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Lugoff Garden Club meets Monday

The Lugoff Garden Club welcomes Vicky Bertagnolli, the Consumer Horticulture Extension Agent/Master Gardener Coordinator for Aiken and Lexington counties, as guest speaker for the club's Monday, May 18, 2015 at the home of John & Charlene Henderson in Kings Grant in Lugoff.

May 15, 2015 | | People & Places


Martin, Swanson added to list for Gamecock Club meeting

University of South Carolina men's head basketball coach Frank Martin and USC volleyball head coach Scott Swanson will join Camden native and USC offensive line coach/ co-offensive coordinator Shawn Elliott as guest speakers at the Kershaw County Gamecock Club's annual spring meeting.

May 15, 2015 | | Sports


Editorial: Bernie Sanders

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the longest-serving independent in the history of the U.S. Senate, is seeking the Democratic nomination for president, and though there's virtually no chance he will win, the self-described "democratic socialist" will be a headache for Hillary Clinton as she tries to stampede her way to the nomination. Media reports often focus on the fact that Republican presidential candidates must veer to the right to appeal to the party's conservative faction, but this is the clear antithesis, in that Clinton will now be forced to move to the left to try to satisfy ...

May 15, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Defining deity down

WASHINGTON -- It is nearly axiomatic presidential contests tend to shine a harsh light on conservative Christians -- inasmuch as they are viewed as the Republican Party's base and are, therefore, deemed fair game.

May 15, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Richardson: Buckley collection donated to Camden Archives

Last Friday, 16 banker boxes of the late Reid Buckley's personal papers arrived at the Camden Archives and Museum. The archives already holds the manuscript versions of Reid's published books and papers about those published works. This recent donation are his day-to-day working files containing miscellaneous correspondence, Buckley family research, book reviews, manuscripts for screenplays he wrote, research materials for his published books, and such. The staff is eager to begin processing the collection and was peeking into various boxes this week. One of the first things they saw was a cardboard box dating to the 1970s which ...

May 15, 2015 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader: Expecting what never was

Charleston Mayor Joe Riley recently spoke to S.C. Democrats gathering at their annual Jefferson Jackson fundraising dinner honoring the long-serving mayor.

May 15, 2015 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Rec Notes - May 15, 2015

Registration for a number of fun and exciting summer camps is now underway at the Kershaw County Recreation Department.

May 15, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Pets of the Week - May 15, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Annie, an 8-month-old tabby kitten, and York, a 6-month-old male Brindle Hound mix. 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 ...

May 15, 2015 | | Pets


Upchurch & Jowers receives several Frankenmuth Insurance awards

Frankenmuth Insurance recently recognized Upchurch & Jowers Insurance Agency Inc. of Camden as the 2014 "Diamond Achiever" for the state of South Carolina. According to a press release, the award is presented to the state agency attaining the highest overall percentage rating in profitability, growth and policy retention. This is the third consecutive year Upchurch & Jowers has been named the state's "Diamond Achiever."

May 15, 2015 | | Business


Scholarship winners

Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church recently presented its George Mason/Bessie Parker Memorial Scholarships at its annual youth worship services. The scholarships are awarded to members of LSUMC who are entering their first year of higher education. It is based upon participation in church activities, participation in school and community service and scholastic achievement. The scholarship honors Mason, a former sexton, gardener and caretaker at the church; and Parker, a former minister of visitation. This year's recipients, Morgan Wilson, Catherine Clyburn, Virginia Lackey and Richard White, were presented a $1,500 scholarship by LSUMC Youth Director Mary Abbott and ...

May 15, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Midway honor roll for third quarter

1st Grade

May 15, 2015 | | Education


KCHS to explore Sherman’s invasion of Kershaw County

Liberty Hill will be the interesting and appropriate setting of the Kershaw County Historical Society program to be presented Sunday, May 24, at 3 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church.

May 15, 2015 | | People & Places


Mr. and Mrs. Reeves celebrate 50 years

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Wallace R. Reeves, III who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Mickey and Sandra were joined in holy matrimony at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church May 14, 1965. They are proud parents of three daughters Elizabeth Ann Reeves (deceased), Jennifer (John) Roose, and Emily (Jimmy) Kimpton, and four granddaughters Allison Roose, Jessica Roose, Camden Kimpton, and Millicent Kimpton. The couple celebrated the occasion at Pawleys Island with their children and grandchildren.

