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1,000 rounds

On April 6, American Legion Post 195 liaisons Bill and Nancy Heil presented Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews with 1,000 rounds of ammunition for firearms training. In the past, Matthews said that officers were only required to fire 50 rounds of ammunition once a year – a move that he said was both grossly inadequate and negligent. "I want my guys, if they have to shoot at a bad guy, I want them to hit the bad guy and not some good guy standing there," he said, adding that he wants to step up firearms training so that officers will ...

April 18, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CMS wins 18 regional science fair awards

This is only the second year that Camden Middle School's seventh-grade students have competed in the tegional science fair but they came out on top, earning seven out of 10 awards given for seventh-grade best regional projects.

April 18, 2011 | | Education


Miss Sran, Mr. Bodie engaged

Miss Alexandra Sran of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, and Garrett Evan Bodie of Camden announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sran of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of CMSgt (Ret.) and Mrs. Timothy A. Bodie of Camden, S.C.

April 18, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Ms. Stokes, Mr. Norton plan autumn wedding

Ms. Brenda H. Stokes of Camden and Mr. and Mrs. George Donald (Aileen) Stokes Sr. of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Amy Elizabeth Stokes of Atlanta, Ga., to Mr. Sean Patrick Norton of Atlanta, Ga. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Patrick (Sherry) Norton III of Atlanta, Ga.

April 18, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Happy 60th Anniversary!

Thomas and Marian McCaskill of Lugoff will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on April 16, 2011 with family and friends. They have three daughters, Cheryl Schwartz (Billy), Connie Frith (Bill) and Carol Johnson (Craig) all of Lugoff and a deceased son, Thomas McCaskill III of Oklahoma. They are blessed with nine grandchildren and one great-grandson.

April 15, 2011 | | Localife


Historic Camden presents a Lyceum Series Program

At the beginning of the American Revolution the British army was far superior to the Patriots forces in size and in training. Yet six years later, they surrendered at Yorktown.

April 15, 2011 | | Localife


Issac McCoy

Funeral service for Issac McCoy, 54, of Cheraw Road in Cassatt will be held Saturday, April 16, 2011 2:00 P.M. at Collins Funeral Home Chapel with burial in DuBose Cemetery. He died Monday, April 11, 2011.

April 15, 2011 | | Obituaries


Pets of the Week - April 15, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a 10-week-old Siamese mix kitten and a 12-week-old Labrador mix puppy. 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 shelter's ...

April 15, 2011 | | Pets


Alice D. Wonderling

Services for Alice D. Wonderling, 76, of Lugoff, will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

April 15, 2011 | | Obituaries


Robert Ariail -- April 15, 2011

April 15, 2011 | | Viewpoint


Local businesses ... always first

The city of Camden's idea to have a free concert April 23 to observe the opening of the new Town Green is a great idea, and it will indeed be a festive event that will show off the new facility and its attractions. Unfortunately, planning for the event didn't go as smoothly as it should have, and local food merchants ended up both hurt and aggrieved over the way things were initially planned. They had a right to be disgruntled.

April 15, 2011 | | Editorials


Miss Camden Teen supports the arts through community service project

Hi, my name is Blythe Neal and I am an eighth grader at Camden Middle School. Let me tell you about myself. I play clarinet in the band, was a 2010 CMS cheerleader, run cross country for CHS, and have taken dance for 12 years including jazz, contemporary, ballet/pointe, tap, hip hop and musical theatre with the Southern Strutt dance company. I am also a member of the Camden Junior Shag Club and the SC Junior Shag Association. Currently, I am your Miss Camden Teen 2011 and will be competing in July 2011 for the title of Miss Teen ...

April 15, 2011 | By Blythe Neal Camden Middle School columnist | High School Columns


Bulldog netters improve to 10-0

This is more like it.

April 15, 2011 | | Camden High/Middle


Public comments

During this past Tuesday evening's Camden City Council meeting, it was both refreshing and encouraging to see so many folks at the meeting and most particularly to hear from those who spoke during the public forum segment of the meeting. I certainly applaud all who were there. It is the right of every citizen to be able to speak about those things that affect their lives and their community.

April 15, 2011 | X. Willard Polk Camden | Letters


Budget reflects where city is headed

It's budget season at City Hall. This is the time of year that we review our previous budget and formulate a new one. I'm proud to say that our 2010-2011 numbers are projected to come in under budget, and our new budget will pass without requiring any tax increases.

