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Myths about the social safety net

"Some of my friends are destitute. Some of them are beggars/But, for me, there's a subsidy if I spend my whole life preggers."

August 13, 2014 | | Columns


Ariail for Aug. 13, 2014

August 13, 2014 | | Ariail


Candidate Clinton?

If there was doubt about whether Hillary Clinton will jump into the 2016 presidential race, it was largely dispelled earlier this week when she conducted a wide-ranging interview in which she spelled out many of her foreign-policy differences with President Obama, who was her boss until she stepped down as secretary of state 19 months ago. During her tenure at the State Department, Clinton remained a loyal soldier, though she now reveals she didn't enthusiastically support all the initiatives that were required of her by Obama.

August 13, 2014 | | Editorials


Yesteryear for Aug. 13, 2014

Sun shines on River Rat Regatta

August 13, 2014 | | Yesteryear


I have two beerkats

Yippee! It is August! We all know what that means. Is it the month when we celebrate Augustus Caesar? No. Is it the month when we have our sweat glands all working at full tilt? No. Is it the month that we get the air conditioning bill and faint dead away because it is higher than the GNP of Costa Rica? No.

August 13, 2014 | By Jim McGowan Localife editor | Columns


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August 13, 2014 | | Education


CHLC open house tonight on design guidelines

The Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC) is holding an open house today from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Camden City Council's chambers on the second floor of Camden City Hall.

August 13, 2014 | | Camden


Welcome to the new 30…

So I received my first invitation to join AARP, complete with membership card, explanation of benefits, and even an offer for a groovy free tote bag.

August 13, 2014 | By Jim Tatum Summerville Journal Scene reporter | Columns


Eula Mae Chambers

Eula Mae Chambers was born on September 17, 1955 to Attie and L.J. Seegars. Eula attended Mt. Pisgah School in Kershaw, SC, and received her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of South Carolina and worked as a Social Worker. She married her husband of 34 years, Harvey Chambers in 1979. On April 15, 1985, Eula was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. She is survived by her mother, Attie Seegars, husband, Harvey, two sons, Toney L. Seegars and Derrick Seegars, one granddaughter, Adreana Jefferson, one grandson, Derrick Seegars Jr., four sisters, Peggy Hayes, Hilda Storey, Libbie ...

August 13, 2014 | | Obituaries


Fun at the lake

What do you like to do at the lake?

August 13, 2014 | | Sidewalk Survey


William Stephen McIntyre

Funeral service for William Stephen McIntyre, 60, will be held on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at El-Bethel Faith Community Church Don Poeta Family Life Center with burial to follow in Hardshell Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

August 13, 2014 | | Obituaries


Beulah McCaskill

Mrs. Beulah McCaskill, 100, of Bethune, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, August 9, 2014. Born in Bethune, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Ida Davis Corbett and the wife of the late Nero McCaskill. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Eleven a.m., at Sandy Level Baptist Church, Bethune, with burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. McCaskill will be placed in the church at Ten a.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the McCaskill family.

August 13, 2014 | | Obituaries


Charlese Patricia Lloyd

Funeral service for Ms. Charlese Patricia Lloyd, 61, of 716 Market Street in Camden, will be held Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 1:00 P.M. at Emmanuel United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

August 13, 2014 | | Obituaries


Alan Harley Palmer, Sr.

Alan Harley Palmer, Sr., 80, of Dalzell, SC, widower of Jean Wheaton Palmer, died Monday, August 11, 2014. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made in Alan's memory to a charity of one's choice.

August 13, 2014 | | Obituaries


Dorothy Knox Robinson

Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy "Dot" Knox Robinson will be held Saturday 11:00 a.m. (viewing 10:00 a.m.) at the Progressive Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, 2222 Barhamville Road. A private interment for immediate family will be held on August 18, 2014 at the Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 15, 2014 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Leevy's Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel.

