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Candidate Clinton?

If there was doubt about whether Hillary Clinton will jump into the 2016 presidential race, it was largely dispelled earlier this week when she conducted a wide-ranging interview in which she spelled out many of her foreign-policy differences with President Obama, who was her boss until she stepped down as secretary of state 19 months ago. During her tenure at the State Department, Clinton remained a loyal soldier, though she now reveals she didn't enthusiastically support all the initiatives that were required of her by Obama.

August 13, 2014 | | Editorials


Yesteryear for Aug. 13, 2014

Sun shines on River Rat Regatta

August 13, 2014 | | Yesteryear


I have two beerkats

Yippee! It is August! We all know what that means. Is it the month when we celebrate Augustus Caesar? No. Is it the month when we have our sweat glands all working at full tilt? No. Is it the month that we get the air conditioning bill and faint dead away because it is higher than the GNP of Costa Rica? No.

August 13, 2014 | By Jim McGowan Localife editor | Columns


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August 13, 2014 | | Education


CHLC open house tonight on design guidelines

The Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC) is holding an open house today from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Camden City Council's chambers on the second floor of Camden City Hall.

August 13, 2014 | | Camden


Welcome to the new 30…

So I received my first invitation to join AARP, complete with membership card, explanation of benefits, and even an offer for a groovy free tote bag.

August 13, 2014 | By Jim Tatum Summerville Journal Scene reporter | Columns


Eula Mae Chambers

Eula Mae Chambers was born on September 17, 1955 to Attie and L.J. Seegars. Eula attended Mt. Pisgah School in Kershaw, SC, and received her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of South Carolina and worked as a Social Worker. She married her husband of 34 years, Harvey Chambers in 1979. On April 15, 1985, Eula was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. She is survived by her mother, Attie Seegars, husband, Harvey, two sons, Toney L. Seegars and Derrick Seegars, one granddaughter, Adreana Jefferson, one grandson, Derrick Seegars Jr., four sisters, Peggy Hayes, Hilda Storey, Libbie ...

August 13, 2014 | | Obituaries


Fun at the lake

What do you like to do at the lake?

August 13, 2014 | | Sidewalk Survey


William Stephen McIntyre

Funeral service for William Stephen McIntyre, 60, will be held on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at El-Bethel Faith Community Church Don Poeta Family Life Center with burial to follow in Hardshell Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

August 13, 2014 | | Obituaries


Beulah McCaskill

Mrs. Beulah McCaskill, 100, of Bethune, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, August 9, 2014. Born in Bethune, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Ida Davis Corbett and the wife of the late Nero McCaskill. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Eleven a.m., at Sandy Level Baptist Church, Bethune, with burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. McCaskill will be placed in the church at Ten a.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the McCaskill family.

August 13, 2014 | | Obituaries


Charlese Patricia Lloyd

Funeral service for Ms. Charlese Patricia Lloyd, 61, of 716 Market Street in Camden, will be held Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 1:00 P.M. at Emmanuel United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

August 13, 2014 | | Obituaries


Alan Harley Palmer, Sr.

Alan Harley Palmer, Sr., 80, of Dalzell, SC, widower of Jean Wheaton Palmer, died Monday, August 11, 2014. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made in Alan's memory to a charity of one's choice.

August 13, 2014 | | Obituaries


Dorothy Knox Robinson

Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy "Dot" Knox Robinson will be held Saturday 11:00 a.m. (viewing 10:00 a.m.) at the Progressive Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, 2222 Barhamville Road. A private interment for immediate family will be held on August 18, 2014 at the Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 15, 2014 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Leevy's Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel.

August 13, 2014 | | Obituaries


James Burrell “Jimmy” Knight, Jr.

Mr. James Burrell "Jimmy" Knight, Jr., 49, of Liberty Hill, husband of Lisa Blackmon Knight, passed away Saturday, August 9th, 2014 at William Jennings Bryan Dorn V.A. Hospital in Columbia. He was born June 13, 1965 in Lancaster, a son of James Burrell Knight, Sr. and Clydia S. Knight. Jimmy was a loving Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Uncle, and Friend. He was a volunteer firefighter with Beaver Creek Fire Department. He loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed living on the lake, staying busy, and pulling pranks on everyone.

