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Budget reflects where city is headed

It's budget season at City Hall. This is the time of year that we review our previous budget and formulate a new one. I'm proud to say that our 2010-2011 numbers are projected to come in under budget, and our new budget will pass without requiring any tax increases.

April 15, 2011 | Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Coffee has come a long way

Someone sent me an Internet video of two soldiers in Afghanistan demonstrating how to make coffee using a device called a heat pack. It was entertaining though the language was pretty salty, as soldiers' language can be.

April 15, 2011 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


L-E softball program hosts flea market fundraiser

The Lugoff-Elgin girls softball program will host a flea market on Saturday, May 21 from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School parking lot.

April 15, 2011 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Woman’s friend lies to husband, asks for help

Dear Annie: My good friend "Lara" is three months pregnant with her third child. She recently confided in me that she purposely didn't use birth control. She told her husband, "Joe," that the pregnancy was "an accident."

April 15, 2011 | | Dear Annie


Reaganomics? Meet 'Ryan-omics'

What would America look like if the Tea Party movement ran it? You can get a good glimpse in Republican Rep. Paul Ryan's budget-balancing plan. Now, I wonder, will Democrats come up with a better plan? Or will they simply wait for Republicans to destroy themselves?

April 15, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Celebrating 50 years together

Mr. and Mrs. Wylie Clint Stockman celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 27, 2011 at a party with family and friends. Wylie and Betty were married April 5, 1961. They have four children, Timmy Stockman, Lynda Watson (Butch), Becky Whitehouse (Randy), and Jason Stockman (Bridget) all of Lugoff. They are the proud grandparents of eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. They will also celebrate with a trip to Memphis, Tenn. in April.

April 13, 2011 | | Localife


Gerardina Cabot

Funeral Mass for Gerardina Corona Cabot, 95, of Camden, will be celebrated on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Final Commendation and Farewell Prayers will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Father Francis Travis will officiate. The Rosary will be recited on Friday at 5:30 p.m. with visitation following until 8:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Heart Association.

April 13, 2011 | | Obituaries


Beverly Copeland

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Beverly Farmer Copeland, 66 of Camden will be held Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church of Camden with burial to follow in Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Copeland's memory to American Diabetes Association of SC, 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 205, Columbia, SC 29204.

April 13, 2011 | | Obituaries


James Montgomery

James Montgomery, 65, of Red Hill Road, Rembert, died Sunday, April 10, 2011.

April 13, 2011 | | Obituaries


Peggy Sailor

Peggy Little Sailor, 87, of Camden, widow of George Edward Sailor of California, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2011.

April 13, 2011 | | Obituaries


Claudia Mae Hough Smith

Claudia Mae Hough Smith, of Philadelphia, Penn. and formerly of Bethune, quietly passed away at Springdale Health Care Center on April 10, 2011.

April 13, 2011 | | Obituaries


Man arrested for stealing Jackson School laptops

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office investigators were called to the scene of a break-in Monday at the new Jackson School on Jefferson Davis Highway in east Camden. School officials discovered someone broke into the school during the previous week when school was out for spring break. The thief stole 28 new laptop computers.

April 13, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lend me your tired, your poor, your yuan

NEW YORK -- So why do Republicans hate art, the elderly and children?

April 13, 2011 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Scrapbook - April 13, 2011

Let's Talk!

April 13, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Snakes column a good hoax

I would like to thank your contributing editor, Glenn Tucker, for his brilliant article about the S.C. Department of Wildlife's proposal to release poisonous cotton-mouth moccasins into Lake Wateree. This was the best April Fool's joke ever! As I read the article, my blood starting boiling because I know there might possibly be someone out there fighting to preserve the snakes. Personally, I despise all snakes … so, I was really steaming! I was once told to make a lot of noise when walking down the ramp to our boat, so I even believed the part about snakes ...

April 13, 2011 | Jane Suthard Lake Wateree | Letters


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Scully elected to Association of South Carolina Mayors board

Camden Mayor Tony Scully is now a board member of the Association of South Carolina Mayors (ASCM). ASCM members elected Scully to the board during the Municipal Association of South Carolina's (MASC) 74th annual meeting.

July 18, 2014 | | Camden


Rec Notes: Soccer camp begins July 28

This Soccer Camp is open for boys and girls ages 6-14. Players will be grouped by age, size, and ability. Daily training sessions will include individual ball handling skills, partner skills, developmental games and much more! This fun-filled week is the perfect way to introduce players to the game of soccer and to challenge advanced players to improve their game. Players must wear shin guards and bring a water bottle and soccer ball. The instructor is Peter Wittig, who has 22 years experience coaching at the college, high school, and youth levels. Coach Wittig is the Varsity Boys Soccer Coach ...

