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Nelson Mandela, South Carolina, and ‘A better life for all’

"Imagine you're the head of, say, a big German manufacturing company, and you're thinking of putting a sizable number of jobs here in South Carolina," said a South Carolina business leader to me recently. "And then you open up your morning newspaper and see this kind of knucklehead stuff. Is it an absolute deal breaker? Hopefully not. But it certainly doesn't help."

December 23, 2013 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Breanna Cole cheers at ACC Bowl Game

Breanna Cole, daughter of Todd Cole of Bishopville and Loretta (Watkins) and Fred Wrigley of Chapin, was chosen along with her varsity cheerleading team of Chapin High School to perform at the recent Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Pregame Performance at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

December 20, 2013 | | People & Places


Boykin Christmas parade finds community members out and about

The 20th anniversary Boykin Christmas Parade saw an estimated turnout of between 9,000-12,000 people. With clear skies and pleasant tailgating temperatures, community members were able to kick back, relax and enjoy the day. At upper left, Tiffany Parnell of Elgin shows her son, Scott, the broom-making machine at The Broom Place in Boykin. Parnell and her family have been attending the Boykin parade for almost 10 years. Upper right, from left, Jennifer Stegner and Kelsey Mubarak attended the parade for the first time and both agreed it was a great time. Both Stegner and Mubarak live in Camden ...

December 20, 2013 | | People & Places


A moment of thanks

I wanted to take a moment to thank all of the churches, civic groups, businesses, and others that partnered with our schools to provide winter coats, gifts, and food for children in need during this season of giving. There is much to value about this community, but one of the things I value most is how this community always comes together when there is a need to be met. Please know how personally appreciative I am of everyone's generosity.

December 20, 2013 | Dr. Frank E. Morgan, Superintendent Kershaw County School District | Letters


Parker right on Pope

I want to thank you and congratulate Kathleen Parker on her level-headed column about Pope Francis. She successfully flattened the hysteria that has blown up about some of Pope Francis' admonitions. Christians are not called to defend the free market. Common sense and everyone else calls them do to so. But Christians are called to leave nothing to chance when it comes to human suffering.

December 20, 2013 | Reid Buckley Camden | Letters


The left lane

A Greenville legislator has pre-filed a bill in the General Assembly that would prohibit motorists from driving slowly in the left lane, thus holding up traffic. It would also ban drivers from using cell phones in the left lane and would make it illegal to drive five miles per hour slower than the posted limit while in the left lane. And it would outlaw ever driving in the left lane except for passing other cars.

December 20, 2013 | | Editorials


Carolina Ladies Aide Society visit Archives

"Camden in the Civil War: The Home Front" exhibit runs through Saturday, January 11, 2014. To cap off the run of this exhibit, the Carolina Ladies Aide Society from Summerville, S.C. will present a program that day from 10:00 until 4:00. This group specializes in living history, portraying women's roles during two eras of American's history – the Civil War period and the colonial period. Here, they will demonstrate life on the home front of South Carolina during the war. They research and document all of the clothing, mannerisms, customs, and items used in their presentations ...

December 20, 2013 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Ariail for Dec. 20, 2013

December 20, 2013 | | Ariail


Dreaming of a penguin Christmas

WASHINGTON -- When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer.

December 20, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Rec Notes: Volleyball league for beginners

The Kershaw County Parks & Recreation announces registration for its Instructional Volleyball League. The league will be for beginners and is open for girls ages 8 and up. Girls will learn basic volleyball skills and be introduced to rules and game play scenarios.

December 20, 2013 | | Kershaw County


Holiday Toy Train Exhibit to open Saturday in Camden

At the close of the 19th century, a German named Marklin introduced several series of gauged toy train sets that included ready-to-use track sections, locomotives, cars and accessories, plus enticing add-on pieces for future Christmas and birthday gifts. Within two years, Lionel's first electric train was chugging around its track in holiday store windows beckoning all towards the magical world of toy trains.

December 20, 2013 | | People & Places


A.C. Flora sweeps past Camden

Camden kicked off Region 4-AAA action with a 65-50 loss to host A.C. Flora in a Tuesday night contest played in Columbia.

December 20, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle


West Florence takes pair from L-E

Knights upend Demons: Playing their second game in as many nights, the Lugoff-Elgin boys fell to visiting West Florence on Tuesday, 62-46, in a game played at the Demons Den.

December 20, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Singleton wins Rimington Trophy for FCS schools

SPARTANBURG -- Jared Singleton of Wofford College headlined the 2013 Rimington Trophy winners for the FCS, DII, DIII and NAIA divisions.

December 20, 2013 | | Sports


Stover cheerleaders hosting Little Tigers Clinic

The Stover Middle School Cheerleaders will host their Little Tigers Cheer Clinic on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 inside the Leslie M. Stover Middle School gym.

December 20, 2013 | | Sports


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INEZ DIXON

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – A celebration of life service for Inez Dixon, 72, will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at ...

October 20, 2017 | | Obituaries


BETTY MCCASKILL

ANDERSON - Mrs. Betty Helms McCaskill, 90, of Anderson, South Carolina formerly of Pageland, South Carolina passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 while surrounded by ...

October 20, 2017 | | Obituaries


MARLENE V. PIROTTA

CAMDEN – Marlene V. Pirotta went home to be with Jesus on October 9, 2017. Services will be private.

October 20, 2017 | | Obituaries


MINISTER MARIA A. ALLEN PUGH

EVANS, GA – Funeral service to celebrate the life of Minister Maria Alma Allen Pugh, 79, will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 11 ...

October 20, 2017 | | Obituaries


FREDERICK STUCKEY

Mr. Frederick Stuckey, 65, of 296 St. Phillips Road, Dalzell, South Carolina, passed on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 ...

October 20, 2017 | | Obituaries


JEANETTE B. WILLIAMS

CAMDEN – Funeral service for Jeanette Broadway Williams, 65, will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church with burial to follow ...

October 20, 2017 | | Obituaries


RODGER L. WILLIAMS

Rodger Lewis Williams, age 70 of Camden, SC, died Thursday, October 19, 2017. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden ...

October 20, 2017 | | Obituaries


Demons’ Wilson wins at Honey Badger tourney

For all its success on the mat, the one tournament which was a thorn in Lugoff-Elgin's side was the Honey Badger tournament.

October 17, 2017 | | Sports


Lady Bulldogs host Southside in Wednesday's tourney opener

Camden will begin defense of its AAA Upper State volleyball title as the Region 4-AAA champion.

October 17, 2017 | | Camden High/Middle


Lady Demons rolling into Thursday’s 4A playoffs

Darlington provided little resistance as Lugoff-Elgin ran the table in winning the Region 6-4A volleyball crown with a three-set road sweep last Thursday.

October 17, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Buford holds off NC for Region 4-AA title

After having split a pair of five-set matches by winning on their respective home courts, North Central and Buford traveled to Andrew Jackson High School ...

October 17, 2017 | | North Central High/Middle


Ariail - Oct. 17, 2017

October 17, 2017 | | Ariail


Community art project

We are intrigued and pleased with an interesting little event coming up this week.

October 17, 2017 | | Editorials


The death of hypocrisy

WASHINGTON -- Hypocrisy, one of the most damnable sins, has been rendered obsolete. When everybody's a skunk, nobody smells the stench. Or, more to the ...

October 17, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


CACCE meeting was enlightening, informative

I have recently returned from a Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (CACCE) conference. I thoroughly enjoyed the content of the learning sessions as ...

October 17, 2017 | By Amy Kinard C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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