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The brand new Studebaker had a 40 gallon gas tank. In the early 1950s, a nice gentleman stopped at the Gulf station in Cassatt for a fill-up and the locals said the affable man stated he was traveling U.S. 1 from New York to Florida, where he was looking at various business opportunities. Walt Disney thanked everyone for their courtesy and then headed south.

May 05, 2017 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Camden Military Academy is a hidden gem

Like many of you, I grew up in Camden and I love my historic, picturesque community. However, I never really paid much attention or knew much about a hidden jewel in our community: Camden Military Academy.

May 05, 2017 | By Casey Robinson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


State school PR association honors KCSD staff

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) received 16 awards for excellence in school communications from the SC chapter of the National School Public Relations Association on Friday.

May 05, 2017 | | Education


MPES receives national school counseling designation

Mt. Pisgah Elementary (MTP) is one of only eight SC schools to receive national recognition for its comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program and exemplary educational environment this school year.

May 05, 2017 | | Education


MARGIE D. BURROWS

A service to celebrate the life of Margie D. Burrows, 84, will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff with burial to follow in Memorial Gardens of Columbia. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

May 05, 2017 | | Obituaries


ANTHONY EDWARD MUSPRATT

Funeral services for Anthony Edward Muspratt, 80, will be held at St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, 914 Market St, Camden, SC 29020 on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Quaker Cemetery. A wake will be held on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary Magdalene Church.

May 05, 2017 | | Obituaries


SAMUEL CONROY WASHINGTON

Funeral services for Mr. Samuel Conroy Washington, 72, of 846-A Knights Hill Road in Camden, formerly of Denmark, SC, will be held Saturday, May 6, 2017, 1:00 P.M. at Rome Baptist Church, 544 Mimosa Street in Denmark with viewing one hour prior to service. Also, funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 12 Noon at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 511 Knights Hill Road in Camden with burial in the church cemetery. Viewing will be Friday, May 5th, 3PM to 7PM and Monday, May 8th, 5PM to 7PM at the funeral home and one hour prior ...

May 05, 2017 | | Obituaries


Elgin woman recognized for superior customer service

Beth Ruffin of Elgin was recently recognized for superior customer service by Colonial Life & Accident Insurance.

May 05, 2017 | | Business


Bethune taking steps to feed citizens in need

The town of Bethune is stepping up to help its less fortunate citizens.

May 05, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Laws strict regarding disturbing wild turkey nests

Frequently during the spring wild turkey nesting season the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) is contacted concerning wild turkey nests that appear to be abandoned. These inquiries often involve concern for the welfare of the nest and eggs along with a desire to take the eggs and attempt to hatch them, according to Charles Ruth, coordinator for the SCDNR's Wild Turkey program. However, state law is clear on this subject and provides that it is unlawful to rob any wild turkey nest or to posses wild turkey eggs.

May 05, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


S.C. Susan G. Komen chapters merge

Susan G. Komen Lowcountry and Komen SC Mountains to Midlands are proud to announce a plan to strengthen operations and increase their impact by joining together as a single organization. The name for the new united Affiliate is "Komen South Carolina," which will reach the entire state including the previously un-served counties of Marlboro, Dillon, Darlington, Lee, Sumter and Clarendon.

May 05, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Ribbon cuttings

The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the opening of Agape Hospice's new Lugoff facility and Westfall's Barbecue in Camden with ribbon cuttings.

May 05, 2017 | | Business


CCB Spring Concert

The Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will present its Spring concert on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Rectory Square Park. The concert is free and open to the public. The CCCB is in its 37th year of presenting music to the Camden and Kershaw County area.

May 02, 2017 | | People & Places


Ariail - May 2, 2017

May 02, 2017 | | Ariail


Please vote

Today is another election day -- the primary for the special election for the Fifth Congressional District seat vacated when former U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney stepped down to become the director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget for the Trump administration.

May 02, 2017 | | Editorials


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History champs

Two North Central Middle School (NCMS) students will compete in the National History Bee 8th Grade National Finals in Atlanta, June 1-4. Tyler Phillips, left ...

May 23, 2017 | | Education


For the Record - May 23, 2017

Real estate transactions

May 23, 2017 | | For the Record


Banjo in the 21st century

If it weren't for events like Finally Friday and the Blues festival here in Camden, the immaculate name of bluegrass might've already faded ...

May 23, 2017 | By Cooper Ellis, Camden High School C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


NANCY LOU EMMONS

Nancy Lou Emmons, 77, of Kershaw, SC, passed away Saturday, May, 20, 2017, at her daughters home in Wi. She was born August 10, 1939 ...

May 23, 2017 | | Obituaries


KYLE HYDE

Graveside service for Kyle Marshall Hyde, 42, will be a private family service in Quaker Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday 5-7 p.m ...

May 23, 2017 | | Obituaries


JOYCE E. MATTHEWS

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Joyce Elliotte Eurey Matthews, 89, of Camden, SC will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, May ...

May 23, 2017 | | Obituaries


CHRISTINE MARIE WILLIAMS

Miss. Christine Marie Williams, 67, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, May 20, 2017. A Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services will be ...

May 23, 2017 | | Obituaries


GEORGE E. WILLIAMS

Mr. George E. Williams, 79, of 1620 James West Road in Cassatt died Sunday, May 21, 2017. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

May 23, 2017 | | Obituaries


Working for healthcare

Dr. Andrew Piaseckia, who serves as president of the S.C. Orthopedic Association, recently went to Washington, D.C. with a group of orthopedists from ...

May 23, 2017 | | Business


Colleges honor area students

Jeffrey Cobble of Lugoff has been named to the Chancellor's List at Troy University for the spring semester/Term 4 of the 2016/2017 ...

May 23, 2017 | | Education


Three KC seniors receive Leadership Scholarships

Anne-Marie Branham, Hannah Collier and Brooke Galdeen recently received the 2017 Laurie Slade Funderburk Leadership Scholarship. The S.C. General Assembly Women's Caucus awards ...

May 23, 2017 | | Education


Lugoff, Camden fire explorers compete, win

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Explorer Team 1 came out on top, winning first place at the first-ever Fire Escape Firefighter Explorer Competition on May 6 at ...

May 23, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Talking health

LiveWell Kershaw, along with parents and students from North Central Middle and High Schools, recently met in a focus group session with facilitator Holly Hayes ...

May 23, 2017 | | Healthcare


Smoak wins tennis title on familiar court

For more than four decades, the Smoak family has been the most prominent name in Camden tennis. Make that, four decades and counting.

May 19, 2017 | | Tennis


Ariail - May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017 | | Ariail


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