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Editorial: Bernie Sanders

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the longest-serving independent in the history of the U.S. Senate, is seeking the Democratic nomination for president, and though there's virtually no chance he will win, the self-described "democratic socialist" will be a headache for Hillary Clinton as she tries to stampede her way to the nomination. Media reports often focus on the fact that Republican presidential candidates must veer to the right to appeal to the party's conservative faction, but this is the clear antithesis, in that Clinton will now be forced to move to the left to try to satisfy ...

May 15, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Defining deity down

WASHINGTON -- It is nearly axiomatic presidential contests tend to shine a harsh light on conservative Christians -- inasmuch as they are viewed as the Republican Party's base and are, therefore, deemed fair game.

May 15, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Richardson: Buckley collection donated to Camden Archives

Last Friday, 16 banker boxes of the late Reid Buckley's personal papers arrived at the Camden Archives and Museum. The archives already holds the manuscript versions of Reid's published books and papers about those published works. This recent donation are his day-to-day working files containing miscellaneous correspondence, Buckley family research, book reviews, manuscripts for screenplays he wrote, research materials for his published books, and such. The staff is eager to begin processing the collection and was peeking into various boxes this week. One of the first things they saw was a cardboard box dating to the 1970s which ...

May 15, 2015 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader: Expecting what never was

Charleston Mayor Joe Riley recently spoke to S.C. Democrats gathering at their annual Jefferson Jackson fundraising dinner honoring the long-serving mayor.

May 15, 2015 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Rec Notes - May 15, 2015

Registration for a number of fun and exciting summer camps is now underway at the Kershaw County Recreation Department.

May 15, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Pets of the Week - May 15, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Annie, an 8-month-old tabby kitten, and York, a 6-month-old male Brindle Hound mix. 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 1 p.m. Saturday. 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.net. The ...

May 15, 2015 | | Pets


Upchurch & Jowers receives several Frankenmuth Insurance awards

Frankenmuth Insurance recently recognized Upchurch & Jowers Insurance Agency Inc. of Camden as the 2014 "Diamond Achiever" for the state of South Carolina. According to a press release, the award is presented to the state agency attaining the highest overall percentage rating in profitability, growth and policy retention. This is the third consecutive year Upchurch & Jowers has been named the state's "Diamond Achiever."

May 15, 2015 | | Business


Scholarship winners

Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church recently presented its George Mason/Bessie Parker Memorial Scholarships at its annual youth worship services. The scholarships are awarded to members of LSUMC who are entering their first year of higher education. It is based upon participation in church activities, participation in school and community service and scholastic achievement. The scholarship honors Mason, a former sexton, gardener and caretaker at the church; and Parker, a former minister of visitation. This year's recipients, Morgan Wilson, Catherine Clyburn, Virginia Lackey and Richard White, were presented a $1,500 scholarship by LSUMC Youth Director Mary Abbott and ...

May 15, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Midway honor roll for third quarter

1st Grade

May 15, 2015 | | Education


KCHS to explore Sherman’s invasion of Kershaw County

Liberty Hill will be the interesting and appropriate setting of the Kershaw County Historical Society program to be presented Sunday, May 24, at 3 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church.

May 15, 2015 | | People & Places


Mr. and Mrs. Reeves celebrate 50 years

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Wallace R. Reeves, III who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Mickey and Sandra were joined in holy matrimony at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church May 14, 1965. They are proud parents of three daughters Elizabeth Ann Reeves (deceased), Jennifer (John) Roose, and Emily (Jimmy) Kimpton, and four granddaughters Allison Roose, Jessica Roose, Camden Kimpton, and Millicent Kimpton. The couple celebrated the occasion at Pawleys Island with their children and grandchildren.

May 15, 2015 | | Weddings & Engagements


Mingo leads CHS contingent into state track and field meet

Saturday was the perfect day for records to be broken and Camden High athletes shattered three of them at the AAA state track and field qualifier contested at Lower Richland High School.

May 15, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Youth fishing tourney Saturday

The 32nd annual Take a Child Fishing Bass Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 16 at Clearwater Cove Marina on Lake Wateree.