July 18, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Ariail for July 18, 2014

July 18, 2014 | | Ariail


Not so transparent

President Obama, who promised the most transparent administration in history, has delivered perhaps the least transparent. Following the trend of other recent presidents, Obama has kept a tight lid on the press, rarely interacting with reporters in a spontaneous fashion and instead relying on the spin of his White House press directors. And it has gotten worse the longer Obama has been in office; one report last week indicated that the administration was denying access on a variety of subjects with increasing regularity. The Associated Press reported, "In category after category -- except for reducing numbers of old requests and a ...

July 18, 2014 | | Editorials


Op-Ed: Supreme Court autopsy ruling trumps public accountability

For the second time in a month, the S.C. Supreme Court has ruled against openness and punted important issues back to the Legislature for change.

July 18, 2014 | By Bill Rogers S.C. Press Association Executive Director | Columns


L-E wrestling camp on tap next week

The third and fourth installments of the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling camp are scheduled over the next two weeks.

July 18, 2014 | | Sports


Joey Matthew Tyner

Joey Matthew Tyner, 38, of Elgin went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 13, 2014.

July 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


Camden Lions Club installs new officers

The Camden Lions Club recently installed new officers and thanked the community for its support of club programs, having collected more than 1,300 pairs of used eye glasses. Boxes are located at the Food Lion shopping center in Lugoff, Rubin Eye Care Center in the K-Mart shopping center, the Walmart Vision Center, Belk and the Food Lion shopping center in Dusty Bend. The club supplied these glasses to local church groups for those in need in Honduras and Guatemela. Camden Lions have also assisted with eye operations and hearing aids for the needy. The club meets on the second ...

July 18, 2014 | | Localife


The karate kid

Lainey Williams, a rising third grader at Camden Elementary School (CES), recently competed in karate nationals in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She is the national champion for kata (forms) and won bronze in kubodo (weapons) and kumite (sparring). This qualified her for Junior Olympics. She is the superregional champion in the 8-year-old female category for kubodo and won silver in kumite, and bronze in kata. She is also the North Carolina Champion in all three events. Lainey studies karate at Carolina Family Karate under Shihan Bob and Sensei Matt. All five members of her team placed in the top four nationals ...

July 18, 2014 | | Localife


‘In the Heart of the Pines’ showcases Camden’s hotel era

The Camden Archives and Museum is hosting a new exhibit on the Hotel Era in Camden from July 2014 until January 9, 2015. Come explore Camden during the days of the Gay Nineties through the Roaring Twenties and beyond to the days before World War II. It was a magical, new social scene set in the midst of our beautiful, old Southern way of life. Camden's visitors got the best of both.

July 18, 2014 | | Camden


One-Eighty 360

Artwork created by Camden Middle School (CMS) art teacher Keith Tolen are on display at Columbia's 701 Whaley Street in its community gallery.

July 18, 2014 | | Arts


KCSD hiring school bus drivers

The Kershaw County School District is hiring persons to be school bus drivers. Pay is based on experience and includes benefits. A training class for interested persons will be held July 28-31 at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School.

July 16, 2014 | | Education


Sheriff doesn’t support firearms ordinance as proposed

I want to go on record by saying that I am opposed to the "firearms discharge" ordinance as it was originally introduced. However, I am in favor of one if it can be revised to better fit Kershaw County. I also want the public to know that I am pro-gun, pro-Second Amendment and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association (NRA). As sheriff, I have approved hundreds, if not thousands, of concealed weapons permit applications. I am also an avid hunter and gun owner.

July 16, 2014 | Jim Matthews Kershaw County Sheriff | Letters


Reader grateful for Karesh Wing

My rehabilitation stay at the Karesh Wing was an amazingly good experience. I transferred from KershawHealth after surgery (broken femur) on June 8th, and I was released to return home on July 8th.

July 16, 2014 | Dan B. Mackey Camden | Letters


Reader thankful for surgeons

I would like to commend Dr. Bright Williamson, Dr. Edward Gill and their staffs as well as the staff at KershawHealth for the excellent care I received during my recent unexpected surgery.

July 16, 2014 | Mary Elizabeth Boykin Camden | Letters


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