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Rich: Tink and the chainsaw

My husband is like a relentless teenager. When he wants something, he persists until it's easier for me to say "yes" just to get him out of my hair.

May 04, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Military Briefs - May 4, 2015

Michael (Mike) Jones of Camden, commander of Bravo Company Recruiting and Retention Battalion for the S.C. Army National Guard, in Camden, was promoted in December to the rank of major by Lt. Col. Matthew Fryman, Battalion Commander.

May 04, 2015 | | Military


Bridge over Sandy Creek being replaced

The S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) plans to replace a bridge on Watson Street near Elgin.

May 04, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Benson to be Bethune and Mt. Pisgah principal

An assistant principal from Blaney Elementary School will become the new principal of both Bethune and Mt. Pisgah elementary schools.

May 04, 2015 | | Education


Janie Ruth Hough Thomas

Mrs. Janie Ruth Hough Thomas, 84, of 2780 Best Road, Bethune, passed on Thursday, April 30, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

May 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Henry Robinson Jr.

Mr. Henry Robinson, Jr., 66, of 857 St. Paul Road in Camden (Knights Hill Community), died Saturday, May 2, 2015. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

May 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Stan Melton

A funeral service to honor the life of William Stanley Melton, 64, of Cassatt, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM today, May 4, 2015 at Beaverdam Baptist Church in Cassatt. Rev. Homer Hinson will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00-6:30 PM, Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Stan's memory to Kershaw County Health Hospice, 124 Battleship Road, Camden, SC 29020, Beaverdam Baptist Church, 1684 Old Georgetown Road W., Cassatt, SC, 29032 or the American Cancer Society, Relay for ...

May 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Juanita B. Jordan

Funeral service for Juanita Brown Jordan, 84, will be held on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friend one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church Women's Auxiliary.

May 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Richard Holmes

A celebration to honor the rich life of Richard Alexander Holmes will be held at the Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 5:30 p.m., where a Communion Service will be conducted by The Reverend William Owens of Mary Magdalene Anglican Church followed by a Wake to be held at Sam Kendall's on Broad Street in Downtown Camden.

May 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Jeri Lynette and Danny Goff wed

Jeri Lynette and Danny Talmage Goff of Elgin, SC were united in holy matrimony on April 18, at five o'clock in the evening at Wateree Baptist Church in Camden, SC. Rev. James Crooks and Rev. James Hanf performed the ceremony. The bride, who was escorted by her father, is the daughter of Marion and Jackie Brown of Florence, SC.

May 01, 2015 | | Weddings & Engagements


Take A Child Fishing tourney on tap May 16

The 32nd annual Take a Child Fishing Bass Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 16 at Clearwater Cove Marina on Lake Wateree.

May 01, 2015 | | Sports


Walt Inabinet - May 1, 2015

May 01, 2015 | | Inabinet


Editorial: Boston bomber

Lawyers, court officials and others who end up spending time in criminal courtrooms in Kershaw County and elsewhere have no doubt heard many defendants' attorneys try to burnish their image after they've been convicted of crimes. The purpose, of course, is to try to grab a bit of leniency from the judge or jury which is going to hand down a sentence. "He's a good boy" is one of the favorites, often portraying the convicted person as a high knight of society who just happened to make a mistake, perhaps murder or armed robbery. "I just snapped" is ...

May 01, 2015 | | Editorials


Letter: ‘Celebrate your mother’

A very special day is fast approaching, a day we should put on the top of our list and certainly always remember. We should celebrate it to no end. This day is not a holiday, but it should be. This day is indeed only one day long, only 24 hours short, but this day should and can last forever. We can make this day last forever in our hearts, for this is where it belongs. This day is the best day. It will not end, so live it forever.

May 01, 2015 | Howard Buckholz Cassatt | Letters


Parker: Fear of free speech

WASHINGTON -- True words are often said in jest, it has long been said. But a harsher idiom has been taking shape in recent years: Jest is becoming the only way to express truth.

