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A changing of fortune

It happened in Memphis. A lot of history and interesting stuff occurs in that magical city that sits grandly on the Mississippi River. Elvis held court there, the blues grew up there and barbecue is queen. Elvis, of course, is still king.

October 28, 2013 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Gilbert and Crocker united in marriage

Neely Catherine Gilbert and John Thomas Crocker were united in marriage on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at five o'clock in the afternoon. The outdoor ceremony was held behind DeBordieu Clubhouse overlooking the marsh in Georgetown, SC. It was officiated by the Reverend Martha Hedgepeth of Christ Episcopal Church in Charlotte, NC. A reception hosted by the bride's parents followed the ceremony at the DeBordieu Clubhouse.

October 28, 2013 | | Weddings & Engagements


Jerry F. Gambrell

KERSHAW – Funeral service for Jerry Francis Gambrell, 70, will be held Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. at Lugoff Church of God with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.

October 28, 2013 | | Obituaries


Fred L. Hatfield Sr.

SUMTER - Fred L. Hatfield Sr., age 74, beloved husband of Dorothy Truesdale Hatfield, died on Friday, October 25, 2013 at Roper Hospital in Charleston, SC.

October 28, 2013 | | Obituaries


New KH ambulances extend EMS reach

Kershaw County residents may have noticed some new, bright blue and white KershawHealth EMS ambulances around the county recently. These modern-day emergency response vehicles are much more than simply a mode of transportation. They are, in fact, a highly technical extension of the hospital's emergency department.

October 28, 2013 | | Healthcare


A reading camel

Camden Elementary School (CES) of the Arts third-graders Emily Cantey and Greer Younghans enjoy a ride on a camel during CES' Family Reading Night Oct. 10. Sam's Path Mobile Petting Zoo and Live Nativities brought the camel to help celebrate CES' reading theme of ancient Egypt. Students were allowed to ride the camel for a few minutes as other families played on the playground, enjoyed a spaghetti dinner or bought books from CES' book fair. The school also hosted an archeological dig.

October 28, 2013 | | Education


Superman and fixing education in South Carolina

A couple of years ago a movie came out called Waiting for Superman. It was about how education in this country is broken and too many of us are simply waiting for a Superman to come flying out of the sky to fix it for us.

October 28, 2013 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Rebecca Sanchez

ELGIN - A celebration of life service for Rebecca Lynn Sanchez, 41, was held Sunday, October 27, 2013.

October 28, 2013 | | Obituaries


KCSF openings

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF) Board of Directors will have three openings in 2014 and the public is invited to apply if interested in serving.

October 28, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Ariail for Oct. 25, 2013

October 25, 2013 | | Ariail


Witchcraft

The Annex deserves a note by itself. In my teaching years, I had to man the office during my lunch period, share classrooms with other teachers, and have no books for subjects unless I wrote them myself. However, the Annex sticks in my mind as the most exasperating assignment!

October 25, 2013 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Behind every great woman

WASHINGTON -- Most Americans of a certain age grew up hearing the adage: "Behind every great man is a great woman," or some variation thereof.

October 25, 2013 | | Columns


Healthcare.gov

The website rollout of the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, is almost a parody of all that is wrong with government and the way it functions in too many cases. We're not referring here to the bill itself; certainly there are those in Kershaw County who think the concept of Obamacare is a wonderful thing and there are others who see it as a poorly conceived, overly expensive plan that the country can't afford.

October 25, 2013 | | Editorials


Historic Camden War Site to host Revolutionary War Field Days

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Be it known that the 43rd annual Revolutionary War Field Days will be held at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site on November 2-3. Field Days are a panorama of life during the Colonial and Revolutionary War eras that's entertaining to both families and history buffs.

October 25, 2013 | | People & Places


The passing of some Southern giants

They are known by many different names: historic, significant, heritage and living legacy. No matter what we call them, they are unique and have persevered for over a century in the face of civil war, storms, droughts and human encroachment. They have also been witnesses to the everyday occurrences that surround them. "They" are some of Camden's giant trees. A giant tree, in my opinion, is one that measures 40 inches or more in diameter or 10 feet in circumference. Camden is fortunate to have trees of this size still in existence as they are long gone in most ...

October 25, 2013 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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Blues returns for 21st year

Produced and presented by the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County, the Carolina Downhome Blues Festival celebrates its 21st year. Touted by blues aficionados ...

September 22, 2017 | | People & Places


Hobkirk Hill DAR kicks off 2017

The Hobkirk Hill Chapter NSDAR kicked off its new year with a meeting at Historic Camden's MaCaa's Tavern on Sept. 14. The chapter ...

September 22, 2017 | | People & Places


Invitations mailed, website posted for CHS 50th reunion

Invitations to the 50th reunion of Camden High School's Class of 1967 have been mailed to classmates with known addresses, and the reunion committee ...

September 22, 2017 | | People & Places


Life lessons learned

Twelve years.

September 22, 2017 | Jessica Reynolds, NCHS C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


Revolutionary Run Half Marathon set for Saturday

The Historic Camden Foundation will host the inaugural Revolutionary Run Half Marathon on Saturday, Sept. 23 at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site.

September 22, 2017 | | Seasonal Sports


Keen, Lawson help CHS harriers to wins

Running in the combination of heat and humidity failed to slow down the Camden High cross country team which swept a meet in Lancaster last ...

September 22, 2017 | | Camden High/Middle


CHS volleyball welcomes alumni back

The Camden High School volleyball program will be hosting its first Alumni Night for all former CHS volleyball players on Wednesday, Sept. 27th at 5 ...

September 22, 2017 | | Camden High/Middle


Camden Jaycees golf tourney has openings

Spaces are filling up quickly for the Camden Jaycees' Annual Golf Tournament which benefits the organization's yearly Christmas Stocking Fund.

September 22, 2017 | | Golf


Wise leads L-E girls to second victory

Led by the afternoon's low round shot by Michaelah Wise, the Lugoff-Elgin golf team upended Ridge View, 237-225, in a Tuesday match played over ...

September 22, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Lady Knights tune up for Saturday tourney by beating Andrew Jackson

After a first set loss, North Central stormed back to take down rival Andrew Jackson in four sets in a Region 4-AA volleyball match played ...

September 22, 2017 | | North Central High/Middle


Lady Demons roll past Crestwood

A quick look over the stat sheet tells you all you need to know in regard to Lugoff-Elgin's volleyball match against visiting Crestwood on ...

September 22, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Ariail - Sept. 22, 2017

September 22, 2017 | | Ariail


Local growth

"Grow or die," is a time-honored weightlifter's motto, but it is apropos for nearly all aspects of life.

September 22, 2017 | | Editorials


The yankee and his music

Tink returned from a trip to Los Angeles and was recounting a conversation between himself and a friend during lunch. (Many in Southern California continue ...

September 22, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Main Street program showcases downtown Camden

Our hottest months are behind us as we begin to enjoy many upcoming events and activities. Our hours of day and night are roughly equal ...

September 22, 2017 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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