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Late session business

Usually around the end of May the House and the Senate prepare for the end of session. Before the General Assembly can leave for the year, a budget must be passed. The State Fiscal Year ends on June 30. The Senate is currently working on its version of the budget. The House and Senate versions will be worked out in conference committee and brought before both chambers for a vote. The budget will then go to the Governor. The General Assembly makes arrangements to be in session in order to receive and act on any gubernatorial vetoes. In addition to ...

May 16, 2011 | S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noted and passed

• Kudos to the Kershaw County Library for joining a network that allows patrons to download audio books and e-books onto their computers and other electronic devices. As trends shift away from the printed page, the library isn't being left behind and is making changes necessary to continue as a relevant entity in a changing world. The local library has always been outstanding, and this is just one more development in a proud history.

May 16, 2011 | | Editorials


LFD scores state's top volunteer

April 15th became a very special day to remember for one of Lugoff Fire Department's career firefighting staff. Jack Truesdale, assistant chief of the Lugoff Fire Department, was awarded the 2011 Volunteer Hunter Education Instructor of the Year for the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR).

May 16, 2011 | | Kershaw County


Frankie L. Carroll

Frankie Lamont (Cave) Carroll, 32, died Wednesday. Born in Rembert, SC, he was the son of Frankie James and the late Thomasina Carroll. He was the adopted son of Stanley and Barbara Dinkins. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Abundant Life Fellowship Church with burial in the Haven of Rest Cemetery. Cooke Funeral Home is in charge.

May 16, 2011 | | Obituaries


Ms. Patterson, Mr. Whack plan summer wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Wright of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Queen Latifah S. Patterson of Camden to Mr. Derek Whack of Bishopville. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Micheal Choice and the late Mr. Ervin Whack.

May 16, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Dogs, Demons and Knights hold spring football games this week

Putting a different twist on their respective spring football games, Camden and Lugoff-Elgin and North Central will give their fans a sneak-peek into the 2011 fall season when they play their spring intra-squad games this week.

May 16, 2011 | | Sports


Ice to water

What's the matter? Well, Melissa Smith's third-grade students -- including Quad Patton, Gauge Peavy and Karly Emanuel -- at Wateree Elementary School know that their matter is a solid. They were given their solid (ice) and challenged to find the quickest method of changing it into a liquid. They chose friction and heat and led the class in changing their state of matter.

May 16, 2011 | | Education


Henrietta Boyd Chisolm

Mrs. Henrietta Boyd Chisolm, 74, of 901 Dicey Creek Road, Camden, SC, passed on Friday, May 13, 2011.

May 16, 2011 | | Obituaries


Grandmother wonders how to handle grandchildren who turn into wild animals around parents

Dear Annie: My daughter has five beautiful children whom we love very much. My husband and I often take the kids overnight and on weekends to give some quiet time to their parents.

May 16, 2011 | | Dear Annie


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


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August 01, 2014 | | Ariail


Spurrier v. Swinney

Everyone knows that when it comes to sports, football reigns supreme here in Kershaw County and South Carolina. Whereas basketball might be the top sport in neighboring North Carolina, it's a distant second -- or probably even third -- here in the Palmetto State. And these are heady times for gridiron enthusiasts of both the University of South Carolina and Clemson; both teams have enjoyed success in the past few seasons, and that momentum has carried over into recruiting, in which both schools are piling up classes that are among the nation's best.

August 01, 2014 | | Editorials


Smart people, smart ideas

When elected officials from different South Carolina cities meet to discuss economic development, the oft-heard cry is, "Let's work together!" The energy in these conversations is palpable, even though it's not yet clear how we can partner. For that reason, at the Municipal Association of South Carolina's (MASC) annual meeting in Charleston this July, its Achievement Awards were particularly exciting. If we can do nothing else, from city to city, we can learn from each other's ideas and borrow courage from one another's progress.

August 01, 2014 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Cheerleading camp on tap for NCHS

The North Central High School Cheerleading Team will host a two-day mini-camp on Monday, Aug. 4 and Tuesday, Aug 5 at the school.

August 01, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Citizen committee to promote Phase 2 referenda

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson cautioned district employees and school board trustees Monday not to aid any efforts to support two referendums tied to Phase 2 of the district's facilities equalization project (FEP).

August 01, 2014 | By Jim McGowan Localife editor | Education


Hemina Myrel Gripper

Mrs. Hemina Myrel "Mina" Gripper, 87, of Charlotte, SC, formally of Elgin, SC, passed on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Levine-Dickson Hospice Hose in Huntersville, NC. She was born

August 01, 2014 | | Obituaries


Charles “Chuck” K. Hayes, Jr.

Charles "Chuck" K. Hayes, Jr., of Camden, SC, died Thursday, July 31, 2014. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

August 01, 2014 | | Obituaries


Daisy Leonard

Funeral service for Mrs. Daisy Leonard, 93, of 716 Court Street in Camden will be held Sunday, August 3, 2014, 3:00 P.M. at Abundant Life Prayer Praise & Worship Center, 804 Laurens Street in Camden with burial in the church cemetery. She will lie in state at the church on Saturday from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Mrs. Leonard died Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

August 01, 2014 | | Obituaries


CHS girls' golf, XC teams prepare for season

A pair of fall sports at Camden High School will begin gearing up for the upcoming season with either a meeting or, the start of pre-season practice.

August 01, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Sick? Some of you can stay home

NEW YORK -- Something strange happened here this week: Lots of workers who've never done so before got the right to call in sick. And that's a good thing.

August 01, 2014 | | Columns


Ann Dillon Barns

Ann Dillon Barns, 86, wife of Tom Barnes, formerly of Camden died July 26, 2014. Visitation 6-8pm August 1 and 10-11am Saturday followed by service at 11am all at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Bradley Creek Chapel, Wilmington NC. www.quinnmcgowen.com

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


Curtis Leon Drakeford

Funeral services for Curtis Leon Drakeford, 77, will be held Friday, August 1, 2014 at 10:00 am at Door of Hope Ministries, 984 Wateree Blvd, Camden SC. Burial to follow at Ft Jackson National Cemetery in Columbia. Pastors Gerald Brown and Lomarie Caldwell will officiate. Viewing will be held on Thursday morning at 11:00 am at Brown's Funeral Home in Camden. Curtis Drakeford was born on May 10, 1937, and passed award on Monday, July 28, 2014. He was head deacon at Door of Hope Ministries, directed the men's fellowship, and ministered at Manning Correctional Prison ...

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


Robert “Bobby” William Grimm

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Robert "Bobby" William Grimm, 45, of Camden will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, July 31, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 30 from 6:00-7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Bobby's memory to Kershaw County Special Olympics, P. O. Box 310, Camden, SC 29021.

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


Myrel Hermina Gripper

Mrs. Myrel Hermina Gripper, 87, of 302 Smyrna Road, Elgin, South Carolina, passed on Thursday, July 24, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Fort Clark Baptist Church in Elgin, SC. Burial will follow at the Fort Clark Baptist Church Cemetery in Elgin, SC. Haile's Funeral Home is in serving the family.

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


Nanley Holmes

Mr. Nanley Holmes, 86, of 146 Battleship Road, Camden died Monday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Holmes Family.

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


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