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Hold them close, then let them go

It's funny how parenting works. At times, I am wonderfully amazed at the position; in other moments, I am utterly confused by the entire ride as if I were falling down the rabbit hole. I believe it fair to say, even with all the preparations we think we've made, no one is ever ready. We are always caught off guard when parenthood chooses us. When the "smoke clears," we realize that, of all the balls ever thrown our way, this is the one we cannot drop. Having kids -- the charge of rearing good, ethical, responsible human beings -- is ...

March 01, 2013 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Rec Notes -- March 1, 2013

March 9, from 9 a.m. to noon the Kershaw County Recreation Department (KCRD) and Camden High School will sponsor a baseball camp at the American Legion Baseball Field. The cost is $30 per father/son pair (Checks payable to KCRD). There will be a $5 charge for every other son from the original pair.

March 01, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


All-Area football teams salutes county's top players

While last fall's win totals may not have been what Kershaw County football fans are accustomed to, there were many solid individual performances turned in by players.

March 01, 2013 | | Sports


Henry Clair Fitzgerald

Funeral mass for Henry Clair FitzGerald, 90, will be held Monday at 12:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Father Francis Travis will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in Saint Mary's Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association at P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.

March 01, 2013 | | Obituaries


Michael B. Reeves

A memorial service for Michael Branham Reeves, 72, will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to PETS, Inc.

March 01, 2013 | | Obituaries


L-EMS briefly locked down

An "unfounded rumor" caused Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (L-EMS) to go into "limited lockdown" yesterday morning after a parent said that there was a gun at the school in a Facebook post.

March 01, 2013 | | Education


NC softball tourney opens Wednesday

Due to Tuesday's inclement weather, the North Central High School varsity softball team's inaugural "Beat Cancer with a Bat" Lady Knight Invitational will begin this evening in Boonetown.

February 27, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


Lunsford pitches Demons past Cavaliers, 6-2

Last spring, an injury to his left (throwing) forearm caused Taylor Lunsford to miss the better part of the final month of the Lugoff-Elgin baseball season as well as an entire summer of baseball.

February 27, 2013 | | Sports


Brown qualifies for NCAA D-II wrestling championships

KUTZTOWN, Pa. -- Former Lugoff-Elgin standout Deral Brown won the 149-pound weight division and was one of a record eight Newberry College wrestlers who qualified for next month's NCAA Division II National tournament.

February 27, 2013 | | Sports


L-E’s Hannah brings home 182-pound title

After finishing fourth in the 4A Lower State individual wrestling championships, Jerelle Hannah gave himself a hefty work load as he took to the mat at the Civic Center of Anderson for last weekend's South Carolina High School League state championship.

February 27, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


Internet sexual predator sentenced to 20 years

A Gastonia, N.C., man arrested in March 2012 caught in a Internet sexual predator sting and accused of engaging in sexual relations with a 15-year-old Kershaw County girl will now spend up to the next 20 years in prison.

February 27, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


K-Mart armed robbery suspect arrested

A person of interest in the armed robbery of the Camden Kmart is now arrested and charged with the crime.

February 27, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Edward W. Bracey Jr

Mr. Edward W. Bracey Jr., 87, of 3 Summit Terrace, Columbia, SC, passed on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.

February 27, 2013 | | Obituaries


James Threatt

A funeral service to celebrate the life of James Manuel Threatt, 66, of Cassatt will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, February 28, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel with burial to follow in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Amos Hann will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7:00 til 8:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorial may be made in Mr. Threatt's memory to St. Jude Children's Hospital, P. O. Box 810, Memphis, TN 38101.

February 27, 2013 | | Obituaries


American Legion recognizes Deputy of the Year

Northeast Columbia American Legion Post 182 recognized Lt. Chris "Bird" Boykin as Kershaw County's 2012 Deputy of the Year in a ceremony held at the Ft. Jackson Officers Club on February 12.

February 27, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Faulkenberry to serve as Stover Middle’s assistant principal

At its meeting, the Kershaw County School Board approved Casey Faulkenberry as the new assistant principal for Stover Middle School.

July 01, 2016 | | Education


DMES Archery Camp

Doby's Mill Elementary School (DMES) hosted its first archery camp for rising 3rd through 5th graders. The students learned the proper safety steps and ...

July 01, 2016 | | Education


Honoring the fallen

July 01, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Bringing home the hardware and the medals

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FANNIE BELTON - Lugoff

Funeral service for Mrs. Fannie Lyles Belton, 76, of 242 Smyrna Road in Lugoff will be held Sunday, July 3, 2016, 1 P.M. at ...

July 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


JAMES FURMAN - Camden

Funeral service for Mr. James Elmer Furman, Sr., 95, of 1802 Lockhart Road in Camden will be held Saturday, July 2, 2016, 1:00 P ...

July 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


CATHERINE HILL - Lugoff

LUGOFF – Funeral service for Catherine Hill, 67, will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in ...

July 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


NANCY JEFFERS - Lugoff

LUGOFF – Funeral service for Nancy Vivian Blizzard Jeffers, 60, will be held on Friday at 4:00 p.m. at Concord Baptist Church with burial ...

July 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


WILLIAM L. THOMAS JR. - Camden

A funeral service to celebrate the life of William Leonard Thomas, Jr., 52, of Camden, SC, was held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, June 30 ...

July 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


FANNIE WALTERS - Lugoff

LUGOFF – Funeral services for Fannie McCaskill Walters, 89, will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow ...

July 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


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