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Boomers, embrace your inner grouch

We baby boomers begin to turn 65 this year, which gives us a new excuse to be grumpy.

January 10, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


The mane event

Kershaw County's equine heritage will be celebrated again through the Downtown Camden Guild's (DCG) unique civic art project featuring painted aluminum jockey silks displayed on downtown light posts.Delete - Merge Upbodycopy

January 10, 2011 | | Camden


Scholastic press honors

The Lugoff-Elgin High School 2010 yearbook staff received an All-State rating from the South Carolina Scholastic Press Association for the 2010 Messy yearbook. In addition to receiving the highest ranking possible, the staff also won the Palmetto Award for creating the best book in its particular state division. The staff includes (first row) Celia Duggan, Kayla Melton, Anna Stevens, Tyler Kirkland, MaCaylee Jones, Lexi Church, Brittney Wright, (second row) Shawn Chapman, Shantella Adams, Ashleigh Dailey, Savannah Catoe, Aliya Summerville, Annie Kate Herlong, Stephan Hunter, (third row) Bill Ogle, Hayley Ranson, Kayley Miles, Megan Kirkland, Toby Brettelle, Carrie Lynch, Cady Murphy ...

January 10, 2011 | | Education


Council leads Dogs past Crestwood in 6-AAA opener

Camden opened play in Region 6-AAA play with a convincing 54-31 win over homestanding Crestwood in a Friday night game played in Sumter.

January 10, 2011 | | Sports


Other closings, announcements

* Central Carolina Technical School (including Camden campus) will be closed Monday.

January 09, 2011 | | News


KCSD schools, offices to be closed Monday

The threat of a wintry mix is closing all Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools and offices Monday, according to an e-mail sent to the media by KCSD Communications Director Mary Anne Byrd just after 6 p.m. Sunday.

January 09, 2011 | | Education


All city of Camden offices closed Monday

The city of Camden posted the following message on Facebook early Sunday evening:

January 09, 2011 | | Camden


Kershaw County government offices closed Monday

The County of Kershaw posted the following message on Facebook Sunday afternoon:

January 09, 2011 | | Kershaw County


County squads come up empty

Speedy Johnson and the Camden Military Academy basketball team's Tuesday went from bad to good and in the end, back to bad.

January 07, 2011 | | Sports


A new sheriff

Hundreds of people filed into Camden's First Baptist Church earlier this week to witness the swearing-in of Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews, and it was good to see that it took Matthews only a few minutes to sign mutual assistance pacts with the sheriffs of five neighboring counties, signaling a new day of cooperation among the local department and those of surrounding areas. It was appropriate that a large number of law enforcement officials from other departments -- county, state and federal -- attended the ceremony to watch the former DEA agent take the oath and pledge to do "my very ...

January 07, 2011 | | Editorials


Blanche E. Brannon

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Blanche Edna Brannon, 87, of Bethune will be held Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Bethune Presbyterian Church with burial to follow in Brannon Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 1:00 PM in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made in Miss Brannon's name to Bethune Presbyterian Church, PO Box 326, Bethune, SC 29009.

January 07, 2011 | | Obituaries


Is there a vaccine for that?

Good morning, and please step into my office. I'm Dr. Tucker.

January 07, 2011 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


Robert Ariail -- Jan. 7, 2011

January 07, 2011 | | Viewpoint


Pets of the Week - Jan. 7, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a 1-year-old dilute calico cat and a 10-week-old male retriever 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 ...

January 07, 2011 | | Pets


Pauline Futrell Drakeford

Mrs. Pauline Futrell Drakeford, 68, of 1314 Gordon Street, Camden, SC, passed on Friday, December 31, 2010.

January 07, 2011 | | Obituaries


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For the Record - April 23, 2014

Real estate transactions

April 23, 2014 | | For the Record


BARK! The Musical comes to Fine Arts Center

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County and the Camden Community Theatre (CCT) bring you the highly anticipated BARK! The Musical, a howlingly funny production directed by Jami Steele, the FAC's new Education/Theatre Director. The production will run May 1 - 4 in the Wood Auditorium. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students, seniors and military. BARK! The Musical is sponsored by Powers Funeral Home. The play is dedicated to the memory of Judith Anne "Judy" Firestone Thiel, a longtime animal lover and staunch supporter of the Walker M. Crowe Animal Shelter.

