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Boomers, embrace your inner grouch

We baby boomers begin to turn 65 this year, which gives us a new excuse to be grumpy.

January 10, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


The mane event

Kershaw County's equine heritage will be celebrated again through the Downtown Camden Guild's (DCG) unique civic art project featuring painted aluminum jockey silks displayed on downtown light posts.Delete - Merge Upbodycopy

January 10, 2011 | | Camden


Scholastic press honors

The Lugoff-Elgin High School 2010 yearbook staff received an All-State rating from the South Carolina Scholastic Press Association for the 2010 Messy yearbook. In addition to receiving the highest ranking possible, the staff also won the Palmetto Award for creating the best book in its particular state division. The staff includes (first row) Celia Duggan, Kayla Melton, Anna Stevens, Tyler Kirkland, MaCaylee Jones, Lexi Church, Brittney Wright, (second row) Shawn Chapman, Shantella Adams, Ashleigh Dailey, Savannah Catoe, Aliya Summerville, Annie Kate Herlong, Stephan Hunter, (third row) Bill Ogle, Hayley Ranson, Kayley Miles, Megan Kirkland, Toby Brettelle, Carrie Lynch, Cady Murphy ...

January 10, 2011 | | Education


Council leads Dogs past Crestwood in 6-AAA opener

Camden opened play in Region 6-AAA play with a convincing 54-31 win over homestanding Crestwood in a Friday night game played in Sumter.

January 10, 2011 | | Sports


Other closings, announcements

* Central Carolina Technical School (including Camden campus) will be closed Monday.

January 09, 2011 | | News


KCSD schools, offices to be closed Monday

The threat of a wintry mix is closing all Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools and offices Monday, according to an e-mail sent to the media by KCSD Communications Director Mary Anne Byrd just after 6 p.m. Sunday.

January 09, 2011 | | Education


All city of Camden offices closed Monday

The city of Camden posted the following message on Facebook early Sunday evening:

January 09, 2011 | | Camden


Kershaw County government offices closed Monday

The County of Kershaw posted the following message on Facebook Sunday afternoon:

January 09, 2011 | | Kershaw County


County squads come up empty

Speedy Johnson and the Camden Military Academy basketball team's Tuesday went from bad to good and in the end, back to bad.

January 07, 2011 | | Sports


A new sheriff

Hundreds of people filed into Camden's First Baptist Church earlier this week to witness the swearing-in of Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews, and it was good to see that it took Matthews only a few minutes to sign mutual assistance pacts with the sheriffs of five neighboring counties, signaling a new day of cooperation among the local department and those of surrounding areas. It was appropriate that a large number of law enforcement officials from other departments -- county, state and federal -- attended the ceremony to watch the former DEA agent take the oath and pledge to do "my very ...

January 07, 2011 | | Editorials


Blanche E. Brannon

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Blanche Edna Brannon, 87, of Bethune will be held Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Bethune Presbyterian Church with burial to follow in Brannon Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 1:00 PM in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made in Miss Brannon's name to Bethune Presbyterian Church, PO Box 326, Bethune, SC 29009.

January 07, 2011 | | Obituaries


Is there a vaccine for that?

Good morning, and please step into my office. I'm Dr. Tucker.

January 07, 2011 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


Robert Ariail -- Jan. 7, 2011

January 07, 2011 | | Viewpoint


Pets of the Week - Jan. 7, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a 1-year-old dilute calico cat and a 10-week-old male retriever puppy 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 wcas@camden.net. The shelter's ...

January 07, 2011 | | Pets


Pauline Futrell Drakeford

Mrs. Pauline Futrell Drakeford, 68, of 1314 Gordon Street, Camden, SC, passed on Friday, December 31, 2010.

January 07, 2011 | | Obituaries


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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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