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Go play outside

It's no secret that childhood obesity -- right here in Kershaw County and across the nation -- has reached epidemic proportions. And statistics indicate that obese kids become obese adults, complete with all the health complications that come with being overweight. At the same time, officials of national parks across the country are grappling with the fact that kids don't have the same enthusiasm for being outside that previous generations did. In fact, a movement called "Leave No Kid Inside" attempts to revive the spirit of adventure and exercise that is disappearing all too fast for all too many kids ...

November 08, 2013 | | Editorials


First Baptist sends 19 mission teams to Ecuador

"It is like we are seeing the threads of a beautiful tapestry woven together," Camden resident Kim Gill said when speaking of the impact Camden's First Baptist Church mission teams are having in Machachi, Ecuador.

November 08, 2013 | By Mary Ann Blaskowitz Special to the C-I | Camden


"Fall Festibrawl" benefits CPD charities

World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame member and West Wateree resident "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan will headline the Camden Police Department's third annual "Fall Festibrawl."

November 08, 2013 | | Sports


Erica Michelle Broughton

Funeral service for Erica Michelle Broughton, 26, will be held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Abney Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Tim Broughton and the Rev. David B. Turner will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Abney Baptist Church Building Fund, 5180 Bethune Rd, Kershaw, SC 29067 or Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department, 5203 Mt. Pisgah Road, Kershaw, S.C. 29067.

November 08, 2013 | | Obituaries


Sins of omission

WASHINGTON -- Among the many rules I grew up with, two stand out. The first was never call someone a liar, which was considered the worst possible character indictment one could issue. The accuser had best be prepared to fight or be fleet of foot.

November 08, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


L-EMS School Spirit

Lugoff Elgin Middle School cheerleaders Sidney Reynolds, Gracie Stockman, Lexi Edwards, McKenlee Davis, and T'jah Steele honored Breast Cancer month with Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan.

November 06, 2013 | | Education


Lila Reese Brockwell

Lila Reese Brockwell, 93, of Camden, SC, passed away Saturday, November 2, 2013. Born August 14, 1920 in Horry Hill, SC, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Nell Porter Reese. She was the widow of George H. Brockwell of Petersburg, VA. She and her husband resided in Hendersonville, TN for many years and were longtime members of Bluegrass Church in Hendersonville. She retired after 34 years of employment with the E. I. Dupont Company. Mrs. Brockwell was also preceded in death by her four sisters. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. A graveside funeral service ...

November 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


Monte W. Hartsell

Monte W. Hartsell passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at the age of 74. Born on June 4, 1939 in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of the late Murton Harry Hartsell and Violet Erie Booker.

November 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


Boykin "Jack" Rhame Jackson

Boykin "Jack" Jackson

November 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


Louise Gettys

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Olive Louise Evans Gettys, 96, of West Columbia, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 9, 2013 in Gettys Cemetery, Lugoff, SC. The Rev. John Hallman will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations may be sent to the Gettys Cemetery Fund, 1620 Kellytown Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.

November 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


Terry Dunham

Mr. Terry Dunham, 55, of 434 Baxley Circle, Bethune, South Carolina, passed on Sunday, November 3, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, November 7, 2013, 1 p.m., at St. Matthew Baptist Church, Turkey Creek, SC, with burial to be held in the church cemetery.

November 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


Daisy Holloman Baynard

Mrs. Daisy Holloman Baynard, 80, of 2204 North Lyttleton Street, Camden, South Carolina, passed on Thursday, October 31, 2013. Funeral Services will be conducted Friday, November 8, 2013, 1:00 p.m., at Camden Second Presbyterian Church USA, Camden, SC. Burial: will follow in Cedar's Cemetery, Camden, SC.

November 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


Johnny Thomas Atkerson

Johnny Thomas Atkerson, 75, of Blythewood, peacefully left this world and entered into the Heavenly City the Lord had prepared for him on Monday, November 4, 2013. Born in Batesburg, SC on September 8, 1938, he was a son of the late Rev. John David and Iva Ruth Wise Atkerson. He was a man of many talents and hobbies, one of which was buying, selling, and restoring old cars. He was an avid fisherman and entered many tournaments at Lake Murray. Johnny also loved gardening, especially raising his prize tomatoes.

November 06, 2013 | | Obituaries


Avoid food safety pitfalls at Thanksgiving

By DEON LEGETTE

November 06, 2013 | | People & Places


Book release event and signing with Camden author Kathryn Hewitt

Kathryn Hewitt, of Camden, will celebrate the release of her latest book Rain, with a book-signing at Books on Broad in downtown Camden.

November 06, 2013 | | Arts


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Coroner, chief, sheriff urge safe holiday driving

The scene has played out 19 times in Kershaw County this year: Kershaw County Coroner David West, joined by a member of the Bethune, Camden ...

December 15, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


For the Record - Dec. 15, 2017

Real estate transactions

December 15, 2017 | | For the Record


Demons roll in Cane Bay; set to host 34 teams this weekend

Call it a February feel in December.

December 12, 2017 | | Sports


WADE AIKEN GREEN SR.

Funeral services for Mr. Wade Aiken "Bubba" Green, Sr., 72, who died peacefully on Friday, December 8, 2017, will be held at 2:00 p ...

December 12, 2017 | | Obituaries


HAROLD MINOR JR.

Funeral services for Harold Minor, Jr., 71, will be held Saturday, December 16, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Camden First UMC, with burial ...

December 12, 2017 | | Obituaries


ROBERTA REEDY

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Roberta L. Held "Bobbi" Reedy, 66, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday ...

December 12, 2017 | | Obituaries


DONNIE KEITH STOKES

A service to celebrate the life of Donnie Keith Stokes 60 of Conyers, Ga., formerly of Camden, S.C. will be held on Saturday, December ...

December 12, 2017 | | Obituaries


Vietnam War memorial coming to Kershaw County

The Wall That Heals, a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, along with a mobile education center, is coming to Kershaw County early next year ...

December 12, 2017 | | Kershaw County


2017 Kershaw County Christmas Parade

Hundreds of kids and grown-ups of all ages lined Broad Street between Laurens and Bull streets to watch the 2017 Kershaw County Christmas Parade on ...

December 12, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Generous spirit

Camden High's Beta Club, Spirit Club and the Varsity Girls' Basketball team co-sponsored Toys for Tots this year. Thank you to all students and ...

December 12, 2017 | | Education


Historic Camden Foundation elects board members

The board of trustees of Historic Camden Foundation recently elected new and returning trustees.

December 12, 2017 | | Camden


Dec. 19 will be half day for KCSD students

The Kershaw County School District will have a half day for students on Dec. 19, the last day of student attendance before the holiday break ...

December 12, 2017 | | Education


CMC seeking volunteers

It takes a special and willing heart to volunteer.

December 12, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Ariail - Dec. 12, 2017

December 12, 2017 | | Ariail


Angels among us

There's something about the holiday season that seems to especially bring out the best in us.

December 12, 2017 | | Editorials


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