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Military briefs - Dec. 17, 2012

Christopher N. Rodriguez, a 2012 Camden Military Academy (CMA) graduate, has enrolled in the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) program at Marion Military Institute, Ala. Upon graduation and completion of ROTC Military Science courses at the host university, Rodriguez will receive a bachelor's degree and a commission of second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

December 17, 2012 | | Military


Beth Rush Blackmon

Funeral service to celebrate the life of Beth Rush Blackmon, 73, formerly of Camden, will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at Powers Funeral Home.

December 17, 2012 | | Obituaries


Truesdale “T.W.” Brown

Funeral services for Truesdale Wallis "T.W." Brown, 60, will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Harmony Baptist Church, Bethune, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Tracy Hinson and Rev. Tracey Jones will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1940 Bethune Road, Bethune, SC 29009 or Appalachian Baptist Church, 710 White Sand Road, Greeneville, Tenn. 37743.

December 17, 2012 | | Obituaries


Miss Emily McElveen crowned at pageant

Emily McElveen was crowned Miss Merry Christmas Overall Queen at the annual pageant held in Lexington on December 8, 2012. Emily is also the SC Diabetes Association's ADA Queens For a Cure 2012 Overall Winner. She will be representing the association in several events and fundraisers during the coming year. Emily is the three-year-old daughter of Ray & Aimee McElveen and is a student in the 3K class at Grace Church Kindergarten.

December 17, 2012 | | People & Places


Have happy, healthy holidays this season

During the holidays, our family routines change. We're around more people, we're shaking more hands, and cooking more food than usual.

December 17, 2012 | Deon S. Legette | People & Places


Noted and passed - Dec. 17, 2012

• We've commented before on the merry-go-round of coaches in professional sports, and that some who get fired manage to get new jobs no matter how bad their teams have been in the past. A news story pointed out recently that Norv Turner, coach of the NFL's San Diego Chargers, has managed to coach 234 games while compiling an overall losing record. Now that's what we call a survivor.

December 17, 2012 | | Editorials


Ariail for Dec. 17, 2012

December 17, 2012 | | Ariail


When our community chooses to come together

I had been in Kershaw County just a few months when I got one of the worst phone calls of my professional career. At about 8 a.m. on a gray Saturday morning in early December of 2007, I was coming inside from a morning run, and the phone was ringing. I vividly remember a momentary pit in my stomach; a phone call early on Saturday morning is rarely good news. I had no idea; however, how tragic the news would be. A young man in our community had been shot and killed the night before in a gang-related incident ...

December 17, 2012 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Glad DeMint is gone

Thank you, thank you! About time it was said. You always have the courage to do that. Arial added just the right touch to your piece. So glad DeMint is gone. Haley says we won't find another.... How great is that? But she will try hard. Thank you again!

December 17, 2012 | Louann R. Nunnery Camden | Letters


Camden’s Elliott named to new CCTC alumni council

Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) faculty and staff recently named Kris Elliott of Camden, to CCTC's new alumni council. Elliott, who works for Accuride Corp., joins 10 others on the council, appointed to provide direction and leadership for the new CCTC Alumni Partnership program.

December 17, 2012 | | Education


Horsin’ around the High Country

A very wise man who happens to own one of my favorite hideaways in the North Carolina High Country once told me, "You need a horse in the mountains the same way you need a boat in the Lowcountry."

December 17, 2012 | By Jim Tatum C-I contributing columnist | Columns


America’s reluctant First Father

WASHINGTON -- One of my great hopes for a Barack Obama administration -- and thus one of my personal disappointments -- was that he would use his bully pulpit to emphasize the importance of a two-parent family, and especially of fathers, to children's well-being.

December 17, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Lugoff Optimist Club says thanks

It's absolutely awesome! It's incredibly unbelievable! That's what your support year after year means to the Lugoff Optimist Club. Each year we send out a letter asking for your financial help in order that elementary students can attend a play that teaches a lesson that is crucial to their school years. This year's play taught a lesson on anti-bullying.

