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Camden Elementary School was awarded a $1,500 "Healthy Living" grant from Kroger. The annual contest encourages schools to creatively demonstrate how they promoted healthy living for students throughout their communities. Camden Elementary representatives including (from left) Principal Ed Yount, School Improvement Council member Laura Battiata and Assistant Principal Jackie Norton accepted the honor from Kroger Manager Stephen Leonard (right).

April 18, 2012 | | Education


Taming 'Taxmageddon'

Many Americans are breathing a sigh of relief as they finally managed to file their income-tax returns. No need to worry about taxes again for another year, right?

April 18, 2012 | Ed Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns


Yesteryear -- April 18, 2012

Photo cutline -- Athletes Recognized -- Camden High athletes recognized for their performances were Jeff Gainey, Steve Abbot, Carol Mathis, Scott Sanders, Layne Vinson, Steve Edwards, Al Amith, Donna Robinson, Ricky Nelson, Larry Taylor, Patti Gadecki, Clarence Watkins, Patrick McMorris, and Sammy Stuckey. The awards, as well as recognition of the members of all CHS teams, were given at the annual Bulldog Club banquet Thursday night at Pine Tree Hill School.

April 18, 2012 | | Yesteryear


Whispering campaigns

WASHINGTON -- All it takes is one little twit. Or a tweet, as the case may be -- not that the two are mutually exclusive.

April 18, 2012 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


For the Record -- April 18, 2012

Real estate transactions

April 18, 2012 | | For the Record


James A. Register

Funeral Services for James Albert Register, 79, will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Elgin Ward, with burial to follow in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.

April 18, 2012 | | Obituaries


Kingsley collects two wins in Atlanta Steeplechase

Hall of Fame trainer and part-time Camden resident Jonathan Sheppard's Sergeant Karakorum moved on pacesetter Lake Placid before the final fence of the $40,000 Georgia Cup and pulled away to a five-length victory over Wantan in the feature race of the 47th annual Atlanta Steeplechase in Kingston on Saturday.

April 18, 2012 | | Equine


Goodman to head KCSD instruction support programs

Alisa Goodman is the new executive director of instructional support programs for the Kershaw County School District (KCSD).

April 18, 2012 | | Education


Demons' soccer team making their push for state playoffs

After having seen most of their competition in Region 4-4A, Lugoff-Elgin boys' soccer coach Matt Brosius and Demons find themselves in the hunt for a state playoff berth.

April 18, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


NC boys fifth in Carolinas Cup track event

As the lone class a school invited to Saturday's Carolinas Cup track meet, hosted at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, North Central gave a strong showing for itself.

April 18, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


Phipps' win free gas from AAU hoops teams

The Kershaw County-based SC Ballers and T Ballers AAU youth basketball teams would like to congratulate the winners of their gas card raffle: Shawn Phipps won the $100 certificate, sold by Josh Byrd, and Rhonda Phipps the $50 gift card, sold by Brady Brown.

April 18, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Lions lock down second in 3-A with 8-6 win over Knights

North Central's hopes for a first round class A state baseball playoff game all but went by the boards following Friday's 8-6 loss at Lewisville.

April 18, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


Lady Knights getting hot at the right time

Playing their two best games of the season in consecutive contests, the North Central softball team improved their post-season stock by splitting a pair of Region 3-A contests with Great Falls and Lewisville.

April 18, 2012 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | North Central High/Middle


Cobb rocks out to win second annual Kershaw County’s Got Talent

After three nights of auditions where preliminary judges saw 59 total contestants and 20 finalists performed in the live finale, a winner has been announced. Julianna Cobb of Lugoff was declared the winner of the second annual Kershaw County's Got Talent produced by the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) on March 24. The event was emceed by KOOL 102.7/STARTIME1590's Patty Rose and Tyler Cupp.

