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Noted and passed

** A new Gallup poll indicates that Americans rank the performance of Congress at the lowest level since polling on the subject began. Only 10 percent of citizens say they have confidence in Congress, with no discernible difference among those who call themselves Democrats and those who say they're Republicans. Congress rates last on a list of 16 institutions, with the American military ranking first. The Gallup organization has been asking opinions of Congress since 1973, and confidence has been less than 20 percent since 2006.

June 17, 2013 | | Columns


Crisis of faith in government

WASHINGTON -- It is reassuring that in the midst of so much government dysfunction, the IRS has resolved the question of when and whether to tax tanning beds under the Affordable Care Act. Do not be concerned about that giddiness you feel. You are not having a nervous breakdown but are suffering a symptom commonly associated with recognition that the absurd has become the accepted norm -- and that you are, in fact, alone. Indeed, the IRS' tanning ruling comes in the nick of time. Amid incessantly breaking news -- NSA surveillance, IRS political targeting, DOJ seizing, and CIA shrugging -- Americans were beginning ...

June 17, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


KCSD has had a one terrific school year

The end of the school is a veritable kaleidoscope of activities and excitement, with happiness and even a little relief thrown in for good measure. For me, it's also a time to reflect on the school district's many accomplishments over the past year. To say the least, it's been one terrific year! This month, I wanted to review just a few of the many highlights of 2012-13:

June 17, 2013 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Fun at the Farm

June 17, 2013 | | Education


Emily Elizabeth Aycock and Matthew Pace Hipp united in marriage

Emily Elizabeth Aycock and Matthew Pace Hipp, both of Columbia, S.C. were married Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in Islamorada, Fla.

June 17, 2013 | | Weddings & Engagements


Happy 50th Anniversary!

J.W. and Elizabeth Barrett celebrated their 50th anniversary at a drop-in hosted by their sons and daughter-in-law Johnny Barrett and Paul and Hope Barrett, on Sunday, May 19 at St. John United Methodist Church Fellowshipp Hall at Springhill in Lee County.

June 17, 2013 | | People & Places


Woman concerned about husband’s faithfulness

Dear Annie: I have been married to the love of my life for several years.

June 17, 2013 | | Dear Annie


Camden resident Tingen selected for fellowship

Dr. Martha S. Tingen , a native of Camden and Charles W. Linder Endowed Chair in Pediatrics at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, has been selected to participate in the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.

June 17, 2013 | | Camden


Bethune mayor addresses PD, budget rumors

At a public hearing and regular Bethune Town Council meeting Thursday, council invited citizens to voice their thoughts and opinions regarding its proposed Fiscal Year 2014 budget. During the public hearing, Mayor Carlisle Davis said that the budget had been available to the public the week before but that "not a single person" obtained a copy.

June 17, 2013 | By Fraser Speaks and Martin L. Cahn C-I news staff | Kershaw County


A Father's Day submission

As a Kershaw County teacher for twenty-seven years, I'm not sure I have ever properly thanked my very first teacher -- my father, Dave Spradley -- or told him how great of an impact he has had on my life and on my career. The most important lessons about literacy and education, I learned from him. Whether it was sitting on the couch, snuggled against him as he read aloud to me, or laughing at the silly poetry he recited, I remember how warm and comfortable being immersed in language and literature felt as a young child. I fell in love ...

June 17, 2013 | By Lisa Spradley Stockdale | People & Places


Evelyn Johnson

A service for Evelyn Ruth Hopkins "Polly" Johnson, 83, will be held at a later date in Murfreesboro, Tenn. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Harvest Hope Food Bank, 2220 Shop Road, Columbia, S.C. 29201.

June 17, 2013 | | Obituaries


Douglas F. Pitts

A service to celebrate the life of Douglas Featherstone Pitts, 51, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Lakeview Baptist Church with the Rev. Hugh McKinney officiating. The family will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

June 17, 2013 | | Obituaries


Ariail for June 14, 2013

June 14, 2013 | | Ariail


Inabinet for June 14, 2013

June 14, 2013 | | Inabinet


Calli and Caleb need homes

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Calli, a 2-year-old spayed female Siamese cat and Caleb, a 12-week-old male Hound mix. 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 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet ...

June 14, 2013 | | Pets


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NCMS releases 2nd quarter honor roll

North Central Middle School recently released its honor roll for the second quarter of the school year.

February 12, 2016 | | Education


MPES honor roll

Mt. Pisgah Elementary School recently announced its honor roll for the second nine weeks of the school year.

February 12, 2016 | | Education


KCMA scholarship competition Feb. 20

This year, the Kershaw County Music Association will hold a Music Competition on Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in ...

February 12, 2016 | | People & Places


Hats for cancer patients

ALALA is a Boutique for cancer survivors all over the state of South Carolina. They come to Camden once a month at the Senior Center ...

February 12, 2016 | | People & Places


Significant heroin seizure leads to Camden man’s arrest

For several years, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators received tips about 32-year-old Ronald Jason Boone selling heroin in the county. Thanks to ...

February 12, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


ROBERT T. WOOD

Funeral service for Mr. Robert T. Wood, Jr., 67, of 1007 Kelly Street in Elgin will be held Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 1:00 P ...

February 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


DANNY J. RAY

LUGOFF – A time of gathering to celebrate the life of Danny James Ray, 74, will be held on Saturday from 3:00-5:00 p. m ...

February 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


HAZLE C. THOMAS

Funeral service for Mr. Hazle Charles Thomas, 62, of 2517 Thomas Street in Camden will be held Monday, February 15, 2016, 11:30 A.M ...

February 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


HUGH F. DOUGHERTY

A funeral service to honor the life of Hugh F. "Dee" Dougherty, Jr., will be held at 3:00 PM, today, February 12, 2016 at ...

February 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


Baseball jamboree on tap for Saturday

After what has been a chilly start to the week, Kershaw County baseball coaches, players and fans are hoping things will heat up by Saturday ...

February 09, 2016 | | Sports


Dogs, Demons prove to be road warriors

Going on the road did not prove to be much of a hindrance for the Camden and Lugoff-Elgin high school wrestling teams which returned from ...

February 09, 2016 | | Sports


Danish String Quartet performs Feb. 14

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County will present the last concert of the 2015-16 Chamber Music Series on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 5 p ...

February 09, 2016 | | People & Places


UDC hosts annual Lee-Jackson Luncheon

On January 23, 2016, the John D. Kennedy Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy held a luncheon at the Kershaw House to honor Generals Robert ...

February 09, 2016 | | People & Places


NAACP Humanitarian Award

Former county educator, state transportation commissioner and hospital trustee Bobby Jones speaks after accepting the Camden-Kershaw County Branch NAACP's MLK Humanitarian of the Year ...

February 09, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Sheriff Matthews is Elks’ 2016 Camarena award winner

The S.C. Elks Association (SCEA) presented its 2016 Enrique "Kiki" Camarena award to Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews at its recent South Carolina Winter ...

February 09, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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