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Area students named to Order of Purple Seal

Four Columbia College students from Kershaw County were recently named for members in the Order of the Purple Seal, a national honor society fostering the ideals of solid scholarship.

February 25, 2011 | | Education


Kardack named to USC-Sumter Dean's List

Candace "Brooke" Kardack, daughter of Candy Kardack and Bobby Kardack, has been named to the Dean's List at the University of South Carolina Sumter for the 2010 fall semester.

February 25, 2011 | | Education


Stoney tapped for Golden Key

Camden native Gertrude Stoney has accepted membership in Golden Key International Honour Society and was honored during a recent new member recognition event at the University of South Carolina.

February 25, 2011 | | Education


Wayne Keith Andrews

Wayne Keith Andrews, 39, of Elgin, passed away at his home February 23, 2011. Friends and family will celebrate his life at a memorial service.

February 25, 2011 | | Obituaries


Ernestine Bass

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Ernestine Conyers Bass, 83, of Camden, will be held Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church of Camden with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Bruce Hancock and Rev. Johnny Baker will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, February 25, 2011 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Bass's memory to Palmetto Health Hospice, P.O. Box, 7275, Columbia, SC 29202 or to a charity of one's choice.

February 25, 2011 | | Obituaries


Peggy Branham

Funeral services for Peggy Evans Branham, 89, of Camden, will be held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Jimmy Atkerson will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Emmanuel Baptist Church Building Fund.

February 25, 2011 | | Obituaries


Gilbert Cantey Jr.

Mr. Gilbert (June Bug) Cantey Jr., of Lugoff, was the eldest son of the late Mr. Gilbert and Daisy Cantey Sr. of Cassatt, South Carolina. He was born April 27, 1934 and entered into eternal rest after an extended illness on February 21, 2011, at his home.

February 25, 2011 | | Obituaries


Carmon picks up USCA award

AIKEN -- University of South Carolina Aiken baseball player and Camden native Stephen Carmon was selected as the South Carolina Education Lottery USC Aiken Athletic Department Student-Athlete of the Week on Feb. 21, 2011.

February 25, 2011 | | Camden High/Middle


Robert Ariail -- Feb. 25, 2011

February 25, 2011 | | Viewpoint


Is tax reform at hand?

With April 15 approaching, Kershaw County taxpayers are bundling their records together and preparing to report to Uncle Sam. In most cases, they'll be hiring someone to prepare their tax returns because the tax code in this country is so blindingly complicated that a layman has no chance of understanding it. Many tax professionals can't even understand it. But in Washington, there's finally talk of comprehensive tax reform. That, of course, doesn't mean our elected officials in the nation's capital will accomplish anything, but conditions are ripe. We have a Republican-controlled House and a Democratic-controlled ...

February 25, 2011 | | Editorials


Citizens have responsibility to 'see' inside government

It is an almost impossible task in some cases to look into something from the outside. How do you come up with an explanation for some things? You see, as citizens looking in, we may not know enough about an incident or simply care enough to look into it. Most folks already feel their little "2 cents' worth" won't make a "hill of beans" of a difference.

February 25, 2011 | Howard Buckholz Cassatt | Letters


Winners of Miss Gold and Black pageant named

On Feb 5, Camden High School held the Miss Gold and Black pageant. The 34 contestants competed in four categories: application, interview, casual wear, and formal wear. The Cruisin' on the Seas themed pageant was emceed and choreographed by Camden High graduates Christa Campbell Boss and Britton Elliott of Palmetto Dance Center in Elgin. The reigning Miss Gold and Black, Mary Calk, assisted with the crowning of the following winners (pictured from left) Miss Freshman, Haley Maree; Miss Senior, Ashleigh Hough; Miss Gold and Black 2011, Charleston Thompson; Miss Junior, Akelia Thomas; Miss Sophomore, Brooke Maxwell.

February 25, 2011 | | Localife


CMS honor roll students named

Camden Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-week period.

February 25, 2011 | | Education


Red Cross blood drive Tuesday at INVISTA

If you want to find a lost relative in a disaster, go to redcross.org. If are in a disaster and you need a shelter, there's an APP for that. If you need help just surviving until the next day, the Red Cross may be your last chance.

February 25, 2011 | | Miscellaneous



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