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Memories of riding

Few people know or would believe that I have often been a rider. Although living in Camden, the home of the Carolina Cup, and touring England, the site of Epsom Downs, I never rode or attended there. How, then, could I be writing about riding? My mother, a widow at 40 with two young children, left us to our own devices as long as she could check on us out the window. If we were actively playing, she did not intervene. Without a television, money or radio, we had to use our own imaginations for activities. Climbing trees and riding ...

February 10, 2014 | By Jean Pruett C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noted and passed - Feb. 10 , 2014

• With the Wichita State Shockers headed into last weekend unbeaten, there are probably a significant number of people in the Palmetto State dismayed by the fact that the South Carolina Gamecocks didn't go after coach Gregg Marshall when he was at Winthrop. USC turned thumbs down on Marshall on a couple occasions, but it's looking now as if hiring him would have been a smart move.

February 10, 2014 | | Editorials


Ariail for Feb. 10, 2014

February 10, 2014 | | Ariail


Benjamin F. McFatridge

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Benjamin "Mac" Franklin McFatridge, 89, of Lugoff, SC, will be held at 3:00 PM, Monday, February 10, 2014 at Rowan Presbyterian Church in Lugoff. Rev. Stephen Jordan will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Camden. The family will receive friends from 5:00 -7:00 PM, Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in his memory to Rowan Presbyterian Church, 818 Ridgeway Road, Lugoff, SC 29078 or the charity of one's choice.

February 10, 2014 | | Obituaries


Thomas Powell

Funeral services honoring the life of Thomas Alvin Powell, US Air Force, (Ret.) 77, of Camden, will be held Monday, February 10, 2014 at11:00 AM at New Hope Church. Burial will follow at 3:00 PM in Rowan Memorial Park in Salisbury, NC, with full military honors. Reverend Lyndon Hill will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM, Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Powell's memory to New Hope Church, 9105 Liberty Hill Road, Camden, SC 29020.

February 10, 2014 | | Obituaries


William Eugene Few

William Eugene Few, seventy-nine of Liberty Hill, South Carolina passed away Thursday afternoon, February 6th . He is survived by his loving wife of nearly sixty years, Hazel Ray Few, and sons Marty, Stephen, Joel, Scott, and Chris, and daughter Suzanne. The family will receive visitors from 4:00-6:00 PM Saturday, February 8that the Baker Conference Center located at 105 N. Minor Street in Kershaw. Funeral services will be held Sunday, February 9th, 2:30 PM at Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in the Liberty Hill Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Clemson Alumni Association, 201 Sikes ...

February 10, 2014 | | Obituaries


KC trio knocked from state duals tourney

All three Kershaw County wrestling teams were knocked out of of the state playoffs on Saturday.

February 10, 2014 | | Sports


Ariail for Feb. 7, 2014

February 07, 2014 | | Ariail


Edward Arron & Friends at FAC, second of chamber music series

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is pleased to bring Edward Arron & Friends to Camden for the second concert of the three-part Chamber Music Series on Tuesday. The concert will begin at 7 p.m., immediately following a cocktail hour beginning at 6 p.m. The concert will feature selections by Mozart, Brahms, Schumann and Turina. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the concert, with a student ticket for $15. Special sponsorship is provided by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, the Frederick S. Upton Foundation, Tom & Virginia Ann Mullikin, Bank of America, Kennedy Insurance ...

February 07, 2014 | | People & Places


Junior Leadership Kershaw County Etiquette session

Kershaw County schools superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan serves members of the Junior Leadership Kershaw County class during its social and dinner etiquette session held Jan. 20 at the Millpond Restaurant in Boykin. Students received a course in formal dining etiquette from cotillion facilitator Sara Fakoury who guided the class of high school juniors and seniors through a session of dos and don'ts as they enjoyed a four-course meal prepared by Mark Price of the restaurant. In addition to Morgan, other servers included Terri Teed, Julie Trott and Bill Copp, all members of the Camden Kiwanis Club, which is a ...

February 07, 2014 | | People & Places


KC wrestling teams head in to post season

All three Kershaw County high school wrestling teams will kick off South Carolina High School League state tournament action on Saturday.

