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SIB: S.C. as global leader in government innovation

Even if you don't know what an SIB is, and few people do, this headline is surprising -- if not downright shocking. But it is true.

July 05, 2013 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


A girl who does not have a brother never receives a thorough education. For example, when I saw that my brother never had to do odious chores such as cooking, washing dishes, ironing or whatever, I determined to do all I could to become a boy. My brother cooperated in many ways; for one, he said if I kissed my elbow, I would magically become male, this chore keeping me from following him around since he was my god. Also, he assured me, if I would be salt on a bird's tail, I could catch it with ease. Finding ...

July 05, 2013 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Paula Deen’s menu: foot in mouth

You knew Paula Deen was in serious trouble when the celebrity chef turned for help to the Rev. Jesse Jackson. He's still the go-to guy for celebrities in dire need to patch things up after breeches of racial etiquette.

July 05, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns

Puppies, Kittens and Turtles, Oh My!

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are a group of seven-week-old Corgie mix puppies and two seven-year-old male Red Eared Slider turtles. 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. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing ...

July 05, 2013 | | Pets

CLASS donates funds to local organizations

The 2013 Camden Lugoff Area Shag Society (CLASS) Shag Blast was held June 8 at the Camden Shrine Club.

July 05, 2013 | | People & Places

Glennie Puckett

A celebration of life service for Glennie P. Puckett, 82, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at St. John's United Methodist Church. The Rev. Michael Leonhardt and Rev. Dr. Mark Bredholt will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John UMC Building Fund, P.O. Box 218, Lugoff, SC 29078.

July 05, 2013 | | Obituaries

Camden Military exonerated in hazing trial

A federal jury exonerated Camden Military Academy (CMA) on all counts in a nearly four-week long hazing trial after deliberating for only 90 minutes Tuesday night.

July 05, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire

KCSD registration to be July 31 - Aug. 1

All Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students and parents -- both new and returning -- should plan to attend registration later this summer at their children's schools.

July 05, 2013 | | Education

Lugoff Fire Department ‘trains for trains’

"The hazard is in not knowing"…that was the primary point emphasized by the CSX Railroad Police (CSXRP) during a training exercise June 29 at Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) headquarters.

July 05, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Reconnus celebrate 50th anniversary

Pastor Everett Reconnu and his wife Joan Fox Reconnu happily celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 15.

July 05, 2013 | | People & Places

CMA verdict

A civil jury didn't take long this week to find in favor of Camden Military Academy officials who had been sued for allegedly fostering an atmosphere of bullying which the plaintiff claimed led to a sexual assault in 2008. Given the extended nature of the trial and the serious accusations, the quick verdict obviously proved that jurors gave little credence to the claims. The testimony was at times sordid and no doubt painful for the three CMA officials who had been named -- Col. Eric Boland, headmaster; Lt. Col. Pat Armstrong, commandant of cadets; and Command Sgt. Major Vertis Wilder.

July 05, 2013 | | Editorials

Happy 70th anniversary!

James and Margaret Blackwell celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary, Sunday, June 23, at a drop-in, hosted by their children Beverly Stuber and Jimmy Blackwell, for close family and friends. All grandchildren and great-grandchildren were in attendance. Grand-children include Daniel Stuber IV, Jamie Livingston, Benjamin Blackwell and Roddy Blackwell. Great-grand-children include Nathan and Ella Livingston and Luke and Caden Stuber.

July 05, 2013 | | People & Places

Bulldog Club kicks off membership drive

The Camden High School Bulldog Club Membership Drive is in full swing for the 2013-14 school year.

July 05, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle

17ers scheduled to travel to Sumter tonight

For the second time, Kershaw County Post 17's American Legion baseball game at Sumter fell victim to the rain.

July 05, 2013 | | Sports

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Beckham: One-half of a century

One was married on Gibraltar while another lives in New Zealand. One classmate resides near Sarah Palin, while another could not attend church or school ...

November 20, 2015 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Arbor Day in Camden

The city of Camden held its annual Arbor Day celebration at the Camden Archives and Museum on Nov. 5. City Urban Forester Liz Gilland organized ...

November 20, 2015 | | Camden

$30 million INVISTA Camden boiler project reduces air emissions

A $30 million investment in natural gas boilers at the INVISTA Camden plant in Lugoff is resulting in what the company says is a significant ...

November 20, 2015 | | Business

Sutton earns CBIA designation

Lorie Sutton, with Upchurch & Jowers Insurance Agency for the last five years, recently earned the Certified Builders Insurance Agent (CBIA) designation from Builders Mutual Insurance ...

November 20, 2015 | | Business

CBA membership drive

November 20, 2015 | | Business

KCBDSN opens residential home

The Kershaw County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs (KCBDSN) recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the Lewis Street Community Training Home ...

November 20, 2015 | | Kershaw County

BDK announces honor roll

Baron DeKalb Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine-weeks period.

November 20, 2015 | | Education

L-EMS releases honor roll

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the first nine weeks.

November 20, 2015 | | Education

BES honor rolls

Bethune Elementary School recently released its honor rolls for the first nine weeks of the school year.

November 20, 2015 | | Education

Lions Club poster winners

Lyric Evans (front row, center) is the year's winner of the Bethune Lions Club's annual peace poster contest. This year's theme is ...

November 20, 2015 | | Kershaw County

Local students inducted into Phi Kappa Phi honor society

Clemson University student Harris Baker of Camden and Francis Marion University student Caitlin Tidwell of Lugoff were recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation ...

November 20, 2015 | | Education

FEMA mitigation advisors available in Kershaw County

As Kershaw County rebuilds and repairs after the recent historic floods, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local home improvement stores have teamed up ...

November 20, 2015 | | Kershaw County

Eagle Scout

Joseph Sawyer Styron achieved the rank of Eagle Scout during a Court of Honor ceremony in September. Sawyer's required service project included landscaping improvements ...

November 20, 2015 | | Miscellaneous

CMS lists first quarter honor rolls

Camden Middle School is reporting its first quarter honor rolls for the 2015-16 school year.

November 20, 2015 | | Education

Robert Lewis Shaw

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Robert Lewis Shaw will be held at 5:00 PM today, November 20, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral ...

November 20, 2015 | | Obituaries

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