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Olin Stokes Thompson

September 27, 2013 | | Obituaries


Stay focused on fire safety, prevention

In 1923, at a small school house near Camden known as the Cleveland School, more than 300 people gathered for a graduation night celebration and play. At 9 p.m., one of the oil lanterns fell onto the stage and within minutes the school was engulfed in flames. Seventy-seven people lost their lives that night. During the past 100 years, we have made great strides in implementing fire codes and regulations to protect our citizens; but we must remain diligent.

September 27, 2013 | CFD Chief John Bowers C-I guest columnist | Columns


Risky dogs

Insurance companies in the United States are, in increasing numbers, cancelling the homeowners' policies of people who keep aggressive breeds of dogs. Industry statistics say that about one-third of insurance claims arise from dog bites, and companies are starting to tell people they won't insure them if they insist on having breeds that are known for their volatile nature. We don't blame the companies.

September 27, 2013 | | Editorials


Lottery doesn’t benefit schools

I read (recently) where one of our South Carolina citizens won a whopping lottery of $399.4 million. I also saw that our state was getting $15 million and only $2 million was going for education -- what a small part of the jackpot is going to the education program it was suppose to benefit.

September 27, 2013 | B.J. Livingston Lugoff | Letters


Henry Cabbagestalk

September 27, 2013 | | Obituaries


School News

Rosalyn M. Kriner (maiden name Threatt), a 2005 honor graduate of North Central High School and a recent Cum Laude Honor Graduate of Ashford University (class of 2013) accepted a job a at the Be Our Guest restaurant inside of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. It is located inside the castle of Belle and the Beast in the new Fantasyland expansion. Kriner majored in English and minored in Early Childhood Education. Her parents are Larry and Sharon Threatt of Cassatt. Kriner currently lives in Orlando, FL with her husband (Dustin) and two children (Dylan and Anna). She is ...

September 25, 2013 | | Education


What’s something nice you recently did for someone else?

September 25, 2013 | | Sidewalk Survey


Yesteryear - Sept. 25, 2013

School officials outline goals for 1987-88 to board

September 25, 2013 | | Yesteryear


The mobile home state

Recently, Miss South Carolina said at the Miss America contest, "I am from the state where 20 percent of our homes are mobile because that's how we roll."

September 25, 2013 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Waiting for Obamacare

WASHINGTON -- News consumers by now have absorbed the message that Republicans are going to defund Obamacare, shut down the government, ruin the economy and starve the poor.

September 25, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Ariail for Sept. 25, 2013

September 25, 2013 | | Ariail


Shutdown?

We have lost count now of the number of times Congress has come to the brink of shutting the government down. We now find ourselves in the same situation we have on other occasions, with dysfunctional Republicans and incompetent Democrats heaving insults back and forth at each other in Washington while American voters shake their heads in dismay.

September 25, 2013 | | Editorials


Memo to candidates running for (fill in the blank)

Well, folks, it's about that time again in the political election cycle when candidates for statewide offices are starting to make their announcements about running for office. If you're thinking about running for U.S. Senate, governor or the other statewide offices you know it's only about nine months until the June '14 primary and you need to do something soon.

September 25, 2013 | | Columns


Drug deal leads to chase and arrest

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a county man following a drug deal and vehicle chase Wednesday.

September 25, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CHS girls win six-team XC meet

Led by three finishers in the top nine, the Camden High girls' cross country team ran to their first win of the season by winning a six-team meet held at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site last Wednesday.

September 25, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


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Mervin Leroy Ridley

CAMDEN – Funeral Services for Mervin Leroy Ridley, 72, will be held Sunday at 5:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow ...

September 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


Katherine Ard Iseman

CAMDEN – Funeral service for Katherine Ard "Katie" Iseman, 31, will be held on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Camden ...

September 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


Ruth Reed Hagins

CAMDEN -- Mrs. Ruth Reed Hagins, 89, of 205 Thomas Street, Kirkwood Community, Camden, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. A Celebration of ...

September 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


Modene Barkley

CASSATT – Funeral service for Modene A. Barkley, 78, will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Cassatt Baptist Church, 2604 Highway 1 North ...

September 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


Vivian Metze

We would like to offer our sincere congratulations and heartfelt thanks to Mrs. Vivian B. Metze, who was honored Friday by the city of Camden ...

September 20, 2016 | | Editorials


Trump’s truth sets us free

WASHINGTON -- At long last, Donald Trump has set himself free.

September 20, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Robert Ariail

September 20, 2016 | | Ariail


John Wooten

A graveside memorial service for John Staige Wooten, 74, of Camden, SC, son of the late Frank M. Wooten, Jr. and Phyllis Carrison Wooten, will ...

September 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


Simon James Washington

Mr. Simon James Washington, 90, of 1850 Red Hill Church Road, Cassatt, passed on Saturday, September 17, 2016. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 ...

September 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


Eldridge Truett

LUGOFF – A service to celebrate the life of Eldridge Harold Truett, 87, will be held on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral ...

September 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


Elizabeth Spann Parker

Funeral service for Mrs. Elizabeth Spann Parker, 66, of 1801 Hasty Road, Apt. #12H, in Camden, will be held Friday, September 23, 2016, 2:00 ...

September 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


Annette M. Muspratt

CAMDEN – Annette Marie Ellis Muspratt, beloved wife of Anthony E. Muspratt, died September 17, 2016 at Southwinds Assisted Living, Lugoff, SC.

September 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


Speaks enjoying a memorable final season for Wolfpack

Maggie Speaks is making her final season as a member of the North Carolina State University one for the books.

September 16, 2016 | | Sports


Lady Knights cruising along

North Central kept its slate clean in Region 4-AA volleyball with consecutive 3-0 shutouts over Buford and Chesterfield.

September 16, 2016 | | North Central High/Middle


Fields finishes ninth in Charlotte meet

Led by a ninth place finish from Nick Fields, the Camden Military Academy cross country team finished fifth in a seven-team meets held at McAlpine ...

September 16, 2016 | | Camden Military


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