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Gerald Hubler

A memorial service for Gerald Earl Hubler, 80, will beheld Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers funeral Home, Lugoff. The Rev. David Robinson will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Legion Post 17, PO Box 456, Camden, S.C. 29021.

June 13, 2012 | | Obituaries


Nobody likes a loser

WASHINGTON -- For the past year, we've been relentlessly reminded that Republicans didn't especially love their front-running presidential candidate.

June 13, 2012 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Post 175 hosts golf tourney

The Dalzell-Shaw Post 175 American Legion Baseball program will sponsor a golf tournament on Friday, June 22 at Beech Creek Golf Course in Sumter.

June 13, 2012 | | Golf


Oliver Hancock Jr.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Oliver Nichols Hancock, Jr. 69, of Ridgeway, will be held at 6:00 PM, Thursday, June 14, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff Elgin Chapel. Pastor Sonny Sellers will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials may be made in Mr, Hancock's memory to the American Cancer Society c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078 or Heartstrings Hospice, 115 Blarney Drive, Suite 212, Columbia, SC 29223.

June 13, 2012 | | Obituaries


Anthem, prayer missing from graduation

Regarding graduation high school class 2012 in Camden, S.C. and all the other schools in the state: I attended the affair and was appalled that there was no prayer or that the National Anthem was not played. I know that some think they can't have prayer because of the law. The way I see it, someone has to be brave enough to stand up to the law and be willing to take the consequence. I know that there may be a few that would complain about having a prayer, but I assure you that there are 10 times ...

June 13, 2012 | Belton J. Livingston Jr. Lugoff | Letters


Elma 'Billie' Powell Metcalf

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Elma "Billie" Powell Metcalf, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. John Hallman and Pastor Mark S. Bredholt will officiate. Memorials may be made in Billie's memory to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

June 11, 2012 | | Obituaries


Oliver Hancock Jr.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Oliver Nichols Hancock, Jr. 69, of Ridgeway, will be held at 6:00 PM, Thursday, June 14, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff Elgin Chapel. Pastor Sonny Sellers will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials may be made in Mr, Hancock's memory to the American Cancer Society c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078 or Heartstrings Hospice, 115 Blarney Drive, Suite 212, Columbia, SC 29223.

June 11, 2012 | | Obituaries


Bruce Christian Sahlman

Bruce Christian Sahlman died June 9. 2012. Mr. Sahlman is survived by his wife of 53 years, Harriet Stevens Sahlman; two sons, Steven Sahlman and Christian Sahlman and Chris's wife, Roslyn and their children, Reagan and "CJ" (Christian James).

June 11, 2012 | | Obituaries


Harlis Lamar 'Bo' Bickley

A memorial service for Harlis Lamar "Bo" Bickley, 78, will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

June 11, 2012 | | Obituaries


Our mirror-kissing culture

Psychological experts are engaged in a heated debate over a curiously underappreciated issue of our times: should "narcissistic personality disorder" continue to viewed as a mental illness? Or should we concede, in my view, that mirror-kissing personalities have become not only the norm but a national passion.

June 11, 2012 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Local students to compete for Teen Miss South Carolina title

Miss Lugoff-Elgin High School, Katie Johnson, daughter of Craig and Carol Johnson of Lugoff; and Junior Miss Lugoff-Elgin High School, Danielle Moore, daughter of Ken and Darlene Moore of Lugoff, will compete in the Teen Miss South Carolina Pageant at historic Center Theater in Hartsville Thursday through Saturday. Katie was a recent Distinguished Honor Graduate from L-EHS and plans to attend College of Charleston in the Fall. Danielle is a rising Junior at L-EHS. Both girls will be competing for more than $39,000 in scholarships awarded by the Little Miss and Teen Miss South Carolina system which was founded ...

June 11, 2012 | | People & Places


Pain pills not the medication for healthy marriage

Dear Annie: Please help me. My husband, whom I love very much, is addicted to pain pills. It's been more than a year. He says he takes them to maintain his energy levels for his long 12-hour days, but, Annie, he still takes the pills on his days off. When he tries to stop, he goes through withdrawal symptoms.

June 11, 2012 | | Dear Annie


CCCF calls for Best of Philanthropy noms

Central Carolina Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization serving 11 counties in the Midlands by helping charitable individuals and businesses meet the needs of our community, is calling for nominees for the 2012 Best of Philanthropy Awards, now through Friday, July 13, 2012.

June 11, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


An unconscionable mandate

"We have tried negotiation with the (Obama) administration and legislation with the Congress -- and we'll keep at it -- but there's still no fix. Time is running out."

June 11, 2012 | Ed Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns


Noted and passed - June 11, 2012

• Massive lawsuits have been filed against the National Football League by former players who claim the NFL hid evidence linking injuries to permanent brain damage. Because of medical evidence about shortened life spans and brain abnormalities, more and more people who used to scoff at such actions are now asking the question, legitimately, "Do I want my son to play football?"

