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July 23, 2012 | | People & Places


CLASS act

The 2012 CLASS (Camden Lugoff Area Shag Society) Shag Blast was held June 9 at the Camden Shrine Club. The annual event is the club's major fundraiser, and this year's was a night of "great food, great music and great fellowship," according to CLASS Shag Blast Chairman Ray Amyette. With the support of sponsors, club members and others, CLASS donated $3,400 -- $1,700 each – to the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County and Food for the Soul of Kershaw County. On hand for the presentation were (from left) Deb McAbee, Patsy Bryant, Keith Williamson, Steve Van Horn ...

July 23, 2012 | | People & Places


CHS Class of ’72 reunion scheduled for Sept. 29

The Camden High School Class of 1972 will hold its 40th reunion from 7 p.m. to midnight Sept. 29 at the Camden Shrine Club.

July 23, 2012 | | People & Places


Farewell to a voice of reason

He called himself a "solutionist." It's not what's "right" or "left" that counts, he would say; it's what works.

July 23, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Jr. P-17ers state tourney bound

It has been a smooth ride to the state championship tournament for the Kershaw County Junior Post 17 baseball team.

July 20, 2012 | | Sports


Annie Mae Hahula

A funeral service celebrating the life of Annie Mae West Hahula, 89, Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00AM, Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Camden. Rev. Jimmy Atkerson, Rev. Douglas Dixon, and Jimmy Hahula will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00PM, Friday, July 20, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials in Annie's memory may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1643 McRae Road, Camden, SC 29020 or Malvern Hill Baptist Church, 1514 Malvern Hill Road, Camden, SC 29020.

July 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Localife: Corn shucks

Challengers in the Kershaw County Farmers Market's recent corn shucking contest ripped into the competition with gusto. Despite the day starting with intense temperatures, the community gathered at the downtown Camden venue to enjoy a live DJ, food, fun and, of course, corn.

July 20, 2012 | By Porche' Matthews Special to the C-I | People & Places


Bob Ryan

Funeral Mass for Robert William "Bob" Ryan, 80, of Lugoff, will be celebrated on Friday at 12:00 noon at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Farewell Prayers and Final Commendation will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Father Francis Travis will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-7:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church or SCOA Foundation.

July 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


School district registration Tuesday and Wednesday

All Kershaw County School District students and parents -- both new and returning -- should plan to attend registration at their children's schools in July.

July 20, 2012 | | Education


Janie Jackson

Funeral service for Janie Jackson, 94, of Camden willbe held Friday, July 20, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Collins Funeral Home chapel, with burial in Ebenezer AME Zion Church cemetery. She died Tuesday, July 17. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

July 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Michael Richardson Hawkins

Funeral service for Michael Ray Richardson Hawkins, 24, Elgin, will be held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery. Pastor Brandon Goff will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

July 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


Pets of the Week - July 20, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a 1-year-old male Terrier/Jack Russell mix and a female calico cat. 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 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden.net. The shelter ...

July 20, 2012 | Julie J. Prickett C-I | Pets


Failings schools district

A proposal by S.C. Superintendent of Education Mick Zais to bundle failing public schools into a special statewide district deserves scrutiny. Some schools have remained on the list of under-performing institutions for years while leaders say they are trying to improve things but in actuality are producing little result. Zais says the purpose of a special district composed of such schools would be to implement new measures to make the schools more effective and accountable. Zais says similar programs in Tennessee and Louisiana have worked well.

July 20, 2012 | | Editorials


Dodd-Frank: dangerous dead end

It's been two years since President Obama signed the Wall Street-reform bill that has come to be known as Dodd-Frank. So has it succeeded in creating "safer and more modern rules of the road for the financial industry," as Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner claims?

July 20, 2012 | By Ed Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns


Paul Hammond

Graveside service for Paul Hammond, 83, will be held Saturday at 12:00 p.m. in Lancaster Memorial Park, Lancaster, S.C. The family will receive friends Friday 3-5 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Serving as pallbearers will be Mr. Hammond's grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

July 20, 2012 | | Obituaries


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JOTA C. MONTGOMERY - Columbia

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May 03, 2016 | | Obituaries


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May 03, 2016 | | Obituaries


Ariail for May 3, 2016

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Editorial: Billy Ammons

There may not be a more respected person in all of Kershaw County than Billy Ammons.

May 03, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: In his own words

WASHINGTON -- One of the most effective political ads of the season features women repeating the many derogatory statements Donald Trump has made about the fairer ...

May 03, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: What lies ahead

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May 03, 2016 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Teal: A potpourri of KC journalism history

In 1896, the South Carolina Press Association requested Charleston newspaperman Yates Snowden to prepare a sketch of newspapers published in South Carolina to that date ...

May 03, 2016 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Yesteryear - May 3, 2016

The Lafayette Cedar tree in front of the courthouse in downtown Camden has been nominated to the National Register of Historic Trees.

May 03, 2016 | | Yesteryear


Dogs head to playoffs after emotional win

Not wanting to go an entire week between the end of the regular season and the start of the AAA state playoffs, Camden has found ...

April 29, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle


Loss sends L-E netters to Lower State

Having a berth in the 4A state tennis tournament already in pocket, Lugoff-Elgin entered Tuesday's home match with Region 4 rival Westwood playing for ...

April 29, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Ariail for April 29, 2016

April 29, 2016 | | Ariail


Editorial: Economic trips

Today, we report on two recent overseas trips taken by Kershaw County Council Chairman Julian Burns and County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean. According to ...

April 29, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: Plato, Aristotle and, oh dear, Trump

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- When it comes to rhetoric, Plato was right and Aristotle -- not so much.

April 29, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Moment of Nature - April 29, 2016

Folk singer Pete Seeger wrote a song in the 1950s which was later performed in 1965 by the The Byrds. The lyrics, in part, go ...

April 29, 2016 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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