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Avery Younghans and Diamond Richardson -- students in Lynda. Nelson's kindergarten class at Camden Elementary School -- learn about recycling first-hand as they participate in the school's effort to teach the youngsters about doing their part to protect the environment. This is one of many recycling bins placed throughout the school.

January 06, 2012 | | Education


High score

The Kershaw County School District is featured in the winter 2012 edition of Education Executive for providing a high return on investments in students. The article, "A Can-Do Attitude," chronicles the district's continued academic success in the midst of reduced local and state revenue.

January 06, 2012 | | Education


Robert Ariail -- Jan. 6, 2012

January 06, 2012 | | Ariail


Horse rescue resources are crucial

Hats off to the folks who rescued the starving horses in Kershaw County! What a heartwarming story. These folks are to be commended.

January 06, 2012 | Martha A. Woodham Sharpsburg, Ga. | Letters


Use care with keepsakes

I teach scrapbooking and sell acid-free albums and supplies. Therefore, I was surprised to see the article "Easy ways to reuse and recycle holiday gift wrap" in the Friday, Dec. 30, C-I. One of the uses listed for discarded wrapping paper was to "Use in scrapbooking or as an inexpensive matting for photos." Gift wrap is not acid-free and will cause photos and other paper keepsakes to turn brown and/or deteriorate. The other uses listed sound like really good ideas.

January 06, 2012 | Bettysue Webber Camden | Letters


‘Frosty Winter Delights’ theme of upcoming Camden Garden Club meeting

The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting Monday, Jan. 9 at the home of Nancy Langston. Her sprawling ranch home will be perfectly suited for the program scheduled. Woodley's Garden Center will be there and is sure to pack the house discussing "Everything you ever wanted to know about Roses".

January 06, 2012 | | Localife


King Haiglar Garden Club to host winter meeting Monday afternoon

The King Haiglar Garden Club will start 2012 with an exciting meeting on Monday, Jan. 9 at 3:30 p.m. Jane Hannon will host the club at 586 Old Mill Lane. A wonderful program on herb cooking will be presented by Tripp Guinn. Betty Sue Webber and Harriett Thomas will co-host with Jane to provide refreshments for all!

January 06, 2012 | | Localife


'Tell Johnnie I'm okay'

Having the opportunity each month to write on an array of topics continues to deliver to me absolute satisfaction. Chosen subject matter usually encompasses certain resolute thoughts that have incited my interest or stirred my conscience in some manner. This month has proven to be no different except for, perhaps, the degree in which my awareness and inference of a fastidious topic has been kindled; the painstaking topic of war. Last week, we took in the Stephen Spielberg movie, "War Horse." The story has a universal message; one that portrays to its viewers the horror of war in which men ...

January 06, 2012 | Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Pets of the week -- Jan. 6, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Ace, a 1 1/2-year-old male German Shepherd, and an adult gray domestic shorthaired cat. 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 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden ...

January 06, 2012 | | Pets


School menus -- Jan. 6, 2012

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Jan. 9-13:

January 06, 2012 | | Education


Welcome to British aristocracy

OK, OK. I confess:

January 06, 2012 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


Help us move forward

I believe that a person who is elected to a position of leadership should never enter the post without a solid position about the future that he/she believes is best for the people who have elected him/her. I have spent my entire life, except for my college years, in Camden, and I am proud to say that my son, daughter-in-law and grandson live here also. As I have grown older, I have watched my beloved hometown shrink and be filled with parks that became run-down, infrastructure that became outdated, streets that were filled with potholes, and a city ...

January 06, 2012 | Pat Partin Camden City Council | Letters


NHS edges Dogs; CHS girls cruise

When they first met some three weeks earlier in Camden, the CHS boys' basketball team saw Newberry rally from a halftime deficit and use a 26-11 third-quarter run to pave the way for a 63-56 victory.

January 04, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Undermanned Demons finish eighth at Wildcat Duals

Wrestling without their starters from five of the 14 weight classes, Lugoff-Elgin finished eighth in the Wildcat Duals at Lexington High School.

January 04, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dear Annie for Jan. 4, 2012

Dear Annie: I have been married to "Horace" for less than a year. This is his second marriage. His prior marriage was to his high school girlfriend, and they have two children together.

January 04, 2012 | | Dear Annie


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Eddie Lewis Cook Jr.

