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Drug testing goes 'on the road'

Mobile Drug Testing, LLC also known as MD Testing, has expanded its innovative Utah business model and now services Richland, Lexington, and Kershaw Counties with the same exceptional service that their customers have come to expect. The new location is expected to bring much needed ease and cost effective testing to the local communities. They will come to their client's locations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to perform the tests, servicing companies, businesses and institutions that need a comprehensive drug program. They also have community programs offering discounts to schools and parents, and education and support ...

July 15, 2011 | | Business


Curtis Belton

On June 29, 2011, Curtis Belton, a Maine resident since 1987, died at home of cardiac arrhythmia with his wife, Karen, and son, Sam, by his side.

July 15, 2011 | | Obituaries


Benjamin Catoe

Graveside service for Benjamin Catoe, Jr., 63, of 326 Dicey Ford Road in Camden will be held Saturday, July 16, 2011, 11:00 A.M. at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Mr. Catoe died Friday, July 8.

July 15, 2011 | | Obituaries


Randall Fritch

A memorial service for Randall "Randy" David Fritch will be held on Saturday July 16, 2011 at 1:00 PM at Rowan Prebyterian Church. Rev. Phillip McCoy will officiate. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall following the service.

July 15, 2011 | | Obituaries


Clayburn West

Funeral services to honor the life of William Clayburn West, 71, of Gaston will be held Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 3:00 PM at Wateree Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Terry Corder, Rev. Butch Powell, Rev. Bobby James and Rev. Charles Roark will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, July 15, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. West memory to the Red Bank Baptist Church, 120 Community Drive, Lexington, SC 29073, Wateree Baptist Church, 2024 Haile Street, Camden, SC 29020 or ...

July 15, 2011 | | Obituaries


Walking among nature

The secrets of natural resources to the past, present and future will be revealed during a summer nature walk along Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site's interpretive trail July 30.

July 15, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


KershawHealth shines

Camden can be proud of many assets, but the one with which I am most impressed is the caliber of care available at KershawHealth Center. The experience that I had during my 21 days total in two visits has been most appreciated. It was a wonderful discovery to learn of the expertise of the entire staff. But even with the extremely qualified doctors and nurses, the compassion from everyone including the hourly paid employees went above and beyond the usual job description required.

July 15, 2011 | Jim Watts Camden | Letters


Dont' burden taxpayers with sheriffs' dispute

I have not read the entire article nor heard all of the accusations being hurled between former Sheriff McCaskill and Sheriff Matthews. I don't need nor want to. This has all the makings of a good cat fight between two high school girls who are pulling hair and trying to claw each other's eyes out. You would hope we've all grown since then.

July 15, 2011 | Doug Vinson Camden | Letters


Cost share for farmers offered

Farmers interested in receiving 75 percent cost share from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to install conservation practices on their farms within the next year must sign up prior to Aug. 1, according to NRCS District Conservationist Mike Newman.

July 15, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Pets of the Week - July 15, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Toby, a 2-month-old male gray and black tabby kitten, and Angelo, a 2-month-old male Scottish Terrier mix puppy. 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 ...

July 15, 2011 | | Pets


Rec Notes for July 15, 2011

Join the team with the Rec Department's basketball camp, slated for 9 a.m. to noon July 18-21 at the Camden High School Wellness Center gym.

July 15, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


The definition of 'disheartening'

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definition of "disheartening" is as follows: transient verb: "to cause to lose spirit or morale." In a recent city council session, Mayor (Jeffrey) Graham claimed that Councilman Polk's continuous demand for answers regarding the YMCA project were "disheartening." I beg to differ with Mayor Graham's statement, as I do not feel that this exchange quite fits into the above-stated definition, particularly since we are talking about millions of taxpayers' dollars on what many feel to be an unnecessary project -- particularly in this poor economy. I feel that it is the peoples' right ...

July 15, 2011 | Jennifer Piasecki Camden | Letters


Debt ceiling stalemate

Business leaders from across the United States -- ranging from Wall Street monarchs to small-town family business owners -- barraged Congress earlier this week with the same message that many Americans would like to send: quit arguing and get something done about the debt ceiling and then the long-term fiscal discipline of this country. News reports indicate that a concerted effort from business people across the spectrum was aimed at Washington -- ironically, much of it toward Republican lawmakers who have benefited from business contributions in the past.

July 15, 2011 | | Editorials


Ariail for July 15, 2011

July 15, 2011 | | Ariail


KC all-star teams continue in post-season play

After opening Sub-District A Dixie Youth tournament play with a 9-3 win over McBee on Monday in Camden, KC West fell into the elimination bracket one night later in a 5-4 loss to Bishopville.

July 15, 2011 | | Seasonal Sports


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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


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


CHS hosts girls' golf meeting

All girls interested in learning more about and playing for the Camden High School girls' golf team is asked to attend an organizational meeting on Monday, Aug. 4 at 9 a.m. at the Camden Country Club on Knights Hill Rd. in Camden.

July 23, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


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