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Camden Garden Club to meet Monday

It is a warm summer day as I sit on my veranda sipping sweet tea with a light breeze blowing through the trees. I gaze out over the sweeping gardens and terraces of lush flowering bushes and shrubs and overstuffed pots and containers. Ahhh, life is good! Then, POOF! I open my eyes and face reality! In the shade it is probably 110 degrees, there is NO breeze, the humidity is hovering around 100 percent. I don't have a veranda and I am not sipping any tea. I am guzzling water in an attempt to stay hydrated. As for ...

September 07, 2011 | By Amy Cantey Special to the C-I | Localife


Autumn Attic Sale kicks off with ‘preview party’ Sept. 15

The third annual Autumn Attic Sale to benefit the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County will be held Sept. 15 to17, in the former Gifts on Broad, located at 1041 Broad St., next to Sam Kendall's restaurant in downtown Camden.

September 07, 2011 | | Localife


Camden Art Association to host artist Shirley as September meeting guest speaker

The Camden Art Association (CAA), an affiliate organization of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will hold their first meeting of the new year at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12 in the Bassett Gallery at the FAC. The group will host Colt Shirley as the guest speaker. The Bassett Gallery is located at 810 Lyttleton St. in the Bassett Building. There is no charge for the program and the public is invited to attend.

September 07, 2011 | | Localife


Meeting minutes

We're glad to see that work sessions of Camden City Council will be recorded from this point on; the change was made after council member Willard Polk requested clarification on the state's Freedom of Information Act. Jay Bender, the pre-eminent FOI expert in South Carolina, said work sessions, even though official votes aren't taken, constitute a meeting under the statute's provisions and that such sessions should be subject to the law. City Attorney Charles Cushman had earlier opined that work sessions didn't fall under the purview of the state's FOI Act because they were ...

September 07, 2011 | | Editorials


The President is on hold ... hello? hello?

WASHINGTON -- What if the president gave a major speech and no one heard it?

September 07, 2011 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Serna A. Bell

Serna A. Bell, 83, of Ellerbe Mill Road, Rembert, died Monday September 5, 2011. Family and friends may call at the residence.

September 07, 2011 | | Obituaries


William Drakeford

Funeral service for Prophet William Drakeford, 78, of 1546 Kershaw Hwy. in Camden will be held Wednesday, September 7th, 3:00 P.M. at Parker Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Wake service was Tuesday, 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home with the McCaskill Lodge #308 performing their rites. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

September 07, 2011 | | Obituaries


Lula B. Lane

Lula B. Lane, 66, of Watts Hill Road, Lugoff, SC, died Sunday, September 4, 2011.

September 07, 2011 | | Obituaries


Jackie Magee

John O. "Jackie" Magee, 70, of Camden, will be held Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, September 7, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Jackie's memory to a charity of one's choice.

September 07, 2011 | | Obituaries


Campbell joins Sentinel health practice in Elgin

Dr. Linda Campbell has joined Sentinel Health Partners Primary Care Elgin.

September 07, 2011 | | Business


Crazy Crab opens for business in Lugoff

Crazy Crab, a seafood market and bait and tackle store, has opened at 442 Longtown Road in Lugoff.

September 07, 2011 | | Business


For the Record -- Sept. 7, 2011

Real estate transactions

September 07, 2011 | | For the Record


Dianne Napper

Funeral service for Dianne Bowers Napper, 53, of Camden, will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev Jimmy Atkerson will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church.

September 07, 2011 | | Obituaries


Dean Parker

A celebration of life service for Allison Dean Parker, 58, of Lugoff, will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the America Cancer Society or the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter.

September 07, 2011 | | Obituaries


Jessielynne Schnittker

A memorial service for Jessielynne Estes Schnittker, of Lugoff, will be held Friday, September 9, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Worship Center. The Rev. Casey Mills will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 – 8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethel Worship Center, 814 Fair Street Camden, SC 29020.

