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When ‘Linsanity’ turns insulting

It's OK to make fun of your own crowd, according to old wisdom, but nobody else's.

February 27, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


There’s a new sheriff’s office in town

Tuesday night I attended the Kershaw County Sheriff Office's community update in the West Wateree area. I want to echo what one of your readers expressed some time ago. We are indeed blessed to have Sheriff Matthews and his committed deputies protecting us. I have lived in Elgin for 13 years. Several of my neighbors and I have been victims of home invasions or car break-ins. Over the years, I have watched little, peaceful Elgin begin an evolution into the Wild, Wild West, but there is truly a new sheriff in town!

February 27, 2012 | Ericka Burroughs Elgin | Letters


Rec facility referendum ordinance set for vote

Camden City Council will take the next step at its meeting Tuesday toward putting the question of construction of a proposed recreation facility to voters.

February 27, 2012 | | Camden


Robert Ariail -- Feb. 27, 2012

February 27, 2012 | | Ariail


Elsie Hilton Small

Graveside funeral services for Elsie Hilton Small, 89, of Camden will be held Monday, February 27, 2012 at 2:00 PM in Kershaw City Cemetery. Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Small's memory to KershawHealth Hospice, 1315 Roberts Street, Camden, SC 29020.

February 27, 2012 | | Obituaries


Dolly Rackley Eakes

Funeral services for Dolly Rackley Eakes, 97, of Goldsboro, NC/Camden, SC, was held Sunday, February 26 at 2:00 pm at Seymour Funeral Home, followed with an interment at Fairview Cemetery, LaGrange, NC. The family received friends Saturday, February 25 from 7:00-8:30 pm at Seymour Funeral Home.

February 27, 2012 | | Obituaries


Noted and passed -- Feb. 27, 2012

• A recent news story indicated that this year's mild winter had confused plants and animals alike. Flowering shrubs and trees seem to think that it's already spring, and humans are sniffling with allergies which don't normally show up until late March or April. But we'd wager that nearly everyone in Kershaw County has taken great pleasure in the lack of cold weather and the unseasonably warm days which have allowed people to be outdoors and enjoying themselves. By this time in February, we're usually weary of scraping frost off windshields and wearing heavy coats, but ...

February 27, 2012 | | Editorials


House busy with budget, bills

This past week the House of Representatives returned to Columbia following a week of furlough. Each week the House takes on furlough saves the state $50,000. The House will take two more weeks of furlough in April. The House has repeatedly passed bills to shorten the legislative session only for them to die in the Senate. The House has taken upon itself to effectively shorten its session through furloughs because House members believe that we can accomplish our objectives in fewer weeks and save taxpayer money.

February 27, 2012 | S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Mary Frances Coker

A celebration of life for Mary Frances "Goonie" Coker, 85, of Elgin, will be held on Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church, 1062 Ridgeway Road, Lugoff, S.C., with the Rev. Dr. Charles Everett and the Rev. Dr. Mark Bredholt officiating. Interment will follow in Greenhaven Memorials Gardens, Hwy 1 in Elgin. The family will receive friends Sunday 4-6 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.

February 27, 2012 | | Obituaries


Larry Darnell Cooke

Mr. Larry Darnell Cooke entered into eternal rest Tuesday, February 21 at Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia, SC.

February 27, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ida Hudson Geddings

Ida Hudson Geddings, 95, of Camden died Sunday, February 26, 2012. The family will receive friends from 5-8 PM Monday at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

February 27, 2012 | | Obituaries


Vivian Davis Hinson

Vivian Davis Hinson, 77, wife of Shirley A. Hinson of 1917 Hilton Street, Camden, S.C., went to be with her dearest friend Jesus Saturday, February 25, 2012 from KershawHealth.

February 27, 2012 | | Obituaries


Jessie Mae Cleveland Landreth

Funeral services celebrating the life of Jessie Mae Cleveland Landreth, 90, of Camden, widow of George Ebert Landreth, will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. The burial will follow on Friday, March 2, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Jamestown Cemetery in Fremont, Indiana. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Landreth's memory c/o Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020 for Salkehatchie or Give Kids the ...

February 27, 2012 | | Obituaries


BDK SIC named finalist for state Riley Award

Baron DeKalb Elementary School's School Improvement Council (SIC) is in the top five finalists for the Dick and Tunky Riley Award for School Improvement Council Excellence which recognizes accomplishments in parent and civic engagement.

