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Keeping the dream alive

By chance, we happened upon him in a small gift shop. The clerk recognizing me laughed and said, "What a coincidence! She just bought a copy of your book!" She gestured toward a small woman browsing through a group of men's sweaters.

February 24, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Ariail for Feb. 24, 2014

February 24, 2014 | | Ariail


Noted and passed - Feb. 24, 2014

• We commented just last week on the wise decision by Volkswagen workers in Tennessee to turn down unionization with the UAW. But Gov. Nikki Haley's statement that unionized plants aren't welcome at all in South Carolina is off the mark. Sen. Vincent Sheheen of Camden, who's running against Haley, said South Carolina should remain a right-to-work state, where workers have the right to decide whether to join unions. That's a more reasonable position.

February 24, 2014 | | Editorials


Should S.C. pay for surveillance?

Gov. Nikki Haley's executive budget grabbed a few headlines for its items on education, transportation and Medicaid waiver programs. One component of the budget was almost completely ignored, however, and it shouldn't be. The governor's proposed spending plan includes $8.5 million in total funds -- $5.3 million from the federal government -- for a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Fusion Center.

February 24, 2014 | By Shane McNamee S.C. Policy Council | Columns


Few today remember The Orangeburg Massacre

If you're now a 60-year-old native South Carolinian, you're unlikely to have any personal memory of the events known as the Orangeburg Massacre. You would have been 14 when it happened on Feb. 8, 1968 -- two years before the deaths of four white students at Kent State University in Ohio.

February 24, 2014 | By Jack Bass College of Charleston | Columns


Greenville knocks Dogs from tourney

Greenville outscored visiting Camden, 27-8, over the final 11 minutes of play to advance to the third round of the AAA state basketball playoffs with a 41-34 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday.

February 23, 2014 | | Camden High/Middle


Food for the Soul announces new board members, service numbers

Food for the Soul soup kitchen and temporary shelter recently added five new Kershaw County residents to its board of directors. The organization also announced its food and shelter service numbers for 2013.

February 21, 2014 | | People & Places


Frances Justice Glenn Kirby

Justice Kirby, 79, of Camden, South Carolina, passed away on February 18, 2014. Born February 14, 1935 in North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Roy "Pap" Glenn and Frances Collins Glenn of Rock Hill, SC.

February 21, 2014 | | Obituaries


The Mills Courthouse -- not!

Long before I came to work in Camden, my husband and I would drive up here from Sumter to have a lunch date some Saturdays. As we passed the Robert Mills Courthouse, the historic preservationist part of me would smile in satisfaction that the people of Camden preserved this landmark. Sumter's oldest courthouse, which Mills modified, was torn down in the name of "progress" years ago -- and they built a Maxway in its place! Really!

February 21, 2014 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


UAW defeat

The recent union defeat at a Tennessee Volkswagen plant is yet another sign that the United Auto Workers, once an indomitable force in this country, is merely a shell of its former shelf. Where the American economy is concerned, that's a good thing. Employees at the Chattanooga plant turned thumbs down on the union despite a protracted lobbying effort by UAW officials; in fact, Volkswagen itself had been in favor of the union and had allowed organizers nearly unlimited access to its plant while denying that same right to opponents.

February 21, 2014 | | Editorials


Carmon attending Padres' top prospects minicamp

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Camden native and former Camden High and Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion baseball standout Stephen Carmon is one of 41 players in the San Diego Padres' minor league system currently attending the organization's minicamp for top prospects in Peoria, Ariz.

February 21, 2014 | | Sports


Ariail for Feb. 21, 2014

February 21, 2014 | | Ariail


Republicans getting to yes

WASHINGTON -- Republicans have excelled at concealing their brilliance in recent years and Democrats have exalted in their own good fortune.

February 21, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Olando Jamell Jenkins

Olando Jamell Jenkins, 26, of 1045 Spaulding Ave., Sumter, South Carolina, passed on Monday, February 17, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the New Haven United Methodist Church in Bishopville, SC. Burial will be at New Haven United Methodist Church Cemetery Bishopville, SC.

February 21, 2014 | | Obituaries


Edward David Moser

Edward David Moser, 60, died Monday, February 17, 2014 at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center. He loved sports & was a true Buckeye fan, born & breed, just ask Brutus.

February 21, 2014 | | Obituaries


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Schools can’t develop workforce alone

Every time there's a societal, economic or other crisis issue of some sort, public schools are usually expected to solve it … oftentimes without any ...

October 17, 2017 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Kendall Mill Village tour, concert Sunday

A fresh look at a resilient old section of Camden is to be offered Sunday when the Kershaw County Historical Society, with the Camden Community ...

October 17, 2017 | | People & Places


Courtney Halley to wed Nicholas Winn

Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt Halley of Camden, South Carolina, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Halley to Nickolas Winn, son of ...

October 17, 2017 | | Weddings & Engagements


Happy 100th! birthday

Margaret Philllips Stevenson turned 100 on Saturday, September 9, 2017.

October 17, 2017 | | People & Places


Happy 90th birthday

Mrs. Lucille Brazell of Lugoff is celebrating her 90th birthday on October 17. She is the widow of Roy Brazell Sr.

October 17, 2017 | | People & Places


SARAH L. GASKINS

Funeral services for Sarah Louise Gaskins, 94, were held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial following in Gaskins ...

October 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


LILA JOHNSON

Funeral service for Mrs. Lila Johnson, 79, of Elgin, will be held Friday, October 20, 2017, 1:00 P.M. at Greenhill Baptist Church, 2215 ...

October 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


COREY SHANNON

A service to celebrate the life of Corey David Shannon, 35, will be held on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home ...

October 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


City dedicates Legacy bench to Rev. Hancock

It was, as Camden City Manager Mel Pearson pointed out, a beautiful day Oct. 6 for a special honor: the dedication of a Leaders Legacy ...

October 17, 2017 | | Camden


Ariail - Oct. 13, 2017

October 13, 2017 | | Ariail


Amy McClester

We join the community in mourning the loss and commemoraing the life of Amy J. McLester.

October 13, 2017 | | Editorials


The big fish

Life hosts so many things to ponder. Have you ever pondered what 211 pounds of fish looks like, or better yet, what 1,540.08 ...

October 13, 2017 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - Oct. 13, 2017

It's October, and only seven races remain in NASCAR's playoffs. (On a side note, I'm still stymied regarding the reason why NASCAR ...

October 13, 2017 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Steps toward solutions

"If I can't fix it, it ain't broke."

October 13, 2017 | By Dennis Turner C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Education Oversight Committee needs major reality check

Imagine if the teacher of your child or grandchild or some other young person in your life told the class that no matter what grades ...

October 13, 2017 | Dr. Frank Morgan, Superintedent Kershaw County School District | Letters


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