Funeral services for Eddie Lewis Cook, Jr., 70 of Kershaw, SC will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 23, 2014, from the chapel of Baker Funeral Home. Rev. Steve Mackey will officiate. Burial will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Camden, SC.

December 22, 2014 | | Obituaries


Helen Marie Anderson

Funeral service for Ms. Helen Marie Anderson, 77, of 300 Lafayette Way, Apt 8F in Camden, will be held Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 1:00 P.M. at Zion Hill AME Zion Church with burial in the church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

December 22, 2014 | | Obituaries


INVISTA Camden volunteers recognized for maintaining wildlife habitat

Each year, more than 800 purple martins flock to INVISTA's wildlife reserve to hatch their young in one of 200 white gourds atop poles on INVISTA's Camden property in Lugoff. It's the job of 15 employee volunteers to make sure INVISTA's 640-acre wildlife habitat is ready to house these dark-feathered swallows, along with many other species of animals.

December 22, 2014 | | Business


Pet talk - Dec. 22, 2014

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us, and what better way to prepare for the holidays than including your furry friends in the festivities? However, with all of the hustle and bustle of this busy season, we often forget to adapt our celebrations for the safety of our pets. Here are some ways to keep Fido and Fluffy safe while rockin' around the Christmas tree.

December 22, 2014 | Texas A&M University Collge of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedial Sciences | Pets


Parents spend more than $500 a month to 'outdo' each other

A new survey from CouponCodesPro.com suggests that 72 percent of parents find themselves comparing their children to other children and 78 percent of parents feel pressure to "outdo other parents" -- costing them an average of $532.87 per month, per child for extra clothes, parties and gadgets. Thirty percent admitted that they charged it to credit cards.

December 22, 2014 | | National


Kershaw County Parks and Recreation, First Palmetto Bank hold annual Christmas Card Contest

The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department and First Palmetto Bank recently sponsored their annual Christmas Card Contest. The contest is designed to give elementary school students in Kershaw County the opportunity to show off their creativity and artistic skills by sending a Christmas card. It also gives students the chance to win cash prizes from First Palmetto.

December 19, 2014 | | Localife


Ms. Welsh and Mr. Murphy wed

Miss Lindsay Brooks Welsh and Mr. Stephen Phillips Murphy were married at 3 p.m. Dec. 3 at Rock Bottom Pond in Ridgeway.

December 19, 2014 | | Localife


LEHS Demon Literacy Express stops at Blaney, Doby’s Mill and Wateree

The Demon Literacy Express left the station Dec. 9 and Dec. 10 carrying precious cargo -- books and high school students.

December 19, 2014 | | Localife


William G. Blake

Funeral services to celebrate the life of William Gardner Blake, 91, of Columbia, SC and Rumson, NJ will be held Friday, December 19, 2014 at 10:00 AM in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Family will receive friends Thursday, December 18, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

December 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ruth Wobecky

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Mary Ruth Mitchell Wobecky, 93, of Camden, will be held at 2:30 PM Thursday, December 18, 2014 in Quaker Cemetery. Father Paul Brenninkmeijer will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Wobecky's memory to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 1709 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020.

December 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


Billy Lucas Douglas, Sr.

A funeral service to honor the life of Billy Lucas Douglas, Sr., will be held at 12:00 Noon, Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Stephen Wayne Williamson will officiate. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM, Friday, December 19, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Billy's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, 7020 AC Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

December 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


NC wrestlers remain perfect

North Central extended its season-opening unbeaten streak to eight matches as Jason Brazell's charges knocked off Region 4-AA rivals Indian Land and Cheraw on Tuesday in Boonetown.

December 19, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


CHS hosts two-day holiday hoops camp

The Camden High School boys' basketball program and the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department are hosting a two-day, pre-Christmas camp at the school on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 22 and 23.

December 19, 2014 | | Sports


Ariail for Dec. 19, 2014

December 19, 2014 | | Ariail


Editorial: Court decisions

Two prominent decisions in South Carolina courts this week have been just and fair -- exactly the way most people would like to see the legal system work. The first was a decision by Circuit Court Judge Carmen Mullen to overturn the 1944 conviction of a 14-year-old boy who was sent to the electric chair back in the Jim Crow days of this state for the murder of two girls.

December 19, 2014 | | Editorials


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