May 15, 2015 | | Weddings & Engagements


Youth fishing tourney Saturday

The 32nd annual Take a Child Fishing Bass Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 16 at Clearwater Cove Marina on Lake Wateree.

May 13, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


NC holds youth football clinic

The members of the North Central High School football coaching staff and players will present a North Central Area Youth Football Clinic at Knights Stadium on Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

May 13, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle


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Rembert’s Hank Kerfoot, sod business featured in international publication

Hank Kerfoot, founder and president of Modern Turf-U.S.A., based in Rembert, is featured in the May/June issue of Turf News. The magazine is a publication of Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) reaching those involved with sod production in more than 40 countries worldwide.

May 20, 2015 | | Business


CMS Student Council raises money for Lugoff playground

CMS Student Council members, along with their lead teacher Mrs. Alison Lopez, worked hard this year to raise money for the school and community, including the proposed Kershaw County West Playground Project.

May 20, 2015 | | Education


Morris is new ATEC director

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees recently voted to approve Gordon Morris as the Applied Technology Education Campus' (ATEC) new director. Morris will begin serving as ATEC's director with the 2015-16 school year. He is a former ATEC assistant director.

May 20, 2015 | | Education


How to protect your pets from extreme heat

Extreme heat can be unpleasant for anyone, and pets are no exception. While it's easy for men and women to detect if their bodies are responding negatively to heat, those warning signs may not be so prevalent in pets, who may suffer in silence as the mercury continues to rise.

May 20, 2015 | | People & Places


WES student achievement

Wateree Elementary School teacher Carolyn Clippard's 5th grade class completed more than 100,000 problems in IXL, an online math program.

May 20, 2015 | | People & Places


Noted and passed - May 18, 2015

• Depending on one's point of view, it may feel like years or just yesterday since the name "Beechwood" was part of a headline in this newspaper. Nine years ago, an entire movement formed to block the 65-acre Knights Hill Road property's annexation into the city limits of Camden. Later, the same group, Preserve Camden for Responsible Growth, fought against some aspects of the plans to subdivide and develop Beechwood. In 2009, Camden Community Properties (CCP) purchased the property, promising to, eventually, create a retirement village at Beechwood under Planned Development District (PDD) zoning. After six years, it appears ...

May 18, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: When time melts away

It was over Sunday dinner when my sister told me what I did not know. A childhood friend, the red-headed, freckle-faced girl with laughing eyes and the brightest sense of humor possible, was sitting vigil with her husband as death crept close.

May 18, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Morgan: Favorite teachers and memories

One of the groups I meet with on a regular basis is Student Cabinet, which is made up of students from each of our three high schools. It's always interesting and informative for me to hear the insights, opinions and perspectives from this very formidable group of young people. They don't hold back on what they think, which is a good thing.

May 18, 2015 | By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent C-I contributing columnist | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - May 18, 2015

It is a rare occurrence, but occasionally in the world of professional sports an individual comes along who becomes the standard bearer for his particular field of competition.

May 18, 2015 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


KershawHealth celebrates National Nurses Week

KershawHealth kicked off National Nurses Week on May 6 with a reception and announcement of its latest DAISY Award winner. While many of the hospital's nursing staff attended the celebration, KershawHealth Chief Nursing Officer Stacy Collier noted some irony in the joy.

May 18, 2015 | | Healthcare


Ashley Eddings

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Ashley Michelle Tidwell Eddings, 25, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Trent McLaughlin will officiate. Burial will follow in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 PM, Monday, May 18, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

May 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mildred Ellenburg

Funeral service for Mildred Eloise Easler Ellenburg, 83, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Camden Ward. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice.

May 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


John T. “Shag” Hinson

Funeral service for Shag Hinson, 80, will be held on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at El-Bethel Faith Community Church with burial to follow in Hardshell Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Stines and the Rev. Billy Hughes will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to El-Bethel Faith Community Church, 905 Longtown Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

May 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


Frances Lucas

A funeral service for M. Frances Boykin Beasley Lucas, 86, will be held Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at Community Bible Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Peacock will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Bible Church.

May 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


Doris Truesdale Morris

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Doris Truesdale Morris, 85, of Camden, SC, will be held at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Monday, May 18, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Morris' memory to First Baptist Church, Music or Flower Ministry, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020.

May 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


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