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British advisory on low-risk pregnancies

LONDON --Women with low-risk pregnancies are better off giving birth at home than in a hospital, according guidelines updated in the United Kingdom on Wednesday.

December 08, 2014 | Natalie Crofts KSL | National


FAC kicks off Holiday Sales Show

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County has decked the halls at the Douglas Reed House for the 2014 FAC Holiday Sales Show.

December 08, 2014 | | Localife


LEMS students collect food items for staff member

The motto at Lugoff Elgin Middle School is "Understanding hearts and positive attitudes make a GREAT school" and the week of Thanksgiving, LEMS students put their motto into action. Miss Pearl, a former custodian, lost her house and all its contents to a fire, and students decided the Thanksgiving season was the perfect time to show Miss Pearl their gratitude.

December 08, 2014 | | Localife


Bethune Lions Club awards art contest winners

The contest theme this year was "Peace, Love and Understanding." This Year's first place winner was Miranda Yarborough (middle), second place winner was Alexis Gardner (right) and third place winner was Autumn Barrett (left). Back row l to r: Leslie Pate, art instructor at North Central Middle, and Don Witham, club coordinator for the art contest for the Bethune Lions.

December 08, 2014 | | Localife


Camden resident turns 85

Mrs. Louise Anthony of Camden celebrated her 85th birthday July 12 at the Robert Mills Courthouse. Around 90 of Anthony's family members and friends attended.

December 08, 2014 | | Localife


Ms. Johnson and Mr. Mann Wed

Crystal Noelle Johnson of Camden and Garrett Thomas Mann of Peachtree City, GA were united in marriage on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at six o'clock in the evening at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Camden. Reverend Willie D. Dennis officiated the double-ring ceremony. A reception followed the ceremony at TenEleven Galleria in Camden with music provided by Big Time Entertainment of Columbia, SC.

December 08, 2014 | | Localife


This week in KC sports

Monday: Camden at Camden Military Academy (WR – 6 p.m.)

December 08, 2014 | | Sports


Off court leader

University of South Carolina sophomore defensive specialist and former Lugoff-Elgin standout Megan Kirkland has been named to the 12-player 2014 SEC Volleyball Community Service Team, which the conference announced last Wednesday.

December 08, 2014 | | Sports


Ariail for Dec. 8, 2014

December 08, 2014 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Dec. 8, 2014

• We note Elgin Mayor Brad Hanley's decision not to run for reelection in February. Hanley said increased responsibilities with his full-time job would make it difficult to keep up with the day-to-day responsibilities of mayor. Although he will be missed as mayor, we believe Hanley is exercising great responsibility in making this decision, recognizing the need to make way for someone who can fully commit to Elgin's mayoral duties. In his four years as mayor, Hanley has performed a tremendous job, leading the way on a variety of issues -- most importantly, keeping Spears Creek free of additional pollutants ...

December 08, 2014 | | Editorials


Rich: The joy of pinto beans and cornbread

One afternoon, I had a hankering, a primal-like craving, for a supper of pinto beans and cornbread with a tall glass of cold, rich buttermilk thrown in for good measure and extra filling.

December 08, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Morgan: I’m thankful for…..

For me, the holiday season is a time of joy and more importantly, thankfulness. It's a time that I try to reflect on the blessings that I often overlook in the everyday hustle and bustle that we all get caught up in. There are so many things for which I am professionally and personally thankful.

December 08, 2014 | KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


LF-R to give Santa a lift through town

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) will escort Santa Claus through the neighborhoods of Lugoff again this year. Santa will go through different areas of the Lugoff community each night. LF-R Chief Dennis Ray said firefighters enjoy this event each year so children can have the opportunity to see the "Jolly One" before he comes on Christmas Eve.

December 08, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Santa coming to the Kershaw County Government Center

Santa Claus is coming to town, as the song goes, and children 12 and under can meet him in person and take a photo Thursday at the Kershaw County Government Center, 515 Walnut St., Camden. Santa will be in the upstairs administration lobby from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. and again from 2 to 4 p.m. Some of Santa's elves will also be there, helping out and collecting letters to Santa to be forwarded to the North Pole. Here, Rhett Hughes, son of Kershaw County Human Resources Manager Leigh Hughes, with Santa.

