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Thanks for cars, too

The S.C. Foster Parent Association (SCFPA) would like to thank everyone who donated vehicles to its On the Road Again program. This program provides transportation for foster youth who are 18, but not yet 21, actively employed and pursuing a GED or post-high school educational program. Without a vehicle, young people must rely on public transportation to get them to and from work or school. Unfortunately, public transportation is not available in many rural areas of South Carolina.

November 11, 2013 | Patricia Jackson, admin., SCFPA Lugoff | Letters


Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week observed with local events

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is being observed across the country next week, the week before Thanksgiving. The Kershaw County Housing Partnership is sponsoring the following local events in the hope that all citizens will participate in at least one:

November 11, 2013 | | People & Places


Machachi, Equador, leaves impact on First Baptist Church in Camden

Since 2011, First Baptist Church (FBC) of Camden has sent 56 Kershaw County residents on 19 mission teams to Machachi, Ecuador. Some of them have been to the South American city multiple times. Those participating in FBC's missions there say the trips are having a lasting impact, not only in Machachi -- located some 25 miles south of Ecuador's capital, Quito -- but back in Camden as well.

November 11, 2013 | By Mary Ann Blaskowitz Special to the C-I | Miscellaneous


Donnell J. "Smelly" Brown

Mr. Donnell J. "Smelly" Brown, 45, of 608 Conway Circle, Camden, SC, passed on Thursday November 7, 2013.

November 11, 2013 | | Obituaries


Joe L. Gaskins

Mr. Joe L. Gaskins, 77, of Ridgeway, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. Born in Camden, South Carolina, he was the son of the late Willie, Sr. and Lula Butler Gaskins and the husband of hannah Kirkland Gaskins. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Monday, November 11, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Rock Hill Baptist Church, Ridgeway, with interment in the church cemetery with military honors. Mr. Gaskins will be placed in the church at 12 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Gaskins family.

November 11, 2013 | | Obituaries


Frances Miller and Robert Goodwin Wed

Frances Arant Miller of Camden and Robert Morrow Goodwin of Hartsville were married at Bethesda Presbyterian Church on July 27, 2013, at 2 p.m. Reverend John Hallman was the officiating clergyman in the traditional double-ring ceremony.

November 11, 2013 | | Weddings & Engagements


Sales of discount Colonial Cup tickets close on Friday

Friday is the final day to purchase discount general admission race tickets for the 44th Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races on Saturday, Nov. 23.

November 08, 2013 | | Equine


‘Eight days, eight artists’ event

Starting Nov. 16 and running through Nov. 23, the Artist's Attic studio and gallery will be open each day until 8 p.m. The Artist's Attic is located at 930 Broad St., in downtown Camden. Each day will feature a different local artist and his/her work. The event is called "Eight days, eight artists." One of the featured artists for this event is Dot Goodwin. Goodwin provided the following statement about herself and her work:

November 08, 2013 | | Arts


Camden Garden Club meeting Monday

The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday at the home of Donna Freyer. Normally there is a speaker along with a program for members, but this month will be a special hands-on program on making and designing arrangements.

November 08, 2013 | | People & Places


King Haiglar Garden Club to meet Monday

The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet on Monday at 3:30 p.m. Jan Tilford will host the group at 1709 Mill St., in Camden. Virginia Isler and Sherry Sweet-Miller will co-host. There will be a social time with refreshments for all to enjoy.

November 08, 2013 | | People & Places


Concerned husband believes wife exhibits signs of hoarding

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been married for 30 years. When our oldest son left for college, my wife began using his bedroom for storage.

November 08, 2013 | | Dear Annie


Joe L. Gaskins

Mr. Joe L. Gaskins, 77, of 959 Shivers Green Road, Ridgeway, died Thursday. Family and friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Gaskins family.

November 08, 2013 | | Obituaries


Gertrude Ford Hamrick

Greensboro-Mrs. Gertrude Ford Hamrick, 91, died on Wednesday, November 6, 2013.

November 08, 2013 | | Obituaries


Arnett Muldrow branding meetings

Arnett Muldrow, the firm hired by the city of Camden to conduct tourism, marketing and branding studies will hold a series of branding workshops Monday through Wednesday. The meeting times, locations and focus groups are as follows:

November 08, 2013 | | Camden


Wise should never retire

It is good to see letters of appreciation in our local newspaper. This is one that, in my opinion, should have already been written.

November 08, 2013 | Howard W. Buckholz Cassatt | Letters


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DAVID OLIN VINSON

Funeral service for David Olin Vinson, 57, will be held today at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in ...

February 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


The importance of participation

I have been involved in school sports and clubs since the 7th grade. Being active in school sports and clubs is very important to me ...

February 24, 2017 | Jacob Mathis | People & Places


The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County celebrates Black History Month with Gospel Fest, Heritage Tea

The Multi-Cultural Committee of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announces plans for the Gospel Fest and Heritage Tea -- annual events celebrating Black ...

February 24, 2017 | | People & Places


Kershaw County Library events -- March

Camden Branch

February 24, 2017 | | People & Places


SLED arrests Lugoff woman for stealing daycare funds

S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents arrested and charged a Lugoff woman in connection with an investigation into funds missing from a church ...

February 24, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


First-grader submits winning KCSO K9 name

Madison Cook, 7 (center), holds up a certificate she received Thursday morning from Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews (back, far left) for being the winner ...

February 24, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Ariail - Feb. 21, 2017

February 21, 2017 | | Ariail


Gang activity

Does Kershaw County have a gang problem?

February 21, 2017 | | Editorials


A failure to communicate

WASHINGTON -- To sum up President Trump's first month in office, he has exceeded everyone's expectations.

February 21, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


We need to tone down the hysteria

Is anyone else hearing Michael Stipe from REM singing, "It's the end of the world as we know it?" The reaction to President Trump ...

February 21, 2017 | By Dennis Turner C-I guest columnist | Columns


Chamber plan identifies goals

"A goal without a plan is just a wish." – Antoine De Saint Exupery

February 21, 2017 | By Amy Kinard C-I contributing columnist | Columns


What happens in Columbia matterse

I feel like a broken record (there's an archaic cultural reference for you) every year when I say this, but what happens in the ...

February 21, 2017 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Yesteryear for Feb. 21, 2017

U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond was on hand Monday to present Cogsdill Tool with the Presidential "E" Award for excellence in exporting.

February 21, 2017 | | Yesteryear


Southside ends Dogs' season

Facing long odds to begin with, the Camden High boys' basketball team had their season come to an end in a 65-52 loss to Southside ...

February 21, 2017 | | Camden High/Middle


More Than Conquerors baseball clinic on deck

The "More Than Conquerors" baseball clinic will be held on Saturday, March 4 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Wildwood Youth ...

February 21, 2017 | | Seasonal Sports


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