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Party registration

If there were evidence of widespread crossover voting in South Carolina primaries -- if Democrats were voting in Republican primaries just to subvert the process, or vice versa -- then it might make sense to require people to register by party before casting ballots in primaries. But there's not, and so there's no real need for a bill that has been introduced in the House of Representatives to close primaries.

March 09, 2012 | | Editorials


Elizabeth Dinkins

Funeral service for Elizabeth Peay Dinkins, 89, will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Rowan Presbyterian Church, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Longtown Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Rev. Phillip McCoy will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday 1:00-2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Rowan Presbyterian Church.

March 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


Mackey leads L-E girls past RNE, 11-3, in season opener

Lugoff-Elgin wasted little time in setting the tone for its season-opening softball game against visiting Richland Northeast.

March 09, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Travis Powell

Travis Powell, 84, Bethune, passed away on March 6, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Vivian, son Dr. Charles T Powell, Jr. and daughter-in-law Anita and daughter Lynn P Edwards and 5 grandchildren. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 4:00pm at Bethel United Methodist Church, 103 King Street, Bethune, SC. A visitation will be held following the service. Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home is serving the family. Memorials to honor his life can be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, PO Box 275, Bethune, SC 29009.

March 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


Julia Ann Salmond

Julia Ann Salmond, 61, of 1791 Flint Road in Camden in Wednesday, march 7, 2012. Plans will be announced bt Collins Funeral Home.

March 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


Willie "Bill" Davis

Mr. Willie "Bill" Davis, 65, 1120 Chestnut Ferry Road, M & B Trailer Park, Lot 16, Camden, entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 5, 2012. Born in Boykin, he was the son of the late james "Tom" and Jospehine Johnson Davis. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Brown's Funeral Home Chapel of Rememberance . Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Davis family.

March 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


Thelma J. Bishop

Thelma J. Bishop, 96, formerly of Falls Mills, Va., died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 following a courageous battle with Alzheimer's Disease. While she lost this earthly battle, she won the ultimate victory through her faith in Jesus Christ. Thelma was an awesome mother and friend and will always be missed. Thelma was predeceased in death by her husband, Okey R. Bishop. Thelma was born in Wyoming County, WV to Mary Jane Pierce and was the youngest of nine children. Thelma was a member of Falls Mills Methodist Church for 56 years before moving to Lugoff, S.C., where she ...

March 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


School menus - March 9, 2012

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of March 12-16:

March 09, 2012 | | Education


Pets of the week - March 9, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Luna, a 1-year-old female sharpei mix dog, and a 1 1/2-year-old male gray and white domestic short-haired cat. 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. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 ...

March 09, 2012 | | Pets


Breitbart’s culture war ends

Speak no ill of the dead. So goes a saying from ancient Greece. I must beg for an exception in the case of the late Andrew Breitbart. Like Donald Trump, Breitbart had his sweet and gentle side, but that's not what made him interesting.

March 09, 2012 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Letter to Mitt

WASHINGTON -- Dear Mitt: Consider me a neighbor leaning over the picket fence. You have a picket fence, don't you? An ivy-covered wall? Fine, I'll get a ladder.

March 09, 2012 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


'Heartbeat' of journalism

Localism is trending today in the realms of food and finance. The institution of the local community newspaper is also popular, but it wasn't blogged into being - it was born long before videos started going viral. Major-metropolitan newspapers may be a slowly dying breed, but community newspapers prove that American journalism is alive, well and living in the rural areas, small towns and suburbs of our land.

March 09, 2012 | Bradley J. Furnish Access Advertising LLC | Columns


The Camden Garden Club to host March meeting

The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday at the home of Peggy Mays. There will be no program this month because of an election of new officers for the next term.

March 09, 2012 | | Localife


CHS open with consecutive losses

So much for opening your season with cupcake opponents.

March 09, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Crappie USA to make tournament stop at Lake Wateree Saturday, March 17

Crappie USA will host a fishing tournament on Lake Wateree out of Clearwater Cove Marina on Saturday, March 17.

