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Surprise, surprise. Gov. Nikki Haley has handed out poor "report card" grades to Democratic legislators in Columbia, and they have responded by giving her a poor grade as chief executive of the Palmetto State. When Haley announced shortly after being elected that she planned to hand out grades to legislators, it sounded like a bad idea to us. First of all, it's arrogant. Second, it was reasonably easy to predict that members of her own party would get higher marks than Democrats. And third, it looked as if Haley had learned nothing from the contentious relationship that her predecessor ...

October 05, 2011 | | Editorials


Sidewalk Survey -- Oct. 5, 2011

October 05, 2011 | Ashley Lewis Ford C-I | Sidewalk Survey


United Way offers awards to the best chili cookers in town

United Way of Kershaw County will host its first Chili Cook-off Nov. 5 at the Town Green in Camden from noon to 4 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Second Nature.

October 05, 2011 | | Localife


2011 Cub Scout Cub-O-Ree to take place at Historic Camden this weekend

The Wateree Distric Boy Scouts of America presents the 2011 Cub Scout Cub-O-Ree Friday through Sunday at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site.

October 05, 2011 | | Localife


Ridgeway assisted living home gives donation to LES

The residents and staff at Southwinds Assisted Living Facility in Ridgeway took up a collection of school supplies to donate to Lugoff Elementary School. The supplies will be used in Lynn Looney's special education class.

October 05, 2011 | | Localife


Program encourages communication between parents and teens

The Family Resource Center will be running workshops for Kershaw County parents, and other adults working with teens designed to help start discussions with about self-esteem, puberty/sexuality, mixed messages in the media, peer pressure ect. The first workshop will be held at the United Way of Kershaw County, located at 110 East DeKalb Street Camden, Oct. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m.

October 05, 2011 | | Localife


Mother worries about lethargic, 26-year-old son

Dear Annie: My 26-year-old son graduated two years ago from a terrific university. During college, he lived on his own and had a girlfriend, but just before graduation, they broke up. My son had a hard time coping, and when he graduated, he came back to live at home.

October 05, 2011 | | Dear Annie


Candy Days

Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham (left) presented Camden Lions Club member Rich Pinkerton with a proclamation Sept. 30, declaring Oct. 2-15 as South Carolina Lions Sight and Hearing Conservation Weeks in Camden. The observance will also include the annual Lions Club Candy Days donation drive, where Lions give away mints for donations to support state and local programs that assist the underprivileged with eyeglasses and hearing aids. Chaired by Pinkerton, the candy drive helps to provide funds to operate the South Carolina Lions Mobile Health Screening Unit, eye examinations and surgeries. Additionally, it helps support two camps for blind children in ...

October 05, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Mini-Olympics coming to area

Move over, Rio de Janeiro, the Olympics are coming to Camden and Kershaw County. The Mini-Olympics, that is -- featuring the potato sack race, obstacle course, long jump and more.

October 05, 2011 | | Camden


Eddie "Toot" James Ricks

Eddie "Toot" James Ricks, 80, of Longtown Road, Ridgeway, died Sunday, October 2, 2011. Family and friends may call at the residence.

October 05, 2011 | | Obituaries


K.C. Singleton Jr.

Funeral service for K.C. Singleton, Jr., 68, of River Road in Camden, will be held Thursday, October 6, 12:00 P.M. at Collins Funeral Home chapel for family members only and a private burial.

October 05, 2011 | | Obituaries


Harriett Walker

Services to celebrate the life of Harriett Vincent Walker of Camden, formerly of Kershaw, SC will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at Lakeview Baptist Church. The Rev. Hugh McKinney will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. A private burial will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park at 2:00 p.m., prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Walker's memory to Lakeview Baptist Church, 1520 Mill Street, Camden, SC 29020 or to Second Baptist Church, 7737 Kershaw Camden ...

October 05, 2011 | | Obituaries


KCSO receives DUI grant

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office has a new tool to help in reducing the county's DUI fatality rate, the highest per capita in the state.