April 23, 2014 | | Localife


Kershaw County Master Gardeners plant sale

It'll be here before you know it. It's Spring and the Kershaw County Master Gardeners are having their Spring Plant sale Saturday, May 10 (the day before Mother's Day). A large collection of everything needed for a garden will be available for purchase. The sale will be held, as always, at the Homemakers Building at Church and DeKalb Streets in Camden. The doors open at 8 a.m. to a wonderland of plants to replace what the winter or spring may have taken away.

April 23, 2014 | | Localife


L-EHS faculty reunion Thursday

This Thursday at 6 p.m. at Hall's restaurant in Lugoff, Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS)'s retired and some of its current staff and faculty will gather for the school's 14th faculty reunion. Current L-EHS Principal Tommy Gladden will be the guest speaker. Pictured at last year's event, from left, front row: Kay Roberson, Liz Simon, Margaret DeGroat and Kitty Beard. Second row: Theresa Muldrow, Hebron Lyell, Rosemary Russell, Linda Hall, Evelyn Gibson and Judith Ford. Third row: Mary Lostetter, Pat West, Sandy Fitts, Emily Finley, Annette Wertz, Marcia Cashion, Daphne Clonts, Joyce Nash, Mary Luce Naso ...

April 23, 2014 | | Localife


Clinic Classic hits the streets Saturday

Registration is ongoing for the seventh annual Clinic Classic 10K run and 5K walk/run, presented by McDonald's of Camden, which will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, April 26.

April 23, 2014 | | Sports


Ariail for April 23, 2014

April 23, 2014 | | Ariail


Yesteryear for April 23, 2014

Ewart takes new position in Darlington

April 23, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Got Putin, yet?

WASHINGTON -- The new "agreement" between Russia, the U.S. and our allies is exactly what the former KGB agent ordered.

April 23, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Boston Strong

No city is more inextricably linked to this country's quest for freedom than Boston. From an early age students learn about the Boston Tea Party, the Boston Massacre and all the other historic events that helped set the colonies on the road to freedom. So it was especially fitting Monday that the city showed that it's indeed "Boston Strong" by completing its famous marathon. Of course, the race came a year after bombers killed three and wounded hundreds during the running of this country's most storied 26.2-mile race.

April 23, 2014 | | Editorials


The faith, hope and love of Reid Buckley

It is hard to remember when Reid Buckley wasn't a part of my life, so prominent and life-altering a place he occupied the past 20 years or so. Not only was he a cherished friend but he also held the distinction of being the only person ever to fire me.

April 23, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Special to the C-I | Camden


Lancaster hands L-E netters 4-2 loss

There is no telling how good Lugoff-Elgin's tennis record would have been had it been able to get several of its matches to go into first doubles for the victory.

April 23, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


KCGC hosts annual spring celebration

The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will hold its annual "Great to be a Gamecock Gathering" on Tuesday, April 29 at the Old South Restaurant in Camden at 6:30 p.m.

April 23, 2014 | | Sports


CHS courts to be named after Smoak in April 28 ceremony

Roger Smoak, the man whose name is synonymous with tennis in Camden, will be honored when the tennis courts at Camden High School are named after him in a 4 p.m. on-court ceremony on Monday, April 28 prior to the Bulldogs' non-region match with visiting Hartsville.

April 23, 2014 | | Sports


Birth boy Bowers' walk-off double give Knights 5-4 win

Usually, people give you presents on your birthday. Monday night, birthday boy John Bowers gave a gift to the North Central baseball team and their fans.

April 23, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


Birth boy Bowers' walk-off double give Knights 5-4 win

Usually, people give you presents on your birthday. Monday night, birthday boy John Bowers gave a gift to the North Central baseball team and their fans.

April 23, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


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