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State needs to meet legal obligations

I was very interested in the issue raised by Camden City Council member Alfred Mae Drakeford at the recent (Kershaw County) Chamber (of Commerce) legislative forum. Ms. Drakeford correctly stated that the state of South Carolina is not providing the legally required level of funding for local governments. I would point out that our state is also falling well short in terms of its legal obligation for the funding of public schools.

April 24, 2013 | Dr. Frank E. Morgan KCSD Superintendent | Letters


Immigration discussion begins

By the time you read this, a group of United States Senators will likely have introduced the first significant proposal on immigration reform in more than 20 years. While it is far too early to comment on its content -- the group has been fairly secretive as to details -- the simple fact that such a high profile group will be offering a proposal is noteworthy. And it offers a good opportunity to talk, generally about immigration.

April 24, 2013 | By U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Camden Archives and Museum earns award for Doby exhibit

The Camden Archives and Museum received an Award of Achievement at the S.C. Federal of Museums' (SCFM) annual meeting, held in March in Greenwood. The award recognized the "excellent utilization of resources and professionalism" for the archives' "Camden's Baseball Hall of Famer: Larry Doby" exhibit and associated programming. The exhibit ran from July 2 to Dec. 31, 2012, in the Whitely Room and drew much praise from those who viewed it.

April 24, 2013 | | Camden


An All Star Send Off

Doby's Mill Elementary School students gave its Special Olympians a world class send-off as they headed off to competition. More than half of the school lined the front sidewalk, cheering and holding signs of encouragement and support as these special athletes left the school grounds to attend the Special Olympics at Camden Military Academy on April 12.

April 24, 2013 | | Education


NY governor recognizes city electric crews

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, parts of the east coast were devastated. Many people were left without power. States required assistance in order to restore electrical services to affected areas. The City of Camden was one municipality that sent crews to Pennsylvania and New York to provide much needed aid. The City Electric Department sent Jerry Marthers, Duane Dykes, William Peake, Matthew Grigsby, Jeremy Bowers, William Van Hoose and Jason Burr to help restore power.

April 24, 2013 | | Camden


Spring Fling returns

Ainsley Swartz (left) and Gail LaBianca, both of Camden, pause before completing the course on the 2012 Boykin Spring Fling ride. This year's Spring Fling will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Red Bank Farm in the Boykin community. The ride is a celebration of history and horses and is a tax-deductible benefit for the S.C. Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site. The ride and lunch is $35; juniors, $25. For more information, call 713-3996 or 432-3414. Rain date is Saturday, May 4.

April 24, 2013 | | Miscellaneous


Robert F. Meshach

A time of gathering for Mr. Robert Franklin Meshach, 77, will be held on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held on Friday at 5:00 p.m. at Newbaker Funeral Home in Blairstown, N.J. The family will receive friends Friday 3:00-5:00 p.m. prior to the service at Newbaker Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020 or First Presbyterian Church in Blairstown, N.J.

April 24, 2013 | | Obituaries


Centennial service

KershawHealth kicked off its Centennial Celebration Sunday at Temple Beth El. The Service of Thanksgiving included a tribute to Bernard Mannes Baruch and was meant as a way to "give thanks for a mission of caring that has remained steadfast for a century." Marlene Mischner welcomed the crowd and Rabbi Jonathan Case of Beth Shalom Synagogue in Columbia gave tribute to Baruch. The Rev. Philip Blankenship of Blaney Baptist Church in Elgin, Rev. Ellis White of Camden First United Methodist Church and Rev. Barbara Segars of Bethel United Methodist Church in Bethune spoke during the service. Closing remarks were made ...

April 24, 2013 | | Healthcare


Mary Susan White

Graveside services to celebrate the life of Mary Susan White will be held Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at Kershaw City Cemetery, Kershaw, SC. A memorial service will follow next week at Tampa General Hospital Chapel, Tampa, FL. In lieu of flowers, Susan, a 20 year survivor of breast cancer, requests that donations be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 5005 LBJ Fry., Ste 250, Dallas, Texas 75244.

April 24, 2013 | | Obituaries


Barbara Patrica Swindall

Barbara Patrica Swindall, 54, of 1890 Dekalb School Road in Camden died Monday, April 22, 2013. Plans will be announced at a later date by Collins Funeral Home.

April 24, 2013 | | Obituaries


Ariail for April 24, 2013

April 24, 2013 | | Ariail


Yesteryear - April 24, 2013

Seven women nominated for award

April 24, 2013 | | Yesteryear


Displaying their Leopard pride

April 24, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle


CHS girls’ soccer experience set for Thursday

The Camden High girls' soccer team is inviting all Camden area elementary aged girls to attend "Varsity for a Day" at Zemp Stadium from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25.

April 24, 2013 | | Camden High/Middle


Blizzard stymies Irmo on one hit, 10-0

Lugoff-Elgin will carry a full head of steam into Thursday's 4A District 5 softball playoff opener.

April 24, 2013 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


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Marvin L. "Chip" Smith

August 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


Stolen vehicle and marijuana possession

A lieutenant and investigator with the Kershaw County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit were on Red Hill Road in Camden when they noticed a grey Subaru ...

August 19, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KershawHealth labs earn accreditation

The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to the KershawHealth Medical Center and Elgin Outpatient Center Laboratories based on ...

August 19, 2016 | | Healthcare


‘Our goal is to have voting day run smoothly’

The gentlemen at Kershaw County Voter Registration want the November 8 election day to run smoothly, but citizens must register to vote by October 8.

August 19, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Kershaw County


Seven charged in $350 million government fraud scheme

Seven people, including two Camden residents, have been charged in a $350 million scheme to defraud the federal government.

August 19, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


High school students working toward “Strive for 25”

It's the first week of school for Kershaw County School District (KCSD) high school students, and they are working toward a goal to "Strive ...

August 19, 2016 | | Education


Auditions for Camden Community theatre’s musical production of Footloose announced

Camden Community Theatre (CCT,) an affiliate group of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) will hold auditions for its musical production of Footloose ...

August 19, 2016 | | People & Places


Chicken coops and voting booths

What in the world would the two items in the above headline have in common, other than they are places with purposes?

August 19, 2016 | | Editorials


The Olympics opened my eyes

I have been without a television set for a few days, but I know that the Olympics are the thing right now. I watched the ...

August 19, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


Beach burkini bingo

August 19, 2016 | | Columns


Pearlee Boykin Sumpter

Rembert - Mrs. Pearlee Boykin Sumpter, 93, of 5870 Halley Road, Rembert, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. A Celebration of Life and ...

August 18, 2016 | | Obituaries


Cassie Grant-Lloyd

Cassie Grant-Lloyd age 75 of New Haven, CT formerly of Camden, passed away on August 11, 2016 at her home. Cassie was born on April ...

August 18, 2016 | | Obituaries


Healthcare entrepreneur opens nurse aide school for helping seniors

The City of Camden recently honored Kesha L. Hayes with a proclamation for creating Senior Service Day in honor of the elderly population -- but her ...

August 16, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Camden


Man arrested for burglary, assault on elderly female

A 23 year old Elgin man is behind bars accused of breaking into a home, assaulting an elderly woman who lived there and leading a ...

August 16, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


UWKC accepting applications from agencies for federal funding

The United Way of Kershaw County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the ...

August 16, 2016 | | Miscellaneous


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