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25th wedding anniversary

James and Betty Greer of Camden recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married on January 22, 1988 and celebrated their anniversary with a trip to Wateree Lake Campground. Their family and friends honored them with a 25th anniversary plaque and a surprise dinner party at Old South Restaurant on January 27,2012.

January 28, 2013 | | People & Places


Little Miss & Teen Miss Camden & Kershaw County pageants Feb. 9

The 2013 Little Miss &Teen Miss Camden & Kershaw County Pageants will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9.

January 28, 2013 | | People & Places


Fed up granny

Dear Annie: Normally I'm good at minding my own business, but when I see how my granddaughter, "Susie," manipulates her mother (my daughter), I feel the urge to say something.

January 28, 2013 | | Dear Annie


Elise N. Lee

Mrs. Elise N. Lee, 79, of 2167 Green Hill Road, Lugoff, SC, passed on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

January 28, 2013 | | Obituaries


Jim R. Rogers

Funeral services celebrating the life of Jim R. Rogers will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, January 27, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Reverend Sim Smith and Reverend George Cashwell will officiate. The family will receive friends beginning at 2:00 PM prior to the service. Memorials may be made in Mr. Rogers' memory to Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church, 2290 Heath Pond Road, Elgin, SC 29045; Kershaw Health Hospice, 124 Battleship Road, Camden, SC 29020; or Alzheimer's Association, 919 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60611.

January 28, 2013 | | Obituaries


NWS issues winter weather advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory in effect until 1 a.m. Saturday for Kershaw County, along with Fairfield and Newberry counties. The hazard types include freezing rain and sleet, but only expect ice accumulations of less than .05 inch. Rain will freeze on contact in locations below freezing and lead to hazardous travel conditions. Bridges and overpasses will be especially vulnerable to ice accumulation. Temperatures are expected to be in the lower 30s overnight.

January 25, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Gary's 24-point night lifts CHS girls past Flora

Sharneece Gary poured in a career-best 24 points in helping lead the Camden High girls to a 59-56 win over A.C. Flora in a Tuesday night game played in Columbia.

January 25, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


SC Horsemen’s Assn. Expo returns to SC Equine Park

Horses, horses and more horses.

January 25, 2013 | | Equine


Two arrested, one sought in car thefts

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two men in connection with the thefts of six vehicles and 25 auto break-ins in the Camden, Cassatt and Kershaw areas. A KCSO press release identified the arrested men as Shawn Michael Cave, 19, and Rick Thomas Kennedy Jr., 17. Deputies are still seeking Jonathan David Bradley, 20, in connection with the thefts and break-ins.

January 25, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Breaking ground

A crew from C. Ray Miles Construction Company begins work Wednesday at the site of Camden's future Chick-fil-A restaurant on a portion of the Seven Oaks Shopping Center near the intersection of West DeKalb Street and Springdale Drive. City officials said construction may last about four to five months and that the restaurant may be open by mid-May. City Building Official John Burns said Chick-fil-A is spending $1.1 million on the construction of the 4,500-square-foot restaurant.

January 25, 2013 | | Camden


Tree Pruning 101 -- Part 1

Nothing irks me more than to see a tree improperly pruned. Well, improper planting and no watering of new trees irks me too, but I'll save that for another time. Today I'd like to focus on the basics of tree pruning and next month I'll talk about utility line pruning. Being a hands-on person it's usually easier for me to show how-to rather explain how-to but I'll try. There's just so much to explain about the subject that there are text books and day-long seminars specifically dedicated to tree pruning so bear with me.

January 25, 2013 | Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Ariail for Jan. 25, 2013

January 25, 2013 | | Ariail


Saddened by all of us

I never failed to get excited after coming home from my travels and seeing the Kershaw County line sign as I'm heading towards home. I have such fond memories of growing up here, being in elementary school in Pine Tree Hill and waiting for the Christmas parade on Broad Street, visiting the Kershaw County Library and being read to by the librarians there, playing tennis at Rectory Square and Hampton Park, swimming, boating and skiing at Lake Wateree, running at Scott Park, eating a burger at BSL or Little Midget or, if you're old enough to remember, even ...

