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Good government?

Last week, it was reported that South Carolina ranked among the states most at risk for corruption. In a study conducted by State Integrity Investigation, a project of the Center for Public Integrity, Global Integrity, and Public Radio International, South Carolina received a grade of "F" and ranked 45th among the 50 states.

March 26, 2012 | S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Miss Ham, Mr. Gray engaged

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Ham of Camden announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Danielle Vee Ham, formerly of Camden, now of Acworth Ga., to David Wayne Gray of Acworth, Ga. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Gray of Kennesaw, Ga.

March 26, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


Miss Stroud, Mr. Proctor set date

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Stroud of Elgin announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Heather M. Stroud, to Jonathan Van Ness Proctor of Lugoff. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Derrick Proctor of Lugoff.

March 26, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


Door of Hope welcomes Caldwell as associate pastor

The membership of Door of Hope Ministries in Camden welcomes Pastor Lomarie Caldwell as associate pastor to the church. Senior Pastor Gerald Brown stated, "Our leadership staff and congregation are excited to have Pastor Caldwell accept this position and look forward to many years under her leadership."

March 26, 2012 | | Localife


Elisha Grant Jr.

Mr. Elisha Grant Jr., 55, of 34 Joy Road, Camden, S.C. passed on Saturday, March 21, 2012. Location of service has been changed. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, March 26 at the Composite Lodge, Masonic Temple, located on Broad Street in Camden. Burial will be at Gum Springs Baptist Church No. 2 Cemetery in Camden.

March 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Marie Jenkins Halley

Mrs. Marie Jenkins Halley, 93, of 1008 Segar Mills Road, Camden, S.C., passed on Saturday, March 24, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

March 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


John Thomas Haynes Jr.

Funeral services honoring the life of John Thomas Haynes, Jr., 78, of Camden, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 26, 2012 at First Baptist Church, Camden. Burial will follow at Quaker Cemetery. Reverend Bruce Hancock and Dr. Frankie Melton will officiate. The family received friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 25, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Haynes' memory to Heath Springs Baptist Church, P.O. Box 400, Heath Springs, S.C. 29058 or Lottie Moon Offering, c/o First Baptist Church, 1201 Broad Street, Camden ...

March 26, 2012 | | Obituaries


Shades of success

Anyone who knows Ed Yount knows his blood is probably Carolina blue. But they also know his love for the UNC Tar Heels is nothing compared to his love for children.

March 26, 2012 | | Education


Closing the gap

Fifteen Kershaw County schools -- six more than last year -- were among 853 schools statewide recognized by the S.C. Department of Education for academic achievement and closing achievement gaps in 2011.

March 26, 2012 | | Education


Montessori teachers certified

Three faculty members with the Montessori School of Camden (MSC) have been certified at the Early Childhood level (ages 3-6). Meek Duren, Oscar Avila and Kenia Dayeh de Bermudez were recognized Feb. 24 at the annual conference of Montessori Educational Programs International (MEPI), held at Litchfield Beach. MEPI is one of about eight professional societies in the United States that oversee Montessori teacher preparation. All three teachers studied under Mariyam Petiwala through the Institute for Guided Studies (IGS), located in Camden. IGS is one of only four programs in South Carolina accredited to train educators to work in Montessori classrooms ...

March 26, 2012 | | Education


Panthers trip up North Central, 5-1, in 5

Doing its damage early, McBee downed host North Central, 5-1, in a game shortened after five innings due to lightning.

March 26, 2012 | | North Central High/Middle


Ansley throws blanks at MC in 6-0 CHS win

Not even a break from baseball for football last fall failed to slow down Jake Ansley.

March 26, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Sumter at Lugoff-Elgin (G – 4 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Governor's School (TEN– 5 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Buford (BSOC – 6 p.m.)

March 26, 2012 | | Sports


Dogs have little problem downing Falcons

Over the past few years, Darlington has given the Camden tennis team fits. Not so much this time around.

March 26, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Spring Break Baseball Camp set for April 2-4

Camden High School and the Kershaw County Recreation Department will co-sponsor the Spring Break Baseball Camp April 2-4 at the American Legion Field.

March 23, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


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NSA honors its 2014 champions

Jacqueline Ohrstrom's Demonstrative, winner of three Grade 1 races in 2014, was crowned Saturday as the National Steeplechase Association's Lonesome Glory Champions Award winner as the year's leading earner.

November 19, 2014 | | Equine


JoAnn King

Celebration of Life Service for JoAnn King, 75, will be held Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Gardner will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

November 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


Gregory Matheson Hailey

Funeral service for Gregory Matheson Hailey, 41, will be held on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Hardshell Cemetery. The Rev. Wayne Flowers will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 1:00-3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 311 East Main Street, Bennettsville, S.C. 29512 or a charity of one's choice.

November 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


Edward Lane

Edward Lane

November 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


Talbot promoted to commander of SCHP training unit

An Elgin man is now commander of the S.C. Highway Patrol's training division.

November 19, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


WWI exhibit now on display at Camden Archives

An exhibit on World War I is now on display through June 2015 at the Camden Archives and Museum.

November 19, 2014 | | Camden


Ariail for Nov. 19, 2014

November 19, 2014 | | Ariail


Transparency

Operating under the simple premise that citizens have a right to know as much as they can about how their government officials operate, and how that affects governmental agencies as a whole, we almost always favor laws and regulations which require transparency in government. Transparency, of course, is an overused word, but it basically means that government agencies must operate in a way that allows citizens to observe what's happening, and even to have input about what's taking place.

November 19, 2014 | | Editorials


Sheriff responds to firearms discharge ordinance decision

The committee to study whether or not Kershaw County should enact some type of firearms discharge ordinance finally came back with its finding. As I fully expected, there will be no ordinance of any kind to deal with this growing problem. William Tetterton, a criminal defense attorney, former prosecutor and friend of mine chaired this committee. Mr. Tetterton was against any kind of firearms discharge ordinance from the beginning, so it seems a little disingenuous that a man who was strongly opposed to any firearms discharge ordinance would chair a panel deciding on whether or not one should be enacted.

November 19, 2014 | Jim Matthews Kershaw County Sheriff | Letters


Marriage rate fairly stable since Great Recession

Many may think marriage in America is on the decline. But recent data from Bowling Green State University shows that compared to the first eight years of the millennia, the marriage rate has remained fairly stable.

November 18, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


Kissing can get you sick...?

You've probably heard that kissing can get you sick. You're right.

November 18, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


Parents see adoption as chance to help others at home, abroad

Ashley and Nick Nabors are a family of two. But in a matter of time, they'll be a family of four.

November 18, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


Meet a gym staffer who teaches with wet towels

I've highlighted some unusual corporate and customer service experiences since launching this weekly column in 2010.

November 18, 2014 | Jason Wright Deseret News | National


A Facebook Thanksgiving?

Facebook recently launched "Say Thanks," a quick yet customized way to send thanks in the form of a video card.

November 18, 2014 | Joseph Peacock Deseret News | National


Mental illness and Christianity's message of salvation

A wooden toy, a photograph and a framed doctoral degree reveal the motives of an anonymous donor who has helped fund research into mental illness and Christian faith.

November 18, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National


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