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The definition of 'disheartening'

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definition of "disheartening" is as follows: transient verb: "to cause to lose spirit or morale." In a recent city council session, Mayor (Jeffrey) Graham claimed that Councilman Polk's continuous demand for answers regarding the YMCA project were "disheartening." I beg to differ with Mayor Graham's statement, as I do not feel that this exchange quite fits into the above-stated definition, particularly since we are talking about millions of taxpayers' dollars on what many feel to be an unnecessary project -- particularly in this poor economy. I feel that it is the peoples' right ...

July 15, 2011 | Jennifer Piasecki Camden | Letters


Debt ceiling stalemate

Business leaders from across the United States -- ranging from Wall Street monarchs to small-town family business owners -- barraged Congress earlier this week with the same message that many Americans would like to send: quit arguing and get something done about the debt ceiling and then the long-term fiscal discipline of this country. News reports indicate that a concerted effort from business people across the spectrum was aimed at Washington -- ironically, much of it toward Republican lawmakers who have benefited from business contributions in the past.

July 15, 2011 | | Editorials


Ariail for July 15, 2011

July 15, 2011 | | Ariail


KC all-star teams continue in post-season play

After opening Sub-District A Dixie Youth tournament play with a 9-3 win over McBee on Monday in Camden, KC West fell into the elimination bracket one night later in a 5-4 loss to Bishopville.

July 15, 2011 | | Seasonal Sports


Hawkins to speak at forestry meeting

Scott Hawkins with the S.C. Forestry Commission will be guest speaker for the quarterly meeting Monday of the Kershaw County Forest Landowners Association.

July 15, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Goose Creek swamps KC in series opener, 10-0

GOOSE CREEK --- Kershaw County Post 17 had the star power and size. Goose Creek Post 166 had the youth to not know it wasn't supposed to win.

July 15, 2011 | By ROB GANTT Special to the C-I | Seasonal Sports


Sometimes justice is hard to take

As much as I tried to avoid being drawn in by the reality-TV drama known as the Casey Anthony trial, I was jerked alert by its conclusion, the most controversial murder acquittal since that of O.J. Simpson.

July 15, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Happy 90th Birthday!

Jane Brady will celebrate her 90th birthday Saturday, July 16. She was raised in Birmingham, Ala. She is the widow of the late E.P. Brady Jr.

July 15, 2011 | | Localife


Mother-to-be struggles with sister, fiance

Dear Annie: Five months ago, I begged my sister to move in with me to get her away from her abusive boyfriend. It took some convincing and tough love, but she finally ceased contact with him completely. Three months after she moved in, my fiance and I found out that we were expecting a baby. We set a wedding date, and he moved in immediately.

July 15, 2011 | | Dear Annie


Ready to respond

After 48 hours of classroom instruction and practical training, Erica Broughton and Jeremy Kennington are now certified as Medical First Responders with the Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department. Both volunteers recently attended training with other Kershaw County firefighters at Antioch Fire Department. With the addition of Broughton and Kennington, the Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah FD now has 14 Medical First Responders in service. Since the beginning of the program in March 2011, the department has responded to 44 medical calls in the Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah/Gates Ford areas. The First Responders have assisted patients until KershawHealth EMS Paramedics arrived to further treat and transport ...

July 15, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camp Emmanuel helps parents connect with their children

Running out of ideas of what to do with your child during the summer months?

July 15, 2011 | | Localife


Help students get those 'school tools'

The first day of school for Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students is Aug. 17 and some youngsters need the community's help in being prepared for a successful year.

July 15, 2011 | | Education


Three of Camden’s Confederate memorials honored during 100 year monument rededication ceremony

In June the S. C. Division Children of the Confederacy (C of C) along with John D. Kennedy Chapter No. 308 United Daughters of the Confederacy and Joseph B. Kershaw Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp No. 81 rededicated three of Camden's Confederate Monuments which were erected in 1911: The Pantheon in Rectory Square, The Richard Kirkland Memorial Fountain in Hampton Park, and Richard Kirkland's Grave in Quaker Cemetery.

