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At the end of the most recent KershawHealth Board of Trustees meeting, I was approached by a television news reporter with a number of questions. I couldn't answer his questions at that time because they do not lend themselves to sound-bite answers, so I'd like to take this column to present a reasoned response to the questions.

August 12, 2013 | By Donnie Weeks, KershawHealth president and CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Pet talk - Aug. 12, 2013

Whether they want it to bark, purr, slither or squawk, there comes a time when a pet appears on nearly every child's birthday wish list. For most parents, this decision can be a bit daunting. Is your child ready to take on the responsibility of caring for a pet? Will the new animal negatively affect his or her health? Though your child may think your wary attitude is unnecessary, these are valid questions for every parent to ask themselves and their family before welcoming a new pet into their home.

August 12, 2013 | Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences | Pets

Ariail for August 12, 2013

August 12, 2013 | | Ariail

Noted and passed - Aug. 12, 2013

• Former president George W. Bush, one of the most active chief executives the country's ever had, was diagnosed recently with a blocked artery and had a stent inserted to correct the problem. We've stated before that Bush might not have been a great president but is a fine man, and he has never said critical things about President Obama despite Obama's constant blaming of Bush for the country's ongoing economic problems. We found it interesting that when a reporter asked Obama spokesman Jay Carney if the president had contacted Bush to wish him well after his ...

August 12, 2013 | | Editorials

Josephine Brown

Mrs. Josephine Jackson Hardy Brown, 76 of Upper Marlboro, Md., formerly of Camden, entered into rest on Wednesday, August 7, 2013. Arrangements will be announced later. The online guestbook may be viewed/signed at

August 12, 2013 | | Obituaries

Night moves

August 09, 2013 | | Sports

Mary D. Jenkins Jones

Mrs. Mary D. Jenkins Jones, 75, of 7215 Harvest Road, Rembert, SC, passed on Saturday, August 3, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 9, 2013, 2:00 p.m., at Union Baptist Church, Rembert, SC. Burial will follow in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery.

August 09, 2013 | | Obituaries

Mary D. Jenkins Jones

Mrs. Mary D. Jenkins Jones, 75, of 7215 Harvest Road, Rembert, SC, passed on Saturday, August 3, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 9, 2013, 2:00 p.m., at Union Baptist Church, Rembert, SC. Burial will follow in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery.

August 09, 2013 | | Obituaries

GOP searches for its missing white voters

Remember how Republican leaders vowed to improve their outreach to minorities after Mitt Romney's demographic disaster in November? Well, not so fast, amigos. A lot of folks in the Grand Old Party's conservative wing prefer to tap another group that let them down: the "missing white voters."

August 09, 2013 | By Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns

Are you tough enough?

Throw together a ridiculous amount of mud and water, hundreds of live wires, several ice water-filled dumpsters, cargo nets, 15-foot walls, and the product that remains is a sustained trend in America -- one of endurance events. Also known as obstacle races, this adrenaline-fueled sport has exploded in popularity. More than 1 million people this year are expected to enter races of this nature in the United States. Who knew mud, sweat and barbed wire could bring as much allure as it does misery. We are not talking about a fitness trend, but what Running USA calls the "Second Running Boom ...

August 09, 2013 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Eloise Bourgette

Funeral services for Mary Eloise Robinson Bourgette, 86, will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Hermitage Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Mark Hopkins will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to Hermitage Baptist Church, 814 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Camden, S.C. 29020.

August 09, 2013 | | Obituaries

Deborah Tucker Osborne

Mrs. Deborah Tucker "Carrie Ann" Osborne, 51, of Elgin, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, August 3, 2013.

August 09, 2013 | | Obituaries

Mary Jean Lever McCaskill

Jean Lever McCaskill, widow of John Stephen (Billy) McCaskill, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 in Wilbraham, Massachusetts.

August 09, 2013 | | Obituaries

Ollie Oliver Hagins

Mrs. Ollie Oliver Hagins, 74, of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, August 4, 2013. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Lucy Gibbs Oliver. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ora Lee Johnson, 1327 James West Lane, Cassatt. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to charity of one's choice. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, is serving the Hagins family.

August 09, 2013 | | Obituaries

Kershaw County Sheriff’s Foundation buys SCLEOA memberships for deputies

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation recently purchased S.C. Law Enforcement Officers Association (SCLEOA) memberships for every sworn officer at the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO). While each membership costs only $30, the benefits are substantial, according to a KCSO press release. Members receive a $5,000 line-of-duty death benefit, free legal representation for officers facing litigation stemming from line-of-duty incidents, scholarship opportunities for children of officers and discounts at motels and attractions.

August 09, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire

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October 14, 2016 | | North Central High/Middle

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The day you "graduate" fifth grade, you never think of going back. Never do we have to walk through those doors again, or in the ...

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By now many readers should be aware of the C-I's policy regarding political submissions during the election cycle. Basically, our policy is to handle ...

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