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Lugoff native crowned 2011 Miss SMC Pageant

Spartanburg Methodist College (SMC) crowned sophomore Kayla Jackson as its 2011 Miss SMC.

February 21, 2011 | | Localife


Noted and passed

• A simple but efficient system is helping prevent meth production in South Carolina. A computer tracking system that went online in early January monitors purchases of the cold remedy pseudoephedrine -- a key ingredient in meth -- as they are made and thus prevents lawbreakers from going from store to store to buy large supplies of the over-the-counter drug. Nearly 6,000 sales have been prevented in the month since the system went online; some of those certainly would have gone into meth. It's a good system that is apparently doing exactly what it was designed to accomplish.

February 21, 2011 | | Editorials


Restructuring efforts moving in the House

Accomplishing more with less is a critical challenge facing the state in 2011. In order to help meet this challenge, lawmakers are considering a variety of government restructuring proposals. Restructuring government is a positive investment in the future of South Carolina.

February 21, 2011 | State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Corrections and clarifications

In a Feb. 16 article on two recent home invasions, the description of where the crimes took place was incorrect.

February 21, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


County wrestlers look to qualify for states

All three Kershaw County public high school wrestling teams will be represented at this weekend's Upper State and Lower State individual tournaments.

February 18, 2011 | | Sports


Is implementation of new KCSO traffic unit moving too swiftly?

Jurisdictions and responsibilities of law enforcement agencies have been pretty well defined in our area and, of course, we seek perfection in protection of citizens. It bothers me somewhat, however, that we have not reached perfection in Kershaw County in the areas of present responsibility of our elected county sheriff. I have had responsible positions throughout my long life, and while I wanted and desired extra responsibilities, I had to realize that I couldn't be all things to all people. On the sheriff's desire to move into trooper's responsibilities he has his ideas and thinks he can ...

February 18, 2011 | Richard C. Mims Lugoff | Letters


The leadership vacuum

WASHINGTON -- Failure of political leadership knows no party. The past few days have offered an unfortunate demonstration of this sad maxim: House Speaker John Boehner ducking his appropriate role in countering the belief that President Obama is a Muslim, and the president himself, once again ducking a leadership role in dealing with the nation's fiscal crisis.

February 18, 2011 | Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Columbia College honors lists announced

A number of Kershaw County students were named to the President's List and Dean's List for the fall semester 2010 at Columbia .

February 18, 2011 | | Education


Lizzie Kibler McCormick

Mrs. Lizzie Kibler McCormick, of Cassatt, the widow of Deacon James McCormick, was born in Kershaw County to the late Jim and Martha Kibler on February 18, 1919. She departed this life to be with the Lord on Monday, February 14, 2011, at her home. She was preceded in death by two children, Dorentha M. Ballard and Willeen M. Wactor.

February 18, 2011 | | Obituaries


School menus -- Feb. 18, 2011

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Feb. 21-25:

February 18, 2011 | | Education


Mandela's lesson for Egypt

Egypt's latest pharaoh has surrendered his crown.

February 18, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Pets of the week -- Feb. 18, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a lhasa apso dog who found its way to the shelter last weekend, and a 2-year-old female dilute calico 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 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call ...

February 18, 2011 | | Pets


Saints march past Lady Knights

Calhoun County outscored visiting North Central, 13-4, in the fourth quarter to score a come-from-behind, 35-28 victory over the Lady Knights in Tuesday's class A girls state basketball playoff opener.

February 18, 2011 | | North Central High/Middle


Prince Ave. Prep runs past Spartans

Ever since he started coaching basketball, Speedy Johnson's teams have been known for their full-court defensive pressure, which is used to try and turn opponents over and quicken the tempo of the game.

February 18, 2011 | | Camden Military


Furman snaps Lady Eagles' 54-game win streak

It took more than four years and 54 games to happen, but the Camden Middle School girls basketball team saw their 55-game win streak come to an end when the Lady Eagles fell to Furman Middle School in a 57-56 double-overtime thriller in the championship game of the Palmetto Middle School Athletic Conference Tournament hosted by CMS.

