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Gasoline prices

It appears that claims of $5-a-gallon gasoline in South Carolina that were made a few months ago were nothing more than speculation, as the price of fuel is now coming down and is actually lower than it was a year ago. That's good news, of course, and experts say one reason is that people are driving less, using more fuel-efficient cars, making fewer trips and carpooling. There's another option we'd like to suggest, one that can save money while at the same time improving health. It's walking. What could be simpler than that?

May 04, 2012 | | Editorials


Girl Scouts collect donations for community

Girl Scout Troop No. 968 recently gave back to their community. The girl scouts of the U.S.A. celebrated its 100th birthday on March 12. Girl Scout Troop No. 968 decided for their birthday celebration to give gifts to the community as a way of thanking everyone for the support given to the troop.

May 04, 2012 | | Localife


Polo returns to town with Sunday's Camden Cup match

In the 11 years since becoming a staple of Camden's spring equine scene, the Camden Cup Polo Match has attracted a loyal following while introducing the "Sport of Kings" to thousands of new, and now, loyal fans to the sport which received its start in Camden more than a century ago.

May 04, 2012 | | Equine


Post 17 squads hold tryouts Monday, May 7

The James Leroy Belk Post 17 Kershaw County Senior and Junior American Legion baseball teams will both begin tryouts for the 2012 summer season on Monday, May 7 at 6 p.m. at American Legion Park on Ehrenclou Drive in Camden.

May 04, 2012 | | Sports


KC duos in the hunt after first round of 4-Ball qualifying

Four teams shared the lead in qualifying following Wednesday's opening round of the 61st annual Carolinas Four-Ball Championship being played for the 56th time at the Camden Country Club.

May 04, 2012 | | Golf


Two negated goals prove costly as CHS girls fall to Dreher in PKs, 2-1

Some teams like to schedule a "cupcake" for late-season games before heading into the post-season.

May 04, 2012 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Camden High/Middle


Clemson's Caldwell to be guest speaker at CHS Bulldog Club banquet

Clemson University offensive line coach and former Vanderbilt University head football coach Robbie Caldwell will be the guest speaker at the 60th annual Bulldog Club banquet, to be held on Tuesday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. inside the school gymnasium.

May 04, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Thomas E. McLester

Thomas E. (Daddy Mac) McLester, of Camden, peacefully departed this earthly life on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at the Kershaw Health Medical Center to join our Heavenly Father and rest in His eternal home. "Daddy Mac" as he was affectionately called was born in Bethune, South Carolina, on December 22, 1911. He was the son of the late Thomas M. & Elise M. McLester. He was predeceased by a brother, Harold McLester. After teaching for 36 years in Kershaw County, he retired in 1976. At an early age, he was baptized and entered into a lifetime affiliation with Trinity United Methodist ...

May 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


Rec notes -- May 4, 2012

Registration for swim lessons will begin April 30 at the Kershaw County Recreation Department.

May 04, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


School menus -- May 4, 2012

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of May 7-11:

May 04, 2012 | | Education


Making student loans 'cool'

President Obama "slow jams the news?" Is this a nakedly bold pitch for the youth vote or what?

May 04, 2012 | | Columns


Voter registration deadline approaches

The deadline to register to vote in June's party primaries is May 12, according to officials with the S.C. Election Commission.

May 04, 2012 | | Politics


Pets of the week -- May 4, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Squab, a petite black and white bulldog mix dog, and an orange and white tabby cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas ...

May 04, 2012 | | Pets


Blackmon seeks election to school board

Former North Central High School (NCHS) coach Ron Blackmon is seeking election to Seat 9 of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees.

May 04, 2012 | | Politics


Vera V. Stevens

Funeral service for Vera Viola Stevens, 60,of Cassatt, will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Lugoff Church of God with burial to follow in Stevens-Ray Memorial Park, Cassatt. The Rev. Tim Shirley and the Rev. Jeff Grubbs will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Lugoff, Church of God.

May 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Rampell: Dangerously in denial on climate change

Last year, government scientists tell us, was the hottest year on record.

