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America is still great

Whichever way our pendulum swings, whether it's to the left or the right or somewhere in between, I think it is a reasonable assumption that many of us as of late have pondered over questions like: where do we go from this point forward, what are the important values we wish to live by, and what roles can we play in our communities to achieve these for ourselves and our families. We can begin by being reminded of the values, the principles, and the traditions that our great country was built upon. We can be reminded of our Founding ...

February 03, 2017 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


We are better than we think we are

South Carolina is a unique state. We are not like other states -- partly because of our history, our culture and our politics.

February 03, 2017 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Lady Bulldogs close in on state playoff berth; Knights fall in overtime

Camden High girls' basketball team took a giant step toward making their first state tournament appearance since the 2002-03 season with a 41-28 win over visiting Chester on Tuesday on the Michael G. Culp Court.

February 03, 2017 | | Sports


HOWARD L. COOPER, SR.

Funeral services for Howard Lee Cooper, Sr., 73, will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Ken Jackson and Pastor Greg Sweet will officiate. The family will receive friends from 1pm – 2pm at Hillcrest Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, or Gideon's International.

February 03, 2017 | | Obituaries


RUBY BROWN DAVIS

Funeral services for Ruby Brown Davis, age 91, was held Wednesday at the Chapel Norton Funeral Home, Bishopville. Rev. B.R. Wallace officiated. Burial was in the Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

February 03, 2017 | | Obituaries


RUBY DELLENEY

Mrs. Ruby Lynn Wright Delleney, 90, of Chester died on Monday, January 30, 2017 at the Chester Regional Nursing Center. A funeral service was held Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Chester Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Chester with Rev. Clint Davis, the church pastor, officiating. The family of Mrs. Delleney received visitors prior to the service. Burial followed at Quaker Cemetery, 713 Meeting Street, Camden, SC.

February 03, 2017 | | Obituaries


DOSHA C. DRAKEFORD

Funeral service for Mrs. Doshia Clark Drakeford, 89, of Camden, will be held Saturday, February 4, 2017, 1:00 P.M. at Macedonia Baptist Church, 2325 Flat Rock Road in Camden. Visitation will be held Friday, 6PM to 8PM at Collins Funeral Home chapel with the Order of Eastern Star (OES) performing their ritual at 7PM. She died Tuesday, Jan. 31st in Suitland, Maryland. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

February 03, 2017 | | Obituaries


MATTHEW EPPS

Funeral services for Matthew Garrett Epps, 36, will be held today at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Dale Buchanan will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

February 03, 2017 | | Obituaries


BRUCE L. SLOAN JR.

Funeral services for Bruce L. Sloan, Jr., 68, will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Richland Children's Hospital.

February 03, 2017 | | Obituaries


REV. MARIE YOUNG

The late Reverend Lawrence and Rosa Lee Bowens Major gave birth to a daughter, Marie. This blessed event occurred in Camden, South Carolina.

February 03, 2017 | | Obituaries


Colleges, universities announce dean's lists

Margarette Herrera, of Elgin, recently made the Dean's List at Newberry College for the fall semester. Herrera had to achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale during the semester.

February 03, 2017 | | Education


Santee-Lynches COG seeks transportation plan input

The Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments (COG) is seeking public input on proposed updates to the COG's 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), originally adopted in 2014.

February 03, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Dept. to celebrate 50th anniversary

The Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department, established on Feb. 5, 1967, will hold its 50th anniversary banquet on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the station, 5203 Mt. Pisgah Road, Kershaw.

February 03, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO nabs fugitive gang member with stolen checks

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested yet another documented gang member, this time one who is a fugitive from New Jersey. According to a KCSO press release, deputies arrested Daion Ali Bowers, 31, who claimed his current address is on Farrow Road in Columbia, and charged him with being in possession of stolen checks.

February 03, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden woman arrested after high-speed chase

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested Patricia Stradford Reed, 56, of Lafayette Way, Camden, following a high-speed chase reaching speeds of 115 mph through Kershaw and Lee counties early Wednesday morning.

February 03, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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DAVID OLIN VINSON

Funeral service for David Olin Vinson, 57, will be held today at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in ...

February 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


The importance of participation

I have been involved in school sports and clubs since the 7th grade. Being active in school sports and clubs is very important to me ...

February 24, 2017 | Jacob Mathis | People & Places


The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County celebrates Black History Month with Gospel Fest, Heritage Tea

The Multi-Cultural Committee of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announces plans for the Gospel Fest and Heritage Tea -- annual events celebrating Black ...

February 24, 2017 | | People & Places


Kershaw County Library events -- March

Camden Branch

February 24, 2017 | | People & Places


SLED arrests Lugoff woman for stealing daycare funds

S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents arrested and charged a Lugoff woman in connection with an investigation into funds missing from a church ...

February 24, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


First-grader submits winning KCSO K9 name

Madison Cook, 7 (center), holds up a certificate she received Thursday morning from Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews (back, far left) for being the winner ...

February 24, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Ariail - Feb. 21, 2017

February 21, 2017 | | Ariail


Gang activity

Does Kershaw County have a gang problem?

February 21, 2017 | | Editorials


A failure to communicate

WASHINGTON -- To sum up President Trump's first month in office, he has exceeded everyone's expectations.

February 21, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


We need to tone down the hysteria

Is anyone else hearing Michael Stipe from REM singing, "It's the end of the world as we know it?" The reaction to President Trump ...

February 21, 2017 | By Dennis Turner C-I guest columnist | Columns


Chamber plan identifies goals

"A goal without a plan is just a wish." – Antoine De Saint Exupery

February 21, 2017 | By Amy Kinard C-I contributing columnist | Columns


What happens in Columbia matterse

I feel like a broken record (there's an archaic cultural reference for you) every year when I say this, but what happens in the ...

February 21, 2017 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Yesteryear for Feb. 21, 2017

U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond was on hand Monday to present Cogsdill Tool with the Presidential "E" Award for excellence in exporting.

February 21, 2017 | | Yesteryear


Southside ends Dogs' season

Facing long odds to begin with, the Camden High boys' basketball team had their season come to an end in a 65-52 loss to Southside ...

February 21, 2017 | | Camden High/Middle


More Than Conquerors baseball clinic on deck

The "More Than Conquerors" baseball clinic will be held on Saturday, March 4 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Wildwood Youth ...

February 21, 2017 | | Seasonal Sports


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