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A different case

So-called "stand your ground" laws have been a matter of controversy around the country in the last couple years, but no case involving such a law is more puzzling than the S.C. Supreme Court's agreeing to hear a matter in which a confessed murderer who kicked in a door and then killed his robbery victim claimed he should have immunity because he was fearful for his life, thinking the victim he was robbing was about to kill him.

July 12, 2013 | | Editorials


Local medical clinic receives donated shelf

The children at Sandhills Medical Clinic (SMC) in Lugoff are the first recipients of a "Livi's Libaray" bookshelf in the area. "Livi's Library" is in memory of Mary Olivia Pettit, the 9-year-old daughter of Bryan and Lisa Pettit. Livi had a great passion for books which is what inspired the idea.

July 12, 2013 | | People & Places


Louis Bradford Lewis

Mrs. Louis Bradford Lewis, 83, of 163 Boone Lane, Bethune, SC, passed on Saturday, July 6, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, July 13, 2013, 11 a.m., New haven United Methodist Church, Bishopville. The burial will follow at St. James Pentecostal Deliverance Assembly Cemetery, Camden.

July 12, 2013 | | Obituaries


Willie Abney

Mr. Willie Abney, 78, of 504 North Main Street, Bethune, S.C., passed on Friday, July 5, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, July 11, 2013, 2 p.m., at Mill Creek Baptist Church, Bethune, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

July 12, 2013 | | Obituaries


Thomas Wardell

Mr. Thomas Wardell, 72, of Niagra Falls, NY and formerly of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Born in Winston Salem, NC, he was the son of the late Simon and Lucinda Edgefield Williams. A Celebration of Life Services will be held Sunday, July 14, 2013, 2:30 p.m. at Chapel of Remembrance Brown's Funeral Home, with burial in Broom Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Rembert, at a later date. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Wardell family.

July 12, 2013 | | Obituaries


Terry Robertson

Mr. Terry Robertson, 24, of Monroe, NC, and formerly of Lugoff, entered into eternal rest on Monday, July 8, 2013. Born in Columbia, he was the son of Melissa Robertson and Terry McKenney. A Celebration of Life Services will be held Friday, July 12, 2013, at 2:30 p.m., at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, Lugoff, with burial in church cemetery. Mr. Robertson will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Robertson family.

July 12, 2013 | | Obituaries


Genane Perkins Canty

Mrs. Genane Perkins Canty, 62, of Casastt, entered into eternal rest of Sunday, July 7, 2013. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Dalton and Louise Ballard Perkins. A Celebration of Life Services will be held Saturday, July 13, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Mill Creek Baptist Church, Bethune, with burial in church cemetery. Mrs. Canty will be placed in the church at 12 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Canty Family.

July 12, 2013 | | Obituaries


Sweet pets looking for forever homes

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Dallas, a one-year old very sweet Terrier mix and Lila, a playful nine-week-old black and white kitten. 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. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for ...

July 12, 2013 | | Pets


Soccer camp registration open for kids 6-14

This soccer camp is open for boys and girls ages 6-14. Players will be grouped by age, size, and ability. Daily training sessions will include individual ball handling skills, partner skills, developmental games and much more. This fun-filled week is the perfect way to introduce players to the game of soccer and to challenge advanced players to improve their game. Players must wear shin guards and bring a water bottle and soccer ball.

July 12, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Is the R-word the new N-word?

A new poll suggests that Americans, including black Americans, tend to think blacks are more racist than whites or Hispanics. I don't think we are. We only sound like it sometimes.

July 12, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


KC American advances into district finale

And then there was one.

July 10, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


Volleyball, hoops, wrestling and cheer camps on deck

Here are the youth sports camps on tap throughout Kershaw County for the week of July 15:

July 10, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


A bullet through the heart

WASHINGTON -- In the annals of murder trials, few testimonies can rival the impact of slain teenager Trayvon Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton: "I heard my son screaming."

July 10, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


For the Record - July 10, 2013

Real estate transactions

July 10, 2013 | | For the Record


Our schools

Amid recent reports from the National Council on Teacher Quality that finds "an industry of mediocrity" and asserts the country's teacher training system is badly broken, there is good news in the Kershaw County School District, and we don't blame Superintendent Frank Morgan for tooting the district's own horn in a recent column in this newspaper.

July 10, 2013 | | Editorials


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This week in KC sports

Monday: Lugoff-Elgin at Camden (GG – 4:15 p.m.)

September 25, 2017 | | Sports


Blues returns for 21st year

Produced and presented by the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County, the Carolina Downhome Blues Festival celebrates its 21st year. Touted by blues aficionados ...

September 22, 2017 | | People & Places


Hobkirk Hill DAR kicks off 2017

The Hobkirk Hill Chapter NSDAR kicked off its new year with a meeting at Historic Camden's MaCaa's Tavern on Sept. 14. The chapter ...

September 22, 2017 | | People & Places


Invitations mailed, website posted for CHS 50th reunion

Invitations to the 50th reunion of Camden High School's Class of 1967 have been mailed to classmates with known addresses, and the reunion committee ...

September 22, 2017 | | People & Places


Life lessons learned

Twelve years.

September 22, 2017 | Jessica Reynolds, NCHS C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


Keen, Lawson help CHS harriers to wins

Running in the combination of heat and humidity failed to slow down the Camden High cross country team which swept a meet in Lancaster last ...

September 22, 2017 | | Camden High/Middle


CHS volleyball welcomes alumni back

The Camden High School volleyball program will be hosting its first Alumni Night for all former CHS volleyball players on Wednesday, Sept. 27th at 5 ...

September 22, 2017 | | Camden High/Middle


Camden Jaycees golf tourney has openings

Spaces are filling up quickly for the Camden Jaycees' Annual Golf Tournament which benefits the organization's yearly Christmas Stocking Fund.

September 22, 2017 | | Golf


Wise leads L-E girls to second victory

Led by the afternoon's low round shot by Michaelah Wise, the Lugoff-Elgin golf team upended Ridge View, 237-225, in a Tuesday match played over ...

September 22, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Lady Demons roll past Crestwood

A quick look over the stat sheet tells you all you need to know in regard to Lugoff-Elgin's volleyball match against visiting Crestwood on ...

September 22, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Ariail - Sept. 22, 2017

September 22, 2017 | | Ariail


Local growth

"Grow or die," is a time-honored weightlifter's motto, but it is apropos for nearly all aspects of life.

September 22, 2017 | | Editorials


The yankee and his music

Tink returned from a trip to Los Angeles and was recounting a conversation between himself and a friend during lunch. (Many in Southern California continue ...

September 22, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Main Street program showcases downtown Camden

Our hottest months are behind us as we begin to enjoy many upcoming events and activities. Our hours of day and night are roughly equal ...

September 22, 2017 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


More on the nuclear scandal

With each new revelation, our state's ongoing scandal of SCANA, Santee Cooper and their political dealing is providing new insights into how thoroughly corrupt ...

September 22, 2017 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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