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Obama's 'Goldilocks' doctrine

Americans can always be counted upon to do the right thing, Winston Churchill is said to have said, after exhausting all of the alternatives. In that spirit, President Obama intervened in Libya after taking his time in figuring out what the right thing is.

March 28, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


School board to discuss ATEC, budget

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees may take action on ATEC recommendations during its meeting Tuesday. Also during the meeting, Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan and Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson will present the school district's preliminary 2011-12 budget.

March 28, 2011 | | Education


New KCSD mentoring program uses cell phone technology

It's 2:30 p.m. on a Thursday. Do you know where your high school student is?

March 28, 2011 | | Education


Writing award winners named

Jackson School fifth-grader LaBria Wilson and North Central Middle School eighth-grader Rachel Robinson have been named the Kershaw County School District winners in the 2011 State Superintendent's Writing Awards Program.

March 28, 2011 | | Education


Sharing a story

Faith Amick's fifth-grade class at Midway Elementary School finished their study of folktales and fairytales by sharing stories with children from the kindergarten classes. The fifth-graders each prepared a favorite story to read aloud at a special storytime in the school media center that delighted the kindergarteners. Here, Donovan Holloman is enthralled by Paul Zelinsky's version of "Rumpelstiltskin" as read by Ashley Sims.

March 28, 2011 | | Education


A chapter in history

Wateree Elementary School's fifth-graders reenacted scenes from the book "Ruby Bridges" as part of their Black History Month celebration. Students/"federal marshals" Seth Branham, Bridges Young, William Christianson and Zac Branham offer police protection to Ruby, portrayed by Tayjah Steele, as she enters the all-white school for the very first time.

March 28, 2011 | | Education


Miss Lindsay, Mr. Finley plan summer wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Crosland (Jay) Lindsay, Jr. of Columbia are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Catherine, to Mr. Jason Nicholas Finley, both from Mount Pleasant. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Langston (Lanny) Finley, III of Camden.

March 28, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Local churches repair 15 homes

The Weatherization and Repair Ministry (WARM) completed it's latest project on Dec. 30-31. The 140 volunteers worked together to repair 15 homes in Kershaw County. WARM is supported by local churches including Camden First UMC, Emmanuel UMC, Gordon Street Church of God, Lyttleton Street UMC, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, River Church, Salem UMC, Spring Hill UMC, St. John UMC, St. Matthew Baptist, St. Matthew UMC, St. Paul UMC, Union Baptist Church and Unity UMC. If you or your church would like to be a part of the ministry, contact Lyttleton St. UMC at 432-3191.

March 28, 2011 | | Localife


Curtis Leon Drakeford

Curtis Leon Drakeford, 66, of 2002 DeKalb School Road in Camden, died Friday, March 25, 2011. Friends may visit at 1945 DeKalb School Road in Camden.

March 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


Margaret M. Duvall

Graveside memorial services to celebrate the life of Margaret M. Duvall, 87,of Melbourne, Fla., will be held Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 11:00 AM in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Ron Taylor will officiate. Memorials may be in Mrs. Duvall's memory to the Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid State-SC, 3223 Sunset Blvd., Suite 100, West Columbia, SC 29169.

March 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


Robert Ariail -- March 28, 2011

March 28, 2011 | | Viewpoint


Noted and passed -- March 28, 2011

• If ever a college coach deserved firing, it was Bruce Pearl, the Tennessee basketball head man who lied to NCAA investigators about recruiting violations he'd committed, and then committed additional illegal acts after denying he had done anything wrong in the first place. Pearl was a flamboyant coach who took the Volunteers to basketball heights they'd seldom attained, but his cheating was too flagrant to ignore.

March 28, 2011 | | Editorials


Absence of funeral escort complicates stressful time

I attended a funeral this week and after the coffin was closed for the last time and the family was preparing to enter, the funeral director had to announce to those in attendance to be careful to obey all traffic laws because there would be no police escort as there had been in the past.

March 25, 2011 | Trancey Twitty Camden | Letters


RFL fundraiser Saturday

Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham, City Manager Kevin Bronson, City Economic Development Director Wade Luther and Sheriff Jim Matthews have all agreed to be "celebrity" dunking booth "victims" for the second annual City Slickers Car Show & Fund Raiser for Relay for Life Saturday.

