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Man nurtures huge cabbage patch

Willie Benson lives on Longtown Road in Lugoff. He started his family garden about the last week in March from seed. The growth started from his mulch pile and 10-10-10 fertilizer. The garden had cabbage heads growing to about 10 inches wide at first. While he was in Washington, DC for a month, the plants grew to stand 40-36 inches tall.

August 10, 2011 | | Localife


Minding their Ps and Qs

Earlier this summer the National League of Junior Cotillions Camden Pre-Cotillion Chapter held a summer camp for local children to learn proper manners.

August 10, 2011 | | Localife


Asay/Joseph combine to capture Camden CC Four-Ball crown

The cousins' duo of John Asay and David Joseph captured the Camden Country Club's Members Four-Ball golf tournament, played over the Donald Ross-designed layout on July 29-31.

August 10, 2011 | | Golf


CHS JV, B teams set to begin football practice

Camden High School head football coach Jimmy Neal has announced starting/meeting times for the Bulldogs' junior varsity and ninth-grade --- "B" team --- football squads for the 2011 season.

August 10, 2011 | | Camden High/Middle


City boards and commissions

Camden City Council is wise to consider the role and development of city boards and commissions, and an overall restructuring of the process would be a good idea. City Manager Kevin Bronson, at council's last meeting, laid down several guidelines that should be followed in appointing boards and commissions, all of which made sense. But it was an off-hand remark by Council member Walter Long that perhaps was most cogent of all -- that the city is not receiving minutes from some boards because they aren't meeting regularly. And therein lies a premise: that the city doesn't need ...

August 10, 2011 | | Editorials


Fall coin show planned for Sept. 24

The countdown has begun for the Camden Coin Club's annual fall coin show, slated for Sept. 24 at the Kershaw County Recreation Department, 1042 W. DeKalb St., Camden.

August 10, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Camden Gold & Silver adds U-Haul rentals

Jimmy Crissman, owner of Camden Gold & Silver, located at 8 E. DeKalb St., Camden, recently added U‑Haul truck and trailer rentals to the gold and silver exchange business he has been operating since 2010.

August 10, 2011 | | Business


Shelia M. Alexander

Ms. Shelia M. Alexander, 43, of Dicey Ford Road, Camden, SC, passed on Saturday, August 6, 2011.

August 10, 2011 | | Obituaries


For the Record -- Aug. 10, 2011

The following real estate transfers were recently recorded in the Kershaw County Assessor's office:

August 10, 2011 | | For the Record


Youth attend state leadership conference

Four local youth turned their attention to field and farm this summer.

August 10, 2011 | | Education


Deloris Neal Drakeford

Funeral service for Deloris Neal Drakeford, 63, of 1909 Niagara Drive in Camden will be held Thursday, August 11th, 11:00 A.M. at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Association, 3045 John G. Richards Road with burial in the St. John Baptist Church cemetery. Viewing will be at the funeral home, Wednesday, 12Noon to 7:00 P.M. with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the Order of Eastern Star Chapter #138 performing their rites from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

August 10, 2011 | | Obituaries


Learning the warning signs of a concussion

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the following warning signs, when it comes to determining whether a student-athlete has sustained a concussion:

August 10, 2011 | | Sports


Divine Fortune successfully defends crown in Smithwick

SARATOGA, N.Y. -- Bill Pape's Divine Fortune collected a second consecutive victory in Saratoga Race Course's $75,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial (Gr. 2) with a carefully timed late move that carried him and jockey Brian Crowley to a two-length victory over Irvin S. Naylor's Decoy Daddy last Thursday afternoon at The Spa.

August 08, 2011 | | Equine


Stoney earns master's degree

Gertude Stoney graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in Administration with Organization and Communities during the May 2011 ceremony. She completed the Advanced Master of Social Work Program (a rigorous program in which she earned her degree in 11 months.) Joining her at the Master of Social Work hooding ceremony is Dr. Carl Maas of USC. Stoney is the daughter of Delores Lloyd and Capt. Donnelle Stoney. Her maternal grandparents are Pastor Walter Lloyd and the late Gertrude Lloyd. Her paternal grandparents are Ann Williams and the late Bennie ...

August 08, 2011 | | Education


Robert Ariail -- Aug. 8, 2011

August 08, 2011 | | Ariail


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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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