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Mayor fields questions on Y proposal

Over the course of the past three to four months I have been asked numerous questions about the city of Camden's intent to build a new sports complex. While much of the discussion seems to be focused on the YMCA as a facility manager, I believe it is important to keep our eye on the primary goal of the recreation facility itself. Below are questions that I most often get asked:

August 15, 2011 | | Camden


Clemson graduates first class of 'New Farmers'

After 30 years as a national television executive, Dale Snyder is the textbook definition of a new farmer. In fact, as little as a year ago, his agricultural skills were limited to potted plants on the front porch of his house.

August 15, 2011 | | Education


Dr. Clarke, Mr. Crowder plan October wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Michael T. Clarke of Mountain Rest announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Rebecca Kay Clarke of Camden, to Russell Alexander Crowder of Hodges. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Doug Crowder of Hodges.

August 15, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Miss Huffman, Mr. Forman plan fall wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Willie Forman of Cassatt announce the engagement of their son, Roderick Forman to Sharon Huffman, daughter of Henry and Geneise Huffman of North, S.C.

August 15, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Miss Patteson, Mr. Shoemake engaged

Mrs. Rose C. Ryan of Camden announces the engagement of her daughter Miss Jessica Michele Patteson to Mr. David Wesley Shoemake of Camden, the son of Mr. Danny L. Shoemake and Mrs. Dedria L. Cabrales, both of Camden.

August 15, 2011 | | Weddings & Engagements


Ricky Peake

Graveside services for Richard Roy "Ricky" Peake, 58, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in Hillcrest Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Ken Jackson will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

August 15, 2011 | | Obituaries


Pauline Williams

Funeral services for Pauline Faulkenberry Williams, 72, of Lugoff will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, August 16, in the chapel of Baker Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Kershaw City Cemetery. Rev. Jamie Rogers will officiate.

August 15, 2011 | | Obituaries


Pets of the week -- Aug. 12, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Jerry, a 4-month-old beagle mix puppy, and Franny, a 2-year-old domestic short-haired cat. 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 ...

August 12, 2011 | | Pets


Robert Ariail -- Aug. 12, 2011

August 12, 2011 | | Ariail


Camden Antiques Fair:

Horses and history bring visitors to Camden, but there's another attraction that will revel in the spotlight come October.

August 12, 2011 | | Camden


Debt crisis

It's a sad sign that a committee of 12 has had to be appointed to try to deal with the debt crisis in America, the result of Congress' inability to move the country forward during these trying times. The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, composed of six Democrats and six Republicans, is charged with devising a plan to reduce the deficit by $1.5 trillion over the next 10 years, and if it fails, then automatic cuts are to take place. We recall that the last time such a committee was formed, headed by Democrat Erskine Bowles and ...

August 12, 2011 | | Editorials


Hicks closes summer by taking Kornegay junior golf championship at Camden CC

It has been a pretty memorable year on the golf course for Will Hicks.

August 12, 2011 | | Golf


The start of something big

Matthew Hutto of Blythewood, the son of former Camdenite Ginny (McCorkle) and John Hutto, and grandson of Janet and the late Buddy McCorkle of Camden and Lynia and the late Crawford Hutto of Lexington, won the recent S.C. Junior Golf Association City Championship in the 8-9 year old division. Janet McCorkle, the popular, retired former Carolina Cup administrator, rode in the golf cart with Matthew and helped keep score in several of his events. Matthew shot 2-under par on the final day for a come from behind victory and will represent the Midlands in the state tournament in Pickens ...

August 12, 2011 | | Golf


Summer reading selection's language, not message, remains parent's concern

For those of you who may not be familiar with this issue, my problem is with books with excessive profanity being used in the Kershaw County School District. The one discussed in this article used the "F" word close to 20 times along with other multiple, in my opinion, socially unacceptable words. I have to refer to this word as the "F" word because it would otherwise not be printed in this paper, just as it wasn't used in the WLTX news broadcast, but still OK for our school district to make it available to our kids.

August 12, 2011 | Doug Berry Camden | Letters


Katherine Tucker

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Katherine Ernestine Truesdale Tucker, 81, of Camden will be held Sunday, August 14, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Hugh McKinney will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday, August 13, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Tucker's memory to the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County, 110 East DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.

August 12, 2011 | | Obituaries


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Eddie Lewis Cook Jr.