August 13, 2014 | | Obituaries


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Betty Jean Asti

Betty Jean Alexander Asti of Newark, DE, passed from this life to glory with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 14, 2014 at the age of 86. She was born to the late Haven and Anna Alexander on June 12, 1928 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania.

August 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


Heavy rains, lightning cause flooding, fires

At least 3 inches of rain fell in Kershaw County on Tuesday as about an hour-long storm brought heavy rains and frequent lightning strikes. Camden Public Works Director Tom Couch said a rain gauge at the city's parking lot measured 3.2 inches of rain Tuesday.

August 15, 2014 | By Martin L. Cahn, Gary Phillips and Tenell Felder C-I news staff | Crime-Police-Fire


A’s for everyone

WASHINGTON -- Grade deflation is dead. Long live grade inflation!

August 15, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Ariail for Aug. 15, 2014

August 15, 2014 | | Ariail


Fighting two diseases

Two horrific diseases have been brought into the spotlight recently -- ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, which has caught the public eye through an "ice bucket challenge," and depression, brought into further consciousness through the tragic suicide of actor/comedian Robin Williams. Attention in such matters is always beneficial, both in terms of raising money to fight the diseases and in making Americans more aware of the challenges of such maladies.

August 15, 2014 | | Editorials


Taming the wilderness

I jokingly call my backyard "the wilderness." My house, built in 1912, sits fairly close to my downtown street, as is the custom in the Historic District in Sumter. The Victorian cast iron fence and neat little patch of grass in my front yard belie what is happening behind my house. The deck at the back of my house overlooks a very deep backyard filled with towering oak and pecan trees. Just over the fence at the rear of the yard is a magnificent willow oak which is probably 100 years old. It rises majestically above all and makes a ...

August 15, 2014 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader upset over ‘massacred’ tree

Recently, a moron driving a green tractor, S.C. highway department, I suppose, mutiliated a beautiful tree in a couple's front yard while they were at work.

August 15, 2014 | Mary Moak Brown Elgin | Letters


Dealing with depression

There is help, there is healing. Many descriptions describe the downward plunge; the things that hold you down and the things that take you out. The common known things are drugs, alcohol -- addictions to things with chemical reactions that are bad for the body. The body is a chemical reaction chamber; all it needs is a catalyst and it's a brand new chemical which can put that nail in your coffin. The reactions or side effects are the worst. It's reaction and then interaction and reaction and maybe interaction again.

August 15, 2014 | Linda Sutton-Dutton Camden | Letters


These pets need a fur-ever home!

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Maddie, a 8-month-old female cat; Cindy, a 4-year-old Hound mix; Cuddles, a one-year-old male cat who is very friendly and loving and Patch, a 3-month-old Terrier mix that is full of energy and loves to run and play. 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 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The ...

August 15, 2014 | | Pets


Beulah M. Kibler

Ms. Beulah M. Kibler, 89, of 1288 Timber Creek Camden, South Carolina passed on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Funeral arrangements incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

August 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


Sandra Lee Lemons

A graveside memorial service for Sandra Lee Lemons, 47, of Clinton, SC, will be held at 4:00 PM, Saturday, August, 16, 2014 in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery in Cassatt, SC. Rev. Steve Leigh will officiate.

August 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


Rec Notes - Aug. 15, 2014

Fall sports registration is still ongoing through Monday. Those wanting to register and get more information for each sport can visit www.kershawrec.com

August 15, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Alan Harley Palmer, Sr.

Alan Harley Palmer, Sr., 80, of Dalzell, SC, widower of Jean Wheaton Palmer, died Monday, August 11, 2014. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made in Alan's memory to a charity of one's choice.

August 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


L-E girls golf to tee it up for first time

For the first time in school history, Lugoff-Elgin High School will field a girls' golf team for the 2014 fall season.

August 11, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


NC's Williamson impresses at QB camps

Michael Williamson has yet to take a snap in a high school junior varsity or varsity football game. In fact, he has yet to enter the hallways of North Central High School for a class.

August 08, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


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