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Time running out for honest taxpayers

(Editor's Note: the C-I was unable to print this letter prior to Kershaw County Council's Oct. 9 meeting. Despite the timing, we believe the author has the right for his opinion to be viewed by the public during this election season. The letter has been edited to reflect that council's meeting took place prior to publication.)

October 15, 2012 | W. J. Haynes Lugoff | Letters


CHS girls thump LR, Dreher

Last week, the Camden High girls' tennis team dismantled Region 4-AAA foes Lower Richland and Dreher, while dropping a non-conference match to West Florence.

October 15, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Tuesday: Camden at Westwood (TEN – 4:30 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Irmo (TEN – 5:30 p.m.)Fairfield Central at North Central (VB – 6:45 p.m.); Camden at Westwood (VB – 7 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Irmo (VB – 7 p.m.)

October 15, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


School news - Oct. 15, 2012

Freshman music major Andrea Nobles, of Camden, is among the 206 participants in Eastern Kentucky University's NOVA program, which serves students with academic potential who are the first in their family to pursue a four-year degree.

October 15, 2012 | | Education


‘Preferences’? What ‘preferences’?

Is the Supreme Court's doomsday clock ticking for "racial preferences?" Maybe, but the states that already ban race-based admissions show how you can build diversity by other means.

October 15, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Annie Driggers Lemacks Grim

Funeral service for Annie Mae Driggers Lemacks Grim, 79, will be held Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at Summerville Cemetery in Summerville, S.C. The Rev. David Faile will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.

October 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


Frank Johnson

Frank Johnson, 80, died Thursday. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m., at the Household of Faith Church. Johnson was born January 3, 1932, to the late James and Roxanne Johnson. He is survived by his long-time companion Shirley B. Lee, daughters Jeannie Cole and Frances Peeples; sons David and Robert Ellerby, David Johnson; sisters Bessie Dye and Florence Lawson; Uncle Rev. John E. Johnson.

October 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


Miriam A. Johnson

Funeral service for Miriam A. Johnson, 65, of New York, New York, formelry of Camden, will be held Monday, October 15, 2102, 3:00 p.m. at Parker Baptist Church, 1762 Flat Rock Road with burial in the church cemetery. Collins Funeral home is in charge of the arrangements.

October 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ariail for Oct. 15, 2012

October 15, 2012 | | Ariail


Pet talk - Oct. 15, 2012

Is your middle-aged cat experiencing increased thirst, appetite and urination? Is your furry friend losing weight or has a change in behavior? If so, your family cat may have hyperthyroidism.

October 15, 2012 | College of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences Texas A&M University | Pets


Noted and passed - Oct. 15, 2012

• A belated tip of the Chronicle-Independent hat to State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk for being awarded the "Green Seal of Approval" from the Conservation Voters of South Carolina back in September during the organization's annual Green Tie Awards banquet. She earned the honor along with fellow State Rep. Paul Agnew and State Sen. Ray Cleary for their continued "championing (of) funding for the Conservation Bank and they have also promoted clean energy initiatives." The group said Funderburk and Agnew were "instrumental in upholding the Atlantic Compact that ended the nation's use of South Carolinas as its nuclear waste ...

October 15, 2012 | | Editorials


Annual step show returns to Camden’s Rhame Arena Nov. 10

Come enjoy a night of singing, dancing and more as Family Life Outreach Ministries and Caprilang Productions presents Camden's annual step show at Rhame Arena, Saturday, Nov. 10, with the doors opening at 6 p.m. Tickets are only $5. This year's step show will showcase a new generation of Diamonds and also star the new Kershaw County High School team. Featuring the return of Onyx and appearances by The Paterson Dancers and special guests The Delta's Vessels of Honor Mime Ministry. Teams will compete for cash prizes for the top middle and high school teams. Step ...

October 15, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Salvation Army to accept Christmas assistance applications

The Salvation Army of the Midlands now includes Kershaw County in its service area to people in need. And for the first time, the Salvation Army of the Midlands will be accepting applications from families in Kershaw County who would like to apply for Christmas assistance. Registration will be held at the Kershaw County Old Armory (1034 West DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020), which is across from the Kershaw County Recreation Center. Registration will take place Oct. 24-26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

October 15, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Candlelight Tour of Homes returns Dec. 8

Come experience the historic charm of South Carolina's oldest inland city, and spread some Christmas cheer to needy children in Kershaw County! The 36th Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes will be held Saturday, December 8, from 3 to 8 p.m.