April 15, 2011 | Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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Ariail for Aug. 1, 2014

August 01, 2014 | | Ariail


Spurrier v. Swinney

Everyone knows that when it comes to sports, football reigns supreme here in Kershaw County and South Carolina. Whereas basketball might be the top sport in neighboring North Carolina, it's a distant second -- or probably even third -- here in the Palmetto State. And these are heady times for gridiron enthusiasts of both the University of South Carolina and Clemson; both teams have enjoyed success in the past few seasons, and that momentum has carried over into recruiting, in which both schools are piling up classes that are among the nation's best.

August 01, 2014 | | Editorials


Smart people, smart ideas

When elected officials from different South Carolina cities meet to discuss economic development, the oft-heard cry is, "Let's work together!" The energy in these conversations is palpable, even though it's not yet clear how we can partner. For that reason, at the Municipal Association of South Carolina's (MASC) annual meeting in Charleston this July, its Achievement Awards were particularly exciting. If we can do nothing else, from city to city, we can learn from each other's ideas and borrow courage from one another's progress.

August 01, 2014 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Cheerleading camp on tap for NCHS

The North Central High School Cheerleading Team will host a two-day mini-camp on Monday, Aug. 4 and Tuesday, Aug 5 at the school.

August 01, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Citizen committee to promote Phase 2 referenda

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson cautioned district employees and school board trustees Monday not to aid any efforts to support two referendums tied to Phase 2 of the district's facilities equalization project (FEP).

August 01, 2014 | By Jim McGowan Localife editor | Education


Hemina Myrel Gripper

Mrs. Hemina Myrel "Mina" Gripper, 87, of Charlotte, SC, formally of Elgin, SC, passed on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Levine-Dickson Hospice Hose in Huntersville, NC. She was born

August 01, 2014 | | Obituaries


Charles “Chuck” K. Hayes, Jr.

Charles "Chuck" K. Hayes, Jr., of Camden, SC, died Thursday, July 31, 2014. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

August 01, 2014 | | Obituaries


Daisy Leonard

Funeral service for Mrs. Daisy Leonard, 93, of 716 Court Street in Camden will be held Sunday, August 3, 2014, 3:00 P.M. at Abundant Life Prayer Praise & Worship Center, 804 Laurens Street in Camden with burial in the church cemetery. She will lie in state at the church on Saturday from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Mrs. Leonard died Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

August 01, 2014 | | Obituaries


CHS girls' golf, XC teams prepare for season

A pair of fall sports at Camden High School will begin gearing up for the upcoming season with either a meeting or, the start of pre-season practice.

August 01, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Sick? Some of you can stay home

NEW YORK -- Something strange happened here this week: Lots of workers who've never done so before got the right to call in sick. And that's a good thing.

August 01, 2014 | | Columns


Ann Dillon Barns

Ann Dillon Barns, 86, wife of Tom Barnes, formerly of Camden died July 26, 2014. Visitation 6-8pm August 1 and 10-11am Saturday followed by service at 11am all at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Bradley Creek Chapel, Wilmington NC. www.quinnmcgowen.com

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


Curtis Leon Drakeford

Funeral services for Curtis Leon Drakeford, 77, will be held Friday, August 1, 2014 at 10:00 am at Door of Hope Ministries, 984 Wateree Blvd, Camden SC. Burial to follow at Ft Jackson National Cemetery in Columbia. Pastors Gerald Brown and Lomarie Caldwell will officiate. Viewing will be held on Thursday morning at 11:00 am at Brown's Funeral Home in Camden. Curtis Drakeford was born on May 10, 1937, and passed award on Monday, July 28, 2014. He was head deacon at Door of Hope Ministries, directed the men's fellowship, and ministered at Manning Correctional Prison ...

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


Robert “Bobby” William Grimm

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Robert "Bobby" William Grimm, 45, of Camden will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, July 31, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 30 from 6:00-7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Bobby's memory to Kershaw County Special Olympics, P. O. Box 310, Camden, SC 29021.

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


Myrel Hermina Gripper

Mrs. Myrel Hermina Gripper, 87, of 302 Smyrna Road, Elgin, South Carolina, passed on Thursday, July 24, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Fort Clark Baptist Church in Elgin, SC. Burial will follow at the Fort Clark Baptist Church Cemetery in Elgin, SC. Haile's Funeral Home is in serving the family.

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


Nanley Holmes

Mr. Nanley Holmes, 86, of 146 Battleship Road, Camden died Monday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Holmes Family.

July 30, 2014 | | Obituaries


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