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It’s Burns vs. Connell for GOP KCC chair nod as Hartis pulls out of race

Even though Gene Hartis came in second, Julian Burns will face third-place finisher Ben Connell for a runoff on June 24 for the Republican nomination for Kershaw County Council chairman.

June 13, 2014 | By Gary Phillips and Martin L. Cahn C-I news staff | Politics


‘I am one of them’

I am a Green Beret, albeit an older one. I haven't worn my "Green Sponge" in over 40 years. I am also a Camden resident. When it was announced that my fellow Special Forces Association soldiers would be visiting the Revolutionary War Park (on Thursday) I made certain I would be there. It was a bitter-sweet experience.

June 13, 2014 | Jim McGowan, Camden Captain, Special Forces, 8th SAF & 7th SFG | Letters


Willie Lee Higgins Beckham

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Willie Lee Higgins Beckham, 92, of Camden, SC, will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden. Rev. Steve Patterson will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00–8:00 PM, Friday, June 13, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Willie's memory to Kershaw Home Health Hospice, 124 Battleship Road, Camden, SC 29020.

June 13, 2014 | | Obituaries


Matthews reelected as sheriff

"The citizens have spoken and they've spoken quite loudly."

June 13, 2014 | By Haley Atkinson and Tenell Felder C-I news staff | Politics


Rain arrives at perfect time for P-17

Depending on your perspective, Wednesday night's rain storm arrived at just the right time or, at an inopportune moment for the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team.

June 13, 2014 | | Sports


This week in League III American Legion baseball

Monday: KC Post 17 at Manning-Santee (7:30 p.m.); Cheraw at Sumter (7 p.m.); Dalzell-Shaw at Hartsville (7 p.m.)

June 13, 2014 | | Sports


Baseball, wrestling camps slated for L-E High

Here are two more youth sports camps which are coming to the West Wateree region of Kershaw County over the coming weeks.

June 11, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


North wins state Greco-Roman title

Noah North led four members of the West Wateree Wrestling Club who earned top five finishes at last month's South Carolina USA Wrestling State Championships held at Fort Mill High School.

June 11, 2014 | | Seasonal Sports


School gyms open for Kershaw County youth

The Kershaw County School District and the Kershaw County Recreation Department have partnered to offer free recreational opportunities to local youth age 12 to 18.

June 11, 2014 | | Education


1st Sgt. Kenneth Lee Johnson Sr.

Funeral services with full military rites to celebrate the life of 1st Sgt. Kenneth Lee Johnson, Sr. Ret. US Army of Camden will be held Friday, June 13, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Bethany Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Craigan Blankenship will officiate. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 1:00 PM in the church sanctuary. Memorials may be made in Mr. Johnson's memory to Bethany Baptist Church Family Life Center Fund, PO Box 488, Westville, SC 29175.

June 11, 2014 | | Obituaries


Walt Inabinet - June 11, 2014

June 11, 2014 | | Inabinet


Eyes on Pinehurst

The eyes of the sporting nation will be focused on the Carolinas -- Pinehurst, N.C., to be specific -- for the next two weeks as the men's and women's U. S. Open golf championships are held at the classic Pinehurst Number Two course, designed by famed golf course architect Donald Ross, who also crafted Camden Country Club. It will be the first time men and women pros have played their championships on the same course, and many are calling the back-to-back competitions a stroke of genius. Indeed, women pros, who've never garnered as much attention as their male ...

June 11, 2014 | | Editorials


Victor G. Yarborough

Victor G. Yarborough, 70, passed away peacefully on June 5, 2014. He was the son of Ethal Mayo Yarborough and the late Amos E. Yarborough. Survivors include his children, Kilry Yarborough of Raleigh, NC, Keiah Yarborough-Minott of Stamford, CT and Karlon Yarborough of Bridgeport, CT. He will also be sorely missed by seven siblings, Alan, Melvin, Kenneth, Clarence, Jerry, Carolyn and Larry, sixteen grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a host of aunts, uncles, in-laws, nieces and nephews. Along with his father, he was predeceased by two sisters, one brother and his paternal and maternal grandparents. He lived in Connecticut for many ...

June 11, 2014 | | Obituaries


Blanche Baskins Caulder

Funeral services for Blanche Owens Baskins Caulder, 83, will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Baskins Family Cemetery. The Rev. Jack Cobb will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

June 11, 2014 | | Obituaries


Doris Catoe Chavis

Funeral service for Doris Catoe Chavis, 81, will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow in Oakridge Baptist Church Cemetery in Kershaw. The Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The Family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

June 11, 2014 | | Obituaries


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Column: Mark my words

From time to time, as my writing career grew, Mama would say, "I built you, little girl. Don't ever forget that."

April 17, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Foreign chit-chat

The "last chance" dance was when the Australian gentleman spied the cute blonde lass and took a chance and asked her to dance and soon ...

April 17, 2018 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: School safety always a priority

The recent school shooting tragedy in Florida has obviously brought school safety to the forefront. From the day this tragedy occurred, I have very clearly ...

April 17, 2018 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Wright 'comes home' to the FAC

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will present a meet and greet with Academy Award winner and Camden native Samuel E. Wright on ...

April 17, 2018 | | People & Places


Palmetto Pony Club Stick Horse Races at The Carolina Cup

The Palmetto Pony Club hosted the first ever Stick Horse Races at The Carolina Cup March 31, at the Springdale Race Course in Camden. The ...

April 17, 2018 | | People & Places


Local members attend 4-H Legislative Day

4-H members and volunteer leaders and parents from area Kershaw County 4-H community clubs attended 4-H Legislative Day at the South Carolina State House on ...

April 17, 2018 | | People & Places


This week in KC sports

Tuesday: Blythewood, Hammond at Camden (G – 4 p.m.); North Central at Andrew Jackson (G – 4 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Great Falls (G ...

April 17, 2018 | | Sports


Dogs sweep to wins

A trio of Camden High athletic teams enjoyed successful outings in events contested last Thursday.

April 17, 2018 | | Camden High/Middle


Romp over Hartsville will keep L-E netters home

Having a relatively good week of tennis, Lugoff-Elgin was eager for its final Region 6-4A match of the season.

April 17, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Gibralfaro takes feature at Tryon

Riverdee Stable's Gibralfaro, making his first U.S. start, turned back a surging Lord Justice to win Saturday's $35,000 Block House, the ...

April 17, 2018 | | Equine


A weekend to remember

A pair of Lugoff-Elgin wrestlers battled their way to All-American honors at last month's Virginia Beach Nationals by finishing fourth in their respective weight ...

April 17, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Celebrating a life well-lived

April 17, 2018 | | Camden High/Middle


Chapin rallies for 5-2 victory over Demons

Chapin broke a 2-2 deadlock by scoring three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and held on for a 5-2 win over Lugoff-Elgin ...

April 17, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Knights’ duo one-hits Stallions

Three nights after having its postseason hopes dashed in a loss to conference foe Cheraw, North Central collected its third Region 4-AA win of the ...

April 17, 2018 | | North Central High/Middle


WANDA TLUCZEK BERRY

Wanda Tluczek Berry, 87, mother, grandmother, and dear friend to all, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, April 13 after a long battle ...

April 17, 2018 | | Obituaries


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