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Thomas E. McLester

Thomas E. (Daddy Mac) McLester, of Camden, peacefully departed this earthly life on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at the Kershaw Health Medical Center to join our Heavenly Father and rest in His eternal home. "Daddy Mac" as he was affectionately called was born in Bethune, South Carolina, on December 22, 1911. He was the son of the late Thomas M. & Elise M. McLester. He was predeceased by a brother, Harold McLester. After teaching for 36 years in Kershaw County, he retired in 1976. At an early age, he was baptized and entered into a lifetime affiliation with Trinity United Methodist ...

May 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


Rec notes -- May 4, 2012

Registration for swim lessons will begin April 30 at the Kershaw County Recreation Department.

May 04, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


School menus -- May 4, 2012

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of May 7-11:

May 04, 2012 | | Education


Making student loans 'cool'

President Obama "slow jams the news?" Is this a nakedly bold pitch for the youth vote or what?

May 04, 2012 | | Columns


Voter registration deadline approaches

The deadline to register to vote in June's party primaries is May 12, according to officials with the S.C. Election Commission.

May 04, 2012 | | Politics


Pets of the week -- May 4, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Squab, a petite black and white bulldog mix dog, and an orange and white tabby 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 wcas ...

May 04, 2012 | | Pets


Blackmon seeks election to school board

Former North Central High School (NCHS) coach Ron Blackmon is seeking election to Seat 9 of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees.

May 04, 2012 | | Politics


Vera V. Stevens

Funeral service for Vera Viola Stevens, 60,of Cassatt, will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Lugoff Church of God with burial to follow in Stevens-Ray Memorial Park, Cassatt. The Rev. Tim Shirley and the Rev. Jeff Grubbs will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Lugoff, Church of God.

May 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


George Ralph Barnes

George Ralph Barnes, 77, of Orangeburg, SC, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at The Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, of complications from a stoke he suffered many years ago.

May 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ariail for May 4, 2012

May 04, 2012 | | Ariail


When there's no path, make a trail

I can hardly say this was a bolt from the blue. I mean I've always known this day would come. I've had a generous 17 years to prepare for this crossroad in my life. This should be an easy transition for all involved, right? Ok, maybe not exactly. Wow. Graduation announcements? Cap and gown? Excuse the cliché, but where has the time gone? The pace in which time flies by is alarming. And when I pause and reflect too intensely on the image of my oldest son graduating high school, it almost feels hard to breath. It's ...

May 04, 2012 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Second annual Teen Pregnancy Prevention Walk-a-thon set for May 19

The second annual Teen Pregnancy Prevention Walk-a-thon will be held on Saturday, May 19 beginning at 9 a.m. and is sponsored by the Camden First United Methodist Women.

May 04, 2012 | | People & Places


Frederick George William Rehm Jr.

A mass of Christian burial for Frederick George William Rehm, Jr., 94, of Camden, will be celebrated at 11:00AM, Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. A reception will follow in St. Mary's Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mr. Rehm's memory to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 1709 Lyttleton St., Camden, SC, 29020, or the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, 810 Lyttleton St., Camden, SC 29020

May 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


Rosa Lee Bracey Jones

Rosa Lee B. Jones, 73, of Mt. Vernon, N.Y., formerly of Camden, passed away on March 29, 2012.

May 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


Mary "Penny" McDuffie

Ms. Mary "Penny" McDuffie, 81, of 5724 TB. Wright Road, Rembert, S.C. formerly of 947 Wateree Blvd., passed on Saturday, April 28, 2012. Funeral Services will be conducted on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at 2 p.m. at St. Stephens Baptist Church, Rembert, S.C., with burial to follow at Cedar's Cemetery, Camden.

May 02, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Editorial: S.C. highways

If you've done any highway driving in South Carolina recently -- and most people have -- then you're aware of the pathetic condition of many roads throughout the Palmetto State. In numerous places, they're literally crumbling, with chunks of concrete or asphalt falling off onto the shoulders. Potholes, which are not only dangerous but also have the potential to cause expensive damage to cars, are common. Everybody agrees something needs to be done to repair the state's highway system, but the government in Columbia is as dysfunctional on this issue as Washington is on many matters.

May 29, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Being Bill Kristol

WASHINGTON -- One can understand why The Weekly Standard's William Kristol would try to nullify Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy, but smearing all baby boomers in the process seems a stretch of veracity in the service of a blank page.

May 29, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Pets of the Week - May 29, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Bailey, a 1-year-old female domestic shorthaired cat, and Betsy, a 1-year-old female shepherd/hound mix. 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 ...

May 29, 2015 | | Pets


Births - May 29, 2015

BROWN

May 29, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Four generations of Powers

May 29, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


CES reports third nine-week honor rolls

Camden Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the third nine-weeks period.

May 29, 2015 | | Education


Debra A. Robinson

Funeral service for Mrs. Debra A. Robinson, 55, of 1636-C Brewer Springs Road in Camden, will be held Saturday, May 30, 2015, 2:00 P.M. at Saint John Baptist Church, 1315 Springhill Road, Camden, with burial in the church cemetery. She died Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Collins Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of the arrangements.

May 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


Frankie Louise Kelly

Mrs. Frankie Louise "Tiny" Johnson Kelly, 59, of Lugoff, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

May 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


Bruce Yates Jackson

Bruce Yates Jackson, 72, of Horatio, SC, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

May 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


James Odell Cooper

Mr. James Odell "Coop" Cooper, 87, of Camden entered into eternal rest on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Born in Gable, S.C., he was the son of the late Eddie Odell and Sarah Wheeler Cooper.

May 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


Rec Notes - May 29, 2015

Registration for a number of fun and exciting summer camps continues at the Kershaw County Recreation Department:

May 29, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


LSMS reports third quarter honor rolls

Leslie M. Stover Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the third nine-weeks period.

May 29, 2015 | | Education


UDC, SCV conduct Confederate Memorial Day service

The John D. Kennedy Chapter #308, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Joseph B. Kershaw Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans held a memorial service on May 9 at the Unknown Soldiers plot in Quaker Cemetery. There are more than 200 Confederate soldiers resting in Quaker Cemetery, including 19 in the unknown plot. The memorial marker states: "The final resting place of 19 Confederate Soldiers who died in the Camden Wayside Hospital and were cared for by the citizens of Camden."

May 29, 2015 | | People & Places


SC Works opens new office

Members of Camden City and Kershaw County councils joined representatives of SC Works for a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of its new office at 1111 Broad St. in Camden. SC Works recently moved from its original Camden location on East DeKalb Street. Managers Qualisha Belton and Marvin Jackson said SC Works is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. It is part of a nationwide network of one-stop career centers supporting job seekers and businesses, they said. "SC Works is here to help job seekers find a job and businesses find ...

May 29, 2015 | | Business


J Dog opens for business

Camden Mayor Tony Scully (front, third from left) and Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Liz Horton (second row, far right) joined other local officials for a ribbon cutting for J Dog Junk Removal & Hauling recently. J Dog, 1751 Ridgeway Road in Lugoff, is owned by T.R. and Melanie Hoffman. The business is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 6 a.m. to noon. J Dog handles commercial and residential cleanouts, junk removal, local hauling and delivery. "We do business the military way -- with respect, integrity and trust," T ...

May 29, 2015 | | Business


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