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Friends of the KC Library to hold annual book sale

The Friends of the Kershaw County Library Annual Book Sale will be held at the Burndale Shopping Center in the "Old Piggly Wiggly" building on Jefferson Davis Highway in Camden. The sale began Thursday, with "Friends' Night" exclusively for members of Friends of the Library from 6 to 8 p.m. The sale will be open to the public on Friday from 12 to 8 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. "Half-price Sale Day" will be the following Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 ...

March 08, 2013 | | People & Places


The Music Man, Jr. marches on to the FAC

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw Count (FAC) in collaboration with Columbia Children's Theatre (CCT) proudly present The Music Man, Jr. in the Wood Auditorium for a four day run, Thursday, March 14 through Sunday, March 17.

March 08, 2013 | | Arts


Knights done in by six errors in 8-5 loss to Vols

One of the victims of the recent spate of unseasonable weather (i.e., rain and snow) has been the fielders in baseball games.

March 08, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


School news - March 8, 2013

Andrea E. Fannin, an exercise and sport science major from Lugoff, SC, has made the President's List at Coastal Carolina University for the Fall 2012 term. To qualify for the President's List, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average. All students must be enrolled full time.

March 08, 2013 | | Education


Lady Dogs survive L-E after PKs, 2-1

A 1-1 tie after 80 minutes followed by two scoreless overtime sessions leading to penalty kicks to decide a winner.

March 08, 2013 | | Sports


Bulldog netters open by shutting out Sumter, 6-0

Since it was a pre-season tournament which did not count against his team's record, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak approached last weekend's Florence Tennis Association pre-season tournament seeking to get his young team experience against quality competition.

March 08, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle


Student helps with English

English teachers border on the unstable, especially when it comes to the misuse of grammar! Newspaper copy containing errors causes them to receive telephone calls from acquaintances wanting them to censure the writing. Highway signs can cause physical discomfort for misspellings, apostrophe misuse, or substitution of a comma for a semicolon or vice versa. Some teachers solve their problems by making their tests consist of true-false or choice questions (a/b/c/d). Although many conscientious individuals still teach essay or theme writing, their students, for the most part, just look at the final grade, not reading the notations -- certainly ...

March 08, 2013 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Patrol cars struck during chase; two arrested

Two people from North Carolina are in jail following a high speed chase Tuesday on I-20 into Lee County where one of the suspects rammed a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) patrol car and one from Lee County. In a press release, KCSO identified those arrested as Clinton Harris, 30, and Jametrice Jacobs, 26, both of North Carolina.

March 08, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Karesh Wing

I would like to publically thank the staff of the Karesh Wing for its excellent service, Christ-like love, compassion and care shown to my husband, my family and me. Also, even after my husband's death, the love and compassion continues. I am truly overwhelmed with their love!

March 08, 2013 | Sarah Brasington Camden | Letters


Alice Sonya Caulley

Ms. Alice Sonya Caulley, 83, of 1706 B Street Camden, South Carolina passed on Saturday, March 2, 2013. A funeral service will be held Saturday March 9, 2013, 2:00 PM, at Camden First United Methodist Church, Camden, SC, with burial to follow in Cedar's Cemetery, Camden, SC.Haile's Funeral Home is assisting.

March 08, 2013 | | Obituaries


Jeremy Hellams

Funeral service for Jeremy Brandon Hellams, 33, will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Viewing will be made available in the church on Saturday from 10:00-11:00 prior to the service. The Rev. Paul Miles and the Rev. George Cashwell will officiate. The family will receive friends following the burial service in the church fellowship hall.

March 08, 2013 | | Obituaries


Herbert Hunter

Mr. Herbert Hunter, 51, of 5355 Pineview Lane, Rembert, SC, passed on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

March 08, 2013 | | Obituaries


Frank Ransom

Mr. Frank Ransom, 66, of 5500 Halley Road Rembert, SC passed on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. A funeral service will be held Sunday, March 10, 2013, 2:30 PM, at Pine Grove AME Church, Rembert, SC, with burial in the Sandhills Cemetery, Rembert, SC. Haile's Funeral Home is assisting.

