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The Theta Chapter of Phi Beta Mu, International School Bandmasters Fraternity, recently presented Robert Wertz (right) of Camden with its "Outstanding Contributor Award" for 2012 at a ceremony at Furman University. The award was presented by David Santiago (left), chairman of the chapter's outstanding contribution committee. Wertz retired in 2002 after a 30-year teaching career as a high school band director, the last 26 years at Camden High School. He served as president of the South Carolina Band Directors Association from 1999-2001 and was inducted into the Phi Beta Mu Hall of Fame in 2003. In 2007, Wertz was ...

March 16, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Mara Horton Jones seeks reelection to school board

Mara Horton Jones is seeking reelection to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees, Seat 1 in the West Wateree area. As native of Kershaw County, she said she is a living testament of the importance of having a strong school board trustees in Kershaw County.

March 16, 2012 | | Politics


Carwash to benefit Camden family

Students at Camden High School have organized a car wash to take place Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Tractor Supply parking lot, behind Walmart. All proceeds from the car wash will go to buy clothes for the Alexander family, who recently lost their home and belongings in a house fire. Donations will be accepted at the car wash as well as Camden High School.

March 16, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Shrine Club quail supper

The Camden Shrine Club will host its 34th annual Quail Supper at the Camden Shrine Club on Friday, March 23.

March 16, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Let's make national park status happen

I recently attended the National League of Cities conference. This annual event, attended by representatives from thousands of cities, provides local leaders with resources, contacts and continuing education. The League is focused on helping cities build stronger communities. Advocacy, job creation, economic growth, effective policy making, and feasible collaboration are only a few of the topics we explored for continuing and creating sustainable, vibrant communities.

March 16, 2012 | By Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Steve Wayne Dixon

Mr. Steve Wayne Dixon, 49, of 1483 Dixon Road, Elgin, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 10, 2012. Born in Blaney, he was the son of Carolyn Dixon Outten and Spence English, and husband of Jacqueline Wilson Dixon.

March 16, 2012 | | Obituaries


Follow your passion with practice

"Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul"-Plato

March 16, 2012 | Rebecca Rowell L-EHS columnist | High School Columns


Ariail for March 16, 2012

March 16, 2012 | | Ariail


Retaining records

It's good to see that Gov. Nikki Haley, who hasn't won a reputation for openness in her administration, has agreed to a plan which will result in better retention of records in the governor's office. Haley and the S. C. Department of Archives and History agreed to the plan, which is partly a result of The State newspaper's discovery a few months ago that e-mails and other records were being routinely destroyed.

March 16, 2012 | | Editorials


How about a 'GED' for college?

Could millions of college dropouts get a second chance through a GED-style equivalent of a college diploma? In today's age of blue-collar blues and online education, the idea of college-equivalency exams doesn't sound so outlandish anymore.

March 16, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Williams, Mathis set records in Knights' track victories

The North Central boys' track team won a home tri-meet with Andrew Jackson and Central on Tuesday.

March 16, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


CHS vs. L-E contests highlight Saturday, March 24 Dogfest

DogFest, a celebration of being a Camden Bulldog, will be held on Saturday, March 24 at the Camden High School baseball/softball complex.

March 16, 2012 | | Sports


Bulldog netters edge Irmo, 4-3

As he looked ahead to this week's back-to-back pairings with Irmo and Wilson Hall, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak was hoping to get, at least, a split of the two matches.

March 16, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Wrapping up Sunshine Week

March 16, 2012 | | Viewpoint


Discount sale of Cup tickets ends Saturday

Saturday is the final day for patrons to secure discount general admission tickets for the Carolina Cup steeplechase races.

March 16, 2012 | | Equine


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Editorial: S.C. highways

If you've done any highway driving in South Carolina recently -- and most people have -- then you're aware of the pathetic condition of many roads throughout the Palmetto State. In numerous places, they're literally crumbling, with chunks of concrete or asphalt falling off onto the shoulders. Potholes, which are not only dangerous but also have the potential to cause expensive damage to cars, are common. Everybody agrees something needs to be done to repair the state's highway system, but the government in Columbia is as dysfunctional on this issue as Washington is on many matters.

May 29, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Being Bill Kristol

WASHINGTON -- One can understand why The Weekly Standard's William Kristol would try to nullify Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy, but smearing all baby boomers in the process seems a stretch of veracity in the service of a blank page.

May 29, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Pets of the Week - May 29, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Bailey, a 1-year-old female domestic shorthaired cat, and Betsy, a 1-year-old female shepherd/hound mix. 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 missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden ...

May 29, 2015 | | Pets


Births - May 29, 2015

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May 29, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Four generations of Powers

May 29, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


CES reports third nine-week honor rolls

Camden Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the third nine-weeks period.

May 29, 2015 | | Education


Debra A. Robinson

Funeral service for Mrs. Debra A. Robinson, 55, of 1636-C Brewer Springs Road in Camden, will be held Saturday, May 30, 2015, 2:00 P.M. at Saint John Baptist Church, 1315 Springhill Road, Camden, with burial in the church cemetery. She died Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Collins Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of the arrangements.

May 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


Frankie Louise Kelly

Mrs. Frankie Louise "Tiny" Johnson Kelly, 59, of Lugoff, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

May 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


Bruce Yates Jackson

Bruce Yates Jackson, 72, of Horatio, SC, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

May 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


James Odell Cooper

Mr. James Odell "Coop" Cooper, 87, of Camden entered into eternal rest on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Born in Gable, S.C., he was the son of the late Eddie Odell and Sarah Wheeler Cooper.

May 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


Rec Notes - May 29, 2015

Registration for a number of fun and exciting summer camps continues at the Kershaw County Recreation Department:

May 29, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


LSMS reports third quarter honor rolls

Leslie M. Stover Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the third nine-weeks period.

May 29, 2015 | | Education


UDC, SCV conduct Confederate Memorial Day service

The John D. Kennedy Chapter #308, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Joseph B. Kershaw Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans held a memorial service on May 9 at the Unknown Soldiers plot in Quaker Cemetery. There are more than 200 Confederate soldiers resting in Quaker Cemetery, including 19 in the unknown plot. The memorial marker states: "The final resting place of 19 Confederate Soldiers who died in the Camden Wayside Hospital and were cared for by the citizens of Camden."

May 29, 2015 | | People & Places


SC Works opens new office

Members of Camden City and Kershaw County councils joined representatives of SC Works for a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of its new office at 1111 Broad St. in Camden. SC Works recently moved from its original Camden location on East DeKalb Street. Managers Qualisha Belton and Marvin Jackson said SC Works is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. It is part of a nationwide network of one-stop career centers supporting job seekers and businesses, they said. "SC Works is here to help job seekers find a job and businesses find ...

May 29, 2015 | | Business


J Dog opens for business

Camden Mayor Tony Scully (front, third from left) and Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Liz Horton (second row, far right) joined other local officials for a ribbon cutting for J Dog Junk Removal & Hauling recently. J Dog, 1751 Ridgeway Road in Lugoff, is owned by T.R. and Melanie Hoffman. The business is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 6 a.m. to noon. J Dog handles commercial and residential cleanouts, junk removal, local hauling and delivery. "We do business the military way -- with respect, integrity and trust," T ...

May 29, 2015 | | Business


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