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Truesdell and Bailey wed

Brittany Leigh Truesdell and Steven Joseph Bailey, both of Columbia, were married at 6:00 on the evening of May 30, 2015 at Bethany Westville Baptist Church in Westville. The double ring ceremony was officiated by Reverend Craigan Blankenship. Following the ceremony, a reception was held at 833 South Broad in Camden, with music provided by Aaron Williams of Double A DJ of Lugoff, food provided by Southern Way Catering in Columbia, and a guest appearance by "Cocky" from the University of South Carolina.

June 22, 2015 | | Weddings & Engagements


Allen and Helsley join in marriage

Sarah Elizabeth Allen of Isle of Palms and Jacob Henry Helsley of Columbia were united in marriage at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 2015 at First Baptist Church of Charleston in Charleston, SC. The bride is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. Wade Allen, and granddaughter of Herbert Lillard Allen and the late Nancy Lou Allen and Billy Lee Eudy and the late Sylvia Mae Eudy. She graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Special Education and from University of South Carolina with her Masters of Education in Educational Administration. She is currently teaching special ...

June 22, 2015 | | Weddings & Engagements


Ribbon Cutting

June 22, 2015 | | People & Places


SMS Jr. Beta Club

During the end of the school year, the National Junior Beta Club at Stover Middle School completed a service project in which they collected DVDs for the children at Palmetto Health Richland. They collected approximately 300 movies and raised $715 through classroom challenges for the purchase of additional movies. The movies were presented to representatives of Palmetto Health Richland Children's Hospital. Thank you to the students, staff, and community members who participated in such a worthwhile cause.

June 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Editorial: Charleston

The grief felt from the murder of nine innocent people at Charleston's historic Emanuel AME Church, one of the oldest African-American congregations in the nation, Wednesday night is encompassing many South Carolinians as we compassionately mourn the senseless loss of life taken while in the midst of a weekly prayer meeting.

June 22, 2015 | | Editorials


Walker: Critter calls

Would you welcome seven fawns, six flying squirrels, four prairie dogs, nine tortoises and nine cottontail rabbits into your home … all at once? The answer is a resounding "Yes!" if you are Camden resident Margaret Buckelew. Buckelew is the founder and operator of Pine Tree Hill Wildlife Care and Exotic Rescue, and she answers the call of duty for wildlife and exotic animals in Kershaw County and several surrounding counties.

June 22, 2015 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Parker: A time to grieve

WASHINGTON -- Unspeakable, unimaginable, incomprehensible and unthinkable are the words we've heard and used to describe the horrific murders of nine African-Americans as they prayed in a Charleston, South Carolina, church, shot by a hate-filled racist on a genocidal purge.

June 22, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Leroy Stover II

Mr. Leroy Stover, II, 74, of Camden, died Thursday, June 18, 2015. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home of Camden.

June 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Albert Spears

Albert Preston "Al" Spears, 91, of Huntsville, passed away at home Thursday morning, June 18, 2015 surrounded by family.

June 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Bobby Shannon

A funeral service celebrating the life of Bobby Shannon, 80, of Lugoff, SC, will be held today, June 22, 2015, at 10 a.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Rev. Chuck Everett will officiate, with burial to follow in Midway Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday, June 21, from 4 -6 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel.

June 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Margy Elizabeth Harrell

Funeral service for Margy Elizabeth Harrell, 90, will be held today, June 22 at 11 a.m. at Blaney Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Phillip Blankenship will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Blaney Baptist Church 1400 Blaney Road, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

June 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Letter: Reader says Charleston murders part of spiritual warfare

Charleston is the latest city to be clouded with Satan's darkness.

June 19, 2015 | Larry Kelly Camden | Letters


Editorial: Phil Minges

Phil Minges came to Camden to help build the DuPont plant and worked for the company for the next 50 years. He left in 2000 after serving four years as a Camden City Council member and an additional eight years as mayor.

June 19, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Jeb!

WASHINGTON -- If anyone should be feeling an overwhelming sense of Groundhog Day this presidential election, c'est moi.

June 19, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Richardson: Preserving Camden’s heritage in the era of the modern age

"Why is Camden unique?" This is the first note on a faded yellow legal pad sheet found in a folder of papers from 1971 through 1973 found in the collection of the Camden Archives and Museum. These notes from the "Camden Committee" reveal the concerns of a group of Camden citizens in the early 1970s as Camden hurtled forward in the "modern age." We'll revisit this group's efforts in a bit. My advice, in hindsight, would be that they should have talked to Reid Buckley, who at the same time was writing a manuscript about his feelings about ...

