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Editorial: Homelessness

Our recent front page story on homelessness in Kershaw County highlighted a part of our community we sometimes don't want to think about, much less see. We suspect it's because of homeless stereotypes: those who live on the streets or in their cars with no job or prospect of one whether due to poor life choices or ill luck.

March 16, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: Old money and old yards

Sometimes, I look across our yard and sigh somewhat woefully, "Too much of that stubborn red Georgia clay shines through." I think, "Oh, one day…."

March 16, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Morgan: Education -- A catalyst for economic development

Economic development is undoubtedly the front burner topic in our state and in Kershaw County. For good reason. Economic development is the key to stable employment and to developing and nurturing a tax base that will support community needs for education, public safety, recreation, roads and infrastructure, and human services.

March 16, 2015 | By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Joseph: It’s in the numbers…

The grumbles resonated from the kitchen. The sound wasn't particularly loud or piercing at least in the beginning. I guess you could describe it as a low, irregular whine of sorts. I walked in and there he was -- my 11-year old son slumped over his math sheet looking as if the world would end if he did not finish the problems before him. Of course, he was absolute in the fact his mom could not help him with this "math Armageddon." He insisted he would fight this battle alone. I thought to myself, "Does anyone like math? He must ...

March 16, 2015 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Owell. Lucifer V fly to victory in Challenge Cup

Hardin Towell and Lucifer V teamed up to capture the $127,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 9 at the 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, Fla., contested on March 5.

March 16, 2015 | | Equine


Wilson named Outstanding School Business Official of the Year

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Donnie Wilson's been known around the county as the district's "numbers guy" for 13 years. Now his peers across the state have given Wilson a new title: Outstanding School Business Official of the Year.

March 16, 2015 | | Education


Miss 4-H Pageant

The Miss South Carolina 4-H Pageant was held in Laurens County for 38 young women representing various counties from SC. The pageant is not judged on beauty, but solely on stage presence and communication skills of the contestants. During the formal attire division, the members were asked questions about their 4-H experience and how it has helped them plan for the future. Four 4-Hers represented Kershaw County in the pageant, where they displayed their 4-H project and communication skills. Members of the West Wateree Ropes and Reins 4-H Horse club were contestants in the Miss 4-H Pageant.

March 16, 2015 | | People & Places


Last call for discount Carolina Cup tickets

Saturday, March 14 is the final day to secure $30 advance general admission tickets for the 83rd running of Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races to be run on Saturday, March 28, at the Springdale Race Course in Camden.

March 13, 2015 | | Equine


Hill's two goals lift L-E girls past CHS

Sophomore forward Gracie Hill scored both goals before host Lugoff-Elgin withstood a late-game Camden rally to take a 2-1 victory in the first of two girls' soccer matches to be played between the two rivals on Tuesday night at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium.

March 13, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


CHS netters down young Demons

In a pairing between two young teams, Camden's edge in experience paid off as the Bulldogs tripped up rival Lugoff-Elgin, 7-0, in a Monday match played at the Roger Smoak Tennis Facility at Camden High School.

March 13, 2015 | | Sports


Dogs register second straight shutout

With a scheduled home match against perennial state power A.C. Flora on tap tonight, the Camden High boys' soccer team tuned up for this evening's Region 4-AAA opener with their second shutout in as many matches.

March 13, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Editorial: Alternative power

Older Kershaw County residents will remember the oil embargo of the 1970s, when there were long lines at service stations here and across the nation. Since then, there's been a never-ending quest for the United States to become more energy-independent and to develop clean, alternative sources of power. Wind and solar have been touted for decades, by some as a cure-all, but they still remain a tiny percentage of all the energy created.

March 13, 2015 | | Editorials


Rampell: Cyberbully attacks on women

WASHINGTON -- The first time my dad noticed somebody on the internet had called me an idiot, he decided to take matters into his own hands.

March 13, 2015 | By Catherine Rampbell Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


James Thompson Jr.

Lt. Col. James Thompson, Jr., 92, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. Homegoing services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015, at the Olivet International Baptist Church, Quincy Avenue, Cleveland. Burial will take place in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio.

