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Less than 5 percent chance for the American Dream in SC

The American Dream is very simple. It is the foundation of our country and our state. It is not written into the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution; no Congress or legislature ever passed laws to make it official.

July 31, 2013 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Ho Chi Minh

Largely ignored by the mainstream media has been the comment made last week by President Obama that former Vietnamese dictator and mass murderer Ho Chi Minh was inspired by Thomas Jefferson and the ideals of independence as espoused by the Founding Fathers of the United States in the Declaration of Independence. While it is true that back in 1945, Ho did frame the Vietnamese constitution on some of the same principles -- or claimed to -- that concept was left by the wayside as he killed hundreds of thousands of people in his successful quest for power.

July 31, 2013 | | Editorials


Jerry Simpson

Funeral Service for Gerald Lewis "Jerry" Simpson, 67, will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to KershawHealth Hospice or DeKalb Baptist Church.

July 31, 2013 | | Obituaries


Rina Mack Nelson

Mrs. Rina Mack Nelson, 96, of 185 Lewis Cricle Rembert died Monday. Family and friends may call at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Nelson family.

July 31, 2013 | | Obituaries


King of the Hill

July 31, 2013 | | Golf


Walker making the switch to play ball at Francis Marion

Former Lugoff-Elgin and Winthrop University catcher Devin Walker is one of 10 transfers who will join the Francis Marion University baseball team as part of the Patriots' 2014 recruiting class.

July 31, 2013 | | Sports


KCRD gears up for fall sports

Registration for the Kershaw County Recreation Department's 2013 fall youth sports program is in full swing and signups are on tap throughout the county.

July 31, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


Demonstrative, Divine Fortune take their rivalry to Saratoga

Jacqueline Ohrstrom's Demonstrative and Bill Pape's Divine Fortune, who finished a neck apart in their most recent meeting, will clash again in Saratoga Race Course's $100,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial (Gr. 1) on Thursday.

July 31, 2013 | | Equine


Murphy wins two matches for Team Carolinas golfers

PINEHURST, N.C. -- Kelli Murphy, a rising senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, led the Carolinas' team with two wins in as many events in the 12th Mid-Atlantic Girls' Challenge, which concluded on Sunday at The Country Club of North Carolina's Cardinal Course.

July 31, 2013 | | Golf


Soccer camp closes out summer season

There is one more youth sports camp left on the docket in Kershaw County before school starts. Here are the details:

July 31, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports


Man accused of having sex with girl

Sunday, a 29-year-old Camden man turned himself in at the Kershaw County Detention Center after learning the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) had a warrant for his arrest charging him with allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

July 31, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


New logos unveiled for industrial sites

The Kershaw County Economic Development Office, with financial assistance from the Kershaw County Committee of 100, recently created new logos for three of the county's industrial parks. The new logos will be used to market the Central South Carolina MegaSite in Lugoff, Governor's Hill Industrial Park near I-20 Exit 101 and Steeplechase Industrial Park off Black River Road.

July 31, 2013 | | Business


Lake Wateree above full pond for third time

Officials with Duke Energy forecast that Lake Wateree will be "above full pond" (100 feet) today, the third time it has made such a prediction this summer. Charlotte, N.C., and the region has experienced locally heavy rainfall, with high flows coming into Lake Wylie from the South Fork River, officials said in a press release Monday.

July 31, 2013 | | Kershaw County


$1 million Powerball ticket sold in Bethune

Someone purchased a Powerball ticket worth $1 million from the "seemingly aptly" named Winners Circle Mini Mart on Main Street in Bethune Saturday night, according to S.C. Education Lottery officials.

July 31, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Sidewalk Survey -- July 31, 2013

July 31, 2013 | | Sidewalk Survey


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FANNIE BELTON - Elgin

Mrs, Fannie Belton of242 Smyrna Road in Elgin died Monday, June 27th. Friends may visit at 312 Big John Road in Elgin. Collins Funeral Home ...

June 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


DONALD B. CRAVEN - Camden

Donald B. "Don" Craven, Sr., 74, of Camden, SC, died Friday, June 24, 2016. The family received friends Monday, June 27, 2016 at Kornegay Funeral ...

June 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


JAMES FURMAN - Camden

Mr. James Furman of 1802 Lockhart Road in Camden died Sunday, June 26, 2016. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

June 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


SAMUEL EUGENE HESTER - Camden

A funeral service to honor the life of Samuel Eugene "Sam" Hester, 87, of Camden, SC and Nashville, TN, was held at 11:00 AM ...

June 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


MARY V.C. REEVES - Camden

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Mary Voncile Conyers Reeves, 94, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, June ...

June 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


JACKIE THOMPSON - Camden

Mr. Jackie "JT" Thompson, 51, of Camden entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Born in Camden, he was the son of Mary ...

June 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


Celebrating 109 years

Ethel Maxcy Griffin celebrates her 109th birthday on June 30th. Griffin was born in 1907 at Bradford Springs in Lee County. She worked at a ...

June 27, 2016 | | People & Places


Dixie Youth All-star play opens

Nine Kershaw County Dixie Youth All-Star baseball teams will begin postseason tournament play beginning tonight and continuing through next week.

June 24, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


Volleyball, wrestling camps on deck at CHS

Here is the slate of youth sports camps on tap for next week in Kershaw County:

June 24, 2016 | | Seasonal Sports


Ariail for June 24, 2016

June 24, 2016 | | Ariail


Editorial: A lack of will

Elsewhere on our website, Editor Martin L. Cahn laments the lack of compromise on gun control on the national level. In similar fashion, we are ...

June 24, 2016 | | Editorials


Parker: Trump’s pivot to Damascus

WASHINGTON -- If you turned on cable TV news Monday, chances are good you caught Corey Lewandowski fibbing, saying he doesn't have a clue why ...

June 24, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Moment of Nature - June 24, 2016

One of the many challenges in community tree management is balancing the need for economic development with the desire to retain trees. Conserving trees within ...

June 24, 2016 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noble: Emanuel -- The end of the beginning

In the early days of World War II, the British, standing nearly alone, suffered a number of huge defeats. And then in November 1942, they ...

June 24, 2016 | | Columns


New U.S. Department of Commerce staffer to help companies in Kershaw County, region

The U.S. Department of Commerce's Commercial Service office in Columbia has added new staff to support South Carolina companies in reaching their international ...

June 24, 2016 | | Business


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