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Doing multiculturalism right

Among their other headaches, some of Europe's biggest leaders are troubled by the lukewarm state of their countries' melting pots.

February 25, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


We need an energy solution ... fast

Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi is screaming bloody murder and vowing to be a martyr.

February 25, 2011 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


A personal recollection

As South Carolinians continue their celebration of Black History Month, I am today even more uplifted than ever by the profound contributions of African-Americans to the never-ending challenge to improve our communities, our state and our nation.

February 25, 2011 | Fred R. Sheheen Camden | Columns


County sets efficiency, prosperity as targets

The 2011 Kershaw County Council is off to a quick start. First, we were faced with the resignation of the county administrator. Fortunately, Frank Broom, a seasoned county and city administrator, stepped forward. The Council unanimously voted for Mr. Broom to become the interim county administrator. Mr. Broom has wasted no time in demonstrating his exceptional leadership skills in the public arena. Many lingering issues were immediately resolved and many new initiatives were suggested.

February 25, 2011 | Kershaw County Council Chairman Gene Wise C-I contributing columnist | Columns


School menus -- Feb. 28-March 4

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Feb. 28-March 4:

February 25, 2011 | | Education


Pets of the Week - Feb. 25, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a 10-week-old male Labrador mix puppy and a 1-year-old male domestic medium-haired cat. 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@camden.net. The ...

February 25, 2011 | | Pets


Slow-starting Spartans cruise past Providence AC

Having already breezed past Providence Athletic Club in their first meeting some three weeks earlier, the Camden Military Academy basketball team started out slow, but overcame a rough beginning to post a 74-49 victory over the visitors in a Tuesday night game played inside the White Field House on the CMA campus.

February 25, 2011 | | Camden Military


Children’s consignment shop opens, donates profits to local charities

Started by stay-at-home moms, Mommy-Wise is now a business benefiting parents in a struggling economy.

February 23, 2011 | | Localife


Kelley joins Farm Bureau as agent

South Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company (SCFBMIC) recently contracted with Frankie Kelley to serve as an agent in the Kershaw County office located at 1102 Church St.

February 23, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Sheheen is SC Addictions Professional of the Year

Frank Sheheen Jr., a lifelong resident of Camden, was awarded the South Carolina Addictions Professional of the Year by the S.C. Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (SCAADAC). The award was presented in November at the annual conference. The recipient receives this honor for significant contributions to the profession of addictions counseling in the areas of prevention, treatment, research and administration. Sheheen has been the director of the S.C. Recovering Professional Program for the past seven years and has worked in the addictions profession for more than 23 years. He has served as president of SCAADAC in ...

February 23, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


CHS class of ’81 plans 30-year reunion

The Camden High School Class of 1981 will host its 30th Reunion on Saturday, June 18 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Health Resource Center.

February 23, 2011 | | Localife


Relay For Life fundraisers approaching in March

The City Slickers Car Show and Fundraiser for Relay For Life of Kershaw County will be held Saturday, March 26 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tractor Supply Co. in Camden. The event will include a dunking booth with local celebrities, and people's choice awards for classics, "oldies but goodies," trucks, cycles and pro-mods. Registration will be from 8 to 10:30 a.m. For more information, call Mary at 432-2421. The rain date is Sunday, March 27 at 1:30 p.m.

February 23, 2011 | | Localife


‘Alice in Wonderland’ tumbles onto the FAC stage

It's a little bit Alice and a little bit Through the Looking Glass! Join us at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) as they welcome the Midlands' only professional theater for families and young audiences­ -- Columbia Children's Theatre (CCT) -- for their production of "Alice in Wonderland." The show is set for Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. Tickets are $7 per person. This performance is sponsored by Modern Turf.

February 23, 2011 | | Localife


Miss Camden Pageant to be held Saturday

The Miss Camden Pageant will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Camden High School. There will be two winners, Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen. The girls competing are (first row) Ashley Bowers, Blythe Neal, Julianna Cobb, Virginia Baker, Amanda Bodie, (second row) Meagan Kirkley, Carley Powers, Sallie Pierce, Lauren Jeffcoat, Rebecca Cobb, Erica Catoe and Maggie Jones. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Alpine Agency or from any contestant. Tickets can also be purchased by e-mailing MissCamdenScholarshipPageant@gmail.com. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

February 23, 2011 | | Localife


First black sales person at Camden Belk recognized

(The following story as told by Mrs. Lottie Williams.)

