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James C. Brown

Mr. James C. Brown, 80, of 1106 Pepper Ridge Drive, Lugoff, SC, passed on Friday, April 29, 2011.

May 06, 2011 | | Obituaries


Emanuel Jones Jr.

Funeral service for Mr. Emanuel Jones Jr., 88, of 2524 John G. Richards Road in Camden will be held Friday, May 6, 2011, 1:00 P.M. at White Oak Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Wake service will be held Thursday, May 5, 6:00 P.M. TO 7 P.M. at Collins Chapel. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

May 06, 2011 | | Obituaries


Phyllis P. Tait

Phyllis Palmer Tait passed away on April 30, 2011, at the Bay Village retirement community in Sarasota, Florida. She had a lung ailment. She was 89 years old. Her husband of 65 years, George P. Tait, passed away in March 2009.

May 06, 2011 | | Obituaries


Randolph to speak at NAACP banquet

Dr. Lonnie Randolph Jr., president of the South Carolina State Conference of the NAACP, will be the featured speaker at the Camden/Kershaw County Branch NAACP's 25th annual Freedom Fund banquet Saturday.

May 06, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Pets of the week -- May 6, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are an 8-week-old female, gray and white domestic medium-haired kitten and a 3-month-old male Larbrador 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 ...

May 06, 2011 | | Pets


Camden gardens kick off the ‘Follow the Blooms’ Garden Tour

Just as the name says, the Garden Club of South Carolina Inc. plans to "Follow the Blooms" beginning May 14 in Camden.

May 06, 2011 | | Localife


Dog attacks

We were glad to see recently that a 10-year-old girl from Batesburg-Leesville near Columbia is making progress in recovering from an attack by a vicious pit bull in which the dog almost tore her right arm off. She has undergone a series of operations, according to news reports, and could have been killed on the day of the attack if a deputy had not responded quickly and killed the dog. According to that same report, since November there have been six separate violent incidents in South Carolina involving pit bulls, including two in which the victims died and four others ...

May 06, 2011 | | Editorials


Robert Ariail -- May 6, 2011

May 06, 2011 | | Viewpoint


Carmon piles up honors for Pacers

University of South Carolina Aiken baseball player and former Camden High standout Stephen Carmon has been named the Days Inn Downtown Aiken USC Aiken Athletic Department Student-Athlete of the Month for the month of April.

May 06, 2011 | | Sports


Cavs close out Knights' season, 16-6

North Central could not have gotten off to a better start. Now, the Knights just have to work on the finish.

May 06, 2011 | | North Central High/Middle


Miller qualifies as Naval nuclear operator

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathanael P. Miller, son of Julie and Mark Miller of Elgin, recently completed Naval Nuclear Power Training Pipeline.

May 06, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Local students receive College of Education honors

The College of Education at the University of South Carolina held its annual awards ceremony. Several Kershaw County students were honored, including the following:

May 06, 2011 | | Education


Trump's bullying pulpit

Donald Trump stepped out of the helicopter that had his name painted on the side, walked across the tarmac and announced to reporters that he was proud of himself. This would not be news on any day. But on this day, I would not have been surprised to see him start hugging and kissing himself.

May 06, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Tips for life's journey

From the mailbag:

May 06, 2011 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


Without wind, how can a sailboat reach shore?

In my April column, I touched on what it means to some to overcome incredible adversity and how these people make a commitment to survive in tough times; choosing to ride out the storm rather than sink. So recently, being drawn to titles like "Deep Survival," "Long Distance," "Will to Live" and "The Long Walk," I felt it appropriate to continue exploring this thought-provoking subject of survival; why some can endure hardships at an unconceivable intensity only to emerge as the victor standing strong and tall. They are stories of courage, endurance, and the amazing will to persevere. Further, they ...

May 06, 2011 | Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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The hand that rocks the ballot box

In their denouncements of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, Hillary Clinton and other Democrats have been accused of pandering to single women -- the so-called "Beyoncé voter" demographic, as one Fox News commentator sniggered.

July 23, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


S.C., immigration and ‘Us vs. Them’

First things first: every nation must secure and control its borders. This is not political rhetoric or an ideological judgment but a simple geo-political fact.

July 23, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader takes issue with sheriff’s letter

Having waded through Sheriff Jim Matthews recent letter as published regarding his endorsement of a "Proposed Firearms Ordinance," I note that the main point (as quoted) "It prohibits the discharge of a firearm within 300 yards;" that's 900 feet!

July 23, 2014 | Joe Upchurch Lugof | Letters


Letter writer: South Carolina’s African-Americans should run for office

Black Americans in the state of Mississippi understand their time is at hand for their voting solidarity and economic self-reliance. Black Americans in South Carolina should also know their time is also at hand for them to learn and run for the legacy of our Black brothers and sisters in Mississippi.

July 23, 2014 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


William Gamewell (Bill) Major, Jr.

William Gamewell (Bill) Major, Jr., 92, of Camden, SC, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014. He was the son of the late William Gamewell Major, Sr. and Alma (Baby) Muldrow-Major of Camden. Born in Florence, S.C. Mr. Major moved to Camden as a youth in 1935. He was the 1st Boy Scout in Kershaw County to be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Salutatorian of his class at Camden High School in 1940, Mr. Major was the 1st Sports Reporter for the "Bulldog", later renamed the Palmetto Leaf. With his classmate, the late Jak Smyrl, they were the ...

July 23, 2014 | | Obituaries


Yesteryear for July 23, 2014

Camden native helps rescue Haitians with USCG

July 23, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Local veterans respect the flag through disposal

Members of American Legion Post 195, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8346 and AMVETS Post 33 recently joined together for an annual tradition: the disposal -- through burning -- of unserviceable American flags. The ceremony took place at VFW Post 8346's headquarters in Ridgeway, with all three posts participating in different parts of the ceremony.

July 23, 2014 | | Localife


CHS hosts girls' golf meeting

All girls interested in learning more about and playing for the Camden High School girls' golf team is asked to attend an organizational meeting on Monday, Aug. 4 at 9 a.m. at the Camden Country Club on Knights Hill Rd. in Camden.

July 23, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Camden Royals holding charity hoops tourney

The Camden Royals AAU basketball organization is sponsoring a basketball tournament open to all youth organization teams which will benefit Relay for Life.

July 23, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Chance to drive exotic sports cars awaits at CMP

Xtreme Xperience, the country's premier supercar driving experience, is heading full-throttle for Carolina Motorsports Park in Westville, with event dates set for Friday, Aug. 1, through Sunday, Aug. 3.

July 23, 2014 | | Auto racing


Top Striker seeks Saratoga gold

Top Striker, winner of the $50,000 Carolina Cup steeplechase in Camden last March, is part of an 11-horse field which is expected to meet the starter's flag in Thursday's $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes at the Saratoga Race Course.

July 23, 2014 | | Equine


KC East All-Stars makes a good first impression

July 23, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


A disturbing trend

We wrote recently of the disturbing trend in the White House of spinning every issue through press spokesmen rather than engaging in open questioning about issues of interest to Americans. A lack of transparency isn't limited to the federal government, as the S.C. Supreme Court has recently issued two troubling rulings which limit public access in the Palmetto State.

July 23, 2014 | | Editorials


Clemson Extension announces contest, workshop

The Kershaw County Clemson Extension Service is assisting with a tomato contest coming up Saturday, and is sponsoring a pesticide calibration and safety workshop on August 15.

July 23, 2014 | | Localife


Cub Scouts enjoy day camp

Local Boy Scouts of America spent the last week of June volunteering at a Cub Scout Day Camp.

July 23, 2014 | | Localife


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