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When politics stop working

Former first lady Betty Ford's funeral reminded many of us of how great she was. She also left some timely reminders of how great we could be, too.

July 22, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Robert Ariail -- July 20, 2011

July 20, 2011 | | Ariail


Libby Hough

A graveside memorial service celebrating the life of Cara Elizabeth "Libby" Gaskin Hough, 89, of Camden, will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, July 22, 2011at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Reverend Ed Stokes will officiate. In lieu of flowers, make memorials to Hospice Care of Tri-County, 2039 W. DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.

July 20, 2011 | | Obituaries


Robert Wayne Scaffe

Robert Wayne Scaffe, 28, of Cassatt, died Sunday, July 17, 2011 at Kershaw County Medical Center.

July 20, 2011 | | Obituaries


Willie Wright

Willie Wright, 97, of Alston Road, Horatio, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011. Family and friends may call at the residence.

July 20, 2011 | | Obituaries


Wayne D. Davis

Wayne D. Davis, of Astor, Fla., passed away at home surrounded by his three daughters. Mr. Davis was born on Nov 29 1936 in Camden S.C to the parents of Clennie and Zada Davis. He served in the United States Army for 25 yrs, retiring as a Sgt Major. Upon his retirement he moved from Gainesville, Fl. relocating to Micanopy, Fl. in 1981. He became founder of The Pearl Of Micanopy Inc., in 1986 until 2002 at which time he retired to Astor, Fl.

July 20, 2011 | | Obituaries


Colonel (Ret.) Joel Thomas Cassidy

Funeral services with full military rites to celebrate the life of Colonel (Ret) Joel Thomas Cassidy, of Camden, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday July 20 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. Family received friends on Tuesday July 19th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Cassidy's memory to Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020 or National Kidney Foundation, SC Chapter, 500 Taylor St., Suite 101, Columbia, SC ...

July 20, 2011 | | Obituaries


Juanita Branham

Funeral service to celebrate the life of Juanita Nelson Branham, 84, of Elgin, will be held Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 2:00 PM in Hillcrest Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Ken Jackson and Rev. George Cashwell will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 20, 2011 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Branham's memory to the American Cancer Society, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Rd., Lugoff, SC 29078, the American Heart Association of SC Memorials & Tributes, P. O ...

July 20, 2011 | | Obituaries


School registration next week

The new school year is in sight with registration for Kershaw County School District students next week.

July 20, 2011 | | Education


Allstate agency owners earn service designation

Allstate exclusive agency owners Dennis Arledge (Elgin) and Kyle Cassidy (Camden and Lugoff) have been designated Allstate Premier Service Agents for 2011. Both of Cassidy's offices received this designation.

July 20, 2011 | | Business


Hewitt joins Virginia State Police

A Kershaw County native was among 62 new Virginia State Police troopers who started their career patrolling in counties and along interstates across the Commonwealth this month. The newest troopers – including Charles E. Hewitt -- were members of the 116th Basic Session which graduated from the Virginia State Police Academy in Richmond June 24.

July 20, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Fundraiser held in the memory of Alex Fowler

Join Alex Fowler's family and supporters on Aug. 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Royal Z Bowling Lanes located at 8512 Two Notch Rd., Columbia to help his family promote change in how the intersections in Kershaw County are designed.

July 20, 2011 | | Localife


Local Master Gardners graduate

Six Kershaw County Master Gardeners recently graduated by completing the required 40 hours of volunteer time, and receiving their certificate from Vickie Bertagnolli-Heller, local Master Gardener coordinator. The group also welcomed Joe Dorton and Albert Reed who finished the classroom instruction given by Clemson University agents and qualified as Master Gardeners in May. These gentlemen now have to volunteer 40 hours before they become certified Master Gardeners.

July 20, 2011 | | Localife


Book's language teaches wrong lesson

We understand that we "live in the United States of America," Mr. Crutcher. We also know we are a great nation, not just because we have freedom of speech, but the freedom to make choices. Our public schools have helped to make us a great nation because we endeavor to make our youth contributing, productive citizens of the community. This does not include promoting foul language, which is a sign of not enough vocabulary to express one's self except through expletives. You said you were quoting, for emphasis, what the students hear and say. You also said you had ...

July 20, 2011 | Pat Watts Camden | Letters


Remember when -- July 20, 2011

July 20, 2011 | | Remember when...


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Star-studded cast headed to Saturday's Camden Mania II

Five-time World Championship Wrestling Tag Team champion Buff Bagwell will headline a star-studded Saturday evening's (April 26) card at Camden Mania II, an SWA Wrestling extravaganza that supports community programs, at Camden's E. Clarkson Rhame City Arena.

April 23, 2014 | | Sports


Lady Knights fall to FC; finish second in 3-AA

Fairfield Central spoiled North Central's chance of playing for the Region 3-AA softball title as the host Griffins handed the Lady Knights a 7-6 loss in Monday's conference finale.

