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The spirit of Christmas

Surrounded by the marvels of all the electronic capabilities among us today, I have put pen to paper to wish you a joyous holiday season. In the lifetime of our son, Edwards, we may see pen and paper become historic tools. So, while I can, I want to share a holiday message with each of you.

December 16, 2011 | Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Pets of the week -- Dec. 16, 2011

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Whiskey, an 8-month-old male Golden Retriever/Labrador mix puppy, and an adult male Siamese 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 ...

December 16, 2011 | | Pets


Rec Notes for Dec. 16, 2011

A meeting for Kershaw County Rec Department basketball referees will be held at 5:45 p.m. Monday at the Old Armory.

December 16, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Crowning Little, Teen Miss Camden-Kershaw County

The Little Miss/Teen Miss Camden-Kershaw County pageant was held on Nov. 5 at Lyttleton Street Methodist Family Life Center. Girls ages 2 through 19 competed for titles to represent Camden and Kershaw County in the state pageant held to be June 2012 in Hartsville. The winners are (above, from left to right) Miss Tiny Tot Camden and Camden's Overall Sweetheart Winner -- Nadia Isabel Halley; Wee Miss Tiny Tot Camden -- Olivia Grace Dukes; Little Miss Camden -- Mari Elizabeth Sowell; Wee Miss Kershaw County and Kershaw County's Overall Sweetheart -- Aubrey Olivia Waters; and (not pictured) Wee Miss Camden -- Kendal ...

December 16, 2011 | | Localife


Food for the Soul receives holiday donation

Kershaw County equestrians and shoppers supported Kershaw County's Food for the Soul through a special Thanksgiving promotion offered by The Tack Room. A $5 donation earmarked for Food for the Soul earned shoppers a discount on purchases during the special promotion, said The Tack Room's John Cushman (left). The holiday drive raised $1,500 for the soup kitchen and recently opened emergency homeless shelter. Presenting the check Wednesday to Food for the Soul Director Fred Ogburn (right), Cushman said the charitable fund-raising effort was "the right thing to do, especially at this time of year, and the customers ...

December 16, 2011 | | Localife


Camden Tae Kwon Do holds information defense session

The participants in the Camden Tae Kwon Do Academy's children and women's self defense seminar enjoyed an informative and lively session, held Nov.12 at the facility located in the Dusty Bend section of Camden. The seminar participants included (standing from left) Carl E. Wright, owner/instructor, Carol Elliott, Michelle Ransom, Brenda Poteat, Gwen Moorer, Helen Williams, Kayla Gonzalez, Pat Wright, Virginia Mickle, Josh Holstrom (seated from left) Denim Edwards, Mikella Ransom and Adam Osborne.

December 16, 2011 | | Localife


Long applause

Doby's Mill Elementary School media specialist Betsy Long spreads the love of reading to her students every day. She received that same love back this week for her extraordinary efforts when she was named one of 10 national winners of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/The New York Times "I Love My Librarian" Award.

December 16, 2011 | | Education


Robert "Bobby" Black

Mr. Robert "Bobby" Black, 72, of 1526 Shearwater Road, Elgin, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, December 11, 2011.

December 16, 2011 | | Obituaries


Gingrich, anti-poverty warrior

'Tis the season, it appears, for Newt Gingrich to show his dual political personalities: naughty and nice.

December 16, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Public pensions

Public pensions have been much in the news since the economic downturn began, especially during the last year. The battle in Wisconsin over public employees' collective bargaining rights and pension plans has been the most publicized, but the same arguments have been occurring across the country. The South Carolina General Assembly has now taken the first step to deal with a $13-billion deficit in the state retirement pension fund, and though it involved difficult decisions on the part of a House subcommittee, it was the right thing to do. The recommendations still must go to the House Ways and Means ...

December 16, 2011 | | Editorials


Hattie Mae "Hatchet" Caldwell

Hattie Mae "Hatchet" Caldwell, 61, of Pine Drive, Bethune, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011.

December 16, 2011 | | Obituaries


Carrie G. Ford

Carrie G. Ford, 55, of Sherwood Court, Lugoff, died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011.

