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Willis U. Arthur, Jr.

Willis U. Arthur, Jr., formerly of Camden, SC passed away April 27, 2013. He was born November 13, 1925, in Aiken, SC to Willis Uriah Arthur, Sr. and Iva Lee Redd Taylor Arthur as the youngest of eleven siblings. After serving in the US Army Air Corps during World War II, Willis graduated from the University of SC with a mechanical engineering degree. He spent his entire career with DuPont starting at the Savannah River Plant in Aiken and then the May Plant in Camden.

April 29, 2013 | | Obituaries

L-EMS Poetry Jam

Recently, the staff and students of Lugoff-Elgin Middle School held the 1st annual Open Mic Poetry Jam during all lunches. Mrs. Anne Lemieux and Mrs. Elaine Dorsey coordinated this effort to celebrate Poetry Month and Poem in your Pocket Day. Students and staff recited original poetry as well as published works by authors such as Shel Sliverstein, Walt Whitman, Edgar Allen Poe and more. The school thanked its 76 volunteers who recited poetry.

April 26, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin

Dogs roll past Darlington

As his team's season winds down, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak saw a Bulldog team which was not at its best still manage to come away with a 6-0 win over Darlington on Wednesday.

April 26, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle

Geography Bee semifinalist

Montessori School of Camden sixth-grader J.D. Heaton (right) was a 2013 South Carolina National Geographic Bee semifinalist. The 2013 South Carolina National Geographic Bee is sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. This is the 25th anniversary of the Bee. Bees were held in schools with fourth- through eighth-grade students throughout the state to determine each school's Bee winner. School-level winners then took a qualifying test, which they submitted to the national Geographic Society. In each of the 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Department of Defense Dependents Schools, and the U.S. territories, the National ...

April 26, 2013 | | Education

McLester Scholarship applications due

McLester Scholarship application are due May 1. Applications will be accepted for the Thomas E. McLester Scholarship Award, given by Camden First United Methodist Church.

April 26, 2013 | | People & Places

Master Gardners Spring Plant Sale

The Kershaw County Master Gardners are having a Spring Plant Sale May 11 at the Homemakers Building at DeKalb and Church streets in Camden. Be there at 8 a.m. for the best plants, best prices and the best advice on how to grow them.

April 26, 2013 | | People & Places

Ariail for April 26, 2013

April 26, 2013 | | Ariail

When profiling becomes a real menace

Some media found the possibility that foreign terrorists bombed the Boston Marathon to be too tantalizing an explanation to pass up, even when it snares the wrong suspects.

April 26, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns

Camden men surprise wives with lottery win

Two friends from Camden are surprising their wives with a $300,000 lottery win.

April 26, 2013 | | Miscellaneous

James Henry Carter Jr.

Mr. James Henry Carter Jr., 73, of 752 Carter Lane, Camden, SC, passed on Saturday, April 20, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 26, 2013, 2 p.m., at St. Matthew United Methodist Church, Camden, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

April 26, 2013 | | Obituaries

Samuel L. Grant

Funeral service for Samuel L. Grant, 90, will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church. A service will also be held on Tuesday at Anderson Funeral Service in Brunswick, N.J. with burial to follow in Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

April 26, 2013 | | Obituaries


Controversy continues at KershawHealth as Scott Ziemke, chairman of the hospital system's board of trustees, resigned his chairmanship earlier this week, saying he had become a distraction and that he didn't want that to affect the performance of KershawHealth and its board. We commend Ziemke on his years of service to the hospital board, a thankless job by almost any measure, and we offer the viewpoint that Ziemke has served skillfully and well, and if he has become a distraction, it's primarily because of Kershaw County Council member Jimmy Jones, whose intemperate -- some would say bombastic -- statements ...

April 26, 2013 | | Editorials

Spring-time tips for healthy trees

I said this last month, but now I really mean it -- Happy Spring! It's evident spring is here by seeing the hordes of folks scurrying around in the garden section of many of our local stores. For many of us the allure of warm weather and blooming plants stirs us to get outside and get our hands in the dirt. If you haven't gotten outside yet to do your spring cleaning, sprucing and planting, let me offer some tips to ensure your trees provide you with decades of enjoyment.

April 26, 2013 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Bethel Worship Center will host 5K to benefit Restoration Ranch


April 26, 2013 | | People & Places

Woman shares concern for friend’s marriage

Dear Annie: A close friend of mine is a successful professional woman who went through a painful divorce several years ago when her husband was unfaithful. "Diane" swore off dating for a long time.

April 26, 2013 | | Dear Annie

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Demons duo post strong showing at Super 32

The Lugoff-Elgin wrestling program was well represented last weekend at the annual Super 32 Preseason Tournament held at the Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina.

October 21, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

Get spooked while learning Camden History

For those who love to be spooked, have a passion for history or just need something to do on a Saturday, the people from Proctor ...

October 21, 2016 | Katrina Moses | People & Places

Bassett Gallery to Feature Sculptor Jeremy Butler

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will feature sculptor, Jeremy Butler in the Bassett Gallery, Sunday, Oct. 23 through Friday Nov. 13. The ...

October 21, 2016 | | People & Places

Camden High School’s September Students of the Month

October 21, 2016 | | People & Places

Words can hurt more than sticks and stones

We have all heard the famous rhyme of sticks and stones, insinuating that the pain of a broken bone hurts more than being led to ...

October 21, 2016 | | High School Columns

It happens everyday

According to a study done by The Violence Policy center in 2012, South Carolina was ranked number two in the states with the highest rate ...

October 21, 2016 | | Editorials

How Trump could still win

As the final presidential debate looms like a Halloween pinata full of October surprises, voters may be less committed to one or the other candidate ...

October 21, 2016 | | Columns

Candidate profiles

With Election Day coming up in less than two weeks, we hope everyone has been educating themselves on issues and candidates, both nationally and locally.

October 21, 2016 | | Editorials

Camden's Florida Connection

The Archives received an e-mail back in June from Melanie Barr, the Secretary of the Pleasant Street Historic Society in Gainesville, Florida. Attached was the ...

October 21, 2016 | Katherine Richardson | Columns

The new South Carolina: Part 2 – the economy

This is the second of a three-part series on how new demographics, economic and political trends are rapidly changing South Carolina.

October 21, 2016 | | Columns

Rickett was more than just Cassatt Water

There are some who still think of Hettie H. Rickett whenever they hear the Cassatt Water utility mentioned – and rightly so. Not only was Rickett ...

October 21, 2016 | | Kershaw County


A funeral service to celebrate the life of Samuel Jacob Eisenback, 94, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 23 ...

October 21, 2016 | | Obituaries


A service to celebrate the life of Lenora Ann Carroll Spivey Johnson, 80 of Camden was yesterday at 2:00 pm in the chapel of ...

October 21, 2016 | | Obituaries


Funeral service for Mr. Allen Salmond, 70, of 120 Laurel Crossing Drive in Lugoff will be held Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 2:00 P.M ...

October 21, 2016 | | Obituaries

Candidates questions: Joanna Craig

In an effort to provide as equal a forum as possible, the C-I recently reached out to all the candidates running for Camden City Council ...

October 21, 2016 | | Politics

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