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Richardson: African-American ‘Photo Scan Days’ at the Archives

In 2010, Camden resident Barbara Brown was strolling through a yard sale when she spied something she could not pass up. What she discovered was a collection of Brownie photos and assorted older photographs from about the 1910s through the 1940s featuring an African-American family. In it were old formal portraits, school photos from Mather Academy, and candid shots of families posing in front yards and living rooms, on bicycles and in front of prized rose bushes. They are loving and lovely photographs of an active family as they journeyed through the generations -- 98 images in all. She bought the ...

April 15, 2016 | By Camden Archives and Museum Director Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noble: Step back and take a deep breath

A few items from this week's newspapers, two from South Carolina and two national:

April 15, 2016 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


BERNICE T. HILL - Camden

Mrs. Bernice Thomas Hill, 71, of 1303 Kings Ave., Camden, SC, passed on Sunday, April 10, 2016. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2016 at St. Thomas Baptist Church, Camden, with burial in Cedars Cemetery, Camden, SC.

April 15, 2016 | | Obituaries


MARGARET B. SKINNER - Camden

Funeral service for Mrs. Margaret Boyd Skinner, 75, of 749 Boyd Road in Camden, was held Thursday, April 14, 2016, 2:00pm at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 511 Knights Hill Road in Camden with burial in the church cemetery. She died Saturday, April 9, 2016. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

April 15, 2016 | | Obituaries


LOUIS LEE WILSON - Camden

Louis L. "Doc" Wilson entered into eternal rest on Monday, April 11, 2016 at his home. He was the son of the late Lyvan and Nannie Erwin Wilson.

April 15, 2016 | | Obituaries


MPES releases honor roll

Mt. Pisgah Elementary School recently released its honor roll for the third nine weeks of the school year.

April 15, 2016 | | Education


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Camden Military Academy at Lugoff-Elgin (G – 4 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Cheraw (BB – 6 p.m.); McBee at North Central (SB – 6 p.m.); Lewisville at North Central (BB - 7 p.m.)

April 12, 2016 | | Sports


School Days

April 12, 2016 | | Education


Long ball lifts Lady Demons past SV, CHS

Lugoff-Elgin continued with its power surge as junior catcher Sophia Holland's sixth-inning grand slam helped put away host Camden to spoil DogFest as the Lady Demons took down the hostesses, 11-3.

April 12, 2016 | | Sports


Beckley’s two-hitter helps Dogs avoid sweep

Devin Beckley allowed two hits in a six-inning stint as Camden defeated Lugoff-Elgin, 5-1, in Saturday's DogFest matinee played at American Legion Park.

April 12, 2016 | | Sports


Penalties prove costly for CHS in 4-0 loss to visiting Falcons

Only trailing an A.C. Flora squad which is ranked among the top five in the last AAA state boys' soccer poll, 1-0 at halftime, Camden High head coach Mark Chickering was hopeful that his team might still be able to pull the upset Friday night at Zemp Stadium.

April 12, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle


Improving Demon netters fall to conference-leading Vikings

While the end result may not show it, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team, which fell to Spring Valley, 5-1, for the second time this year, is a vastly different one than that which lost to the Vikings by an identical score on March 15.

April 12, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Keen, Lawson set CHS marks in Taco Bell Classic track meet

Distance runners Garrett Lawson and Julia Keen set new Camden High School records in the 3,200-meter runs at last weekend's 24th annual Taco Bell Classic track meet hosted by Spring Valley High School.

April 12, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle


Bassett Gallery now accepting submissions

The Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is currently accepting artist materials for consideration for exhibition in the Bassett Gallery to be scheduled from September 2016 through May 2017. All submissions will be considered for both solo and group exhibitions.

April 12, 2016 | | People & Places


Lugoff Garden Club meets Monday

Joan Alexander will be the speaker for the Lugoff Garden Club meeting on Monday, April 18.

April 12, 2016 | | People & Places


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JUDY MCDOWELL - Camden

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Golda "Judy" Weathers McDowell, 89, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, May ...

April 29, 2016 | | Obituaries


ANITA C. PALUMBO - West Virginia

Anita Cottle Palumbo, 91, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. A native of West Virginia, she was born on July 3, 1924 and was ...

April 29, 2016 | | Obituaries


MITCHELL SHIGGS - Camden

Mr. Mitchell Shiggs, 64, of 1118 Wilder Street, Camden, SC, passed on Sunday, April 24, 2016.

April 29, 2016 | | Obituaries


MENDEL L. WILLIAMS - Kershaw

A funeral service for Mendel Lee Williams, 73 of Kershaw, was held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, April 28, in Pineview Baptist Church, Kershaw ...

April 29, 2016 | | Obituaries


Wyatt retiring as CCKC director

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is preparing to say farewell to long-time Chamber Choir of Kershaw County (CCKC) Music Director Dr. Susan ...

April 29, 2016 | | People & Places


LF-R responds to trailer fire at Target

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews quickly put out a trailer fire at the Target Distribution Center around 11:30 p.m. Monday.

April 29, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


School Days

April 26, 2016 | | Education


Seventh-inning Silver Fox rally helps sink Lugoff-Elgin, 9-8

Watching as members of the Lugoff-Elgin baseball team walked off the field following Thursday's 9-8 loss in which Dutch Fork scored four runs in ...

April 26, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Chapin takes down Dogs for 4-AAA championship

When he arrived with his team in Chapin on Saturday afternoon and felt the wind blowing, Camden head baseball coach Denny Beckley had a feeling ...

April 26, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle


Demon netters fall to Foxes; now eyeing a 4A playoff slot

There are times when you tip your hat to a stronger opponent and move on to the next challenge.

April 26, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Invasion of hounds to descend upon Springdale Race Course

Foxhounds once again will take over Springdale Race Course on Saturday, May 7, when the annual Carolinas' Hound Show returns.

April 26, 2016 | | Sports


KC Gamecock Club meeting will focus on USC football

Camden native and University of South Carolina offensive line coach Shawn Elliott will return home as the guest speaker for the Kershaw County Gamecock Club ...

April 26, 2016 | | Sports


Lady Bulldogs come up short in bid to capture league crown

Kristen Carter, Amanda Lane, Kennedi Stokes and Shelby Troublefield were honored on Senior Night last Tuesday at the Camden High softball field.

April 26, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle


Letterland Day at Doby’s Mill Elementary

April 26, 2016 | | People & Places


Kershaw County on 2016 S.C. Ag + Art Tour in June

Kershaw County residents and visitors alike will have the opportunity to explore local handmade and homegrown experiences as the 2016 S.C. Ag + Art Tour ...

April 26, 2016 | | Kershaw County


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