April 16, 2012 | | People & Places


Honor rolls reported at WES

First Grade Cardinal Achievers

April 16, 2012 | | Education


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Under the Sun onstage for Finally Friday

The Finally Friday Free Concert Series returns to the grounds of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) on May 29 with a Midlands favorite, Under the Sun. The concert will take place from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on the Joe and Sandy Shull Pavilion behind the Wood Auditorium. Rain location will be on the stage of the Wood Auditorium.

May 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Camden Councilwoman Laurie Parks recognized at dinner

The Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands recently recognized Camden City Councilwoman Laurie Parks at the Girl Scouts' annual Women of Distinction Awards Dinner. Parks was one of six area women to be so honored. The award pays tribute to women who exemplify excellence in service, leadership, community visibility, and professionalism. Parks has served on Camden City Council since 2012, serving as Mayor Pro Tem in 2014. In addition, she currently serves on the S.C. Governor's Office Children's Foster Care Review Board for Kershaw and Richland Counties(Vice-Chair, Past Chair), Junior Leadership Kershaw County(Chair ...

May 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Sandra Elizabeth Wickham

Sandra Elizabeth Wickham age 54, died Monday, May 18, 2015 at her residence.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Bruce Singleton

Mr. Bruce Singleton, 59, of Woodchase Lane, Elgin, South Carolina, passed on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Michael Anthony Lynch

Funeral service for Michael Anthony Lynch, 64, will be held today at 11:00 a.m. at Union Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Lewis will officiate. The family received friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Union Baptist Church Gym Fund, PO Box 116, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


J. Ernest Kinard

The Honorable J. Ernest Kinard, Jr., 75, of Camden, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at home after a courageous battle with cancer.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Willie Hart Jr.

Mr. Willie "Billy Boy" Hart, Jr., 77, of 130 Reddick Road, Bishopville, passed on Monday, May 18, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Bishopville, with burial in the church cemetery.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Lucy Barfield Elmore

A funeral service for Lucy Barfield Elmore, 88, will be held Saturday at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church, Camden, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends today from 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Camden or a charity of one's choice.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Carol Lee Collins

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Carroll Lee Collins, 71, of Camden was held Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Lee Collins, Jr. officiated. Memorials may be made in Carroll's memory to the American Heart Association, 190 Knox Abbott Drive, Cayce, SC 29032.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ariail for May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Judge Kinard

Ernest Kinard, who died earlier this week, was made for the law. Possessed of a keen intellect and a probing curiosity, Kinard practiced law for 24 years in Camden before being elected a circuit court judge in 1988. He remained on the bench until his retirement in 2010, and in a "keep working" program for retired judges, he continued until recently. In all his years as a judge, he never missed a day of holding court, establishing a remarkable record of consistency and longevity. Kinard mentored a number of young attorneys who practiced with him or clerked for him over ...

May 22, 2015 | | Editorials


Sen. Sheheen remembers Judge Ernest Kinard

Camden, Kershaw County and South Carolina lost one of its greats this week. Judge Ernest Kinard was one of a kind who loved his family, his community and his work.

May 22, 2015 | State Sen. Vincent Sheheen Camden | Letters


Parker: Bab(i)es on campus

Trigger warning: This column will include discussion of ideas which may conflict with your own.

May 22, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Moment of Nature - May 22, 2015

Nothing instills fear in the heart and soul of humans as does a snake. Since the beginning of recorded history, snakes have been a symbol of evil, treachery, poison, etc., and because of this perception, misinformation and folklore, most people hate snakes. Personally I have no problem with snakes; roaches and tarantulas are a different story, but a snake? No worries.

May 22, 2015 | | Columns


‘Beechwood PDD (Planning Department Disaster)’

I attended the (Camden) Planning (Commission) meeting regarding the Beechwood Plantation development, and left with more questions to be asked than questions answered. For those of you who don't know what is proposed, the developers are talking of 254 residences, rentals and condos; a 24-7 assisted living facility; and more. We have had two patio homes built in Kirkover Hills during the last couple of years; these two did not sell, they are rentals, with four cars parked in the front yard. I don't believe there is a need for this large scale development.

May 22, 2015 | Steve Safarin Camden | Letters


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