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Stepping out in style

"I'm going to walk out of here on March 3rd."

March 21, 2014 | By Judy Ferrell Special to the C-I | Healthcare


Camden’s Robert Mills jail

When you are researching Robert Mills, South Carolina's first superintendent of public buildings, you inevitably end up trekking off to the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, the repository for South Carolina's historical state documents. We have an "inside track" there. One of our staff members, Sarah Murray, is married to Robert Murray, a long-time state archives employee. As a prelude to some of our research trips there, we ask Robert to scope out our prospects when the on-line database at the state archives does not yield what we are looking for. Sure enough, Robert found that ...

March 21, 2014 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Six businesses cited for selling beer to minors

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) cited six businesses for selling beer to minors following an undercover operation Wednesday night. The operation included having underage individuals, under the KCSO's direction, attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages from 24 businesses in the county licensed to sell alcohol. In each of the 24 attempts, the underage person presented legitimate identification clearly showing them to be under the age of 21.

March 21, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Aberdeen Easter Family Tour

Dale Sheheen, chair of Mental Health America (MHA) of Kershaw County recently announced MHA would be hosting its third annual Easter Family Tour at Aberdeen, home of Jack Bantley. Sheheen said, "Jack Brantley has again opened his home and grounds to our organization for a fund raising opportunity. Our mission is to promote mental health and to work for improved care, treatment and quality of life for persons with mental illness."

March 21, 2014 | | People & Places


Larry Burnette Barnes

Larry Burnette Barnes, 57 of Anderson SC, passed away March 18, 2014. Larry was born November 16, 1956 in Camden to the late Roland James Barnes and NanniLee Barnes. He was a loving Husband, Father, and Brother. He leaves behind his wife, Barbara Janet Barnes; a daughter, Jennifer Jackson and a Step-Daughter, Stacy Seibert; five siblings, Betty Jayne Barnes Gaines, Sarah Christine Barnes Roberts, Roland Delois Barnes, Joseph Wood Barnes, and Edward Allen Barnes. He was predeceased by two brothers, Milton Barnes and Billy Barnes. He leaves six grandchildren, three nieces, two nephews, and numerous grandnieces and grandnephews. The family ...

March 21, 2014 | | Obituaries


Raymond Michael Swain

A memorial service celebrating the life of Raymond Michael Swain, 54, of Raleigh, NC, will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Emmanuel United Methodist Church. Reverend Daniel Hembree will officiate.

March 21, 2014 | | Obituaries


Bobby Horton

A graveside service to honor the life of O. R. "Bobby" Horton, 85, of Cassatt, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, March 22, 2014 in Quaker Cemetery in Camden. Lynwood Young will officiate. Memorials may be made in Bobby's memory to Food for the Soul, 110 E. DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.

March 21, 2014 | | Obituaries


Lorenzo Wolfe

Mr. Lorenzo "Muttra's Boy" Wolfe, 61, of 1252 Wateree Dam Road, Ridgeway died Wednesday. Family and Friends may call at the residence. Fuernal arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Wolfe Family.

March 21, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ariail for March 21, 2014

March 21, 2014 | | Ariail


Letter writer supports Hartis

Kershaw County, as in all counties, must collect tax revenue in some manner in order to provide, improve and maintain the things that make living here the pleasure we all desire. Basically, there are only two ways to increase tax revenue. You either get more from those of us who are already paying, or you increase the number of people paying. The desirable strategy is obvious. The only question is how do you do that, and the only realistic answer is to create more jobs for current and future residents of the county. It goes without saying that new job ...

March 21, 2014 | Charlie Humphries Camden | Letters


Being Vladimir Putin

WASHINGTON -- "Once an agent, always an agent."

March 21, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Social Security office

Given the budget restraints that virtually all government agencies are facing, we understand why the Social Security office at 1111 Broad St. in Camden closed. Dollars are tight, and officials say Uncle Sam will save more than $3 million during the next 10 years by shutting down the local facility. But we'll hand failing marks to the agency for the way it handled the shutdown, notifying few people and making no attempt to contact its clients and the media, which could have spread the word of the shutdown.

March 21, 2014 | | Editorials


Little chance of corporate reform

Conservatives are mightily concerned -- rightly so -- about runaway entitlement spending in this country. Various social programs enacted since Lyndon Johnson's Great Society began in the mid-1960s are at a boiling point.

March 21, 2014 | | Columns


Starting off on the right foot

March 21, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


Bowers shuts Vikings down and out

Over the years, Spring Valley has been a thorn in the side of the Lugoff-Elgin baseball team.

March 21, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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August 11, 2017 | | Ariail


NIP underway in the city

The city of Camden has many projects underway, including utility infrastructure, the new tennis/pickleball complex, launch of a Main Street SC program and many ...

August 11, 2017 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Armstrong named S.C. Strength Coach of the Year

Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) athletes have realized that they were fortunate to have the expertise of Mike Armstrong as their strength and conditioning coach, but ...

August 11, 2017 | | Education


Pracht inducted into National Auctioneers Hall of Fame

J. Chris Pracht, IV, CAI, AARE, CES, was recently bestowed high honor at the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) 68th International Auctioneers Conference and Show in ...

August 11, 2017 | | Miscellaneous


Man says ‘thank you’ 25 years later

Joseph Atkins was driving through South Carolina when he saw a highway sign for Camden.

August 11, 2017 | | Kershaw County


Volunteers needed for Revolutionary Run Half Marathon

All members of the Greater Camden community are invited to step out and support runners making their way through town during the Revolutionary Run Half ...

August 11, 2017 | | Camden


Senior citizens can attend school sponsored events free

Kershaw County citizens age 65 years or older can receive lifetime Golden Circle passes that allow them to attend school-sponsored activities or athletic events free ...

August 11, 2017 | | Education


Small town papers have local role

HILLSBORO, Ohio – I don't read many of the online comments following my op-eds because I'm an old-fashioned journalist who prefers signed letters to ...

August 11, 2017 | By Gary Abernathy, editor (Hillsboro, Ohio) Times-Gazette | Columns


S.C.'s nuclear meltdown: what next?

Here's the issue: SCANA (the parent company of South Carolina Electric and Gas) and Santee Cooper (the state-owned utility that provides power for 11 ...

August 11, 2017 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


City Council meets tonight

Camden City Council will consider second reading and final approval of an ordinance authorizing the purchase

August 08, 2017 | | Camden


KCGC kickoff meeting will feature Suggs and Lake

University of South Carolina football radio analyst and former Gamecock quarterback Tommy Suggs and USC assistant baseball coach Stuart Lake will be the guest speakers ...

August 08, 2017 | | Sports


Dorton named CofC pitching coach

Former Lugoff-Elgin pitcher and past Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion head baseball coach Will Dorton was officially introduced as the new pitching coach at ...

August 08, 2017 | | Sports


Antoinette G. "Toni" Payne

CAMDEN - Funeral Services for Toni Payne, 59, will be held on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church ...

August 08, 2017 | | Obituaries


E.L. Griggs III

CAMDEN – Burial with military honors for Ernest Lee Griggs, III, 83, will be held on Friday at Fort Jackson National Cemetery at 12pm. Following the ...

August 08, 2017 | | Obituaries


Two-car accident claims one

A two-car collision that occurred about 3 p.m. August 5 claimed the life of a Camden man.

August 08, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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