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Hurricane Hugo

Everyone knows the weather is an acceptable source of discussion. Politics, religion and family, however, are fraught with danger when a person talks or writes. As I was listening to the news and awaiting information about a recent impending storm, my mind wandered back to a number of years ago when Hurricane Hugo was a problem.

May 07, 2014 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Raised to shop better

Tink had been in Los Angeles for a week so that morning before his plane left LAX, it occurred to me that a good wifely thing to do would be to welcome him back to the Rondarosa with a home cooked meal.

May 05, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Sarah Elizabeth Creed, Adam Lawrence Bradley united in marriage

Miss Sarah Elizabeth Creed and Mr. Adam Lawrence Bradley were united in marriage at half past six in the evening on May 3, 2014, at Grace Episcopal Church in Camden, South Carolina. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by The Reverend James Barnhill. Following the ceremony a reception hosted by the bride's mother was held at Springdale Hall Club.

May 05, 2014 | | Weddings & Engagements


American Legion Post 17 recognizes law enforcement, fire safety personnel

Earlier this year, American Legion Post 17 presented plaques to recognize law enforcement and fire safety personnel who were selected by their respective departments. The plaques were designed and crafted by Legionnaire Butch Lilly. Photos were taken by Post 17 Historian Glen Inabinet

May 05, 2014 | | People & Places


Steamboat experiments on the Wateree River, 1869-70

Efforts to improve navigation of the Wateree River along the Kershaw County area of the river dates from just after the Revolutionary War. From 1818 to 1828, South Carolina funded extensive internal improvement projects along most state rivers, including the Wateree/Catawba. Locks and canals were built to facilitate passage through shoals and other impediments to navigation.

May 05, 2014 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


What are the General Assembly’s priorities on taxes?

South Carolina is known as a "red state" and a "conservative" state, and so one might be led to believe it's a place where non-"progressive," free-market policies reign. Certainly, South Carolina has a reputation for being a "low tax state." But the reputation is unearned. A brief look at the legislature's record on tax policy -- perhaps the most fundamental free market issue -- reveals a profound disconnect between reputation and reality.

May 05, 2014 | By Shawn McNamee S.C. Policy Council | Columns


Last Chance for Chance Art

Emily Houde, at left, one of Camden's many accomplished artists is presenting an original work of art to the lucky winner of Chance Art. The winner will be drawn on Wednesday.

May 05, 2014 | | Arts


Eloise Barnes Mitchell

Mrs. Eloise Barnes Mitchell, 86, of Lugoff, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 1, 2014. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of the late Dan and Flora Dixon Mitchell and the wife of the late Leroy Mitchell, Sr. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be held Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Ten a.m., at Mount Prospect United Methodist Church, Lugoff, with burial in Cedars Cemetery, Camden. Mrs. Mitchell will be placed in the church at Ten a.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Mitchell family.

May 05, 2014 | | Obituaries


Agnes Shirley Sinclair

Funeral service for Agnes Shirley Sinclair, 98, formerly of Camden, will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday 11:00-1:00 p.m. prior to the service at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church 1875 Antioch Road, Camden, S.C. 29020 or Liberty Baptist Church, 651 East Main Street, Timmonsville, S.C. 29161.

May 05, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ariail for May 5, 2014

May 05, 2014 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - May 5, 2014

• After months of work by KershawHealth employees, administrators and trustees -- and a lot of speculation by the public -- the KershawHealth Board of Trustees voted a week ago to adopt a new strategic plan it hopes will stem a long-running tide of red ink. The plan does not call for any cutbacks in service, but rather the opposite: new facilities in Elgin and Camden in order to expand and strengthen existing services. Some may be surprised that KershawHealth leaders are willing to move forward to transform the former Burndale Plaza shopping center or that a new Karesh Long Term Care facility ...

May 05, 2014 | | Editorials


Disciplined thinking

Former U.S. Senator Jim DeMint addresses an audience from across South Carolina at the Robert Mills Courthouse during The Buckley School of Public Speaking's recent biannual Disciplined Thinking Seminar. DeMint's topic concerned the centralization of big government. Fourteen graduates of the Buckley School participated in a debate following DeMint's presentation, with the three-day seminar functioning as a question and answer session followed by debate, further talks and a roundtable discussion. The school's founder, the late Reid Buckley, would select an issue interesting to politically-involved persons and then select a relevant speaker.

May 05, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


Simmlean Blanding Jones

Mrs. Simmlean Blanding Jones, 93, of 1411 Koon Road, Lugoff, South Carolina passed on Tuesday April 29, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. at Mt. Prospect United Methodist Church in Lugoff SC with Burial following in the Mt. Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery in Lugoff, SC. Haile's Funeral Home is serving the family.

May 05, 2014 | | Obituaries


Marianna Widelska-Neff

Marianna Widelska-Neff, 63, of Waynesboro, passed away April 25, 2014.

May 05, 2014 | | Obituaries


KC softball teams all stay alive in tourney

Tyler Bowers belted a pair of home runs while driving in three runs, but it was not enough to help North Central get past host Buford in a 9-5 loss in Thursday's first round of the AA District 3 baseball tournament.

May 05, 2014 | | Sports


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RODNEY J. BROWN

A memorial gathering for Rodney J. Brown, 82, will be held Friday from 12-2 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations ...

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


FRANCIS S. GASKIN

A graveside service for Frances S. Gaskin, 98, will be held today at 11 a.m. in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


CAROLYN HARDY

Mrs Carolyn Hardy, 55, of 5940 Lost Creek Dr., Sumter, passed on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


THOMAS JEFFERSON

Funeral services for Thomas Jefferson, 78, will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church with burial to follow in ...

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


MICHAEL MCMANUS

A memorial service to honor the life of Robert Michael McManus, 51, of Rembert, SC, was held Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Pisgah Baptist Church ...

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


NANCY B. PHILLIPS

A funeral service for Nancy Baker Phillips, 79, of Bethune, SC, will be held at 11:00 a.m., today, May 19, 2017, at Bethune ...

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


GLORIA SPITZER

Funeral service for Gloria Outlaw Spitzer, 68, will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church with burial to ...

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


NANCY ANN STURDIVANT

Nancy Ann Sturdivant, 68, of Camden, NJ, formerly of Camden, SC, passed on Monday May 15, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p ...

May 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


Area students graduate from the Citadel

The following Kershaw County area student received degrees during the Citadel's graduation ceremonies held May 6 in McAlister Field House:

May 19, 2017 | | Education


KC Guardian ad Litem seeking volunteers

There are many abused or neglected children who do not have a positive mother or mother figure in their lives, but people with a desire ...

May 19, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Honorable service

May 19, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Wildwood Lane project underway

Plans are underway to begin development on the Wildwood Lane Active Living and Pedestrian project in Lugoff. Kershaw County Planning and Zoning Director Michael Conley ...

May 19, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Man to be charged for hitting deputy head on

Once a Camden man is released from the hospital, the S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) plans to charge him with DUI (second offense), simple possession ...

May 19, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Backhoe Rodeo

The city of Camden's and Kershaw County's public works departments recently competed in the annual Backhoe Rodeo competition at City Hall Park, located ...

May 19, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Jordan to be new PTHS assistant principal

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees recently selected Amy Jordan to serve as the assistant principal for Pine Tree Hill Elementary starting with the ...

May 19, 2017 | | Education


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