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Dr. Saied Ameen

Dr. Saied Ameen, 85, died peacefully at home on September 22, 2012. A memorial service honoring his life will be held on Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden, SC. Longtime friend and pastor, Dr. William F. "Chip" Summers, Jr. will conduct. Visitation will immediately follow the service in John Knox Hall.

September 24, 2012 | | Obituaries


“Until then, No”

The citizens must be able to trust their elected officials. Where there is basic mistrust, conflict results. The citizens and registered voters in Camden signed a petition in great numbers to have a petition statement placed on the ballot.

September 24, 2012 | James E. Parrish Camden | Letters


Clinton’s secret: make little words matter

Bubba is back. As a word man, I was most impressed at the Democratic National Convention by Bill Clinton's skillful speech, much of it ad-libbed.

September 24, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Cyborg Mitt

WASHINGTON -- What's a day without a leaked video, a scandal, an unintended sliver of truth?

September 24, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


This week in KC sports

Tuesday: Westwood at Camden (TEN – 4:30 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Hartsville (XC – 4:30 p.m.); Camden at Sumter (CX – 5 p.m.); Westwood at Camden (VB – 5:30 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Spring Valley (TEN- 5:30 p.m.); Columbia at North Central (VB – 6:45 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Spring Valley (VB – 7 p.m.)

September 24, 2012 | | Sports


Lady Knights sweep past Pelion, Eau Claire

It was a lengthy trip, but in the end it was worth the time and effort.

September 24, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


Doris F. Maddox

Funeral services celebrating the life of Doris F. Maddox, 89, of Camden, will be held at 3:00PM, Sunday, September 23, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock, Rev. Brent Kendall, and Rev. Kevin Lott will officiate. Family will receive friends in the church Narthex following the service.

September 24, 2012 | | Obituaries


‘Road diet’ doesn’t have to be perfect

This is the third letter I have written and we have had three meetings about the road diet. You said that nothing will be done until it was resolved on all sides.

September 24, 2012 | Penny Brown Camden | Letters


Feature photo: Canning day

September 24, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Auditions Announced for the FAC’s Holiday Production: A Christmas Story

Auditions for a holiday favorite, A Christmas Story, will be held at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) on Monday, Sept. 24 and Tuesday, Sept. 25 in the Wood Auditorium starting at 7 p.m.

September 21, 2012 | | Localife


Punt, Pass & Kick contest set for Saturday

The Kershaw County Recreation Department and the Camden Kiwanis Club will hold the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition on Saturday, Sept. 22 beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Larry Doby Complex in Camden.

September 21, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


24 hours of LeMons comes to Camden and CMP this weekend

It has been termed "Where Halloween meets gasoline."

September 21, 2012 | | Auto racing


CHS netters get first Region 4-AAA win

trip to the capital city proved beneficial for the Camden High girls' tennis team which evened its Region 4-AAA mark at 1-1 following Tuesday's 6-0 win over host Lower Richland.

September 21, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


CHS girls run to third place finish

Led by a fourth-place finish from Jordan Woody, the Camden High girls' cross-country team finished third in a six-team meet run on Monday at Historic Camden.

September 21, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


M. Lois Nelson

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Marvin Lois Nelson, 69, will be held Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The Rev. Jeff Grubbs will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

September 21, 2012 | | Obituaries


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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


Slow start haunts Knights, again

Cary Phillips has been the head coach of the North Central boys' basketball team for all of five games. But he already knows his team needs to get off to better starts to avoid beginning behind the 8-ball.

December 17, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


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


Party with a purpose

Foster Care Review Board 5E members (from left) Mary Long, Sandra Inabinet and Chair Laurie Parks helped host 50 Camden women on Dec. 10 for what it is calling the First Annual Girls' Night Out Christmas Party." The "party with a purpose" collected donations for 13 Kershaw County foster children ages 2 to 18 years old. The ladies collected more than $2,300 in toys, cash and gift cards, which were used to purchase clothing and other specific items on the children's wish list. In 2012, Board 5E became the S.C. Governor's Office Children's Foster Care ...

December 17, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


Making history

Each Nov. 11, a ceremony is held at the gravesite of U.S. Gen. John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing, commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during World War I. For the first time in Arlington National Cemetery's history, officials chose a Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) unit to lay a wreath at Pershing's gravesite.

December 17, 2014 | | Military


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