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Filling in the blanks

WASHINGTON -- In his speech last Monday night to a public thoroughly, and understandably, befuddled about U.S. policy in Libya, President Obama began to fill in some important blanks. The White House would dispute this assessment, but Obama's remarks came unfortunately late. Rallying the public behind "kinetic military action," my favorite new phrase, requires explanations sooner rather than later. This is especially true when it is a kinetic action of choice, not necessity; in the nervous aftermath of Iraq and Afghanistan; and in the relentless context of a 24/7 news cycle.

April 04, 2011 | Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Rec Notes - April 1, 2011

Line dance in the morning, line dance in the evening

April 01, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Teenagers can be friends with parents

Being a teenager means getting lumped into a category labeled that all teenagers are rebellious, reckless, and absolutely can't wait to get away from their parents. Some may be like that, but it's not fair to put a label on those who aren't. Why is

April 01, 2011 | Christinia Stokes CHS Columnist | Localife


George Keys

George Keys, of Camden, died March 31, 2011.

April 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


Ellen McGee

Ellen McGee, 75, of Dixon Road, Elgin, died Thursday, March 31, 2011.

April 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


Sulina P. Prather

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Sulina Parker Prather, 86, of Camden will be held Friday, April 1, 2011 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church of Camden with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family received friends Thursday, March 31, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Prather's memory to the American Cancer Society, C/O Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.

April 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


Darrell Stephens

James Darrell Stephens, age 77, of Lamar, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at KershawHealth Center. Funeral services will be Friday, April 1, 2011 in the Chapel of Belk Funeral Home in LAMAR with interment in Lamar Cemetery directed by Belk Funeral Home.

April 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


Pets of the Week - April 1, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a trio of lovebirds and a 10-week-old male Labrador-hound 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 01, 2011 | | Pets


Vanilla cities, chocolate suburbs

So you think we Americans know ourselves? New census numbers reveal that a lot of our 20th century racial and ethnic assumptions are overdue for an overhaul.

April 01, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Dr. Joseph scores second ace

Ever the gentleman and sportsman, Camden's Dr. Paul Joseph Sr. was ready to congratulate one of his two playing partners, Al Underwood and Larry Conger, when the three golfers made their way onto the green at the eighth hole at the Camden Country Club last Monday to get what was an apparent hole-in-one ball.

April 01, 2011 | | Sports


A trip back in Carolina Cup time

The National Steeplechase Museum (NSM) in Camden has many photos from previous Carolina Cup races and is looking for your help in identifying anyone whom you may know in these two photos. If you can identify any of the persons pictured in either of these two photos, please contact the NSM at 432-6513 or vie e-mail at hope@steeplechasemuseum.org.

April 01, 2011 | | Equine


Norma Carter

Norma Jean Thomas Carter, 59 years old, of Camden, passed away Sunday morning, March 27, 2011. To cherish her memories, she leaves two daughters and one son; Desi Pate, Dawn Schofield and Andre Carter.; one sister, Kim Engram; one brother, Levi Newman and a host of grandchildren and other relatives.

April 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


Ophelia Hayes

A funeral services to celebrate the life of Ophelia Dixon Hayes, 84, of Camden will be held Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 1:00 PM at Hermitage Baptist Church with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Dr. Condy Richardson and Rev. Mark Hopkins will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Hayes's memory to Hermitage Baptist Church Building Fund, 814 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Camden, SC 29020 or A. Sam Karesh Wing, 1315 Roberts St., Camden, SC 29020.

April 01, 2011 | | Obituaries


NC girls fall to Chesterfield

Recently, the North Central softball team has not been able to extend Chesterfield to a full seven-inning game.

April 01, 2011 | | North Central High/Middle


Robert Ariail -- April 1, 2011

April 01, 2011 | | Viewpoint


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The hand that rocks the ballot box

In their denouncements of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, Hillary Clinton and other Democrats have been accused of pandering to single women -- the so-called "Beyoncé voter" demographic, as one Fox News commentator sniggered.

July 23, 2014 | By Charlotte Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


S.C., immigration and ‘Us vs. Them’

First things first: every nation must secure and control its borders. This is not political rhetoric or an ideological judgment but a simple geo-political fact.

July 23, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader takes issue with sheriff’s letter

Having waded through Sheriff Jim Matthews recent letter as published regarding his endorsement of a "Proposed Firearms Ordinance," I note that the main point (as quoted) "It prohibits the discharge of a firearm within 300 yards;" that's 900 feet!

July 23, 2014 | Joe Upchurch Lugof | Letters


Letter writer: South Carolina’s African-Americans should run for office

Black Americans in the state of Mississippi understand their time is at hand for their voting solidarity and economic self-reliance. Black Americans in South Carolina should also know their time is also at hand for them to learn and run for the legacy of our Black brothers and sisters in Mississippi.

July 23, 2014 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


William Gamewell (Bill) Major, Jr.

William Gamewell (Bill) Major, Jr., 92, of Camden, SC, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014. He was the son of the late William Gamewell Major, Sr. and Alma (Baby) Muldrow-Major of Camden. Born in Florence, S.C. Mr. Major moved to Camden as a youth in 1935. He was the 1st Boy Scout in Kershaw County to be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Salutatorian of his class at Camden High School in 1940, Mr. Major was the 1st Sports Reporter for the "Bulldog", later renamed the Palmetto Leaf. With his classmate, the late Jak Smyrl, they were the ...

July 23, 2014 | | Obituaries


Yesteryear for July 23, 2014

Camden native helps rescue Haitians with USCG

July 23, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Local veterans respect the flag through disposal

Members of American Legion Post 195, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8346 and AMVETS Post 33 recently joined together for an annual tradition: the disposal -- through burning -- of unserviceable American flags. The ceremony took place at VFW Post 8346's headquarters in Ridgeway, with all three posts participating in different parts of the ceremony.

July 23, 2014 | | Localife


CHS hosts girls' golf meeting

All girls interested in learning more about and playing for the Camden High School girls' golf team is asked to attend an organizational meeting on Monday, Aug. 4 at 9 a.m. at the Camden Country Club on Knights Hill Rd. in Camden.

July 23, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Camden Royals holding charity hoops tourney

The Camden Royals AAU basketball organization is sponsoring a basketball tournament open to all youth organization teams which will benefit Relay for Life.

July 23, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Chance to drive exotic sports cars awaits at CMP

Xtreme Xperience, the country's premier supercar driving experience, is heading full-throttle for Carolina Motorsports Park in Westville, with event dates set for Friday, Aug. 1, through Sunday, Aug. 3.

July 23, 2014 | | Auto racing


Top Striker seeks Saratoga gold

Top Striker, winner of the $50,000 Carolina Cup steeplechase in Camden last March, is part of an 11-horse field which is expected to meet the starter's flag in Thursday's $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes at the Saratoga Race Course.

July 23, 2014 | | Equine


KC East All-Stars makes a good first impression

July 23, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


A disturbing trend

We wrote recently of the disturbing trend in the White House of spinning every issue through press spokesmen rather than engaging in open questioning about issues of interest to Americans. A lack of transparency isn't limited to the federal government, as the S.C. Supreme Court has recently issued two troubling rulings which limit public access in the Palmetto State.

July 23, 2014 | | Editorials


Clemson Extension announces contest, workshop

The Kershaw County Clemson Extension Service is assisting with a tomato contest coming up Saturday, and is sponsoring a pesticide calibration and safety workshop on August 15.

July 23, 2014 | | Localife


Cub Scouts enjoy day camp

Local Boy Scouts of America spent the last week of June volunteering at a Cub Scout Day Camp.

July 23, 2014 | | Localife


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