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Earl Vernon Tollison

Funeral service for Earl Vernon Tollison, 77, will be held Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to KershawHealth Hospice.

July 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


Sidewalk Survey -- July 25, 2012

July 25, 2012 | Julie J. Prickett C-I | Sidewalk Survey


Annie Mae Brazell

Funeral service to celebrate the life of Annie Mae Brazell, 91, of Lugoff will be held Friday, July 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff- Elgin Chapel. Rev. Mark Bredholt will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday, July 26, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Brazell's memory to Tri-County Hospice, 2209 W. DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.

July 25, 2012 | | Obituaries


Lugoff-Elgin JV and frosh begin practice with meeting

All prospective junior varsity and ninth grade football players at Lugoff-Elgin High School who would like to play for either of those teams will kick off practice for the upcoming season on Monday, Aug. 6.

July 23, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


North Central JVs schedule organizational meeting

All rising ninth graders at North Central High School who are interested in playing junior varsity football this season must report to the field house, located beside the tennis courts at the school, on Monday, Aug. 6 at 10 a.m. for a mandatory organizational meeting.

July 23, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


CHS announces JV and freshman football meeting

All prospective junior varsity and ninth grade football players at Camden High School who would like to play for either of those teams are asked to attend an organizational meeting on Thursday, Aug. 9 starting at 5 p.m. in the Commons Area located inside the CHS gym.

July 23, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Trying to measure up

From the time a person is born to the time he dies, he is attempting to measure up or satisfy someone else's whims. For example, as a child he attempts to please his parents or his friends. Later, the spectrum of those he must please expands to all in his social strata, work place, and home. The chore of measuring up never ceases.

July 23, 2012 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


LaVada Parker Watson

LaVada Parker Watson, 91, widow of Gordon W. Watson, died Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Karesh Long Term Care Center in Camden.

July 23, 2012 | | Obituaries


Shrine Club Football Jamboree kicks off county season Aug. 10

Pairings have been announced for the Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree.

July 23, 2012 | | Sports


Veto session marks end of long budget process

The General Assembly met last week to consider Governor Haley's budget vetoes. Having originally decided to meet in September, the Legislature changed its plans because two of the budget vetoes wiped out two state agencies and other vetoes created uncertainties that needed to be resolved quickly, like funding of teacher pay raises before the start of the school year.

July 23, 2012 | By State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noted and passed - July 23, 2012

• In the wake of the Colorado movie theater incident last week that killed or wounded more than 60 people, we mused once again on just how common mass murders have become. Our memory fades to 1966 when a drifter named Richard Speck broke into a Chicago apartment and killed eight student nurses. It shocked the world. Nowadays, unfortunately, such incidents make headlines one day and are forgotten the next because they occur so often. It's a sad sign of the times, we suppose.

July 23, 2012 | | Editorials


Kelly Ann Carpenter

A Memorial Service for Kelly Ann Carpenter, 32, Columbia, will be held on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 2:00 pm at Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel, visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Born November 24, 1979 in Manhattan, NY, Kelly was a daughter of the late Mrs. Mary McLoughlin. She is survived by her loving husband, Michael, children Dylan, Kaitlyn and Scott; sister Debra McIlwain and husband David, brother Marcus Donnelly, in-laws Cindy and Roy Carpenter; brothers and sisters in-law Brian and Junior Carpenter, Carroll and Kristy Carpenter-Smith and their children Taylor and Allison. Kelly was ...

July 23, 2012 | | Obituaries


Miss Kelly, Mr. Mitcham plan fall wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen S. Kelly Jr. of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Lindsey Elizabeth Kelly of Camden, to Nathan Ray Mitcham of Sumter, SC. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Mitcham of Sumter.

July 23, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


KC Chamber director graduates from IOM

Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Liz Horton recently graduated from the Institute for Organization Management (IOM), the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Horton completed 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management to become an IOM graduate.