February 18, 2011 | | Camden High/Middle


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November 28, 2014 | | Ariail


Black Friday

Thanksgiving generally marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, though commerce in this country is a continually changing animal. Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when many stores have kicked off big sales and deep discounts, appears to be lessening in importance. Retail experts say there's more of a trend now in discounting that starts before Black Friday and extends well beyond it. Shoppers have become so accustomed to discounting among retailers that many are determined from the outset not to pay full price for anything.

November 28, 2014 | | Editorials


Would you rather be taxed or fined?

WASHINGTON -- Don't tax you, don't tax me. Tax that feller behind the tree.

November 28, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Reader responds to Morgan’s response

It would ill-behoove me to verbally joust with the Kershaw Count school superintendent over matters of academia. I merely want to reflect on his response to my recent letter; then I am done.

November 28, 2014 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Yes, I know it's only just Thanksgiving but, admit it, many of you will be getting out the holiday lights and wreaths from the attic this weekend or going to buy your Christmas tree! Here at the city, we've had to start early as it takes time for us to deck the halls for December. Our street and electric department crews have been diligently working to decorate for Christmas. Thanks to their efforts, we'll have embellished light poles throughout the city and a lot of lit trees, too.

November 28, 2014 | By Liz Gilland, Camden Urban Forester C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Connie Mae Mickle

Mrs. Connie Mae Mickle, 91, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, November 20, 2014. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of the late Rachel Mickle and David Fletcher. A Celebration of Life and Memorial Services will be held Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Eleven a.m., at Brown's Funeral Home, Chapel of Remembrance. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to the charity of one's choice. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Mickle family.

November 28, 2014 | | Obituaries


Lewis Reynolds

Lewis Reynolds, 74, passed November 21, 2014. Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 29, 2014, 10:am, Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church, 4650 Flat Shoals Ave., Decatur, Ga. Dr. E. Dewey Smith, Pastor. Interment Washington Gardens, Decatur, Ga. Visitation Friday, November 28, 4-8pm. Meadows Mortuary, Inc., 419 Flat Shoals Ave., Atlanta, Ga. 30316, 404-522-7478.

November 28, 2014 | | Obituaries


Linda Catoe Guell

Graveside funeral service to celebrate the life Linda Catoe Guell, 71, of Camden SC and having lived the past 50 years in the Washington DC metro area/Alexandria, VA, will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 29, 2014 in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Camden, SC. Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5:00-6:30 PM, Friday, November 28, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

November 28, 2014 | | Obituaries


Black Friday

Are you shopping on Black Friday?

November 26, 2014 | | Sidewalk Survey


Auxiliary of KershawHealth presents ‘Lights of Love’

The Auxiliary of KershawHealth began its annual "Lights of Love" fundraising project Nov. 15 and it will run through Jan. 1, 2015.

November 26, 2014 | | Localife


PTH gives $900 to United Way of Kershaw County

November 26, 2014 | | Localife


NCHS teacher and assistant principal get slimed

November 26, 2014 | | Localife


Mr. and Mrs. Florian celebrate 60 years

Fred J. Florian and Pearl Polinski Florian of Camden Celebrated 60 years of marriage Nov. 20. The couple married in 1954 at St. Hilary's Catholic Church in Washington, Pa. They have five sons: Fred. M, Tony, Robert, Bill and Chris. The couple has four grandchildren: Derick, Thomas, Kayla and Rachel.

November 26, 2014 | | Localife


Howard and Cornelia Joy celebrate 60 years

Howard and Cornelia (Keys) Joy celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Nov. 25. The couple was married in Camden and together they have five children: Audrey Joy of Allentown, Pa., Howard Joy Jr. (Nancy) of Dover, N.J., Karen Joy-Wilson (Isaac) of Piscataway, N.J., Michael Joy of Kanas City, Mo. and Gregory Joy (Dana) of Bonaire, Ga. They have six grandchildren and one great-grandchild: James, Sheena, Joy, Jazmin, Asha, Kier and Izaiah. The couple plans to celebrate the special occasion with their children and grandchildren at a later date.

November 26, 2014 | | Localife


Ariail for Nov. 26, 2014

November 26, 2014 | | Ariail


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