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Where’s the truth?

Over the Christmas break, I spent a couple hours cleaning up my office and sorting through all the stuff I've accumulated since the summer. One of the folders I found contained a report from an organization called the South Carolinians for Responsible Government (SCRG). This group is headquartered in Columbia and is reportedly funded in large part by out-of-state money. The SCRG is best known for its advocacy for school choice/tax credit legislation. These folks have a wealth of resources. At a hearing I attended during last year's General Assembly, the SCRG had three staff members, an ...

January 16, 2012 | Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Drakeford named to NLC steering committee

Camden City Council member Alfred Mae Drakeford has been appointed to the National League of Cities' (NLC) 2012 Human Development Steering Committee. The Human Development committee is responsible for developing policy positions on issues involving social services, children and learning, poverty and income support, employment and workforce development, equal opportunity, Social Security and seniors, individuals with disabilities, public health care, mental health parity and immigration reform.

January 16, 2012 | | Camden

Noted and passed

• Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich vowed that he would conduct a positive campaign for the presidency, and he did just that -- until his numbers started dropping. Gingrich, who polled well both in Iowa and New Hampshire at one time, unleashed a series of vitriolic ads against Mitt Romney as Gingrich's star began to fade. Other GOP candidates on the right have done the same as Romney has gained strength. These days, a positive message seems to last only as long as a candidate is doing well.

January 16, 2012 | | Editorials

Why Obama’s ‘recess’ battle matters

It's easy to ignore President Barack Obama's dispute with Senate Republicans over his recess appointments if you don't care what the government is doing with your money.

January 16, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns

Happy Golden Anniversary!!!

On Dec. 18, 2011, Blondell Jeffers and Dr. E. Raybon (Ray) Rodgers invited family to an intimate dinner to celebrate their Golden Anniversary. The gathering took place where the couple first met, the former site of the Blaney School, which has since been transformed into the Old South Restaurant, Elgin.

January 16, 2012 | | People & Places

Countdown to the Cup

It is not too early to begin making plans for the 2012 Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races at the Springdale Race Course.

January 13, 2012 | | Equine

Demon wrestlers upend Sumter

Lugoff-Elgin had little trouble with host Sumter in winning Tuesday night's non-region wrestling match between the two 4A programs, 65-12.

January 13, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

Mental Health Kershaw County presents awards at annual membership meeting

Mental Health America of Kershaw County (MHAKC) held its 49th annual membership dinner meeting Nov. 10 in the fellowship center at First Baptist Church in Camden. Joy Jay, executive director of Mental Health America of South Carolina, introduced the guest speaker, Alyce Kemp DeWitt.

January 13, 2012 | | People & Places

Diane Peacock Collins

Mrs. Diane Peacock Collins, 45, of Barnwell, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2012 at Providence Hospital in Columbia.

January 13, 2012 | | Obituaries

James Leroy Jones

Funeral service for James Leroy Jones, 77, of 2232 Baron Dekalb Road in Camden will be held Monday, January 16, 2012, 1:00 P.M. at White Oak Baptist Church Hwy 97 with burial in the church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

January 13, 2012 | | Obituaries

Channing James Rollins

Channing James Rollins, 41, of Camden, passed away, Sunday, January, 08, 2012, after a long battle with colon cancer.

January 13, 2012 | | Obituaries

Elizabeth Mayrant Dickson Trice

Elizabeth Mayrant Dickson Trice, 94, of Broad Street, Jacksonville, Florida and formerly of Rembert, entered into eternal rest on Friday, January 6, 2012.

January 13, 2012 | | Obituaries

Carolyn Walters

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Carolyn Othenia Hoffman Walters, 81, of Camden will be held Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Brent Kendall will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, January 13, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Walter's memory to a charity of one's choice.Mrs. Walters, widow of Charles Ingram Walters died Tuesday, January 10, 2012. Born in Hartsville, she was the ...

January 13, 2012 | | Obituaries

Robert Ariail -- Jan. 13, 2012

January 13, 2012 | | Ariail

Washington’s anti-S.C. disposition

If you pay attention to the news -- and if you're reading this community newspaper it's likely that you do -- you're probably aware that the federal government just rejected South Carolina's recently-passed "Voter ID" law, which would require voters to present photo identification before casting a ballot in an election.

January 13, 2012 | Richard Sckstrom S.C. comptroller | Columns

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Glenn Gray

Funeral service for Mr. Glenn Gray, 74, of Camden, will be held today, November 24, 2015 at Greater Faith & Joy Tabernacle, 1474 Hwy. 601 South ...

November 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

Mary E. George

Mrs. Mary E. George, 71, of 204 Cool Springs Drive in Camden died Monday, November 23, 2015. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

November 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

Sterling Felder

Mr. Sterling Felder, 17, of 33 Chestnut Ferry Road in Camden died Monday, November 23, 2015. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

November 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

Patrick Roy Collins

A Celebration of Life Service for Patrick Roy Collins, 61, will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will ...

November 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

Clifton Mark Anderson

Funeral services for Clifton Mark Anderson, 63, will be held today at 1:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in ...

November 24, 2015 | | Obituaries

School Days

November 20, 2015 | | Education

Camden more like a family then just a city

Everyone belongs to some kind of community. Some communities are big, while others are not. Some communities do not get along, while others do. Some ...

November 20, 2015 | | People & Places

Ariail for Nov. 20, 2015

November 20, 2015 | | Ariail

Editorial: Unveilings

The word "unveil" or "unveiled" appeared in three headlines Tuesday. In each case, the unveiling involved revealed something positive about Kershaw County and its communities.

November 20, 2015 | | Editorials

Hobkirk Hill DAR chapter commemorates Vietnam War 50th anniversary

The Hobkirk Hill Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution was recently recognized by the United States of America Department of Defense as ...

November 20, 2015 | | People & Places

Parker: Fear and loathing in America

WASHINGTON--We shouldn't be surprised many Americans fear the fresh arrival of Syrian refugees in the wake of last week's Paris slaughter by jihadists ...

November 20, 2015 | | Columns

Local students compete in 2016 Miss SC Teen USA

Two North Central High School (NCHS) students will be competing in the 2016 Miss South Carolina Teen USA pageant to be held today and Saturday ...

November 20, 2015 | | People & Places

Richardson: Camden’s ‘Blue House’

Blue House became a part of the legend and lore of Camden not because of who lived there, but because of who died there. It ...

November 20, 2015 | By Camden Archives & Museum Director Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Bethune tree and candle lighting ceremony next Sunday

For the ninth consecutive year the Bethune Garden Club will host the Bethune Memorial Tree and Candle Lighting Ceremony. The Ceremony will take place on ...

November 20, 2015 | | People & Places

Beckham: One-half of a century

One was married on Gibraltar while another lives in New Zealand. One classmate resides near Sarah Palin, while another could not attend church or school ...

November 20, 2015 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns

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