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A learning experience

Many teachers think they are the only ones offering education from their pinnacle of supremacy. I, however, know that this is not true. A wise educator learns much more from his pupils than they derive from him. Certainly, on occasion, my mouth has fallen open in delight, shock, or amazement from my assigned individuals. One class, in particular, stands out in my memory. The whole class was brilliant! How amused they must have been to encounter me. I have never thought that boredom led to entrapment or involvement in the learning process, so many former students still smile and tell ...

August 29, 2012 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


A life well lived

TAMPA, Fla. -- I had hoped he would wait until I got here, but he was in a rush to go.

August 29, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Mentally ill grandmother is causing stress for family

Dear Annie: I am married to a great guy, and we have two wonderful, intelligent teens. But my mother-in-law is causing great stress.

August 29, 2012 | | People & Places


Ballers heat things up by winning tournaments in Hot-lanta

As if the summer could not get any better for the Camden-based Team Ballers AAAU youth basketball franchise, a pair of the squads closed out a memorable 2012 summer campaign by capturing a pair of championship in the End of Summer Youth Championship Tournament, sponsored by Tournaments R Us, in Atlanta on Aug. 3-5.

August 29, 2012 | | Seasonal Sports


New, tougher region does not change Lady Bulldogs’ goals

Like most Camden High athletic programs, the girls' tennis team knows that it has a tough task ahead of themselves in making the move to Region 4-AAA.

August 29, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Ariail for Aug. 27, 2012

August 27, 2012 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Aug. 27, 2012

• We were intrigued by a recent study showing that baby boomer and older women generally earn less, have less money in retirement and are expected to live longer than men, yet they are much more likely to donate to charity and to give more generously then males. When factors such as education, income, race and other factors are figured in, boomer and older women give 89 percent more of their income to charity than their male counterparts. That figure rises as women's income goes up. That says something good about women's charitable inclinations and not so good about ...

August 27, 2012 | | Editorials


Elgin Town Hall rededication to be held September 6

A remodeled Elgin Town Hall will be open to the public for a ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. The completed renovations include a new municipal courtroom, administrative area and offices for the Elgin Police Department.

August 27, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin


Akin’s breakin’ heart

WASHINGTON -- Some days Mitt Romney must wonder how he got involved with this crew. Here he's trying to talk about jobs, jobs, jobs -- and his political colleagues keep changing the subject to a topic about which an alarming few seem to know anything at all: women.

August 27, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Gossipy great aunt probes niece with rude questions

Dear Annie: I am a single mother in my mid-30s and recently graduated from college. Because of the current job market, I am having difficulty finding a permanent full-time position in my field. I will most likely need to relocate to another state.

August 27, 2012 | | Dear Annie


FAC holding auditions for Kershaw County's Got Talent

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is proud to announce auditions for Kershaw County's Got Talent. Beginning Sept. 4, the FAC will hold three nights of auditions throughout the county for the third annual Kershaw County's Got Talent -- a talent competition for Kershaw County residents. This year, there are two categories: Youth, ages 6 to 15, and Adult, ages 16 and up. The final competition is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 15 at the FAC of Kershaw County. Kershaw County's Got Talent is sponsored by McDonalds of Camden.

August 27, 2012 | | People & Places


Ethics and elections

A lot has happened in South Carolina since the State Integrity Investigation ranked our state among the most at risk for corruption. In March I wrote about this report, some efforts that had been made, and some bills that I had filed to improve our ethics laws. Here is an update.

August 27, 2012 | By State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Morgan Earl Isaac Jr.

A Memorial Mass will be held for Morgan Earl Isaac, Jr., 81, on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to KershawHealth Hospice.

August 27, 2012 | | Obituaries


Estelle Murphy

Ms. Estelle Murphy, 88, formerly of 411 Church Street Apt. 109-D, Camden, SC passed on Friday, August 24, 2012. Family will be receiving friends at 32 Colony Drive, Camden, SC at the home of her niece Ms. Willene Fulson. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

August 27, 2012 | | Obituaries


Military briefs - Aug. 27, 2012

Joshua Croft, grandson of Mrs. Margie Hunter of Lugoff, recently completed officer field training at Maxwell Air Base in Montgomery, Ala.

