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Gossip: Why words hurt more than sticks or stones

Let's be honest. When was the last time you gossiped about someone? When was the last time you felt the sting of gossip from others?

December 22, 2014 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | National

Ariail for Dec. 22, 2014

December 22, 2014 | | Ariail

Noted and passed - Dec. 22, 2014

• Beverly Hope Melton's murder on Dec. 26 three years ago shocked Kershaw and Chesterfield counties. Nickolas Jermaine Miller, 26, continues to be held at the Kershaw County Detention Center (KCDC) after he reportedly confessed to abducting Melton in Chesterfield County, repeatedly raping her and then beating her death with a baseball bat in Kershaw County. Miller even led authorities to Melton's body. Despite his reported confession, Miller has yet to work out a plea deal or face a jury. And he won't, as we reported Friday, until Feb. 9, 2016, more than four years after his arrest ...

December 22, 2014 | | Editorials

Letters: Young reader recounts ‘best toy’

It would be very difficult to name all of my favorite toys of my past, but the ones that really stick out upon the rest are the ones that didn't come from Walmart, Target or any other store.

December 22, 2014 | Holly Herndon, 12 Lugoff | Letters

Rich: Oh, Christmas tree

It was late in the summer of my parents' lives that I was born into a family with three children well on their way to being grown and done with home.

December 22, 2014 | By Ronda Rich | Columns

S.C. Noble: Republicans have an attitude problem

When I was a school boy, there was a kid down the street named Rodney who had an "attitude problem," or at least that's what the adults called it. To me and my friends, Rodney was just a jerk.

December 22, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Sanders Stoney Post 203 Christmas celebration

December 22, 2014 | | Military

I-20 ramp accident

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) personnel work to extricate two passengers from this car around 1 p.m. Thursday, which apparently rolled over several times after having gone up an embankment on the eastbound I-20 ramp at Camden Exit 98. Dispatchers initially told the LF-R the accident took place on I-20 itself, but Lugoff Rescue 10, Service 10 and Battalion 1 soon found the accident was on the ramp. LF-R crews stabilized the vehicle and successfully extricated both patients with rescue tools. LF-R Chief Dennis Ray said KershawHealth EMS transported both patients to Palmetto Richland for possible trauma, with a LF-R firefighter ...

December 22, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Belle Brooks Williams

Funeral service for Mrs. Belle Brookes Williams, 94, of 110 Railroad Avenue in Camden, will be held Tuesday, December 23, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. at Collins Funeral Home chapel with burial in the Cedars Cemetery. Friends may visit at 1840 Lovett Road in Camden. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

December 22, 2014 | | Obituaries

Eddie Lewis Cook Jr.

Funeral services for Eddie Lewis Cook, Jr., 70 of Kershaw, SC will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 23, 2014, from the chapel of Baker Funeral Home. Rev. Steve Mackey will officiate. Burial will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Camden, SC.

December 22, 2014 | | Obituaries

Helen Marie Anderson

Funeral service for Ms. Helen Marie Anderson, 77, of 300 Lafayette Way, Apt 8F in Camden, will be held Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 1:00 P.M. at Zion Hill AME Zion Church with burial in the church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

December 22, 2014 | | Obituaries

INVISTA Camden volunteers recognized for maintaining wildlife habitat

Each year, more than 800 purple martins flock to INVISTA's wildlife reserve to hatch their young in one of 200 white gourds atop poles on INVISTA's Camden property in Lugoff. It's the job of 15 employee volunteers to make sure INVISTA's 640-acre wildlife habitat is ready to house these dark-feathered swallows, along with many other species of animals.

December 22, 2014 | | Business

Pet talk - Dec. 22, 2014

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us, and what better way to prepare for the holidays than including your furry friends in the festivities? However, with all of the hustle and bustle of this busy season, we often forget to adapt our celebrations for the safety of our pets. Here are some ways to keep Fido and Fluffy safe while rockin' around the Christmas tree.

December 22, 2014 | Texas A&M University Collge of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedial Sciences | Pets

Parents spend more than $500 a month to 'outdo' each other

A new survey from suggests that 72 percent of parents find themselves comparing their children to other children and 78 percent of parents feel pressure to "outdo other parents" -- costing them an average of $532.87 per month, per child for extra clothes, parties and gadgets. Thirty percent admitted that they charged it to credit cards.

December 22, 2014 | | National

Kershaw County Parks and Recreation, First Palmetto Bank hold annual Christmas Card Contest

The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department and First Palmetto Bank recently sponsored their annual Christmas Card Contest. The contest is designed to give elementary school students in Kershaw County the opportunity to show off their creativity and artistic skills by sending a Christmas card. It also gives students the chance to win cash prizes from First Palmetto.

December 19, 2014 | | People & Places

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Column: Just two phone calls

I am not a politician. In fact, my only personal experience in the political realm occurred in high school when I was elected class secretary ...

March 13, 2018 | By Janet Williams C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Column: Flowers and your bucket list

This story is one of "small-towner" visits the "big city."

March 13, 2018 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Mrs. Gearldean Hamilton Cooke, 65, of 934 Mitchell Drive, Camden, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing ...

March 13, 2018 | | Obituaries

Camden squads have little problem with FC

Playing some 40 miles away from each other, the Camden boys' and girls' soccer teams both posted shutouts over Fairfield Central as the two CHS ...

March 13, 2018 | | Camden High/Middle

Brown gets first win as Knights’ tennis coach

North Central gave first-year boys' tennis coach Miranda Brown her first win as a high school head coach as the Knights tripped up Eau Claire ...

March 13, 2018 | | North Central High/Middle

Dogs close rugged opening week

Camden closed a brutal first week of the baseball regular season with a 2-1 record after downing Fairfield Central, 8-2, in Friday night's Region ...

March 13, 2018 | | Camden High/Middle

Demons throttle Mustangs, 18-3

You knew somebody was going to pay the price after Lugoff-Elgin dropped a 5-4 heartbreaker to rival Camden in last Wednesday night's home opener ...

March 13, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

L-E netters thump Monarchs, 6-0

One night after a tough season-opening, 4-2, loss to Spring Valley and still riding high after such a great match against the Vikings, the Lugoff-Elgin ...

March 13, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

This week in KC sports

Tuesday: Camden Military Academy at Camden (TEN – 4 p.m.); North Central at Great Falls (G- 4 p.m.); The Governor's School at Lugoff-Elgin ...

March 13, 2018 | | Sports


A funeral service to celebrate the life of Susan Clyburn Green, 66, of Bishopville will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at ...

March 13, 2018 | | Obituaries


Funeral service for Ms. Bertha Mae Martin, 80, of 312 Railroad Avenue in Camden, will be held Saturday, March 17, 1 p..m. at Mt ...

March 13, 2018 | | Obituaries

L-E Pageant

March 13, 2018 | | People & Places

Joal Rush takes FAC stage March 16

Nashville recording artist Joal Rush will appear Friday, March 16 at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County. This return to the FAC stage ...

March 13, 2018 | | People & Places

The light at the end of the tunnel

It is hard to believe that I have fewer than 100 days left in my senior year. The excitement is getting very real as I ...

March 13, 2018 | By Hanna Griggs, L-EHS C-I high school columnist | High School Columns

Easter at Aberdeen

Larry Graham, chair of Mental Health America of Kershaw County, recently announced they would be hosting their fifth annual Easter Family Tour at Aberdeen, home ...

March 13, 2018 | | People & Places

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