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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


Mingo leads CHS contingent into state track and field meet

Saturday was the perfect day for records to be broken and Camden High athletes shattered three of them at the AAA state track and field qualifier contested at Lower Richland High School.

May 15, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


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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Ariail for May 20, 2015

May 20, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Beechwood

As we noted Monday, the Camden Planning and Zoning Commission was scheduled to hear a proposal Tuesday night for a rezoning request for the Beechwood property on Knights Hill Road, a move which could lead to a retirement community being built there which would be a tasteful and feasible addition to the Camden community. We hope the project moves forward.

May 20, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Jeb Bush’s unfortunate honesty

WASHINGTON -- You know we're off to the races when the first slip of the tongue by the presumed Republican presidential front-runner consumes the news for days and launches the primary race in earnest.

May 20, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Yesteryear - May 20, 2015

Susan Amos, 21, a 1984 graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School, was crowned Miss Spartanburg on April 18 in Spartanburg.

May 20, 2015 | | Yesteryear


Noble: The myth of the lost cause and the reality of S.C.’s future

More than 60 percent of us who live in South Carolina today were born here. As native South Carolinians, we grew up imbibing the history, heritage and myths of the South. And there is no stronger myth of the South than the myth of the Lost Cause, as beautifully and brilliantly portrayed by the 1939 romantic historical film epic, Gone With the Wind.

May 20, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


For the Record - May 20, 2015

Real estate transactions

May 20, 2015 | | For the Record


Camden’s Crim advocates for children in D.C.

Ja'Varis Crim, a Camden native and rising junior at the University of South Carolina where he is a political science major, recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet with South Carolina congressional leaders in an effort to advocate for children.

May 20, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


LES reports third quarter honor roll

Lugoff Elementary school recently reported its third quarter honor rolls.

May 20, 2015 | | Education


Sidewalk Survey - May 20, 2015

May 20, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


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


Vision basketball, L-E baseball kick off summer camp season

With the end of the school year closing in, it is time for summer sports camps in Kershaw County. Here are the first two which begin the first week of summer vacation.

May 15, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


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