April 23, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


Bennie James Clinton

Bennie James Clinton was born September 11th, 1942 to the loving late parents John Clinton Jr. and Maybell Clark Clinton. His religious upbringing was at Red Hill Baptist Church in Cassatt South Carolina under the leadership of his grandfather the late Rev. J.C. Clinton. He married Clara Arlene Barksdale on April 19th, 1965 and from this union one daughter Sherri Alisa Clinton was born.

April 23, 2014 | | Obituaries


Polly Davis Dinkins

Mrs. Polly Davis Dinkins, 92, of 714 George Wright Street, Camden died Sunday. Family and Friends may call at 307 Doby Street, Kirkwood Community, Camden. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Dinkins Family.

April 23, 2014 | | Obituaries


Addie Mae Wood Jones

Mrs. Addie Mae Wood Jones, 93, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Friday, April 11, 2014. Born in Blaney, S.C. on March 28, 1921, to the late Dixon, Sr. and Carrie Martin Wood. Grave Side Services were held Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Ten a.m., at Cedars Cemetery, Camden. Mrs. Jones is survived by her sons, Von and John Henry Jones; two sisters, Alberta W. Addison of Elgin, S.C. and Eloise W. Jones of New York City, N.Y., Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, served the Jones family.

April 23, 2014 | | Obituaries


Arthur Herbert Stewart, Jr.

Funeral service for Mr. Arthur Herbert Stewart, Jr., 66, of 1802 Kennedy Drive in Camden will be held Saturday, April 26, 2014, 12:00 P.M. at Edwards Chapel AME Zion Church with burial Monday, 2:00 P.M. in the Ft. Jackson National cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

April 23, 2014 | | Obituaries


Alan Underwood

A memorial service to celebrate the life of James Alan Underwood, 87, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, 1112 Fair Street in Camden. Burial will be in Moultrie, GA. Memorials may be made in Alan's memory to Trinity Baptist Church, 201 12th Avenue SE, Moultrie, GA 31768.

April 23, 2014 | | Obituaries


Playground upgrade

The city of Camden recently installed this new playground equipment at City Arena Park at the corner of Bull and Market streets across from Zemp Stadium. A $23,526 S.C. Parks and Recreation Department grant, along with $5,881 in matching city funds, paid not only for the play structure but a new swing set, timber borders and fall-zone mulch. "We are excited to provide all these needed improvements for the neighborhood children and are thankful to our local legislators for supporting our grant applications for this project," Camden Mayor Tony Scully said. Improvements to Edgewood Park at Elmore ...

April 23, 2014 | | Camden


Giving Back

Recently, I was listening to a talk radio host railing about how public schools "no longer teach values." This issue seems to be a mantra of sorts for some folks in the media, many of whom I suspect haven't been anywhere near a public school in years. As someone who is in public schools every day, I can't for the life of me figure out what this view is based on. I know it's not based on reality.

April 21, 2014 | | Columns


Easter Memories and Hope

It is each of the many Easters of my life that I remember more clearly than any other holiday. Christmases blur together with only a few standing out in my memory such as the one when it snowed all day, the year I lost my voice completely, and the two times that I wasn't home – one working in Washington, D.C. and another in London.

April 21, 2014 | Rhonda Rich | Columns


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Lugoff-Elgin in Anderson Brothers Bank Tournament at Florence (G- 1 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at North Central (TEN – 5 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Trinity-Byrnes (BSOC - 6 p.m.); North Central at Fairfield Central (BB – 6 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.)

April 21, 2014 | | Sports


Noted and passed - April 21, 2014

** Thomas Ravenel, the former state treasurer who served prison time for cocaine distribution, now stars in a reality television show called "Southern Charm." Ravenel stumbles through the show in a haze of alcohol and bad judgment. He and his girlfriend, who's 30 years his junior, recently had a baby in Florida. Ravenel says he intends to revive his political career by running for the U. S. Senate from the Palmetto State. The guys in Vegas would probably lay some long odds on his chances for success.

April 21, 2014 | | Columns


Celebration of life held for Camden philanthropist, Margaret Hebard Lloyd

More than 100 local fiends joined the family of Margaret H. ("Peggy") Lloyd to celebrate her life at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County earlier this month.

April 21, 2014 | | Localife


Evelyn Johnson celebrates 100th birthday

A large group of friends and family gathered April 2 with Evelyn Johnson to help her celebrate her 100th birthday with a party at Pinedale Residential Care. Many attendees traveled from out of state to join the celebration of this impressive milestone.

April 21, 2014 | | Localife


Rec. Notes: KC swim team registration

The Kershaw County Swim team will have registration April 21 through May 9.

April 18, 2014 | | Kershaw County


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