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The future of PBS and NPR

We don't always agree with everything that Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina says. We like his conservative principles but sometimes think he's a little dogged, in that compromise is necessary to accomplish much in Washington. But there's one issue on which we're in total agreement with DeMint: it's time for public funding of the Public Broadcasting System and National Public Radio to end.

April 29, 2011 | | Editorials


A bad connection

This started out to be a feel-good story, one of those you read and then say to yourself, "Well I'll be doggone. What about that?"

April 29, 2011 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


Medicare love chills Tea Party fever

Surprise, surprise! Faced with the prospect of Medicare cuts, even Tea Party folks find griping about "big government" to be a lot more fun than actually shrinking it.

April 29, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Let's go shopping

Most women love to hear that phrase. I, on the other hand cringe inwardly. I really do dislike shopping. I am also the remote control freak at our house too. So, I guess I am not your typical female. Although, I must say, I have never met a "typical" female. I have always found us ladies to be a unique creation. Can I get an a-men here? Oh well, I digress, let's get back to the chore at hand, shopping.

April 29, 2011 | Robin and Keith Willoughby Lugoff | Columns


Pets of the week -- April 29, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a short-haired calico kitten and Monty, a 2-year-old Chihuahua-Dachshund mix dog. 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 wcas@camden.net. The shelter's ...

April 29, 2011 | | Pets


Sign-up for aquatic center programs begins next week

Get a head start on summer with registration for swim lessons at the Kershaw County Aquatic Center.

April 29, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Farnum awarded fellowship at JHU

Byron Farnum, son of Donna H. Farnum of Camden and Peter F. Farnum of Elgin, has earned a Master's Degree in Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at JHU.

April 29, 2011 | | Education


FMU presents student life awards

Francis Marion University's Division of Student Affairs presented Student Life Awards to outstanding students and campus organizations during a ceremony recently.

April 29, 2011 | | Education


Storm alert

April 29, 2011 | | Camden


Business sense

DemonCo., Derek Berry's fourth-block marketing class at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS), will host the school's first concert, DemonStock, Saturday in the football stadium. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and tickets may be purchased in advance for $5 and at the gate for $7. Concessions will be sold. Acts will perform a variety of music from country and rap to rock and other genres. Featured bands include RC Polar, HERE-O, Bridge North, Bran Flakes, Lower Education, K-Flum, Marry Me Joanna and Clayton Summerton. "DemonStock is going to be an event that no one wants to miss ...

April 29, 2011 | | Education


Audree Adamson Clark

Funeral service for Audree Adamson Clark, 91, of U.S. North 1, in Cassatt, will be held Saturday, April 30, 2011, 11:00 A.M. at Hyco Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

April 29, 2011 | | Obituaries


Robert Raymond Confer

Services for Robert Raymond Confer, 63, of Camden, will be private.

April 29, 2011 | | Obituaries


‘A Warrior’s Stance’ fundraiser held May 5

A fundraiser for "A Warrior's Stance," a community outreach program created to change the lives of Kershaw County youth through arts, drama and dramatic dance, will be held May 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Passages, located at 607 Rutledge St. A Warrior's Stance was founded by Marney L. Wooldridge with the hope of influencing Kershaw County youth to live healthy, active lives. Wooldridge's pilaties/massage therapy studio, Passages, is sponsoring the program. For more information, call Wooldridge at 803-735-6039.

April 29, 2011 | | Localife


Lisa Wheeler Roach

Lisa Wheeler Roach, 45, of Fairfax Drive, Camden, died on Wednesday, April 27, 2011.

April 29, 2011 | | Obituaries


Carl William Montgomery

Mr. Carl William Montgomery, age 80, of Fort Mill, died Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at his home. He was born August 6, 1930 in Camden, SC, the son of the late Carl William Montgomery and Kathleen Carter Ashlaw and was the husband of Mary "Toots" Colvin Montgomery. Mr. Montgomery retired from DuPont, was a lifetime member of Kershaw Masonic Lodge #29, Charter Member of Jamil Shrine Center, Past President of the Camden Shrine Club and a member of Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church.

