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A plea for better junk on TV

Fifty years ago this week, then Federal Communications Chairman Newton Minow famously skewered the nation's daily television programming as "a vast wasteland." Today it is still largely a wasteland, in my view, because that's mostly what people want.

May 16, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


New Day on Mill to host five-year anniversary

On Sunday New Day on Mill will host a fifth anniversary drop-in from 2 to 4 p.m. at 1207 Mill Street, Camden. New Day is a transitional housing program for homeless women and their families. There will be a short program at 3 p.m. featuring some former residents. Tours of the cottages will be hosted by current residents and members of the New Day Advisory Board. For more information, call 432-5456.

May 13, 2011 | | Localife


Nancy Dixon

Funeral services for Nancy Freeman Dixon, 73, of Camden, will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Camden Ward, with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family received friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to NHC (TFGE) 1018 North Guignard, Sumter, S.C. 29150.

May 13, 2011 | | Obituaries


Martha Elizabeth Jackson

Funeral services for Martha Elizabeth Jackson, age 75, of Bishopville, who passed away May 10, will be held Friday at 2:00 at High Hill True Light Church of Christ. Mr. Russell McLeod & Mr. Lynwood Young will officiate. Burial will be in the High Hill True Light Church of Christ Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home. Visitation was Thursday 5-7 at the Funeral Home. Mrs. Jackson was born in Blythewood a daughter of the late John W. & Lillie Mae Christmas Wilson. She was the widow of the late James Willard Jackson. She was employed with Skyline Manufacturing for over 30 ...

May 13, 2011 | | Obituaries


Charles Lee

Funeral service for Charles "Charlie Cool" Lee, 55, of Bronx, New York and formerly of Camden, will be held Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 3 p.m. at Saint Stephen Missionary Baptist Church, with burial in church cemetery, Rembert.

May 13, 2011 | | Obituaries


ATEC’s nursing students win HOSA awards

Nervous jitters, outbursts of laughter; the sounds of more than 963 students and advisors once again converged on the North Charleston Convention Center for the 2011 Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) State Leadership Conference, March 9-11. The convention provided two and a half days of educational symposiums, competitive events, exhibits, general sessions and the opportunity to network with students and health care partners from all over the state.

May 13, 2011 | | Localife


Bluffton ends Bulldogs' perfect record and season

Why did Tuesday have to be the fifth time?

May 13, 2011 | | Camden High/Middle


What bin Laden, Geronimo shared in common

Native American leaders are upset that Geronimo's name was used as code for Osama bin Laden. I respect their concern, but I don't think this particular reference is the insult that tribal leaders think it is.

May 13, 2011 | Clarence page Chicago Tribune | Columns


bin Laden

A couple weeks after Navy commandoes killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, Kershaw County residents are no doubt still celebrating with their countrymen his demise. Americans are by nature a compassionate people and not attuned to celebrating death; in this instance, it is justified in every way and a cause for joy, for bin Laden will endure in infamy as one of the most cold-hearted murderers the world has ever known.

May 13, 2011 | | Editorials


Normal in an abnormal way

You know you're getting old when you start getting picked for health studies.

May 13, 2011 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


City budget process: look back, look ahead and plan

As Camden City Council moves past first reading of the 2011-2012 budget and on to second reading May 24th, it is important for our community to understand how we budget and where our priorities originate.

May 13, 2011 | Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Qualifications are basis for governor's appointments

I was very disappointed in your recent Noted and passed comments criticizing Gov. Haley for being insensitive in not making appointments to minorities in the proportions that you felt appropriate. I would have thought that you, as I, would have wanted her to choose the best available for the job regardless of the category into which they fell. Whether she did or not, only time will tell.

May 13, 2011 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Pets of the week -- May 13, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a short-haired domestic kitten and an 8-week-old male border collie hound-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 e-mail wcas@camden.net. The shelter ...

May 13, 2011 | | Pets


Rec Notes for May 13, 2011

The Kershaw County Aquatic Center will open for the season May 21; registration for aquatic center programs will also be accepted at this time. The pool will be open on a half-day schedule May 21-June 5, shifting to a full-day schedule June 6. The aquatic center will be closed Memorial Day and July 4.

May 13, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Special Olympics

Five years ago, former Pine Tree Hill School teacher Ann Marie Taylor wanted her special education students to be more involved with extracurricular activities.

May 13, 2011 | | Localife


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Summer youth sports camps coming to a close in county

There are still a few youth summer sports camps left in Kershaw County.

July 25, 2014 | | Seasonal 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


Camden Royals holding charity hoops tourney

The Camden Royals AAU basketball organization is sponsoring a basketball tournament open to all youth organization teams which will benefit Relay for Life.

July 23, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Chance to drive exotic sports cars awaits at CMP

Xtreme Xperience, the country's premier supercar driving experience, is heading full-throttle for Carolina Motorsports Park in Westville, with event dates set for Friday, Aug. 1, through Sunday, Aug. 3.

July 23, 2014 | | Auto racing


Top Striker seeks Saratoga gold

Top Striker, winner of the $50,000 Carolina Cup steeplechase in Camden last March, is part of an 11-horse field which is expected to meet the starter's flag in Thursday's $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes at the Saratoga Race Course.

July 23, 2014 | | Equine


KC East All-Stars makes a good first impression

July 23, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


A disturbing trend

We wrote recently of the disturbing trend in the White House of spinning every issue through press spokesmen rather than engaging in open questioning about issues of interest to Americans. A lack of transparency isn't limited to the federal government, as the S.C. Supreme Court has recently issued two troubling rulings which limit public access in the Palmetto State.

July 23, 2014 | | Editorials


Clemson Extension announces contest, workshop

The Kershaw County Clemson Extension Service is assisting with a tomato contest coming up Saturday, and is sponsoring a pesticide calibration and safety workshop on August 15.

July 23, 2014 | | Localife


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