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If there were evidence of widespread crossover voting in South Carolina primaries -- if Democrats were voting in Republican primaries just to subvert the process, or vice versa -- then it might make sense to require people to register by party before casting ballots in primaries. But there's not, and so there's no real need for a bill that has been introduced in the House of Representatives to close primaries.

March 09, 2012 | | Editorials


Elizabeth Dinkins

Funeral service for Elizabeth Peay Dinkins, 89, will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Rowan Presbyterian Church, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Longtown Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Rev. Phillip McCoy will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 1:00-2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Rowan Presbyterian Church.

March 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


Mackey leads L-E girls past RNE, 11-3, in season opener

Lugoff-Elgin wasted little time in setting the tone for its season-opening softball game against visiting Richland Northeast.

March 09, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Travis Powell

Travis Powell, 84, Bethune, passed away on March 6, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Vivian, son Dr. Charles T Powell, Jr. and daughter-in-law Anita and daughter Lynn P Edwards and 5 grandchildren. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 4:00pm at Bethel United Methodist Church, 103 King Street, Bethune, SC. A visitation will be held following the service. Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home is serving the family. Memorials to honor his life can be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, PO Box 275, Bethune, SC 29009.

March 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


Julia Ann Salmond

Julia Ann Salmond, 61, of 1791 Flint Road in Camden in Wednesday, march 7, 2012. Plans will be announced bt Collins Funeral Home.

March 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


Willie "Bill" Davis

Mr. Willie "Bill" Davis, 65, 1120 Chestnut Ferry Road, M & B Trailer Park, Lot 16, Camden, entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 5, 2012. Born in Boykin, he was the son of the late james "Tom" and Jospehine Johnson Davis. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Brown's Funeral Home Chapel of Rememberance . Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Davis family.

March 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


Thelma J. Bishop

Thelma J. Bishop, 96, formerly of Falls Mills, Va., died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 following a courageous battle with Alzheimer's Disease. While she lost this earthly battle, she won the ultimate victory through her faith in Jesus Christ. Thelma was an awesome mother and friend and will always be missed. Thelma was predeceased in death by her husband, Okey R. Bishop. Thelma was born in Wyoming County, WV to Mary Jane Pierce and was the youngest of nine children. Thelma was a member of Falls Mills Methodist Church for 56 years before moving to Lugoff, S.C., where she ...

March 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


School menus - March 9, 2012

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of March 12-16:

March 09, 2012 | | Education


Pets of the week - March 9, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Luna, a 1-year-old female sharpei mix dog, and a 1 1/2-year-old male gray and white domestic short-haired 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 ...

March 09, 2012 | | Pets


Breitbart’s culture war ends

Speak no ill of the dead. So goes a saying from ancient Greece. I must beg for an exception in the case of the late Andrew Breitbart. Like Donald Trump, Breitbart had his sweet and gentle side, but that's not what made him interesting.

March 09, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Letter to Mitt

WASHINGTON -- Dear Mitt: Consider me a neighbor leaning over the picket fence. You have a picket fence, don't you? An ivy-covered wall? Fine, I'll get a ladder.

March 09, 2012 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


'Heartbeat' of journalism

Localism is trending today in the realms of food and finance. The institution of the local community newspaper is also popular, but it wasn't blogged into being - it was born long before videos started going viral. Major-metropolitan newspapers may be a slowly dying breed, but community newspapers prove that American journalism is alive, well and living in the rural areas, small towns and suburbs of our land.

March 09, 2012 | Bradley J. Furnish Access Advertising LLC | Columns


The Camden Garden Club to host March meeting

The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday at the home of Peggy Mays. There will be no program this month because of an election of new officers for the next term.

March 09, 2012 | | Localife


CHS open with consecutive losses

So much for opening your season with cupcake opponents.

March 09, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Crappie USA to make tournament stop at Lake Wateree Saturday, March 17

Crappie USA will host a fishing tournament on Lake Wateree out of Clearwater Cove Marina on Saturday, March 17.

March 09, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


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Rhame Arena

We're glad to see that the city of Camden is exploring alternatives for aging Rhame Arena. The building is becoming more dilapidated with each passing year, and something needs to be done, whether it's razing it or restoring it. Of course, money is a factor, just as it is in all government decisions these days. We will say that city officials have overworked the bureaucratic jargon in their appraisal of the situation, saying an "adaptive reuse" could be a possible alternative. We are assuming "adaptive reuse" means repairing the building and making it feasible for some type of ...

July 25, 2014 | | Editorials


Reader thanks Camden Public Works crew

If you live in Camden and do not realize how special a town it is, just wait until something goes wrong.

July 25, 2014 | Jill Davis Camden | Letters


Limousine liberalism’s good works

Is it hypocritical for a really, really rich person to object to rising inequality?

July 25, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Fall Sports registration begins on Monday

Swim Lessons

July 25, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Find a new Furry Friend!

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Wally, an adorable 6-week-year-old male kitten and Paige, a 4-year-old female Pointer mix. She is very friendly with other dogs. 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 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter ...

July 25, 2014 | | Pets


Carolina Downhome Blues Festival Set for 18th Year

Mark your calendars for the 18th Annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival scheduled for October 2-4 in historic downtown Camden. This year's event will feature multiple performances at various sites, including The Venue on Broad, Old Town Tavern and a new site for the festival -- 833 South Broad Street. The Carolina Downhome Blues Festival is an award-winning event recognized for featuring legendary blues artists from around the globe.

July 25, 2014 | | Arts


State American Legion Tournament schedule of games

The South Carolina Senior State American Legion Tournament begins Saturday at Riley Park in Sumter. Here is all the information you will need as to the event:

July 25, 2014 | | Sports


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


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