December 17, 2012 | Larry Patrick Lugoff | Letters


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December 17, 2012 | | Education


Feature photo: Kershaw County Christmas Parade

December 17, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


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County receives $500K grant for Governor’s Hill water line

Kershaw County recently received a $500,000 grant from the South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (SCRIA). The money will be used to complete a water line to Governor's Hill Industrial Park, according to Kershaw County officials.

May 27, 2015 | | Kershaw County


L-EHS Beta Club donates to animal shelter

Lugoff-Elgin High School's Beta Club recently donated food, toys, treats and supplies to Kershaw County's Walter M. Crowe animal shelter. The Beta Club is a service club for high school students with a GPA of 3.3 or higher. "We focus on service in the community and in the school. We look for ways to help, especially in the community. One of the things the kids wanted to do was to help out the animal shelter," L-EHS Beta Club advisor Patricia Joyner said. Students collected various items to help with caring for the animals at the shelter. "We ...

May 27, 2015 | | Education


Drakeford, Parks appointed to NLC committees, councils

Camden City Councilwomen Alfred Mae Drakeford and Laurie Parks were recently appointed to National League of Cities (NLC) committees and councils.

May 27, 2015 | | Camden


Memorial Day remembrances

May 27, 2015 | | Military


Crime Report - May 27, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating an alleged case of embezzlement in which a Lugoff woman is accused of stealing nearly $117,000 from her employer, a Lugoff medical clinic.

May 27, 2015 | By Gary Phillips and Tenell Felder C-I editorial staff | Crime-Police-Fire


FAC Day Camp registration underway

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announces its summer camps and activities for both children and adults beginning in early July of 2015. Enjoy favorite standbys such as dance, clay, and visual art, along with several new and exciting camps this summer. The camps will take place on the campus of the FAC located at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden. Registration for all camps is available by calling the box office at 425-7676 and online at www.fineartscenter.org. MasterCard, Visa, Discover, personal checks and cash are accepted.

May 27, 2015 | | People & Places


Red Nose Day

Heritage Community Bank participated in Red Nose Day. Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. People across the country came together to have fun and raise funds and awareness.

May 25, 2015 | | People & Places


Safety tips for summer fun

The weather is heating up and Americans are heading outdoors to soak up the fun. Warm weather enthusiasts should keep safety on the top of their minds when they're out camping, boating and barbecuing.

May 25, 2015 | | People & Places


55th wedding anniversary

May 25, 2015 | | People & Places


Ariail for May 25, 2015

May 25, 2015 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - May 25, 2015

• We hope the community will join us in cheering on five Camden Military Academy (CMA) cadets who will travel in June to the University of Maryland to enter their National History Day performance piece into competition. The play is based on events from the 1950s and '60s surrounding the Civil Rights movement in Summerton, just an hour south of Camden. It's not just a matter of grabbing a few quotes off the internet and slapping together a script. The cadets, lead by CMA Dean of Students John Heflin, extensively researched the events leading to the landmark Briggs v. Elliott ...

May 25, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: The wealth of being poor

My people, as I have long said, were raised up on hard times in the Appalachian foothills. I don't know that I had a grandparent who ever saw the sum of $500 at one time or even held a $100 bill in hand.

May 25, 2015 | | Columns


Rebecca Wright

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Ina Rebecca Cofer Wright, 79, of Lugoff, S.C., will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 30, 2015 at St. John's United Methodist Church in Lugoff, S.C. Rev. Michael Leonhardt will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Wright's memory to a charity of one's choice.

May 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


Bruce Singleton

Bruce Singleton, 59, of Hwy. 1 N., Cassatt, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015. Funeral services will be at noon today, Monday, May 25, 2015 at Nelson-haile Funeral Home Chapel in Camden.

May 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


Michael R. Hornsby

A funeral service for Michael Richard Hornsby, 66, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Kidney Foundation.

May 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


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