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To declaw or not to declaw

As much as you love Fluffy, his constant need to claw your living room sofa isn't exactly desirable. After furnishing your home with numerous scratching posts and still no improvement, you may be asking yourself, "what now?" As a very last resort, it may be time to consider declawing surgery. A choice not without controversy, the procedure should only be done after careful consideration with all of the facts.

May 12, 2014 | Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedial Sciences | Pets


BES hosts celebrated poet in residency

Celebrated Charlotte, N.C., poet Chuck Sullivan taught poetry to students in grades 2 through 5 at Bethune Elementary School (BES in mid-February as part of the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County's School Arts Program. The program facilitated 30 weeks of artist residencies this school year, and is funded in part by the S.C. Arts Commission (SCAC), which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support for the School Arts Program is provided by a grant from the Camden Junior Welfare League, Frederick S. Upton Foundation, Kershaw County School District (KCSD), Target Corporation ...

May 12, 2014 | | People & Places


Carolyn B. Baker

A graveside service for Carolyn Boone Baker, 61 of Camden will be held at 4:00 p.m., Monday, May 12, in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Burch Kelly will officiate.

May 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


Josephine Anderson Brown

Mrs. Josephine Anderson Brown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and sister to Helen Anderson and Sylvia Drakeford of Camden died Sunday, May 4, 2014. Funeral service will be held Monday, May 12, 2014, 11:00 A.M. at Perry Funeral Funeral Home in Philadelphia. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the local arrangements and Perry Funeral Home is in charge of the out of town arrangements.

May 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


Joan E. Bowen

Funeral service for Joan Ellisor Bowen, 72, will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Sandhill Heights Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Sandhill Heights Baptist Church, 2992 Bowen Street, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

May 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


Mama writes a book (or wants to)

Dear Readers,

May 12, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Strategic partnerships will help KershawHealth’s future

The KershawHealth Strategic Plan approved unanimously by our Board of Trustees presents an ambitious, but achievable, road map for the organization's future, both short and long term. Essential to the success of the plan is the ability to form multiple strategic partnerships to strengthen existing healthcare services and provide essential capital for adding or expanding facilities.

May 12, 2014 | By Terry Gunn, interim KershawHealth CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


KCSD 2014-15 kindergarten registration still open

The Kershaw County School District is encouraging families who have not yet registered their kindergarten students for the 2014-15 school year to do so as soon as possible. All 11 elementary schools will be accepting registrations during regular school hours.

May 12, 2014 | | Education


2014 L-EWA scholarship recipients

The Lugoff-Elgin Water Authority (L-EWA) recently awarded 12 Kershaw County high school seniors with $500 scholarships. Recipients were honored at the May meeting of the L-EWA. Pictured are (from top row, left to right) L-E Water Authority Scholarship Committee representatives Chip McCaa, Anna Stewart (committee chair) and Clyde Smith; Scholarship recipients Lauren Smith, Julia Moye, Casey Swails, Ryan McRoy, Sarah Kleinholz, Mary Katherine Rogers, Amanda Moseley, Danielle Moore and Victoria Phan. Not pictured are Hunter Johnson, Nathaniel Tyson and Austin Veverica.

May 12, 2014 | | Education


Ariail for May 12, 2014

May 12, 2014 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - May 12, 2014

• Happy Mother's Day (plus one) to all Kershaw County mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, aunts and other ladies who help raise generation after generation of children. The recently formed Family Heritage Committee held a Mother's Day festival on May 3, starting with a parade down Lyttleton Street from Camden City Hall followed by a celebration inside Zemp Stadium. Reports are that the event was not as well attended as some would have liked. That's unfortunate, since mothers of all ages and kinds should be honored more often. We would suggest that not scheduling the event at the same time ...

May 12, 2014 | | Editorials


Ferrol O’Connor Moore, Dylan Michael Forrester joined in matrimony

Miss Ferrol O'Connor Moore of Greenwood, SC, and Mr. Dylan Michael Forrester of Greenwood, SC, and formerly of Camden, SC, were united in marriage on May 10, 2014 at 6 o'clock p.m. at St. Andrew's Anglican Church in Greenwood, SC.

May 12, 2014 | | Weddings & Engagements


Rebekah Ann Robinson, Jacob Charles Hammond united in marriage

Miss Rebekah Ann Robinson of Lexington, SC and Mr. Jacob Charles Hammond of Camden, SC were united in marriage on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Bethel Worship Center in Camden. The 4:30pm double ring ceremony was performed by Pastor Casey Wayne Mills. A reception followed at the Camden Country Club in Camden with guests being greeted by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mitchell Watson of Columbia.

May 12, 2014 | | Weddings & Engagements


Pough to address CMS Sports Gala

Tickets are now on sale for Camden Middle School's inaugural Sports Gala on Friday, May 23 at the school beginning at 6 p.m.

May 12, 2014 | | Sports


Summerville downs L-E netters' season in playoffs

Things started on a sour note for the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team and got worse as the day went along.

May 09, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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Ariail - Feb. 24, 2017

February 24, 2017 | | Ariail


Farmers Market

For those who were not happy to see the Kershaw County Farmers Market move from downtown Camden to Historic Camden in 2015, today's C-I ...

February 24, 2017 | | Editorials


The community dipper

Many years ago, out of nostalgia mostly, I ordered a dipper from a local hardware store. If you're younger than 30, you might not ...

February 24, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Reflections on Black History Month

The month of February is Black History Month. It's a remembrance of important people and events in the history of African-Americans. Since 1976 it ...

February 24, 2017 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Naming a new KCSO K9

Chase, Shark, Skye, Charlie, Mario, Amigo, Sonic, Crush, Blackie, Rags and Bones. Get-him, Safie, Hunter, Kersh.

February 24, 2017 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


An extraordinary family

"You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air ...

February 24, 2017 | By Tony Scully C-I guest columnist | Columns


For the Record - Feb. 24, 2017

Real estate transactions

February 24, 2017 | | For the Record


WILLIAM L. BAIN JR.

William Laney Bain, Jr., 90, of Camden, SC, died Tuesday, February 21, 2017. He was born in Pell City, AL, the son of the late ...

February 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


VERNICE HATTIE DUREN BELTON

Vernice Hattie Duren Belton, 93, of Camden, SC, was born on October 21, 1923, to the late Wayman and Amelia Drakeford Duren, in Kershaw County ...

February 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


ALICE ELLIOTT

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Alice Bennett "Deet" Elliott, 91, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, today, February ...

February 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


FLOYD HINSON

LUGOFF – Funeral services for Floyd Hinson, 85, will be held today at 11:00 a.m. at El Bethel Faith Community Church, with burial to ...

February 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


SARAH LEE STUCKEY

Ms. Sarah Lee Stuckey Jenkins, 70, of 1201 Deloache Street, Camden, SC, passed on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 ...

February 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


ELLEN VEITCH

Ellen Conway Veitch, 71, wife of John Veitch, passed away Thurs. Feb. 9, 2017 in Lexington, Ky. Born in Oswego, NY, she was the daughter ...

February 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


DAVID OLIN VINSON

Funeral service for David Olin Vinson, 57, will be held today at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in ...

February 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


The importance of participation

I have been involved in school sports and clubs since the 7th grade. Being active in school sports and clubs is very important to me ...

February 24, 2017 | Jacob Mathis | People & Places


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