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Embrace in-laws as your family

In the movies, in-laws are bad news.

December 24, 2010 | Mitch Albom Tribune Media Services | Columns


County students compete in Christmas Card Contest

The results of the Kershaw County Recreation Department annual Christmas Card Contest sponsored by First Palmetto Savings Bank are in. All schools participating were combined (by each grade), for the over-all cash prize winners. All winners and honorable mentions are on display at the First Palmetto Savings Bank on East DeKalb Street. These cards may be picked up at the Recreation Department office any time after Dec. 30. Overall winners are:

December 24, 2010 | | Localife


Marshall Ramsey -- Dec. 24, 2010

December 24, 2010 | | Viewpoint


A wish for holiday joy for all

On Christmas Eve, we offer this timeless piece which was first published in The New York Sun in 1897, when editor Francis Church was faced with the following letter from a little girl named Virginia O'Hanlon:

December 24, 2010 | | Editorials


Holiday scenes to remember

December 24, 2010 | | Miscellaneous


Hayes earns master's degree from Clemson

Camden native Mary Melissa Hayes earned a Master of Science degree in Microbiology from Clemson University at the December 2010 commencement exercises.

December 24, 2010 | | Education


Morgan seeks input from recent KCSD grads

For the second year, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Frank Morgan would like to hear from recent KCSD graduates to gain perspective on how the district prepared them for "life after high school."

December 24, 2010 | | Education


Pondexter finishes recruit training

U.S. Navy Seaman Apprentice Billy K. Pondexter, a 2007 graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School, was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

December 24, 2010 | | Miscellaneous


Say 'cheese'

Principal Jeff Jordan dressed up as Santa Claus to bring joy to the students of Camden Middle School. Charlesten Beck shot this photo of Margaret Guy after she finished giving her wish list to Santa. Charlesten was capturing photos for a digital photography project in Lucy Ross' computer class.

December 24, 2010 | | Education


Home, sweet home

December 24, 2010 | | Education


Wrapped up in the holidays

December 24, 2010 | | Education


Rec Notes - Dec. 24, 2010

The chance to learn the Electric Slide and other popular steps is here. And with the addition of morning classes, there's a session to fit almost any schedule.

December 24, 2010 | | Miscellaneous


Pets of the week -- Dec. 24, 2010

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a 1-year-old male orange tabby cat and a 10-week-old female Chihuahua puppy. 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. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden.net. The shelter ...

December 24, 2010 | | Pets


Cleveland Harris

Cleveland Harris, 63, of Camden, died Tuesday, December 21, 2010.

December 24, 2010 | | Obituaries


Willie James Weaver

Willie James Weaver, 83, of Camden, died Tuesday, December 21, 2010.

December 24, 2010 | | Obituaries


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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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