March 09, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


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Wins double medals in karate tournament

July 30, 2014 | | Localife


Equestrian recovers, then excels after life threatening injury

A Camden equestrian, writing under the pen name Vanessa Friedrich, is featured in the latest book in the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series.

July 30, 2014 | | Localife


KCSD, Walmart partner again to ‘pack a bus’

Camden Walmart customers know that it's back to school time again when they see the school bus out in front of the store promoting the partnership between the store and the Kershaw County School District to help local needy students receive school supplies. Walmart's annual "Pack A Bus" campaign kicks off Friday and runs for two weeks.

July 30, 2014 | | Localife


Yesteryear for July 30, 2014

Children with disabilities enjoy rainbow of community activities, programs

July 30, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Me Inc. offers plenty of dividends

WASHINGTON -- "Checked the tax code," wrote a friend who's engaged to a woman from a low-tax country. "Unfortunately, marrying [my fiancee] does not entitle me to a tax inversion like the big U.S. companies are getting. Thanks for nothing, IRS."

July 30, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Baby, it’s hot outside

July 30, 2014 | | Sports


Springdale 5K at Sunrise gets a makeover for Aug. 9 event

The sixth annual Springdale 5k at Sunrise will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Springdale Race Course in Camden.

July 30, 2014 | | Sports


Get ready to get Xtreme at CMP

Xtreme Xperience, the country's premier supercar driving experience, is heading full-throttle for Carolina Motorsports Park in Westville, with event dates set for Friday, Aug. 1, through Sunday, Aug. 3.

July 30, 2014 | | Auto racing


Ariail for July 30, 2014

July 30, 2014 | | Ariail


Negative ads

Kershaw County residents are getting ready to face what other voters across the country are going to see in the next few months: an onslaught of political ads, many of them nasty in character, and a high percentage of them paid for not by candidates but by special interest groups which have amassed millions upon millions of dollars to spread their messages. And, of course, the bulk of those messages will be negative. These groups are both Democratic and Republican, conservative and liberal. Altogether, according to news reports, such factions are going to buy $2 billion worth of ad time ...

July 30, 2014 | | Editorials


Miss Kaleigh Ward to marry Mr. Grant Cox in September

Mr. and Mrs. William O. Ward, Jr. of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Kaleigh Ward of Camden, SC to Mr. Grant Cox of Irmo, SC. Miss Ward is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William O. Ward, Sr. of Camden, SC and the late Mr. and Mrs. Victor Rabon of Lugoff, SC. Miss Ward earned her Bachelor of Arts at Furman University and is the Area Director at N2 Publishing in Memphis, TN.

July 28, 2014 | | Weddings & Engagements


The legend of Lloyd Seay

Their histories, accurate and complete, are lost to time and buried with them and those who knew them. I wish I knew more for their stories would read like a page-turning novel.

July 28, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


CCTC students in fabricated crime scene for final exam

Central Carolina Technical College's CRJ 202 Criminalistics (Forensics) course is taking their final exam Tuesday July 29 at 5:30 p.m. on location at a fabricated crime scene. NCIS agent Tony Horton is the instructor. He has partnered with the Sumter Sheriff's Department and set up an area in the back of Patriot Park off of Hwy. 441 in Sumter for this exam to take place. It will be in a wooded area where students will actually use what they have learned in the classroom to process a crime scene.

July 28, 2014 | | Education


Ariail for July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - July 28, 2014

• Friday's report that Amtrak is going to spend the next several months refurbishing Camden's passenger rail station off West DeKalb Street is welcome news. Built in 1937, it has shown its age for decades and never more so than now with holes in the platform's canopy, rotting timbers and other problems that make it a less than desirable place to stop. Amtrak says their No. 1 priority is making the facility Americans with Disabilities Act compliant -- and that's a very good thing -- from the parking lot to the station and onto the platform and train. But ...

July 28, 2014 | | Editorials


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