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Letter: What kind of society do we really have?

I am a retired public school employee and I am very sentimental about the Abbeville v. South Carolina decision. I pray regularly for our governor, Nikki Haley, and our state legislature's leaders to have some divine guidance for all public school districts here in South Carolina.

November 13, 2015 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters

Noble: S.C. and ‘national’ Democrats

With the recent Democratic Presidential Candidates Forum in Rock Hill with Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley, South Carolina was ground zero for Democratic presidential politics.

November 13, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Mosquito dunks available to residents, businesses

The recent flooding event, followed up by days of additional significant rainfall, has led to a dramatic increase in the number of calls being fielded by the Kershaw County Department of Safety and Emergency Services related to mosquitos.

November 13, 2015 | | Kershaw County

ATEC refurbishes helicopter

U.S. Army Brigadier Gen. Troy Kok, deputy commanding general for Army Recruiting (center) leads a group of Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) students, elected officials, veterans and others Tuesday in shouting "Ooh Rah!" to welcome "Lena," an Army AH-1F Cobra helicopter students recently finished restoring. "Lena" is named for singer and actress Lena Horne, whom Kok said devoted her time to supporting the armed forces. ATEC's 33 auto collision, welding, digital art and design and graphic design students collectively worked for more than 1,000 hours to refurbish "Lena," which saw action in Viet Nam, Desert Storm and ...

November 13, 2015 | | Education

Kershaw County honors military on Veterans Day

Students, family members, staff and veterans from all branches of the military filled Camden Elementary School's (CES) multi-purpose room Tuesday for one of the Kershaw County School District's many Veterans Day-related celebrations. Similar ceremonies took place across the district, as well as Wednesday at Camden's American Legion Post No. 17 and American Legion Post No. 195 in Lugoff on Thursday.

November 13, 2015 | By Martin L. Cahn and Jim Tatum C-I news staff | Military

Willie Salmond

Mr. Willie "Bill Billo" Salmond, 87, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Born in Camden, he was the son of the late James and Dora James Salmond. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Monday, Nov. 16, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Camden, with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia, with military honors. Mr. Salmond will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. for viewing. Public viewing will be Sunday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Brown's ...

November 13, 2015 | | Obituaries

Wayne Broughton

Funeral service for Wayne Broughton, 62, will be held today at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery, Westville. The Rev. Tim Broughton will officiate. The family received friends Thursday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

November 13, 2015 | | Obituaries

Rebecca Bess

Ms. Rebecca Bess, 87, of 718 King Street, Camden, passed on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted on today, Nov. 13, 2015 at 11 a.m. in Nelson-Haile Funeral Home Chapel, Camden.

November 13, 2015 | | Obituaries

Lula T. Adamson

Mrs. Lula Mae Thompson Adamson, 67, of 1242 Bishopville Highway, Camden, SC, passed on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

November 13, 2015 | | Obituaries

MPES celebrates Dictionary Day

Danyelle Stokes (first picture), a 1st Grader in Amanda Williams' class at Mt. Pisgah Elementary School (MPES) dressed up as a nurse for Dictionary Day on Oct. 30. The celebration served as a creative way to use Halloween to develop language skills and knowledge. The second picture features MPES Kindergarten teachers Melissa Gandy and Sheryl Barrett.

November 13, 2015 | | Education

Completing SBA loan applications may mean more assistance for some

The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding storm and flood survivors in South Carolina to complete loan applications even if they do not plan to accept a loan.

November 13, 2015 | | Kershaw County

HVACs available to low income residents

Wateree Community Actions Inc. currently has funding available to assist families with the repair and installation of HVAC (heating and air systems).

November 13, 2015 | | Kershaw County

Chamber of Commerce helps cut ribbons at business grand openings

FIRST PICTURE: Recently, the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce, along with elected officials, friends and family, celebrated the grand opening of Professional Development and Training Services (PDTS) LLC with a ribbon cutting. PDTS provides Certified Nursing Assistant training. Exemplifying the highest levels of professionalism, they teach students the skills needed to successfully pass the nurse aid state exam and also help students prepare for the workplace; giving them the tools and equipment to be stable in employment and be professional in all they set out to do. PDTS, at 931 Broad St. in Camden is open by appointment only, with classes ...

November 13, 2015 | | Business

DMES reports first nine weeks honor rolls

Doby's Mill Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine-weeks period.

November 13, 2015 | | Education

CCS lists first quarter honor rolls

Cornerstone Christian School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine week period.

November 13, 2015 | | Education

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Editorial: Thankful

As the Thanksgiving holiday passes and we begin to turn our attention to Chanuka, Christmas, Kwanzaa and other winter festivities, we should ever be mindful ...

November 27, 2015 | | Editorials

Parker: Cry havoc, followed by milk & cookies

WASHINGTON -- It would be easy to call protesting college students crybabies and brats for pitching hissy fits over hurt feelings, but this likely would lead ...

November 27, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

'Wood' you believe we get so much from trees?

The holidays are a good time to reflect on all of the blessings we receive and have as a nation and community. One of the ...

November 27, 2015 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Op-Ed: Let’s try for judicial independence

If South Carolina does it one way, and most other states along with the federal government do it another way, we might wonder how likely ...

November 27, 2015 | By Cecilia Brown S.C. Policy Council | Columns

KH earns ‘top performer’ nod from Joint Commission

KershawHealth recently announced in a press release it has been recognized as a 2015 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the ...

November 27, 2015 | | Healthcare

Pets of the Week - Nov. 27, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Thiel Meyer Pet Adoption Center are Turtle, a 1-year-old neutered male short hair domestic tabby cat who ...

November 27, 2015 | | Pets

Stover Middle lists honor roll

Leslie M. Stover Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine-weeks period.

November 27, 2015 | | Education

Lugoff Fire-Rescue is in the community

Photo 1: Dr. Brian Spilker of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (center) recently purchased and donated pet oxygen mask kits for every fire pumper truck in ...

November 27, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Dorothy W. Stearns

Mrs. Dorothy W Stearns, 66 years of age, died Monday, November 23, 2015. Mrs. Stearns was born in Orangeburg, a daughter of the late Evelyn ...

November 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

Wooten and Prestage join in marriage

Madelyn Annette Wooten and Zachary William Prestage were united in marriage at half past four o'clock on Saturday, November 7, 2015 on Figure Eight ...

November 24, 2015 | | People & Places

Ariail for Nov. 24, 2015

November 24, 2015 | | Ariail

Editorial: Camden High

This is turning out to be a very difficult year for Camden High School (CHS), its students, teachers, staff and community.

November 24, 2015 | | Editorials

Parker: Crazy is as crazy does

WASHINGTON -- One week, Beirut and Paris; the next week, Mali. The nightmare is young. Where next?

November 24, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Heflin grateful for chance to serve

As I sit back and ponder the election results of several weeks ago, I feel overwhelmed. Many emotions go through my head. I can hear ...

November 24, 2015 | John Heflin Bethune Town Council | Letters

Rich: Thanksgiving 2015

An email arrived in the middle of the night back in August. Its message was to tell me that my precious friend Randy Parks, one ...

November 24, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Columns

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