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Common Core equals government control

I found it interesting to learn from Dr. Frank Morgan's column of 10/21/13 that he sees it as ranting, sensationalistic and over the top to question the Common Core standards. After reading the article, I feel as though Dr. Morgan sees you as ridiculous and misguided if you don't believe these standards to be good for your local school district.

November 08, 2013 | Ed Tucker Camden | Letters


Front steps

The small boat slid quietly from the soft, muddy bank and righted herself in the anxious waters of Lake Moultrie. She was eager for this return to her element and the buoyancy made her feel at home as she waited patiently for her crew and belongings to be gathered and stowed. Feet and hands clamored aboard and small eyes became big with anticipation. They were on a short journey, some 75 years in the making, to the old house at the bottom of the lake.

November 08, 2013 | By Dwight deLoach C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Go play outside

It's no secret that childhood obesity -- right here in Kershaw County and across the nation -- has reached epidemic proportions. And statistics indicate that obese kids become obese adults, complete with all the health complications that come with being overweight. At the same time, officials of national parks across the country are grappling with the fact that kids don't have the same enthusiasm for being outside that previous generations did. In fact, a movement called "Leave No Kid Inside" attempts to revive the spirit of adventure and exercise that is disappearing all too fast for all too many kids ...

November 08, 2013 | | Editorials


First Baptist sends 19 mission teams to Ecuador

"It is like we are seeing the threads of a beautiful tapestry woven together," Camden resident Kim Gill said when speaking of the impact Camden's First Baptist Church mission teams are having in Machachi, Ecuador.

November 08, 2013 | By Mary Ann Blaskowitz Special to the C-I | Camden


"Fall Festibrawl" benefits CPD charities

World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame member and West Wateree resident "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan will headline the Camden Police Department's third annual "Fall Festibrawl."

November 08, 2013 | | Sports


Erica Michelle Broughton

Funeral service for Erica Michelle Broughton, 26, will be held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Abney Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Tim Broughton and the Rev. David B. Turner will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Abney Baptist Church Building Fund, 5180 Bethune Rd, Kershaw, SC 29067 or Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department, 5203 Mt. Pisgah Road, Kershaw, S.C. 29067.

November 08, 2013 | | Obituaries


Sins of omission

WASHINGTON -- Among the many rules I grew up with, two stand out. The first was never call someone a liar, which was considered the worst possible character indictment one could issue. The accuser had best be prepared to fight or be fleet of foot.

November 08, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


L-EMS School Spirit

Lugoff Elgin Middle School cheerleaders Sidney Reynolds, Gracie Stockman, Lexi Edwards, McKenlee Davis, and T'jah Steele honored Breast Cancer month with Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan.

November 06, 2013 | | Education


Lila Reese Brockwell

Lila Reese Brockwell, 93, of Camden, SC, passed away Saturday, November 2, 2013. Born August 14, 1920 in Horry Hill, SC, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Nell Porter Reese. She was the widow of George H. Brockwell of Petersburg, VA. She and her husband resided in Hendersonville, TN for many years and were longtime members of Bluegrass Church in Hendersonville. She retired after 34 years of employment with the E. I. Dupont Company. Mrs. Brockwell was also preceded in death by her four sisters. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. A graveside funeral service ...

November 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


Monte W. Hartsell

Monte W. Hartsell passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at the age of 74. Born on June 4, 1939 in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of the late Murton Harry Hartsell and Violet Erie Booker.

November 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


Boykin "Jack" Rhame Jackson

Boykin "Jack" Jackson

November 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


Louise Gettys

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Olive Louise Evans Gettys, 96, of West Columbia, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 9, 2013 in Gettys Cemetery, Lugoff, SC. The Rev. John Hallman will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations may be sent to the Gettys Cemetery Fund, 1620 Kellytown Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.

November 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


Terry Dunham

Mr. Terry Dunham, 55, of 434 Baxley Circle, Bethune, South Carolina, passed on Sunday, November 3, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, November 7, 2013, 1 p.m., at St. Matthew Baptist Church, Turkey Creek, SC, with burial to be held in the church cemetery.

November 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


Daisy Holloman Baynard

Mrs. Daisy Holloman Baynard, 80, of 2204 North Lyttleton Street, Camden, South Carolina, passed on Thursday, October 31, 2013. Funeral Services will be conducted Friday, November 8, 2013, 1:00 p.m., at Camden Second Presbyterian Church USA, Camden, SC. Burial: will follow in Cedar's Cemetery, Camden, SC.

November 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


Johnny Thomas Atkerson

Johnny Thomas Atkerson, 75, of Blythewood, peacefully left this world and entered into the Heavenly City the Lord had prepared for him on Monday, November 4, 2013. Born in Batesburg, SC on September 8, 1938, he was a son of the late Rev. John David and Iva Ruth Wise Atkerson. He was a man of many talents and hobbies, one of which was buying, selling, and restoring old cars. He was an avid fisherman and entered many tournaments at Lake Murray. Johnny also loved gardening, especially raising his prize tomatoes.

November 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


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Spirit Athletics gymnasts win big at state, regional

This past weekend, 10 gymnasts from Spirit Athletics in Lugoff traveled to Greensboro, N.C., for the AAU Southeast regional competition.

May 26, 2017 | | Seasonal Sports


Ariail - May 26, 2017

May 26, 2017 | | Ariail


Former Bi-Lo plaza

It appears sunshine is about to break through a dark cloud that has been hanging over an important part of Camden for a number of ...

May 26, 2017 | | Editorials


An orb, a sword and a slap

PALM BEACH, Fla. -- By now you're exhausted by all the head-swiveling news -- the terrorist slaughter in Manchester; the president's trip to Everywhere; and ...

May 26, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Distemper in dogs is preventable

There have been multiple cases of distemper in dogs in North Carolina and South Carolina during the last six months. There has been one confirmed ...

May 26, 2017 | Cindy Prestage, president Kershaw County Humane Society | Letters


Pinto beans, cornbread and buttermilk

My sister said once that she doesn't really like pinto beans because when she was growing up, Mama cooked a pot three or four ...

May 26, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Pine tree pests and their characteristics

The unofficial start of summer is upon us and with it will come months of high temperatures, periods of no rain and occasional storms accompanied ...

May 26, 2017 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Winners from Mr. CHS

May 26, 2017 | | People & Places


Happy 60th anniversary Sylvia and Pete James

May 26, 2017 | | Weddings & Engagements


BWC honors scholarship recipient

The Bethune Woman's Club (BWC) honored the recipient of the club's 2017 scholarship with a certificate presentation at the BWC's May meeting.

May 26, 2017 | | People & Places


DAR honors exceptional students

Each year The Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is proud to recognize outstanding students in our area who ...

May 26, 2017 | | People & Places


JAMES EDEN CLIATT

A funeral service to celebrate the life of James "Jamie" Eden Cliatt, III, 44, of Camden, SC, will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday ...

May 26, 2017 | | Obituaries


VICTORIA LEIGH McELVEEN

Funeral services for Victoria Leigh McElveen, 23, will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in ...

May 26, 2017 | | Obituaries


JEAN R. NORMAN

Mrs. Jean R. Norman joined her Lord early on May 23rd, 2017, when she crossed the Jordan River into her heavenly home. Her life of ...

May 26, 2017 | | Obituaries


SARAH B. RUTHERFORD

Funeral service for Mrs. Sarah B. Rutherford, 98, of 1718 Porter Road in Cassatt, will be held Sunday, May 28, 2017, 2:00 PM at ...

May 26, 2017 | | Obituaries


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