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Eta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. regional conference

Eta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. held its regional conference on July 16-18, in High Point, N.C. Members of the Lugoff-Columbia Epsilon Beta Chapter attended. Paulette Johnson-Davis, Jenell Harvey and Lisette Williams were elected to serve as regional officers. Barbara Murphy won the Queen talent competition and also tied in the Queen oratorical competition. Odean Hill won Volunteer of the Year, and the chapter came in second place for the overall talent competition.

August 12, 2015 | | People & Places


Editorial: Back to school

Monday, hundreds of teachers returned to their classrooms or entered them for the first time as they prepared for the new school year here in Kershaw County. Next Monday, thousands of students will return to classes, some for the first time, too, others moving up to their next grade.

August 12, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Making a good first impression

CLEVELAND -- Not to diminish the importance of the first Republican debate, but it felt like the first in a political survivor series.

August 12, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Reader promotes upcoming blood drive

How many times have you walked past posters promoting a blood drive and not realized this was an opportunity for you to give someone another chance at life or, perhaps, save a life?

August 12, 2015 | Helen Young Camden | Letters


Noble: Wanted -- a hero for S.C.; apply here

I live in Charleston. Though my roots go many generations deep in the soil of the rural Upstate -- and I love the green rolling hills and blue mountains -- Charleston is the place I love the most.

August 12, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: Thanks, KershawHealth

On the evening of July 30, I had an attack of kidney stones. I was in tremendous pain, and at 10:30, I asked my wife to take me to the hospital. When arriving at the hospital, I was greeted by a kind, caring person. Throughout my time at the hospital, everyone was courteous and caring. In fact, the lady who checked me in came and found me in my room to see how I was doing. I am greatly impressed with the degree of caring and professionalism displayed by the staff at KershawHealth. As a new resident of Camden ...

August 12, 2015 | Gregg Riley Camden | Letters


Letter: Lowering the flag

I witnessed first-hand the thousands of people who clapped, cheered and cried as South Carolina lowered the Confederate (battle) flag. The flag was put in place in the era where Black Carolinians still tried to unwrap the bondage of segregation and our elected leaders were still bitter over Reconstruction.

August 12, 2015 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters


Yesteryear - Aug. 12, 2015

Several Kershaw County students and advisors were recognized for their accomplishments at the August 5 school board meeting. Lugoff-Elgin High's tennis team, coached by Mitch Lowder and Trudy Reeves, finished fourth in State AA competition with an 11-3 record, the best in the school's history.

August 12, 2015 | | Yesteryear


Ariail for Aug. 12, 2015

August 12, 2015 | | Ariail


Randall C. Vincent

Randall "Randy" Carol Vincent, Sr. age 53, died Friday, August 7, 2015 at his residence.

August 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


Janet H. Muehleck

Janet Hagar Muehleck, 96, of Kings Grant passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2015. She was born on April 14, 1919 to the late James L. Hagar and Ethel Nellis Hagar. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of seventy years, Dr. William S. Muehleck.

August 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


Clayton A. McDonald

A funeral Mass for Clayton Alymer McDonald, 89, of Lugoff, SC will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, August 13, 2015, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Father Sandy McDonald and Father John Zimmerman will officiate, with entombment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. On Wednesday, August 12, 2015, there will be a vigil prayer service with recitation of the Rosary at 6 p.m., followed by a visitation until 8 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials may be made in his memory to ...

August 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


Terry F. McChesney

A funeral service celebrating the life of Terry F. McChesney, 66, of Lugoff will be held on Thursday, August 13, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Pastor Matt Galloway will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, beginning at 1 p.m. Memorials may be made in his memory to Friendship Baptist Church, Hwy 1, Lugoff, SC 29078 or WoundedWarriorProject.org/donate.

August 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


James Franklin Knotts

Funeral services for James Franklin Knotts, 77, will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Camden Seventh-day Adventist Church with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Steve McCoy will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

August 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ruby Moak Jeffers

Funeral services for Martha Ruby Moak "Beady" Jeffers, 81, will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Paul Miles and the Rev. George Cashwell will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church Womens' Ministries, 2290 Heath Pond Rd, Elgin, S.C. 29045

August 12, 2015 | | Obituaries


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Lugoff teen wins title of World’s Teen Miss Tourism 2015

Cassandra Grace Gibson of Lugoff recently brought home the National title of World's Teen Miss Tourism 2015. She was crowned Aug. 2 in Clarksville ...

August 26, 2015 | | People & Places


Camden Writers creative workshop September 26

The Camden Writers will host a creative writing workshop on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Central Carolina Technical ...

August 26, 2015 | | People & Places


Blaney Fire Department spaghetti fundraiser a success

Despite the hot, blistering weather on Saturday Aug. 1, Blaney Firefighters and volunteers braved the heat to serve the community a spaghetti luncheon and dinner ...

August 26, 2015 | By Patricia Harmon | People & Places


Ariail for Aug. 26, 2015

August 26, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Jury duty

Sitting on a jury is inconvenient at best, time consuming at least and, at worst, scary, depending on the case being heard. It is also ...

August 26, 2015 | | Editorials


Rampell: The 2016 field is full of deadbeats

There's a certain demographic in this country -- it's unseemly to mention the specific population by name -- which has no sense of personal responsibility.

August 26, 2015 | | Columns


Burns: Control our destiny; invest in our future

Open for Business! Recently Kershaw County had wonderful news in Economic Development with expansions at Suominen and Haier. Our leaders on the Kershaw County Council ...

August 26, 2015 | By Kershaw County Council Chairman Julian Burns C-I guest columnist | Columns


Jenkins: Camping with kids

This summer was a busy one. Among other trips, we made our annual pilgrimage to Table Rock State Park to camp and commune. We've ...

August 26, 2015 | By Austin Jenkins C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: Veteran asks why dentists not part of Tricare plan

I would like to take the time to write and ask why only one dentist in Kershaw County is in the Dental Health Network Military ...

August 26, 2015 | Melvin S. Simpson SFC (ret.), U.S. Army Camden | Letters


Yesteryear - Aug. 26, 2015

Margaret Buckelew of Camden spent a weekend in June training to be an astronaut. She wore a space suit, experienced zero gravity and simulated a ...

August 26, 2015 | | Yesteryear


Crime Report - Aug. 26, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is reporting a rash of auto break-ins in the Hunter's Crossing subdivision in Elgin on Monday night.

August 26, 2015 | By Gary Phillips and Tenell Felder C-I editorial staff | Crime-Police-Fire


Sidewalk Survey - Aug. 26, 2015

August 26, 2015 | | Sidewalk Survey


Mary Williams

Mrs. Mary Alice Smith Williams, 59, of Yonkers, N.Y., formerly of Camden, passed on Wednesday, August 19, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at ...

August 26, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ariail for Aug. 24, 2015

August 24, 2015 | | Ariail


Rich: A renegade way of life among the righteous

One day over lunch, a friend and I were talking about the murderous felons we know as Tink quietly listened.

August 24, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


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