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Doby's Mill Elementary School kindergarteners Luke Ferris (left) and Cameron Gary of Stephanie Jones' class demonstrate a craft that they made on their first day of school. "My favorite part of the day was reading books to my class and completing several fun art projects. Their excitement about kindergarten was so evident and the constant hugs were fabulous. I am looking forward to a great year," Jones said.

August 23, 2013 | | Education


Lugoff firefighters welcome kids ‘Back To School’

As most Kershaw County schools opened their doors to students Monday, the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) was there for the fourth year in a row with a fire truck at Wateree Elementary School (WES) early in the morning as students returned to class. LFD headquarters sent out its 77-foot ladder truck to WES as parents and buses brought students back to school on the nervous "first day."

August 23, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Rec. Notes -- 08-21-13

Tap, Jazz, Ballet, and Baton classes will be offered starting September 4 at the Kershaw County Recreation Department for ages 2 and up. Kim Forrest is the instructor bringing over 34 years of experience in the dancing field. Classes will be on Wednesdays starting at 4 p.m. with the fee being $42 a month. Classes are taught in combination.

August 23, 2013 | | Kershaw County


These sweet pets need a home

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Jasper, a 3-month-old retriever mix male and Siamese female 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. 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 ...

August 23, 2013 | | Pets


Moment of Nature - Aug. 23, 2013

"Out of sight, out of mind" applies very well to the root systems of trees. The parts of a tree within the upper portions of soil are vital to tree health, but hidden from the human eye. The causes of root damage are many, the effects are significant and treatment options are limited.

August 23, 2013 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Ariail for August 23, 2013

August 23, 2013 | | Ariail


One-and-done

Chris Paul, the former Wake Forest basketball star who is now regarded by many as the best point guard in the NBA, has taken over the presidency of the troubled NBA Players' Association. Many people have more than a little trouble understanding why athletes who are paid millions of dollars a year for playing a game even need a union. We won't open a debate on that, but one issue on which Paul could have a positive influence is the ridiculous "one and done" rule which affects college basketball.

August 23, 2013 | | Editorials


KershawHealth employee responds to TV news stories

Readers and Viewers Beware! Separating fact from fiction sometimes requires reading between the lines and being educated about what is not reported!!!

August 23, 2013 | Paula Guild, MN, RN Camden | Letters




Dick Goodwin Big Band to perform at FAC

The Dick Goodwin Big Band often plays for major social functions in the Southeast, but in concert this brassy ensemble programs a wild potpourri of styles -- numbers from the swing era and earlier, current tunes from sometimes surprising sources, and new music written especially for the ensemble.

August 21, 2013 | | Arts


Salon to host Chemo with Style Event

Roxie Hart Salon of Camden will host "Chemo with Style" August 27 and October 29. This event is free and open to community members who are undergoing or who have recently undergone chemotherapy. The session will demonstrate how to wear turbans, scarves and wigs and will also give away these items.

August 21, 2013 | | People & Places


Happy 100th Birthday to Bernice Strader

Special to the C-I

August 21, 2013 | | People & Places


Several Kershaw County youths attend Palmetto Boys State

American Legion Palmetto Boys State is one of the most prestigious summer programs for rising seniors in the state. Boys State is a national American Legion sponsored program that began in 1935 and is held annually in every state except Hawaii.

August 21, 2013 | | People & Places


James Gregory, ‘The Funniest Man in America,’returns to the FAC

The FAC of Kershaw County is opening its 2013-14 season with one of the South's favorite comedians -- James Gregory. Known as "The Funniest Man in America," Gregory is slated to return to the FAC on Thursday, Aug. 22 for one performance only in the Wood Auditorium. Showtime is 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now with two price options.

August 21, 2013 | | Arts


Local VFW post receives national award

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post No. 8346 and Ladies Auxiliary of Ridgeway, received the Outstanding Community Service Post Award at the National Convention in Louisville, Ky., on July, 22. The reception was invitation only.

August 21, 2013 | | People & Places


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The Trump letters

WASHINGTON -- As the first presidential debate approaches, fists clench, jaws tighten and invectives giggle in anticipation.

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


I miss making videos

When I first entered college, my goal was to be the journalist everyone loves. I am interested in journalism because one of my pet peeves ...

September 23, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


Bulldog harriers make first appearance in top 10 poll

Running as a top 10 ranked team for the first time in program history, the Camden High boys' cross country team finished second, one point ...

September 23, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle


CMA runs to fourth place finish

Senior Nick Fields led the way for the Camden Military Academy cross country team which finished fourth in an eight-team meet hosted by Orangeburg Prep ...

September 23, 2016 | | Camden Military


Lady Vols hand NC first setback of season

After having opened the season with six consecutive wins in Region 4-AA play, the North Central volleyball team was taken down by neighboring rival Andrew ...

September 23, 2016 | | North Central High/Middle


Next week in KC sports

Monday: Lugoff-Elgin at Camden (G – 4 p.m.)

September 23, 2016 | | Sports


Man arrested for sexually assaulting children

A 50-year-old homeless man is behind bars on multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

September 23, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Library helps gamers "catch 'em all"

"Gotta catch 'em all" was a common phrase with kids during the late 1990s and early 2000s as they watched the Pokémon cartoon show ...

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


4-year-old walks away from sleeping mom in car

On September 19, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputies charged and arrested 23-year-old Taquanna Salkie Thomas of Camden with unlawful neglect of a child after ...

September 23, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


21st annual FireFest is Saturday

Grab the kids and get ready for fun and fire safety; the 21st annual FireFest is this Saturday.

September 23, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Darrell S. Watts

COLUBMIA – A memorial service for Darrell Stephen Watts, 57, will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to ...

September 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


Charles St. Andrews, Jr.

Lugoff – A small family service will be held at Powers Funeral Home, 832 Ridgeway Rd, Lugoff, SC on Saturday, September 24th at 5:00pm, with ...

September 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


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


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