March 13, 2015 | | Obituaries


James Nolen

Mr. James Nolen, 78, 10 Ole Still Lane, Elgin, South Carolina, passed on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

March 13, 2015 | | Obituaries


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Wilson: Fighting back against food stamp fraud

Every day, in every area of our state, hardworking South Carolina taxpayers are being robbed. They are not held up at gunpoint and their homes are not burglarized. But, they are the victims of theft just the same. Criminals are stealing federal funds and using that money for their personal benefit. They are committing fraud against the food stamp program. In fact, they pocket more than $2 million of your tax dollars every year in South Carolina alone.

March 25, 2015 | By Alan Wilson, S.C. Attorney General C-I guest columnist | Columns


Memorial scheduled for massive 1943 parachute jump

An historic Kershaw County event will be remembered with a special remembrance at 2 p.m. Sunday.

March 25, 2015 | | Military


Sidewalk Survey - March 25, 2015

March 25, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


New law firm opens

The Dessausure Law Firm has opened at 2043 West DeKalb St., Suite 3, in Camden. Attorney Tony Dessausure leads what he says is an experienced, knowledgeable, client-centered team including Associate Attorney Ashley Green and Office Manager Christy Simmons. The firm is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To find out how the Dessausure Law Firm can assist with various legal services, check out its website, www.DessausureLaw.com or call (803) 425-7299.

March 25, 2015 | | Business


For the Record - March 25, 2015

The following real estate transfers were recently recorded at the Kershaw County Government Center. Transfers are listed in the following manner: seller; buyer; price paid or terms of transaction; number of acres or lots; whether there are any residential, commercial or other improvements; and street name. Residential improvements may include a home, mobile home or outbuilding. Entries are made based on information available online from the Registrar of Deeds and Assessor's offices and may not include the full listing of the parties involved.

March 25, 2015 | | For the Record


NCHS reports 2nd quarter honor rolls

North Central High School recently released its honor rolls for the second quarter of the school year.

March 25, 2015 | | Education


Stover Middle reports honor rolls

Leslie M. Stover Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-weeks period.

March 25, 2015 | | Education


Dorothy West

Funeral service for Dorothy Mae Robinson West, 86, will be held on Thursday at Hermitage Baptist Church with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hermitage Baptist Church Kitchen Fund, 814 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Camden, S.C. 29020.

March 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


Wylie Lee Vaughan

Funeral Services for Wylie Lee Vaughan, 81, will be held Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Sandy Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends today 6-8 p.m. at Powers funeral home.

March 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


Dorothy Marie Mion

Dorothy Marie Nussbaum Hayes Mion, 81, of Camden, died Monday, March 23, in Columbia at PalmettoHealth Heart Hospital. She was born in Washington, DC, and lived for most of her life in Glen Echo, MD. She spent many years managing the business side of the studio at their Glen Echo home of her former husband, artist Pierre Mion, and then became secretary of Kenwood Country Club, in Bethesda, MD, after a brief period at US News & World Report.

March 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


Juanita Josey

Ms. Janita Josey, 70, of Brooklyn, NY, formerly of Camden, South Carolina, passed on Saturday, March 21, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

March 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


Thomasina Edwards

Ms. Thomasina Nancy Edwards, 61, formerly of of 422 Dove Road, Camden, passed on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Good Hope-Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Camden, SC, with burial in Good Hope-Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Camden, SC.

March 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


Betty Jean Catoe

Mrs. Betty Jean Catoe, 73, of Bethune died Monday, March 23, 2015.

March 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ariail for March 23, 2015

March 23, 2015 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - March 23, 2015

• Friday, we reported a grand jury finally indicted 22-year-old Stephen Ross Kelly for his alleged kidnapping, sexual assault and murder of Briana Rabon. We say "finally indicted" because Briana was killed more than a year ago. While we cannot be certain -- grand jury proceedings are secret, and for good reason -- we suspect the indictments were handed down now because the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) only recently completed its forensic examination of evidence it and the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office collected. Briana, by all accounts, was a bright young lady who, at 18, had her entire life ...

March 23, 2015 | | Editorials


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