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Trees get thirsty, too

Summer is officially here and we now have the temperatures to prove it! Along with high temperatures come afternoon showers and sometimes downright gully-washer rains. These rain events can be quite dramatic and appear like many inches have fallen from the sky. Unfortunately, most times this is not the case. Even in the rare occasions when we do actually get close to 1 inch of rain, it falls so hard and fast that the ground has little time to absorb it.

July 13, 2012 | By Liz Gilland Camden Urban Forester | People & Places

The kids are still all right...

So I recently took a short trip back in time.

July 13, 2012 | By Jim Tatum C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Boan promotoed to lieutenant colonel

Maj. (P) Jimmy W. Boan, son of Wayne and Ann Boan of Bethune, was recently promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel within the Georgia Army National Guard. A promotion ceremony took place May 24 at Clay National Guard Center in Marietta, Ga.

July 13, 2012 | | Military

Rec notes - July 13, 2012

The Kershaw County Recreation Department (KCRD) H2O Fun Camp is offered to boys and girls ages 6-11 who already have basic swimming skills. They must be able to swim 25 yards independently. The instructor are experienced Red Cross lifeguards. They will provide unique and fun activities in and out of the pool. Participants will learn how to play safely as a team in and around water as well as having tons of fun.

July 13, 2012 | | Miscellaneous

Another 'good ole boy' lawsuit

Well let's get these ridiculous and embarrassing law suits going again. Get them back on course! They are such a good use for our country's image and above all, a great way to spend our tax dollars. Our county needed a sheriff change and now that Jim Matthews has become our sheriff and seems to be doing all the right things for all of us, he seems to have upset our country's "good ole boys."

July 13, 2012 | Howard Buckholz Cassatt | Letters

Political courage

President Obama has shown a willing to stand up, speak out and to take definitive act even in the face of political and social risk for the health needs of the poor and other who has been locked out and price out of access to health care before fulfilling his own political ambition.

July 13, 2012 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


More than five million Americans have Alzheimer's Disease, the tragic malady that robs people of their ability to function mentally. Countless others -- family members and friends -- are affected by the dread disease, and researchers have been unable to make significant progress in fighting Alzheimer's. It has long been suspected that a build-up in the brain of a sticky substance called beta amyloid plays a part in the disease, but such hypotheses haven't been proved and treatment and prevention options haven't improved much.

July 13, 2012 | | Editorials

Enrollment open for virtual public school

South Carolina Connections Academy, a virtual public charter school serving students in grades K-12 from across South Carolina, is now open for enrollment. Connections Academy will host an information session Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the AllStaff Occupational Health Services Meeting Facility, 2513 Broad St., in Camden.

July 11, 2012 | | Education

Chesterfield rallies in last at-bat to top KC Northern

Chesterfield scored three times in the bottom of the sixth inning to overtake Kershaw County Northern 5-4, in the opening game of the District 5 Dixie Youth baseball tournament being played in Pageland.

July 11, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports

Local florist helps family in need

My name is Betty Wright and I live in Granite Falls, N.C. My family received an emergency phone call from a relative in Camden. I wanted to do something for our relative, and secured the name of JJ Flowers and Gifts from information.

July 11, 2012 | Betty W. Wright Granite Falls, N.C. | Letters

Why was suspect out of jail?

The front page of the July 2 issue chronicles (no pun intended) the lengthy criminal record of a (drive-by shooting) suspect, Bobbin, that includes 10 offenses, including five with a weapon.

July 11, 2012 | Marcia Brown Elgin | Letters

Camden's Rainey: words vs. deeds

CAMDEN -- South Carolina politics never fails to amuse -- and bemuse.

July 11, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

A sad day

It is a sad day in America, which is supposed to be land of the free and home of the brave when so many people have voted for no prayer in schools and no National Anthem and if they do they wind up getting sued by someone has never had a personal relationship with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We even have a book, The Holy Bible, to go by, and I want to say to the people who deny him in front of other people. The Bible says and this is Jesus speaking "If you deny me, I ...

