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Pets available for adoption

Among the animals available for adoption at the Thiel-Meyer Adoption Center is Lilly, a 1-year-old Labrador, Boxer mix. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The center, on Black River Road east of Camden 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 center is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the center or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden.net. The shelter's website address is www.kershawcountyhs.com.

February 07, 2017 | | Pets


FMU names non-profit institute for Fred Sheheen

Francis Marion University (FMU) honored long-time university friend and advocate of the downtrodden, the late Fred Sheheen, at a special event at the FMU Performing Arts Center on Jan. 26.

February 07, 2017 | | Education


‘Career criminal’ arrested for allegedly assaulting student

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested an Elgin man for allegedly assaulting a 16-year-old male Lugoff-Elgin High School student on a school bus. The incident reportedly happened Jan. 31.

February 07, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


This week in KC sports

Monday: Chesnee at North Central (6 p.m., third round of AA Upper State wrestling tournament)Cane Bay at Lugoff-Elgin (7 p.m., third round of 4A Lower State wrestling tournament)

February 06, 2017 | | Sports


Ariail - Feb. 3, 2017

February 03, 2017 | | Ariail


Locals step up

Part of what makes the difference between a good community and a great one is the willingness of those who live there to step up and contribute their time, talent and resources to make that community a better place to live. People do this in a variety of ways and means. Readers will see two examples in today's C-I.

February 03, 2017 | | Editorials


The tractor

It was time for spring cleaning around the Rondarosa which seems to always start with a ton of limbs, twigs and branches that have fallen during the winter. For the past several years, as the climate varies between too much rain and drought conditions, the trees have suffered terribly. A few huge oaks have uprooted while others gave up the ghost by breaking in half and falling over.

February 03, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


America is still great

Whichever way our pendulum swings, whether it's to the left or the right or somewhere in between, I think it is a reasonable assumption that many of us as of late have pondered over questions like: where do we go from this point forward, what are the important values we wish to live by, and what roles can we play in our communities to achieve these for ourselves and our families. We can begin by being reminded of the values, the principles, and the traditions that our great country was built upon. We can be reminded of our Founding ...

February 03, 2017 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


We are better than we think we are

South Carolina is a unique state. We are not like other states -- partly because of our history, our culture and our politics.

February 03, 2017 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Lady Bulldogs close in on state playoff berth; Knights fall in overtime

Camden High girls' basketball team took a giant step toward making their first state tournament appearance since the 2002-03 season with a 41-28 win over visiting Chester on Tuesday on the Michael G. Culp Court.

February 03, 2017 | | Sports


HOWARD L. COOPER, SR.

Funeral services for Howard Lee Cooper, Sr., 73, will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Ken Jackson and Pastor Greg Sweet will officiate. The family will receive friends from 1pm – 2pm at Hillcrest Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, or Gideon's International.

February 03, 2017 | | Obituaries


RUBY BROWN DAVIS

Funeral services for Ruby Brown Davis, age 91, was held Wednesday at the Chapel Norton Funeral Home, Bishopville. Rev. B.R. Wallace officiated. Burial was in the Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

February 03, 2017 | | Obituaries


RUBY DELLENEY

Mrs. Ruby Lynn Wright Delleney, 90, of Chester died on Monday, January 30, 2017 at the Chester Regional Nursing Center. A funeral service was held Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Chester Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Chester with Rev. Clint Davis, the church pastor, officiating. The family of Mrs. Delleney received visitors prior to the service. Burial followed at Quaker Cemetery, 713 Meeting Street, Camden, SC.

February 03, 2017 | | Obituaries


DOSHA C. DRAKEFORD

Funeral service for Mrs. Doshia Clark Drakeford, 89, of Camden, will be held Saturday, February 4, 2017, 1:00 P.M. at Macedonia Baptist Church, 2325 Flat Rock Road in Camden. Visitation will be held Friday, 6PM to 8PM at Collins Funeral Home chapel with the Order of Eastern Star (OES) performing their ritual at 7PM. She died Tuesday, Jan. 31st in Suitland, Maryland. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

February 03, 2017 | | Obituaries


MATTHEW EPPS

Funeral services for Matthew Garrett Epps, 36, will be held today at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Dale Buchanan will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

February 03, 2017 | | Obituaries


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CLEO C. ROWELL

Mrs. Cleo C. Rowell, 66, of 7502 Stephanie Dr., Rembert, SC, passed on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m ...

February 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


NICKOLAS WATKINS

A service to celebrate the life of Nickolas Ryan Watkins, 34, will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at ...

February 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


BDK is finalist for state reading award

In 2012, Baron DeKalb Elementary (BDK) received the state's Exemplary Writing Program Award. This year, the school is one of four finalists for a ...

February 21, 2017 | | Education


Probate Court workshops draw strong attendance

Since implementing her quarterly probate process workshops in 2016, Kershaw County Probate Judge Debbie Branham has seen workshop attendance continue to rise resulting in a ...

February 21, 2017 | | Kershaw County


New location

February 21, 2017 | | Business


Elgin native wins 'STEM Oscar'

Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) engineer Dwayne Nelson recently walked the proverbial red carpet. Nelson, a native of Elgin, South Carolina and a ...

February 21, 2017 | | Education


KCL drop-in for Camden Writers is Thursday

The Kershaw County Library will host a drop in for the Camden Writers from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

February 21, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Pets available for adoption

Among the animals available for adoption at the Thiel-Meyer Adoption Center are Marty (top photo), a 10-month-old Husky mix and Carly, a 2-month-old Lab mix ...

February 21, 2017 | | Pets


KC wrestlers vying for state tourney berths

All three Kershaw County high school wrestling teams will have wrestlers trying for a spot in next week's South Carolina High School League State ...

February 17, 2017 | | Seasonal Sports


Lady Bulldogs, Knights knocked out of tourney

Camden's first foray into the AAA state girls' basketball playoffs in 13 seasons came to a quick end as the Lady Bulldogs fell to ...

February 17, 2017 | | Sports


Training group preps for Clinic Classic 5k

The KershawHealth 5K Training Group meets every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday at the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County to help runners and walkers prepare ...

February 17, 2017 | | Sports


Carolina Cup race space renewals must be made by Saturday

Saturday is the final day for last year's space holders to make sure they keep their reserved spots for the 83rd running of The ...

February 17, 2017 | | Equine


Ariail - Feb. 17, 2017

February 17, 2017 | | Ariail


Local collaboration

That Kershaw County is growing is both a given and a blessing. Kershaw County citizens are well known for their welcoming, friendly attitude to newcomers ...

February 17, 2017 | | Editorials


Meet Rick. Meet the football. Hike!

WASHINGTON -- By now a few million Americans have met "Rick," the aide-de-camp who carries the nuclear "football" for President Trump, and Richard DeAgazio, a Mar-a-Lago ...

February 17, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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