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Letter: Reader praises local ministry

During this past Thanksgiving season, I had the honor and pleasure of working with Rev. Johnnie Smith's ministry, which, year-round, feeds, clothes and gives shelter to those in need.

December 12, 2014 | Mary Ann Branham Lugoff | Letters


Rose awarded for truck driver research at Winthrop

Shalace Rose, a McNair Scholar and Winthrop University senior Research from Camden, may help to give businesses and government regulators insight into beginner trucker drivers' sleep and dietary habits. She has won an award for her research.

December 12, 2014 | | Education


Danielle Montgomery

Miss. Danielle Montgomery, 33, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, December 7, 2014. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of Anna Wright Montgomery and the late Richard Montgomery. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Friday, December 12, 2014 at Two p.m., at Community Baptist Church with burial in church cemetery. Miss. Montgomery will be placed in the church at One p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Montgomery family.

December 12, 2014 | | Obituaries




LES students and parents make gingerbread houses

December 10, 2014 | | Localife


NCHS wrestling team places second

December 10, 2014 | | Localife


Camden ART Exhibition to Open at Bassett Gallery

Camden ART will open its fall show in the Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County on Thursday with a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. before the opening night of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever." The Camden ART exhibit will be on display in the Bassett Gallery until Jan. 16, 2015.

December 10, 2014 | | Localife


John D. Kennedy Chapter of UDC unveils grave marker

On Oct. 25, members of the John D. Kennedy Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) and Joseph Kershaw Confederate Veterans, as well as other friends and family members of UDC member Mary Elizabeth Pitts Hough, gathered at the Jeter Family Cemetery in Carlisle for the unveiling of her Daughter of the Confederacy grave marker. Hough was made an honorary member because of her service as histographer for more than 30 years.

December 10, 2014 | | Localife


Mark Harris

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Donald Marcus "Mark" Harris, 44, of Camden will be held Thursday, December, 11, 2014 at 3:00 PM in Emmanuel Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Jimmy Atkerson and Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, December 10, 2014 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mark's memory to Food for the Soul, 110 E. DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.

December 10, 2014 | | Obituaries


Demons finish 19th in Southern Slam

Facing some of the best teams in the southeast, Lugoff-Elgin finished 19th in the two-day Southern Slam hosted by Eastside High School last Friday and Saturday in Taylors.

December 10, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin


L-EMS win streak snapped at 60; CMS second in Leopard Duals

After piling up 60 consecutive dual match victories, the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School wrestling team saw that run come to an end in the second match of pool play in Saturday's Leopard Duals.

December 10, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


NC wrestlers second in Cardinal Newman Holiday Classic

Having opened the season ranked 15th among the state's AA and A wrestling programs, North Central is off to a quick start to the 2014-15 season.

December 10, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


Knights fall to Lions

North Central placed three scorers in double figures but it was not enough for the Knights' boys basketball team to pick up their first win in three tries as Lewisville downed Cary Phillips' squad, 78-61, last Friday night in Richburg.

December 10, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


MCCU named one of the healthiest Credit Unions in America

Mid Carolina Credit Union (MCCU) is pleased to announce it has been named in the 2014 Top 200 list of healthiest credit unions in the nation out of approximately 6,600 total credit unions.

December 10, 2014 | | Business


Beauregard Blanding

Mr. Beauregard Blanding, 95, of 1445 Ft. Jackson Rd. Lugoff, South Carolina passed on Saturday, December 6, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Mt. Prospect United Methodist Church, Camden, SC. Burial will also take place at the Mt. Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery, Camden SC.

December 10, 2014 | | Obituaries


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Camden Archives and Museum celebrates its centennial

One hundred years ago, in 1915, 1314 Broad St. was a construction site. Excavators and bricklayers, carpenters and heating contractors were busy at their task of building Camden's first city library. It had been an arduous journey getting to that point. That journey began in 1914, as best we can reckon, at a lecture to the Kershaw County Teachers Institute. In all of the factors leading up to the acquisition and completion of the Camden Public Library there is one constant: Sarah "Sadie" Kennedy Von Tresckow.

