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Pearlene White Wright

Mrs. Pearlene White Wright, 116 North Gate Drive, Camden, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Born in Pontiac, South Carolina, she was the daugther of the late David L. and Sallie Bell Thomas White. A Celebration of Life Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, at Gethsemance Baptist Church, Mitchellville, Maryland, with burial in Maryland National Memorial Cemetery. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden and J.B. Jenkins Funeral Home, Landover, MD are serving the Wright family.

October 22, 2012 | | Obituaries


Brave teen, cowardly Taliban

Did the Taliban overplay their hand when they shot a 14-year-old Pakistani girl simply because she wanted to go to school? We can only hope.

October 22, 2012 | Clarence Page Oct. 22, 2012 | Columns


The night of the triple murders

Each of us has various benchmarks in our life.

October 22, 2012 | Buster Beckham | Columns


Which English language?

When a person travels in a foreign country, he often uses the phrase, "Do you speak English?"

October 22, 2012 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Bethune Elementary hosts Millie Chaplin

Millie Chaplin, from the Lowcountry of South Carolina, was the artist in residence at Bethune Elementary School during the week of Sept. 24 - 28. Chaplin brought with her a love of storytelling, puppetry, dress-up and her knowledge of colonial life to the students. During her week at Bethune elementary, the students made puppets, corn-husk dolls, puppetry settings, and experienced the types of games that colonial children played.

October 22, 2012 | | Education


Jackson School starts school garden, Garden Day kick off set for Saturday

Jackson School students will be "getting their hands dirty" this school year as they plant and maintain their own school garden.

October 22, 2012 | | Education


Camden ART meeting Nov. 5

Camden ART will meet at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, in the Bassett Gallery, 801 Lyttleton St., Camden at 7 p.m. on Nov. 5.

October 22, 2012 | | People & Places


Robert Ariail -- Oct. 22, 2012

October 22, 2012 | | Ariail


SEAGUL students build paper cities

Kershaw County School District's Special Educational Activities Geared for Unique Learning (SEAGUL) students recently took a field study to Clemson University where they worked in small groups, then combined their efforts to form a paper city. Students designed the paper cities at Clemson's School of Architecture.

October 22, 2012 | | Education


CCTC to give scholarship to KCSD adult education graduate

Continuing its support of Kershaw County School District graduates, Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) is offering a full scholarship to the local GED graduate with the highest GED test score.

October 22, 2012 | | Education


KCSO charges two men with molestation

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested Cleve Edward Burchett, 52, of Kershaw, S.C., and Ricky Van Ross, Jr., 18, of Elgin, in Richland County in two separate unrelated cases of criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Burchett was arrested on Oct.16, 2012 and charged with third degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor. On Oct. 18, 2012, Ross turned himself in to Kershaw County Sheriff's Office investigators after his attorney was notified that a warrant charging Ross with second degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor had been obtained by the Sheriff's Office.

October 22, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


City to consider licensing changes

Camden City Council will consider an amendment to the city's business license ordinance during its meeting Tuesday in order to comply with a new state law concerning non-admitted insurance brokers.

October 22, 2012 | | Camden


Todd Ellis to address tonight's KCGC meeting

Former USC quarterback and current voice of Gamecock football, Todd Ellis, will be the featured speaker at this evening's meeting of the Kershaw County Gamecock Club.

October 22, 2012 | | Sports


Ellis to address KCGC meeting

Former USC quarterback and current voice of Gamecock football, Todd Ellis will be the featured speaker at the Monday, Oct. 22 meeting of the Kershaw County Gamecock Club.

October 19, 2012 | | Sports


Columbia hands Lady Knights first loss

Dreams of a perfect season came to an end for the North Central volleyball team as the state's top-ranked AA squad was dealt a 3-2 loss at Columbia last Thursday night.

October 19, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


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West Wateree Rotary Club’s dinner and silent auction

The West Wateree Rotary Club announces its second annual Wild Game Dinner and Silent Auction at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Old McCaskill's Farm in Rembert. Proceeds will go to the club's scholarships fund for Lugoff-Elgin High School seniors.

April 17, 2015 | | People & Places


James Furman Wilson

Funeral services for James Furman Wilson, 88, will be held today, April 17, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family received friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

April 17, 2015 | | Obituaries


Robert Thomas

Robert "Bobby/Bob" Thomas, 79, of Camden entered into rest Friday, April 10, 2015.

April 17, 2015 | | Obituaries


Elizabeth Ann Cook

Funeral service for Elizabeth Ann Cook, 72, will be held on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Columbia. The family will receive friends Saturday 1:00-2:30 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

April 17, 2015 | | Obituaries


Herbert Joseph Brown

A celebration of life service for Herbert "Joey" Joseph Brown, 53, of Elgin, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, today, April 17, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Rev. Jason Fletcher and Rev. Mark Hopkins will officiate. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in Joey's memory to the SC Oncology Association Foundation, PO Box 2046, West Columbia, SC 29171 or the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life of Kershaw County, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.

April 17, 2015 | | Obituaries


Jimmy Dean Blizzard

A celebration of life service for Jimmy Dean Blizzard, 52, will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. John Corder will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2-3 p.m. at the funeral home.

April 17, 2015 | | Obituaries


WES tax day

April 15....and you know what that means....Tax Day. Students in teacher Melissa Smith's Wateree Elementary third grade class received a letter from the "IRS" telling them the status of taxes on the Cardinal Cash earned this year. It's obvious which students received a refund and which students owed money.

April 17, 2015 | | People & Places


Ariail for April 15, 2015

April 15, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Improving the city

There have been many great additions to the Camden landscape in recent years -- to name a few, the statues of Joseph Kershaw and King Haiglar at the Town Green; the Bernard Baruch and Larry Doby statuary at the Camden Archives; and the new pocket park where the former Maxway building stood. All these have added to the town's appearance and ambience.

April 15, 2015 | | Editorials


Letter: Morgan thanks Special Olympics organizers

I wanted to take the opportunity to thank everyone who worked so hard over the past year to make Special Olympics such a wonderful and memorable event. Many, many thanks to the Special Olympics Committee, to the countless teachers and volunteers who worked at the event, and to everyone at Camden Military Academy and Headmaster Dr. Eric Boland for hosting the day.

April 15, 2015 | Dr. Frank E. Morgan, superintendent Kershaw County School District | Letters


Arrants: ‘So, how’s Texas?’

"So, how do you like living in Texas?" Overwhelmingly, that is the question I've been asked repeatedly by both people I interact with here and back in South Carolina. Most pose the question in an uncomplicated way, often wanting to know what I like about Texas and what I might miss from South Carolina. Some follow up with another, more in-depth question about what I think is similar and/or different about the two states. Well, let's start with at the top and work from there.

April 15, 2015 | By Josh Arrants C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Parker: Rolling Stone gathers dirt -- on itself

WASHINGTON -- "As we asked ourselves how we could have gotten the story wrong..."

April 15, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


MPES announced third quarter honor roll

Mt. Pisgah Elementary School announces its All-A and A/B honor rolls for the third quarter.

April 15, 2015 | | Education


Yesteryear - April 15, 2015

Hairy Ordeal

April 15, 2015 | | Yesteryear


CHS athletes set school marks in meet

A pair of Camden High track athletes established new school standards in their events while five Lady Bulldogs enhanced their stock following their performances in last weekend's 23rd annual Taco Bell Classic hosted by Spring Valley High school.

April 15, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


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