Funeral services for Eddie Lewis Cook, Jr., 70 of Kershaw, SC will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 23, 2014, from the chapel of Baker Funeral Home. Rev. Steve Mackey will officiate. Burial will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Camden, SC.

December 22, 2014 | | Obituaries


Helen Marie Anderson

Funeral service for Ms. Helen Marie Anderson, 77, of 300 Lafayette Way, Apt 8F in Camden, will be held Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 1:00 P.M. at Zion Hill AME Zion Church with burial in the church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

December 22, 2014 | | Obituaries


INVISTA Camden volunteers recognized for maintaining wildlife habitat

Each year, more than 800 purple martins flock to INVISTA's wildlife reserve to hatch their young in one of 200 white gourds atop poles on INVISTA's Camden property in Lugoff. It's the job of 15 employee volunteers to make sure INVISTA's 640-acre wildlife habitat is ready to house these dark-feathered swallows, along with many other species of animals.

December 22, 2014 | | Business


Pet talk - Dec. 22, 2014

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us, and what better way to prepare for the holidays than including your furry friends in the festivities? However, with all of the hustle and bustle of this busy season, we often forget to adapt our celebrations for the safety of our pets. Here are some ways to keep Fido and Fluffy safe while rockin' around the Christmas tree.

December 22, 2014 | Texas A&M University Collge of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedial Sciences | Pets


Parents spend more than $500 a month to 'outdo' each other

A new survey from CouponCodesPro.com suggests that 72 percent of parents find themselves comparing their children to other children and 78 percent of parents feel pressure to "outdo other parents" -- costing them an average of $532.87 per month, per child for extra clothes, parties and gadgets. Thirty percent admitted that they charged it to credit cards.

December 22, 2014 | | National


Kershaw County Parks and Recreation, First Palmetto Bank hold annual Christmas Card Contest

The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department and First Palmetto Bank recently sponsored their annual Christmas Card Contest. The contest is designed to give elementary school students in Kershaw County the opportunity to show off their creativity and artistic skills by sending a Christmas card. It also gives students the chance to win cash prizes from First Palmetto.

December 19, 2014 | | Localife


Ms. Welsh and Mr. Murphy wed

Miss Lindsay Brooks Welsh and Mr. Stephen Phillips Murphy were married at 3 p.m. Dec. 3 at Rock Bottom Pond in Ridgeway.

December 19, 2014 | | Localife


LEHS Demon Literacy Express stops at Blaney, Doby’s Mill and Wateree

The Demon Literacy Express left the station Dec. 9 and Dec. 10 carrying precious cargo -- books and high school students.

December 19, 2014 | | Localife


William G. Blake

Funeral services to celebrate the life of William Gardner Blake, 91, of Columbia, SC and Rumson, NJ will be held Friday, December 19, 2014 at 10:00 AM in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Family will receive friends Thursday, December 18, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

December 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ruth Wobecky

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Mary Ruth Mitchell Wobecky, 93, of Camden, will be held at 2:30 PM Thursday, December 18, 2014 in Quaker Cemetery. Father Paul Brenninkmeijer will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Wobecky's memory to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 1709 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020.

December 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


Billy Lucas Douglas, Sr.

A funeral service to honor the life of Billy Lucas Douglas, Sr., will be held at 12:00 Noon, Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Stephen Wayne Williamson will officiate. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM, Friday, December 19, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Billy's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, 7020 AC Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

December 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


NC wrestlers remain perfect

North Central extended its season-opening unbeaten streak to eight matches as Jason Brazell's charges knocked off Region 4-AA rivals Indian Land and Cheraw on Tuesday in Boonetown.

December 19, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


CHS hosts two-day holiday hoops camp

The Camden High School boys' basketball program and the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department are hosting a two-day, pre-Christmas camp at the school on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 22 and 23.

December 19, 2014 | | Sports


Ariail for Dec. 19, 2014

December 19, 2014 | | Ariail


Editorial: Court decisions

Two prominent decisions in South Carolina courts this week have been just and fair -- exactly the way most people would like to see the legal system work. The first was a decision by Circuit Court Judge Carmen Mullen to overturn the 1944 conviction of a 14-year-old boy who was sent to the electric chair back in the Jim Crow days of this state for the murder of two girls.

December 19, 2014 | | Editorials


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