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An opinion and some facts on Social Security

Social Security – With the 2 percent funding cut extended for another year, the system will lose billions. I don't believe most of the people desire this. Those who benefit the most are those who earn more than $40,000 a year. The few dollars that one gains each pay period isn't worth jeopardizing the system for future generations. A CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll conducted a year ago found that 60 percent of adults who aren't retired expect to get nothing – zero -- from Social Security in their older age. They're mistaken. As misinformation and mistrust grow ...

February 24, 2012 | W.E. Alderman Elgin | Letters


Louise Ella Lee

Mrs. Louise Ella Lee, 91, of 800 West Church Street, Bishopville, and formerly of Camden entered eternal rest on Monday, February 13, 2012.

February 24, 2012 | | Obituaries


Grace Holiday Wilson

Mrs. Grace Holiday Wilson, 88, of 175 Lewis Circle, Rembert, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, February 15, 2012.

February 24, 2012 | | Obituaries


Jannie Young Grant

Mrs. Jannie Young Grant, 65, of 7825 Edward Street, Rembert, entered into eternal rest on Friday, February 17, 2012. Born in Rembert, she was the daughter of the late Simon and Sallie Dinkins Young and the wife of the late Walter Grant. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Mount bethel Baptist Church with burial in church cemetery, Rembert. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Grant family.

February 24, 2012 | | Obituaries


Katherine Louise Miller

Katherine Louise Bovard "Katie" Miller, 88, Camden, wife of the late Edwin A. Miller, died Sunday, February 19, 2012. Born in Dubois, Pa., on November 10, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Samuel R. and Louise Maylon Bovard.

February 24, 2012 | | Obituaries


Zaven Sarkis Touloukian

Funeral services for Zaven Sarkis Touloukian, 86, of Camden, South Carolina will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at Grace Episcopal Church in Camden with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Phillip Whitehead and Father Daniel Findikyan will officiate.

February 24, 2012 | | Obituaries


Kershaw County: It’s a special place

Hello and Happy Friday! If you ever want time to fly by even faster, agree to write a monthly column in your local newspaper! Yes, it's that time again. Let's see what I have in my laptop for you this month.

February 24, 2012 | Johnny Deal C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Fighting cancer

Not so long ago, we remarked that this country's war on cancer, initiated by President Nixon more than four decades ago, had in many ways been a disappointment, with the death rate from various kinds of cancers still high. But in some areas, there have been great advances, and a new study released this week proved what many have believed all along: that colonoscopies are extremely effective in reducing the incidence of colo-rectal cancer. In patients tracked as long as 20 years, the death rate was reduced by more than 50 percent.

February 24, 2012 | | Editorials


Turning a blind eye to government benefits

Why do Americans so often vote against their own economic interests? Because money isn't everything. Values matter, too, especially when your values tell you that cuts in government spending won't bring new pain to hard workers like you.

February 24, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


No advances on fuel front

As the price of gasoline approaches $4 a gallon -- with many saying it will reach $5 -- I was thinking recently of a column I wrote a few years ago during a similar spike in prices.

February 24, 2012 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


Brenda J. Witt

Funeral service for Brenda Joyce Witt, 59, of Columbia, will be held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Ken Jackson will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

February 24, 2012 | | Obituaries


Rec notes -- Feb. 24, 2012

Learn South Carolina's state dance – the shag – and have fun putting these smooth moves together.

February 24, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Area students earn degrees at Winthrop

Two Kershaw County students were presented degrees during fall 2011 graduation at Winthrop University.

February 24, 2012 | | Education


Friends of the Library to kick off annual book sale in March

The Friends of the Kershaw County Library Annual Book Sale will be held at the Burndale Shopping Center in the Old Piggly Wiggly building on Jefferson Davis Highway in Camden. The sale will begin on Thursday, March 8, with "Friends' Night" exclusively for members of Friends of the Library from 6 to 8 p.m. If you are not a member, you can purchase a membership at the door. The sale will be open to the public on Friday, March 9, from noon to 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday ...

February 24, 2012 | | People & Places


FAC brings ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ local talent to stage

"A storybook perfect performance" will be portrayed when Columbia City Ballet takes to the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) stage on Tuesday, Feb. 28 and Thursday, March 1 with their production of "The Sleeping Beauty." The production will feature the talents of more than 30 local youth representing three different dance schools in the Camden area. Both performances will be held in the Wood Auditorium at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County and will start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students, seniors and military. "The Sleeping Beauty" is sponsored by ...

