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Mother worries about lethargic, 26-year-old son

Dear Annie: My 26-year-old son graduated two years ago from a terrific university. During college, he lived on his own and had a girlfriend, but just before graduation, they broke up. My son had a hard time coping, and when he graduated, he came back to live at home.

October 05, 2011 | | Dear Annie


Candy Days

Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham (left) presented Camden Lions Club member Rich Pinkerton with a proclamation Sept. 30, declaring Oct. 2-15 as South Carolina Lions Sight and Hearing Conservation Weeks in Camden. The observance will also include the annual Lions Club Candy Days donation drive, where Lions give away mints for donations to support state and local programs that assist the underprivileged with eyeglasses and hearing aids. Chaired by Pinkerton, the candy drive helps to provide funds to operate the South Carolina Lions Mobile Health Screening Unit, eye examinations and surgeries. Additionally, it helps support two camps for blind children in ...

October 05, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Mini-Olympics coming to area

Move over, Rio de Janeiro, the Olympics are coming to Camden and Kershaw County. The Mini-Olympics, that is -- featuring the potato sack race, obstacle course, long jump and more.

October 05, 2011 | | Camden


Eddie "Toot" James Ricks

Eddie "Toot" James Ricks, 80, of Longtown Road, Ridgeway, died Sunday, October 2, 2011. Family and friends may call at the residence.

October 05, 2011 | | Obituaries


K.C. Singleton Jr.

Funeral service for K.C. Singleton, Jr., 68, of River Road in Camden, will be held Thursday, October 6, 12:00 P.M. at Collins Funeral Home chapel for family members only and a private burial.

October 05, 2011 | | Obituaries


Harriett Walker

Services to celebrate the life of Harriett Vincent Walker of Camden, formerly of Kershaw, SC will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at Lakeview Baptist Church. The Rev. Hugh McKinney will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. A private burial will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park at 2:00 p.m., prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Walker's memory to Lakeview Baptist Church, 1520 Mill Street, Camden, SC 29020 or to Second Baptist Church, 7737 Kershaw Camden ...

October 05, 2011 | | Obituaries


KCSO receives DUI grant

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office has a new tool to help in reducing the county's DUI fatality rate, the highest per capita in the state.

October 05, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Let voters decide

I've always been proud to say I'm a Camdenite, even though I haven't lived there in more than four decades. My dad, Everett "Skip" Ring, was among the first wave of out-of-staters DuPont transferred in during the early 1950s. We moved to Camden the week of my 5th birthday and resided there until the summer after I graduated Camden High. Although I have lived numerous other places, in my heart Camden is my hometown. Over the last 12 years, business trips have afforded me the opportunity to periodically visit Camden as I've passed through. I have ...

October 05, 2011 | Jim Ring Mechanicsville, Va. | Letters


National Newspaper Week

October 04, 2011 | | Viewpoint


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Sumter at Camden (GTEN – 4:30 p.m.); Andrew Jackson at North Central (VB – 6:45 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Camden (VB – 7 p.m.)

October 03, 2011 | | Sports


NCHS teacher cadets visit kindergarten students

October 03, 2011 | | Education


DMES students 'sign the Constitution'

October 03, 2011 | | Education


Kaboom! names Camden Playful City USA

KaBoom! named the city of Camden a Playful City USA in recognition for the community's effort to increase play opportunities for children. Along with 150 other towns and cities, Camden is proud to announce this honor for 2011.

October 03, 2011 | | Camden


Couple plans November wedding

Ms. Joyce McDonald and Rev. Kenneth McDonald are announcing the approaching marriage of their daughter, Miss Kimberly Anne McDonald to Mr. David Andrew Walden, both of Augusta Ga.

October 03, 2011 | | Localife


Dr. Clarke, Mr. Crowder wed

Dr. Rebecca Kay Clarke of Camden and Russell Alexander Crowder of Hodges were united in marriage October 1, 2011 at Grace Episcopal Church in Camden. Father Michael Bullock of Grace Episcopal Church officiated at the 5 p.m. double- ring ceremony.

