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The U.S. Postal Service is losing nearly $16 billion a year, and the attrition of traditional mail continues as people communicate, pay bills and make reservations on the Internet, along with a host of other tasks that used to involve mail. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe announced recently that Saturday mail delivery would be eliminated; this, of course, isn't everybody's first preference, but it's necessary to try to help stem the flow of red ink. But the post office has always been a political football, and our representatives in Congress -- the same ones who agree on almost ...

March 22, 2013 | | Editorials


Asthma, allergies and tree sex: what’s the link?

Welcome to spring! For many people this is their favorite time of year, for many others it is a miserable time of year. According to the Center for Disease Control, approximately 27 million Americans, both adults (18.9 million) and children (7.1 million), have been diagnosed with asthma. Of those, more than half also suffer from allergies. Asthma and allergies are triggered by many factors such as cigarette and wood smoke, dust mites, pets, molds, certain foods, strong odors and of course plant pollen.

March 22, 2013 | Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Thelma Bass

Funeral service for Thelma Watts Bass, 92, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Beaverdam Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Homer Hinson will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

March 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


Kenneth H. Baker

A celebration of life service for Kenneth Huram Baker, 73, will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Mark Bredholt will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:30 – 3:00 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Carolinas Jack Russell Terrier Club care of Martha Mulligan, 4000 Wesley Chapel Rd, Matthews NC 28104, or the American Cancer Society.

March 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


Ariail for March 22, 2013

March 22, 2013 | | Ariail


CPD shows real class

After the recent passing of our Dad, we were escorted by the Camden Police Department from the city limits to Malvern Hill Baptist Church. Many in the procession following the '73 Ford Pick-up which carried our Dad's casket were moved by the real class displayed by each officer along the route. I hope those involved will accept our sincere thanks for our safe passage and their respect. We hope the county will go back to providing the same honor for safe passage at this difficult time for a family.

March 22, 2013 | The Family of Bill Dixon Camden | Letters


GOP reboot: A ‘Grand Open Party?’

Will Republican leaders listen to a bruising new internal report that calls for more minority outreach? First, they have to convince their party's right-wingers to avoid making younger and non-white voters feel about as welcome as a cheeseburger at a vegan buffet.

March 22, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Alberta Boykin

Funeral service for Mrs. Alberta Cantey Boykin, 88, of 1436 Wells Road in Camden will be held Monday, March 25, 2013, 1:00 P.M. at Union Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Boykin died Wednesday, March 20, 2013.

March 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


Three arrested following string of auto break-ins

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested three teenagers Thursday in connection with a string of automobile break-ins in the Lugoff and Elgin areas.

March 22, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Rita Murphy

Rity Murphy, 56, of Ridgeway, SC, died Wednesday, March 21, 2013.

March 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


Glenda Hall

Memorial services for Glenda Hall age 51, who passed away March 19, will be held today at 3:00 at the Chapel Norton Funeral Home, Bishopville. Visitation will be following the service. Glenda was born in Bishopville, a daughter of Jeanette Outlaw Hall and the late Marion F. Hall, Sr. She worked at WalMart and Lowes in Sumter and Camden. Surviving are her mother of Cassatt; two sisters, Marsha H. (Charles R.) Stephens, Bethune; Karen H. Mangum, Bethune; one brother, Marion F. Hall, Jr., Cassatt. She was preceded in death by a brother, Stephen Patrick Hall. Memorials may be made ...

March 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


Louis Gold

Mr. Louis Gold, 83, formerly of Newberry, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at McCoy Memorial Nursing Center, Bishopville, South Carolina. A Celebration of Life Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Chapel of Rememberance, Brown's Funeral Home, with internment to follow in the Cedars Cemetery, Camden. Mr. Gold was born August 31, 1929, in Awendaw, South Carolina, to the late William and Rosa Lee Simmons Gold. Mr. Gold loved music while at Jenkins Orphanage in North Charleston, South Carolina, where he learned to play the guitar. In later ...

March 22, 2013 | | Obituaries


McKenzie earns Order of Military Medical Merit

U.S. Surgeon General Patricia Horoho recently presented the Order of Military Medical Merit to Col. Robert C. McKenzie Jr., son of Lt. Col. (ret.) and Mrs. Robert C. McKenzie Sr. of Camden. McKenzie and his wife, Marimer, are the parents of three children, Alex, Andrew and CeCe.

March 20, 2013 | | Military


Senator Sheheen book signing on Sunday

Books on Broad will host State Sen. Vincent Sheheen as he signs The Right Way: Getting the Palmetto State Back on Track this Sunday, from 3 to 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

March 20, 2013 | | People & Places


Annual Charlotte Thompson BBQ to be held Thursday

The 'Cue, as Charlotte Thompson locals call it, has been an annual community event since 1958.

March 20, 2013 | | People & Places


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Yesteryear - June 28, 2016

Charles C. Gay, founder and chairman of Builders Transport, a Camden-based national trucking firm, has resigned. Gay will no longer be associated with Builders. He ...

June 28, 2016 | | Yesteryear


Walker: 20 dogs, 80 paws and 3 friends

How about taking a relaxing walk with 20 dogs on a Sunday morning in Kershaw County? Does the thought of it make you wonder if ...

June 28, 2016 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Rich: Investing in people is not snooping

During the course of many years, I have spent a lot of time in hospital waiting rooms, hoping for good news and, at the same ...

June 28, 2016 | By Rhonda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Editorial: Historic Camden

During the past several issues of this newspaper, we have published stories related to Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site. We've promoted the appearance of ...

June 28, 2016 | | Editorials


Reader muses on founding fathers and gun control

Editor Martin L. Cahn's column was thought-provoking on several levels ("Once again, the people lose," Friday, June 24). Mass shootings and the resultant cries ...

June 28, 2016 | Bill Ferguson Camden | Letters


Parker: Brexit, meet Trexit

WASHINGTON -- With Britain's vote to leave the European Union, did Donald Trump just win the presidential election?

June 28, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Editorials


Summer activities at the FAC to begin in July

Summer camps and classes at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County for children and adults will begin in July. The first registration deadline ...

June 28, 2016 | | Kershaw County


High speed pursuit results in arrest of soldier

A high speed chase through parts of Kershaw and Lee counties resulted in the arrest of a Fort Bragg, N.C., soldier Thursday. According to ...

June 28, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Kershaw County, Lugoff firefighters support state foundation with donation

Kershaw County Fire Service and Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) firefighters recently showed their countywide support for the S.C. Firefighter's Foundation (SCFF) by presenting checks ...

June 28, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Fralo Farms produces a championship team

June 28, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


Catch of the day

June 28, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


DNR offering free boat inspections at Clearwater Cove

In an effort to keep state waterways safe during the upcoming July Fourth holiday weekend and beyond, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR ...

June 28, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


Kershaw County Library Summer Events -- July

Camden Branch

June 28, 2016 | | People & Places


FANNIE BELTON - Elgin

Mrs, Fannie Belton of242 Smyrna Road in Elgin died Monday, June 27th. Friends may visit at 312 Big John Road in Elgin. Collins Funeral Home ...

June 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


DONALD B. CRAVEN - Camden

Donald B. "Don" Craven, Sr., 74, of Camden, SC, died Friday, June 24, 2016. The family received friends Monday, June 27, 2016 at Kornegay Funeral ...

June 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


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