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KCSO thwarts bank robbery, arrests three

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two men May 8 who had planned to rob a Camden bank. Sheriff Jim Matthews said deputies arrested Danny Burch Jr., 33, and William C. Means, 34, both of Camden, after deputies received information they planned to rob the unidentified bank. Deputies later arrested Russell Roberts, 31, of Kershaw, on other charges.

May 14, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Is 'one drop' rule overruled?

So what if Elizabeth Warren claims to be part Native American Indian? She's entitled, according to historical documents. Besides, Americans never have been all that clear or consistent about what distinguishes one race from another.

May 14, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Barbara Houck Gill

Funeral service for Barbara Houck Gill, 73, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Living Springs Lutheran Church, with burial at 1:30 p.m. in Mt Lebanon Cemetery, Cameron, SC. The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2012, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel.

May 11, 2012 | | Obituaries


Eusebia Nuñez

A Memorial Mass for Mrs. Eusebia Nuñez, 64, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 11, 2012, at St John Neumann Catholic Church. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2012, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, 4219 Hard Scrabble Road, Columbia, SC.

May 11, 2012 | | Obituaries


Parents at odds with children over gender change

Dear Annie: We have two children and a 13-year-old grandson. Two years ago, our 48-year-old unmarried son very reluctantly told us that he has been diagnosed with gender identity disorder and considers himself to be female. This came as a complete surprise, but we decided to support her wholeheartedly, and we find her to be much happier than before.

May 11, 2012 | | Dear Annie


Corrections and clarifications

A story Wednesday titled "Court ruling could leave candidates off ballots" should have indicated House District 52 candidate Kim Demer was ruled ineligible to be on the ballot. Kershaw County Republican Party Chairman Chris Oviatt said Demer did not file her statement of economic interest by the deadline set by the Election Commission. House District 52 candidate David Herndon has been ruled eligible to remain on the ballot.

May 11, 2012 | | Politics


Gloria Johnson

Gloria Johnson, 64, of 1280 Collins Circle in Camden, died Thursday, May 10, 2012. Plans are incomplete will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

May 11, 2012 | | Obituaries


Potter completes U.S. Navy basic training

U.S. Navy Seaman Jeffrey W. Potter, son of Johanna L. and William W. Potter of Elgin, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

May 11, 2012 | | Military


Camden Elementary School wins Clinic Classic Challenge

This is the second year that McDonald's has sponsored the Clinic Classic Challenge, which benefits the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County. The challenge is open to students age 12 and younger as part of the Clinic Classic. The school with the most participants, such as students, teachers, family members, school nurses, etc., who come out for the challenge are presented with a $500 check. This year, Camden Elementary won that honor. According to team coordinator Brittany Knapko, the prize of $500 will be used to purchase physical education equipment. CES had 65 runners and walkers participate in the ...

May 11, 2012 | | People & Places


Kershaw County Confederate Veterans to be honored Saturday at Rectory Square

In observance of Confederate Memorial Day, the Joseph B. Kershaw Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans, and the John D. Kennedy Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, will hold a memorial service Saturday, at 1 p.m., at the Pantheon in Rectory Square in Camden.

May 11, 2012 | | People & Places


King Haiglar Garden Club plans May meeting

The May Meeting of the King Haiglar Garden Club will be held on Monday at 3:30 p.m. The club will gather at historic Proctor Hall, 2030 Lyttleton St., Camden. Cheryl Black, Julie Trott and Helen Vaughan will provide a delicious spread of refreshments.

May 11, 2012 | | People & Places


Camden Garden Club to host ‘the Lusty Month of May’ Monday

The Camden Garden Club will hold its last meeting of the season on Monday at the home of Sandy Shull. The program will be on Garden Restoration. The speaker will be David Simpson who is the director of grounds for Historic Columbia. He will talk about Columbia's Garden Restoration Project and also their Children's Garden Project. With Camden being so historic and many old homes and plantations, both topics will be very interesting and hopefully there will be enough time!

May 11, 2012 | | People & Places


Parrott has a round to be remembered

Dr. Larry Parrott of Camden has played in more than his share of golf tournaments throughout the Carolinas in his years on the links. But he never experienced anything like what he was a part of last month.

