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Monday: Camden Military Academy at Orangeburg Prep (WR – 5 p.m.); Evelyn Mack Academy at Camden Military Academy (BB – 6 p.m.)

December 03, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Knights cruise past Cavs in opener

Setting the tone early, the North Central boys' basketball team kicked off the Andy Johnson era with a 76-39 win over visiting Robert E. Lee Academy in last Thursday's season opener played inside The Castle in Boonetown.

December 03, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


Jennifer Jones Rabon

Funeral service for Jennifer Jones Rabon, 66, will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Sandy Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Cassatt. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

December 03, 2012 | | Obituaries


The Hospital Auxiliary’s Lights of Love returns this holiday season

The KershawHealth Hospital Auxiliary's annual Lights of Love fund raising project began on Nov. 15 and continues through New Year's Day. Donations to Lights of Love permit area residents to acknowledge or honor those who have been significant in their lives.

December 03, 2012 | | People & Places


Husband might be too generous

Dear Annie: When my husband and I travel, we often spend a couple of days with friends or family. One night during our stay, we usually go out to dinner. There always seems to be a small verbal battle over who is going to pay the bill.

December 03, 2012 | | Dear Annie


Ariail for Dec. 3, 2012

December 03, 2012 | | Ariail


Post 195 to dedicate new home, hold open house

Lugoff American Legion Post 195 finally has a new, permanent home and is celebrating with a dedication ceremony and open house Saturday at 1 p.m.

November 30, 2012 | | Military


Flora takes pair from L-E

Led by University of Pennsylvania-bound forward Matt Howard, visiting A.C. Flora left Lugoff-Elgin with a 69-42 victory on Tuesday night in a non-region basketball game.

November 30, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Gunner heads wrestling card in Camden

The Camden Police Officers Association will host a card of professional wrestling, featuring TNA star Gunner, on Saturday, Dec. 1 at E. Clarkson Rhame City Arena in Camden.

November 30, 2012 | | Sports


Knights open Brazell era with 72-6 win

North Central opened the Jason Brazell era with a convincing 72-6 victory over rival Andrew Jackson in Tuesday's first wrestling match of the season.

November 30, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


Herbert L. McCray

Mr. Herbert L. McCray, Sr., 69, of 6255 Maggie Drive, Rembert, entered into eternal rest on Friday, Nov. 23,2012.

November 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


Gloria Mixon Goskie

Gloria Mixon Goskie age 58, widow of the late John Goskie, passed away November 28. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11:00 am at the Chapel Norton Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Lake Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday 5-7 pm at the Funeral Home.

November 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


Hamer McRae Carmichael

Memorial services for Hamer McRae Carmichael, 71, of Camden will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Wateree Baptist Church. Rev. Bobby James will officiate. Family will receive friends in the sanctuary following the service. Memorials may be made in Mr. Carmichael's memory to Wateree Baptist Church, 2024 Haile St., Camden, SC 29020.

November 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


Deck the halls… and streets and trees

Our Public Works Department's street and electric crews have been diligently working to decorate the city for Christmas. Thanks to their efforts, you will see some new and different additions to downtown. Earlier in the year, an ad-hoc committee was formed to assist in enhancing the holiday décor along DeKalb and Broad streets. The committee consisted of several downtown merchants, two other business representatives with good design sense (in my opinion) and two city staff -- with yours truly as the ring leader. We presented our recommendations to city council this fall and they were approved after a few ...

November 30, 2012 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Johnny Tidwell

Funeral service for Johnny Benjamin "Ben" Tidwell, 65, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

November 30, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Robert Charles Uher

Services for Robert Charles Uher, 76, will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church at P.O. Box 218, Lugoff, SC 29078.

April 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


West Wateree and Camden Rotary Clubs sponsors woodworking competition for libraries

Over the past few months, a small wooden box on the front lawn of a Camden home has been drawing attention. Many a passersby has taken a closer look to discover that the box contains a collection of books, a sign announcing "Free Little Library," and an invitation to take or leave a book.