February 23, 2011 | E. Mike McClendon | Localife


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Calling all dogs, hounds, mutts and puppies

Grace Episcopal Church in Camden has set the date for the 78th annual Spring Dog Show. The show will take place in Rectory Square on May 17 with May 24 reserved for the rain date. There are 16 show classes including costume, pure breeds, children's handling, puppies, mixed breeds and shelter dogs, so all types of dogs, handlers and spectators are encouraged to attend! Hotdogs, chips, sweets and drinks will be on sale throughout the event.

April 25, 2014 | | Localife


Griffins rally past Knights to take second place in 3-AA

In a game in which second place in Region 3-AA was hanging in the balance, Fairfield Central answered Tyler Bowers' two-run blast in the top of the sixth by pushing across the tying and winning runs in the home portion of the inning to take a 3-2 win over visiting North Central.

April 25, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


505th Parachute Infantry Regimental jump

Several local veterans groups recently attended a commemoration ceremony at the flagpole and marker in front of Invista in Lugoff. The event marked the 71st anniversary of a significant event in the history of both our county and our nation. The following two paragraphs from A History of Kershaw County South Carolina (2011) by Joan A. and L. Glen Inabinet condenses and describes the event:

April 25, 2014 | | Localife


Kiwanis Club of Camden welcome new members

The Kiwanis Club of Camden inducted five new members at its April 1 meeting. From left, Brandon Oliver, Safe Federal Credit Union; Deb Gibart, retired; Marcella Towers, TD Bank; Debbie Massalon, Mental Health America; and Harriet Reid, New Day on Mill.

April 25, 2014 | | Localife


Cleora Estridge Jones

Funeral services for Cleora Estridge Jones, 97 of Bethune, SC will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 26, 2014, in the sanctuary of Timrod Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The Revs. Jim Wallace and Todd Montgomery will officiate.

April 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


Roger Allen Dubois

Roger Allen Dubois, 73 of Bethune, SC died Monday, April 21, 2014, at McLeod Hospice House, Florence. Born in Luton, Iowa, he was the son of the late Glenn and Elaine Stokes Dubois. Mr. Dubois was the owner/operator of poultry farms and served in the Army National Guard. He was also a graduate of Wayne State Teachers College.

April 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ariail for April 25, 2014

April 25, 2014 | | Ariail


Bobby Harrell

Allegations that Rep. Bobby Harrell, speaker of the S.C. House of Representatives, illegally funneled campaign contributions to his own use should be examined in the brightest possible light, and that means letting a grand jury decide what happened rather than turning the matter over to the House Ethics Committee, which isn't experienced in such investigations and doesn't have the power to take effective action.

April 25, 2014 | | Editorials


Grandmother Hillary

WASHINGTON -- The word is out that Chelsea Clinton is with child, making the favorite Democratic presidential nominee a soon-to-be grandmother.

April 25, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Terry Dean Noll, Sr.

Funeral Services for Terry Dean Noll, Sr., 64, will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Make-A-Wish Foundation.

April 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


Marcia Anne Smith Punko

A celebration of life service for Marcia Anne Smith Punko, 38, will be held Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at St. John's United Methodist Church. The Rev. Michael Leonhardt and the Rev. Barbee Parsons will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church MYF Fund at P.O. Box 218, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

April 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


Nollie Twitty Shirley

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Nollie Twitty Shirley, 87, of Camden, SC, will be at 2:00 PM, Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Quaker Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00-1:30, prior to the service, at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Mark Hopkins will officiate. Memorials may be made in Nollie's memory to Hermitage Baptist Church, 814 Jefferson Davis Highway, Camden, SC 29020 or Agape Hospice of Camden, 700 W. DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.

April 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


Blazers kick past Demons, 2-0

Visiting Ridge View broke a scoreless tie with a pair of second half goals to take home a 2-0 victory over Lugoff-Elgin in a Region 4-A boys' soccer match played on Tuesday at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium.

April 25, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bulldog netters look for a strong finish to season

Before last week's spring break, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak had one goal for his team. When the Bulldogs returned from having had 12 days off, Smoak wanted to finish the season by winning their last five matches.

April 25, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Polly Davis Dinkins

Mrs. Polly Davis Dinkins, 92, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, April 20, 2014. Born in Boykin, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Lizzie Levan Davis and the wife of the late James Dinkins. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing service will be held Friday, April 25, 2014 at 1 p.m., at Saint Stephen Missionary Baptist Church, Rembert, with burial in Cedars Cemetery, Camden. Mrs. Dinkins will be placed in the church at 12 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Dinkins family.

April 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


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