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Pension plans

Gov. Nikki Haley says something needs to be done to alter a pension system that gives South Carolina legislators wider benefits than other state workers. The subject has become controversial following a report in USA Today last week detailing ways in which lawmakers' pensions are more advantageous than those afforded other state workers. The president of the S.C. Retirees Association has entered the fray, criticizing the practice and calling for reforms.

September 28, 2011 | | Editorials


Grace Episcopal to offer Blessing of the Animals

On the Christian calendar, Oct. 4 is St. Francis Day and a time when Grace Episcopal Church blesses the animals. The service this year will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at Rectory Square.

September 28, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Countdown to death

WASHINGTON -- I stayed up late last Wednesday night in hopes that the U.S. Supreme Court would call off the execution of Troy Davis. Instead, at 11:08 p.m., he was pronounced dead.

September 28, 2011 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Town Green lacks features

I am told by city hall that the Town Green cost almost $1 million. I understand that it was paid for by hospitality tax, which both city and county residents pay.

September 28, 2011 | David V. Green Camden | Letters


Sidewalk Survey -- What makes you smile?

September 28, 2011 | Keri Todd Boyce C-I | Sidewalk Survey


Let people speak through referendum

I would like for Camden City Council to slow down in making a decision about building a sports complex in Camden on the property at the Mather Academy site. Although I haven't spoken with council members individually, I am asking them collectively to allow this decision to be made by the people of this county.

September 28, 2011 | Allen Brown Camden | Letters


Lady Bulldogs capture Eastside Invitational title

For the better part of the first month of her team's season, Camden High volleyball coach Paige Wilson was looking for that one signature victory on which her squad could hang its collective hat.

September 28, 2011 | | Camden High/Middle


Lady Knights romp past conference foes

North Central opened the Region 3-A portion of its schedule with the same result as the Lady Knights have enjoyed in non-conference matches this year with a pair of 3-0 victories.

September 26, 2011 | | North Central High/Middle


This week in KC sports

Monday: North Central at Hartsville (VB – 5:45 p.m.)

September 26, 2011 | | Sports


CVSC honors Sheheen for green leadership

S.C. Sen. Vincent Sheheen was honored by the Conservation Voters of South Carolina (CVSC) Wednesday as the 2011 Senate Conservation Leader of the year.

September 26, 2011 | | Politics


Noted and passed

• There are no doubt many Netflix users in Kershaw County; the video mail service grew over the years at an astonishing rate with its wide choice of flicks and excellent customer service. Then came a price increase that resulted in the loss of millions of customers, a move that CEO Reed Hastings recently acknowledged was "arrogant." The landscape is littered with companies that made brilliant moves, then followed them up with dunderheaded strategies that spelled death for them. It's too early to tell for Netflix.

September 26, 2011 | | Editorials


Alada Geretta Carlos

Alada Geretta Carlos, 102, of 422 Knights Hill Road in Camden, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

September 26, 2011 | | Obituaries


John S. Halsall III

A memorial service for John Smyrl Halsall III, 68, of Lugoff, will be held Tuesday at noon at El-Bethel Faith Community Church. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 10:30 a.m. to noon prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter.

September 26, 2011 | | Obituaries


Myeshia Jasmine Richardon

Ms. Myeshia Jasmine Richardson, 20, of 1902 Vineyard Drive, Camden, S.C. passed on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

September 26, 2011 | | Obituaries


Class war is bipartisan

Class warfare seems to be popping up everywhere these days. It must be campaign season.

September 26, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


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Find a Furry Friend!

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter is Brownie, a 4-year-old female Beagle/Corgi mix. She is very sweet and laid back. Another animal for adoption is Benny, a 6-month-old male domestic short-haired cat. 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 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or ...

October 24, 2014 | | Pets


Craig Clyburn Team

Mr. Craig Clyburn Team, 69, of Lugoff, SC, died Wednesday, October 22, 2014.

