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Helping teenagers learn the consequences of reckless driving

Dear Annie: You recently printed a "Contract for Drivers," by John Violette. It requires teenage drivers to maintain decent grades, follow all traffic laws and never drive impaired or get in the car with a driver who is. It reminded me of the essay "Dead at 17," which relates what happens when kids don't follow those rules. Every year there are new teenage drivers who haven't seen it. Maybe if parents attach it to the contract, the need to drive safely will have a greater impact. Please print it again. -- Chicago Mom of Three

May 09, 2011 | | Dear Annie


Welcome to Paybackistan

It was a bit startling to watch crowds of mostly college-aged youths raucously celebrating in front of the White House after President Barack Obama reported the death of Osama bin Laden.

May 09, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Bill Couthen

Bill Couthen, 57, of Wells Road, Camden, died Wednesday, May 4, 2011.

May 09, 2011 | | Obituaries


Earl Kersey

Funeral services honoring the life of Earl Merle Kersey, 91, of Camden, will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Camden Ward. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. Bishop Foy Connell and Wayne Joyner will officiate. Active pallbearers will be Jerry, David, Brian and Christopher Kersey, Bobby Peebles and Ray Bare. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Monday, May 9, 2011 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Kersey's memory to the American Cancer Society, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 ...

May 09, 2011 | | Obituaries


Andrew Jacob Magazine Jr.

Mr. Andrew Jacob Magazine Jr., 63, of 1039 Kelly Bridge Road, Bishopville, died Friday. Friends may call at 428 Shady Grove Road, Cassatt.

May 09, 2011 | | Obituaries


Margaret Reeder

Funeral services for Margaret Henrietta Marsh Reeder, 83, of Lexington, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at Oakwood Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Woodridge Memorial park. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Richard Wilson and Rev. Dr. Larry Scott. Serving as pallbearers will be the Deacons of the Church. The family will receive friends from 6-8 Monday evening at Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington.

May 09, 2011 | | Obituaries


Curtis Speights

Curtis Speights, 53, of 1st Street, Charlotte, N.C., and formerly of Camden, died Thursday.

May 09, 2011 | | Obituaries


Noted and passed

• Congratulations to the high school seniors recently recognized as members of the All-County Academic Team. For 16 years Upchurch & Jowers Insurance Agency Inc. has honored a select group of students for their academic achievements. This year, 31 youth from Camden, North Central and Lugoff-Elgin high schools joined this team for excellence. Well done, students!

May 09, 2011 | | Editorials


A very good year!

A few weeks back, I heard two high school students talking about the upcoming prom and other end-of-the-year activities. It doesn't seem possible, but the year has flown by. In spite of all the challenges our community, state, and nation continue to face because of the economy, it's been a very good year in the Kershaw County School District! I thought I'd spend a little time this month touching on a few of the countless highlights of this year.

May 09, 2011 | Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Two more candidates added to administrator finalists

Prior to interviews Thursday evening with three finalists for the county administrator's post, Kershaw County Council (KCC) added two more candidates to the pool.

May 09, 2011 | | Kershaw County


Swim season nears

Lifeguards are diving into training for the 2011 swim season at the Kershaw County Aquatic Center. The pool will open on schedule May 21. Registration for aquatic programs including swim team and swim lessons is underway, along with the sale of season passes. Contact the Kershaw County Recreation Department at 425-6009 or 425-6010 for more information or visit the office at 1042 W. DeKalb St. in Camden. Gearing up for the season are (from left) Gage Koumas, Jonathan Murphy, Case Horton, Tripp Cassady, aquatic center director and lifeguard training instructor Jessica Mullins, assistant Sharon Connell, Blake Johnson, Rachel Castell, Lauren ...

May 09, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


Meet the Washingtons at Historic Camden

Have you ever wanted to spend an evening with George and Martha Washington? Do you know why our first First Lady burned all but three of her letters? Are you curious about how we won our Revolution despite large numbers of colonists who considered themselves English and wished to remain so?

May 09, 2011 | | Localife


Robert Ariail -- May 9, 2011

May 09, 2011 | | Viewpoint


Stuck on learning

May 09, 2011 | | Education


Yappy Hour

Toast your pets and the joy they bring you at the annual Yappy Hour fundraiser for the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter Thursday.

