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I meet with a lot of groups and committees over the course of the year, and I think it's important for me to do so. One of my favorite groups is Student Cabinet, which is comprised of student government leaders from each of our high schools. We meet four times a year over lunch. What I love and value about students is that they don't hesitate to tell you what's on their minds, but they're also very open to hearing other points of view. Meeting with these students always makes me feel very confident about the ...

May 20, 2013 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns

A matter of conscience:

In 1929, my family moved from Chesterfield County to a farm adjoining the farm of Donald Holland's parents in the Cassatt community. I was a year old at the time but before many years passed, Donald and I established a friendship lasting until Donald's passing in 2003.

May 20, 2013 | By Harvey S. Teal C-I guest columnist | Columns

The one that didn’t get away

May 20, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports

Magistrate swearing in

Kershaw County community members celebrated as former Kershaw County Recreation Center Director James E. Davis Jr. was sworn in as a county magistrate judge on Thursday afternoon. Kershaw County Councilman Jimmy Jones, Fifth Circuit Assistant Solicitor Brett Perry and Rep. Laurie S. Funderburk spoke at the short ceremony at the Kershaw County Court House. Judge Roderick M. Todd Jr. called the ceremony to order; Clerk of Court Joyce McDonald administered the oath; Rev. Constance Barnes, of St. Matthews United Methodist church gave the invocation and Rev. Ellis White, of Camden First United Methodist Church gave the benediction.

May 20, 2013 | | Kershaw County

Former Demon Tisdale earns coaching honor in Florida

Former Lugoff-Elgin and Winthrop University baseball standout Eddie Tisdale has been named as the District 4A-13 baseball coach of the year this week by Broward (Fla.) High School Baseball.

May 20, 2013 | | Sports

Jane Barron Henry

A memorial service for Jane Barron Henry, 88, of Camden, will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, May 20, 2013 at Hammet Chapel at Bethesda Presbyterian Church with inurnment at Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Dr. William Summers will officiate. .

May 20, 2013 | | Obituaries

Olympic gymnast Luikin to make personal appearance

All Around Olympic Champion Nastia Luikin will be appearing at Wateree Gymnastics Center of Camden SC's Fit n' Fun Gymnastics Clinic and fund raising dinner on June 24. Competitive gymnasts of all levels are invited to attend the clinic, and the fund raiser dinner, which begins at 5:30 p.m., is open to the public. The fund raiser dinner with Nastia Luikin is being held to help raise funds for gymnastics scholarships for needy children and to help raise funds for gymnastics scholarships for needy children and to help raise funds to cover costs for WGC's competitive ...

May 17, 2013 | | Camden

LeGrand Institute practices fire safety

Students at the LeGrand Institute of Cosmetology in Camden received a lesson on fire safety at a recent event at the campus. Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Gardner came out to the school and taught students how to use a fire extinguisher. Firefighters also started a fire and each student who wanted to participate got the opportunity to put the fire out as a way of practicing what they had learned. "It was a fun, educational experience," LeGrand Administrator Kimberly Gibson said.

May 17, 2013 | | People & Places

Local author publishes book about student success in the classroom

Books on Broad will host Jayne Bowers as she discusses and signs Eve's Sisters and Crossing the Bridge: Succeeding in a Community College and Beyond on Thursday, May 23, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Books on Broad is located at 944 Broad St. in Camden. The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and autographing.

May 17, 2013 | | People & Places

Bobby Wilson, Sr.

A graveside service for Bobby Gene Wilson, Sr., of Elgin, SC will be held on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Harmony Baptist Church, Elgin. Pastor Dan Griffin will officiate. Visitation will follow in the church Fellowship Hall. Memorials may be made in Bobby's memory to VFW Post 11079, 2464 Bowen St., Elgin, SC 29045.

May 17, 2013 | | Obituaries

Ruby Murphy

Funeral Service for Ruby Murphy, 50, of 501 King Street in Camden will be held Monday, May 20, 2013, 3 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church (Black River Road) in Camden with burial in the Cedars cemetery. She died Tuesday, May 14. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

May 17, 2013 | | Obituaries

Deacon Marion Jenkins

Deacon Marion Jenkins, 68, of Rembert, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, May 12, 2013. Born in Washington D.C., he was the son of the late Moses and Elease Griffen Jenkins and husband of Josephine Moore Jenkins. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, at Union Baptist Church, Rembert, with burial in the church cemetery. Deacon Jenkins will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the family.

May 17, 2013 | | Obituaries

Vera K. Cockrell


May 17, 2013 | | Obituaries

Elks Lodge recognizes 2013 Oustanding Young Students

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks designated the first week in May as Youth Week to honor America's Junior Citizens for their accomplishments.

May 17, 2013 | | People & Places

Fredericksburg Township explored

Our grand city of Camden is a beautifully preserved town laid out in an 18th century plan devised by Joseph Kershaw. We are proud of our historic homes and buildings, carefully placed public parks, wide streets, and beautiful trees. So it is easy to forget that this was not the original plan for the "town" that was to develop in this area of South Carolina. The original plan was a part of the "Township Scheme" put together by colonial Governor Robert Johnson and enacted in 1730 by the Board of Trade in London.

May 17, 2013 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns

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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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