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Reality isn’t so ducky

WASHINGTON -- It's Christmas and a strange white-bearded fellow uttering quack-quack-quack has streaked across the continent, dumping a large sack of something on America's hearth.

December 27, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Done for now

Congress finally made some semblance of an effort to work together a couple of weeks ago in passing a two-year budget agreement which will preclude the possibility of another government shutdown this year. That's the good news. The bad news is that with the agreement completed, lawmakers in Washington appear to be done with serious deficit reduction for the foreseeable future. Those members of Congress who believe the country needs to address the horrid deficits plaguing the country apparently have little leverage against their colleagues, who are apparently satisfied with the plan cobbled together by Republican Paul Ryan and ...

December 27, 2013 | | Editorials


Camden/Kershaw County Branch NAACP holds leadership retreat

In November, 23 members and committee chairs of the Kershaw County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) were present for a four hour leadership retreat seminar.

December 27, 2013 | | People & Places


God’s Helpers 20th Christmas gathering

God's Helpers, a non-profit, tax exempt volunteer group, celebrated its 20th Christmas gathering Dec. 7.

December 27, 2013 | | People & Places


LFD supports highway safety

A crashed car, hearse and a safety banner in front of the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) on U.S. 1 in Lugoff are a way of showing the agency's support for the statewide "Sober or Slammer" highway safety campaign. The car and banner also serve as a reminder to drivers of the dangers of unsafe driving.

December 27, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Fill a Truck Campaign benefits more than 80 KCSD students

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) partnered with the Camden Walmart and the United Way of Kershaw County to collect toys and coats for needy children through Walmart's Fill a Truck campaign. Volunteers from all three organizations manned the cardboard trucks in the store over three weekends in December to encourage Walmart shoppers to participate. The results were outstanding with enough items donated to benefit over 80 KCSD students as well as others who were being served through the Toys for Tots programs. Walmart employees themselves purchased three shopping carts worth of items.

December 27, 2013 | | Education


A Kershaw County connection

(This story appeared in the Fayetteville Observer on Dec. 12, 2013, and is used with permission of the publisher.)

December 27, 2013 | By Drew Brooks Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer staff writer | Crime-Police-Fire


Kershaw County cares

Many, many years ago, Tom and Cyndi Fussell started a tradition of serving the hungry and homeless on Thanksgiving Day out of their restaurant in Camden. Kelly and I were fortunate to join them some years later, and -- several years ago -- formed a group called Kershaw County Cares to continue the tradition started by Tom and Cyndi. This year, more than 100 volunteers gave up part of their Thanksgiving and Christmas days to come and prepare, serve and deliver more than 1,450 meals to Kershaw County's less fortunate!

December 27, 2013 | Todd and Kelly Warnock Kershaw County Cares | Letters


The night before Christmas

Midway Elementary School second grade students recently performed The Night Before Christmas.

December 27, 2013 | | Education


Carolina vs. Clemson canned food drive

Baron DeKalb Elementary School (BDK) Student Council recently hosted a Carolina vs. Clemson canned food drive challenge. The BDK Student Council hosted the Carolina vs. Clemson Food Drive to promote teamwork, show community spirit, and to address local hunger issues. Donations were delivered to the Food for the Soul Soup Kitchen and to other families in need. "The Carolina vs. Clemson Challenge was a fun way to show people in our community that we care," Student Council member Joshua Vasquez said.

December 24, 2013 | | Education


Ariail for Dec. 25, 2013

December 24, 2013 | | Ariail


Yesteryear - Dec. 25, 2013

Service Station Santa

December 24, 2013 | | Yesteryear


Mother and son at odds over religious tradition

Dear Annie: I am 14 years old and facing a dilemma. My father isn't particularly religious, but my mother is a strict Catholic, and my older sister and brother have been confirmed. I have another six months before I am expected to go through the process of confirmation. I do not want to do this. But as the time approaches, my mother has become increasingly forceful on the subject.

December 24, 2013 | | Dear Annie


Champe, Ray, Brazell are LFD Firefighters of the Year

During its annual Christmas Party on Dec. 7, the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) named its "Firefighters of the Year" for 2013. This year's recipients are Engineer Eric Champe, Career Firefighter of the Year; Thomas Ray, Volunteer Firefighter of the Year; and Hunter Brazell, Explorer Firefighter of the Year.

December 24, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Morgan gets 4 percent raise

Dr. Frank Morgan, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) superintendent, recently received a 4 percent salary raise for this "dedication" to making the district a "high quality learning environment."

December 24, 2013 | | Education


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Parks are important and necessary

Growing up, I was fortunate to live on a cul-de-sac, which was next to 10 acres of woods. All of us kids would spend hours ...

April 28, 2017 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


KENNETH HILL

A memorial service to honor the life of Kenneth Barnes Hill, 89, of Camden, SC, will be held at 1:30 PM, Wednesday, May 3 ...

April 28, 2017 | | Obituaries


BARBARA H. JONES

Funeral services for Barbara H. Jones, 68, will be held today at 4:00 p.m. at DeKalb Baptist Church, with burial to follow in ...

April 28, 2017 | | Obituaries


LETTICE D. SMITH

Memorial service for Ms. Lettice D. Smith, 52, of 737 Boyd Road, in Camden, will be held Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 3 pm at ...

April 28, 2017 | | Obituaries


HELEN L. SPRINGS

Ms. Helen L. Springs, 61, of 2894 Sweetbay St., Waldorf, MD, formerly of Camden, passed on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Funeral services were Wednesday, April ...

April 28, 2017 | | Obituaries


ELOISE WATSON

Funeral service for Eloise Parker Gettys "Cooter" Watson, 83, will be held on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Rowan Presbyterian Church with burial ...

April 28, 2017 | | Obituaries


Grace Episcopal Spring Dog Show returns May 20

Whether you're looking to show off Rover or just go and have some family fun in the park, Grace Episcopal Church's 81st Annual ...

April 28, 2017 | | Camden


LF-R trains new firefighters

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) now has four newly trained volunteer firefighters. According to a LF-R press release, the firefighters recently completed a 105-hour Fundamentals of Firefighting ...

April 28, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Historic Camden Spring Jam Festival is Saturday

Anna Ferris, Jacob Johnson and The Mobros are three of seven local acts who will take the stage during Historic Camden's Spring Jam Festival ...

April 28, 2017 | | Camden


Man arrested for hitting friend with shovel, twice

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Cassatt man nearly two weeks after he allegedly attacked a friend by striking him twice in ...

April 28, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Ariail - April 25, 2017

April 25, 2017 | | Ariail


Special Olympics

We would like to offer our hearty congratulations to all who participated in Friday's Special Olympics event – and a heartfelt thanks to all who ...

April 25, 2017 | | Editorials


Keeping the county working for you

This whole recent focus on a certain airline treating a passenger as "The Incredible Hulk" did with Loki in the movie fight scene has confirmed ...

April 25, 2017 | By Kershaw County Council Chair Julian Burns C-I guest columnist | Columns


Demon netters bounce back to top Manning, Ridge View

After suffering a loss to Blythewood on their first match back after spring break, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team closed last week's trio of non-region ...

April 25, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Kudzu and change

In my early travels outside of the South, I was astounded to discover that people had never heard of kudzu. After all, Southerners have been ...

April 25, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


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