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Celebrating 102 years

Ms. Hazel Scheidt of Lugoff celebrated her 102nd birthday with friends and family April 6 at Southwinds Assisted Living Facility in Lugoff. In honor of her birthday, Scheidt's daughter, Betty Ann Cymansky and the Southwinds staff made cake and refreshments to mark the occasion. Originally from New Jersey, Scheidt has four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

April 13, 2012 | | People & Places


Kershaw County Farmers Market opens Saturday

The Kershaw County Farmers Market opens Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. The market is located behind First Community Bank in Downtown Camden. Music will be provided by Jeff Clark and Paul Hayes. Come shop the market for Certified S.C. products, fresh produce, meats, seafood, plants, and more. KCFM will be open every Saturday through Nov. 17.

April 13, 2012 | | People & Places


United Way conducts Be A Bunny program for the 11th year

The United Way "Be A Bunny" program enlists people from the community to fill Easter baskets for individuals representing three United Way agencies, the Council on Aging, Family Resource Center and the Board of Disabilities and Special Needs, as well as 132 children from the Kershaw County School District.

April 13, 2012 | | People & Places


Historic Camden presents Market Day

Ever wonder why Camden's Market Street is so named? It because the town's marketplace before 1812 was located at the northwest corner of Bull and Market Streets, today the outdoor basketball court across from Zemp Stadium.

April 13, 2012 | | People & Places


SC Works organizing Camden job fair April 26

SC Works is presenting a series of job fairs to mark April as Job Fair Month. Job fairs offered in Camden and Sumter are designed to reach the entire region, including Kershaw, Sumter, Lee and Clarendon counties.

April 13, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Rec notes -- April 13, 2012

Registration for swim lessons will begin May 1 at the Kershaw County Recreation Department.

April 13, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Lady Bulldogs blank L-E, 2-0

Scoring twice in the first 12 minutes of play, visiting Camden swept its season series with rival Lugoff-Elgin with a 2-0 victory in a Tuesday night girls' soccer match played in less-than-favorable conditions.

April 13, 2012 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


School menus -- April 13, 2012

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of April 16-20:

April 13, 2012 | | Education


Pets of the week -- April 13, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Xander, 1 3-year-old male Siberian Husky dog who's friendly and likes to talk, and a male black and white domestic shorthaired 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 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a ...

April 13, 2012 | | Pets


Romney’s road ahead

There's a long history in this country of major-party presidential candidates bending to the left (if they're Democrats) or to the right (Republicans) to win their parties' nominations, and then swinging back toward the center during the general election that determines who will occupy the White House for the next four years. That's probably what we're going to see now that Rick Santorum has given up his campaign, opening the door for Mitt Romney to become the Republican nominee.

April 13, 2012 | | Editorials


Esau Lionel McLeod Jr.

Mr. Esau Lionel McLeod Jr., 62, of Santa Ana, CA, formerly of Camden, SC, passed on Wednesday, April 4, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Second Baptist Church , Santa Ana, CA.

April 13, 2012 | | Obituaries


Hobkirk's Hill salute

Members of the Hobkirk's Hill Society -- (from left) Lawson Lewis, Charles Baxley and Don Terrell – present a Betsy Ross flag to Camden City Councilman Willard Polk (right), who is also a society member, for the city to fly at the Town Green during the Battle of Hobkirk's Hill Week April 19-25. Residents and businesses are urged to fly the Betsy Ross flag during the observance to commemorate the battle, fought on April 25 in present-day Camden. Polk presented the flag to Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham at council's Tuesday meeting.

April 13, 2012 | | Military


Dogs blank Flora in rain-shortened match, 4-0

With storm clouds gathering and rain on the way, the Camden High tennis team could ill afford to waste any time in Tuesday's match at A.C. Flora.

April 13, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Knights get past Devils, 5-3

With his pitch count piling up after two innings, North Central right-hander Grayson King was met by his head coach, Robbie Cash, as he returned to the dugout in Tuesday's game against visiting Great Falls.

