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Column: Leaving your mark

Of all the trees down South, beeches and white birches gets picked on the most. The love sick, the egotistical, the passerby and all manner of folk love to carve sentiments into the trees' vulnerable white bark. Arboreal graffiti, I call it. The temptation's just too much. People feel compelled to leave their mark. I've yet to do that, though if I have, I don't recall it.

April 06, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Fake news vs. ‘Fake news’

WASHINGTON -- When fake news blasts traditional media for being "fake news," how does one respond?

April 06, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Letter: Thanks, KCC for econ dev efforts

After the great recession of 2008, Kershaw County's economy is growing once again. Since 2012, our local manufacturing and distribution companies have announced that they will invest over $278 million in new machinery, equipment, land, and buildings and create over 700 new jobs in our community. That is a strong record -- proving that Kershaw County is a great place to do business.

April 06, 2018 | Dennis Stuber, chairman Kershaw County Committee of 100 | Letters


Letter: Thanks to county for buying river property

The Kershaw Soil and Water Conservation District would like to applaud Kershaw County for the purchase of the land by the U.S. 1 bridge at the Wateree River. The possibilities are endless for this piece of property.

April 06, 2018 | Jeff L. Clark Jr. KCSWD Commission Chairman | Letters


Historic Camden’s Revel event a success

Historic Camden hosted the inaugural Revel, presented by OceanaGold-Haile Operation, on Saturday, March 10 at the Historic Kershaw-Cornwallis House and Garden on the grounds of the Revolutionary War Park in Camden. S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk was the honorary chair for the new event.

April 06, 2018 | | People & Places


McIntosh to exhibit at FAC starting April 12

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is pleased to announce a new exhibition opening in the Bassett Gallery. Local artist Laurie McIntosh will open her solo exhibition, Environmental Abstractions on April 12. An artist reception is planned for Thursday, April 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. in conjunction with the third and final installment of the FAC's Chamber Music Series featuring Philip Bush, pianist with Chamber Music Southeast. The exhibition will continue through May 6. The reception will be catered by Ashley's of Old McCaskill's Farm. The Bassett Gallery is sponsored by Kornegay Funeral ...

April 06, 2018 | | Arts


Easter Bunny and Uno visit Karesh residents

Staige DeBenedetti wears a bunny costume while visiting Karesh Wing resident Vickie McQuinn (seated), along with therapy dog, Uno, held by Nola McQuinn. The Easter Bunny delivered eggs to residents, courtesy of De Los Mejores Paso Fino Ranch, owned by Staige DeBenedetti.

April 06, 2018 | | People & Places


Gayle Breon celebrates 50 years of service at KershawHealth

Gayle Breon graduated from Kershaw County Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1961 and started her career in Obstetrics and Nursery when O.W. Watson was the administrator. She left in 1964 to go to Monroe County Hospital, Key West, Fla., where she worked Med/Surg/Peds until 1967. She returned to Kershaw County Medical Center on Jan. 15, 1968, on the surgical unit as a staff nurse, then charge nurse, then unit manager. Breon's reputation on the surgical unit consistently remained one of professionalism, high quality, dedication, commitment and compassion.

April 06, 2018 | | People & Places


DANNIE LEE BURROUGHS

Funeral services for Minister Dannie Lee Burroughs, 62, of Camden, were held Thursday, April 5 at New Jerusalem Church, 2339 Greenhill Road in Elgin with burial in the church cemetery. Viewing took place Wednesday, April 4 at Collins Funeral Home on Wednesday and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. He died Mar. 29. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

April 06, 2018 | | Obituaries


NAOMI WHEELER DRAKEFORD

Mrs. Naomi Wheeler Drakeford, 79, of 665 Westvaco Road, Camden, died Wednesday. Family and friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announce at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Drakeford family.

