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Beckham: The local Valentine, Cupid

WWII brought about the greatest migration of U. S. citizens. Millions joined the Armed Forces and went to training facilities outside of their local area and many were transferred overseas, while the need for mass production moved countless citizens to new locales to find jobs in industry.

February 13, 2015 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: Reader worries about 4-way stop

I can half-way understand the 4-way stop at the corner of York and Mill streets since there is a blind, uphill snake curve on the east end of York Street which is a 30 degree RW from Mill Street to Hwy. 34. The west end of York Street, from Mill Street to Broad Street is a 90 degree RW.

February 13, 2015 | Blanche Scott Camden | Letters


Letter: Reader says C-I balanced, The State not

I subscribe to this newspaper and the rag they call a newspaper out of Columbia. In an unsolicited testimony, I would like to make a brief comparison of the two.

February 13, 2015 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Planting trees

Howard Wallace (left) of the Camden Tree Foundation helps Benjamin Garcia plant one of 31 new trees Jan. 29 along the northeastern edge of Springdale Race Course as Anthony Haggins uses heavy equipment to prop it up. Among the 4- to 5-year-old trees are 20 cherry bark oaks, six hollies and five "fringe trees," Wallace said. The foundation spent $15,000 on the trees and another $5,000 on irrigation. The foundation planted many of the trees along S.C. 97 opposite the Edgewood subdivision, with more on Springdale Drive itself. Wallace said some Edgewood residents came out expressing their ...

February 13, 2015 | | Camden


Gospel Fest is February 21

he Multi-Cultural Committee of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) proudly announces plans for the annual Gospel Fest and Heritage Tea, as part of a celebration of Black History Month. The Gospel Fest will take place Saturday, February 21 at 6:00 p.m. All tickets are $8. The annual Heritage Tea Celebration will be held Sunday, February 22 at 3:00 p.m. Both events will be held in the Wood Auditorium. The Heritage Tea will be followed by a reception at the Douglas-Reed House where the student artwork is displayed. The event is free and open ...

February 13, 2015 | | Arts


Pets of the Week - Feb. 13, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Buster, a 1-year-old male Jack Russell terrier/Beagle mix, and Peekaboo, a 1-year-old female domestic short-haired 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 or ...

February 13, 2015 | | Pets


Rec Notes - Feb. 13, 2015

Registration for PAL Baseball will open Tuesday and run through March 6.

February 13, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


MCCU gains 5-star rating

For the 96th consecutive quarter, Mid Carolina Credit Union (MCCU) recently earned a "5-Star Superior" rating for strength and security from BauerFinancial, a credit union and bank rating firm in Coral Gables, Fla.

February 13, 2015 | | Business


Clara Richardson

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Clara Koonts Richardson, 88, of Lexington, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, February 16, 2015 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden. Rev. John Hallman will officiate. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in John Knox Hall. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Richardson's memory to Palmetto Girls State, Inc., American Legion Auxiliary, Department of SC, 107-A Legion Plaza Road, Columbia, SC 29210.

February 13, 2015 | | Obituaries


Mignon Sullivan Polk

Mignon Sullivan Polk passed peacefully at her home in Warrenton, VA on Saturday, February 7, 2015. She was born in Charleston, South Carolina on March 14, 1925 to the late Christina and Manley S. Sullivan, Sr.

February 13, 2015 | | Obituaries


Maurice MacDougal

Maurice L. "Mac" MacDougal, 89, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on February 11, 2015.

February 13, 2015 | | Obituaries


Jack Goodwin

Mr. Jack Goodwin, 75, of Laurelton, NY, passed on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 2:00 PM inGood Hope-Wesley Chapel UMC, Camden, SC, with burial in Good Hope-Wesley Chapel UMC Cemetery.

February 13, 2015 | | Obituaries


Demons knock off Blazers in OT

Freshman Kevon Roberson drained a pair of free throws to give Lugoff-Elgin a 54-53 overtime lead against visiting Ridge View on Tuesday night inside the Demons Den.

