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A habitat house is raised

It is absolutely amazing what 100-plus volunteers can do in just one spring Saturday in Camden, South Carolina. Elected city officials were pleased to partner with volunteers from INVISTA, Target and Camden High School to positively enhance our community. With more volunteers than ever before, the local Habitat for Humanity team kept us well organized and mission-oriented.

March 23, 2012 | | Letters


Cub Pack, Boy Scout 303

Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts of 303, sponsored by Lyttleton St. United Methodist Church, took part in the Sunday worship services Feb. 14, known as Scout Sunday.

March 23, 2012 | | People & Places


Pets of the week -- March 23, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Dusty, a 7-year-old male Labrador mix dog with special needs, and a female domestic shorthaired tortoiseshell cat. 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 ...

March 23, 2012 | | Pets


Robert Ariail -- March 23, 2012

March 23, 2012 | | Ariail


Bulldogs top Foxes in 6-AAA tennis opener

It was nice to get home before the clock reached double digits.

March 23, 2012 | | Sports


Follow the Blooms Garden Tour to kick off in Camden Saturday

Want to see live oaks, dripping with Spanish moss or what may be the state's oldest crepe myrtle? Wonder how to prune azaleas or have the "TA-DA!" moment, viewing the works of an internationally-acclaimed horticulture sculptor? Then, you must Follow The Blooms!

March 23, 2012 | | People & Places


Elisha Grant

Mr. Elisha Grant, Jr. 55, of 34 Joy Road, Camden, passed on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. Funeral announcements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

March 23, 2012 | | Obituaries


Lady Demons hold off Irmo for 11-8 win

Racing to a 10-2 lead after three innings against visiting Irmo, Lugoff-Elgin withstood a late-game Yellow Jacket rally to prevail, 11-8, in a Wednesday night softball contest.

March 23, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Kathleen S. Boykin

Kathleen S. Boykin, 83, of 207 Ridge Street, St. George, widow of Ralph D. Boykin, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at her residence.

March 23, 2012 | | Obituaries


Stacks of help

Dr. Marguerite Carlton (right) and Dr. Ted Kalutz (left), buy tickets for Tuesday's Kiwanis pancake supper from Kiwanis club member Dr. Bobby Joseph (center). Carlton and Kalutz, who practice with Pediatric Associates of Camden, are well aware of the health threat posed by maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). As Carlton explained, unsanitary birthing facilities and practices, coupled with lack of tetanus immunizations in many developing countries, put millions of newborns and their mothers at risk. Proceeds from the supper, as well as other contributions being accepted by the Kiwanis Club, will be used to fund the Kiwanis International/UNICEF ...

March 23, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Funderburk to run for re-election to House District 52

S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk has announced she will seek re-election to House District 52. The district encompasses most of Kershaw County and includes the greater Camden area, Lugoff and a portion of the Elgin community.

March 23, 2012 | | Politics


Welcome, spring

If you've been sniffling and sneezing and wondering when the giant clouds of yellow pollen will finally subside, take heart: the worst of it is over, and those yellow cars you see driving around Kershaw County will soon be back to their natural colors. That will no doubt be a relief to many allergy sufferers here, and it will mean that everyone can finally celebrate, without reservation, the glory that is spring in South Carolina.

March 23, 2012 | | Editorials


Bulldogs hang on for 3-2 win over Knights

with a big effort, the senior gave the Bulldogs just what they wanted.

March 23, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Concert to benefit Larry Davis family

A Southern Gospel concert to benefit the family of former Bethune Police Chief Larry Davis, who passed away March 13 after a short battle with cancer, will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at Bethune Baptist Church, 304 Blackmon St. in Bethune.

March 21, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


CHS alumni baseball game kicks off Saturday's Dogfest

DogFest, a celebration of being a Camden Bulldog, will be held on Saturday, March 24 at the Camden High School baseball/softball complex.

March 21, 2012 | | Sports


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Ariail for June 29, 2015

June 29, 2015 | | Ariail


Camden First welcomes new pastor, Rev. McCutcheon

Reverend Larry D. McCutcheon has been appointed as minister to Camden First United Methodist Church. Rev McCutcheon comes from Trinity United Methodist Church in Orangeburg where he served for 11 years. A spiritual and civic leader, he preaches the gospel and walks the talk throughout various sectors of the community in an extraordinary way, touching the lives of so many with his unique ability to reach all people from all walks of life.

