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Command presence matters

A Nov. 16, 2012, op-ed by Lucian Truscott IV published in The New York Times declares that our post-World War II military leadership has traded true fighting spirit for "talk shows and photo spreads" and "military-spec business suits" and, therefore, has failed to succeed in battle since "the stalemated Korean War." Truscott's linkage between alleged military failures and a general officer population of "strutting military peacocks" is readily contradicted by the two men he invokes, George Patton and Lucian Truscott Jr., his own grandfather.

December 07, 2012 | By John S. Rainey C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Enter Prince Charming

Good things come to those who wait. And in this story, the good things are truly wonderful and have emerged as being undeniably worth the wait. At times, this "wait" was home to several Mr. Wrongs and one or two Prince Charming wannabees. But over the years, the reservoir of patience reached a high and its depth paid off in an unexpected way. You see, my sister, two years my junior, is getting married this weekend. Her patience is the victor here, and life, the joy decided to happen, as she was busy making other plans.

December 07, 2012 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Camden ART fall show opens at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County

Camden ART (formerly Camden Art Association) will open its fall show in the Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) today with a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. just prior to the Edward Arron & Friends Chamber Music concert. Light hors d'ouevres and a cash bar will be available. The opening reception is sponsored by First Community Bank. The Camden ART exhibit will be on display in the Bassett Gallery until Jan. 18, 2013.

December 07, 2012 | | People & Places


American Legion Post No. 195 dedication

December 07, 2012 | | Military


Walkway to be dedicated to retiring trustees

The Kershaw County School District will dedicate a walkway near Jackson School and honor two retiring school board members Tuesday.

December 07, 2012 | | Education


Carmon to head up youth baseball camp

Camden High School and the Kershaw County Recreation Department are presenting the Stephen Carmon Baseball Camp to be held on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at American Legion Park in Camden.

December 07, 2012 | | Sports


Quick kicks his way to more post-season honors

For the second year in a row, Pikeville University specialist and former Lugoff-Elgin High School standout Grayson Quick has been named both first-team and honorable mention All-Mid-South Conference East Division.

December 07, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Rizers split pair; improve to 3-2 on season

The Palmetto State Rizers of the American Basketball Association split a pair of games over the weekend as the Camden-based team hiked their record to 3-2 after the first quarter of their inaugural campaign

December 05, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


Six L-EMS wrestlers win at Midlands Invitational

Six Lugoff-Elgin Middle School wrestlers kicked off the 2012-13 season by winning championships at Saturday's Midlands Invitational, held at Dutch Fork Middle School.

December 05, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Demons take 10th in Southern Slam

Jarelle Hannah's fourth-place finish in the 182-pound division helped the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team to a 10th place finish in last weekend's Steadman Hawkins Southern Slam tournament hosted by Eastside High School.

December 05, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Liberty Hill fundraiser a success

The officers and members of the Liberty Hill Civic and Improvement Association (LHCIA) are delighted to report that the fundraising event held on October 27 was a complete success. The event coincided with the Community Center building's 75th anniversary. The building, located just off highway 97 in Liberty Hill, was built under the Works Progress Administration in 1937 with help from the Citizens of Liberty Hill Committee: Chairman John G. Richards (former governor of South Carolina), C.D. Cunningham, L.P. Thompson, H.L. Higgins, E.L. Jones and W.L. Cunningham -- all prominent citizens of the community at ...

December 05, 2012 | Bob Cook, LHCIA President Liberty Hill | Letters


The fly sees all

WASHINGTON -- Much speculation has followed the private luncheon between President Obama and Mitt Romney, about which little is known.

December 05, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Moving forward

At the beginning of my mayoral race, we conducted a survey to identify the concerns of Camden voters. Given our apparent community division about recreation, we found to our surprise that voters were mainly concerned about jobs. Recreation was fifth on the list.

December 05, 2012 | By Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Lights of Lugoff parade Saturday

The fifth annual "Lights of Lugoff" Christmas parade will begin Saturday at 6:30 p.m. on U.S. 1 in Lugoff. The 2012 parade is sponsored by the Lugoff Optimist Club and local businesses. The parade route will begin at the BP Station in Lugoff, travel down U.S. 1 South, and then turn right on to S.C. 34 (Ridgeway Road). All spectators are asked to remain around U.S. 1 for the parade.

December 05, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Yesteryear - Dec. 5, 2012

Elgin Stomps into season

December 05, 2012 | | Yesteryear


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Mervin Leroy Ridley

CAMDEN – Funeral Services for Mervin Leroy Ridley, 72, will be held Sunday at 5:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow ...

September 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


Katherine Ard Iseman

CAMDEN – Funeral service for Katherine Ard "Katie" Iseman, 31, will be held on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Camden ...

September 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


Ruth Reed Hagins

CAMDEN -- Mrs. Ruth Reed Hagins, 89, of 205 Thomas Street, Kirkwood Community, Camden, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. A Celebration of ...

September 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


Modene Barkley

CASSATT – Funeral service for Modene A. Barkley, 78, will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Cassatt Baptist Church, 2604 Highway 1 North ...

September 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


Vivian Metze

We would like to offer our sincere congratulations and heartfelt thanks to Mrs. Vivian B. Metze, who was honored Friday by the city of Camden ...

September 20, 2016 | | Editorials


Trump’s truth sets us free

WASHINGTON -- At long last, Donald Trump has set himself free.

September 20, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Robert Ariail

September 20, 2016 | | Ariail


John Wooten

A graveside memorial service for John Staige Wooten, 74, of Camden, SC, son of the late Frank M. Wooten, Jr. and Phyllis Carrison Wooten, will ...

September 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


Simon James Washington

Mr. Simon James Washington, 90, of 1850 Red Hill Church Road, Cassatt, passed on Saturday, September 17, 2016. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 ...

September 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


Eldridge Truett

LUGOFF – A service to celebrate the life of Eldridge Harold Truett, 87, will be held on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral ...

September 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


Elizabeth Spann Parker

Funeral service for Mrs. Elizabeth Spann Parker, 66, of 1801 Hasty Road, Apt. #12H, in Camden, will be held Friday, September 23, 2016, 2:00 ...

September 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


Annette M. Muspratt

CAMDEN – Annette Marie Ellis Muspratt, beloved wife of Anthony E. Muspratt, died September 17, 2016 at Southwinds Assisted Living, Lugoff, SC.

September 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


Speaks enjoying a memorable final season for Wolfpack

Maggie Speaks is making her final season as a member of the North Carolina State University one for the books.

September 16, 2016 | | Sports


Lady Knights cruising along

North Central kept its slate clean in Region 4-AA volleyball with consecutive 3-0 shutouts over Buford and Chesterfield.

September 16, 2016 | | North Central High/Middle


Fields finishes ninth in Charlotte meet

Led by a ninth place finish from Nick Fields, the Camden Military Academy cross country team finished fifth in a seven-team meets held at McAlpine ...

September 16, 2016 | | Camden Military


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