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State has problem with food stamp system

I am so amazed that people who apparently don't need food stamps for food can swap them for money, alcohol and apparently whatever they want, and even more amazed at the proprietors would exchange them illegally.

October 18, 2010 | Edna Payne Camden | Letters


Noted and passed

• Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul of Kentucky is locked in a close race with Democrat Jack Conway. Paul, a free-market advocate, wants to do away with the Internal Revenue Service and simplify the tax code. He wants to replace the income tax with a national sales tax, an idea that's not bad but will have a hard time getting traction. But he is exactly right in saying the federal tax code is impossibly complex and onerous.

October 18, 2010 | | Editorials


On the prowl

KershawHealth and the Downtown Camden Guild (DCG) are gearing up for this year's Broad Street Trick-or-Treat to be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 30 in downtown Camden.

October 18, 2010 | | Camden


Trustees to consider school district policy updates

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees is expected to take action on school district policy updates at its meeting Tuesday.

October 18, 2010 | | Education


DAR ladies present awards

At the September meeting of the Hobkirk Hill Chapter NSDAR Community Service Chairman Pat Watts presented two Community Service Awards for outstanding contributions to the community. The recipients, pictured in the accompanying photographs, were Mary Ellen Jordan and Atty. Ed Royal. Elva Pitsenbarger, community service award chairman, is also pictured.

October 18, 2010 | | Localife


Dear Annie for Oct. 18, 2010

Dear Annie: I am 26 years old and happily married. We recently moved into our first home, next door to "Tom and Sophie," a childless 45-year-old couple. My wife likes Sophie, and I enjoyed Tom's company until he asked me to join him on a fishing trip.

October 18, 2010 | | Dear Annie


Miss English, Mr. Cody set date

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Bennett English, Jr., of Camden, announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Laura Elizabeth English to Troy Joseph Cody, both of Columbia. He is the son of Ms. Regina Anne Zaucha of Columbia and Mr. William Lee Cody of Ocala, Fla.

October 18, 2010 | | Weddings & Engagements


Race to Read promotes literacy in Kershaw County

The 6th Annual Race to Read is sponsored by KershawHealth. In the upcoming weeks, Betsy Long, media specialist at Doby's Mill Elementary, has set a goal to get 150 registrations. So far, 120 have signed up. This is the first year that Race to Read has included an 8K race, and according to Long, the school is hoping for a big turnout. Proceeds go to the early literacy efforts of the Kershaw County Public Library. There will be healthy snacks, health screenings and door prizes at the finish line. Packet pickup is Friday, Oct. 22 from 1 to 7 ...

October 18, 2010 | | Education


KCSD School Lunch Menus

Monday

October 15, 2010 | | Miscellaneous


Music education proved to make smarter students

For years, parents have posed the question, "Does music really make my child smarter?" The answer is yes! There have been countless studies conducted to solidify this argument. Music influences humans in ways that are instant and long lasting. Music can not only increase your IQ, but also has an influence on memory and the way people learn.

October 15, 2010 | Dylan Sims NCHS Columnist | Localife


Family Resource Center accepting applications for board of directors

The Family Resource Center (FRC) announced applications are being accepted until Nov. 29, for volunteer board of directors positions.

October 15, 2010 | | Localife


Historic documents found, given to Camden author

Several months ago, David M. Williams Jr. and his wife, Dorothy Williams found a large number of containers in a farm storage building that had not been opened since the 1950s. The containers were filled with letters written to and from world famous weapons inventor and gun maker, David "Carbine" Williams.

October 15, 2010 | | Localife


Boykin artist wins award

Denise L. Greer of Boykin was awarded with the Guy Lipscomb Memorial Award which included a cash prize of $600 for her painting, "Daybreak." The award was given on Oct. 2 during an award luncheon and art reception for the South Carolina Watermedia Society (SCWS) in Rock Hill. There were 171 entries and only 75 accepted into the show. "Daybreak" was also chosen to be part of the 2011 SCWS Traveling show. During the next year, Greer's painting will tour all the museums in South Carolina until September 2011.

