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State leaders aren’t great

Great leaders understand that by empowering other people, they become more powerful. Jesus, Mahatma Ghandi, Mother Theresa and Martin Luther King Jr. are good examples of people who understood this philosophy. Unfortunately, very few politicians in Columbia understand this concept. Otherwise, our state would have a first-class education system, a functionally ethical government, outstanding health care for all people, and safe roads. Hopefully, one day, we will have the courage to elect more politicians who understand that by empowering the electorate, our state becomes a stronger democracy of engaged citizens.

January 17, 2014 | Dan Outlaw Camden | Letters


Glenn McConnell

Camden and Kershaw County have had a long, pleasant relationship with the College of Charleston. Countless students from this area have attended school in the Holy City, and there aren't many people who have gone there and not liked it. So it was particularly interesting when Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell announced he would not seek re-election but would instead throw his hat in the ring to become president of the College of Charleston.

January 17, 2014 | | Editorials


These animals are waiting for you

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Babe, a 3-month-old female hound mix and a female kitten 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 or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or ...

January 17, 2014 | | Pets


Robert Mills’ trail in Camden

When I was a pre-teen, I absolutely devoured every Nancy Drew mystery book I could check out of the Charleston County Library or borrow from a friend. Oh, the adventures Nancy took me on as she snooped out the trail of a mystery. Each little clue she found led to another and another and they all eventually solved the mystery. The exotic situations in which she became involved were fascinating. She always solved the mystery, through each one's twisting, turning plot. Clue by clue.

January 17, 2014 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Rec. Notes -- Registration open for Zumba fitness classes at Bethune Rec. Center

For anyone who hates to exercise, Zumba will feel more like a Salsa party than a workout. Zumba has a fast, energetic workout that is fun and addictive. You get lost in the music and dance and don't realize you're getting such a great workout! This is a great remedy for anyone looking for a fat-burning pick-me-up with a positive energy blast that will leave you feeling happy and energized.

January 17, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Ariail for Jan. 17, 2014

January 17, 2014 | | Ariail


In luck we trust

WASHINGTON -- As we evaluate the efficacy of the War on Poverty, a single, unquantifiable factor stubbornly demands attention: luck.

January 17, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Erskine L. Hawkins

Mr. Erskine L. Hawkins, 63, of 265 Precipice Road, Camden, South Carolina, passed on Sunday, January 12, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 1 PM. Services will be held at St. Matthew United Methodist Church, Camden, SC. Burial will follow at St. Matthew United Methodist Church Cemetery, Camden, SC

January 17, 2014 | | Obituaries


Vicki E. Ray

Funeral service for Vicki E. Ray, 76, will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at St. John United Methodist Church with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Michael Leonhardt will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday 2:00 -3:00 pm. prior to the service in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church, 45 Roseborough Rd, Lugoff, S.C 29078.

January 17, 2014 | | Obituaries


MSG Jimmie L. Stinson, Jr.

MSG Jimmie L. Stinson, Jr. (US Army Ret.), 57, of Elgin entered into rest on Monday, January 13, 2014 at WJB Dorn Veterans Medical Center.

January 17, 2014 | | Obituaries


Charles “Chuck” Harbaugh

Charles Thomas "Chuck" Harbaugh, 71, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Born in Milwaukee, WI, he was the son of the late Albert John and Florence Stemper Harbaugh. He enjoyed reading, watching sports, and spending time with his extended family.

January 17, 2014 | | Obituaries


RNE sweeps pair from Demons

Richland Northeast handed the visiting Lugoff-Elgin boys a 56-35 loss in a Region 4-4A basketball game played on Tuesday night in Columbia.

January 17, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


KCSD kindergarten registration set for Feb. 20

Registration for Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) four-year-old and five-year-old kindergarten classes for 2014-2015 will take place Thursday, Feb. 20.

January 15, 2014 | | Education


14 KCSD teachers earn NB certification

Fourteen Kershaw County educators -- two first time applicants and 12 renewals -- have earned the highest credential available in the teaching profession, bringing the total number of Kershaw County School District (KCSD) employees who are National Board certified to 130.

January 15, 2014 | | Education


Jack W. Branham Jr.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Jack Willard Branham, Jr., 69, of Lugoff, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, Camden, SC. Rev. James Barnhill and Jeffrey Graham will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Camden. The family will speak with friends at the home of Pam and Phil Jackson after the services. Memorials may be made in Jack's memory to the American Cancer Society, Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.

January 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


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