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Jingle Bella for United Way

Blaney Elementary School (BES) kindergartners, with the help of Jingle Bella the elf, helped to raise $125 for the United Way of Kershaw County. Kindergarten teacher assistant Katherine Rogers got inspiration for the fundraiser after purchasing Elf on a Shelf, Jingle Bella, for her family. "I decided to take her to school and she became very popular," said Rogers. Rogers and Kindergarten teacher Megan Goff got an idea to do a fundraiser in which Jingle Bella would sign $1 autographs for students. Each student who purchased an autograph would also have a photo taken with Jingle Bella. A check for ...

December 23, 2013 | | Education


Nelson Mandela, South Carolina, and ‘A better life for all’

"Imagine you're the head of, say, a big German manufacturing company, and you're thinking of putting a sizable number of jobs here in South Carolina," said a South Carolina business leader to me recently. "And then you open up your morning newspaper and see this kind of knucklehead stuff. Is it an absolute deal breaker? Hopefully not. But it certainly doesn't help."

December 23, 2013 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Breanna Cole cheers at ACC Bowl Game

Breanna Cole, daughter of Todd Cole of Bishopville and Loretta (Watkins) and Fred Wrigley of Chapin, was chosen along with her varsity cheerleading team of Chapin High School to perform at the recent Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Pregame Performance at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

December 20, 2013 | | People & Places


Boykin Christmas parade finds community members out and about

The 20th anniversary Boykin Christmas Parade saw an estimated turnout of between 9,000-12,000 people. With clear skies and pleasant tailgating temperatures, community members were able to kick back, relax and enjoy the day. At upper left, Tiffany Parnell of Elgin shows her son, Scott, the broom-making machine at The Broom Place in Boykin. Parnell and her family have been attending the Boykin parade for almost 10 years. Upper right, from left, Jennifer Stegner and Kelsey Mubarak attended the parade for the first time and both agreed it was a great time. Both Stegner and Mubarak live in Camden ...

December 20, 2013 | | People & Places


A moment of thanks

I wanted to take a moment to thank all of the churches, civic groups, businesses, and others that partnered with our schools to provide winter coats, gifts, and food for children in need during this season of giving. There is much to value about this community, but one of the things I value most is how this community always comes together when there is a need to be met. Please know how personally appreciative I am of everyone's generosity.

December 20, 2013 | Dr. Frank E. Morgan, Superintendent Kershaw County School District | Letters


Parker right on Pope

I want to thank you and congratulate Kathleen Parker on her level-headed column about Pope Francis. She successfully flattened the hysteria that has blown up about some of Pope Francis' admonitions. Christians are not called to defend the free market. Common sense and everyone else calls them do to so. But Christians are called to leave nothing to chance when it comes to human suffering.

December 20, 2013 | Reid Buckley Camden | Letters


The left lane

A Greenville legislator has pre-filed a bill in the General Assembly that would prohibit motorists from driving slowly in the left lane, thus holding up traffic. It would also ban drivers from using cell phones in the left lane and would make it illegal to drive five miles per hour slower than the posted limit while in the left lane. And it would outlaw ever driving in the left lane except for passing other cars.

December 20, 2013 | | Editorials


Carolina Ladies Aide Society visit Archives

"Camden in the Civil War: The Home Front" exhibit runs through Saturday, January 11, 2014. To cap off the run of this exhibit, the Carolina Ladies Aide Society from Summerville, S.C. will present a program that day from 10:00 until 4:00. This group specializes in living history, portraying women's roles during two eras of American's history – the Civil War period and the colonial period. Here, they will demonstrate life on the home front of South Carolina during the war. They research and document all of the clothing, mannerisms, customs, and items used in their presentations ...

December 20, 2013 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Ariail for Dec. 20, 2013

December 20, 2013 | | Ariail


Dreaming of a penguin Christmas

WASHINGTON -- When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer.

December 20, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Rec Notes: Volleyball league for beginners

The Kershaw County Parks & Recreation announces registration for its Instructional Volleyball League. The league will be for beginners and is open for girls ages 8 and up. Girls will learn basic volleyball skills and be introduced to rules and game play scenarios.

December 20, 2013 | | Kershaw County


Holiday Toy Train Exhibit to open Saturday in Camden

At the close of the 19th century, a German named Marklin introduced several series of gauged toy train sets that included ready-to-use track sections, locomotives, cars and accessories, plus enticing add-on pieces for future Christmas and birthday gifts. Within two years, Lionel's first electric train was chugging around its track in holiday store windows beckoning all towards the magical world of toy trains.

December 20, 2013 | | People & Places


A.C. Flora sweeps past Camden

Camden kicked off Region 4-AAA action with a 65-50 loss to host A.C. Flora in a Tuesday night contest played in Columbia.

December 20, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle


West Florence takes pair from L-E

Knights upend Demons: Playing their second game in as many nights, the Lugoff-Elgin boys fell to visiting West Florence on Tuesday, 62-46, in a game played at the Demons Den.

December 20, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Singleton wins Rimington Trophy for FCS schools

SPARTANBURG -- Jared Singleton of Wofford College headlined the 2013 Rimington Trophy winners for the FCS, DII, DIII and NAIA divisions.

December 20, 2013 | | Sports


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KC to host open house for new flood maps Monday

Kershaw County (KC) invites the public to an open house Monday, September 19 for residents to view the newly revised preliminary flood maps of the ...

September 16, 2016 | | Kershaw County


KCC approves amendment to PUI agreement

Kershaw County Council discussed and passed a resolution to amend the 2006 agreement between Palmetto Utilities Inc. / Spears Creek WTTP and several entities that discharge ...

September 16, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Kershaw County


Accuride ends production in Camden

Accuride's Camden wheel facility has ceased production, letting go 27 of their 29 employees.

September 16, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Business


Kris Davis Robertson

Funeral service for Mrs. Kris Davis Robertson, 50, of 725 Calhoun Street in Camden, will be held Saturday, September 17, 2016, 11:00 A.M ...

September 15, 2016 | | Obituaries


Lisa Parker

CASSATT – A celebration of life service for Lisa Ann Parker, 53, will be held Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The ...

September 15, 2016 | | Obituaries


Peter Drake

LUGOFF – Funeral services for Peter Wayne Drake, 60, will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow ...

September 15, 2016 | | Obituaries


Robert Ariail

September 13, 2016 | Robert Ariail | Ariail


The week that was...embarassing

WASHINGTON -- America has had better weeks than the one just past.

September 13, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Lady Bulldogs win Sumter title; Lady Knights perfect in 4-AA

Needing just two sets, the Camden High volleyball team defeated River Bluff to win Saturday's Sumter Invitational.

September 13, 2016 | | Sports


Pioneers’ seeds helped their church thrive for 150 years

Sunday, September 11, St. Matthew United Methodist Church (SMUMC)on Black River Road celebrated their 150th church anniversary with a morning service and an afternoon ...

September 13, 2016 | Katrina Moses | People & Places


A look back at Yesteryear

September 13, 2016 | | Kershaw County


Construction worker killed in ditch collapse

A construction worker was killed Friday while working on a sewer project on Ancrum Road in Camden.

September 13, 2016 | | Camden


Youth Summit returning

September 13, 2016 | | Education


Shooting suspect arrested, charged with attempted murder

On September 8, 2016 the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office arrested Liquel Bryant Robinson, 19, of Camden and charged him with attempted murder after he ...

September 13, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KSCO arrests five in auto break-ins

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office have arrested five individuals, including one juvenile, from the Columbia area in connection with a number of auto break-ins ...

September 13, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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