April 06, 2018 | | Obituaries


MELVIN T. GOODWIN

Funeral service for Mr. Melvin T. Goodwin, 85, of Philadelphia, PA, formerly of Kershaw County, will be held Saturday, April 7, noon at Camden Second Presbyterian Church, 816 Market Street, Camden with burial in the Goodwin Family cemetery, Goodwin-Jenkins Lane. He was the son of the late Johnnie Goodwin and Daisy Scott Goodwin. Viewing will be held Friday, 3 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. He died Thursday, March 29. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

April 06, 2018 | | Obituaries


DENNIS RUSS

Funeral service for William Dennis Russ, Jr., 72, will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Rowan Presbyterian Church with burial to follow in Lugoff First Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

April 06, 2018 | | Obituaries


JOHN STANLEY

Funeral service for Mr. John Stanley, 72, of Camden, will be held Saturday, April 7, 1 p.m.. at St. Paul United Methodist, 511 Knights Hill Road, with burial in the church cemetery. Viewing will take place today April 6, 3 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. He died Mar. 29th. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

April 06, 2018 | | Obituaries


JULIETTE A. THOMAS

Funeral services Juliette A. Thomas, 84, will be held Monday at noon at Christian Fellowship Tabernacle with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Pastor Jeffery Williams, of Unity Holiness Outreach Ministry, will officiate.

April 06, 2018 | | Obituaries


Feature Photo: Gone to the dogs...

Camden has gone to the dogs again, as hundreds of Little Brown Dogs and their people converged in Camden for the annual Boykin Spaniel Society National Field Trial. Here, Terrah Yeager (left) and Charli, relax and enjoy the atmosphere at Camden City Arena. They traveled from Charleston to this year's Boykin Spaniel Society National Field Trial.

April 06, 2018 | | Camden


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Column: Mark my words

From time to time, as my writing career grew, Mama would say, "I built you, little girl. Don't ever forget that."

April 17, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Foreign chit-chat

The "last chance" dance was when the Australian gentleman spied the cute blonde lass and took a chance and asked her to dance and soon ...

April 17, 2018 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: School safety always a priority

The recent school shooting tragedy in Florida has obviously brought school safety to the forefront. From the day this tragedy occurred, I have very clearly ...

April 17, 2018 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Palmetto Pony Club Stick Horse Races at The Carolina Cup

The Palmetto Pony Club hosted the first ever Stick Horse Races at The Carolina Cup March 31, at the Springdale Race Course in Camden. The ...

April 17, 2018 | | People & Places


Local members attend 4-H Legislative Day

4-H members and volunteer leaders and parents from area Kershaw County 4-H community clubs attended 4-H Legislative Day at the South Carolina State House on ...

April 17, 2018 | | People & Places


Dogs sweep to wins

A trio of Camden High athletic teams enjoyed successful outings in events contested last Thursday.

April 17, 2018 | | Camden High/Middle


Romp over Hartsville will keep L-E netters home

Having a relatively good week of tennis, Lugoff-Elgin was eager for its final Region 6-4A match of the season.

April 17, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Gibralfaro takes feature at Tryon

Riverdee Stable's Gibralfaro, making his first U.S. start, turned back a surging Lord Justice to win Saturday's $35,000 Block House, the ...

April 17, 2018 | | Equine


A weekend to remember

A pair of Lugoff-Elgin wrestlers battled their way to All-American honors at last month's Virginia Beach Nationals by finishing fourth in their respective weight ...

April 17, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Celebrating a life well-lived

April 17, 2018 | | Camden High/Middle


Chapin rallies for 5-2 victory over Demons

Chapin broke a 2-2 deadlock by scoring three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and held on for a 5-2 win over Lugoff-Elgin ...

April 17, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Knights’ duo one-hits Stallions

Three nights after having its postseason hopes dashed in a loss to conference foe Cheraw, North Central collected its third Region 4-AA win of the ...

April 17, 2018 | | North Central High/Middle


WANDA TLUCZEK BERRY

Wanda Tluczek Berry, 87, mother, grandmother, and dear friend to all, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, April 13 after a long battle ...

April 17, 2018 | | Obituaries


EUGENE DEESE

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Eugene Irvin "Gene" Deese,76, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, April ...

April 17, 2018 | | Obituaries


WARREN BELL DEPPERMAN

Funeral services for Warren Bell Depperman, 83, were held on Sunday, April 15, 2018. Memorials may be made to St. Timothy's Lutheran Church.

April 17, 2018 | | Obituaries


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