September 07, 2011 | | Obituaries


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Rhame Arena

We're glad to see that the city of Camden is exploring alternatives for aging Rhame Arena. The building is becoming more dilapidated with each passing year, and something needs to be done, whether it's razing it or restoring it. Of course, money is a factor, just as it is in all government decisions these days. We will say that city officials have overworked the bureaucratic jargon in their appraisal of the situation, saying an "adaptive reuse" could be a possible alternative. We are assuming "adaptive reuse" means repairing the building and making it feasible for some type of ...

July 25, 2014 | | Editorials


Reader thanks Camden Public Works crew

If you live in Camden and do not realize how special a town it is, just wait until something goes wrong.

July 25, 2014 | Jill Davis Camden | Letters


Limousine liberalism’s good works

Is it hypocritical for a really, really rich person to object to rising inequality?

July 25, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Fall Sports registration begins on Monday

Swim Lessons

July 25, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Find a new Furry Friend!

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Wally, an adorable 6-week-year-old male kitten and Paige, a 4-year-old female Pointer mix. She is very friendly with other dogs. 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 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter ...

July 25, 2014 | | Pets


Carolina Downhome Blues Festival Set for 18th Year

Mark your calendars for the 18th Annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival scheduled for October 2-4 in historic downtown Camden. This year's event will feature multiple performances at various sites, including The Venue on Broad, Old Town Tavern and a new site for the festival -- 833 South Broad Street. The Carolina Downhome Blues Festival is an award-winning event recognized for featuring legendary blues artists from around the globe.

July 25, 2014 | | Arts


State American Legion Tournament schedule of games

The South Carolina Senior State American Legion Tournament begins Saturday at Riley Park in Sumter. Here is all the information you will need as to the event:

July 25, 2014 | | Sports


Summer youth sports camps coming to a close in county

There are still a few youth summer sports camps left in Kershaw County.

July 25, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


The hand that rocks the ballot box

In their denouncements of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, Hillary Clinton and other Democrats have been accused of pandering to single women -- the so-called "Beyoncé voter" demographic, as one Fox News commentator sniggered.

July 23, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


S.C., immigration and ‘Us vs. Them’

First things first: every nation must secure and control its borders. This is not political rhetoric or an ideological judgment but a simple geo-political fact.

July 23, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader takes issue with sheriff’s letter

Having waded through Sheriff Jim Matthews recent letter as published regarding his endorsement of a "Proposed Firearms Ordinance," I note that the main point (as quoted) "It prohibits the discharge of a firearm within 300 yards;" that's 900 feet!

July 23, 2014 | Joe Upchurch Lugof | Letters


Letter writer: South Carolina’s African-Americans should run for office

Black Americans in the state of Mississippi understand their time is at hand for their voting solidarity and economic self-reliance. Black Americans in South Carolina should also know their time is also at hand for them to learn and run for the legacy of our Black brothers and sisters in Mississippi.

July 23, 2014 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


William Gamewell (Bill) Major, Jr.

William Gamewell (Bill) Major, Jr., 92, of Camden, SC, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014. He was the son of the late William Gamewell Major, Sr. and Alma (Baby) Muldrow-Major of Camden. Born in Florence, S.C. Mr. Major moved to Camden as a youth in 1935. He was the 1st Boy Scout in Kershaw County to be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Salutatorian of his class at Camden High School in 1940, Mr. Major was the 1st Sports Reporter for the "Bulldog", later renamed the Palmetto Leaf. With his classmate, the late Jak Smyrl, they were the ...

July 23, 2014 | | Obituaries


Yesteryear for July 23, 2014

Camden native helps rescue Haitians with USCG

July 23, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Local veterans respect the flag through disposal

Members of American Legion Post 195, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8346 and AMVETS Post 33 recently joined together for an annual tradition: the disposal -- through burning -- of unserviceable American flags. The ceremony took place at VFW Post 8346's headquarters in Ridgeway, with all three posts participating in different parts of the ceremony.

July 23, 2014 | | Localife


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