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William Miles

William Preston Miles, of Elgin, passed away on Tuesday, January 25, 2011. He was born in Blaney, SC on June 8, 1938. William was the son of the late Walter L. Miles and Lillie E. Owens Miles.

January 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


Ducks Unlimited banquet set for Feb. 26

The Wateree Chapter Ducks Unlimited Sportsman's Banquet will be held on Saturday, Feb. 26 at the Health Resource Center on Battleship Road.

January 28, 2011 | | Sports


Happy 50th anniversary

Pat and Jack Deal are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on January 28, 1961 in Camden at historic Bethesda Presbyterian Church.

January 28, 2011 | | Localife


Demons take control of Region 4-4A wrestling race

Trailing visiting Irmo by 11 points with five matches left to go in a key Region 4-4A wrestling match last Thursday night, Lugoff-Elgin rattled off 34 unanswered points to come away with a 40-27 win.

January 26, 2011 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Initial private applicator training scheduled

Training for a private applicator license in order to purchase, use or supervise the use of any agricultural pesticide labeled "for restricted use only" will be held Monday in Bishopville.

January 26, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Do you think the state should ban alcoholic energy drinks?

January 26, 2011 | | Sidewalk Survey


Security important across the board

We at Let Freedom Ring do want to publicly state what happened to Congresswoman Giffords and everyone in attendance at the "Meet the Congresswoman" event at a Safeway Grocery store in Tucson on Jan. 8 was a tragedy and we pray for the full recovery of all who were wounded and pray for the families of those who were slain. I ask the local Tea Party to also make similar public sentiments.

January 26, 2011 | Richard A. Holmes Camden | Letters


Jensen earns academic honors at Lycoming

Alice Jensen of Elgin was named to the Dean's List for the fall semester at Lycoming College.

January 26, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Real estate leaders

The Kershaw County Board of Realtors recently installed its new board of directors. The 2011 board members and outgoing members include (from left) Cathe Epps with Campas Realty, president; Barbara Jordan with Palmetto Homes & Land Realty, past president; Novella Taylor with Coldwell Banker United Realtors, member at large; Diane Martin with Keller Williams Columbia, member at large; Michael Thomas with Palmetto Homes & Land Realty, president-elect; Tiffany Appleton with Coldwell Banker United Realtors, secretary/treasurer; Beth Warnock with Compas Realty, member at large; and Brett McLeod with McLeod & Associates, vice president.

January 26, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Area students named to Coastal Carolina University Dean's List

A number of local students were named to the Dean's List for the fall 2010 semester at Coastal Carolina University.

January 26, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Watson finishes basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kevin J. Watson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

January 26, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


First Palmetto Financial annual meeting March 21

First Palmetto Financial Corporation, the holding company for First Palmetto Savings Bank, F.S.B., will hold its 2011 annual meeting of stockholders at 10 a.m. March 21.

January 26, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Central Carolina Technical College reports honor lists

Central Carolina Technical College President Dr. Tim Hardee announced the fall 2010 student honors lists. More than 600 students were honored, including 112 Kershaw County residents.

January 26, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Nomination forms available for Margot Rochester Landscape Award

It is time for all commercial businesses, public institutions, organizations, public buildings and grounds, churches and schools within the City limits of Camden, to start sprucing up the for the third annual Margot Rochester Landscaping Award, presented by City of Camden Parks and Streets Commission.

January 26, 2011 | | Localife


Anne C. Strayhorn

Funeral Services for Mrs. Anne C. Strayhorn, 84, of Winyah Drive, North Augusta, SC, who entered into rest January 22, 2011, will be conducted Wednesday at 12 Noon from the Posey Funeral Chapel. Dr. John M. Newell, III, The Reverend Douglas L. Holmes and Rev. Jule Young Officiating.Interment will follow in the Quaker Cemetery, Camden, SC at 3:30PM.

January 26, 2011 | | Obituaries


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Feature Photo: 'The Three Mayors'

July 25, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


‘What is that?’

In the quest to answer the many questions I receive about trees, see below for part three in the continuing series.

July 25, 2014 | By Liz Gilland, Camden Urban Forester C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Amtrak to renovate Camden train station, grounds

After decades of requests from residents and years of negotiation with city officials, Amtrak is announcing that it will renovate its station in Camden and the surrounding property. Work will begin Aug. 4, and -- according JarVor Williams, an Amtrak construction engineer overseeing the project -- make the facility compliant with the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

July 25, 2014 | | Camden


Patricia Gail Alger-Benson

A memorial service celebrating the life of Patricia Gail Alger-Benson, 68, of Lugoff, SC will be held on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM. at Blaney Baptist Church. Rev. Philip Blankenship will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday, July25, from 6:00-7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in her memory to Blaney Baptist Church, 1400 Blaney Road, Elgin, SC 29045.

July 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


Sammie F. Thomas Jr.

Funeral services for Sammie F. Thomas Jr. will be held on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the Divine Mortuary Chapel, 5620 Hillandale Dr. Lithonia, Georgia 30058.

July 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


Betty Jo Crump Mays, R.N.

Funeral services for Betty Jo Crump Mays, R.N., 76, will be held Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at New Life Christian Outreach, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Scotch Cemetery, Bethune. The Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, July 25, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

July 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth Golf Tournament

The Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth's twenty fifth annual golf tournament will be held on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Camden Country Club.

July 25, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Ariail for July 25, 2014

July 25, 2014 | | Ariail


Rhame Arena

We're glad to see that the city of Camden is exploring alternatives for aging Rhame Arena. The building is becoming more dilapidated with each passing year, and something needs to be done, whether it's razing it or restoring it. Of course, money is a factor, just as it is in all government decisions these days. We will say that city officials have overworked the bureaucratic jargon in their appraisal of the situation, saying an "adaptive reuse" could be a possible alternative. We are assuming "adaptive reuse" means repairing the building and making it feasible for some type of ...

July 25, 2014 | | Editorials


Reader thanks Camden Public Works crew

If you live in Camden and do not realize how special a town it is, just wait until something goes wrong.

July 25, 2014 | Jill Davis Camden | Letters


Limousine liberalism’s good works

Is it hypocritical for a really, really rich person to object to rising inequality?

July 25, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Fall Sports registration begins on Monday

Swim Lessons

July 25, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Find a new Furry Friend!

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Wally, an adorable 6-week-year-old male kitten and Paige, a 4-year-old female Pointer mix. She is very friendly with other dogs. 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 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter ...

July 25, 2014 | | Pets


Carolina Downhome Blues Festival Set for 18th Year

Mark your calendars for the 18th Annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival scheduled for October 2-4 in historic downtown Camden. This year's event will feature multiple performances at various sites, including The Venue on Broad, Old Town Tavern and a new site for the festival -- 833 South Broad Street. The Carolina Downhome Blues Festival is an award-winning event recognized for featuring legendary blues artists from around the globe.

July 25, 2014 | | Arts


State American Legion Tournament schedule of games

The South Carolina Senior State American Legion Tournament begins Saturday at Riley Park in Sumter. Here is all the information you will need as to the event:

July 25, 2014 | | Sports


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