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Camden City Council is wise to consider the role and development of city boards and commissions, and an overall restructuring of the process would be a good idea. City Manager Kevin Bronson, at council's last meeting, laid down several guidelines that should be followed in appointing boards and commissions, all of which made sense. But it was an off-hand remark by Council member Walter Long that perhaps was most cogent of all -- that the city is not receiving minutes from some boards because they aren't meeting regularly. And therein lies a premise: that the city doesn't need ...

August 10, 2011 | | Editorials


Fall coin show planned for Sept. 24

The countdown has begun for the Camden Coin Club's annual fall coin show, slated for Sept. 24 at the Kershaw County Recreation Department, 1042 W. DeKalb St., Camden.

August 10, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Camden Gold & Silver adds U-Haul rentals

Jimmy Crissman, owner of Camden Gold & Silver, located at 8 E. DeKalb St., Camden, recently added U‑Haul truck and trailer rentals to the gold and silver exchange business he has been operating since 2010.

August 10, 2011 | | Business


Shelia M. Alexander

Ms. Shelia M. Alexander, 43, of Dicey Ford Road, Camden, SC, passed on Saturday, August 6, 2011.

August 10, 2011 | | Obituaries


For the Record -- Aug. 10, 2011

The following real estate transfers were recently recorded in the Kershaw County Assessor's office:

August 10, 2011 | | For the Record


Youth attend state leadership conference

Four local youth turned their attention to field and farm this summer.

August 10, 2011 | | Education


Deloris Neal Drakeford

Funeral service for Deloris Neal Drakeford, 63, of 1909 Niagara Drive in Camden will be held Thursday, August 11th, 11:00 A.M. at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Association, 3045 John G. Richards Road with burial in the St. John Baptist Church cemetery. Viewing will be at the funeral home, Wednesday, 12Noon to 7:00 P.M. with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the Order of Eastern Star Chapter #138 performing their rites from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

August 10, 2011 | | Obituaries


Learning the warning signs of a concussion

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the following warning signs, when it comes to determining whether a student-athlete has sustained a concussion:

August 10, 2011 | | Sports


Carlos family to hold reunion Friday through Sunday

The Carlos Family "Historic Reunion" will be held Friday through Sunday in Camden. The reunion will kick off with a Friday night meet and greet at the Holiday Inn Express Conference Room from 6:30 to 10 p.m. It will continue Saturday night with a banquet hosted at TenEleven Galleria at 1011 Broad St. from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. The guest speaker for the banquet will be Dr. John W. Carlos, a Bronze Medal Recipient in the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Carlos will be available for book signings and pictures Saturday evening.

August 10, 2011 | | Localife


Ms. Jeffers, Mr. Bell say vows

Ms. Jessica Marie Jeffers and Mr. Thomas Michael Bell both of Camden were united in marriage on July 16, 2011 at the Historic Robert Mills Courthouse in Camden. The six o'clock double ring ceremony was officiated by Mrs. Ruth Davis.

August 08, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Population growth and shifts drive redistricting

This session the South Carolina General Assembly addressed redistricting, the process of reconfiguring election districts that is required every ten years in order to reflect population changes reported in the latest U.S. Census. It is a painstaking task to ensure that state legislative and congressional districts are equal in population, guaranteeing each person's vote is equally represented in the state legislature and in the U.S. House of Representatives.

August 08, 2011 | S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk C-I contributing columnist | Columns


A satanic deal for debt fighters

A "sugar-coated Satan sandwich." That's what Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, a Missouri Democrat and chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, called the bipartisan deal to raise the debt ceiling -- as he announced he was voting for it.

August 08, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Noted and passed -- Aug. 8, 2011

• We note with sadness the death last week of veteran horse trainer Charles "Charlie" V.B. Cushman Jr., whose name is synonymous with the horse industry both in Kershaw County and abroad. A twist of fate thrust Cushman from race spectator into the saddle at the 1949 Carolina Cup as a fill-in for an injured jockey. He went on to capture third place in that spring classic, and it seemed his fate with riding and Camden was sealed. Cushman built on his expertise, riding for Hall of Fame trainer W. Burling "Burly" Cocks and training such racing notables as Explode ...

August 08, 2011 | | Editorials


Shelia M. Alexander

Shelia M. Alexander, 43, of 708 Walnut Street, Camden, passed Saturday, Aug. 6. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

August 08, 2011 | | Obituaries


Carl Baker Jr.

