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McNaughton-Hearon reunion on September 8

The McNaughton-Hearon family reunion will be held Sept. 8 at 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Kershaw Rec. Center located at 200 Slose Circle, Kershaw. Please bring food and drink. All paper goods and ice will be provided. A meal will be served at 1 p.m. followed by a business meeting and fellowship. We look forward to seeing you. For questions please call Terry McManus at (803) 669-0401 or Tarol McNaughton at (803) 834-5554.

August 17, 2012 | | People & Places


Alvilda Williams

Evangelist Alvilda Williams, 88, of 847 Seegars Mill Road, Camden,S.C. passed on Friday, August 10, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 17, 2012 at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew UMC Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

August 17, 2012 | | Obituaries


Camden High class of ‘02 to meet September 22-23

The Camden High class of 2002 is planning a reunion for the weekend of Sept. 22-23. For tickets and details visit www.camdenhighclassof2002.my event.com. You can also contact Krystal Herrington at (678) 823-0559 or through email at camdenhighclassof2002@gmail.com

August 17, 2012 | | People & Places


NCHS Class of ‘03 planning reunion

North Central High School class of 2003 is planning a 10 year class reunion. Please provide name, address, e-mail address and phone number to: whitefrancesca@yahoo.com or by mail to Francesca E. White: 4400 Dorchester Rd; Suite 108, North Charleston, SC 29418. For details contact Francesca White, (843) 751-2222.

August 17, 2012 | | People & Places


Sullivans to chair Camden Antiques Fair

Organizers of the Camden Antiques Fair recently announced that Joe and Brenda Sullivan are Honorary Chairmen for this year's event. They reside in Camden and spend part of the summer in Newport, R.I.

August 17, 2012 | | Camden


Boring white-guy derangement syndrome

WASHINGTON -- One is hard-pressed to top silliness this political season but a strong contender would be recent speculation about Mitt Romney's likely running mate and the benighted "boring white guy (BWG)."

August 15, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Yesteryear - Aug. 12, 2012

Photo cutline -- Championship Form -- Camden's Andrea Peltosalo shows the fine form which she displayed in Savannah, Ga. last week as she and Sis Kibler of Columbia teamed to win the Girls' Doubles in the Savannah Invitational Tournament last week. Andrea and Sis were runners-up in the Women's Doubles, also. Also participating in the tournament were Jackie Marshall and Faye Redfearn of Camden.

August 15, 2012 | | Yesteryear


Bethune PD installs new computer system

The Bethune Police Department (BPD) installed a new computer system at no cost to the town. BPD Capt. Brandon Brown informed Bethune Town Council of the installation during its Aug. 9 meeting. Minutes of the meeting did not detail how the BPD acquired the computer system.

August 15, 2012 | | News


Ariail for Aug. 15, 2012

August 15, 2012 | | Ariail


KCSD continues back-to-school open house nights

The Kershaw County School District continues a series of back-to-school open house nights at school across the county.

August 15, 2012 | | Education


Loree Paschal

Loree Paschal

August 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


Teenage pranks

The news recently carried the information that some schools in Kershaw County would be delayed by two hours. The reason was vandalism of school buses. I am certain many individuals self-righteously thought or said, "We would never have done such a thing." Remembering just a few activities might give new insight.

August 15, 2012 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Camden taxes lowest in area

I have read in this paper that our governments at the federal, state and local levels are all imposing too much taxes and not doing a good job in spending those taxes. Since I am more connected to local government, I decided to do a little research to see how we compare to our neighbors. Set out below is what I discovered. If you study these numbers, as I have, I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

August 15, 2012 | Patrick D. Partin Camden City Council | Letters


Kershaw County educators attend Santee Cooper’s Energy Educators Institute

This summer, Santee Cooper provided hands-on experience in critical fields of the energy industry to two Kershaw County educators, as part of the 27th annual Energy Educators Institute series at the Wampee Conference Center in Pinopolis.

August 15, 2012 | | Education


Simplifying taxes

Fair tax. Balanced budget. Debt reduction.

August 15, 2012 | L.L. Bridges Camden | Letters


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Finally Friday kicks off Cup Weekend at Town Green

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) kicks off its 2015 Finally Friday Free Concert Series with a special edition on Friday on the Town Green with local band KT & Friends. The concert will be held from 6 – 8:30 p.m. This special Pre-Carolina Cup Kick Off is made possible by the City of Camden, along with sponsors NBSC, Powers Funeral Home, Alpine Agency, Warrior Fitness Camden, Graham Realty, City Laundry and Cleaners and TruVista. The Town Green is located at 1015 Market Street behind the Old Armory in downtown Camden.