June 19, 2015 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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Ariail for June 26, 2015

June 26, 2015 | | Ariail


Big noses, big hearts

Karl and Kay Allen of Black River Rescue, and Lucy, part of their four-legged family and co-workers, present a special children's program at the Kershaw County Library. The program included information on their dogs' special talents and what the Allens and their dogs do. The Allens taught the children to "hug a tree" if they ever happen to become lost in the woods because body scents populate and remain trapped under limbs and branches, which can help bloodhounds find and rescue them. Bloodhounds not only have super-sensitive noses -- more than 4 million scent cells -- they also have floppy ears ...

June 26, 2015 | | People & Places


PTHS kids in KidFest

Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (PTHS) student Paisley Beam walks in the Belk's KidFest fashion show in late March. Paisley was one of several PTHS Bullpups featured in the fashion show. During the show, Belk Stores presented PTHS with a $4,154 donation. The store offered customers an opportunity to support local Title I elementary schools during Angel Days, a holiday fundraiser, and 100 percent of the proceeds were given to the school. Belk chose PTHS from among Title I schools in Richland and Kershaw County school districts. A portion of the proceeds will go toward a 21st Century ...

June 26, 2015 | | People & Places


BES reports fourth nine-weeks honor roll

Bethune Elementary School recently announced its honor roll for the fourth and final nine weeks of the school year.

June 26, 2015 | | Education


Clara Nelson Wood

Mrs. Clara Nelson Wood, 90, of 530 Longtown Rd, Lugoff, SC passed away peacefully at her residence on Monday, June 22, 2015. She was a graduate of Benedict College and she retired as a teacher from the Kershaw County Public School System. Funeral services for Mrs. Wood will be held at 11 a.m. today, June 26, 2015 at Sutton Branch Baptist Church, 420 Sutton Branch Road, Lugoff, with interment in the church cemetery. Public viewing was Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 2-7 p.m.

June 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Terry Anthony Pough

Mr. Terry Anthony Pough, 39, of 1463 Wells Road, Camden, South Carolina passed on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be anounced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

June 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Milton Jones

Mr. Milton Jones, 78, of 225 Crescent Circle, Camden, South Carolina passed on Saturday, June 20, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at noon Saturday, June 27 in New Hope Baptist Church, Bishopville. The family will be receiving friends at the home.

June 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Milton Loman Griswold

Memorial services for Milton Loman Griswold, age 50, of the Batesville Community, Clarkesville, Georgia will be held Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 3 p.m.from Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Anthony Rabern officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the memorial service from 1-3 p.m.

June 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Douglas Matthew Gordon

Funeral services for Douglas Matthew "Doug" Gordon, 42, will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. at Malvern Hill Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Buster Morris will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be to the American Heart Association.

June 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


CHS seeking players for girls' golf team

In preparing for this coming fall season, the Camden High School girls' golf team is seeking players who would like to join the team.

June 24, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Leroy Stover II

Memorial service for Mr. Leroy Stover, II, 74, of 2345 River Road in Camden, will be held Saturday, June 27, 2015, 1 p.m. at Rock Springs United Methodist Church, 2695 Kirkland Cemetery Road in Camden. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

June 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Joyce Tucker Supplee

Joyce Tucker Supplee, who would have been 92 on July 4, died at Kershaw Health's Karesh Wing on Sunday, June 21, 2015. Born July 4, 1923, in Monona, IA, Joyce grew up in Wheaton, IL. Joyce's high soprano voice -- clear, natural and light -- shaped her education at Wheaton College, her choice of work at Chicago radio station WMBI, and was instrumental in helping her meet a radio show producer and fellow Wheaton graduate, Bill Supplee. Not long after they were married Bill took a job as director of the music department at Columbia Bible College (now Columbia International ...

June 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Eugenia Parker Sowell

Funeral services for Eugenia Parker Sowell, 87, will be held at 3:00 pm Monday, June 22, 2015 at Bethel United Methodist Church.

June 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Kenneth Earl Clea

Kenneth Earl Clea, 49 was born August 27, 1965 to Elizabeth Clea and the late Abe Dennis, Jr.

June 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Editorial: Move the flag and move it now

Nearly eight years ago, nine heroic Charleston firefighters lost their lives in a tragic accident fighting the Super Sofa store fire. Last week, nine wonderful Charlestonians' lives were snuffed out, this time in the Emanuel AME Church shooting. However, this time the tragedy was no accident.

June 24, 2015 | | Editorials


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