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Rich Diddy isn't the problem -- inequality is

Seldom has anybody's scholarship kicked up so much controversy.

June 08, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Absentee father

I never knew my father; he died when I was five months old, leaving my mother with me and my 3-year-old brother. We were not his first family. He had nine children by his first wife, eight girls and one boy -- five little graves attested to the mortality rate in earlier times. Many first wives died before their husbands, not surprising since childbirth was so dangerous and the mortality rate so high. I cannot imagine having more children -- especially since my father was 63 when I was born and my mother was 40. Back then, people just had the number ...

June 08, 2012 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Rec Notes

A group exercise class for ages 55 and older provides a fun variety of exercises to improve strength, flexibility, posture and balance, using a chair and a floor mat (optional).

June 08, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Haley not as 'hard-nosed' as Knotts

Mr. Ulmer, I take you to be an intelligent man, otherwise the Camden Independent would not employ you as a staff reporter. Having said that, I compliment you on a well-expressed article in the May 30th issues. But while I think it well expressed, I wish to comment on some of your conclusions.

June 08, 2012 | Charles Humphries Camden | Letters


Happy 53rd Anniversary

Abraham and Rosa Mae McQuillar celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary with family and friends, grands and great grands.

June 08, 2012 | | People & Places


Pets of the Week

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Vera, a 3-month old Jack Russell Terrier mix and a female orange 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@camden.net ...

June 08, 2012 | Julie J. Prickett C-I | Pets


Midway Elementary School reports honor rolls

Midway Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the fourth nine-weeks period.

June 08, 2012 | | Education


Spotting Venus

Venus appears as a black dot transiting the Sun in this photograph taken Tuesday by Ed Roberts of Dalzell. Roberts -- who plays tuba with the Camden Community Concert Band -- took the photo through welder's glass using a Kodak Easyshare camera with a 21x wide-angle lens. In most pictures published around the globe, Venus appears at the "bottom" of the Sun. Roberts said that is because those pictures were taken through telescopes which flip the photograph. Since Roberts took the picture with a regular camera, Venus is seen traveling across the "top" of the Sun, what someone would see with ...

June 08, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Zacour seeking Seat 1 on school board

Eric Zacour -- a candidate for the Kershaw County Board of Trustees Seat No. 1 -- has been an Elgin resident since the spring of 1985. He started his family business in 1986 and has worked hard to help his business to grow.

June 08, 2012 | | Politics


Pet Talk

As we welcome the joys of summer such as swimming, barbequing, and baseball, we have to greet the heat. As temperatures are increasing, it is vital to take the necessary precautions to protect pets from heat exhaustion.

June 08, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Elk Lodge Scholarship awarded

Antuan Augustus (second from left) and Kirsten Baker (second from right), both seniors at Lugoff-Elgin High School, were the winners of the Camden Lugoff Elks 2012 Mary Ellen Ahner Scholarship. Rich Wagner (right) and Vickie Schermbeck (left) from the local Elks Lodge presented the cash awards to the winners on May 17th at the school during a Senior Awards Day Ceremony. The Mary Ellen Ahner Scholarship is awarded each year to students who plan to enter the field of education. The Mary Ellen Ahner Scholarship was established by Jim Ahner in remembrance of his wife Mary Ellen Ahner. Mary Ellen ...

June 08, 2012 | | Education


L-EMS celebrates Decades Day

Mrs. Brazell's ELA classes at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School celebrated Decades Day . Students -- such as (from left) Camille Sullivan, Sarah Hardin, Molli Smith, Tyjah Steele, Kara Hayes, Madison Guthrie and Katelyn Vandevander -- researched different aspects of the 1960s, 70s, 80s, and 90s and created Glogsters to present their research. Students dressed in fashion from their decade or as a famous person from their decade. They created a timeline in the hallway and plotted different events, and created a time capsule to represent items from 2000-2011. In class, students presented their decades' research. It was exciting day for all!

June 08, 2012 | | Education


Spitzer recognized achieving the distinction of Eagle Scout

Lugoff-Elgin High School senior Matthew Spitzer achieved the distinction of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor May 20. Matthew's required service project included preparing a detailed map of the historic cemetery of Smyrna United Methodist Church in Elgin. Matthew also built a prayer garden and seating for visitors. Matthew is pictured here presenting the details of his project work to Joe McConnaughay from the church's Cemetery Committee. Matthew is a member of Boy Scout Troop 316, sponsored by St. John's United Methodist Church in Lugoff.

June 08, 2012 | | Education


Camden Royals hosting AAU hoops tourney

The Camden Royals boys' AAU basketball team will host a tournament on Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 10 at the old Bishopville High school gym.

June 06, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Koumas looks to take Seat 1 on school board

Jenny Koumas has announced her plans to seek election to Seat 1 on the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees.

June 06, 2012 | | Politics


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Amelia Alexander turns 100 years old

Amelia Alexander of New Rochelle, N.Y. (formerly of Camden) turned 100 years old on June 6, 2015. She celebrated this joyous occasion with her ...

July 31, 2015 | | People & Places


Robinson family antique

Ninety-two-year-old Frances B. Robinson of Camden holds a hand carved rolling pin made by her grandfather in 1894. He carved the rolling pin from a ...

July 31, 2015 | | People & Places


Editorial: KCSO bloodhounds

Since the beginning of the year, we have reported a number of instances when Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) bloodhounds have been called in ...

July 31, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Obama’s truth out of Africa

WASHINGTON -- It is good to be President Barack Obama these days.

July 31, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Ariail for July 31, 2015

July 31, 2015 | | Ariail


Alice Bradford Williams

Mrs. Alice Bradford Williams, 67, of 5180 Earnestine Lane, Rembert, died Thursday, July 30, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a ...

July 31, 2015 | | Obituaries


Margaret Porter

Ms. Margaret A. Porter, 61, of 2180 Old Camden Rd., Cassatt, passed on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. The family will receive friends at the home ...

July 31, 2015 | | Obituaries


Kathryn H. Kelly

A service to celebrate the life of Kathryn H. Kelly, 86, will be on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Antioch Baptist ...

July 31, 2015 | | Obituaries


Naomi Lee Jacobs

Funeral service for Naomi Lee Jacobs, 70, will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Elgin Congregational Holiness Church with burial to ...

July 31, 2015 | | Obituaries


Dorothy Mae Carter

Mrs. Dorothy Mae Brisbon Carter, 78, of 848 Seegars Mill Road, Camden, passed on Sunday, July 26, 2015. The family will receive friends at 6415 ...

July 31, 2015 | | Obituaries


Paul Kenneth Belton

Funeral service for Mr. Paul Kenneth Belton, 63, of 621 Knights Hill Road in Camden, will be held Monday, August 3, 2015, 1:00pm at ...

July 31, 2015 | | Obituaries


William Franklin Baker

Funeral service for William Franklin Baker, Jr., 87, will be held on today at 6 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive ...

July 31, 2015 | | Obituaries


L-E gears up for season and football opener

Lugoff-Elgin High School is busy preparing for the 2015 football season, the first under head coach Matt Campbell, while also hosting a road race to ...

July 29, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


CHS fall sports teams set up practices

CHS football sets up schedules: Camden High School will conduct its first varsity football practice for the 2015 season on Friday, July 31 at 5 ...

July 29, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Louisa deLoach sings National Anthem

Louisa deLoach, daughter of Joe and May deLoach of Camden, sings the National Anthem before the Friday, July 24 South Atlantic League baseball game between ...

July 29, 2015 | | People & Places


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