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Beatrice Nelson-Blanding

Funeral service for Mrs. Beatrice Nelson-Blanding, 62, of 292A Shivers Green Road in Ridgeway, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 19, 2015, at Mt. Joshua United Methodist Church, 1880 Longtown Road in Ridgeway with burial in the church cemetery. She died Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

June 17, 2015 | | Obituaries


Wateree Elementary School Reports Honor Roll

First Grade Cardinal Achievers

June 17, 2015 | | Education


Editorial: Hootie grant

We have often used this space to show our support or otherwise congratulate those in our community doing everything they can to contribute to the well-being of our young people. We do so again today as we congratulate Brian Mayes of the Jackson Teen Center and Paul Napper of The ALPHA Center on obtaining an $8,000 grant from the Hootie & The Blowfish Foundation.

June 17, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Bill's Clintonesque rebuttal

WASHINGTON -- It had a familiar ring:

June 17, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rogers: Cell phones best option for police oversight

Hardly a week goes by now without the surfacing of a cell-phone video of police abuse, often of minorities.

June 17, 2015 | By Bill Rogers, SCPA Executive Director C-I guest columnist | Columns


Camden-Lugoff Elks Lodge funds body armor and body cameras for KCSO

The Camden-Lugoff Elks Lodge #2603 donated $2,000 toward the purchase of bulletproof vests or body cameras for the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office on Friday, June 12. Lodge President John Powers, third from the right in the photo, presented the check to Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews with other lodge members in attendance.

June 17, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Sidewalk Survey - June 17, 2015

June 17, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


Wateree Elementary School reports honor roll

Wateree Elementary School has announced its honor roll for the fourth nine-week period.

June 17, 2015 | | Education


Ms. Davis and Mr. Wormsley to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Brown Davis announce the engagement of their daughter, Denise Browning Davis of Sumter, S.C. to Dennis Warrain Creston Wormsley.

June 15, 2015 | | Weddings & Engagements


Camden Rotary Scholarships

June 15, 2015 | | People & Places


Reflections to close out Finally Friday series

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will close out its popular free outdoor concert series, Finally Friday with Reflections, a Camden favorite. The concert will take place Friday, June 26 at the Shull Pavilion behind the Wood Auditorium from 6 until 8:30 p.m. Admission is free and food and beverages will be available for purchase. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. The rain location will be on the stage in the Wood Auditorium.

June 15, 2015 | | People & Places


Noted and passed - June 15, 2015

• It has been a busy week, as they all are, for the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), but they are on the job day and night with the mission of serving the people of this county and making it a safer place for residents and visitors alike. The Tuesday arrest of an Elgin couple on charges of distributing heroin may have come as a surprise to many, but heroin and other opium-based narcotics are making a big comeback, according to Sheriff Jim Matthews, because people get hooked on the prescription equivalents of the drug, which are quite expensive. When ...

June 15, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: When a man finds his destiny

Sometimes a man, despite his best efforts, doesn't find his destiny. Try as he might, down through the earnest years of his life, he chases it and can even believe he has it, only to awaken one morning and discover he doesn't. That what he has is an illusion, a mirage he tried to turn into reality.

June 15, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Morgan: A year of great accomplishments

It's hard to believe that the 2014-15 school year is over. The longer I work in this profession, the faster the school years seem to go. June is a month that I try to both reflect on the past year and set my sights on everything that needs to be done during the coming school year. In looking back at the past school year, I can say without any hesitation whatsoever that 2014-15 has been a year of great accomplishments. Here are some of our highlights:

June 15, 2015 | By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: Why aren't they listening?

The Beechwood development process which has been ongoing for years proceeded on Tuesday, June 9, when Camden City Council approved the Planning Commission recommendation to rezone the Knights Hill Road property, thereby permitting the development of a 254-unit retirement community. This outcome was very predictable, given coordinated deliberations behind the scene well prior to the supposed open meeting to consider citizen input and then vote.

June 15, 2015 | Daniel W. Burger Jr. Camden | Letters


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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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