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A different case

So-called "stand your ground" laws have been a matter of controversy around the country in the last couple years, but no case involving such a law is more puzzling than the S.C. Supreme Court's agreeing to hear a matter in which a confessed murderer who kicked in a door and then killed his robbery victim claimed he should have immunity because he was fearful for his life, thinking the victim he was robbing was about to kill him.

July 12, 2013 | | Editorials


Local medical clinic receives donated shelf

The children at Sandhills Medical Clinic (SMC) in Lugoff are the first recipients of a "Livi's Libaray" bookshelf in the area. "Livi's Library" is in memory of Mary Olivia Pettit, the 9-year-old daughter of Bryan and Lisa Pettit. Livi had a great passion for books which is what inspired the idea.

July 12, 2013 | | People & Places


Louis Bradford Lewis

Mrs. Louis Bradford Lewis, 83, of 163 Boone Lane, Bethune, SC, passed on Saturday, July 6, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, July 13, 2013, 11 a.m., New haven United Methodist Church, Bishopville. The burial will follow at St. James Pentecostal Deliverance Assembly Cemetery, Camden.

July 12, 2013 | | Obituaries


Willie Abney

Mr. Willie Abney, 78, of 504 North Main Street, Bethune, S.C., passed on Friday, July 5, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, July 11, 2013, 2 p.m., at Mill Creek Baptist Church, Bethune, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

July 12, 2013 | | Obituaries


Thomas Wardell

Mr. Thomas Wardell, 72, of Niagra Falls, NY and formerly of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Born in Winston Salem, NC, he was the son of the late Simon and Lucinda Edgefield Williams. A Celebration of Life Services will be held Sunday, July 14, 2013, 2:30 p.m. at Chapel of Remembrance Brown's Funeral Home, with burial in Broom Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Rembert, at a later date. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Wardell family.

July 12, 2013 | | Obituaries


Terry Robertson

Mr. Terry Robertson, 24, of Monroe, NC, and formerly of Lugoff, entered into eternal rest on Monday, July 8, 2013. Born in Columbia, he was the son of Melissa Robertson and Terry McKenney. A Celebration of Life Services will be held Friday, July 12, 2013, at 2:30 p.m., at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, Lugoff, with burial in church cemetery. Mr. Robertson will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Robertson family.

July 12, 2013 | | Obituaries


Genane Perkins Canty

Mrs. Genane Perkins Canty, 62, of Casastt, entered into eternal rest of Sunday, July 7, 2013. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Dalton and Louise Ballard Perkins. A Celebration of Life Services will be held Saturday, July 13, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Mill Creek Baptist Church, Bethune, with burial in church cemetery. Mrs. Canty will be placed in the church at 12 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Canty Family.

July 12, 2013 | | Obituaries


Sweet pets looking for forever homes

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Dallas, a one-year old very sweet Terrier mix and Lila, a playful nine-week-old black and white kitten. 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. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for ...

July 12, 2013 | | Pets


Soccer camp registration open for kids 6-14

This soccer camp is open for boys and girls ages 6-14. Players will be grouped by age, size, and ability. Daily training sessions will include individual ball handling skills, partner skills, developmental games and much more. This fun-filled week is the perfect way to introduce players to the game of soccer and to challenge advanced players to improve their game. Players must wear shin guards and bring a water bottle and soccer ball.

July 12, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Is the R-word the new N-word?

A new poll suggests that Americans, including black Americans, tend to think blacks are more racist than whites or Hispanics. I don't think we are. We only sound like it sometimes.

July 12, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


KC American advances into district finale

And then there was one.

July 10, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


Volleyball, hoops, wrestling and cheer camps on deck

Here are the youth sports camps on tap throughout Kershaw County for the week of July 15:

July 10, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


A bullet through the heart

WASHINGTON -- In the annals of murder trials, few testimonies can rival the impact of slain teenager Trayvon Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton: "I heard my son screaming."

July 10, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


For the Record - July 10, 2013

Real estate transactions

July 10, 2013 | | For the Record


Our schools

Amid recent reports from the National Council on Teacher Quality that finds "an industry of mediocrity" and asserts the country's teacher training system is badly broken, there is good news in the Kershaw County School District, and we don't blame Superintendent Frank Morgan for tooting the district's own horn in a recent column in this newspaper.

July 10, 2013 | | Editorials


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Baseball, softball playoff scenarios

The South Carolina High School League state baseball playoffs begin next Tuesday with the softball playoffs starting next Tuesday. The double-elimination events continue with second ...

April 21, 2017 | | Sports


Ariail - April 21, 2017

April 21, 2017 | | Ariail


Larry Doby

We are very pleased to see Congress introduce legislation to honor the life, career and legacy of Kershaw County native Larry Doby with the Congressional ...

April 21, 2017 | | Editorials


Murder while you watch

WASHINGTON -- The Facebook video of a homicide was surely inevitable.

April 21, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Ensure adequate healthcare for all Americans

As an American senior citizen, I have the privilege with Jehovah God's blessing to live, worship the Son of Man and work in this ...

April 21, 2017 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Salute to our armed forces

As Americans, we have several opportunities to celebrate the military members who stand and defend our great nation every day. Memorial Day. Armed Forces Day ...

April 21, 2017 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Preservation can be a lengthy process

You may have seen signs stating "Preservation in Progress" around the first floor of the historic Robert Mills Courthouse. Unfortunately, weather events over the past ...

April 21, 2017 | By Amy Kinard C-I contributing columnist | Columns


KCMA Spring Instrumental Showcase Thursday

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is pleased to present the Kershaw County Music Association (KCMA) annual Spring Instrumental Showcase Thursday at 7 ...

April 21, 2017 | | Arts


A holocaust by any other name

As far as high school history classes go, students are bound to end up watching a film about the Holocaust on the off day that ...

April 21, 2017 | By Cooper Ellis, Camden High School C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


UWKC accepting partner agency applications

The United Way of Kershaw County is accepting applications for funding from non-profit organizations that provide local services in Kershaw County. The organization must have ...

April 21, 2017 | | Kershaw County


USC Upstate names three local students to Chancellor's List

USC Upstate recently named three area students to the Fall 2016 Chancellor's List. They were Kayla Brown and Kensey Stephens of Camden and Danielle ...

April 21, 2017 | | Education


DEACON AMOS ADAMSON

Funeral service for Deacon Amos Adamson, 83, of 1099 Hwy. 1, North in Cassatt, was held April 18th, 1at Hyco Baptist Church, 1143 Hwy 1 ...

April 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


JERRY BROWN

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Jerry Woodrow Brown, 69, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 22 ...

April 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


LILLIAN M. CARTER

Mrs. Lillian M. Carter, 75, of 34 Johnnie Road, Rembert, passed on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced at ...

April 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


WILLIAM E. COLEMAN

A private funeral services for William Edward Coleman, 80, will be held in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday 6:00-8 ...

April 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


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