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Column: The hike

Last Saturday, I took part in the South Carolina State Guard's eighth annual Hurricane Hike. This was my fifth hike and, each year, participating always brings me back to my first -- the year an extraordinary occurrence changed my thinking forever. There are no coincidences in life, just reminders of a greater purpose. In honor of this year's event, I'd like to share a column I wrote about what happened on my first hike.

October 19, 2018 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Remembering Challenger

The race to the moon. Another thing today's kids miss. Was there anything more exciting than the race to put a man on the moon? It started on a cold October night back in 1957. Mom and Dad and sister, Brenda, and I stood out on a frosty lawn staring into the sky looking for Russia's Sputnik. There through the crisp clear night we saw it, blinking as it orbited Earth. If only we could have seen what Sputnik would lead to … weather satellites, GPS, telecommunications, and footprints on the moon.

October 19, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: 23andMe Too

WASHINGTON -- Now that the DNA is out of the bag, Sen. Elizabeth Warren can put her Native American heritage down for a nap -- maybe.

October 19, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


The high court

Camden High School crowned Homecoming Queen Katelyn Stevens (center) and presented her court during a recent football game. Stevens is escorted by Deshawn McQuillar, representing Shymeik Corbett. Also crowned were (from left) Second Runner-Up Tylin Graham, with escort Trajon Pate, representing James Dickerson; and First Runner-Up Desani Canty, with escort Tyrease Johnson, representing Xavier Downing.

October 19, 2018 | | People & Places


A musical check

Second Look Charities Chair Claire Shell (left) presents a check for $15,000 to Upton Trio Director Billy Shepherd. The donation is a contribution to the trio's presentations to school children planned for 2019. These will be the culmination of a full year of preparation that included identification of areas of study that are a challenge to students. The six presentations will include 13 schools, at centralized locations, throughout the county. More than 2,000 students and 60 teachers will be involved, and for those unable to attend, the programs will be shared through Google Classroom.

October 19, 2018 | | People & Places


Silver-Haired Legislature

Three Kershaw County residents were recently elected to the Area Six Silver-Haired Legislature, a statewide senior citizens' advocacy group sponsored by Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments. They are Edwin Stokes, Bruce Little and Remond Cooper. They will serve two year terms as county representatives.

October 19, 2018 | | People & Places


Lights twinkle brighter in a small town

The bright lights of Times Square at night.

October 19, 2018 | By David Bishop, CHS C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


FRANKLIN R. BRADFORD

Mr. Franklin R. Bradford, 58, of 3509 Lake Ave., Columbia, South Carolina, passed on Monday, October 1, 2018. Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, October 20, 2018, at noon, at Nelson-Haile Funeral Home Chapel, Camden, SC.

October 19, 2018 | | Obituaries


RICHARD DONALD HUGGINS

Richard Donald Huggins Jr. died at his home in Lugoff on Saturday, October 13. He was born in Charleston, SC, and grew up in the Charleston and Andersonville, Tennessee, areas. He was a resident of Lugoff, and worked at Palmetto Richland Hospital.

October 19, 2018 | | Obituaries


BARRY ALAN LANKFORD

A memorial service for Barry Alan Lankford, 75, was held on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer's Foundation.

October 19, 2018 | | Obituaries


MARGIE PRICE

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Margie Stevens Price, 84, of Camden, SC will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 20, 2018. at Beulah United Methodist Church in Camden. Rev. Frances B. King will officiate. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00-6:00 PM, Friday, October 19, 2018 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made to Beulah United Methodist Church, 820 Beulah Church Road, Camden, SC 29020.

October 19, 2018 | | Obituaries


LoRAN ROSS

Funeral service for Orvid LoRan Ross, 89, will be held on Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

October 19, 2018 | | Obituaries


ANNA TRICE

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Anna Carden Semple Trice, 73, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, October 22, 2018, at Grace Episcopal Church. Rev. Pickett Wall will officiate. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Grace Episcopal Church, 1315 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020.

October 19, 2018 | | Obituaries


COLLEEN WATFORD

A service to celebrate the life of Colleen Morris Watford, age 86, will be held at 12:00 PM on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Dr. Bruce Watford will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 20, 2018. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Crossway Church, 1 Riverside Drive, Lugoff, SC 29028 or to your favorite charity.

October 19, 2018 | | Obituaries


Walker is semi-finalist for Grammy Music Education Award

Doby's Mill Elementary School music teacher Helen Walker is one of 25 music teachers from across the country to be selected as a semifinalist for the 2019 Music Educator Award by the Recording Academy and the Grammy Museum.

October 19, 2018 | | Education


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Letter: Just wondering...

Would it possibly be a better use of resources and manpower to send troops to reinforce firefighters in California rather than waiting for asylum seekers ...

November 16, 2018 | Kip Elser Camden | Letters


Nagle, Fisher repeat as NSA champions in 2018

Straylight Racing's Invocation remained undefeated for the year when he scored a two-length victory over Eve Ledyard's Go Get the Basil in the ...

November 13, 2018 | | Equine


Ariail - Nov. 13, 2018

November 13, 2018 | | Ariail


Editorial: ALPHA Center

We would like to offer a heartfelt congratulations and thanks to the hardworking staff down at the ALPHA Center Behavioral Center.

November 13, 2018 | | Editorials


Column: Rural Route One

When I was a child growing up, our address was simply Rural Route One. Our road had no proper name and, for the first five ...

November 13, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Relief is yet to come

WASHINGTON -- It wasn't a blue trickle, but nor was it a tsunami. Rather, the midterm elections brought a gentle, purplish wave of mostly center-leaning ...

November 13, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Paula’s journey -- Part Two

Paula suffered agoraphobia early in life. This anxiety disorder makes you fear and avoid places or situations that might induce panic and feeling trapped, helpless ...

November 13, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: Why not cast ballots by mail?

After reading about the long lines at the midterm election, and the difficulty with counting all of the votes (in some states), as well as ...

November 13, 2018 | Wilma R. Allen Elgin | Letters


Letter: Do eyesores hurt us economically?

Although I live in Kershaw County, I belong to the Lake Carolina YMCA because it has an indoor, year-round swimming pool. The lack of such ...

November 13, 2018 | Dr. Frank E. Morgan Camden | Letters


EVELYN BOWERS

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Evelyn Reynolds Bowers, 92, of Camden, was held Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 at First Baptist Church. Rev ...

November 13, 2018 | | Obituaries


ANNIE E. WARD GODBOLT

A funeral service for Annie E. Ward Godbolt, 77, will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow ...

November 13, 2018 | | Obituaries


NANCY HURST

Memorial services for Nancy Sandifer Hurst, 85, of Monroe, N.C. and formerly of Kershaw, S.C., will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday ...

November 13, 2018 | | Obituaries


MARGARET JOSEPH

A Mass of Christian Burial for Margaret Shahid Joseph, 89, of Camden, was held Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic ...

November 13, 2018 | | Obituaries


BARBARA MASON

Mrs. Barbara Mason, 77, of 1919 Robbins Drive, Camden, SC, who passed on Monday, November, 5, 2018. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced ...

November 13, 2018 | | Obituaries


CARL NATHAN ROBINSON SR.

Carl Nathan Robinson Sr. was born in Orangeburg County Oct. 4, 1937 to Dewitt T. and Edith V. Robinson. He married Mollye L. Alford June ...

November 13, 2018 | | Obituaries


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