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Teenage pranks

The news recently carried the information that some schools in Kershaw County would be delayed by two hours. The reason was vandalism of school buses. I am certain many individuals self-righteously thought or said, "We would never have done such a thing." Remembering just a few activities might give new insight.

August 15, 2012 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Camden taxes lowest in area

I have read in this paper that our governments at the federal, state and local levels are all imposing too much taxes and not doing a good job in spending those taxes. Since I am more connected to local government, I decided to do a little research to see how we compare to our neighbors. Set out below is what I discovered. If you study these numbers, as I have, I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

August 15, 2012 | Patrick D. Partin Camden City Council | Letters


Kershaw County educators attend Santee Cooper’s Energy Educators Institute

This summer, Santee Cooper provided hands-on experience in critical fields of the energy industry to two Kershaw County educators, as part of the 27th annual Energy Educators Institute series at the Wampee Conference Center in Pinopolis.

August 15, 2012 | | Education


Simplifying taxes

Fair tax. Balanced budget. Debt reduction.

August 15, 2012 | L.L. Bridges Camden | Letters


Political economics

Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate will turn the presidential campaign into one centered around economic policy, though Democrats will certainly try to make it about social issues. We hope it will stimulate serious discussion about this country's spiraling deficit and the unsustainability of the economy if the United States doesn't get a handle on its debt. Of course, how to reduce that debt is framed in different ways by the two parties, and so far there has been little effort by either to try to come to compromise. Democrats insist that taxing ...

August 15, 2012 | | Editorials


Sidewalk Survey -- Aug. 15, 2012

August 15, 2012 | Julie J. Prickett C-I | Sidewalk Survey


Lugoff Elgin High School student wins state 4H award

Cleo Lampert has always had a special place in her heart for animals, specifically horses. She started taking riding lessons at her horse trainer's farm where regular 4H club meetings were also held. Cleo attended a few meetings, and thought it was fun. At 8 years old, Cleo joined the West Wateree Ropes and Reins 4H club and recently joined the Kershaw County 4H Horse Club. Over the past eight years, her main focus areas have been horses and agriculture.

August 15, 2012 | Deon Legette | People & Places


Wateree Boat Club launches

Wateree Boat Club, a new membership club offering recreational boating, has opened at Wateree Marina on Lake Wateree. "Wateree Boat Club is a private club designed for people who enjoy boating but prefer not to own a boat," Manager Cook Young said.

August 15, 2012 | | Business


KM Video grand opening

August 15, 2012 | | Business


Frances Burns Williams

A funeral service celebrating the life of Frances Burns Williams, 92, of Camden, will be held at 2:00PM, Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at Hermitage Baptist Church. Rev. Jason Fletcher, Rev. Mark Hopkins and Rev. Jed Bryant will officiate. Family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30PM, Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Frances' memory to the Arise and Build Fund at Hermitage Baptist Church, 814 Jefferson Davis Highway, Camden, SC 29020.

August 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


Carl R. Fowler

Carl R. Fowler, 91, die Sunday August 12 at Carolina Pines Hospital in Hartsville, SC. Carl was born in Camden, SC and moved to Plainfield, NJ and lived for over 45 years. He retired and then return to his hometown of Camden. He was the oldest member of the Gordon Street Church of God.

August 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


Levy Lenix

Levy Lenix, 59, of 705 Elmore Street Camden died Sunday August, 12, 2012. Plans will be announced by Collins Funeral Home.

August 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


Janette Quinn

A graveside service for Janette Cogdell Quinn, 81, of Elgin, SC, will be held at 10:00AM, Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at Blaney Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Philip Blankenship, Rev. Ron Gregory, and Dennis Ray, Mrs. Quinn's grandson, will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00PM, Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Janette's memory to Blaney Baptist Church.1400 Blaney Road, Elgin, SC 29045.

August 15, 2012 | | Obituaries


For the Record -- Aug. 15, 2012

Real estate transactions

August 15, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Clyde Jones to be inducted into T.L. Hanna Hall of Fame

Before he was an assistant coach on "The '64 Team", Clyde "Tubby" Jones was a standout football player at Boys High School --- now, T.L. Hanna High School --- in his native Anderson.

August 15, 2012 | | Sports


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Editorial: Civility

Something refreshing has come to Camden and Kershaw County: a return to civility among our governing bodies.

July 24, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: Trumping himself

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump can't help himself. Nor can we.

July 24, 2015 | | Columns


Moment of Nature - July 24, 2015

The mere mention of the word "root extraction" concurs up images of the dentist chair, Novocain and the shrill sound of the drilling tool, which sends a shiver up my spine! Thankfully, extraction in this context is not of tooth roots but of tree roots.

July 24, 2015 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Velma Shealey

Velma Munn Stokes Shealey died peacefully in her home on Monday, July 20, 2015.

July 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Shirley Nelson

A visitation to celebrate the life of Shirley Ann Nelson, 72, will be held August 1, 2015 from 2 – 4 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or the National Rifle Association.

July 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Lois Mickle

Funeral service for Mrs. Lois Mickle, 87, of New York City will be held Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 11 a.m. at Sutton Branch Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may visit at 694 Leslie Branham Road in Elgin. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

July 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Clyde Key

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Clyde Key, 63, of Camden will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Springvale Baptist Church. Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. Burial will follow in Springvale Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m., Friday, July 24, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Clyde's memory Kornegay Funeral Home to help cover expenses, 1112 Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020 or to Power Up Girl's Ministry (PUGS), 10 St. Andrews Way, Elgin, SC 29045.

July 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Gay Dawn Harris

A celebration of life service for Gay Dawn Harris, 56, will be held today at 6 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Mark Hopkins and the Rev. Derrick Proctor will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 5-6 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lee County Animal Shelter.

July 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Margaret Gardner

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Margaret Kirkland Gardner, 87, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2 p.m., today, July 24, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Hugh McKinney will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 1 p.m., 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Gardner's memory to Lakeview Baptist Church, 1520 Mill Street, Camden, SC, 29020.

July 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


Maebell Brevard

Funeral service for Mrs. Maebell Brevard, 73, of Hempstead, New York, formerly of Camden, will be held Saturday, July 25, 2015, 11 a.m. at Collins Funeral Home chapel with burial in Good Hope United Methodist Church cemetery. She died Sunday, July 19, 2015. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

July 24, 2015 | | Obituaries


A sendoff from the head Tiger himself

July 22, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Carolina Family Karate wins 26 medals at AAU nationals

Carolina Family Karate in Lugoff sent 19 students to the National AAU Karate Championships in Raleigh earlier this month and the team returned home with 26 medals which included performance in the disciplines of Kobudo (improvised farming tools), Kata (sequential defensive moves) and Kumite (sparring).

July 22, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports


Ariail for July 22, 2015

July 22, 2015 | | Ariail


Editorial: Habitat

Unless they're nature lovers, when you say the word "habitat" to people in Kershaw County, most folks tend to know you're probably talking about Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County, the organization which for so many years has helped less fortunate residents move into homes of their own.

July 22, 2015 | | Editorials


Parker: A modest proposal for humanity

WASHINGTON -- In his satirical solution to Ireland's prolific poor, especially among Catholics whose fish diet was thought to enhance fertility, Jonathan Swift suggested a new menu item: Succulent 1-year-olds for dinner.

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


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