March 08, 2013 | | Obituaries


Betty Hinson

Funeral service for Betty Lee Coates Hinson, 81, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Columbia, S.C. The Rev. Brian Ogburn will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday 12:30-2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home and other times at Becky Williams Residence 62 Riding Ridge Rd., Elgin SC. Memorials may be made to the American Stroke Foundation.

March 08, 2013 | | Obituaries


Graham diplomacy

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has been an outspoken critic of the ideological stalemate in Washington, and Graham, who's taken considerable political heat from the right fringes of his own party because of his willingness to reach across the aisle, played a key role in a Wednesday night Washington dinner in which President Obama sat down with GOP leaders to discuss the sequester and the ongoing fight over the budget.

March 08, 2013 | | Editorials


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June 29, 2015 | | Ariail


Camden First welcomes new pastor, Rev. McCutcheon

Reverend Larry D. McCutcheon has been appointed as minister to Camden First United Methodist Church. Rev McCutcheon comes from Trinity United Methodist Church in Orangeburg where he served for 11 years. A spiritual and civic leader, he preaches the gospel and walks the talk throughout various sectors of the community in an extraordinary way, touching the lives of so many with his unique ability to reach all people from all walks of life.

June 29, 2015 | | People & Places


Patterson and English to wed in November

Mr. Allen Hobson "Chip" Patterson, Jr., and Ms. Denise Beauchamp Patterson of Winston-Salem, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Emily Catherine Patterson, to Mr. Philip Harden English, both of Durham, N.C. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Bennett English, Jr., of Camden, S.C.

June 29, 2015 | | Weddings & Engagements


KC Library Summer Reading

As part of the Kershaw County Library's Summer Reading Program "Every Hero Has a Story," storyteller Sharon Clarke presented a program at both the Camden and Elgin libraries. Clarke, who lives in North Carolina, entertained the audience with both story and music. Her interactive program was enjoyed by the audience, young and old. Clarke involved the audience as she told an old Chinese folk tale, The Magic Wings. Shown from left are Addy Gwynn as the Queen, Clarke, Elizabeth Mensching as the Princess, Lucy Moore as the Grocer's Daughter, and Liberty Mensching as the Goose Girl.

June 29, 2015 | | People & Places


Plant fun

Studying plants is serious business as Wateree Elementary students Colden Baker and Austin Warwick learn about the different parts of a plant.

June 29, 2015 | | People & Places


LF-R quickly stops June 22 Lugoff mobile home fire

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews quickly stopped a mobile home fire on the 400 block of Oakview Drive off Wildwood Lane in Lugoff the evening of June 22.

June 29, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Coach Pitch All-Star tourney opens in Camden

Four Kershaw County Coach Pitch All-Star (7-8-year-olds) teams will be in Camden for the Dixie Youth AA Coach Pitch District 5 All-Star Tournament which begins Friday at Woodward Park with tourney action continuing into next week in the double-elimination event.

June 26, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Editorial: Finally, a budget

Well, the S.C. General Assembly certainly took its time. Finally, a state budget's been hammered out and sent on to Gov. Nikki Haley for her signature.

June 26, 2015 | | Editorials


Letter: Reader’s proud of people in Charleston

Words fail me to express just how proud I am of the people in Charleston for the class they have exhibited in handling a senseless, tragic act of violence committed by a psychologically impaired individual. In this day and time, when our society seems to be seeking lower and lower morals and displaying less belief in God, it is the first and most encouraging sign of hope for salvation of our society I have seen in a number of years.

June 26, 2015 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Rich: A father to remember

It happens all the time. Tink will meet someone new around where we live and, invariably, that person will mention my daddy.

June 26, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Gilland: The Snake Tree (Part 2)

(In last month's column, Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland started a story about a snake in a tree in a city right of way. When she left off, Gilland had called a wildlife trapping company -- which didn't handle snakes -- and naturalist Austin Jenkins, who suggested it was best to leave the snake alone.)

June 26, 2015 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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


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