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An invitation to murder?

I'm glad to hear the Justice Department is looking into the killing of Trayvon Martin. After all, if they can investigate the killing of innocent civilians in Afghanistan, they can do it in Florida.

March 23, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Pondering prayer

Last week I attended a ceremony honoring Circuit Judge Ernest Kinard for his quarter-century on the bench.

March 23, 2012 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


A habitat house is raised

It is absolutely amazing what 100-plus volunteers can do in just one spring Saturday in Camden, South Carolina. Elected city officials were pleased to partner with volunteers from INVISTA, Target and Camden High School to positively enhance our community. With more volunteers than ever before, the local Habitat for Humanity team kept us well organized and mission-oriented.

March 23, 2012 | | Letters


Cub Pack, Boy Scout 303

Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts of 303, sponsored by Lyttleton St. United Methodist Church, took part in the Sunday worship services Feb. 14, known as Scout Sunday.

March 23, 2012 | | Localife


Pets of the week -- March 23, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Dusty, a 7-year-old male Labrador mix dog with special needs, and a female domestic shorthaired tortoiseshell cat. 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 ...

March 23, 2012 | | Pets


Robert Ariail -- March 23, 2012

March 23, 2012 | | Ariail


Bulldogs top Foxes in 6-AAA tennis opener

It was nice to get home before the clock reached double digits.

March 23, 2012 | | Sports


Follow the Blooms Garden Tour to kick off in Camden Saturday

Want to see live oaks, dripping with Spanish moss or what may be the state's oldest crepe myrtle? Wonder how to prune azaleas or have the "TA-DA!" moment, viewing the works of an internationally-acclaimed horticulture sculptor? Then, you must Follow The Blooms!

March 23, 2012 | | Localife


Elisha Grant

Mr. Elisha Grant, Jr. 55, of 34 Joy Road, Camden, passed on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. Funeral announcements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

March 23, 2012 | | Obituaries


Lady Demons hold off Irmo for 11-8 win

Racing to a 10-2 lead after three innings against visiting Irmo, Lugoff-Elgin withstood a late-game Yellow Jacket rally to prevail, 11-8, in a Wednesday night softball contest.

March 23, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Kathleen S. Boykin

Kathleen S. Boykin, 83, of 207 Ridge Street, St. George, widow of Ralph D. Boykin, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at her residence.

March 23, 2012 | | Obituaries


Stacks of help

Dr. Marguerite Carlton (right) and Dr. Ted Kalutz (left), buy tickets for Tuesday's Kiwanis pancake supper from Kiwanis club member Dr. Bobby Joseph (center). Carlton and Kalutz, who practice with Pediatric Associates of Camden, are well aware of the health threat posed by maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). As Carlton explained, unsanitary birthing facilities and practices, coupled with lack of tetanus immunizations in many developing countries, put millions of newborns and their mothers at risk. Proceeds from the supper, as well as other contributions being accepted by the Kiwanis Club, will be used to fund the Kiwanis International/UNICEF ...

March 23, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Funderburk to run for re-election to House District 52

S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk has announced she will seek re-election to House District 52. The district encompasses most of Kershaw County and includes the greater Camden area, Lugoff and a portion of the Elgin community.

March 23, 2012 | | Politics


Welcome, spring

If you've been sniffling and sneezing and wondering when the giant clouds of yellow pollen will finally subside, take heart: the worst of it is over, and those yellow cars you see driving around Kershaw County will soon be back to their natural colors. That will no doubt be a relief to many allergy sufferers here, and it will mean that everyone can finally celebrate, without reservation, the glory that is spring in South Carolina.

March 23, 2012 | | Editorials


Bulldogs hang on for 3-2 win over Knights

with a big effort, the senior gave the Bulldogs just what they wanted.

March 23, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


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Summer youth sports camps coming to a close in county

There are still a few youth summer sports camps left in Kershaw County.

July 25, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


The hand that rocks the ballot box

In their denouncements of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, Hillary Clinton and other Democrats have been accused of pandering to single women -- the so-called "Beyoncé voter" demographic, as one Fox News commentator sniggered.

July 23, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


S.C., immigration and ‘Us vs. Them’

First things first: every nation must secure and control its borders. This is not political rhetoric or an ideological judgment but a simple geo-political fact.

July 23, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader takes issue with sheriff’s letter

Having waded through Sheriff Jim Matthews recent letter as published regarding his endorsement of a "Proposed Firearms Ordinance," I note that the main point (as quoted) "It prohibits the discharge of a firearm within 300 yards;" that's 900 feet!

July 23, 2014 | Joe Upchurch Lugof | Letters


Letter writer: South Carolina’s African-Americans should run for office

Black Americans in the state of Mississippi understand their time is at hand for their voting solidarity and economic self-reliance. Black Americans in South Carolina should also know their time is also at hand for them to learn and run for the legacy of our Black brothers and sisters in Mississippi.

July 23, 2014 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


William Gamewell (Bill) Major, Jr.

William Gamewell (Bill) Major, Jr., 92, of Camden, SC, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014. He was the son of the late William Gamewell Major, Sr. and Alma (Baby) Muldrow-Major of Camden. Born in Florence, S.C. Mr. Major moved to Camden as a youth in 1935. He was the 1st Boy Scout in Kershaw County to be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Salutatorian of his class at Camden High School in 1940, Mr. Major was the 1st Sports Reporter for the "Bulldog", later renamed the Palmetto Leaf. With his classmate, the late Jak Smyrl, they were the ...

July 23, 2014 | | Obituaries


Yesteryear for July 23, 2014

Camden native helps rescue Haitians with USCG

July 23, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Local veterans respect the flag through disposal

Members of American Legion Post 195, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8346 and AMVETS Post 33 recently joined together for an annual tradition: the disposal -- through burning -- of unserviceable American flags. The ceremony took place at VFW Post 8346's headquarters in Ridgeway, with all three posts participating in different parts of the ceremony.

July 23, 2014 | | Localife


CHS hosts girls' golf meeting

All girls interested in learning more about and playing for the Camden High School girls' golf team is asked to attend an organizational meeting on Monday, Aug. 4 at 9 a.m. at the Camden Country Club on Knights Hill Rd. in Camden.

July 23, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Camden Royals holding charity hoops tourney

The Camden Royals AAU basketball organization is sponsoring a basketball tournament open to all youth organization teams which will benefit Relay for Life.

July 23, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Chance to drive exotic sports cars awaits at CMP

Xtreme Xperience, the country's premier supercar driving experience, is heading full-throttle for Carolina Motorsports Park in Westville, with event dates set for Friday, Aug. 1, through Sunday, Aug. 3.

July 23, 2014 | | Auto racing


Top Striker seeks Saratoga gold

Top Striker, winner of the $50,000 Carolina Cup steeplechase in Camden last March, is part of an 11-horse field which is expected to meet the starter's flag in Thursday's $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes at the Saratoga Race Course.

July 23, 2014 | | Equine


KC East All-Stars makes a good first impression

July 23, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


A disturbing trend

We wrote recently of the disturbing trend in the White House of spinning every issue through press spokesmen rather than engaging in open questioning about issues of interest to Americans. A lack of transparency isn't limited to the federal government, as the S.C. Supreme Court has recently issued two troubling rulings which limit public access in the Palmetto State.

July 23, 2014 | | Editorials


Clemson Extension announces contest, workshop

The Kershaw County Clemson Extension Service is assisting with a tomato contest coming up Saturday, and is sponsoring a pesticide calibration and safety workshop on August 15.

July 23, 2014 | | Localife


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