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Big Al and the rabbit fish

More than 50 years ago, I spent many a day fishing with my maternal grandfather on Lake Wateree. He was known to all as Daddy John and the lake was always called The River. Daddy John knew the location of every Bream/Crappy-Bed and Catfish-Hole at The River. Amazingly, he knew all of the fish in the lake by name. He also knew a great big turtle that he affectionately called Big Al.

April 29, 2013 | By William 'Rusty' Major C-I guest columnist | Columns


Midway Elementary April happenings

April 29, 2013 | | People & Places


Lindsay Alexander & Matthew Frost wed

Lindsay Elizabeth Alexander and Matthew Richard Frost both of Camden, S.C., were united in marriage on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Swift Creek Baptist Church in Rembert, S.C. The 5:00 p.m. ceremony was officiated by Reverend Bruce Hancock. The reception followed immediately at Rosa Lee's Cottage with special music by Mike & The Mixers of Charleston, SC.

April 29, 2013 | | Weddings & Engagements


Mr. and Mrs. James Gilbert married

Mr. and Mrs. James Gilbert Broom were married Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Old McCaskill's Farm in Rembert, South Carolina. The 6:00 p.m. ceremony was performed by Reverend Frank Griffith. A reception immediately followed.

April 29, 2013 | | Weddings & Engagements


Ariail for April 29, 2013

April 29, 2013 | | Ariail


Concern with sister’s ‘outrageous claims’

Dear Annie: What should I say to my sister when she makes outrageous claims? For example, she believes the government is spraying poison into the skies and dropping ticks to kill us. She has a huge supply of plastic coffins ready to put our corpses into. She thinks crackpots rapping on YouTube are reliable sources of information.

April 29, 2013 | | Dear Annie


Noted and passed - April 29, 2013

• Another U.S. senator who's been amenable to reaching across the aisle is leaving Washington, further curtailing the number of moderate lawmakers in that body. Max Baucus, a Democrat from Montana, will not seek another term after serving for many years in Washington. Moderates are becoming more and more of an endangered species, which is bad for the entire country.

April 29, 2013 | | Editorials


KCSO, EPD arrest two for auto break-ins

Following a joint investigation between the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and the Elgin Police Department (EPD), officers arrested David Allen Richardson, 26, and Haley O'Ryan Pearson, 19. Investigators from both agencies identified the pair as having broken in to nearly a dozen vehicles in the town of Elgin and Kershaw County.

April 29, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


The terror of not knowing

WASHINGTON -- As the manhunt for the Boston bombers reached its climactic conclusion, Americans of all hues and backgrounds heaved a sigh of relief. Thank goodness it wasn't ... fill in the blank:

April 29, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Helen "Sis" Warden Black

Sis Black passed away peacefully with family members at her side on April 4, 2013 in Annapolis, Md. She was born in St. Johnsbury, VT., on December 18, 1923, the daughter of the late David Royal and Hazel Ramage Warden. She was raised in Bluefield, W. VA. and graduated from Beaver High School, where she was an excellent academic student, class leader, and athlete. During this time she attained the title of the National Drum Majorette Champion in Chicago for the Bluefield Drum and Bugle Corps, where they won first place at the American Legion National Convention. Upon graduation, Sis ...

April 29, 2013 | | Obituaries


William "Bill" Clemont Shiver

Bill, 69, of Lake Park, NC, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, April 26, 2013 at Hospice of Union County in Monroe, NC.

April 29, 2013 | | Obituaries


Willis U. Arthur, Jr.

Willis U. Arthur, Jr., formerly of Camden, SC passed away April 27, 2013. He was born November 13, 1925, in Aiken, SC to Willis Uriah Arthur, Sr. and Iva Lee Redd Taylor Arthur as the youngest of eleven siblings. After serving in the US Army Air Corps during World War II, Willis graduated from the University of SC with a mechanical engineering degree. He spent his entire career with DuPont starting at the Savannah River Plant in Aiken and then the May Plant in Camden.

