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School news - July 4, 2012

Crystal Noelle Johnson had reached the zenith of years of study when on the morning of May 18, she walked across the stage and received her doctor of medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. It was the natural culmination of her life and years of dedication.

July 04, 2012 | | Education


Ariail for July 4, 2012

July 04, 2012 | | Ariail


A true Camden hero

A significant number of people in Kershaw County probably believe -- incorrectly, of course -- that the Camden Archives is filled with musty, boring documents that only an historian could love. That's not the case, of course, and the current exhibit of Larry Doby memorabilia is a prime example. Now on display and running through the end of the year, the Doby exhibit tells the story of a man who came second behind the famed Jackie Robinson in breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier but found far less fame from doing so. The display kicks off here in Doby's ...

July 04, 2012 | | Editorials


Two-way standout

AUGUSTA, GA. --- Camden native and Francis Marion University basketball player Evrik Gary was named to the Peach Belt Conference's 21st annual Presidential Honor.

July 04, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Post 17 can’t hold off Lexington

As he and his team got off the bus for Monday night's game at Lexington, Kershaw County American Legion head coach Craig Smith saw and heard the athletic director of the host team giving members of the Post 7 squad a talk on sportsmanship.

July 04, 2012 | | Sports


Golf, hoop camps set for next week

After a July 4th holiday week in which no camps were held, there are two basketball and a golf camp which Kershaw County youngsters may attend next week. All three camps are under the direction of the Kershaw County Recreation Department.

July 04, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Murphy earns spot in U.S. Girls' Junior Championship tourney

It was a whirlwind week of playing tournament golf in both Carolinas for Kelli Murphy.

July 04, 2012 | | Golf


NCHS announces fourth quarter honor rolls

North Central High School has announced its honor rolls for the 4th Quarter.

July 04, 2012 | | Education


Eloise C. Rabon

Graveside service for Eloise Crosby Rabon, 91, will he held Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in Springvale Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

July 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ted Allen

Funeral Services for Ted Allen Wood, 55, will be held Thursday, July 5, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at James Chapel AME Church with burial in the church cemetery. A Viewing was held Tuesday, July 3 1 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Another viewing will be held one hour prior to service at the church. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

July 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


Inez Mickle

Inez Mickle, 81, of 1488 John G. Richards Road in Camden died Tuesday, July 3, 2012. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

July 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


Sidewalk Survey -- July 4, 2012

July 04, 2012 | Julie J. Prickett C-I | Sidewalk Survey


Betty Jean Alston

Ms. Betty Jean Alston, 65, of 1210 Gary Road, Camden, S.C., passed on Sunday, July 1, 2012. Funeral Services will be conducted on Thrusday, July 5, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Union Baptist Church, Rembert, S.C. with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

July 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


Rescue group does more thanks to grants

Kershaw County-based Dog4U Inc. Animal Rescue & Sanctuary is pleased to announce the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' (ASPCA) sponsorship through a grant award of $1,000 in support of its equine program. The grant award will help alleviate a third of Dog4U's hay costs for the 10 horses under its care for 2012.

July 04, 2012 | | Kershaw County


Fireworks safety tips

Independence Day: The time of year that we celebrate our freedom all across our nation and realize this freedom we enjoy is not free. Many have given their lives for the freedom we enjoy daily and this is a perfect time to reflect on this blessing. We are not, however, independent of safety as many celebrate this upcoming holiday. This is not a time to be careless and foolish; especially with the use of fireworks. In 2010, over 8,000 people visited the emergency room across the nation with over 50% of those people under the age of 20 from ...

July 04, 2012 | By Dennis K. Ray, LFD chief | Crime-Police-Fire


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Helen Charlene Dixon "Cha Cha" Mathis

Funeral services for Helen Charlene (Dixon) "Cha Cha" Mathis, 43, will be held on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Malvern Hill Baptist Church, Camden, SC. The burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff and other times at the home.