April 01, 2015 | | Education


Legion honors firefighters and police officers

Camden's James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 recently honored law enforcement officers and firefighters selected by the heads of their respective departments. This year's honorees include S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) Patrolman of Year Thomas R. Chrisofario, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office Deputy of the Year Derek B. Robinson, Camden Police Department (CPD) Policeman of the Year Sylvesta Robinson, Camden Fire Department Fireman of the Year Chris Tidwell and Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Firefighter of the Year Michael Stanfield. Behind them are their supervisors, SCHP Sgt. Dan Black, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews, CPD Sgt. Tyrell Coleman, Camden ...

March 30, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


A check and a pie

The Community Playground Project continues to close in on the fundraising goal of $300,000 to build a new playground at the West Wateree Recreation Complex on U.S. 1 between Lugoff and Elgin. The Lugoff Optimist Club presented a $1,000 check to the project Thursday, March 19. Playground Committee Chairperson Laurey Carpenter accepted the check from Henry Powers. The project also raised several thousand dollars Friday, March 20 with a gala and auction, including a "Pie in the Face" contest in which votes were cast by monetary donation.

March 30, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Bob Sheheen retires from race association

Bob Sheheen recently retired from the Carolina Cup Racing Association.

March 30, 2015 | | News


Miss Emily Peake and Mr. Joshua Caughman wed

Miss Emily Shirll Peake of Elgin and Mr. Joshua David Caughman of Columbia were joined in marriage on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 3 o'clock in the afternoon at Rock Bottom Pond in Ridgeway, South Carolina. Debbie Miles officiated the double-ring ceremony.

March 30, 2015 | | Weddings & Engagements


Brevard scholarship winners announced

he Camden Music Association (CMA) and the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announce the winners of the 2015 Brevard Music Competition. This year's competition was held at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church where 13 students competed for scholarships to further their musical endeavors. The competition and recital is sponsored by Sibby Wood in honor of her mother, Margaret Beckley Upton.

March 30, 2015 | | People & Places


CHS, L-E baseball teams to step back in time

For the third straight year, the ping will be replaced by the sounds of the crack of the bat as the Kershaw-Richland Classic Spring Break Baseball Tournament returns to Camden's American Legion Park for a three-day run beginning on Monday. Thursday's final day of the tournament will be held at Richland Northeast High School, site of the other half of the bracket.

March 30, 2015 | | Sports


Making the rounds

A few hundred yards away, trucks carrying workers zig-zagged their way in and around the Springdale Race Course in final preparation for Saturday's 83rd running of the Carolina Cup. Tucked away in a barn located behind the National Steeplechase Museum, Brian Murphy stands atop the straw in a stall as he brushes down one of his horses with the only sound here being that of a few chirping birds on a relaxed Monday morning.

March 27, 2015 | | Equine


Historic Camden's Armies Through Time

Hundreds of people visited Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site last Saturday to learn about warfare through the ages. Guests got to interact with warriors from Ancient Greek wars, Medieval wars, 19th Century wars, World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War. Different stations were set up that featured artifacts, costumes and camps from different wars.

March 27, 2015 | | People & Places


Ruben H. Jay Jr.

A celebration of life service for Ruben Harlan Jay, Jr, 67, will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Foundation.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mary Ruth Watts

Funeral service for Mary Ruth Hornsby Watts, 81, will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice, 1400 Pickens St #100, Columbia, SC 29201 or Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 880, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Amanda Porter

Amanda Doby Porter, wife of the late James Porter formally of Palmer Place in Camden passed away on March 14th in Baltimore, Md. Funeral services are scheduled for March 27th in Baltimore.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


James W. ‘Pete’ Nelson

Funeral service for James William "Pete" Nelson, 74, will be held on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, Elgin with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Ken Jackson will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, 2666 Highway 1 South, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

March 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Arrants speaks to CCTC students

Josh Arrants, naturalist and C-I columnist, speaks to students in Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) Natural Resources Management program Feb. 26 about the Red-cockaded Woodpecker Restoration Project at Fort Jackson. Arrants, a 2002 CCTC graduate, is a member of the S.C. Wildlife Federal Board, a Fort Jackson Wildlife Technician and former Camden resident who recently moved to Austin, Texas. He is returning frequently to work on the Fort Jackson project and continues to write his column. The students listening to Arrants' lecture are in NRM Department Chair Joshua Castleberry's class.

March 27, 2015 | | Education


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