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State needs to meet legal obligations

I was very interested in the issue raised by Camden City Council member Alfred Mae Drakeford at the recent (Kershaw County) Chamber (of Commerce) legislative forum. Ms. Drakeford correctly stated that the state of South Carolina is not providing the legally required level of funding for local governments. I would point out that our state is also falling well short in terms of its legal obligation for the funding of public schools.

April 24, 2013 | Dr. Frank E. Morgan KCSD Superintendent | Letters


Immigration discussion begins

By the time you read this, a group of United States Senators will likely have introduced the first significant proposal on immigration reform in more than 20 years. While it is far too early to comment on its content -- the group has been fairly secretive as to details -- the simple fact that such a high profile group will be offering a proposal is noteworthy. And it offers a good opportunity to talk, generally about immigration.

April 24, 2013 | By U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Camden Archives and Museum earns award for Doby exhibit

The Camden Archives and Museum received an Award of Achievement at the S.C. Federal of Museums' (SCFM) annual meeting, held in March in Greenwood. The award recognized the "excellent utilization of resources and professionalism" for the archives' "Camden's Baseball Hall of Famer: Larry Doby" exhibit and associated programming. The exhibit ran from July 2 to Dec. 31, 2012, in the Whitely Room and drew much praise from those who viewed it.

April 24, 2013 | | Camden


An All Star Send Off

Doby's Mill Elementary School students gave its Special Olympians a world class send-off as they headed off to competition. More than half of the school lined the front sidewalk, cheering and holding signs of encouragement and support as these special athletes left the school grounds to attend the Special Olympics at Camden Military Academy on April 12.

April 24, 2013 | | Education


NY governor recognizes city electric crews

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, parts of the east coast were devastated. Many people were left without power. States required assistance in order to restore electrical services to affected areas. The City of Camden was one municipality that sent crews to Pennsylvania and New York to provide much needed aid. The City Electric Department sent Jerry Marthers, Duane Dykes, William Peake, Matthew Grigsby, Jeremy Bowers, William Van Hoose and Jason Burr to help restore power.

April 24, 2013 | | Camden


Spring Fling returns

Ainsley Swartz (left) and Gail LaBianca, both of Camden, pause before completing the course on the 2012 Boykin Spring Fling ride. This year's Spring Fling will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Red Bank Farm in the Boykin community. The ride is a celebration of history and horses and is a tax-deductible benefit for the S.C. Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site. The ride and lunch is $35; juniors, $25. For more information, call 713-3996 or 432-3414. Rain date is Saturday, May 4.

April 24, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Robert F. Meshach

A time of gathering for Mr. Robert Franklin Meshach, 77, will be held on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held on Friday at 5:00 p.m. at Newbaker Funeral Home in Blairstown, N.J. The family will receive friends Friday 3:00-5:00 p.m. prior to the service at Newbaker Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020 or First Presbyterian Church in Blairstown, N.J.

April 24, 2013 | | Obituaries


Centennial service

KershawHealth kicked off its Centennial Celebration Sunday at Temple Beth El. The Service of Thanksgiving included a tribute to Bernard Mannes Baruch and was meant as a way to "give thanks for a mission of caring that has remained steadfast for a century." Marlene Mischner welcomed the crowd and Rabbi Jonathan Case of Beth Shalom Synagogue in Columbia gave tribute to Baruch. The Rev. Philip Blankenship of Blaney Baptist Church in Elgin, Rev. Ellis White of Camden First United Methodist Church and Rev. Barbara Segars of Bethel United Methodist Church in Bethune spoke during the service. Closing remarks were made ...

April 24, 2013 | | Healthcare


Mary Susan White

Graveside services to celebrate the life of Mary Susan White will be held Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at Kershaw City Cemetery, Kershaw, SC. A memorial service will follow next week at Tampa General Hospital Chapel, Tampa, FL. In lieu of flowers, Susan, a 20 year survivor of breast cancer, requests that donations be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 5005 LBJ Fry., Ste 250, Dallas, Texas 75244.

April 24, 2013 | | Obituaries


Barbara Patrica Swindall

Barbara Patrica Swindall, 54, of 1890 Dekalb School Road in Camden died Monday, April 22, 2013. Plans will be announced at a later date by Collins Funeral Home.

April 24, 2013 | | Obituaries


Ariail for April 24, 2013

April 24, 2013 | | Ariail


Yesteryear - April 24, 2013

Seven women nominated for award

April 24, 2013 | | Yesteryear


Displaying their Leopard pride

April 24, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle


CHS girls’ soccer experience set for Thursday

The Camden High girls' soccer team is inviting all Camden area elementary aged girls to attend "Varsity for a Day" at Zemp Stadium from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25.

April 24, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle


Blizzard stymies Irmo on one hit, 10-0

Lugoff-Elgin will carry a full head of steam into Thursday's 4A District 5 softball playoff opener.

April 24, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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County roads among first under recent roads bill

The S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) announced Thursday it has awarded contracts for a number of road resurfacing and rehabilitation projects across the state ...

July 25, 2017 | | Kershaw County


SCDOT closing Five Bridges Road starting July 31

The South Carolina Department of Transportation will be closing Five Bridges Road from Battleship Road to Brook Drive to through traffic for cross line pipe ...

July 25, 2017 | | Camden


Ariail - July 21, 2017

July 21, 2017 | | Ariail


Welcome Table

Readers will see a story on today's front page by Senior Writer Martin L. Cahn about a new initiative called the "Welcome Table SC."

July 21, 2017 | | Editorials


Repeal and regroup

WASHINGTON -- It wasn't quite a wicked-witch-is-dead Munchkin happy dance, but the white noise of foregone conclusions drowned out Republicans' relatively muted regret over their ...

July 21, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Alexander Young

From 1807 until his death in 1856, Camden was the home of an extraordinarily talented and intelligent individual named Alexander Young. He was born on ...

July 21, 2017 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - July 21, 2017

On July 8, under the lights at Kentucky Speedway, Martin Truex Jr. won his third NASCAR Cup Series race of the season, although in this ...

July 21, 2017 | | Columns


Bulldog Club kicking off its 2017-18 membership drive

The Camden High School Bulldog Club Membership Drive is in full swing for the 2017-18school year.

July 21, 2017 | | Camden High/Middle


L-E Trident Club gears up for Demons’ sports year

The Trident Club, the primary booster club for Lugoff-Elgin High School Athletics, is gearing up for the 2017-18 academic year at the school.

July 21, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Little Bulldog Football Camp on tap for CHS

Here is the listing of upcoming summer youth sports camps in Kershaw County:

July 21, 2017 | | Seasonal Sports


August 2017 events at the Library

Be sure to sign up for our Summer Reading "Build a Better World"! Summer reading began June 5 and ends August 13.

July 21, 2017 | | People & Places


Frostmourne romps in Kent Stakes

WILMINGTON, Del. --- Green Lantern Stables' Frostmourne won the $200,000 Grade III Kent Stakes at Delaware Park on Saturday.

July 21, 2017 | | Equine


Former L-E standout Murphy named All-American Scholar

AUBURN, Ala. -- Kelli Murphy is one of two Auburn University women's golfers were named All-American Scholars by the Women's Golf Coaches Association, the ...

July 21, 2017 | | Sports


DARLENE BOONE

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Frances "Darlene" Boone, 67, of Camden, SC, will be held at 4:00 PM, today, July 21 ...

July 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


WALTER HENRY HOUSTON

Mr. Walter Henry Houston, 82 of 2113 Red Hill Road Camden, South Carolina passed on Thursday, July 13, 2017.

July 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


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