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William Miles

William Preston Miles, of Elgin, passed away on Tuesday, January 25, 2011. He was born in Blaney, SC on June 8, 1938. William was the son of the late Walter L. Miles and Lillie E. Owens Miles.

January 28, 2011 | | Obituaries


Ducks Unlimited banquet set for Feb. 26

The Wateree Chapter Ducks Unlimited Sportsman's Banquet will be held on Saturday, Feb. 26 at the Health Resource Center on Battleship Road.

January 28, 2011 | | Sports


Happy 50th anniversary

Pat and Jack Deal are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on January 28, 1961 in Camden at historic Bethesda Presbyterian Church.

January 28, 2011 | | Localife


Demons take control of Region 4-4A wrestling race

Trailing visiting Irmo by 11 points with five matches left to go in a key Region 4-4A wrestling match last Thursday night, Lugoff-Elgin rattled off 34 unanswered points to come away with a 40-27 win.

January 26, 2011 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Initial private applicator training scheduled

Training for a private applicator license in order to purchase, use or supervise the use of any agricultural pesticide labeled "for restricted use only" will be held Monday in Bishopville.

January 26, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Do you think the state should ban alcoholic energy drinks?

January 26, 2011 | | Sidewalk Survey


Security important across the board

We at Let Freedom Ring do want to publicly state what happened to Congresswoman Giffords and everyone in attendance at the "Meet the Congresswoman" event at a Safeway Grocery store in Tucson on Jan. 8 was a tragedy and we pray for the full recovery of all who were wounded and pray for the families of those who were slain. I ask the local Tea Party to also make similar public sentiments.

January 26, 2011 | Richard A. Holmes Camden | Letters


Jensen earns academic honors at Lycoming

Alice Jensen of Elgin was named to the Dean's List for the fall semester at Lycoming College.

January 26, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Real estate leaders

The Kershaw County Board of Realtors recently installed its new board of directors. The 2011 board members and outgoing members include (from left) Cathe Epps with Campas Realty, president; Barbara Jordan with Palmetto Homes & Land Realty, past president; Novella Taylor with Coldwell Banker United Realtors, member at large; Diane Martin with Keller Williams Columbia, member at large; Michael Thomas with Palmetto Homes & Land Realty, president-elect; Tiffany Appleton with Coldwell Banker United Realtors, secretary/treasurer; Beth Warnock with Compas Realty, member at large; and Brett McLeod with McLeod & Associates, vice president.

January 26, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Area students named to Coastal Carolina University Dean's List

A number of local students were named to the Dean's List for the fall 2010 semester at Coastal Carolina University.

January 26, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Watson finishes basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kevin J. Watson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

January 26, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


First Palmetto Financial annual meeting March 21

First Palmetto Financial Corporation, the holding company for First Palmetto Savings Bank, F.S.B., will hold its 2011 annual meeting of stockholders at 10 a.m. March 21.

January 26, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Central Carolina Technical College reports honor lists

Central Carolina Technical College President Dr. Tim Hardee announced the fall 2010 student honors lists. More than 600 students were honored, including 112 Kershaw County residents.

January 26, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Nomination forms available for Margot Rochester Landscape Award

It is time for all commercial businesses, public institutions, organizations, public buildings and grounds, churches and schools within the City limits of Camden, to start sprucing up the for the third annual Margot Rochester Landscaping Award, presented by City of Camden Parks and Streets Commission.

January 26, 2011 | | Localife


Anne C. Strayhorn

Funeral Services for Mrs. Anne C. Strayhorn, 84, of Winyah Drive, North Augusta, SC, who entered into rest January 22, 2011, will be conducted Wednesday at 12 Noon from the Posey Funeral Chapel. Dr. John M. Newell, III, The Reverend Douglas L. Holmes and Rev. Jule Young Officiating.Interment will follow in the Quaker Cemetery, Camden, SC at 3:30PM.

January 26, 2011 | | Obituaries


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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


Camden Royals holding charity hoops tourney

The Camden Royals AAU basketball organization is sponsoring a basketball tournament open to all youth organization teams which will benefit Relay for Life.

July 23, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


Chance to drive exotic sports cars awaits at CMP

Xtreme Xperience, the country's premier supercar driving experience, is heading full-throttle for Carolina Motorsports Park in Westville, with event dates set for Friday, Aug. 1, through Sunday, Aug. 3.

July 23, 2014 | | Auto racing


Top Striker seeks Saratoga gold

Top Striker, winner of the $50,000 Carolina Cup steeplechase in Camden last March, is part of an 11-horse field which is expected to meet the starter's flag in Thursday's $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes at the Saratoga Race Course.

July 23, 2014 | | Equine


KC East All-Stars makes a good first impression

July 23, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


A disturbing trend

We wrote recently of the disturbing trend in the White House of spinning every issue through press spokesmen rather than engaging in open questioning about issues of interest to Americans. A lack of transparency isn't limited to the federal government, as the S.C. Supreme Court has recently issued two troubling rulings which limit public access in the Palmetto State.

July 23, 2014 | | Editorials


Clemson Extension announces contest, workshop

The Kershaw County Clemson Extension Service is assisting with a tomato contest coming up Saturday, and is sponsoring a pesticide calibration and safety workshop on August 15.

July 23, 2014 | | Localife


Cub Scouts enjoy day camp

Local Boy Scouts of America spent the last week of June volunteering at a Cub Scout Day Camp.

July 23, 2014 | | Localife


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