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• We're glad to see that Pee Dee native Cale Yarborough has been voted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Yarborough and his hard-driving style helped popularize auto racing decades ago, and back in those days, when drivers were often former moonshine runners, he was also pretty good with his fists. His brouhaha with Bobby and Donnie Allison is still the stuff of legends. Yarborough, short in statue but tall in skill, is a deserving member of the Hall of Fame.

June 20, 2011 | | Editorials


Jacqueline Branham

Jacqueline Finnell Branham, 71, of Elgin, passed away quietly amongst friends and family after a brief illness sustained from cardiac arrest. Jackie, who was affectionately known as "Mimi", was the widow of the late Ira Floyd Branham. She was born in Sanford, Fla., to the late John "Jack" C. Finnell and Vivienne W. Finnell on January 27, 1940. She spent her youth in Augusta Ga., where she graduated from Richmond Academy in 1958. Following graduation, she began a tenured career at then, Southern Bell Telephone as an operator where she spent a dedicated 39 years working in various capacities until ...

June 20, 2011 | | Obituaries


Meta Cantey Boykin Rose

Meta Cantey Boykin "Pete" Rose, 86, died fifth day of June 2011, on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, where she has lived for the last nine years at The Cypress.

June 20, 2011 | | Obituaries


Ruth Brendel

Ruth Brendel passed away on June 16, 2011 at the age of 90. Born in Jefferson, SC, she was the daughter of the late William Thomas and Annie Byrd Mangum. She is survived by her daughter, Jo Anne (Douglas) Miller of Flagstaff, AZ; two granddaughters, Doborah Anne (James) Campbell of Glendora, CA and Candace Renee (Robert) Bobkiewicz of Chino Hill, CA, and one great granddaughter, Riley Grace Bobkiewicz. Other survivors include sisters, Irene Gettys of Lugoff, S.C., Byrd Fash of Wilmington, N.C. and Vera Walker of Jasper, TN. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Edward ...

June 20, 2011 | | Obituaries


Herbert Campbell

A graveside funeral service for Herbert Allison Campbell, age 73 of Camden will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, June 20, 2011 at Quaker Cemetery. Reverend Sheila Rogers will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 PM Sunday, June 19, 2011 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Campbell's memory to Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020.

June 20, 2011 | | Obituaries


Miss Martin, Mr. Davis plan wedding

Mrs. Randy Sanders of Camden and Mr. Phil Martin of Murrells Inlet announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Natalie Amanda Martin of Camden, to Mr. James Richard Davis, III of Camden. Natalie is also the daughter of the late Mr. Randy B. Sanders. Ricky is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Richard Davis, Jr. of Camden.

June 20, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Miss Moss, Mr. Christenberry exchange vows

Meredith Jackson Moss and Daniel William Christenberry, both of Columbia, were united in marriage June 18, 2011 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Sumter. The Reverend Dr. John MacRaedie Barr performed the 6:00 p.m. ceremony. A reception followed at the Moss home in Sumter.

June 20, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Getting ready for the holiday

The Lake Wateree Association (LWA) and the Wateree Homeowners Association Fairfield County (WHOA) will sponsor their annual Fourth of July fireworks display.

June 20, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Dump the 'drug war'

When David Simon, creator of HBO's late dramatic crime series "The Wire," heard through news media that Atty. Gen. Eric Holder wanted to see the series return for a sixth season, he offered the nation's top prosecutor a deal

June 20, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


County council salary increases

A the Kershaw County Council meeting Tuesday, June 14, Sammie Tucker – who represents the Charlotte Thompson precinct in which I reside -- made a motion to "adjust" council's salaries from $10,000 to $13,000 a year. It included "adjusting" the vice chairman's salary (his own position) from $11,000 to $15,000 a year. Do the math – that amounts to a 30 percent increase in salary, plus benefits. The motion passed by a 4-3 margin. The three opponents were Stephen Smoak, Jimmy Jones and Chairman Gene Wise. These three members considered the citizens' pocketbooks more than their own.

June 20, 2011 | Virginia Isler Camden | Letters


Remembering the trains

"Down in the valley, the valley so low, for late in the evening hear the train blow." Who of the pre-World War II generation does not remember that old folk song or sang it? And who of that generation does not remember the plaintive wailing of a distant train whistle? Those are a few of the nostalgic memories most of my generation have as we look back on the bygone times when trains and railroads played a much more prominent role in our lives.

June 20, 2011 | Kershaw County Historical Society C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Thursday golf tourney benefits high school training programs

Camden Bone & Joint is sponsoring the second annual High School Scramble Golf Tournament to benefit athletic trainer programs at all local high schools.