December 16, 2011 | | Obituaries


George L. Massey

George L. Massey, 66, of Church Road, Westville, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011.

December 16, 2011 | | Obituaries


Ralph C. "Butch" McLeod Jr.

Funeral service for Ralph C. "Butch" McLeod, Jr., 59, of Lugoff, will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Church of the Nazarene with burial to follow in St. United Methodist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Scott Crandall and the Rev. Mark Hopkins will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Hermitage Baptist Church Youth Department.

December 16, 2011 | | Obituaries


Wade Henry "Buck" Parker Jr.

Mr. Wade Henry "Buck" Parker, Jr., 85, of Kershaw, widower of Jessie Lee Anderson Parker, passed away Monday, December 12, 2011 at WJBD VA Medical Center in Columbia. He was born July 17, 1926 in Camden, a son of the late Wade H. Parker, Sr. and Nannie C. Watkins Parker.

December 16, 2011 | | Obituaries


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JoAnn King

Celebration of Life Service for JoAnn King, 75, will be held Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Gardner will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

November 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


Wateree Elementary School reports honor rolls

First Grade

November 19, 2014 | | Education


Camden riders helps CCET take two titles in as many days

The Camden-based Central Carolina Equestrian Team won a pair of championships in two events contested on consecutive days at the South Carolina Equine Park in Camden earlier this fall.

November 19, 2014 | | Equine


Canine Classic to benefit Fine Arts Center

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will hold a new and exciting fundraiser, the Canine Classic for the Arts, to be held Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Meeting Place in Cassatt, located at 1166 State Road S-28-354.

November 19, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


NSA honors its 2014 champions

Jacqueline Ohrstrom's Demonstrative, winner of three Grade 1 races in 2014, was crowned Saturday as the National Steeplechase Association's Lonesome Glory Champions Award winner as the year's leading earner.

November 19, 2014 | | Equine


JoAnn King

Celebration of Life Service for JoAnn King, 75, will be held Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Gardner will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

November 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


Gregory Matheson Hailey

Funeral service for Gregory Matheson Hailey, 41, will be held on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Hardshell Cemetery. The Rev. Wayne Flowers will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 1:00-3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 311 East Main Street, Bennettsville, S.C. 29512 or a charity of one's choice.

November 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


Edward Lane

Edward Lane

November 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


Talbot promoted to commander of SCHP training unit

An Elgin man is now commander of the S.C. Highway Patrol's training division.

November 19, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


WWI exhibit now on display at Camden Archives

An exhibit on World War I is now on display through June 2015 at the Camden Archives and Museum.

November 19, 2014 | | Camden


Ariail for Nov. 19, 2014

November 19, 2014 | | Ariail


Transparency

Operating under the simple premise that citizens have a right to know as much as they can about how their government officials operate, and how that affects governmental agencies as a whole, we almost always favor laws and regulations which require transparency in government. Transparency, of course, is an overused word, but it basically means that government agencies must operate in a way that allows citizens to observe what's happening, and even to have input about what's taking place.

November 19, 2014 | | Editorials


Sheriff responds to firearms discharge ordinance decision

The committee to study whether or not Kershaw County should enact some type of firearms discharge ordinance finally came back with its finding. As I fully expected, there will be no ordinance of any kind to deal with this growing problem. William Tetterton, a criminal defense attorney, former prosecutor and friend of mine chaired this committee. Mr. Tetterton was against any kind of firearms discharge ordinance from the beginning, so it seems a little disingenuous that a man who was strongly opposed to any firearms discharge ordinance would chair a panel deciding on whether or not one should be enacted.

November 19, 2014 | Jim Matthews Kershaw County Sheriff | Letters


Marriage rate fairly stable since Great Recession

Many may think marriage in America is on the decline. But recent data from Bowling Green State University shows that compared to the first eight years of the millennia, the marriage rate has remained fairly stable.

November 18, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


Kissing can get you sick...?

You've probably heard that kissing can get you sick. You're right.

November 18, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


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