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Sending in the drones

Congress is hotly debating media leaks about President Barack Obama's "kill list" of terrorists to be targeted by unmanned drones. They should be debating the drone policy itself.

July 09, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Palmetto Boys and Girls

Sanders Stoney Post 203 and Unit 203 sponsored students from Camden High School to attend the 66th Annual Session of Palmetto Boys State and Palmetto Girls State held in Anderson and Clinton, South Carolina which was a weeklong lesson in civics for 1,450 of South Carolina's top high school students. Also, the delegates were eligible to get a head start on their college career and potentially earn college credit hours that could transfer to the university they choose to attend. Pictured here (left to right) are Nierra Coleman; Jarvis Crim; Jazzmine Devlin; and Dre' Dubose. The South Carolina ...

July 09, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


New assistant principals at KCSD schools

Three veteran Kershaw County School District teachers have been named as assistant principals for the 2012-13 school year while two other assistant principals will trade assignments.

July 09, 2012 | | Education


ATEC student earns school's first-ever national Poteat scholarship

Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) Director Chet Horton congratulates Natalie Harris, a senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, on becoming the first ATEC student ever to win a national scholarship from the National Technical Honor Society. Harris is one of only 125 students nationwide to receive a $1,000 Jon H. Poteat $1,000 scholarship.

July 09, 2012 | | Education


Miss Nye, Mr. DuBose plan fall wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dean Watson are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Anne Nye of Irmo, to John Kennedy DuBose, III of Camden, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kennedy DuBose, Jr. of Camden.

July 09, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


Hobkirk Hill Chapter DAR awards first scholarships

This is the first year the Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has given (DAR) scholarships. For the past three years, we have had luncheons to raise money for a high school senior. Members of the DAR and benevolent citizens have contributed enough so that we are able to donate $500 scholarships to the following deserving seniors. These students have shown an interest in preserving history. They have participated in community activities and achieved high academic standards.

July 09, 2012 | By ANN MARTIN Special to the C-I | Localife


Richard James Tucker

Mr. Richard James Tucker, 53, of 706 Calhoun Street, Camden, SC, passed on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 3:00 PM at Good Hope -Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Camden, SC, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Haile's Funeral Home is assisting the family.

July 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


John Rufus Sanders

An outdoor memorial for John Rufus Sanders, Jr. is set for Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 2119 Camp Lystra Road, Camden, on Lake Wateree. A gathering of friends will begin at 5:30 PM. Service will be at 6:00 PM. Dress casually. Friends may come by land or boat. Call 803-428-5130 for directions.

July 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


Clarence Peebles

Mr. Clarence Peebles, 68, of 114 Frost Road, Camden, SC, passed on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 11:00 AM at New Hope Baptist Church, Bishopville, SC, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Haile's Funeral Home is assisting the family.

July 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


Mitchell, Clemson team engineer water system for Haitian village

Joshua Mitchell of Elgin traveled to Haiti in June with Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries for the dedication of a water system in an area that has been plagued by cholera since the 2010 earthquake that leveled the country's capital.

July 09, 2012 | | Localife


KCSO seizes 102 lbs. of marijuana during I-20 stop

At approximately 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) traffic officers arrested Donald Wayne Gillham Jr., 45, of Sun City Center, Fla., after an officer stopped the 2012 Chevrolet he was driving on I-20 in Kershaw County and found 102 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of his vehicle.

July 06, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Godbold-Nash Memorial Scholarships presented

Kershaw County's Kirsten Baker, of Lugoff-Elgin High School, and Kenneth Jamal Jackson, of Camden High School, received this year's annual Godbold-Nash Memorial Scholarship for 2012 school year.

July 06, 2012 | | Education


Words of a fool

For reasons unbeknownst to me, I've not been completely familiar with the hateful motives of the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) of Topeka, Kansas; perhaps I've chosen to ignore the disturbing; I'm not exactly sure -- until now -- when last week I received an email from a member of my boys' soccer club in Lexington. It was this communication that brought the odium-filled beliefs of the Westboro Church in to my view. My findings were so unsettling; it was inevitable that I impart them to others. In the email, those who could were asked, "if your conscience guides you ...

