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35 years of service

The Kershaw County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs (KCBD) held a banquet in December to honor the service of Ruby Thompson. Thompson has served the board for 35 years and is currently the lead service coordinator.

January 19, 2011 | | Localife


Proper etiquette for congratulating new mom

Dear Annie: My son and his beautiful wife, "Marie," just had their second child. The entire pregnancy was turbulent, and Marie needed a C-section. My granddaughter was born healthy and wonderful, but I have been in complete shock since.

January 19, 2011 | | Dear Annie


Claire Bryant and Friends return to Camden

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is pleased to announce the return of "Claire Bryant & Friends" a chamber music concert tomorrow in the Wood Auditorium. Sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, The Upton Foundation, Tom and Virginia Ann Mullikin, Van Horn Agency, Inc./Kennedy Insurance Agency and the Colony Inn, the concert is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. following a 6 p.m. cocktail reception. The concert will feature music inspired by folk and jazz traditions. Tickets for the performance are $30 in advance; $35 at the door and $15 for students, seniors and military.

January 19, 2011 | | Localife


Robert Ariail -- Jan. 19, 2011

January 19, 2011 | | Viewpoint


A small step toward civility

While we don't believe the give-and-take of political campaigns is a major factor in tragedies such as the recent shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords -- it was the work of a deranged man -- we certainly concur with those who say that more political civility would be useful in this country. One small step in that direction will be taken during next week's State of the Union address when some members of opposing parties have decided they'll sit together.

January 19, 2011 | | Editorials


Yesteryear -- Jan. 19, 2011

Photo cutline -- Les Tindal, state secretary of agriculture, chats with Camden Lion Club member Jim Thornton during a Thursday night stop in Kershaw County. Tindal discusses the long-range outlook for the state's growers.

January 19, 2011 | | Yesteryear


Leonard Ray

Graveside service for Leonard William Ray, 58, of Cassatt, will be held Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. in Cassatt Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Donnie Dixon will officiate. The family received friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.

January 19, 2011 | | Obituaries


From Russia with envy

NEW YORK -- It is bracing, not to mention annoying, laughable and obnoxious, to hear a White House press secretary lectured by a Russian journalist about the parameters of free expression American-style.

January 19, 2011 | | Columns


Coker students honored for academics

Seven area students were named to the fall 2010 Dean's List at Coker College for earning a 3.75 or higher grade point average.

January 19, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


John Stokes

Funeral service to celebrate the life of John Mark Stokes, 83, of Bethune, will be held Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Sandy Grove United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Gregory Skipper and Rev. Barbara Segars will officiate. The family received friends Tuesday, January 18, 2011 from 5:00 til 7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Stokes's memory to Sandy Grove United Methodist Church, PO Box 275, Bethune, SC 29009.

January 19, 2011 | | Obituaries


Margaret Williams

Memorial service to celebrate the life of Margaret Rebecca Cunningham Funderburk Williams of the Camden and the Lugoff area will be held Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Bethesda Presbyterian Church. Rev. Dr. William F. Summers will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in John Knox Hall. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Mrs. William's memory to the Alzheimer's Disease Research Association-Mid State-SC, 3223 Sunset Blvd, Ste 100, W. Columbia, SC 29169.

January 19, 2011 | | Obituaries


You Go, Girls!

Doby's Mill Elementary School's fourth- and fifth-grade girls running club was recently presented a $1,000 fitness grant and $1,000 in Subway gift cards for being grand prize winners in the Subway Fresh Fit national video and poster competition.The girls, as a group, submitted a video detailing how their activities in "You Go, Girls" help them to stay fit. They were one of 10 groups in the state to place at the grand prize level. The $1,000 fitness grant will be used to make improvements to the school's nature trail, on which the girls ...

January 19, 2011 | | Education


Scrapbook - Jan. 19, 2011

Spill

January 19, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Real Estate - Jan. 19, 2011

Real estate transactions

January 19, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


How did you spend your "Snow Day" last week?

