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Ban on texting

Camden City Council made the wise move some time ago to prohibit people from sending text messages while they're driving, a practice that is unquestionably dangerous but is common, especially among teenagers. Now it appears that the General Assembly might pass a statewide ban on texting despite the fact that there are still several senators who feel such a prohibition would be an infringement on drivers' rights. But making that argument makes no more sense than saying that speed limits pose a similar danger on the rights of individuals.

February 18, 2011 | | Editorials


BDK names honor roll students

Baron DeKalb Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-weeks period.

February 18, 2011 | | Education


Camden Baseball Jamboree raises curtain on 2011 season

The recent spell of warmer weather may throw high school baseball fans in Kershaw County --- who, usually, bundle up for early season games --- off a bit, but it is nearly time for the local baseball season to begin.

February 16, 2011 | | Sports


Do you believe marijuana should be legalized nationwide?

February 16, 2011 | | Sidewalk Survey


Mega-partners

Kershaw County Council Chairman Gene Wise (second from right) accepts a $100,000 check from Progress Energy's Stuart Ames at the Kershaw County Economic Development Office earlier this month. The funds come from Progress' annual license fee credits toward infrastructure development at the Conder MegaSite in Lugoff. "We are proud to be part of the team that helps stimulate the economic growth of Kershaw County," said Ames. Dennis Turner with Progress (left) and Kershaw County Economic Development Director Nelson Lindsay (right) were on hand for the check presentation.

February 16, 2011 | | Kershaw County


Winthrop honor students named

Winthrop University has announced its honor lists for the fall 2010 semester.

February 16, 2011 | | Education


Mr. L-E contest Saturday

Lugoff-Elgin High School will hold its annual Mr. LE competition at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the school auditorium.

February 16, 2011 | | Education


CofC honors local students for academics

Jessica Dunlap of Camden, Meredith Oliver of Lugoff received Distinguished Honors from the College of Charleston for the fall 2010 semester.

February 16, 2011 | | Education


Lizzie McCormick

Lizzie McCormick, 91, of Cheraw Road, Cassatt, SC, died Monday, February 14, 2011.

February 16, 2011 | | Obituaries


Willie Mae Neal

Funeral service for Mrs. Willie Mae Neal, 70, of 2378 Baron DeKalb Road in Camden, will be held Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 2:00 P.M. at Scott Hill Baptist Church, 2301 Flint Hill Road in Camden with burial in the St. John Baptist Church cemetery, 3328 John G. Richards Road in Camden. Viewing will be one hour prior to service and a parting view. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

February 16, 2011 | | Obituaries


Alliene Ray

Funeral service for Alliene Ray, 83, of Cassatt, will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Cassatt Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Donald Coppedge and Rev. Robert Brown will officiate. The family received friends Tuesday 6-8 at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, and other times at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alan Hightower. Memorials may be made to Gideon's International, American Heart Association, or Cassatt Baptist Church.

February 16, 2011 | | Obituaries


Darrick Smiley

Darrick Smiley, 39, of Belton Shade Village Road, Camden, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011.

February 16, 2011 | | Obituaries


Remember when

February 16, 2011 | | Viewpoint


Take a step in history today

There have been many important days in Camden's history, and today will be another one.

February 16, 2011 | Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


FAC celebrates diversity with weekend events, including Gospel Fest, Heritage Tea

"A spirit of community unity is the message we continue to convey," said Dionne Hough, chair of the Fine Arts Center's Multi-cultural Committee, as she described a weekend of special events Feb. 19 and 20. Hough is one of many individuals who have worked to put together a celebration of culture with a special emphasis on Black History at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC). The weekend includes a display of student work examining the contributions of great Americans, a Gospel Fest and a showcase of local talent.

February 16, 2011 | | Localife


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Star-studded cast headed to Saturday's Camden Mania II

Five-time World Championship Wrestling Tag Team champion Buff Bagwell will headline a star-studded Saturday evening's (April 26) card at Camden Mania II, an SWA Wrestling extravaganza that supports community programs, at Camden's E. Clarkson Rhame City Arena.

April 23, 2014 | | Sports


Lady Knights fall to FC; finish second in 3-AA

Fairfield Central spoiled North Central's chance of playing for the Region 3-AA softball title as the host Griffins handed the Lady Knights a 7-6 loss in Monday's conference finale.

