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Rich: The world’s view of ‘being cool’

My parents, according to the world's definition of "cool," were not. Neither drank nor did either ever possess a credit card. Groceries and clothing were paid for in cash, utilities paid by check, and the only monthly payments they ever allowed themselves were a mortgage for a house, a short-term loan for another farm, and a couple of cars bought, over time, and paid for quickly.

January 19, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Letter: Reader still seeking MLK’s dream

Each third Monday in January, America celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. His earthly journey was an era when federal and state law was devastating to the lives of African-Americans.

January 19, 2015 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Dreher takes down Camden, twice

Led by a game-best 25 points from VCU signee Tevin Mack, visiting Dreher send the Camden boys basketball team to their fourth straight loss as the Blue Devils eased past the Bulldogs, 73-46.

January 16, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Ariail for Jan. 16, 2015

January 16, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Equine park arena

The horse industry in Kershaw County took another sizeable leap forward this week thanks to the awarding of a $250,000 grant to fund a second covered show ring at the South Carolina Equine Park (SCEP) in the Charlotte Thompson community. This is a welcome addition to an already thriving facility and should help funnel more tourism and visitor dollars into Camden's and Kershaw County's business community.

January 16, 2015 | | Editorials


Rampell: Greece’s long-term debt crisis

WASHINGTON -- Greece looks poised to demand more debt relief, and Germany has already begun dismissing these demands. But if history is any guide, more rounds of restructuring are likely in store, and Greece's creditors should probably brace themselves for more, and bigger, haircuts.

January 16, 2015 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Letter: KCC's Jones supports Hanley for Elgin council

As the councilman representing District 4 for Kershaw County Council, I emphatically support Brad Hanley for Elgin Town Council.

January 16, 2015 | | Letters


Richardson: Carnegie’s role in establishing America’s public libraries

"The man who dies … rich dies disgraced."

January 16, 2015 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Janis Larue Feazelle

Funeral services for Janis Larue Feazelle, 59, will be held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Harvest Baptist Church, burial will be private. The Rev. Bill Dulaney will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1-3 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Harvest Baptist Church, Children Ministries, at 281 Wildwood Lane, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

January 16, 2015 | | Obituaries


Patricia Plyler Watts

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Patricia Plyler Watts, 79, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 17, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Camden with a reception immediately following in the church Fellowship Hall. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 PM, Friday, January 16, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

January 16, 2015 | | Obituaries


Barbara Ann Cranford

A funeral service for Barbara Ann Tidwell Cranford, 74, will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Dr. Mark Bredholt will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home.

January 16, 2015 | | Obituaries


William Baker Burns

A memorial service to honor the life of William Baker Burns, 87, of Camden, SC will be held at

January 16, 2015 | | Obituaries


Spring baseball and fast pitch registration will begin Jan. 26

Spring Baseball and Fast Pitch registration will be January 26 through February 13 for boys ages 4 - 19 and girls ages 4 - 18 (age by May 1, 2015). Registration fee is $40 per participant. Register can be done online at www.kershawrec.com or at the recreation office during regular office hours.

January 16, 2015 | | Kershaw County


SAFE Federal Credit Union Celebrates 60 Years

Shaw Air Force Employees (SAFE) celebrated the 60th anniversary of its federal charter signing on January 14 with celebrations in all branches.

January 16, 2015 | | Business


Devin W. Bracey graduates from basic combat training

During nine weeks of training, Army Pvt. Devin W. Bracey studied the army mission, history, tradition and core values. He also studied physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat. He also studied map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises during training.

January 16, 2015 | | Military


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Leslie M. Stover Middle School reports honor rolls

Sixth grade

January 30, 2015 | | Education


Ariail for Jan. 28, 2014

January 28, 2015 | | Ariail


Demons take sixth in Gamecock Duals

The Lugoff-Elgin High School wrestling team won three of their eight matches to finish sixth in the Gamecock Duals, contested last Friday and Saturday at Sumter High School.

January 28, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


KCPRD offers soccer skills camp

The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department is offering seven- and eight-year old soccer players the chance to become a part of Technical Soccer Camp, an eight-week program which teaches youngsters the right way to play soccer in a fun and challenging environment.

January 28, 2015 | | Sports


CMS’ Salmond, L-EMS’ Lankford take Carolina Invitational titles

Camden Middle School's Javonte Salmond and Lugoff-Elgin Middle School's Brandon Lankford returned home from Saturday's Carolina Invitational wrestling tournament with championships medals in the 131- and 285-pound weight divisions, respectively.

January 28, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Births - Jan. 28, 2015

KESHAWN EZEKEIL BELTON

January 28, 2015 | | Births


The big game

Who do want to win the Super Bowl and why?

January 28, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


Tommie Rye Downey Pylant

Tommie Rye Downey Pylant died January 25, 2015 after a short illness. She was 100 years old. Born on July 6, 1914 in Hohenwald, TN, she was the daughter of James R. and Ethel D. Downey. She was the secretary to the Headmaster at Camden Military Academy for many years. The Academy named a residence on the campus 'Pylant House' in honor of her service to the School. She was an active member of the McRae Road Church of Christ for over 50 years.

January 28, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mary Hazel Ray Few

Mary Hazel Ray Few, 79, of Liberty Hill passed away Tuesday morning, January 27th, nearly a year of the death of her husband, William Eugene "Coach Bill" Few who passed February 6th, 2014. Hazel is survived by sons Martin Alan, Gerald Stephen, Joel Brian, Timothy Scott, Christopher Todd, and daughter Dr. Suzanne Quinn. Bill and Hazel also have a deceased son William Eugene. Her surviving grandchildren are Chip, Brooke, Todd, Derek, Billy, Jesse, Justin, Stephen, Anna, Bobby, Timothy, Stephanie, Jouji, Madie and three great grandchildren Trent, Indee, and Leon.

January 28, 2015 | | Obituaries


Midway Elementary announces honor roll

Midway Elementary is announcing students on it's a and A/B honor rolls for the second nine weeks of the school year.

January 28, 2015 | | Education


Editorial: Friendship Nine

About an hour north of Camden, nine civil rights protestors from the 1960s are scheduled today to receive a measure of justice after being jailed for staging a lunch counter protest in Rock Hill more than a half-century ago. Known as the Friendship Nine because they attended the now-defunct Friendship Junior College, the men protested a segregated lunch counter at a McCrory's store in 1961; they had decided prior to their actions that after being arrested, they would refuse bail and instead serve jail sentences as a way to spotlight their actions and the injustice leading to the sit-in.

January 28, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: The sacrifice of Sarah Palin

WASHINGTON -- When Democrats were looking for evidence of a Republican war on women, they overlooked Exhibit A -- Sarah Palin.

January 28, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Beckham: The local homefront

The gliders landed in the Boykin fields and pastures and the German POWs worked in Lugoff and Boykin, while a Lugoff native and a Camden businessman partnered together to raise millions of dollars for the war effort.

January 28, 2015 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noble: The $123 million scandal

"Someone needs to go to jail."

January 28, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Yesteryear for Jan. 28, 2015

JKA celebrates homecoming

January 28, 2015 | | Yesteryear


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