August 27, 2012 | | Military


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Phyllis Mays Davis

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Phyllis Mays Davis, 68, of Bethune, SC will be held Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Bethel United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Gary Romines will officiate. The family will receive friends today, May 27, at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel from 6:00-7:30 PM.

May 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


James Odell Cooper

Mr. James Odell Cooper, 87, of Camden, died Saturday, May 23, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Cooper family.

May 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


County receives $500K grant for Governor’s Hill water line

Kershaw County recently received a $500,000 grant from the South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (SCRIA). The money will be used to complete a water line to Governor's Hill Industrial Park, according to Kershaw County officials.

May 27, 2015 | | Kershaw County


L-EHS Beta Club donates to animal shelter

Lugoff-Elgin High School's Beta Club recently donated food, toys, treats and supplies to Kershaw County's Walter M. Crowe animal shelter. The Beta Club is a service club for high school students with a GPA of 3.3 or higher. "We focus on service in the community and in the school. We look for ways to help, especially in the community. One of the things the kids wanted to do was to help out the animal shelter," L-EHS Beta Club advisor Patricia Joyner said. Students collected various items to help with caring for the animals at the shelter. "We ...

May 27, 2015 | | Education


Drakeford, Parks appointed to NLC committees, councils

Camden City Councilwomen Alfred Mae Drakeford and Laurie Parks were recently appointed to National League of Cities (NLC) committees and councils.

May 27, 2015 | | Camden


Memorial Day remembrances

May 27, 2015 | | Military


Crime Report - May 27, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating an alleged case of embezzlement in which a Lugoff woman is accused of stealing nearly $117,000 from her employer, a Lugoff medical clinic.

May 27, 2015 | By Gary Phillips and Tenell Felder C-I editorial staff | Crime-Police-Fire


FAC Day Camp registration underway

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announces its summer camps and activities for both children and adults beginning in early July of 2015. Enjoy favorite standbys such as dance, clay, and visual art, along with several new and exciting camps this summer. The camps will take place on the campus of the FAC located at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden. Registration for all camps is available by calling the box office at 425-7676 and online at www.fineartscenter.org. MasterCard, Visa, Discover, personal checks and cash are accepted.

May 27, 2015 | | People & Places


Red Nose Day

Heritage Community Bank participated in Red Nose Day. Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. People across the country came together to have fun and raise funds and awareness.

May 25, 2015 | | People & Places


Safety tips for summer fun

The weather is heating up and Americans are heading outdoors to soak up the fun. Warm weather enthusiasts should keep safety on the top of their minds when they're out camping, boating and barbecuing.

May 25, 2015 | | People & Places


55th wedding anniversary

May 25, 2015 | | People & Places


Ariail for May 25, 2015

May 25, 2015 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - May 25, 2015

• We hope the community will join us in cheering on five Camden Military Academy (CMA) cadets who will travel in June to the University of Maryland to enter their National History Day performance piece into competition. The play is based on events from the 1950s and '60s surrounding the Civil Rights movement in Summerton, just an hour south of Camden. It's not just a matter of grabbing a few quotes off the internet and slapping together a script. The cadets, lead by CMA Dean of Students John Heflin, extensively researched the events leading to the landmark Briggs v. Elliott ...

May 25, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: The wealth of being poor

My people, as I have long said, were raised up on hard times in the Appalachian foothills. I don't know that I had a grandparent who ever saw the sum of $500 at one time or even held a $100 bill in hand.

May 25, 2015 | | Columns


Rebecca Wright

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Ina Rebecca Cofer Wright, 79, of Lugoff, S.C., will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 30, 2015 at St. John's United Methodist Church in Lugoff, S.C. Rev. Michael Leonhardt will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Wright's memory to a charity of one's choice.

May 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


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