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Quality education has cost

A community member asked me recently why I place so much emphasis on the budget. The exact words were, "I think that's all you ever talk about." I guess I have to plead guilty to keeping the budget as a front burner issue. When I think about the discussions I have about our schools with parents, staff, students and community members, most of these discussions revolve around smaller class sizes, additional academic and extracurricular programs, competitive compensation, materials and supplies, technology and additional staff in areas such as nursing, maintenance, classroom assistants and clerical. All of these are areas ...

February 20, 2012 | Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


America in ‘decline’ denial

Is America in decline? No way, says President Obama, proudly speaking of our standing overseas. But some grim new reports on our educational gaps remind us that decline is like charity -- it begins at home.

February 20, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Robert Ariail -- Feb. 20, 2012

February 20, 2012 | | Ariail


Teen killed in single-car crash

A Camden High School student died in a single-car accident on Haile Street just outside Camden early Sunday morning.

February 20, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Grace Holiday Wilson

Mrs. Grace Holiday Wilson, 88, of 175 Lewis Circle, Rembert, died Wednesday, February 15, 2012. Friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden who is serving the Wilson Family.

February 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Maxie Webster

Services for Maxie Evon "Bud" Webster, 74, were held on Sunday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to NTAF, in honor of Andy Crowson, 150 N. Radnor Chester Road, Suite F-120, Radnor, PA 19087.

February 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Miss Branham, Mr. Bock set date

Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Branham are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Brittany Renee Branham of Camden to Mr. Ryan Keith Bock of Camden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Bock Sr., Camden.

February 20, 2012 | | People & Places


Miss Godbold, SSG Johnson plan spring wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas F. Pitts would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Nicole Godbold, formerly of Camden, SC now of Ft. Benning, Ga., to SSG Jonathan Ryan Johnson of Little Rock, Arkansas.

February 20, 2012 | | People & Places


Jannie Young Grant`

Mrs. Jannie Young Grant, 65, of 7825 Edward St., Rembert, died Friday, February 17, 2012. Friends may call at 7835 Edward St., Rembert. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announed at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Grant Family.

February 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Annie Eva Boone Branham

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Annie Eva Boone Branham, 82, of DeKalb Community will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, February 20, 2012 at DeKalb Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Tim Broughton will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5:00-6:30 PM, Sunday, February 19, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

February 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


More to investigate

Regarding the story on John Rainey, I found it interesting from all of his time in government he has only found one person he has deemed corrupt enough to investigate on his own (our current governor). He states that it is "his civic duty to call out people who I don't believe represent South Carolina in a manner in which we want to be known and remembered."

February 20, 2012 | Robert Horton Camden | Letters


Carolyn Hancock

Memorial services to celebrate the life of Carolyn Lucas Hancock, 66, of Ridgeway will be held Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 6:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Pastor Sonny Sellers will officiate. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078 or Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

February 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Timothy Odom

Funeral service for Timothy Wayne Odom, 48, of Camden, was held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in Hardshell Cemetery. The Rev. Bruce Watford officiated. The family received friends prior to the service from 2 – 3 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to S.C. Oncology.

February 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Noted and passed

• Kudos to Camden native Ford Graham, who's been chosen to lead the S.C. Department of Commerce's European office. In that role, Graham will head the state's international industrial recruitment efforts in Europe. He's been involved with business development in the state for several years and has a solid track record, and we look forward to following his successes on the continent.

February 20, 2012 | | Editorials


Ryan Wyatt Simpson

Funeral service for Ryan Wyatt Simpson, 17, will be held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Russ Galloway will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

February 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Wooten Stables grad Upstart headed to Kentucky Derby

Alto Racing's Materiality battled even-money favorite Upstart through the stretch before registering a 1 ½-length victory in Saturday's $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1) in just his third lifetime start in Gulfstream Park's signature event.

April 01, 2015 | | Equine


Chapin boots Dogs, 4-1

Chapin scored twice in each half while visiting Camden had a goal overturned and missed scoring another by inches in the first half. The result was a 4-1 Eagle victory in a Region 4-AAA boys' soccer match played Friday night in Chapin.

April 01, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Chapin hands Lady Bulldogs first 4-AAA loss

After opening the Region 4-AAA season with four straight wins, the Camden High softball team was upended by defending conference champion Chapin, 10-0, last Friday night.

April 01, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


CHS sweeps multi-team track meet

Camden outscored both Great Falls and McBee to win their third girls' track meet of the season in a meet held at the Camden High Athletic Complex last Thursday.

April 01, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Kids' crappie tourney set for April 11

The annual Take a Child Crappie Fishing Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 11 at Clearwater Cove Marina on Lake Wateree.

April 01, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Camden Royals host AAU hoops tourney

The Camden Royals AAU youth basketball team is hosting a tournament from April 10-12 at the Bishopville Recreation Department.

April 01, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Silver Foxes top undermanned L-E netters

Playing minus first singles player Trevor Black, who had been playing some of his best tennis, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team suffered a 6-0 loss to visiting Dutch Fork in a Region 4-4A match played last Thursday.

April 01, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons and Dogs meet tonight

Camden and Lugoff-Elgin will meet in today's 7:30 p.m. finale of the American Legion Park portion of the Kershaw-Richland Wooden Bat Tournament which concludes Thursday with four games being played at Richland Northeast.

April 01, 2015 | | Sports


Camden Spring Classic brings new set of jumpers to town

With the Carolina Cup now in the history books, it is time for Camden to welcome a different set of jumpers to town.

April 01, 2015 | | Equine




Building Permits

The following building permits were recently recorded at the Kershaw County Government Center. Permits are listed in the following manner: owner; price to be paid for construction or improvements and a brief description of the construction or improvements.

April 01, 2015 | | For the Record


Lugoff-Elgin Middle School reports honor rolls

Sixth Grade

April 01, 2015 | | Education


Irene M. Gettys

A memorial service for Irene Mangum Gettys will be held at 3:00 PM, Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden, SC, conducted by Rev. John Hallman. The family will receive friends following the service in John Knox Hall.

April 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Joe Holderness

A memorial service for Harry "Joe" Holderness, Jr., 92, will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.

April 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Susie T. Rivers

Mrs. Susie Thomas Rivers, 73, of Brooklyn, New York and formerly of Boykin, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Born in Boykin, she was a daughter of the late Willie Sr. and Emma Deas Thomas and wife of the late Benjamin Rivers, Sr.

April 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


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