October 15, 2010 | | Arts


Historic Camden to host 40th Revolutionary War Field Days

If you are into 18th century warfare, are a history buff, or just want to enjoy a special day with the family, you won't want to miss the annual 40th Revolutionary War Field Days on Nov. 6 and 7 at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site.

October 15, 2010 | | Localife


Furious at an 'inside job'

NEW YORK -- If you haven't been humming tunes from "Les Miserables," you haven't seen "Inside Job," the new documentary about how our economic crisis evolved.

October 15, 2010 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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Feature Photo: 'The Three Mayors'

July 25, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


‘What is that?’

In the quest to answer the many questions I receive about trees, see below for part three in the continuing series.

July 25, 2014 | By Liz Gilland, Camden Urban Forester C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Amtrak to renovate Camden train station, grounds

After decades of requests from residents and years of negotiation with city officials, Amtrak is announcing that it will renovate its station in Camden and the surrounding property. Work will begin Aug. 4, and -- according JarVor Williams, an Amtrak construction engineer overseeing the project -- make the facility compliant with the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

July 25, 2014 | | Camden


Patricia Gail Alger-Benson

A memorial service celebrating the life of Patricia Gail Alger-Benson, 68, of Lugoff, SC will be held on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM. at Blaney Baptist Church. Rev. Philip Blankenship will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday, July25, from 6:00-7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in her memory to Blaney Baptist Church, 1400 Blaney Road, Elgin, SC 29045.

July 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


Sammie F. Thomas Jr.

Funeral services for Sammie F. Thomas Jr. will be held on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the Divine Mortuary Chapel, 5620 Hillandale Dr. Lithonia, Georgia 30058.

July 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


Betty Jo Crump Mays, R.N.

Funeral services for Betty Jo Crump Mays, R.N., 76, will be held Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at New Life Christian Outreach, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Scotch Cemetery, Bethune. The Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, July 25, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

July 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth Golf Tournament

The Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth's twenty fifth annual golf tournament will be held on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Camden Country Club.

July 25, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Ariail for July 25, 2014

July 25, 2014 | | Ariail


Rhame Arena

We're glad to see that the city of Camden is exploring alternatives for aging Rhame Arena. The building is becoming more dilapidated with each passing year, and something needs to be done, whether it's razing it or restoring it. Of course, money is a factor, just as it is in all government decisions these days. We will say that city officials have overworked the bureaucratic jargon in their appraisal of the situation, saying an "adaptive reuse" could be a possible alternative. We are assuming "adaptive reuse" means repairing the building and making it feasible for some type of ...

July 25, 2014 | | Editorials


Reader thanks Camden Public Works crew

If you live in Camden and do not realize how special a town it is, just wait until something goes wrong.

July 25, 2014 | Jill Davis Camden | Letters


Limousine liberalism’s good works

Is it hypocritical for a really, really rich person to object to rising inequality?

July 25, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Fall Sports registration begins on Monday

Swim Lessons

July 25, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Find a new Furry Friend!

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Wally, an adorable 6-week-year-old male kitten and Paige, a 4-year-old female Pointer mix. She is very friendly with other dogs. 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. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter ...

July 25, 2014 | | Pets


Carolina Downhome Blues Festival Set for 18th Year

Mark your calendars for the 18th Annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival scheduled for October 2-4 in historic downtown Camden. This year's event will feature multiple performances at various sites, including The Venue on Broad, Old Town Tavern and a new site for the festival -- 833 South Broad Street. The Carolina Downhome Blues Festival is an award-winning event recognized for featuring legendary blues artists from around the globe.

July 25, 2014 | | Arts


State American Legion Tournament schedule of games

The South Carolina Senior State American Legion Tournament begins Saturday at Riley Park in Sumter. Here is all the information you will need as to the event:

July 25, 2014 | | Sports


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