Funeral services to honor the life of Carl Luke Baker, Jr., 79, of Cassatt, will be held Monday, August 8, 2011 at 3:00 PM at Hermitage Baptist Church with burial to follow in Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Mark Hopkins will officiate. The family received friends, Sunday, August 7, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Baker's memory to Hermitage Baptist Church, 814 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Camden, SC 29020.

August 08, 2011 | | Obituaries


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Express Care

One of the problems with the expense of health care is the fact that many people tend to use a hospital's emergency room as their primary care facility, going there with normal ailments such as flu and severe colds. Emergency room care is expensive -- too costly to be used in that way. KershawHealth is no different than other hospitals in that regard, and the decision to "split" the emergency department there is a sound one.

October 29, 2014 | | Editorials


Deadline to purchase discount Colonial Cup tickets is Nov. 1

The deadline to purchase $20 discount general admission tickets for the 45th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races is Saturday, Nov. 1.

October 29, 2014 | | Equine


CHS baseball golf tournament set for Nov. 13

The Camden High School baseball program will host a fundraising golf tournament at the Camden Country Club on Thursday, Nov. 13.

October 29, 2014 | | Sports


Young gets exacta in Aiken fall feature

Trainer Leslie Young dominated Saturday's $25,000 Budweiser Holiday Cup when she sent out the first two finishers, Amy Taylor Rowe's Mr. Universo and Boudinout Farm's Harmony Bay, at the Aiken Fall Steeplechase.

October 29, 2014 | | Equine


KCSO supports cancer research, constable

In May 2008, Nancy Watts, a constable who works for the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), learned she had breast cancer. For many people, a cancer diagnosis is devastating news. It certainly came as a shock to Watts, who is one of the individuals who is tasked with serving civil papers for the KCSO's civil division. Watts' doctor recommended she undergo a mastectomy. Normally, a mastectomy requires the patient be out of work for eight weeks. In Watts' case, she came back after four weeks.

October 29, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Kindness makes you more attractive, study shows

A study from China shows that people are rated as being much more attractive if they do one thing -- and it's something that parents can teach their children to help secure their personal happiness and future success.

October 27, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Why millennial men save more than women

A number of Stephanie Cooper's friends think she's crazy -- simply because the 25-year-old already has begun squirreling away money for retirement.

October 27, 2014 | Chuck Green Deseret News | National


The worst colleges in America

For years, the buzz in higher education has centered on the U.S. News ranking of the best colleges and universities. Ben Miller at the New America Foundation has looked at the best and the worst, ranking the institutions most likely to blow it.

October 27, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


A broader definition of entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are somewhat of a mascot for the U.S. economy -- nothing embodies the American dream more than an entrepreneur. Consequently, we've been trained to think there's a positive correlation between the number of start-ups and the health of the economy. But Daniel Isenberg, professor of entrepreneurship, and Fernando Fabre, president of Endeavor Global, argue otherwise. Real, high impact entrepreneurship comes from "scale-ups" instead. Scale-ups are growing businesses that promote a "long-term entrepreneurship," eventually leading to more innovation and increased economic health. The continued growth of established businesses does more for the economy than a high number of ...

October 27, 2014 | | National


Smartphone data encryption causing headaches for law enforcement

Solving crimes with evidence extracted from smartphones is common.

October 27, 2014 | Joseph Peacock Deseret News | National


Stress, substance abuse rise more for women who divorce or separate

Women suffer a greater jump in stress when marriage ends, compared to men. And separated and divorced people -- especially women -- are also more likely to report they use drugs and alcohol to relax, according to the recently released Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.

October 27, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Record 'dark money' spending in 2014 midterm elections

This year's midterm election will be the most expensive in history, ringing up a $4 billion tab, according to the Center for Responsive Politics' research site opensecrets.org.

October 27, 2014 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News | National


Over-testing pushback gets attention of White House

As Common Core curriculum and testing has settled in across participating states, resistance to the high-stakes tests pressuring teachers, administrators and students has intensified. Last week, the Council of Chief State School Officers announced a series of guidelines that it hoped would help ensure that testing was limited and purposeful.

October 27, 2014 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National


First repsonders to unwind on the softball diamond

Kershaw County Heroes United is hosting a softball game between employees of the Kershaw County law enforcement community and employees of the Kershaw County Fire Service.

October 27, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


KCSD, CHS to appeal SCHSL ‘brawl’ ruling

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) and Camden High School will appeal the S.C. High School League's (SCHSL) decision concerning the incident that followed the Camden High-Dreher High football game on Oct. 17.

October 27, 2014 | | Camden


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