May 09, 2011 | | Miscellaneous


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Beulah Marsh Branham

Beulah Marsh Branham, 92, widow of William D. Branham, died Monday, April 14, 2014 at McCoy Nursing Home.

April 16, 2014 | | Obituaries


Sounds of jazz music to fill historic downtown Camden

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will present its 10th annual Jazz at the Center Music Festival, April 25-27, in historic downtown Camden. The featured concert this year takes place at 8 p.m. Saturday in Wood Auditorium, following a cocktail reception from 7 to 8 p.m. in the lobby. Maddy Winer and Vince Lewis and the Jazz All-Stars will provide entertainment from the Great American Songbook and modern jazz standards that are sure to please jazz lovers of all tastes. Their new CD "Crossroads" was hailed by Just Jazz Magazine as "first rate" and "…the musicianship ...

April 16, 2014 | | Localife


Boy Scouts of Wateree District Awards held

The Boy Scouts of Wateree District recently held their annual Awards Banquets, hosted by Lyttletton St. UMC. The district awards went to:

April 16, 2014 | | Localife


Palm Sunday Walk in Camden

Last Sunday was Palm Sunday, the beginning of the Christian Holy Week, leading up to the celebration of Easter. Jesus entered Jerusalem riding a donkey to celebrate Passover the week that he died. Kevin Shaw (portraying Jesus in photo) leads members of area churches down Mill St. in Camden.

April 16, 2014 | | Localife


Community giant, Buckley, passes away

Longtime Camden resident Reid Buckley died Monday night in a Columbia hospital, only days after being diagnosed with metastatic cancer.

April 16, 2014 | | Miscellaneous


Real Estate Transactions -- April 16

Real estate transactions

April 16, 2014 | | For the Record


42 years ago, April 17-21 1972

Clean-Up, Paint-Up, Fix-Up

April 16, 2014 | | Yesteryear


Hospital Auxiliary scholarship helps student succeed

Allison Hill is a 21st century woman embarking on a promising future in nursing with an assist from women who were born in the nineteenth century.

April 14, 2014 | | Localife


Ten KC schools receive Palmetto Gold, Silver;North Central High School named ‘Superstar’

Ten Kershaw County schools were among 592 schools statewide recognized by the State Department of Education for academic achievement and closing achievement gaps in 2013.

April 14, 2014 | | Localife


Ariail for April 14, 2014

April 14, 2014 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - April 14, 2014

• The news that the city of Camden plans to install an elevator at Camden City Hall is quite welcome. It is especially so to the city's disabled citizens who have found it difficult to come to court or attend Camden City Council meetings, both of which take place on the second floor. Many years ago, the city installed a chair-lift system attached to a railing of the building's main stairwell. It hasn't always worked and some people find its appearance a bit daunting. Installing the elevator -- which will also allow employees and visitors to reach offices and ...

April 14, 2014 | | Editorials


Focusing on finding the best healthcare outcomes

Recently, I attended the Congress on Healthcare Leadership presented by the American College of Healthcare Executives, and I was most impressed by one presentation: Building the New Healthcare Delivery System. In particular, I was struck by the fact that healthcare executives from across the country were focused almost exclusively on this new world of healthcare and its impact on how the organizations they lead are designed.

April 14, 2014 | By Terry Gunn, interim KershawHealth CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Beautiful in a different way

She was not a pretty woman in the days of her youth. Her lips were too thin, her forehead too high and her eyes so round that they seemed to bulge into the lens of the glasses she wore.

April 14, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


The road diet boon-doggle mistake

The road diet -- what a mistake. Even the mayor admits it could be a mistake. When the mayor was running for office he led me to believe that he was against the Broad Street diet. Two years later, he has flipped his opinion about the diet project. The mayor's vote, along with two of the previous council members, is what placed this mistake in motion. The urgency for the vote was to apply for a grant. A grant is federal tax dollars and not free money as some believe. This type of attitude is one of the reasons our ...

April 14, 2014 | John E. Durai Camden | Letters


Elliott feature speaker at KC Gamecock Club celebration

The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will hold its annual "Great to be a Gamecock Gathering" on Tuesday, April 29 at the Old South Restaurant in Camden at 6:30 p.m.

April 02, 2014 | | Sports


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