April 29, 2011 | | Obituaries


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Rec. Notes: KC swim team registration

The Kershaw County Swim team will have registration April 21 through May 9.

April 18, 2014 | | Kershaw County


“Robert Mills: Designs for Democracy”

Robert Mills was the first American born and trained architect. He called himself "Robert Mills, Architect of Public Buildings." Indeed, Mills established a new scale and standard for public buildings in Washington, D. C. when he designed the Treasury Building, the Patent Office, and the General Post Office in the 1830s and early 1840s. In other parts of the country, Mills designed buildings that were sensitive to regional values and local architectural traditions. Always his attention was on permanency and fireproofing for his public buildings.

April 18, 2014 | Katherine Richardson | Columns


Fergus Reid Buckley

Fergus Reid Buckley passed away in Camden, South Carolina on April 14, 2014. He was the younger brother of conservative figure William F. Buckley, Jr. and of the Honorable James L. Buckley, former U.S. Senator from New York and Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

April 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


FAC presents Seasons of the South

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will present an original Earth Day celebration, Seasons of the South, at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Wood Auditorium.

April 18, 2014 | | Localife


Charlie Horace Olive

Charlie Horace Olive was born December 31, 1914, in Cataula, GA and passed away peacefully on April 14, 2014, in LaGrange, GA.

April 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


Richard Lee Porter

Mr. Richard Lee Porter 47, of 937 Berry Road, Bishopville, South Carolina, passed on Friday, April 11, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Elizabeth Baptist Church in Bishopville, SC. Burial will be at Elizabeth Baptist Church Cemetery in Bishopville, SC. Hailes Funeral Home is serving the family.

April 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


Erasing the race card

WASHINGTON -- One approaches the race fray with trepidation, but here we go, tippy-toe.

April 18, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | Columns


Trio of Grade I winners eye Temple Gwathmey

Three Grade 1 winners, 2013 winner Decoy Daddy, and a formidable front-runner will line up on Saturday for the $50,000 Temple Gwathmey (Gr. 3), featured race of the 93rd annual Middleburg Spring Races.

April 18, 2014 | | Equine


These lovable furry friends need homes

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Boyd, a 7-month-old neutered male cat and Sophie, a 6-month-old female terrier mix. She is very energetic, playful and friendly. 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 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter ...

April 18, 2014 | | Pets


Clinic Classic hits the streets on April 26

The seventh annual Clinic Classic 10K run and 5K walk/run, presented by McDonald's of Camden, will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, April 26.

April 16, 2014 | | Sports


SCSU's Pough to be guest speaker at CMS sports gala

Tickets are now on sale for Camden Middle School's inaugural Sports Gala to be held on Friday, May 23 at the school beginning at 6 p.m.

April 16, 2014 | | Sports


Elliott to talk USC football at Gamecock Club event in Camden

The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will hold its annual "Great to be a Gamecock Gathering" on Tuesday, April 29 at the Old South Restaurant in Camden at 6:30 p.m.

April 16, 2014 | | Sports


A scorned South Carolina hero

April 11, 2014 was a very important day in the history of South Carolina. Few people noticed that anything much happened – but I would argue that this was the day we as a state did two very important things.

April 16, 2014 | Phil Noble | Columns


The Colbert Report

WASHINGTON -- In selecting Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman as host of the "Late Show," CBS has waged war on America's heartland -- or so proclaims that Palm Beach font of heartland mirth, Rush Limbaugh.

April 16, 2014 | Kathleen Parker | Columns


Thank you to the CPD and KCSD

On behalf of the Tour de Camden bicycle ride I would like to thank the Camden City Police and the Kershaw County Sheriff's Department. On Saturday April 12, 2014 we held the Tour de Camden with the ride beginning en masse from Historic Camden. We had about 150 riders of all levels of ability.

April 16, 2014 | | Letters


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