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Noted and passed -- Dec. 26, 2011

• We've watched with interest the controversy over the city of Camden's proposed YMCA, and the attendant give and take on both sides. City officials certainly could have been more receptive to those disagreeing with their positions, and some of the opponents could have been more circumspect with their jeers and boos at meetings. But the ongoing debate has been a healthy exercise in democracy and the right of both governing and dissenting. However, we were disappointed to see Y opponent Herb Farber characterize Mayor Jeffrey Graham in a recent news story as a "29-year-old boy." The statement came ...

December 26, 2011 | | Editorials


Requiem for a master contrarian

Only once since my foolish adolescence do I recall actually feeling fortunate to be a smoker, a truly insidious addiction that I have since kicked. It was the slightly chilly Washington evening on which I was joined during a smoke break at a friend's birthday party by Christopher Hitchens, one of the few people who can be called a journalist-intellectual without it sounding like a punch line.

December 26, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Our energy potential

Imagine a place where jobs are plentiful, and the housing market is thriving. A place where even low-playing service jobs come with signing bonuses and other benefits.

December 26, 2011 | Ed Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns


Rodney F. Waller

Funeral service for Rodney Fitzgibbons Waller, 45, of West Columbia, will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The Rev. David Robinson will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association.

December 26, 2011 | | Obituaries


Cassatt man dies in collision

A 49-year-old Cassatt man on a motorcycle was struck and killed by another vehicle Friday night between Bethune and Kershaw.

December 26, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Chambers returns to homeport

U.S. Navy Seaman Apprentice Janie E. Chambers, daughter of Naomi Chambers of Camden and Harry Chambers, of Camden, alongside approximately 5, 500 Sailors attached to USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) recently returned to their Norfolk, Va., homeport.

December 26, 2011 | | Military


Willie "Scralley" Alexander

Willie "Scralley" Alexander, 71, of Seegars Mill Road, Camden, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011.

December 26, 2011 | | Obituaries


Henrietta Drakeford Davis

Henrietta Drakeford Davis, 65, of Carlos Street, Camden, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011.

December 26, 2011 | | Obituaries


Robert Ariail -- Dec. 26, 2011

December 26, 2011 | | Ariail


Parade scenes

Photos by Julie J. Prickett, P.E. Spivey and Nicole Key

December 23, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


There was just one Hitch

WASHINGTON -- The Republicans' final debate preceding the Iowa caucuses is suddenly uncompelling. There is nothing to do but write about Christopher Hitchens, whose death has made the world immeasurably less interesting.

December 23, 2011 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Rec notes -- Dec. 23, 2011

A group exercise class for ages 55 and older provides a fun variety of exercises to improve strength, flexibility, posture and balance, using a chair and a floor mat (optional).

December 23, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Elijah Johnson

Elijah "Hot Sauce" Johnson, of Camden, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. He was the son of late Feldon Johnson and Sarah Shield Johnson Samuel.

December 23, 2011 | | Obituaries


Late veteran honored for service

During a recent flag ceremony on the Town Green in Camden, the Kershaw County Leathernecks honored the life of Given Webster with a tribute to his service to the community. Webster died unexpectedly Nov. 1 and was the acting commander of James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17. Standing together during the ceremony (from left) are Webster's wife, Jane Webster; Cadet Zachary Shaffer from Camden Military Academy; Bill Garcher, judge advocate, Kershaw County Leathernecks; Ron Stroud, Kershaw County Leaternecks; and Sgt Maj. Willam Greene with Camden Military Academy.

December 23, 2011 | | People & Places


Local Girl Scouts collect gifts for Toys for Tots

Three local Girl Scout troops opted to bring gifts to donate to Toys for Tots instead of exchanging gifts with each other during their annual Christmas party. The troops included Daisy Troop 3415, led by Lindsey Cox and April Trapp; Brownie Troop 3444 led by Frances Griggs and Lori Lance; and Junior Troop 937 led by Kim Taylor and Vickie Thomas. The troops recently gathered at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church in Camden to donate the gifts to Toys for Tots.

December 23, 2011 | | People & Places


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Midway Elementary School marks fourth quarter honor roll

Midway Elementary School recently reported its fourth marking period honor rolls.

July 27, 2015 | | Education


MPES lists fourth quarter honor rolls

Mt. Pisgah Elementary School recently published its fourth quarter Honor Roll for the 2014-15 school year.

July 27, 2015 | | Education


North Central Middle announces honor roll

North Central Middle School (NCMS) recently announced its "All A" and "AB" honor rolls for the entire 2014-15 school year:

July 27, 2015 | | Education


Fundraiser will benefit retired Thoroughbreds

The South Carolina Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (SCTRF) has been approached by an anonymous donor and for every $1 raised through a gofundme.com account, he ...

July 24, 2015 | | Equine


CHS ready to begin girls’ golf, X-C season

Any middle school or high school student -- both boys and girls -- entering seventh through12th grade interested in running cross country at Camden High School is ...

July 24, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Youth soccer camp closes out summer

With the start of the school year just around the corner, there is one more youth summer sports camp on tap as sponsored by the ...

July 24, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


NCHS offers sponsorship opportunities for its athletic teams

The North Central High School athletic department is kicking off its 2015-16 "Be a Knight Supporter" drive by offering several sponsorship options at the school.

July 24, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle


Bulldog Club kicks off 2015-16 membership drive

The Camden High School Bulldog Club Membership Drive is in full swing for the 2015-16 school year.

July 24, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Camden Country Club netters bring home a USTA state championship

Using a one-point win over the Woodland Warriors in Sunday's finals, the Camden Country Club 10-and-under intermediate tennis team finished off a perfect weekend ...

July 24, 2015 | | Tennis


26th Hospital Auxiliary golf tournament coming up in September

The Hospital Auxiliary of KershawHealth's 26th annual golf tournament will be held Thursday, Sept. 10 at the Camden Country Club.

July 24, 2015 | | People & Places


World’s Miss Tourism Pageant

Cassandra Grace Gibson of Lugoff will be representing South Carolina in the World's Miss Tourism Pageant. The pageant takes place Friday, July 30 through ...

July 24, 2015 | | People & Places


Mary-Grace Hill

Nine year old actress Mary-Grace Hill, a student at Wateree Elementary School and daughter of Moichelle Hill, was recently in a commercial with S.C ...

July 24, 2015 | | People & Places


Back to School tips: How to save on school supplies

Back to school season can be as expensive for parents as it is exciting for students. Once the initial letdown of the end of summer ...

July 24, 2015 | | People & Places


INVISTA looks to fill 200 positions in Lugoff

INVISTA, one of the world's largest producers of polymers and fibers, is now hiring for more than 200 positions at its Camden plant in ...

July 24, 2015 | | Business


Ariail for July 24, 2015

July 24, 2015 | | Ariail


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