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Last year President Obama approved a budget plan that would change the way Social Security increases are calculated, moving them from a process determined by the consumer price index to one set by a process known as chained consumer price index. That was encouraging to the millions of Americans who are concerned about the runaway spending problems that are threatening the nation's economy. Many economists favor the chained concept as being a more accurate way to measure the rate of inflation.

February 26, 2014 | | Editorials


Ariail for Feb. 26, 2014

February 26, 2014 | | Ariail


Yesteryear for Feb. 26, 2014

DeKalb Street tree-planting to be getting underway soon

February 26, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Camden High School’s Miss Gold and Black Pageants

The Junior Miss Gold and Black and Miss Gold and Black pageants were held on Friday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8. The pageants are sponsored by the Camden Bulldog Club as a fundraiser for the club's efforts to provide for all of the athletic teams at Camden High.

February 26, 2014 | | People & Places


'Can-Do' food drive a sucess

For the month of January, the Pine Grove Baptist Church AWANA youth ministry conducted a canned and non-perishable food drive for a monthly mission project supported by members of the church. January was titled as "Can-Do Anything" month based on the scripture Philippians 4:13: "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me." With a goal of 1000 food items for the project, AWANA clubbers and church members brought in more than 1700 items of food. Pastor Eric Boone announced the Mission Project each Sunday to the parents and church members; who brought food donations in each week ...

February 26, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Rebecca Joy Kelly

Mrs. Rebecca Joy Kelly, 85, of 889 Cheraw Road, Cassatt, SC, passed on Sunday, February 23, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

February 26, 2014 | | Obituaries


Josie Lawhorn

Ms. Josie Lawhorn, 65, of 848-A Whitehead Road, Lugoff, SC, passed on Monday February 24, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

February 26, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ray Carl Strickland

A funeral service celebrating the life of Ray Carl Strickland, 84, of Elgin, SC will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Blaney Baptist Church, Elgin, SC, with entombment in Magnolia Cemetery Mausoleum, Charleston, SC. Rev. Dr. Bill Coates, (Sr. Pastor FBC, Gainesville, GA) and Rev. Jeff Grubbs, ( Chaplain, Agape Hospice) will officiate. Music will be provided by Philip Strickland, Worship Arts Pastor, (Eastlake Community Church, Irmo SC) and Ruby Goff, pianist. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff Elgin Chapel.

February 26, 2014 | | Obituaries


Zoel Lee Tucker

Mrs. Zoel Lee Tucker, 93, of 1045 Linden Trail, Lugoff, SC, passed on Sunday, February 23, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

February 26, 2014 | | Obituaries


Representative Funderburk recognized as Inaugural Health Policy Program Fellow

S.C. Rep. Laurie S. Funderburk along with ten other members of the South Carolina General Assembly have been recognized in the inaugural class of fellows from the South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health's (IMPH) Health Policy Fellows Program. That program, supported by The Duke Endowment and Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, provides members of the General Assembly with clear, evidence-based health policy information in a non-partisan manner.

February 26, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Kenneth Jones

Kenneth Jones, 51, of Granger Street, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 in Burlington, VT. Kenneth was born in Camden, SC to Lewis Jones Sr. and Simmlean Jones. Kenneth was educated in the local schools of Lugoff, SC. After graduating from Lugoff Elgin High School he was employed at Richtex Brickyard, Diamant Boart of America, and Shoney's of SC. In 2001 he relocated to Bellows Falls, VT where he was employed at Melsur and Heath Care and Rehabilitation Services. He was recently employed at Whitney Blake Company until his health failed and retired on January 11, 2014.

February 26, 2014 | | Obituaries


12 candidates, 12 ideas

In the 2014 election, the post of State Superintendent of Education is open. The incumbent Mick Zais is not running again. By my count, to date there are 12 people that are announced candidates -- 10 Republicans and two Democrats.

February 26, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


CHS father/son baseball camp includes USC tickets

The Camden High School baseball coaching staff will host its annual Father-Son Baseball Camp on Saturday, March 8 at American Legion Park in Camden.

February 26, 2014 | | Sports


KCPRD offers Dixie Youth, Dixie Boys umpire clinics

The Kershaw County Parks & Recreation Department is sponsoring a pair of umpire clinics in anticipation of the 2014 spring Dixie Youth and Dixie Boys baseball seasons.

February 26, 2014 | | Sports


Four scouts conferred Eagle rank

The Boy Scout District Advancement Board conferred the rank of Eagle to four deserving boys during the evening of January 2 at Camden Military Academy. The board was manned by Art Graham, Walter Smith and Greg Simonson. The Eagle candidates from Troop 316 were Scotty Grigsby, Matthew Presson and Nicholas Spitzer; and Cameron Small from Troop 901. Each youth did a great job at his Eagle board. Kevin Rhodes is scoutmaster for Troop 316 and David Riddle is scoutmaster for Troop 901.

February 24, 2014 | | People & Places


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ATEC students learn skills at the Camden Fire Department

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March 28, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Alert neighbor reports burglary in progress

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two men and a woman and charged them with conspiracy to commit burglary and housebreaking around 3 ...

March 28, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Finally Friday local jam kicks off Cup weekend

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will kick off the Carolina Cup weekend again this year with the Finally Friday Free Concert Series ...

March 28, 2017 | | People & Places


Food for the Soul golf tournament, Thursday

The Food for the Soul annual golf tournament will be held at Camden Country Club on March 30, with a shotgun start at 1 p ...

March 28, 2017 | | People & Places


Voss, Good Night Shirt get call to the Hall

Good Night Shirt, the Eclipse Award winner for Champion Steeplechase Horse in 2007 and 2008, and the late Thomas H. Voss, a five-time National Steeplechase ...

March 24, 2017 | | Equine


Carolina Cup features draws 11 nominees

Accomplished racecourse performers, two formidable mares, and several intriguing newcomers are among the 11 nominees to the $75,000 Carolina Cup, the featured race of ...

March 24, 2017 | | Equine


Carolina Cup spaces are filling up

Reserved parking spaces for the 83rd running of The Mullikin Law Firm Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races are selling quickly with more than a week before ...

March 24, 2017 | | Equine


Mills shines for L-E tennis team

Finding some good in a tough loss, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team received a strong performance from Matthew Mills at second singles but it was not ...

March 24, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Seventh inning rally lifts Lady Knights past C'field

Looking for a spark after having been victim of a no-hitter two nights earlier, the North Central softball teams exploded for six runs in the ...

March 24, 2017 | | Sports


‘Cam slam’ lifts Knights past Rams, 9-5

After striking out to lead off Wednesday's game at Chesterfield, North Central's Cam Holley told head coach Robbie Cash that he had trouble ...

March 24, 2017 | | North Central High/Middle


Hartsville upends Demons

Hartsville scored 13 runs in the first three innings and went on to a 15-2 victory over Lugoff-Elgin in a Region 6-4A game played Tuesday ...

March 24, 2017 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Ariail - March 24, 2017

March 24, 2017 | | Ariail


Go Cocks!

What a great time to be a University of South Carolina sports fan -- particularly a basketball fan.

March 24, 2017 | | Editorials


Neil Gorsuch steals the week

WASHINGTON -- Watching the Senate confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, one might easily find oneself wishing he were president of the United States.

March 24, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Writer not part of 'silent majority'

Mr. Jim Matthews, I will not be part of the silent majority. I loudly and proudly support your effort to increase the police force we ...

March 24, 2017 | Penry Gufstason Camden | Letters


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