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O’Brien passes away in Ireland

Michael O'Brien, 68, whose career as a steeplechase jockey ended following a fall in the 1974 Carolina Cup steeplechase, passed away last Friday afternoon at Tallaght Hospital in his native Dublin, Ireland, following an illness.

December 28, 2011 | | Equine


S.C. troops not forgotten by CCRA and Colonial Cup patrons

The Carolina Cup Racing Association's "Salute to the Military" at last month's running of the Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase proved to be a flag-waving event in more ways than one with the unveiling of a mural of "Old Glory" sponsored by McDonald's. It was sent to a unit from McEntire Air Force Base which is currently based in the Middle East.

December 28, 2011 | | Equine


A depressing Christmas tree

After reading T. Cameron's article about our local tree I had to go see for myself. I have to agree with him about this tree. What has happened when the City's tree would depress Charlie Brown if he saw it? I was torn between laughing and crying when I saw this tree. If you want to get into the Christmas spirit there is a resident on Cureton Street who goes all out for the holiday and will make up for what the city lacked.

December 28, 2011 | Elizabeth Kee Camden | Letters


Extremism in pursuit of judges is a vice

(Columnist Kathleen Parker is on vacation. In her absence, Ruth Marcus, a columnist with the Washington Post Writers Group, is featured today.)

December 28, 2011 | Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


A natural hat trick

For the third time in as many years, Lackey Surveying won its league title in the Kershaw County Recreation Department youth soccer league. This past season, the team captured the midget division (12-to-14-year-old) championship. Pictured here kneelong, from left, are Nicholas Butler, Benjamin Schnese, Christopher Butler, Robert Lackey and Mikeal Nelson. The back row is made up of Coach Scott Jordan, Cameron Jenkins, Kimberly Rozier, Ryan Kelly, Gray Batten, Campbell Jordan and Coach Robbie Lackey. Missing from the team photo were Shaw Wilgis, Chloe Butcher, Fin Butcher, Joseph McCarley and Coach Randy Wilgis.

December 28, 2011 | | Sports


K of C free throw contest set for Jan. 7

All Kershaw County boys and girls, ages 10 to 14, are invited to participate in the 2012 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Shootout.

December 28, 2011 | | Sports


Tourney time in full swing for KC teams

Here is the slate of tournament events for county teams this week:

December 28, 2011 | | Sports


K of C to host free throw competition

All Kershaw County boys and girls, ages 10 to 14, are invited to participate in the 2012 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Shootout.

December 26, 2011 | | Sports


It's tourney time for county teams

After a break prior to Christmas, Kershaw County's basketball and wrestling teams will head back to the hardwood and the mat, respectively, for pre-New Year's Day events this week.

December 26, 2011 | | Sports


Noted and passed -- Dec. 26, 2011

• We've watched with interest the controversy over the city of Camden's proposed YMCA, and the attendant give and take on both sides. City officials certainly could have been more receptive to those disagreeing with their positions, and some of the opponents could have been more circumspect with their jeers and boos at meetings. But the ongoing debate has been a healthy exercise in democracy and the right of both governing and dissenting. However, we were disappointed to see Y opponent Herb Farber characterize Mayor Jeffrey Graham in a recent news story as a "29-year-old boy." The statement came ...

December 26, 2011 | | Editorials


Requiem for a master contrarian

Only once since my foolish adolescence do I recall actually feeling fortunate to be a smoker, a truly insidious addiction that I have since kicked. It was the slightly chilly Washington evening on which I was joined during a smoke break at a friend's birthday party by Christopher Hitchens, one of the few people who can be called a journalist-intellectual without it sounding like a punch line.

December 26, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Our energy potential

Imagine a place where jobs are plentiful, and the housing market is thriving. A place where even low-playing service jobs come with signing bonuses and other benefits.

December 26, 2011 | Ed Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns


Rodney F. Waller

Funeral service for Rodney Fitzgibbons Waller, 45, of West Columbia, will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The Rev. David Robinson will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association.

December 26, 2011 | | Obituaries


Cassatt man dies in collision

A 49-year-old Cassatt man on a motorcycle was struck and killed by another vehicle Friday night between Bethune and Kershaw.

December 26, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Chambers returns to homeport

U.S. Navy Seaman Apprentice Janie E. Chambers, daughter of Naomi Chambers of Camden and Harry Chambers, of Camden, alongside approximately 5, 500 Sailors attached to USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) recently returned to their Norfolk, Va., homeport.

December 26, 2011 | | Military


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Mt. Pisgah announces honor rolls

Mt. Pisgah Elementary School recently announced its honor rolls for the second nine weeks of the school year.

March 04, 2015 | | Education


School News - March 4, 2015

Elizabeth Combs of Camden graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina during its fall commencement ceremonies Dec. 15.

March 04, 2015 | | Education


Linda Price

A funeral service to honor the life of Linda Carolyn Hendrix Price of Camden, SC will be held today, March 4, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Reverend Homer Hinson will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family received friends and family at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Memorials may be made in Linda's memory to Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorder Association-Mid State-SC, 140 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 210, Columbia, SC 29210.

March 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Parker: The GOP -- a tragedy in 52 acts

WASHINGTON -- I'm getting that deja vu feeling as House Republicans these past several days have failed to alter the public's perception they're incapable of governing.

March 04, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Josephine S. Johnson

Mrs. Josephine S. Johnson, 92, of 7108 Stephanie Drive, Rembert, passed on Saturday, February 28, 2015.

March 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Raymond Lee Hutto

A memorial service for Raymond Lee Hutto, 79, was held on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. C Paul Stephens officiated. The family received friends following the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852.

March 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Linda Grant

Funeral Services for Linda Grant, 67, will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Abundant Life Fellowship Church, 804 Laurens St. in Camden, SC. Dr. A. D. Givens, Presiding Prelate will officiate. Interment will follow in the Haven of Rest Cemetery on Highway 97. A Public viewing will be held Friday, March 6, 2015 from Noon – 8:00p.m at the church. A. A. Dicks Funeral Home Sullivan Chapel, 2548 Main Street, Columbia, SC is in charge of these arrangements.

March 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Deena Marie Cowles

Funeral service for Deena Marie Cowles, 44, was held on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Burial was held in Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia on Wednesday. The Rev. C. Paul Stephens officiated. The family received friends at the home.

March 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Claude Brisbon

Mr. Claude Brisbon, 92, of 109 Stuckeytown Road, Rembert, passed on Thursday, February 26, 2015.

March 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Florence Blackwell

Florence Alexander Savage LaRoche Blackwell, 95, of Camden, SC, died peacefully at home Friday, February 27, 2015.

March 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Archives to celebrate Carnegie Library centennial

The Camden Archives and Museum, 1314 Broad St., will celebrate the centennial of Camden Carnegie Library on March 9.

March 02, 2015 | | Camden


Read Across America Day in Kershaw County

March 02, 2015 | | Education


Francis C. Whitaker

Francis C. Whitaker, 84 of Camden, South Carolina died on Friday the 20th of February, 2015 at his home in Aiken, South Carolina.

March 02, 2015 | | Obituaries


Josephine Johnson

Mrs. Josephine Johnson, 92, of 975 Miller Road, Sumter, passed on Saturday, February 28, 2015. Funeral arangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

March 02, 2015 | | Obituaries


Deena Marie Cowles

Funeral service for Deena Marie Cowles, 44, will be held on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Burial will be held in Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia on Wednesday. The Rev. C. Paul Stephens will officiate. The family will receive friends at the home.

March 02, 2015 | | Obituaries


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