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Stay focused on fire safety, prevention

In 1923, at a small school house near Camden known as the Cleveland School, more than 300 people gathered for a graduation night celebration and play. At 9 p.m., one of the oil lanterns fell onto the stage and within minutes the school was engulfed in flames. Seventy-seven people lost their lives that night. During the past 100 years, we have made great strides in implementing fire codes and regulations to protect our citizens; but we must remain diligent.

September 27, 2013 | CFD Chief John Bowers C-I guest columnist | Columns

Risky dogs

Insurance companies in the United States are, in increasing numbers, cancelling the homeowners' policies of people who keep aggressive breeds of dogs. Industry statistics say that about one-third of insurance claims arise from dog bites, and companies are starting to tell people they won't insure them if they insist on having breeds that are known for their volatile nature. We don't blame the companies.

September 27, 2013 | | Editorials

Lottery doesn’t benefit schools

I read (recently) where one of our South Carolina citizens won a whopping lottery of $399.4 million. I also saw that our state was getting $15 million and only $2 million was going for education -- what a small part of the jackpot is going to the education program it was suppose to benefit.

September 27, 2013 | B.J. Livingston Lugoff | Letters

Henry Cabbagestalk

September 27, 2013 | | Obituaries

School News

Rosalyn M. Kriner (maiden name Threatt), a 2005 honor graduate of North Central High School and a recent Cum Laude Honor Graduate of Ashford University (class of 2013) accepted a job a at the Be Our Guest restaurant inside of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. It is located inside the castle of Belle and the Beast in the new Fantasyland expansion. Kriner majored in English and minored in Early Childhood Education. Her parents are Larry and Sharon Threatt of Cassatt. Kriner currently lives in Orlando, FL with her husband (Dustin) and two children (Dylan and Anna). She is ...

September 25, 2013 | | Education

What’s something nice you recently did for someone else?

September 25, 2013 | | Sidewalk Survey

Yesteryear - Sept. 25, 2013

School officials outline goals for 1987-88 to board

September 25, 2013 | | Yesteryear

The mobile home state

Recently, Miss South Carolina said at the Miss America contest, "I am from the state where 20 percent of our homes are mobile because that's how we roll."

September 25, 2013 | Edward R. Allen Camden | Letters

Waiting for Obamacare

WASHINGTON -- News consumers by now have absorbed the message that Republicans are going to defund Obamacare, shut down the government, ruin the economy and starve the poor.

September 25, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Ariail for Sept. 25, 2013

September 25, 2013 | | Ariail


We have lost count now of the number of times Congress has come to the brink of shutting the government down. We now find ourselves in the same situation we have on other occasions, with dysfunctional Republicans and incompetent Democrats heaving insults back and forth at each other in Washington while American voters shake their heads in dismay.

September 25, 2013 | | Editorials

Memo to candidates running for (fill in the blank)

Well, folks, it's about that time again in the political election cycle when candidates for statewide offices are starting to make their announcements about running for office. If you're thinking about running for U.S. Senate, governor or the other statewide offices you know it's only about nine months until the June '14 primary and you need to do something soon.

September 25, 2013 | | Columns

Drug deal leads to chase and arrest

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a county man following a drug deal and vehicle chase Wednesday.

September 25, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire

CHS girls win six-team XC meet

Led by three finishers in the top nine, the Camden High girls' cross country team ran to their first win of the season by winning a six-team meet held at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site last Wednesday.

September 25, 2013 | | Seasonal Sports

Winning own tournament getting to be a habit for Lady Knights

Posing for a team photo after winning their own tournament is becoming routine for the North Central volleyball team.

September 25, 2013 | | North Central High/Middle

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Anthony Caulder

ELGIN – A memorial service for Anthony Daniel "Tony" Caulder, 55, will be held today at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The ...

October 24, 2016 | | Obituaries

Robert Lee Campbell

CASSATT - Funeral services for Robert Lee Campbell age 77 will be held Tuesday at 3:00 at the Chapel Norton Funeral Home, Bishopville. Burial will ...

October 24, 2016 | | Obituaries

Demons duo post strong showing at Super 32

The Lugoff-Elgin wrestling program was well represented last weekend at the annual Super 32 Preseason Tournament held at the Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina.

October 21, 2016 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

Bassett Gallery to Feature Sculptor Jeremy Butler

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will feature sculptor, Jeremy Butler in the Bassett Gallery, Sunday, Oct. 23 through Friday Nov. 13. The ...

October 21, 2016 | | People & Places

Camden High School’s September Students of the Month

October 21, 2016 | | People & Places

Words can hurt more than sticks and stones

We have all heard the famous rhyme of sticks and stones, insinuating that the pain of a broken bone hurts more than being led to ...

October 21, 2016 | | High School Columns

It happens everyday

According to a study done by The Violence Policy center in 2012, South Carolina was ranked number two in the states with the highest rate ...

October 21, 2016 | | Editorials

How Trump could still win

As the final presidential debate looms like a Halloween pinata full of October surprises, voters may be less committed to one or the other candidate ...

October 21, 2016 | | Columns

Candidate profiles

With Election Day coming up in less than two weeks, we hope everyone has been educating themselves on issues and candidates, both nationally and locally.

October 21, 2016 | | Editorials

Camden's Florida Connection

The Archives received an e-mail back in June from Melanie Barr, the Secretary of the Pleasant Street Historic Society in Gainesville, Florida. Attached was the ...

October 21, 2016 | Katherine Richardson | Columns

The new South Carolina: Part 2 – the economy

This is the second of a three-part series on how new demographics, economic and political trends are rapidly changing South Carolina.

October 21, 2016 | | Columns

Rickett was more than just Cassatt Water

There are some who still think of Hettie H. Rickett whenever they hear the Cassatt Water utility mentioned – and rightly so. Not only was Rickett ...

October 21, 2016 | | Kershaw County


A funeral service to celebrate the life of Samuel Jacob Eisenback, 94, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 23 ...

October 21, 2016 | | Obituaries


A service to celebrate the life of Lenora Ann Carroll Spivey Johnson, 80 of Camden was yesterday at 2:00 pm in the chapel of ...

October 21, 2016 | | Obituaries


Funeral service for Mr. Allen Salmond, 70, of 120 Laurel Crossing Drive in Lugoff will be held Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 2:00 P.M ...

October 21, 2016 | | Obituaries

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