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Thomas E. McLester

Thomas E. (Daddy Mac) McLester, of Camden, peacefully departed this earthly life on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at the Kershaw Health Medical Center to join our Heavenly Father and rest in His eternal home. "Daddy Mac" as he was affectionately called was born in Bethune, South Carolina, on December 22, 1911. He was the son of the late Thomas M. & Elise M. McLester. He was predeceased by a brother, Harold McLester. After teaching for 36 years in Kershaw County, he retired in 1976. At an early age, he was baptized and entered into a lifetime affiliation with Trinity United Methodist ...

May 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


Rec notes -- May 4, 2012

Registration for swim lessons will begin April 30 at the Kershaw County Recreation Department.

May 04, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


School menus -- May 4, 2012

The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of May 7-11:

May 04, 2012 | | Education


Making student loans 'cool'

President Obama "slow jams the news?" Is this a nakedly bold pitch for the youth vote or what?

May 04, 2012 | | Columns


Voter registration deadline approaches

The deadline to register to vote in June's party primaries is May 12, according to officials with the S.C. Election Commission.

May 04, 2012 | | Politics


Pets of the week -- May 4, 2012

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Squab, a petite black and white bulldog mix dog, and an orange and white tabby 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 ...

May 04, 2012 | | Pets


Blackmon seeks election to school board

Former North Central High School (NCHS) coach Ron Blackmon is seeking election to Seat 9 of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees.

May 04, 2012 | | Politics


Vera V. Stevens

Funeral service for Vera Viola Stevens, 60,of Cassatt, will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Lugoff Church of God with burial to follow in Stevens-Ray Memorial Park, Cassatt. The Rev. Tim Shirley and the Rev. Jeff Grubbs will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Lugoff, Church of God.

May 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


George Ralph Barnes

George Ralph Barnes, 77, of Orangeburg, SC, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at The Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, of complications from a stoke he suffered many years ago.

May 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


Ariail for May 4, 2012

May 04, 2012 | | Ariail


When there's no path, make a trail

I can hardly say this was a bolt from the blue. I mean I've always known this day would come. I've had a generous 17 years to prepare for this crossroad in my life. This should be an easy transition for all involved, right? Ok, maybe not exactly. Wow. Graduation announcements? Cap and gown? Excuse the cliché, but where has the time gone? The pace in which time flies by is alarming. And when I pause and reflect too intensely on the image of my oldest son graduating high school, it almost feels hard to breath. It's ...

May 04, 2012 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Second annual Teen Pregnancy Prevention Walk-a-thon set for May 19

The second annual Teen Pregnancy Prevention Walk-a-thon will be held on Saturday, May 19 beginning at 9 a.m. and is sponsored by the Camden First United Methodist Women.

May 04, 2012 | | People & Places


Frederick George William Rehm Jr.

A mass of Christian burial for Frederick George William Rehm, Jr., 94, of Camden, will be celebrated at 11:00AM, Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. A reception will follow in St. Mary's Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mr. Rehm's memory to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 1709 Lyttleton St., Camden, SC, 29020, or the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, 810 Lyttleton St., Camden, SC 29020

May 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


Rosa Lee Bracey Jones

Rosa Lee B. Jones, 73, of Mt. Vernon, N.Y., formerly of Camden, passed away on March 29, 2012.

May 04, 2012 | | Obituaries


Mary "Penny" McDuffie

Ms. Mary "Penny" McDuffie, 81, of 5724 TB. Wright Road, Rembert, S.C. formerly of 947 Wateree Blvd., passed on Saturday, April 28, 2012. Funeral Services will be conducted on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at 2 p.m. at St. Stephens Baptist Church, Rembert, S.C., with burial to follow at Cedar's Cemetery, Camden.

May 02, 2012 | | Obituaries


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Phyllis Mays Davis

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Phyllis Mays Davis, 68, of Bethune, SC will be held Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Bethel United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Gary Romines will officiate. The family will receive friends today, May 27, at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel from 6:00-7:30 PM.

May 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


James Odell Cooper

Mr. James Odell Cooper, 87, of Camden, died Saturday, May 23, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home, Camden, who is serving the Cooper family.

May 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


County receives $500K grant for Governor’s Hill water line

Kershaw County recently received a $500,000 grant from the South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (SCRIA). The money will be used to complete a water line to Governor's Hill Industrial Park, according to Kershaw County officials.

May 27, 2015 | | Kershaw County


L-EHS Beta Club donates to animal shelter

Lugoff-Elgin High School's Beta Club recently donated food, toys, treats and supplies to Kershaw County's Walter M. Crowe animal shelter. The Beta Club is a service club for high school students with a GPA of 3.3 or higher. "We focus on service in the community and in the school. We look for ways to help, especially in the community. One of the things the kids wanted to do was to help out the animal shelter," L-EHS Beta Club advisor Patricia Joyner said. Students collected various items to help with caring for the animals at the shelter. "We ...

May 27, 2015 | | Education


Drakeford, Parks appointed to NLC committees, councils

Camden City Councilwomen Alfred Mae Drakeford and Laurie Parks were recently appointed to National League of Cities (NLC) committees and councils.

May 27, 2015 | | Camden


Memorial Day remembrances

May 27, 2015 | | Military


Crime Report - May 27, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating an alleged case of embezzlement in which a Lugoff woman is accused of stealing nearly $117,000 from her employer, a Lugoff medical clinic.

May 27, 2015 | By Gary Phillips and Tenell Felder C-I editorial staff | Crime-Police-Fire


FAC Day Camp registration underway

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) announces its summer camps and activities for both children and adults beginning in early July of 2015. Enjoy favorite standbys such as dance, clay, and visual art, along with several new and exciting camps this summer. The camps will take place on the campus of the FAC located at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden. Registration for all camps is available by calling the box office at 425-7676 and online at www.fineartscenter.org. MasterCard, Visa, Discover, personal checks and cash are accepted.

May 27, 2015 | | People & Places


Red Nose Day

Heritage Community Bank participated in Red Nose Day. Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. People across the country came together to have fun and raise funds and awareness.

May 25, 2015 | | People & Places


Safety tips for summer fun

The weather is heating up and Americans are heading outdoors to soak up the fun. Warm weather enthusiasts should keep safety on the top of their minds when they're out camping, boating and barbecuing.

May 25, 2015 | | People & Places


55th wedding anniversary

May 25, 2015 | | People & Places


Ariail for May 25, 2015

May 25, 2015 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - May 25, 2015

• We hope the community will join us in cheering on five Camden Military Academy (CMA) cadets who will travel in June to the University of Maryland to enter their National History Day performance piece into competition. The play is based on events from the 1950s and '60s surrounding the Civil Rights movement in Summerton, just an hour south of Camden. It's not just a matter of grabbing a few quotes off the internet and slapping together a script. The cadets, lead by CMA Dean of Students John Heflin, extensively researched the events leading to the landmark Briggs v. Elliott ...

May 25, 2015 | | Editorials


Rich: The wealth of being poor

My people, as I have long said, were raised up on hard times in the Appalachian foothills. I don't know that I had a grandparent who ever saw the sum of $500 at one time or even held a $100 bill in hand.

May 25, 2015 | | Columns


Rebecca Wright

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Ina Rebecca Cofer Wright, 79, of Lugoff, S.C., will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 30, 2015 at St. John's United Methodist Church in Lugoff, S.C. Rev. Michael Leonhardt will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Wright's memory to a charity of one's choice.

May 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


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