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The passing of some Southern giants

They are known by many different names: historic, significant, heritage and living legacy. No matter what we call them, they are unique and have persevered for over a century in the face of civil war, storms, droughts and human encroachment. They have also been witnesses to the everyday occurrences that surround them. "They" are some of Camden's giant trees. A giant tree, in my opinion, is one that measures 40 inches or more in diameter or 10 feet in circumference. Camden is fortunate to have trees of this size still in existence as they are long gone in most ...

October 25, 2013 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Betsy Holland

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Flora "Betsy" Powell Holland, 77, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 27, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Camden. The Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. Burial will follow in Cassatt Baptist Church Cemetery, Cassatt, SC. Pallbearers will be Mrs. Holland's grandsons and Scott Brown. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 PM, Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. The family suggests those wishing may make memorials to First Baptist Church Music Ministry, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC or Cassatt Baptist ...

October 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


Jessie Outen

Mr. Jessie Outen, 52 of 2202 Carlos St. in Camden entered into rest on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at KershawHealth.

October 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


Barbara Rabon

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Barbara Hall Rabon, 81, of Elgin, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, October 26, 2013 at High Hill True Light Church in Lucknow. Lynwood Young will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:30-7:30 PM, Friday, October 25, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

October 25, 2013 | | Obituaries


Lady Knights close out perfect 3-AA campaign

Andy Johnson's second-ranked squad will play host to Indian Land on Monday, Oct. 28, in the first round of the AA state playoffs. That match is set for a 6:30 p.m. start.

October 25, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


Lady Demons roll to 4-4A title

After having wrapped up its first conference championship in volleyball,

October 25, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


CHS JVs close in on region crown

The Camden High school junior varsity volleyball team swept past Chapin, 25-13 and 25-16, to inch closer to their second straight Region 4-AAA title and, third overall.

October 25, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle


LeGrand Institute students win at competition

Students at the LeGrand Institute of Cosmetology in Camden recently won a hair competition for Headhunterz -- Styling for the Cure 2013. The event was part of Hair Walk: The Movement, a charity that contributes funds to the South Carolina Oncology Associates Cares Foundation and the Palmetto Health Foundation's Walk for Life 2013. LeGrand Institute competed against the Paul Mitchell school and Virginia College of Columbia. Their selected theme was "water" in this Fantasy Competition. Kimberly Gibson of LeGrand Institute met with the event's judges and reported that they said it was a humbling experience when a small school ...

October 23, 2013 | | People & Places


Field trip fun

October 23, 2013 | | People & Places


‘Fall for Pets’ fundraiser

The Spears Creek Veterinary Clinic will hold a "Fall for Pets" fundraiser Saturday at 921 Spears Creek Ct., in Elgin from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

October 23, 2013 | | People & Places


CCCB 2013 kickoff

October 23, 2013 | | Camden


Ariail for Oct. 23, 2013

October 23, 2013 | | Ariail


California answer?

There are undoubtedly many Kershaw County residents fed up with the gridlock in politics. The recent government shutdown was unnecessary and avoidable, and it represented all that is bad about Washington and the way our country is run. While Congress itself gets single-digit approval ratings from the public, people across the country seem to like their own representatives, and they return them to office again and again. Part of that is because redistricting in most states -- drawing the lines that make up congressional districts -- is done by the party in charge, which tends to create safe havens for members of ...

October 23, 2013 | | Editorials


Thanks for support

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who attended and those who so generously supported the 1920s "Wolf's Lair" Speakeasy in Camden in early September. I know money is very precious to a lot of people today, and to spend your hard-earned money by attending the event means a lot. I know profit margins for businesses are small and for you take your money from your sales to support this event also means a lot. My only way to give back my appreciation is to have given you the best performance RAH Productions could give.

October 23, 2013 | Richard Holmes Camden | Letters


Enemies of the working class

There are 16 states refusing the Affordable Care Act, and many (of these) states are former Confederacy slave states with poor economic stability and controlled by Republican governors and Republican state legislatures.

October 23, 2013 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


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ESTHER W. WHITLEY - Camden

CAMDEN -- A loving and devoted wife and mother, Mrs. Esther Waters Whitley of Camden, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2016, after a long illness.

May 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


Wil-Moore Farms to be featured in Ag + Art Tour June 18, 19

Wil-Moore Farms of 2173 Ridgeway Road in Lugoff will be the second of six farms featured next month during the huge Agri-tourism event taking place ...

May 24, 2016 | | People & Places


SCSSAR to host ceremony honoring Washington

In honor of President George Washington's visit to Camden in May 1791, the Col. Joseph Kershaw Chapter of the South Carolina Society of the ...

May 24, 2016 | | People & Places


EMS training

Local emergency management services (EMS) and other first responders took part in special training May 4 at the Kershaw County Government Center learning to deal ...

May 24, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Blaney Elementary archery team continues on path to success

The Blaney Elementary School Wildcat archery team qualified and traveled to compete in the National Archery Tournament in Louisville, Ky., again last week.

May 20, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


Lady Demons' title dreams come to an end

In a season of wins and championships --- both in-season tournaments and the Region 4-4A title --- the Lugoff-Elgin softball team had one nemesis; a stumbling block ...

May 20, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Pierce vaults his way to a state title

Well before it was his turn to grab the pole and make his way to the track to compete in Friday evening's AAA state ...

May 20, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


P-17ers in hurry-up mode as season opener beckons

After two nights of tryouts held earlier this week, first-year head coach Tyler Pike and assistant coaches Stephen Carmon and Jack LaFrage were paring down ...

May 20, 2016 | | Sports


Kershaw County players shine in Camden junior tennis event

While young tennis players from throughout the state converged on Camden for The Camden "Classically Carolina" Junior Tennis Championships sponsored by Kershaw Health and the ...

May 20, 2016 | | Tennis


Horton earns all-state honors with top-5 finish

A year away from high school tennis did little to hurt Hunter Horton's game.

May 20, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Chamber celebrates 106th year with ‘Sweet’ gala

The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce held its 106th annual meeting, awards ceremony and "Sweet Celebration" Gala on May 13. Executive Director Liz Horton said ...

May 20, 2016 | | Business


Reclaiming a redoubt

Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) students from Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) worked to reclaim a redoubt -- a temporary or supplementary fortification -- at Historic Camden ...

May 20, 2016 | | Education


For the Record - May 20, 2016

Real estate transactions

May 20, 2016 | | For the Record


KENNETH E. CLARKE - Camden

Kenneth Edward Clarke, 93, of Camden, SC, died May 15, 2016. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be ...

May 20, 2016 | | Obituaries


MICHAEL FRANZ FALLS - Camden

CAMDEN – Graveside service for Michael Franz Falls, 69, will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family ...

May 20, 2016 | | Obituaries


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