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Moody's affirms KCSD A1 rating

The Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) A1 bond rating has been reaffirmed by bond credit rating service Moody's, which has o removed the "negative outlook" that had been attached to it, KCSD officials report.

February 29, 2012 | | Education


Quilters hold second annual retreat

The Quilters of Kershaw County, an affiliate of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, conducted its second annual Quilter's Retreat at Camp Longridge in Ridgeway Feb. 10-12.

February 29, 2012 | | Localife


Unseemly blame-shifting on gas prices

One of the tightropes politicians walk is finding ways to take credit for things that go right while blaming opponents for things that go wrong.

February 29, 2012 | Richard Eckstrom S.C. comptroller | Columns


Tracey Lee Moore

Tracey Lee Moore, 47, of Lugoff, died Sunday, February 26, 2012. Born in Columbia, he was the son of the late Thomas Edgar and Mildred Elizabeth Joyner Moore.

February 29, 2012 | | Obituaries


Turner named to FSU Dean’s List

LaBria Charne' Turner, a senior majoring in elementary education at Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, N.C., was included on the Dean's List for the fall 2011 semester.

February 29, 2012 | | Education


Yesteryear -- Feb. 29, 2012

Photo cutline -- A Scene From 'Oliver" -- Scott Brown ('Oliver') is prone and Libby Bair, Linda Higginbotham, Dennis Jones, Bob Brown, and Lloyd Brewer gather around in a scene from 'Oliver' which opens a two-night run Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27-28.

February 29, 2012 | | Yesteryear


Ida Hudson Geddings

Funeral services celebrating the life of Ida Hudson Geddings, 95, of Camden was held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at Lakeview Baptist Church. Burial followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Reverend Hugh McKinney officiated. The family received friends from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Monday, February 27, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Geddings' memory to Lakeview Baptist Church, 1520 Mill Street, Camden, SC 29020.

February 29, 2012 | | Obituaries


Help rebuild a life

The Family Resource Center (FRC) needs caring and committed volunteers to assist in victim services.

February 29, 2012 | | Localife


Let’s ‘progress’ together

As an interested citizen in what is occurring in our county and city in regard to the "recreation" issue, I attended Public Forum No. 7 (Feb. 23) regarding the Kershaw County Recreation Master Plan Update. "This report was prepared as a guide to assist Kershaw County in developing parks, recreation and the county recreation department over the next decade. This plan includes an inventory and map of existing parks and facilities, a 3-year and 10-year recreation park and development plan with associated costs and a land acquisition plan through 2030. Overall department structure, staffing, programming, funding, and marketing strategies were ...

February 29, 2012 | Kay Polk Camden | Letters


The trials of Saint Santorum

WASHINGTON -- You've likely heard by now that the presidential election may pivot on the unlikely "controversy" of birth control.

February 29, 2012 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Tax system reform

It's ironic that after years of declaring the United States' antiquated tax system needs overhauling, members of Congress now appear ready to effect substantive changes -- in the midst of the most partisan rancor that has been seen in Washington in years. President Obama has already proposed a cut in the corporate tax rate to make U.S. companies more competitive, offsetting some of the cuts with an elimination of specialized tax breaks that have been ludicrous over a number of years.

February 29, 2012 | | Editorials


FOI bill limiting charges deserves support by House

A bill that would allow South Carolinians to get copies of public documents faster and less expensively is heading to the full House of Representatives for consideration.

February 29, 2012 | Trisha O'Connor Chair, S.C. Press Association FOI Committee | Columns


Roberta Ariail -- Feb. 29, 2012

February 29, 2012 | | Ariail


Sidewalk Survey -- Feb. 29, 2012

February 29, 2012 | Julie J. Prickett C-I | Sidewalk Survey


Lila L. Kirkland

Funeral service for Lila LeGrand Kirkland, 85, Lugoff, will be held Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Concord Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. David Sturgeon and the Rev. Matt Galloway will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Concord Baptist Church Building Fund.

February 29, 2012 | | Obituaries


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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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