July 06, 2012 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Celebrate the Fourth on the Seventh!

What is Independence Day all about? Youngster ages 6-12, parents and grandparents are invited to Family Fun Hour at Historic Camden from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday to find out.

July 06, 2012 | | Localife


Inez Mickle

Funeral service for Inez Mickle, 81, of 1488 John G. Richards Road in Camden will be held Saturday, July 7, 2012, 11 a.m. at Good Hope AME Zion Church with burial in the church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

July 06, 2012 | | Obituaries


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December 17, 2014 | | Ariail


Yesteryear for Dec. 17, 2014

Baron DeKalb, North Central JROTC recognized in national publication

December 17, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Brandi Patterson of Elgin named Barker Scholar

Brandi Patterson of Elgin has been named a Barker Scholar at Clemson University.

December 17, 2014 | | Education


Army Pvt. Bracey has graduated from basic combat training

During nine weeks of training, Army Pvt. Devin W. Bracey studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness. He also received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

December 17, 2014 | | Military


Letters: Reader says Democrats ‘confessing’ torture is distraction

I'm sure everyone is abreast of all the hullaballoo over interrogation techniques used by the CIA to get information from the Guantanamo detainees to assist in avoiding another World Trade Center disaster. Dianne Feinstein, along with Obama and most of the congressional Democrats, insisted on "confessing," as they put it, despite the secretary of state urging against it, terming it detrimental to our interests and safety abroad. So, immediately, China and Korea termed us "bad boys," and why not -- didn't the current administration essentially say that?

December 17, 2014 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Christmas Flicks

What's your favorite Christmas movie?

December 17, 2014 | | Sidewalk Survey


Noble: It all started with BBQ

Recently, I had lunch with three old friends. All of us are proud South Carolina natives, amateur history buffs and great fans of barbecue (BBQ). We decided to meet at a new BBQ joint that we were all anxious to try.

December 17, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Editorial: Police officers

With police behavior having been in the news recently because of incidents in which white officers killed unarmed black citizens, there has been much discussion -- rightfully so -- about whether some officers are acting recklessly. Racial profiling, of course, has been a part of this discussion, as it should be. It's interesting, then, that the U.S. Supreme Court handed down an opinion earlier this week giving some leeway to police who make "reasonable mistakes" in enforcing the law. Of course, reasonable mistakes don't include the right by officers to act without provocation or to use undue force. And ...

December 17, 2014 | | Editorials


Holiday hoops camp on tap at Camden High

The Camden High School boys' basketball program and the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department are hosting a two-day, pre-Christmas camp at the school on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 22 and 23.

December 17, 2014 | | Sports


Leopards get the belt and revenge in winning tourney title

Heading into Saturday's inaugural Battle for the Belt wrestling tournament, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School head coach Ted Monroe's mission for his team was two-fold. First, they wanted to win the 16-team event and the other objective was to avenge a loss to Sullivan Middle School, which snapped the Leopards' 60-match win streak two weeks earlier.

December 17, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs take second in MCCU Holiday Classic

With two of its wrestlers winning titles and six others placing in the top four, South Pointe High School captured this past weekend's 23rd annual Mid-Carolina Credit Union Holiday Classic Wrestling Tournament hosted by Lugoff-Elgin.

December 17, 2014 | | Sports


FMU Army ROTC cadet commissioned

Lugoff native, 2nd Lt. Adam Truesdale was honored as a newly commissioned officer in the U.S. Army during a ceremony on Dec. 12 as part of Francis Marion University's Army ROTC program.

December 17, 2014 | | Military


William G. Blake

William G. Blake, 91, of Camden, SC, died Monday, December 15, 2014. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

December 17, 2014 | | Obituaries


Parker: Talk about a wildfire

WASHINGTON -- First there's the spark, then the conflagration, followed by the litigation and then, surely, the movie.

December 17, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Local businessman donates to buy bulletproof vests

Kershaw County businessman Frank Lee kicked off an effort to purchase replacement bulletproof vests for Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies. Lee donated funds to do so through the Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF).

December 17, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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