February 07, 2014 | | Sports


Dogs move to third in Region 4-AAA race

It looks as if the Camden boys are peaking at the right time.

February 07, 2014 | | Sports


Best friends looking for a home

Among the animals available for adoption at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter are two dogs, Lucky and Me-U-She, and a kitten. Lucky and Me-U-She are best friends. Lucky is a tan female Lab/Shar Pei mix. Me-U-She is a black male Lab/shepherd mix. Both are 7 to 8 years old. The kitten is a 4-month-old female. 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 ...

February 07, 2014 | | Pets


Four new KCSF members named

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF) Board of Directors welcomed four new members to its ten-member board. The new members are Mandi Bonderer, an Elgin resident who works in the financial services industry; Bill Heil, a retired Lugoff resident an active member of the American Legion; Jack Rushing, a Camden resident agent with the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division; and Steve Smart, a retired Camden resident and local philanthropist.

February 07, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office cracking down on sex offenders

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is cracking down on sex offenders, specifically those who are failing to register or update the sheriff's office on their whereabouts. The KCSO is responsible for keeping tabs on all registered sex offenders in the county. There are currently 144 active sex offenders in the county, mostly men. As part of the monitoring, each offender is required to report to the KCSO. Depending on their convicted offenses, they may have to report annually, semi-annually or quarterly.

February 07, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Column: Gratitude in 2018

Hello 2018! A new year is upon us, and I am so excited about all the great things in store for our beautiful city! I ...

January 16, 2018 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: A call for civility, moving forward

No one knows what the future holds. But we all know who holds the future. We trust in that higher power. And we have our ...

January 16, 2018 | Julian Burns Kershaw County Council Chairman | Letters


Letter: Councilman responds to chairman’s comments about Dec. meeting

I'd like to address the post meeting comments made by the chairman regarding my remarks at our last county council meeting. His comments were ...

January 16, 2018 | Jimmy Jones Kershaw County Council District 4 | Letters


Letter: Unhappy with tax increase, county leadership

This week many of us will be paying our property taxes. My husband and I, like many other Kershaw County residents are not happy about ...

January 16, 2018 | Sherri Few Lugoff | Letters


New tennis center director hired

The city of Camden recently announced it has hired Paola Maoli as facility director of the city's new tennis center and pickleball plaza in ...

January 16, 2018 | | Camden


L-EMS named to 2018 SC-SIC Honor Roll

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School's (L-EMS) School Improvement Council (SIC) is one of 19 from public schools in the state to be named to the S ...

January 16, 2018 | | Education


Historic Camden seeks volunteers for new program

Historic Camden has created an updated education program: a new tour, aimed at 3rd and 4th graders (and homeschool groups ages 8-11) based on state ...

January 16, 2018 | | Camden


This week in KC sports

Tuesday: Camden Military Academy at Pinewood Prep (BB – 5:15 p.m.); Darlington at Lugoff-Elgin (BB – 6 p.m.); North Central at Central (BB – 6 ...

January 15, 2018 | | Sports


Demons cruise to Region 6 crown

Baseball season is still several weeks away but that did not prevent the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling team from "pitching" a perfect match.

January 12, 2018 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Editorial: Ginger Catoe

We would like to take a moment to express our deepest gratitude and heartfelt congratulations to Ginger Catoe, who has been named early learning and ...

January 12, 2018 | | Editorials


Cooking in Connecticut

It is well known, by this point, that I married a Yankee from Connecticut. One who never knew the joy of comfort foods until he ...

January 12, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Sully’s purpose

Why do certain life events grab hold of our heartstrings so tight as though they'll never let go and others just pass right by ...

January 12, 2018 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Cornbread and Carolina Gold

Granted that most cultural mythologies embody truths or would-be truths, studies of the South nevertheless reveal it to be a more complex, more fluid, more ...

January 12, 2018 | By Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: Best business for bad decisions

I now know what business one needs to be in to have your captured customers pay for some of the company's bad decisions, bad ...

January 12, 2018 | Larry Kincaid Elgin | Letters


Letter: Regarding fake news...

According to Kathleen Parker's recent column (Facts and truth matter most of all in news), those of us who witness and report fake news ...

January 12, 2018 | J.F. Rench Camden | Letters


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