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Demonstrative eyes third New York Turf Writers’ victory

Jacqueline Ohrstrom's Demonstrative, the reigning Eclipse Award winner, will shoot for his third victory in Saratoga Race Course's $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup Handicap (Gr. 1) against a high-quality field on Thursday.

August 26, 2015 | | Equine


Sheppard extends his Saratoga win streak to 47 years

Jonathan Sheppard added to his unprecedented Saratoga Race Course winning streak on Wednesday when Tamara McSorley's Lune de Caro powered through the stretch to take a $65,000 optional allowance hurdle.

August 21, 2015 | | Equine


Ariail for Aug. 21, 2015

August 21, 2015 | | Ariail


FAC Arts Open House & Hot Dog Lunch Aug. 29

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will host its 2015 Arts Open House & Hot Dog Lunch on Saturday, August 29 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the FAC grounds. Hosted by the FAC Multi-Cultural Committee, the event is free and the public is invited to attend. Participate in a fun community art project, take a tour of the FAC, enjoy pottery, dance and music demonstrations, plus some entertainment. Register for classes and meet some of the FAC's teachers.

August 21, 2015 | | People & Places


Roger Jennings Davis Scholarship

Parker Robinson and Alex Zimmerman, both of whom are attending the University of South Carolina this fall, were recently awarded scholarships by the family of Roger Jennings Davis. Shown from left are Parker; Rusty Davis, father of Roger Jennings Davis; and Alex. Parker and Alex each received a $1000 scholarship which is given annually in memory of Roger Jennings Davis, who was killed in a single car accident on June 29, 2008.

August 21, 2015 | | People & Places


Editorial: Paying for time

While Editor Martin L. Cahn tackles the open government issue of executive sessions in his column today, we'll take space here to address another concern based on the freedom of information: paying for copies of public records.

August 21, 2015 | | Editorials


Rampell: ‘Advice’ for candidates plagued by economic delusion

WASHINGTON -- Forget Jeb Bush's bold promise of 4 percent economic growth, which Chris Christie subsequently matched. Never mind Scott Walker's attempt to one-up them both, with a pledge of (wait for it) 4.5 percent growth. And ignore Mike Huckabee's slightly higher ambition, recently offered in Iowa, of a whopping 6 percent growth.

August 21, 2015 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Richardson: South Carolina during the Revolutionary War

Catawba Chief King Hagler is a beloved symbol of Camden. His image made in iron has crowned the town's successive clock towers since 1824. Today, he stands atop the third clock tower in the center of downtown. He also graces the cupola on city hall and the numerous historical markers at historic sites around town. His image has pointed the direction the wind blows in Camden for 191 years.

August 21, 2015 | | Columns


Rec Notes - Aug. 21, 2015

Shag lessons, instructed by Patty and Larry Blackmon, start Wednesday, Sept. 22 at the Kershaw County Recreation Department. Junior classes, 6 p.m. for ages 16-20, four classes, $25 per person. Beginner classes, ages 21 and up, 7 p.m., six classes $50 per person. Intermediate classes, ages 21 and up, 8 p.m., four classes, $50 per person.

August 21, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Pets of the Week - Aug. 21, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Jojo, a sweet and loving 1-year-old male German Shepherd; and Rosie, a 10-month-old female domestic short-haired brown tabby 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 ...

August 21, 2015 | | Pets


Military Briefs - Aug. 21, 2015

Air Force Reserve Airman Dre'shon V. Wood graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

August 21, 2015 | | Military


School suppliers

Doby's Mill Elementary School (DMES) Prinicpal Ginger Catoe (first row, far right) and Asst. Principal John Folder thank soldiers of the 5th Battalion/218th Regiment from McCrady Training Center for bringing supplies to the school in July. Soldiers helping to bring in supplies were (as identified by DMES officials) Instructor Staff Sgt. Lewis and staff sergeants Crumblin, Whalen, Faulkner, Jermias, Averett, Sutton, Johnon, Bull, Barber and Macheel.

August 21, 2015 | | Education


Helen Gripper Lawhorn

Mrs. Helen Gripper Lawhorn, 66, of Columbia, entered into eternal rest on Friday, August 14, 2015. Born in Blaney, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Mamie Dixon Gripper. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 2 p.m. at New Jerusalem Apostolic Holiness Church, Elgin, with burial in the church cemetery. Viewing will be Friday from 2-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

August 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


Willie Grooms

Mr. Willie Grooms, 42, of 1688 Prince Ave, Athens, Georgia, formally of Camden, passed on Monday, August 17, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

August 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


Clemson student from Bethune competes in national agribiz quiz bowl

Matthew McCaskill of Bethune and a team of Clemson University agribusiness students recently competed in a national quiz bowl competition at the annual meeting of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association in San Francisco.

August 21, 2015 | | Education


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Auditions for “A Raisin in the Sun” start Tuesday

Auditions for the fall Camden Community Theatre production of Lorraine Hansberry's drama, A Raisin in the Sun will be held at the Fine Arts ...

August 26, 2015 | | People & Places


Lugoff teen wins title of World’s Teen Miss Tourism 2015

Cassandra Grace Gibson of Lugoff recently brought home the National title of World's Teen Miss Tourism 2015. She was crowned Aug. 2 in Clarksville ...

August 26, 2015 | | People & Places


Camden Writers creative workshop September 26

The Camden Writers will host a creative writing workshop on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Central Carolina Technical ...

August 26, 2015 | | People & Places


Blaney Fire Department spaghetti fundraiser a success

Despite the hot, blistering weather on Saturday Aug. 1, Blaney Firefighters and volunteers braved the heat to serve the community a spaghetti luncheon and dinner ...

August 26, 2015 | By Patricia Harmon | People & Places


Ariail for Aug. 26, 2015

August 26, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Jury duty

Sitting on a jury is inconvenient at best, time consuming at least and, at worst, scary, depending on the case being heard. It is also ...

August 26, 2015 | | Editorials


Rampell: The 2016 field is full of deadbeats

There's a certain demographic in this country -- it's unseemly to mention the specific population by name -- which has no sense of personal responsibility.

August 26, 2015 | | Columns


Burns: Control our destiny; invest in our future

Open for Business! Recently Kershaw County had wonderful news in Economic Development with expansions at Suominen and Haier. Our leaders on the Kershaw County Council ...

August 26, 2015 | By Kershaw County Council Chairman Julian Burns C-I guest columnist | Columns


Jenkins: Camping with kids

This summer was a busy one. Among other trips, we made our annual pilgrimage to Table Rock State Park to camp and commune. We've ...

August 26, 2015 | By Austin Jenkins C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: Veteran asks why dentists not part of Tricare plan

I would like to take the time to write and ask why only one dentist in Kershaw County is in the Dental Health Network Military ...

August 26, 2015 | Melvin S. Simpson SFC (ret.), U.S. Army Camden | Letters


Yesteryear - Aug. 26, 2015

Margaret Buckelew of Camden spent a weekend in June training to be an astronaut. She wore a space suit, experienced zero gravity and simulated a ...

August 26, 2015 | | Yesteryear


Crime Report - Aug. 26, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is reporting a rash of auto break-ins in the Hunter's Crossing subdivision in Elgin on Monday night.

August 26, 2015 | By Gary Phillips and Tenell Felder C-I editorial staff | Crime-Police-Fire


Sidewalk Survey - Aug. 26, 2015

August 26, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


Mary Williams

Mrs. Mary Alice Smith Williams, 59, of Yonkers, N.Y., formerly of Camden, passed on Wednesday, August 19, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at ...

August 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ariail for Aug. 24, 2015

August 24, 2015 | | Ariail


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