February 13, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Cheraw upends Knights

Cheraw wrapped up the Region 4-AA boys' basketball title with a 94-67 win over host North Central on Tuesday at The Castle in Boonetown.

February 13, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle


Editorial: Water buffers

We were glad to see the Kershaw County Planning and Zoning Commission vote to keep existing buffer zones between buildings and waterways at their present size rather than reduce them. The matter came up for discussion at the request of Commissioner J. Henry Walker. After hearing evidence and comments from several people, Walker joined the other four commissioners in voting unanimously to keep the buffers in place. That's a boost for maintaining water quality, especially at Lake Wateree.

February 12, 2015 | | Editorials


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KC quartet headed to state wrestling finals

And then there were four.

February 25, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


KC baseball teams gear up for pre-season tourney

Regardless of what the weatherman says, Kershaw County's four high school baseball teams will open their seasons with a trio of pre-season tournaments starting Saturday and continuing throughout next week.

February 25, 2015 | | Sports


CES reports honor rolls

Camden Elementary School has announced its honor-rolls for the second nine weeks period

February 25, 2015 | | Education


Deadline for landowners to join conservation is Friday

Kershaw County landowners are encouraged to apply to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) to be considered for part of $100 million the program is making available to farmers, ranchers and forest landowners.

February 25, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Net results

February 23, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Gary to play in all-star game in Luxembourg

Evrik Gary, who helped Camden to the 2008-09 AAA state basketball championship, was recently named to the Luxembourg (N2) All-Star Game Roster.

February 23, 2015 | | Sports


Battle of Camden Power Meet on tap Saturday

The inaugural Battle of Camden Power Meet will be held at Camden High School on Saturday, Feb. 28 beginning at 10 a.m.

February 23, 2015 | | Sports


Ariail for Feb. 23, 2015

February 23, 2015 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Feb. 23, 2015

• We're sad to learn of Joseph Bruce's pending retirement from KershawHealth and the KershawHealth Foundation (see our front page), but happy for him as he reaches that point in life where he can choose do what he appears to enjoy: namely traveling to the United Kingdom and other points abroad. Bruce had the difficult job of following foundation founder Vern Ketchem, who died just months before Bruce joined KershawHealth in late 2007. When we consider all the foundation has done since then, we believe Ketchem would be proud of Bruce's work. He and the foundation board launched ...

February 23, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: Out of control

One of my friends called the other. One of my best friends. There was both urgency and distress in her voice.

February 23, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Ms. Brittany Truesdell and Mr. Steven Bailey to wed in May

Ms. Crystal Truesdell of Westville, SC is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter Brittany Leigh Truesdell of Columbia, SC, also the daughter of the late Gerald "Jerry" Truesdell, Jr., to Steven Joseph Bailey of Columbia, SC. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Bailey of Rock Hill, SC.

February 23, 2015 | | Weddings & Engagements


Bruce retiring as KHF executive director, hospital marketing VP

Joseph Bruce, executive director of the KershawHealth Foundation and KershawHealth's vice president of marketing and community development, will retire from both positions March 13. Bruce, a South Carolina native, returned to his home state in 2007 to join KershawHealth and the foundation after a career with major New York City and Washington, D.C., advertising and public relations agencies.

February 23, 2015 | | Healthcare


James Brantley King

Funeral services for James Brantley King, Sr. 88, were held Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, with burial in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Steve Patterson officiated, and the Rev. David Weaver and the Rev. Everett Recconu assisted. The family received friends prior to the service from 3-4 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Agape Hospice House, 141 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29210.

February 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ronger Lester Truesdale

God gave me the gift of life through my parents, Lawton M. Truesdale (deceased) and Virginia S. Truesdale on November 20, 1948. I have been a fortunate man who led a successful and full life in Camden, SC. For 30 years I worked at the City of Camden in the electrical and administration department. I retired in 1996.

February 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Samuel Thomas Majors, Sr.

Funeral service for Samuel Thomas Majors, Sr., 51, will be held on Monday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Monday 1:30-3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Baptist Church, 600 Boykin Road, Camden, S.C. 29020.

February 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


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