December 08, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Convicted Camden accountant shot dead by Marshals

A Camden accountant convicted earlier this year of stealing money from a client's estate in order to maintain an extravagant lifestyle is dead, shot and killed by U.S. Marshals on Friday morning.

December 08, 2014 | By Martin L. Cahn and Gary Phillips C-I editors | Crime-Police-Fire


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Ariail for Dec. 17, 2014


December 17, 2014 | | Ariail


Yesteryear for Dec. 17, 2014

Baron DeKalb, North Central JROTC recognized in national publication

December 17, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Brandi Patterson of Elgin named Barker Scholar

Brandi Patterson of Elgin has been named a Barker Scholar at Clemson University.

December 17, 2014 | | Education


Army Pvt. Bracey has graduated from basic combat training

During nine weeks of training, Army Pvt. Devin W. Bracey studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness. He also received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

December 17, 2014 | | Military


Letters: Reader says Democrats ‘confessing’ torture is distraction

I'm sure everyone is abreast of all the hullaballoo over interrogation techniques used by the CIA to get information from the Guantanamo detainees to assist in avoiding another World Trade Center disaster. Dianne Feinstein, along with Obama and most of the congressional Democrats, insisted on "confessing," as they put it, despite the secretary of state urging against it, terming it detrimental to our interests and safety abroad. So, immediately, China and Korea termed us "bad boys," and why not -- didn't the current administration essentially say that?

December 17, 2014 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Christmas Flicks

What's your favorite Christmas movie?

December 17, 2014 | | Sidewalk Survey


Noble: It all started with BBQ

Recently, I had lunch with three old friends. All of us are proud South Carolina natives, amateur history buffs and great fans of barbecue (BBQ). We decided to meet at a new BBQ joint that we were all anxious to try.

December 17, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Editorial: Police officers

With police behavior having been in the news recently because of incidents in which white officers killed unarmed black citizens, there has been much discussion -- rightfully so -- about whether some officers are acting recklessly. Racial profiling, of course, has been a part of this discussion, as it should be. It's interesting, then, that the U.S. Supreme Court handed down an opinion earlier this week giving some leeway to police who make "reasonable mistakes" in enforcing the law. Of course, reasonable mistakes don't include the right by officers to act without provocation or to use undue force. And ...

December 17, 2014 | | Editorials


Holiday hoops camp on tap at Camden High

The Camden High School boys' basketball program and the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department are hosting a two-day, pre-Christmas camp at the school on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 22 and 23.

December 17, 2014 | | Sports


Leopards get the belt and revenge in winning tourney title

Heading into Saturday's inaugural Battle for the Belt wrestling tournament, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School head coach Ted Monroe's mission for his team was two-fold. First, they wanted to win the 16-team event and the other objective was to avenge a loss to Sullivan Middle School, which snapped the Leopards' 60-match win streak two weeks earlier.

December 17, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs take second in MCCU Holiday Classic

With two of its wrestlers winning titles and six others placing in the top four, South Pointe High School captured this past weekend's 23rd annual Mid-Carolina Credit Union Holiday Classic Wrestling Tournament hosted by Lugoff-Elgin.

December 17, 2014 | | Sports


FMU Army ROTC cadet commissioned

Lugoff native, 2nd Lt. Adam Truesdale was honored as a newly commissioned officer in the U.S. Army during a ceremony on Dec. 12 as part of Francis Marion University's Army ROTC program.

December 17, 2014 | | Military


William G. Blake

William G. Blake, 91, of Camden, SC, died Monday, December 15, 2014. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

December 17, 2014 | | Obituaries


Parker: Talk about a wildfire

WASHINGTON -- First there's the spark, then the conflagration, followed by the litigation and then, surely, the movie.

December 17, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Local businessman donates to buy bulletproof vests

Kershaw County businessman Frank Lee kicked off an effort to purchase replacement bulletproof vests for Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies. Lee donated funds to do so through the Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF).

December 17, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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