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No clear leader

South Carolina voters have gained a reputation over the past few years of being able to accurately pick the Republican presidential candidate who will end up with the party's nomination. Candidates have recognized that, crisscrossing the Palmetto State in an effort to woo voters here. But with only a couple of months left before the state's first-in-the-South primary, voters in South Carolina haven't locked in on a particular candidate, which probably is a powerful statement about how ambivalent people are about the GOP field.

November 11, 2011 | | Editorials


School menus -- Nov. 11, 2011

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of Nov. 14-18:

November 11, 2011 | | Education


Chili champions

The United Way of Kershaw County held its first Chili Cook-off on the Town Green in downtown Camden Saturday. The day was filled with children playing ball, face painting, a wide variety of folks dancing to the music of Second Nature and, of course, lots of chili. There were 17 competing chili teams. SAFE Federal Credit Union sponsored the afternoon event. The chili prepared by The Old Armory won first place in the judges' selection. Standing with the winning team (from left) Lynn Wright with SAFE; Kirk Mays, event chairman; Alex Singleton and Demetrious Voulgarelis with The Old Armory; and ...

November 11, 2011 | | People & Places


Cole chosen to perform at Walt Disney World Thanksgiving Day Parade

Brittany Cole, daughter of Todd Cole of Bishopville and Loretta and Fred Wrigley of Chapin, has been chosen to join a select group of elementary, junior high, and high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the U.S. that will perform in the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) and Universal Dance Association (UDA) Thanksgiving Tour Parade at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.

November 11, 2011 | | People & Places


A poem by Robinson in tribute to Veterans Day

Dear Readers: Today is Veterans Day. In honor of our veterans, here is a piece written by John Alton Robinson of West Monroe, La.

November 11, 2011 | | Dear Annie


Medicare must be reformed

Medicare beneficiaries sometime tell me they are entitled to Medicare benefits because they earned them by contributing to the system for their careers.

November 11, 2011 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Mamie L. Pierce

Funeral service for Mamie Lou Taylor Pierce, 91, of Elgin, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Blaney Baptist Church with burial to follow in Sandhill Heights Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Philip Blankenship, the Rev. Doyle Roberts, and the Rev. Evan Smith will officiate. The family receives friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children Hospital.

November 11, 2011 | | Obituaries


Reginald E. Stone

Reginald E. Stone, 44, of Sawmill Road in Ridgeway, died Wednesday, November 9, 2011.

November 11, 2011 | | Obituaries


National broadcast journalist will honor father at Cup's military salute

Emmy award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Rita Cosby will be a special guest at this year's 42nd annual Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup steeplechase race in Camden. As part of the Nov. 19 event -- billed as "military appreciation day" -- Cosby will be presented the first-ever Major General Baron de Kalb Award which she will accept for -- and on behalf of -- her father, Richard Cosby, 85.

November 11, 2011 | By W. THOMAS SMITH JR. Special to the C-I | Military


Remember Veterans Day

Today, Nov. 11, 2011, marks 93 years since the Armistice was signed that ended the hostilities of World War I, "the war to end all wars." Hostilities were ceased on the 11th hour of the 11th month 93 years ago. To commemorate the Armistice and the return to peace, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11, 1919, as Armistice Day.

November 11, 2011 | Willard Polk Camden | Letters


Rec notes -- Nov. 11, 2011

Registration for the youth basketball program is underway.

November 10, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Beware latest check scam, warns sheriff

A new check-cashing scam that relies on using big-name businesses is one of the best frauds that Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews says he's seen.

November 09, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Veterans to be honored Friday at Post 17

U.S. Army Col. William "Mark" Kehrer will be the keynote speaker for the Veterans Day program Friday at the American Legion James Leroy Belk Post 17 home in Camden.

November 09, 2011 | | Military


Daisy Blanding

Mrs. Daisy Bell (Dootsie) Blanding, of Elgin, mother and grandmother, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 6 2011 at KershawHealth in Camden, S.C. Born on Nov. 15 1934, she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Lawson of Elgin, SC.

November 09, 2011 | | Obituaries


Janie Louise "Peaches" Blyther

Janie Louise "Peaches" Blyther, 46, of Salem Church Road, Camden, SC, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011.

November 09, 2011 | | Obituaries


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August 28, 2015 | | Education


Pets of the Week - Aug. 28, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Lucas, a 6-month-old male Corgi/Jack Russell mix, and Benson, a ...

August 28, 2015 | | Pets


Rec Notes - Aug. 28, 2015

Line dance classes start Sept.14. Line dancing is a great stress reducer and emotional release as well as good exercise, providing much the same ...

August 28, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


ATEC’s Katie Gilson earns state and regional honors

Katie Gilson, agricultural instructor at the Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC), recently earned the Outstanding Young Member Award from the National Association of Agricultural Educators ...

August 28, 2015 | | Education


Camden Library lists upcoming events

Here are some of the upcoming events at the Camden (main) branch of the Kershaw County Library. All branches of the library will be closed ...

August 28, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Fred W. Collins

Mr. Freddie (Fred) Wayne Collins, 70, of Rock Hill died August 22, 2015 at Pruitt Hospice in Rock Hill, SC. Mr. Collins bravely battled 2 ...

August 28, 2015 | | Obituaries


Births - Aug. 28, 2015

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August 28, 2015 | | Births


Otis Jamal Smith

Mr. Otis Jamal Smith, 29, of Jacksonville, FL, formally of Camden, passed on Saturday, August 22, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced ...

August 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Donald Wayne Sloan

Memorial services for Donald Wayne Sloan, 66, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church. The Rev. Paul Miles and ...

August 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Willie Dexter Grooms

Mr. Willie Dexter Grooms, 42, of 1688 Prince Ave., Athens, GA, formally of Camden, passed on Monday, August 17, 2015. Memorial services will be conducted ...

August 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Isaac Gerald Cox

Isaac Gerald Cox, 86 of Pawleys Island, South Carolina, and formerly of Kershaw, South Carolina, went to join his beloved wife, Doris Dale Clemons Cox ...

August 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Kershaw County School District reopens Parent Portal

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is reopening its PowerSchool Parent Portal, an online system for parents to view their students' attendance and grade information.

August 26, 2015 | | Education


CFD, LF-R Fill the Boot kickoff Tuesday

Members of the Camden Fire Department (CFD) and Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R), along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), will host a special event to kick ...

August 26, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Former sheriff’s candidate pleads guilty in video gambling case

A man who ran against Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews in the 2010 Republican primary could spend up to five years in prison after entering ...

August 26, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


L-EHS, CHS raise more than $60,000 for UWKC

Pictured are Camden High School (CHS) Student Body President Carlos Williams (left) and Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) Student Body President Tripp Keffee (right) holding a ...

August 26, 2015 | | Education


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