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A virus of violence

As a fan of Stephen Colbert's satirical skills on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report," I didn't know what to expect when he sat down to interview the daughter of Jeff Fort, one of Chicago's most notorious gang leaders since Al Capone.

February 17, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Historic Camden presents ‘World of Miniatures’

People have been making miniatures or smaller size replicas of real things for thousands of years.

February 17, 2012 | | Localife


The brute mentality

I've come to the conclusion that women's friendships might be tighter than men's.

February 17, 2012 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


Police reports and FOI Act

A bill has been introduced in the S.C. House of Representatives that would, in effect, give police agencies in the state the right to withhold all incident reports, a move that would strike a serious blow to the public's right to know via the state's Freedom of Information Act. The legislation, known as H. 4740, was introduced by Rep. Chris Murphy of Summerville and co-sponsors include such powerful lawmakers as Rep. Bobby Harrell, the Speaker of the House, and Rep. James Harrison, chairman of the Judiciary Committee.

February 17, 2012 | | Editorials


County wrestlers vying for spots in state championships

Lugoff-Elgin will send one wrestler from each of the 14 weight divisions into the two-day 4A Upper State wrestling championships which open tonight at Laurens High School.

February 17, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Ready to get his kicks at USC-Upstate

February 17, 2012 | | Sports


CMS students invited to try out for CHS track team

The Camden High School track coaching staff is inviting seventh- and eighth-grade boys and girls from Camden Middle School to join the program in time for the spring season.

February 17, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Royals host tryouts for AAU hoops squads

Anita Duncan, the coach and organizer for the Royals, an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) traveling basketball team has announced a series of tryouts for both the boys' and girls' teams which make up the Royals' franchise.

February 17, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Meet the Bulldogs on tap for Thursday

The Camden Bulldog Club will sponsor Meet the Bulldogs on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Commons area of the gym.

February 15, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Legislative delegation seeks input on new precinct name

The Kershaw County Delegation is seeking input from voters in the Camden 3 and Camden 4 precincts on ideas of a name for a new combined precinct that will vote at Camden Elementary School.

February 15, 2012 | | Politics


Letitia Sikes

Graveside inurnment services for Letitia Sandlin Sikes, 79, of Camden will be held Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 11:00 AM in Bostic Sandlin Cemetery, Corn Mill Road, Beulaville, NC. The family will receive friends Thursday, February 16, 2012 from 7:00 -8:00 PM with a prayer service beginning at 7:15 PM at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 1301 Mill Street Camden, SC Memorials may be made in Mrs. Sikes's memory to Kershaw County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs, 1619 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Camden, SC 29020.

February 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


Fred Shipton

A celebration of life service for Fred Shipton, 82, of Lugoff, will be held Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Joe Stines, the Rev. Kirk Baker, and the Rev. Greg Sweet will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, and the American Lung Association.

February 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


Linda J. Horton

Funeral service for Linda Joyce Horton, 64, of Camden, will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Refuge Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Tim Broughton will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday at 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

February 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


Louise Ella Lee

Mrs. Louise Ella Lee, of Camden, died Tuesday, February 13, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden who is serving the Lee family.

February 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


James Reddick

Funeral service for James Reddick, 64, of Lugoff, will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Unity United Methodist Church with burial to follow in Unity United Methodist Church Family Center Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Augustus Rodgers will officiate.

February 15, 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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