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Patsy Gainey

Funeral services for Patsy Darnell Gainey, 63, of Bethune, were held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 12, 2012 at Timrod Baptist Church. The Rev. Joe Stines and Rev. James Wallace officiated with burial in the church cemetery.

February 13, 2012 | | Obituaries


Archives exhibit showcases ‘Camden’s Grand Gardens’

Gardening on a grand scale was a hallmark of Camden from the 1840s through the 1940s. Be a time traveler and imagine going to see a 32-acre garden wonderland with long sand paths passing under manicured green arches of cherry laurel, cassena, and holly. Along your walk you pass shrubs carefully clipped to make topiary shapes. Take in the scent of the Cherokee Rose hedges which encircle the whole garden. Linger in the shade of the grand magnolias and Cedars of Lebanon. Picture a terraced walkway with green arches above your head at each set of steps. At the bottom ...

February 13, 2012 | | Camden


KCSO arrests Dalzell couple on multiple charges

Surveillance by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office narcotics unit for drug and prostitution activity at a Lugoff truck stop Wednesday netted a Dalzell man with an extensive criminal background and his wife.

February 13, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Sports complex referendum ordinance Tuesday

First reading of an ordinance to place a referendum question on construction of a recreation facility on the November general election ballot will be on the table at Camden City Council's meeting Tuesday.

February 13, 2012 | | Camden


Junior Leadership KC applications available

Applications for the 2012-13 Junior Leadership Kershaw County class for rising juniors and seniors are now available at the county's high schools and the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center.

February 13, 2012 | | Education


Academics and art

Local artist Patricia Adelman (second from right) donated her original painting, "Excuse Me," to Camden High School's Academic Booster Club. The Academic Booster Club raised more than $2,500 from the raffle of the painting which was won by Denise Jeffers (left). Money raised will go toward awards and incentives for students to help inspire them to achieve their best within their school and community. Joining Jeffers and Adelman are Camden High Principal Dan Matthews (second from left) and Academic Booster Club representative Kathleen Tiller (right).

February 13, 2012 | | Education


When Cupid strikes…

Pick was the "church mother" of the First Baptist Church of Camden. Now for you uninformed folk, the church mother is the oldest female member of a congregation.

February 13, 2012 | Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Honor roll students named at L-EMS

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-week period.

February 13, 2012 | | Education


Hometown heroes at the Pig

In late January, two Piggly Wiggly employees went above and beyond to aid an elderly customer who had fallen victim to the "Grandma Scam."

February 10, 2012 | | People & Places


Shatter the black suicide myth

The death of Don Cornelius, creator and host of "Soul Train," brought two conflicting memories to mind: the weekly joy of that iconic program as a defining feature of black American pop culture and the terrible pain inflicted on the surviving family and friends of those who commit suicide.

February 10, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Barton earns Dean’s List honors

Alana E. Barton of Elgin was named to the Dean's List at Columbia College.

February 10, 2012 | | Education


Student honor rolls reported at North Central

Honor rolls for the second nine-week period at North Central Middle School have been announced.

February 10, 2012 | | Education


Writing time

February 10, 2012 | | Education


Shadowing for the future

On Ground Hog's day, seventh- and eighth-grade students from area middle schools traditionally go to work with a relative to expand their knowledge of the world of work. Fourteen students visited Blaney Elementary School to shadow relatives or former teachers. Twelve of those were from Stover Middle School. Shadows included (first row, from left) Kaitlyn Fuller, Kortney McCoy, Katelyn Morgan, Rebeka Scherer, Kayla Perito, Alyssa Weems, (second row) Austin McAvoy (L-EMS), Dylan Rogers, Craig Carter (L-EMS), Caroline Seeley, Mikayla Price and Ashley O'Cain. Not pictured were Madelyn Jackson and Paige Martin.

February 10, 2012 | | Education


Jackson to be local NAACP anniversary speaker

The Rev. Dr. Solomon Jackson Jr. will be guest speaker for the 67th anniversary of the Camden/Kershaw County Branch NAACP celebration Feb. 17.

February 10, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


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Legion honors firefighters and police officers

Camden's James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 recently honored law enforcement officers and firefighters selected by the heads of their respective departments. This year's honorees include S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) Patrolman of Year Thomas R. Chrisofario, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office Deputy of the Year Derek B. Robinson, Camden Police Department (CPD) Policeman of the Year Sylvesta Robinson, Camden Fire Department Fireman of the Year Chris Tidwell and Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Firefighter of the Year Michael Stanfield. Behind them are their supervisors, SCHP Sgt. Dan Black, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews, CPD Sgt. Tyrell Coleman, Camden ...

