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History hasn't been kind to third-party movements in this country, but that's not deterring two South Carolinians -- one with Democratic roots and the other with a Republican background -- from trying to launch the American Party, which they contend can be a viable alternative to the two majority parties. Jim Rex, who was superintendent of education in this state, and Oscar Loveless, a physician who once ran for governor, think voters need another option. In light of the gridlock in which our Congress has become mired, that's not a bad idea. The odds are long against the success ...

October 16, 2013 | | Editorials


Open up to possibilities

It's time for us to expand our mindsets about the political situation in Washington. In a recent New York Times article, Russ Douthat said that politics is hard business and failure is normal enough, but that sensible people, "Republicans included," should have seen that shut down fever would blow up in the Party's face. Why? Because they had no method in place to deal with what could arguably be seen as basically a worthy objective.

October 16, 2013 | Nancy Larson Lugoff | Letters


Yesteryear - Oct. 16, 2013

Field Days to re-create Revolution

October 16, 2013 | | Yesteryear


The miracle baby

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month and families across the state and nation will be celebrating individuals with Down Syndrome at the Buddy Walk. The Buddy Walk was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome and to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

October 16, 2013 | | People & Places


What holiday would you want to have twice a year?

October 16, 2013 | | Sidewalk Survey


Belton "Boo" Mickle

Funeral service for Mr. Belton "Boo" Mickle, 61, of Camden will be held Friday, October 18, 2013, 11:00 A.M. at Good Hope AME Zion Church with burial in the Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. Friends may visit at 1494 John G. Richards Road in Camden. He died Monday, October 14, 2013. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

October 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


John B. Peebles

John B. Peebles, age 79, died Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Norman Regional Hospital, due to complications from injuries suffered 3 weeks earlier in an auto accident. He was born November 7, 1933 in Camden, SC to David Peter (Pete) and Helen C. (Baker) Peebles. He grew up in Camden and was a graduate of Camden High School. In early adulthood, he worked a short while for DuPont Chemical Co. before working in the textile industry at Jaclyn Hosiery Mill. He then sold insurance and later pursued his passion as a master cabinet maker. In 1963 he moved his family ...

October 16, 2013 | | Obituaries


Temporary meal benefits available for affected families

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) families that temporarily have been affected by the federal government furloughs may apply for free/reduced meal benefits for their children.

October 16, 2013 | | Education


First annual KCSD Cat Fight Blood Drive

The Leslie M. Stover Middle School Tiger mascot and the Lugoff-Elgin Middle Leopard mascot are helping their schools battle it out in the KCSD Cat Fight Blood Drive. Interested persons can donate blood at their favorite school.

October 16, 2013 | | Education


A fair to remember

The 2013 Camden Antiques Fair will open Thursday with a preview party and continue Friday through Sunday. This signature event benefits the National Steeplechase Museum and S.C. Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. In its third year, the fair has brought hundreds of visitors to Camden while greatly promoting our area as a destination for antiquing, equine sports, visiting historical places and a dose of real Southern hospitality at our local stores and restaurants.

October 16, 2013 | | Camden


Judge Cooper presents life of Mendel L. Smith

The Kershaw County Historical Society will host a special program on the life and career of Medel L. Smith (1870-1934), Camden attorney, Kershaw County legislator, Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives and 5th Judicial Circuit Judge. The public is invited to a presentation by G. Thomas Cooper Jr. on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the historic Mills Courthouse at 607 Broad St., in Camden.

October 16, 2013 | | People & Places


Fall Festival Saturday at Lugoff Ford

The third annual Fall Festival will be held Saturday at Lugoff Ford at 979 Highway 1 in South Lugoff.

October 16, 2013 | | People & Places


Camden Community Concert Band to perform Sunday

The Camden Community Concert Band held its organizational meeting and first rehearsal on March 10, 1980, with 52 members in attendance. The first concert was presented eight weeks later on May 4 as a part of Camden's Music, Arts, Drama (MAD) Festival.

October 16, 2013 | | Arts


Zoo-rrific champions

October 16, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Andrew Jackson at North Central (VB – 6:45 p.m.)

October 14, 2013 | | Sports


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Food truck rally for L-EHS Marching Band Sept. 10

Bring your eye for bargains and an appetite to Lugoff-Elgin High School September 10: it's time for the End of Summer Bash Community Sale ...

August 26, 2016 | | People & Places


County approves bid for industrial park road project

Kershaw County Council approved bids for two projects, the Steeplechase Industrial Boulevard Roadway Extension and the Musco Light System Installation for Doby Soccer Field.

August 26, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Kershaw County


Fill the Boot kick off is Monday

Members of the Camden Fire Department along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will host a special event to kick off the fire fighters' annual Fill ...

August 26, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Chamber elects board members, endorses school referendum

The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center board elected five new members to its board of directors during the board's August 18 meeting.

August 26, 2016 | | Business


Walter Woods

CAMDEN – Funeral services for Walter Woods, 64, will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Bethel Hill Baptist Church, Bethune, S.C., with ...

August 25, 2016 | | Obituaries


Chuck Andrew Robinson. Jr.

Cassatt-Mr. Chuck Andrew Robinson, Jr., 45, of 1017 Lawhorn Road, Cassatt, died Monday. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu ...

August 25, 2016 | | Obituaries


Robert Lewis McCaskill

Mr. Robert Lewis McCaskill, 70, of 2656 Ridgeway Road, Ridgeway, SC, passed on Monday, August 22, 2016. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p ...

August 25, 2016 | | Obituaries


Evelyn Flowers Brown

CAMDEN – A celebration of life service for Evelyn Jean Flowers Brown, 68, was held Thursday at 4:00 p.m. at Freedom Outreach Baptist Church ...

August 25, 2016 | | Obituaries


Keeping it family-oriented

A Camden High School graduate of 1968 utilized his love for war history to tell the story of his wife Pam's ancestor through the ...

August 23, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Miscellaneous


Voc Rehab serves all of us

Today readers will see a story about a recent event hosted by the Camden area office of S.C. Vocational Rehabilitation. We would like to ...

August 23, 2016 | | Editorials


A nice column about Trump

WASHINGTON -- When my syndicate editor told me a few clients had been asking, Don't you have anyone over there who can write something positive ...

August 23, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Robert Ariail

August 23, 2016 | Robert Ariail | Ariail


KCSD high schools raise more than $47,500 for UWKC; Camden High School wins Caring Cup

n addition to the normal activities of a first week of school, Kershaw County School District high school students have been working together to raise ...

August 23, 2016 | | Education


Vocational Rehab helps provide opportunities in the community

The Camden area office of S.C. Vocational Rehabilitation hosted a cookout Wednesday to share information with local businesses about how SCVR can help provide ...

August 23, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Kershaw County


Construction bids, ordinances before KCC

Kershaw County Council meets August 23 at 5:30 p.m. to talk about a bid for Steeplechase Industrial Boulevard Roadway Extension, a bid for ...

August 23, 2016 | | Kershaw County


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