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Article V gives power to the people

It's no secret that folks aren't happy with Washington, D.C., career politicians -- both Democrats and Republicans -- have ignored the best interests of our country, allowed the debt to spiral out of control, and stripped the states of their rightful power.

December 27, 2013 | State Rep. Bill Taylor Guest Op-Ed | Columns


Ariail for Dec. 27, 2013

December 27, 2013 | | Ariail


Reality isn’t so ducky

WASHINGTON -- It's Christmas and a strange white-bearded fellow uttering quack-quack-quack has streaked across the continent, dumping a large sack of something on America's hearth.

December 27, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Done for now

Congress finally made some semblance of an effort to work together a couple of weeks ago in passing a two-year budget agreement which will preclude the possibility of another government shutdown this year. That's the good news. The bad news is that with the agreement completed, lawmakers in Washington appear to be done with serious deficit reduction for the foreseeable future. Those members of Congress who believe the country needs to address the horrid deficits plaguing the country apparently have little leverage against their colleagues, who are apparently satisfied with the plan cobbled together by Republican Paul Ryan and ...

December 27, 2013 | | Editorials


Camden/Kershaw County Branch NAACP holds leadership retreat

In November, 23 members and committee chairs of the Kershaw County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) were present for a four hour leadership retreat seminar.

December 27, 2013 | | People & Places


God’s Helpers 20th Christmas gathering

God's Helpers, a non-profit, tax exempt volunteer group, celebrated its 20th Christmas gathering Dec. 7.

December 27, 2013 | | People & Places


LFD supports highway safety

A crashed car, hearse and a safety banner in front of the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) on U.S. 1 in Lugoff are a way of showing the agency's support for the statewide "Sober or Slammer" highway safety campaign. The car and banner also serve as a reminder to drivers of the dangers of unsafe driving.

December 27, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Fill a Truck Campaign benefits more than 80 KCSD students

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) partnered with the Camden Walmart and the United Way of Kershaw County to collect toys and coats for needy children through Walmart's Fill a Truck campaign. Volunteers from all three organizations manned the cardboard trucks in the store over three weekends in December to encourage Walmart shoppers to participate. The results were outstanding with enough items donated to benefit over 80 KCSD students as well as others who were being served through the Toys for Tots programs. Walmart employees themselves purchased three shopping carts worth of items.

December 27, 2013 | | Education


A Kershaw County connection

(This story appeared in the Fayetteville Observer on Dec. 12, 2013, and is used with permission of the publisher.)

December 27, 2013 | By Drew Brooks Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer staff writer | Crime-Police-Fire


Kershaw County cares

Many, many years ago, Tom and Cyndi Fussell started a tradition of serving the hungry and homeless on Thanksgiving Day out of their restaurant in Camden. Kelly and I were fortunate to join them some years later, and -- several years ago -- formed a group called Kershaw County Cares to continue the tradition started by Tom and Cyndi. This year, more than 100 volunteers gave up part of their Thanksgiving and Christmas days to come and prepare, serve and deliver more than 1,450 meals to Kershaw County's less fortunate!

December 27, 2013 | Todd and Kelly Warnock Kershaw County Cares | Letters


The night before Christmas

Midway Elementary School second grade students recently performed The Night Before Christmas.

December 27, 2013 | | Education


Carolina vs. Clemson canned food drive

Baron DeKalb Elementary School (BDK) Student Council recently hosted a Carolina vs. Clemson canned food drive challenge. The BDK Student Council hosted the Carolina vs. Clemson Food Drive to promote teamwork, show community spirit, and to address local hunger issues. Donations were delivered to the Food for the Soul Soup Kitchen and to other families in need. "The Carolina vs. Clemson Challenge was a fun way to show people in our community that we care," Student Council member Joshua Vasquez said.

December 24, 2013 | | Education


Ariail for Dec. 25, 2013

December 24, 2013 | | Ariail


Yesteryear - Dec. 25, 2013

Service Station Santa

December 24, 2013 | | Yesteryear


Mother and son at odds over religious tradition

Dear Annie: I am 14 years old and facing a dilemma. My father isn't particularly religious, but my mother is a strict Catholic, and my older sister and brother have been confirmed. I have another six months before I am expected to go through the process of confirmation. I do not want to do this. But as the time approaches, my mother has become increasingly forceful on the subject.

December 24, 2013 | | Dear Annie


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Tennis Center of Camden to host junior team state championships

COLUMBIA -- The United States Tennis Association of South Carolina is excited to announce that its Junior Team Tennis State Championships will be held in Camden ...

November 21, 2017 | | Tennis


City tree lighting ceremony Nov. 30

All members of the greater Camden community are invited as the city of Camden kicks off the 2017 holiday season with its annual tree lighting.

November 21, 2017 | | People & Places


Community hero

Clifton Harryton Anderson was presented the first annual Clifton Harryton Anderson Community Hero Award at the Santee-Wateree Community Mental Health Annual Candlelight Vigil. The organization ...

November 21, 2017 | | People & Places


Giving back to Camden High

Camden High School's (CHS) Class of 1967 celebrated its 50th reunion last month during Homecoming Week. As part of reunion activities, class members gave ...

November 21, 2017 | | People & Places


Ariail - Nov. 21, 2017

November 21, 2017 | | Ariail


Holiday thoughts

It's that time of the year again -- time for gatherings with family and friends, holiday cheer, counting of the blessings, all that.

November 21, 2017 | | Editorials


Thanksgiving 2017

Last year marked the 25th anniversary that I have hosted Thanksgiving for family and friends. And, it's a really big deal for me.

November 21, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - Nov. 21, 2017

Well, it's finally here; the last race of the 2017 NASCAR Cup Series season. Every year I complain about the length of the season ...

November 21, 2017 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


The future is now!

I'm pretty darned proud of what our school district is able to accomplish with the resources available to us. While our funding is somewhere ...

November 21, 2017 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Writer expresses concerns about Republican tax plan

Do we want this?

November 21, 2017 | Nancy Larsen Lugoff | Letters


HEYWARD BELTON

Mr. Heyward Belton, 83, of 242 Symrna Road in Elgin, died Monday, November 20, 2017. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

November 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


SHELBY ELIZABETH CAMPBELL

Miss Shelby Elizabeth Campbell, 38, of 1587 Beech Lane, Elgin, died Sunday. Family and friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at ...

November 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


CYRUS STEVE CHAMBERS

Mr. Cyrus Steve Chambers, 71, of 1657 Black Hawk Lane, Rembert, died Sunday. Family and friends may call at the residence of his sister, Julia ...

November 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


HELEN S. HAWKINS

Graveside service for Helen Roberta Melissa Sutton Hawkins, 42, will be held on Wednesday at noon in Cedar Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday ...

November 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


MURRAY HAWTHORNE

Funeral service for Murray Lynn Truesdale Hawthorne, 56, was held on Monday at Antioch Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. The family received ...

November 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


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