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Children’s consignment shop opens, donates profits to local charities

Started by stay-at-home moms, Mommy-Wise is now a business benefiting parents in a struggling economy.

February 23, 2011 | | Localife


Kelley joins Farm Bureau as agent

South Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company (SCFBMIC) recently contracted with Frankie Kelley to serve as an agent in the Kershaw County office located at 1102 Church St.

February 23, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Sheheen is SC Addictions Professional of the Year

Frank Sheheen Jr., a lifelong resident of Camden, was awarded the South Carolina Addictions Professional of the Year by the S.C. Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (SCAADAC). The award was presented in November at the annual conference. The recipient receives this honor for significant contributions to the profession of addictions counseling in the areas of prevention, treatment, research and administration. Sheheen has been the director of the S.C. Recovering Professional Program for the past seven years and has worked in the addictions profession for more than 23 years. He has served as president of SCAADAC in ...

February 23, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


CHS class of ’81 plans 30-year reunion

The Camden High School Class of 1981 will host its 30th Reunion on Saturday, June 18 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Health Resource Center.

February 23, 2011 | | Localife


Relay For Life fundraisers approaching in March

The City Slickers Car Show and Fundraiser for Relay For Life of Kershaw County will be held Saturday, March 26 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tractor Supply Co. in Camden. The event will include a dunking booth with local celebrities, and people's choice awards for classics, "oldies but goodies," trucks, cycles and pro-mods. Registration will be from 8 to 10:30 a.m. For more information, call Mary at 432-2421. The rain date is Sunday, March 27 at 1:30 p.m.

February 23, 2011 | | Localife


‘Alice in Wonderland’ tumbles onto the FAC stage

It's a little bit Alice and a little bit Through the Looking Glass! Join us at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) as they welcome the Midlands' only professional theater for families and young audiences­ -- Columbia Children's Theatre (CCT) -- for their production of "Alice in Wonderland." The show is set for Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. Tickets are $7 per person. This performance is sponsored by Modern Turf.

February 23, 2011 | | Localife


Miss Camden Pageant to be held Saturday

The Miss Camden Pageant will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Camden High School. There will be two winners, Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen. The girls competing are (first row) Ashley Bowers, Blythe Neal, Julianna Cobb, Virginia Baker, Amanda Bodie, (second row) Meagan Kirkley, Carley Powers, Sallie Pierce, Lauren Jeffcoat, Rebecca Cobb, Erica Catoe and Maggie Jones. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Alpine Agency or from any contestant. Tickets can also be purchased by e-mailing MissCamdenScholarshipPageant@gmail.com. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

February 23, 2011 | | Localife


First black sales person at Camden Belk recognized

(The following story as told by Mrs. Lottie Williams.)

February 23, 2011 | E. Mike McClendon | Localife


Vincent Rawlinson

Vincent "Poppa" Rawlinson was born on October 22, 1965 in Columbia, SC. He was the son of the late James Rawlinson Sr. and Gracie Jacobs Rawlinson. Vincent, of Lugoff, entered into his eternal life on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 2:14 p.m. He was a proud member of St. James Deliverance Pentecostal Assembly Church and their usher board.

February 23, 2011 | | Obituaries


Logan Raye opens

Logan Raye, a luxury spa and salon that is well-known in the Columbia area, has opened a new facility at 1025 Broad St. in Camden. Sewell Gelberd, owner of Logan Raye in Columbia, said he heard via the beauty grapevine that an existing salon was closing shop in Camden. He was introduced to Billy Silver, who owns the building where the former shop was located. Soon, Gelberd and Silver were discussing partnership in a Camden-based Logan Raye. The new shop employs more than 10 technicians on hand each day: Barbara Copeland, Vivian Watkins, Tina Branham, Andrea Finch, Ashley Parrott , Samantha ...

February 23, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Mather alumni to discuss scholarship endowment

The Boylan Haven-Mather Academy National Alumni Association will host an informal information session Saturday regarding the newly established endowment of the former boarding school.

February 23, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Shannon DuBose

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Dr. Louisa Shannon DuBose, 84, of Camden will be held Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 2:00 pm in Bethesda Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends following the service in John Knox Hall. Rev. Dr. William F. Summers will officiate. Memorials may be made in Dr. DuBose's memory to Historic Camden, 222 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020

February 23, 2011 | | Obituaries


Sarah Humphrey

Sarah Humphrey, 84, of Greer, widow of Wade C. Humphrey, died Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at St. Francis, Greenville, SC.

February 23, 2011 | | Obituaries


Thank you, KershawHealth

Most of us know that Kershaw County is a wonderful place to live, raise a family, and grow old together with family and friends. Our tight-knit community is full of loving and caring people who always seem to go the extra mile when called upon. So, for some of you who may not know one of Kershaw County's best kept secrets, I will now attempt to let the cat out of the bag!

