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Is the fox in the hen house?

We all have recently received our new tax assessments from the county and if you, like me, were surprised to see that your property has increased in value significantly you probably said something like," are they crazy? Don't they know that property values are down?" The answer to that is, of course they do, but that is irrelevant to the objectives of an ever-increasing government. This is about maintaining and/or growing government.

June 17, 2011 | Jeff Mattox Elgin | Letters


A celebration of life

On April 13, Mrs. Audree A. Clark of Cassatt celebrated her 91st birthday with her family on the patio of the Karesh Wing at KershawHealth. Mrs. Clark was on the Karesh Wing recovering from a recent fall and was receiving physical therapy. Throughout the day, the family talked in anticipation of her coming home, and she said she wanted a really big celebration thrown in her honor. The family was all smiles as they sang "Happy Birthday." The cake, so delicately made by her daughter, Jimmie, sat in front of her. They gazed upon her as she cut her cake ...

June 17, 2011 | Jamesenia A. Robinson Cassatt | Letters


CHS class of ’81 plans reunion

The Camden High School Class of 1981 is planning a 30th reunion Saturday, at 7 p.m. at the KershawHealth Resource Center, located at 124 Battleship Road, Camden.

June 17, 2011 | | Localife


L-E wrestling camp offers two sessions

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

June 17, 2011 | | Sports


Area students presented degrees from Clemson

Kershaw County students recorded outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2011 spring semester at Clemson University and earned inclusion on the President's List or Dean's List at Clemson University.

June 17, 2011 | | Education


Presidential contenders

There's one presidential political fact that's abundantly clear: most voters today favor "none of the above." Fewer than half of all Americans believe President Obama is doing a good job, but the field of contenders for the Republican nomination isn't exactly drawing rave reviews. Those observers who enjoy a good political free-for-all are no doubt watching that GOP race with interest, as there's already a host of hopefuls, and others are eying the race.

June 17, 2011 | | Editorials


The excitement in their voices

You know one of the things I really like about horse racing?

June 17, 2011 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


Thanks for the help

As coaches of the Kershaw County girls' 12 and under state fast-pitch championship softball team, my husband, Joey, and I would like to thank the players, the parents and all the local businesses who contributed to this special event.

June 17, 2011 | | Sports


KC All-Stars come home from Aiken with state championship hardware

Take a group of a dozen girls, the best 12 and under fast-pitch softball players from throughout Kershaw County, bring them together for nine practices leading up to a weekend tournament and what do you get? Try state champions on for size.

June 17, 2011 | | Sports


Pets of the Week - June 17, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Aladdin, an 8-week-old male domestic shorthaired kitten, and Mackey, a 3-month-old tan and white hound mix puppy. 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 ...

June 17, 2011 | | Pets


Sullivan is teacher finalist for award

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) science teacher Holly Sullivan has been selected as a South Carolina state finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

June 17, 2011 | | Education


Dr. Robert Davis Jr.

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Dr. Robert Edward Davis, Jr., 78, of Camden will be held Friday, June 17, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Lakeview Baptist Church with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Hugh McKinney and Rev. David Weaver will officiate. The family received friends Thursday, June 16, from 7:00 – 8:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Dr. Davis's memory to Lakeview Baptist Church, 1520 Mill St. Camden, SC 29020.

June 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Walter Geloewski

Funeral service for Walter Bruno Geloewski, 74, of Lugoff, will be held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazerene, 901 Saint Andrews Road, Columbia, SC 29210. The Rev. Paul Johnson will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to First Church of The Nazerene.

June 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Darren Hickmon

Darren "Boogie" Hickmon, 40, of Beaver Dam Road, Camden, SC, died Monday, June 12, 2011.

June 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


Chalmers Hornsby

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Chalmers E. "Chank" Hornsby, 88, of Camden will be held Friday, June 17, 2011 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church of Camden with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Brent Kendall will officiate. The family will receive friends in the Fellowship Center beginning at 10:00AM. Memorials may be made in Mr. Hornsby's memory to First Baptist Church of Camden, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020.

