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Elease Lanier

Mrs. Elease Lanier of Camden passed away May 23, 2012 at age 83. Arrangements are incomplete. Services entrusted to Cooke Funeral Home.

May 25, 2012 | | Miscellaneous

Term limits

There are countless reasons that our system of government in Washington is broken so badly, but there's one concept -- it's in effect in many states, already – that would effect immediate change and would help solve our crisis in government: term limits. Of course it's not a new concept, but limiting people to a particular number of terms, whether in the House of Representatives or the Senate -- would help free many elected officials to make decisions based on what's best for the country rather than on getting re-elected.

May 25, 2012 | | Editorials

2012 KC Post 17 Roster

1 – Cody Mailly (L-E)

May 25, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports

Dollhouse gets a home

An anonymous donor recently left an antique dollhouse as a gift to the Kershaw County Habitat for Humanity Store. The staff (pictured) at Habitat auctioned the dollhouse to the highest bidder earlier in May.

May 24, 2012 | | People & Places

Politics and law enforcement don't mix

I, along with most other Kershaw County residents, was surprised and stunned by Kershaw County Council's recent idea to shift control of the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office from the voters to themselves. I thought the idea alone was ridiculous. Then some councilmen raised the bar from ridiculous to ludicrous with explanations that their intent was to "…take the politics out of county law enforcement…" What?! Take the politics out of county law enforcement by having county politicians run it? And make no mistake, whatever is said now about control of the proposed county police department, it would be ...

May 23, 2012 | Joe Dorton Sr. Elgin | Letters


We're glad to see that automakers in the United States are getting serious about producing vehicles that run on compressed natural gas (CNG), a fuel that is readily available in this country and much cheaper than gasoline. It's estimated that the U.S. has more than a 100-year supply of natural gas presently on hand, and prices have been falling, as opposed to the costs of gasoline. And, of course, running vehicles with a native fuel lessens dependence on the Middle East and its volatile politics. As we pointed out recently, we're enthusiastic about the fuel-efficient diesel-powered ...

May 23, 2012 | | Editorials

Latino politics

Historians will view this 2012 president's race as a watershed moment in the history of the Latino political community.

May 23, 2012 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters

A visit from the top

American Legion National Commander Fang A. Wong (center) paid a visit to the American Legion Department of S.C. on his annual visit. While in the Columbia area, American Legion Post 195 of Lugoff was the host post, taking the commander on a tour of the FN gun factory in Columbia. The group – which included (from left) Post 195 adjutant Bill Heil, Department of S.C. adjutant Jim Hawk, Bill Collins with Post 195 and Post 195 vice commander Jerry Schuler -- also toured the Fort Jackson National Cemetery, and the commander visited Dorn VA Hospital. Wong, who addressed the S ...

May 23, 2012 | | Miscellaneous

CHS honor roll students named

Camden High School has reported its honor roll students for the third quarter.

May 23, 2012 | | Education

The likability sweeps

WASHINGTON -- A presidential race recently focused on high school has come to resemble a popularity contest of the same vintage.

May 23, 2012 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Cooper chosen to serve on CERRA Advisory Board

Camden Middle School teacher Lori Cooper is among a group of educators from across the Palmetto State who have been chosen to serve on the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement's (CERRA) Advisory Board.

May 23, 2012 | | Education

Yesteryear - May 23, 2012

Photo cutline -- 37 Years' Service -- Mrs. Inez G. Ogburn, chief clerk with the Kershaw County Department of Social Services (DSS), receives a certificate and pin for 37 years of service with the agency during ceremonies at the DSS District VI office in Sumter. Presenting the award to Mrs. Ogburn is District VI Adult Services Supervisor Horace C. Jackson, as Mrs. Katherine Baxley, county director of Kershaw DSS observes.

May 23, 2012 | | Yesteryear

Area students earn Dean’s List honors

Several Kershaw County students were named to the Furman University spring 2012 Dean's List.

May 23, 2012 | | Education

For the Record -- May 23, 2012

Real estate transactions

May 23, 2012 | | For the Record

Library to host legal forum

Have questions about your legal rights? On Thursday, May 31 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., the Elgin Branch of the Kershaw County Library will present a program on the services available to residents of the state from the South Carolina Legal Services (SCLS). This program is free and open to the public.

May 23, 2012 | | People & Places

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D.L. Murphy

Deacon D. L. Murphy Sr., 89, of Lugoff, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, November 24, 2015. Born in Lugoff, he was the son of ...

November 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

Mickey Smith Litchfield

A service to celebrate the life of Mickey Smith Litchfield, 65, will be held 11 o'clock, Monday, November 30, 2015 in the Churchyard of ...

November 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

Mary E. George

Memorial service for Mrs. Mary E. George, 71, of 204 Cool Springs Drive in Camden, will be held Saturday, November 28, 2015, 1:00 P ...

November 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

Sterling Felder

Funeral service for Mr. Sterling Felder, 17, of 33 Chestnut Ferry Road, Apt. #204 in Camden will be held Sunday, November 29, 2015, 1:00 ...

November 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

Alberta Cunningham

Funeral service for Mrs. Alberta Cunningham of New York City will be held Saturday, November 28, 2015, 11:00AM at Mt. Joshua United Methodist Church ...

November 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

FAC to host hometown comedian

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County will bring a night of great, family-friendly and clean comedy to the stage of the Wood Auditorium on ...

November 27, 2015 | | People & Places

Kershaw County seeks child advocates, training to begin in Jan.

Chldren who enter the foster care system are in need of caring adults to speak up for them in Family Court. The Guardian ad Litem ...

November 27, 2015 | | People & Places

Price House pecan sale underway

The Camden Price House Commission's annual pecan sale benefit is underway once again. Funds raised will benefit the Price House and adjacent Bonds Conway-built ...

November 27, 2015 | | People & Places

NSA hands out championship awards at post-Cup banquet

The National Steeplechase Association celebrated the conclusion of a record-setting year at its annual awards dinner on Saturday evening at the National Steeplechase Museum in ...

November 27, 2015 | | Equine

Camden High winter sports schedule

Dec: 2 – Lakewood; 11 – at Lugoff-Elgin; 15 – at Lakewood; 18 – Lugoff-Elgin; 21-22 – Mid-Carolina Credit Union Kershaw County Holiday Classic at E. Clarkson Rhame City Arena ...

November 27, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle

Lugoff-Elgin winter sports schedule


November 27, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

North Central winter sports schedule


November 27, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle

Camden Military Academy winter sports sccedule


November 27, 2015 | | Camden Military

NCHS writer wants dress code relaxed

In the morning, many girls all over get up an extra hour early to dress themselves and put on makeup, only to be judged upon ...

November 27, 2015 | Ashley Baker | High School Columns

Ariail for Nov. 27, 2015

November 27, 2015 | | Ariail

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