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Exotic lands

Being married to my husband was never boring! During the past 30 years, he planned trips for us to England, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, France, Switzerland, Italy, Russia, Mexico, Argentina, Greece and other usual tourist spots. Each of these had many fond and not-so-fond memories. Few, however, exceeded China, where I heard a young man tell me he had seen me in Playboy Magazine and want to show me to his mother at his home; Egypt, where a policeman insisted I give him my name so, when I disappeared, my family could hear of my loss, and one man insisted on ...

December 30, 2013 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Anne Frank exhibit coming to L-EHS

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) will serve as host for an international exhibit featuring noted World War II figure Anne Frank's life Jan. 7-Feb. 15.

December 30, 2013 | | Education


Orangeburg Councilwoman to speak in Camden fr Martin Luther King Day service

Dr. L. Zimmerman Keitt will be the Martin Luther King Day speaker at Camden First United Methodist Church, 704 W. DeKalb St., in Camden, on Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. Keitt, a native of Camden and Orangeburg, is currently serving on Orangeburg's city council.

December 30, 2013 | | People & Places


BCBS donates to Kershaw County Adult Education

Thanks to a $10,000 donation from Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) of South Carolina, Kershaw County Adult Education (KCAE) will be able to complete upgrades to the technology it uses to offer its services.

December 30, 2013 | | Education


Ariail for Dec. 30, 2013

December 30, 2013 | | Ariail


Resolutely carrying on

For those of you who are faithful to this column, you will, no doubt, recall that last year I made brand new resolutions. I tossed out the old ones that I had failed at repeatedly and trudged ahead to new ones, optimistically believing that success was mine for the taking.

December 30, 2013 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Copy+Paste: SC Digital Learning and Georgia

There is a nifty computer function called "copy+paste." Virtually everyone who uses a computer has figured out how to use this function as it's very simple and very useful.

December 27, 2013 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Article V gives power to the people

It's no secret that folks aren't happy with Washington, D.C., career politicians -- both Democrats and Republicans -- have ignored the best interests of our country, allowed the debt to spiral out of control, and stripped the states of their rightful power.

December 27, 2013 | State Rep. Bill Taylor Guest Op-Ed | Columns


Ariail for Dec. 27, 2013

December 27, 2013 | | Ariail


Reality isn’t so ducky

WASHINGTON -- It's Christmas and a strange white-bearded fellow uttering quack-quack-quack has streaked across the continent, dumping a large sack of something on America's hearth.

December 27, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Done for now

Congress finally made some semblance of an effort to work together a couple of weeks ago in passing a two-year budget agreement which will preclude the possibility of another government shutdown this year. That's the good news. The bad news is that with the agreement completed, lawmakers in Washington appear to be done with serious deficit reduction for the foreseeable future. Those members of Congress who believe the country needs to address the horrid deficits plaguing the country apparently have little leverage against their colleagues, who are apparently satisfied with the plan cobbled together by Republican Paul Ryan and ...

December 27, 2013 | | Editorials


Camden/Kershaw County Branch NAACP holds leadership retreat

In November, 23 members and committee chairs of the Kershaw County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) were present for a four hour leadership retreat seminar.

December 27, 2013 | | People & Places


God’s Helpers 20th Christmas gathering

God's Helpers, a non-profit, tax exempt volunteer group, celebrated its 20th Christmas gathering Dec. 7.

December 27, 2013 | | People & Places


LFD supports highway safety

A crashed car, hearse and a safety banner in front of the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) on U.S. 1 in Lugoff are a way of showing the agency's support for the statewide "Sober or Slammer" highway safety campaign. The car and banner also serve as a reminder to drivers of the dangers of unsafe driving.

December 27, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Fill a Truck Campaign benefits more than 80 KCSD students

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) partnered with the Camden Walmart and the United Way of Kershaw County to collect toys and coats for needy children through Walmart's Fill a Truck campaign. Volunteers from all three organizations manned the cardboard trucks in the store over three weekends in December to encourage Walmart shoppers to participate. The results were outstanding with enough items donated to benefit over 80 KCSD students as well as others who were being served through the Toys for Tots programs. Walmart employees themselves purchased three shopping carts worth of items.

December 27, 2013 | | Education


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Editorial: Tennis center opens

The city of Camden's new tennis/pickleball complex is now open and operating -- and is already booking up for events.

February 16, 2018 | | Editorials


Column: Small newspapers make big difference

Of the many factors that contribute to a community's quality of life, one that's often under-appreciated is the local newspaper.

February 16, 2018 | By Richard Eckstrom, S.C. Comptroller C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: Reflections

We all had that special teacher or coach who inspired us to believe and achieve while we were in school. Take a minute and think ...

February 16, 2018 | By Casey Robinson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Invasion of the bots

WASHINGTON -- If you want to know whether Democrats will take back the House and/or Senate in November, just ask Russia.

February 16, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


JESSIE BELTON BUTLER

Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie Belton Butler, 71, of Camden, will be held Sunday, February 18, 2018, 2 p.m. at Rock Hill Baptist Church ...

February 16, 2018 | | Obituaries


RONALD EUGENE COOPER

A funeral service for Ronald "Ronnie" Eugene Cooper, 64, will be held on today, February 16, 2018 at noon at International Praise Church of God ...

February 16, 2018 | | Obituaries


JOHNNIE MAE CLINTON MCCLARY

Mrs. Johnnie Mae Clinton McClary, 77, of 811 Clinton Lane, Cassatt, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, February 8, 2018. A Celebration of Life and ...

February 16, 2018 | | Obituaries


ANNA RATCLIFF

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Anna Moates Ratcliff, 91, of Cassatt, SC will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, February 17 ...

February 16, 2018 | | Obituaries


MARY SUE TRUESDALE

Mrs. Mary Sue Drakeford Truesdale, 78, of 119 Tillman Street, Camden, passed on Thursday, February 15, 2018. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced ...

February 16, 2018 | | Obituaries


CLIFTON TURNER JR.

Mr. Clifton Turner, Jr., 79, of White Plains, NY, formerly of Camden, passed on Monday, February 12, 2018.

February 16, 2018 | | Obituaries


KCSO arrests woman found with drugs, stolen gun

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators arrested an Elgin woman on Tuesday on drug and weapons charges.

February 16, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


‘Bridge to Clemson’ scholarships available

Scholarships are available for Kershaw County students who will enter Tri-County Technical College's Bridge to Clemson program this fall.

February 16, 2018 | | Education


ATEC’s FFA team wins 3rd place

February 16, 2018 | | People & Places


Ukulele is a supreme instrument in many rights

First off, accessibility. Ukulele is neither a difficult nor daunting instrument to learn to play. A total newbie can be strumming along to a song ...

February 16, 2018 | By Anna Mock, CHS C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


Brevard winners

Congratulations to Emily Marshall Bell and Jo Anna Norwood, co-winners of the $6,000 full scholarship to the prestigious Brevard Summer Institute. Brevard attracts "international ...

February 16, 2018 | | People & Places


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