January 25, 2013 | Bill Berthelette Lake Wateree | Letters


Their fair share

We commented Wednesday on the majesty of presidential inaugurations -- President Obama's, to be specific -- but noted that oath-taking day is one in which all Americans can take pride in the way our government operates. With the exception of Beyonce's rendition of the Star Spangled Banner -- was she lip-synching or not? -- there was little controversy to be observed.

January 25, 2013 | | Editorials


Obama 2.0: the sequel

President Barack Obama's critics are shocked, shocked to hear him sound in his second inaugural address like what he is, a liberal progressive. One wonders what they expected.

January 25, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


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Editorial: Civility

Something refreshing has come to Camden and Kershaw County: a return to civility among our governing bodies.

July 24, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Trumping himself

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump can't help himself. Nor can we.

July 24, 2015 | | Columns


Moment of Nature - July 24, 2015

The mere mention of the word "root extraction" concurs up images of the dentist chair, Novocain and the shrill sound of the drilling tool, which sends a shiver up my spine! Thankfully, extraction in this context is not of tooth roots but of tree roots.

July 24, 2015 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Velma Shealey

Velma Munn Stokes Shealey died peacefully in her home on Monday, July 20, 2015.

July 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Shirley Nelson

A visitation to celebrate the life of Shirley Ann Nelson, 72, will be held August 1, 2015 from 2 – 4 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or the National Rifle Association.

July 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Lois Mickle

Funeral service for Mrs. Lois Mickle, 87, of New York City will be held Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 11 a.m. at Sutton Branch Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may visit at 694 Leslie Branham Road in Elgin. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

July 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Clyde Key

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Clyde Key, 63, of Camden will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Springvale Baptist Church. Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. Burial will follow in Springvale Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m., Friday, July 24, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Clyde's memory Kornegay Funeral Home to help cover expenses, 1112 Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020 or to Power Up Girl's Ministry (PUGS), 10 St. Andrews Way, Elgin, SC 29045.

July 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Gay Dawn Harris

A celebration of life service for Gay Dawn Harris, 56, will be held today at 6 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Mark Hopkins and the Rev. Derrick Proctor will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 5-6 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lee County Animal Shelter.

July 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Margaret Gardner

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Margaret Kirkland Gardner, 87, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2 p.m., today, July 24, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Hugh McKinney will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 1 p.m., 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Gardner's memory to Lakeview Baptist Church, 1520 Mill Street, Camden, SC, 29020.

July 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Maebell Brevard

Funeral service for Mrs. Maebell Brevard, 73, of Hempstead, New York, formerly of Camden, will be held Saturday, July 25, 2015, 11 a.m. at Collins Funeral Home chapel with burial in Good Hope United Methodist Church cemetery. She died Sunday, July 19, 2015. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

July 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


A sendoff from the head Tiger himself

July 22, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Carolina Family Karate wins 26 medals at AAU nationals

Carolina Family Karate in Lugoff sent 19 students to the National AAU Karate Championships in Raleigh earlier this month and the team returned home with 26 medals which included performance in the disciplines of Kobudo (improvised farming tools), Kata (sequential defensive moves) and Kumite (sparring).

July 22, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Ariail for July 22, 2015

July 22, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Habitat

Unless they're nature lovers, when you say the word "habitat" to people in Kershaw County, most folks tend to know you're probably talking about Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County, the organization which for so many years has helped less fortunate residents move into homes of their own.

July 22, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: A modest proposal for humanity

WASHINGTON -- In his satirical solution to Ireland's prolific poor, especially among Catholics whose fish diet was thought to enhance fertility, Jonathan Swift suggested a new menu item: Succulent 1-year-olds for dinner.

July 22, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


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