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Don't be surprised if some member of the S.C. General Assembly reads of the new 85-mile-an-hour speed limit in Texas and decides that would be a good idea for the Palmetto State. We hope that won't happen, but we'll never be flabbergasted at any proposal that includes a higher driving speed, which to some lawmakers equates with motherhood and apple pie.

September 12, 2012 | | Editorials


The drawbacks of being young

When people ask me if I would not like to be young again --- specifically to be a teenager, I am sure they have forgotten the age. Also, when they ask me how I tolerated teaching that age, I know they are mistaken. One person even told me what a waste of time my occupation had been! Being a teenager is one of the most difficult yet rewarding times of a person's life. The effort to become independent is so hard. When my mother became annoyed when anyone called me "pretty" and coupled it with the compliment about her grandchild ...

September 12, 2012 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Elgin man ‘knows how to beat the system’

The 52-year-old Elgin man suspected of the kidnapping of a 16-year-old Northeast Columbia teen and a suspect in the disappearance of a 28-year-old Florida native has had a history of slipping through the legal system.

September 12, 2012 | By Miciah Bennett and Denise Schnese C-I news staff | Crime-Police-Fire


Frances Osteen

Funeral service for Frances Delores Disher Osteen, 67, will be held Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Cameron and the Rev. Derrick Proctor will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to New Life Christian Outreach Church Building Fund, 313 Thrush Lane, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

September 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Tommie L. Ranson

Mr. Tommie L. Ransom, 70, of 1060 Marshall Road, Camden, SC, passed on Saturday, September 8, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, September 13, 2012, 3 p.m., at Pine Grove AME Church, Rembert, SC, with burial to follow in Sandhill Cemetery, Rembert.

September 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ariail for Sept. 12, 2012

September 12, 2012 | | Ariail


DHEC: ‘most ... danger’ from explosion, not chemicals

(The online version of this story has been corrected to reflect, as indicated in the second paragraph, that "...the explosion resulted in the release of chemicals..." and not "from the release" as published in Wednesday's print edition of the story. The C-I apologizes for any confusion.)

September 12, 2012 | By Denise Schnese and Martin L. Cahn C-I news staff | Crime-Police-Fire


Real estate transactions -- Sept. 12, 2012

The following real estate transfers were recently recorded in the Kershaw County Assessor's office:

September 12, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


More 'Y' support

Being in a working family in this age is very difficult without the help of others. As a father of three, there is hardly ever enough time or resources close to me to create the healthy environment I would like for my family. As a former Camden high athlete, I know how important staying in touch with your health and your community really is, and that is why I am proud to support the effort for a Camden YMCA!

September 12, 2012 | Brenden Hinton Camden | Letters


Michelle's valentine to men

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- There's no point trying to find something wrong with Michelle Obama's speech to the Democratic National Convention. It was perfection.

September 12, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


NC hosts Carolina Challenge on Sept. 22

The seventh annual Carolina Challenge Volleyball Tournament will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22 inside The Castle at North Central High School.

September 10, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


Camden Walmart awards local KCSD schools with grants

For the third year in a row, Camden Walmart has partnered with the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) to sponsor the Stuff a Bus promotion, making the students the real winners.

September 10, 2012 | | People & Places


Note and passed - Sept. 10, 2010

• Penn State pedophile Jerry Sandusky says he regrets not testifying at his child sex-abuse trial earlier this year. Sandusky, who's awaiting sentencing after being convicted of multiple counts of abusing young boys, still maintains his innocence despite crushing evidence against him and the testimony of several of his victims. Sandusky isn't likely to convince anyone that he's innocent.

September 10, 2012 | | Editorials


Falling on Fair

A post oak that stood guard over Camden Elementary School (seen to the right) for more than 60 years fell during the early morning hours Friday across Fair Street. Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland said the tree fell due to a combination of root rot, compacted soil, pavement around the roots and strong winds from a passing storm earlier in the night. Gilland said that as the tree fell, it took a utility pole and electric wire with it, and smashed into a security light across the street, causing an electric outage at the school and approximately 15 to 20 ...

