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Editorial: Boston bomber

Lawyers, court officials and others who end up spending time in criminal courtrooms in Kershaw County and elsewhere have no doubt heard many defendants' attorneys try to burnish their image after they've been convicted of crimes. The purpose, of course, is to try to grab a bit of leniency from the judge or jury which is going to hand down a sentence. "He's a good boy" is one of the favorites, often portraying the convicted person as a high knight of society who just happened to make a mistake, perhaps murder or armed robbery. "I just snapped" is ...

May 01, 2015 | | Editorials


Letter: ‘Celebrate your mother’

A very special day is fast approaching, a day we should put on the top of our list and certainly always remember. We should celebrate it to no end. This day is not a holiday, but it should be. This day is indeed only one day long, only 24 hours short, but this day should and can last forever. We can make this day last forever in our hearts, for this is where it belongs. This day is the best day. It will not end, so live it forever.

May 01, 2015 | Howard Buckholz Cassatt | Letters


Parker: Fear of free speech

WASHINGTON -- True words are often said in jest, it has long been said. But a harsher idiom has been taking shape in recent years: Jest is becoming the only way to express truth.

May 01, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Community Concert Band Concert Sunday

The Camden Community Concert Band will present its Spring Concert at 3 p.m. May 3 in Rectory Square Park at the corner of Lyttleton and Chesnut Streets in Camden. The concert is free and open to the public. The CCCB will be accompanied by members of the 282nd Army Band.

May 01, 2015 | | People & Places


Knight’s Hill Mayfest celebration is May 9

The Knight's Hill community will ring in the spring with the annual Mayfest celebration, scheduled for Saturday, May 9.

May 01, 2015 | | People & Places


Scully: In the community

I wanted to share with you selections from recent speeches I delivered in and around Camden, two on April 11 and one on April 18.

May 01, 2015 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Rec Notes - May 1, 2015

Registration for swim lessons continues at the Kershaw County Recreation Department. Registration for all lessons continues until the Thursday before the Monday lessons start. The first session runs June 1-4 and June 8-11.

May 01, 2015 | | Miscellaneous


Oliver, Webb promoted at SAFE

SAFE Federal Credit Union recently promoted to employees with Camden connections to regional branch manager positions. Brandon Oliver and Jenny Webb are now, respectively, the Region Three and Region Four branch directors, according to a press release.

May 01, 2015 | | Business


Elease Williams Harris Smith

Mrs. Elease Williams Harris Smith, 85, of Washington, DC, formally of Camden, SC, passed on Monday, April 20, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Rafting Creek Baptist Church, Rembert, with burial in the church cemetery.

May 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Dennis Wayne Robinson Sr.

A service to celebrate the life of Dennis Wayne Robinson, Sr., 62, will be held on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Smyrna United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.

May 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Helen Charlene Dixon "Cha Cha" Mathis

Funeral services for Helen Charlene (Dixon) "Cha Cha" Mathis, 43, will be held on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Malvern Hill Baptist Church, Camden, SC. The burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff and other times at the home.

May 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Eunice Elizabeth Gainey

Funeral service for Eunice Elizabeth Gainey, 87, will be held today, May 1, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery in Cross, S.C. The family will receive friends on Thursday 4-9 p.m. at the home and one our prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

May 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Joan E. Collins

Funeral service for Mrs. Joan E. Collins, 76, of 1801 Lovett Road, Camden, will be held Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 1:00 P.M. at Sweet Home Baptist Church with burial in the Cedars Cemetery. She died Monday, April 27, 2015. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

May 01, 2015 | | Obituaries


Coldwell Banker’s Camden office part of NRT purchase

NRT LLC, a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp., recently purchased Coldwell Banker United Realtors, including its office in Camden. According to Elise Ramer, NRT's senior public relations specialist for the Southeast, more than 400 Coldwell Banker agents are affected by the purchase. Other Midlands offices include Blythewood, Chapin, Irmo, Lake Murray, Lake Wateree, Lexington and Sumter/Shaw, Ramer said.

May 01, 2015 | | Business


CCTC aims to go tobacco free in 2016 with grant

Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) plans to make its campuses 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free by Fall 2016, thanks to a $5,000 grant from Legacy. Legacy is the organization responsible for the national "truth" smoking prevention campaign. Through the grant, CCTC plans to encourage students, faculty and administrators to adopt the 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free policy, according to a press release from the college.

May 01, 2015 | | Education


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Editorial: Tennis Center

It's finally official: the city of Camden's state of the art tennis complex is open.

April 20, 2018 | | Editorials


Column: Mark my words

The new book I've written about Mama is a compilation of past columns about her as well as new stories that give an insight ...

April 20, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Put out the word

An elected official in Camden never wants to hear: "How come there's no place for kids to hang out?" One answer that doesn't ...

April 20, 2018 | By Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: The history of Monument Square

Monument Square developed as a part of the 1798 "extended plan" of the town of Camden which is credited to Col. Joseph Kershaw. It was ...

April 20, 2018 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


The Wall That Heals an imortant icon

The Wall That Heals (TWTH) will open for public visiting May 3-6 on South Broad Street in Camden between the City Arena and Historic Camden ...

April 20, 2018 | Glen Inabinet James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 | Letters


Letter: Qualified superintendent candidates are right here

As the search for the superintendent continues, I hope the search committee will not overlook the qualified personnel that we have right in our own ...

April 20, 2018 | Doby E. Gordon III Bethune | Letters


WAYNE ANTHONY BOSWELL

Mr. Wayne Anthony Boswell, 54, of 697 Dicey Creek Road, Camden, passed on Wednesday , April 18, 2018.

April 20, 2018 | | Obituaries


SYLVIA A. DRAKEFORD

Sylvia A. Drakeford, 77, of Camden, SC passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018. Viewing will be held from 3 to 6 pm today, April 20 ...

April 20, 2018 | | Obituaries


BESSIE MAE HAGINS

Funeral service for Bessie Mae Hagins, 52, will be held on Saturday at noon at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Bethel ...

April 20, 2018 | | Obituaries


DONNIE AARON TUCKER

Donnie Aaron Tucker, 80, of Lugoff died April 16, 2018.

April 20, 2018 | | Obituaries


THOMAS EUGENE WALLACE

Thomas Eugene "Gene" Wallace, 90, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018 following a brief illness.

April 20, 2018 | | Obituaries


HAZEL ENID MCALMONT WILLIAMS

Hazel Enid McCalmont Williams, 104 years old, died April 14, 2018, at her home in Oxford, MS. Graveside Services to be held at 10 AM ...

April 20, 2018 | | Obituaries


ATEC students win SC HOSA honors

Seven Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) students brought home honors medals after competing at the state Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Leadership Conference in ...

April 20, 2018 | | Education


WALTER DOUGLAS

Funeral service with military honors for Walter Mitchell Douglas, 60, will be held today at 10:30 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with ...

April 17, 2018 | | Obituaries


TRUSTEE JAMES LAWSON JR.

Funeral services for Trustee James Lawson, Jr., 63, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church with burial to follow ...

April 17, 2018 | | Obituaries


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