June 17, 2011 | | Sports


L-E wrestling camps have two summer sessions

The first of two three-day sessions of the Lugoff-Elgin Youth Wrestling Camp will begin on Tuesday, June 21 through Thursday, June 23 with the second set for Tuesday, July 12 through Thursday, July 14. Both will be held inside the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School gym.

June 17, 2011 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


The next step

Justin Johnson of Camden, a recent graduate of the Divison for the Deaf at the S.C. School for the Deaf and the Blind (SCSDB), entertains the crowd in the school's production of "Swing…the Musical." Accompanying him is classmate Jane Enabore. Johnson plans to attend college or travel overseas. While at SCSDB, Johnson participated in basketball, football and track. He won Most Valuable Player in basketball and was a student assistant coach. He excelled in academics while showing off his talents dancing in the school's fine arts performances.

June 17, 2011 | | Education


CES honor rolls reported

Camden Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the fourth-week period.

June 17, 2011 | | Education


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The hand that rocks the ballot box

In their denouncements of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, Hillary Clinton and other Democrats have been accused of pandering to single women -- the so-called "Beyoncé voter" demographic, as one Fox News commentator sniggered.

July 23, 2014 | By Charlotte Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


S.C., immigration and ‘Us vs. Them’

First things first: every nation must secure and control its borders. This is not political rhetoric or an ideological judgment but a simple geo-political fact.

July 23, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader takes issue with sheriff’s letter

Having waded through Sheriff Jim Matthews recent letter as published regarding his endorsement of a "Proposed Firearms Ordinance," I note that the main point (as quoted) "It prohibits the discharge of a firearm within 300 yards;" that's 900 feet!

July 23, 2014 | Joe Upchurch Lugof | Letters


Letter writer: South Carolina’s African-Americans should run for office

Black Americans in the state of Mississippi understand their time is at hand for their voting solidarity and economic self-reliance. Black Americans in South Carolina should also know their time is also at hand for them to learn and run for the legacy of our Black brothers and sisters in Mississippi.

July 23, 2014 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


William Gamewell (Bill) Major, Jr.

William Gamewell (Bill) Major, Jr., 92, of Camden, SC, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014. He was the son of the late William Gamewell Major, Sr. and Alma (Baby) Muldrow-Major of Camden. Born in Florence, S.C. Mr. Major moved to Camden as a youth in 1935. He was the 1st Boy Scout in Kershaw County to be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Salutatorian of his class at Camden High School in 1940, Mr. Major was the 1st Sports Reporter for the "Bulldog", later renamed the Palmetto Leaf. With his classmate, the late Jak Smyrl, they were the ...

July 23, 2014 | | Obituaries


Yesteryear for July 23, 2014

Camden native helps rescue Haitians with USCG

July 23, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Local veterans respect the flag through disposal

Members of American Legion Post 195, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8346 and AMVETS Post 33 recently joined together for an annual tradition: the disposal -- through burning -- of unserviceable American flags. The ceremony took place at VFW Post 8346's headquarters in Ridgeway, with all three posts participating in different parts of the ceremony.

July 23, 2014 | | Localife


CHS hosts girls' golf meeting

All girls interested in learning more about and playing for the Camden High School girls' golf team is asked to attend an organizational meeting on Monday, Aug. 4 at 9 a.m. at the Camden Country Club on Knights Hill Rd. in Camden.

July 23, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Camden Royals holding charity hoops tourney

The Camden Royals AAU basketball organization is sponsoring a basketball tournament open to all youth organization teams which will benefit Relay for Life.

July 23, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Chance to drive exotic sports cars awaits at CMP

Xtreme Xperience, the country's premier supercar driving experience, is heading full-throttle for Carolina Motorsports Park in Westville, with event dates set for Friday, Aug. 1, through Sunday, Aug. 3.

July 23, 2014 | | Auto racing


Top Striker seeks Saratoga gold

Top Striker, winner of the $50,000 Carolina Cup steeplechase in Camden last March, is part of an 11-horse field which is expected to meet the starter's flag in Thursday's $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes at the Saratoga Race Course.

July 23, 2014 | | Equine


KC East All-Stars makes a good first impression

July 23, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


A disturbing trend

We wrote recently of the disturbing trend in the White House of spinning every issue through press spokesmen rather than engaging in open questioning about issues of interest to Americans. A lack of transparency isn't limited to the federal government, as the S.C. Supreme Court has recently issued two troubling rulings which limit public access in the Palmetto State.

July 23, 2014 | | Editorials


Clemson Extension announces contest, workshop

The Kershaw County Clemson Extension Service is assisting with a tomato contest coming up Saturday, and is sponsoring a pesticide calibration and safety workshop on August 15.

July 23, 2014 | | Localife


Cub Scouts enjoy day camp

Local Boy Scouts of America spent the last week of June volunteering at a Cub Scout Day Camp.

July 23, 2014 | | Localife


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