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Robert Harold “Bob” Wolfe

A memorial service, with full Masonic Rites, celebrating the life of Robert Harold "Bob" Wolfe, 78, of Lugoff, SC, and Mill Spring, NC, will be held on Thursday July 3, 2014 at 4:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Rev. John Mims will officiate. Members of Masonic Lodge 411 will serve as honorary pall bearers. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at 3:00 PM. at Kornegay Funeral Home Lugoff- Elgin Chapel.

July 04, 2014 | | Obituaries


Helen Dixon Blanding

Mrs. Helen Dixon Blanding, 81, of 1052 McCord Ferry Lugoff, South Carolina passed on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted on July 6, 2014 at 3 p.m. at the Unity United Methodist Church in Lugoff SC. Burial will be at Unity United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lugoff SC. Haile's Funeral Home is assisting the family.

July 04, 2014 | | Obituaries


Francis Williams Lachicotte IV

Francis Williams Lachicotte IV, 77, of Johns Island, South Carolina, passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. His Funeral Service will be held Saturday, July 5, 2014 in the historic All Saints Episcopal Church, Pawley's Island at 3:00 pm. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday, July 5, 2014 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in J. HENRY STUHR, INC. MOUNT PLEASANT, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road.

July 04, 2014 | | Obituaries


Dr. William James “Bill” Biggins

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Dr. William James "Bill" Biggins, DMD, 61, of Camden, SC, will be held at 4:00 PM, Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. The Rev. Mary D'Alessio will officiate. The family will receive friends from 3:00-4:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service at the Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Bill's memory to Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid State-SC, 3223 Sunset Blvd. Ste 100, W. Columbia, SC 29169.

July 04, 2014 | | Obituaries


Marion Ransom, Jr.

Mr. Marion Ransom, Jr. 57, of 87 Rush Avenue Bishopville, South Carolina passed on Sunday, June 29, 2014.

July 04, 2014 | | Obituaries


The presidency

It's not easy being president these days. If you doubt that, look no further than a recent poll by Quinnipiac University, a respected non-partisan entity that doesn't have an ax to grind with either major political party. The new poll shows that President Obama is now regarded as the worst president since World War II, surpassing George W. Bush, who was previously considered the worst. It's no coincidence that the two chief executives at the bottom of the standings are the last two to serve in the Oval Office.

July 04, 2014 | | Editorials


These animals would love to meet you

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Tiny, a 10-week-old Chihuahua mix and Spaz, a 2-year-old spayed female calico long haired cat. 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.

July 04, 2014 | | Pets


Hoisting some cold ones for Ron Muir

Just the other day, I was out by the Atlantic Brewery when a friend reminded me of a memorial service we'd attended there a few years earlier.

July 04, 2014 | | Columns


KC all-star squads come up short in tourney finales

Bishopville knocked Kershaw County West from Dixie Youth Baseball Ozone sub-district tournament play with an 8-4 win over the West Wateree-based squad in Monday's championship contest played in Darlington.

July 02, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


For the Record - July 2, 2014

Real estate transactions

July 02, 2014 | | For the Record


Lauretta B. Goodwin

Mrs. Lauretta B. Goodwin, 66, of 1600 Black River Road in Camden died Monday, June 30, 2014. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

July 02, 2014 | | Obituaries


Grady Wilson Horton

A funeral service for Grady Wilson Horton, 99 of Bethune, SC will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 3, 2014, in the sanctuary of Timrod Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

July 02, 2014 | | Obituaries


Marvin Thompson

Marvin Thompson, 29, of Camden entered into rest on Monday, June 30, 2014 at McCleod Regional Medical Center in Florence.

July 02, 2014 | | Obituaries


Brett Randall "Randy" Williams

A graveside service for Brett Randall "Randy" Williams, 60, will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorials, may be made to The American Cancer Society.

July 02, 2014 | | Obituaries


Appearances do matter

WASHINGTON -- Dear Secretary Clinton,

July 02, 2014 | By Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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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 Charlotte 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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