October 05, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Let voters decide

I've always been proud to say I'm a Camdenite, even though I haven't lived there in more than four decades. My dad, Everett "Skip" Ring, was among the first wave of out-of-staters DuPont transferred in during the early 1950s. We moved to Camden the week of my 5th birthday and resided there until the summer after I graduated Camden High. Although I have lived numerous other places, in my heart Camden is my hometown. Over the last 12 years, business trips have afforded me the opportunity to periodically visit Camden as I've passed through. I have ...

October 05, 2011 | Jim Ring Mechanicsville, Va. | Letters


National Newspaper Week

October 04, 2011 | | Viewpoint


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Betty Bell

A funeral service for Betty Hinson Bell, 82, of Kershaw, SC, was held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 25, 2015, in the sanctuary of Kershaw Second Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Kershaw City Cemetery. Rev. Tony Pope officiated.

January 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Paul Reece

Paul Wayne Reece, 67, of Cassatt, SC, died Tuesday, January 20, 2015. A memorial service will be private. Memorials may be made in Paul's memory to the Disabled American Veterans of SC, Inc. PO Box 5317, West Columbia, SC 29171

January 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Charlie Haynesworth Holloman III

Funeral service for Charlie Haynesworth Holloman III, 79, will be held on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Church of God with burial to follow in the St. John United Methodist Church Cemetery, Spring Hill. The family will receive friends today 6-7:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to St. Andrew Church of God, 4238 Red hill Road, Camden, S.C. 29020.

January 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ariail for Jan. 26, 2014

January 26, 2015 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Jan. 26, 2015

• We hope you had as much fun reading our recent front page story on the 2015 Junior Leadership Kershaw County's etiquette class as we did putting it together. The entire Junior Leadership program -- taking some of Kershaw County's brightest and most promising students and giving them the opportunity to interact with a variety of leaders from across the county -- is one we're lucky to have in our community. The etiquette class, held at Boykin's Mill Pond Steakhouse, taught these already well-mannered teens the finer points of moving through society, especially at a fancy restaurant. Parents often ...

January 26, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: What I love about my South

It happened the other day. It's funny how things so simple can remind us of things so meaningful, of those sweets that are tucked inside our hearts and unknowingly treasured.

January 26, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Morgan: The Abbeville decision

While I was taking a finance class as part of my doctoral program in Virginia in the early 1990s, one of the topics we discussed was a lawsuit that had been filed in South Carolina, now called the Abbeville case, which challenged South Carolina's structure for funding public education. Life takes funny turns. Here I am 21 years later in South Carolina when the case is finally settled.

January 26, 2015 | KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Calling the shots

DOVER, Del. -- Camden native and former Camden High School football standout Kenny Carter was named as the head football coach at Delaware State University last Wednesday.

January 26, 2015 | | Sports


This week in KC sports

Monday: Lewisville, Darlington at Camden Military Academy (WR – 5 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Fairfield Central (BB – 6 p.m.)

January 26, 2015 | | Sports


Camden native to sign newest book at Kirkwood center

Rickey E. Macklin, a Camden native, will sign copies of his books at the Kirkwood Community Center, 2402 Carlos St. in Camden, from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5.

January 26, 2015 | | Localife


Tips for finding if a pet is right for your family

Pets often make wonderful additions to a household. Parents not only love pets because animals bring smiles to their children's faces, but also because pets teach kids about responsibility.

January 26, 2015 | | Localife


WE stands for Work Experience at CCTC

A new economic development program involving businesses and industries in Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties will offer paid work experience opportunities for Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) industrial and engineering technology students. Officials announced the launch of the WE, or Work Experience, program during a press conference at CCTC's main campus Thursday.

January 26, 2015 | | Education


CHS, L-E swept in doubleheaders

After winning their first Region 4-4A game of the season, the sledding has become tougher for the Lugoff-Elgin boys' basketball team.

January 26, 2015 | | Sports


Ariail for Jan. 23, 2014

January 23, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: State of the Union

Kershaw County residents who watched the State of the Union address Tuesday night might agree with us that perhaps it's time to call a halt to the entire production. That's not a slam at President Obama, for he did nothing more overtly political than his predecessors from both parties have been doing for years. It's just that the term "state of the union" bears little resemblance to what actually occurs at the annual event; it's become little more than a political circus.

January 23, 2015 | | Editorials


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