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Football refs

People here in Kershaw County and South Carolina take their football seriously. Though the Carolina Panthers are based in nearby Charlotte, the college game still reigns supreme here, but Sunday afternoons still attract plenty of fans who like to watch the National Football League games. Some of those contests have been thrown into disarray by substitute officials who have taken the place of the league's regular officials, who were locked out by team owners in a labor dispute.

September 28, 2012 | | Editorials


Herbert Ronnie Jackson

Funeral services for Herbert Ronnie Jackson, 62, of Detroit, Michigan, formerly of Ridgeway, South Carolina will be held Saturday, September 29, 2012. 1:00 p.m. at Shiloh United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. He died Monday, September 24. Collins Funeal Home is in charge of the arrangements.

September 28, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ruth Elizabeth Thomas McGarry

Mrs. McGarry, 89, died Monday, September 24, 2012, at her Carmel Place home in Charlotte, NC. She was born September 9, 1923, in the Shopton community of western Mecklenburg County to the late Floyd Leon and Ida Rayfield Thomas. After graduation from Berryhill High School, Ruth was employed as a teleprinter operator for Western Union in uptown Charlotte. During World War II, Ruth worked in both the Los Angeles and Oakland, California bureaus. While living in California, she met a young Marine named Gale Richard McGarry, whom she married, and in 1996, the couple celebrated their Golden Anniversary.

September 28, 2012 | | Obituaries


Dr. Mike Watford Sr.

Dr. Michael "Mike" Stanley Watford, Sr., age 61, went to be with his Lord Monday, September 24, 2012, at his home following an illness. Born September 16, 1951 in Camden, SC, he was the son of Rev. Lonnie Ernest Watford, Jr. and Mrs. Colleen M. Watford.

September 28, 2012 | | Obituaries


Dail Dinwiddie: Once upon a disappearance

WASHINGTON -- I've written variations of this column a couple of times during the past 20 years, but certain occasions bear revisiting -- and surely the disappearance of a friend is one.

September 28, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Arbor Day: a 25-year local celebration

With the official start of autumn last week and the holidays soon upon us, my thoughts turn to a truly unique American holiday. No, not Thanksgiving but Arbor Day. Perhaps you may recall celebrating Arbor Day in elementary school, perhaps you remember hearing John Denver singing "Trees for Your Tomorrow" on television or radio on behalf of the National Arbor Day Foundation or perhaps you've seen an article about it in The Chronicle Independent with a photo of people standing around a newly planted tree.

September 28, 2012 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Rec Notes - Sept. 28, 2012

Find your center and harmnonize your body, mind and spirit with gentle yoga, breath work and meditation.

September 28, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


CHS hosts Fan Appreciation Night

The Camden Bulldog Club is sponsoring Fan Appreciation Night on Friday when the Bulldogs host A.C. Flora.

September 28, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Lady Knights more than up to the Carolina Challenge

If you had to be confined to being inside on a sunny Saturday, you might as well make the best of it.

September 26, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


KershawHealth announces centennial celebration plans

"For the benefit of suffering humanity by giving hospital treatment to those suffering from physical ailments or trouble which might be cured or alleviated."

September 26, 2012 | | Healthcare


City earned it’s ‘A’ rating

Recently, you received a letter which discussed the city's recent announcement of its "A" bond rating. The writer implied that the city's sound financial position had been accomplished on the back of its utility customers because there is a transfer of money from the utility account to the general account every year in the amount of $2.066 million. The writer implied that this amount came from recent increased utility rates. Yes, there have been recent increases, but that is solely caused by (the) increased cost of the purchase of electricity from Progress Energy because of their increased ...

September 26, 2012 | Councilman Pat Partin Camden | Letters


Mitt in Fantasyland

WASHINGTON -- In Mitt Romney's Fantasyland version of the American Dream, all it takes to succeed in this country is determination and hard work. Government merely needs to get out of the way, roust the Entitlement Society slackers, and let the Opportunity Society strivers go for it.

September 26, 2012 | By Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Leave signs alone

My letter is written on behalf of all the local citizens of Camden who believe in our wonderful country and the freedoms we are given for choices in our lives.

September 26, 2012 | Janis Tilford Camden | Letters


Ariail for Sept. 26, 2012

September 26, 2012 | | Ariail


Voter ID

In a day when Democrats and Republicans will argue about what color the sky is or whether the wind blows, the latest controversy comes along with South Carolina's new voter registration statutes, which have been challenged by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who says the move could disenfranchise black voters. The S.C. law would require voters to show at least one kind of proper identification, something that Palmetto voters did for years. But opponents say requiring such a measure would punish people who don't have ready access to such documents.

September 26, 2012 | | Editorials


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Dogs can’t chop down West-Oak

Trailing 24-23 with four matches remaining to be wrestled, Camden was on the brink of possibly pulling off a major upset over top-ranked West-Oak.

February 12, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle


Saturday’s Camden Jamboree to kick off baseball season in county

Baseball fans in Kershaw County can get a sneak-peek at their favorite team in Saturday's annual Camden Baseball Jamboree.

February 12, 2016 | | Sports


Deadline date drawing near to renew Carolina Cup spaces

Last year's reserved parking space patrons and boxholders have until Monday, Feb. 15 in order to renew their spaces for the this year's ...

February 12, 2016 | | Equine


Deadline date drawing near to renew Carolina Cup spaces

Last year's reserved parking space patrons and boxholders have until Monday, Feb. 15 in order to renew their spaces for the this year's ...

February 12, 2016 | | Equine


Tomlin explodes for 33 in NC girls’ loss to Cheraw

Kali Tomlin scored a career-best 33 points in North Central's 59-57 road loss to Cheraw on Tuesday night.

February 12, 2016 | | Sports


Ariail for Feb. 12, 2016

February 12, 2016 | | Ariail


Editorial: Truck route work

We're glad to know construction to remake certain roads in and around Camden into an enforceable truck route will get underway Monday. However, we ...

February 12, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: #Outoftouch

WASHINGTON -- Two recent comments by famous feminists have underscored the inevitable and predicted the foregone: The feminist era of Hillary Clinton, Gloria Steinem and Madeleine ...

February 12, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Black History Month: A different view

Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month, is an annual observance in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom for rememberance of ...

February 12, 2016 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Reader: City redid Rhame right

Most of us are ready, willing and able to take politicians and other leaders to task when things are less than our expectations would have ...

February 12, 2016 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Reader asks county to stand behind community schools

The Mt. Pisgah and Bethune areas once again find ourselves in the same situation we were in less than two years ago. I appeal to ...

February 12, 2016 | Nancy Seegars Kershaw (Mt. Pisgah) | Letters


Arrants: What’s our excuse?

While living in South Carolina, I was fortunate enough to have a Rufous Hummingbird hang around my home from December 2013 to April 2014. This ...

February 12, 2016 | By Josh Arrants C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Pets of the Week - Feb. 12, 2016

Among the animals available for adoption at the Thiel-Meyer Adoption Center are Sebastian, a 2-year-old male American short hair cat, and Annie, a 3-year-old spayed ...

February 12, 2016 | | Pets


Sandhill Telephone Cooperative, foundation offering scholarship

Sandhill Telephone and the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) are offering a $2,500 scholarship. The scholarship is a one-time award which is not based ...

February 12, 2016 | | Education


Camden native among magazine’s ‘50 Most Influential People’

Columbia Business Monthly recently included Camden native Charlie Banks on its list of "50 Most Influential People in the Midlands." Banks is the co-founder and ...

February 12, 2016 | | Business


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