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Mary S. Rafalko

Funeral service for Mary Virginia Straley Rafalko, 78, of Cassatt, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

May 11, 2012 | | Obituaries


CHLC annual awards ceremony May 22

The city of Camden Historic Landmarks Commission awards ceremony, recognizing homes, businesses and individuals for preserving Camden's history and heritage, will be held at 6:30 p.m. May 22 at City Hall in the courtroom. The award recipients this year include the following:

May 11, 2012 | | Camden


Dreher upends CHS in first round, 3-2

Camden's soccer season came to an end in Tuesday's opening round of the AAA state boys' playoffs in a 3-2 loss to visiting Dreher in a game played at Zemp Stadium.

May 11, 2012 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Camden High/Middle


Pro tennis exhibition match on tap for Sunday

Ben Cook, the head professional at the Daniel Island Tennis Center and a Kershaw native, is bringing a pro tennis match to the Kershaw Country Club on Sunday afternoon, May 13.

May 09, 2012 | | Tennis


The unknown celebrity

WASHINGTON -- The squabbling between political campaigns and the harrumphing of pundits were put in proper perspective at, of all places, the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner -- the annual Prom on the Potomac where 2,000 or so media members and movie stars gather to honor the president and admire one another.

May 09, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Sidewalk Survey -- May 9, 2012

May 09, 2012 | Julie J. Prickett C-I | Sidewalk Survey


CGA 4-Ball

They grew up playing golf together in Burlington, N.C., and now 30-year-old Matt Crenshaw, a car salesman and 28-year-old Blair Bowland, a restaurant manager, are the 2012 Carolinas Golf Association's 61st annual Four-Ball Championship.

May 09, 2012 | | Golf


CLC students share monologues at Morningside

The setting: Ms. Jessica Zeller's English II class, host to Mr. Tony Scully's Monologue Workshop. That would be me, a small presence in a much larger universe of intersecting and overlapping young lives at The Continuous Learning Center (CLC) located at the former Jackson School on Campbell Street.

May 09, 2012 | By Tony Scully Special to the C-I | Localife


Council v. Matthews

We don't know whether Kershaw County voters will face a referendum this fall on whether to organize a new county police department -- in the process taking virtually all authority away from the sheriff's office -- but the fact that county council is even considering it is a bit unsettling for both entities. Discord between sheriffs and county council members is nothing new, of course. In the past, going back decades, some sheriffs have been quick to remind council members that they are independent elected officials, and councils have been no less reticent to let sheriffs know they are dependent ...

May 09, 2012 | | Editorials


Candidate clarification

After reviewing the manner in which I was quoted in the Rock Hill Road Trip article in the May 5th issue of the C-I, I need to clarify my comments. First, let me say that I oppose the notion of the City taking a go-it-alone position on the operation of a sports complex. I support City-County dialogue and recreational cooperation.

May 09, 2012 | Peggy Ogburn Camden | Letters


Behind 'Fakegate'

What could be more American than encouraging a robust debate on one of the most controversial issues of the day? The answer -- for some on the left, anyway -- is: lie about your opponents and make a pathetic effort to discredit them.

May 09, 2012 | Ed Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns


For the Record -- May 9, 2012

Real estate transactions

May 09, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Rose Etta Lloyd Johnson

Rose Etta Lloyd Johnson, 70, of 813 18th St. in Camden, died Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Plans well be announced by Collins Funeral Homes.

May 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


Happy 50th anniversary!

Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Hinson were married 50 years on April 10, 2012. The couple began their celebration with a renewal of vows at Mt. Hebron Church followed by a reception with family and friends, all given by their children and grandchildren with love.

May 09, 2012 | | Localife


Court ruling could leave candidates off ballots

Several candidates in Kershaw County may be left off the June 12 primary ballot after failing to file their candidacy and economic interest statements on time. The S.C. Supreme Court recently ruled that about 180 candidates across the state are ineligible for the primary election.

