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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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This week in Kershaw County sports

Tuesday: Dreher at Camden (TEN – 5 p.m.); Ridge View at Lugoff-Elgin (TEN – 5:30 p.m.); Dreher at Camden (VB – 6:30 p.m ...

October 05, 2015 | | Sports

CHS volleyball goes all in for breast cancer awareness

The Camden High School volleyball program will host its annual "Dig Pink" Breast Cancer Fundraiser and Awareness Campaign on Wednesday Oct. 7 when Cardinal Newman ...

October 02, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle

Fly with Guardian Ad Litem

Ever wanted to see Kershaw County from a bird's perspective?

October 02, 2015 | | People & Places

October Happenings at the Library

Elgin Branch:

October 02, 2015 | | People & Places

Ariail for Oct. 2, 2015

October 02, 2015 | | Ariail

Editorial: Kelly sentence

We agree with Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews: if anyone was a candidate for a life sentence without the possibility of parole, it was Stephen ...

October 02, 2015 | | Editorials

Guest Column: Why community newspapers matter

"I got credit down at the grocery store and my barber tells me jokes…" -Roger Miller

October 02, 2015 | By Ray Mosby, editor and publisher The Deer Creek Pilot, Rolling Fork, Miss. | Columns

Scully: ‘Dear Friend’

In September, a merchant and friend emailed me about our downtown. I decided our communication was worth considering for this column.

October 02, 2015 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Noble: Molly Spearman and the state of S.C. schools

Recently at the College of Charleston, State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman delivered what was billed as The State of the Schools Speech.

October 02, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Parker: The GOP brat pack

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party's "Freedom Caucus," which has several less-charitable nicknames on Capitol Hill, is the dog that caught the car.

October 02, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Letter: The price of a life

What is a person's life worth? Not so much in monetary value, but in years on this earth?

October 02, 2015 | Darlene Hudson, Lugoff Sister of drunk driving victim DeWitt Peake | Letters

Knights of Columbus holding annual Tootsie Roll Drive

October 02, 2015 | | Miscellaneous

Roy Hood Sill

Funeral services for Roy Hood Sill, 88, will be held Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial ...

October 02, 2015 | | Obituaries

Dunah G. Gandy

Dunah Gregory Gandy, daughter of Ben and Dessie Montgomery Gregory, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. She is survived by her ...

October 02, 2015 | | Obituaries

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

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