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Pension plans

Gov. Nikki Haley says something needs to be done to alter a pension system that gives South Carolina legislators wider benefits than other state workers. The subject has become controversial following a report in USA Today last week detailing ways in which lawmakers' pensions are more advantageous than those afforded other state workers. The president of the S.C. Retirees Association has entered the fray, criticizing the practice and calling for reforms.

September 28, 2011 | | Editorials


Grace Episcopal to offer Blessing of the Animals

On the Christian calendar, Oct. 4 is St. Francis Day and a time when Grace Episcopal Church blesses the animals. The service this year will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at Rectory Square.

September 28, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Countdown to death

WASHINGTON -- I stayed up late last Wednesday night in hopes that the U.S. Supreme Court would call off the execution of Troy Davis. Instead, at 11:08 p.m., he was pronounced dead.

September 28, 2011 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Town Green lacks features

I am told by city hall that the Town Green cost almost $1 million. I understand that it was paid for by hospitality tax, which both city and county residents pay.

September 28, 2011 | David V. Green Camden | Letters


Sidewalk Survey -- What makes you smile?

September 28, 2011 | Keri Todd Boyce C-I | Sidewalk Survey


Let people speak through referendum

I would like for Camden City Council to slow down in making a decision about building a sports complex in Camden on the property at the Mather Academy site. Although I haven't spoken with council members individually, I am asking them collectively to allow this decision to be made by the people of this county.

September 28, 2011 | Allen Brown Camden | Letters


Lady Bulldogs capture Eastside Invitational title

For the better part of the first month of her team's season, Camden High volleyball coach Paige Wilson was looking for that one signature victory on which her squad could hang its collective hat.

September 28, 2011 | | Camden High/Middle


Lady Knights romp past conference foes

North Central opened the Region 3-A portion of its schedule with the same result as the Lady Knights have enjoyed in non-conference matches this year with a pair of 3-0 victories.

September 26, 2011 | | North Central High/Middle


This week in KC sports

Monday: North Central at Hartsville (VB – 5:45 p.m.)

September 26, 2011 | | Sports


CVSC honors Sheheen for green leadership

S.C. Sen. Vincent Sheheen was honored by the Conservation Voters of South Carolina (CVSC) Wednesday as the 2011 Senate Conservation Leader of the year.

September 26, 2011 | | Politics


Noted and passed

• There are no doubt many Netflix users in Kershaw County; the video mail service grew over the years at an astonishing rate with its wide choice of flicks and excellent customer service. Then came a price increase that resulted in the loss of millions of customers, a move that CEO Reed Hastings recently acknowledged was "arrogant." The landscape is littered with companies that made brilliant moves, then followed them up with dunderheaded strategies that spelled death for them. It's too early to tell for Netflix.

September 26, 2011 | | Editorials


Alada Geretta Carlos

Alada Geretta Carlos, 102, of 422 Knights Hill Road in Camden, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

September 26, 2011 | | Obituaries


John S. Halsall III

A memorial service for John Smyrl Halsall III, 68, of Lugoff, will be held Tuesday at noon at El-Bethel Faith Community Church. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 10:30 a.m. to noon prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter.

September 26, 2011 | | Obituaries


Myeshia Jasmine Richardon

Ms. Myeshia Jasmine Richardson, 20, of 1902 Vineyard Drive, Camden, S.C. passed on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

September 26, 2011 | | Obituaries


Class war is bipartisan

Class warfare seems to be popping up everywhere these days. It must be campaign season.

September 26, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


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Beulah Marsh Branham

Beulah Marsh Branham, 92, widow of William D. Branham, died Monday, April 14, 2014 at McCoy Nursing Home.

April 16, 2014 | | Obituaries


Sounds of jazz music to fill historic downtown Camden

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will present its 10th annual Jazz at the Center Music Festival, April 25-27, in historic downtown Camden. The featured concert this year takes place at 8 p.m. Saturday in Wood Auditorium, following a cocktail reception from 7 to 8 p.m. in the lobby. Maddy Winer and Vince Lewis and the Jazz All-Stars will provide entertainment from the Great American Songbook and modern jazz standards that are sure to please jazz lovers of all tastes. Their new CD "Crossroads" was hailed by Just Jazz Magazine as "first rate" and "…the musicianship ...

April 16, 2014 | | Localife


Boy Scouts of Wateree District Awards held

The Boy Scouts of Wateree District recently held their annual Awards Banquets, hosted by Lyttletton St. UMC. The district awards went to:

April 16, 2014 | | Localife


Palm Sunday Walk in Camden

Last Sunday was Palm Sunday, the beginning of the Christian Holy Week, leading up to the celebration of Easter. Jesus entered Jerusalem riding a donkey to celebrate Passover the week that he died. Kevin Shaw (portraying Jesus in photo) leads members of area churches down Mill St. in Camden.

April 16, 2014 | | Localife


Community giant, Buckley, passes away

Longtime Camden resident Reid Buckley died Monday night in a Columbia hospital, only days after being diagnosed with metastatic cancer.

April 16, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


Real Estate Transactions -- April 16

Real estate transactions

April 16, 2014 | | For the Record


42 years ago, April 17-21 1972

Clean-Up, Paint-Up, Fix-Up

April 16, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Hospital Auxiliary scholarship helps student succeed

Allison Hill is a 21st century woman embarking on a promising future in nursing with an assist from women who were born in the nineteenth century.

April 14, 2014 | | Localife


L-E netters end 3-0 week by earning tourney berth

What a way to head into the Easter vacation break.

April 14, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Capitals rally to gain a split of pair with Knights

After having edged Columbia High, 6-5, in the first game of Thursday's five-inning doubleheader in Boonetown, North Central dropped the back end of the twinbill, 8-7.

April 14, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


Ten KC schools receive Palmetto Gold, Silver;North Central High School named ‘Superstar’

Ten Kershaw County schools were among 592 schools statewide recognized by the State Department of Education for academic achievement and closing achievement gaps in 2013.

April 14, 2014 | | Localife


Bulldogs rally, then hold off stubborn Redhawks

So much for a "ho-hum" victory over Westwood.

April 14, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Ariail for April 14, 2014

April 14, 2014 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - April 14, 2014

• The news that the city of Camden plans to install an elevator at Camden City Hall is quite welcome. It is especially so to the city's disabled citizens who have found it difficult to come to court or attend Camden City Council meetings, both of which take place on the second floor. Many years ago, the city installed a chair-lift system attached to a railing of the building's main stairwell. It hasn't always worked and some people find its appearance a bit daunting. Installing the elevator -- which will also allow employees and visitors to reach offices and ...

April 14, 2014 | | Editorials


Blue Devils put a dent into Bulldogs’ playoff hopes

Of all his team's losses this season, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak said this one stung the most.

April 14, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


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