May 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Eunice Elizabeth Gainey

Funeral service for Eunice Elizabeth Gainey, 87, will be held today, May 1, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery in Cross, S.C. The family will receive friends on Thursday 4-9 p.m. at the home and one our prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

May 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Joan E. Collins

Funeral service for Mrs. Joan E. Collins, 76, of 1801 Lovett Road, Camden, will be held Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 1:00 P.M. at Sweet Home Baptist Church with burial in the Cedars Cemetery. She died Monday, April 27, 2015. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

May 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Coldwell Banker’s Camden office part of NRT purchase

NRT LLC, a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp., recently purchased Coldwell Banker United Realtors, including its office in Camden. According to Elise Ramer, NRT's senior public relations specialist for the Southeast, more than 400 Coldwell Banker agents are affected by the purchase. Other Midlands offices include Blythewood, Chapin, Irmo, Lake Murray, Lake Wateree, Lexington and Sumter/Shaw, Ramer said.

May 01, 2015 | | Business


CCTC aims to go tobacco free in 2016 with grant

Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) plans to make its campuses 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free by Fall 2016, thanks to a $5,000 grant from Legacy. Legacy is the organization responsible for the national "truth" smoking prevention campaign. Through the grant, CCTC plans to encourage students, faculty and administrators to adopt the 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free policy, according to a press release from the college.

May 01, 2015 | | Education


2015 Humanities Festival schedule of events

May 1

May 01, 2015 | | People & Places


First Palmetto acquires South State Bank branches

First Palmetto Bank, headquartered in Camden, announced Wednesday it has entered into an agreement to purchase two South Carolina branch locations from South State Bank. According to a press release, the new branches are in Loris and Little River, and expands First Palmetto's presence in Horry County.

May 01, 2015 | | Business


Ariail for April 29, 2015

April 29, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: James Metts

In the last 42 years, Kershaw County has had a number of sheriffs, some of them who performed more efficiently than others. Over that entire period, nearby Lexington County had only one -- James Metts, who was sentenced to prison Monday after pleading guilty to taking money in return for letting two illegal immigrants out of jail. Though he had no direct connection to Kershaw County, many here were familiar with him through his long service in another Midlands county and a great deal of publicity he received.

April 29, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Lee Correctional visit with Claire Bryant a moving experience

BISHOPVILLE -- Lee Correctional Institution, South Carolina's largest maximum-security prison, gets plenty of bad press -- from a riot and a lockdown in February to drone-delivered contraband a few days ago.

April 29, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Letter: ‘The hearts of the Old Armory’

On April 14, I was getting ready for work when I received a phone call stating that I did not need to come to work because we were closing for good. I thought my friend was joking. After realizing he wasn't, I got in my car and drove to the restaurant. What I witnessed was truly shocking and devastating. All of the daytime employess were sitting on the patio, banned from going inside. One employee was sitting in her car, just crying. The police were at every entrance and the IRS swarmed inside. I can't even tell you ...

April 29, 2015 | Tandria Marallo Camden | Letters


Letter: Reader not happy with Farmers Market move

The saying goes, "You only have one chance to make a first impression." Unfortunately, my first impression of the choice for the relocation of our (Kershaw County) Farmers Market at the southern edge of Historic Camden was a very, very bad one.

April 29, 2015 | Linda Kennedy-Rogers Camden | Letters


Letter: ‘A long-standing pattern’

It is part of a long-standing pattern whereby the North Charleston criminal justice system surveiles, harasses, profiles, threatens, tickets, endangers and incarcerates Black American members of society. The Holocaust remembered comes to mind. All human life deserves protection.

April 29, 2015 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


For the Record - April 29, 2015

Real estate transactions

April 29, 2015 | | For the Record


WES’ Kryptonite War

Wateree Elementary School (WES) faculty and staff members volunteered to enter WES' Relay for Life Kryptonite War. The event and others like it, organized by Chairperson Kathy Cassady, helped WES raise over $7,500 for Relay for Life. The person with most money placed in his or her jug won the contest. The fearful five finalists (pictured left to right) -- 5th grade teacher Traci Simmons, 4th grade teacher Libby Davis, 1st grade teacher Krissi Butler, Principal Gail Stehle, and Jennifer English -- patiently waited for the winner to be announced while former queens/kings Bob Snell, Melissa Smith, Christie Turbyfill, Franco ...

April 29, 2015 | | People & Places


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