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America’s reluctant First Father

WASHINGTON -- One of my great hopes for a Barack Obama administration -- and thus one of my personal disappointments -- was that he would use his bully pulpit to emphasize the importance of a two-parent family, and especially of fathers, to children's well-being.

December 17, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Lugoff Optimist Club says thanks

It's absolutely awesome! It's incredibly unbelievable! That's what your support year after year means to the Lugoff Optimist Club. Each year we send out a letter asking for your financial help in order that elementary students can attend a play that teaches a lesson that is crucial to their school years. This year's play taught a lesson on anti-bullying.

December 17, 2012 | Larry Patrick Lugoff | Letters


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December 17, 2012 | | Education


Feature photo: Kershaw County Christmas Parade

December 17, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Coping with grief during the holidays

Grief is a healthy, human response to situations, such as the death of a loved one; separation or divorce; injury or disability; loss of job, property or pet and even children leaving home, especially for the first time.

December 17, 2012 | Clifton H. Anderson Special to the C-I | People & Places


Colonial Cup steward, Groat, passes away

Stephen Pitcher Groat, a devoted steeplechase official and the presiding steward at last month's 43rd running of the Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup steeplechase races, died Tuesday after a long and courageous battle against cancer. He was 67.

December 14, 2012 | | Equine


Ariail for Dec. 14, 2012

December 14, 2012 | | Ariail


Yankee seasoning

Which local business man and his wife have been deck hands on the U.S.S. Constitution?

December 14, 2012 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Dogs roll past Crestwood; NC drops pair

Senior guard Josh Council scored a season-best 24 points to lead Camden to a 58-44 victory over visiting Crestwood in a Tuesday night contest played between the two former conference rivals.

December 14, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Archives director retires; Richardson named successor

Howard Branham is retiring today as director of the Camden Archives and Museum. Branham began working at the archives in March 1998 and became its director in 2008 following the death of the previous director, Agnes Corbett.

December 14, 2012 | | Camden


Colonial Cup’s ‘Salute to the Military’

The Carolina Cup Racing Association's "Salute to the Military" at last month's 43rd running of the Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase proved to be a flag-waving event in more ways than one with the unveiling of a mural of "Old Glory" sponsored by McDonald's. It was sent to a South Carolina National Guard (SCNG) unit now in Afghanistan.

December 14, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Lyttleton Street UMC presents a live Nativity scene Dec. 23

The Youth of Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church will present a live Nativity scene, Dec. 23 at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. They invite the public to join them for this special event. Afterwards, guests are invited to the Family Life Center for hot chocolate and to view the Christmas Tree Showcase. Children's and youth Sunday school classes have chosen a theme, made ornaments and decorated the trees that are featured in the showcase. Lyttleton Street UMC wishes the community a Merry Christmas.

December 14, 2012 | | People & Places


Bel Canto coming to Mt. Moriah Baptist

Bel Canto, a musical ensemble of Columbia, will present a Christmas program on Saturday, Dec. 22 at 6 p.m. at Moriah Baptist Church, located on the corner of Broad and York Streets. The program will feature carols, spirituals, modern pieces and gospel selections.

December 14, 2012 | | People & Places


Who’s afraid of the fiscal cliff?

Maybe the Tea Party folks were right about the corrupting influences of Washington. Two years after the Tea Party radicals hit their high point with a wave of mid-term House elections, Republicans are pointing fingers at one another and bickering so much that it is hard to tell them from Democrats.

December 14, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Look in the mirror

While President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner continue negotiations in an attempt to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, Americans across the country -- including, of course, many right here in Kershaw County -- are voicing their concerns about the irresponsibility of the federal government. But surveys of voters show a curious trend, and if we Americans want to look at one cause of the huge national debt and the dysfunction of Uncle Sam, we need look no further than ourselves.

December 14, 2012 | | Editorials


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CONSTANCE T. SHIRLEY - Camden

A graveside funeral service to celebrate the life of Constance Trapp Shirley, 89, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, May ...

May 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


DENNIS SHUMATE SR. - Camden

CAMDEN -- A service to celebrate the life of Dennis Shumate, Sr., 69, will be held on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral ...

May 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


JAMES DOUGLAS WHEELER - Camden

Funeral services to celebrate the life of James Douglas Wheeler, 66, of Camden, SC, formerly of Kirkwood, Missouri, will be held at 11:00 AM ...

May 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


MARY RUTH WHITEHOUSE - Lugoff

LUGOFF -- Funeral service for Mary Ruth Watson Whitehouse, 89, will be held on Monday at 1:00 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church with burial ...

May 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


JUDITH BEALL YOUNG - Camden

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Judith Beall Young, 78, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, May 9 ...

May 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


CamdenArt Honors Show opens May 17

CamdenART, an affiliate member of the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will open its spring Honors Show entitled "The Spirit Within" on Tuesday ...

May 06, 2016 | | People & Places


CGG meets Monday

The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting Monday at Dixie Hall Plantation, home of Patsy Topping. This will be a business meeting so ...

May 06, 2016 | | People & Places


West Florence knocks Demons netters from 4A tournament with 5-1 win

After an 0-5 start to the season, who would have blamed the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team if they folded up their tent and gave up on ...

May 06, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bowers to play in North-South games

In a career in which he re-wrote virtually every offensive record in North Central High baseball history, Tyler Bowers cemented his place in the program ...

May 06, 2016 | | North Central High/Middle


Ariail for May 6, 2016

May 06, 2016 | | Ariail


Editorial: Austin Brown

While not a Camden native and having moved away from here for stretches of time, there was no more fierce proponent of the town than ...

May 06, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: Ted Cruz’s fall from grace

WASHINGTON -- When Shakespeare wrote the "truth will out," he must have had Ted Cruz in mind.

May 06, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Scully: Loaves and fishes

"I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send ...

May 06, 2016 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noble: The tech sector is exploding in Charleston

The title of this column is not a wish or an aspiration -- it's a statement of fact.

May 06, 2016 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


MAMIE B. BOYKIN - Camden

Funeral service for Mrs. Mamie B. Boykin, 98, of 705 George Wright Street in Camden, will be held Saturday, May 7, 2016, 2:00 P ...

May 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


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