July 11, 2012 | Edna Payne Camden | Letters

Campaign ads

It should come as no surprise to Kershaw County voters that when it comes to November's presidential election, money is going to be the name of the game -- specifically, money to spend on advertising, much of it negative attack ads denigrating either Mitt Romney or President Obama, whichever the case may be. Ironically, voters here in South Carolina are being largely spared the endless spate of advertising drivel because the Palmetto State is considered firmly in Romney's camp, with Obama given little or no chance of winning here. Similarly, voters in states like Vermont and Oregon, where the ...

July 11, 2012 | | Editorials

Yesteryear - July 11, 2012

Photo cutline -- JKA students in Washington -- Joseph Kershaw Academy students, enroute to Canada last month, stopped off in Washington, where they were greeted by Sen. Strom Thurmond. They are Pete James, Amelia Wannamaker, Suzanne Ransom, Stephanie Stein, Liza Tanzer, Cindy Helton, Kim Carmichael, Jo Ellen Howle, Sara Wannamaker, Ellen Penman, Tullie Fellers, Barney Ransom, Merri James, Elizabeth Scott, John Radford, Tricia Marshall, Susan Geddings, and Dove Hewson. Standing are Sen. Thurmond and JKA French teacher, Mrs. Gloria Martineau.

July 11, 2012 | | Yesteryear

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Editorial: Thankful

As the Thanksgiving holiday passes and we begin to turn our attention to Chanuka, Christmas, Kwanzaa and other winter festivities, we should ever be mindful ...

November 27, 2015 | | Editorials

Parker: Cry havoc, followed by milk & cookies

WASHINGTON -- It would be easy to call protesting college students crybabies and brats for pitching hissy fits over hurt feelings, but this likely would lead ...

November 27, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

'Wood' you believe we get so much from trees?

The holidays are a good time to reflect on all of the blessings we receive and have as a nation and community. One of the ...

November 27, 2015 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Op-Ed: Let’s try for judicial independence

If South Carolina does it one way, and most other states along with the federal government do it another way, we might wonder how likely ...

November 27, 2015 | By Cecilia Brown S.C. Policy Council | Columns

KH earns ‘top performer’ nod from Joint Commission

KershawHealth recently announced in a press release it has been recognized as a 2015 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the ...

November 27, 2015 | | Healthcare

Pets of the Week - Nov. 27, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Thiel Meyer Pet Adoption Center are Turtle, a 1-year-old neutered male short hair domestic tabby cat who ...

November 27, 2015 | | Pets

Stover Middle lists honor roll

Leslie M. Stover Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine-weeks period.

November 27, 2015 | | Education

Lugoff Fire-Rescue is in the community

Photo 1: Dr. Brian Spilker of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (center) recently purchased and donated pet oxygen mask kits for every fire pumper truck in ...

November 27, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Dorothy W. Stearns

Mrs. Dorothy W Stearns, 66 years of age, died Monday, November 23, 2015. Mrs. Stearns was born in Orangeburg, a daughter of the late Evelyn ...

November 27, 2015 | | Obituaries

Wooten and Prestage join in marriage

Madelyn Annette Wooten and Zachary William Prestage were united in marriage at half past four o'clock on Saturday, November 7, 2015 on Figure Eight ...

November 24, 2015 | | People & Places

Ariail for Nov. 24, 2015

November 24, 2015 | | Ariail

Editorial: Camden High

This is turning out to be a very difficult year for Camden High School (CHS), its students, teachers, staff and community.

November 24, 2015 | | Editorials

Parker: Crazy is as crazy does

WASHINGTON -- One week, Beirut and Paris; the next week, Mali. The nightmare is young. Where next?

November 24, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Heflin grateful for chance to serve

As I sit back and ponder the election results of several weeks ago, I feel overwhelmed. Many emotions go through my head. I can hear ...

November 24, 2015 | John Heflin Bethune Town Council | Letters

Rich: Thanksgiving 2015

An email arrived in the middle of the night back in August. Its message was to tell me that my precious friend Randy Parks, one ...

November 24, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Columns

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