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Voter ID

In a day when Democrats and Republicans will argue about what color the sky is or whether the wind blows, the latest controversy comes along with South Carolina's new voter registration statutes, which have been challenged by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who says the move could disenfranchise black voters. The S.C. law would require voters to show at least one kind of proper identification, something that Palmetto voters did for years. But opponents say requiring such a measure would punish people who don't have ready access to such documents.

September 26, 2012 | | Editorials


Why the Y?

I have two sons, both participate in all recreation department sports activities and have for the past eight years; I plan to continue to support the recreation department and would love the opportunity to support a local YMCA. A community YMCA would offer my entire family a facility to be together in one location with various physical activities for each of us. A community YMCA would also offer activities year round as well as provide an arena for competition sports, which would in turn generate income for our community.

September 26, 2012 | Karen Farmer Camden | Letters


Blaze catches fire to win title

September 26, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Ronnie Faulk

Graveside services to celebrate the life of Ronnie Faulk will be held at 11:00AM, Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at Springvale Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Brian Ogburn will officiate.

September 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Lurlene King Toole

Lurlene King Toole passed away peacefully on September 23, 2012 in her home in Columbia. She was a long time resident of Columbia, Lugoff, and Cheraw, S.C. She was preceded in death by her mother, Bernice McKenzie King and father, Everette Landrum King.

September 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Billy R. Wilson

Memorial services to celebrate the life of Billy R. Wilson, 77, of Camden, will be held at 3:00PM, Wednesday, September 26. 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Bobby James will officiate. Family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30PM, Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Wilson's memory to Wateree Baptist Church, 2024 Haile Street, Camden, SC 29020.

September 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Mary Kennedy Robinson

A memorial service celebrating the life of Mary Kennedy Robinson, 72, of Camden, will be held at 1:00PM, Thursday, September 27, 2012 at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church in Camden. Pastor Angela Jennings will officiate. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service beginning at 12:00 noon at the church. Memorials may be made in Mary's memory to St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 1301 Mill Street, Camden, SC 29020.

September 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


CSM (R) Lester W. Conover, Jr.

A gathering of family and friends to celebrate the life of CSM Lester W. Conover, Jr., US Army (Ret'd), 81, will be held Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. A graveside service with full military honors will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. in Fort Jackson National Cemetery.

September 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ruby Caulder

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Ruby Byars Caulder, 84, of Camden, will be held at 2:00PM, Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Dr.

September 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Real estate transactions -- Sept. 26, 2012

The following real estate transfers were recently recorded in the Kershaw County Assessor's office:

September 26, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Yesteryear - Sept. 26, 2012

School officials outline goals for 1987-88 to board

September 26, 2012 | | Yesteryear


'Y' signs

In response to "YMCA Not a Cure-All," printed Monday, September 13, I feel that it is necessary to clarify how the "Yes to the Y" signs came to be. Camden for the Y is a group of local citizens who independently came together to rally support for establishing a YMCA. [Editor's note: Mrs. Long identified herself to the C-I as a member of Camden for the Y.] Like any other political movement, we discussed ways in which our information could be shared and to raise awareness about the important decision voters face in the November election regarding recreation in ...

September 26, 2012 | Betsy Long Camden | Letters


‘No’ to using hospitality taxes for ‘Y’

Like Mr. James, I have been reading about and discussing the issue of the "Y" over the last year. I have come to the conclusion that this is not about the "Y" as much as it is about how that building will be funded. Sadly, the way the city proposes to fund this, using "H taxes," forces me to come down on the side of "No to the Y."

September 26, 2012 | Jill Davis Camden | Letters


Wessinger benefit BBQ set for Friday

There will be a barbecue chicken dinner to benefit Shannon Vincent Wessinger on Friday, Sept. 28 at Buffalo Church Ministry on Lockhart Rd. in Boonetown.

September 26, 2012 | | Sports


Lady Bulldogs upend Dreher for second Region 4AAA win

In a rematch of a playoff contest from a year ago, the Camden High girls' tennis team, once again, was able to defeat Dreher.

September 26, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


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L-EHS hosts archery tournament Saturday

For many years, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools have done well in state and national archery tournaments. This year, they will be hosting a regional tournament where more than 350 archers and 15 schools are scheduled to compete.

January 30, 2015 | | Education


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


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