October 15, 2012 | | Camden


The future ain’t what it used to be…

As hard as it might be to believe, I was a French major in college. Through my coursework, I studied the great French thinkers and philosophers: Descartes, Montesquieu, Voltaire and others. However, I usually end up going back to that noted American philosopher, Yogi Berra. More often than not, Yogi hits it right on the head. Yogi was once quoted as saying, "the future ain't what it used to be." I think that pearl of wisdom relates very well to the topic of the relationship between education and economic development.

October 15, 2012 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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Ham tabbed as L-E volleyball coach

Katie Ham, a former varsity assistant coach and head junior varsity volleyball coach at Lugoff-Elgin High School, will be returning to the school as the Lady Demons' varsity volleyball coach beginning with the 2015 season.

February 20, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bulldogs state champs return to the hardwood

Camden High School will host a "5 on 5 at 5:00" basketball marathon to be played on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 5 p.m. inside the school's Gym. School clubs will play on a rotating basis throughout the day.

February 20, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Richardson: Puppy love

We are working on a Boykin Spaniel exhibit at the Camden Archives and Museum. Our curator of collections, Rickie Good, is an avowed dog lover whose household is home to four big dogs. She is absolutely in heaven working on this exhibit. With thousands of photographs of Boykin Spaniels on disk at her desk, she declares each one she opens is the cutest. Choosing the puppies to be featured in the exhibit has been a joyful and overwhelming task for her. Listening to her talk to her computer companions has made me remember all of the canine buddies who have ...

February 20, 2015 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Glenn B. Singleton

Funeral service for Glenn Berry Singleton, 63, will be held today, February 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jimmy Atkerson will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday at 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

February 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Andrew B. Mickle

Funeral service for Mr. Andrew R. Mickle, 93, of Gainesville, Florida, formerly of Camden, will be held Monday, February 23, 2015, 11:00 A.M. at Sanders Creek Baptist Church, 520 Nelson Street in Camden with burial in the Belton's Family cemetery (Belton Cemetery Road and Flat Rock Road). Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

February 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Helen Davidson

A service of celebration for the life of Helen Elizabeth Groom Davidson, 42, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. David Weaver and Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Memorials may be made in Helen's memory to the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life of Kershaw County, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.

February 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Claude Campbell

A funeral service honoring the life of Claude Edward Campbell, 85, of Elgin, will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Paul Miles, Rev. George Cashwell, and Rev. Jimmy Floyd will officiate. The family will receive friends today, February 20, 2015 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Campbell's memory to Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church, 2290 Heath Pond Road, Elgin, SC 29045.

February 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Martha Dell Caldwell

Martha Dell Caldwell, 73, of 237 Egypt Road, Camden, passed on Saturday, February 14, 2015.

February 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Lillie Bruton

Mrs. Lillie Fletcher Moses Bruton, 81, of 607 Cooper Street, Camden, passed on Sunday, February 13, 2015.

February 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Joe Benton

Benny Joe Benton, 73, of Lugoff, SC, died Monday, February 16, 2015. He was born in Winnsboro, SC, the son of the late J. C. Benton and Mary Drawdy Benton. Joe was in the US Army and played in the 291 First Army Band. He completed basic training at Fort Benning, GA, 12th Military, was assigned to Germany and transferred to 9th Artillery, but was later transferred to the 3rd division band while in Germany. Upon return back to the US, Joe was assigned to 291 Army Band, was honorably discharged from the Army, but was called back because of ...

February 20, 2015 | | Obituaries


Pets of the Week - Feb. 20, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Emerson, a 2-year-old male rabbit, and Chani, a 2-year-old female domestic short-haired tabby 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 or e-mail wcas@camden.net ...

February 20, 2015 | | Pets


Need help with your tax return?

Tax laws become more complicated each year, and filing tax returns can be a daunting process.

February 20, 2015 | | Business


Kershaw County Library Brings Children’s Performer Elska to the Fine Arts Center

To celebrate the power of imagination and storytelling, Kershaw County Library will offer a performance by acclaimed children's musician Elska at the Wood Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County on Monday at 6 p.m.

February 20, 2015 | | People & Places


KCPRD offering youth baseball umpiring clinics

The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department will hold a pair of umpire certification clinics for those seeking to work Dixie Youth and/or Dixie Boys baseball games this spring and summer.

February 18, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Clinic Classic 5k hits the streets on April 18

The eighth annual Clinic Classic 5K walk/run, presented by McDonald's of Camden, and the Camden Family Care one-mile run/walk will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, April 18.

February 18, 2015 | | Sports


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