June 17, 2011 | | Obituaries


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August 01, 2014 | | Ariail


Spurrier v. Swinney

Everyone knows that when it comes to sports, football reigns supreme here in Kershaw County and South Carolina. Whereas basketball might be the top sport in neighboring North Carolina, it's a distant second -- or probably even third -- here in the Palmetto State. And these are heady times for gridiron enthusiasts of both the University of South Carolina and Clemson; both teams have enjoyed success in the past few seasons, and that momentum has carried over into recruiting, in which both schools are piling up classes that are among the nation's best.

August 01, 2014 | | Editorials


Smart people, smart ideas

When elected officials from different South Carolina cities meet to discuss economic development, the oft-heard cry is, "Let's work together!" The energy in these conversations is palpable, even though it's not yet clear how we can partner. For that reason, at the Municipal Association of South Carolina's (MASC) annual meeting in Charleston this July, its Achievement Awards were particularly exciting. If we can do nothing else, from city to city, we can learn from each other's ideas and borrow courage from one another's progress.

August 01, 2014 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Cheerleading camp on tap for NCHS

The North Central High School Cheerleading Team will host a two-day mini-camp on Monday, Aug. 4 and Tuesday, Aug 5 at the school.

August 01, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Citizen committee to promote Phase 2 referenda

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson cautioned district employees and school board trustees Monday not to aid any efforts to support two referendums tied to Phase 2 of the district's facilities equalization project (FEP).

August 01, 2014 | By Jim McGowan Localife editor | Education


Hemina Myrel Gripper

Mrs. Hemina Myrel "Mina" Gripper, 87, of Charlotte, SC, formally of Elgin, SC, passed on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Levine-Dickson Hospice Hose in Huntersville, NC. She was born

August 01, 2014 | | Obituaries


Charles “Chuck” K. Hayes, Jr.

Charles "Chuck" K. Hayes, Jr., of Camden, SC, died Thursday, July 31, 2014. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

August 01, 2014 | | Obituaries


Daisy Leonard

Funeral service for Mrs. Daisy Leonard, 93, of 716 Court Street in Camden will be held Sunday, August 3, 2014, 3:00 P.M. at Abundant Life Prayer Praise & Worship Center, 804 Laurens Street in Camden with burial in the church cemetery. She will lie in state at the church on Saturday from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Mrs. Leonard died Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

August 01, 2014 | | Obituaries


CHS girls' golf, XC teams prepare for season

A pair of fall sports at Camden High School will begin gearing up for the upcoming season with either a meeting or, the start of pre-season practice.

August 01, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Sick? Some of you can stay home

NEW YORK -- Something strange happened here this week: Lots of workers who've never done so before got the right to call in sick. And that's a good thing.

August 01, 2014 | | Columns


Ann Dillon Barns

Ann Dillon Barns, 86, wife of Tom Barnes, formerly of Camden died July 26, 2014. Visitation 6-8pm August 1 and 10-11am Saturday followed by service at 11am all at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Bradley Creek Chapel, Wilmington NC. www.quinnmcgowen.com

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


Curtis Leon Drakeford

Funeral services for Curtis Leon Drakeford, 77, will be held Friday, August 1, 2014 at 10:00 am at Door of Hope Ministries, 984 Wateree Blvd, Camden SC. Burial to follow at Ft Jackson National Cemetery in Columbia. Pastors Gerald Brown and Lomarie Caldwell will officiate. Viewing will be held on Thursday morning at 11:00 am at Brown's Funeral Home in Camden. Curtis Drakeford was born on May 10, 1937, and passed award on Monday, July 28, 2014. He was head deacon at Door of Hope Ministries, directed the men's fellowship, and ministered at Manning Correctional Prison ...

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


Robert “Bobby” William Grimm

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Robert "Bobby" William Grimm, 45, of Camden will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, July 31, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 30 from 6:00-7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Bobby's memory to Kershaw County Special Olympics, P. O. Box 310, Camden, SC 29021.

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


Myrel Hermina Gripper

Mrs. Myrel Hermina Gripper, 87, of 302 Smyrna Road, Elgin, South Carolina, passed on Thursday, July 24, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Fort Clark Baptist Church in Elgin, SC. Burial will follow at the Fort Clark Baptist Church Cemetery in Elgin, SC. Haile's Funeral Home is in serving the family.

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


Nanley Holmes

Mr. Nanley Holmes, 86, of 146 Battleship Road, Camden died Monday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Holmes Family.

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


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