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Anthem, prayer missing from graduation

Regarding graduation high school class 2012 in Camden, S.C. and all the other schools in the state: I attended the affair and was appalled that there was no prayer or that the National Anthem was not played. I know that some think they can't have prayer because of the law. The way I see it, someone has to be brave enough to stand up to the law and be willing to take the consequence. I know that there may be a few that would complain about having a prayer, but I assure you that there are 10 times ...

June 13, 2012 | Belton J. Livingston Jr. Lugoff | Letters


Elma 'Billie' Powell Metcalf

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Elma "Billie" Powell Metcalf, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. John Hallman and Pastor Mark S. Bredholt will officiate. Memorials may be made in Billie's memory to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

June 11, 2012 | | Obituaries


Oliver Hancock Jr.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Oliver Nichols Hancock, Jr. 69, of Ridgeway, will be held at 6:00 PM, Thursday, June 14, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff Elgin Chapel. Pastor Sonny Sellers will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials may be made in Mr, Hancock's memory to the American Cancer Society c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078 or Heartstrings Hospice, 115 Blarney Drive, Suite 212, Columbia, SC 29223.

June 11, 2012 | | Obituaries


Bruce Christian Sahlman

Bruce Christian Sahlman died June 9. 2012. Mr. Sahlman is survived by his wife of 53 years, Harriet Stevens Sahlman; two sons, Steven Sahlman and Christian Sahlman and Chris's wife, Roslyn and their children, Reagan and "CJ" (Christian James).

June 11, 2012 | | Obituaries


Harlis Lamar 'Bo' Bickley

A memorial service for Harlis Lamar "Bo" Bickley, 78, will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

June 11, 2012 | | Obituaries


Our mirror-kissing culture

Psychological experts are engaged in a heated debate over a curiously underappreciated issue of our times: should "narcissistic personality disorder" continue to viewed as a mental illness? Or should we concede, in my view, that mirror-kissing personalities have become not only the norm but a national passion.

June 11, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Local students to compete for Teen Miss South Carolina title

Miss Lugoff-Elgin High School, Katie Johnson, daughter of Craig and Carol Johnson of Lugoff; and Junior Miss Lugoff-Elgin High School, Danielle Moore, daughter of Ken and Darlene Moore of Lugoff, will compete in the Teen Miss South Carolina Pageant at historic Center Theater in Hartsville Thursday through Saturday. Katie was a recent Distinguished Honor Graduate from L-EHS and plans to attend College of Charleston in the Fall. Danielle is a rising Junior at L-EHS. Both girls will be competing for more than $39,000 in scholarships awarded by the Little Miss and Teen Miss South Carolina system which was founded ...

June 11, 2012 | | People & Places


Pain pills not the medication for healthy marriage

Dear Annie: Please help me. My husband, whom I love very much, is addicted to pain pills. It's been more than a year. He says he takes them to maintain his energy levels for his long 12-hour days, but, Annie, he still takes the pills on his days off. When he tries to stop, he goes through withdrawal symptoms.

June 11, 2012 | | Dear Annie


CCCF calls for Best of Philanthropy noms

Central Carolina Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization serving 11 counties in the Midlands by helping charitable individuals and businesses meet the needs of our community, is calling for nominees for the 2012 Best of Philanthropy Awards, now through Friday, July 13, 2012.

June 11, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


An unconscionable mandate

"We have tried negotiation with the (Obama) administration and legislation with the Congress -- and we'll keep at it -- but there's still no fix. Time is running out."

June 11, 2012 | Ed Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns


Noted and passed - June 11, 2012

• Massive lawsuits have been filed against the National Football League by former players who claim the NFL hid evidence linking injuries to permanent brain damage. Because of medical evidence about shortened life spans and brain abnormalities, more and more people who used to scoff at such actions are now asking the question, legitimately, "Do I want my son to play football?"

June 11, 2012 | | Editorials


Deal running for Camden City Council

Johnny Deal, a household name in Camden, has thrown his hat in the ring for Camden City Council. Born and raised in Camden, he grew up on Lake Wateree and helped manage the family business, Deal's Marina. He graduated with honors from Camden High School in 1979. Upon receipt of a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Winthrop College in 1984, he returned to Camden to become a productive citizen. He and his wife, Annah, made their home here and they raised their two daughters in Camden.

June 11, 2012 | | Politics


Robinson needs just 64 pitches to help Juniors down Sumter

Brock Robinson needed just 64 pitches to help the Post 17 Junior American Legion team to a 4-1 win over Sumter in a game played on Wednesday at American Legion Park in Camden.

June 11, 2012 | | Sports


Austin Brown comes home second at PARX Racing

It has been a busy first year of racing for Austin Brown.

June 11, 2012 | | Equine


As easy as 1-2-3

Having opened last week's Sonic Women's City Golf Championship with a first round 1-under par 71 to lead the field in the Columbia event, Elgin's Kelli Murphy left the door open with a second day round of 74.

June 11, 2012 | | Golf


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Dogs can’t chop down West-Oak

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Deadline date drawing near to renew Carolina Cup spaces

Last year's reserved parking space patrons and boxholders have until Monday, Feb. 15 in order to renew their spaces for the this year's ...

February 12, 2016 | | Equine


Deadline date drawing near to renew Carolina Cup spaces

Last year's reserved parking space patrons and boxholders have until Monday, Feb. 15 in order to renew their spaces for the this year's ...

February 12, 2016 | | Equine


Tomlin explodes for 33 in NC girls’ loss to Cheraw

Kali Tomlin scored a career-best 33 points in North Central's 59-57 road loss to Cheraw on Tuesday night.

February 12, 2016 | | Sports


Ariail for Feb. 12, 2016

February 12, 2016 | | Ariail


Editorial: Truck route work

We're glad to know construction to remake certain roads in and around Camden into an enforceable truck route will get underway Monday. However, we ...

February 12, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: #Outoftouch

WASHINGTON -- Two recent comments by famous feminists have underscored the inevitable and predicted the foregone: The feminist era of Hillary Clinton, Gloria Steinem and Madeleine ...

February 12, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Black History Month: A different view

Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month, is an annual observance in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom for rememberance of ...

February 12, 2016 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Reader: City redid Rhame right

Most of us are ready, willing and able to take politicians and other leaders to task when things are less than our expectations would have ...

February 12, 2016 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Reader asks county to stand behind community schools

The Mt. Pisgah and Bethune areas once again find ourselves in the same situation we were in less than two years ago. I appeal to ...

February 12, 2016 | Nancy Seegars Kershaw (Mt. Pisgah) | Letters


Arrants: What’s our excuse?

While living in South Carolina, I was fortunate enough to have a Rufous Hummingbird hang around my home from December 2013 to April 2014. This ...

February 12, 2016 | By Josh Arrants C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Pets of the Week - Feb. 12, 2016

Among the animals available for adoption at the Thiel-Meyer Adoption Center are Sebastian, a 2-year-old male American short hair cat, and Annie, a 3-year-old spayed ...

February 12, 2016 | | Pets


Sandhill Telephone Cooperative, foundation offering scholarship

Sandhill Telephone and the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) are offering a $2,500 scholarship. The scholarship is a one-time award which is not based ...

February 12, 2016 | | Education


Camden native among magazine’s ‘50 Most Influential People’

Columbia Business Monthly recently included Camden native Charlie Banks on its list of "50 Most Influential People in the Midlands." Banks is the co-founder and ...

February 12, 2016 | | Business


NCMS releases 2nd quarter honor roll

North Central Middle School recently released its honor roll for the second quarter of the school year.

February 12, 2016 | | Education


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