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The pot-smokers’ confessional

WASHINGTON -- Everybody's doing it -- confessing their youthful, pot-smoking ways -- so here goes.

January 22, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


The ‘education’ of Gov. Nikki Haley

Gov. Nikki Haley last week announced her much-anticipated plan to improve education. And, as always in these matters, there is good news and there is bad news.

January 22, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Divine Fortune gives Sheppard 13th Eclipse Award winner

Bill Pape and Jonathan Sheppard's Divine Fortune, dominant winner of the $250,000 Grand National at the Far Hills Races last October, was honored Saturday evening with the 2013 Eclipse Award as Thoroughbred racing's champion steeplechase horse.

January 22, 2014 | | Equine


Top 5 Pet New Year’s Resolutions for 2014

The New Year is upon us. It's time to reflect upon the past year and determine what we want to achieve, change or do better in 2014. This applies to all aspects of our lives -- including our pets. TripsWithPets.com surveyed pet parents and asked them what resolutions they've made for 2014 pertaining to their pets.

January 22, 2014 | Provided by TripsWithPets.com | Pets


Would it be a good law?

How do you feel about the proposed South Carolina law that would allow people with Concealed Weapon Carry permits to take their weapons into places that serve alcohol?

January 22, 2014 | | Sidewalk Survey


‘Boykin’ to open Thursday at Fine Arts Center

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will open its next exhibition in conjunction with the first chamber music concert of the season on Thursday. "Boykin," featuring the works of sisters and local artists Lisa Boykin Adams and Marti Boykin Wallace, will open their upcoming exhibition with a catered reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Bassett Gallery. The exhibition is sponsored by First Community Bank. Catering is provided by Carolina Café, and will be followed by a chamber music concert featuring Decoda with Claire Bryant. The exhibition runs through March 5.

January 22, 2014 | | Arts


Mae Allen Croft

Mrs. Mae Allen Croft, 86, was called home, Friday, January 10, 2014.

January 22, 2014 | | Obituaries


Walter John Slocum

Beloved husband of Suzanne Powell Slocum departed this earth to be with his maker on October 17th, 2013 in Portland Maine. Walter was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts spent most of his life in Massachusetts and adored New England. Walter leaves behind his wife, Suzanne of Camden, S.C. her son Travis of Brooklyn, N.Y., two sons Damien and Derek in California, and a brother Ed in Missouri.

January 22, 2014 | | Obituaries


Robert "Bobby" Holland Hammond

Graveside services for Robert "Bobby" Holland Hammond, 79, of Mayesville, SC, will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, January 22, 2014 in Beulah Methodist Church Cemetery, 820 Beulah Church Road in Camden, SC. Rev. Brian Peake, minister of Mayesville Presbyterian Church will officiate. Memorials may be made in his memory to Mayesville Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 141, Mayesville, SC 29104 or Beulah United Methodist Church, 1410 Black River Road, Camden, SC 29020.

January 22, 2014 | | Obituaries


Jack Benny Cobb

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Jack Benny Cobb, 75, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Mt. Hebron Free Will Baptist Church in Cassatt, SC. Rev. Jack Cobb, Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow in Sandy Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery in Cassatt. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Jack's memory to Mt. Hebron Free Will Baptist Church, c/o 2071 Old Georgetown Road East, Bethune, SC 29009 or ...

January 22, 2014 | | Obituaries


Kerry Alexis Wilson

Mr. Kerry Alexis Wilson, the son of Annie Bell McCants Wilson and Henry Wilson, Jr. entered eternal rest on January 15, 2014 at the Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, NC. The family is receiving friends at the home of his mother, 662 Lower Lee School Road, Mayesville. Besides his parents, Kerry is survived by a brother, Michael (Jessalyn) Wilson and many other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held on January 21, 2014, 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on January 22, 2014 ...

January 22, 2014 | | Obituaries


Julius Thomas

Mr. Julius Thomas, husband of Mrs. Loretta McFadden Thomas, entered eternal rest on January 11, 2014 at the McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence. The family is receiving friends at the residence, 309 Bradley Avenue, Bishopville. Visitations will be held on January 20, 2014, 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 12:00 Noon on January 21, 2014 at the Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 55 Dove Lane, Bishopville, Rev. Dr. Jerome Douglas, pastor and Rev. Richard Addison, eulogist. Burial will follow in the St. Paul Memorial Gardens, Elliott, SC ...

January 22, 2014 | | Obituaries


This week in KC sports

Tuesday: Camden at Lower Richland (BB – 6 p.m.); Ridge View at Lugoff-Elgin (BB – 6 p.m.); North Central at Columbia (BB – 6 p.m.)

January 20, 2014 | | Sports


Mothers Against Drunk Driving of Kershaw County to meet Wednesday

The public is invited to a meeting on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Lugoff Fire Department to hear about what Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) of Kershaw County are doing now and what they will be doing in the near future.

January 20, 2014 | | People & Places


Homeless count survey soon

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires all of the Continuum of Care organizations who receive funding for homeless services and housing to attempt to find and survey individuals and families who are homeless in January of each year.

January 20, 2014 | | People & Places


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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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