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Controlling MIL blames wife for ruining relationship with husband, grandchild

Dear Annie: My mother lives by herself. I have not spent a great deal of time with her, but now that she is aging, I feel guilty for not being around. Mom doesn't have any friends, and my siblings barely speak to her. She is a difficult woman.

December 30, 2011 | | Dear Annie


Rec notes -- Dec. 30, 2011

Want to get in shape without all the running, jumping and bouncing? Try Tonetics -- a deep-muscle exercise class involving walking, stretching, bar usage and more.

December 30, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


With holidays over, teams prepare for games that matter

With the Christmas holiday break in their rear-view mirrors, Kershaw County basketball and wrestling teams are ready to dive into the games and matches that count.

December 30, 2011 | | Sports


For the Record -- Dec. 28, 2011

Real estate transactions

December 28, 2011 | | For the Record


New Year’s resolutions for better government

Ah, a New Year.

December 28, 2011 | Richard Eckstrom S.C. comptroller | Columns


Y good for young and older

From the time I was 6 to 12 years old, I was in Mother Mayfield Children's Home on Fair Street. We got to go to the Y and do things that we would not have gotten to do. We even got to do it when we got home from the children's home. It is a good cause for folks who do not have the income and kids who could not do it otherwise. I think it's a very good cause. I'm growing older and it would be a place for me to afford to go exercise.

December 28, 2011 | Loretta Kennington Lugoff | Letters


Lavetta Munn Eubanks

Lavetta Munn Eubanks, of Jefferson, SC, passed away on December 26, 2011. Born on October 1, 1923 the daughter of the late Daniel Alexander and Effie Newman Munn. She was married to the late William Adam Eubanks for 63 years. She lived in Camden from 1957 until she retired to the family farm in Jefferson in 1982. Miss Vette was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking and canning and freezing the fruits of their garden. She took great joy in caring for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a member of Fork Creek Methodist Church.

December 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


Michael J. Gaskins

Funeral service for Michael J. Gaskins, 49, of Cassat, were held Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at Cassatt Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery. The Rev. Gene Stokes officiated. The family received friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

December 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


Couple questions fairness of rent agreement with roommate

Dear Annie: I recently moved in with my boyfriend, "Beau," and his roommate, "Scott." Scott is usually at his girlfriend's house, so Beau and I pretty much have the place to ourselves. Scott splits the bills with us while unofficially living with his girlfriend.

December 28, 2011 | | People & Places


Demon duo earn positions on S.C. ODP soccer squad

Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.)

December 28, 2011 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dorothy Melton Hall

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Dorothy Melton Hall, 90, of Camden will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel with burial to follow in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Antioch Baptist Church at 1875 Antioch Rd., Camden, SC 29020.

December 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


James Ira Saul

Retired CMsgt James Ira Saul, 82, husband of Betty Couch Saul, died Friday, December 23, 2011 at Carolina Pines Hospital in Hartsville.

December 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


Sheryl White

Funeral service for Sheryl Cornelia White, 47, of Lugoff, will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetary. The Rev. Charles Davis will be officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-7:30 p.m.

December 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


McCaskill appointed to WCC

Gov. Nikki Haley announced Thursday the appointment of Gene McCaskill of Camden to the S.C. Workers' Compensation Commission.

December 28, 2011 | | Politics


Yesteryear -- Dec. 28, 2011

Photo cutline -- A shining example -- Elmer Wheeler adjusts a candle in front of his home in Cool Springs, where some 80 percent of the residents of the subdivision placed candles in sand-filled paper bags along the streets Sunday evening. The "luminaria" (a Spanish word meaning light) symbolized the bonfires the shepherds are said to have lit on their way to Bethlehem on the first Christmas. Dozens of carloads of visitors drove through the area to enjoy the Yuletide beauty.

December 28, 2011 | Dec. 26-31, 1984 | Yesteryear


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Carolina Cup race day information

Saturday's 83rd running of the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races at the Springdale Race Course in Camden will begin with the first of six races taking the starter's flag at 1:30 p.m. The gates to the course open to the public at 9 a.m.