April 29, 2013 | | Obituaries


L-EMS Poetry Jam

Recently, the staff and students of Lugoff-Elgin Middle School held the 1st annual Open Mic Poetry Jam during all lunches. Mrs. Anne Lemieux and Mrs. Elaine Dorsey coordinated this effort to celebrate Poetry Month and Poem in your Pocket Day. Students and staff recited original poetry as well as published works by authors such as Shel Sliverstein, Walt Whitman, Edgar Allen Poe and more. The school thanked its 76 volunteers who recited poetry.

April 26, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Dogs roll past Darlington

As his team's season winds down, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak saw a Bulldog team which was not at its best still manage to come away with a 6-0 win over Darlington on Wednesday.

April 26, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle


Geography Bee semifinalist

Montessori School of Camden sixth-grader J.D. Heaton (right) was a 2013 South Carolina National Geographic Bee semifinalist. The 2013 South Carolina National Geographic Bee is sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. This is the 25th anniversary of the Bee. Bees were held in schools with fourth- through eighth-grade students throughout the state to determine each school's Bee winner. School-level winners then took a qualifying test, which they submitted to the national Geographic Society. In each of the 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Department of Defense Dependents Schools, and the U.S. territories, the National ...

April 26, 2013 | | Education


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Joyce Williams Smith

Joyce Williams Smith, was born on February 14, 1950, in Bethune, SC. She was the daughter of the late Lehana Kelley Williams and Ben F ...

February 09, 2016 | | Obituaries


Hugh M. Smith

A memorial service to honor the life of Major Hugh M. Smith, USAF (Ret.), 95, of Camden, SC, will be held at 4:00 PM ...

February 09, 2016 | | Obituaries


Nancy McCaskill

Funeral service for Ms. Nancy McCaskill, 57, of 1700 Broad Street in Camden will be held Thursday, February 11, 2016, 11:00 A.M. at ...

February 09, 2016 | | Obituaries


Frank Melvin Dieringer

Frank Melvin Dieringer, age 95, died on Friday, February 5, 2016 with his family by his side. Born in Canton, OH, he was the son ...

February 09, 2016 | | Obituaries


Rampell: Low-wage Senate workers get a raise -- and then the shaft

This story was supposed to have a happy ending.

February 09, 2016 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Letter: A fond farewell to Nettles Cleaners

By listening to the local radio station, WPUB, and reading the Chronicle-Independent, people in Kershaw County are encouraged to trade locally. Having grown up in ...

February 09, 2016 | Rosemary Russell Lugoff | Letters


L-EHS plays host to to state power clean championship

Lugoff-Elgin High School will host the 2016 Palmetto Power Clean Championship on Wednesday, Feb. 24.

February 05, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


KCSO arrests suspected burglar after manhunt

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies and Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb arrested a Bethune man following a manhunt Wednesday morning in connection with ...

February 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden native earns national Bostwick medical award

Dr. Jack Scheuer III, son of Dr. and Mrs. Jack Scheuer Jr., of Camden, won the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons' national 2016 ...

February 05, 2016 | | Healthcare


17-year-old charged with criminal sexual conduct

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a young Gaston man Tuesday and charged him with two counts each of first degree criminal sexual ...

February 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Florida man arrested by KCSO sentenced for tax scheme

A federal judge recently sentenced a Florida man arrested by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) in February 2012 for his role in a ...

February 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Editorial: Blame for closing schools may be misplaced

After reading today's coverage of this week's Kershaw County Board of Trustees meeting, one could easily get the sense of an "us versus ...

February 05, 2016 | | Editorials


Rampell: Just how dumb does Trump think we are?

Donald Trump thinks you're an idiot.

February 05, 2016 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writer's Group | Editorials


Reader wants new Bethune Elementary to stay in town

In Paul's letter to the Ephesians, he says, "Awake thou that sleepest and arise from the dead and Christ shall give thee light." I ...

February 05, 2016 | Betty Tidwell Bethune | Letters


Reader thanks Camden Fire Department

My husband and I would like to say "thank you" to the Camden Fire Department for your quick response to our 911 call Thursday, 1 ...

February 05, 2016 | Randy and Christine Bock Camden | Letters


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