April 23, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


Bennie James Clinton

Bennie James Clinton was born September 11th, 1942 to the loving late parents John Clinton Jr. and Maybell Clark Clinton. His religious upbringing was at Red Hill Baptist Church in Cassatt South Carolina under the leadership of his grandfather the late Rev. J.C. Clinton. He married Clara Arlene Barksdale on April 19th, 1965 and from this union one daughter Sherri Alisa Clinton was born.

April 23, 2014 | | Obituaries


Polly Davis Dinkins

Mrs. Polly Davis Dinkins, 92, of 714 George Wright Street, Camden died Sunday. Family and Friends may call at 307 Doby Street, Kirkwood Community, Camden. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Dinkins Family.

April 23, 2014 | | Obituaries


Addie Mae Wood Jones

Mrs. Addie Mae Wood Jones, 93, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Friday, April 11, 2014. Born in Blaney, S.C. on March 28, 1921, to the late Dixon, Sr. and Carrie Martin Wood. Grave Side Services were held Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Ten a.m., at Cedars Cemetery, Camden. Mrs. Jones is survived by her sons, Von and John Henry Jones; two sisters, Alberta W. Addison of Elgin, S.C. and Eloise W. Jones of New York City, N.Y., Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, served the Jones family.

April 23, 2014 | | Obituaries


Arthur Herbert Stewart, Jr.

Funeral service for Mr. Arthur Herbert Stewart, Jr., 66, of 1802 Kennedy Drive in Camden will be held Saturday, April 26, 2014, 12:00 P.M. at Edwards Chapel AME Zion Church with burial Monday, 2:00 P.M. in the Ft. Jackson National cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

April 23, 2014 | | Obituaries


Alan Underwood

A memorial service to celebrate the life of James Alan Underwood, 87, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, 1112 Fair Street in Camden. Burial will be in Moultrie, GA. Memorials may be made in Alan's memory to Trinity Baptist Church, 201 12th Avenue SE, Moultrie, GA 31768.

April 23, 2014 | | Obituaries


Playground upgrade

The city of Camden recently installed this new playground equipment at City Arena Park at the corner of Bull and Market streets across from Zemp Stadium. A $23,526 S.C. Parks and Recreation Department grant, along with $5,881 in matching city funds, paid not only for the play structure but a new swing set, timber borders and fall-zone mulch. "We are excited to provide all these needed improvements for the neighborhood children and are thankful to our local legislators for supporting our grant applications for this project," Camden Mayor Tony Scully said. Improvements to Edgewood Park at Elmore ...

April 23, 2014 | | Camden


Giving Back

Recently, I was listening to a talk radio host railing about how public schools "no longer teach values." This issue seems to be a mantra of sorts for some folks in the media, many of whom I suspect haven't been anywhere near a public school in years. As someone who is in public schools every day, I can't for the life of me figure out what this view is based on. I know it's not based on reality.

April 21, 2014 | | Columns


Easter Memories and Hope

It is each of the many Easters of my life that I remember more clearly than any other holiday. Christmases blur together with only a few standing out in my memory such as the one when it snowed all day, the year I lost my voice completely, and the two times that I wasn't home – one working in Washington, D.C. and another in London.

April 21, 2014 | Rhonda Rich | Columns


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Lugoff-Elgin in Anderson Brothers Bank Tournament at Florence (G- 1 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at North Central (TEN – 5 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Trinity-Byrnes (BSOC - 6 p.m.); North Central at Fairfield Central (BB – 6 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.)

April 21, 2014 | | Sports


Noted and passed - April 21, 2014

** Thomas Ravenel, the former state treasurer who served prison time for cocaine distribution, now stars in a reality television show called "Southern Charm." Ravenel stumbles through the show in a haze of alcohol and bad judgment. He and his girlfriend, who's 30 years his junior, recently had a baby in Florida. Ravenel says he intends to revive his political career by running for the U. S. Senate from the Palmetto State. The guys in Vegas would probably lay some long odds on his chances for success.

April 21, 2014 | | Columns


Celebration of life held for Camden philanthropist, Margaret Hebard Lloyd

More than 100 local fiends joined the family of Margaret H. ("Peggy") Lloyd to celebrate her life at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County earlier this month.

April 21, 2014 | | Localife


Evelyn Johnson celebrates 100th birthday

A large group of friends and family gathered April 2 with Evelyn Johnson to help her celebrate her 100th birthday with a party at Pinedale Residential Care. Many attendees traveled from out of state to join the celebration of this impressive milestone.

April 21, 2014 | | Localife


Rec. Notes: KC swim team registration

The Kershaw County Swim team will have registration April 21 through May 9.

April 18, 2014 | | Kershaw County


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