July 13, 2011 | | Localife


KCSO, SLED locate marijuana grows

As they flew over Kershaw County July 7, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies and S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents located three marijuana grows. Deputies and agents arrested four people at the grows and arrested a fifth later.

July 13, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Doby's Mill announces honor roll

Doby's Mill Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the fourth nine-weeks period.

July 13, 2011 | | Education


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Carraway to serve as L-EHS assistant principal

The Kershaw County School Board selected a local native to serve as an assistant principal at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS).

August 20, 2014 | | Education


A case for Zemp

I never played high school football. My glory days ended with the little league Lions and the gridiron of my youth is now a stand of depressingly mature pine trees across the old, worn foot bridge in Woodward Park. Like many, I now enjoy the pleasure of watching and cheering on younger generations and look forward to each new season as it plays out on our home field at Zemp Stadium. It is my opinion that we, as a community, should keep Zemp and prepare the old facility for the future.

August 20, 2014 | Dwight deLoach C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Yesteryear for Aug. 20, 2014

Silent prayer joins morning regimen at county schools

August 20, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Vote ‘no’ for taxes

While it may be overly ambitious to tackle academia and government at the same time, to some extent, that is what I'm going to do. And in doing so, heaven forbid I assume an Obama level of arrogance required to advise you what to do. I simply am saying what I am going to do and give reasons for my decision.

August 20, 2014 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Here comes Entrepreneur Barbie

WASHINGTON -- Lego's groundbreaking female-scientists set sold out almost immediately after it was released this month. But never fear, fans of feminist toys: A new Barbie doll, now in stock, is also shattering the plastic ceiling.

August 20, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Ariail for Aug. 20, 2014

August 20, 2014 | | Ariail


Workforce act doesn’t work

The unemployment rate here in Kershaw County and across South Carolina, as well as the rest of the United States, remains disappointingly high. The economy is still mired in slow growth, and too many people are out of work. Yet a recent study by a national newspaper shows how ineffective government jobs programs can be and points out that many people who have tried to take advantage of them end up worse off than they were before starting them.

August 20, 2014 | | Editorials


Makari eyeing rare Saratoga double

Merriebelle Stable's Makari, who won Saratoga Race Course's $100,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial in his first U.S. start, has been entered for a shot at winning Thursday's $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup, a back-to-back Saratoga double that has not been achieved in 15 years.

August 20, 2014 | | Equine


Patricia Ann Haynes Cassady

Patricia Ann Haynes Cassady passed away peacefully on Friday August 15, 2014.

August 20, 2014 | | Obituaries


Betty Anne Kea

Funeral Services for Betty Anne Kea, 66, will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Lake Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery, Timmonsville, S.C. The Rev. Richard Cameron, the Rev. Joe Stines and the Rev. Larry Newman will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or Gideons International.

August 20, 2014 | | Obituaries


Gary signs pro contract to play in Luxembourg

When he left Camden High School following his graduation in 2009 to continue his academic and basketball pursuits, Evrik Gary needed only to hop on I-20 East and head for Florence and Francis Marion University. Among the reasons he chose to attend FMU was the school's proximity to his home and family in Camden.

August 20, 2014 | | Sports


Taylor Blake Mooneyham

Taylor Blake Mooneyham, 16, of 3183 Youngs Bridge Road, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014, at his home.

August 20, 2014 | | Obituaries


Charles Dabney

Funeral service for Charles Dabney, 79, will be held on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at DeKalb Baptist Church with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to DeKalb Baptist Church, 2034 DeKalb School Road, Camden, S.C. 29020.

August 20, 2014 | | Obituaries


Meet the Bulldogs set for Aug. 25

The Camden Bulldog Club will sponsor Meet the Bulldogs on Monday, Aug. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Commons area of the gym.

August 20, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Betty Jean Asti

Betty Jean Alexander Asti of Newark, DE, passed from this life to glory with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 14, 2014 at the age of 86. She was born to the late Haven and Anna Alexander on June 12, 1928 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania.

August 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


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