June 29, 2015 | | People & Places


Patterson and English to wed in November

Mr. Allen Hobson "Chip" Patterson, Jr., and Ms. Denise Beauchamp Patterson of Winston-Salem, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Emily Catherine Patterson, to Mr. Philip Harden English, both of Durham, N.C. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Bennett English, Jr., of Camden, S.C.

June 29, 2015 | | Weddings & Engagements


KC Library Summer Reading

As part of the Kershaw County Library's Summer Reading Program "Every Hero Has a Story," storyteller Sharon Clarke presented a program at both the Camden and Elgin libraries. Clarke, who lives in North Carolina, entertained the audience with both story and music. Her interactive program was enjoyed by the audience, young and old. Clarke involved the audience as she told an old Chinese folk tale, The Magic Wings. Shown from left are Addy Gwynn as the Queen, Clarke, Elizabeth Mensching as the Princess, Lucy Moore as the Grocer's Daughter, and Liberty Mensching as the Goose Girl.

June 29, 2015 | | People & Places


Plant fun

Studying plants is serious business as Wateree Elementary students Colden Baker and Austin Warwick learn about the different parts of a plant.

June 29, 2015 | | People & Places


LF-R quickly stops June 22 Lugoff mobile home fire

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews quickly stopped a mobile home fire on the 400 block of Oakview Drive off Wildwood Lane in Lugoff the evening of June 22.

June 29, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Coach Pitch All-Star tourney opens in Camden

Four Kershaw County Coach Pitch All-Star (7-8-year-olds) teams will be in Camden for the Dixie Youth AA Coach Pitch District 5 All-Star Tournament which begins Friday at Woodward Park with tourney action continuing into next week in the double-elimination event.

June 26, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Editorial: Finally, a budget

Well, the S.C. General Assembly certainly took its time. Finally, a state budget's been hammered out and sent on to Gov. Nikki Haley for her signature.

June 26, 2015 | | Editorials


Letter: Reader’s proud of people in Charleston

Words fail me to express just how proud I am of the people in Charleston for the class they have exhibited in handling a senseless, tragic act of violence committed by a psychologically impaired individual. In this day and time, when our society seems to be seeking lower and lower morals and displaying less belief in God, it is the first and most encouraging sign of hope for salvation of our society I have seen in a number of years.

June 26, 2015 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Rich: A father to remember

It happens all the time. Tink will meet someone new around where we live and, invariably, that person will mention my daddy.

June 26, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Gilland: The Snake Tree (Part 2)

(In last month's column, Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland started a story about a snake in a tree in a city right of way. When she left off, Gilland had called a wildlife trapping company -- which didn't handle snakes -- and naturalist Austin Jenkins, who suggested it was best to leave the snake alone.)

June 26, 2015 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Ariail for June 26, 2015

June 26, 2015 | | Ariail


Big noses, big hearts

Karl and Kay Allen of Black River Rescue, and Lucy, part of their four-legged family and co-workers, present a special children's program at the Kershaw County Library. The program included information on their dogs' special talents and what the Allens and their dogs do. The Allens taught the children to "hug a tree" if they ever happen to become lost in the woods because body scents populate and remain trapped under limbs and branches, which can help bloodhounds find and rescue them. Bloodhounds not only have super-sensitive noses -- more than 4 million scent cells -- they also have floppy ears ...

June 26, 2015 | | People & Places


PTHS kids in KidFest

Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (PTHS) student Paisley Beam walks in the Belk's KidFest fashion show in late March. Paisley was one of several PTHS Bullpups featured in the fashion show. During the show, Belk Stores presented PTHS with a $4,154 donation. The store offered customers an opportunity to support local Title I elementary schools during Angel Days, a holiday fundraiser, and 100 percent of the proceeds were given to the school. Belk chose PTHS from among Title I schools in Richland and Kershaw County school districts. A portion of the proceeds will go toward a 21st Century ...

June 26, 2015 | | People & Places


BES reports fourth nine-weeks honor roll

Bethune Elementary School recently announced its honor roll for the fourth and final nine weeks of the school year.

June 26, 2015 | | Education


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