July 23, 2012 | | Business


Drug dealing brothers head to prison

For 20 years, brothers James and Dexter Drakeford sold drugs in Kershaw County. That's over now.

July 23, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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L-EHS hosts archery tournament Saturday

For many years, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools have done well in state and national archery tournaments. This year, they will be hosting a regional tournament where more than 350 archers and 15 schools are scheduled to compete.

January 30, 2015 | | Education


Leslie M. Stover Middle School reports honor rolls

Sixth grade

January 30, 2015 | | Education


Ariail for Jan. 28, 2014

January 28, 2015 | | Ariail


Demons take sixth in Gamecock Duals

The Lugoff-Elgin High School wrestling team won three of their eight matches to finish sixth in the Gamecock Duals, contested last Friday and Saturday at Sumter High School.

January 28, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


KCPRD offers soccer skills camp

The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department is offering seven- and eight-year old soccer players the chance to become a part of Technical Soccer Camp, an eight-week program which teaches youngsters the right way to play soccer in a fun and challenging environment.

January 28, 2015 | | Sports


CMS’ Salmond, L-EMS’ Lankford take Carolina Invitational titles

Camden Middle School's Javonte Salmond and Lugoff-Elgin Middle School's Brandon Lankford returned home from Saturday's Carolina Invitational wrestling tournament with championships medals in the 131- and 285-pound weight divisions, respectively.

January 28, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Births - Jan. 28, 2015

KESHAWN EZEKEIL BELTON

January 28, 2015 | | Births


The big game

Who do want to win the Super Bowl and why?

January 28, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


Tommie Rye Downey Pylant

Tommie Rye Downey Pylant died January 25, 2015 after a short illness. She was 100 years old. Born on July 6, 1914 in Hohenwald, TN, she was the daughter of James R. and Ethel D. Downey. She was the secretary to the Headmaster at Camden Military Academy for many years. The Academy named a residence on the campus 'Pylant House' in honor of her service to the School. She was an active member of the McRae Road Church of Christ for over 50 years.

January 28, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mary Hazel Ray Few

Mary Hazel Ray Few, 79, of Liberty Hill passed away Tuesday morning, January 27th, nearly a year of the death of her husband, William Eugene "Coach Bill" Few who passed February 6th, 2014. Hazel is survived by sons Martin Alan, Gerald Stephen, Joel Brian, Timothy Scott, Christopher Todd, and daughter Dr. Suzanne Quinn. Bill and Hazel also have a deceased son William Eugene. Her surviving grandchildren are Chip, Brooke, Todd, Derek, Billy, Jesse, Justin, Stephen, Anna, Bobby, Timothy, Stephanie, Jouji, Madie and three great grandchildren Trent, Indee, and Leon.

January 28, 2015 | | Obituaries


Midway Elementary announces honor roll

Midway Elementary is announcing students on it's a and A/B honor rolls for the second nine weeks of the school year.

January 28, 2015 | | Education


Editorial: Friendship Nine

About an hour north of Camden, nine civil rights protestors from the 1960s are scheduled today to receive a measure of justice after being jailed for staging a lunch counter protest in Rock Hill more than a half-century ago. Known as the Friendship Nine because they attended the now-defunct Friendship Junior College, the men protested a segregated lunch counter at a McCrory's store in 1961; they had decided prior to their actions that after being arrested, they would refuse bail and instead serve jail sentences as a way to spotlight their actions and the injustice leading to the sit-in.

January 28, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: The sacrifice of Sarah Palin

WASHINGTON -- When Democrats were looking for evidence of a Republican war on women, they overlooked Exhibit A -- Sarah Palin.

January 28, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Beckham: The local homefront

The gliders landed in the Boykin fields and pastures and the German POWs worked in Lugoff and Boykin, while a Lugoff native and a Camden businessman partnered together to raise millions of dollars for the war effort.

January 28, 2015 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noble: The $123 million scandal

"Someone needs to go to jail."

January 28, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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