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A plea for better junk on TV

Fifty years ago this week, then Federal Communications Chairman Newton Minow famously skewered the nation's daily television programming as "a vast wasteland." Today it is still largely a wasteland, in my view, because that's mostly what people want.

May 16, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


New Day on Mill to host five-year anniversary

On Sunday New Day on Mill will host a fifth anniversary drop-in from 2 to 4 p.m. at 1207 Mill Street, Camden. New Day is a transitional housing program for homeless women and their families. There will be a short program at 3 p.m. featuring some former residents. Tours of the cottages will be hosted by current residents and members of the New Day Advisory Board. For more information, call 432-5456.

May 13, 2011 | | Localife


Nancy Dixon

Funeral services for Nancy Freeman Dixon, 73, of Camden, will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Camden Ward, with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family received friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to NHC (TFGE) 1018 North Guignard, Sumter, S.C. 29150.

May 13, 2011 | | Obituaries


Martha Elizabeth Jackson

Funeral services for Martha Elizabeth Jackson, age 75, of Bishopville, who passed away May 10, will be held Friday at 2:00 at High Hill True Light Church of Christ. Mr. Russell McLeod & Mr. Lynwood Young will officiate. Burial will be in the High Hill True Light Church of Christ Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home. Visitation was Thursday 5-7 at the Funeral Home. Mrs. Jackson was born in Blythewood a daughter of the late John W. & Lillie Mae Christmas Wilson. She was the widow of the late James Willard Jackson. She was employed with Skyline Manufacturing for over 30 ...

May 13, 2011 | | Obituaries


Charles Lee

Funeral service for Charles "Charlie Cool" Lee, 55, of Bronx, New York and formerly of Camden, will be held Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 3 p.m. at Saint Stephen Missionary Baptist Church, with burial in church cemetery, Rembert.

May 13, 2011 | | Obituaries


ATEC’s nursing students win HOSA awards

Nervous jitters, outbursts of laughter; the sounds of more than 963 students and advisors once again converged on the North Charleston Convention Center for the 2011 Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) State Leadership Conference, March 9-11. The convention provided two and a half days of educational symposiums, competitive events, exhibits, general sessions and the opportunity to network with students and health care partners from all over the state.

May 13, 2011 | | Localife


Bluffton ends Bulldogs' perfect record and season

Why did Tuesday have to be the fifth time?

May 13, 2011 | | Camden High/Middle


What bin Laden, Geronimo shared in common

Native American leaders are upset that Geronimo's name was used as code for Osama bin Laden. I respect their concern, but I don't think this particular reference is the insult that tribal leaders think it is.

May 13, 2011 | Clarence page Chicago Tribune | Columns


bin Laden

A couple weeks after Navy commandoes killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, Kershaw County residents are no doubt still celebrating with their countrymen his demise. Americans are by nature a compassionate people and not attuned to celebrating death; in this instance, it is justified in every way and a cause for joy, for bin Laden will endure in infamy as one of the most cold-hearted murderers the world has ever known.

May 13, 2011 | | Editorials


Normal in an abnormal way

You know you're getting old when you start getting picked for health studies.

May 13, 2011 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


City budget process: look back, look ahead and plan

As Camden City Council moves past first reading of the 2011-2012 budget and on to second reading May 24th, it is important for our community to understand how we budget and where our priorities originate.

May 13, 2011 | Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Qualifications are basis for governor's appointments

I was very disappointed in your recent Noted and passed comments criticizing Gov. Haley for being insensitive in not making appointments to minorities in the proportions that you felt appropriate. I would have thought that you, as I, would have wanted her to choose the best available for the job regardless of the category into which they fell. Whether she did or not, only time will tell.

May 13, 2011 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Pets of the week -- May 13, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a short-haired domestic kitten and an 8-week-old male border collie hound-mix puppy. 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.net. The shelter ...

May 13, 2011 | | Pets


Rec Notes for May 13, 2011

The Kershaw County Aquatic Center will open for the season May 21; registration for aquatic center programs will also be accepted at this time. The pool will be open on a half-day schedule May 21-June 5, shifting to a full-day schedule June 6. The aquatic center will be closed Memorial Day and July 4.

May 13, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Special Olympics

Five years ago, former Pine Tree Hill School teacher Ann Marie Taylor wanted her special education students to be more involved with extracurricular activities.

May 13, 2011 | | Localife


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Feature Photo: 'The Three Mayors'

July 25, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


‘What is that?’

In the quest to answer the many questions I receive about trees, see below for part three in the continuing series.

July 25, 2014 | By Liz Gilland, Camden Urban Forester C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Amtrak to renovate Camden train station, grounds

After decades of requests from residents and years of negotiation with city officials, Amtrak is announcing that it will renovate its station in Camden and the surrounding property. Work will begin Aug. 4, and -- according JarVor Williams, an Amtrak construction engineer overseeing the project -- make the facility compliant with the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

July 25, 2014 | | Camden


Patricia Gail Alger-Benson

A memorial service celebrating the life of Patricia Gail Alger-Benson, 68, of Lugoff, SC will be held on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM. at Blaney Baptist Church. Rev. Philip Blankenship will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday, July25, from 6:00-7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in her memory to Blaney Baptist Church, 1400 Blaney Road, Elgin, SC 29045.

July 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


Sammie F. Thomas Jr.

Funeral services for Sammie F. Thomas Jr. will be held on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the Divine Mortuary Chapel, 5620 Hillandale Dr. Lithonia, Georgia 30058.

July 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


Betty Jo Crump Mays, R.N.

Funeral services for Betty Jo Crump Mays, R.N., 76, will be held Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at New Life Christian Outreach, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Scotch Cemetery, Bethune. The Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, July 25, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

July 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth Golf Tournament

The Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth's twenty fifth annual golf tournament will be held on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Camden Country Club.

July 25, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Ariail for July 25, 2014

July 25, 2014 | | Ariail


Rhame Arena

We're glad to see that the city of Camden is exploring alternatives for aging Rhame Arena. The building is becoming more dilapidated with each passing year, and something needs to be done, whether it's razing it or restoring it. Of course, money is a factor, just as it is in all government decisions these days. We will say that city officials have overworked the bureaucratic jargon in their appraisal of the situation, saying an "adaptive reuse" could be a possible alternative. We are assuming "adaptive reuse" means repairing the building and making it feasible for some type of ...

July 25, 2014 | | Editorials


Reader thanks Camden Public Works crew

If you live in Camden and do not realize how special a town it is, just wait until something goes wrong.

July 25, 2014 | Jill Davis Camden | Letters


Limousine liberalism’s good works

Is it hypocritical for a really, really rich person to object to rising inequality?

July 25, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Fall Sports registration begins on Monday

Swim Lessons

July 25, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Find a new Furry Friend!

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Wally, an adorable 6-week-year-old male kitten and Paige, a 4-year-old female Pointer mix. She is very friendly with other dogs. 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 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter ...

July 25, 2014 | | Pets


Carolina Downhome Blues Festival Set for 18th Year

Mark your calendars for the 18th Annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival scheduled for October 2-4 in historic downtown Camden. This year's event will feature multiple performances at various sites, including The Venue on Broad, Old Town Tavern and a new site for the festival -- 833 South Broad Street. The Carolina Downhome Blues Festival is an award-winning event recognized for featuring legendary blues artists from around the globe.

July 25, 2014 | | Arts


State American Legion Tournament schedule of games

The South Carolina Senior State American Legion Tournament begins Saturday at Riley Park in Sumter. Here is all the information you will need as to the event:

July 25, 2014 | | Sports


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