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(Columnist Kathleen Parker is in vacation, In her absence, Ruth Marcus, a columnist with the Washington Post Writers Group, is featured today.)

January 04, 2012 | Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


A new day at McDonald’s

Camden children had something to celebrate Dec. 16 as they were released from school for winter break. The McDonald's at 215 DeKalb St. treated youngsters to a brand-new Play Place, face-painting, a ceiling of balloons and Santa hats for every attendee to spread Christmas cheer. Joining to help celebrate was Ronald McDonald, 97.5 WCOS and the Camden Fire and Police departments. All guests at the event were entered in a raffle. Three lucky winners went home with iPods, and an unsuspecting customer won a brand new 32-inch flat screen television. The store was filled with families from 2 ...

January 04, 2012 | | Business


Sidewalk Survey -- Jan. 4, 2012

January 04, 2012 | Julie J. Prickett C-I | Sidewalk Survey


Yesteryear -- Jan. 4, 2012

Photo cutline -- Brady Williams – pries screening off Alexander Bracey's front door. He was one of 52 volunteers with Lyttleton United Methodist Church Youth Fellowship who spent their Christmas holidays restoring and repairing local homes for neighbors in need.

January 04, 2012 | | Yesteryear


Betty Hancock Nichols

Funeral services for Betty Hancock Nichols, 81, of Columbia, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at Virginia Wingard Memorial United Methodist Church with interment at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Forest Lawn Cemetery at 1659 Kershaw Hwy., Camden, SC. The family received friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Irmo/St. Andrews Chapel. Memorials may be made to Virginia Wingard Memorial United Methodist Church, 1500 Broad River Road, Columbia, SC 29210 or to the charity of ones choice.

January 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


J. Lee Frost

A celebration of life service for J. Lee Frost, 55, of Camden, will be held Wednesday, January 4, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Hermitage Baptist Church with burial to follow at Malvern Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.Rev. Mark Hopkins will officiate. The family received friends Tuesday January 3, 2012 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Frost's memory to the Arise and Build Fund, c/o Hermitage Baptist Church, 814 Jefferson Davis Highway, Camden, SC 29020.

January 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


Florence M. Newman

Funeral service for Florence M. Newman, 99, of Cassatt, was held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The burial followed in Scotch Cemetery, Bethune. The Rev. Raymond Sellers officiated. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Midlands Center, 8301 Farrow Road, Columbia, S.C.

January 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


David Price

A memorial service honoring the life of Edward David Price, 87, of Camden, will be held at a later date.

January 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


Pearl Tiller

Funeral services for Pearl Godwin Tiller, 93, of McBee, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at Union United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dr. Steven Todd, Rev. Charlie Short, Rev. Barbee Parsons will officiate with burial in the church cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The family received friends Tuesday, January 3, 2012 from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Union United Methodist Church, 4379 Union Church Road, McBee, SC 29101.

January 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


NCHS JROTC teams move up in competitions

The North Central JROTC teams competed in the U.S Army JROTC Academic Leadership Bowl against all high school JROTC teams in the nation by way of the Internet. Team members were selected based on leadership, academic standin, and online testing. Cadets could only participate on one team -- leadership or academic -- with no crossover.

January 04, 2012 | | Education


Lewis Shrober Truslow

A memorial service honoring the life of Lewis Shober Truslow, 95, of Camden, will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made in Mr. Truslow's memory to Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020.

January 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


USC victory

There certainly are University of South Carolina football fans here in Kershaw County who probably thought the so-called "chicken curse" would never die. There were decades of gridiron mediocrity, a 21-game losing streak back in 1998 and 1999, and even many moments of doubt after USC hired Steve Spurrier, one of the great college coaches of all time. But the curse was laid to rest Monday when the Gamecocks won a resounding victory over Nebraska in the Capitol One Bowl.

January 04, 2012 | | Editorials


Little hands, big hearts

Students at Lugoff Elementary School collected more than 1,000 non-perishables for the Fishes and Loaves Food Ministry of Concord Baptist Church. This was for their annual Clemson-Carolina Food Drive. The children in this picture are second-graders in Jewel Hopkins' class. Fishes and Loaves Food Ministry, with a congregation of about 70, feeds around 250 people two Wednesday's a month.

January 04, 2012 | | Education


2012 Miss Camden, Miss Camden Teen to be crowned Saturday

Miss Camden 2011 Sallie Pierce (front, left) and Miss Camden Teen 2011 Blythe Neal (front, right) stand with the 2012 Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen Contestants. The girls include are (second row, from left) teen contestants Hanna Bowers, Emily Wilson, Morgan Schoolfield and (back row, from left) miss contestants Carley Powers, Charleston Thompson, Lauren Jeffcoat and Bethany Johnson. Absent from the photo are teen contestants Kayla Crim and Brianna Goodson. The 2012 Miss Camden and Miss Camden Teen pageant will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. at Camden High School. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased from ...

January 04, 2012 | | Localife


Rembert student signs record deal with gospel group

Prayer and time management are generally considered to be universal concepts. But for Claflin University senior Justin Rufus, a combination of the two are essential.

January 04, 2012 | | Localife


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Robert Lamont Demary

Funeral service for Mr. Robert Lamont Demary, 33, of 2404 Salmond Street in Camden, will be held Thursday, September 18, 2104, 2:00 P.M. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Monroe Street in Camden with burial Friday, September 19, 2014, 11:00 A.M. at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. He died Thursday, September 11, 2014. Collins Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of the arrangements

September 17, 2014 | | Obituaries


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