February 23, 2011 | Stephen S. Kelly III Camden | Letters


Thumb-twiddling no option

WASHINGTON -- Procrastination is rarely a cost-free strategy. That is true when it comes to fixing Social Security -- as much as the Obama administration and, even more forcefully, its allies on the left may wish to believe otherwise. Their "what's the big rush?" message goes like this: The retirement program isn't really contributing to deficits in the short run. Indeed, its finances are healthy enough so that it can continue paying all promised benefits for more than two decades, until 2037. Even then, if absolutely nothing is done, Social Security would be able to pay about 75 percent of ...

February 23, 2011 | Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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Rhame Arena

We're glad to see that the city of Camden is exploring alternatives for aging Rhame Arena. The building is becoming more dilapidated with each passing year, and something needs to be done, whether it's razing it or restoring it. Of course, money is a factor, just as it is in all government decisions these days. We will say that city officials have overworked the bureaucratic jargon in their appraisal of the situation, saying an "adaptive reuse" could be a possible alternative. We are assuming "adaptive reuse" means repairing the building and making it feasible for some type of ...

July 25, 2014 | | Editorials


Reader thanks Camden Public Works crew

If you live in Camden and do not realize how special a town it is, just wait until something goes wrong.

July 25, 2014 | Jill Davis Camden | Letters


Limousine liberalism’s good works

Is it hypocritical for a really, really rich person to object to rising inequality?

July 25, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Fall Sports registration begins on Monday

Swim Lessons

July 25, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Find a new Furry Friend!

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Wally, an adorable 6-week-year-old male kitten and Paige, a 4-year-old female Pointer mix. She is very friendly with other dogs. 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 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter ...

July 25, 2014 | | Pets


Carolina Downhome Blues Festival Set for 18th Year

Mark your calendars for the 18th Annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival scheduled for October 2-4 in historic downtown Camden. This year's event will feature multiple performances at various sites, including The Venue on Broad, Old Town Tavern and a new site for the festival -- 833 South Broad Street. The Carolina Downhome Blues Festival is an award-winning event recognized for featuring legendary blues artists from around the globe.

July 25, 2014 | | Arts


State American Legion Tournament schedule of games

The South Carolina Senior State American Legion Tournament begins Saturday at Riley Park in Sumter. Here is all the information you will need as to the event:

July 25, 2014 | | Sports


The hand that rocks the ballot box

In their denouncements of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, Hillary Clinton and other Democrats have been accused of pandering to single women -- the so-called "Beyoncé voter" demographic, as one Fox News commentator sniggered.

July 23, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


S.C., immigration and ‘Us vs. Them’

First things first: every nation must secure and control its borders. This is not political rhetoric or an ideological judgment but a simple geo-political fact.

July 23, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader takes issue with sheriff’s letter

Having waded through Sheriff Jim Matthews recent letter as published regarding his endorsement of a "Proposed Firearms Ordinance," I note that the main point (as quoted) "It prohibits the discharge of a firearm within 300 yards;" that's 900 feet!

July 23, 2014 | Joe Upchurch Lugof | Letters


Letter writer: South Carolina’s African-Americans should run for office

Black Americans in the state of Mississippi understand their time is at hand for their voting solidarity and economic self-reliance. Black Americans in South Carolina should also know their time is also at hand for them to learn and run for the legacy of our Black brothers and sisters in Mississippi.

July 23, 2014 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


William Gamewell (Bill) Major, Jr.

William Gamewell (Bill) Major, Jr., 92, of Camden, SC, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014. He was the son of the late William Gamewell Major, Sr. and Alma (Baby) Muldrow-Major of Camden. Born in Florence, S.C. Mr. Major moved to Camden as a youth in 1935. He was the 1st Boy Scout in Kershaw County to be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Salutatorian of his class at Camden High School in 1940, Mr. Major was the 1st Sports Reporter for the "Bulldog", later renamed the Palmetto Leaf. With his classmate, the late Jak Smyrl, they were the ...

July 23, 2014 | | Obituaries


Yesteryear for July 23, 2014

Camden native helps rescue Haitians with USCG

July 23, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Local veterans respect the flag through disposal

Members of American Legion Post 195, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8346 and AMVETS Post 33 recently joined together for an annual tradition: the disposal -- through burning -- of unserviceable American flags. The ceremony took place at VFW Post 8346's headquarters in Ridgeway, with all three posts participating in different parts of the ceremony.

July 23, 2014 | | Localife


CHS hosts girls' golf meeting

All girls interested in learning more about and playing for the Camden High School girls' golf team is asked to attend an organizational meeting on Monday, Aug. 4 at 9 a.m. at the Camden Country Club on Knights Hill Rd. in Camden.

July 23, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


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