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Ruth Elizabeth Thomas McGarry

Mrs. McGarry, 89, died Monday, September 24, 2012, at her Carmel Place home in Charlotte, NC. She was born September 9, 1923, in the Shopton community of western Mecklenburg County to the late Floyd Leon and Ida Rayfield Thomas. After graduation from Berryhill High School, Ruth was employed as a teleprinter operator for Western Union in uptown Charlotte. During World War II, Ruth worked in both the Los Angeles and Oakland, California bureaus. While living in California, she met a young Marine named Gale Richard McGarry, whom she married, and in 1996, the couple celebrated their Golden Anniversary.

September 28, 2012 | | Obituaries


Dr. Mike Watford Sr.

Dr. Michael "Mike" Stanley Watford, Sr., age 61, went to be with his Lord Monday, September 24, 2012, at his home following an illness. Born September 16, 1951 in Camden, SC, he was the son of Rev. Lonnie Ernest Watford, Jr. and Mrs. Colleen M. Watford.

September 28, 2012 | | Obituaries


Dail Dinwiddie: Once upon a disappearance

WASHINGTON -- I've written variations of this column a couple of times during the past 20 years, but certain occasions bear revisiting -- and surely the disappearance of a friend is one.

September 28, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Arbor Day: a 25-year local celebration

With the official start of autumn last week and the holidays soon upon us, my thoughts turn to a truly unique American holiday. No, not Thanksgiving but Arbor Day. Perhaps you may recall celebrating Arbor Day in elementary school, perhaps you remember hearing John Denver singing "Trees for Your Tomorrow" on television or radio on behalf of the National Arbor Day Foundation or perhaps you've seen an article about it in The Chronicle Independent with a photo of people standing around a newly planted tree.

September 28, 2012 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Rec Notes - Sept. 28, 2012

Find your center and harmnonize your body, mind and spirit with gentle yoga, breath work and meditation.

September 28, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


CHS hosts Fan Appreciation Night

The Camden Bulldog Club is sponsoring Fan Appreciation Night on Friday when the Bulldogs host A.C. Flora.

September 28, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Lady Knights more than up to the Carolina Challenge

If you had to be confined to being inside on a sunny Saturday, you might as well make the best of it.

September 26, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


KershawHealth announces centennial celebration plans

"For the benefit of suffering humanity by giving hospital treatment to those suffering from physical ailments or trouble which might be cured or alleviated."

September 26, 2012 | | Healthcare


City earned it’s ‘A’ rating

Recently, you received a letter which discussed the city's recent announcement of its "A" bond rating. The writer implied that the city's sound financial position had been accomplished on the back of its utility customers because there is a transfer of money from the utility account to the general account every year in the amount of $2.066 million. The writer implied that this amount came from recent increased utility rates. Yes, there have been recent increases, but that is solely caused by (the) increased cost of the purchase of electricity from Progress Energy because of their increased ...

September 26, 2012 | Councilman Pat Partin Camden | Letters


Mitt in Fantasyland

WASHINGTON -- In Mitt Romney's Fantasyland version of the American Dream, all it takes to succeed in this country is determination and hard work. Government merely needs to get out of the way, roust the Entitlement Society slackers, and let the Opportunity Society strivers go for it.

September 26, 2012 | By Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Leave signs alone

My letter is written on behalf of all the local citizens of Camden who believe in our wonderful country and the freedoms we are given for choices in our lives.

September 26, 2012 | Janis Tilford Camden | Letters


Ariail for Sept. 26, 2012

September 26, 2012 | | Ariail


Voter ID

In a day when Democrats and Republicans will argue about what color the sky is or whether the wind blows, the latest controversy comes along with South Carolina's new voter registration statutes, which have been challenged by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who says the move could disenfranchise black voters. The S.C. law would require voters to show at least one kind of proper identification, something that Palmetto voters did for years. But opponents say requiring such a measure would punish people who don't have ready access to such documents.

September 26, 2012 | | Editorials


Why the Y?

I have two sons, both participate in all recreation department sports activities and have for the past eight years; I plan to continue to support the recreation department and would love the opportunity to support a local YMCA. A community YMCA would offer my entire family a facility to be together in one location with various physical activities for each of us. A community YMCA would also offer activities year round as well as provide an arena for competition sports, which would in turn generate income for our community.

September 26, 2012 | Karen Farmer Camden | Letters


Blaze catches fire to win title

September 26, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


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Shelter animals looking for a fur-ever home

Among the animals available for adoption at the Thiel-Meyer Adoption Center are Riley, a 4-year-old female Retriever mix and a 3 year, 6 month female ...

September 27, 2016 | | Pets


Community Camera

September 27, 2016 | Johnny Deal | Kershaw County


Katherine Iseman

Passers-by may have noticed the large American flag flying on Broad Street and possibly even saw a fire truck leading a funeral procession from First ...

September 27, 2016 | | Editorials


Eyes wide open on debate night

September 27, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Robert Ariail

Robert Ariail

September 27, 2016 | | Ariail


Fire Fest 2016

September 27, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Cassatt Water overflowing with innovation

Some 60 people were in attendance for the ribbon cutting of the updated Cassatt Water Building on Old Stagecoach Road Thursday.

September 27, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Kershaw County


Brian Farmer

A funeral service for Brian Dean Farmer, 41 of Arlington, VA and formerly of Camden will be held at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, September ...

September 26, 2016 | | Obituaries


Marjorie Riebe

CAMDEN -- A funeral service to celebrate the life of Marjorie F. Crolley Riebe, 91, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday ...

September 26, 2016 | | Obituaries


Writer will be voting 'yes' for penny, 'no' for the referendum

It's the same ole drum beat every election/referendum cycle: if Camden taxpayers spend more money on new schools, we will be rewarded with ...

September 23, 2016 | | Letters


Writer agrees with mayor’s stance on school referendum

Congratulations to Mayor Tony Scully on his September 2 column titled "The Referendum." In this article he addressed the myths surrounding the November election school ...

September 23, 2016 | | Letters


Monsters here

On today's front page readers will see a variety of items. One is a lighthearted feature by Katrina Moses about the Pokémon Go ...

September 23, 2016 | | Editorials


The Trump letters

WASHINGTON -- As the first presidential debate approaches, fists clench, jaws tighten and invectives giggle in anticipation.

September 23, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


I miss making videos

When I first entered college, my goal was to be the journalist everyone loves. I am interested in journalism because one of my pet peeves ...

September 23, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


Bulldog harriers make first appearance in top 10 poll

Running as a top 10 ranked team for the first time in program history, the Camden High boys' cross country team finished second, one point ...

September 23, 2016 | | Camden High/Middle


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