May 01, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


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Under the Sun onstage for Finally Friday

The Finally Friday Free Concert Series returns to the grounds of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) on May 29 with a Midlands favorite, Under the Sun. The concert will take place from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on the Joe and Sandy Shull Pavilion behind the Wood Auditorium. Rain location will be on the stage of the Wood Auditorium.

May 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Camden Councilwoman Laurie Parks recognized at dinner

The Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands recently recognized Camden City Councilwoman Laurie Parks at the Girl Scouts' annual Women of Distinction Awards Dinner. Parks was one of six area women to be so honored. The award pays tribute to women who exemplify excellence in service, leadership, community visibility, and professionalism. Parks has served on Camden City Council since 2012, serving as Mayor Pro Tem in 2014. In addition, she currently serves on the S.C. Governor's Office Children's Foster Care Review Board for Kershaw and Richland Counties(Vice-Chair, Past Chair), Junior Leadership Kershaw County(Chair ...

May 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Sandra Elizabeth Wickham

Sandra Elizabeth Wickham age 54, died Monday, May 18, 2015 at her residence.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Bruce Singleton

Mr. Bruce Singleton, 59, of Woodchase Lane, Elgin, South Carolina, passed on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Michael Anthony Lynch

Funeral service for Michael Anthony Lynch, 64, will be held today at 11:00 a.m. at Union Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Lewis will officiate. The family received friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Union Baptist Church Gym Fund, PO Box 116, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


J. Ernest Kinard

The Honorable J. Ernest Kinard, Jr., 75, of Camden, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at home after a courageous battle with cancer.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Willie Hart Jr.

Mr. Willie "Billy Boy" Hart, Jr., 77, of 130 Reddick Road, Bishopville, passed on Monday, May 18, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Bishopville, with burial in the church cemetery.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Lucy Barfield Elmore

A funeral service for Lucy Barfield Elmore, 88, will be held Saturday at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church, Camden, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends today from 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Camden or a charity of one's choice.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Carol Lee Collins

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Carroll Lee Collins, 71, of Camden was held Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Lee Collins, Jr. officiated. Memorials may be made in Carroll's memory to the American Heart Association, 190 Knox Abbott Drive, Cayce, SC 29032.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ariail for May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Judge Kinard

Ernest Kinard, who died earlier this week, was made for the law. Possessed of a keen intellect and a probing curiosity, Kinard practiced law for 24 years in Camden before being elected a circuit court judge in 1988. He remained on the bench until his retirement in 2010, and in a "keep working" program for retired judges, he continued until recently. In all his years as a judge, he never missed a day of holding court, establishing a remarkable record of consistency and longevity. Kinard mentored a number of young attorneys who practiced with him or clerked for him over ...

May 22, 2015 | | Editorials


Sen. Sheheen remembers Judge Ernest Kinard

Camden, Kershaw County and South Carolina lost one of its greats this week. Judge Ernest Kinard was one of a kind who loved his family, his community and his work.

May 22, 2015 | State Sen. Vincent Sheheen Camden | Letters


Parker: Bab(i)es on campus

Trigger warning: This column will include discussion of ideas which may conflict with your own.

May 22, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Moment of Nature - May 22, 2015

Nothing instills fear in the heart and soul of humans as does a snake. Since the beginning of recorded history, snakes have been a symbol of evil, treachery, poison, etc., and because of this perception, misinformation and folklore, most people hate snakes. Personally I have no problem with snakes; roaches and tarantulas are a different story, but a snake? No worries.

May 22, 2015 | | Columns


‘Beechwood PDD (Planning Department Disaster)’

I attended the (Camden) Planning (Commission) meeting regarding the Beechwood Plantation development, and left with more questions to be asked than questions answered. For those of you who don't know what is proposed, the developers are talking of 254 residences, rentals and condos; a 24-7 assisted living facility; and more. We have had two patio homes built in Kirkover Hills during the last couple of years; these two did not sell, they are rentals, with four cars parked in the front yard. I don't believe there is a need for this large scale development.

May 22, 2015 | Steve Safarin Camden | Letters


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