March 25, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


School menus -- March 28-April 1, 2011

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of March 28-April 1:

March 25, 2011 | | Education


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Ariail for Jan. 23, 2014

January 23, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: State of the Union

Kershaw County residents who watched the State of the Union address Tuesday night might agree with us that perhaps it's time to call a halt to the entire production. That's not a slam at President Obama, for he did nothing more overtly political than his predecessors from both parties have been doing for years. It's just that the term "state of the union" bears little resemblance to what actually occurs at the annual event; it's become little more than a political circus.

January 23, 2015 | | Editorials


Rampell: Dangerously in denial on climate change

Last year, government scientists tell us, was the hottest year on record.

January 23, 2015 | | Columns


Food for the Soul gains new volunteers

The Kershaw County Board of Realtors will volunteer the second Friday of each month to help prepare and serve lunch at Food for the Soul. "Our volunteer service at Food for the Soul promotes a Realtor goal of improving our neighborhoods through company programs and consumer outreach,"

January 23, 2015 | | Localife


Gilland: ‘Dung on a twig?’

How would you like to be called dung-on-a-twig? There certainly are worse things in life, but certainly much better things as well. Dung-on-a-twig is one of the root meanings for mistletoe, which grows on trees. This common name comes from two parts of Anglo-Saxon speech. "Mistel" a common word for dung, and "tang" the word for twig, combine to form the word mistletoe or "dung on a twig." This name became prevalent as it was noticed that mistletoe would appear where many birds had landed on branches and deposited their excrement, nice. This puts a whole new context on the ...

January 23, 2015 | By Liz Gilland, Camden Urban Forester C-I contributing columnist | Columns


KC hoop teams endure a tough Tuesday night on the hardwood

Chapin used a 38-26 second half surge to pull away from visiting Camden to take Tuesday night's Region 4-AAA boys basketball game, 59-47.

January 23, 2015 | | Sports


Wilson’s pin leads Demons past Dogs

Stepping onto the mat for the final pairing of the evening, Lugoff-Elgin freshman 106-pounder Devin Wilson knew he needed to win by his match by, at least, a four-point major decision to give his team a win over host Camden on Tuesday night.

January 23, 2015 | | Sports


Tips for prospective horse owners

Whether raising a horse for pleasure or profession, it is important to know that caring for horses can be labor-intensive. The reward for properly taking care of a horse is a healthy and well-trained animal. But horse ownership is a significant and expensive responsibility, so it is important that prospective owners understand what they are getting into before they make any final decisions.

January 23, 2015 | | Localife


Technical Soccer Camp open for registration

Registration is open for the Technical Soccer Camp. Come receive Academy level training and learn how to play soccer the right way! The Technical Soccer methods and techniques will create a fun yet challenging environment that will give you the foundations to play at the next level.

January 23, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Find a furry friend

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Calypso, a 6-month-old female lab mix and Angelica is a 3-month-old female domestic shorthaired kitten. She is very loving and likes to be held and petted. 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. For information on the shelter or ...

January 23, 2015 | | Pets


Lamberth ready to take next step in karting career

One championship was nice. Two, however, is better for go-kart racer Joseph Lamberth.

January 23, 2015 | | Auto racing


Leopards to defend Carolina Invitational title on Saturday

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School will send 14 wrestlers to Lexington High School as the Leopards seek to defend their championship in Saturday's Carolina Invitational wrestling tournament.

January 23, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Louise Nichols Bell

Louise Nichols Bell, age 80, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015. A visitation will be held at Camden Southern Methodist Church Saturday, January 24, from 2-4 p.m.

January 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Harvey Branham, Jr.

A private graveside service for Harvey Branham, Jr. 72 of Camden will be held at Wateree Baptist Church Cemetery. Dr. Rev. Gene Rollins will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 1:00 PM -3:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Harvey's memory to Parkinson's Disease, National Parkinson's Foundation, 1501 NW 9th Avenue, Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136.

January 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Elizabeth Thompson Brevard

Elizabeth Thompson Brevard, 86, passed away on Friday, January 16, 2015 in new Haven Connecticut. A celebration of her life will take place on Friday, January 23, 2015 at Christian Tabernacle Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be held from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

January 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


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