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New assistant principals at KCSD schools

Three veteran Kershaw County School District teachers have been named as assistant principals for the 2012-13 school year while two other assistant principals will trade assignments.

July 09, 2012 | | Education


ATEC student earns school's first-ever national Poteat scholarship

Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) Director Chet Horton congratulates Natalie Harris, a senior at Lugoff-Elgin High School, on becoming the first ATEC student ever to win a national scholarship from the National Technical Honor Society. Harris is one of only 125 students nationwide to receive a $1,000 Jon H. Poteat $1,000 scholarship.

July 09, 2012 | | Education


Miss Nye, Mr. DuBose plan fall wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dean Watson are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Anne Nye of Irmo, to John Kennedy DuBose, III of Camden, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kennedy DuBose, Jr. of Camden.

July 09, 2012 | | Weddings & Engagements


Hobkirk Hill Chapter DAR awards first scholarships

This is the first year the Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has given (DAR) scholarships. For the past three years, we have had luncheons to raise money for a high school senior. Members of the DAR and benevolent citizens have contributed enough so that we are able to donate $500 scholarships to the following deserving seniors. These students have shown an interest in preserving history. They have participated in community activities and achieved high academic standards.

July 09, 2012 | By ANN MARTIN Special to the C-I | People & Places


Richard James Tucker

Mr. Richard James Tucker, 53, of 706 Calhoun Street, Camden, SC, passed on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 3:00 PM at Good Hope -Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Camden, SC, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Haile's Funeral Home is assisting the family.

July 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


John Rufus Sanders

An outdoor memorial for John Rufus Sanders, Jr. is set for Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 2119 Camp Lystra Road, Camden, on Lake Wateree. A gathering of friends will begin at 5:30 PM. Service will be at 6:00 PM. Dress casually. Friends may come by land or boat. Call 803-428-5130 for directions.

July 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


Clarence Peebles

Mr. Clarence Peebles, 68, of 114 Frost Road, Camden, SC, passed on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 11:00 AM at New Hope Baptist Church, Bishopville, SC, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Haile's Funeral Home is assisting the family.

July 09, 2012 | | Obituaries


Mitchell, Clemson team engineer water system for Haitian village

Joshua Mitchell of Elgin traveled to Haiti in June with Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries for the dedication of a water system in an area that has been plagued by cholera since the 2010 earthquake that leveled the country's capital.

July 09, 2012 | | People & Places


KCSO seizes 102 lbs. of marijuana during I-20 stop

At approximately 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) traffic officers arrested Donald Wayne Gillham Jr., 45, of Sun City Center, Fla., after an officer stopped the 2012 Chevrolet he was driving on I-20 in Kershaw County and found 102 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of his vehicle.

July 06, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Godbold-Nash Memorial Scholarships presented

Kershaw County's Kirsten Baker, of Lugoff-Elgin High School, and Kenneth Jamal Jackson, of Camden High School, received this year's annual Godbold-Nash Memorial Scholarship for 2012 school year.

July 06, 2012 | | Education


Words of a fool

For reasons unbeknownst to me, I've not been completely familiar with the hateful motives of the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) of Topeka, Kansas; perhaps I've chosen to ignore the disturbing; I'm not exactly sure -- until now -- when last week I received an email from a member of my boys' soccer club in Lexington. It was this communication that brought the odium-filled beliefs of the Westboro Church in to my view. My findings were so unsettling; it was inevitable that I impart them to others. In the email, those who could were asked, "if your conscience guides you ...

July 06, 2012 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Celebrate the Fourth on the Seventh!

What is Independence Day all about? Youngster ages 6-12, parents and grandparents are invited to Family Fun Hour at Historic Camden from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday to find out.

July 06, 2012 | | People & Places


Inez Mickle

Funeral service for Inez Mickle, 81, of 1488 John G. Richards Road in Camden will be held Saturday, July 7, 2012, 11 a.m. at Good Hope AME Zion Church with burial in the church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

July 06, 2012 | | Obituaries


Clarence Peebles

Clarence Peebles, 68, of 114 Frost Road, Camden, S.C. passed on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

July 06, 2012 | | Obituaries


Richard James Tucker

Mr. Richard Jame Tucker, 53, of 706 Clahoun Sreet, Camden, SC, passed on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

July 06, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Under the Sun onstage for Finally Friday

The Finally Friday Free Concert Series returns to the grounds of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) on May 29 with a Midlands favorite, Under the Sun. The concert will take place from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on the Joe and Sandy Shull Pavilion behind the Wood Auditorium. Rain location will be on the stage of the Wood Auditorium.

