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Derrick Lamont Johnson Sr.

Mr. Derrick Lamont Johnson, Sr. known to many as "Pickle Boy" and to others as "DJ" was born in Kershaw County, on January 8, 1968. He is the son of Pearl J. Dawson of Rembert, SC. Being the true military veteran that he was and having fought such a great battle God saw fit to call him home on Veteran's Day, Monday, November 11, 2013.

November 18, 2013 | | Obituaries


Jimmie Lee Murphy

Deacon Jimmie Lee Murphy, 76, of Camden entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. Born in Lugoff, South Carolina, he was the son of the late Fred and Sallie Reed Murphy and the husband of Catherine Barnes Murphy. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at One p.m., at Saint Matthew Baptist Church, Lugoff, with interment in the church cemetery with military honors. Deacon Murphy will be placed in the church at twelve p.m. for viewing. Flowers are optional, and those who desire may make memorial to Saint Matthew ...

November 18, 2013 | | Obituaries


Eva Mae Shannon

Mrs. Eva Mae Shannon, 89, of 3040 Stephens Road, Bethune, SC, passed on Saturday, November 16, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

November 18, 2013 | | Obituaries


Mr. William “Bill” Stradford

Mr. William "Bill" Stradford, Sr., 80 of 944 Saint Paul Lane, Camden died Saturday. Family and friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Stradford family.

November 18, 2013 | | Obituaries


Andrew W. Vogel

A celebration of life Andrew William Vogel, 44, formerly of Lexington, will be held Monday from 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.

November 18, 2013 | | Obituaries


Jerome Arthur Williams

Mr. Jerome Arthur Williams, 51, of Camden entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. Born in Boykin, South Carolina, he was the son of Annie Brown Williams and the late James Williams. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Monday, November 18,2013 at one p.m., at Unity United Methodist Church, Lugoff, with interment in the church cemetery. Mr. Williams will be placed in the church at twelve p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Williams family.

November 18, 2013 | | Obituaries


Jeffrey L. Blyther

Mr. Jeffrey L. Blyther, 38, of 1802 Branham Ave., Camden, SC, passed on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

November 18, 2013 | | Obituaries


Hewey L. Dixon

Graveside service for Hewey Legrand Dixon, 62, will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends at the home of Gerald and Brenda Watts, 154 Precipice Rd, Camden, S.C. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to March of Dimes or a charity of one's choice.

November 18, 2013 | | Obituaries


Margie Reese Jackson

Funeral services for Margie Reese Jackson, 75 of Camden will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 19, 2013, in the chapel of Baker Funeral Home, Kershaw. Burial will follow in the Kershaw City Cemetery. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate.

November 18, 2013 | | Obituaries


Noted and passed - Nov. 18, 2013

• One of the great talents of the modern musical world was Roy Orbison, who died in 1987 at age 52. Orbison's sons plan to soon release a host of previously unknown music which the multi-talented singer recorded in the years preceding his death. The sons vow these are not outtakes or junk songs, but tunes which will enhance the singer's stature rather than reduce it. Orbison, of "Oh, Pretty Woman" fame, left the earth too soon, and his fans will no doubt relish these new releases.

November 18, 2013 | | Editorials


The writer in you

Over lunch the other day with friends -- all in the newspaper business -- I mentioned that I occasionally speak at writers' conferences.

November 18, 2013 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


‘Flexibility,’ or throwing the baby out with the bath water?

I've been doing this work for a long time, almost 39 years. I've seen probably every educational fad, movement, silver bullet, innovation, reform, program and change you can think of, and then some. The flavor of the month in South Carolina is elimination of minimum standards and quality control in the name of "flexibility." This "reform" comes up every so often as the grand solution to solve all of our problems. On the surface, it's not a bad concept. But because it's rarely done with some level of measure or common sense, it usually falls on ...