January 19, 2011 | | Sidewalk Survey


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The hand that rocks the ballot box

In their denouncements of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, Hillary Clinton and other Democrats have been accused of pandering to single women -- the so-called "Beyoncé voter" demographic, as one Fox News commentator sniggered.

July 23, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


S.C., immigration and ‘Us vs. Them’

First things first: every nation must secure and control its borders. This is not political rhetoric or an ideological judgment but a simple geo-political fact.

July 23, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader takes issue with sheriff’s letter

Having waded through Sheriff Jim Matthews recent letter as published regarding his endorsement of a "Proposed Firearms Ordinance," I note that the main point (as quoted) "It prohibits the discharge of a firearm within 300 yards;" that's 900 feet!

July 23, 2014 | Joe Upchurch Lugof | Letters


Letter writer: South Carolina’s African-Americans should run for office

Black Americans in the state of Mississippi understand their time is at hand for their voting solidarity and economic self-reliance. Black Americans in South Carolina should also know their time is also at hand for them to learn and run for the legacy of our Black brothers and sisters in Mississippi.

July 23, 2014 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


William Gamewell (Bill) Major, Jr.

William Gamewell (Bill) Major, Jr., 92, of Camden, SC, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014. He was the son of the late William Gamewell Major, Sr. and Alma (Baby) Muldrow-Major of Camden. Born in Florence, S.C. Mr. Major moved to Camden as a youth in 1935. He was the 1st Boy Scout in Kershaw County to be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Salutatorian of his class at Camden High School in 1940, Mr. Major was the 1st Sports Reporter for the "Bulldog", later renamed the Palmetto Leaf. With his classmate, the late Jak Smyrl, they were the ...

July 23, 2014 | | Obituaries


Yesteryear for July 23, 2014

Camden native helps rescue Haitians with USCG

July 23, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Local veterans respect the flag through disposal

Members of American Legion Post 195, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8346 and AMVETS Post 33 recently joined together for an annual tradition: the disposal -- through burning -- of unserviceable American flags. The ceremony took place at VFW Post 8346's headquarters in Ridgeway, with all three posts participating in different parts of the ceremony.

July 23, 2014 | | Localife


CHS hosts girls' golf meeting

All girls interested in learning more about and playing for the Camden High School girls' golf team is asked to attend an organizational meeting on Monday, Aug. 4 at 9 a.m. at the Camden Country Club on Knights Hill Rd. in Camden.

July 23, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Camden Royals holding charity hoops tourney

The Camden Royals AAU basketball organization is sponsoring a basketball tournament open to all youth organization teams which will benefit Relay for Life.

July 23, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Chance to drive exotic sports cars awaits at CMP

Xtreme Xperience, the country's premier supercar driving experience, is heading full-throttle for Carolina Motorsports Park in Westville, with event dates set for Friday, Aug. 1, through Sunday, Aug. 3.

July 23, 2014 | | Auto racing


Top Striker seeks Saratoga gold

Top Striker, winner of the $50,000 Carolina Cup steeplechase in Camden last March, is part of an 11-horse field which is expected to meet the starter's flag in Thursday's $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes at the Saratoga Race Course.

July 23, 2014 | | Equine


KC East All-Stars makes a good first impression

July 23, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


A disturbing trend

We wrote recently of the disturbing trend in the White House of spinning every issue through press spokesmen rather than engaging in open questioning about issues of interest to Americans. A lack of transparency isn't limited to the federal government, as the S.C. Supreme Court has recently issued two troubling rulings which limit public access in the Palmetto State.

July 23, 2014 | | Editorials


Clemson Extension announces contest, workshop

The Kershaw County Clemson Extension Service is assisting with a tomato contest coming up Saturday, and is sponsoring a pesticide calibration and safety workshop on August 15.

July 23, 2014 | | Localife


Cub Scouts enjoy day camp

Local Boy Scouts of America spent the last week of June volunteering at a Cub Scout Day Camp.

July 23, 2014 | | Localife


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