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Fredericksburg Township explored

Our grand city of Camden is a beautifully preserved town laid out in an 18th century plan devised by Joseph Kershaw. We are proud of our historic homes and buildings, carefully placed public parks, wide streets, and beautiful trees. So it is easy to forget that this was not the original plan for the "town" that was to develop in this area of South Carolina. The original plan was a part of the "Township Scheme" put together by colonial Governor Robert Johnson and enacted in 1730 by the Board of Trade in London.

May 17, 2013 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


What was the IRS thinking?

Well, this is a fine mess.

May 17, 2013 | By Leonard Pitts Miami Herald | Columns


Hayes Creek Skateboarding Competition

There will be a skateboarding competition Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the Hayes Creek Subdivision in Elgin. The event is sponsored by Salty's Board Shop in Columbia. The proceeds from the competition will go towards purchasing skateboarding gear for the park in an effort to keep kids off of drugs and keep them off of the streets.

May 17, 2013 | | People & Places


Dog’s human mom experiences drama at local dog park

Dear Annie: I have an 8-month-old puppy, and I take her to a local dog park so she can run off leash and play with the other dogs, which she loves. In the three months I have been taking her, "Phoebe" has never been attacked or fought with another dog. That was until last night, when Phoebe approached another dog that was on a leash and that dog attacked her.

May 17, 2013 | | Dear Annie


Ariail for May 17, 2013

May 17, 2013 | | Ariail


Former CHS standout to speak at Bulldog banquet

Crystal Johnson, a 2003 graduate of Camden High, who was a volleyball and basketball standout for the Lady Bulldogs during her high school career, will be the guest speaker at the Camden High School Athletic Banquet to be held on Tuesday, May 21, in the school gymnasium.

May 17, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle


The Lugoff-Elgin “Blue Monster”

May 17, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Jak Smyrl collection purchased by USC library

The University of South Carolina (USC) Libraries is now home to a collection of more than 5,000 images, plus correspondence, sketchbooks, and even early elementary-school artwork Camden's Oscar Jackson "Jak" Smyrl, The State newspaper's first staff artist, who passed away in 2007.

May 15, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Thomas Heyde

Funeral service for Thomas George Heyde, 63, will be held Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The family will receive friends 1:30-3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the family to help with final expenses.

May 15, 2013 | | Obituaries


Sunday golf tourney will benefit animal shelter

The inaugural Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter Golf Tournament, a fundraiser for the facility, will be held on Sunday, May 19 at the White Pines Golf Club in Camden.

May 15, 2013 | | Golf


Yesteryear - May 15, 2013

Camden High Graduates Busch Twins Parting After Earning Degrees

May 15, 2013 | | Yesteryear


Are we willing to pay for increased public safety?

Kershaw County public safety is at a crossroads. The sheriff's office is greatly understaffed and deputies are compensated for their mandatory overtime work by an antiquated and grossly unfair payment system. The solicitor's office is working with half the staff it needs to properly prosecute the cases it receives every month and the jail is barely able to keep sufficient staff to meet state standards.

May 15, 2013 | By Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews C-I guest columnist | Columns


Two arrested after meth lab discovered

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics agents arrested two men Monday after discovering a fully assembled methamphetamine lab in an outbuilding on Cricket Hill Drive in Lugoff.

May 15, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Mother unsure how to handle ex’s girlfriend

Dear Annie: I am finally divorced. My ex and I have a minor child together. He has met my new partner, and they get along great while at our son's sporting events. I thought it would be healthy for our son to see us as friends.

May 15, 2013 | | Dear Annie


Jane G. Brady

Memorial services to celebrate the life of Jane Grantham Brady, 91, of Camden, SC, will be held at 5:00 PM, Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden. Rev. Steve Patterson and Rev. David Weaver will officiate. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the church, NAMI, 303 Monarch Court, Charleston, SC 29414 or The Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

May 15, 2013 | | Obituaries


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Voss, Good Night Shirt get call to the Hall

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March 24, 2017 | | Equine


Carolina Cup features draws 11 nominees

Accomplished racecourse performers, two formidable mares, and several intriguing newcomers are among the 11 nominees to the $75,000 Carolina Cup, the featured race of ...

March 24, 2017 | | Equine


Carolina Cup spaces are filling up

Reserved parking spaces for the 83rd running of The Mullikin Law Firm Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races are selling quickly with more than a week before ...

March 24, 2017 | | Equine


Mills shines for L-E tennis team

Finding some good in a tough loss, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team received a strong performance from Matthew Mills at second singles but it was not ...

March 24, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Seventh inning rally lifts Lady Knights past C'field

Looking for a spark after having been victim of a no-hitter two nights earlier, the North Central softball teams exploded for six runs in the ...

March 24, 2017 | | Sports


‘Cam slam’ lifts Knights past Rams, 9-5

After striking out to lead off Wednesday's game at Chesterfield, North Central's Cam Holley told head coach Robbie Cash that he had trouble ...

March 24, 2017 | | North Central High/Middle


Hartsville upends Demons

Hartsville scored 13 runs in the first three innings and went on to a 15-2 victory over Lugoff-Elgin in a Region 6-4A game played Tuesday ...

March 24, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Ariail - March 24, 2017

March 24, 2017 | | Ariail


Go Cocks!

What a great time to be a University of South Carolina sports fan -- particularly a basketball fan.

March 24, 2017 | | Editorials


Neil Gorsuch steals the week

WASHINGTON -- Watching the Senate confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, one might easily find oneself wishing he were president of the United States.

March 24, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Writer not part of 'silent majority'

Mr. Jim Matthews, I will not be part of the silent majority. I loudly and proudly support your effort to increase the police force we ...

March 24, 2017 | Penry Gufstason Camden | Letters


Writer thanks KershawHealth caregivers

The family of Evelyn H. Swygert, would like to thank the dedicated doctors, nurses and other caregivers of the Kershaw Health hospital, who took care ...

March 24, 2017 | Evelyn S. Russell Camden | Letters


Asthma, allergies and tree sex...

Welcome to spring! For many people this is their favorite time of year, for many others it is a miserable time of year. According to ...

March 24, 2017 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Oh, if only I were king for a day

If only I were king for a day! That's a phrase declared by people who believe they can solve a problem if given the ...

March 24, 2017 | By Dennis Turner C-I guest columnist | Columns


MYLIE WADE BOLDEN

Mrs. Mylie Wade Bolden, 98, of Columbia and formerly of Rembert, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. A Celebration of Life and ...

March 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


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