June 11, 2012 | | Editorials


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Finally Friday kicks off Cup Weekend at Town Green

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) kicks off its 2015 Finally Friday Free Concert Series with a special edition on Friday on the Town Green with local band KT & Friends. The concert will be held from 6 – 8:30 p.m. This special Pre-Carolina Cup Kick Off is made possible by the City of Camden, along with sponsors NBSC, Powers Funeral Home, Alpine Agency, Warrior Fitness Camden, Graham Realty, City Laundry and Cleaners and TruVista. The Town Green is located at 1015 Market Street behind the Old Armory in downtown Camden.

March 23, 2015 | | Arts


Feature photo: A ‘Special’ check

Kim Blackmon (front, second from left) presents a check $4,605 to Billy Newman, head of this year's Special Olympics, in front of the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) offices on DeKalb Street in Camden. She is the daughter of Vickie and Ron Blackmon, chairman of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees. The money was raised during the Battle of Camden Power Meet at Carolina Fitness, owned by the Blackmons. Joining in on the presentation before the school board's March 17 meeting, were (front row) Ron Blackmon, Cletus Ray with Special Olympics, (second row) Vickie Blackmon, Trustee ...

March 23, 2015 | | Education


Ellis boots home game winner for CHS girls

Welcome home.

March 23, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Lady Dogs stay perfect after drilling Devils

Having come close to a no-hitter, Camden's Kennedi Stokes was forced to settle for the pitching victory as the Camden softball team stayed unbeaten through three games with an 8-1 win over visiting Dreher on Friday night.

March 23, 2015 | | Camden High/Middle


Knights even region ledger in come-from-behind win over IL

It turned out to be a good week after all.

March 23, 2015 | | North Central High/Middle


Thomas D. Ancrum

Thomas Douglas Ancrum, 86, of Camden, SC, died Friday, March 20 2015, at Kershaw Health Hospital in Camden.

March 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Roy Phillips

A memorial service for Roy Phillips, 78, will be held Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Joe Stines and Billy Hughes will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Kershaw County, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078 or Agape Hospice House 141 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, S.C. 29210 or Agape Hospice of Camden, 700 West DeKalb Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.

March 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Leroy Mack

Funeral services for Mr. Leroy Mack, 84, of 1081 Rogers Rd. in Cassatt, will be held Monday, March 23, 2015, 4:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home. He died Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Viewing will be held Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM and Monday, March 23, 2015 from 12:00 PM - 3:55 PM at Collins Funeral Home of Camden. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

March 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ariail for March. 20, 2015

March 20, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Economic development

Kershaw County Council Chairman Julian Burns, in the infancy of a four-year term he says will be his only one, isn't making any secrets about his No. 1 priority: economic development. Burns is hanging an "open for business" sign out for Kershaw County, and he's making the rounds to drum up support. Good for him.

March 20, 2015 | | Editorials


Richardson: Spring fever brings summer bounty

The daffodils are nodding their pretty yellow heads all over town. To me, they are the harbingers of spring, blooming long before the weather is really warm. They give us hope the warm days really will return soon. In my yard, they pop up in the bed by my yard's Victorian cast iron fence -- in the bed I meant to transform into a perennial cottage garden wonderland. Twenty-one years ago, when we moved in, I dug a vegetable plot in the back yard and the long border bed out front. Back then, when I was doing historic preservation consulting ...

March 20, 2015 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Sunshine Week: Emails are subject to FOIA

The controversy encircling former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her use of private email to conduct public business provides our latest example of government in the shadows, a situation we know well in South Carolina.

March 20, 2015 | By Trisha O'Connor, SCPA FOI Committee Chair C-I guest columnist | Columns


Doctor Smith

Dr. LaShaune Smith (center), the daughter of Mary Smith of Camden and Nathaniel Smith of Blythewood, is hooded by her doctoral committee chairperson, Dr. Jan Yow (right) and Dr. Murray Mitchell, associate dean of the University of South Carolina's (USC) Graduate School on Dec. 15, 2014 at the Koger Center in Columbia. Smith earned her doctoral of philosophy degree in secondary education. She received her bachelor of science degree in 1996 and her masters of industrial science in 2002, both from USC. She is also a 1992 Camden High School graduate. Smith taught high school mathematics for three and ...

March 20, 2015 | | Education


Pets of the Week - March 20, 2015

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Jenny, a 3-month-old female Lab mix, and Danica, a 2-year-old spayed female calico cat. The adoption donation includes spaying or neutering. The shelter, located at the south end of Fair Street and managed by the Kershaw County Humane Society, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. For information on the shelter or to check for a missing pet, call 425-6016 or e-mail wcas@camden.net ...

March 20, 2015 | | Pets


SAFE launches new website

SAFE Federal Credit Union recently launched a newly designed website, www.safefed.org. The new website is devoted to providing current and future members the opportunity to learn more about SAFE's products and services.

March 20, 2015 | | Business


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