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Small town, big city

NEW YORK -- After living in New York City for a few weeks, I've reached a few conclusions about the great political divide in America.

October 01, 2010 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Senior citizens all 'has-beens' to Haley

"Has-been." This is the quote of Tim Pearson, campaign manager of gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley, referring to John Rainey, a South Carolinian from Anderson and a conservative Republican for many years. This remark has yet to be repudiated by Ms. Haley.

October 01, 2010 | Ann L. Hagan Camden | Letters


Give me the real bookstores

The printed page is disappearing as we speak.

October 01, 2010 | Glenn Tucker Contributing editor | Columns


The trouble with Washington

When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke earlier this week to reporters, he unknowingly commented on one of the reasons Americans are fed up with Washington and what elected officials there are doing. "We may not agree on much, but I think with rare exception all 100 senators want to get out of here and get back to their states," Reid said. Translation: we're not going to address the massive budget problems this nation has because we need to go campaign so we don't lose our cushy jobs."

October 01, 2010 | | Editorials


Matthews is best suited for sheriff

Two candidates are in the race for sheriff of Kershaw County. James O. Matthews and Sammie Tucker Jr. The names are in alphabetical order. Let us compare the known facts about the candidates.

October 01, 2010 | David Dean Lugoff | Letters


Rec notes for Oct. 1, 2010

Yoga relieves tension and improves physical and mental health.

October 01, 2010 | Kershaw County Recreation Department | Miscellaneous


CHS hosts Fan Appreciation Night

The Camden Bulldog Club is sponsoring a Fan Appreciation Night as part of Camden High's home football game with rival Hartsville, to be played Friday, Oct. 8 at Zemp Stadium.

September 29, 2010 | | Camden High/Middle


Lady Knights drill CAJ

There is easy and then there is the way in which the North Central volleyball team disposed of visiting C.A. Johnson in a Region 3-A match played last Thursday in Boonetown.

September 29, 2010 | | North Central High/Middle


CMA takes 10th place in Classic

Receiving top 40 finishes from three runners, the Camden Military Academy cross country team finished in 10th place in the 14-team boys portion of the Pee Dee Classic.

September 29, 2010 | | Camden Military


Hampton leads NC harriers

It was a good three days for the North Central boys and girls cross country teams last week. It was a good day for both the Camden boys and girls teams, as well.

September 29, 2010 | | North Central High/Middle


Sheppard reaches four figures, in style

A few years ago, Jonathan Sheppard noticed that he was approaching his 1,000th career steeplechase victory, although he did not believe that he would reach that milestone before 2011. But a spectacular season in 2010 placed him at that milestone mark on Sept. 25 when he saddled Hudson River Stables' Arcadius to win the $100,000 Helen Haskell Sampson Stakes (Gr. 1) at Monmouth Park.

September 29, 2010 | Don Clippinger | Equine


Demon Dogs split four in Augusta

The Camden based Demon Dogs 14U travel baseball team traveled to Augusta's Diamond Lakes Park on Sept. 18-19 and finished with a 2-2 record in the Reebok Fall Championship.

September 29, 2010 | Jerry Broughton Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


Sidewalk Survey for Sept. 29, 2010

September 29, 2010 | C-I photos by Trevor Baratko | Sidewalk Survey


Dear Annie for Sept. 29, 2010

Dear Annie: Six months ago, I met the girl of my dreams at a restaurant that I frequent several times a week. I was eating lunch there long before she started serving, but the first day I saw her, I began sitting in her section.

September 29, 2010 | | Dear Annie


Students at LeGrand Institute collect donations for Sistercare

Students from LeGrand Institute of Cosmetology are collecting donations for a local charity, Sistercare. Sistercare is a program of services for battered women and their children residing in Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry and Richland counties in South Carolina. Domestic violence is a far larger problem than most people realize. And unfortunately we see more and more women and children who need the help of organizations like Sistercare.

September 29, 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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