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Larry Shepard

ELGIN – Funeral service for Larry Shepard, 59, will be held on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in High Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

August 04, 2014 | | Obituaries


Five good things happening in S.C. -- and why

Newspapers and the media are often accused of only reporting the bad things that happen -- and there's some truth in this. And it's particularly easy to fall into this trap in South Carolina where it seems that there is a lot more bad news than good.

August 04, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Charles Hayes Jr.

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Charles Kever "Chuck" Hayes, Jr. will be held at 11:00 AM, today at the Latta Presbyterian Church in Latta, SC. Burial will follow in the Bethesda Southern Methodist Church Cemetery, Oak Grove, in Dillon, SC. The family received friends Sunday, August 3, 2014 from 6:00-7:00 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Chuck's memory to Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.

August 04, 2014 | | Obituaries


Dear Annie - Aug. 4, 2014

A couple of years ago, you published my letter signed "No-Win Situation in Wisconsin." My wife and I had been sharing a vacation with another couple, and I witnessed the husband kiss my wife on the lips as they left. You said if I trust my wife, not to worry about it.

August 04, 2014 | | Dear Annie


Miriam Gardner

The funeral service for Miriam McCaskill Sowell Gardner, 88, of Columbia, will be held at 4 o'clock today at Shives Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel, 5202 Colonial Drive, Columbia with Dr. Kenn Busbee officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 3 o'clock. Interment will follow in Scotch Cemetery, Bethune, SC. The family requests memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Ln, Columbia, SC 29210; to the Alzheimer's Association, SC Chapter, 3223 Sunset Blvd, Ste 100, West Columbia, SC 29169; or to Tidewater Hospice, c/o Tidewater Foundation, 10 Buckingham ...

August 04, 2014 | | Obituaries


Henrietta Boone Crissman

CAMDEN – Funeral service for Henrietta Boone Crissman, 66, will be held Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Wateree Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. David Weaver will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children.

August 04, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ricky Ray

Memorial services to celebrate the life of Mendel Richard "Ricky" Ray, 56, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Bobby James will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM today at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

August 04, 2014 | | Obituaries


Gena Rabon

Memorial services to celebrate the life of Gena Jo Fant Rabon, 80, of Camden, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM today at Lakeview Baptist Church in Camden. The family received friends from 4:00-6:00 PM, Sunday, August 3, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be sent in Gena's memory to Connie Maxwell Children's Home, P. O. Box 1178, Greenwood, SC 29648-1178.

August 04, 2014 | | Obituaries


Anne Martin

A memorial service celebrating the life of Annie Lujeania Spradley Martin, 69, of Lugoff, SC, was held on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Hillcrest Baptist Church. Pastor Joe Stines officiated. The family received friends at the church at 1:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service. Mrs. Martin, widow of George Lee Willard Martin, was born in Columbia, SC. She was the daughter of the late Evelyn Hatfield Spradley and Alfred James Spradley. Annie was a homemaker, and a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

August 04, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ariail for Aug. 4, 2014

August 04, 2014 | | Ariail


Feature Photo: Back to school

August 04, 2014 | | Education


Youthful choices and mistakes

To this conclusion I have come: the most deadly years of our lives are the ages 16 to 21. Those years give us a headiness that comes from new freedom -- a driver's license -- and the passing of the torch from strict childhood rules to more trust, different restraints and relaxed curfews.

August 04, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Getting by giving

While a small child and later, my parents tried to teach me the moral and religious principle, "One gets by giving." The lesson didn't "take" until later in life when I came to understand more fully the principle, "It is more blessed to give than to receive."

August 04, 2014 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Noted and passed - Aug. 4, 2014

• For more than a century, KershawHealth's underlying mission has been to provide quality healthcare to all citizens of Kershaw County regardless of socioeconomic status. In other words, at least partially, it provides charity care to those who cannot otherwise afford to pay for hospital services. Currently, KershawHealth allows people whose household income reaches 200 percent of federal poverty guidelines (FPG) to receive a 100 percent discount on their hospital bill. Those up to 300 percent FPG get a 75 percent discount; 400 percent FPG, 50 percent. KershawHealth administrators now propose cutting off any financial assistance at 133 percent FPG ...

