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November 05, 2010 | | Viewpoint


The work ahead

Unlike 1994, when a Republican landslide was somewhat of a surprise, Tuesday's GOP tsunami had been widely predicted by pollsters, nearly all of whom had detected a wave of discontent among voters weary of partisanship and a stagnant economy. Kershaw County voters reacted as did their counterparts across the country, helping to toss out longtime 5th District Congressman John Spratt. Camden's Vincent Sheheen was one of the few Democrats to fare well here, along with county officials Harriett Pierce and Robin Watkins.

November 05, 2010 | | Editorials


As the smoke settles...

Musings after an election season that lasted far too long:

November 05, 2010 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


Camden Garden Club to host 'bold and beautiful' themed meeting

Last month, the Camden Garden Club had a fabulous meeting. It was a perfect day in a perfect setting. The home had large picture windows from every room creating an open airy feeling as you looked out over Colonial Lake.

November 05, 2010 | | Localife


Stepmother struggles with relationships after husband passes

Dear Annie: I've known my 26-year-old stepdaughter, "Monica," since she was 5. She never spent much time with her father, but when the first grandchild was born, she came by more often because she wanted a babysitter. Her dad and I were together 21 years before he passed away six months ago.

November 05, 2010 | | Dear Annie


Floyd finishes Guard basic military training

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Michael L. Floyd graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

November 05, 2010 | | Miscellaneous


Pets of the Week -- Nov. 5, 2010

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a 12-week-old female retriever mix puppy and a 1-year-old domestic short-haired male cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden.net. The ...

November 05, 2010 | | Pets


Herschel Blackerby

Mr. Herschel Sherman Blackerby, 92, of Winnsboro, SC died Tuesday, November 2, 2010. Born in Herrick, Illinois, he was the son of the late Oswald and Minnie Smart

November 05, 2010 | | Obituaries


Laura H. Burris

Funeral services for Laura H. Burris, 77, of Lugoff, will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Bill Dulaney will officiate. The family received friends Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or KershawHealth Hospice.

November 05, 2010 | | Obituaries


Mary Hall

On Wednesday, November 3, 2010, Mary Hall, 95, of Camden, SC went home to be with the Lord after a long illness. In the months of her illness she was surrounded by her loving children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and beloved "grand-dog" at the home of her daughter in TN.

November 05, 2010 | | Obituaries


Alvin Hunter

The Celebration of Life Service for Alvin Wayne Hunter, 89, of Camden will be held Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 2:00 PM in Hermitage Baptist Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Dr. Donald West and Rev. Dr. Condy Richardson will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday, November 6, 2010 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Arise and Build Fund of Hermitage Baptist Church, 814 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Camden, SC 29020.

November 05, 2010 | | Obituaries


Nathaniel "Bub" Miller Jr.

Nathaniel "Bub" Miller Jr., 56, of Saxton Road, Rembert, died on Monday, November 1, 2010.

November 05, 2010 | | Obituaries


Stephen Pearson

Deacon Stephen Pearson, 95, of Flat Rock Road, Camden, died on Saturday, October 30, 2010.

November 05, 2010 | | Obituaries


Frank James Rabon Jr.

Funeral services for Frank James Rabon Jr., 64, of Lugoff, will be held Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 3:00 PM at El-Bethel Faith Community Church, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Hardshell Cemetery. Rev. Joe Stines, Rev. Richard Cameron and Rev. Doug Whitfield will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday from 5-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to El-Bethel Faith Community Church, 905 Longtown Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

November 05, 2010 | | Obituaries


Camden Junior Welfare League gives community service award

Sarah Hammond, Camden Junior Welfare League president, presented Camden Police Chief Joe Floyd with the community service award at the fall dinner meeting on Oct. 4 at the Mill Pond Steakhouse in Boykin.

November 05, 2010 | | Localife


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Summer youth sports camps coming to a close in county

There are still a few youth summer sports camps left in Kershaw County.

July 25, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


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


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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