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School Christmas memories

For whatever reason, while I was doing yard work during the Thanksgiving weekend, I started thinking about my favorite Christmas memories from my own school days. (This probably qualifies as ancient history for most people.) The daydreaming made the raking and mulch-spreading a lot more pleasant.

December 20, 2010 | KCSD Superintedent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Hooked on iPad Scrabble

WASHINGTON -- I could write more about the tax deal, but you're probably tired of hearing about it, and, to be honest, I've been too busy playing iPad Scrabble.

December 20, 2010 | Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Ministry to serve first meal Friday

Food for the Soul Soup Kitchen and Emergency Shelter will open the doors of its new 5,000-square-foot facility at 110 E. DeKalb St. in Camden to serve its first meal Friday, Christmas Eve. The public is invited to join in the meal and to tour the new center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

December 20, 2010 | | Miscellaneous


On with the parade

A refurbished 1921 Seagraves pumper truck cruises down Broad Street carrying a crew from the Camden Fire Department during the Kershaw County Christmas Parade Dec. 11. Onboard the pumper were Camden Fire Chief John Bowers and his wife, Gwen. Capt. Johnny Mullis was at the wheel, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter, Savannah.

December 20, 2010 | | Miscellaneous


Learning about others

Fourth- and fifth-grade students at Baron DeKalb Elementary School completed various activities including the Trust Walk (visual); Muffled Directions (auditory); Mirror Reading (learning); and Mouth Writing (physical). These activities and others are designed to give students and teachers the opportunity to experience some of the challenges encountered by people with a disability. "Awareness: The Key to Friendships," is an educational program sponsored by Family Connection of South Carolina, Inc. This program teaches understanding and sensitivity towards people with disabilities. Fifth grade students commented that they enjoyed the program and wished they could have visited all eight stations. Here, students Clay ...

December 20, 2010 | | Education


Bright Knights

The Marching Knights placed seventh at the S.C. Band Directors Association's 1A State Championship at Batesburg-Leesville High School. This was the first time in eight years North Central has been represented at the state level and this was the highest placement in the school's known history. The North Central Marching Knights were the only marching band to represent the Kershaw County School District at the state level this year.

December 20, 2010 | | Education


Salute to veterans

The kindergarten students at Pine Tree Hill School made and decorated instruments for the school's annual Veterans Day parade. The students marched in honor of all veterans ,especially those who attended the second-grade program. Parents and community members joined in the red, white and blue salute to thank veterans.

December 20, 2010 | | Education


Miss Parrish, Capt. Balazs wed

Elizabeth Marie Parrish of Fayetteville, N.C., and Captain Benjamin Mark (Ben) Balazs, of Fayetteville, were united in marriage on September 11, 2010, in the garden of the Camden House Inn, in Camden, S.C. The Reverend Kevin Cauley, pastor of Darlington Presbyterian Church, performed the seven o'clock p.m. ceremony. Soloist was Mrs. Elizabeth Pacheco Rose and music was provided by the Herringbones of Charlotte, N.C., and bagpiper Mr. J.V. Hudson of Raleigh, N.C. A reception immediately followed the ceremony at the Camden House Inn.

December 20, 2010 | | Weddings & Engagements


Miss Reynolds, Mr. Parrotte plan spring wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Carr Reynolds of Camden, SC, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Marie Reynolds of Southport, NC, to Richard Sandford Parrotte. He is son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Edward Parrotte, Jr. of New Bern, NC.

December 20, 2010 | | Weddings & Engagements


Miss Mills, Mr. Boykin engaged

Mr. and Mrs. Joel Mills of Lugoff announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Lauren Nichole Mills of Lugoff, to Erik Rutledge Boykin of Lugoff. He is the son of Mr. Ronnie Boykin, Sr. of Lugoff, and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ruhfass of Fairless Hills, Pa.

December 20, 2010 | | Weddings & Engagements


How to keep the ‘happy’ in your holidays

This is the time of the year when family and friends come together to celebrate the holidays. The most common holiday hazards people contact the Poison Center for include: holiday plants, decorations and alcohol.

December 20, 2010 | | Localife


Knight grapplers edge Dogs, 36-33

Taking a loss here or there to set things up to give his team its best chance for a win, first-year North Central wrestling coach Britt Gardner saw his bit of a gamble pay off on Tuesday night.

December 17, 2010 | | North Central High/Middle


Lady Bulldogs run past McBee for first win of season

Led by three players in double figures, the Camden girls basketball team gave Natalie Jeffcoat her first win in her second go-'round as the program's head coach in blitzing visiting McBee, 68-18, Wednesday night inside the Dog Pound.

December 17, 2010 | | Camden High/Middle


Harold F. Robinson

Harold F. Robinson, 54, of Gary Road, Camden, SC, died Tuesday, December 14, 2010.

December 17, 2010 | | Obituaries


Happy 50th Anniversary!

Betty and Bill Coker of Camden will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 18. They were married at the First Baptist Church in Turbeville, S.C. Bill is retired from DuPont.

December 17, 2010 | | Localife


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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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