February 24, 2012 | | People & Places


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Fourth of July BBQ essentials

The Fourth of July is tomorrow and revelers across the nation are preparing to toast their independence with family and friends. For many Americans, backyard barbecues are synonymous with the Fourth of July, a day that, in the United States of America, commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Historic Camden’s Did you Know?

While Ben Franklin was key to the crafting of the Declaration of Independence, the other Founding Fathers did not want him to be the main author - as they felt they couldn't trust him not to put a joke in it!

The great, big and wonderful approval of going independent actually occurred on July 2 -- a day which John Adams thought would forever after be celebrated by the newly formed nation. "The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha in the History of America." He was right about the way we honor it though: "It ought ...

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Sesquicentennial State Park trip

Students from Wateree Elementary School in Krissi Butler's first grade class enjoyed a field study at the end of the school year to Sesquicentennial State Park to study plants.

July 03, 2015 | | People & Places


Ariail for July 3, 2015

July 03, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Fourth of July

Tomorrow is Independence Day, the Fourth of July, when this country celebrates its birthday. This year, July 4 marks the 239th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence -- the document which signaled to the world the original 13 British colonies were breaking away from Mother England.

July 03, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Michelle Obama’s evolution

WASHINGTON -- First-term first ladies are often shadows to their more-important husbands, dabbling in lite fare to avoid criticism and picking safe projects to shield them and their families from the inevitable slings and arrows.

July 03, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Scully: Vision and process

Many extraordinary people offer visionary ideas, especially here. "Wouldn't it be great if we had a river rafting business on the Wateree?" "Wouldn't it be great if we had a downtown boutique hotel?" "Wouldn't it be great if we had a Bluegrass Festival the week of the Colonial Cup?" "Wouldn't it be great if we had a cottage development, or better yet, a new Kershaw County library on the former Mather property?" "And another restaurant or two!" The answer is predictably, "Yes, of course yes! Thank you for your great ideas," followed by necessary questions: "Where ...

July 03, 2015 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader wants ‘fair and balanced reporting’

During the open meetings of all of our public bodies, there is provided a period for public comments. This period is part of the meeting agenda and is, presumably, included in the meeting's minutes. Therefore, these comments become part of the public record. This period is set aside for anyone wanting to speak about matters of concern, as long as the comments are about public issues (not to include the promotion of a private business and not about personal issues). Although the public comment period is not a period of debate, it provides private citizens an opportunity to let ...

July 03, 2015 | X. Willard Polk Camden | Letters


Sidewalk Survey - July 3, 2015

July 03, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


Sylvia Upton Wood

Sylvia Upton Wood passed away peacefully on July 1, 2015 at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph at the age of 81, surrounded by her family. Born on March 1, 1934 in Benton Harbor, she was the daughter of Frederick and Margaret Upton, also of St. Joseph. Her father was a founder of what is now the Whirlpool Corporation.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Leroy Burgess Marsh

A graveside service for Leroy Burgess Marsh, 96, will be held today, July 3 at 2 p.m. in High Hill True Light Church Cemetery. The family received friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the national Multiple Sclerosis Society or the American Diabetes Association.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


William E. Long

A memorial service for William E. "Gene" Long, Sr., of Columbia, was held Wednesday July 1, 2015 at Wildewood Downs, 731 Polo Rd, Columbia, SC, 29223 with Dr. George Crow officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in Forsyth Memorial Park, Winston-Salem, NC.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Eunice O. Kirby

Eunice O. "Libby" Kirby, 81, widow of Marion H. Kirby, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Summerville, SC. Plans will be announced by Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home of Bishopville.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Doris Jean Kelow

Mrs. Doris Jean Kelow, 63, of 503 Lyttelton Street, Camden, passed on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Plans will be announced by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


Charles Greene

Mr. Charles "Tookie Baby" Greene, 58, of 917 Mitchell Drive, Camden, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Friends may call at 2010 Concord Drive, Valley Park, Camden. Plans will be announced by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden.

July 03, 2015 | | Obituaries


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