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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


Tourney action continues in Sumter

The South Carolina Senior State American Legion Tournament continues today through Wednesday at Riley Park in Sumter.

July 28, 2014 | | Sports


An Awesome ending for Pearl and Norris

Gil Johnston's Awesome Pearl, overlooked at 35-to-1 in the betting, surged through Saratoga Race Course's stretch and won a down-to-the-wire battle with Kingdom in last Thursday's $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes.

July 28, 2014 | | Equine


Feature Photo: 'The Three Mayors'

July 25, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


Summer youth sports camps coming to a close in county

There are still a few youth summer sports camps left in Kershaw County.

July 25, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


State American Legion Tournament schedule of games

The South Carolina Senior State American Legion Tournament begins Saturday at Riley Park in Sumter. Here is all the information you will need as to the event:

July 25, 2014 | | Sports


‘What is that?’

In the quest to answer the many questions I receive about trees, see below for part three in the continuing series.

July 25, 2014 | By Liz Gilland, Camden Urban Forester C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Amtrak to renovate Camden train station, grounds

After decades of requests from residents and years of negotiation with city officials, Amtrak is announcing that it will renovate its station in Camden and the surrounding property. Work will begin Aug. 4, and -- according JarVor Williams, an Amtrak construction engineer overseeing the project -- make the facility compliant with the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

July 25, 2014 | | Camden


Patricia Gail Alger-Benson

A memorial service celebrating the life of Patricia Gail Alger-Benson, 68, of Lugoff, SC will be held on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM. at Blaney Baptist Church. Rev. Philip Blankenship will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday, July25, from 6:00-7:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in her memory to Blaney Baptist Church, 1400 Blaney Road, Elgin, SC 29045.

July 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


Sammie F. Thomas Jr.

Funeral services for Sammie F. Thomas Jr. will be held on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the Divine Mortuary Chapel, 5620 Hillandale Dr. Lithonia, Georgia 30058.

July 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


Betty Jo Crump Mays, R.N.

Funeral services for Betty Jo Crump Mays, R.N., 76, will be held Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at New Life Christian Outreach, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Scotch Cemetery, Bethune. The Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, July 25, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

July 25, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ariail for July 25, 2014

July 25, 2014 | | Ariail


Rhame Arena

We're glad to see that the city of Camden is exploring alternatives for aging Rhame Arena. The building is becoming more dilapidated with each passing year, and something needs to be done, whether it's razing it or restoring it. Of course, money is a factor, just as it is in all government decisions these days. We will say that city officials have overworked the bureaucratic jargon in their appraisal of the situation, saying an "adaptive reuse" could be a possible alternative. We are assuming "adaptive reuse" means repairing the building and making it feasible for some type of ...

July 25, 2014 | | Editorials


Reader thanks Camden Public Works crew

If you live in Camden and do not realize how special a town it is, just wait until something goes wrong.

July 25, 2014 | Jill Davis Camden | Letters


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RODNEY J. BROWN

A memorial gathering for Rodney J. Brown, 82, will be held Friday from 12-2 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations ...

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


FRANCIS S. GASKIN

A graveside service for Frances S. Gaskin, 98, will be held today at 11 a.m. in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


CAROLYN HARDY

Mrs Carolyn Hardy, 55, of 5940 Lost Creek Dr., Sumter, passed on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


THOMAS JEFFERSON

Funeral services for Thomas Jefferson, 78, will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church with burial to follow in ...

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


MICHAEL MCMANUS

A memorial service to honor the life of Robert Michael McManus, 51, of Rembert, SC, was held Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Pisgah Baptist Church ...

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


NANCY B. PHILLIPS

A funeral service for Nancy Baker Phillips, 79, of Bethune, SC, will be held at 11:00 a.m., today, May 19, 2017, at Bethune ...

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


GLORIA SPITZER

Funeral service for Gloria Outlaw Spitzer, 68, will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church with burial to ...

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


NANCY ANN STURDIVANT

Nancy Ann Sturdivant, 68, of Camden, NJ, formerly of Camden, SC, passed on Monday May 15, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p ...

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


Area students graduate from the Citadel

The following Kershaw County area student received degrees during the Citadel's graduation ceremonies held May 6 in McAlister Field House:

May 19, 2017 | | Education


KC Guardian ad Litem seeking volunteers

There are many abused or neglected children who do not have a positive mother or mother figure in their lives, but people with a desire ...

May 19, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Honorable service

May 19, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Wildwood Lane project underway

Plans are underway to begin development on the Wildwood Lane Active Living and Pedestrian project in Lugoff. Kershaw County Planning and Zoning Director Michael Conley ...

May 19, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Man to be charged for hitting deputy head on

Once a Camden man is released from the hospital, the S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) plans to charge him with DUI (second offense), simple possession ...

May 19, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Backhoe Rodeo

The city of Camden's and Kershaw County's public works departments recently competed in the annual Backhoe Rodeo competition at City Hall Park, located ...

May 19, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Jordan to be new PTHS assistant principal

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees recently selected Amy Jordan to serve as the assistant principal for Pine Tree Hill Elementary starting with the ...

May 19, 2017 | | Education


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