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An invitation to murder?

I'm glad to hear the Justice Department is looking into the killing of Trayvon Martin. After all, if they can investigate the killing of innocent civilians in Afghanistan, they can do it in Florida.

March 23, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Pondering prayer

Last week I attended a ceremony honoring Circuit Judge Ernest Kinard for his quarter-century on the bench.

March 23, 2012 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


A habitat house is raised

It is absolutely amazing what 100-plus volunteers can do in just one spring Saturday in Camden, South Carolina. Elected city officials were pleased to partner with volunteers from INVISTA, Target and Camden High School to positively enhance our community. With more volunteers than ever before, the local Habitat for Humanity team kept us well organized and mission-oriented.

March 23, 2012 | | Letters


Cub Pack, Boy Scout 303

Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts of 303, sponsored by Lyttleton St. United Methodist Church, took part in the Sunday worship services Feb. 14, known as Scout Sunday.

March 23, 2012 | | People & Places


Pets of the week -- March 23, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Dusty, a 7-year-old male Labrador mix dog with special needs, and a female domestic shorthaired tortoiseshell cat. 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 ...

March 23, 2012 | | Pets


Robert Ariail -- March 23, 2012

March 23, 2012 | | Ariail


Bulldogs top Foxes in 6-AAA tennis opener

It was nice to get home before the clock reached double digits.

March 23, 2012 | | Sports


Follow the Blooms Garden Tour to kick off in Camden Saturday

Want to see live oaks, dripping with Spanish moss or what may be the state's oldest crepe myrtle? Wonder how to prune azaleas or have the "TA-DA!" moment, viewing the works of an internationally-acclaimed horticulture sculptor? Then, you must Follow The Blooms!

March 23, 2012 | | People & Places


Elisha Grant

Mr. Elisha Grant, Jr. 55, of 34 Joy Road, Camden, passed on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. Funeral announcements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

March 23, 2012 | | Obituaries


Lady Demons hold off Irmo for 11-8 win

Racing to a 10-2 lead after three innings against visiting Irmo, Lugoff-Elgin withstood a late-game Yellow Jacket rally to prevail, 11-8, in a Wednesday night softball contest.

March 23, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Kathleen S. Boykin

Kathleen S. Boykin, 83, of 207 Ridge Street, St. George, widow of Ralph D. Boykin, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at her residence.

March 23, 2012 | | Obituaries


Stacks of help

Dr. Marguerite Carlton (right) and Dr. Ted Kalutz (left), buy tickets for Tuesday's Kiwanis pancake supper from Kiwanis club member Dr. Bobby Joseph (center). Carlton and Kalutz, who practice with Pediatric Associates of Camden, are well aware of the health threat posed by maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). As Carlton explained, unsanitary birthing facilities and practices, coupled with lack of tetanus immunizations in many developing countries, put millions of newborns and their mothers at risk. Proceeds from the supper, as well as other contributions being accepted by the Kiwanis Club, will be used to fund the Kiwanis International/UNICEF ...

March 23, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Funderburk to run for re-election to House District 52

S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk has announced she will seek re-election to House District 52. The district encompasses most of Kershaw County and includes the greater Camden area, Lugoff and a portion of the Elgin community.

March 23, 2012 | | Politics


Welcome, spring

If you've been sniffling and sneezing and wondering when the giant clouds of yellow pollen will finally subside, take heart: the worst of it is over, and those yellow cars you see driving around Kershaw County will soon be back to their natural colors. That will no doubt be a relief to many allergy sufferers here, and it will mean that everyone can finally celebrate, without reservation, the glory that is spring in South Carolina.

March 23, 2012 | | Editorials


Bulldogs hang on for 3-2 win over Knights

with a big effort, the senior gave the Bulldogs just what they wanted.

March 23, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


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Miss Emily Peake and Mr. Joshua Caughman wed

Miss Emily Shirll Peake of Elgin and Mr. Joshua David Caughman of Columbia were joined in marriage on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 3 o'clock in the afternoon at Rock Bottom Pond in Ridgeway, South Carolina. Debbie Miles officiated the double-ring ceremony.