March 30, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


A check and a pie

The Community Playground Project continues to close in on the fundraising goal of $300,000 to build a new playground at the West Wateree Recreation Complex on U.S. 1 between Lugoff and Elgin. The Lugoff Optimist Club presented a $1,000 check to the project Thursday, March 19. Playground Committee Chairperson Laurey Carpenter accepted the check from Henry Powers. The project also raised several thousand dollars Friday, March 20 with a gala and auction, including a "Pie in the Face" contest in which votes were cast by monetary donation.

March 30, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Bob Sheheen retires from race association

Bob Sheheen recently retired from the Carolina Cup Racing Association.

March 30, 2015 | | News


Miss Emily Peake and Mr. Joshua Caughman wed

Miss Emily Shirll Peake of Elgin and Mr. Joshua David Caughman of Columbia were joined in marriage on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 3 o'clock in the afternoon at Rock Bottom Pond in Ridgeway, South Carolina. Debbie Miles officiated the double-ring ceremony.

March 30, 2015 | | Weddings & Engagements


Brevard scholarship winners announced

he Camden Music Association (CMA) and the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announce the winners of the 2015 Brevard Music Competition. This year's competition was held at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church where 13 students competed for scholarships to further their musical endeavors. The competition and recital is sponsored by Sibby Wood in honor of her mother, Margaret Beckley Upton.

March 30, 2015 | | People & Places


CHS, L-E baseball teams to step back in time

For the third straight year, the ping will be replaced by the sounds of the crack of the bat as the Kershaw-Richland Classic Spring Break Baseball Tournament returns to Camden's American Legion Park for a three-day run beginning on Monday. Thursday's final day of the tournament will be held at Richland Northeast High School, site of the other half of the bracket.

March 30, 2015 | | Sports


Making the rounds

A few hundred yards away, trucks carrying workers zig-zagged their way in and around the Springdale Race Course in final preparation for Saturday's 83rd running of the Carolina Cup. Tucked away in a barn located behind the National Steeplechase Museum, Brian Murphy stands atop the straw in a stall as he brushes down one of his horses with the only sound here being that of a few chirping birds on a relaxed Monday morning.

March 27, 2015 | | Equine


NC rallies from 9-run hole to take down Cheraw in 10

Small ball led to an overthrown ball, leading to a wild pitch which was all it took for North Central to come away with a 10-9, 10-inning win over visiting Cheraw in a Tuesday night game in which the hosts overcame a 9-0 deficit after three and a half innings of play.

March 27, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle


Demons cruise past Redhawks, 11-1

Knowing that Westwood has had troubles both scoring and preventing runs, Lugoff-Elgin baseball coach Randy Stokes had one simple plan of attack heading into Tuesday's Region 4-4A game with the visiting Redhawks.

March 27, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Historic Camden's Armies Through Time

Hundreds of people visited Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site last Saturday to learn about warfare through the ages. Guests got to interact with warriors from Ancient Greek wars, Medieval wars, 19th Century wars, World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War. Different stations were set up that featured artifacts, costumes and camps from different wars.

March 27, 2015 | | People & Places


Ruben H. Jay Jr.

A celebration of life service for Ruben Harlan Jay, Jr, 67, will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Foundation.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mary Ruth Watts

Funeral service for Mary Ruth Hornsby Watts, 81, will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice, 1400 Pickens St #100, Columbia, SC 29201 or Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 880, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Amanda Porter

Amanda Doby Porter, wife of the late James Porter formally of Palmer Place in Camden passed away on March 14th in Baltimore, Md. Funeral services are scheduled for March 27th in Baltimore.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


James W. ‘Pete’ Nelson

Funeral service for James William "Pete" Nelson, 74, will be held on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, Elgin with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Ken Jackson will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, 2666 Highway 1 South, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Arrants speaks to CCTC students

Josh Arrants, naturalist and C-I columnist, speaks to students in Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) Natural Resources Management program Feb. 26 about the Red-cockaded Woodpecker Restoration Project at Fort Jackson. Arrants, a 2002 CCTC graduate, is a member of the S.C. Wildlife Federal Board, a Fort Jackson Wildlife Technician and former Camden resident who recently moved to Austin, Texas. He is returning frequently to work on the Fort Jackson project and continues to write his column. The students listening to Arrants' lecture are in NRM Department Chair Joshua Castleberry's class.

March 27, 2015 | | Education


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