November 18, 2013 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Payments deferred

Many of the most important occupations receive the smallest salaries. For example, policemen are notoriously underpaid, as are firefighters. Teachers, entrusted with children, the most valuable items for both the parents and the world, receive the least for the most. I remember my first salary to be $2,785 a year! In spite of the fact that I was certainly better looking, more energetic, idealistic and gullible enough to think all students wanted an education and bringing an "A" diploma and teaching certification, the payment was small in terms of money. However, little did I expect or anticipate that the ...

November 18, 2013 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Barn Fire

The Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) battles a barn fire Nov. 12 on Guion Drive off Lachicotte Road in Lugoff. A cold front entering the area brought wind gusts of more than 30 mph to the area, threatening to drive the flames against a nearby residence. LFD Battalion 1, Rescue 10 and Engine 10 arrived on the scene to find the large barn heavily involved in fire. The fire also spread to the yard and woods surrounding the home and threatened a neighbor's detached car garage. LFD crews immediately protected the exposed structures with three attack lines while other crews ...

November 18, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CHS baseball camp features Kohn, Carmon and Williams

The Camden High School baseball program, in conjunction with the Kershaw County Recreation Department, will host a one-day baseball camp on Saturday, Dec. 7 from noon until 3 p.m. at American Legion Park in Camden.

November 18, 2013 | | Sports


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ROBERT J. MOODY - Camden

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Robert Jackson "Bobby Jack" Moody, 85, who passed away on June 16th was held at 2:00 ...

June 21, 2016 | | Obituaries


LOIS OUTLAW - Camden

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Lois Katherine Hopkins Outlaw, 82, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, June ...

June 21, 2016 | | Obituaries


CONNIE RAY - Camden

CAMDEN -- A Celebration Gathering for Connie Jean Bowers Ray, 69, was held on Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral home, Lugoff.

June 21, 2016 | | Obituaries


B-MPFD firefighters receive certifications

Two of Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department (B-MPFD) volunteer firefighters recently completed firefighter training and obtained additional certifications. Brady Morgan, 16, attended Fundamentals of Firefighting class ...

June 21, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden residents graduate from virtual school

Four Camden residents are among 347 seniors to graduate from South Carolina Connections Academy (SCCA), a tuition-free online public school serving students in grades K-12 ...

June 21, 2016 | | Education


Palmetto Boys & Girls State attendees

Three students (from left), Haven Davis, Olivia Loynes and Barrett Coleman, recently attended Palmetto Boys State and Palmetto Girls State. Haven and Barrett attended Palmetto ...

June 21, 2016 | | Education


Pets of the Week - June 21, 2016

Among the animals available for adoption at the Thiel-Meyer Adoption Center are Elsa, a 2-year-old female Boxer mix dog, and Bubble, a 1-month-old female domestic ...

June 21, 2016 | | Pets


Springdale 5k at Sunrise Walk & Run celebrates seventh year

The Springdale 5k at Sunrise Walk and Run, will be held on Saturday August 20, 2016. The 5k Walk and Run will begin at 8 ...

June 21, 2016 | | People & Places


School Days

June 21, 2016 | | People & Places


Smoke from Lugoff house fire seen near Lee County line

A June 14 house fire on Wildwood Lane in Lugoff was so intense, thick smoke rising from the roof could be seen as far away ...

June 21, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Sub Station II is number 1

June 17, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


Bock and Phillips reel in big money on Lake Wateree

Camden's Randall Bock and Steve Phillips of Lugoff teamed up to win Saturday's Fishers of Men National Tournament Trail bass fishing event held ...

June 17, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


Holliday Little Bulldog Camp scheduled for CHS next week

Here is the slate of youth sports camps on tap for next week in Kershaw County:

June 17, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


Ariail for June 17, 2016

June 17, 2016 | | Ariail


Editorial: District accounts

When Kershaw County Council passed third and final reading of the county's proposed budget on a 4-3 vote Tuesday (see "County council passes final ...

June 17, 2016 | | Editorials


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