Schools Speech.

October 02, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Parker: The GOP brat pack

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party's "Freedom Caucus," which has several less-charitable nicknames on Capitol Hill, is the dog that caught the car.

October 02, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Letter: The price of a life

What is a person's life worth? Not so much in monetary value, but in years on this earth?

October 02, 2015 | Darlene Hudson, Lugoff Sister of drunk driving victim DeWitt Peake | Letters

Knights of Columbus holding annual Tootsie Roll Drive

October 02, 2015 | | Miscellaneous

Roy Hood Sill

Funeral services for Roy Hood Sill, 88, will be held Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial ...

October 02, 2015 | | Obituaries

Dunah G. Gandy

Dunah Gregory Gandy, daughter of Ben and Dessie Montgomery Gregory, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. She is survived by her ...

October 02, 2015 | | Obituaries

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