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A lot has happened in South Carolina since the State Integrity Investigation ranked our state among the most at risk for corruption. In March I wrote about this report, some efforts that had been made, and some bills that I had filed to improve our ethics laws. Here is an update.

August 27, 2012 | By State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Morgan Earl Isaac Jr.

A Memorial Mass will be held for Morgan Earl Isaac, Jr., 81, on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to KershawHealth Hospice.

August 27, 2012 | | Obituaries

Estelle Murphy

Ms. Estelle Murphy, 88, formerly of 411 Church Street Apt. 109-D, Camden, SC passed on Friday, August 24, 2012. Family will be receiving friends at 32 Colony Drive, Camden, SC at the home of her niece Ms. Willene Fulson. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

August 27, 2012 | | Obituaries

Military briefs - Aug. 27, 2012

Joshua Croft, grandson of Mrs. Margie Hunter of Lugoff, recently completed officer field training at Maxwell Air Base in Montgomery, Ala.

August 27, 2012 | | Military

Pet talk - Aug. 27, 2012

The West Nile Virus cases in humans and horses have been on the rise in 2012, and, according to the CDC, human cases are at their highest levels since West Nile Virus was first detected in the United States in 1999. Dr. Tracy Norman, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) Large Animal Clinic, suggests protecting horses by vaccinating against the disease and taking measures to prevent mosquito bites.

August 27, 2012 | Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences | Pets

Tax tips - Aug. 27, 2012

The Internal Revenue Service has some important information for those who have sold or are about to sell their home. If you have a gain from the sale of your main home, you may be able to exclude all or part of that gain from your income.

August 27, 2012 | | Business

Samuel Stephenson

Samuel Larry Stephenson, 57, of Elgin, SC, died Thursday, August 23, 2012. Born in Columbia, SC, he was the son of the late Mary Ellen Varnadore and Larry Hood Stephenson. He was a mechanic at Oak Hills and the Woodlands Golf Club. He was an avid SC Gamecock and Atlanta Braves fan.

August 27, 2012 | | Obituaries

Upcoming events at Kershaw Library

Learn the library: Instruction for the online

August 27, 2012 | | People & Places

KershawHealth Joint Commission survey results ‘excellent’

KershawHealth completed its most recent survey by The Joint Commission Aug. 7-10, and the initial results were excellent. During their final briefing, surveyors noted that KershawHealth is performing well throughout the system and providing excellent care for its patients. The commission complimented staff members on their professionalism and care, and noted as well the positive engagement of physicians and board members.

August 27, 2012 | | Healthcare

Akin’s ‘legitimate’ pain

It always amuses me when conservatives, who rail relentlessly against "political correctness" when it comes from the left, turn against one of their own like Rep. Todd Akin for saying what he really means.

August 27, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns

Millie Heffner Robinson

A celebration of life service for Millie H. Robinson, 69, of Cassatt, was held at 4:00 PM, Thursday, August, 23, 2012 at Cassatt Baptist Church. Rev. Don Coppedge and Rev. Marvin Tennant officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Family received friends after the service in the church fellowship hall and at the home. Memorials in Millie's memory may be made to Cassatt Baptist Church, 2604 Highway 1 North, Cassatt, SC 29032.

August 24, 2012 | | Obituaries

Mary Elizabeth Morris

Funeral services for Mary Elizabeth Davis Morris will be held at Wateree Baptist Church at 2:00PM, Friday, August 24, 2012 with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Bobby James will officiate. Friends may call at the home at 2010 Pleasant Ridge Drive after the service.

August 24, 2012 | | Obituaries

Campers learn safety at 2012 STARS camp

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) held its STARS camp at Lugoff Elgin Middle School the week of July 23. Other STARS camps were held at North Central and in Camden. The acronym STARS stands for Self discipline, Teamwork, Attitude, Respect and Service. Middle school age campers learned how to be safe on the Internet, the importance of wearing seat belts, anti-bullying techniques, crime scene investigation, forensics, prosecuting criminal cases, basic first aid, the dangers of substance abuse, fire safety and general police techniques.

August 24, 2012 | | People & Places

Family member should respect brother’s wish to keep secret

Dear Annie: Years ago, my brother, "Harry," cheated on his wife. She forgave him, and they got back together. They seem very happy.

August 24, 2012 | | Dear Annie

Local students to attend Claflin University this fall

August 24, 2012 | | People & Places

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Arrants: The impact of cats - Part 2

(This is the second in a two-part series on the impact of cats on the natural world. In the first installment -- which elicited several comments ...

October 09, 2015 | By Josh Arrants C-I contributing columnist | Columns

National Newspaper Week highlights power of the press

The power of the press should never be underestimated and must never be abused.

October 09, 2015 | By Jim Zachary C-I guest columnist | Columns

County woman recognized as an ‘Angel in Adoption’

A Camden native and Elgin resident received recognition as an "Angel in Adoption" at an awards ceremony and separate gala in Washington, D.C., held ...

October 09, 2015 | | Kershaw County

ALPHA Center celebrates with ‘A Picnic Among Friends’

Every year, The ALPHA Center celebrates diversity with its annual "A Picnic Among Friends" community event.

October 09, 2015 | | Camden

Kershaw man, 47, arrested for sex with 13-year-old

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Kershaw man, charging him for having sex with a 13-year-old girl. According to a KCSO press ...

October 09, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Haile Gold Mine donates gas monitor equipment to Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah FD

Recently, Haile Gold Mine donated new multi-gas monitor and calibration equipment, valued at around $1,500 to the Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department.

October 09, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Births - Oct. 9, 2015


October 09, 2015 | | Births

Johnny Appleseed Day

Students in Pam Britton's 1st Grade class at Lugoff Elementary School recently celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day with an abundance of apple activities. Pictured painting ...

October 09, 2015 | | Education

L-EHS student is Eagle Scout

Joseph Sawyer Stryon, a senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Sawyer's required service project including landscaping improvements and ...

October 09, 2015 | | Miscellaneous

New pet adoption center grand opening Saturday

The Kershaw County Humane Society (KCHS) will hold a grand opening of the Thiel-Meyer Pet Adoption Center at 128 Black River Road in Camden from ...

October 09, 2015 | | Pets

Billy ‘Bug’ McCaskill

Mr. Billy "Bug" McCaskill, 57, of 3083 Bethune Road, Bethune, passed on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at ...

October 09, 2015 | | Obituaries

Thomas Belton Heath

Mr. Thomas Belton Heath, 95, of Kershaw, died Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home of Camden.

October 09, 2015 | | Obituaries

A 21st Century View of 18th Century Camden:a Geophysical Study of Historic Camden

Once upon a time, around 1968, a band of Camden's boldest visionaries (the original trustees of Historic Camden Foundation) set out to find treasure ...

October 09, 2015 | | People & Places

L-EHS’ movie night to benefit flood victims

Saturday, Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) will host a movie night featuring Despicable Me 2 sponsored by Chick-fil-A of Camden. The movie will be held in ...

October 09, 2015 | | People & Places

Miss Camden Scholarship Pageant seeking contestants

The Miss Camden Scholarship Pageant is now accepting contestants for the 2016 Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen Pageant to be held January 2, 2016 ...

October 09, 2015 | | People & Places

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