March 23, 2015 | | Arts


Feature photo: A ‘Special’ check

Kim Blackmon (front, second from left) presents a check $4,605 to Billy Newman, head of this year's Special Olympics, in front of the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) offices on DeKalb Street in Camden. She is the daughter of Vickie and Ron Blackmon, chairman of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees. The money was raised during the Battle of Camden Power Meet at Carolina Fitness, owned by the Blackmons. Joining in on the presentation before the school board's March 17 meeting, were (front row) Ron Blackmon, Cletus Ray with Special Olympics, (second row) Vickie Blackmon, Trustee ...

March 23, 2015 | | Education


Ellis boots home game winner for CHS girls

Welcome home.

March 23, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Lady Dogs stay perfect after drilling Devils

Having come close to a no-hitter, Camden's Kennedi Stokes was forced to settle for the pitching victory as the Camden softball team stayed unbeaten through three games with an 8-1 win over visiting Dreher on Friday night.

March 23, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Knights even region ledger in come-from-behind win over IL

It turned out to be a good week after all.

March 23, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle


Thomas D. Ancrum

Thomas Douglas Ancrum, 86, of Camden, SC, died Friday, March 20 2015, at Kershaw Health Hospital in Camden.

March 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Roy Phillips

A memorial service for Roy Phillips, 78, will be held Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Joe Stines and Billy Hughes will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Kershaw County, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078 or Agape Hospice House 141 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, S.C. 29210 or Agape Hospice of Camden, 700 West DeKalb Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.

March 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Leroy Mack

Funeral services for Mr. Leroy Mack, 84, of 1081 Rogers Rd. in Cassatt, will be held Monday, March 23, 2015, 4:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home. He died Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Viewing will be held Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM and Monday, March 23, 2015 from 12:00 PM - 3:55 PM at Collins Funeral Home of Camden. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

March 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ariail for March. 20, 2015

March 20, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Economic development

Kershaw County Council Chairman Julian Burns, in the infancy of a four-year term he says will be his only one, isn't making any secrets about his No. 1 priority: economic development. Burns is hanging an "open for business" sign out for Kershaw County, and he's making the rounds to drum up support. Good for him.

March 20, 2015 | | Editorials


Richardson: Spring fever brings summer bounty

The daffodils are nodding their pretty yellow heads all over town. To me, they are the harbingers of spring, blooming long before the weather is really warm. They give us hope the warm days really will return soon. In my yard, they pop up in the bed by my yard's Victorian cast iron fence -- in the bed I meant to transform into a perennial cottage garden wonderland. Twenty-one years ago, when we moved in, I dug a vegetable plot in the back yard and the long border bed out front. Back then, when I was doing historic preservation consulting ...

March 20, 2015 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Sunshine Week: Emails are subject to FOIA

The controversy encircling former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her use of private email to conduct public business provides our latest example of government in the shadows, a situation we know well in South Carolina.

March 20, 2015 | By Trisha O'Connor, SCPA FOI Committee Chair C-I guest columnist | Columns


Doctor Smith

Dr. LaShaune Smith (center), the daughter of Mary Smith of Camden and Nathaniel Smith of Blythewood, is hooded by her doctoral committee chairperson, Dr. Jan Yow (right) and Dr. Murray Mitchell, associate dean of the University of South Carolina's (USC) Graduate School on Dec. 15, 2014 at the Koger Center in Columbia. Smith earned her doctoral of philosophy degree in secondary education. She received her bachelor of science degree in 1996 and her masters of industrial science in 2002, both from USC. She is also a 1992 Camden High School graduate. Smith taught high school mathematics for three and ...

March 20, 2015 | | Education


Pets of the Week - March 20, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Jenny, a 3-month-old female Lab mix, and Danica, a 2-year-old spayed female calico cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden.net ...

March 20, 2015 | | Pets


SAFE launches new website

SAFE Federal Credit Union recently launched a newly designed website, www.safefed.org. The new website is devoted to providing current and future members the opportunity to learn more about SAFE's products and services.

March 20, 2015 | | Business


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