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Red carpet-bombing to save the girls

NEW YORK -- The striking juxtaposition of the preternaturally perfect Angelina Jolie, waifish and wispy in a ghostly gown, and the punchy Pakistani schoolgirl Malala, her face cruelly misshapen by the effects of a Taliban bullet to the head, captures the confluence of feminine power assembled here to "lean on" the world to save women and girls.

April 10, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Sanford

Americans are a forgiving lot when it comes to politicians, and South Carolinians are obviously among the most forgiving of all, having handed former Gov. Mark Sanford a resounding victory in the Republican Congressional primary down in the Lowcountry last week. Sanford defeated a large team of GOP rivals to claim the nomination and will now face Elizabeth Colbert, sister of comedian/commentator Stephen Colbert, for the seat which was vacated when Tim Scott was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Jim DeMint. Whew, that's a mouthful.

April 10, 2013 | | Editorials


Clinic Classic hits streets of Camden on April 20

The sixth annual Clinic Classic will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, April 20, at 8:30 a.m.

April 08, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


KC teams return to action

After most teams in Kershaw County had last week off for spring break, it will be back to the playing fields and courts this week with a full schedule of contests.

April 08, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


Free history talk on the Ride of Paul Revere

Wednesday, April 10 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at the Kershaw County Library's Camden location there will be story-telling relating to the ride of Paul Revere and the events of April 19 1775, courtesy of the Revolutionary War Veterans Association.

April 08, 2013 | | People & Places


Sarah E. Twitty

Camden-Funeral service for Sarah Ellen Twitty, 94, will b held Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Damascus United Methodist Church Cemetery, Westville. The Rev. Russell Galloway will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children Hospital.

April 08, 2013 | | Obituaries


Noted and passed - April 8, 2013

• We have noted before our apprehension about Hollywood celebrities who confuse their entertaining ability with their political views, thinking voters will pay attention to their often-pompous pronouncements. We recently observed talented Hollywood artist Rob Reiner going on and on in a pontifical manner about what this country should do. We'd like to nominate him as Undersecretary of Silence, hoping he would pay attention to the title.

April 08, 2013 | | Editorials


Ariail for April 8, 2013

April 08, 2013 | | Ariail


Plant Sex Ed

Do all plants have flowers? It is a timely topic in spring, with flowers abounding and air that is laden with pesky pollen. Like any good love story, plant sex has no paucity of details and drama. To make our investigation easier, we can divide plants into four groups. They all do it differently, in ways that make a lot of sexual sense depending on the respective environment.

April 08, 2013 | By Austin Jenkins C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Where Obama should listen to Rand Paul: legal pot

As the nation's capital prepares to open its first legal medicinal marijuana dispensary and Sen. Rand Paul's call for legalization basks in bipartisan praise, it's time for President Barack Obama to clear the air around his own passive-aggressive position on pot.

April 08, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Col. Charles John Garvey

Col. US Army Ret. Charles John Garvey "Chuck" died Thursday, April 4, 2013 in Camden, SC. Services for Col. Garvey will be held at a later date at the Fort Myer Chapel (Old Chapel) with Full Honors Graveside Burial in Arlington National Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Col. Garvey's memory to a charity of one's choice.

April 08, 2013 | | Obituaries


Mamie Lee Reid

Mrs. Mamie Lee Reid, 87, of 503 Broad Street, Camden S.C. passed on Thursday April 4, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

April 08, 2013 | | Obituaries


Sarah Callahan Turner

Sarah Callahan Turner, 89, 62-year resident of Camden, died Saturday, April 6, 2013 in Greenville, SC. Funeral arrangements are to be determined. Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge.

April 08, 2013 | | Obituaries


Sarah E. Twitty

A funeral service for Sarah Ellen Twitty, 94, was held Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, following with burial in Damascus United Methodist Church Cemetery, Westville.

April 08, 2013 | | Obituaries


KershawHealth progress

Recently, Chairman Scott Ziemke and several of the senior members of the KershawHealth Board have been subjected to criticism that was harsh in tone, but somewhat vague and indistinct as to specific incidents wherein they had failed to discharge their duty as board members.

April 08, 2013 | John Wells Elgin | Letters


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Editorial: Civility

Something refreshing has come to Camden and Kershaw County: a return to civility among our governing bodies.

July 24, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Trumping himself

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump can't help himself. Nor can we.

July 24, 2015 | | Columns


Moment of Nature - July 24, 2015

The mere mention of the word "root extraction" concurs up images of the dentist chair, Novocain and the shrill sound of the drilling tool, which sends a shiver up my spine! Thankfully, extraction in this context is not of tooth roots but of tree roots.

July 24, 2015 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Velma Shealey

Velma Munn Stokes Shealey died peacefully in her home on Monday, July 20, 2015.

July 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Shirley Nelson

A visitation to celebrate the life of Shirley Ann Nelson, 72, will be held August 1, 2015 from 2 – 4 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or the National Rifle Association.

July 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Lois Mickle

Funeral service for Mrs. Lois Mickle, 87, of New York City will be held Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 11 a.m. at Sutton Branch Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may visit at 694 Leslie Branham Road in Elgin. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

July 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Clyde Key

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Clyde Key, 63, of Camden will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Springvale Baptist Church. Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. Burial will follow in Springvale Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m., Friday, July 24, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Clyde's memory Kornegay Funeral Home to help cover expenses, 1112 Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020 or to Power Up Girl's Ministry (PUGS), 10 St. Andrews Way, Elgin, SC 29045.

July 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Gay Dawn Harris

A celebration of life service for Gay Dawn Harris, 56, will be held today at 6 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Mark Hopkins and the Rev. Derrick Proctor will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 5-6 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lee County Animal Shelter.

July 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Margaret Gardner

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Margaret Kirkland Gardner, 87, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2 p.m., today, July 24, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Hugh McKinney will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 1 p.m., 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Gardner's memory to Lakeview Baptist Church, 1520 Mill Street, Camden, SC, 29020.

July 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Maebell Brevard

Funeral service for Mrs. Maebell Brevard, 73, of Hempstead, New York, formerly of Camden, will be held Saturday, July 25, 2015, 11 a.m. at Collins Funeral Home chapel with burial in Good Hope United Methodist Church cemetery. She died Sunday, July 19, 2015. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

July 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


A sendoff from the head Tiger himself

July 22, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Carolina Family Karate wins 26 medals at AAU nationals

Carolina Family Karate in Lugoff sent 19 students to the National AAU Karate Championships in Raleigh earlier this month and the team returned home with 26 medals which included performance in the disciplines of Kobudo (improvised farming tools), Kata (sequential defensive moves) and Kumite (sparring).

July 22, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Ariail for July 22, 2015

July 22, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Habitat

Unless they're nature lovers, when you say the word "habitat" to people in Kershaw County, most folks tend to know you're probably talking about Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County, the organization which for so many years has helped less fortunate residents move into homes of their own.

July 22, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: A modest proposal for humanity

WASHINGTON -- In his satirical solution to Ireland's prolific poor, especially among Catholics whose fish diet was thought to enhance fertility, Jonathan Swift suggested a new menu item: Succulent 1-year-olds for dinner.

July 22, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


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