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Shovels and showers

The city of Camden broke ground on its new wastewater treatment plant on a rainy morning Feb. 27. The plant will cost an estimated $34 million to build and is being constructed over the city's existing lagoon-style plant. Handling golden shovels are (from left) Camden City Manager Kevin Bronson, Assistant City Manager Mel Pearson, URS Project Engineer Keith Cannon, Camden City Councilman Walter Long, City Councilwoman Alfred Mae Drakeford, Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham, S.C. State House Representative Laurie Slade Funderburk, URS Vice President Tom Haselden, Director of Public Works Tom Couch, Assistant Director of Public Works Sam Davis ...

March 05, 2012 | | Camden


Sprinklers halt spread of apartment fire

Sprinklers that extinguished a stove fire at a Lugoff apartment Wednesday night prevented possible disaster if the blaze had spread to other units.

March 05, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Ethel Bostick

Mrs. Ethel "Lee" Jenkins Bostick, 63, of 5505 Pisgah Road, Rembert, died Saturday, March 3, 2012. Friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Bostick family.

March 05, 2012 | | Obituaries


Frances Mann

Funeral service for Frances Elizabeth Godwin Mann, 86, will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Cedar Creek Baptist Church, Bishopville. The Rev. Greg Sweet will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Lugoff First Baptist Church or Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

March 05, 2012 | | Obituaries


Jerome Thompson

Funeral services for Mr. Jerome Thompson will be held Monday, March 5 at 1 p.m. at Life in the Word Ministry. Burial will take place in Broom Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

March 05, 2012 | | Obituaries


Theresa Wardlaw

Funeral services for Theresa "Terry" Buchaluk Wardlaw, 50, of Camden, will be held Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 2:00 PM at New Hope Baptist Church with burial to follow in Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Rev. Lynn Hill will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, beginning at 1:00 PM in the church sanctuary. Memorials may be made in Terry's memory to the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, 269 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401.

March 05, 2012 | | Obituaries


Robert W. Weagly

A memorial service for Robert W. Weagly, 74, will be held Sunday at 6:00 p.m. at Harvest Baptist Church in Lugoff. The Rev. Bill Dulaney will officiate. Burial will be held Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. prior to the service in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to Christian Services, 101 South White Street, Lancaster, S.C. 29720.Mr. Weagly died Friday, March 2, 2012. Born in Columbia, he was a son of the late Charles Albert and ...

March 05, 2012 | | Obituaries


Santorum’s reverse snobbery

Who would have guessed that President Barack Obama's call for more college opportunities was secretly a liberal indoctrination plot?

March 05, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


The Lady in the Rocker

With the warm afternoon sun glistening on her silver hair, she sat in her rocker on her front porch reading her Bible. At other times, a flock of grandchildren gathered around her rocker for ghost stories which, when remembered later at bedtime, caused them to shiver and tightly gather the covers around their necks or cover their heads completely.

March 05, 2012 | Kershaw County Historical Society Historian Harvey S. Teal | Columns


Noted and passed -- March 5, 2012

• We note with sadness the recent death of Camden's Larry Cooke, a former Bulldog basketball star who went on to have a stellar career with Virginia Tech (at that time Virginia Polytechnic Institute) and was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks. At age 57, he left this world too early but left behind a proud legacy.

March 05, 2012 | | Editorials


Gilland to speak on attracting birds with trees

I never really gave it much thought. Birds were always around my house and yard while growing up on then-rural James Island near Charleston.

March 05, 2012 | By Katherine H. Richardson Special to the C-I | Camden


Mary Bowers

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Mary Douglas Bowers, 82, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 PM Monday March 5, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

March 05, 2012 | | Obituaries


Margaret Gilchrist

Mrs. Margaret Williams Gilchrist, 75, of 1448 Hettie Richette Road, Cassatt, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, February 29, 2012. Born in Cassatt, she was the daughter of the late Theodore Gilchrist. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Red Hill Baptist Church, Cassatt, with burial in Dubose Cemetary, Cassatt. Mrs. Gilchrist will be placed in the church at noon for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Gilchrist family.

