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Column: What CMA is and is not

Having lived in the area most of my life, I am continually amazed at how very little people know about Camden Military Academy (CMA). However, I am even more amazed at the myths and stereotypes that people associate with CMA and its cadets. Also, people sometimes question the importance of our military program and if its teachings are antiquated. As I write this article, I hope that I can help you understand what CMA truly stands for, as well as explain the value of our military program while simultaneously dismantling some of the "urban legends" that have perpetuated through our ...

April 24, 2018 | By Casey Robinson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Drainage pipe puppies

Have you ever been driving down the road and seen a litter of puppies popping their heads up out of a drainage ditch or seen a litter of kittens scurrying to hide? It is not an uncommon sight in the South, and there is often the dilemma of what you should do to help them.

April 24, 2018 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: More parts to economic development

Your recent in-depth look at economic development in Kershaw County was an example of good research and reporting. However, two key elements were missing from your story -- disposal into the Wateree River and availability of an educated workforce.

April 24, 2018 | Linda Franklin Moore Camden | Letters


Food for the Soul Volunteers

Kershaw County Realtors Melissa Kinlaw (left) and Mindy Player (right) volunteer for Food For the Soul in Kershaw County by serving lunch to those in need. Kershaw County Board of Realtors is a local association made up of local and regional Realtors and businesses that work in the real estate profession in Kershaw County. Their goal is to provide top-notch service to buyers and sellers in the county and giving back to their community in which they work.

April 24, 2018 | | People & Places


Miles Gardner speaks at Bethune Woman's Club

Lynches Fork Historical Society President Steven Stokes (right) with historian and author Miles Gardner show off Gardner's latest book during the society's April 10th meeting at the Bethune Woman's Club. Gardner spoke of the trials and adventures he had in researching his latest collection of local history stories. This collection of these stories is titled The Claret Book of Murder and Mayhem in Lancaster, Kershaw and Chesterfield Counties, and is the third book in this series. Gardner's books are available at Books on Broad and the Camden Archives & Museum, both located on Broad Street in Camden.

April 24, 2018 | | People & Places


Column: The final frontier

Camden Military Academy (CMA) ... the final frontier. Sure, I'm referencing Star Trek, but it's hard to make a good opener. I suppose I should start by just saying who I am and why you should keep reading.

April 24, 2018 | William Larson, CMA C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


Dogs, Demons to host opening round contests

Scoring four times in the top of the seventh, Camden wrapped up the second seed from Region 4-AAA with a 5-4 road win at Chester on Friday.

April 24, 2018 | | Sports


L-E netters look ahead to 4A tourney

Fortunately for the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team, last week's 4-2 loss to Blythewood in the regular season finale was not their final match.

April 24, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Take a Child Fishing tourney returns to Wateree on May 19

The 35th annual Take a Child Fishing Bass Tournament, in memory of Lib and Tommy Phillips, will be held on Saturday, May 19 at Clearwater Cove Marina on Lake Wateree.

April 24, 2018 | | Seasonal Sports


Camden Middle sweeps WRAC basketball championships

Both the Camden Middle School boys' and girls' basketball teams won the 2017-18 Wateree Region Athletic Conference Championship.

April 24, 2018 | | Camden High/Middle


WILLIE BENNETT

Mr. Willie (Joe Lewis) Bennett, 82, of Winter Park, FL, formerly Rembert, SC, passed on Friday, April 20 2018.

April 24, 2018 | | Obituaries


DAVID ERIC HILTON

Funeral services for David Eric Hilton, 87 of Kershaw, were held Tuesday, April 24, at 3:00 o'clock p.m., in the afternoon from the sanctuary of Providence Baptist Church. The Revs. Todd Gandy and Mike Hammond officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

April 24, 2018 | | Obituaries


DEACON HAROLD WALKER SR.

Deacon Harold Walker, Sr. of Camden, aka "Biggs" and "Poppy," transitioned from his earthly life to his heavenly home on April 22, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Viewing will take place today from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Collins Funeral Home.

April 24, 2018 | | Obituaries


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April 24, 2018 | | Camden


Man broke into vehicles during worship services

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a county man for breaking into vehicles during worship services in the Westville area on Sunday.

April 24, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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PATRICIA ANN MCMORRIS LEWIS

Mrs. Patricia Ann McMorris Lewis, was born on March 15, 1959, in Camden, SC, to the late Tench and Catherine Kennedy McMorris, Sr. She worked ...

May 18, 2018 | | Obituaries


Editorial: Camden cares for its horses

Horses and the equine community, in general, have played a key role in bolstering Camden and Kershaw County's economic, sporting and cultural lives since ...

May 18, 2018 | | Editorials


Column: Covering Cooter -- Part I

Once, when I was a young newspaper reporter, a jaded executive editor who was a Yankee to boot, was listening approvingly to a story I ...

May 18, 2018 | | Columns


Column: Sentimental journey

I was making my way from Greenville to Lincolnton one Saturday afternoon. I had to take a back road, a blessing. The light was bad ...

May 18, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Jerusalem Jared and the city of truth

WASHINGTON -- The past few days have provided a head-swiveling study in cognitive dissonance and dueling realities.

May 18, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Letter: Writer surprised at Parker's columns

I am writing to respond to both articles written by Kathleen Parker concerning the life of thoroughbred race horses.

May 18, 2018 | Frank Wooten Camden | Letters


Letter: Thank you for the plants and flowers

On behalf of the city of Camden, I'd like to gratefully acknowledge Shannon Littlefield of Littlefield's Garden Center for her creativity and generous ...

May 18, 2018 | Liz Gilland City of Camden Urban Forester | Letters


Lady Bulldogs’ 4 x 400 team runs to AAA championship

Heading into Saturday's AAA state track and field meet at Spring Valley High School as the top seed, the Camden High girls' 4 x ...

May 15, 2018 | | Sports


Murphy garners SEC honors as Auburn heads to NCAA tourney

AUBURN, Ala. --- Auburn senior Kelli Murphy was honored by the Southeastern Conference as the league announced its annual women's golf awards Thursday.

May 15, 2018 | | Sports


Dixon receives Arthur Ashe Award

FLORENCE --- Camden's Brooke Dixon, a member of the Francis Francis Marion University women's basketball team, was one of three Patriot student-athletes to have ...

May 15, 2018 | | Sports


Correction to Keen story

Due to a mixup in communication, in last Friday's story on Camden's Julia Keen signing a National Letter of Intent to attend and ...

May 15, 2018 | | Camden High/Middle


Ariail - May 15, 2018

May 15, 2018 | | Ariail


Editorial: Superintendent search

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees is getting closer to naming a new superintendent to replace Dr. Frank Morgan, who retires at the end ...

May 15, 2018 | | Editorials


Column: Work paths

Ever stood on Holy ground? Read on.

May 15, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Tips for protecting taxpayers

Over the next several weeks, men and women aspiring to elected office will likely be filling up your mailbox and knocking on your door. Many ...

May 15, 2018 | By Richard Eckstrom, S.C. Comptroller C-I guest columnist | Columns


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