April 13, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


Bulldogs, Demons meet in Saturday Dogfest contest

DogFest: A Celebration of Being a Camden Bulldog will be held on Saturday, April 14 at American Legion Park. This year's event, sponsored by May Plant Credit Union, is planned to offer fun for all ages.

April 11, 2012 | | Sports


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Fourth of July BBQ essentials

The Fourth of July is tomorrow and revelers across the nation are preparing to toast their independence with family and friends. For many Americans, backyard barbecues are synonymous with the Fourth of July, a day that, in the United States of America, commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Historic Camden’s Did you Know?

While Ben Franklin was key to the crafting of the Declaration of Independence, the other Founding Fathers did not want him to be the main author - as they felt they couldn't trust him not to put a joke in it!

The great, big and wonderful approval of going independent actually occurred on July 2 -- a day which John Adams thought would forever after be celebrated by the newly formed nation. "The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha in the History of America." He was right about the way we honor it though: "It ought ...

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Sesquicentennial State Park trip

Students from Wateree Elementary School in Krissi Butler's first grade class enjoyed a field study at the end of the school year to Sesquicentennial State Park to study plants.

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Ariail for July 3, 2015

July 03, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Fourth of July

Tomorrow is Independence Day, the Fourth of July, when this country celebrates its birthday. This year, July 4 marks the 239th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence -- the document which signaled to the world the original 13 British colonies were breaking away from Mother England.

July 03, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Michelle Obama’s evolution

WASHINGTON -- First-term first ladies are often shadows to their more-important husbands, dabbling in lite fare to avoid criticism and picking safe projects to shield them and their families from the inevitable slings and arrows.

July 03, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Scully: Vision and process

Many extraordinary people offer visionary ideas, especially here. "Wouldn't it be great if we had a river rafting business on the Wateree?" "Wouldn't it be great if we had a downtown boutique hotel?" "Wouldn't it be great if we had a Bluegrass Festival the week of the Colonial Cup?" "Wouldn't it be great if we had a cottage development, or better yet, a new Kershaw County library on the former Mather property?" "And another restaurant or two!" The answer is predictably, "Yes, of course yes! Thank you for your great ideas," followed by necessary questions: "Where ...

July 03, 2015 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader wants ‘fair and balanced reporting’

During the open meetings of all of our public bodies, there is provided a period for public comments. This period is part of the meeting agenda and is, presumably, included in the meeting's minutes. Therefore, these comments become part of the public record. This period is set aside for anyone wanting to speak about matters of concern, as long as the comments are about public issues (not to include the promotion of a private business and not about personal issues). Although the public comment period is not a period of debate, it provides private citizens an opportunity to let ...

July 03, 2015 | X. Willard Polk Camden | Letters


Sidewalk Survey - July 3, 2015

July 03, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


Sylvia Upton Wood

Sylvia Upton Wood passed away peacefully on July 1, 2015 at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph at the age of 81, surrounded by her family. Born on March 1, 1934 in Benton Harbor, she was the daughter of Frederick and Margaret Upton, also of St. Joseph. Her father was a founder of what is now the Whirlpool Corporation.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Leroy Burgess Marsh

A graveside service for Leroy Burgess Marsh, 96, will be held today, July 3 at 2 p.m. in High Hill True Light Church Cemetery. The family received friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the national Multiple Sclerosis Society or the American Diabetes Association.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


William E. Long

A memorial service for William E. "Gene" Long, Sr., of Columbia, was held Wednesday July 1, 2015 at Wildewood Downs, 731 Polo Rd, Columbia, SC, 29223 with Dr. George Crow officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in Forsyth Memorial Park, Winston-Salem, NC.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Eunice O. Kirby

Eunice O. "Libby" Kirby, 81, widow of Marion H. Kirby, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Summerville, SC. Plans will be announced by Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home of Bishopville.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Doris Jean Kelow

Mrs. Doris Jean Kelow, 63, of 503 Lyttelton Street, Camden, passed on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Plans will be announced by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Charles Greene

Mr. Charles "Tookie Baby" Greene, 58, of 917 Mitchell Drive, Camden, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Friends may call at 2010 Concord Drive, Valley Park, Camden. Plans will be announced by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


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