March 05, 2012 | | Obituaries


Clarence James

Mr. Clarence James, 74, of 35 Will Lane, Camden, S.C. passed on Friday, March 2, 2012. Funeral arrangments are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

March 05, 2012 | | Obituaries


Evelyn Keene

Funeral Services for Evelyn Bryant Keene, 73, of Camden will be held Monday, March 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel with burial to follow in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Casey Mills will officiate. The family received friends Sunday, March 4, 2012 from 5:00 – 6:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel.

March 05, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Under the Sun onstage for Finally Friday

The Finally Friday Free Concert Series returns to the grounds of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) on May 29 with a Midlands favorite, Under the Sun. The concert will take place from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on the Joe and Sandy Shull Pavilion behind the Wood Auditorium. Rain location will be on the stage of the Wood Auditorium.

May 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Camden Councilwoman Laurie Parks recognized at dinner

The Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands recently recognized Camden City Councilwoman Laurie Parks at the Girl Scouts' annual Women of Distinction Awards Dinner. Parks was one of six area women to be so honored. The award pays tribute to women who exemplify excellence in service, leadership, community visibility, and professionalism. Parks has served on Camden City Council since 2012, serving as Mayor Pro Tem in 2014. In addition, she currently serves on the S.C. Governor's Office Children's Foster Care Review Board for Kershaw and Richland Counties(Vice-Chair, Past Chair), Junior Leadership Kershaw County(Chair ...

May 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Sandra Elizabeth Wickham

Sandra Elizabeth Wickham age 54, died Monday, May 18, 2015 at her residence.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Bruce Singleton

Mr. Bruce Singleton, 59, of Woodchase Lane, Elgin, South Carolina, passed on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Michael Anthony Lynch

Funeral service for Michael Anthony Lynch, 64, will be held today at 11:00 a.m. at Union Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Lewis will officiate. The family received friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Union Baptist Church Gym Fund, PO Box 116, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


J. Ernest Kinard

The Honorable J. Ernest Kinard, Jr., 75, of Camden, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at home after a courageous battle with cancer.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Willie Hart Jr.

Mr. Willie "Billy Boy" Hart, Jr., 77, of 130 Reddick Road, Bishopville, passed on Monday, May 18, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Bishopville, with burial in the church cemetery.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Lucy Barfield Elmore

A funeral service for Lucy Barfield Elmore, 88, will be held Saturday at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church, Camden, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends today from 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Camden or a charity of one's choice.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Carol Lee Collins

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Carroll Lee Collins, 71, of Camden was held Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Lee Collins, Jr. officiated. Memorials may be made in Carroll's memory to the American Heart Association, 190 Knox Abbott Drive, Cayce, SC 29032.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ariail for May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Judge Kinard

Ernest Kinard, who died earlier this week, was made for the law. Possessed of a keen intellect and a probing curiosity, Kinard practiced law for 24 years in Camden before being elected a circuit court judge in 1988. He remained on the bench until his retirement in 2010, and in a "keep working" program for retired judges, he continued until recently. In all his years as a judge, he never missed a day of holding court, establishing a remarkable record of consistency and longevity. Kinard mentored a number of young attorneys who practiced with him or clerked for him over ...

May 22, 2015 | | Editorials


Sen. Sheheen remembers Judge Ernest Kinard

Camden, Kershaw County and South Carolina lost one of its greats this week. Judge Ernest Kinard was one of a kind who loved his family, his community and his work.

May 22, 2015 | State Sen. Vincent Sheheen Camden | Letters


Parker: Bab(i)es on campus

Trigger warning: This column will include discussion of ideas which may conflict with your own.

May 22, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Moment of Nature - May 22, 2015

Nothing instills fear in the heart and soul of humans as does a snake. Since the beginning of recorded history, snakes have been a symbol of evil, treachery, poison, etc., and because of this perception, misinformation and folklore, most people hate snakes. Personally I have no problem with snakes; roaches and tarantulas are a different story, but a snake? No worries.

May 22, 2015 | | Columns


‘Beechwood PDD (Planning Department Disaster)’

I attended the (Camden) Planning (Commission) meeting regarding the Beechwood Plantation development, and left with more questions to be asked than questions answered. For those of you who don't know what is proposed, the developers are talking of 254 residences, rentals and condos; a 24-7 assisted living facility; and more. We have had two patio homes built in Kirkover Hills during the last couple of years; these two did not sell, they are rentals, with four cars parked in the front yard. I don't believe there is a need for this large scale development.

May 22, 2015 | Steve Safarin Camden | Letters


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