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Graham misrepresents

In his campaign ad titled "Focusing on Our Future" in the Oct. 10 edition of the C-I, Mayor Graham takes credit for several items that bear correction. First, his ad states that he is responsible for bringing the Farmers Market to downtown Camden. If my recollection of the particulars is correct, this statement is patently false. The year was 2005 and it was Rep. Laurie Funderburk and Andy Rollins with the Clemson Extension Service who wrote a small grant, the Bank of Camden (now First Community Bank) loaned the market the use of the lot, somebody else donated the tables ...

October 19, 2012 | | Letters


Brother-in-law may have issues with mental illness

Dear Annie: My husband's only sibling is his 65-year-old brother, "Larry." Larry's mother spoiled him rotten. To say he's lazy is an understatement. He does nothing to help himself. He was fortunate enough to win a local election when he ran unopposed, and he held that office for 30 years.

October 17, 2012 | | People & Places


Patriot's Landing

Representatives from American Legion Post 17 and Post 195 join Capt. John Terry (center, by sign) with the Lugoff Fire Department, S.C. Sen. Vincent Sheheen, and S.C. Rep. Laurie Funderburk at a recent dedication of "Patriot's Landing," the new name of the refurbished boat ramp on the Wateree River at Highway 1. The project was a partnership between Kershaw County, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and the federal Sports Fish Restoration Fund. The dock was named Patriots Landing for the historical significance of the site. In 1780, American troops commanded by Col. Thomas Sumter ...

October 17, 2012 | | Kershaw County


Unexpected duties

Many duties or expectations go far beyond what was anticipated. For example, my mother said, in regards to my future husband and mother-in-law, "He is wonderful, but I hate to see you become involved with her." I foolishly answered, "Mother, I am not marrying her." With a sideways look, she replied, "That is what you think!" How wise she was. Dealing with some parents as a teacher was quite the same. Nowhere is there a guide for dealing with parents. Most of mine were wonderful, supportive and kind; however, the following illustrates that dealing with a few parents is more ...

October 17, 2012 | Jean Pruett | Columns


Sarah Peach Caskey

Mrs. Sarah Peach Caskey, 85, of Lancaster, widow of Orall B. Caskey passed away Sunday, October 14, 2012 at Lancaster Convalescent Center. She was born August 4, 1927 in Lancaster, a daughter of the late Broadus Peach and Emily Brannon Peach. Mrs. Caskey was a member of New Hope Baptist Church since October, 1958. She loved her church and was very active in various ministries. Mrs. Caskey also served for 10 years as a volunteer at Springs Memorial Hospital and was retired from Springs Industries.

October 17, 2012 | | Obituaries


INVISTA expecting to add 50 new jobs

Through a $20 million capital investment, INVISTA's Performance Surfaces and Materials business is set to grow its Camden production facility and add approximately 50 new jobs by the first part of 2014. The company believes the investment will allow it to better serve its carpet mill customer base located throughout the U.S. as well as specifically in the southeast region.

October 17, 2012 | | Business


Ariail for Oct. 17, 2012

October 17, 2012 | Robert Ariail | Columns


Vote ‘Yes’ for values

As we approach the vote on the city referendum, I wanted to comment on my support for the YMCA as the third party to run our sports complex.

October 17, 2012 | | Letters


Council's actions disappointing

As a retired educator I am very disappointed with a couple of decisions that the Kershaw County Council has made.

October 17, 2012 | | Letters


Something to cheer about

October 17, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


Real Estate Transactions -- Oct. 17, 2012

Real estate transactions

October 17, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Patricia A. "Patticakes" Ellsworth

Patricia A. "Patticakes" Ellsworth, 58, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2012. Born in Cleveland, OH, she was a daughter of Roberto Rivera and the late Margaret Rivera.

October 17, 2012 | | Obituaries


Gloria Jean Cheatham

Mrs. Gloria Jean Cheatham, 68, of 49 Belmont Drive, Camden, SC, passed on Sunday, October 14, 2012. Fueral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

October 17, 2012 | | Obituaries


Mini-Olympics on tap for Saturday

The City of Camden, the Kershaw County School District, the Kershaw County Recreation Department and Let's Move Cities and Towns are teaming up to present the second annual Mini-Olympics of Kershaw County.

October 17, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Shirley Gardner McFarland

Funeral services celebrating the life of Shirley Gardner McFarland, 76, of Camden, was held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 14, 2012 At Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Burial followed at Hermitage Baptist Church. Rev. Andy Hunter officiated. The family received friend from 4:00-5:30 PM, Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. McFarland's memory to Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

October 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Ever wondered what goes into future planning for a city? Find out more this fall with the city of Camden's Citizens Planning College.

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Hallmark at last

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July 29, 2016 | | Obituaries


Lee and Rutherford to Wed in October

Glenda and Darryl Lee of Cassatt, S.C. announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Celestine Denise Lee to Mr. Cedrick Tyrell Rutherford.

July 29, 2016 | | Weddings & Engagements


Robinson and Knight plan May wedding

Mr. and Mrs. William Thomas Robinson Jr. of Cassatt, S.C. announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Cassady Alexis Robinson to Mr. Joshua Thomas ...

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Catoes celebrate 50th Anniversary

Laval and Leila Catoe celebrated their 50th anniversary on June 25. They were married on June 25, 1966 at High Hill True Light Church in ...

July 29, 2016 | | People & Places


Julian R. Wilson

Julian Richard Wilson, 21, was born in Camden. He grew up in Lugoff where he graduated from Lugoff-Elgin High School in 2014. He had a ...

July 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


Margaret Coker Latimer

Margaret Coker Latimer of West Columbia entered into her heavenly home peacefully at Agape Hospice House on July 16, 2016 with her son and daughter ...

July 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


Elizabeth Jackson

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Elizabeth Ann McCaskill Jackson, 77, of Elgin, will be held at 10:00 AM, today, July 29 ...

July 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


Charles Frost, Sr.

LUGOFF – Private services will be held for family and close friends of Charles J. Frost, Sr.

July 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


Ariail for July 26

July 26, 2016 | | Ariail


Random visit from an old enemy

I hope this never happens to you.

July 26, 2016 | Jim Tatum C-I Editor | Columns


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