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Kershaw County goes back to school

August 07, 2013 | | Education


KCSD dropout rate beats state average

The Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) dropout rate decreased a percentage point from 2.9 percent in 2010-11 to 1.9 percent in 2011-12. According to data recently released by the S.C. Department of Education, the lower rate is also lower than the state average, which dropped to 2.5 percent in 2011-12 from 2.8 the previous year.

August 07, 2013 | | Education


CFD, Safe Kids offering car seat installations

The city of Camden Fire Department (CFD) is teaming up with Safe Kids Kershaw County to provide free child safety seat inspections and installations during the annual Belk Back to School Kid Fest. Kid Fest features games, prizes, discounts and fashion shows. This year, Kid Fest will also offer free child safety seat inspections and installations.

August 07, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Pet Travel -- Aug. 7, 2013

With boating season in high gear it's a good time for a little refresher on pet friendly boating to ensure your little one is safe. Before hitting the high seas with your pet, it's important to plan ahead and always keep the best interests of your four-legged friend in mind. Boating with your pet can be a wonderful and bonding experience or a not so pleasant one. It's all a function of proper planning and preparation.

August 07, 2013 | | Pets


Tax Tips -- Aug. 7, 2013

While most taxpayers get a refund from the IRS when they file their taxes, some do not. The IRS offers several payment options for those who owe taxes.

August 07, 2013 | | Business


Sidewalk Survey -- Aug. 7, 2013

August 07, 2013 | | Sidewalk Survey


July and August Births

CHRISTIAN MITCHELL STEPHENS

August 07, 2013 | | Births


Agnes Campbell

Graveside service to celebrate the life of Agnes Branham Campbell, 86, of Cassatt will be held Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Jerry Gardner will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, August 7, 2013 from 5:30 til 7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

August 07, 2013 | | Obituaries


Claude Weathers

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Claude Roland Weathers, 84, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, August 8, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:00 PM, Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in his memory to Relay for Life, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.

August 07, 2013 | | Obituaries


Ollie Oliver Hagins

Ollie Oliver Hagins, 74, of Camden, died Sunday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Hagens family.

August 07, 2013 | | Obituaries


Summer in the city

In the new August 2013 Southern Living, in "The 10 Commandments of Southern Style," Editor M. Lindsay Bierman writes, "Thou Shalt Support Local Businesses: When I built my lake house, I could have ordered fixtures, cabinets, and hardware online, but I went to brick-and-mortar shops for some face-to-face help with details and logistics. It may cost more, but it's worth it when every purchase has the power to support -- or drain -- your local economy." Another Bierman commandment: "Thou Shalt Reinforce a Sense of Place: Historic neighborhoods that fell victim to the flurry of teardowns and massive additions in the ...

August 07, 2013 | By Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Ariail for August 7, 2013

August 07, 2013 | | Ariail


Media change

In a rapidly changing world, perhaps nothing has been altered more radically in the last decade than the way people in Kershaw County and across the country receive their information. A generation ago, many families here subscribed to two or three different newspapers -- a local one, a morning "national and world" newspaper and an afternoon one to update them. They tuned in to one of three network television stations that would deliver clear reception if the antenna was pointed in the right direction and the weather was clear.

August 07, 2013 | | Editorials


Recalling all mavericks

WASHINGTON -- As congressional leaders depart the nation's capital for a much-deserved five-week break, it is with a sense of relief and pride in accomplishment: a grand bargain budget that ends sequestration and makes rational spending cuts, a sane immigration reform package, and progress on a cost-cutting health care plan.

August 07, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Yesteryear - Aug. 7, 2013

Hall of Fame inducts noted rider Bassett

August 07, 2013 | | Yesteryear


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MICHAEL O. PELLEGRINO - Ft. Irwin, Calif.

Funeral service for SGT Michael O. Pellegrino, 25, of Ft. Irwin, CA, formerly of Lugoff, will be held Wednesday, June 1st 10:30 A.M ...

May 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


HOLLIS M. RAY - Bishopville

Bishopville -- Funeral services for CW3 Hollis Monroe Ray, U.S. Army Retired, age 79, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 at the Chapel Norton ...

May 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


JESSIE L. RICHARDSON - Cassatt

Mr. Jessie Lee Richardson, 72, of 1145-A Cassatt Road, Cassatt, SC, passed on Sunday, May 22, 2016.

May 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


SAM D. RICHARDSON - Brooklyn

Brooklyn, New York -- Mr. Sam David "Bo" Richardson, 76, of Brooklyn, New York, and formerly of Lugoff entered into eternal rest on Monday, May 16 ...

May 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


Full slate of youth sports camps on tap for this summer

With the school season rapidly coming to a close that means it is time for summer youth sports camps throughout Kershaw County.

May 24, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


Ariail for May 24, 2016

May 24, 2016 | | Ariail


Editorial: Aberdeen Polo

Camden is fortunate to have a wealth of equine events for both spectators and participants, alike -- the Carolina and Colonial cups, the many events at ...

May 24, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: Election disaffection

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- On rare occasions, Americans coalesce around a common cause, usually following some calamity -- a terrorist attack, a natural disaster or, say, during ...

May 24, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: The stones of life

The honorable Zell Miller of Young Harris, Ga., was raised by a remarkable mountain woman. Folks around those parts called her "Miss Birdie" while her ...

May 24, 2016 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Walker: A fun destination in Kershaw County’s ‘backyard’

Right outside of Camden is a farm which plays home, restaurant, store, bed and breakfast and community learning center. Old McCaskill's Farm is quite ...

May 24, 2016 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Yesteryear - May 24, 2016

Thirty years ago, a group of Camden High School boys who liked to make a little music joked that when they were old, they'd ...

May 24, 2016 | | Yesteryear


Camden High School Inaugural Hall of Fame

Camden High School (CHS) inducted six people and one couple into its inagural Hall of Fame on May 12 during a ceremony at 833 South ...

May 24, 2016 | | Education


SALLIE CANADA -- Taunton, N.J.

TAUNTON, MA -- Sallie Canada of Camden, South Carolina, passed away peacefully at age 78, on May 18, 2016, in the company of her devoted family ...

May 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


ELISHA DUBOSE - Camden

Mr. Elisha DuBose, of 1346 Brewer Springs Road in Camden died Monday, May 23, 2016. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home of Camden.

May 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


CAROLYN F. MCDOLE - Myrtle Beach

Carolyn Faye McDole, 72 went to Heaven on May 22, 2016 after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her father, Nick Gardner ...

May 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


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