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Charles Thomas Fitts, Sr.

Charles Thomas Fitts, Sr., known as "Papa Peach" to his beloved family, died Tuesday, February 5, 2013. A resident of Columbia since 1957, he was 97 years old. The son of the late Eva Griffeth and Thomas Jefferson Fitts, Mr. Fitts was born May 6, 1915, in Tate, Georgia. He graduated from Tate High School and North Georgia Military College and continued studies at the University of Georgia.

February 08, 2013 | | Obituaries

‘No winners’

"There are no winners in this," a Columbia attorney said last week after his client was sentenced to five years in prison for his part in the death of another man during an altercation following a 2010 University of South Carolina football game against Alabama. Indeed.

February 08, 2013 | | Editorials

Willie James McCaskill

Mr. Willie James McCaskill, 66, of 3021 Youngs Bridge Road, Bethune, SC, passed on Saturday, February 2, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 9, 2013, 12:00 PM, at Mill Creek Baptist Church, Bethune, SC.

February 08, 2013 | | Obituaries

Emerson David McCoy

Emerson David McCoy, son of Charles Whitehurst McCoy and the late Margaret Carolyn Emerson McCoy departed this life January 14, 2013 in Melbourne, Arkansas at the age of 57 years old. A memorial service was held Saturday, January 19 at 3:00 p.m. at the home Jack and Mary Crayne, 413 Chesnut Street, Camden, SC.

February 08, 2013 | | Obituaries

John James Murphy

Funeral Mass for John James Murphy, 69, will be celebrated on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Father Francis Travis will officiate. A Rosary will be recited Friday at 6:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with visitation to follow till 8:00 p.m. The burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

February 08, 2013 | | Obituaries

Knights fall, but still earn playoff berth

Having lost to Fairfield Central, 67-55, in Tuesday's final game of the conference and region season, the North Central boys' basketball team had to wait out the final outcome of that night's game between Eau Claire and Columbia to learn of their post-season fate.

February 08, 2013 | | Sports

Republican obstructionism

An open letter to South Carolina U.S. 5th District Rep. Mick Mulvaney

February 08, 2013 | Nancy Larsen Lugoff | Letters


His name is Richard, but we called him Chief. No, he was not a member of the police force nor was he a local Native American Tribal elder. He was, and is, a Chief Warrant Officer Four (CW4) in the Army, or "Chief" in the slang terminology of the military.

February 08, 2013 | By Dwight deLoach C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Rec notes -- Feb. 8, 2013

The Kershaw County Recreation Department is currently registering for the Youth Baseball Leagues. Boys and girls must be four by May 1, 2013 to play baseball. Girls must be seven by May 1, 2013 to play softball. Girls must be 10 years old by Jan. 1, 2013 to play Fast Pitch. Registration Fee is $32.

February 08, 2013 | | Miscellaneous

Smith, Sloan are new Elgin council members

Ed Smith and Dana Sloan are the newest members of Elgin Town Council following an election Tuesday. Smith automatically won his seat, recently vacated by Larry Risvold, by virtue of being the only person officially on the ballot. Sloan, who missed the official candidate registration period, ran as a write-in candidate for the seat most recently held by Roger Ross, who decided not to seek reelection.

February 08, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin

Knights of Columbus hot shots

February 06, 2013 | | Sports

Horses of all breeds will get their day at SCEP

Horses, horses and more horses.

February 06, 2013 | | Equine

Tickets now on sale for DU banquet

The annual Wateree Chapter Ducks Unlimited Banquet will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23 at National Guard Armory located on Ehrenclou Drive in Camden.

February 06, 2013 | | Sports

Margaret Salmond

Margaret Salmond, born on May 15, 1933, daughter of the late Matilda Brooks Lugoff, passed away in peace on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. Margaret accepted Jesus Christ as her savior and was a member of Greater Refuge Temple Church in New York, NY, where she resided and served as prayer warrior until her health began to deteriorate and moved back to her native Lugoff, S.C. in 2001. She attended International Praise Church of God.

February 06, 2013 | | Obituaries

Feature photo: Kickball fun at WES

February 06, 2013 | | Miscellaneous

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Patricia K. Castleberry

Mrs. Patricia Ann "Betty" Kirkland Castleberry, 66, of Ridgeway, entered into eternal rest on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Born in Ridgeway, she was the daughter ...

October 02, 2015 | | Obituaries

Camden student inducted into honor society

Alexandra Stephens of Camden, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society ...

October 02, 2015 | | Education

Pets of the Week - Oct. 2, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Elaine, a very sweet Australian Shepherd Mix and a gray male ...

October 02, 2015 | | Pets

New pet adoption center grand opening Oct. 10

The Thiel-Meyer Animal Adoption Center has grown from a dream to a reality. The late Judy Thiel, who served as Kershaw County Humane Society's ...

October 02, 2015 | | Pets

Camden players earn tennis titles

Camden's Avery Younghans and James Brett Elliott won the girls' and boys' singles, respectively, at the Books on Broad 10 and Under Championships tennis ...

September 30, 2015 | | Tennis

Personal season records fall in Camden harriers’ home meet

In spite of having six runners finishing in less than 20 minutes each, the Camden High boys' cross country team lost for the first time ...

September 30, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle

Colonial Cup tickets on sale

Invitations for the 46th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races to be run over the Springdale Race Course in Camden on Saturday ...

September 30, 2015 | | Equine

ATEC Plant Sale begins Monday

The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC)'s FFA students will hold a fall plant sale Monday, Oct. 5, through Friday, Oct. 9, from 9 a ...

September 30, 2015 | | People & Places

2015 Toys for Tots website launches Oct. 1

The Toys for Tots web site for Kershaw County will open Thursday, Oct. 1.

September 30, 2015 | | People & Places

October Happenings at the Library

Camden Branch:

September 30, 2015 | | People & Places

Learning Fun at WES

September 30, 2015 | | People & Places

Ariail for Sept. 30, 2015

September 30, 2015 | | Ariail

Editorial: Almost done

Not long ago, the words "Done deal!" graced our front page, trumpeting the KershawHealth Board of Trustees' unanimous vote to have Chair Karen Eckford sign ...

September 30, 2015 | | Editorials

Noble: The Emanuel Nine, four months later

It's off the front page of the newspapers. There are no packs of reporters prowling the streets. The banks of television cameras across from ...

September 30, 2015 | | Columns

Parker: Yo ‘heart’ el papa

WASHINGTON -- "Oh, so you drank the Kool-Aid," my neighbor superciliously sneered from the stoop he occupies each afternoon to sip wine and critique people's ...

September 30, 2015 | | Columns

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