October 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ariail for Oct. 24, 2014

October 24, 2014 | | Ariail


Bears and wolves find a voice in the wilderness

WASHINGTON -- If politicians preying upon your attentions this season fail to inspire, you might seek common cause with the beasts -- the four-legged variety rather than those running for office.

October 24, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


L-EHS student concerned about animal shelter

I am writing this letter about the concerns of the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter. Our animal shelter has its pros and cons. The benefits of an animal shelter is it provides protection for those individuals that cannot afford the proper care for their animal. Think about it: what would our city look like if we did not have an animal shelter? There would be dogs and cats running around freely. Every day I ride down Hwy. 1, I see a helpless dog on the side of the rode with its ribs sticking out from lack of nutrients.

October 24, 2014 | Brittany McManus Lugoff | Letters


Power, divided

We've always believed the United States government works best when power is divided -- that is, with a president from one party and a Congress controlled by the opposite party. As of now, of course, we have a Democratic president and a split Congress, with the House of Representatives controlled by Republicans and the Senate dominated by Democrats. There are multiple forecasting models out there for the upcoming election, with most of them giving the GOP a better-than-even chance of gaining a majority in the Senate while retaining control of the House.

October 24, 2014 | | Editorials


Aging leaves and Autumn color

Trees are fascinating biological wonders. From ancient bristle cone pines and towering redwoods out west to our widely diverse Southern forests, the life cycle of a tree provides us with year-round interest. One of the most intriguing and beautiful results of a tree's life cycle is autumn color.

October 24, 2014 | By Liz Gilland, Camden Urban Forester C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Trick or Treat Trail offers family fun on October 31

The Kershaw County Recreation Department along with SAFE Federal Credit Union and Kimbrell's Furniture will host Trick or Treat Trail, a "Boostastic time for the whole family" Friday, October 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rhame City Arena located on 517 Broad Street. There will be family activities, candy and more. Contact the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation office at 425-6009

October 24, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Stover Middle School students paint mural for school

Stover Middle School teachers Cassandra Mickle and Jane Gari wrote a grant offered through the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) called Strategic Planning/Special Project Grant. The purpose of the grant was to invite "Artists at Stover." Mickle established the "Creating a Learning Environment for Me" initiative to encourage student involvement in creating permanent works of art that would appeal to the all students at Stover.

October 24, 2014 | | Education


Mamie Blakely

Mrs. Mamie Blakely, 86, of Newark, NJ, formerly of Camden, SC entered into rest on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in Newark.

October 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


Teresa Cooke McCray

Ms. Teresa Cooke McCray, 49, of 1027 Pine Tree Drive, Cassatt, South Carolina passed on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Broom Hill Baptist Church in Camden, SC. Burial will be at Broom Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Camden, SC. Nelson-Haile is serving the family.

October 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


Joseph Jackie “Joe” Wallace

A funeral service celebrating the life of Joseph Jackie "Joe" Wallace, 53, of Lugoff, SC, will be held on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, in Camden, SC. Rev. Angela Jennings will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Columbia, SC. The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 26, from 5:00-7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Wallace's memory to St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 1301 Mill St., Camden, SC 29020.

October 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


Frank L. Clayton Sr.

Funeral service for Frank L. Clayton Sr., 85 will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at El-Bethel Faith Community Church with burial to follow in Hardshell Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Stines and the Rev. Jeff Grubbs will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to El-Bethel Faith Community Church 905 Longtown Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078 or Agape Hospice, 700 W Dekalb St, Camden, SC 29020.

October 24, 2014 | | Obituaries


CHS institutes new post-game policy

In the aftermath of last Friday's post-game fight with Dreher, while the two teams lined up to shake hands following Camden's 39-30 win over the visiting Blue Devils, Camden High School principal Dan Matthews announced a new post-game policy for players and fans beginning with tonight's home game with Richland Northeast.

October 24, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Expert advice on no-spank discipline that really works

Two kids are wrestling over the toy clown their aunt made, voices rising as each demands the right to sleep with it.

October 23, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


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