December 19, 2014 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Recreation Dept. Volleyball league open for registration

The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department will host an instructional volleyball league. The league is for beginners and is open for girls ages 8 and up. Registration dates are until December 23. The registration fee is $40 and includes a shirt. The first practice will be January 7, 3:45 p.m. at the City Arena. For more information contact the recreation department at 425-6009

December 19, 2014 | | Kershaw County


These animals need a home

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Jag, a 2-year-old male coonhound mix and Prudence, a 1-year-old female domestic shorthair 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 4 p.m. on Saturdays. 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 ...

December 19, 2014 | | Pets


KCSD receives two 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is the only South Carolina school district to receive not just one, but two 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants for 2015. Partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands, Jackson School and Pine Tree Hill Elementary School will house afterschool academic assistance programs.

December 19, 2014 | | Education


Ina Star Atkinson

Ina Star Atkinson, 57 passed away on December 15, 2014. She was a loving, caring, and a good hearted person. She was the daughter of Betty Cunningham and Gilbert Parker (deceased). She had one brother Herman and two sisters Carolyn and Terry. She was a mother of two, Megan and Misha. She also was a grandmother of 7: Autumn, Destiny, Jaheem, Jaquwan, Kaliegh, Ernest and Brogan

December 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


William Gerald Reese

Funeral services for William Gerald Reese, 79 of Kershaw, SC will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, December 19, 2014, in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Kershaw City Cemetery. Rev. Bryant D. Fersner will officiate.

December 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


Annie Ruth Young

Funeral service for Annie Ruth Young, 73, will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to DeKalb Baptist Church, 2034 DeKalb School Road, Camden, SC 29020.

December 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


Belle Brooks Williams

Mrs. Belle Brooks Williams, 94, of 110 Railroad Avenue, died Thursday, December 18, 2014. Friends may visit at 1840 Lovett Road in Camden. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

December 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


Murdic Branham

A funeral service honoring the life of Murdic Branham, husband of Louise Jordan Branham, of Lugoff, SC, will be held on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Springvale Baptist Church. Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at 1:00 PM in the church sanctuary. Memorials may be made in Mr. Branham's memory to Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, 3223 Sunset Blvd. West Columbia, SC 29169 or Springvale Baptist Church, PO Box 880, Lugoff, SC 29078.

December 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


Nine things only parents of twins will understand

There are certain phases of childhood that each parent goes through with their children, but when you are a parent of twins, the normal is different. There are some things that only parents of twins will understand.

December 17, 2014 | Megan Shauri FamilyShare | National


Four ways sleep impacts your mental and physical health

According to health and safety experts, sleep is serious business -- footie pajamas and fuzzy slippers aside.

December 17, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National


About to make another doomed New Year's resolution?

This is the time of year we reflect on our lives. We think about all we've accomplished in one year. We think about the things we should have done -- but didn't.

December 17, 2014 | Megan Shauri FamilyShare | National


Copernicus' theories are basis of new series

"THE COPERNICUS LEGACY, Book 1: The Forbidden Stone," and "THE COPERNICUS LEGACY, Book 2: The Serpent's Curse," by Tony Abbott, Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins, $16.99, 410 pages and 481 pages (ages 9-12) (f)

December 17, 2014 | Marilou Sorensen Deseret News | National


Why failing helps your children

A loud thud comes from my son's room. I fling open the door. His head is cradled in his arms. "I'm done. I can't do this anymore," he exclaims through tears of frustration.

December 17, 2014 | Damara Simmons FamilyShare | National


Labor interests worry how far employers will go with Amazon ruling

Labor groups and observers are wondering how employers will implement a recent Supreme Court ruling that found Amazon does not have to pay workers for time spent going through mandatory anti-theft security checks.

December 17, 2014 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News | National


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