May 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Camden Councilwoman Laurie Parks recognized at dinner

The Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands recently recognized Camden City Councilwoman Laurie Parks at the Girl Scouts' annual Women of Distinction Awards Dinner. Parks was one of six area women to be so honored. The award pays tribute to women who exemplify excellence in service, leadership, community visibility, and professionalism. Parks has served on Camden City Council since 2012, serving as Mayor Pro Tem in 2014. In addition, she currently serves on the S.C. Governor's Office Children's Foster Care Review Board for Kershaw and Richland Counties(Vice-Chair, Past Chair), Junior Leadership Kershaw County(Chair ...

May 22, 2015 | | People & Places


Sandra Elizabeth Wickham

Sandra Elizabeth Wickham age 54, died Monday, May 18, 2015 at her residence.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Bruce Singleton

Mr. Bruce Singleton, 59, of Woodchase Lane, Elgin, South Carolina, passed on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Nelson-Haile Funeral Home.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Michael Anthony Lynch

Funeral service for Michael Anthony Lynch, 64, will be held today at 11:00 a.m. at Union Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Lewis will officiate. The family received friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Union Baptist Church Gym Fund, PO Box 116, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


J. Ernest Kinard

The Honorable J. Ernest Kinard, Jr., 75, of Camden, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at home after a courageous battle with cancer.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Willie Hart Jr.

Mr. Willie "Billy Boy" Hart, Jr., 77, of 130 Reddick Road, Bishopville, passed on Monday, May 18, 2015. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Bishopville, with burial in the church cemetery.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Lucy Barfield Elmore

A funeral service for Lucy Barfield Elmore, 88, will be held Saturday at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church, Camden, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends today from 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Camden or a charity of one's choice.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Carol Lee Collins

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Carroll Lee Collins, 71, of Camden was held Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Lee Collins, Jr. officiated. Memorials may be made in Carroll's memory to the American Heart Association, 190 Knox Abbott Drive, Cayce, SC 29032.

May 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ariail for May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Judge Kinard

Ernest Kinard, who died earlier this week, was made for the law. Possessed of a keen intellect and a probing curiosity, Kinard practiced law for 24 years in Camden before being elected a circuit court judge in 1988. He remained on the bench until his retirement in 2010, and in a "keep working" program for retired judges, he continued until recently. In all his years as a judge, he never missed a day of holding court, establishing a remarkable record of consistency and longevity. Kinard mentored a number of young attorneys who practiced with him or clerked for him over ...

May 22, 2015 | | Editorials


Sen. Sheheen remembers Judge Ernest Kinard

Camden, Kershaw County and South Carolina lost one of its greats this week. Judge Ernest Kinard was one of a kind who loved his family, his community and his work.

May 22, 2015 | State Sen. Vincent Sheheen Camden | Letters


Parker: Bab(i)es on campus

Trigger warning: This column will include discussion of ideas which may conflict with your own.

May 22, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Moment of Nature - May 22, 2015

Nothing instills fear in the heart and soul of humans as does a snake. Since the beginning of recorded history, snakes have been a symbol of evil, treachery, poison, etc., and because of this perception, misinformation and folklore, most people hate snakes. Personally I have no problem with snakes; roaches and tarantulas are a different story, but a snake? No worries.

May 22, 2015 | | Columns


‘Beechwood PDD (Planning Department Disaster)’

I attended the (Camden) Planning (Commission) meeting regarding the Beechwood Plantation development, and left with more questions to be asked than questions answered. For those of you who don't know what is proposed, the developers are talking of 254 residences, rentals and condos; a 24-7 assisted living facility; and more. We have had two patio homes built in Kirkover Hills during the last couple of years; these two did not sell, they are rentals, with four cars parked in the front yard. I don't believe there is a need for this large scale development.

May 22, 2015 | Steve Safarin Camden | Letters


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