May 11, 2012 | | Golf


Betsy Lynn Mitcham

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Betsy Lynn Mitcham, 68, of Jacksonville, Fla. will be held at the Quaker Cemetery at Camden, S.C., on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 2 p.m.

May 11, 2012 | | Obituaries


Emilee Leslie Hall

A memorial service for Infant Emilee Leslie Hall, Lugoff, will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.

May 11, 2012 | | Obituaries


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County receives $500K grant for Governor’s Hill water line

Kershaw County recently received a $500,000 grant from the South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (SCRIA). The money will be used to complete a water line to Governor's Hill Industrial Park, according to Kershaw County officials.

May 27, 2015 | | Kershaw County


L-EHS Beta Club donates to animal shelter

Lugoff-Elgin High School's Beta Club recently donated food, toys, treats and supplies to Kershaw County's Walter M. Crowe animal shelter. The Beta Club is a service club for high school students with a GPA of 3.3 or higher. "We focus on service in the community and in the school. We look for ways to help, especially in the community. One of the things the kids wanted to do was to help out the animal shelter," L-EHS Beta Club advisor Patricia Joyner said. Students collected various items to help with caring for the animals at the shelter. "We ...

May 27, 2015 | | Education


Drakeford, Parks appointed to NLC committees, councils

Camden City Councilwomen Alfred Mae Drakeford and Laurie Parks were recently appointed to National League of Cities (NLC) committees and councils.

May 27, 2015 | | Camden


Memorial Day remembrances

May 27, 2015 | | Military


Crime Report - May 27, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating an alleged case of embezzlement in which a Lugoff woman is accused of stealing nearly $117,000 from her employer, a Lugoff medical clinic.

May 27, 2015 | By Gary Phillips and Tenell Felder C-I editorial staff | Crime-Police-Fire


FAC Day Camp registration underway

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announces its summer camps and activities for both children and adults beginning in early July of 2015. Enjoy favorite standbys such as dance, clay, and visual art, along with several new and exciting camps this summer. The camps will take place on the campus of the FAC located at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden. Registration for all camps is available by calling the box office at 425-7676 and online at www.fineartscenter.org. MasterCard, Visa, Discover, personal checks and cash are accepted.

May 27, 2015 | | People & Places


Red Nose Day

Heritage Community Bank participated in Red Nose Day. Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. People across the country came together to have fun and raise funds and awareness.

May 25, 2015 | | People & Places


Safety tips for summer fun

The weather is heating up and Americans are heading outdoors to soak up the fun. Warm weather enthusiasts should keep safety on the top of their minds when they're out camping, boating and barbecuing.

May 25, 2015 | | People & Places


55th wedding anniversary

May 25, 2015 | | People & Places


Ariail for May 25, 2015

May 25, 2015 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - May 25, 2015

• We hope the community will join us in cheering on five Camden Military Academy (CMA) cadets who will travel in June to the University of Maryland to enter their National History Day performance piece into competition. The play is based on events from the 1950s and '60s surrounding the Civil Rights movement in Summerton, just an hour south of Camden. It's not just a matter of grabbing a few quotes off the internet and slapping together a script. The cadets, lead by CMA Dean of Students John Heflin, extensively researched the events leading to the landmark Briggs v. Elliott ...

May 25, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: The wealth of being poor

My people, as I have long said, were raised up on hard times in the Appalachian foothills. I don't know that I had a grandparent who ever saw the sum of $500 at one time or even held a $100 bill in hand.

May 25, 2015 | | Columns


Rebecca Wright

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Ina Rebecca Cofer Wright, 79, of Lugoff, S.C., will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 30, 2015 at St. John's United Methodist Church in Lugoff, S.C. Rev. Michael Leonhardt will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Wright's memory to a charity of one's choice.

May 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


Bruce Singleton

Bruce Singleton, 59, of Hwy. 1 N., Cassatt, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015. Funeral services will be at noon today, Monday, May 25, 2015 at Nelson-haile Funeral Home Chapel in Camden.

May 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


Michael R. Hornsby

A funeral service for Michael Richard Hornsby, 66, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Kidney Foundation.

May 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


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