February 27, 2012 | | Education


Ms. Bloom, SFC Dunlap engaged

Nancy Diaz Bloom currently of Apex NC and SFC Jean McCready Dunlap Jr of Camden SC announce their engagement. Nancy is the daughter of Mrs. Vicenta Diaz currently of Apex NC and the late Mr. Silvio Diaz. Her children are Johanna Dora Bloom of NC, Sarah Frances Bloom of NY.

February 27, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


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KCSO to present Evans’ framed uniform Saturday to L-EMS

Saturday, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) will present Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (L-EMS) officials with a framed uniform shirt from Deputy Rob Evans who died unexpectedly in Nov. 2013 while directing school traffic. Evans served as the school resource officer at L-EMS for seven years and was a 14-year KCSO veteran.

January 30, 2015 | | Education


L-EHS hosts archery tournament Saturday

For many years, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools have done well in state and national archery tournaments. This year, they will be hosting a regional tournament where more than 350 archers and 15 schools are scheduled to compete.

January 30, 2015 | | Education


Leslie M. Stover Middle School reports honor rolls

Sixth grade

January 30, 2015 | | Education


Ariail for Jan. 28, 2014

January 28, 2015 | | Ariail


Demons take sixth in Gamecock Duals

The Lugoff-Elgin High School wrestling team won three of their eight matches to finish sixth in the Gamecock Duals, contested last Friday and Saturday at Sumter High School.

January 28, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


KCPRD offers soccer skills camp

The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department is offering seven- and eight-year old soccer players the chance to become a part of Technical Soccer Camp, an eight-week program which teaches youngsters the right way to play soccer in a fun and challenging environment.

January 28, 2015 | | Sports


CMS’ Salmond, L-EMS’ Lankford take Carolina Invitational titles

Camden Middle School's Javonte Salmond and Lugoff-Elgin Middle School's Brandon Lankford returned home from Saturday's Carolina Invitational wrestling tournament with championships medals in the 131- and 285-pound weight divisions, respectively.

January 28, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Births - Jan. 28, 2015

KESHAWN EZEKEIL BELTON

January 28, 2015 | | Births


The big game

Who do want to win the Super Bowl and why?

January 28, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


Tommie Rye Downey Pylant

Tommie Rye Downey Pylant died January 25, 2015 after a short illness. She was 100 years old. Born on July 6, 1914 in Hohenwald, TN, she was the daughter of James R. and Ethel D. Downey. She was the secretary to the Headmaster at Camden Military Academy for many years. The Academy named a residence on the campus 'Pylant House' in honor of her service to the School. She was an active member of the McRae Road Church of Christ for over 50 years.

January 28, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mary Hazel Ray Few

Mary Hazel Ray Few, 79, of Liberty Hill passed away Tuesday morning, January 27th, nearly a year of the death of her husband, William Eugene "Coach Bill" Few who passed February 6th, 2014. Hazel is survived by sons Martin Alan, Gerald Stephen, Joel Brian, Timothy Scott, Christopher Todd, and daughter Dr. Suzanne Quinn. Bill and Hazel also have a deceased son William Eugene. Her surviving grandchildren are Chip, Brooke, Todd, Derek, Billy, Jesse, Justin, Stephen, Anna, Bobby, Timothy, Stephanie, Jouji, Madie and three great grandchildren Trent, Indee, and Leon.

January 28, 2015 | | Obituaries


Midway Elementary announces honor roll

Midway Elementary is announcing students on it's a and A/B honor rolls for the second nine weeks of the school year.

January 28, 2015 | | Education


Editorial: Friendship Nine

About an hour north of Camden, nine civil rights protestors from the 1960s are scheduled today to receive a measure of justice after being jailed for staging a lunch counter protest in Rock Hill more than a half-century ago. Known as the Friendship Nine because they attended the now-defunct Friendship Junior College, the men protested a segregated lunch counter at a McCrory's store in 1961; they had decided prior to their actions that after being arrested, they would refuse bail and instead serve jail sentences as a way to spotlight their actions and the injustice leading to the sit-in.

January 28, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: The sacrifice of Sarah Palin

WASHINGTON -- When Democrats were looking for evidence of a Republican war on women, they overlooked Exhibit A -- Sarah Palin.

January 28, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Beckham: The local homefront

The gliders landed in the Boykin fields and pastures and the German POWs worked in Lugoff and Boykin, while a Lugoff native and a Camden businessman partnered together to raise millions of dollars for the war effort.

January 28, 2015 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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