August 04, 2014 | | Editorials


KC Gamecock Club hosts kick off party on Aug. 19

The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will hold an "It's Great To Be a Gamecock Fall Kick-off Party "on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Old South Restaurant in Camden at 6:30 p.m.

August 04, 2014 | | Sports


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Betty Jean Asti

Betty Jean Alexander Asti of Newark, DE, passed from this life to glory with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 14, 2014 at the age of 86. She was born to the late Haven and Anna Alexander on June 12, 1928 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania.

August 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


Heavy rains, lightning cause flooding, fires

At least 3 inches of rain fell in Kershaw County on Tuesday as about an hour-long storm brought heavy rains and frequent lightning strikes. Camden Public Works Director Tom Couch said a rain gauge at the city's parking lot measured 3.2 inches of rain Tuesday.

August 15, 2014 | By Martin L. Cahn, Gary Phillips and Tenell Felder C-I news staff | Crime-Police-Fire


A’s for everyone

WASHINGTON -- Grade deflation is dead. Long live grade inflation!

August 15, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Ariail for Aug. 15, 2014

August 15, 2014 | | Ariail


Fighting two diseases

Two horrific diseases have been brought into the spotlight recently -- ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, which has caught the public eye through an "ice bucket challenge," and depression, brought into further consciousness through the tragic suicide of actor/comedian Robin Williams. Attention in such matters is always beneficial, both in terms of raising money to fight the diseases and in making Americans more aware of the challenges of such maladies.

August 15, 2014 | | Editorials


Taming the wilderness

I jokingly call my backyard "the wilderness." My house, built in 1912, sits fairly close to my downtown street, as is the custom in the Historic District in Sumter. The Victorian cast iron fence and neat little patch of grass in my front yard belie what is happening behind my house. The deck at the back of my house overlooks a very deep backyard filled with towering oak and pecan trees. Just over the fence at the rear of the yard is a magnificent willow oak which is probably 100 years old. It rises majestically above all and makes a ...

August 15, 2014 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reader upset over ‘massacred’ tree

Recently, a moron driving a green tractor, S.C. highway department, I suppose, mutiliated a beautiful tree in a couple's front yard while they were at work.

August 15, 2014 | Mary Moak Brown Elgin | Letters


Dealing with depression

There is help, there is healing. Many descriptions describe the downward plunge; the things that hold you down and the things that take you out. The common known things are drugs, alcohol -- addictions to things with chemical reactions that are bad for the body. The body is a chemical reaction chamber; all it needs is a catalyst and it's a brand new chemical which can put that nail in your coffin. The reactions or side effects are the worst. It's reaction and then interaction and reaction and maybe interaction again.

August 15, 2014 | Linda Sutton-Dutton Camden | Letters


These pets need a fur-ever home!

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are Maddie, a 8-month-old female cat; Cindy, a 4-year-old Hound mix; Cuddles, a one-year-old male cat who is very friendly and loving and Patch, a 3-month-old Terrier mix that is full of energy and loves to run and play. 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 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The ...

August 15, 2014 | | Pets


Beulah M. Kibler

Ms. Beulah M. Kibler, 89, of 1288 Timber Creek Camden, South Carolina passed on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Funeral arrangements incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.

August 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


Sandra Lee Lemons

A graveside memorial service for Sandra Lee Lemons, 47, of Clinton, SC, will be held at 4:00 PM, Saturday, August, 16, 2014 in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery in Cassatt, SC. Rev. Steve Leigh will officiate.

August 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


Rec Notes - Aug. 15, 2014

Fall sports registration is still ongoing through Monday. Those wanting to register and get more information for each sport can visit www.kershawrec.com

August 15, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Alan Harley Palmer, Sr.

Alan Harley Palmer, Sr., 80, of Dalzell, SC, widower of Jean Wheaton Palmer, died Monday, August 11, 2014. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made in Alan's memory to a charity of one's choice.

August 15, 2014 | | Obituaries


L-E girls golf to tee it up for first time

For the first time in school history, Lugoff-Elgin High School will field a girls' golf team for the 2014 fall season.

August 11, 2014 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


NC's Williamson impresses at QB camps

Michael Williamson has yet to take a snap in a high school junior varsity or varsity football game. In fact, he has yet to enter the hallways of North Central High School for a class.

August 08, 2014 | | North Central High/Middle


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