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Tucker will stand up for voters

I was undecided initially about who would be the best candidate for Kershaw County sheriff. However, after reading the article I realized who would be the person with the character needed to represent the people of Kershaw County. It's my belief that despite these financial woes, Mr. Tucker is a man with the integrity and determination to represent the people.

October 01, 2010 | Willie "Chuck" Qualls Elgin | Letters


Few a 'woman of accomplishment, vision'

Your Friday, Sept. 24, edition ran a front-page article on the results of the special Democrat primary explaining that the next State House representative for District 79 will be either Democrat Mia Butler of Columbia or Republican Sheri Few from Lugoff.

October 01, 2010 | Larry Risvold Elgin | Letters


Is Haley an advocate of violence?

One of Haley's recent television ads shows a picture of Sheheen, her opponent in the governor's race, and asks if he is whom the voters should select.

October 01, 2010 | Jean Pruett Camden | Letters


Pets of the Week - Oct. 1, 2010

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a 1-year-old orange tabby cat, and Porter, a 10-week-old hound mix 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 ...

October 01, 2010 | | Pets


Pet talk for Oct. 1, 2010

An athlete's body is trained to handle an amazing amount of work and stress. From runners to swimmers, all athletes train to handle the specific stress their sport requires. Unfortunately, it is still not uncommon for these athletes to injure themselves performing the very actions they trained for. This is also true of a horse's body.

October 01, 2010 | | Miscellaneous


The silver lining

It is true what they say about attitudes and smiles -- they are infectious. They are capable of affecting the mind-set and emotions of others. As I checked out at the grocery store last week, the clerk asked me, "Have you had a good day?" It was the manner in which she posed her question that caught me off guard. She stood there waiting for my response with realness. Unless my naiveté was clouding my view, I saw the clerk's chat as genuine and instantly wanted to emulate her optimism. By following her lead, the crisis that had been bestowed ...

October 01, 2010 | Paula Joseph Contributing columnist | Columns


George Frank Vinson Sr.

Rev. George Frank Vinson, Sr. age 81 of Cornelius, NC died Wednesday September 29, 2010 at Levine and Dickson Hospice House. Born November 25, 1928 in Lancaster County SC, he was a son of the late William Perry Vinson and Nannie Bradley Vinson.

October 01, 2010 | | Obituaries


Joan Brock

Funeral services for Joan Brock, 78, of Lugoff, will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. at St. John UMC with burial to follow at Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia. Rev. John Mims and Rev. Barbee Parsons will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Epworth's Children's Home or KershawHealth Hospice.

October 01, 2010 | | Obituaries


Bennie M. Johnson

Mrs. Bennie M. Johnson, 78, of Wheeler Road, Camden, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010.

October 01, 2010 | | Obituaries


Junior publishers

Rhonda Horton's sixth-grade ELA classes at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School have been busy publishing books. They read and analyzed the series of books by Laura Numeroff and rewrote "If You Take A Mouse To School," illustrating their writings. Students applied reading, writing and technology skills to create their own mini books and become publishers. Each class enjoyed a publishing party in the media center as students shared popcorn and their stories with classmates. Sharing the activities here are Dora Gogos, Unique Patterson, Destiny Gibson,Timaia Singleton and Keele Puckett.

October 01, 2010 | | Education


Small town, big city

NEW YORK -- After living in New York City for a few weeks, I've reached a few conclusions about the great political divide in America.

October 01, 2010 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Senior citizens all 'has-beens' to Haley

"Has-been." This is the quote of Tim Pearson, campaign manager of gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley, referring to John Rainey, a South Carolinian from Anderson and a conservative Republican for many years. This remark has yet to be repudiated by Ms. Haley.

October 01, 2010 | Ann L. Hagan Camden | Letters


Give me the real bookstores

The printed page is disappearing as we speak.

October 01, 2010 | Glenn Tucker Contributing editor | Columns


The trouble with Washington

When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke earlier this week to reporters, he unknowingly commented on one of the reasons Americans are fed up with Washington and what elected officials there are doing. "We may not agree on much, but I think with rare exception all 100 senators want to get out of here and get back to their states," Reid said. Translation: we're not going to address the massive budget problems this nation has because we need to go campaign so we don't lose our cushy jobs."

October 01, 2010 | | Editorials


Matthews is best suited for sheriff

Two candidates are in the race for sheriff of Kershaw County. James O. Matthews and Sammie Tucker Jr. The names are in alphabetical order. Let us compare the known facts about the candidates.

October 01, 2010 | David Dean Lugoff | Letters


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An Awesome ending for Pearl and Norris

Gil Johnston's Awesome Pearl, overlooked at 35-to-1 in the betting, surged through Saratoga Race Course's stretch and won a down-to-the-wire battle with Kingdom in last Thursday's $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes.

July 28, 2014 | | Equine


Miss Kaleigh Ward to marry Mr. Grant Cox in September

Mr. and Mrs. William O. Ward, Jr. of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Kaleigh Ward of Camden, SC to Mr. Grant Cox of Irmo, SC. Miss Ward is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William O. Ward, Sr. of Camden, SC and the late Mr. and Mrs. Victor Rabon of Lugoff, SC. Miss Ward earned her Bachelor of Arts at Furman University and is the Area Director at N2 Publishing in Memphis, TN.

July 28, 2014 | | Weddings & Engagements


The legend of Lloyd Seay

Their histories, accurate and complete, are lost to time and buried with them and those who knew them. I wish I knew more for their stories would read like a page-turning novel.

July 28, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


CCTC students in fabricated crime scene for final exam

Central Carolina Technical College's CRJ 202 Criminalistics (Forensics) course is taking their final exam Tuesday July 29 at 5:30 p.m. on location at a fabricated crime scene. NCIS agent Tony Horton is the instructor. He has partnered with the Sumter Sheriff's Department and set up an area in the back of Patriot Park off of Hwy. 441 in Sumter for this exam to take place. It will be in a wooded area where students will actually use what they have learned in the classroom to process a crime scene.

July 28, 2014 | | Education


Ariail for July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014 | | Ariail


Tourney action continues in Sumter

The South Carolina Senior State American Legion Tournament continues today through Wednesday at Riley Park in Sumter.

July 28, 2014 | | Sports


Noted and passed - July 28, 2014

• Friday's report that Amtrak is going to spend the next several months refurbishing Camden's passenger rail station off West DeKalb Street is welcome news. Built in 1937, it has shown its age for decades and never more so than now with holes in the platform's canopy, rotting timbers and other problems that make it a less than desirable place to stop. Amtrak says their No. 1 priority is making the facility Americans with Disabilities Act compliant -- and that's a very good thing -- from the parking lot to the station and onto the platform and train. But ...

July 28, 2014 | | Editorials


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


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