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Voting rights act

Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court are considering a challenge to the nation's signature voting rights act, which was passed in 1965, during an era when many states did whatever they could to deny the right to vote to blacks. The issues are complex, but the cogent question is whether or not Congress, in reauthorizing certain provisions of the act in 2006, were correct or incorrect in using a formula based on historic practices and voting data from elections that were held decades ago.

March 01, 2013 | | Editorials


Unemployment

Recently, unemployment rates for African-American communities rose. History has taught us where there is high unemployment, the community will be unstable and the standard of living relative to other communities is going to decline and the prison rate will rise.

March 01, 2013 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


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


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Julian R. Wilson

Julian Richard Wilson, 21, was born in Camden. He grew up in Lugoff where he graduated from Lugoff-Elgin High School in 2014. He had a ...

July 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


Margaret Coker Latimer

Margaret Coker Latimer of West Columbia entered into her heavenly home peacefully at Agape Hospice House on July 16, 2016 with her son and daughter ...

July 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


Ruth Stanley

Funeral service for Mrs. Ruth Clyburn Stanley, 91, of Camden, will be held Saturday, July 30, 2016, 2:00 P.M. at Saint John Baptist ...

July 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


Thomas Shannon, Sr.

Mr. Thomas Shannon,Sr., 68, of Fort Washington, MD, formerly of Camden, passed on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Funeral services will be conducted today, July ...

July 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


Elizabeth Jackson

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Elizabeth Ann McCaskill Jackson, 77, of Elgin, will be held at 10:00 AM, today, July 29 ...

July 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


Charles Frost, Sr.

LUGOFF – Private services will be held for family and close friends of Charles J. Frost, Sr.

July 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


Ariail for July 26

July 26, 2016 | | Ariail


Random visit from an old enemy

I hope this never happens to you.

July 26, 2016 | Jim Tatum C-I Editor | Columns


How much freedom does law and order cost?

Parker: CLEVELAND -- Donald Trump was a man in full Thursday night as he accepted the Republican nomination: Full-throated, full of fury and full of himself ...

July 26, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Coming up

School registration starts tomorrow and all over Kershaw County kids will be checking in to their new schools, meeting teachers and getting a first glimpse ...

July 26, 2016 | | Editorials


Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah lowers ISO Rating

After a recent Insurance Services Office (ISO) evaluation, Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department's current ISO rating of 7 will be dropping to an ISO rating ...

July 26, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Food for the Soul to expand shelter services beginning August 1

Food for the Soul KC will expand its shelter service for the homeless starting August 1.

July 26, 2016 | | Miscellaneous


Alfred Young

Mr. Alfred "Al" Young, 51, of Goose Creek, S.C. passed on Friday, July 22, 2016.

July 26, 2016 | | Obituaries


Avalene Weather

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Avalene Truesdale Weathers, 82, of Camden, will be held at 2:00 PM, today, July 26, 2016 ...

July 26, 2016 | | Obituaries


Timothy N. Thomas

AUGUSTA – Memorial services for Timothy Nicholas Thomas, 57, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witness in Evans ...

July 26, 2016 | | Obituaries


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