September 10, 2012 | | Camden


David Cook

Funeral services honoring the life of David Lanier Cook, 83, of Camden, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Monday, September 10, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Cook's memory to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020.

September 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Umpiring clinic on tap

The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department will hold an umpire certification clinic for those persons interested in working Dixie Boys baseball games.

March 04, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Lady Demons keep Kickoff Classic trophy at home

Nobody likes a rude hostess, unless, of course, everything all falls into place at the end of the end of the event.

March 04, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs drop two in Pee Dee event

After dropping their first two games of the Pee Dee Invitational Pre-season Tournament being played in West Florence, Camden High head baseball coach Denny Beckley said it is time for his team to stop reading and believing what people are saying about them.

March 04, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Serpas' double lifts L-E past Aiken

Blake Serpas smacked a two-run, sixth inning double to the gap in right center to snap a 5-5 tie and help give Lugoff-Elgin an 8-5 win over Aiken in Saturday's first round of the Carolina Ale House Classic.

March 04, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Bowers and Knights blank CMA

Tyler Bowers struck out six batters in a three-inning stint as host North Central shut out Camden Military Academy, 12-0, in Saturday's opening day of the Mid-Carolina Credit Union Baseball Bash being played in Boonetown.

March 04, 2015 | | Sports


March is Youth Arts Month

March is Youth Arts Month and the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is gearing up for a great month of celebrating youth arts. The month's events begin with the opening of the Youth Arts Month exhibition in the Bassett Gallery from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 12. Some of the best student artwork will be on display through April 9. Art teachers from grades K-12 have chosen the top of their students' work to be on exhibition. This work will be judged again at the Center and the best of each grade level will go ...

March 04, 2015 | | Arts


The aviator's helmet

Bob Clithero displays a vintage leather pilot's helmet of a type that would have been used by aviators in the early 20th century. Clithero spoke about Winston Groom's book, "The Aviators," during a recent meeting of the Golden K Club. The book is about three giants of aviation -- Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and Eddie Rickenbacker -- and their enormous influence and contribution to aviation and to the world. All three, Clithero said, were raised in relative poverty and estranged from their fathers, but had strong relationships with their mothers. All three were innovators and mechanical geniuses. All three survived ...

March 04, 2015 | | Camden


Mt. Pisgah announces honor rolls

Mt. Pisgah Elementary School recently announced its honor rolls for the second nine weeks of the school year.

March 04, 2015 | | Education


School News - March 4, 2015

Elizabeth Combs of Camden graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina during its fall commencement ceremonies Dec. 15.

March 04, 2015 | | Education


Linda Price

A funeral service to honor the life of Linda Carolyn Hendrix Price of Camden, SC will be held today, March 4, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Reverend Homer Hinson will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family received friends and family at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Memorials may be made in Linda's memory to Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorder Association-Mid State-SC, 140 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 210, Columbia, SC 29210.

March 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Parker: The GOP -- a tragedy in 52 acts

WASHINGTON -- I'm getting that deja vu feeling as House Republicans these past several days have failed to alter the public's perception they're incapable of governing.

March 04, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Josephine S. Johnson

Mrs. Josephine S. Johnson, 92, of 7108 Stephanie Drive, Rembert, passed on Saturday, February 28, 2015.

March 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Raymond Lee Hutto

A memorial service for Raymond Lee Hutto, 79, was held on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. C Paul Stephens officiated. The family received friends following the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852.

March 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Linda Grant

Funeral Services for Linda Grant, 67, will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Abundant Life Fellowship Church, 804 Laurens St. in Camden, SC. Dr. A. D. Givens, Presiding Prelate will officiate. Interment will follow in the Haven of Rest Cemetery on Highway 97. A Public viewing will be held Friday, March 6, 2015 from Noon – 8:00p.m at the church. A. A. Dicks Funeral Home Sullivan Chapel, 2548 Main Street, Columbia, SC is in charge of these arrangements.

March 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Deena Marie Cowles

Funeral service for Deena Marie Cowles, 44, was held on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Burial was held in Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia on Wednesday. The Rev. C. Paul Stephens officiated. The family received friends at the home.

March 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


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