May 09, 2012 | By Michael Ulmer and Miciah Bennett C-I staff | Politics


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Reader: SCHSL decision sends wrong message

Regarding the S.C. High School League decision concerning the so called "brawl" after the Camden-Dreher football game, the league has the legal authority to assess such penalties since the schools are, by their own action, voluntary members. And I understand the league's objective of trying to emphasize that such conduct is not acceptable and should be dealt with appropriately.

October 29, 2014 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Express Care

One of the problems with the expense of health care is the fact that many people tend to use a hospital's emergency room as their primary care facility, going there with normal ailments such as flu and severe colds. Emergency room care is expensive -- too costly to be used in that way. KershawHealth is no different than other hospitals in that regard, and the decision to "split" the emergency department there is a sound one.

October 29, 2014 | | Editorials


Deadline to purchase discount Colonial Cup tickets is Nov. 1

The deadline to purchase $20 discount general admission tickets for the 45th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races is Saturday, Nov. 1.

October 29, 2014 | | Equine


CHS baseball golf tournament set for Nov. 13

The Camden High School baseball program will host a fundraising golf tournament at the Camden Country Club on Thursday, Nov. 13.

October 29, 2014 | | Sports


KCSO supports cancer research, constable

In May 2008, Nancy Watts, a constable who works for the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), learned she had breast cancer. For many people, a cancer diagnosis is devastating news. It certainly came as a shock to Watts, who is one of the individuals who is tasked with serving civil papers for the KCSO's civil division. Watts' doctor recommended she undergo a mastectomy. Normally, a mastectomy requires the patient be out of work for eight weeks. In Watts' case, she came back after four weeks.

October 29, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Kindness makes you more attractive, study shows

A study from China shows that people are rated as being much more attractive if they do one thing -- and it's something that parents can teach their children to help secure their personal happiness and future success.

October 27, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Why millennial men save more than women

A number of Stephanie Cooper's friends think she's crazy -- simply because the 25-year-old already has begun squirreling away money for retirement.

October 27, 2014 | Chuck Green Deseret News | National


The worst colleges in America

For years, the buzz in higher education has centered on the U.S. News ranking of the best colleges and universities. Ben Miller at the New America Foundation has looked at the best and the worst, ranking the institutions most likely to blow it.

October 27, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


A broader definition of entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are somewhat of a mascot for the U.S. economy -- nothing embodies the American dream more than an entrepreneur. Consequently, we've been trained to think there's a positive correlation between the number of start-ups and the health of the economy. But Daniel Isenberg, professor of entrepreneurship, and Fernando Fabre, president of Endeavor Global, argue otherwise. Real, high impact entrepreneurship comes from "scale-ups" instead. Scale-ups are growing businesses that promote a "long-term entrepreneurship," eventually leading to more innovation and increased economic health. The continued growth of established businesses does more for the economy than a high number of ...

October 27, 2014 | | National


Smartphone data encryption causing headaches for law enforcement

Solving crimes with evidence extracted from smartphones is common.

October 27, 2014 | Joseph Peacock Deseret News | National


Stress, substance abuse rise more for women who divorce or separate

Women suffer a greater jump in stress when marriage ends, compared to men. And separated and divorced people -- especially women -- are also more likely to report they use drugs and alcohol to relax, according to the recently released Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.

October 27, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Record 'dark money' spending in 2014 midterm elections

This year's midterm election will be the most expensive in history, ringing up a $4 billion tab, according to the Center for Responsive Politics' research site opensecrets.org.

October 27, 2014 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News | National


Over-testing pushback gets attention of White House

As Common Core curriculum and testing has settled in across participating states, resistance to the high-stakes tests pressuring teachers, administrators and students has intensified. Last week, the Council of Chief State School Officers announced a series of guidelines that it hoped would help ensure that testing was limited and purposeful.

October 27, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


First repsonders to unwind on the softball diamond

Kershaw County Heroes United is hosting a softball game between employees of the Kershaw County law enforcement community and employees of the Kershaw County Fire Service.

October 27, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


KCSD, CHS to appeal SCHSL ‘brawl’ ruling

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) and Camden High School will appeal the S.C. High School League's (SCHSL) decision concerning the incident that followed the Camden High-Dreher High football game on Oct. 17.

October 27, 2014 | | Camden


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