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Less than 5 percent chance for the American Dream in SC

The American Dream is very simple. It is the foundation of our country and our state. It is not written into the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution; no Congress or legislature ever passed laws to make it official.

July 31, 2013 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Ho Chi Minh

Largely ignored by the mainstream media has been the comment made last week by President Obama that former Vietnamese dictator and mass murderer Ho Chi Minh was inspired by Thomas Jefferson and the ideals of independence as espoused by the Founding Fathers of the United States in the Declaration of Independence. While it is true that back in 1945, Ho did frame the Vietnamese constitution on some of the same principles -- or claimed to -- that concept was left by the wayside as he killed hundreds of thousands of people in his successful quest for power.

July 31, 2013 | | Editorials


Jerry Simpson

Funeral Service for Gerald Lewis "Jerry" Simpson, 67, will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to KershawHealth Hospice or DeKalb Baptist Church.

July 31, 2013 | | Obituaries


Rina Mack Nelson

Mrs. Rina Mack Nelson, 96, of 185 Lewis Cricle Rembert died Monday. Family and friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Nelson family.

July 31, 2013 | | Obituaries


King of the Hill

July 31, 2013 | | Golf


Walker making the switch to play ball at Francis Marion

Former Lugoff-Elgin and Winthrop University catcher Devin Walker is one of 10 transfers who will join the Francis Marion University baseball team as part of the Patriots' 2014 recruiting class.

July 31, 2013 | | Sports


KCRD gears up for fall sports

Registration for the Kershaw County Recreation Department's 2013 fall youth sports program is in full swing and signups are on tap throughout the county.

July 31, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


Demonstrative, Divine Fortune take their rivalry to Saratoga

Jacqueline Ohrstrom's Demonstrative and Bill Pape's Divine Fortune, who finished a neck apart in their most recent meeting, will clash again in Saratoga Race Course's $100,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial (Gr. 1) on Thursday.

July 31, 2013 | | Equine


Murphy wins two matches for Team Carolinas golfers

PINEHURST, N.C. -- Kelli Murphy, a rising senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, led the Carolinas' team with two wins in as many events in the 12th Mid-Atlantic Girls' Challenge, which concluded on Sunday at The Country Club of North Carolina's Cardinal Course.

July 31, 2013 | | Golf


Soccer camp closes out summer season

There is one more youth sports camp left on the docket in Kershaw County before school starts. Here are the details:

July 31, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


Man accused of having sex with girl

Sunday, a 29-year-old Camden man turned himself in at the Kershaw County Detention Center after learning the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) had a warrant for his arrest charging him with allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

July 31, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


New logos unveiled for industrial sites

The Kershaw County Economic Development Office, with financial assistance from the Kershaw County Committee of 100, recently created new logos for three of the county's industrial parks. The new logos will be used to market the Central South Carolina MegaSite in Lugoff, Governor's Hill Industrial Park near I-20 Exit 101 and Steeplechase Industrial Park off Black River Road.

July 31, 2013 | | Business


Lake Wateree above full pond for third time

Officials with Duke Energy forecast that Lake Wateree will be "above full pond" (100 feet) today, the third time it has made such a prediction this summer. Charlotte, N.C., and the region has experienced locally heavy rainfall, with high flows coming into Lake Wylie from the South Fork River, officials said in a press release Monday.

July 31, 2013 | | Kershaw County


$1 million Powerball ticket sold in Bethune

Someone purchased a Powerball ticket worth $1 million from the "seemingly aptly" named Winners Circle Mini Mart on Main Street in Bethune Saturday night, according to S.C. Education Lottery officials.

July 31, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Sidewalk Survey -- July 31, 2013

July 31, 2013 | | Sidewalk Survey


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Junior Leadership applications now available

Applications for the 2017-18 Junior Leadership Kershaw County class for rising juniors and seniors are now available at the county's high schools and the ...

February 17, 2017 | | Education


ATEC receives $7,500 grant for firefighting program

The Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) has received a $7,500 grant from the South Carolina State Firefighters Association (SCSFA) for its firefighting program.

February 17, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSD food service substitute employees needed

The Kershaw County School District is looking for persons who are interested in serving as substitutes in its school cafeterias. Food Service substitutes are paid ...

February 17, 2017 | | Business


Clowning around

February 17, 2017 | | Education


Steering the ship…

Considering my occupation as a meager student in high school, I've had few chances to partake in managerial positions. I suppose that's a ...

February 17, 2017 | | High School Columns


Camden High School Students of the Month, January

February 17, 2017 | | People & Places


Clemson, 4-H offering spring projects

The Clemson Extension and 4-H will soon be offering spring projects, including raising chickens and planting gardens.

February 17, 2017 | | People & Places


KCSO arrests five armed men

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested five men, all armed with handguns, early Wednesday morning. Each of the arrested men is suspected of ...

February 17, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


EQUUS Film Festival begins Feb. 17

The internationally acclaimed EQUUS Film Festival Winners Tour returns to Camden for the second year this weekend. The city of Camden has been selected as ...

February 14, 2017 | | People & Places


Junior League ‘Belle of the Ball’ Boutique day is Feb. 25

Do you have a gently used dress that could still shine at a prom?

February 14, 2017 | | People & Places


NCMS Shadowing Experience

North Central Middle School recently collaborated with area elementary schools to make School to Work job shadowing experiences with faculty and staff a success for ...

February 14, 2017 | | People & Places


Stevens and Nelson announce engagement

Brian and Torill Nelson announce the engagement of their son, Mr. Kristofer Robert Nelson of Camden to Miss Lauren Beth Stevens of Mt. Pleasant.

February 14, 2017 | | Weddings & Engagements


Happy 90th Birthday, James A. Williams

James A. (Jimmie) Williams Jr. celebrates his 90th birthday today, February 14. His family wishes him a happy birthday from his wife of 65 years ...

February 14, 2017 | | People & Places


Ariail - Feb. 14, 2017

February 14, 2017 | | Ariail


EQUUS Film Festival

Camden and Kershaw County have long been known for all things equestrian. From the hunt to the Cup, from trail riding to barrel racing, this ...

February 14, 2017 | | Editorials


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