January 23, 2015 | | Columns


Food for the Soul gains new volunteers

The Kershaw County Board of Realtors will volunteer the second Friday of each month to help prepare and serve lunch at Food for the Soul. "Our volunteer service at Food for the Soul promotes a Realtor goal of improving our neighborhoods through company programs and consumer outreach,"

January 23, 2015 | | Localife


Gilland: ‘Dung on a twig?’

How would you like to be called dung-on-a-twig? There certainly are worse things in life, but certainly much better things as well. Dung-on-a-twig is one of the root meanings for mistletoe, which grows on trees. This common name comes from two parts of Anglo-Saxon speech. "Mistel" a common word for dung, and "tang" the word for twig, combine to form the word mistletoe or "dung on a twig." This name became prevalent as it was noticed that mistletoe would appear where many birds had landed on branches and deposited their excrement, nice. This puts a whole new context on the ...

January 23, 2015 | By Liz Gilland, Camden Urban Forester C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Wilson’s pin leads Demons past Dogs

Stepping onto the mat for the final pairing of the evening, Lugoff-Elgin freshman 106-pounder Devin Wilson knew he needed to win by his match by, at least, a four-point major decision to give his team a win over host Camden on Tuesday night.

January 23, 2015 | | Sports


Tips for prospective horse owners

Whether raising a horse for pleasure or profession, it is important to know that caring for horses can be labor-intensive. The reward for properly taking care of a horse is a healthy and well-trained animal. But horse ownership is a significant and expensive responsibility, so it is important that prospective owners understand what they are getting into before they make any final decisions.

January 23, 2015 | | Localife


Technical Soccer Camp open for registration

Registration is open for the Technical Soccer Camp. Come receive Academy level training and learn how to play soccer the right way! The Technical Soccer methods and techniques will create a fun yet challenging environment that will give you the foundations to play at the next level.

January 23, 2015 | | Kershaw County


Find a furry friend

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Calypso, a 6-month-old female lab mix and Angelica is a 3-month-old female domestic shorthaired kitten. She is very loving and likes to be held and petted. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or ...

January 23, 2015 | | Pets


Lamberth ready to take next step in karting career

One championship was nice. Two, however, is better for go-kart racer Joseph Lamberth.

January 23, 2015 | | Auto racing


Leopards to defend Carolina Invitational title on Saturday

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School will send 14 wrestlers to Lexington High School as the Leopards seek to defend their championship in Saturday's Carolina Invitational wrestling tournament.

January 23, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Louise Nichols Bell

Louise Nichols Bell, age 80, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015. A visitation will be held at Camden Southern Methodist Church Saturday, January 24, from 2-4 p.m.

January 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Harvey Branham, Jr.

A private graveside service for Harvey Branham, Jr. 72 of Camden will be held at Wateree Baptist Church Cemetery. Dr. Rev. Gene Rollins will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 1:00 PM -3:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Harvey's memory to Parkinson's Disease, National Parkinson's Foundation, 1501 NW 9th Avenue, Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136.

January 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Elizabeth Thompson Brevard

Elizabeth Thompson Brevard, 86, passed away on Friday, January 16, 2015 in new Haven Connecticut. A celebration of her life will take place on Friday, January 23, 2015 at Christian Tabernacle Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be held from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

January 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Magnolia Belton Jones

Mrs. Magnolia Belton Jones, 91, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, January 17, 2015. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Martha Portee Parks. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Saturday, January 24, 2015 at One p.m. at Camden First United Methodist Church, with burial in Belton Family Cemetery, Camden. Mrs. Jones will be placed in the church at Twelve p.m. for viewing. Public viewing will be today 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Jones ...

January 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


WES reports honor rolls for second nine weeks

Wateree Elementary School has announced its honor roll for the second nine week period of the school year. They include:

January 23, 2015 | | Education


Broad Street railroad crossing closing for repairs Monday

CSX Railroad will close the Broad Street railroad crossing in Dusty Bend for two weeks starting Monday in order to conduct repairs.

January 23, 2015 | | Camden


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