August 13, 2014 | | Obituaries


KH board cancels meeting

The KershawHealth Board of Trustees will not meet tonight. Trustees canceled the meeting after a discussion with KershawHealth administrators on Thursday.

August 11, 2014 | | Healthcare


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Scandals hiding in plain sight

The laboratories of democracy are blowing up.

August 22, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Today’s workforce and God

Labor Day … is a special time of year for this senior citizen. In my working years, the corporations of America let their faces shine on the working class. In that era, I was blessed to be taught to see not only utility in labor, but beauty and dignity.

August 22, 2014 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


How to grow grass under a tree

I have many colleagues who are of the turf persuasion and we have come to an understanding to agree to disagree. I think grass is a weed, they think a tree is a weed -- in nature the two aren't meant to meet. This is why only grass grows on the Great Plains and only trees grow in the forest. But since we aren't on the Plains or in the forest, we try and get plants to co-exist in arranged landscape designs we like to see.

August 22, 2014 | By Liz Gilland, Camden Urban Forester C-I contributing columnist | Columns


The art of the hot dog

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is hosting its 2014 Arts Open House and Hot Dog Lunch on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the FAC grounds.

August 22, 2014 | | Arts


Carraway to serve as L-EHS assistant principal

The Kershaw County School Board selected a local native to serve as an assistant principal at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS).

August 20, 2014 | | Education


For the Record - Aug. 20, 2014

Real estate transactions

August 20, 2014 | | For the Record


A case for Zemp

I never played high school football. My glory days ended with the little league Lions and the gridiron of my youth is now a stand of depressingly mature pine trees across the old, worn foot bridge in Woodward Park. Like many, I now enjoy the pleasure of watching and cheering on younger generations and look forward to each new season as it plays out on our home field at Zemp Stadium. It is my opinion that we, as a community, should keep Zemp and prepare the old facility for the future.

August 20, 2014 | Dwight deLoach C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Yesteryear for Aug. 20, 2014

Silent prayer joins morning regimen at county schools

August 20, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Vote ‘no’ for taxes

While it may be overly ambitious to tackle academia and government at the same time, to some extent, that is what I'm going to do. And in doing so, heaven forbid I assume an Obama level of arrogance required to advise you what to do. I simply am saying what I am going to do and give reasons for my decision.

August 20, 2014 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Here comes Entrepreneur Barbie

WASHINGTON -- Lego's groundbreaking female-scientists set sold out almost immediately after it was released this month. But never fear, fans of feminist toys: A new Barbie doll, now in stock, is also shattering the plastic ceiling.

August 20, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Ariail for Aug. 20, 2014

August 20, 2014 | | Ariail


Workforce act doesn’t work

The unemployment rate here in Kershaw County and across South Carolina, as well as the rest of the United States, remains disappointingly high. The economy is still mired in slow growth, and too many people are out of work. Yet a recent study by a national newspaper shows how ineffective government jobs programs can be and points out that many people who have tried to take advantage of them end up worse off than they were before starting them.

August 20, 2014 | | Editorials


Patricia Ann Haynes Cassady

Patricia Ann Haynes Cassady passed away peacefully on Friday August 15, 2014.

August 20, 2014 | | Obituaries


Betty Anne Kea

Funeral Services for Betty Anne Kea, 66, will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Lake Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery, Timmonsville, S.C. The Rev. Richard Cameron, the Rev. Joe Stines and the Rev. Larry Newman will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or Gideons International.

August 20, 2014 | | Obituaries


Gary signs pro contract to play in Luxembourg

When he left Camden High School following his graduation in 2009 to continue his academic and basketball pursuits, Evrik Gary needed only to hop on I-20 East and head for Florence and Francis Marion University. Among the reasons he chose to attend FMU was the school's proximity to his home and family in Camden.

August 20, 2014 | | Sports


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