March 27, 2015 | | Equine


Making the rounds

A few hundred yards away, trucks carrying workers zig-zagged their way in and around the Springdale Race Course in final preparation for Saturday's 83rd running of the Carolina Cup. Tucked away in a barn located behind the National Steeplechase Museum, Brian Murphy stands atop the straw in a stall as he brushes down one of his horses with the only sound here being that of a few chirping birds on a relaxed Monday morning.

March 27, 2015 | | Equine


NC rallies from 9-run hole to take down Cheraw in 10

Small ball led to an overthrown ball, leading to a wild pitch which was all it took for North Central to come away with a 10-9, 10-inning win over visiting Cheraw in a Tuesday night game in which the hosts overcame a 9-0 deficit after three and a half innings of play.

March 27, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle


Demons cruise past Redhawks, 11-1

Knowing that Westwood has had troubles both scoring and preventing runs, Lugoff-Elgin baseball coach Randy Stokes had one simple plan of attack heading into Tuesday's Region 4-4A game with the visiting Redhawks.

March 27, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Historic Camden's Armies Through Time

Hundreds of people visited Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site last Saturday to learn about warfare through the ages. Guests got to interact with warriors from Ancient Greek wars, Medieval wars, 19th Century wars, World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War. Different stations were set up that featured artifacts, costumes and camps from different wars.

March 27, 2015 | | People & Places


Ruben H. Jay Jr.

A celebration of life service for Ruben Harlan Jay, Jr, 67, will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Foundation.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mary Ruth Watts

Funeral service for Mary Ruth Hornsby Watts, 81, will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice, 1400 Pickens St #100, Columbia, SC 29201 or Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 880, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Amanda Porter

Amanda Doby Porter, wife of the late James Porter formally of Palmer Place in Camden passed away on March 14th in Baltimore, Md. Funeral services are scheduled for March 27th in Baltimore.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


James W. ‘Pete’ Nelson

Funeral service for James William "Pete" Nelson, 74, will be held on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, Elgin with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Ken Jackson will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, 2666 Highway 1 South, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Arrants speaks to CCTC students

Josh Arrants, naturalist and C-I columnist, speaks to students in Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) Natural Resources Management program Feb. 26 about the Red-cockaded Woodpecker Restoration Project at Fort Jackson. Arrants, a 2002 CCTC graduate, is a member of the S.C. Wildlife Federal Board, a Fort Jackson Wildlife Technician and former Camden resident who recently moved to Austin, Texas. He is returning frequently to work on the Fort Jackson project and continues to write his column. The students listening to Arrants' lecture are in NRM Department Chair Joshua Castleberry's class.

March 27, 2015 | | Education


Honoring their own

The Kershaw County Democratic Women's Organization recently made a donation to the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County to honor the contributions of several of their former members. Tributes were read and a check presented in their honor for Virginia Furman, Louisa Watkins and Pat Watts. FAC executive director Kristin Cobb accepted the donation at the meeting. "All of these women were very special to this community and certainly the Fine Arts Center. I am honored to accept this donation in their memory," Cobb said. Pictured from left are Mollye Robinson, member; Kristin Cobb, executive director, Fine Arts Center ...

March 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Bethune High grad is ZEL Engineers president

Stacey Gordon, a Bethune High School graduate, recently received a promotion to president of ZEL Engineers Inc., based in Augusta, Ga. Gordon is the son of Doby and Suzanne W. Gordon of Cassatt.

March 27, 2015 | | Business


BES announces 2nd quarter honor rolls

Bethune Elementary School has announced its school-wide A an A/B honor rolls for the second nine weeks of the school year.

March 27, 2015 | | Education


Master Gardeners offer scholarship

Kershaw County Master Gardeners will be offering a $500 scholarship to be awarded to a deserving Kershaw County School District Senior to assist in their post secondary education in the pursuit of Agriculture and/or Horticulture Sciences. Applicants must be a Kershaw County School District graduating senior. Scholarship focus will be awarded on your vision to impact of the Agriculture and/or Horticulture industry.

March 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Rec Notes - March 27, 2015

Anyone ages 6 to 13 can participate in a Spring Break Baseball Camp offered by CHS and KCPR, Monday, March 30 through Wednesday, April 1, from 8 to 11 a.m. at American Legion Baseball Field.

March 27, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


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