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Bronze Star salute

U.S. Army Chaplain Jerry Johnson (right), son of Gerald and Carolyn Johnson of Cassatt, has been awarded the Bronze Star for his work while deployed to Afghanistan for his second tour of duty. Making the presentation was Capt. Wes Cannon. Johnson, who is stationed at Fort Drum, N.Y., was also awarded the Bronze Star after his first tour. He and his wife, Carrie, have four sons, Bradley, Jeremy, Tommy and Jimmy.

December 07, 2011 | | Military


For the Record -- Dec. 7, 2011

Real estate transactions

December 07, 2011 | | For the Record


Sidewalk Survey -- Dec. 7, 2011

December 07, 2011 | Julie J. Prickett C-I | Sidewalk Survey


Junie B. Jones comes to FAC

Barbara Park's irrepressible child heroine, Junie B. Jones, has made it to first grade and she'll be bringing all her brassy humor to the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. Presented by Columbia Children's Theatre (CCT), this hilarious holiday show is sure to be a huge hit with children of all ages. Tickets are $8 per person and can be purchased by calling the FAC Box Office at 425-7676 or on line at www.fineartscenter.org. The FAC Children's Series is sponsored by Modern Turf.

December 07, 2011 | | Arts


Camden First Church of the Nazarene to host community Christmas concert

A community Christmas concert will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday featuring Lindsay Huggins at Camden First Church of the Nazarene, 2276 Jefferson Davis Highway. A love offering will be accepted, and a nursery will be provided. For more information, contact the Rev. David Snodgrass, pastor, at 432-3750. The community is invited to enjoy this sound of the season. Huggins has a deep-rooted passion for Southern/Country Gospel and won the 2007 National Quartet Convention's solo talent contest. This afforded her the opportunity to sing in a feature appearance on the main stage at the final concert of ...

December 07, 2011 | | Arts


KCSO Deputy of the Year

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Deputy Tracey "Tick" Wilson has been named the 2011 winner of the W. Roger Latham Deputy of the Year Award.

December 07, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Greetings from home

Students at Midway Elementary School wrote letters to send to the military to wish them a happy holiday season and to thank them for their service. Representatives from the American Red Cross picked up the letters and will see that they are delivered by Christmas. Students who participated included (first row) Bailey Rabon, Laila Houser, Devon Yannayon, (second row) Erin Jackson, Luke Funderburk, Madison Hensley, Kaitlyn Thompson, Ana Lucena, Jimena Noyola, Maggie Carter, Dylan Smith, Madison Bantum, Sophia Watford, (third row) Laura Battiata, Principal Dell Brabham, Margaret Bishop and Regan Atkinson.

December 07, 2011 | | Education


Robert Ariail -- Dec. 7, 2011

December 07, 2011 | | Ariail


Maggie Crews

Funeral service for Maglee "Maggie" Crews, 67, of Camden, will be held Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, Bishopville, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Gardner will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.

December 07, 2011 | | Obituaries


Curtis Guinn

Funeral service to celebrate the life of Curtis Earl Guinn will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 34 Chestnut Ferry Road in Camden, at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7, 2011. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family received friends from 6:00 to 7:00 p. m. Tuesday, December 6 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

December 07, 2011 | | Obituaries


GHSU professor with Camden ties to fill inaugural endowed chair

Dr. Martha S. Tingen, a graduate of Joseph Kershaw Academy and the daughter of Bruce and Mildred Smith of Evans, Ga., and formerly of Camden, has been named the inaugural Charles W. Linder Endowed Chair in Pediatrics at Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU) in Augusta, Ga.

December 07, 2011 | | Healthcare


L-EMS honor rolls announced

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School has reported its honor rolls for the first quarter.

December 07, 2011 | | Education


Beta’s new members

In November, 52 students at Camden Elementary School were inducted into the National Junior Beta Club. The club's mission is "To promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service, and leadership, among elementary and secondary school students." S.C. Sen. Vincent Sheheen offered words of encouragement at the ceremony. In addition to Sheheen, joining the students were Ed Yount, principal; LaKeisha Lawrence, sponsor; and Jackie Norton, assistant principal, along with Beta Club officers and speakers. Beta Club is based on academics and PASS scores.

December 07, 2011 | | Education


Trump a liability

Decades ago, comedian/storyteller Will Rogers said of politics, "I don't belong to any organized party. I'm a Democrat." That same philosophy could be used to describe the decision of the Republican Party to let Donald Trump moderate a Dec. 27 debate among GOP White House hopefuls. Trump, who still says he's pondering a presidential run should none of the current crop of candidates exhibit the ability to defeat President Obama next November, has no business injecting himself in such a debate, but more importantly, the Republican Party has no business allowing him to do so.