October 03, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


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Ms. Hills and Mr. Stegner wed

Jennifer Darrow Hills of Myrtle Beach and Craig Matthew Stegner of Camden were married Saturday, Sept. 6. The wedding took place at the First Presbyterian Church in Myrtle Beach with Rev. Dr. John Brearley as officiator.

October 01, 2014 | | Localife


Camden Lions Club inducts new member

October 01, 2014 | | Localife


CCTC named a 2015 Military Friendly School

Central Carolina Technical College has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly School for the third consecutive year. The Military Friendly Schools designation is awarded to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.

October 01, 2014 | | Localife


Hobkirk Hill DAR chapter names Pat Watts community service award winner

The Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) awarded Patricia Plyler Watts with the Community Service Award on Monday, Sept. 15. The award recognizes individuals for voluntary achievements in cultural, educational, humanitarian, civic or benevolent endeavors outside of the DAR. Watts is a member of the DAR; however, due to her outstanding volunteer work the organization thought it fit to recognize her for her contribution to the Camden Community.

October 01, 2014 | | Localife


Ariail for Oct. 1, 2014

October 01, 2014 | | Ariail


Rhame Arena

The feeling of excitement at last week's Camden City Council meeting was palpable when architectural and engineering firms revealed their sketches for the renovation of Rhame Arena in the south end of town. The drawings were indeed startling -- perhaps because the aging structure has been deteriorating and decaying for decades now, and there has been doubt among some that a rehabilitation of the crumbling building was even possible. But possible it is, and not just to produce a humdrum building, but one that is attractive and will be a beckoning welcome to visitors driving into town from I-20 and ...

October 01, 2014 | | Editorials


Yesteryear for Oct. 1, 2014

Educating children, parents about dangers of drugs, booze

October 01, 2014 | | Yesteryear


The bad rep of for-profit colleges

For-profit colleges can't get no respect, at least not from employers. Which suggests that maybe they should be getting less generous taxpayer subsidies, too.

October 01, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


S.C. won’t be the next Ferguson

It is front page news all across the state and indeed nationwide -- a white policeman shot an unarmed black man in an incident at a filling station in Columbia. A dashboard camera in the police car captured much of what happen.

October 01, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader: we can’t afford ‘us vs. versus them’

Most folks running for political office claim their previous political "experience" is just the thing that proves they deserve your vote this November. Sometimes that is absolutely true. Sometimes, however, as in the current city council race, that previous experience is the very thing that voters should remember as creating one of the most contentious, unpleasant four years in Camden's recent memory.

October 01, 2014 | J. Allen Miller Camden | Letters


Reader delighted by Rhame Arena concept

It was a delight to see the conceptual drawing for the refurbishment of Rhame Arena. What a classic design and what a great design for a "gateway to the city."

October 01, 2014 | Kay Polk Camden | Letters


Reader supports Williams for city council

On Nov. 4th, we will fill two seats on Camden City Council. We have an outstanding candidate in Bob Williams. He is dedicated to helping Camden grow and move forward in a positive way. Bob was born and raised in Camden, and attended and graduated from our public schools. He owns and operates a local business and understands the needs of the small business and property owners. He would never exploit the office for personal gain.

October 01, 2014 | Jill Davis Camden | Letters


Ready to Lift

Cassidy Borowski, a senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, gets ready to perform a deadlift during the Southern Powerlifting Federation competition in North Myrtle Beach on Sept. 27 as her coach, Ron Blackmon prepares to spot her. Borowski set state records in the 132-pound, 17-year-old division during the meet. Her lifts included a 105-pound bench press, 205-pound squat and 215-pound deadlift. Cassidy trains with Blackmon at Carolina Fitness in Dusty Bend.

October 01, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Lady Knights chop down 4A, 3A foes to stay perfect

Having picked on and beaten schools their own size, the North Central volleyball team stepped up in class on Monday. The results, however, were the same as they have been throughout this season.

October 01, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


Graham running for city council

Former Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham is seeking election as a Camden City Council member in November 2014.

October 01, 2014 | | Politics


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