March 30, 2015 | | Weddings & Engagements


Brevard scholarship winners announced

he Camden Music Association (CMA) and the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announce the winners of the 2015 Brevard Music Competition. This year's competition was held at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church where 13 students competed for scholarships to further their musical endeavors. The competition and recital is sponsored by Sibby Wood in honor of her mother, Margaret Beckley Upton.

March 30, 2015 | | People & Places


CHS, L-E baseball teams to step back in time

For the third straight year, the ping will be replaced by the sounds of the crack of the bat as the Kershaw-Richland Classic Spring Break Baseball Tournament returns to Camden's American Legion Park for a three-day run beginning on Monday. Thursday's final day of the tournament will be held at Richland Northeast High School, site of the other half of the bracket.

March 30, 2015 | | Sports


Making the rounds

A few hundred yards away, trucks carrying workers zig-zagged their way in and around the Springdale Race Course in final preparation for Saturday's 83rd running of the Carolina Cup. Tucked away in a barn located behind the National Steeplechase Museum, Brian Murphy stands atop the straw in a stall as he brushes down one of his horses with the only sound here being that of a few chirping birds on a relaxed Monday morning.

March 27, 2015 | | Equine


NC rallies from 9-run hole to take down Cheraw in 10

Small ball led to an overthrown ball, leading to a wild pitch which was all it took for North Central to come away with a 10-9, 10-inning win over visiting Cheraw in a Tuesday night game in which the hosts overcame a 9-0 deficit after three and a half innings of play.

March 27, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle


Demons cruise past Redhawks, 11-1

Knowing that Westwood has had troubles both scoring and preventing runs, Lugoff-Elgin baseball coach Randy Stokes had one simple plan of attack heading into Tuesday's Region 4-4A game with the visiting Redhawks.

March 27, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Historic Camden's Armies Through Time

Hundreds of people visited Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site last Saturday to learn about warfare through the ages. Guests got to interact with warriors from Ancient Greek wars, Medieval wars, 19th Century wars, World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War. Different stations were set up that featured artifacts, costumes and camps from different wars.

March 27, 2015 | | People & Places


Ruben H. Jay Jr.

A celebration of life service for Ruben Harlan Jay, Jr, 67, will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Foundation.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mary Ruth Watts

Funeral service for Mary Ruth Hornsby Watts, 81, will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice, 1400 Pickens St #100, Columbia, SC 29201 or Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 880, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Amanda Porter

Amanda Doby Porter, wife of the late James Porter formally of Palmer Place in Camden passed away on March 14th in Baltimore, Md. Funeral services are scheduled for March 27th in Baltimore.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


James W. ‘Pete’ Nelson

Funeral service for James William "Pete" Nelson, 74, will be held on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, Elgin with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Ken Jackson will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, 2666 Highway 1 South, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Arrants speaks to CCTC students

Josh Arrants, naturalist and C-I columnist, speaks to students in Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) Natural Resources Management program Feb. 26 about the Red-cockaded Woodpecker Restoration Project at Fort Jackson. Arrants, a 2002 CCTC graduate, is a member of the S.C. Wildlife Federal Board, a Fort Jackson Wildlife Technician and former Camden resident who recently moved to Austin, Texas. He is returning frequently to work on the Fort Jackson project and continues to write his column. The students listening to Arrants' lecture are in NRM Department Chair Joshua Castleberry's class.

March 27, 2015 | | Education


Honoring their own

The Kershaw County Democratic Women's Organization recently made a donation to the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County to honor the contributions of several of their former members. Tributes were read and a check presented in their honor for Virginia Furman, Louisa Watkins and Pat Watts. FAC executive director Kristin Cobb accepted the donation at the meeting. "All of these women were very special to this community and certainly the Fine Arts Center. I am honored to accept this donation in their memory," Cobb said. Pictured from left are Mollye Robinson, member; Kristin Cobb, executive director, Fine Arts Center ...

March 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Bethune High grad is ZEL Engineers president

Stacey Gordon, a Bethune High School graduate, recently received a promotion to president of ZEL Engineers Inc., based in Augusta, Ga. Gordon is the son of Doby and Suzanne W. Gordon of Cassatt.

March 27, 2015 | | Business


BES announces 2nd quarter honor rolls

Bethune Elementary School has announced its school-wide A an A/B honor rolls for the second nine weeks of the school year.

March 27, 2015 | | Education


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