May 13, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


NC holds youth football clinic

The members of the North Central High School football coaching staff and players will present a North Central Area Youth Football Clinic at Knights Stadium on Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

May 13, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle


Demonstrative wins battle of Eclipse champs with new rider

Reigning Eclipse Award winner Demonstrative began the defense of his North American championship with a game neck victory over Mr. Hot Stuff in the $150,000 Calvin Houghland Irouqois, the signature race of Saturday's Iroquois Steeplechase in Nashville and the richest race on the National Steeplechase Association's spring schedule.

May 13, 2015 | | Equine


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County receives $500K grant for Governor’s Hill water line

Kershaw County recently received a $500,000 grant from the South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (SCRIA). The money will be used to complete a water line to Governor's Hill Industrial Park, according to Kershaw County officials.

May 27, 2015 | | Kershaw County


L-EHS Beta Club donates to animal shelter

Lugoff-Elgin High School's Beta Club recently donated food, toys, treats and supplies to Kershaw County's Walter M. Crowe animal shelter. The Beta Club is a service club for high school students with a GPA of 3.3 or higher. "We focus on service in the community and in the school. We look for ways to help, especially in the community. One of the things the kids wanted to do was to help out the animal shelter," L-EHS Beta Club advisor Patricia Joyner said. Students collected various items to help with caring for the animals at the shelter. "We ...

May 27, 2015 | | Education


Drakeford, Parks appointed to NLC committees, councils

Camden City Councilwomen Alfred Mae Drakeford and Laurie Parks were recently appointed to National League of Cities (NLC) committees and councils.

May 27, 2015 | | Camden


Memorial Day remembrances

May 27, 2015 | | Military


Crime Report - May 27, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating an alleged case of embezzlement in which a Lugoff woman is accused of stealing nearly $117,000 from her employer, a Lugoff medical clinic.

May 27, 2015 | By Gary Phillips and Tenell Felder C-I editorial staff | Crime-Police-Fire


FAC Day Camp registration underway

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announces its summer camps and activities for both children and adults beginning in early July of 2015. Enjoy favorite standbys such as dance, clay, and visual art, along with several new and exciting camps this summer. The camps will take place on the campus of the FAC located at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden. Registration for all camps is available by calling the box office at 425-7676 and online at www.fineartscenter.org. MasterCard, Visa, Discover, personal checks and cash are accepted.

May 27, 2015 | | People & Places


Red Nose Day

Heritage Community Bank participated in Red Nose Day. Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. People across the country came together to have fun and raise funds and awareness.

May 25, 2015 | | People & Places


Safety tips for summer fun

The weather is heating up and Americans are heading outdoors to soak up the fun. Warm weather enthusiasts should keep safety on the top of their minds when they're out camping, boating and barbecuing.

May 25, 2015 | | People & Places


55th wedding anniversary

May 25, 2015 | | People & Places


Ariail for May 25, 2015

May 25, 2015 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - May 25, 2015

• We hope the community will join us in cheering on five Camden Military Academy (CMA) cadets who will travel in June to the University of Maryland to enter their National History Day performance piece into competition. The play is based on events from the 1950s and '60s surrounding the Civil Rights movement in Summerton, just an hour south of Camden. It's not just a matter of grabbing a few quotes off the internet and slapping together a script. The cadets, lead by CMA Dean of Students John Heflin, extensively researched the events leading to the landmark Briggs v. Elliott ...

May 25, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: The wealth of being poor

My people, as I have long said, were raised up on hard times in the Appalachian foothills. I don't know that I had a grandparent who ever saw the sum of $500 at one time or even held a $100 bill in hand.

May 25, 2015 | | Columns


Rebecca Wright

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Ina Rebecca Cofer Wright, 79, of Lugoff, S.C., will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 30, 2015 at St. John's United Methodist Church in Lugoff, S.C. Rev. Michael Leonhardt will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Wright's memory to a charity of one's choice.

May 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


Bruce Singleton

Bruce Singleton, 59, of Hwy. 1 N., Cassatt, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015. Funeral services will be at noon today, Monday, May 25, 2015 at Nelson-haile Funeral Home Chapel in Camden.

May 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


Michael R. Hornsby

A funeral service for Michael Richard Hornsby, 66, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Kidney Foundation.

May 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


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