December 07, 2011 | | Editorials


Dual fire service fees

While checking my county tax assessment, I noticed that I was charged for county fire service when I have been paying the city since 1985. When trying to contact someone as to why, the first time I was put on hold for 20 minutes and had to call back. Someone finally got the needed info on the second call and when I finally got a call back all they could tell me was that I was in the county. I know where I live as I have been there since 1985, but no one could or would give me an ...

December 07, 2011 | Ronnie Boyce Camden | Letters


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Rhame Arena

We're glad to see that the city of Camden is exploring alternatives for aging Rhame Arena. The building is becoming more dilapidated with each passing year, and something needs to be done, whether it's razing it or restoring it. Of course, money is a factor, just as it is in all government decisions these days. We will say that city officials have overworked the bureaucratic jargon in their appraisal of the situation, saying an "adaptive reuse" could be a possible alternative. We are assuming "adaptive reuse" means repairing the building and making it feasible for some type of ...

July 25, 2014 | | Editorials


Reader thanks Camden Public Works crew

If you live in Camden and do not realize how special a town it is, just wait until something goes wrong.

July 25, 2014 | Jill Davis Camden | Letters


Limousine liberalism’s good works

Is it hypocritical for a really, really rich person to object to rising inequality?

July 25, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Fall Sports registration begins on Monday

Swim Lessons

July 25, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Find a new Furry Friend!

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Wally, an adorable 6-week-year-old male kitten and Paige, a 4-year-old female Pointer mix. She is very friendly with other dogs. 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 ...

July 25, 2014 | | Pets


Carolina Downhome Blues Festival Set for 18th Year

Mark your calendars for the 18th Annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival scheduled for October 2-4 in historic downtown Camden. This year's event will feature multiple performances at various sites, including The Venue on Broad, Old Town Tavern and a new site for the festival -- 833 South Broad Street. The Carolina Downhome Blues Festival is an award-winning event recognized for featuring legendary blues artists from around the globe.

July 25, 2014 | | Arts


State American Legion Tournament schedule of games

The South Carolina Senior State American Legion Tournament begins Saturday at Riley Park in Sumter. Here is all the information you will need as to the event:

July 25, 2014 | | Sports


Summer youth sports camps coming to a close in county

There are still a few youth summer sports camps left in Kershaw County.

July 25, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


The hand that rocks the ballot box

In their denouncements of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, Hillary Clinton and other Democrats have been accused of pandering to single women -- the so-called "Beyoncé voter" demographic, as one Fox News commentator sniggered.

July 23, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


S.C., immigration and ‘Us vs. Them’

First things first: every nation must secure and control its borders. This is not political rhetoric or an ideological judgment but a simple geo-political fact.

July 23, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader takes issue with sheriff’s letter

Having waded through Sheriff Jim Matthews recent letter as published regarding his endorsement of a "Proposed Firearms Ordinance," I note that the main point (as quoted) "It prohibits the discharge of a firearm within 300 yards;" that's 900 feet!

July 23, 2014 | Joe Upchurch Lugof | Letters


Letter writer: South Carolina’s African-Americans should run for office

Black Americans in the state of Mississippi understand their time is at hand for their voting solidarity and economic self-reliance. Black Americans in South Carolina should also know their time is also at hand for them to learn and run for the legacy of our Black brothers and sisters in Mississippi.

July 23, 2014 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


William Gamewell (Bill) Major, Jr.

William Gamewell (Bill) Major, Jr., 92, of Camden, SC, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014. He was the son of the late William Gamewell Major, Sr. and Alma (Baby) Muldrow-Major of Camden. Born in Florence, S.C. Mr. Major moved to Camden as a youth in 1935. He was the 1st Boy Scout in Kershaw County to be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Salutatorian of his class at Camden High School in 1940, Mr. Major was the 1st Sports Reporter for the "Bulldog", later renamed the Palmetto Leaf. With his classmate, the late Jak Smyrl, they were the ...

July 23, 2014 | | Obituaries


Yesteryear for July 23, 2014

Camden native helps rescue Haitians with USCG

July 23, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Local veterans respect the flag through disposal

Members of American Legion Post 195, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8346 and AMVETS Post 33 recently joined together for an annual tradition: the disposal -- through burning -- of unserviceable American flags. The ceremony took place at VFW Post 8346's headquarters in Ridgeway, with all three posts participating in different parts of the ceremony.

July 23, 2014 | | Localife


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